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End Times Meditation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

End Times Meditation

Meditation has been promoted by every means available to the world: entertainment, churches, religion, sports, news, education; as well as other platforms.

What is meditation?

Meditation is a practice where an individual operates or trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.

Not all meditation practices are bad: some are good; some are bad; and some are downright ugly.

HOLY MEDITATION

The Bible advises the believer to meditate–though many times (especially in the Old Testament Hebrew) “meditate” means “to pray.”

Often, “meditate” means “think on.”

“Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer”
–Luke 21:14

Most of the “meditation” the Bible refers to is a particular, SPECIFIC type of meditation: it has to do with thinking on the Word or law or creation or things of God.

“Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.”
–Psalm 119:23

“I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.”
–Psalm 119:15

“I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.”
–Psalm 77:12

“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.”
–Psalm 143:5

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
–Joshua 1:8

“Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.”
–Psalm 119:148

“Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.”
–Psalm 119:78

“My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.”
–Psalm 119:48

God’s Word even speaks of thinking on God Himself!

“When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.”
–Psalm 63:6

The type of meditation the Bible commands: for the believer to think deeply about the various things of God. The difference between acceptable meditation and its deceptive counterfeit is FOCUS.

The believer focuses on the things of God.

The non-believer focuses on something else: himself; what is “inside” him; his thoughts; his feelings; his emotions; nature; animals; whatever.

WORLDLY MEDITATION

The world wants people to meditate ITS WAY.

Many times, the world promotes meditation as a method of “emptying one’s mind.”

Emptying one’s mind” is not only a dangerous concept, it goes directly against a Biblical commandment to believers.

“And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”
–Luke 10:27

When the world advocates meditation, it is not recommending ANYTHING OF GOD (the world hates God): it advocates mediation for any other number of reasons, some of which have to do with opening oneself up to illegitimate supernatural power (demons).

Some of the worldly reasons the world meditates:

  1. To develop positive character traits
  2. Building up internal energy/life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.)
  3. To relax
  4. To relieve stress or frustration
  5. To prepare a body for competition in a sport

Meditation has also been used as a gateway into the realm of illegitimate supernatural power. Though billed as “getting in touch with your inner self,” what the practitioner gets in touch with is often another spiritual entity. This is the source of the energy/life force which is often referred to by those who engage in Eastern-style forms of meditation.

This worldly type of meditation will often bring a relaxation, as there are entities which will reward the meditator–at least for awhile–for engaging in the practice of meditation.

Many times, meditation is used as an introduction to the mystical.

Contemplative Prayer and Mystical Christianity: Tools of Satan

This worldly type of meditation is entering many churches and replacing both prayer and holy meditation on the things of God.

Some of the names used for these practices:

  1. Soaking prayer (also known as soaking worship)
  2. The flow (or the zone)
  3. Soaking music
  4. Contemplative prayer
  5. Mindfulness
  6. TM (Transcendental Meditation)

Some of these methods employ beads or similar methods in order to keep the mind occupied of the one who meditates. This is the idea behind the rosary, which is a method of reciting prayers without concentrating on what is being said.

The rosary and other similar types of mechanical prayer methods go against what is written in God’s Word.

“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.”
–Matthew 6:7

It is little wonder that Eastern meditation methods–which concentrate on the things of the world rather than the things of God–would prove popular in the times in which we now live.

Regardless of whether a prayer/meditation process or method is used in the churches or not, these worldly meditations can lead to no good.

Concentrate on the things of God = good.

Concentrate on one’s self or the things of this world = bad.

Concentrate on opening one’s self up (emptying one’s mind) = ugly.

There is more to say on this topic.

The end times are a time of mass deception and these meditative methods are part of that great end times deception.

IS the reader concentrating on the the things of God?

Or IS the reader concentrating on the things of this world?

There is still time to repent, call on God and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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