Peace

You can tell who is leading you by what you’re being led by. One of the strongest indicators of God’s presence is peace. It is also one of the ways the Lord leads us. If Jesus is your Lord you don’t make decisions on your own, you involve Him. And you’re glad to do it. It might take some practice, so you better get to it. Including Him in the affairs of your life will always result in Him leading you. He will tell you what to do, if you ask Him.

If you know something is coming up, pray to the Father from your heart about it – in Jesus name. That’s how we’re told to pray. Then over the next few days check your spirit to see if you have peace inside yourself about doing it. If you don’t have peace in your spirit about doing it – don’t do it. That’s how you submit to His Lordship. Scripture says He will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him.

To yield to means to act on the urging or the prompting of something. The assembly of believers is a Body, it’s just like a Family. We are all supposed to maintain the Unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. That’s how the Body operates. We get in the Spirit together, then peace decides what stays or what goes. This peace comes only from the Holy Spirit, not from our mind. All the input to our mind comes from this world. We can yield to the feelings and thoughts of our soul, or we can yield to the Holy Spirit and to His Peace in our spirit, but we can’t do both.

The Humanism that dominates Western Society believes itself to live in a world without God, but they are sorely mistaken. We’ve never seen a world without God. There is no Light in a world without God – for He is the Light. That’s not just a phrase it’s the Truth. There is no peace in a world without Him, for He is our peace, and all real peace comes from Him. You don’t have to imagine a world without God, one already exists. It’s called Hell. To live in a constantly terrified state is a part of simply existing in Hell, it is a place of continual panic. It is a place with no love and no peace.

There is a peace you can get from the world, but it is not the peace that comes only from God. They are as different as a hard floor on a cold night is from a soft bed full of warmth and comfort. You can manufacture the worldly peace just by getting yourself to calm down. Getting your mind on something else, listening to ethereal music, having a drink or a cigarette. But it does not penetrate, and it does not last. It’s not the same.

You are a supernatural being who can tap into the most powerful supernatural force in the universe – the help of the Holy Spirit. He will comfort you in times of distress, He’ll strengthen you in times of weakness. You can call on Him and He will help you . . . if you will. Or, you can have your own way. God’s peace passes all understanding because it is not mental, it is Spiritual. Just like the problems, all of them are spiritual. If you’re going to make it in these Last Days you have to get ahold of the only peace that penetrates, the only peace that lasts.

One of the main things the enemy comes to take away is your peace. But the peace itself never diminishes, it does not weaken. It stretches into eternity, and it is either in you or it is not. There will be times when you will have to fight off all the pressures coming at you, just to keep your peace. It is that valuable. Stay out of all the strife of this life. Worship God from the core of your being, get in the Spirit and the peace of God will guard your heart and mind. When the Bible says to let the peace of God rule in your heart, that’s what it means. Peace to you and your house.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

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Destiny

Destiny is not you deciding what you want to do with your life and leaving God to work it out. That would put you at the center and make God your servant, as though He were here to promote your agenda or bring your plan to pass. Destiny is not for you to decide, it’s for you to Discover – what God has planned for your life. And here’s the thing, if you don’t want to know, He won’t tell you. The slightest bit of Unwillingness will keep you from hearing His voice.

Even as a Christian, if you don’t believe Him, don’t trust Him, or don’t want to know – your greatest moments of clarity will seem distant and foggy. You reap what you sow, remember. God is not mocked is the first part of that verse. The way we live and act and speak mocks God. We carry on as though He doesn’t exist, or as though He’s very weak – like some senile benevolent old grandfather in Heaven, who doesn’t know what’s going on in our lives. Yet the Bible tells us that the very hairs of our head are all numbered.

Astronomers tell us that there are over one hundred billion galaxies in the universe, and that there are more than a hundred billion stars in our galaxy alone. Yet God knows the stars by name – that’s what the Scripture says! Isn’t that amazing. You know what the word Universe means? One spoken sentence. I can’t say that without smiling – Look at God! Praise His Holy Name! That’s how He did it – He speaks things into existence. Go check it out, it’s in the Bible. Everything He created in the Book of Genesis says God Said – and it was, God Said – and it was, God Said – and it was! The reason God wants you to live by Faith is because He lives by Faith. It’s the way He does things.

He considers something within Himself – then speaks it into existence, bam! We’ll just call this the Big Bam – as opposed to the other one, which they can’t explain at all. Since they have no idea why it banged, how it banged, or what it was doing before it banged – it just banged. Those paths are very intentionally avoided by the people who cannot explain their childish position, because to take one step on any of them would lead directly to design or purpose. Which can only come from some sort of Intelligence, and is just another word for . . god.

Well they didn’t and don’t want to admit that, so they got to bangin’. So there was nothing there, then it suddenly turned into something. No, it turned into everything. That takes a lot more faith than I got. God is easy to believe, and easy to believe in. The bang never made a sound, it’s nothing but a bunch of rebellious men who don’t want God to exist – having a tantrum. Don’t buy into it – there’s nothing there.

The christianity of most who believe themselves to be Christian isn’t working for them because they haven’t been Discipled. I didn’t command it, Jesus did. It is a getting up under someone who has what you don’t – so you can get it from them. If they were a vessel full of liquid, and you the empty vessel needing to be filled, then the pipeline, the conduit, the funnel connecting the 2 of you would be Obedience. Not obedience in some random arbitrary manner – but obedience to God’s Word. Discipleship is all about accountability. The accountability of keeping your word, which was given in the form of a promise, when you made that promise to Change. Which is all that Repentance is – a promise to change. You can’t do it on your own, it is quite impossible. You need help, a lot of help, and a large part of the help God has sent is Discipleship.

Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to change – and be made into the image of Christ. If you haven’t at least begun the process of Salvation, which is the name of this being changed – you won’t make it to Heaven. It is not accomplished with a prayer anymore than your 1st year on the job ended by filling out the paperwork to get hired, no – that was all done beforehand. If you’re in the Clergy, no use quoting sola fide – Faith is an act not a thought. And yes it very much is Faith in Christ and His completed work on the Cross, but you have a part in response to that. Most who call themselves christians have very intentionally, not done their part. Some are just ignorant due to a gross shortage of Teachers in the Body of Christ. Not because they haven’t been Called – because few have answered the Call. From Genesis to Revelation, God ties all of your Love for Him and all of your Belief in Him to one thing . . . Obedience.

Now in doing our part, God has given all of us the ability to become Hungry, Willing or Obedient – so we can be Discipled. I in fact call these the 3 doorways to Discipleship, and teach my Disciples to look for one of these doorways being open as a confirmation of who they are to disciple. I’m not an Evangelist so I don’t take my guys out to the street corner and look for followers, and I tell them not to do that because that’s not the Call, or the Anointing that backs up that Call – on my life. And in ministering the real Biblical Christianity you only want to do what you’re Anointed to do. Which means what God has given you Power to do, because He’s Called you to do it. The thing so many won’t take the time to do, is to find out what God has Called them to do. They’re too busy doing what they’ve called themselves to do, or what someone else thought was a good idea. But they never asked God what He has for them.

There are many good books and many good movies, but most of the books that have ever been written – shouldn’t have been. It’s the same with movies, songs, restaurants, even Ministry. I’d say on average probably the top ten per cent in any field are doing something God put in their heart, whether they knew it or not. Which means in every area of human endeavor most of the people in the earth, including most of the people in the church, are not doing anything God told them to do. Which is where the Blessing is at – and the only place His Blessing is at. Remember Blessing means empowered to Prosper, not claiming your own success. This real tangible power comes from Him, not from the pretend of positive confession.

If you are not empowered by Him, you are not Blessed. It’s not competition that makes room for you, it’s your Gift that makes room for you. Instead of living in His Blessing people are just doing something, anything, to keep themselves busy, so they don’t go crazy. Busy making a living so they can feed themselves and pay their bills while waiting for Death to finally catch up with them. That’s why so many people are so frustrated. Well, that’s not what God calls life. Jesus came to deliver us from all that mundane, dreary, unrewarding, unfulfilling, frustrating existence that makes up our life in our town. He’s got something much better, for everybody on the planet. He said if we’ll follow Him (if we’re willing and obedient), we’ll eat, live, drive – the Best of the Land. All the time, every day.

In fact, the greek word for His kind of Life is Zoe. The God kind of Life, the uncreated life. It’s one of the main things Christ came to do. To change us from created to begotten – from creatures to Sons. It would be like a man changing a painting or statue (something he created) into another man (something he didn’t create but could only beget). C.S. Lewis explains this in Mere Christianity – you can only beget something of your own kind.

To beget is to give birth to something of the same kind as yourself. If you’ll get up under the Authority with Anointing that God has called you to, and stay there – the Gift that’s in you will come up out of you. It will. Follow someone who’s Christianity is working for them. Until you come into Ministry, you only have as much Anointing [and Authority] as that you are submitted to. That’s why most have none – they’re not submitted to any. That’s how it works. The Gifts, your Calling, the Office of Ministry is birthed while you’re being changed under the Anointing. Apostles and Prophets birth Ministry, we see that all throughout the Scripture.

You don’t have to be under us, but you have to be submitted somewhere to a Minister with the Anointing. We’re not selling anything to anyone or trying to get any to join us, much of what we say will repel the religion right out of you – and make the half committed partially obedient undercover christian downright angry. We’re telling the whole world including the christian world that they need to get Discipled. Not because we said so – Jesus said so. He commanded it! That’s why we have links on our website to the websites of other 5 Fold Ministries that walk in the power of the Holy Spirit, that live in the miraculous. It doesn’t matter if you like them or approve of them – they have God’s Approval! Don’t be arrogant, humble yourself. You don’t give out the Anointing, you may very well not have any – but you can get some. If you’ll let God have His Way, if you’ll let Him be God. This is not a Democracy – it’s a Kingdom, remember.

Jesus doesn’t want your vote, He is not running for office. He’s not coming back to be King, He is King already! He’s just coming back. The question is is He your King. I didn’t say is He your Savior, I said is He your King. If He is then all your Issues are settled, and you just do what He says. Everybody wants to be Saved from Death and Hell and the Punishment for sin, but nobody wants to do what they’re told. Only doers of the Word get Blessed, they’re the only ones who will make it. You can be one, you can – that’s what Discipleship does – makes you a doer, not just a hearer of the Word. So he can be your King, and when He comes back, you won’t run from Him . . . you’ll run to Him. That’s the road you must go down, making Jesus your King – so God can make you a son.

From our website (slightly modified).

Destiny

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Spirit Led

An idea is not Direction. A feeling is not a Leading. The Holy Spirit doesn’t Lead you with feelings. When the Spirit leads you it’s with an unction, a quickening – in your spirit, not your thought life. That running conversation in your head – that is your thought life. It is completely different from the Voice of the Spirit, who speaks to you in your spirit not your head. If you are taking direction from your Head – you’re being Head Led. That is not God. The first thing you have to get right is the geography of the Inner Man, which is your Soul and your Spirit. They are different in themselves and  they do different things.

Your spirit is your conscience, the part of you that knows right from wrong, and good from evil. It is the part of each one of us that is most like God, for the Bible tells us that God is Spirit. We are made in His Image. You don’t have a spirit, you are a spirit – just like God. It’s important to be very clear about this difference between soul and spirit. They are both part of your Inner Man but they are not the same thing.

There are completely different words for soul and spirit throughout the entire Bible, in both Hebrew and Greek. There are completely different words in English as well, we’ve simply been trained for centuries to ignore the differences. It has cost the church dearly. Your soul is made up of your mind, will and emotions. None of them are Saved, they must be renewed daily with the Word. You can change your mind any time you choose to because you have free will. It is the way God made you. God gave us emotions, He has them Himself. But they are never supposed to Lead us.

The brain is the organ of expression of the Soul and is directly tied to all the places where you emote, relate and interact with the physical world. It is the place they are physically managed from – but your brain is not your Mind. Your mind is part of your soul, which is part of the Spirit Realm. Your mind in the spiritual realm expresses itself through the organ of your brain in the physical realm. You could remove your brain and it would not affect your mind at all. You would simply be unable to express yourself in the physical world. In a very real sense your soul would be your output if you thought of it in computer terms. Well your computer isn’t broke just because your monitor isn’t working.

Your spirit is not seated or centered in your head, it is seated in your bowels. Which is your stomach along with the intestines, and are the organ of  absorption. The place where the very substance that allows you to keep living is taken into your Body. That’s why the Bible says to “Guard your Heart (your spirit) with all diligence, for out of it proceed the Issues of Life.” Another word for your spirit is what many of us in Ministry call your seemer. As it is the place where things seem right or seem wrong. It is also called your knower, because it is where you Know all things.

If you yield to your feelings, to your thoughts, or to your wants – you will not walk in the Spirit. What you yield to determines the kind of Fruit you produce. If you can say I think, I feel or I want – you’re being soulical. Which is not being spiritual. You think inside your head (your thinker) and you know in your Spirit (your knower). That is actually the best way to describe most of the Leading that comes from the Holy Spirit most of the time – it is a Knowing.

But when you’re looking (or listening) inside yourself, don’t aim at your head – aim at your belly. It takes a little practice to get good at, but anybody who is Willing to know His Will can get good at it. Don’t fool yourself, everyone is being led by spirits. Only those who are Led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. Get in the Spirit first thing in the morning, and Be getting back in the Spirit throughout the rest of your day. Then you’ll stay in and be led by, the Spirit of God.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com