Tuesday, September 11, 2012

God thinking LXII - You Have Got To Figure It Out 4

"You are to be in the world, not of the world.

Your success isn’t in living a sinless life without a Savior, it is living your life, empowered by a sinless Savior.
If living an empowered life is something new to you, there is no need to be ashamed.  “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.

Religion has taught believers that they cannot win over temptation.

Religion has taught believers for centuries that the move of the Spirit of God was only for a short time.

Religion has taught believers that they must go through a mediator to apprehend God.

Religion has taught believers that they cannot understand what they read.

Priest’s and pastors, ministers and teachers have been teaching a powerless gospel to a faithless people for centuries.

And now we have self-proclaimed Apostles and prophets, ascended masters and spiritual guru’s teaching a magical genie kind of God. 

It’s not true that the power of God has been removed from us and neither is it true that God performs silly magical feats for the ignorant and unlearned to reveal Himself.

God is self-disclosed and cannot be hidden.  God’s power is evident in all power and God’s creation is evident in itself.  God’s supernatural intervention is also evident by His ever present ability to change the hearts of men.
If you want to know why so many people are messed up, think about all the untruths that have been spoken about God the Father, the Holy Spirit and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

And if you want to know why so many Christians are living out their lives without evidence of the presence of God in their life, just think about all the untruths they have been taught about themselves.  And the truth is - they are unwilling to unlearn some things so that new light can be shed in their hearts. (Are you unwilling to unlearn a great many things?)

It’s no wonder our society is so messed up.  Many people believe in a God that is either powerless or genie-like and they believe  in themselves as either broken beyond repair or self-sustaining. 

Erroneous thinking produces powerless results.

Excerpt from God thinking 62 - You Have Got To Figure It Out by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2012

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