1st of all, listed here are a couple of dictionary definitions of the term ‘mystic’ and mysticism. The 1st definitions are from Collins English Dictionary and the 2nd established of definitions are from The Concise Oxford Dictionary: “mystic: to a mystery to secret spiritual rites symbolical of religious reality unusual – n a single who thinks in mysticism one who seeks to have direct contact with the divine by way of religious ecstasy and contemplation. Mysticism: the doctrine of the mystics who seek immediate communion with God examine of the non secular experience obscurity of doctrine consequently mystification. Mystic: one. Spiritually allegorical occult esoteric of concealed indicating mysterious mysterious and awe-inspiring. 2. christian mysticism who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain union with or absorption into the deity, or who thinks in spiritual apprehension of truths past the understanding, consequently mysticism n.”
Now prior to I start off I would like to recommend to you a examine of my latest article listed here at Ezines entitled: “What is THE Thriller of Thriller Babylon The Fantastic?” in purchase to gain a new feeling of what THE Thriller is. Mysticism, whether Christian or otherwise, is other issues as properly, but the previously mentioned write-up will give you new comprehension with regards to the origins of almost everything mysterious, ministerial, and mystical.
Okay, back to these dictionary definitions and, straight away, we can see that there seems to be a contradiction in these definitions or there are two meanings to the identical term. What are they? Initial we have a hyperlink to the occult and the esoteric which, as we know, is the operate of the Satan. Then we have “symbolical of non secular truth,” not Non secular Fact appropriate, but only spiritual symbolism. Even so, when we seem far more intently there actually are not two meanings and there is no contradiction at all. In get to confirm what I am declaring, is accurate, we need to have to be ready to identify the give away indicators in these two definitions that reveal mystics for what they are and, reveal mysticism for what it is – the operates of The Satan.
Now that is a pretty generalised condemnatory assertion is it not? Oh yes, and I can practically hear so known as mystics, and these of the ‘consciousness movement’, howling in disbelief at my statement and effectively they might, but that will not alter the simple fact that what I am saying is The Real truth. How can I be so sure? Effortless, all which is associated is just 1 word that presents them all absent the word ‘seek’ or one particular who ‘seeks’ direct communion with a god. This is typical esoterical, consciousness dependent, New Age nonsense and/or in its Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religious kind – monasticism or monastic Catholic/Orthodox quasi-Christian mumbo jumbo. This is them placing their foot in it with no even realising what they are expressing and carrying out. It truly is just one more illustration of the ‘tail wagging the dog’ situation in their self initiated or self induced non secular relationship with a god that they feel is God. Baptism (complete immersion) into Yashua Anointed’s (The Lord Jesus Christ’s) name by yourself and the gift of The Holy Spirit doesn’t come into it.
Right here is a query: If, when we are born of God (Born Once again) and The Holy Spirit can make a permanent property with us, why do we then have to go ‘seeking’ God in get to be in communion or conversation with Him. Why do we have to sit in contemplation (what ever that implies) for hours on conclude in buy to talk with God. Below is what Yashua Anointed (The Lord Jesus Christ) stated on this issue:
John 14:eighteen I will not go away you comfortless: I will occur to you. 19 However a small whilst, and the world seeth me no a lot more but ye see me: since I stay, ye shall live also. 20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
There it is in black and white, Yashua Anointed (The Lord Jesus Christ) is in us by way of His Holy Spirit, and He also states categorically that He will arrive to us, not the other way spherical or us searching for Him. Now, if this is the case, and we know that it is because Yashua Anointed mentioned so Himself, why do these mystics come to feel the need to have to look for God and which god are they looking for in ignorance? When they say and do these factors, what are they telling us? Effectively that’s simple to response as well they’re telling us they’re a bunch of deluded con-artists, charlatans, phonies and/or tricksters. If they are seeking a god, it tells us immediately that Yashua Anointed (The Lord Jesus Christ) has not made His house with them, so they are devoid of The Holy Spirit – it’s as straight ahead as that. As a born of God (Born Once more) son of God I don’t have to look for Yashua Anointed (The Lord Jesus Christ), He’s right listed here with me 24/7, even as I’m writing this report to you now, so what are these mystic varieties on about?
We’ll solution that by returning to the authentic questions: what are mystics and what do they do? Or, one more concern could be, what is their agenda? The responses to these inquiries are all really easy and the best way to answer them is to expose what mystics are not and what mysticism isn’t.
Is there anyway mystics can be of the Godhead for there are those who get in touch with by themselves Christian Mystics and who consider there is this kind of a factor as Christian Mysticism? Are these folks correct followers of Yashua Anointed or just foolish deceived men and women? Here is a clue: mystics ‘contemplate’ mainstream Christians have their ‘quiet times’ the place they ‘try and get closer to God’. Location the distinction, if you can.
Are Mystics Sciptural? Nicely indeed and no is the response to this concern. I say no since the words and phrases ‘mystic’, ‘mystics’ and ‘mysticism’ are not created in The Holy Scriptures. There is no mention of them by that identify in the Holy Scriptures in the King James Bible – none, but are they in there someplace, by an additional name, I hear you inquire? Oh indeed, they are in there alright!! Okay, so if they are in there, but not by that title, how do we know how to identify them? Easy, anywhere The Holy Scriptures displays their shenanigans at operate i.e. mystical or magical activities, in any other case recognized as sorceries, we can then identify them. It truly is that straightforward. Right here is an illustration:
Exodus 7:ten-12 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as The LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod just before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it turned a serpent. 11 Then Pharaoh also named the clever gentlemen and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. 12 For they forged down every single gentleman his rod, and they grew to become serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
Right here we can see the Electrical power of God in action and the futility of the steps of these sorcerers with their mystical tips and it is mystical tips that are their determining indicators. My identify for them is “tricksters” and we can see the tricksters in motion once more in the Holy Scriptures only this time in King Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon:
Daniel 2:two Then the king commanded to contact the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans (philosophers), for to shew the king his goals. So they came and stood prior to the king.
Below in Daniel we have the tale of King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream for which he calls on all his mystical guys to interpret. The problem is, with out the King providing them some idea of what the desire is about, they are at a loss and can not interpret it. God’s Energy, via Daniel and his revelation of the desire, again, displays up the sorcerers for what they are – phonies, charlatans and tricksters. Remember to go through the relaxation of this insightful interesting tale in Daniel 2.
So right here we can plainly see these mystics had been very lively in historical moments as they nevertheless are to this day. All the heathen nations with their futile pagan mystery religions of this world (age or method) have mystics, shamans, sorcerers, magicians, enchanters, soothsayers, astrologers, witch-physicians, snake charmers, hypnotists, fortune tellers (untrue prophets) Tarot card readers, palmists, practitioners of levitation, practitioners of voodoo, practitioners of divination (water diviners), mediums, necromancers or spiritualists. We could even contain performers of the Indian rope trick and now we have arrive entire circle and returned to the mystical term: ‘tricks’.
As I was declaring earlier, all these people are tricksters and they are tricksters who utilize damaging spiritual powers (demons) in order to deceive and impress naïve and gullible individuals. There is even a Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religious organisation that employs and helps make use of tips regularly in get to deceive their thousands and thousands of adherents and the Holy Scriptures helps make mention of them. Paul refers to this entire religious company as “THE Secret OF INIQUITY” and we all need to be aware of what this ‘mystery’ is, for it includes mysticism i.e. all the tips in the book:
The shell match trinity god of now you see 1, oops, no it really is not, it is now morphed into three ‘Holy’ waters that supposedly mend relics or ineffective heaps of old bones, stone statues that weep, stone pictures of a ‘Jesus’ that bleed in the palms of their fingers and people who have visions of a woman whom they believe is Mary, but in fact are demons actively playing tricks and displaying the mythical queen of heaven – Ishtar/Ashtoreth and many others. etc. and so forth. – all method of items that the Holy Scriptures call “lying miracles” or fake miracles.
two Thessalonians two:seven For the Secret OF INIQUITY doth previously work: only he who now letteth will allow, right up until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with The Spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His Coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is following the doing work of Satan with all power and symptoms and lying miracles.
There it is, living Scriptural evidence exposing the mystical tricksters for what they are – servants of the Devil. It’s time to wake up to their deceptions and lying wonders folks, for Satan is the arch-deceiver whose vicars, ministers and priests pose as ministers of light-weight:
2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are bogus apostles, deceitful workers, reworking on their own into the apostles (messengers) of Christ. fourteen And no marvel for Satan himself is remodeled into an angel of light. 15 Consequently it is no excellent factor if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness whose conclude shall be in accordance to their functions.