How God Used Me to Shut Down The New Age In My Hometown

“Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
– Galatians 5:19-25

This whole 12 Hours To Live deal is not just a concept to me it is the reality of my life. I have a crazy physical situation and it seems that I am walking a tightrope between life and death literally. All of us really are as well whether we know it or not, and I simply don’t have the time or energy to sift through the maze of thinking that our culture is so steeped in. We have so much information coming at us it takes a committed effort to shut it off.

As I am writing about my experience, what is heavy on my heart is not to give people the wrong impression that i might have some “special wisdom from beyond” or a new message to “free the people with new revelations” or something like that. My prayer is simple to ask guidance from God to help to encourage people to give it all up and totally surrender to Jesus on his terms and to let him lead by the Holy Spirit into all truth.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;Try me and know my anxious thoughts; And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way.”
-Psalm 139:23-24 (NASB)

I have to stay out of my emotions and stick to what is written and keep my message on topic. My message on this site and throughout my life is simple:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge Him,And He will make your paths straight.
-Proverbs 3:5-6 (NASB)

In January 2009 when I unplugged my IV feeding machine it was very scary emotionally. As I worked through these emotions I wanted to find something to make me feel more comfortable. I was in allot of pain and uncertainty and at some level I still thought that it might be something I did or was doing that was affecting my healing. Maybe it was my mind that had effected my body in some way…

steve maust
January 9,  2009

In December 2008, I was studying a course called “Beyond Freedom” put out my Liberty League International, a very successful company where people were making upwards of one million dollars per year marketing this concept. This was a “positive thinking” type course and it was surrounding a concept called “the law of attraction popularized by Oprah Winfrey. Now this made perfect sense to me as I could not work and even if I could just make a living it would solve allot of problems.I had a confilt though at a deep level I knew that it was the will of God that my life was preserved and nothing else. While i worked through this I decided to really investigate the concept and I went to a meetup group named “The Inland Empire Law of Attraction Group” and i thought I could save allot of time hearing what these people had to say. I shared what was happening in my healing and they all exclaimed “It’s the law of attraction!” The idea here is that you “attract” what you positively hold in your thoughts.

I thought I might blend scripture with this concept and come out with a theology that might better suit my emotions. Well doing that drives me straight into the labyrinth or maze of the mind. When I listened to these people talking, these concepts that seemed so clear at first became murky and mysterious and it really added up to confusion.

I was interviewed for a internet radio station program where the host was saying that I used my mind to do this.

False Teachers
January 9, 2009

Then I was asked to speak at a meeting and they really got a hold of my story. The meeting organizer wanted to turn the group over to someone else and I was asked to be the leader. At this same time, Liberty League had a Los Angeles area event and they asked to film my healing story. I was well on my way once again to getting every thing I needed and wanted but with a small hurdle to jump over….all I would have to do is LIE..

We had a few meetups and I heard the true nature of this concept, that the people who had “uncovered it” were channeling. I thought “Oh great we have some new age channelers here……So I said we wont study channeling and the reaction was disbelief. They said all the people surrounding this were channelers.

I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!

For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.
Galatians 1:6-9 (NASB)

I decided to go to church around the corner from my house. That day they had a speaker named John Bevere teaching a course called “Breaking Spiritual Intimidation”. I never had heard anything like this. It was a pivotal moment as I saw the scripture come alive and I knew I could apply it to my life.

I decided to shut down the Inland Empire Law of Attraction Meetup immediately

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I began the “Breaking Spiritual Intimidation Meetup” to get some Christians who might help me understand this course.

A group in San Diego noticed the meetup group and asked me to share my testimony at a meeting they were having. The video above is the audio of the only testimony I have ever given.

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I used the principles I learned from john Bevere to face the additional open heart surgery I had the next year and 11 months later the near fatal car crash that caused a complete reconstruction of my body. Most important it gave me the courage to answer my sons question he posted on Facebook by living out the answer and this site is part it.

I also faced one of the most evil men on the planet by traveling to India, which answered all my questions as to if the Bible was real or a list of fables.

The big picture of what was going on in all these situations was Satan’s tempting me with riches and material wealth in an attempt to take credit for my healing and to lay claim to my life. To spin my story for his glory. Since he is the father of lies, of course his plans were thwarted by God’s love for me, and even in my searching with my feelings he had his way and used me to literally shut down a major new age group, and later to expose the true spirit behind the “path of knowing” and the path of self worship.

Now to the present day. On Saturday March 1, 2014 I was introduced to a ministry that I have felt called to be a part of. I found a group of people who were walking in a authentic way that I have know existed but was never a part of. I knew God was calling me to be a small part of it.

Yesterday I posted a prayer I found by Lou Engle praying that God raise up leaders to pray for healing and prayer intercession. I knew when I found this that it was confirmation that the choice was correct that I join the ministry. Then later that day I met a man who a friend said would “help me learn to walk in the spirit”

As I sat down with him I immediately noticed that he began to ask questions that were meant to make a person doubt that the literal word needed to be interpreted by him. So I asked “what is the message?” because I am trying to get to the heart of the matter with where he is actually at. He said some things that really raised major red flags for me. He said that Jesus was not God that the son was something else. He said that if we pray to Jesus we are not praying to God. He said Jesus is not sitting at the right hand of the father.  He has some secret knowledge of the nature of God. I asked if this was secret and he said people don’t know about this and that is why he is writing his books. He is speaking about a different “jesus” and this is exactly what Paul is warning the church of Galatia about. He went on but that’s not important to go into detail as what I have learned about the occult is that it is just very very very complicated. Thats how you spot it.

He was saying that once someone believes they can live any lifestyle they choose and still be “saved”. I said that was a sad and dangerous message as most people are looking to get free from negative lifestyles and that is why they seek God in the first place. It also contradicts what Paul is warning the early Christians in Galatia against and that was they were living in major sin and still thinking they were “saved’. I said in my life I need to look at the “fruit” or behavior I am engaged in to know that something has dramatically changed which shows evidence of that change. Of course there is noting I can do to earn favor with God but Jesus said “by their fruits you will know them” and he is talking about me as well as others.

I told him that I had a near death experience and after much soul searching am convinced that I might not have been saved before as my life did not show the evidence of that.

The Holy Spirit will uncover the heart of the matter if you get out of the way and allow him to work. So when he gave a complicated web of scriptures about who God was I said “who cares? What’s the message?” He said “salvation” but I could see he was getting very frustrated and angry when I said “who cares”. You know this, that the gospel is so very clear and simple that a small child can understand it and Jesus said himself that “unless you are like a child you cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Now the true message came out:

He had some story casting doubt on certain ministries( the exact one I found on Saturday) and that these people were dangerous and should be stopped. What are the chances that this guys agenda would be to dismantle the very ministry I was joining?

This statement is so ridiculous that it doesn’t even deserve any attention..

He had come complicated message about people not being in “the power of God” and that he had the way to do this, what was painfully evident was that he was trying to lead others after himself and his books or his “special way of reading between the lines”. Listen, with my background I can spot the occult from a mile away. It is always meant to divide and conquer and make people dependent on a person either alive or dead tell them what to do.

This all took a sort time and it was all the Lords leading.

I said your true message here is to divide and conquer the authority in these ministries WE ARE DONE! I stood up and said “I love you guys but your way off base here” as I walked away I again said “I love you guys” and he yelled “HAVE A GREAT LIFE!”

Now where is the message of hope here and when is the restoration?

I am so thankful for this experience as it lead me to find the answer through a teacher in whom I trust, Jack Hayford and it became a way for me to ask the difficult questions about salvation and get a clear answer from a .

The spiritual battle is against demonic forces trying to construct a philosophy to suit peoples comfort level. The battle is against  my trying to use my understanding to guide my life. It is against anything that tries to replace the word of God as its literally written in context. 

In 2009, when I  had unplugged my feeding machine I was scared and tried to find something that made sense to me to feel safe. That lead me to a short stint looking at another “path” which turned out to be all based in the church of Scientology, the leadership were all basing this philosophy on it, and when that fact came out publicly later in 2009, Liberty League collapsed.

So many times like when I was designing the Las Vegas show, my time on Wall Street along with this effort by Satan to take credit for my healing story were all attempts to get the glory away from God. It was by his grace that I left these temptations and I could have saved myself allot of heartache by just submitting to Jesus on his terms much earlier in life.

Listening to myself I can hear the most important solution, which was a simple faith in Christ and love for him for who he is and not what he does.

Later in 2010 I was to go back to my own understanding and try to answer my sons question on Facebook in another way which was a big mistake…

How is has God helped you to find leaders who you can trust, and what process did God put you through to put works of darkness to death in your own life?

I would love to hear your experience!