Saturday, July 25, 2015

On Vacation

I really appreciate all those who read and support my blog.  This blog will start up again on Tuesday, August 4

Friday, July 24, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 10

"Let’s say you are a waiter or waitress and you are serving a hot delectable shrimp scampi and you notice there is something that doesn’t belong in the dish.  Do we take it out and serve it or do you take it back and have the chef remake the dish?

Or you are teaching women in prison and you have prepared a beautiful message.  You have a plan and you worked hard to get it all together.  You step in the room and sense a deep hurt - a need that only God can fill.  Do you follow the plan or meet the need?

The higher path requires that you work as if you work unto the Lord.  The higher path requires God thinking.  You stop making decisions by default, you make them out of a conscience effort to seek the better good for everyone. 

The higher path is wherever you are and in whatever you are doing when you are allowing God thoughts to be “on top”."

   Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                            Powell Copyright 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 9

"The Word says in Matthew 7:1-2
“Judge not, that ye be not judged.
V2 For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”

God thinking allows the Spirit of God within you to commune with your spirit for the purpose of giving you the mind of Christ.

With the mind of Christ you can take the higher path.  Here’s where we get confused.  Because of past teachings and some beliefs we have acquired by default - we think of the higher path as something that is for the cleric or guru, the priest or the pastor or an enlightened one. 

In some religions it is thought to be one who has reached ‘nervana’, or to become ‘clear”.  And for our friends the cucumber worshipers, the higher path might be in the way you pick your cucumbers. 
Note: I know this is ridiculous, but there are those who worship vegetables.

But in essence, the higher path has nothing to do with what you are called or what you do for a living. It has everything to do with who you are and how you think.

Choosing the higher path is when you allow God to have input into how you do your job or how you handle a situation.
As a body mechanic the higher path might be found in an ethical question that arises during a restoration project.  He or she finds a rather costly but needed repair that was missed in the estimate.  Do you tell the owner or the body shop and disclose the unfortunate discovery, taking the chance that you might get in trouble.  Do you tell the customer and take a chance of having them think you are incompetent?"

   Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                            Powell Copyright 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 8

"God thinking requires God to be in everything you believe in.
God thinking pro-actively seeks out (within yourself) every message - every belief - every tenet of faith - every thought that is not sanctioned by God and replaces every message - every belief - every tenet of faith - every thought, by faith, with God ordained thoughts.

Ex: You are driving down the road and the person in front of you puts on their right blinker and then makes a left turn.  You have already begun to veer to the left and you are forced to make a quick decision, which you do, and you just barely avoid an accident.

There are many ways to handle this incident. 
You could quickly and without forethought conclude that the driver in front of you is an idiot.  Under your breath or outwardly you rail on them with indignation.  Name calling is a popular way to vent our displeasure.  And depending on the situation a quick hand signal might be in order. 

Most of us that respond this way, do so by default.  It’s not that we really mean the things we say.  But it is accepted and even popular to respond this way in our culture.

God thinking deals with this situation a little differently.  
FirstGod thinking requires that you take responsibility for your part in the incident.  You may have been driving too fast or not paying attention at the moment.  
Second, muttering obscenities or disrespectful remarks toward someone who cannot even hear what you are saying is not productive.
Third, Hurling negative remarks at others embeds those negative remarks within you, as well as the one you railed at.
Fourth, No one benefits. 
Fifth, All of us occasionally make mistakes.

God thinking first calls on God to intervene if it looks like the situation might be beyond your control.
  • You might pray a thanksgiving prayer, thanking God for protecting you.
  • You can intercede for the other driver, even if they are at fault, and ask God to help them to be more careful.
  • You can pray that we don’t do what they just did. 
   Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                            Powell Copyright 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 7

"We are called creatures of habit for a very good reason - we are. 
It takes times to develop bad habits or poor communication skills. 
It takes time to become impatient with others. 
It takes time to become insensitive to the needs of others.

Over time you can become reactive and defensive.
Sometimes the conditions and circumstances around you, mold you into who you are, by default.  Why is there so much apathy and unbelief in our country?  Because many of us  have allowed our culture, our environment, the media, politics, the faithless and powerless to mold us.  Sometimes we become who we are by default.

God thinking works to rebuild (every thought that became part of who you are, by default) by re-creating the way you think, thus God-thinking."
Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                            Powell Copyright 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 6

"God thinking is far more concerned with the whole person than their personal beliefs, many of which are there by default and not really a fault of their own.

God thinking allows new light to rebuild your mind and replace unsubstantiated information with God breathed truth.

God thinking melts the brazen heart.  Sometimes I think we forget who we are.  We are seed planters, not harvesting angels.

God thinking is about getting your own thoughts in order.
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;)
V5 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;”

This word imaginations comes from the Greek word logismos, (log-is-mos), which means conclusions built on pride or conceit or unsubstantiated thoughts. 

Take a close look at this verse.  )
Casting down imaginations, (unsubstantiated thoughts) Pushing down unsubstantiated thoughts, thoughts that take the place of the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (Putting “on top” those thoughts that build up, God sanctioned thoughts).
You need to rebuild your internal vocabulary and let God remove some (old man thinking) and replace it with some  new creation God thinking.

It’s time you learn to speak the Word of God in our situation.
Into your household
Into your marriage
Into your mother or father
Into your children
Into your friends   -   into the waiter
Into your customers
Into your insurance salesmen

If you sense a need, minister to that need “in the spirit”."

   Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                            Powell Copyright 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 5

"V14 “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

The unregenerated man does not and cannot practice God thinking, for the things of God are spiritually discerned.  The unregenerated man can practice positive thinking, but not God thinking.

The only way you can be led astray, is if you believe something that the Spirit of God within you, is not in agreement with.

Many times, You and I have believed something that the Spirit of God within, did not confirm, even as a Christian.  Sometimes we choose the lesser way.  This is called grieving the Holy Spirit. 

One of the hurdles for the spiritual man or woman to overcome is: Your reluctance to let God shed new light in you. As a people, we so desperately fear reproof, that sometimes we incase what we believe in bronze.  It doesn’t matter so much whether it is right, we hold on to it because it fits who we are right now.

We believe many things that we have never seen or understood for ourselves.  We have never seen them in scripture.  The Spirit of God has not agreed with our spirit concerning this or that, but we hold onto it by default.

Do to the lack of personal Bible study and impotent teachers, some of us have taken a brazen stand on unsubstantiated information. 

God thinking is careful about hardened positions that cause dissension or unnecessary disagreement."

   Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                            Powell Copyright 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 4

"V12 “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”

Once you have received the Spirit of God, we can grow and understand the things of God, because they are freely given to you by the Spirit of God.  Ministering in the spirit, is when you minister to others, by letting the power that has been given to you by the Spirit, to be revealed to others by the spirit in you.

As you invest yourself into the life of others, they benefit from your relationship with God, in the spirit.  Your spirit is renewed day by day if you let the Spirit of God flow through you, not stop at you.

Reread V12
V13 “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”

This verse is so dynamic.  When Paul says, “not in the words which man’s wisdom”, he is saying that he is speaking the Word (Logos), the inspired Word of God.  

Paul was writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.  What Paul was writing would become the Word of God to you.  The Holy Spirit unveils the Word of God by revelation. 

This revelation is what takes place inside of your mind, by the Spirit of God.

There is no revelation apart from the indwelling Holy spirit.
Spiritual things are revealed to you by the Spirit of God.
Spiritual things are understood by the Spirit.
It is this same way that the Spirit of God reveals Himself to you, that you reveal your spirit to others; spiritually."

   Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                            Powell Copyright 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 3

"Go with me to 1 Corinthians 2:9-14 Let’s take a look at the deep truths that can change us. Human wisdom cannot understand the things of God.  I wonder if we truly are thankful to God for allowing us to receive His Spirit.  Knowing the Father in itself is more than we could ever expect.  Have you ever felt that?  Just knowing God is such a blessing in itself.

1 Corinthians 2:9-14
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.”

Before you came to Christ, it made no difference how much  God revealed of Himself, you could not receive it.  This is the condition of the unsaved man or woman. Before Christ, you could not see nor could you hear, nor could you understand what God had prepared for you.  God was at work preparing a path for you, but you could not see it. Are you in agreement with this?

V10 “But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
The “us”, is the believer.  How does God reveal what eye hath not seen and ear hath not heard and what hath not entered into the heart of man?  By His Spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:11 “For what man knoweth the things of man, save (except) the spirit of man which is in Him?  Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.”

Apart from the indwelling Holy Spirit, your spirit only recognizes the things of man.  Mankind does not know the things of God, but the Spirit of God does know, therefore without the Spirit of God indwelling you, you cannot please God or operate in the power of God."

   Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                            Powell Copyright 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 2

"Let’s talk about this for a moment, “ministering in the spirit”.  Ministering in the spirit is a process. First you consciously hold the things of God in your mind and your heart and build up your spirit self.
Then you release your spirit to others as led by the Holy Spirit.

Think about it.  How does God speak to you, audibly or spiritually?

How does God save you?  Materially of spiritually?

When God releases His virtue to heal you, (physically, emotionally or spiritually), how is that virtue released, physically or spiritually?  Even with physical healing, God performs it by His Spirit.

Everything about God is spiritual.  When God moves in a situation to supernaturally intervene, He changes the outcome of the physical universe by His Spirit.

When you hear a truth that sinks down into your soul and something clicks, and your eyes are opened to a truth, where did that eye opening truth come from?  The Spirit of God.

It is the Spirit of God that indwells you that recognizes spiritual things.  That is why, when the Word of God is read or preached you can be stirred or moved - Your spirit agrees with the Spirit of God and you have revealed truth.
How can you agree with what you read in the Word of God or what is preached if we don’t have the Spirit of God within you?

Truth is put inside of you by the Spirit of God.
Truth is revealed to you by the Spirit of God.
Truth is understood by the Spirit of God."

   Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                              Powell Copyright 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit 1

Don't get your back up.  When I am talking about ministering in the Spirit I am not talking about speaking in tongues or giving a word of prophesy or any other gift of the Spirit. I am talking about consciously ministering to others spiritually, not necessarily through words or physical actions. 

God Thinking works.  The practice of God thinking has efficacy and power.

One of the reasons God thinking takes root so quickly and easily is because of its premise of “putting the thoughts of God “on top” all the time. 

  • What happens inside of you is:
  • You start to see things differently. 
  • You begin to see the good in others.
  • You become more friendly.
  • You become a better listener.
  • You are more careful with your tongue.
  • The things of God become more important.
  • The things of the world become far less important.
  • Bad situations take their proper place in your life instead of ruling the moment.    
  • You take time to find out God’s purpose in it.
  • What you used to think were barriers become present opportunities.
  • You see further down the road, instead of just being able to see what is in front of you like you are in a think fog.
  • You learn to speak far less.
  • You learn the truth about who you are in Christ.
  • You learn that you are an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ.
  • You learn how to be who you are, in Christ.
  • You learn how to minister to others in the spirit."
    Excerpt from God Thinking VIII - Ministering In The Spirit by Keith C.                                              Powell Copyright 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

God Thinking VII - On Top 10

"Do you know why the charismatic movement caught on so fast?  People decided to let God work in and through them.  Sometimes without even a clue of what God was doing, but they were receptive to the move of the Spirit of God.

Now, here we are 2014 and God is still working His will, in and through those vessels who will receive Him.  If we are one of these vessels, God is going to work His will in and through us to do mighty exploits.

If you can believe what God says, nothing shall be impossible for you. 
Matthew 17:19-20 “Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? (Speaking of their inability to cast out a demon from a child).
V20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove ye hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”

You need to hear this: This is who you are in Christ!!!

You have been forgiven for all your sins.
You are a beautiful person.
You are living in eternity right now.
You have the mind of Christ.
You are heirs of God.  Do you really understand the implication of this.
You possess power and authority over satan.
You have already learned how to be connected to God.
You can receive today’s message from God.
You can receive direction today from God.
You can be who you see yourself to be.
You can get your PhD.
You can live a pure life dedicated to the things of God.
You can hear the voice of God.

The depth of your relationship with God will grow and mature throughout eternity.  These powerful truths, about who you are in Christ, come when God comes to indwell you.

God thinking causes you to decide to be who you are, (pause) in Christ."
Excerpt from God thinking VII - On Top by Keith C. Powell Copyright                                                             2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

God Thinking VII - On Top 9

"Who has been telling you that you don’t have the authority to speak the Word of God with power?

Who has convinced you that as a Christian you are a worm?

Thirdly, Why did you ever believe it? It’s not what God says.

The Word of God speaks for itself.  Had you been reading the Word of God all the years that you have been in church and believing what God says.   (Wait)  You wouldn’t be waiting for a global move of God to help you believe it is your time to receive the things of God. 

Do you know why you are seeing more of God moving among His people today than yesterday?  Because you are believing what God says is true more today than yesterday.

God didn’t stop working His will during the dark ages - He couldn’t find anyone who believed the Word to operate in and through them.  Are you OK with that?"

   Excerpt from God thinking VII - On Top by Keith C. Powell Copyright                                                             2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

God Thinking VII - On Top 8

"God thinking believes that you:
Can do what God says
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”  And
1 Peter 1:15-16 “But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
V16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
Christianity is about holiness, righteousness & purity.

It does matter what you believe.

Until you recognize who you are in Christ, who you really are in Christ, you will not have fulfillment in life.
You will not have peace and joy.
Your goal will seem worlds away.
Your desires will look like silly dreams.
Your life’s goal will seem impossible.
God takes seriously His creation.  God is pleased with His plan.  And you would do well to get with God’s program.

Understanding who you are in Christ is your God given right.

Once you recognize and believe who you are in Christ - your possibility for success - your ability to accomplish our task at hand - your likelihood of reaching your life’s goal is dramatically increased.

Knowing who you are in Christ and believing that you can do what ever is in God’s will for us to accomplish is what God thinking believes."

Excerpt from God thinking VII - On Top by Keith C. Powell Copyright                                                             2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

God Thinking VII - On Top 7

"God thinking believes that we are:
Saved by the grace of God
Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.”

God thinking believes that we are:
Born of the spirit of God
John 3:5-7 “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 
V6 that which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
V7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”

God thinking believes that we are:
Heirs of the kingdom of God
Romans 8:16-17 “the Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
V17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.”

God thinking believes that:
We have been anointed and we have already received all truth from God.
1 John 2:27 “ But the anointing which ye have received of Him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in Him.”

God thinking believes that:
We are a new creature.
2 Corinthians 5:17 “therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

God thinking believes that we are:
The righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:20-21 “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you

God thinking VII - page 9

in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
V21For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”

God thinking believes that we:
Do possess power and authority
John 14:12 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father.”

What are some things Jesus did that we can do?

   Excerpt from God thinking VII - On Top by Keith C. Powell Copyright                                                             2015

God Thinking VII - On Top 5

"Romans 8:14-17
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God.
V15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
V16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
V17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be  also glorified together.”

God thinking says, “wake up heir of God, get on with the work of the Father.”  “Share the truth that Jesus Christ is the only way to true spirituality.”

God knows that no person can come to Him unless they go through Christ.  Jesus reiterates this truth in John 14:6.

John 14:6
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth , and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.”

You hold within you the truth that can only be received by faith in Jesus Christ..  All religions that deny the Son, deny the Father.  There is no solace found in knowledge apart from the Spirit of God. 

John 4:24
“God is a spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and truth.”

God thinking trusts the way God handles His affairs and doesn’t try to invent some way to include those outside of God’s perfect plan of salvation.

Once you get this issue right you will recognize the importance of your testimony, your faith, your example, your loyalty. 

Just as Jesus Christ is the voice of God, because Christ has the mind of God, You and I are the voice of Christ, because you have the mind of Christ.  It is who you are!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

God Thinking VII - On Top 6

You are a beautiful new creation of God.  You are complete in Christ.
Just because you don’t exercise all of your spiritual and earthly rights;
Just because you don’t operate in the power of God;
Just because you don’t access what is yours, doesn’t mean that you don’t have it.

You stand before God as an heir of the kingdom of God, now, not at some later date, like after death.  Yes, you are heirs then too, but no more so than you are right now, today.

God thinking requires that you believe the truth about who you are in Christ and that you operate in the wisdom of that truth, every day.

I’m going to read a few truths.  Each of these truths, are for you as an individual, to believe and trust.  God thinking focuses on your personal relationship with God, seeking ways to increase in God, and by doing so, you will greatly benefit and those around you will greatly benefit. 

Drawing close to God will do more for those you are concerned about than all the coaxing, preaching and talking that you can do in a lifetime.  When you get so close to God, so close that His virtue permeates your being, you can receive His virtue. 

That virtue can now be transferred to those around you by ministering to them in the spirit. 

Without speaking a word, we can let the virtue of God pass through us to others to bless them, teach them and heal them.

  Excerpt from God thinking VII - On Top by Keith C. Powell Copyright                                                             2015

God Thinking VII - On Top 4

"John 10:27-28
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: V28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”

God thinking believes what God says above what man says.

Do you realize that millions of believers are still arguing about whether you can lose our salvation and whether or not you receive the Holy Spirit when you are saved? 

Did Moses really part the Red Sea?  Did Jesus really walk on water?  Was Jesus virgin born?  Did God create all that is here on earth in six days? 

I’m asking you, if you don’t believe the simple truths that  are clearly written in scripture, why should God impart the holy things like healing and wisdom and miracles to you? 

But if you do believe what God says, God cannot keep you from being who you are, CHILDREN OF THE LIVING GOD, joint heirs with Christ of all that is His.

If you believe what God says in His Word and in your spirit, then you cannot help but receive what is yours. 
If you believe what God says, you cannot help but receive the promises of God.
If you believe what God says, you cannot help but being like Christ.

If you believe what God says, you cannot help but being an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ (present tense)."

  Excerpt from God thinking VII - On Top by Keith C. Powell Copyright                                                             2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

God Thinking VII - On Top 3

"God thinking thinks like Christ and Christ thinks like God.  Now get a hold of this and you will receive power from on high.  Hear the Apostle John. Jesus was talking to unbelievers/Jews in this case.  They wanted to kill Him because He had been healing on the Sabbath day. 

Here what Jesus says. John 5:19, “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do: for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”

Let me ask you something, “During Jesus’s ministry, was Jesus being Himself?” 
Could Jesus be anything but Himself? 
And who He is, is the Son of God.

Neither can you be something that you are not.  As a born again believer you are by design a child of God, and heir with Christ, now and forever.  God did not make you a child of the living God, just so you can go to heaven.  God made you a child of God so you can be like His Son.

Eternal life doesn’t start after you die, when this life is over.  Eternal life starts the moment you receive Christ and doesn’t end.  God gives you eternal life at the moment of salvation, to live like a child of God, here, on earth, now."

    Excerpt from God thinking VII - On Top by Keith C. Powell Copyright                                                         2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

God Thinking VII - On Top 2

"We have been taught by the traditions of men that even when we are saved, we are worms, worthy of nothing, but to just long for the day when all will end here and everything will be made perfect for us.

We have been lied to by satan.  he has strategically set us up to think far too much of who he is and far too little of who we are in Christ.

God thinking puts a stop to all this false teaching.  If you are a child of God, you are a heir with Christ, not just of things to come, but of the ministry of the gospel of Christ right now. 
  • Within you lies the answer to the nations - “You must be born again”. 
  • Within you is the Holy Spirit, not just to call on when you are in a jam!!!, but to wield the truth;
  • To bring blessings and healing into the households where there is no Holy Spirit.
  • To give of yourself to better the lives of those around you.   
  • To tell the whole world that Jesus Christ is Lord and there is no other. 
If you don’t believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and that there is no other name by which you must be saved, you haven’t been saved.  You do not believe the testimony of God of His Son. 

You might wonder, “why is this so important?”  Because there is no life apart from Jesus Christ.  The whole world is worshiping somebody: Buddha, Allah, the goddess Dianna, (Jesus the brother of satan), satan, themselves, the human consciousness, cucumbers and on and on. Can you get serious for a moment a speak out loud what you truly believe about Jesus?"

   Excerpt from God thinking VII - On Top by Keith C. Powell Copyright                                                            2015


Sunday, July 5, 2015

God Thinking VII - On Top 1

"God thinking is (The renewing of the mind to think like Christ).  God thinking is when you consciously put “on top” of the mind God thoughts.

These God thoughts repair or replace the old or negative thoughts, that once were your predominating thoughts. The replacement of these old or negative thoughts produces specific, identifiable, positive results.

I’m not sure that you fully understand the outcome of negative thinking until you grasp God thinking.  Not only does negative thinking keep you from God thinking, usually when you think negatively, you pass its poison to others.  Is that godly?  God does not honor poison talk.  You should never say demeaning and damaging things about God’s Holy Church.  And you need to be very careful what you say about God’s pastor and God’s people.    

If you are to think like Christ, then you are going to have to find the best in everything, not the worst. 

God thinking causes you to believe and speak God thoughts. 
Yes you must emulate your Lord and Savior, and yes you must do what He says to do.
You must be what He says you are. 
You must be who He says you are.
I am certain beyond a shadow of a doubt that you have been programmed by your culture to think far less than you are capable of, and to think of yourself far less than you should."

Excerpt from God thinking VII - On Top by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Daily Devotional - God Thinking Preempt 12

"I believe that the average person in America believes that the detour is the main highway.  The reason I can say that and without any doubt is because most Americans major on the minors and minor on the majors. 

Born again believers have been inundated for so long (by a quickly deteriorating and demoralizing sin-sick society) that they have had to lower their standards in order to fit in, and they have.

I challenge somebody to get out of their seat and demand from themselves not to continue in this way - walk around something three times and ask God to change the way they think. 

Can you agree with me to once again set your sights on Jesus and learn to live Big - And to see the greater beauty and purity and love that God designed you to operate in.

If you could forget about what so and so is going to think of you just long enough to see the call of God and to put on the mind of Christ - you would have breakthrough after breakthrough.

People pleasers make lousy worshipers.

Jesus say in John 4:23-24 
 23.  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.
 24.  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

Life was never meant to be a game where you juggle your professional life, your family life, your Church life, your work life - as if they were independent of one another.

The only life that glorifies God is the integrated life.

The unbelieving world - secular humanist - agnostics - atheist and  - this is a hard saying - and the lukewarm Christian - All want you and I to play their game and their game is - GOD IS NOT FIRST.

There's more that the worldly purport.  Here is a brief synopsis: 
  • The things of God do not have to be integrated into your life.
  • You can juggle a little Church with a little world.
  • A little marriage with a little womanizing.
  • A little Christianity with a little Eastern philosophy.
  • A little G rated TV with a little ....
  • A little integrity with a few bounced checks.
Freedom and enlightenment is when you are free from the wicked influences of this world - not when you are free to indulge yourself in them.

Take just a few moments and think the deepest thoughts of God you can muster up.
Allow yourself to be mesmerized by God.
Allow your thoughts to go deeper than before.
Talk to your inner man and listen as your highest self expresses God's perfect will in your life.
Visualize standing or sitting or bowing in God's presense, before the throne of God.
Force your mind to stop racing around and listen to God, carefully and often - without your cell phone on.

Go to God in your spirit and sense His acceptance of you.
This is cleansing and powerful.
Chang your vision of God - close your eyes and see God in the inner man.
Think higher and loftier thoughts.

You can always tell when you are making headway with God.
As you get closer, God gets bigger.
As you know more, there's more still.
As you go deeper, deeper gets deeper.
As we draw closer, God pulls us closer.

Make up your mind to put God Thinking into action.  Force the things of God to the top of your thinking and push down all else.  Some things need to be pushed so far down that they are pushed out altogether."

  Excerpt from God Thinking Preempt by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015