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Do you wish things were clearer in your life?  Are you stuck wondering “Why?”  What’s the solution?  Where’s some wisdom and peace of mind?   The “Jesus Story” reveals a very important principle.

In Luke 3, Jesus was baptized.  The story continues, “While He prayed, the heavens were opened.”

While He Prayed…The Heaven’s Were Opened

We do a lot of thinking about issues in our lives.  We try to reason things out.  God gave mankind a brain to use; But to be a servant of the human spirit.  When we are “born from above” we have access to superior laws. Unfortunately, we put most (if not all) of the weight on inferior laws.

The superior law is referred to as “the mind of Christ.”  Our natural powers of thought will always be in play (unless we’re dead).  However, we can “super-size” the power of our natural reasoning by appealing to the Lord for His thoughts on the matter.

If truth be told, there are many things that we are not actually conversing with God about.  We’re not taking advantage of one of our greatest connections to solutions.  We’re not actually talking things over with the Lord.

He’s standing right there at the door knocking.  He wants to fellowship with you about your life and the things that concern you.

Remember Jesus’ example:  When He prayed…the heaven’s were opened.

Gary

 

Baal Arch Canceled

Baal Arch CanceledAwakening to God’s Kingdom recognizes and activates the power of God’s Kingdom.  The more confidence God’s children have in His Kingdom instead of the kingdoms of this world’s cultures, the more God’s Kingdom will be realized in the earth.

Where Do You Have Actual Faith

As Believers, many talk a great game.  They truly have confidence.  Unfortunately they have more confidence in the ability of the evil around them to prevail, than do they believe in the power of God’s Kingdom to prevail in their circumstances.

The Call For Prayer

When many sincere people call for prayer, they realize it more as a necessary religious exercise of duty than as an invited release of God’s power.  They say prayers because, after all, that’s what we do, right?  But, in the saying of the prayers, their focus is still on the “probability” that things will not actually change.  They feel “justified,” in a sense, because they know that evil and end times go together like eggs and bacon.  So, there are really mixed messages going on between their hearts and their heads.

But, Praise God!  There are still many people who actually believe that God’s Kingdom in the earth can be realized through heart felt prayers of faith in God and His Kingdom.

The Baal Arch Construction

It was widely reported and plans were in full swing to erect replicas of the Arch of the Temple of Bel (Baal) in New York and London.  This was to take place this month (April 2016)

Probably multiplied thousands of believing Believer’s prayed believing prayers against it.   And, it came to light a few days ago that those plans had been canceled for both New York and London. 

Coincidence???  I think not!!!

It is important to keep interceding for the United States, because the “spirit of Baal” still prevails.  But, believing prayers of faith in the power of God’s Kingdom also prevails for those who will exercise it.

I encourage us all to pray…but with even more confidence in God than in prevailing evil.

“If My people who are called by my Name will humble themselves and pray and turn from their {own} wickedness, I will hear from heaven and I will heal their land.”  2 Chron. 7:14

Is that a real promise, or a political one?   I believe it’s real!!

Gary

There’s A Bunch Of “Trees” To Enjoy

apples-490475_960_720One way to identify deadly religion that is masquerading as God’s Kingdom on earth is how its message is promoted.  There are several telltale marks, but one of the most common is the emphasis on the negative.  This post will look at two of many.

Garden Wisdom

Did you realize that by the time man and woman came on the scene, the garden was already in place for their care and enjoyment?

From the way deadly religion teaches, you would think God set them in the garden with the emphasis of His instruction on warning them about the one tree among the many.  But, that is not how the story goes.  Yes, he told them they couldn’t eat from the one tree.  But, he told Adam and Eve they were to care for and enjoy the abundance of His garden, AND they were permitted to find nourishment from ALL of the trees but just the one.

Nothing in God’s Kingdom message has changed. 

God is the Author of all life.  The fruit of His life is beyond abundant.  He wants you to care for and enjoy it all…but one.  The only tree you are not to be nourished from is the “tree” where you can figure it out on your own without direct connection to Him.  In other words, living from the habit of self sufficiency.

Enjoy the fullness that is God and that comes from God.

There’s more fruit on God’s trees than you’ll ever be able to ever consider or consume.  Stop focusing on the little you can’t have.

Garden Imagination

Another tragedy that dead religion and worldly wisdom has perpetrated on God’s sons and daughters is the severe downgrading of the function of mankind’s ability to visualize communication.

The ability to “image” information is as normal and necessary to human kind as it is for eyes to see, and lungs to breath, etc.   It’s a normal part of waking hours and sleeping hours.  That’s just the way God made us in His wisdom.

However, instead of being friends with our ability to communicate through imagination, deadly religion (and much of rationalistic society) has taught us to fear and/or dismiss this vital function.

Imagination Prayer

I’ve discovered a wonderful way to intimately and consciously connect with God in prayer.  I’m still learning and probably will continue to do so until I see Him face to face in eternity.

I’ve discovered that God has many ways of speaking to us.  Through words, vision, dream, colors, emotions, etc, etc.

I’ve also discovered that I can speak with God the same way.  I am not limited to the form of prayer that is only rationally constructed words that I’ve reasoned out.  I used to think that the most powerful prayers were the prayers that I correctly spoke.  But, I no longer believe that.

Heart Prayers

The most powerful prayers are those that originate in the heart.  Since the language of the heart includes many forms, – and since the imagination is the “factory” that produces those forms – I now speak many of my “prayers” to God non verbally.

That sounds weird…or new age…or something….just weird.   I know.  But, it isn’t.  And since the Kingdom of God is not about fear, I have been exploring many kinds of prayer language.  And, you know what?   I like it!  I’m feeling more and more close to the heart of God all the time.

In Conclusion

So, how shall I wrap this up?   I think just to say, “Explore the fulness of potential in God’s Kingdom Garden.  It’s there that you’ll find the meaning of Abundant Life.

Gary