On a somewhat related note. I've been writing a warning to my friends about "The Message". In my research I show the use of the phrase "as above, so below" used in the Model Prayer by the MESS instead of, "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done" Matt 6:9-10 . The origin of this phrase comes from an ancient Hermetic text and is one of the most recognizable phrases used in the occult. In the opening lines of the translation of The Emerald Stone, the phrase includes the comments about "One Thing" (I'm only showing this to show a correlation with these phrases and the occult, I'm not intending to promote them in any way).
Although IHOP uses Psalm 27:4 as the basis of their concept of "One Thing", I'm inclined to believe they are being demonically influenced with this more pagan, satanic definition of the word. Their prophecies, dreams, visions, signs and wonders and their Dominion / Kingdom Now theology would indicate demonic influence rather than Biblical.
that which is above is the same as that which is below, and that which is below is the same as that which is above, for the performance of miracles of the One Thing
. And as all things are from the One, by the meditation of One, so all things have their birth from this One Thing
Has anyone come across any writings along the lines of "One Thing" from a Biblical, Christian perspective? If so, I'd be interested in researching this a little further.
Jesus answered, "I am the WAY and the TRUTH and the LIFE, no one comes to the Father except through Me."