Jezebel, Control and the spirit of Fear

The spirit of fear is one of the most dominant spirits in the earth, in the kingdom of darkness. Another of the most active is the spirit of control and manipulation, also called witchcraft in the Bible. But known in most Pentecostal and Charismatic circles as the spirit of Jezebel. It’s all about Control. One of the reasons men seek to control the things they cannot, is because of fear. Fear is the language of the Devil the same way that Faith is the language of God. In the spiritual realm, fear will call things to you. Saul wouldn’t listen to Samuel when he was alive, but after the Prophet died Saul went to a witch to call up the man of God. It wasn’t Samuel that came up, it was a familiar spirit. A demon.

The enemy has succeeded in getting fear planted deep inside this rebellious and unbelieving generation. More than any that came before it. That’s why there has been an explosion of movies filled with fear terror and horror in the last thirty years. You shouldn’t even watch them, they’ll just build fear in you. Fear drives you, and fear is tormenting. All demons and evil spirits seek expression, and though possession does occur, the most common form of expression is through the Fallen Nature of man. Including believers. Only by way of Influence of course, not through possession. As a Christian you cannot be demon possessed, but you can be demon oppressed. Unbelievers can be possessed by all sorts of demons.

Don’t be proud and think it doesn’t happen to you, anytime you sin you’ve given in  – to a spirit. A spirit other than the Holy Spirit. Nothing to be afraid of, but everything to be aware of. They have no more power or place in your life than that which you give them. Fear and the various forms of it are the way you give these spirits place. It is not God’s will that any fear the devil and his minions. Hollywood is built on hype and exaggeration, just like the devil. He wants you to think that he’s big and bad and powerful, but he is not. He is weak and puny and defeated. But only for Believers. If you don’t know the God who made Heaven and earth, then you are under the god of this world system. Which is the Devil.

Fear is one of many things Christ delivered us from, but the deliverance must be enforced. By each individual in their own life. You can’t enforce it in someone else’s life, and they must be Born Again to be able to do it in their own life and become a temple. A temple is a holy house, a house for God. In the Bible we are called the temple of the Holy Spirit once we accept Christ. The Spirit of God will not share His house with an evil spirit. You have a free will, so you can override God’s will for you life by refusing to yield to His Spirit. All spirits are something you must yield to, including fear. Paul said in his second letter to Timothy that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Worry is an expression of fear. Worry worships the words of the enemy. Foreboding is a sense of impending doom. Dread is fearful apprehension. Anxiety is another form of fearful pressure. So is depression. The quickest way to get depressed is to think about yourself. Get your Self off your mind. Your help will never come while you’re looking for it – it will come while you’re looking for Him.

Christ is our help and the Holy Spirit is our Comforter. Ask God to help you and He will, but you have to believe. Don’t think inside your Self . . . think inside the Word. To do that you must fill your spirit with the Word of God by reading it every day. Scripture commands us to cleanse our minds by washing with the water of the Word, and to put on the mind of Christ. Staying in Christ is the only answer to living in the world and not being overcome by it.

Here’s one of the Truth’s we apply in our Ministry to avoid it :

Don’t think about, don’t talk about, don’t meditate on – what you don’t Know what you don’t Have and what you can’t Do. If you’ll do that everyday, you will eliminate about 95% of the worry, frustration, anxiety, depression, heaviness, dread and strife in your life.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Order destroys Chaos

Chaos never tends toward Order. Not once not ever. On its own it cannot, it is impossible. Anyone that tells you otherwise is lying through their teeth, and they know it. To get them to shut up all you have to do is tell them to prove it – right then and there. They will not prove it because they cannot. Order can only be brought to Chaos by way of Applied Force. That means someone is doing the applying and someone has or is – the force. For the Believer that would be God. The others pretend that there is no God. Get out of chaos before it is destroyed.

With all of the resources of modern technology and ability at its disposal, Science cannot reproduce on any level the smallest the minutest the tiniest of its outrageous claims of change or evolution – on any scale. It is nothing but a bunch of Talk, and all of this talk is against God. That is who they are really after, don’t be fooled by their intellectual speculations. They are nothing more than a cover for their rebellion against truth, and the Authority behind all truth. This was admitted openly by those who started these foolish claims a century and a half ago.

When they started adding at first millions, then billions of years to make the pretend changes invisible by making them inaccessible due to length of time, for anyone who wanted to check out their facts.  Believing that if they claimed it happened in very small undetectable amounts over a very long time . . . it would disguise the Process. And nobody could dispute it.  It might almost seem clever if it was not so ridiculous. They cannot prove any of these things, they just say them. I can tell you that running a bunch of words together does not suddenly give them meaning. Any academy of science making the claims that evolution does might as well put the word comedy on the front of the building, with professors who had gained  distinction from their much published graphic novels and comic books. Are you kidding me. People actually believe these things.

At least then we would know they were making fun of God and attacking His Word, which lays out exactly how everything came to be. They just choose not to believe what God says about Himself and the universe He created. No no, just the inverse is True. God has given Man much time and a lot of help to make the smallest changes in both the attitude and direction of his heart and mind, and creep ever so slowly . . . toward Him. And man has refused. Man in his fallen nature despises all Authority. Not realizing this has cost many who have failed to do so.

God has provided man with everything needed for life and godliness here, and for the repentance and salvation needed to get to the next world. A world where He is in charge, completely and totally in charge. Men don’t like that. So men have rejected this knowledge of God – they don’t want it. They want to be in charge. They want Him to go away and leave them alone. Even though nothing they have belongs to them. Not the breath in their lungs, not the light in their eyes, not even their bodies.

In Him we live and move and have our Being. In translation the Hebrew word chabod  is the source for our word glory. It literally means the heavy weighty goodness of God. Meaning that all of God’s goodness added up would be heavy. All of the goodness in the Earth and in Life are part of the goodness of God. They belong to God. The reason that fish swim in the water and do not drown, that biting into fruit tastes good, that the sun warms you but doesn’t burst you into flames – is all because of the goodness of God. It is all part of His Order. God is Good, and He is the God of Order. All things were made by Him, and for Him all things exist. Period.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Love Not The World

The good of mankind is not to be found on this earth. Don’t you listen to the liberals and the secular humanists – all of them hate God! They hate Him. They want nothing to do with His Law, they have no intention of making Jesus their King. They can’t stand the thought of God being the Judge of right and wrong. The very idea of it is an abomination to them.

Since the end of the Victorian era a little over a century ago, all of the new ideologies of psychology, sociology and modern philosophy have bombarded first world society with a never ending barrage of worldliness and carnality. We’ve gone from almost all people going to Church and truly believing in God on some level, to most in the modern age not going to church at all, with some of them kind of believing in God a little.

These modern people are very different than the people who came before them. They are self centered, self promoting and filled with the love of Self foretold in the Scripture for the Last Days, written nearly two thousand years ago. Now we are at the pinnacle of their impact on the thoughts and attitudes of the people, and for the first time – their numbers are in the majority. Churchgoer or not.

They love Babylon, they love Sin, and they love having their own will with what they perceive to be their own life. Pray for them, be a witness – but don’t try to get them to like you. Jesus never did that. Never. He just walked in Love, and many liked it. Some did not. What He always did was to speak the Truth wherever He went.

Those who loved the Truth came in, and those who did not love the Truth stayed out – or opposed Him. If they hated Him, they will hate you. Don’t be troubled by it. If you live for God He promises that He’ll trouble those who trouble you. But it’s never our job to get back at those who’ve hurt us. Even though at times the desire to do so will be overwhelming.

Vengeance belongs to the Lord. That’s His business, and He’ll see to it. You just let His Light in you shine through you. If you’ll just stay filled with the Word and stay in the Spirit, everyday – you’ll do more for God’s Kingdom than most have done in a lifetime of their own best efforts with many resources and much money. Be a light by staying in the Light. God will take care of the rest.

Brother Greg

Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

The Interruption

The Day is coming and it’s coming quickly.  If you want to grow in the Lord, if you freely admit the need to come up higher and become more Christlike – then you must be brutally Honest with yourself right now, in what I’m about to ask. As a Prophet, I don’t have everything for you, no Minister does. I only have some things, but what I have for you is Essential. You need Everything the Lord has for you through any true Minister you’re connected to, in any way. Everything. From the Apostle and Prophet just as you do from the Evangelist, the Pastor and the Teacher. You need all of what each Office of ministry has for you, we all do. You don’t get to choose them like flavors, they work together like a Body. You’re either connected to them, or you’re not. And it’s no accident that you get the Word from those who are connected to you.

So here’s the question. Are you ready for Jesus to come right now – this second. I mean are you really ready.  Are you. He’s coming just like that. If there is any hesitation or a slight panic you sense deep within yourself as you consider it – that’s in the Bible!  It’s what the Bible calls drawing back. You may even be getting ready for Him, but He’s not coming for those who are Getting Ready.  That hesitation is the very thing that would cause you to Draw Back. Which does not please the Lord, and would be bad for you. If the reality of the question shocks any, or you’re still in shock – you’re not even Getting ready for Him to come back. If that’s the case you need to repent. Right now. Because listen to me friend, the 2 main events in All of Scripture – are His 1st Coming and His 2nd Coming. One happened 2000 years ago, the other is right at the door. I mean moments away, and no I’m not exaggerating. I’m simply speaking the language of the Bible.

The return of Jesus Christ to the earth will not be as Savior, it will be as King. If He is not your King right now, then you are not one of those He’s coming back for. He came as Savior already, and you don’t get to make Him your King when He gets here. We’ve had plenty of time. Plenty. If more time would have helped the Lord would have given it. Length of time given is not the problem – the depth of our Rebellion is. In our Fallen Nature we are against God. We need help, much help – and he has sent it. Twenty centuries ago. Now He’s coming back to see who took the help – and to see who was just talking.

The only help He gave was the help to Change and become like Him. Most have refused this help. I’m not talking about being Saved now, I’m talking about making it out on the first boat. Most believers will be going through the Tribulation, but if you obeyed His Word – you won’t.  The Rapture isn’t for believers, it’s for the Overcomers, those who obeyed God.  The demons believe.  Those who still Believe by the end of the Tribulation will join us at His 2nd Coming. Don’t believe me, search the Scriptures and check it out yourself.  Many many so called Christians will be shocked, literally. They thought they could work God the way they worked everything else in their life. Not a chance, God is not mocked remember. It’s not about being perfect, it’s about taking God seriously. Don’t be one of those who didn’t.

His Return will be an Interruption for everyone who lives on the earth, and the Bible says so. But for all who are not Ready – it will be catastrophic. It will surprise hundreds of millions of people who called themselves Christians. Not because they didn’t have a chance to get it right, but because they wouldn’t get it right.  They never really meant it. They didn’t Believe in Him or His Word – like that. One translation says that they would be religious, but reject the power that could make them godly. Another says they will appear to have a godly life, but they will not let it’s power change them. Just about 2 years ago the Lord put it on my heart to confront every member of our Ecclesia [during a sermon] with that question. Surprisingly, if the Lord had returned then, none of us were ready within ourselves.  We could tell.  You can tell.  I am very glad to say that now, we are . . .

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Upon This Rock

There is a horrible and devastating misuse of a single Scripture that has been infamous for centuries.  It’s not hidden, it has been carved in stone lifted up on high and declared openly in plain sight.  It can be seen scrolled on the inner ring of the base of the great dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.  Hundreds of millions of people have been deceived by it, for centuries.

It is a hijacking of the words of Jesus telling His disciples that His being the Messiah is the Rock of Revelation that He will build His Church on.  In the Scripture, Jesus didn’t ask who Peter was. He asked who do you say that I am. The twisting of this verse is the basis of all authority the Catholic church claims for itself.  The Catholic church like so many cults of Christianity misappropriated Scripture for its own purposes.

They have kidnapped these words from Jesus and changed them to say that Peter is the Rock that Jesus will build His church on – and it’s all a Lie.  Every bit of it.  As Peter was one of the Apostles, by perverting the Scripture and substituting Jesus with Peter they claim “apostolic succession” from Peter.  It is a term for an idea they made up. Making disciples is what Jesus commanded, they replaced it with apostolic succession.  Anything that opposes Christ or what he said is antichrist. The word Antichrist also means instead of Christ. If they admitted the error, the Catholic church would collapse.

No such succession exists anywhere in Scripture, not a little, not even a word – it’s all made up.  They practice and preach what they said themselves instead of what Christ said. This succeeding an apostle is one of several titles the pope claims, and it is the main title he proclaims – to be Peter’s successor.  Don’t be fooled by the gold and the glitter and everything shiny; the lovely buildings with stained glass, the marble columns the high altar. Don’t.  It’s all man made, and it’s all going to burn. Don’t be surprised when it does.

Peter was an apostle, but there were 11 others.  Paul was one after the 12. All of the apostles had disciples – just like Jesus did.  We know the names of many of their disciples, they were recorded in early Christian writings.  Some are named in the Bible.  Discipleship was the way ordained by God to expand and birth Ministry – it’s in the Scripture.  There is not some other way. Making disciples is the Great Commission that Jesus commanded. Not all are called to ministry, but everyone has to Grow Up in Christ.  Discipleship makes you grow up and become what you’re supposed to be in Him.  I’m an apostle with 12 disciples, but I’m not The Apostle – Jesus is. There are many others. Many apostles were prophets and teachers before becoming apostles, both in the Bible and today. You cannot Call yourself, the Bible says that very clearly.

If you are Called to ministry or any kind of leadership in the Body of Christ, it’s not for prestige but for service.  Service to the Master yes, but it is still service.  Leadership is not for privilege, it’s for responsibility. How refreshing the Truth sounds. Everything else is a bunch of self promoting, self aggrandizing glory robbing megalomania. In other words, the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher are there as Gifts from God to deal with Believers, or those who become Believers. By training them with the Word of God to do all the services [themselves] that build up the Body of Christ until everybody reaches the same level of Faith and Maturity. Which is a standard set by Christ, not you feeling that you’ve had enough. All of it is in the Bible, go look it up.

You can start by reading Ephesians 4: 11-24, and read it in several good translations, until you get it. I suggest the Amplified, NIV, Complete Jewish, God’s Word, and the Wuest translation, to name a few. If you put it in military terms [as the Bible often does] you have to go to bootcamp to be of any use as a soldier because you have to be trained. And no, going to church is not bootcamp – Discipleship is bootcamp. The church is filled with people who claim to have been in His Army for 20, 30, 40 years – and they don’t even know how to march! They have no weapons, some have only parts of a uniform, most have no uniform at all – and they don’t even know how to fight the Enemy. So most just shoot at or sabotage each other.

Reading the Bible yourself strengthens your Belief and builds up your Hope, but you have to hear the Anointed Preaching or Teaching of the Word to get the Faith you need. Many have thought for years that Faith came from reading the Bible – but the Bible doesn’t say that. If you read Romans 10 where this is talked about it covers Belief, Faith, Preachers and preaching – and what they’re preaching . . . the Word of Christ. And remember Christ isn’t Jesus’ last name, it’s the Greek word for the Hebrew word Messiah [Meshiac]. Both of which mean the Anointed One and/or His Anointing. It’s referring to those who are Authorized by God [not themselves] to preach and teach His Word. Which Authority is proven by the fact that they have the Anointing. Which not only makes you want to listen, it changes you while you do. But it only changes you a little bit at a time because that’s all we can handle. Teaspoon by teaspoon, brick by brick.

When you tie that in with Ephesians 4, you get a clear picture of what the 5 fold ministry is Called [Authorized] to do. But it’s your choice whether you submit to that Authority, or not. God will not make you. He’ll just look at the choice you made when He gets here. Discipleship is a getting up under someone with real Authority [from God], not just someone who says they have it. You can tell if they have real Authority because if they do – they will also have the Anointing. Which is power. Power to change your life, power to change the lives of others. This power comes from God’s Word, the Holy Spirit and the 5 Fold Ministry working together. All of which have been Ordained by Him in His Word. Your job is not to do the changing. Your job is just to stay plugged in, and let the power change you.

If you’ll look at the relationship between Moses and Joshua, Elijah and Elisha, Paul and Timothy [as well as Titus and Luke], Peter and Mark, John and Polycarp – the Scripture is filled with examples of Discipleship. It is the Biblical model, there is not something else. It’s like a Jedi padawan getting up under a Jedi Master. You don’t want to get up under just anybody, only someone who has the power of God’s Word and His Spirit working in the office of Ministry they stand in. With regular multiple signs miracles and wonders occurring as the Holy Spirit wills. These are called confirming signs in multiple Scriptures. Demonstrating both the Call by God to Ministry and His Approval of what is being ministered. Which is the only acceptable proof as set forth in the Bible, that God is behind you and what you are doing. People don’t like that because it eliminates the validity of most of the institutionalized religious church.

Any church or ministry that does not have the signs miracles and wonders demonstrating the active presence and power of God is pretending. I didn’t say that, the Bible does. If you don’t have the Anointing, get under someone who does so you can get it. Most of the ordained ministers in modern religious christianity only have a piece of paper. Ordination is not on paper, it never has been. Ordination is in power. The power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus did not go to seminary, nor did any of His disciples. In fact, they were completely rejected by the religious establishment of the day and their self appointed authority, who were devoid of any power. Just like today. These self ordained religious priests were the ones who actually killed Jesus. And the Bible says they did it out of Jealousy. They wanted what He had, but they didn’t want to do what He did to get it.

Religion is what man gives instead of coming up into the Relationship that only God has. For all who will let Him be God. In this life that relationship is called Salvation. It is a process not an event. You must decide for yourself if you want the dead dry religion of the world and it’s way of doing things, or true Faith in God. Which is the only way He does everything. Making disciples is the Great Commission. This whole thing is not about what you think you know, it’s about doing what you’re told. Which of course nobody wants to do. We need help.

All of us must learn to do what the Bible says instead of doing what we want. To live for Christ instead of living for Self. It does not sound very attractive to the Selfish nature of our Flesh, which is dying as we speak. Like all biological life, it’s time is very limited. All of the Time being given has been for one purpose: To give you a chance to join the Lord’s side, so that He can give you everything that He has. Here’s some of the best advice I could ever give you – always stay on the Lord’s side. The Bible speaks of a time before Adam and Eve, and there will be a time after this one. But the only ones who will be with Him there, are those that are with Him here. Who are you with . . .

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

St. Peter's

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

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

The Fall of World Religion

Listen, catholic is just a Latin word that means “universal.” It is not the name of the first church, the original church, and certainly not of any Christian church. There is a distinction between Catholic and Christian to this very day because there has always been one. The word catholic in the first several centuries of early Christianity was used the same way we would use Body of Christ, or the Church at large, or the global Christian Fellowship – referring to all believers everywhere. Long before there was ever an official church by that name. I’m talking centuries before. This isn’t something hidden, it’s just something not talked about. Among clergy theologians scholars [on both sides] or just good students of the Bible and Christianity. It is well known, and always has been.

These practices [of Catholicism] are nothing more than religious tradition which are actually part of a much older pagan religious system called the Cult of Babylon, or Babylonian Cult System. Which is actually the oldest religion in the earth. Don’t mistake Religious Tradition as something light or harmless, it is nothing of the sort. The religious tradition of men is the the chief enemy of the Word of God in the earth. Jesus said the traditions of men make the Word of God of no effect. And He said it several times.  That means it makes the Bible useless. You don’t have to believe me, go look it up in the Bible yourself.

I realize much of this might be new to you if you haven’t studied these things, but the knowledge of it isn’t new. It’s just another one of those things not talked about. In case you didn’t know it they worship Mary and the saints as well. Which is strictly forbidden by Scripture. It is nothing short of blasphemy. And you can’t say “no, they include Jesus too!” Cause I’ll just tell you what the Bible says – God is not worshiped when He’s worshiped also, He’s worshiped when He’s worshiped Only! Worship is and was always meant only for Him. That’s why everything else tries to get it from us – to take it from Him.

The dominant religion in Rome before it’s conversion to Christianity in the 4th century was the Cult of Babylon. When this Cult began to fade in popularity most of its core practices were attached to and blended with the rising Christianity. Effectively making it not Christianity at all. The Emperors of Rome were the de facto head of the religion [for centuries] until the late 4th century when the Emperor Gratian refused to carry the mantle the previous emperors had commonly worn, that of the high priest of this most ancient religious system. Whereupon a slim shady character named Damasus, who was the head of the Christian church in Rome at that time [also called a Church Father], immediately took advantage of the opening – bam! Giving us the birth of the Catholic church.

Now it took centuries for it to organize and grow into the religious system it became, but like all cults (offshoots, perversions) of Christianity, it began with a person. In this case a man who actually had some authority within and knowledge of [real] Christianity, combined both that and his office of a church father with that of being the high priest of the cult of Babylon – and gave us the largest, longest running, most powerful christian cult in History. Don’t despair, the Mormons are catching up quickly (proportionally)! Both of which are completely devoid of any true power [which is all Spiritual, and only comes from God – to do only what He said]. Yet they do have a lot of power in a political sense within their own worldly religious camps. True Christianity had been here since Jesus started it, and still flourishes today. Uninterrupted. It did not come from Catholicism, it was never a part of it.

The protestant reformation is something that happened within the Catholic Church itself, when a bunch of their own people walked out. It had nothing to do with Christianity. Which had already been in full swing for centuries. Martin Luther was a Catholic professor in a catholic seminary before he repented, and became a Christian. He didn’t start something, he left something, and took a bunch of people with him. After this devastating blow of the loss of so many people and so much income they had to come up with a new marketing strategy. So they decided to lean further toward their pagan roots and add five books from the apocrypha which were never part of the Bible, to make their version unique. An invented corruption. Less accurate and more pagan mythology. All catholic bibles should be burned.

The popes aren’t successors of Peter, they are a continuation of the Roman emperors morphed into religious authority.  An authority they claim is from God, but which they only gave to themselves. To untangle the mess of world religion you can keep it very simple by remembering that they are all followers of a person, or lesser still [for many] what a person had to say during the short time they were here. Well they all had something to say, but only One had any power. In fact, now He has all the Power. That was Jesus. Those who really follow Him walk in that Power today on some level. One of the many facets of that Power was the ability to overcome Death, which He defeated when He came back from it in the Resurrection.

That’s what the pagan celebration of Easter was attached to on the Christian side. The Resurrection of Christ. He died so we wouldn’t have to. He didn’t do it for Himself – He did it for us. No one else came back from the dead! None of these other fools who started their own religions. None of them. There are many Christians raising people from the dead today. Not a single person in these other religions heals the sick, casts out demons, or raises the dead – because they can’t. No one in their religion has any power, and you either have the Power or you don’t. The rest is just talk. The power is the proof. If you don’t have the power you’re just pretending. Now for those of you really searching for the Truth – you’ll key in on what I just said. For those thinking this was written for their Approval, it’ll go right over their head.

part I of a 3 part series

to be continued –

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

[an abridged excerpt from a chapter in my coming book]  Quo Vadis

Is The Bible Valid.

The most popular Book in the history of the world, and the number one best seller of all time up until 1988 was the King James Bible.  Which was then surpassed by another translation the NIV – which has been the bestseller ever since.  Our society used to be a well read one, at least the majority of it was.  As it was required in school and in most employment.  Avid readers have now become a rarity.

There are so many things that you don’t know about history if you don’t read, and the validation of it in any context.  For example, the words of most students who attack the Bible or faith with the words of their liberal professors belie an absence of any understanding of the way we gather and retain knowledge. In other words, they are completely devoid of experiential knowledge or personal understanding, but are filled with the opinions of others which they mistakenly regard as fact.  In relation to Eternity, this is so very dangerous.

Almost every historical statement made is believed by all of us not because we can prove it – but because trustworthy people told us so.  In other words it is believed on Authority.  If people (like yourself) jabbed at the rest of history the way they do the Bible, one would have to be content to believe nothing at all.  Secular scholars and historians are willing to concede the genuineness and authenticity of any writing if there are as many as 10 copies of the original to be found.  On this basis alone the Bible can be proven genuine and authentic thousands of times over.

Until the mid 20th century the Bible was used as the sole source by every archeologist to uncover multiple cities and historical sites all over the ancient world.  The knowledge of it was both a requirement and part of their classical training.  The fact that so many don’t know this is how things were always done is hurting them right now, not increasing their understanding.  The Bible is now and has always been a historical document.  There has never been a time when it was not.  What most who doubt speak from today is the age of skepticism the modern era has brought us into, and the millions of Unbelievers birthed by it.  Not anything to do with the Bible or its validity.

I have been in Ministry for more than 30 years now, have traveled the world, and consider myself a student of history.  Yet none of these things are responsible for or alter the truth even a little.  It is all independently verifiable by anyone who cares to make the effort and take the time.  No event in ancient history can produce more than a fraction of the evidence by which the Bible in its entirety is sustained as genuine and authentic.  For those who believe something other than what God says, what you mean is you simply choose not to believe the Bible.  In both the Bible and Christianity that’s all Believing is . . . a Choice.

There are some in choosing not to believe the Bible – choose to believe say, that we came from monkeys.  For which there is not even the slightest proof – anywhere in the world.  At all.  Go ask any museum or university to show you a single skull or skeleton – a real one.  They cannot and will not because they don’t exist.  If such a thing had ever occurred there would be at least a few million in the fossil record.  Yet there is not a single one in existence.  How funny.  Yet millions of fools believe by choice the ramblings of a fool.  That takes a lot more faith than I have – and I live in the miraculous.  Because of what is written in the Bible.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Everything Happens For A Reason

What I’m about to say is not popular but it is most needful. If you love the Truth then you need to add this to what you already know. Without a love for the Truth you won’t make it out in the first Departure – you’ll have to wait and go later. The wait will not be pleasant.

In our particular generation there exists a body of popular knowledge that is a mix of the secular and the sacred both believed in and spoken by many who profess themselves Christians. We’ll just call it christianese, or at least a part of it, as the term has been around for awhile. There is a substantial amount of this very modern motivational wisdom, but it is not Biblical – at all. Here’s one of the more well known lines.

Everything happens for a Reason. It’s almost never said when something good happens but only when something bad or uncertain happens. When something bad happens and you say everything happens for a reason – what you’re saying is that you believe God is in charge of everything, that He’s behind everything that happens. This is simply Not true. It is against all Scripture.

There are 2 completely different kingdoms, and the Bible says so. One is Good and the other is Bad. The Bad one used to be part of the Good, but of it’s own free will – perverted itself. It does not possess and cannot create anything on its own except the perversion that it chose, and now perverts everything under its Authority – which was given to it by Adam and Eve when they sinned. An authority over the world and it’s system. That’s why one of Lucifer’s names in the Bible is the god of this world.

At the very beginning in the book of Genesis we see the entrance of the second kingdom and it’s king, who is actually a Fallen Angel. With the very end of the Bible in the book of Revelation we see the destruction of this kingdom and it’s king – and the return of THE KING and His Kingdom. It is not Dualism! That is 2 equal opposite powers that have existed forever and Need each other to exist.

Dualism is not Christianity, it is a perversion of it. In Christianity, evil is not the opposite of good but a parasite of it. Evil needs good just to exist, but good does not need evil at all. In Christianity darkness is not the opposite of light, darkness is the absence of light. You must get ahold of this, or you’ll Judge everything you’re supposed to judge, wrongly. Including your own culpability.

This is why you can’t say or believe everything happens for a Reason the way it is meant in the modern Religious sense. Don’t forget God is not religious – man is Religious. Very religious. God never told anybody to be religious or to live by Religion – no such thing is anywhere in the Bible. He told us to live by Faith, to build up our Faith, and that without Faith – you cannot please Him. Don’t be a religious person – be a person of Faith.

No use quoting all the Old Testament verses that say God did this or that [bad] thing – in the original Hebrew the entire Old Covenant was written in the Permissive tense not the Causitive, and everybody who’s been properly trained knows it. And No, allowing us to choose one thing over another (essential for free will) does not in any way mean that He condones our choice.

God does not approve of everything we do any more than you approve everything your children or students or employees do. That’s what Judgment Day is all about, but people don’t like that. So they pretend. They pretend they don’t know, or that they’re not sinning, or there is no Judgment. Pretending is a form of self deception, and all of it is coming to an end very soon.

What we really mean when we say that everything happens for a reason is that He is getting us back for something wrong we did earlier in our life, and is just another way of saying that you are paying for your Sin. A very Religious route but not a Biblical one – and it means that Jesus died for nothing! There is some ignorance in such a belief, but it’s mostly pride. Pride believes lies. It’s also Unbelief because it believes something other than what God has already said about it.

Religion wants to believe it’s paying for it’s own Salvation, that it’s working it’s way to Heaven – and that if it has to pay enough, if the course it’s traveling is difficult enough . . . it’ll make it. That’s a Lie. Either the completed work of Christ on the Cross is enough to pay for your Sin and He has something better for you than this world system, or everything happens for a reason. But they cannot both be true. You must choose which is True for you, and the wise man will only let God be True.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Other Voices

Other lovers will always call to you, other things will vie for your attention and your affection. Your Feelings will keep you from God’s Kingdom if you give into them. Your Thoughts will lead you away from God’s Kingdom if you are Led by them. What you Want and what you Desire will pull on you and keep you from His Kingdom. Even your Goodness will keep you from The Kingdom – because your goodness isn’t good enough, you must take His. The enemy of our souls does play a part in all this, but his main weapon is something inside of us.

How will the Devil try to trip you up – he will use your Desire against you. Part of guarding your heart is guarding your desires. As with all people everywhere I have struggles. The problem with preachers is – they’re just like you. They’re people too. It is the Call of the man or woman of God that is anointed, the Office of ministry they stand in. Not the person, or their life. They have to get through this just like you do. It may be thought that this is greater among single people, and understandably so. But I don’t think this is true.

One of my own struggles as with billions of other people is with lust.  And I don’t mean struggle as in giving in to it, that’s just sin. I mean the struggle not to give into the temptation. Although the warfare is spiritual the difficulty isn’t in your spirit, it’s in the fallen nature of your Flesh. If you are born again your spirit doesn’t sin, and it doesn’t want to. But your Flesh didn’t get saved when your spirit did. Your flesh will sin all day long, and do anything you let it do.

People speak today as though lust is completely natural and should be a part of any healthy persons diet. That would be fine if there were no Heaven or Hell, if the Bible were not true, if God was not real. It is completely natural, but the natural world is part of the fallen world. We are not called to be natural, we are called to be supernatural. The Holy Spirit is the most powerful supernatural force on the planet.

There are many single people who live holy celibate lives, and do it for the Lord. We have many in our ministry. I have known many others. I also know many who struggle. Virginity is looked down upon in the decadance and fast pace of modern urban society. In the realm of the Holy Spirit saving yourself for Christ is something very beautiful, and more than powerful. In the spiritual realm, purity is better than power.

The unbridled lust released through the misdirected conquest of men and seducing power of women has had a deep long and tangled impact on the history of men. But it has not altered God’s plan and His will from coming to pass by even a single hair. Let me tell you something about lust. Lust is not a sign of burgeoning virility, it is a devastating weakness and destroyer. Like the one that it comes from you have to resist it. Your desires don’t tell us who you are, they tell us what you’ve yielded to. Resist sin, yield to God.

God wants to have a relationship with each one of us that’s just like the one He has with Jesus. Listen, God knows exactly what He is doing. Down here we think that sex fame power and money are the big deal – the big 4. But you don’t even know, you don’t even know – how good we will have it in the world to come. Every single thing down here is just a type or a shadow of something in God, an expression of who He is. Not the evil, but any kind of strength or goodness or beauty comes from Him.

If you’re single, one of your great unfulfilled desires is to have the perfect adoring and adorable lover. This is true for many married folks too. But you don’t even know. One of the Hebrew words describing who God is is that of your lover. What. The God who made all the goodness and beauty in the earth, whose power goes beyond all fame, who owns all the gold and silver on all the planets – is your lover. What. How could this be, how did I miss this. If it’s all in His Book and I didn’t get it, then my heart was deceived.

We spend all of our lives chasing someone or something. To complete us, to satisfy, to fulfill us. These are the other voices. Just a little bit of power fame or money, only to die in our sin, and go to Hell. Would you. When you could have it all. If you would only surrender your life. Give Him all of your desires, commit yourself wholly to Him. To the God of all life. The One from whom all life comes. I’m not talking about getting saved, most of you are Saved. I’m talking of going deeper.

In our relationship with God, if Jesus is the only one doing the dying, you’re not doing it right. We are commanded to pick up our cross daily. If dying to Self is an option, then your salvation is an option. Don’t let yourself desire anything more than you desire God. Yield yourself to the love of God shed abroad in your heart. I mean say it out loud. I do, several times a day – I yield myself to the Love of God shed abroad in my heart. You should try it. Yield your Self to His love. There is nothing else like it. Love is the great conqueror of lust.

It’s okay to desire affection, to yearn for intimacy. To both give and receive it. God made us that way, it is completely natural. Though we are called to be supernatural. After becoming born again, it is simply growing up into spiritual maturity to the point where your redeemed spiritual nature supersedes the fallen carnal nature. What we must not do, what we have to get rid of, is the desire to Be Desired seared into our Flesh by the heat and pressure of the fallen world we grew up in.

None of it is from God, and in fact replaces Him. Desire for Self in all of its facets replaces desire for God. Needing to be needed comes from putting Self at the center, don’t be confused about it. We need God – that’s the way it is supposed to be. Line your inner man up with that. You’ll find your self able to give of self more than you ever have before, in every way. That pleases God, and will bring you great joy and everlasting reward.

Your entire debt has been covered through a payment made by a Friend. To enter the Kingdom of God you must put on Christ – everyday. To become His son you must be led by His Spirit in all your ways. To change from the way you are to the way He requires you to be – you must give His Word first place.  You must make it Final Authority every day of your life. His Word contains power within itself to bring itself to pass. Your job is to Sow it. All the pressure comes to stop you from doing that. Because the enemy knows – His Word is what will separate you from your sin . .

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

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