Spirit Led

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

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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

Hero

In all the earth there is a land where God decided to start His plan, to bring man back to Himself. The land is Israel. In that land there is a city, Jerusalem. In that city there is a mountain, Mount Moriah. Also known as the Temple Mount. And on that mountain there is a rock. A rock called the Foundation Stone. The most contested piece of land on earth. It is the very rock where Abraham offered his son Isaac to God, and in so doing, allowed God to offer His Son back in return, to complete the covenant between them.

This was God’s way back in, to a world system He had been locked out of. Ever since His kids gave the keys of authority to a fallen angel. He had a plan to get it all back, but it had to be done legally. God will not violate His Word, even if it’s to the Devil. According to both Hebrew and Sinai tradition, it is the same rock where God formed Adam. There now sits a muslim shrine called the Dome of the Rock over the site, which is next to the al-Aqsa mosque. They are in the same compound and are often confused, but they are separate buildings. The mosque was a Christian Church for centuries before Islam was even invented, and the Foundation Stone is the very reason Solomon’s Temple was built where it was, almost 3000 years ago.

The muslims hijacked them both back when their religion was just getting started. Even though it was in Judea, and had been the most holy site in Judaism for thousands of years. That’s alright, the Antichrist will force them to give it up very shortly. There are already plans in the works in Israel to rebuild a Temple right there. It was the first Adam who brought sin into Man, the second Adam bought Man out of sin. The second Adam was Jesus. At the foot of the Mount of Olives is a garden called Gethsemane. The name means place of pressing, and it is the place where Jesus was pressed by his own desires and his own will to get out of dying for a corrupt and fallen world. So that man had a way back to God. He resisted to the point of blood coming out his pores. But in the end, He said to His Father, “never the less not my will be done, but thy will be done.” And in so doing, became God’s answer.

All over the earth there are many charitable and humanitarian organizations attempting to solve the problem of world hunger. Sociologists and psychologists searching for something to modify human behavior. Corrupt nations and their leaders promising peace or wealth, through crooked deals they never intend to keep. Ecoterrorists and animal rights bullies wishing they could force their agenda on those whose choices are different from their own. All of them are spiritual criminals. Every sin is a spiritual crime. The number one killer of all of mankind throughout all of history is Sin. Not something else. Men don’t have the answer, man in his fallen state is the problem. God is the only One who could possibly give the answer, and He’s already given it.

The answer to all those problems is the same answer to all that sin. His name is Jesus!  The problems have already been solved, the answer has been provided.  People just don’t like the answer so they reject Him. Those who refuse the only way out are seeking another. The whole world is searching, but they won’t like what they find. Every man woman and child born into this world system is born into the spiritual condition of Sin and Death. It is in every way as inescapable as your own parents having come before you. The first man and woman were the parents of us all. They were the ones given the authority by God over the entire planet and every creature on it. You and I were not, we weren’t there.

Just as you were not there when your parents were born. You did not get to choose who they were or what they left you, or even where you were born. You had nothing to say about it. Time did not come out of nowhere, time came from God. Time has been given to all men by portion. God did this so that all who would come back to Him, do come back. They have been given time to do this, as it does not exist in Heaven. All of our decisions only and always affect the present moment. Which is the only time we have been given.

In the future all present moments become part of the past, which is actually a record kept in Heaven. It will be opened on Judgment Day, and every single thing you have ever done or not done will be Judged. Even the things you thought were hidden, the things no one could see. The very intentions and thoughts of your heart will be laid bare, and Judged. Everyone will know, and everyone will see. For many, it won’t be pretty. You cannot change what happened before you got here, or the most certain fact that it will all be Judged. But you can decide to stay in what happened before you got here.

Our decisions are incapable of changing the past. Only God can do that. What we have been given is the choice to make a decision, or not to. In relation to time it can only be done one place and nowhere else. It can only be done in the present. You do not have the future and you cannot claim it. He has not given it to you. Many have tried but they all died.

What you have is the portion you’ve been given. We’ll call it a day to keep it simple, as that is what the Bible calls it. The decision itself also has a name in the Bible, it is called repentance. It is actually described as a gift, and is exactly one half of the gospel Jesus preached. The other half is the Kingdom of God. You have to repent of your sin just to get into His Kingdom. It is the only way in. Repentance is the way out of sin and repentance is the way back to God.

The sinful state we were born into is not our fault, but the choice to sin or not to, is an act of the will. Sin is a decision. Just as salvation is a decision. What we are salvaged from is the shipwreck that sin has made of this current world system. Which will all be destroyed. Along with those who choose sin over salvation.  Because God is holy and nothing like sin or us in our sinful state, His Law requires payment for sin. Since sin is an act of the will contained within a living body, the payment God requires is the blood in that body. As the life of the body is in the blood.

That’s what Christ did for us, and that’s what God offers us. A payment that you owed because you chose to sin, made by a friend who chose not to sin – which is the only thing that made His payment acceptable. Jesus did it because God wanted him to. He was tempted to sin in every way that we are, and He was tempted as a man. Jesus was a man, remember. God cannot be tempted. Yes Christ is divine, the Son of God, and the fulness of the God head in bodily form, but the Bible says he set all that aside when he became a man. He had to, it was man He was bringing back.

Jesus did not come into existence 2000 years ago in Palestine, that’s when He came down from where He already existed – to become a man. To fulfill the legal requirements of a God who has nothing to do with sin, so the rest of us could get in. In on this eternal life thing. He has always existed with God from the beginning. Don’t try to figure it all out, there’s a ton of things in the Spiritual Realm you have no clue about. This is just a little bit leaked from the other side. You must always remember that God’s passion is not that you understand Him, His passion is that you believe Him. He wants to reveal Himself to you, but He doesn’t reveal Himself to people who don’t believe Him.

When Adam and Eve sinned, they left their place with God through the spiritual door of Unbelief and Disobedience. To get back to God each of us must go back to Him through the door of Belief and Obedience. Otherwise we are left here in our own sin living under the curse, awaiting destruction. Of our own free will. God will not make you come to Him, you have to want to. It is and must be entirely our own decision. Sin had to be dealt with just to make it possible for us to come back, so Jesus took care of that.  Jesus is God’s answer to Sin. We all must respond, or not. All have been invited to come back, but few have come in. I am so very thankful that I could, and so very glad that I did.

The people who get used by God to expand His Kingdom are not the great and the good in the world’s eyes. They are the people who valued the invitation. Jesus spoke of many who were Invited, but all of them had different excuses for not coming. They had other things to do. How about you. Do you value the invitation. Do you like the answer. I love the Answer. I Love Jesus. Religion has created a jesus that the Bible doesn’t recognize, so I don’t mean that one.

I mean the One and only Son of the Most High, the Son of God. The Prince of Peace and King of the Universe who never did any wrong, yet laid down His life so I wouldn’t have to. He was raised from the dead so I could be too. After going to Hell in my stead, taking back the authority from the Devil, which he stole from God’s kids. Jesus didn’t want to go through it, but He did it anyway. To please His Father. If you come in, He’s your Father too. My Christianity is my response to what Jesus did on the Cross. He is now and always will be, my Hero.

Foundation Stone inside Dome of the Rock

Foundation Stone inside Dome of the Rock shrine

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

Little Child

God is so powerful. You know what else He is – He is kind. He is just as kind as He is powerful. His merciful kindness is great toward me. People fear God’s power because they don’t know His love. To know God we must see these two parts of His nature. The Bible says it like this, behold the goodness and severity of the Lord. God is so good, but He is as hard as nails in regards to Sin. Kindness is an attribute of love, but there is much more to love than that. If we are to live a life fully surrendered to Christ, our definition of love needs correcting.

Until you know and understand that the wrath of God is part of the love of God, you don’t know what the love of God is. You don’t have to experience His wrath, no one does. But every one of us will stand before Him. For Christians it will be the Judgment Seat of Christ. For everyone else it will be the Judgment at the Great White Throne. All of the people who have ever lived on the earth since the world began will face God either as their Judge or their Father. He wants to be your Father. For those who refuse, He will be their Judge. The only way He can be your Father is if you become His little child.

If we had the proper and right fear of God spoken of in the Bible – we would hate sin. Many of us don’t hate it enough, most don’t hate it at all. The complete lack of hatred in our lives for so much sin, belies the respect and reverence due His Name. Let alone the fear and awe we all owe to His Person. The essential thing to understand about sin is that it is a destroyer. It’s not that people have no ideas of how bad and corrupt sin is, they have a bunch of wrong ones. God does love us in the sense that He is giving us time to become lovable. You have to become His child to make this possible, which is accomplished in Christ.

As a child of God in Christ you are His beloved. As a destroyer, sin would destroy His beloved. God must destroy that which would destroy His beloved. That’s how His wrath is part of His love. Any who refuse to become the children of His love get destroyed along with the sin they love. This is not His will for anyone, but it is the position of all who refuse Christ. They’re already on their way. No one has to make a conscious choice to go to Hell, Hell is something you have to opt out of. Going there is automatic. If you don’t accept the payment for sin made by Jesus, then you have to pay for your sin with your self. That’s the payment.

As adults we’ve become hardened and jaded, losing the sensitivity we had as children. Child likeness and Humility are both something we must put on like clothing, if we want to draw near to the Master or be of any use to Him. Jesus said it, and the word used in the Greek refers to a little child. We live in a godless society that has taught us to perceive ourselves as more complicated, more sophisticated – adult integrated personalities. It is a false position. No, if someone tells you it’s complicated – it just means they are confused, and don’t want to admit it because they lack Humility.

Anyone who really Knows something can explain it simply. The main reason the world likes to complicate things is in order to hide things. You can see it in every facet of society. It is a part of the deception of the Last Days. Complicated sophisticated people will not make it to Heaven. They are slow to give thanks because they are too busy – being complicated.  It is nothing but Pride. Let me tell you something about the Truth. The truth is simple. We must endeavor to keep things simple. Little children are very simple.

Pride is the great sin and Humility is the great virtue. All of us must get better at identifying the pride that is our fallen nature. It is the main opposition to becoming like a child. Pride refuses to say I’m sorry, I love you, or even can you help me. It thinks too much of itself. Little children don’t think about themselves, they just are. There is a word for that, it’s called humility. Humility doesn’t mean thinking poorly about yourself. Humility is just reality. That’s all. We must get better at humility, to become like little children. The Spirit will help us, but we have to be willing.

Another thing about pride is that it’s unthankful. It refuses to give thanks. Being thankful irritates pride. One indicator of how humble we are is seen in how thankful we are. It takes some practice but you can get good at it. Discipline yourself to be thankful. Make yourself practice thanking God for even the little things in your life, every single day. I thank God for toilets that flush, I thank Him for my bed, for the food He gives me everyday, for hot showers. No kidding. Everyone in our ministry does it. Being thankful will completely change you. Having a thankful grateful heart pleases God.

You must come to Him like a child, a little child. If you never did, then He won’t be that much of a reality to you. He will seem more like an Idea. Even once you’ve come in you have to stay childlike to draw near Him. Childlikeness is something you have to put on. Just as praise is something you do because you believe His Word . . . not because you feel like it. The absence of Christ here on the earth is not reality, it is the illusion. When Jesus shows up that’s Reality.

Don’t let your flesh reduce your thanksgiving and praise to a thought or a feeling. Feeling thanks is not expressing thanks. When you’re not saying it, there is a reason. You praise what you’re impressed with, everybody does. Everyone is praising something. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, that’s Bible. People don’t praise God in public because they don’t praise Him in private. When the Lord shows up nothing will be hidden. What’s in you will come out of you. The more you practice thanking God for every good thing in your life, the easier it will be to become like a little child.

I carry my Praise with me. The way someone might carry a wallet or a set of keys, that’s how I carry my Praise. Even if I’m not always saying it, it is always with me – and I say it a lot. Don’t let this be too simple for you now. It is the World and its ways that want to talk you out of the simplicity of Christ. If you are already a child of the Most High God then you’re going to be with God forever. Eternity is a long time. When you realize how long you’re going to be around, it helps you to relax. Let Him increase, and in His increasing you decrease. You become his little child so He can be your big Father.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

http://www.fullgrownministry.com

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