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    Fear Has Been Instilled... Control Made Easier.. Love Waxing Cold...

    Good Morning Folks..

    As I was scanning the internet, this article caught my eye... Again reminding me of what transpires within a nation that has fallen from a moral standpoint.. As much as many do not want to hear, or read about the importance of steering clear of sinful behavior the results of sin are glaringly obvious, and sadly, largely ignored, denied, or denounced by people's of nations who are defined by lawless behavior in accordance to God's sovereign will...

    When a sin, or sins are largely accepted, and practiced within a society, a lack of good judgment generally follows... Sin brings curses from God... I know, I know, there are those who want to deny the existence of a Creator, or a God that rules set up for HIS creation to abide by... It makes sinning so much more inconvenient to practice... After all did not God declare we would have freewill?... Of course we do... But it does come with a price... That price generally depends on what a nation has decided to be defined by, or ruled over with...

    Towards the end of this post are a couple of chapters from God's Word that does give us the results of listening to God, or by not doing so... HE was addressing the nation of Israel at the time, but these rules also have applied to every nation that had, has, and will continue to exist until the time of judgment day... Our Creator applies them as HE deems fit, and in accordance to HIS sovereign judgment over all nations...

    As you read these chapters, and the article, you again get a glimpse of what is occurring in our world, and why Western nations no longer feel safe, and free... Now I would imagine that there are many in this world that would love to have peace, and safety, while still having the freedom to practice hedonistic behavior... The reason for this is of course the Babylonian spirit that permeates this world, and causes much confusion about what is right, and wrong based on our Creator's principals... The masses are more easily deceived when sin defines those who were originally created in God's image... Scripture points out there will be such a moment in time when this will be the case as we near the end of this age before Messiah returns... But it will be a false sense of security, and retribution from God will come swiftly... For as 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 3 reads...

    "For when they say, "Peace, and safety!" then sudden destruction come upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape."

    Our Creator's idea of liberty, and Satan's idea of freedom are diametrically opposed to one another... But only one view will prevail... While Lucifer may think that his way will prevail at some point in time, that opinion will manifest itself in our world temporarily... But as scripture points out, it will be short lived, and swiftly brought down... Our Creator has allowed for sin to exist in a world that HE created for a greater purpose... It is a lesson that humanity will only learn if experienced to the fullest extent, and with much peril involved... God has such great love for those who are created in HIS image that HE does bring judgment in order to show HIS displeasure, and to ultimately save the spiritual lives of those being punished for the practice of lawlessness...

    As HIS WORD points out, in the end those defined by sin will blaspheme their Creator when being judged with plagues... (see Revelation chapter 16 Here is the link for that chapter https://www.biblegateway.com/passage...6&version=NKJV )... Hatred for one's Creator is a result of transgressing God's commandments... It is cause, and effect!... The more sin defines one, the more one despises the ONE who gave them life, as well as those who strive to praise their Creator by living their lives in accordance to HIS will... This evil state of being, as a result of sinful behavior, has, and will continue to result in the persecution, and death of God's saints...

    But the reality is those in Christ Jesus are not dead at all... For the flesh is temporary as God intended... But those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life, regardless of their physical state, do have life for eternity... That is a promise one can bank on... Pun intended...

    Look as sin brings forth fear, and a state of being that is in nature like a wild animal... In fact, even worse behaviors appear in the nature of mankind due to sin warping the very mindset of those defined by this destructive state of being... As Romans chapter 1 verses 18-32 declare this very result of one's soul being darkened do to corruptible behavior...


    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

    24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

    26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.

    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[c] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[d] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

    Here is the thing folks... The result will always be the same when sin comes to define God's creation... Death!... A lesson that mankind as a whole has yet to learn... The greatest lesson is yet to come sadly... But one that is definitely necessary for the sake of those whose minds have been darkened by a lie that has been perpetrated by the fallen cherub once named Lucifer since the beginning of mankind's existence in the Garden of Eden... His idea of knowledge is the very tree that Satan represents in every way... Good, and evil... Evil will eventually prevail when this mindset is developed within one who embraces the very lie this tree symbolically represents...

    Only our Creator God can define life.... HE is the only ONE who has the right to do so, and has created us to flourish under HIS WAY that the tree of life symbolically represents... It truly is a state of being which brings forth a peace of mind that transcends our physical lives... One of many titles given to Jesus Christ is the "Prince of peace."... This peace of mind, and good courage can only be experienced with the righteousness of God, and the fruit of HIS SPIRIT defining one's inmost being...

    Fear is a result of sinful behavior, and brings one under the control of the very being who in reality seeks to destroy his Creator's creation... But first the devil will use, for his pleasure, those who embrace his definition of life... Which in reality is not life at all...

    Here are the links to the 2 chapters about the blessings, if God's righteousness is heeded... Or the alternative being the curses that are brought on nations whose people have allowed for sin to define their nation as a whole... Leviticus chapter 26.. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage...6&version=NKJV ... Deuteronomy chapter 28.. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage...8&version=NKJV

    Here is the link to the article... http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n...njured-8543905

    One more observation... You will notice that one of the curses for sinful behavior will be famine,(also one of the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse in Revelation chapter 6 verses 5-6) and the result of this will be people turning to cannibalistic behavior because of the lack of food... It is quite alarming at number of zombie films, and television shows that are quite popular... Is this a way to condition people to the idea of performing such heinous acts when brought to that point of experiencing famine?... There have been books, and films about individual's actually resorting to cannibalism in order to survive when placed in that position... Again a curse from God as a result of unrepentant behavior..

    God has always watched over HIS saints even during the most harshest of conditions, and circumstances... Even during times of famine, the prophets of old were miraculously fed, and provided water such as the case with Elijah... Our Savior (the BREAD of LIFE), was given the strength, by HIS FATHER in heaven, to endure 40 days, and night without food, or water... Moses was given the same strength when upon Mount Sinai receiving the 10 commandments from his Creator...

    As scripture points out, "perfect love has no fear." (1 John 4:18 reads)...

    "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love."

    God is love... May HIS love be sought by those who believe on HIM in order to perfect them... For what defines GOD is indeed unfailing in every way...

    Popeye7

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    Last edited by popeye7; 09-04-2016 at 01:41 AM.



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    Re: Fear Has Been Instilled... Control Made Easier.. Love Waxing Cold...

    Hello Folks..

    Hope your day is going well... I would like to reiterate to those who are reading this the fact that my hope is to help for those who choose to believe in God's Word, and have been called to do so, to prepare for is surely going to come to pass.. I believe this investment could very well be an opportunity to allow for us to spiritually make oneself ready for the final years of this age in which our Lord Jesus Christ declared in Matthew chapter 24 verses 3-14', and the perils those of us who are alive will face..

    "3 Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

    4 And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. 6 And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

    9 “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come."

    Who will be the one's that will preach the gospel unto all the nations before the end of this age comes to a close?... God's Word declares it will be HIS 2 witnesses in Revelation chapter 11... These 2 individual's will, by the supernatural power of our Almighty God, declare the truth about the false god declared as the beast in scripture, and the need to come out of the Babylonian spirit that will have seduced many into believing this man of sin is actually GOD HIMSELF... (see 2 Thessalonians chapter 2)..

    As Revelation chapter 11 declares, these 2 witness's will give testimony to the world of the gospel of repentance through Jesus Christ for a 42 month period... The same period of time that the beast will be given authority by Satan to rule over his 7th, and final empire in which 10 kings will be under this man of sin's rule... Here is a link to Revelation chapter 11... https://www.biblegateway.com/passage...1&version=NKJV

    The false prophets of our day have led many to believe that no form of persecution will befall them as we close out this age which culminates with the return of our Messiah at the blowing of the 7th, and last trumpet of God... This will lead many into being ill prepared for what is surely to come to pass... Our Savior declared that many would be delivered up, and that if HE was persecuted, do not think that HIS followers will not be as well... This can be found in the gospel of John chapters 14-17 as Jesus addressed HIS apostles before giving HIS life for the sake of those who would believe on HIM, and repent... Here is John chapter 14, and at the bottom of the page one can go to the next chapter.. Real convenient... https://www.biblegateway.com/passage...4&version=NKJV

    One has nothing to fear if God is leading that individual by the power of HIS SPIRIT in them... Physical wealth can certainly serve as to impede the reliance, and growth we must have in our Messiah... While it can be used for good as well, there have been many who have fallen from the grace of God due to coveting, and dependence upon it... Wealth is fleeting, while the Spirit of God is a priceless GIFT that never perishes, and will help one to endure the worst of circumstances... But one has to learn to depend on HIM, as well as discipline their own inmost being to look to God for strength, and comfort.. This requires training oneself to do so with the guidance of the ONE who will HELP us along this journey on the straight, and narrow...

    I realize God's Word can be quite graphic at times, and hard to swallow at times when it is declared in Spirit, and in Truth... But when does hearing lies or reading into something what one wants to occur, instead of the reality of the circumstances, ever helped one to prepare for such times?... A person can hear what they want to, and believe it as well... But as an ostrich plants its head in the ground, while the body is still exposed not viewing it for what it truly is, will not change the reality of the situation...

    Sin is rampant within this world, and making it ripe for so much more evil to emerge as a result... Due to the love of it being practiced within the inhabitants of this present wicked time we live in... As a result, fear, hatred, and various characteristic's that are a result due to the mystery of lawlessness, will dominate the inmost being of many... So much so that those who are the saints of God will indeed be hated for HIS NAME sake... It cannot help but be this way simply because sin does separate one from the love of God...

    Anyway, here is another article that will help make my point... You will notice that those in propagating this after school program declare it has nothing to do with the supernatural, but will be allowing for individual's to understand the need to live as one pleases, or "do as thou wilt!"... This is an illusion simply because one is either lead by God, or by Satan from a spiritual perspective.. Whether one chooses to not believe in the power of the spiritual realm, and the influence it has over the lives of those created in God's image, does not change that fact...

    Satan is the author of confusion, and deception... Without the Spirit of God one is indeed subject to this fallen one's deceptions, and devices...

    Here is the link... https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...pm_local_pop_b

    The fact that those who are propagating this is a tall tell sign of the times we live in.. In the name of liberty these things are declared as well... There was a time when this would have never even surfaced within this nation...

    Take care, and God bless.. Have a great day..

    Popeye7

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    Re: Fear Has Been Instilled... Control Made Easier.. Love Waxing Cold...

    Good Morning Dear Friends..

    It is so easy to get caught up in the psychological warfare being orchestrated by the adversary Lucifer that does indeed put believers in Christ Jesus to the test... Our lives are a test to help us to judge where we are at within our calling in Messiah... If we fail one of the test's our Father in heaven allows for us to endure, HE expects us to recognize our failure, and prepare to pass when a similar test is again rendered us... God allows for temptations for growth in HIM... Even if we fail, there is always room for more growth... Not giving in to our human failings, or accepting them as "well thats who I am, and always will be," or "God made me this way," can be, and has been used as an excuse for people to accept the status quo as it pertains to their lives in Messiah...

    Realizing that our Creator has given us fair warning about what is to transpire in our world should be looked upon as a positive, simply because we have been granted information well in advance of it occurring... So instead of trying to fight it, or allowing for anxiety, fear, hate, and anger to dominate our inmost being, peace of mind should be the dominate factor in our lives... Remember that our Savior is the "Prince of peace!" Anxiety, and fear does nothing but stifle growth within one's inmost being... Which in turn hinders one from developing the fruit of God's Spirit.. Why fight the wrong fight in futility!... What our Creator has declared will be, will indeed be...

    For example voting for a particular candidate is not going to change the outcome of what God had determined what will occur long ago... Bearing this in mind helps us realize where our strength should lie, as well as what our weakness's are... Admitting to, and wanting to change where one can could very well falter, is at least half the battle... It is indeed a battle, and its core lies within each of our own spirit's....

    Relying upon the Spirit of the Living God within this inner battle, and warfare with spiritual entities that represent darkness, has to be one's focus in order to overcome, and finish the race on the very straight, and narrow path our Great God has placed us on... We must avoid straying from God's path, and venturing off coarse on a path that is unknown, and crooked... One simply cannot see the dangers that lie ahead on such a path, and thus will be ill prepared for trials... On God's straight, and narrow an individual will be relying on HIS SPIRIT, and will have the ability to foresee what lie's ahead because of this trail being without curves...

    Can you imagine our Savior revealing to the other disciples Judas's plot to betray HIM while knowing what this man had been already predetermined to do long ago?... What if our Savior decided to call down the legions of angels to tear to shreds those who were meant to capture HIM in order for Jesus to be tried?... How things would have changed for those who were to seek spiritual salvation through our Messiah if HE had decided to overthrow the Roman Empire during the 1st century AD, and set up the kingdom of God right then, and there... It would have been short lived of course simply because it would have been based on the flesh...

    Of course the above would have never happened because God's will is always done... And the Son of God is GOD!... But we as created beings will not effect what has been declared long ago to occur by God... But giving in to the temptation to do so, or better yet to save this physical world in its current state, is a waste of precious time for one who has been called out of this present evil age... Remember scripture declares we are to be IN the world, but NOT OF the world...

    Instead we should be focused on the lasting effect of the Spirit of God in us, which of course is LIFE,.. Our priorities must not be blurred by the physical aspect of life dear friends, and we must remember that vengeance is God's.. HE knows what is going on, and will deal with the situation in HIS own time...

    In the mean time declaring repentance through the Son of God for Jew, and Gentile alike is what we have been called to do, and focus upon... With the understanding that HIS kingdom is the only solution to the situation that was declared to unfold during this time in history by the very Creator HIMSELF...

    Lets once again look at the fruit of spiritual darkness, as well as the tree of good, and evil, while comparing these characteristics to the fruit of God's Holy Spirit... Galatians chapter 5 covers this, and focus's upon our freedom we have in Messiah if we allow for HIM to define us...

    "5 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. 2 Indeed I, Paul, say to you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing. 3 And I testify again to every man who becomes circumcised that he is a debtor to keep the whole law. 4 You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace. 5 For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

    Love Fulfills the Law
    7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? 8 This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you. 9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump. 10 I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is.

    11 And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased. 12 I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off!

    13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”[b] 15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!

    Walking in the Spirit
    16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

    19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another."

    How can one fulfill the calling of God by giving into the lusts of the flesh?... These lusts entail much more than just sexual desire, and indeed will cause one to lose focus upon that which God called us to do while in this temporary physical state... Think about it!... Our action's if contrary to what God has already decreed to transpire before the foundation's of the world were created, will separate us from the very reason we were called to begin with... Satan loves to stir up contentious behavior in order to cause us to give in to carnal desires that are contrary to God's character... We must recognize this, and realize true growth in Messiah will only be stunted by the very characteristics that define the devil...

    So why fight the wrong fight?... Why give in to the lust's of the flesh, and try to save that which has been prophesied to transpire long ago... Fighting the good fight means understanding, and believing that the will of God is being fulfilled in this present evil age... While not giving in to the temptation of involving oneself in the wrong battle... The physical battle that does involve spiritual principalities who represent darkness... This is where many will fall away simply because the Spirit of God is not being relied upon as one's strength... When the uncertainties of this age we live in are allowed to negatively affect one's inmost being to the point of losing faith in God's will, and on HIS plan of salvation..

    Some will also make the mistake of reacting in a manner that is contrary to God's will, while declaring that their response was prayed about... There are times when we can fool ourselves into believing something is right, as well as thinking that praying about it will simply make it the will of our Creator... Our reliance upon the GIFT God gave us is vital to our keeping it all in proper perspective, and finishing the right race, as well as fighting the good fight...

    God gives of HIMSELF for success, insight, and the strength to endure to the end.. Whatever end that may be for us as individual believers... There is no reason to fear, nor let worry consume us as long as our confidence lies in our Great Redeemer... Love conquers all fear... And God is love.. May HIS love define us dear brethren, and cast out all fear...

    God bless, and hope you have a wonderful day...

    Popeye7
    Last edited by popeye7; 09-11-2016 at 01:28 AM.

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