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

The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul – Micah 6:7 [NASB]

Newtown shooting

In 2006 in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, a non Amish man went into a one room Amish school house and after letting go 15 boys, a pregnant woman, and 3 parents with infants – he shot 10 little girls, killing 5 of them.  The girls were between 6 and 13 years old, he knew none of them, was not angry at them, and he did it in cold blood.  Charles Carl Roberts was a milk-tank truck driver whose father was a retired police officer.  He was 32, married, and the father of 3 children (two boys and a girl).  Like so many of these cowards who want to have their own way then eliminate any possibility of being held accountable – he shot himself.  As the police were breaking into the school house.

Being good Christian folk who live what they believe, the response of the Amish to the family of the murderer within hours was – Forgiveness.  Dozens of the Amish neighbors attended his funeral not even a week after he shot their children, several of those attending were the parents.  What a difference between the people of the world and the people of God.  This was not a “School House Massacre” – that’s modern media terminology.  The school house didn’t do anything.  If it did it should be brought to trial then on to capital punishment.  This “newspeak” as it’s been called distorts and manipulates language in order to sensationalize everything it touches.  By intentionally inflating marketable facts it masks the truth of what’s really going on.  In doing so it deceives us.  All for the purposes of making money from advertising for its media.  News organizations aren’t about Truth, they’re about commerce.

Yes ten little girls were shot, five of them murdered – in their own little school house.  An unthinkable crime.  It’s hard to wrap your mind around it.  But it wasn’t the building, or the car that drove him there – it wasn’t even the gun(s).  It was a man. A man with children of his own, in this case.  The following year it would be a younger Asian man at Virginia Tech.  Earlier this year at a movie theater in Colorado it was a doctoral student with his Master’s in Neuroscience.  This 20 year old who murdered 20 little children today at another school in Connecticut, used 3 guns that were all legal and belonged to his mother.  He killed her too.  The mother didn’t do it, her guns didn’t do it – the young man did it.  And he had broken multiple laws before firing a single shot.  This isn’t a gun problem or a school problem or a theater problem or a Law problem – it’s a people problem.

The problem with people is their internal guidance mechanism.  It’s called Morality.  It comes to us straight from God, men are entirely unable to explain it apart from Him.  Those who even attempt to fail instantly and fail miserably – every time.  Their childish arguments expose a rebellious nature and contempt for authority profoundly lacking in historical knowledge of men and the societies and civilizations they build, then destroy.  They can’t see the forest for the trees, and seem to know little about the trees.

All of the Law and Morality of western civilization come to us straight from the Bible, and nowhere else.  It doesn’t matter what the liberal God hating academia proclaim from the lecterns of 90% of our colleges – they’re the ones who got the Bible and prayer kicked out of school in the ’60’s, and are trying hard to remove it from the rest of society and government.  None of what they have to say matters.  Only what God says matters.  He says you cannot have His Protection if you refuse His Correction, which comes to us through His Word.  Which is another name for the Bible.

Part of the protection He has for us is built into our inner man, it’s called our spirit, and it doesn’t live off of bread.  It lives off of every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.  The Bible is His Book given to us for the express purpose of feeding our spirits.  It has been removed from all the places it was once cherished, and eradicated wherever possible – for decades.  The harvest of all of that is coming in, and it’s going to be a bumper crop.  If you don’t want to be a part of that, then it comes to you as  the highest possible . . . suggested reading.

Brother Greg
Full Grown Ministry

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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