What Does the Bible Say About Reincarnation?

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment (Hebrew 9: 27 KJV).

Hebrews 9: 27 makes it clear that man has but one life to live on this earth. Reincarnation is a yoga doctrine.  So is karma.  The purpose of yoga is realize that Atman is Brahman; Brahman is Atman.  In other words, yoga teaches that self is god.  Is this a Christian doctrine?  Of course not.  So why do a number of Christians take yoga?

Apparently, they consider Hatha Yoga nothing but stretching exercises because that’s how it’s often packaged in the West.  Yet every position assumed in Hatha yoga has a deeper meaning.  Hatha Yoga is a stepping stone to the next level, Raja Yoga, which is more meditative.

When I was in college, I took a comparative religion class and wrote my term paper on yoga.  It was an eye-opener.  Getting involved in yoga opens a door to the occult.  Don’t go there.  But if you have, repent.  Even if you participated in ignorance, repent.

If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can invite Him into your life now.

And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved (Acts 4: 12 NASB).

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SOUL DECEIVER by Lyn Leahz: A Review

I’ve been reading SOUL DECEIVER by Lyn Leahz, and I can’t put it down.  SOUL DECEIVER is a plot-driven novel with lots of suspense and well-developed characters. By the end of the first chapter, I was hooked.  As I continued to read, “Krista,” “Rev. Freeman,” “Detective Simpson,” and “Khalid” came to life and leapt off the pages. Their personalities combined with a well-crafted plot drew me into the story, and I wanted to find out what happened next. I was so engrossed that my husband found me reading in the dark and reminded me to turn the light on.

This is a one-of-a-kind book.  I’ve studied the Bible and eschatology for years, but this is the first novel I’ve read on the subject. “Soul Deceiver” is a page-turner that crosses genres.  It’s a Christian novel that combines crime, romance, mystery, and religion into one compelling read. I  highly recommend it!

I bought my paperback at Amazon.com.  SOUL DECEIVER is also available as an e-book on Kindle.  Be sure to check out Lyn’s Web site, http://lynleahz.com/, and watch the movie trailer, http://youtu.be/hQiQV9DPUpk.  The movie trailer is short but riveting.  Believe me, once you seen the trailer, you’ll want to read the book!

One Word that should define your entire life

I like Walter Bright’s take on consecration and holiness.

Walter Bright

Consecration “The world has yet to see what God can do with a man or woman, who is totally dedicated to Him.”

What is Consecration?

The word first and foremost means to “be set apart.” It is the act of separating from a common to a sacred use, or of devoting and dedicating a person or thing to the service and worship of God. The Hebrew words kadosh and Greek  hagiazo are translated by several different English words: holy, consecrate, hallow, sanctify, dedicate.

In the Old Testament God is said to be kadosh or “holy.” The Hebrew word originally meant “to be separate.” The Holy One of Israel is separate because He is God. “I am God, and not man; the Holy One in your midst” ( Hosea 11:9 ). Hosea pointed to both the otherness or separateness of God and His nearness. The holiness of God came to mean all that God…

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Psalm 138: Worship, Praise, Thanksgiving

I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth. Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD. Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands (KJV).

Several nights ago, I had a dream.  In the dream I needed four verses about seeking God to put on this blog.  In the same dream I saw the phrase “Psalm 138.”  So that’s why I selected verses about seeking God (five actually) for my last post and quoted Psalm 138 on this post.  Putting God first and giving Him praise and thanksgiving are essential for developing a relationship with Him.

Getting saved is just the beginning, not the end.  You must seek Him with all of your heart if you want to mature spiritually.  He wants all of you.  He wants all of me.  Allow Him to prune you.  Otherwise, you will not grow.

If we do not grow in our relationship with the Lord, we become stagnant.  We will attempt to serve God in the flesh rather than lean on the Holy Spirit for guidance.  I’m writing these words not only for the reader, but also for me.  We need to remember that Christ is the vine; we are the branches.  Without Him, we can do nothing.  (See John 15: 5.)

Are you ready to move up to the next level?  If you are comfortable in your relationship with the God of the universe, you are missing out. God wants to move us out of our comfort zones.

Seek God

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29: 13 KJV).

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you (James 4: 8a KJV)

Now the Spirit of God came on Azariah the son of Oded, and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the LORD is with you when you are with Him.  And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will forsake you (2 Chronicles 15: 1-2 NASB).

But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul (Deuteronomy 4: 29 KJV).

Seek the LORD whiSeekle He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near (Isaiah 55: 6 NASB).

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