Spirit of Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Fear and faith are opposites, intangibles, that project into the future. They have no power until we receive them, submit to them and act upon them. We cannot submit to both at the same time, only one can exercise authority in us at any given time. When faced with any crises, trials or hardships, both God and the devil are going to attempt to draw us in a direction; through our thoughts or through others.

The devils modus operandi is fear; a spirit of fear that comes to tempt us and lead us to take a course of action that gives him more authority in our life. When we are facing a very important decision or dealing with an event, the Spirit of fear will come; and if we yield to it, we will be afflicted with torment and worry; and if we yield more fully it can affect our health, lead us to make damaging decisions, even unto death.

The alternate is acting in faith. When we yield to faith in God,
– we gain a sense of empowerment through God (an acceptance that when we are weak, He is strong, leading us and in control);
– we allow the presence of God to enter into our hearts through our yielding to His leading; and
– we have peace. Peace is always a by product of the presence of God’s love.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

The real and only battle we face is choosing which vision of the future we are going to yield and submit ourselves to. Will it be to that of the demon of fear or will it be to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Truth is, what we choose to yield to is decided long before we face a crisis or a decision. We will yield to that spirit which we yield to in our daily, routine lives.

The more time we spend with God, the more likely we are to hear and yield to the Holy Spirit. The more time we listen to the evil of this world, to the media, to the spirit of this age, the more likely we will to yield to them in a time of crisis.

And once we yield to the spirit of fear, it will pursue and oppress us all the days of our life without relent. There is no mercy; we either get used to the torment, submit ourselves to mind numbing medication or alcohol or we turn to God. When we fully submit to God;

Isaiah 14:3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

But it takes faith to yield to God, and faith only comes from hearing the Word; either reading the written word or receiving a word of conviction from the Holy Spirit. Without this, it is impossible to act in faith, because it is contrary to the ways of this world in which we live.

If you find yourself in a place of affliction, trial and hardship, realize it is not the will of God. God’s plans is to bless us, give us abundant life… but we have to walk in faith and submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit to receive this.

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Start each day reading the world of God; spend regular time in prayer and praise; cut out the evil of this world and you will start to hear from God. Slowly as a plant begins to grow after being watered, so your soul will become more open and receptive to the Lord as you water it with time in His presence. As you do, faith will begin to arise and you will start to think and make decisions of faith, which oppose the spirit of fear.

Be consistent, be persistent, fast and dedicate 1 day a week for a closer walk. You will be changed from within and fear will have no part of you life or your destiny.

Maturing in Christ

As a parent we recognize the various stages of life our children go through. First their is the newborn, totally dependent on us, then the young child, filled with passion and enthusiasm. After that comes the older child, a bit more externally focused but still keen to please parents.

Then out of the blue, as the child becomes a young adult with ideas and passions, the rebellious teenage years. As young adults they begin to settle down and find their purpose and passion in life. After that children and their most productive years. Thereafter middle age and grand-parenting and finally the later years with rest from labor and striving.

There is the same cycle as a Christian. We are born again, of Spirit, and filled with the revelation of a whole new dimension, new thought processes, new perspective and revelations. At first we know nothing but are caught up in the Spirit. Everything is new and exciting. We attend church regularly, partake of as many activities as we can, receiving blessing after blessing. Many Christians live for this feeling alone and fall away when the season of young love begins to pass. They never move on from self focus and being fed to wanting to do something for others. Their faith is stifled because it never translates into outward action.

Others press in and as their understanding increases they begin to share their experiences and to evangelize those around them. With faith in action, gifts start to mature and with that comes the discernment of things never noticed before in the church… the carnal, the unrighteous and even evil intent of those that linger within Christianity. There is the crusty and cynical older brethren (who have done it and seen it and invariably know it all), the so called prophet’s and prophetess’s (whose sole purpose seems to curse others, especially the church leadership, under the guise of discernment), the self promoting ‘movers and shakers’ whose intent is to get into position’s of influence and leadership through their natural wealth or skills and then those that just have evil intent to break down the church and others in some way.

It’s a dangerous season because the devil also starts to take notice of you and will move others against you or will attempt to use your immaturity and work through you, against others. (Never forget, making mistakes is part of maturing spiritually). If your church leaders are mature they will be able to channel your passion and emerging gifts and discernment, help you realize your calling and direct you forward, so as to be an asset to the church and the Body of Christ. If however, as is often the case, they rise up against you or take offense because of their own carnality, they will marginalize or rebuke you in some way which will cause pain.

At this point one can humble oneself and repent before the leadership or leave and find another fellowship that can hopefully harness for good that which God is doing in or revealing to you. Sadly most church leaders only recognize their own authority and ministry as God’s authority in the church and they suppress any other gifts or ministry, which is considered a threat. For this reason there are very few active prophets and apostles, few evangelists and fewer teachers and why church’s never move in real power.

Many will leave and wander from church to church become increasingly discontent, feeling they know more than church leaders. The offense is realized when they begin to speak against the church leaders, which is in fact cursing and in so doing become a tool of the devil (like a rebellious teenager, they exercise spiritual rebellion) Others will simply withdraw from contributing and become pew warmers. Many, many Christians don’t move on from this place; they just stop maturing and and that is where their faith remains. They never move on to the fullness of their calling in Christ. God is not really interested if you are correct at this time, He is interested in how you respond to the situation when others reject your discernment or gifting? The response should be humbling oneself, intercession for that leadership, finding small ways to impact lives outside of the church and maturing their gifts further. In due season God will raise up those that are humble and patient. If one can just hold on, be submissive in spite of the rebuke or offense, God can turn it out for good for all – even for the carnal leadership.

Beyond this is the stage of blessing and increase. Christians who have become humble, who do not take offense on behalf of the Cross, who do not judge others but are rather a blessing in the face adversity, have learnt to wait on the Lord to move instead of acting and expecting God to follow…. these are mature Christians who can receive favor, increase, authority and position without being corrupted, without lifting up the self.

There are so few current Church leaders, especially those within the latest response to God’s outpouring (the Charismatics) that have reached this station of authority by going through this ‘4 soils’ schooling of the Holy Spirit . They have short circuited this process in some way and the evidence is clear for all to see. The leadership is in many ways an offense to God.

Thankfully God has been preparing the leadership for the next revival that is coming soon. They have been refined, rejected and have wandered through the desert without purpose or direction. The time is coming soon for these leaders to rise out up out of obscurity and bring forth the greatest revival since the days of the apostles. Their only danger is that of pride. Pride that might come through such great manifestations of the Holy Spirit. I hope not.

And here’s hoping those that have led the previous responses to God’s outpouring will become intercessors for the work instead of judges and accusers as has always happened in the past.

Recognizing False Doctrine

One can always tell when the Church has yielded to a false and demonic doctrine. There is invariably;

– the rejection of scripture in part or some significant way,
– the compromise in morality and
– the proclamation of it’s truth because the majority of people believe it.

The majority are always deceived, so let us rather focus on the decline in morality and distortion of doctrine that accompanies these deceptions.

Take for example the doctrine of God supposedly opening the door for Zionists to occupy modern day Israel. If we look past the controlled media and earnestly study that which has been taking place in the region, it becomes very clear, very quickly, that the Zionists have not only been the initiators of violence in almost every instance together with the death and displacement of Muslims, but they have also been directly responsible for the displacement and death of Christians as well.

Jews, Muslims and Christians previously lived in harmony in the land before Zionism gained authority. To this day Christians clergy are routinely spat on in public in Israel and evangelical Churches have been bombed by radical Jews. Somehow Christians overlook the glaringly obvious manifestations of evil, even to the ongoing rejection of Christ, by yielding to this false doctrine. Many Christians have become accustomed to seeing Muslims as the enemy rather than a lost people that need salvation. Zionist hatred of Muslims has filtered through to the Body of Christ without a thought for the evil that is being adopted.

Christians are choosing to be partial, respecters of people rather than Spirit led, discerning and compassionate. Of course we know the Jews will be restored at the end of this age (when they reject the demonic yoke of Zionism and embrace Christ) but they will be restored to the Body of Christ and the heavenly Jerusalem.
I wish Christians were all as Jesus was in:

Matthew 12:46-50 “Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”

Jesus considered that even his own mother after the flesh was not worthy of any special station, except that which was based on her relationship with the Father. Yet now many hold the Jews after the flesh above Christians and even before the name and will of Jesus himself; suggesting that those after the old covenant which was rejected are somehow more beloved than those who are in Christ.

So often the distortions of scripture are obvious to all, yet someone blindness remains. Take the favorite scripture in this instance:

Genesis 13:15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.

It’s interesting that this scripture is used as a confirmation that the Jews are entitled to the land in Palestine. Never mind that the promise was conditional on obedience to the Lord, of which they still resist to this day, but the Jews have spend 450 years less in Israel than they have out of it, since the promise was given. That alone makes the scriptural reference foolishness – except to the willfully deceived.

The reality is that the land was important because God’s temple was in Jerusalem and it was the place where God came down to meet with His people. When Jesus Christ fulfilled the old covenant and ushered in the new, that brought an end to the old covenant. Israel and Jerusalem after the natural became irrelevant in God’s eyes.

Galatians 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Jesus confirmed these changes in John 4:21-24; Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

And Paul reminds us of this change in Romans 2:28-29

For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

But the blind will lead the blind and to this day we have an entrenched Christian doctrine that opposes the Bible, the words of the prophets, Christ and the authors of the new testament. People are bound in spirit and cannot see the truth, seemingly more happy to see a million Muslim deaths in defense of the land in bondage to Satan and in defense of those that oppose the Cross. Who could believe that Spirit filled Christians could behave in such a manner and declare it to be the will of God.

So the question is…… what doctrines are you holding onto that force you to ignore or distort the scriptures. What teachings are you embracing because the ‘majority’ believe and what moral standards have you accepted that deny the fullness of the love of Christ and oppose the convictions of the Holy Spirit?

Evolution is blind faith

Summing up my philosophy on life:
I can boldly state that I take the side of religion in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfil many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the Christian community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because I have a prior commitment, a commitment to Christianity. It is not that the methods and institutions of Christianity somehow compel me to accept a spiritual explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that I am forced by my a priori adherence to spiritual causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce spiritual explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that spirituality is absolute, for I cannot allow the Foot of materialism in the door.

I reached this point after much study of the truths of the Bible as well as the study of the theory of evolution (TTE) and the comments made by those that religiously stand by this unscientific fantasy.

The theory of evolution was birthed out of the rejection of God and has nothing to do with science. Once God and creation are rejected, the mind becomes open to the most absurd reasoning and deceptive logic and this is no more evident than by the apostles of materialism. To escape the many conundrums real science increasingly poses this fake theory, the evangelists of the faith have to resort to an unending procession of deceptions to sustain their believers. Among the many blatant lies are these howlers:

1. The theory of evolution is scientific?
It used to be that something was considered scientific if it could be measured, observed and tested with consisted results. To accommodate TTE something can now be deemed science if; enough people believe it (flat earth mentality), it is on TV, or there is a systematic study of the subject with peer review. (usually by those of the same indoctrination). But in reality there is no evidence of nor has anyone has ever seen a creature evolving, evolution cannot be measured and no one can recreate it. Its also flatly contradicts accepted laws of science, the geological evidence and the chronometers of the earth.

2. Life spontaneously birth forth into existence and all life has since evolved from then.
This is statistically impossible on a number of fronts:
– there is not enough time in history nor molecules in the entire known universe to allow for this chance & spontaneous event to have occurred,
– Even the simplest single-cell organism is unimaginably complex, with scores of highly sophisticated parts, all performing important functions and being mutually interdependent from the start, making the spontaneous bursting forth and sustaining of life a grandiose step of blind faith of the highest order;
– To suggest that the first creature spontaneously burst forth into life and was able to life long enough to evolve the most basic of systems for survival and reproduction is sheer fantasy. Absorption,ingestion, digestion, locomotion, conversion to energy, cell growth and splitting, reproduction, any of dozens of basic systems required for the sustaining of life could never have been present in the first living creature.
– That creatures are supposed to evolve through mutation is beyond embarrassing.The odds of one mutation, never mind the millions of mutation required, advancing the process of evolvement to a higher life form, is beyond the realm of statistical probability, even for the blind extremists of the movement.

3. The fossil record confirms the theory of evolution.
In reality the fossil record gives no clue that any basic type of animal has ever changed into another basic type of animal and no undisputed chain of in-between forms has ever been discovered. Worse still, the awe inspiring gaps in the fossil record defy logic and the ‘wrong fossils’ in different strata and circular reasoning leave the believers of intelligent design in awe of the faith of the Darwinian zealots. Every now and again a ‘Coelacanth’ rocks the faithful, but the well oiled machine of misinformation and fake news quickly adds a new spin, a new theory or half truth to save the faith.

Were it not for the fact that the are thousands of well paid professional agent provocateurs who sole purpose it to indoctrinate the masses from the earliest of ages “millions of years ago”, this theory would have died a deserved death a long time ago. There are now too many hangers on, too many ‘scientific’ grants, too many publishing contracts and too many scholarly posts to fill, for this theory to ever be truly and scientifically reviewed, without the hysterical and militant avalanche of protests, threats and ridicule from those sucking at this teat of deception.

To sum up the absurdity of it all, the pin up boy of this evolutionary cabal, Richard Dawkins, when faced with the increasingly obvious delusion of the doctrine could only bring himself to say that our origin stems from aliens. He simply couldn’t say God, in spite of the glaring truth. This is faith in the unknown, at all costs…. faith that surpasses any logic and any religion.

http://creation.com/dodging-living-fossils

44 Reasons Why Evolution Is Just A Fairy Tale For Adults


http://www.bible.ca/tracks/dino-human-coexistence-implications.htm

Proof that the Media is Biased Against ID

Fossils Destroy Human Evolution Story Again


http://www.icr.org/article/biggest-problems-for-evolution/

Overcoming Trial

Galatians 5:25; If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

Romans 8:1; There is therefore no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

If you go into almost any Spirit filled church today and the speaker says “raise your hands if you need prayer”, the chances are a large majority of people will put their hands up. Many will have very pressing and serious needs that are not being met. Others will be discouraged, afflicted, financial oppressed, heartbroken, etc.

In many instances, the Body of Christ is worse off than those of this world.

The main reason for this is that Christians have forgotten they are in a spiritual battle. We are accused day and night before God because we are judged in this time, and not in that time to come. So every time we yield to the temptation of the flesh, we bring ourselves back under the law where we can come under legitimate attack and condemnation.

Galatians 5:16-24 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

What is the secret to walking in the Spirit? It is spending time with God in prayer and the Word. One thing is 100% certain and that is if a Christian is going through real hardship and damaging trial (not that which God allows to refine us to a higher level), we can be assure that their prayer life is not where it needs to be. If you are facing a such a trial now, you need to spend more time with God. How much is enough time? Are you praying an hour a day, 2hrs, 3hrs? Are you fasting? Have you taken leave from work and fasted and prayed unceasingly for a week or more for revelation or breakthrough?

Because if something is so afflicting and traumatic, it requires a supreme amount of intervention to get the breakthrough. You need to move something in the spiritual realm so the change can manifest in the natural. Every breakthrough has got to start with a spiritual victory. Natural efforts alone are doomed to failure. “shake heaven and the earth will move out of its place.”

Here are a few tips for breakthrough in prayer.

1. Always ask God to convict you what you are doing wrong? Sometimes bondages (those of our own or from our forefathers) are hard to discern because they are part of our character. In this regard a 3 day water / juice fast is very beneficial
2. Ask God what the cause of the trial is. Sometimes the symptom is far removed from the cause. Dealing with symptoms (such as sickness or loneliness) is a waste of time. Press in and pray until you start to receive conviction of the cause.
3. Getting revelation of sin / the cause of our distress must automatically lead to repentance and renouncing of related sin or behavior /actions/ thoughts.
4. Prevail in prayer and ask God to remove the effects of those past works, not only for yourself but for others that have been afflicted by this.
5. Ask God to establish a new way forward and give you the strength not to succumb to the same temptations again. (the devil will earnestly seek to re-establish his authority in this regard)
6. Stop complaining and talking about your troubles. It afflicts others and you are in fact prophesying and establishing the same affliction further into your future. Rather prophesy and declare the things you seek to happen and the changes you are trusting God for. After all, “God establishes the words of his servants”
7. Forgive others to the level you want God to forgive you. If you cannot pray blessing onto those that have harmed you, you are still in bondage and dare not expect anything from God. Prayer for those that have harmed you until you have the love of Christ for them. Only then have you really forgiven and being set free from your own bondage of un-forgiveness and bitterness. Anything else is delusion.

A prevailing issue for Christians is that we measure sin and determine who is more at fault in a matter. If you are suffering or afflicted, you need to deal with your own issues and not worry about the other person. If you are only 1% at fault, deal with that 1% and receive your breakthrough. Get yourself back in line with the Spirit and you will see breakthrough. If you get this right you will not need someone else to pray breakthrough into your life; you will be living in Spirit and establishing perpetual breakthrough.

The big questions are…..
Are you desperate enough and willing enough to sacrifice enough time and effort to hear directly from the Holy Spirit?
Are you humble enough to take stock of the state of your heart and make changes?
Will you persist no matter what you are feeling, thinking or being told by others?

Most of us aren’t and that’s why we need others to step in and pray for us. But is really is a very poor 2nd choice.