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

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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