Kingdom Come

God does love. God is love, and He is the God of all love. Love comes from Him. But He does not love everything and everybody. What God loves is what He made. Which includes the way He made it. What He made it to be and how He made it to be. It is this very manner of being, and very way of being that He is inviting us back into. We were born outside of it, and had no way back. Because of a mistake made long ago by those who came before us. No way back unless He were to provide One. And He did. And He does. For all who will receive it, which includes sticking to it.

God is not sending anyone to Hell. The choice has been given by God to men, and their own choice brings salvation or damnation. That’s what you say to folks who ask how could a loving God send people to Hell. The answer is – He is not. Grace is not given so we can do whatever we want. If you find what you are doing or not doing does not line up with what He said – you have to change. You promised that you would. That’s what Repentance is, a promise to change. Much grace is needed every step of the Way. Much grace is given. Grace is for people who repent. Not so that sinners can keep on sinning. If you don’t repent, there is no grace. Just Hell.

There is a deep and abiding misunderstanding in the atmosphere of religious christianity throughout the whole earth, over the meaning of a single word in the Bible. It has caused so much confusion and misunderstanding. Perhaps a better word would be deception, as it is part of the deception in the Last Days that Jesus warned us about. He told us again and again that there would be many teachers and preachers saying what people wanted them to say.

These teachers have crafted and shaped their sermons to cater to a highly distracted and self obsessed people. Addicted to lust and allergic to God, as one Pastor put it. Assuring them that if they accept Jesus without becoming like Him, they would be saved. That their salvation is by grace alone, they don’t have to do anything but show up to church and be entertained, if and when they feel like it. They don’t have to do anything but be saved. It is exactly what they want to hear. Almost all of what is known as the church today is made up of these people.

If you want to get the results that Jesus got, you have to preach the gospel that He preached. He preached repentance and the Kingdom of God. The two are not arbitrary, repentance is the very thing required to enter the Kingdom of God, as this world is on its way out. It is all coming to an end. It is the lack of understanding of the meaning of this word that is behind the exponential rise of Humanism inside the church, for almost a century now. It is the word world, and it does not mean people. People are included in what God made, but they are not all that He made. More importantly, in his current fallen state, man is not the way God made Him. Which is why He gave us Christ. So that any who would, could return to the way God made them. Instead of the way sin made them.

The atmosphere of our planet has multiple layers, just as the ocean does. The earth  has multiple layers within itself. Is it any coincidence that Greek being the most accurate language in the history of the world, has 4 words for world. Each of them different, yet complementing the others. So that when brought together they make up a whole. This is one of the reasons that God used Alexander to establish the largest empire in the known world, to spread a common language. Not since Nimrod led the rebellion against God at the tower of Babel, shortly after the flood of Noah, when God had to confuse the language, had there been a common one. That one was being used against Him, this one would be used for Him.

Aion is the first word, it’s where we get our word eon from, and it means age or fixed span of time of indefinite duration. The Hebrew word it was translated from in the Bible includes the duration being hidden or concealed. Because of course, it’s up to God how long He will give something to run its course. Timing goes with Authority. The second word is Ge which is the land as opposed to the water. Terra firma, solid ground. Every solid planet would qualify as Ge. But you would need another word entirely to refer to habitable earth, or inhabited land. And that word is Oikoumene.

So in just the first three we have a space of time needed for anything to exist in, the land itself as the thing existing within that time, and then the land being habitable so as to sustain life. But it is not until we get to the fourth word that everything comes together and is given its proper place ability and function, and that word is Kosmos. This is the main word for world used in the New Testament, including John 3:16, and is used almost 200 times. Most of them in the Gospel of John, where it is almost always referring to a system that is opposing God. It literally means the order and arrangement of things. If anyone who cares to would take the small amount of time to go back and read John chapter[s] 1, 3, or 14-17 and substitute the original Greek meaning of order and arrangement of things for the word world every time it is used, you will be shocked and amazed. You will get a revelation of God’s Truth in your spirit, and it will click. You’ll get it, you’ll understand – and everything will change.

Never again will you be blinded by this deception of Humanism crept into the church, of God loving people the way they are. That is nowhere in the Bible. Don’t believe me, go look for it yourself. God does love and God is love. But what God loves is what He made, which includes the way he made it. God does love man as part of what He made, but He does not love man or creation the way it has become through the corruption of sin. You do have to come as you are, but you cannot stay the way you are. Christ is not some remote esoteric ideal, He is what you have to become like. Everyone in Heaven will be like Him or becoming like Him on some level, before they get there.

For anyone who does not want God or doesn’t want to be with Him, well there’s only one other place to go. Don’t blame God, He isn’t sending anyone to Hell. They just didn’t take Him seriously. Well Judgement Day will change all that. It is this corrupted order and arrangement that Jesus came into. He came to destroy the old order that had been corrupted by sin and existed apart from God, and restore for those of us born in the old, what would be a new order. But is actually the order and arrangement that God has always existed in. He has invited everyone back into it, but we don’t have to come. That invitation will not go on forever, and is now at an end. If you are a Believer, then you are already in it. It’s not your job to get everybody saved, it’s your job to tell them the Truth.

In the second chapter of the Book of Daniel, a king is given a dream. When the ancient city of Babylon was the greatest city in the earth, it had a King who was the greatest king in the earth. His name was Nebuchadnezzar. For the people of Israel being held captive there, this time was known as the Babylonian Captivity. Daniel was among the captives. God, in dealing with Nebuchadnezzar, the pride of man, all kings and all kingdoms . . . gave him a dream. In the dream he saw a huge magnificent enormous statue of a man, which represented the great kingdoms and empires from Babylon (then) to the time of the Antichrist (now). The different parts made of various metals and representing different kingdoms is explained in chapter two by Daniel, as he interprets the king’s dream.

If you haven’t read it or it’s been awhile, you should go read it. Suffice it to say the empires are Babylon, Medo-Persia, Alexander and Greece, Rome, with the ten toes representing the European Union (or its rough equivalent) as it will be taken over by the Antichrist. The statue in representing the greatest and most dominant kings and kingdoms, represents all of them. As well as man in all his pride trying to rule himself instead of letting God be his King. We are now at the very end of the time that God has given men to seek Him and His will for their lives, rather than following their own. The government of men is failing and the economy of men set up by themselves to provide for themselves . . . is about to collapse. Which will send all who don’t know the Lord – running into the arms of the Antichrist.

To facilitate the rise of the Antichrist the power of the West had to decline. All that was needed on our end was a president who would not only weaken our power and shake the hand of the Antichrist – but would play his part in enabling him to rise. We’ve had one for four years, he was re-elected last year. And it wouldn’t matter who it was, all of Scripture will come to pass. Each man simply chooses which side of God’s Word he is on. The decisions we make determine the direction we take, and the direction we take determines our destiny. It’s not some great mystery.

In the dream Daniel explains that the rock cut without hands smashes the statue to pieces, completely destroying it. The rock represents the Kingdom of God, and the place on the statue the rock hits, its point of Impact . . . is the feet of the statue. Which is the time we’re in now. Jesus isn’t coming back to take sides, He’s coming back to take over. For those who don’t know Him . . . it won’t be pretty. But for you and I, and any who choose to Believe – it will be the very thing we’ve been waiting for all of our lives. The Bible calls this looking forward to His Coming as the Blessed Hope. If you love Jesus then we’re looking forward to it together. He’ll be here momentarily.

The End

Coming of Christ - Return of The King

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

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Alexander

It was Aristotle who taught Alexander to be the man you want to seem to others. I like to think of our own attempts to do this as the ideal man. We are told in Josephus that the Lord himself  spoke to Alexander in a dream while he was in Macedonia, at Dios. He was considering how he “might obtain the dominion of Asia” – when God told Alexander that He would go with his army and give him “the dominion over the Persians.”  It was because of this vision from God that Alexander believed with all of his heart, that he told his most senior general [Parmenion]  “I believe that I bring this army under the divine conduct.”

When he arrived at the outskirts of Jerusalem after the long and difficult siege of Tyre, the High Priest along with all the Jewish people turned out to meet him, dressed in their Sunday best (as we would say in the West). It was this very High Priest who had spoke to Alexander in his dream, telling him that God would be with him and his army – that now showed him where he himself was spoken of in the book of Daniel, which had been written more than two centuries earlier while Daniel was a captive in Babylon. Which was the very city where Alexander would die in 323 B.C.

It must have been one of the greatest twilight zone moments in history when it’s greatest conquerer reads about himself [in Jerusalem], from a book in the Bible. Written by a Prophet from Jerusalem, while he had been a captive in Babylon – more than 200 years before Alexander would die there. If that makes your head spin, let me tell you that all things are connected in ways and at levels we don’t even know. I’m just telling you the tiny little bit that I know. It was no accident or coincidence that one of Alexander’s boyhood friends and one of his most trusted generals [Ptolemy], and later his son [Ptolemy Philadelphus] would give us the Greek translation of the Hebrew Tanakh, which is the Old Testament of the Christian Bible.

Among ancient historians there are the credible and highly reliable, and there are the less credible and unreliable. Just as there are with journalists and writers of non fiction today. You can read the Journal of Applied Nutrition, or you can read the National Enquirer. They both offer cures. One is highly reliable, the other is unreliable. To say it kindly. When writing about a person from antiquity, the ancient sources are all you have to go on. There are 6 for Alexander. They range from Josephus and Arrian on the highly reliable end, to Quintus Curtius Rufus, whose florid style and tendency toward exaggeration, have made him less reliable in much, and unreliable in some.

The relatively few secular historians and classicists who know that Josephus’ voluminous writings contain accounts of Alexander and other notables from history – cannot stand the fact that a former pharisee and priest in Israel wrote such things. Nearly two thousand years ago. He is too difficult for them to overcome. So they just deny him, or ignore him completely. Every Christian should be at least aware that his writings exist. For any who love the truth the rule of Scripture applies well here: We look at Scripture in the light of other Scripture.

Below is an abriged version of a letter that I wrote to a fellow Minister about 10 years ago, after I had heard him say so many erroneous things about Alexander during a sermon he gave at a church I was attending – that I had to answer him. He is a mighty man of God, and well known in our circles, especially for his work in Russia. At the time, he had a church in Moscow across from the Kremlin. He’s also a Greek Scholar [language not literature]. When I saw him next and spoke to Him about the letter, he told me he had read it. I gave him a copy of the book I had recommended. I know it helped him, and I’m sure he doesn’t say those things anymore. Brother Rick Joyner in one of his visions speaks of seeing a world conquerer in Heaven, whom he was very surprised to see. I’m certain it was Alexander.

– If you’ll permit me brother, in line with being both accurate and correct while pursuing the more excellent way – allow me to say something about Alexander, as he is one of my favorite subjects. I’ve read 5 different biographies on him, and I don’t read bio’s. Two from the ancient sources (Plutarch , and Arrian). Two from men of this century (Peter Greene and Ulrich Wilken), and the only one written by a woman. Which is far and away the best of them all, ‘The Nature of Alexander’ by Mary Renault .

Women seem to have more intuition than men, and certainly more grace. If you consider the sentiment in Athens at the time of Alexander’s death among the philosophers who decided both it (it was both anti Alexander and anti Macedonian) and the history of the man whom they despised and hated – that would be passed down to the rest of us. It is no wonder that it would take a woman’s hand to piece together some of the wreckage of a destroyed reputation. The destruction began even before his death and it’s chief architects were Demosthenes (the main mouth in Athens at the time) and Cassander. The latter of which was the son of Antipater, who was Regent in Macedon for Alexander while he was off conquering the world, as he had been for his father Philip before him, and for his son Alexander IV after him. Before Cassander murdered the boy, his mother, and Alexander’s mother Olympias.

I’m not sure what you’ve read, or perhaps you’ve just heard some things – but I would definitely make people quote their sources, because I assure you brother, we don’t have a record anywhere of Alexander being in a bar (if they had such things). Let alone dying from a wound he got in one. We really don’t know exactly what he died from but all of the evidence suggests pleurisy, from a wound to the lung by an arrow in battle – which almost killed him at the time (3 years earlier).

You may be referring to the tale of him draining a “cup of Heracles” at a party held for him by his friend Medius and the supposed sharp cry of pain that followed (since it was poisoned). Let me simply say that two noted, solid, trustworthy historians of their day (Plutarch and Arrian) who lived much closer to Alexander’s time than anybody of the nearly two millennia that have followed – both dismiss the tale as absurd, and in fact only mention it to dismiss it. It’s also important to remember that Arrian, having been a revered and well rewarded general under Hadrian, was writing as a fellow soldier and had all the primary source material available to him (in the as yet unburned libraries).

He chose as his sources Ptolemy, Aristobulus and Nearchus – all of whom knew Alexander in life. Two of them having grown up with him since boyhood. Ptolemy had already established both himself and his dynasty in Egypt for 20 years after Alexander’s death before writing his History, and was completely lacking in motive to tell anything but the truth. Being a King now himself and living in a world that was still filled with plenty of veterans of their campaigns together who could refute anything other than testimony, and would. As any Macedonian could freely approach the King and tell him exactly what he thought.

We’re talking about a guy who named one town after his horse and another after his dog, who gave lavishly to everybody, who inspired lifelong loyalty and rewarded it. He knew thousands of his men by their first names and had personally saved many of their lives as well as payed off many of their debts with his own money. He restored many conquered rulers to their former place (under him of course), and tolerated to live many who he knew hated him and wanted him dead – both in Athens and in his own camp. When he could have easily had them killed, and nobody would have said anything. But he did not. Not the least of which were Demosthenes in Athens and Cassander in Macedon.

War brings horrible things as a matter of course and there are those who are better and worse among the one’s who wage it, and I have no doubt he was an arrogant bastard (actually a virtue in ancient Greece). But I have to tell you I have heard more preachers talk smack about this man and attack his character than any other person of antiquity. Always with a different death, after living a horrible life drawn from some perverted image of the drunken, orientalized, lecherous despot. These images were passed down to us by men like Theophrastus, professor of science at the Lyceum, who proclaimed that alcoholism had made Alexander’s semen watery. Even though he hadn’t laid eyes on Alexander in 15 years. Alexander had only been to Athens once in his entire life, when he was 18. Wine was what everybody drank, especially on campaign, as the water was often toxic or sickening. The loss of life to disease and bad water was much greater than that in all the battles put together. He actually drank much less than most of his comrades and had to be persuaded to attend many gatherings.

Pursuing deification was standard fare for a ruler from before Egypt to the fall of Rome. His father Philip had sought it before him, but was assassinated by an offended ex-lover (Pausanias), who just happened to be the Captain of his Bodyguard. The Egyptians hailed Alexander as a deliverer (he didn’t even have to fight them) and it is they who made him Pharaoh and called him son of Ra and son of Ammon, making him a god. He didn’t have to ask anybody for it. Even when he journeyed to the Oracle at Siwah to consult Ammon about his future he was already a god. Though from this time on his sense of destiny acquired a daimonic force. Interestingly, Dake says in his notes on Daniel that the Prince of Grecia is the spirit (now in the abyss) that caused Alexander to have such success and will be released in the last days to give the Antichrist his initial victories. One of the few places where Biblical and secular history speaking of something spiritual actually shake hands.

I’ll end with this. Arrian says of Alexander that unlike other Kings, he repented when he knew he had done wrong. Though most secular historians believe that Xenophon’s Cyrus was the model for Alexander, I know it was David. He was the closest any warrior King outside the Covenant had ever come to being like David. Several things he did were exact copies of those David did. I’ve found so many parallels over my years of studying Alexander that I’ve often thought of writing a book about it, ‘David and Alexander’ is what I’d call it. I’ve written a book already ‘Confessions of a God Hater’ (the Lord told me to call it that) , but it’s not published yet. I guess I want you to know brother that I’ve never read anything even slightly indicating that Alexander was a wicked man, or even a bad one.

All that I’ve seen shows him to be a good man, a great King and a brilliant general, still greatly honored and revered today. He simply didn’t know God. But of course nobody else at that time did either. Even the Jews who God was busy trying to reveal himself to, were busy disobeying everything He said. I have read a fair amount by men who seemed to me jealous of him, and others who made the historical nonsequitur of judging him by the standards of their day instead of those of his own. It’s also worth remembering that one of his boyhood friends and most trusted generals, Ptolemy, was the man responsible for the Hebrew Bible being translated into Greek giving us the Septuagint. His son (Ptolemy Philadelphus) finished the project.

When Alexander became King of Macedon at a little past 20 years old, all that he had inherited from his father were a few gold and silver cups, less than 60 talents in the treasury and debts of 500 that he owed. Upon borrowing 800 more, he gave away everything he had to friends and loyal supporters. Some would take nothing from him. The man who would become his second in command, Perdiccas, asked him “What are you keeping for yourself?” “Hope,” said Alexander, to which Perdiccas replied “That I’ll share.”

I hope that he’s in Heaven. And although it would be cool for you to be sitting next to him at the Marriage Supper asking him to pass you the mashed potatoes, and he looks you in the eye smiling as he does, causing you to turn a slightly spiritual shade of red . . . what I’d really like is for you to give the man a break – and read the book I’ve suggested. Don’t go asking some Greek Classicist what he thinks about him, ask a Macedonian one. The Greeks today aren’t any fonder of their northern cousins than they were back then. If you want to know about Canada don’t ask someone from the United States, ask a Canadian. –

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Covet

The shoes do not make the man, the car doesn’t make the man, and your house does not define you. People of the world say those things, but they are not true. They think like that because they don’t believe God. So they Covet. God makes the man! It is true that you should make an effort to look and be your best. God wants us to pursue excellence – in everything. But if you are Led by what you see – you are an Unbeliever. If you’ve gotta have the big house or the new car before you give God the Glory, then you are Discontent. Just because someone has a lot of stuff doesn’t mean they have an important life.

So many people have lived their lives in pursuit of something they thought they had to have, that they couldn’t even taste the good life they were already living. They ran so fast to get where they were going, they missed all the lovely and amazing that was right in front of them. God put it there to be enjoyed. When we covet, we sin with ourself and we sin inside ourself. So that in one sense, nobody else can see it, because it is in our inner man. Covetousness is the greedy desire to Get. Anything. The question should never be about what I want. Instead, we should ask ourselves  ‘if I am truly in Christ, can I rejoice right here. Can I be thankful to God no matter where I’m at, no matter what’s going on in my life, regardless of circumstances.’ That’s the real test, and it’s a life long one.

The difficulties don’t begin when your ship comes in. You have to pass a lot of tests just to get your ship to come in. It starts right here, right now. Right where you’re at. A refusal to pass the test or to even take it isn’t actually an option – it’s just the terrorist of your fallen nature showing. It insists that I get my way before I praise God. As though I can blackmail the Creator of the universe by being self centered and unthankful – until I get mine. It is the way of all flesh, but it doesn’t have to be your way. You don’t have to be carnally minded. You can keep your mind on spiritual things. Things like contentment.

Contentment is something more than just putting up with where you’re at, or refusing to complain about what you have. Contentment means I know my Redeemer lives! He is my Provider, and He will take care of me, and until everything He has for me shows up – these things [right here] don’t move me. You and I will have to hold fast to this position all of our life. My desires do not define me – His Word does. All of my circumstances good or bad, are not in any way sufficient for me. He is my Sufficiency! He is the over and above, more than enough God. Not just for the future, for right now.

The right now is where we get to practice believing that. Instead of believing what we see or feel, because we need a lot of practice. Here is the very place of my death to Self, and the birth of my becoming a Son. Dead to Self – alive to Christ, remember. A true Son is content, not with where he’s at – but in who the Father is. Part of God’s provision through what Christ did on the Cross is contentment, and it is for us right now. Godliness with contentment is great gain. If you can’t be content right now before you get the big house and nice car, you won’t be content after. Jesus said a man’s life does not consist of the things he possesses.

Money is a form of Power, but it’s the lowest form of power in the earth. It is not important to God – He owns all the silver and the gold. But He knows it’s important to us. In a sense it is just a symbol, but it’s got our energy and effort, our blood sweat and tears wrapped up in it. Which is what makes it precious to us, and therefore makes it precious to God. If you desire something it’s because you Value it. You have a level of respect and reverence for anything you desire. Because desire is related to worship. It is in fact worship on a lower level. God is the one who gave us desires and He wants us to have them. If we take our proper place as sons – our deepest desire will be for Him.

This highest reverence we possess is the thing we’re supposed to have for God, the thing we’re supposed to give Him. Left to ourselves we don’t give it to Him. Because even though it is in us – it’s not in us for Him. That heart posture came with the Fall, and like all other corruption – must be changed into the Image of His dear Son. Covetousness is that greedy desire to get, which is what we do have instead of a strong desire for Him. You just may not recognize it until you’re in the middle of it, or it’s in the middle of you. Anything you desire intensely is something you Covet.

The Bible does not say not to covet absolutely, it says not to covet certain things. It actually tells us to Covet the Lord and His Things. What we have to realize is that we covet.  All that remains is to shift our Covetousness from the world of men to the things of God. It will take a lifetime. The greater the reverence we have for the Holy Spirit, the more we desire Him, the more He will show up in our meetings and in our lives. Ask the Lord to help you reverence Him, to want Him more than you do already. Make it your Prayer that He causes your strongest desires, your deepest longing . . . to all be for Him.

There is a strong similarity in praying to a statue and caring more about money and stuff than you do about God. The Bible calls it Idolatry. Covetousness is Idolatry.  That means you have something in the place that only God should have. What so many fail to realize is that everything down here is like a gallon of milk – it has an expiration date on it. It’s only good for a little while to do something with. If you don’t do something with it in the short time you have it, it won’t matter. Your having had it will have meant nothing. Don’t stockpile things or money – put them to use. Use them to get people for the Kingdom. How much you had of anything won’t even be known in the next life. What you did with it will be known, by everybody. And it will be known forever. Don’t just be rich in this world – be rich in God.

This is not the only life we are going to have. We must get over the lie that if I don’t find satisfaction in this life, if I don’t make myself happy – I will never be fulfilled. I won’t get another chance, so I have to do it now. It’s a Lie. Did you notice the Bible doesn’t spend a lot of time or space talking about our happiness, or our being happy. You can obey the Bible and be happy. Although obedience is much more important than happiness, especially for the life to come. As it is the very thing required on our part, to make it to the next life. Which is the only Life . . that matters.

Christ is supposed to be our Life. There are many beautiful homes and lovely neighborhoods but the very best place in the world to live – is in the Will of God. Do not build your life on the level of credit cards, automobiles and houses. Don’t. The physical realm is the lowest level to build your life on – and it is all going away. In the world that’s coming there is a Highway called Holiness, and there will not be a single boat plane car or truck on it. We will travel on it, all of us. And only the Redeemed can travel it. You and I will be there. You’ll be in your glorified body and you’ll like it. It’ll be Good. In just a few days it won’t matter how much money you made, what you owned, or how important you were. All that will matter is . . . do you love Jesus.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

No Anxious Thought

What is it that the god of this world blinds [in people]. The Bible tells us. Lucifer blinds their minds. How does he do it. Through their own Unbelief. How does that come. Through words and thoughts. That’s how spiritual warfare is waged. If we are transformed by the renewing of our Mind – then how are we Conformed to the world. By our thoughts and what we think on.

There are so many thoughts in the world that are not from God. If you think these ungodly thoughts they will conform you to the ungodly world. Some thoughts are dangerous. Our bodies are not built to handle all the stress and anxiety of this world. In fact, we are commanded to take no Anxious thought. Anxiety and stress are killers. Anxious thoughts will come, but you don’t have to take them.

We were raised in a godless world system, and it affects the way we think whether we want it to or not. Our whole mindset has been conformed to an ungodly way of thinking. After doing it long enough, you think it’s normal. You don’t even notice it cause everybody’s doing it. Well it’s not normal. Your emotions are not You, they are a part of you. Yet so many followers of Christ follow their emotions much more than they follow Christ. This is unacceptable.

Reason and Logic do not explain Existence and Meaning. God requires us to live by Faith – which is the opposite of all that. If you let the Devil pull you over into the area of reason within the realm of thought, he will confuse you trip you up tie you down and defeat you every time. Reason is his realm. He has been at this a long time, and is better at his game than you are at yours. Because you’re not supposed to be playing his game – you are supposed to put on Christ, to get in the Spirit. Which takes you and your decision making out of the realm of your mind will and emotions.

Now if you’ll keep him in the arena of Faith, there’s very little he can do. Faith limits his access to you and Faith limits his ability in your life. Greatly. But there are two things you have to remember about Faith. Getting in it at the start of your day, and staying in it throughout your day. Your faith isn’t in the weather, it’s not in your money or your feelings – your faith is in God.

When the Devil comes at you, it’s almost always to Deceive you in some form or fashion. We know he is the father of lies, the Bible says so. But he’s not going to tell you that he’s telling a Lie right up front. That would stop most people from believing him. What he’ll do is come in a way that seems right. That way you’ll fall for it, almost every time. He keeps most people bound this way. Usually through some type of Deception or some kind of Fear. Anxiety is a type of Worry which is a fruit of Fear.

We are taught by our society that if you care then you worry, that it’s right to worry. Scripture speaks to us about a way that seems right to a man, but it ends only in Destruction. Don’t confuse seeming right in your head with seeming right in your spirit. It’s not the seeming itself that is important – but where the seeming is at. Going by how anything seems in your head is still being head led. No son of God is head led, they are all Spirit led. Don’t give into Fear, it is a tool of the Devil.

As believers we should always be aware of what we’re projecting to others by our visible example. I’m not talking about pleasing them or faking it, but reflecting God’s Light. We should always be filled with the Spirit or getting back in the Spirit which always brings Joy and Peace with it. We enter into God’s presence through Faith not through Feelings. His presence on us is visible.

People can see it, even if they don’t know what it is. They can tell there’s something different about you because you Believe. The peace of God is tangible, you can sense the joy of the Lord. If you’re not at peace and filled with joy, then you shouldn’t be projecting that by your visible example. You don’t belong to yourself, you belong to Christ.

A large part of who God is and what God is is what He thinks, and how He thinks. We have the distinct privilege of having a Book filled with God’s thoughts. You can make them your thoughts. You can fill yourself with them now. When you think God’s thoughts after Him and don’t reject them but believe them, they actually have the power to conform you to think like Him. When you think like Him you become like Him. Set a godly example by taking no anxious thought and refusing to worry. Think God’s thoughts instead.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

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Orient

Modernity is so dismissive of everything that came before it. We have learned while in it to diminish all things spiritual. The modern rise of the Intellect and the academic learning it descends from have trained us to ignore our Conscience. Stepping both over and on our spirit which is our conscience, and the inherent knowing of right and wrong built into it. Our sense of ought, knowing what we should do regardless of what we feel like doing, comes out of our conscience.

This inherent knowledge is called Morality, and in all the knowledge of all men can be traced back only to the Bible, as its first and oldest source. It is most clearly on display in true Christianity. All of which works by Faith, so that if your faith is weak your christianity will be also. Because we live in a time of great deception where so little of the real is visible anywhere, it is very easy to Fake it. Jesus warned us many times that Deceivers would come in this very day.

That’s what these other religions are, including the many cults of Christianity. They are fakes. Possessing attributes of the real, but not the substance. Similar in form, but containing none of the power. Such parallels can be found anywhere in the whole of fallen creation. The design of currency is as much art as any painting, but if it’s not Authorized by the government it claims to represent – it is Counterfeit.

The word means made in exact imitation of something valuable or important with the intention to deceive. Catholic is not another branch of Christianity, or even worse a forerunner of it, as taught by their clergy. It is not Christianity at all. Though many aspects of it look and sound similar to those who Follow Christ – they do not follow Him. They follow the pope, and they always have. They rose to power in the same era that another error was erupting from a madman in the desert.

Less than a century ago they were known as papists throughout the Christian world. Just as muslims were known as muhammadens because they follow the non profit mohammed. Allah is not another word for the God of the Bible, not even close. In their own language Allah is a corruption of  Il-lah, the name of the moon god they served when they were pagans. They worshipped this pagan god for centuries before muhammad started listening to the demons behind the paganism.

In his book Slavery and Human Progress, Davis explains “the Arabs and their Muslim allies were the first people to develop a specialized, long distance slave trade from sub-Saharan Africa. They were also the first people to view blacks as suited by nature for the lowest and most degrading forms of  bondage.” From 1915 – 1918 they wiped out 80% of the Armenian population (1.5 million people).

The Armenian massacre in Turkey was both a prototype and forerunner of the Nazi attempt at Jewish extermination some 30 years later. During the 80’s and 90’s Muslims in North Sudan were selling Black Christians into slavery. In 1990 it was believed that Mauritania had as many as 400,000 slaves. In every area of the world where they are a significant part of the population – they are at war.

Don’t you believe all the Lies these religions tell about themselves. Judge the validity of all things by what the Bible says – as what the Bible says will judge all things on Judgment Day. Islam is a religion of War, literally. The word Islam means submission. A muslim is one who submits. It has been enlarged almost entirely through conquest. Still evident today in the battles raging across India, the Philippines, and Indonesia. The last of which is the most populous muslim nation on earth. Two thirds of the world’s poorest people live in muslim countries. You can go to any nation on earth and see how Blessed they are by the god they serve.

How very odd that the God who created the earth and everything in it really does require submission, but He insists that you submit your self. Not some other Self. Everything that God does the Devil does a perversion of, a counterfeit. Can you see what’s been twisted here. In Islam, they do all the submitting for your self – they make your self submit to themselves. It wasn’t the West that chose a place of preeminence for himself among his brothers of all the tribes of the earth – The Blessing does that. The Blessing of Abraham.

God does determine times and boundaries as they relate to authority, and the Bible says so. But much of what happens to any nation, and all of what He has for any individual is accessed or blocked by our own choices. Our response to what He has already said and done. It is His Plan and Provision for each of us that is predetermined, not our choices. Our very ability to choose good or evil, to help or to harm,  to draw near Him or to stay away, is one of the things that makes us most like Him. It’s called free will, and science doesn’t even attempt to explain it without looking very foolish.

Any nation that gets under God’s Authority as ordained by Him in the earth, can get in on The Blessing.  Go back and read about this blessing that God put on Abraham in the covenant He made with him. Paul explains at length how to get in on it in the New Covenant. Which is open to everyone . . . who Believes. This Blessing has been going on for the last 4000 years, right in front of us – non stop.

The same is true for what Noah spoke over his sons when they came off of the Ark. All the tribes of the earth can be traced back to Noah and his three sons. Shem, one of Noah’s sons, was still alive when Abram gave him a tenth of everything he had taken in the battle of the kings, when he rescued his nephew Lot who had been kidnapped from Sodom. Abram who became Abraham wasn’t Jewish, he was a pagan himself. Neither were Adam and Eve, they are the father and mother of us all. Israel was and is just a small part of it, as most of their people carry the name Jew which is a diminutive of the name of a single tribe – Judah.

God is not playing, and this is not a game. Death means nothing to Him, and it does not come from Him. You’ll understand that clearly after you pass through it. People just don’t take what the Bible says seriously. God is not real enough, even to most believers. One of the tenets of being muslim is that you must believe in Moses, Jesus and the Bible. They don’t. Like the mormons who also claim the Bible as one of their books – their own writings have preeminence.

In all religion, all writing, all knowledge – we’re talking about where the thing that directs you comes from. And your relation to it. Your orientation, as it were. During my years in the military as a navy diver, orienteering was the practice of navigating across unfamiliar open country with a compass. Knowing which way to go becomes crucial in the life of all men. In the end, it will be the most crucial thing. That’s why the main entrance of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem, like many pagan temples after it, faces the East. To situate the House of God in such a manner was to orient it in the proper direction.

The word orient comes from the Latin oriens which literally and originally means rising, as in where the sun rises. In the figurative and spiritual sense of course, it refers to where the Light comes from. Later, the word came to mean the east in a general sense. It was never referring to the modern people of the east, but to something God did there long ago. A love letter really. We’re still reading it today. It is the most popular book in the history of the world. After creating Adam and Eve, God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden. We are to always look toward the East, to what He did in Eden. As it is to Eden He will be bringing us back upon His return. His Word promises it.

That’s what the Millennium is all about. He’s going to show us what it would have been like if the first man and woman hadn’t messed up. We’ll be ruling and reigning with Him for a thousand years, just as a prelude of what’s to come . . . if you Believe. Even after God had banished them from Eden as a consequence of their Sin, they were banished to the East. It was more of His mercy. As all light comes from Him, being nearer the Light, they were closer to Him.

Man has been running from God ever since, but you don’t have to. You can change your direction . . . by changing your orientation. When any man no matter what his sin or background faces the correct direction, he will have the proper orientation. Face the Son. He never stopped looking at you. Not for a single moment.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

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https://lastdayspreacher.wordpress.com/2014/10/12/only-terrorist-religions-hijack/

One Source

There is a spiritual climate all over the earth that’s been growing for many years.  It has become a stronghold.  It’s the attitude, the heart posture, the mind set that if you have more of something than me, if you’re more prosperous than I am – you owe me.  If you’re expanding while I’m closing down then you have to help me.  No no, not so.  That is man centered thinking and God is nowhere in it.

It is Humanistic ideology, and replaces looking to God and living by faith with looking to men because you think they owe it to you.  It is a Lie of the Devil, and you’ll find it nowhere in the Bible.  It’s good that we can give and help each other out but that’s because God says so – not because men think you owe it to them.  You can’t be gracious to somebody who feels they deserve it, and Grace is the only way to get anything from God. We all have the same source, people just don’t want to come to Him.

God is our one Source.  But He uses many channels.  Don’t get addicted to a certain channel – He’ll switch it up just to get you out of the familiar and break up the comfort zone you’ve established for yourself.  He will provide for us but He insists that we live by Faith.  Well our fallen nature opposes that.  He had ravens bring food to the man of God – then had him go to a widow woman who had nothing, and provided for them all.

He eliminated Israel’s debt instantly by destroying Egypt’s entire army in the Red Sea.  Jesus sent His disciple to get money out of a fish’s mouth to pay their taxes.  The crippled man looked to Peter for some money and got healed instead.  Our Flesh wants to schedule everything as an attempt to control it.  Well if we were in control like that – we would be God.  Your job is one channel, one pathway of how God gets money to you, but it is not your Source.

You will not prosper and flourish in just any place any job or any church you decide to go to.  You will only prosper and flourish in The Place the Lord has decided to Bless you.  And you stay there if and until He places you somewhere else.  This is one of the main things most Christians miss out on concerning the will of God for their life.  If you want to stay in His will – He has a place for you.  And in That Place is the prosperity.  He has commanded the Blessing for you there, not just anywhere.

We all have the same source.  Hundreds of millions just don’t want to come to Him.  Don’t ever feel guilty if you’ve obeyed God and have more than others.  It’s unscriptural to take such a position, and it disqualifies you for the Blessing.  Don’t agree with unbelievers, and don’t believe what the fallen world has to say – about anything.  Believe God!  They can get in on it.  Salvation is not universal it’s individual.  For those who tithe, God being our provider is part of the Blessing. If the unbelievers get Saved, they can get in on God’s Blessing too!

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

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Before The Flood

Everything happening in the physical realm is determined by and a reflection of something happening in the spiritual realm, that’s the spiritual warfare the Bible speaks of.  There is a push right now in our culture and society to normalize cults of Christianity, just as we have legalized much criminality, for decades.  Like the murdering of babies in the womb, or suing others for money because you did something stupid.  The Bible tells us that right before the Lord returns, the world will become like it was in the days of Noah.  Before the flood.

This current administration is the most liberal in our history, and like the one in the 90’s – is headed by people who claim to follow Christ.  When no trace of the Master or the way He commanded us to live, can be seen in their lives.  You can tell the tree by it’s fruit, and the Bible says so.  The former President was openly and unabashedly a Christian, and declared himself one when it would be to his greatest disadvantage – before entering Office.  It is for this reason alone so many liberals hate him, don’t be confused about it.  None of this is about Ideas, it’s about spirits.  It is the fallen world uniting against God being the Judge and Jesus being His Messiah.  The one whom God has chosen to represent Himself.

God has already decided what is right and what is wrong, and men don’t like that.  They want to decide.  Well that would make them God.  He has also decided the One Way to get back to Him.  Men don’t like that either so they make up other religions.  Mormonism like its much older and much larger predecessor Catholicism, is a cult of Christianity, a perversion of it.  Don’t buy into the Lie that either of them are some alternate acceptable form of true Christianity, they are not.  Any more than sleeping with children, horses, someone of the same sex, or someone you’re not married to – are acceptable alternate life styles.  The Author of all Life disagrees, and says so all over His Book.  Anyone who does not believe and practice the Bible is not a Christian.  Anyone.

It’s a free world until the Lord gets back, and anyone can choose of their own free will to do what they want.  But you cannot call that following Christ, which always means something very specific and is clearly visible on multiple levels.  It has nothing to do with being perfect and everything to do with taking God seriously, wanting Him to be right.  Not wanting God to be right is why the nations rage.  All of them.  Like all good spiritual desires in a fallen physical world, it must be kept alive by feeding it. Especially in a world where everything is against God being right, because it against God completely.  You have to feed your spirit His word so it can stay strong.

So what do you do when you don’t know what else to do.  You believe God, that’s what you do.  And keep believing until He shows up.  That is what He told us to do.  Occupy till I come.  As a Prophet whose sole function as a Minister is to speak God’s Truth, I cannot tell any true believer to vote for a mormon.  Nor can I tell you to vote for a liberal who is not a moral man.  It is impossible for me to do either.  What I can tell you is that Righteousness exalts a nation, because that’s what He tells us in His Word.

Our nation has gotten itself into this predicament through its own wrong choices in our continuing rebellion against God.  When caught between a rock and a hard place, when confronted with a choice between the lesser of two evils – what do we do.  Well first you remember that we are almost out of  here, we have a King!  And nobody gets to vote for Him!  We are the ones who’ve chosen to bow to Him now, before He gets here.  Which pleases Him to no end because it proves that we Believe Him.  So this is really for those who will be staying through the next term.  We will not be.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

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