Another thing I have been doing is researching a little about the false prophets of today. One of the major things I have found is that they touch everyone....Christians and non-Christians alike. I have been surprised at how much mysticism has become a part of much of what we read today. The scary part is, we don't even realize how many of the popular authors of Christian books, and well known Pastors of many churches, are into different parts of the New Age movement. They quote well known mystics and they pray contemplative prayers. The problem with contemplative prayer is that it is a "centering prayer". You focus on one word and repeat it over and over until you have emptied your mind of everything else. It's what they do in many Eastern religions and many cults. You aren't going to find my God if you are doing the same things they do in New Age movements. For me....I don't think emptying my mind of everything is a good way to get closer to the Lord. I think that if you talk to Him....praise Him....worship Him....tell Him everything you want Him to know....have a conversation....He will hear you. Not only will He hear you, but He will be with you and He will answer your prayers.
I believe that time is short and we need to get as close to the Lord as we can. I don't want to take any chances of falling away in these last days. The Bible says that many will fall away.
1 Timothy 4:1-2
Warnings against False Teachers4 Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead.
I'm not claiming to know a lot about any of this. But, I believe that this is something that we should all be concerned with. Everyone of you that is a Bible believing Christian....child of the Living God....should find out more about this for yourself. You don't want to be led away by people that are teaching things that don't line up with the Word of God. If what they say, or write, doesn't match up with the Word of God....don't listen to them and don't read their written teachings. They can be very deceptive that's why we need to be very discerning....pray and ask the Lord for discernment....understanding.
Matthew 7:15“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves."
Research these things for yourself. Ask the Lord to guide you and to give you wisdom. Every book and every Pastor isn't bad....but some are. The main goal is that when Jesus comes back we all meet Him together in the air and live with Him for all eternity.
"until we see JESUS....face to face"