Meditation and Enlightenment: The Counterfeit Gospel

I was reading yesterday when I came across a scripture reference that had the word enlightened in it and jared me so much that I had to write about it.  I am currently taking health coaching classes in order to make a career change in the future.  There are hundreds of students in this online class and frequently, I hear the words enlightenment or meditation.  People are searching for peace, understanding, wisdom and knowledge, but they are barking up the wrong tree by the thousands.

This blog has always been about revelation that I get from the Bible and about situations I find myself observing in everyday life.  My hope is that someone reads this blog and gets inspired, learns something, or makes a course correction so they can be drawn to Jesus Christ.  He is the one that saves, delivers and sets people free.

So back to the topic at hand.  The Devil is not a creative god, he cannot make anything in and of himself, so what he does is take something the Lord created and change it, re-present it to the world as something new. He distorts and corrupts what God meant for our good and so that he can destroy us.  God says in his word, the Bible, Meditate on his word day and night so that you can observe to do all that is written in it Joshua 1:8.  The word meditate means: to think deeply or focus one’s mind for a period of time, in silence or with the aid of chanting, for religious or spiritual purposes or as a method of relaxation. The devil has served up his form of meditation by focusing on one’s self or being at peace with one’s self.  God gives us the peace that passes all understanding when we meditate on his word.  When difficult situations rise up in my life, the word of God (that I have meditated on) comes to my mind and instead of focusing on the facts of the situation, I am able to focus on the truth of God’s word.

The other buzz word of the day is “Enlightenment.”  One definition of the word is an education or awareness that brings change.  People are using this eduction to be enlightened about their health, their bodies, their lives, their environment and more.  I hear the word used frequently from people who practice Yoga.  They also use meditation frequently too.  God is very clear that we are to seek him for guidance instead of going to the world to get it.  He has all the answers we need in order to live an overcoming life in this world if we will just go to the inspired word of God in his bible.

I want to encourage you and challenge you today to seek answers from the bible.  If you have specific questions about this topic or others I have written, please leave a comment below.

I don’t get to write or read as often as I like, but I will get to them.

God Bless,

Chris