Casting Down Imaginations

Angel

You do not have the right to say you belong to Jesus but you don’t belong to the Church. The true Church is the Body of Christ. You have to get Fed somewhere, and you don’t get to pick and choose. Don’t treat His Body like it’s some sort of buffet or supermarket, it’s not like that. Jesus is a King. Not a commodity.

If you’re under the King you’re not part of a democracy, you’re part of His Kingdom. He has already ordained the people and places where His Body gets fed in His Kingdom. The various parts are where He puts them, not where they put themselves. This is a real living Body, not some children’s game.

His Spirit will lead you to, and confirm who and where you’re supposed to be joined, but you have to learn how to listen. Everybody has to learn. Most people refuse to, including most believers – they don’t want to. They’d rather have it their way, not do what He say. It’s too difficult . . . for their Flesh.

God has certain things He will only get to you through Ministers in the 5 different Offices of ministry. People chosen by Him. They are there expressly for the reason and purpose of Authority, which you must get up under. Your Flesh will avoid this at all costs. It hates being told what to do. If you don’t kill your Flesh, it will kill you.

This hatred of authority and the rebellious nature that birthed it, came with the Fall of Man. Authority is the very thing that was rebelled against, and the thing that must be submitted to. The fallen nature of our Flesh will not do it, it is Incapable. That’s what the Cross is for, to crucify your Flesh. Jesus said to carry it. It does burn your carnality, but you can burn now . . . or burn later.

The Bible speaks of Imaginations that exalt themselves above the knowledge of God. We are commanded to cast them down. Well where are these Imaginations at. They’re not just in demons and the atmosphere, they’re in everything that is Fallen. These wrong hateful rebellious Imaginations are in us.

When we Fell we became like the one who made us Fall. Accepting what Christ did changes the core part of our Inside, but it doesn’t change us entirely. That gets done through a process of belief and obedience called Faith. Which is our personal job to walk out. Not something to agree with.

It is entirely our job to identify these wrong heart postures and wrong ways of thinking within ourselves. No one else will or can possibly do it for you. God set it up that way. We have to choose. Choose to believe, choose to read the Bible, choose to obey it and therefore Him. Choose to stay. He only wants those who stay.

Choose to submit ourselves to His Will every day. Which is expressed through His Word, His Spirit and His Ministers. And they all agree. You know how we can tell – they all say the same things. If we all don’t learn to say the same things, it’s because we don’t Agree. We wanted something more than we wanted Him. We were all born into disagreement, we must put ourselves into Agreement – through Submission. There is not some other way.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

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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

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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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Governments Fail, Economies Collapse . . Faith Stays

As we journey back through all of history for century after century, we can only travel back about 40 centuries before what we actually know – falls off a cliff. When we arrive at the place that is as far back as we can see with any certainty, we find that men are already being governed. As that great scholar of common sense G.K. Chesterton said, “The dawn of history reveals a humanity already civilized.” Where we hit the cliff of what we know is with Babylon and Egypt. Before them we have only fragments from Assyria, Sumeria the Chaldeans. Some cylinders, tablets and parchments. Everything beyond these few beggarly scraps found among the rocks is speculation. Pure speculation. The liberal academia won’t admit that, but all of it is made up.

Almost all of this making things up began during the Victorian era, when value and worth began shifting from people and their souls to things and the materials they were made of. It was a new twist on an old idea. Diminishing the value of people. Here it is called materialism. Trying to solve a spiritual need with something physical. It cannot be done. No matter how much you have or how hard you try. Now everyone has their car their house and their clothes, but they no longer have each other. What a shame, and what a sham.

It was never God’s plan. When a modern man views a city he sees the buildings and the streets, the cars planes and boats, and he is excited. God does not see it that way. He sees the people in those things. When foolishly attempting to explain how all this got here, what modern men have done is to invent a reason to explain a result. When we were little it was called make believe. Which means to make up what you want to believe. I don’t mean the cars and buildings, no one would be foolish enough to say that a scooter grew into an SUV or a kite evolved into a supersonic jet. Who would dare.

We all know they had to be thought out and designed, then built. It took specific effort and certain materials and great understanding. Someone had to do all that. No, I mean the really spectacular notion of how old the entire universe is, or that all people and planets came from nothing. That everything came from nothing. Not because it actually did come from nothing, who would dare say such a thing. But because they cannot bear for a moment to admit the only alternative, that all of it came from God. Who would say such a thing. People who hate God, that’s who. Now the enormity of all that they have made up has grown much larger than the things they were trying to explain.

This attitude and perversion of belief can be found in every facet of society. From changing ecology to failing economies, the nature of gravity to the necessity of destroying evil with war, men love to speculate while ignoring the obvious. It is part of our fallen nature. God gave us imagination, but He didn’t give it to us for that. Completely ignoring Him, while making up all sorts of things that do away with Him. What I want you to know is that the thinking of modern society is all pretend. The pretend has become bigger than the reality. We have been lied to about almost everything.

What we know of governments both ancient and modern, is that they fail. Civilization as we know it is a graveyard of failed governments, and we are at the top of the top layer. The Bible is a Historical Record and people often forget that. Nimrod was the grandson of Noah’s son Ham, who had been on the Ark with Noah for over a year. While the rest of the entire world was destroyed by the Flood for its wickedness. What that wickedness was will be mentioned later. Though the former wickedness was wiped out, it quickly gained a foothold again through Nimrod. Well Nimrod is the one who built the tower of Babel, and he did it out of rebellion toward God. He actually built the tower with the intention of it being a fortress against another flood, should God decide to do it again. Josephus in his most excellent and ancient commentary expounds on this a little more than the Old Testament does.

Beyond those we find that it was with Nimrod that the entire concept of we can do this ourselves without God, came into existence. His name means I must rise up while you go down. Lets pool all of your (the people below me) resources to carry out my agenda. Does that still go on today. Without a doubt. You know that it does. It is the very core from which all politics proceed. Every political campaign on every level, all government by all men has this means as its chief end. To pool all the energy resources and ability, with one man or a very small group, at the head. You go down and labor in your lower position to support a man in his exalted position of deciding what to do with it all. Being in charge. This is how it’s done. How it is played out in a fallen world run by a fallen angel who runs it through fallen men. Who think they are in charge, just as the fallen angel thinks he is god. While inventing their reason to explain a result, they even got rid of the devil. Now they’re trying to pretend as though evil doesn’t exist. Which isn’t going very well for them.

With Babylon comes the first city of man in his own little world which he built for Self. The system of commerce and trade to facilitate providing for him Self. As well as the religious cult built around the tower of Babel careening skyward, representing the exaltation of Self against Heaven. It was the birthplace of all three. Cities for self, the system to provide for and advance self, and the religion of self. Now we call the new version of that same old religion Humanism. The Bible says that a threefold cord is not easily broken. The Lord Jesus will break this one with the brightness of His Coming. We’ll see Him do it. He never came to start a religion, He came to give God a family. That’s what you and I are. True Christianity is God Almighty and His family. Abraham as the father of faith was the antithesis to all that began in Babylon. It is what he departed from, as he was standing right there. Abraham departed. Faith departs from Babylon.

God did not give Abraham religion, man gave himself religion. What God gave to Abraham was government. It was this very government that The Messiah was prophesied in Isaiah to be carrying on his shoulders when He arrives. Which He is doing for the Father. It was the custom in the East where the Bible was written, for sons to carry burdens for their fathers. Jesus is not coming to take over China, Russia or America as governments. They will not be here. God has His own government, and it is called a Kingdom. No other government will exist in the world to come, they are all man made and against God. The Bible tells us that the nations rage. Are they raging now. In the Psalms we are told why they rage. They are against God and against His Messiah. They are against God being the Judge of what is right and what is wrong, and they are against Jesus being King. They want to decide what is right and what is wrong for themselves, and they want to be their own king. It is a hijack. Nothing more than the lump of clay talking back to the Potter and telling Him how it wants things done.

Only the Government of God, which is the Kingdom of God will be here. That’s why Jesus preached it so much during His earthly ministry. So much so that all the people thought it would happen right then and there. He was carrying His Father’s burden. This is what the Gospel is all about. The coming of the Kingdom and our need to repent just to be let into it. Nobody gets to vote on Jesus. He is not running for president, He is the King. We don’t get to elect Him – He is letting us in. It is the people who come into The Kingdom by submitting to the Lordship of Jesus that have the right to exercise His authority in the earth. Only in Christ do we become the one ethnos, the one new man of Scripture. No worldly nation or individual can claim that authority by right of existence. Just because you exist does not mean that Jesus is your Lord, as a person or a nation.

Only the nations and individuals that have gotten under His Authority have some degree of that authority. The rest do not. Their histories do not matter. It is pride that caused the fall of Lucifer and man, and it is our pride that makes us think what one of us or all of us did outside of God, is of any importance. Only what God does matters, and He chooses the nations or individuals He will do it through. England had every right to colonize other nations as they brought them into Christ. From the rise of Elizabeth to the end of Victoria, she was the nation God was moving through. For 300 years. As the Light was fading in Britain, the Lord continued what He was doing through America. It has nothing to do with how righteous the nation or all of their practices. God will spare an entire wicked city for a dozen of His people who believe and trust Him.

Now as the Light in our nation begins to fade God has started moving in some of the Asian Tigers, only as they keep His Word. Especially in South Korea, and also in a huge underground movement in China. The Light of who He is and what He is doing is tied directly to obedience to His Word. Only by way of God moving through history does any history matter at all. When and where He was, what He was doing. The rest is irrelevant. That’s what it means to be God. He is not shy about it. People just don’t take Him seriously. Throw off all those foolish and ungodly notions of political correctness. That comes out of Humanistic thinking and He is not like that at all. God is not the goofy bureaucracy of the United Nations, He is the creator of galaxies. He is God and He is in charge. Of His plan and will coming to pass in the earth. Not all the junk He had to push through to bring it to pass. He is not keeping anyone out, they have refused to come in.

Man does have dominion over the earth, but only because God gave it to him. Not so that man could separate himself from God. He did it so that man could rule the earth under Him. Part of that dominion is the authority and the ability to redirect the resources of the planet. This was authorized by the Owner. The one who made the coal and the copper and the diamonds that are in the ground, as well as the grass and trees that grow on top. The earth and everything on it and in it are the Lord’s, and the Bible says so. He can give it to whomever He wants, and He did. We should be good stewards and are in fact commanded to. But our authority as His believers over His planet is not a question, it is another commandment from the One who made it. Just because you were born here does not give you authority. Man is fallen, the world is under a curse and the Devil runs it. God has provided a single way out, but you must accept His Authority before you can walk in it.

If you don’t like that then you need to go find another earth to live on, because this one is His. But if you’ll let Him be your God, He will turn you into a son. The word nation in the Bible comes from the word ethnos, which means race or tribe of people. Until fairly recently almost all of the nations that you see on a political map of the world were made up entirely of a single nationality, or ethnicity. Many still are. But a lot of the modern first world countries contain multiple ethnicities within the borders of their government. Which is usually made up of the single or dominant tribe (ethnos) in that country. Well the command of God to the first man and woman who are the father and mother of us all, was to be fruitful and multiply.

God saying this was not random poetry or beautiful prose, it was a commandment. There are 100’s of them in the Bible. God never speaks arbitrarily or without purpose, He always means what He says. He creates when He speaks. It is man who has made his own words to be meaningless and powerless. It would be a mistake to think that God is as trivial as the mankind that He made, has chose to become. From the very beginning God’s voice was to be the governing force which produced the mechanism of Fruitfulness within man, whom He set over all of His creation. Just like a musician blowing his own breath into an instrument produces a lovely sound. God breathed into man.

That lovely sound is the fruit of the two coming together, not of the instrument alone. God is the one who gave us the very things that make us fruitful. We cannot produce fruit on our own, fruit is an element of order. Man is fallen and the tendency of all things fallen is chaos. Chaos never tends toward order, order is always something intentional. Always. It was out of the former chaos that God established all of the order we now see, at the start of Genesis. Man produces various instruments because he himself is an instrument of God. Who quite purposefully did not give man everything so that we would need each other.

In Genesis 4 He gave various gifts to men; farming and livestock to one, playing of musical instruments to another, metal working and the making of tools to others. These things didn’t come out of nowhere. He did this so that men possessing skills talents and abilities differing from each other, would have to come together to get what they did not have themselves. God gave men the ability to collaborate cooperate and communicate to redirect the resources of the earth. They could not do it alone, but only as a collective.

In His Word this collective is called a body, which does have a Head. As it is a type of the Body of Christ, prophesied to come later. By the time we get to Genesis 6 we have men already becoming completely corrupted by separating themselves from that which made them Fruitful – the voice of God. Now they are thinking evil only all the time and they are multiplying without producing any Fruit. Something God never authorized. He told us to Be fruitful and multiply. This multiplying without fruitfulness is one of the main things that made the earth wicked, and how it became filled with wickedness. Anything that is not of faith is sin, and unbelief itself is called wickedness in the Bible. So don’t let your mind wander too far with how bad it got. Our definition of bad is very different from God’s.

It had to be drowned and all men were destroyed by the flood of Noah. Except for those 8 souls in the Ark. The biggest reason is the corruption of the bloodline of the entire human race by Lucifer and the angels who fell with him, in order to stop Messiah from being born through a woman. This is what Genesis 6 is speaking about where sons of God married the daughters of men. The term sons of God refers to angels in the Old Covenant, and the Nephilim were one of several half angel half human tribes in the earth mentioned in the Bible. Fallen angels and humans sinning a new species into existence. That’s something the heathen would love to put in a movie, if only they knew. All of Greek mythology is contained in verse 4, men of renown, the heroes of old. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the angels who sinned had names like Zeus and Apollo. Just sayin’.

Don’t choke on all this stuff go read the Bible yourself. It’s all in there. It talks about unicorns and fire breathing dragons as well. The unicorns will be found only in the King James. Make sure before you do though, to decide that the Word of God has final authority in your life. If you don’t do that it won’t mean anything to you and you’ll get very little from it. Listen in your spirit, that’s where you recognize Truth. If you want to know the Truth you’ll want to know these things. God is so much bigger than anything you or I could have thought up.

As a Prophet the main thing I do is speak God’s Truth. As a Teacher I explain and expound on things to win your understanding, to a certain degree. But you still have to Believe. The ancient world had the same problem as the modern world, multiple tribes multiplying without fruitfulness. No country has a right and no couple has the right to bear children without the resources and ability to care for them. Nobody. Doing such a thing is not a right it’s a wrong. Fruitfulness is not an option to consider when multiplying, it is a commandment. You have to bear fruit before you multiply. Otherwise your multiplying is not authorized.

The coming of Messiah had already been prophesied by the time all this happened. Lucifer tried this same corruption of the blood line after the flood without success. That’s what 9′ tall Goliath, his brother, and multiple other giants and tribes of giants listed in the Bible were the product of. The failure of Lucifer trying to stop the Son of God from bringing back the government of His Father. If you have a hard time believing in a God who is big enough to create with such depth of scale, then you’ll find it even more difficult to believe in each of the 100 billion stars in this galaxy and the 100 billion galaxies in the universe. And that they somehow appeared there all by themselves out of nothing. Even a handful of dirt didn’t come from nothing. Everybody knows that.

The reason so many people want the Government to solve all their problems, and want some Individual to meet all their needs is because – they are Faithless. Being without Faith is being against God. The failure of government and the collapse of economies is part of what has to happen for everything to come into place. What we’re seeing in front of our very eyes right now is that all those who won’t do it God’s way will be food for the Antichrist. They are being prepared for him like a meal. Jesus already came to give all men the chance to become like Him. Christ is the answer and the only answer, to everything. People don’t like that for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is that it requires faith to please God. It’s not that faithless people can’t get faith – many don’t want it. More precisely they don’t want to do what it takes to get it.

It’s much easier to live without faith than to live by faith. Faithless people always want someone else to take care of them so they don’t have to obey God and live by faith. What everyone needs to do is to get faith and stay in it. Live by faith and die in it. Faith is the only way to get where we all want to go. God has commanded that the just shall live by faith. It is impossible to please Him without faith. Jesus was raised for our justification, to justify us to make us just. You have to live in Christ every day in order to develop the kind of faith that He means,  so that He can justify you. Especially if you don’t want to get stuck here for the most difficult days in the history of the world. Jesus will not be coming for those who are getting ready, He’s coming for those who are ready. Stay in faith and you’ll be ready when He comes.

Jesus &

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

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