Origins of the Bible

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Origins Of Yoga

Yoga-according to Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoga

Yoga (Sanskrit, Pāli: योग yóga) is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India. The goal of yoga, or of the person practicing yoga, is the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. The word is associated with meditative practices in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism.
Within Hindu philosophy, the word yoga is used to refer to one of the six orthodox (āstika) schools of Hindu philosophy.  Yoga in this sense is based on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and is also known as Rāja Yoga to distinguish it from later schools.  Patanjali’s system is discussed and elaborated upon in many classical Hindu texts, and has also been influential in Buddhism and Jainism. The Bhagavad Gita introduces distinctions such as Jnana Yoga (“yoga based on knowledge”) vs. Karma Yoga (“yoga based on action”).
Other systems of philosophy introduced in Hinduism during the medieval period are bhakti yoga, and hatha yoga.
The Sanskrit word yoga has the literal meaning of “yoke”, from a root yuj meaning to join, to unite, or to attach. As a term for a system of abstract meditation or mental abstraction it was introduced by Patañjali in the 2nd century BC. Someone who practices yoga or follows the yoga philosophy with a high level of commitment is called a yogi or yogini.
The goals of yoga are varied and range from improving health to achieving moksha. Within the Hindu monist schools of Advaita Vedanta, Shaivism and Jainism, the goal of yoga takes the form of moksha, which is liberation from all worldly suffering and the cycle of birth and death (samsara), at which point there is a realization of identity with the Supreme Brahman. In the Mahabharata, the goal of yoga is variously described as entering the world of Brahma, as Brahman, or as perceiving the Brahman or Ātman that pervades all things. For the bhakti schools of Vaishnavism, bhakti or service to Svayam Bhagavan itself may be the ultimate goal of the yoga process, where the goal is to enjoy an eternal relationship with Vishnu.

✝Yoga Uncoiled: From East To West Part I✝

✝Yoga Uncoiled: From East To West Part II✝

Resources:



http://goodfight.org/store/resources_video_yu.html
http://www.bereanwatchmen.com/j.r.hall/a-stretch-into-the-occult-a-christians-response-to-yoga.html
http://christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_Yoga.html
http://christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_YogaHippies1.html
http://christiananswersforthenewage.org/Articles_YogaChildren.html 
http://www.rapidnet.com/~jbeard/bdm/Psychology/yoga.htm

–  Yoga calls itself science. “By calling itself science, Yoga
(which is the very heart of Hinduism) has within the last [30] years become an integral
part of Western society, where it is taught in nearly every YMCA or YWCA, in clubs, in
public schools, in industry, and in many churches. Dressed in Western clothes, Yoga has
gained acceptance in medicine, psychology, education, and religion under such euphemisms
as ‘centering,’ ‘relaxation therapy,’ ‘self-hypnosis,’ and
‘creative visualization.’
Yoga is designed to lead to the ‘realization’ of one’s true ‘godhood’ through an inward
meditative journey that finally locates the ultimate source of everything within the human
psyche.”

Yoga means “to yoke” — to yoke with Brahman (i.e., the
“Infinite,” the “Universal Spirit,” the impersonal force that the
Hindus call “God”) via the realization of an altered state of consciousness,
thereby theoretically releasing oneself from the bondage of endless reincarnation. Yoga
comes out of the Hindu Vedas. It can be traced back to Patanjali, who was a religious
leader. Shiva, one of Hinduism’s three most powerful gods, was known as “The
Destroyer” — he’s called Yogi Swara or the “Lord of Yoga.” Yoga originated from a school of
thought in the Hindu religion, which suggests that postures can isolate the soul from the
body and the mind.

I personally practiced yoga while on my journey to find truth and peace in my life.  I practiced yoga thinking that it was just an exercise like most people believe and that it would help me to relax and be at peace.  The problem is with most things in life-most people do not do any research on what they are getting into but in stead just follow the masses like blind sheep.  You should always look deeper into the origins of what it is you are joining no matter what it may be.  With so many distractions today it can be difficult to take the time to study or research anything.  Peace can only be found through Jesus Christ and a personal relationship with God.  While practicing, it always struck me as odd and did not flow right with me that the yoga teacher would thank mother earth and ourselves for our breath and life and not speak of thanking God for anything. Although it brought me relaxation while i was doing yoga, it never brought me the peace i was looking for.  The things of this world are temporal and will all pass away but the Word of God is everlasting and will never fail.

There are plenty of stretches you can do that have nothing to do with Yoga.  Yoga is an Eastern religion-there is no such thing as Christian Yoga and you cannot mix the two.  Every yoga studio has multiple idols of different gods.  You might say that practicing yoga is not a spiritual practice but just ask any yogi and they will tell you as one told me that you cannot separate the yogic practice from its eastern roots or the spiritual aspects of it-it will finally overtake you the longer you practice and you will come to believe in its spirituality because you are opening yourself up to it.  You either serve God all the way or your serving man and yoga points to nothing but glorifying the “self” and worshiping the many buddhist God whilet denying the divinity of the ONE TRUE God.

Amos 3:3
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

 Exodus 20:3-5
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Matthew 6:24
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 

2 Corinthians 6:14
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 

2 Corinthians 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 

2 Corinthians 11:3-4
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

2 Corinthians 11:12-15
But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

1 Peter 5:8-9
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour 

Matthew 24:24
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

1 John 2:15
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  

Music

Pertinent Links to Visit: As with anything else, let the Holy Spirit guide you as to what is accurate on these websites.  There is a large amount of good information on all of them.
“Chrisitan” Rock Exposed
✝The Devils Music
✝”Christian” Rock Deception
✝Recorded Statements by “Christian” rockers
✝Biblical Guidelines for Christian Music
✝Good Fight Theater
✝Vigilant Citizen
✝Justify Theory
✝The Dogg Star

Ezekiel 28:13

Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God;
every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the
diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the
emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets
and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast
created.
Isaiah 14:11-14
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and
the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms
cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the
nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into
heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit
also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I
will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the
most High.

Some Good Christian Music To Listen To
Bride Music
Believers Fellowship
Cockman Family
Eagle Cry Radio
Faith Tabernacle Music
Hamilton Family
Harmony In The Desert
Ken Recording
Ken Stephens
Laura Hamilton
Laura Snow
Lighthouse Network
Lindsay (Gissendaner) Gilreath
Lynual Younce
Message Music
Stephen Hamilton
Third Exodus Assembly
Terry Tidwell Family
Tidwells
Young Foundations Music
The Lafontaine’s

Signs Of The Times

Mark 13:21-23
 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not:
22   For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
 
Ezekiel 33:6
But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
 
Matthew 7:15
Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly they are ravening wolves. .
Matthew 7: 21-23
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 24:4-5
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5   For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Acts 20:28-31
 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
 

Romans 16:17-18
 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.  For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Galatians 1:8-10
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Ephesians 4:17-19
This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,  Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.2 Peter 2:1-3
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.  And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.2 Peter 2:18
For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.2 Corinthians 11:13-15
 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
2 Timothy 3:1-7
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

2 Timothy 4:2-5
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.  For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;  And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.  But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.”

Demographic Winter
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Testing Spirits

1 John 4:1

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Isaiah 28:10

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

 

 

Anything you allow into your life will shape who and what you become.  If you feed on the Word of God, nothing can come of it but the fruits of the spirit of God in your life.  If you feed on the world and the things of the world you will become like the world.

 

 

~1 John 2:15-17

15Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

17And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

 

 

 

 

 

With all the books, movies and entertainment in the world, we need to be able to discern what we should be opening ourselves up to and allowing in our lives.  There are so many “so called” christian books, christian music, christian movies and everything else labeled as “christian” that many people purchase just for the sake of it being labeled so.

We need to do research on ANYTHING we allow into our lives.  If you think there is a book you are interested in reading, do some research on the author before you open yourself up to allowing into your life the kind of atmosphere that book will bring and the same thing goes for music and movies.  There are so many musicians that claim to be christian buy yet their lives do not line up to it and their music does not either.  We must test EVERYTHING that we come across because we could be opening ourselves up to demonic control and evil spirits.  If you listen to music that is inspired by God, you allow God to bless you and you can feel the Holy Spirit in it-it has to be HOLY because God is Holy and the same goes for worldly music-it is not inspired of God but of the devil.

I used to listen to many “christian” bands just for the sake of them calling themselves so.  When i finally did some research on each one of the musicians i listened to i was quite shocked at some of the things i read about the musicians and what they stood for.  Christian rock is not Christian – rock is rock all the same.  Christian rock is a tool and a doorway used by the devil to open yourself up to listening to other things that are not of God – if you actually listened to only the music without the words you would not be able to tell apart the tune from worldly music.

It is imperative that we tests the spirits to see whether they are of God or of that wicked one that will lead us away from God.

John Todd Testimony