Monday, November 30, 2015

God Thinking I - In The Beginning 5

"Yes, God sees all of your accomplishments and perils. 
Yes, God instructs and directs you. 
Yes, God provides and protects you along the way. 
Yes, God knows when bad things are going to happen in your life. 

Many times you might ask, why doesn’t God do something about it? God does do something about it.  What God does about it can be understood with God thinking.
The question shouldn’t be, why does God let bad things happen, the question needs to be, what should you be doing with what God allows to happen?

To answer this question you need to fully understand the connection between God and man. 

You need to understand the fall of man and the boundaries of creation and freewill."

       Excerpt from God Thinking - In The Beginning by Keith C. Powell                                                     Copyright 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

God Thinking I - In The Beginning 4

"What God created initially is the substance that you currently use to create.  All matter, all existence, all natural law, all phenomenon, even supernatural intervention, God created.

Within the boundaries of this creation - you, all angels, all demons, all creatures live.

One thing God did for you that no other creature can do, not even the angels, is make you in His image and likeness. 
“In the beginning God created,” - and that is what you are doing with your life also.  You are to be about creating.  You have the power to create within your means.  Within the boundaries of creation you utilize what is available and you create for yourself, who you are - what you are.

God created you to create and co-create with God, your life.
To do this in a way that brings you success and glorifies God, that takes God thinking."

       Excerpt from God Thinking - In The Beginning by Keith C. Powell                                                     Copyright 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

God Thinking I - In The Beginning 3

"If you can dream it - see it - foresee it - If you want it or desire it - God has already created it. 
In the mind of God, He has seen all that was, all that is and all that will be. 
And God goes ahead of you to create an environment that will be perfectly suited to meet your dream or goal.  God’s creation transcends time and He wants (I say wants because you have free will to participate with God or oppose God) you to work with Him in knowledge.

John 1:1-3
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
V2 The same was in the beginning with God.
V3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.”

Colossians 1:9-17
“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
V10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
V11 Strengthened with all might according to His glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
V12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
V13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.
V14 In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
V15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.
V16 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; All things were created by Him, and for Him:
V17 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.”    
Hebrews 13:8
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

When God created the heavens and the earth and all that is therein, He stopped for a day to rest as the scripture says, but He has continued to work within the parameters of that creation, creating and co-creating with you, every day, even today."

       Excerpt from God Thinking - In The Beginning by Keith C. Powell                                                     Copyright 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

God Thinking I - In The Beginning 2

"Time is not fleeting, like some think, but plentiful and pure.

There isn’t too little time, but just the right amount of time. 

Your flesh might say, no way, that’s just hype talk. But, when you are on God’s time-line, you have plenty of time to accomplish everything that God has pre-ordained or pre-determined.  God thinking gets you on God’s time-line.

Note: Once you get this concept everything involving where you are in time and how to best use the past, present and future to accomplish the goals at hand, become clear. All worry and fretting should fall off and many worries, stress and concerns should become more than tolerable, because now you know you are exactly where you need to be to get to where you want to go. 

Time expended is of no consequence.  The time you have ahead of you far outweighs that which is behind you.
Note: I can here the rebellion now, but despite what you have been conditioned to believe, what is ahead is far better than what is behind. It is God's way. Believe it.

A brief and fleeting moment used towards reaching your dreams or for the common good of others, has more value than all that has already gone by.

To wallow in despair or discouragement, when your goal has already been thought out by a loving God, is a true sign of a lack of faith.

Time does not care what you have done, where you’ve been, who you have been, or how you’ve done it.  Time awaits you as if you were perfect.

Time shows no prejudice. 
Time singles out no one to favor them. 
Time gives no advantage to the rich
no preference to the cunning
no judgement of merit
no pre-qualification needed
Time does not distort itself to advantage or disadvantage anyone. If time were clay - You are the potter.

    Excerpt from God Thinking - In The Beginning by Keith C. Powell                                               Copyright 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

God thinking I - In The Beginning 1

"This is the beginning of God ThinkingGod thinking is the kind of thinking that anybody can use.  It is the kind of thinking that thinks forward to create what God has already ordained to be.

Most of your life you want - desire or chase after what God has already placed in pour path aforetime. 

You seek to create or make happen what God has already transformed from thought into reality.
  • What you can dream to do
  • What has not been done towards accomplishing your goal - your life’s goal. 
  • What you seek after with all your heart
  • What you really want - Is right now nestled discretely within, what I was inspired to call God thinking.

 Your future has been carefully protected in time. 
This precious gift of time is released equally to all.
To experience your dreams and/or goals, not only in the way of success, but also in the way of glorifying God, you need to take the time you have ahead of you and learn to think like God."

Excerpt from God Thinking - In The Beginning by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy 9

"I’ve heard many parents say, I’m going to let my children decide for themselves what they want to believe.  If that is your attitude, you have exercised your free will and their are consequences, good or bad.  

Faith that believes what God says will do whatever it takes to share Christ with their family and friends until the light comes on and they desire Christ for themselves.  
“The LORD our God is one LORD.
V5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”
V6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
V7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deuteronomy 6:2

Does it really matter what you believe?

I urge you to respond to this question with an emphatic YES. 

God Thinking teaches you to believe what  God says and to live your life as if we believe it, despite the outcome or circumstances."

Excerpt from God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy by Keith C.                                          Powell Copyright 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy 7

"What you feel inside is very personal, and has a lot to do with your personality and your character; but what you believe about what happened has more to do with your faith and your relationship with God.

Does it matter what you believe?

Despite how you feel about what happened, it could happen again and what you believe about God and His role and man and His role determine what you do about the way you feel.

If we do not trust that God is sovereign and in control of His creation, when evil strikes, you see it as if evil is powerful and God is impotent.

But, If you trust that God is sovereign and is in control of His creation, when evil strikes, you see it as man or nature exerting their free will. You are created (born again) to exercise your free will to be in the image and likeness of God Himself."

Excerpt from God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy by Keith C.                                        Powell Copyright 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy 8

"What happened on 911 or in your own personal experience might happen again, but God would not have you ignorant or fearful, but forewarned and full of faith:

Does it really matter what you believe?
It really does.

Jesus Christ is your All in ALL.  He is worthy to be praised.
Psalm 103: “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. V2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits:”

Here is another truth about it:
While the wicked are tearing at our country and/or in your home or workplace, God is still Sovereign and You still have a role. What can you do to make the world a better and a safer place to live?

Here’s a few things:

You need to put on the whole armour of God, right now, not one day to waste.  You cannot wait one more minute before you take charge of your life and put all your trust and faith in Almighty God."

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Draw nigh to God”, James 4:8

“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4

You must raise your kids in the nurture and admonition of the LORD.  Let’s teach our kids that Jesus Christ is Lord in our life and theirs and teach them important morays that will help them make better free will choices later on."

Excerpt from God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy by Keith C.                                           Powell copyright 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy 6

"God made you with great value, so great it was worth sacrificing His own Son for you, but many people map out a plan for their life that doesn’t reflect their true value. 

That’s what happened on 911, and not just on 911 but in your own personal tragedy; 
  • The wicked exact terror against anyone who doesn’t agree with their evil ways. 
  • The wicked do not understand their value.
  • The wicked do not give honor and respect to God, their creator.
  • The wicked have free will to do evil, just as you have freewill to do good. 
On Wednesday, 911, all of us relived the infamous moments that took the lives of thousands of men, women and children. 
All of us remember exactly where we were at the time the planes hit the world trade center.
All of us feel a sense of loss.
All of us feel a sense of sorrow.
All of us feel sense of trepidation. 
All of us feel a sense of pain for all those who lost loved ones or friends.
We even feel a sense of anger against the terrorist, their supporters and even the countries that support such unwarranted acts of evil against humanity.

In your own life if tragedy has struck these same feelings emerge.

All of us deal with the frustrations of feeling helpless or powerless against such evil. 

All of us deal with these events differently, but it’s time to take a stand for our God and quit patronizing the world.  The world has been blaming God for everything that has gone wrong since the Garden of Eden.  Let the world continue to crucify our Savior, but for you and me, only believe. 
  • You need to tell your heavenly Father that you trust Him.
  • You need to tell your heavenly Father that you believe Him.
  • You need to tell your heavenly Father that you adore Him.
  • You need to tell your heavenly Father that you are in total agreement with His plan.
  • You need to tell your heavenly Father, that you will quit listening to the lies of the devil.
You also need to tell the world, your family and friends that you trust in your heavenly Father despite the circumstances or outcome."   

Note: I know that this seems like to much to ask. Along with trying to cope with all the pain please try to believe that God did not do this to you or your loved one/s. But also know that even if you do not believe that God is not responsible for your tragedy and that you just can't find a place in your heart top forgive God, God understands that as well. God doesn't need your forgiveness so that now God can bless you again. That was never true. You need forgiveness so that the free-will in you to do good and participate in the plan of God for your life can be released. You do the releasing, not God. God has not changed His mind about you at all. You have changed your mind about God. Only you can fix that by exercising your free will to trust God again.

 Excerpt from God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy by Keith C.                                       Powell copyright 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy 5

"Some of the principles of God Thinking that can really help you to use your freewill to the glory of God, are:
To think high and lofty thoughts of God.
Thoughts too wonderful to be understood.
Thoughts about the Awesomeness of God.
Thoughts that reflect your trust in God’s plan.
Thoughts of how God made the stars and occasionally throws one across the sky every now and then, just for you to admire.

You have a reason to bless the LORD.  God has allowed you access to His throne, insight into His plan, direct communication, and God also reveals the future to you so you are totally in the know and have hope for the future. 

The life that you have been entrusted with is so special. 
Your life have such great value.
God made you in His own image and likeness.
God made all things beautiful.

God makes everything work together for your good.

You have life because God gave you life according to His good pleasure.  You don’t have to have life, you know.  You did not create yourself."

 Excerpt from God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy by Keith C.                                        Powell copyright 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy 4

"God’s foreknowledge knows the actions of mankind, both the good and the evil, but God does not does not and cannot breach the right of one to protect the right of another, for God is no respecter of persons. 

All of us get frustrated when evil seems to have won a victory.

David cried out to God, “How long, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph? V4 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage. V6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless. " Psalm 94:4-6

And the question is answered in Psalm 145:20
“The LORD preserveth all them that love Him: but all the wicked will He destroy.”
For those who choose to ignore the voice of God and turn their mind and heart to fight against God and God’s people, there is a price.  Don’t think that God is not going to avenge the righteous and the innocent. 

Hear the Word of the Lord.
Psalm 9:17
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all nations that forget God.”

Psalm 34:16
“The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.”

God’s plan allows for men to harden their hearts against Him, and when they do, there is no end to the horror that ungodly people can do. 

God’s plan allows for men to turn to Him and love Him, and when they do, there is no end to the great things that godly people can do.

Let’s let God be God, but let’s allow God to be God in us and through us.  When we do, then we can find our place, and by choice, fulfill our calling. 

God Thinking is about thinking with the mind of Christ.  The mind of Christ doesn’t say, “What can I do?, I’m too old.”  I’m glad that Noah and Abraham and Moses didn’t think that way.  If you think you cannot have the mind of Christ it’s because you believe what the enemy says that God says, because God says, “Put on the mind of Christ.”  

 Excerpt from God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy by Keith C.                                       Powell copyright 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy 3

"In the words of Paul, found in 1 Corinthians 15:54-55, “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorrption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. V55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”

And in Genesis 50:20, “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.”

More of satan’s seeds of doubt:
“How could a loving God allow such a wicked and terrible thing, like the terrorist attacks at the twin towers or the tragedy in your home, happen. And, “God brought this tragedy as judgement against you."
You need to know deep down in your heart:
  • Your Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ was not responsible for the tragedy at the Twin Towers or in your home or workplace.
  • God did not bring on this kind of tragedy to awaken America or to awaken you.
  • God did not allow this kind of wickedness to deeply affect the lives of tens of thousands of people or to get your attention.
  • God played no role in the preparation of the attack, on the Twin Towers or in the tragedy in your home or office.
  • God doesn’t terrorize innocent men, women and children to teach them, try them or test them.
  • God does not aim airplanes at people to; raise awareness, cause people to believe in Him, prove His power, or for any other reason.
God does not do these things. 
Are you altogether clear on this issue?  

Don't let the pain of the incident fog you view of Holy God. Be mad. Be angry. Be disappointed. Cry out and tell God your true feelings. God did not do this to you and God can take your anger and venting and their will no no repercussions against you. 

Note: You will not be able to move forward with understanding until you believe this truth. This is universal truth, not isolated to one religion or one faith. Understanding that God did not cause your tragedy is just as much part of the gospel as believing that Jesus is Lord. Don't hold out so that you can stay bitter at God and others. If that happens you are stopped in your tracks as far as moving forward in God's economy. Everything will begin to wither and all hope will be diminished. Bitterness will slowly erode any chance you have of understanding, Why?

  Excerpt from God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy by Keith C.                                        Powell copyright 2015

Saturday, November 14, 2015

God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy 2

"The same way that God allows you to make decisions to go this way or that way, to stay in England or to move to America, to get married or stay single, to go out to eat or to go home to eat;
Whatever it is that you enjoy about having and operating in freewill is the same freedom that those without Christ operate in.
It is the same freewill that you enjoy and praise God for that others use to do wicked things and fight against God.

For God to avert the wicked from their wickedness, He would have to avert you from your love and adoration for God or others, also.

In a world, where the freewill of mankind is the modus operandi that all of us operate under, the question shouldn’t be, “How could a loving God allow such wicked things happen?” The question should be, “What am I going to do with what God allowed to happen?

Once you have apprehended, with understanding this profound truth - Once you visualize that God operates His will in you and through you - Once you understand that satan operates in and through those without Christ - Events like that on 911 reveal the battle for the souls of mankind, fought here on earth. 

It’s not a pretty picture.  The truth: God allows evil to operate on earth, to thwart, to maim, to kill and destroy.

You are not a puppet on a string.
You are not forced to obey God.
You are not a clone without self-awareness.

If you think that God should have stopped the actions of the terrorist at the Twin Towers, or the person/s that brought tragedy in your life, then you must also think that God should stop you from making or having your choices also.  God will put an end to evil, but not yet.

Freewill serves both good and evil."

 Excerpt from God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy by Keith C.                                             Powell copyright 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy 1

"Everyone goes through some form of tragedy or crises.  There are those you know are coming and those that blindside you. If you need closure on a tragedy or crises then you need wisdom about how God operates concerning evil.  You need closure; not to forget the tragedy, not to forget the pain and suffering of others.

You need closure on the untruths, that satan circulates:
when innocent blood is shed
when evil shows its ugly head
when the enemies of God strike against the lovers of God
when the wicked men under satan’s rule, do things that defy description
There is so much false, foolish and unsupported rhetoric that is circulated when things like the horror of 911 take place or tragedy at home or in the workplace.

For your faith to grow and reach beyond your circumstances, you need answers.  Not just answers to what happened, but you need answers to meet the struggles and challenges that lie ahead.

Here’s a few false statements; seeds planted by satan every time wicked seems to prevail.
Let’s meet them head on and build within us, faith based upon truth, to stand against the wiles of the wicked:

One of the things that satan says every time someone dies or is abused or hurt or maimed, is: Where is your God now?
Every time satan can plant a seed of doubt, he’s going to do it, and when death or tragedy comes, without reason, out of due time, there is a place for the doubt seed to grow.

If that happened to you, you need to say, “stop”.  God says in Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.”

Jesus says in Matthew 28:20b, “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.”

If you believed the scripture when things were going well, you need to believe the scripture now also."

Excerpt from God Thinking XXX - The Trouble With Tragedy by Keith C. Powell copyright 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

God Thinking XCIX - The Power In The Blood 8

"Ephesians 2:8-13
 8.  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
 9.  Not of works, lest any man should boast.
 10.  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
 11.  Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
 12.  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
 13.  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Wait!!! It can’t be.  I can gain in my relationship with God simply by receiving in myself an understanding of the blood of Christ?

More than gain:
Refresh and

How would you like to reclaim some lost ground.
Allow God to restore you back to your rightful place in Him.

This can be done in a moments time.  It takes your will giving over to the Father, whatever you want restored.

Pronounce a blessing in your life and into your friends or parents or children. 

Speak to God about your need. 

Ask God about your crossroad decision.

Bring it to the Father and let God separate the gold from the dross. 

Next time you take communion, take it with with expectation that Christ will finish what He started in you. It is a promise written in His blood."
Note: It might be a bain to the young people that think communion is ridiculous. It might be routine for many long standing church members. It might be abhorrent to your sceptical friends. It might be considered just a religious ceremony to others. But to you, it can be the most powerful connection their is to being cleansed of self and finding new dimensions of truth. There is Power in the Blood."

Excerpt from God Thinking XCIX - The Power Of The Blood by Keith C.                                         Powell Copyright 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

God Thinking XCIX - The Power In The Blood 7

"Ephesians 1:7, In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

You might want to think that you have played a role in receiving redemption, forgiveness of sins - but if you are to glory at all, it can only be, in that you took from God what God freely gave and what He gave was the blood of Jesus Christ.  

Truly you can only glory in having received justification and redemption, and forgiveness of sins.

There’s power in the blood."

Excerpt from God Thinking XCIX - The Power Of The Blood                       by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

God Thinking XCIX - The Power In The Blood 6

" 8.  But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
 9.  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

When you see more of what God does for you, you start to understand, that faith has much more to do with understanding what God has done for you than anything you can ever do to for God. 

You are justified and able to stand before God, in your imperfection, not because of anything you can do or ever have done.  You are justified and able to stand before God because you have been justified by His blood. 

There’s power in the blood."

Excerpt from God Thinking XCIX - The Power In The Blood                       by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

God Thinking XCIX - The Power Of The Blood 5

"Romans 3:23-25
 23.  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
 24.  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
 25.  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in His blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

I want you to think on this phrase, “faith in His blood.”  Is that where you have placed your faith? 

Is there something to having an understanding of the blood that could advantage you? 

Could it be that faith in His blood might make a difference in your ability to adhere to your Master’s ways?

Is there something about the blood - something that takes place when you partake of His blood through communion that you have missed?

Is there power available, that you have overlooked, because you have agreed to consider communion a duty of sorts - an acceptable religious observance - rather than a partaking of the most sacred?
Is what you want out of this experience enough?

What if God made a plan that I could receive from Him, during communion, all that I cannot receive elsewhere?    

The blood has to be considered for faith to ever have any power.  There’s power in the blood."

Excerpt from God Thinking XCIX - The Power Of The Blood by Keith C.                                         Powell Copyright 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

God Thinking XCIX - The Power Of The Blood 4

"Ten years ago, I had two friends, K... and his wife C....  They couldn’t decide what to do.  He wanted to go into the ministry, but he said his life was so messed up. 

They wanted to serve the Lord, but had no power to overcome the everyday things that keep you down and feeling unworthy.  They had habits that were unbreakable and yet they had a desire to go a little deeper with the Lord.

Keith was having a difficult time with the Nazarene Church Board of Ministerial Studies.  They weren’t convinced that K... and C... were serious about the ministry, and I’m not sure they were.

One day we were standing outside of a house Church we were meeting in at the time, standing around talking about their dilemma.  I remember the words that forever changed their life.  The blood of Jesus.  I said to him, “you need to contemplate the power of the blood of Jesus.”

A light went on and K... told me that, that was the turning point in his life, the inner understanding of the power of the blood.
The truth is:
Without the power of the blood you have no real power.
Without the power of the blood, you might be counting on religious articles or religious rhetoric to accomplish the impossible in your life and neither religious articles or statues or rhetoric move holy God."

Excerpt from God Thinking XCIX - The Power Of The Blood by Keith C.                                         Powell Copyright 2015