MEDITATION MATTERS

Many people find that Yoga, TM and other forms of meditation reduce stress and cure anxiety and depression
as well as solve panic disorders, sleep disorders and lots of other ailments.

So what’s wrong with it ?

TWO THINGS

First, the TYPE of meditation…. passive versus active…. most Eastern-style meditation is passive as you empty yourself and allow yourself to become one with the Cosmos
…. in reality, this passive approacch of blanking your mind opens you up to the influence of Demons (pretending to be guides) ….. people who practice this type of meditation are competent and capable in life and seem to have everything going for them EXCEPT they cannot come to salvation through Jesus Christ
because that is the way of humility and utter dependence… and that’s not why they started doing Yoga in the first place.
Christian meditation is always ACTIVE…. we use our mind to meditate on the scriptures and as we ruminate on the Words of God we find that they become real…. and we get peace and health from God in utter dependence on Him…. humans don’t want this, they prefer to be in control of their own destiny hence the popularity of Yoga, TM, Tai Chi, etc.

Secondly, the goal is different….. in Eastern-style meditation schemes you meditate to benefit YOU….. in Christian meditation, a person meditates to glorify God and health and mental well-being are “byproducts” of the “process”.

Quite frankly, people want CONTROL of their own lives…. they don’t want to TRUST the outcome to God in FAITH (unless they absolutly have no other choice)

The proliferation of DRUGS for every possible affliction of man has actually made the situation far worse than it was even 300 years ago…. at the first sign of any problem whatsoever
off to the doctor you go and take whatever he prescribes (and it’s rare to ever leave a doctor’s office without a “prescription”)

But the reality is people are living on drugs and STILL have all sorts of pains, discomforts and problems !

Only when the doctor tells you he can do nothing more for you do you run to God ? Is that right ?

The Bible (God’s Word) tells us:

“Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.” (Ecclesiastes 12:1, NLT Bible)

If we seek our God with our whole heart from young…. not only will we be spared many ailments …. but when we are in trouble later on we will turn to Him first, instead of running to the doctor for the latest cure.

BEWARE – PART 2

Can you detect what is happening in the world today ??

Inspired by the devil…. MEN know better than GOD

Consider these views of  “modern thinking”….. based on “knowledgeable research” of “experts”

1. NEW IDEA of men… Physical punishment of children “damages” them in some way.

But the BIBLE says, “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him” (Proverbs 22:15)

“He that spareth his rod hateth his son; but he that loveth him chasteneth him early” (Proverbs 13:24)

“Withold not correction from the child; for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from sheol” (Proverbs 23:13- 14)

the Bible says “TRAIN up a child in the way he should go and, when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 )

“new ideas” of “how to raise children” simply DO NOT WORK….. just one more victory for satan in the UNDOING of the human race….

2. NEW IDEA of men….. Abolish the death penalty

but the Bible says, “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by MAN shall his blood be shed:… ” (Genesis 9:6)

“He who killeth any man shall surely be put to death” (Leviticus 24:17)

“…. neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him, But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hands of all the people” (Deuteronomy 13:8 – 9)

3. NEW IDEA of men ……  Circumcision of babies interferes with their “rights” and you have no right to perform such on them.

” At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives and circumcise again the children of Israel….. ” (Joshua 5:2)

If GOD commanded circumcision it is certainly NOT  “bad” ,  negative ideas about it therefore, come from somewhere else.

4. NEW IDEA of men….. Animals are sacred and have “rights” and are to be treated as humans.

Throughout the Bible….  Animals are at the disposal of man….  numerous numbers of them were slaughtered both for food and sacrifice…. at the direct command of GOD.

Do not wilfully ill treat an animal….. but do not try to make them “human” either…. what’s wrong with  TRUTH of the Bible ?

5. NEW IDEA of men…… DRUGS are important to life.

The Bible says, “….. I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the LORD that healeth thee.” (Exodus 15:26)

” who forgiveth ALL thine iniquities, who healeth ALL thy diseases” (Psalm 103:3)

Jesus Christ healed every manner of disease and sickness among the people WITHOUT any “medication” whatsoever.

It seems to me that because most law-abiding citizens wont take “illegal” drugs…. Satan has come up with another master plan…. use the doctors and pharmacies to get the whole world “addicted” to drugs….

There is ZERO “therapeutic” use for  Xanax, Ambien, Lorazepam (Ativan)……. these are HIGHLY addictive drugs that CALM, STUPEFY and make humans BLISSFULLY UNCONCERNED about anything….. they have DANGEROUS side-effects….. and UNDOCUMENTED long-term consequences (they did NOT EXIST 100 years ago)….. the human race has been on the planet for at least 6000 years… and they made it WITHOUT the “aid” of doctors, hospitals and pharmacies.

The stupid idea that the human body somehow “needs” medication everytime there is an ache or a pain is another concoction of MAN….. in 2011, children are being “raised” to “take their medication” from a young age…. and, mark my words, future generations will LIVE ON MEDICATION from the craddle to the grave…. and what is the church doing about this ?…… in most cases…. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ….. because everybody is AFRAID of the “medical profession” and the “legislation” relating to doctors, hospitals and “blame”….. in fact, most of the church people are AFRAID, period…. instead of proclaiming the WORD OF GOD BOLDLY…. they go into a PANIC everytime a member gets sick…. and lap up same medication as everybody else…. and they see nothing wrong with this ?….. where is their FAITH….. may I suggest that it is a bit weak because of WORLDLINESS….. may GOD open their eyes as to what is going on with this planet….. may they truly GRASP and UNDERSTAND the MAGNITUDE of what they read out of the BIBLE daily…. far, far too many “church people” use the BIBLE “conveniently”…. either they do not believe it to be a LITERAL record of history…. or even if they believe that, the RELEVANCE of what it says to THEIR life and circumstances is lost on them.

Please, let us NOT conform to  “New World Thinking”…… and follow the staus-quo… or just go with the flow….

“loving your neighbor as yourself” does NOT MEAN that you must not “offend” him in any way…. that would be MAN-PLEASING.

JESUS CHRIST turned over all the tables of the money changers…. and chased them out of the temple…. and that was totally in agreement with His doctrine of LOVE and PEACE…

LIKEWISE…. we are NOT advocating CRUELTY to either animals or children……  we just want you to have a BALANCED approach to life….  to understand that it is basically WRONG to even attempt to “medicate” every pain or discomfort…..  UTOPIA is NOT on earth…. this world is NOT our “final destination”…. and MAN is acting in 2011, as if…

1. Man is his own GOD

2. This world is “all there is”

…… when even the “unrighteous heathen” of previous generations knew that this was NOT THE CASE.