The Mystic’s progress: Christ-centered meditation: Why is it so important that Christ be the centre of your pondering?

True humility is making our lives about Him and not ourselves.

True humility and submission to God are ‘access key codes’ to entering the Holy of Holies.

Those who meditate, become very conscious of the object of their thoughts.
As a Man thinketh so it is( becomes). Prov 23-7
The problem is that when meditation is not centred on Christ, it serves to amplify whatever it focuses on. ‘Self’ in many cases.
Anytime we meditate and it’s not focussed on Christ, the after effects can be disastrous. If you don’t have Christ or haven’t accepted Him as your Lord and Saviour then it will only serve as an amplification of your fallen soul.
As much as you want to change the world, it cannot be done without Him. Whereas if you are a believer in Him and keep your meditation, centred on Him (both being vital for true transformation of self and the Cosmos) then He will replace your heart (soul) and that will have a ripple effect on your life and the Cosmos. [2 Corinthians 3:18].

Guard your heart for out of it flows the issues of life. Prov 4:23
You cannot successfully guard your heart against the presence of evil without Christ. He is your shield. He is the only one pure enough to withstand the wicked one.

Christ is the only one who can restore order. Why is the world in such chaos? The Lord one day said to us that it is because;-
‘My Sons are not meditating on Me enough!
Those who have no business up in the realms of Heaven are accessing the gateways into the different dimensions of the Heavenlies and defiling the wells of peace.
You, My Sons should rise up and guard these gateways.
People who should not be there will not get access to these wells of peace if My Sons are performing their job properly.’
This will be the effective reinstatement of Yeshua as the Prince of Peace.

It’s also due to the fact that both the believers and unbelievers hearts are not totally purified and yielded to Christ. Luckily, when we are ‘yielded believers’ and Christ-centered mystics, we have the upper hand.

Unbelievers and believers whose hearts and meditations are not centred on Him are thieves and robbers. His words, not ours.
He is the only Way, Truth and Life. [John 14:6; John 10:1-21]
An unredeemed soul praying and meditating can have a disastrous effect on the world and the cosmos because they are not centring on Christ who has all authority over the Heavens and the Earth.
The effect can basically be described as a systematic defilement of the Universe. That’s why when Christ is not the centre of something, defilement or wreckage occurs and the presence of evil is made manifestly clear. This goes for marriage, and all relationships too.
Romans 8 19-23 speaks clearly of our purpose. But without the focus on Christ, the earth and universe remain in bondage and decay. If the soul is not purified and has lust or anger or jealousy etc, the meditation will pick that up and project that into the cosmos. If there is ‘dross’ within us, meditation will bring it forth.

Christ the glue
Christ has to be the centre of our heart as He is the means through which we are able to bring Heaven to Earth.
He is also the laminin which holds all things together. [Col. 1:16-17 NIV] Cast out Christ and the laminin is no longer there. As a result, things fall apart.

The importance of salvation.
Now you will begin to see why salvation is so important to the Lord. When He is our focus and our hearts are turned toward Him in obedience – even if it leads us to death, He will manifest His Kingdom and reign through us. We are the seeds. We are His vessels for the outpouring of His glory. The old man has to die for the new man to live just like a seed. The old soul needs to go for the heavenly soul to take over.

The Lamp
Man cannot live by bread alone. [Matthew 4:4] Man needs not just to hear the words that are spoken by the Triune God, but needs to heed them as they act as a lamp for man’s feet – (both on Earth and in the Heavens -spiritual realms ). [Ps. 119:105] His word allows you to see where you’re going in the Spirit too.
This is why we also don’t believe that a fallen man can teach a saved man the way to peace. It’s like the blind leading those who can see. This would not make sense.
Man cannot see where he’s supposed to go in the natural and in the spiritual realm if the Word (Yeshua) is not a lamp to his feet. The Word was always supposed to be a light for our souls too. Jesus Christ/Yeshua (God’s Word made flesh) is this Word which should lead us.

The Shepherd
Christ is the Shepherd who restores our soul. It is only when the soul is born from above and continually restored that we can walk in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. [Psalm 23:3]
You cannot be lead in the paths of righteousness without the restoring of your soul. Whether you’re a Buddhist, Shinto, Sikh, Muslim or Hindu. Whatever you are without Christ amounts to nothing. Your good works won’t save you. Only knowing Him will.

The restoration of the soul only happens when we acknowledge Him (Jesus Christ/ Yeshua) as our Lord and Saviour.
You can’t reap the benefits of the entire Psalm 23 without this acknowledgement. It is then that through the acknowledgement of Him as our Saviour and us taking our position as sheep who follow His voice that we shall not experience any lack but live in the fullness of His Shalom (peace). Psalm 23 is a parable and instruction booklet of how we can successfully bring Heaven to Earth. John 10 is the same.
Effectively bringing Heaven to Earth cannot happen without this sincere acknowledgement of Yeshua being our Saviour and Shepherd.

Obedience and servitude
Unfortunately, true obedience to God also cannot come from obeying the Ten Commandments, but it comes from being filled with the Holy Spirit and focusing on Him.
In the parable of Mary and Martha in Luke 10, Martha was doing her very best trying to serve Him in any and every way she could. But it was Jesus’ words which let her know that it was only by following the example of Mary – sitting at His feet, and beholding the Son of God (Yeshua) that we are able to walk perfectly before Him always in His ways while we are being changed from glory to glory. [Luke 10:38-42, 2 Cor 3:18; Gen. 17:1]

The Door to the sheepfold
Yeshua is the door to the sheepfold (Heaven). He who enters finds pasture (everything they could possibly need and more). The question is will we be humble enough to become His sheep and listen to His voice and follow Him wherever He goes, or will we be stubborn like goats always kicking back and refusing to truly listen to Him out of our hardened hearts. The choice is ours and God loves us enough to allow us to make our own decision. Even if it pains His heart in the process.
It is all about focussing on the Shepherd and you will hear His voice and Word. He is the Word

Booming Christ-centredness

Redeeming time continued…

Redeeming time. More thoughts 
 You might not believe in transportation or translocation but God does. 

I was adjusting the grandfather clock that rang once.

But it said 12 o’clock. Very strange. 

The Lord asked Elo to ask me what was the time on the clock. I called back the time. 

He said look up ‘when the verse says the sun standing still’

This is to do with Israel and us and our ability in the Spirit to change the course of time.

Sun standing still for 24 hours

Joshua 10 v 12-14

The Sun Stands Still

12Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, “O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon.” 13So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, Until the nation avenged themselves of their enemies. Is it not written in the book of Jashar? And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day. 14There was no day like that before it or after it, when the LORD listened to the voice of a man; for the LORD fought for Israel.…
How amazing that Joshua was the only man in the Bible permitted to cause time to stand still..

Jesus said we will do greater things than Him.
Ephesians 5:15-16

“Walk in Wisdom

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”
Philip had his time redeemed too to go on an assignment that was urgent..

Acts 8:39-40

” When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.”
Looking at time from God’s perspective. God’s physics.
Imagine Time is like a train that had a front and a back with carriages in between defining years or centuries. 

God is looking down on this train with us in it.

 There is an Alef (In the Beginning) and a Tav. A beginning and an end from His perspective. 

If we with His permission are taken out of the train and run along the roof, we are outside Time.

 This is what He did with Philip. 

Now people dabbling in the other realm are doing and have been doing translocation since they were probably first trained by the devil and fallen angels millennia ago.

 Now the marker time line in the train is trundling back towards the guards van like the line on an old radio moving channels. 

When we go through the Veil to Heaven we have to go through this second layer. That’s why we must travel in and plead the Blood and not go on our own.

Can God slow down time if He wishes? Of course. It is His train. 

Can He accelerate it for us in an instant to get us somewhere? Yes. He can even speed us at a phenomenal rate outside Time while not even disturbing the train’s speed. When we were taken to the City of God above the Heavens, we travelled for quite some time outside time. God can even cancel Time and history. 
When we buy back or redeem something we do not just leave it the way it was. 

He does the same with us. When He redeems us we do not remain the same. 

The Old Man’s testimony is dead. 

We are an instrument of Time and represent time. God spoke life and Chronos into us. 
Just in case you weren’t aware. Time is getting to the very back end of the salvation train! This is due to what Man is doing and failing to do.
We as Sons are enabled and ennobled to take back Time for Him to slow down matters or intervene to ensure Creation stops groaning and decay ends its bondage. 

Creation needs to return to its original glory state. As creators we impact earth and the Universe. When we act outside time Age recedes yet Time continues and we get younger. Age does not progress in the glory. There is no time in the glory. 

Boom Boom !!

Be Joyful 

Be joyful
We know that happiness and joy are crucial to our well being. God is Love and there is only pure Joy in Heaven.
The power of joy

 The Lord gave Elo this very powerful revelation on being happy.
Nehemiah 8:10New American Standard Bible (NASB)

10 Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
One day while meditating, I heard the Lord tell me to look up when Nehemiah 8 v10 was used, and for what specific reason it was used.
So I turned the pages and began reading Nehemiah and found that in that time, they were busy building the temple of the Lord.

Then He told me, the joy of the Lord is your Strength. Joy helps and in essence lightens the load and burdens cannot stick when a person is joyful. 

Joy helps your progress in building. Whether it’s to build the Lord’s house, or be it to build your career or marriage.
Considering the joy of the Lord is our strength, when we enter into his presence we are filled with the fullness of that joy. (Psalm 16v11)

You will make known to me the path of life;

In Your presence is fullness of joy;

In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

‘Happy people are more open to receiving from Me, because they feel loved. 

Sad people don’t feel that they deserve that which I give. 

Joyous people are rarely sick. They are lively and young in appearance and heart. They are trusting and they are carefree. Remember whatever benefits it has to you in the physical, this joy, it carries the same weight in the Spirit as well.’

 (1 Cor 15v46)
1 Corinthians 15:46

However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
‘Happy people are efficient people, both in My Kingdom and in the physical world. Joy is contagious. 

Joy gives you the power to rebuild My Kingdom and My wall, the physical and spiritual wall of Jerusalem.’
We are forever building the temple of the Lord inside us. We are supposed to be walking Arks of the Covenant. Power resides in the Holy of Holies as we know from the Bible. 

To be continued… 

booming joy. 

Judging others 

JudgementToday I could be caught out for not giving people the benefit of the doubt. 

We can all look for a bad or good motive behind other people’s behaviour. We have the choice. 

Yeshua is the only judge. Not even His Father judges. 

John 5:22-23

For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him
So we are warned by Him of the measure in which we judge and give thoughts and opinions will be the measure by which He judges us. 

It is so important to react in a way that assumes positively not negatively about the reasons for someone’s action. 

Cognitive negative thoughts breed negativity distrust and fear. 
You see someone walking towards you on a bright day. 

They don’t appear to notice you and despite your wave they pass by. 

Now was it because they didn’t want to talk to you or because the sun was in their eyes? Assume the latter and you won’t feel offended. 

Luke 6:37-38
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”

If we feel compelled to judge someone or people, let’s judge them with the scales weighted in their favour. 

Give them the benefit of the doubt. 
Booming positive assumptions 

One thing is needed. Righteousness peace and joy. 

Positivity and happiness and joy. 
The only single constant in my life is the goodness of God. It is this predictability that permits me to be positive about the future. I know that His plans for me and the world are better than anyone’s. 
Jeremiah 29:11

I know that my heart can be deceived and forever needs His nurturing heart to keep me on His path.
Jeremiah 17:9-10

“The heart is deceitful above all things,

And desperately wicked;

Who can know it?

I, the Lord, search the heart,

I test the mind,

Even to give every man according to his ways,

According to the fruit of his doings.
‘If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you yet make allowance for their doubting too’ 

 The opening stanzas from ‘IF’ by Rudyard Kipling 
I am not alone, I am sure, wondering what is going on in the world at present, concerned and sad about the continued massive divide between rich and poor and the violence and hatred. 
We watched a beautiful film the other night called the Eagle Hunters about Kazakh tribes in the steppes and their lifestyle. The true story centres round a young girl who learns a man’s sport and pursuit of hunting with eagles. The simplicity of their life whilst adapting to hardship and maintaining the sunniest of dispositions is a marked contrast to the West. Their faith in their god is uppermost in all they do. In the nearest ‘town’ the tribal children weekly board and return home to their families on the weekend to help farm, hunt and cook. 

 
We appear to have so much available here in the West, as Warren Buffett states in his news letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway. 

Our countries especially the USA have advanced so far in such a short time. Paraphrased ‘From a standing start 240 years ago America’s economic dynamism is nothing short of a miracle.’ 

75 million owner-occupied homes, 260 million vehicles, top medical centres, talent-filled universities, hyper-productive factories, an amassed wealth of $90 trillion. Heavy debt to finance the assets but even in default the asset passes hands. ‘ Money is always there but the pockets change.’ Gertrude Stein.

Four million US babies born every year entitled to a public education cost mostly at local level $150000 per baby which converts into $600 billion per year, about 3.5% of GDP. Extraordinary. 

Yet;

Matthew 16:26-27

For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.

But how positive is everyone? How happy are they? 
Without knowing Jesus no one will be truly happy. 
Papa said to us today. 
‘My extending my hand of friendship through My Son, Jesus Christ to humankind should be an indicator of just how valuable and loved they are to me. Man without Me is nothing. But Man with Me has the potential to become everything. 

What is this potential to have everything? 

Problem:-

We cannot take any of these above assets with us after death. 

Clearly these assets we acquire and focus on have little value to Him. They are temporary, fleeting pleasures and accoutrements.  
The hill tribes live simply without electricity often. Their outer clothing is made from furs. Their tribal and family units are strong and tradition is one of the most important features in their life. The Jewish faith embodies this with their feast and worship days remembering their history and God’s goodness to them. 
My life is dedicated to two areas:-
1. My pursuit of knowing and loving Yeshua and having Him flow through me 

Into Loving my family first and ‘extended family’ 

 2. Doing His will. 

I will be judged by what works I have done for Him in my life not by my status or wealth. 

I am a seeker of souls to redeem , ensuring everyone hears the ‘knock on the door and letting Him in.’

By His grace and love He redeemed me and my sole purpose is to witness that change and be one with God. 

Being one with Him brings His fullness authority and power, not mine. 

This task makes me joyful and positive. 
John 15:5
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
Booming Oneness