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

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

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