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Genesis 24:63 NIV

He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching.

Joshua 1:8 NIV

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Psalm 1:2 NIV

but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.

Psalm 77:12 NIV

I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”

Psalm 119:15 NIV

I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.

Psalm 119:27 NIV

Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 119:48 NIV

I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees.

Psalm 119:97 NIV

Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.

Psalm 119:148 NIV

My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.

Psalm 143:5 NIV

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.

Psalm 145:5 NIV

They speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty— and I will meditate on your wonderful works.

Intro

 

It is an unfortunate state of affairs that believers globally have neglected the practice of meditation, hugely due to insufficient teaching, education and knowledge.

When we think of meditation, our attention is immediately drawn to the occult and new age movement….why? Because they have dominated in this practice. Once again WHY? Because Christians have neglected the spiritual inheritance.

 

The enemy cannot create anything, and we know that, be it other eastern religions, occult or the new age. They can only take of what is God’s and pervert it. Yes, and I’m gonna say this in bold letters….THE ENEMY IS SQUATTING ON YOUR INHERITANCE. Meditation has Hebraic roots, not Occultic roots. And you are a Hebrew by root

From this ignorance, the enemy took ownership of the practice, made it his own, and we disinherited OURSELVES from our own inheritance. We are so clueless about meditation that we’ve even forbidden the word in many a church. We’ll talk about meditating in the word, but that in its self already has limitations. We’ve positioned it neatly in our box of limited understanding and ignorance, so we can feel comfortable about it.

I firmly believe, that part of our insufficient depth in relationship with God and revelation has in part to do with the lack of meditation and the understanding of it.

I don’t know about you, but I for one am done with the ordinary and common. I want the beyond, that which is deeper, wider. An experience of the depths of YHVH, to get lost in the revelation and the mind of Christ that transforms my spirit man into that which is beyond and common…..for me….that is THRONE ROOM REALITIES.

Demystifying some phrases and words

 

Before we take our journey into meditation, it might be prudent to clarify some words or phrases we’ll encounter and probably have heard of, and yes, probably have said:’That’s new age’. It will help take the spookiness and uncertainty out of it, shed some light and give understanding

 

Meditation

Let’s take a look at what meditation is.

The dictionary defines meditation as:

Contemplation, introspection, extended thought, to ponder with intent

So in its basic form the act of meditation is to engage in extended thought or contemplation

This is what the Hebrew has to say:

8452  שׂוּחַ (śûaḥ): v.; ≡ Str 7742: meditate, i.e., speak to oneself in low tones as a way to establish or clarify proper thought , to reflect deeply on a subject

to wonder about, stroll or lie down

 (By-form of שׁחה, שׁחח)  to sink, subside, collapse 

  1. שׂוּחַ sûwach, soo´-akh; a prim. root; to muse pensively:—meditate.
  2. שׁוּחַ shûwach, shoo´akh; a prim. root; to sink, lit. or fig.:—bow down, incline, humble.

(to meditate thoughtfully or dreamily)

  1. שׁוּחָם Shûwchâm, shoo-khawm´; from 7743; humbly; Shucham, an Isr.:—Shuham.

 

When we consider the Hebrew for meditate, it is clear it goes way past pondering.  To sink, subside and collapse definitely speaks of realms of consciousness being unlocked.  The more we meditate the deeper we go. When we consider the following scripture: 

 

Exodus 33:11 Tanakh

The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one man speaks to another. And he would then return to the camp; but his attendant, Joshua son of Nun, a youth, would not leave the Tent.

Meditation should be a lifestyle,  it’s not somewhere we go to, but a position we can constantly engage.

Transcendental meditation?

The dictionary ascribes transcendental meditation to Hindu writings and practices, but it most certainly is not the origin of it.

Though in the new age and other practices the term is used and coined by Hindu practitioner Maharishi Yogi (who also registered the phrase ‘Transcendental Meditation’, which developed his formula around repeating a mantra, the actual meaning of transcendental, which is the same as the word ‘Mystical’ meaning – something that is beyond the ordinary or common experience.

Simply because eastern religions have hijacked a term, the experience of going beyond the ordinary and common is still deeply entrenched in what God wants us to experience of Him & in Him. You don’t need the occult or new age to go beyond and deep.

 

Mantra

 

So a mantra is basically  a word or a phrase that’s constantly being repeated over and over a period until an altered state of consciousness has been reached or entered. Many eastern religions practice this discipline like Hinduism and Buddhism. A word, phrase, letter or sound is taken and then repeated over and over. The sound & vibration is used as a channel to enter a deep state, or higher consciousness. We do that when we chant YUD HEY VAV HEY

 

Consciousness

 

You’ve often heard of the new agers speaking of consciousness or reaching a higher state of consciousness. The word basically means ‘awareness’. So if we reach higher consciousness ‘deep state’, we’ve increased our awareness regarding what we are meditating on.

Habit, technique, application

 

Purpose of meditation

 

The purpose of meditation is to train awareness. It is to align our whole being (body, soul and spirit) into a position of ascending

Ascending into the heavens, into revelation, engage His encounters, getting lost into the chamber of God’s heart – tuning into His frequency, His breath.

Just a word on Ascension: remember we already occupy a seat in the heavens.  We function from a position of being seated with Christ in heavenly places. There is no need to ascend because we already operate from an ascending position.  However, we want to unlock awareness. As we unlock awareness we engage in deeper rounds and our experiences become more physical and esoteric. I know I want my whole being to manifest my position in the heavens,  that includes my physical body. 

 

Psalm 19:14 NIV

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

If our meditations are pleasing to God He breaths us into the realms and dimensions of who He is.

When God is pleased , by Him breathing He gives us access into everything that he is and continues to create.

It is not a situation of striving to attain, rather, to bring our whole being into a position of full awareness of what is already ours.

 

Process of meditation

Self nullification – emptying yourself. Emptying isn’t the goal, but to make space for what YHVH wants to fill you with

 

It is one way we “keep seeking the things above where Christ is” (Col. 3:1). It is a conscious, continuous engagement of the mind with God. This renewing of the mind (Rom. 12:1-2) is part of the process by which the word of God penetrates the soul and spirit with the light of illumination and the power of transformation.

Set your heart

Colossians 3:1 NIV

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Your heart is the seat of your spirit and your soul

So to set your heart on the things above, is to go through the process of aligning your body and your soul and spirit with heavenly realities. That might sound simple,  but we don’t realise how we as supernatural beings are far more aligned to the physical than the spiritual. It will take some practice and discipline to unlock levels of awareness to engage the deep state.  The evidence is in how active or inactive your pineal gland is. In the last week’s blog we focused on the pineal gland and how important it is for spiritual engagement. By practising, your body is learning something it has never been exposed to.  Continue with the practice, your experiences will incrementally expand and grow. What might not be natural now will become natural in time. 

 

Psalm 19:14 NIV

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 77:5–8 NIV

I thought about the former days, the years of long ago; I remembered my songs in the night. My heart meditated and my spirit asked: “Will the Lord reject forever? Will he never show his favour again? Has his unfailing love vanished forever? Has his promise failed for all time?

This truly is an amazing scripture,  especially the part where he says ‘my heart meditated and my spirit asked’. Meditation activates the spirit.  It is a discipline that engages body, soul and spirit to function supernaturally. Meditation opens up the gates within your soul for your spirit to express itself through your body.  Remember you are the ultimate supernatural conductor. Nothing in creation above or below has been created like you. You are the only spiritual being that consists of spirit, soul and body.  You can experience and express the supernatural realm like none else can. Imagine what you are capable of if you have harnessed the ability to be a fully functional supernatural being both in your body, soul and spirit.  That’s what meditation does, it brings the alignment for your spirit man to manifest to its fullest potential. 

Basic steps for meditation

 

  1. Position yourself

 

  1. Isolation

Genesis 24:62–63 NIV

Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev. He went out to the field one evening to meditate, and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching.

Beer lahai roi – is the place where an angel appears to Hagar after her and Ishmael is driven away from Sarah

 

1 Kings 19:11 NIV

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.

 

Biblical prophets often engaged in physical seclusion,  and it was often a pre act for internal seclusion

Prophets and seers often opted to be shepherds to facilitate in their efforts of wanting to be secluded

Once in a suited environment, internal seclusion is pursued

The focus is to direct and clear your mind from the world to focus on the divine

Through this activity the imagination, which is associated to meditation, becomes activated through contemplating God’s creation

Focus on anything of God’s creation and allow the magnificence of it consume you

It’s allowing your mind to absorb by the divine

 

Psalm 73:28 NIV

But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.

Psalm 18:10–12 NIV

He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind. He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him— the dark rain clouds of the sky. Out of the brightness of his presence, clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of lightning.

 Through meditation, you can engage spiritual beings for manifestation in and through you.  Think of the Hebrew letters, each is a spirit being and through meditation you align yourself to be a vehicle of manifestation.

 

  1. Communion

Position your salvation 

Repentance is a gateway, cause it repositions you to engage the benefits of the blood of Jesus

I always take communion before I meditate it speaks to my blood and my DNA and confirms my position in the spirit realm.  By taking communion you are announcing to the realms the position you operate from and the gate you used to engage. 

 

  1. Body position

The most important aspect about body position is you must be comfortable.  Whether you are seated standing or lying down. For me personally lying down doesn’t work for me.  Whichever position you take, breathing must be a priority and comfortable.

 

  1. Methods of pursuit

 

Ezekiel 1:4 NIV

I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal,


Ezekiel’s visual

 

1 Kings 19:11–12 NIV

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

Jeremiah’s was audial

 

Praying in tongues

Engaging mysteries in heaven
Folding two dimensions into one

 

Music

1 Chronicles 25:1 NIV

David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service:

a spiritual state is entered with music that the glory becomes weighty

Psalm 139:17–18 NIV

How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.

a state is entered where time can easily stand still

 

Mantra

Genesis 12:7–9 NIV

The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him. From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord. Then Abram set out and continued toward the Negev.

The following psalm interprets the above

Psalm 91:14 CCEPONTVIVI:BT

Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

He was enraptured in me, and I will bring him forth. I will raise him up because he knew my name

 

Rabbi commentator – ‘he knew the mystery of my name’

 

Knowing His name is how to make use of it

Psalm 20:7 NIV

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

We utter the name of our Lord

In biblical times YHVH wasn’t allowed to be spoken

The only place it was uttered was in the Holy Temple. You are that temple now.

Deuteronomy 12:5 NIV

But you are to seek the place, the Lord your God will choose from among all your tribes to put his name there for his dwelling. To that place you must go;

THE NAMES OF GOD

Each name manifests a divine power and by singing in repetition we engage that power for different circumstances

Names of God engage different heavenly realms and express the nature of God

 

When a name is uttered, an influence from God associated with that name is transmitted and a mystery of God is released

Exodus 20:20–22 NIV

Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.” The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. Then the Lord said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites this: ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:

 

There are spiritual forces and angelic realms attached to each name, each name uttered suspends natural limitations and binds the user to the spiritual forces of that name and therefor enters realms and spiritual enlightenment otherwise not possible

 

Meditative states

 

Genesis 15:12 NIV

As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him.

Abraham understood meditation.  

When you look at the Hebrew for ‘deep sleep’, it means a supernaturally induced state.  Abraham falling into a deep sleep has nothing to do with being tired or sleep as we know it at the end of the day.  In this particular case it is definitely inferred to Abraham’s meditation process. It was in this deep state that Yahweh communicated with  Abraham. I’m not saying that we need to be in a deep state to interact with God, but our meditation unlocks realms of consciousness , the deeper our awareness,  the deeper our engagement. 

 

When to meditate

Lamentations 2:19 NIV

Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of the night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint from hunger at every street corner.

 

Romans 12:1–2 NIV

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—This is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

 

Psalm 119:23 NIV

Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.

Psalm 27:4 NIV

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

 

Psalm 63:6 NIV

On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.

Psalm 77:12 NIV

I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”

Psalm 119:15 NIV

I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.

Psalm 119:23 NIV

Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.

Psalm 119:27 NIV

Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 119:48 NIV

I reach out for your commands, which I love, that I may meditate on your decrees.

Psalm 143:5 NIV

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.

Psalm 19:14 NIV

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 73:26 NIV

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 18:11 NKJV

He made darkness His secret place; His canopy around Him was dark waters,  And thick clouds of the skies.

Technically you can meditate anytime of the day.  The blood of Jesus is multi-dimensional and not directional.  You don’t have to face east to meditate, the position of your heart is far more important than the position of your face.  If you remember from the previous blog with regard to the pineal gland, it is important to note though that for your pineal gland to function at its peak,  early morning hours before 5 a.m. can be beneficial. I am usually up from 2:30 or 3 in the morning to meditate. The distractions are zero, your pineal gland is functioning and producing melatonin,  and you can be yourself without anybody disturbing you or wandering in during your session 

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