Have you ever been told that once a person “believes in Jesus” that the Holy Spirit will come and live inside that person?

Doesn’t this cause us to also believe that our own actions are causing God to do something?

Is that the way God works?  Or is it the other way around?

What does scripture say?  Do we cause the Holy Spirit to act or does God?

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If I were God, was all-powerful, and I truly loved all people and wanted them to be with me forever, how would I cause this to occur?

What if I made a person’s imperfection or what the Bible calls “sin” their “free ticket” to receive my OWN perfect righteousness and thus be with me forever?  Do you think they would be thankful when they found out about this free eternally good gift?

If I were God, would I have the power to do this?  Wouldn’t this be a “foolproof” plan?

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Ever feel divided between "good" and "bad"?

Ever feel divided between a “good me” and “bad me”?

Do you ever feel like you have a “good” me and a “bad” me?

Like you have two separate and opposing people together as one.  You know, two opposing “me’s” or spiritual bodies that make up one “I”.

This is something I struggle with as my “two me’s” are more apparent than most. Two days “up”, the next down. Two down and three “up”. Then, down again. Boy, it can make a person wonder if they are two separate people at times.

Maybe it isn’t full days, but more like experiences. One “good”, one “bad”. Either way it is like the old idea of having a “good angel” on one shoulder and “the devil” on the other.

So, if this happens to you, please know you are not alone.

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Today, I find myself back in Genesis 2 and 3 reviewing the “garden scene”.  I see so many amazing things edenoccurring there that I hope will be “eye opening” to you.

These are things that I suspect you haven’t heard but I believe are very good.  I pray it will give you a WHOLE new inspiring view of what is often called “the fall of man” and a whole new outlook on mankind and even yourself.  I know it has dramatically changed my view of who I am.

Before we do this, let’s ask the following question.

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Ever feel like you are waiting for the splat?

Ever feel like you are waiting for the splat?

I believe I understand and have been living in the reality that Jesus told us about living in faith.  It’s a scary and lonely place at times.  Where did Jesus himself spend much of his time?

Alone in the “wilderness”.  Have you ever asked yourself where this place truly is?  It’s a place of temptation by the enemy of our soul.  Remember the phrase the “wilderness of the soul”?

I believe the true walk of faith in this life and this body is a single, solitary walk in the “wilderness” (solitary) of the soul.  It doesn’t mean others are never around us, but we are to spend most of our time with him.  It sure would be nice to have others to walk along, but my experience has been that they quickly separate from you once the Lord has you speak words of faith beyond where they are.  We are not supposed to go beyond what the “accepted level of faith” is for the group.

I have come to conclude that believing God’s Word directly as it is written and speaking it to others will cause them to separate from you.  It’s like “dividing the waters” or “separating the wheat from the chaff”.   When you first see it occur, it will perplex you.  You see a powerful life-giving truth in his Word that is feeding you life and you attempt to share it with others and they run away from you as if you are the walking dead!  Why?

I have asked this question and here is what I heard.

Did you know that the definition of a “Pharisee” is “one who separates or goes away from”?   They actually run AWAY from the truth when they hear it instead of towards it.

Why does this occur?

One word.

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Here is something that I pray will really encourage you today.  Check out this verse in it’s original words and consider this question.

Who is it that God is telling us that practices good or evil?

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The truth is indeed, VERY good my friend.  May we both hear his words of truth and life in our heart, mind today.

 

Will Jesus TRUE resurrection be in the "SKY" of or own MINDS and HEARTS?

Will Jesus TRUE resurrection be in the “SKY” of or own MINDS and HEARTS?

Friends… I have not shared anything in a while.   Our father has been massively at work inside speaking and revealing things that are beyond human comprehension.

And they are so beautiful and so glorious and good.  I sense he is about to start to reveal the amazing and powerful HIDDEN truth of his written Word via the morning star that will rise in many people’s hearts.

So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts 2 Peter 1:19

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Should we fear asking God the TOUGH questions?

Should we fear asking God the TOUGH questions?

There is a is a very heated topic and highly debated question that has been going on for a LONG TIME in the world.  Maybe even in our own hearts and minds at times…  I know I have grappled with it my fair share in my search for the real and highest truth God reveals in his Word.

And we often aggressively defend our own position as if in a life and death struggle.  The question?

“Does the Bible have any CONTRADICTIONS”? 

There, I said it.  The cat’s out of the bag.

So, what you think?  Are there any contradictions in the Bible?

Have you looked into it out yourself

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