Unfortunately but understandably, many Christians—out of concern that they are dabbling in New Age spirituality—throw out the proverbial baby with the bathwater by rejecting the powerful concept of confessing God's promises and claiming their manifestation.
This episode of Revealing the True Light on the Charisma Podcast Network will give you nine points to bring clarity to this issue:
- Actual power—Admittedly, there is power in maintaining an optimistic mindset. However, it is not "the universe" that grants results.
- Witchcraft—Attempting to change the mind or heart of other human beings by supernatural power through the practice of positive affirmations can border on, or actually enter, the realm of witchcraft.
- Real success is impossible—If the person making faith confessions is in rebellion against God, positive affirmations may appear to cause results, but in the end, the consequences of sin cannot be escaped.
- Three levels of creativity—You often hear New Age teachers talking about awakened individuals creating their own reality. Is that possible?
First, those who say that usually believe truth is subjective, but it is not.
Second, it is important to see that in the first two levels (body and soul) creativity can take place without God's direct involvement. For the third—the spirit—to function creatively, a person must be born again. So, a true Christian participates with God, not independent of God.
- The basis of New Age affirmations is often pantheism, a belief that human beings are god.
- The difference is between believing you are god or desiring to be in alignment with God.
- Biblical faith confessions hinge on:
—Dependency on God.
—Submission to God.
—The revelation of the Word of God.
—Faith in the Word of God (see Ps. 27:1, John 15:7, Matt. 17:20, Heb.10:23).
—At times, receiving the living Word (see 1 Tim. 1:18).
- The error of fearing to admit the negative.
- Surrendering to the will of God.
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Free e-book of Mike Shreve's Transformation Story: In 1970, Mike Shreve was a teacher of Kundalini Yoga at four universities with several hundred students following his teachings. Read how God opened his eyes to the uniqueness and exclusivity of Jesus in this free e-book The Highest Adventure: Encountering God.
Mike Shreve books by Charisma House: 65 Powerful Promises from God for Your Child, Powerful Prayers for Supernatural Results, 25 Powerful Promises from God, Who Am I: Dynamic Declarations of Who You Are in Christ.
Other Books by Mike Shreve: Truth Seekers, Seven Reasons I No Longer Practice Yoga, The Highest Adventure: Encountering God, Our Glorious Inheritance, The Revelation of the Names and Titles of the Children of God, Volume 3.
Listen to other CPN podcasts with Mike Shreve:
Mike Shreve articles on Charisma: Is This a Fresh Biblical Idea or Pantheistic Heresy?; Stretching the Truth About Yoga; Discovering Your Authority as a New Covenant Priest
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