Step Into Your Power.
“Prepare to use your imagination, your most powerful, largely untapped human resource. Imagine that you have a remote control in your hand and that one click changes the channel from the hypersensitivity channel to a new channel where you feel your power. As if on a screen before your mind, imagine that from your depths, you see yourself step into your power, all of your feelings intact. You are still YOU.”
This is an actual quote from a new age author called Susan Anderson. She is not one of those teachers who are so obviously new age that she speaks to “ascended masters” (spirit entities), worships Babylonian goddesses, or seeks to promote shamanistic rituals in a tent with a group of naked people. She is simply a kind, loving ”normal” writer who has helped many women.
So what is wrong with that? Read her words again and let’s examine what she (and thousands of other writers and counselors like her) is actually saying:
YOU are god. Within yourself. You don’t need to seek a God outside yourself, you just need to seek you, dig deeper and see what a powerful being you are. You are the creator. You are in control of your own destiny. You decide your own path. By ”tuning into yourself” – and connecting with what is already inside you – you have all you need to change your life from WITHIN. You have all the power.
Notice the focus on the word power – the new age and feminist culture is obsessed with being so-called powerful.
So what she is saying is actually demonic and deceptive. It is the voice of the serpent in the Garden of Eden saying to Adam and Eve, “You will be like gods …” only repackaged to fit the stressful lifestyle of the 21st century.
What is so disturbing to me is that what she is saying is no different from what you can now hear in counseling sessions, in schools, tv programs, sales training seminars, talk shows, lectures, etc., but also in many churches and their women’s conferences, business meetings, Christian self help groups, AA meetings and the list goes on…
Most people today unfortunately completely lack the discernment to see that their way of thinking has become new age faith, with or without a Jesus label attached to it.
A genuine Christian faith will never rely on oneself becoming a powerful being. Rather we are made strong to the degree that we are able to fully seek God and humble ourselves before him. We need to become a set apart vessel willing and able to receive his life giving power and protection.
”And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2. Corinthians 12,9)
The old saying, “Less of me, more of You,” is the only way to go. The moment we step out of that path we are already on the path to something else. That something else being the new age movement who has infiltrated almost every institution and media outlet we will come in contact with during our lifetime.
When the Bible talks about the spirit of power it is referring to God’s power – not human soul power – not ”The unlimited supply of the Universe residing inside me,” ”Being connected to Cosmos,” or ”God in all and through all.”
”For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (1.Timothy 1, 7)
Scripture is talking about the power of the Holy Spirit that is given to us as his children (Acts 1,8) AFTER we have repented and turned from our sins and become his child. AFTER we have renounced the kingdom of darkness, rejected Satan as our lord and no longer try to save ourselves in our own strength.
Have you examined recently if you have adopted some subtle new age beliefs into your way of thinking? All of us have at some point! Unless you live on a remote island and have only read the Bible.
“Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness.” (Luke 11,35)
When we surrender to Jesus, we are no longer the leading pilot in our spiritual cockpit and it’s important that we make a daily effort to stay out of that seat. Because it’s easy to slip back in and put God in autopilot.
It can happen even to those of us who are born again. I have met many Christians who are actually ‘new agers’ and don’t know it. The whole world is now under the influence of the evil one and most people are busy in various ways seeking their own power, promotion and glory. By doing so they are unknowingly tapping into Satan’s worldview and slipping further away from abiding under the shadow of the Almighty.
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
(Psalm 91, 1-2)
So don’t step into your own power. Step out of it!
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Former New Age Spiritualist, Laura graduated from Strathclyde University, Scotland, earning a BA Honours degree in Psychology.
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