Is there such a thing as a Christian mystic? One dictionary definition gave me: “Mysticism” > the belief that direct knowledge of God or ultimate reality is attainable through immediate intuition or insight.
Upon more research I found it is a rather precise definition with a very broad application. It has been applied to any and all seekers of spirit, spiritual knowledge, supernatural, voice of God, religions, and etc.
A mystic is drawn to explore the spirit side of life in an effort to understand, apply, find answers, and solve spiritual mysteries. With the broad application of this word, “Mystic”, I believe we do have Christian mystics, and because of such broad application it is necessary to specify exactly what kind of mystic you are, if you are one.
Mystic could include any of the following terms: wizard, sorcerer, warlock, witch, Satanist, magician, and etc. But these would all be people drawing their power from Satan, and not God. For instance, when Moses was facing the magicians of the Pharaoh of Egypt. Moses threw down his staff and it became a snake. The magicians threw down their staffs and they became snakes also! (But not by the power of God.) They had another source, a dark source, and Moses’s snake ate the others.
I’m feeling led to go down this path because mystics, wizards, sorcerers, warlocks, the supernatural, are all very popular with Hollywood and this generation. We are seeing more and more of this stuff. I think it is a sign of our time, and the “seeds” of where we are going in our future harvest.
A mystic has a true hunger for spiritual things and a deeper knowledge. In that sense, I wish all Christians were mystics. Instead of being so caught up in the things of this world, and how to have success in the things of this world, a true mystic is more interested in the mysteries of God. I probably fall in the category of a Christian mystic. I’ve been this way most my life. I am fascinated with how to walk by faith and not by sight. A strong prayer life is one part of the answer. Mystics delve into prayer, and even fasting. They explore spiritual avenues.
So here we are in the day of Harry Potter and Doctor Strange. We also have good witches and white sorcery. (There is no such thing as white sorcery. It’s all dark, truth be told. The source of the power determines which side of the great divide it derives from.)
And how would the Matrix fit into all this? New Age mumbo gumbo. But truth is, we live in a matrix, just waiting to respond to faith. And it does. It happens all the time. The matrix is responding to the seeds we are sowing even now…whether seeds of witchcraft and sorcery, or seeds of God.
This is why all this is so dangerous, you know. It has been said that the pen is mightier than the sword, and that’s so true, because with a pen, “words” are written. Words put forth ideas people come to believe in. All of creation was spoken into existence from words and faith. We play with the very fabric of this universe as large platforms spew forth lies, hate, and manipulation.
So were going to look at this concept of the Christian mystic. Are they really drawn to a lot of flashy stage lights and shish boom bah? Not normally. Where are our mystics today? And what do they see coming? I would say John the Baptist was one type of mystic. Prophets are mystics.
When the Harry Potters of our future rise up to throw down their staffs and they become snakes; are we ready? This is our new subject for an episode or two. Let me know if you have an opinion in this. Do you like the idea of being a mystic? Does that appeal to you? If you’re too caught up in material things, you’re not likely to be a successful mystic.
So lets talk about Harry Potter, Doctor Strange, and any others who represent that ilk today. Is it all harmless fun? What do you think? We shall see.