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“Oh, the unspeakable greatness of that exchange,—the Sinless One is condemned, and he who is guilty goes free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the Glory is whelmed in darkness, and he who knew nothing but confusion of face is clothed with glory.” Trailady

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A new champion against the New Age has been born (rather re-born)

“For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
Then He openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
That He may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.” (Job 33:14-17).

The testimony on this post tells of a dramatic experience in the love of Jesus. Even though Steven doesn’t mention the love that he experienced in this testimony during his actual meeting with Jesus, he does refer to it in his conclusion. Therefore, in the body of his testimony we should read into it that Jesus’ love naturally intensified his perception of the world—“the quality of everything around me changed.” Go to the YouTube link and hear Stevens heart breaking again from divine unreserved love when he rehearsed what he saw, “…the wind felt like it was infused with His presence. And when it hit me—it would hit me—it just completely broke me.” And again, the heartache continued as Steven saw, for the first time, a personal, loving God, to serve and to follow, instead of the empty, impersonal occult religions that he had attempted to give his love to. With awe Steven realized unmerited favor, as Jesus revealed Himself in authority to one who knew himself to be wretched and miserable, poor, and blind and filthy. “I felt like He was showing me Himself, and showing me who He is, and where He stands in relation to me and, and to life.” And to see the full effect that love has on the humbled, needy, regenerated human spirit, love even awakened in Steven the ability to see the resource for all of Jesus’ parables drawn from His creation. “What stuck out for me, what I really needed to see and to feel was, how it sounded like the crickets and the leaves on the trees, and the sounds that were outside in nature, they were all, pointing towards Him. They were glorifying Him.”

As the old hymn goes,
“All nature sings and around me rings the wonders of His love.”

And another well-known hymn,
“Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.”

People have asked why or how Steven had such a powerful experience with Jesus and they have sought Him for years and haven’t had what Steven got. But, Steven actually explained the cause in his testimony. 1) His mother never stopped praying for him. She may have been instrumental in all of his griefs and questions and skeletons of sin in his closet crashing in on him at one time. So if you want powerful conversion, find someone who is almost dying for your salvation. Converted loved ones, family members or friends, can intercede for the blind, deaf, and hardened. 2) Steven’s part was the biggest part. He had taken his convictions from Christ’s Spirit seriously, and had acted on them, even if his actions were not from full surrender. Steven’s dramatic conversion came from his honesty and sincerity before the Spirit of Christ. He was following up on the evidences of Christ; he never did let go of working into the New Age teachings the unique picture of Christ that he had learned from growing up in his childhood church. And also his heart responded to the testimonies of other conversion that he had stumbled upon in his research for philosophical religion. As Tertullian wrote, “The blood of martyrs is seed,” likewise, the tears of Christians slain in the spirit is seed, too. Steven wept with those who wept. Before he became a Christian he was doing the will of Christ, “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep” (Rom. 12:15). “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.” (Gal. 6:2). He could sympathize and empathize with those who he had previously classed as naïve and childish. I believe that was the beginning of his falling away from the ascended masters. Jesus owns love, and He is always infiltrating Satan’s kingdom with witnesses of His love. If we will look, we will live. The brokenness in Christ’s disciples has it is source in Him. And His brokenness coming out of them reaches to others. Long before Jesus personally met Steven, He had already been drawing him to Himself.

That fateful night Steven got bombarded with truth like he never had in the New Age or UFOlogy. “‘Oh my gosh, this is so simple. Jesus is the Lord. Jesus is the son of God. It’s not some complex, mystical thing’. And, when I was in His presence, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. This is it.’” Jesus’ anointing was giving Steven a Bible study on the simplicity of salvation. In other words, as long as we keep Jesus far from our whole heart, as long as we are satisfied to know Him only intellectually, only knowing about Him, knowing Him only in theory, only dealing with Him as an actor in history, He will always be a myth, a legend. And His everlasting gospel will always appear complicated, a complex maze of stories here, great sayings there, prophecies, anecdotes, letters from apostles and prophets—really nothing different from intellectual, complicated, occultic false religion. The gospel will never make sense and the Bible will always be confusing. It isn’t until the poor in spirit come to need Jesus because their life of sin is too disturbing to them, and because loving and being loved has completely vanished from our life, that they fall on the Stone and break, and then the kingdom of God is theirs. Then the anointing from Christ “teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.” (1Jn. 2:27).

So, let’s get on with this amazing testimony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMu5F2icsT8&t=29s
“Hey guys, Steve here. Some of you may know me as the creator of the Facebook page and website called, ‘Spirit Science and Metaphysics’. And some of you may know me as an admin and author on the ‘Spirit Science’ Facebook page and website. If you’ve been following me on social media recently you’ll know that I’ve completely renounced the New Age. I’m no longer writing New Age articles and I’m actually a born again Christian now. So I just want to share with you, you know, my story, my testimony, basically what happened.

So I was actually born and raised in a Christian household. I grew up going to church pretty regularly. But I never considered myself to be a Christian. It was just something that I was exposed to and familiar with. But it was never something that was an active reality in my life.

My journey down the rabbit hole really started around when I was in high school, when I saw an episode of ‘Ancient Aliens’ on ‘The History Channel’. And for those who you who don’t know what that is, it’s a television show that presents all the evidence that ancient man was visited in the past by extraterrestrials who they thought were, you know, gods descending down from the sky. So this completely blew my mind and called into question the biblical world view that I had been raised with. So I started to research aliens obsessively and I bought the first three seasons of ‘Ancient Aliens’, and watched them through like front to back over and over and over again. And I also started researching things like channeling, astral projection, hidden knowledge, spiritual science, mysticism, and all this stuff.

And what started out as study turned into practice. And I started practicing tarot card reading, meditation, lucid dreaming, astral projection. And during this time I was also in school studying to be a philosophy major. And so when you’re having out of body experiences, and in school studying philosophy, the idea of Christianity just seems naïve and childish. And I used to look down upon Christians as being, you know, thoughtless and intellectually inferior, I guess. But the problem was in my studies I would see near death experiences, people giving testimonies of having seen Jesus in heaven, in the afterlife, or having seen hell and then Jesus pulled them up out of hell. And whenever they would be telling their story they would be in tears. They’d be crying, and I would cry. I would be moved by their testimony.

So I was, you know, really into the New Age and really into philosophy. But at the same time, in the back of my mind, I was like, ‘OK. There’s something unique and different and special and pure and holy about Jesus.’ And I couldn’t put my finger on it. And I couldn’t reconcile it with what I was researching and experiencing in the New Age. So I just basically kind of put it on the back shelf. But I always knew there was something different to the person of Jesus.

And then after about four to five years of research, I started a Facebook page in November of 2012 called, Spirit Science and Metaphysics. It blew up pretty quick. I started connecting with other admins from other facebook pages. We would share each other’s stuff. Before long you’re up to about 250,000 likes. And around this time Jordan, from the Spirit Science YouTube series, reaching out to me, said that he liked my research and my page, and that he’s wanted to connect. So we had a work partnership for a while. And we also had a friendship. He was, you know, one of my best friends on-line.

And in January of 2014 I launched my website, spiritsceincemetaphysics.com, which some of you might be familiar with. And because of all the facebook pages I had connection to my website was getting huge success. I was getting about 150,000 to 250,000 website views a day. And I had articles that were just going viral. So, I was basically making a killing for myself off of ad revenue. And so being 22 years old, I went out and bought myself a sports car. And, you know, greed and materialism had a real big hold on my life. I was obsessed with making money. To be honest, I thought that this was God rewarding me for serving humanity. I felt like by teaching New Age doctrine I was actually helping humanity awaken and raise its consciousness. And so I was writing articles for my own site and for a while I was also writing articles for the Spirit Science website, which some of you may know me from.

And during this whole time, too, I was still trying to figure out God, trying to understand Jesus, trying to understand, you know, where Jesus fit into the puzzle and where God fit into the puzzle. And I used to believe that God was basically the energy of the universe. I used to think that to have a relationship with God meant to have a relationship with your inner self. And that all you had to do to have a personal relationship with God is to just meditate, and tap into that inner stillness, that inner silence. Because God, as I thought of Him, was the I AM present, the core identity of all things. And so, sin played no role in separating us from God.

And I was actually watching, you know, hundreds of hours worth of debates between Christian philosophers and atheists because I wanted to know the best philosophical argument for the existence of God. But I thought of God as being an impersonal force in the universe. Kind of like the Hindus do. And this is the way I understood God. And I understood Jesus in this way, too, as being someone who was self-realized, who realized his unity with the divine. And that He was calling us to do the same. So I thought Jesus was, you know, someone who ascended to His own inner God nature.

And in the summer of 2015 I decided to buy my first house. And here is a picture of it here. And this isn’t to brag about my former life or something. That’s not what this is about. To be honest, I am ashamed of my former life. This is more so just to share how much greed and materialism, and the pursuit of money had a hold on me. And so, on the outside I was living the dream. I have the house I wanted, the car I wanted, all the money I wanted. I had a successful website online, I was working from home. All these things. But I felt unfulfilled inside. And I couldn’t understand how I had all this spiritual experience and all this spiritual knowledge, but on the inside I was still unfulfilled.

And it reached a point where I had to face all of my traumas and all of the skeletons in my closet at the exact same time. Just things started blowing up in my face, and having always known there was something a little bit different about Jesus, I started to warm up to Him as an idea. Ah oh, I didn’t become a Christian; it wasn’t anything like that. But I started to explore more open-mindedly the things pertaining to Jesus.

And so I began to read the gospels a little bit. And during this time I was still writing New Age articles. I was still making lots of money. And I still felt lost inside. And it reached a point where I felt I had to just be broken before Him. So one night, I went outside onto my back balcony of my stupid house. And I just basically fell on my face before Him and was weeping, like a baby, uh, basically reaching out to Him. And when I did this, I felt the atmosphere around me start to change. And I could feel in the air that there was something holy and pure…around me. And it was also…personal. …And I knew in that moment…that (labored deep breath) I was in the presence of Jesus….

And…the quality of everything around me changed. Um, the wind felt like it was…infused with His presence. And when it hit me—it would hit me—um (holding back tears)…it just completely broke me (tears welling up). And…I felt like He was showing me Himself, and showing me who He is, and where He stands in relation to, to me and, and to life. And, um, I was just getting so many downloads about, ‘Oh my gosh, this is so simple. Jesus is the Lord. Jesus is the Son of God. It’s not some complex, mystical thing’. And, when I was in His presence, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh. This is it.’ And, um, this might sound weird, but what stuck out for me, what, what, what I really needed to see and to feel was, um, (inhale holding back tears) how, (exhale holding back tears) OK, how it sounded…like the crickets and, uh, the leaves on the trees, and…the sounds that were…outside in nature, they were all, um, pointing towards him. They were glorifying Him. …And I was witnessing it (holding back a gusher of tears while slightly shaking his head in unworthiness, wiping his nose). …And, uh, after that experience, I uh, I went back inside. And…I started to think about all the, the New Age stuff I’d been involved with (wiping his nose). And, um, just having light bulbs going off in my head, like, ‘O my gosh, that’s what that is. That’s a deception. That’s a lie (wiping his nose). And, uh, I never wrote another New Age article, uh, from that day forward. Uh (wiping his nose with a tissue), in fact, drinking stopped. Smoking stopped. Pornography stopped. Sex stopped. And, addictions were just falling off like immediately right after one experience. And, for the first time in my life I had a conviction to live righteously, and to live a holy life before God.

And, when I was in the New Age, you know, the topic of sin doesn’t even come up; people don’t have a concept of sin. And I had a conviction of sin immediately after that experience. A day or two later I phoned Jordan and I was like, ‘Man, I can’t write for your website anymore.’ I basically just cut all of my work ties, stopped writing all the New Age occult articles, and I deleted all the ones on my site that were affiliated with the New Age. I threw all the idols out of my house. And I burned all of my occult and New Age books. And I started to do a lot of heavy research into topics that I previously thought were safe, like astral-projection, channeling, aliens, and I started to see them through this new spiritual lens that I had. I felt like something had been awakened within me. And I was looking at all this stuff, I mean like, ‘Wow, this is a bunch of ----.’ And because I wasn’t writing any New Age articles anymore my income got cut by 97%. So I had to sell my house. I had to sell my car. And I was glad I had to.

And about a week after I had this experience I was laying in bed, trying to go to sleep one night. And I could feel like in like the background of my spirit, uh, I had never felt that dimension to my being ever, even in meditation. I could feel that there is a personal presence there where there once used to be nothing. It used to just be a void. And now I could feel this thing inside of me that I had never felt before. And it was prompting me to read the Bible. It was turning me away from sin. It was encouraging me to live righteously. And I could feel it. And it was personal and objective, and it was inside of my spirit. And I later found out through reading the scriptures that this is called the inner witness of the Holy Spirit, and that it bears witness with our spirit, and testifies to us the truth about Jesus Christ, and so forth. And this for me was the icing on the cake. I mean I had felt Jesus like a week before this, and now I was feeling Him 24/7 inside of my spirit.

And I remember feeling the Holy Spirit in me trying to fall asleep, and thinking to myself, ‘Wow. Most people don’t even know this is possible, that there is a spiritual way that we can know first hand that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.’ And this presence that was in me it authenticated and verified to me the truth about Jesus just by its very nature. And so for the last few months I’ve been getting my feet under me and studying scripture, and I got baptized about 3 weeks ago. And I actually have a new website, too. It’s called, ‘exposingthenewage .com’. There’s a link to it in the description down below. And on that website and on this YouTube channel we are going to be going through basically every single New Age deception that’s out there. There’s a lot of disinformation out there that’s not only false, but also dangerous and demonic. So we’re going to take a look at that stuff here. And on this channel we are also going do things that look at the evidence for the divinity of Jesus, the historical evidence for the resurrection, answer question like, ‘Who wrote the Bible’, ‘What reasons do we have to think heaven or hell exist’, and stuff like this. And so stay tuned for that. And I just want to leave you guys with one last thing. And I want you guys to know that God is not an energy blob. God is not some kind of impersonal force. God is not piranha, or, you know, some kind of void. God is a personal being who loves you and sees you and has a purpose for you and has a will for you. And it’s His promise to you that if you seek Him diligently and sincerely that He will reveal Himself to you.


And so thanks for watching. I hope you guys stay open minded and stick around. I’ll see you guys soon. Take care.”

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