struggle

How do we let the Holy Spirit guide our lives ?

It’s so easy to try and do things for God…. and then again, it’s so easy to simply sit and wait for God to “motivate” us…. but both these extremes are wrong and THE WAY lies somewhere in between

In the first case, we have to realize that “we” can do NOTHING for God…. no matter how eloquent, no matter how gifted, OUR efforts are NOT what He expects or accepts…. “we” cannot save a single soul by hours of persuasive talk…. “we” simply cannot do what is required…. because it is “Christ IN YOU , the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27) … read also John 15:5

The opposite extreme, is to sit back and say…. “well God work in me and do it all” and this appears to be the correct path, but we must be careful, because God has given us free will and He will not “move us like robots”…. so we might well discover that 2 years later, God has not “moved us to anything”

The MIDDLE ROAD is a co-operative effort between God and man…. that is a LIFELONG experience of struggle between OUR will and GOD’s will.

If we truly want God’s will over our own….. and we are not deceiving ourselves in this regard…. then God WILL guide us, even though we might not always realize it in every circumstance.

Ask yourself TODAY…. is my time TODAY all booked out with MY plans….. or am I truly committed to doing His will above (and before) my own…

righteousness

A person is righteous…. when they have walked in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless (Luke 1:6)… but they are not sinless (Ecclesiastes 7:20)

How does this relate to  Christians today ?

Every Christian SHOULD be led by God (Romans 8:14)….  why are so many of them seeking to be led by man ?…. because they are not hearing from God, and they are not hearing from God because they are not righteous…. they are not taking the time to spend with Him OR because there is something that they value more highly than God (some idol  in their lives).

It is a COP OUT….. it is so much easier to let some other person connect with God and bring back the Word for them to follow….  they PREFER to be led by man, because it’s “less work” for them…. they can get ahead with their worldly agendas and only need to spare an hour on Sunday (or Saturday… depending on their perspective on the Sabbath)

But what happens if the priest, minister or reverend is NOT righteous…. then all these people (his congregation) end up DECEIVED…. because he is no longer “in contact” with God….. and this is exactly how all the various cults have started !

God’s desire is for fellowship with  ALL His creation…. but He also accepts those who look to ministers for guidance (Exodus 20:19), because He knows the heart….  He knows all the reasons WHY individual people do what they do.

We (who know the Lord personally) have a great RESPONSIBILITY to GUIDE others in “paths of righteousness”….. all who have misused their position of “intimacy with God” for their own purposes have committed Satan’s original sin (and you can read about that HERE)

peace – part 2

I wrote about peace back in March last year…..  and at that time, I was encouraging reliance upon God in the face of difficulty and decision making.

Today I focus on a different aspect of peace….. your thoughts.

The Bible says, “You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you” (Isaiah 26:3) …… some translations destroy the essence of this verse by rearranging the words….. but the verse is supposed to show that the peace comes from having your mind fixed on God.

People thoughts flit all over the place (much like butterflies)….. occasionally getting into a destructive loop, where you continue to cogitate a problem to the point where you become flustered over it…. and cannot function properly…. meaning you have trouble concentrating on anything else and cannot get any rest until your problem is taken care of…. but what if it cannot be solved ?….. Unless you develop the ability to DETACH yourself from such negative thought processes,  how will you ever have peace ?…. and SUCCESS….

For your own good…. you must learn to control both your thoughts and your body….. and there are many DEMONIC solutions that “successful”  people use……. Yoga, TM, Reiki ….. just to name a few….

These demonic solutions give the practitioners an advantage over the “ordinary” person…. more focus… better ability to handle their body, emotions and thoughts…..  but these benefits come with a price (because of the demonic source of the instruction)….. such people almost NEVER get saved and have NO relationship with Jesus Christ.

Why would people choose such a demonic path over a real relationship with Christ ? ….. the answer is easy…. they can continue with all their sins without any guilt !

Jesus Christ gives to His lambs…. a superior peace…. and ENABLES a person to control both their body and their thoughts….. but it’s for those who come to Him by FAITH and forsake evil….. and people are not wanting to forsake their evil ways…. so they select all these demonic solutions INSTEAD of the way of salvation.

Yoga is NOT just about “exercises” and neither are TM or Reiki …… they are heathen, demonic “spirituality” systems which people choose INSTEAD of Christ.

You cannot be a born-again Christian and continue to be involved in these heathen practices.

“Christians” who practice these forms of “exercise” will either come to a place of spiritual CONFLICT in their lives where they will be forced to battle the “darkness” (demonic)……. OR ….  their Christianity will remain merely nominal….. they  never come to know the LORD…. and continue to live a COMPROMISED sinful existence in this earth plane…. no matter how “good” they may appear to other people…. or how “righteous” they may think they are.

Christian parents….. do NOT be deceived…..  be careful WHAT you let your children get involved with…. you may be compromising their spiritual battle.

I have written before that there will come a time in every child’s life where demon(s) will entice them …. how they handle such an experience will have a major impact on their future…. dont you think demons know this ?…. Christian parents must be careful to give their children proper instruction about prayer and introduce them to Jesus (they are not helpless victims…. GOD cares for children and protects them…. angels are there to guard them… but every child still has a FREE WILL and it’s up to parents to teach them about Jesus and how to pray and how to discern good from evil)

Cartoons and video games are not “harmless”…. many of them have been prepared to influence your child into becoming FRIENDLY with demons, get them talking to them from a young age……  you need to pray for discernment and then PREVIEW what your child is exposed to.

AVOID ….. Yoga, TM and Reiki…..   AVOID all types of “martial arts” classes…. these are offered so that your children may become familiar with demons and interact with them…..  there is a definite satanic agenda, spiritual control over human minds and bodies

There are other, safer ways to get exercise and build a healthy body and mind…. why not take up hiking ?… or sports ?

True and lasting peace…. comes only from the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)…. and children must be encouraged to get to know Him before they have to cope with the world into which they have come.