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Mon, Feb 27 2012 - 09:12 AM

THE MIND

LEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY WITH PRAYER BECAUSE IT IS LONG AND IT REALLY DID TAKE IT THIS LONG

                   

THE MIND AND FINDING PEACE IN EVERY STORM


Phil.2; 4-11--KJV

 

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name, which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

 

In addition, that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

PHILI4; 7--AMPLIFIED

 

7And God's peace [shall be yours, that [tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall [d]garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

 

ISA.53; 5

 

5) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.

 

In the coming days we may see some of the worst circumstances come to America that has been seen. Right now, it appears that with the current economy settling down and beginning to grow that maybe things are beginning to be good for America. Is this a time of peace from struggle or just a cover for something that goes beyond the failures  we have just gone through.

 

I remember a verse Paul wrote to the Thessalonians and I am not sure of the location of the verse but he said when men say Peace and safety but beware lest sudden destruction come upon you.

 

Men right now that are looking into the stock market are beginning to be in a hopeful state they can be somewhat at peace.  The market is beginning to show restricted growth  and it looks as if prosperous times are returning.

 

While things on the surface are looking good, the structure of this new growth in the economy has many holes in it. The regrowth of economies around the world are being rebuilt on a very unstable financial structure.

 

Study 1st John I believe in the second chapter and what he said about the world system. He talks about many aspects of the world but when he references the systems of the world, he is reffering to the satanic kingdoms. If you follow that closely, a planned scheme might become evident. I believe that we can establish that a complete and parallel system to the kingdom of God exists and it is called Hell.

 

The purpose of the inhabitants of hell is to destroy if possible the kingdom of God.

 

Now with the coming of the savior at hand; the future of those inhabits is about to be dealt by the coming savior.

 

There is an real urgent move of the Holy Spirit in his present ministry is to wrap up things here on earth and prepare the bride for the coming of the groom. Matthew said that the KINGDOM OF GOD SUFFERS VIOLENLENCE AND THE VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE. You might ask your self is that kingdom in violence only in heaven, NO BY NO MEANS NO

 

I personally believe that we are in the period that the bride is being readied for the appearing of the groom. This means whatever Satan is going to do, he must be doing it now.

 

The Bible said that in the last day men would grow cold in their relation ships with the Lord. Think about this through the following suggestions;

 

1) Relaxing the Biblical standards of Christianity and morality for men or women to be in the ministry.  I remember that in the fifties we had some standards in church and being part of the ministry or church leadership meant the character of your life stood for something. In the sixties on in to the future we begin to see compromise with excuses for accepting those with less than a holy life in leadership.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

2) Allowing leadership to those whose moral standards do not hold true to Biblical values (homosexuality, trying to devalue the Biblical standards for life), discrediting the Bible as the only true word of God.

 

I have listened to men wearing priestly robes stating that things once considered sin now are excusable because we are in an enlightened age and that the Bible considered like Santa Claus now held up to the light of modern times have no value.

 

3) Morality in the Pulpit is a value being thrown aside for the idea of promiscuity as both partners in ministry are now proclaiming the first marriage a mistake and are attempting to find the right partner. Another way to put it is they are giving way to lusts in the flesh.

 

4) The moral fiber of the church body is fraying as there does not seem to be awareness that the way is very narrow to the throne and is available only to those that are called by the name of Jesus.

 

5) The old fashioned Gospel of Salvation by way of the cross, healing, a provider plus all the other  things that Jesus can be identified as have  been put aside by many to play in the gardens of the world

 

6) While many play this --status quo-- game; things unseen and unnoticed by man are taking place quickly. The Bible  speaks of Famine in this time and many are looking for world wide crop failure in our food groups. With  the looming price gouging of the oil prices (ranging in the $115. A barrel (a famine in itself) we will see lack across the board. The price to transport goods has increased by at least 30 percent.  Watch this; airlines, bus lines, clothing and the transportation of it, food groups, power companies that are oil or gas driven are just a few that will be affected by this. In the past two gas hikes, we have had in the past years price hikes have not been rebated when the oil prices decreased and so the food, clothing groups among others that got these hikes for costs of transportation now hold them as necessary for business.

 

The oil price hikes happen to placate the Arabs and our minimum wage increases happen to make it easier those on that lower income to live.  Is all this real ? No not by any means. Right now in some western states (Colo. for one) gas at the pump runs 60 to 80 cents a gallon cheaper than the rest of the country.

 

The stage is set for the kind of emotional turmoil and fear of going under that we haven’t know in this generation. There are a lot of other things that could stated but I think you get the idea. You can’t keep increasing prices and expect men to pay them based on incomes that won’t much the increase.

 

I mentioned this in another writing but I saw a political cartoon illustrating the recession in WW2 Germany with a man taking a wheel barrow full of paper money that really had become worthless to a market to buy bread. The families lived on bread and cheese where are we going?

 

   An old course goes “Shut in with God in the secret place, There in the Spirit beholding  his face-- Gaining new power to run in the race Oh how I long to be shut in with God”  If that has ever been true it is now.

 

What is in that  secret place--Peace--because you can reach an assurance of your needs to be supplied.

 

What is the point in all this?  The mind is the only place that Satan can begin to plant fear and disbelief in God. God only moves on your behalf by your decision, a decision to trust him let be Lord on your behalf.

 

The mouth is a betrayer of the heart and if your heart and life aren’t  right with the Lord your conversation will betray you.

 

The Bible says that you will eat good by the conversation of your mouth or will you find death because all you can talk about is the destruction you see?

 

These are the scriptures I used at the beginning will you read them now

 

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name, which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

 

In addition, that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

PHILI4; 7--AMPLIFIED

 

7And God's peace [shall be yours, that [

c]tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall [d]garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

 

ISA.53; 5

 

5) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.

 

Just from Isa.53:5The punishment for our peace is upon him well being and healing were also upon him. Why do you take them off him to do it on your own/ Jesus has paid the price of your healing in  every way.

 

Isa. 26:3-4

 

3You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.

 

4So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [theRock of Ages].

 

Read these and carefully they may be the key to your peace.

 

  JM---------- M7th-


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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revsuz - 7 years ago

Amen, Pastor. When leadership of any system, be it political, financial, or spiritual begins to skew the truth, they undermine the system from within. “America will fall without a shot being fired. It will fall from within," said Nikita Krushchev. So too is the spiritual system within this country falling because of pastors, male and female, who have defaulted in their ministries.

Lying about there being many ways to God and Heaven, about hell not being eternal, about how God's love won't allow people to suffer in jail subverts the truth and makes us vulnerable to the plans of hell. We need more pastors like you who preach Bible, not tickle ears.