Thursday, December 25, 2014

God Thinking LXIX - The Dichotomy 2

"When you get to the place where you are tired and worn out fighting your way through life, (not because you are on to some great breakthrough that is taking you from one glory to another), but just to maintain.

When you realize that a huge portion of your energy, money and time is devoted to maintaining your existence, staying the same or in some cases, even declining.

When you have sensed that there is more, but you just can’t get your hands on it.  - You need more than another set of  hoops to jump through - And you need more than empty promises or false illusions.

When things are tough and misunderstood, you need more than just a pat on the back by somebody saying, “It’s gonna be OK.”

You need more than kind words that contain no power and offer no assistance.

If you’ve reached a point where it’s all starting to look the same.

In this modern battle you are in - The one with a high-tech adversary
An adversary that understands, exploits and manipulates the emotion
and sensitivities of your kids.
An adversary that has entire nations convinced that all paths lead to 
An adversary that has convinced secular humanist, those who write your
children’s textbooks, (those who own and operate most commercial TV 
stations and those who control the media), that to slant the truth or re-
write it for the sake of preserving a lie, is OK, as long as the result is, that 
Jesus Christ be denied His rightful place among men.

You don’t need to talk about what to do about your situation, you need to act on it.

You need the power of God working in your life.
  • To operate in the power of God and to be a positive influence and maintain a positive influence in the lives of others:
  • To push through beyond the mundane and repetitive - to soar like the eagle
  • To breakthrough into another realm with God
  • To hear God’s voice clearly
  • To receive the answers that you and I have been looking for, for a lifetime. 
  • To operate in the power of God and to be a positive influence and maintain a positive influence in the lives of others -   to push through beyond the mundane and repetitive 
You must die to self."

Note: This is not a very popular subject and most modern preaching gets away from any use of painful symbolism or words that provoke serious inner thought or contemplation. It is much more acceptable to introduce people to a more sympathetic and clever view of God; one that doesn't require much deliberation, attention, reflection or meditation - one that poses no interior threat - one that warrants no decisions - one that yields just short of the crossroads - one that promotes sameness - one that patronizes poverty and applauds powerlessness. That's right, religious teachings today have the tendency to enlarge the ego (assist you to get what you want) and deny the inner man (starve you spiritually so that you will remain stagnant and satisfied with your current condition).

   Excerpt from God Thinking LXIX - The Dichotomy by Keith C. Powell                                                    Copyright 2014


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