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BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN GROW UP IN THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN GROW UP IN THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

THE SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE SON OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

CHILDREN OF GOD, as we stand before the throne of grace, in the awesome power of God who holds the entire UNIVERSE in the palm of His Hands, we are asking you to CONCEIVE and BELIEVE in your MINDS that we can, “GROW UP IN THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST.”

Therefore, as we enter into this CHRISTMAS SEASON, we ask you simply to BELIEVEBELIEVE that we were created in the image of God and given His Character that we may grow up in His grace.  We can do nothing of our own.  Our growth is totally depended upon the actions of God.  Everything in the Universe was created by God and for God that it may grow and flourish in the manner God has chosen it to be.  Therefore, as a newborn creature in this life, “our mission is to grow up in the grace of Jesus Christ.”

Now the question becomes, how do we accomplish our mission that God has given us?  As with all life, so it is with growth.  We must learn to lean and depend on the maker and giver of all life.  Know that it is only God, who brings the bud to bloom and the flower to fruit. It is by his power that the seed develops,” first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” Mark 4:28.

The plants and flowers grow not by their own care, anxiety, or effort, but by receiving that which God has furnished to minister to their life. The child cannot by any anxiety or power of its own, add to its own stature. No more can you, by anxiety or effort of yourself, secure spiritual growth.  No, all life is the mystery and work of God provided to us through His power and grace.

The plant, as well as the child, grows by receiving from its surroundings that which ministers to its life – air, sunshine, and food. What these gifts of nature are to animal and plant, such is Christ to those who trust in him. He is there” everlasting light,”  “a sun and shield.”  Isaiah 60:19; Psalms 84:11, he shall be as” the dew unto Israel.” “He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass.” Hosea 14:5; Psalms 72:6. He is the living water,” the bread of God… Which cometh down from heaven, and gives life unto the world” John 6:33!

As the flower turns to the sun, that the bright beams of day aid in perfecting its beauty and symmetry, so should we turn to the Son of righteousness, that heavens light may shine upon us, that our character may be developed into the likeness of Christ.

Jesus teaches the same thing when he says, “abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abides in the vine; no more can ye, except he abide in me… Without me you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5. You are just as dependent upon Christ, in order to live a holy life, as is the branch upon the parent stock for growth and fruitfulness. Apart From Him, you have no life. You have no power to resist temptation or to grow in grace and holiness. Abiding in him, you may flourish. Drawing your life from him, you will not wither nor be fruitless. You will be like a tree, planted by the rivers of water.

 

Many have an idea that they must do some part of the work alone. They have trusted in Christ for the forgiveness of sin, but now they seek by their own efforts to live aright. However, every such effort must fail. Jesus says,” Without me ye can do nothing.” Our growth in grace, our joy, our usefulness, all depend upon our union with Christ. It is by communion with him, daily, hourly, by abiding in him, that we are to grow in grace. He is not only the author, but the finisher of our faith. It is Christ first, last, and always. He is to be with us, not only at the beginning and the end of our course, but at every step of the way.” I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Psalms 16:8.

By faith, you became Christ’s, and by faith, you are to grow up in him through grace, by giving and taking. You are to give all, your heart, your will, your service, give yourself to him to obey all his requirements; and you must take all, Christ, the fullness of all blessings, to abide in your heart, to be your strength, your righteousness, your everlasting helper, to give you power to obey, and when you do all these things, your GROWING UP IN THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST is now under way.  Now you must stay focus and keep your eye on the prize.

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DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERIOUS TRUTHS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE?

DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE MYSTERIOUS TRUTHS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE?

THE SUNFLOWER (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE SUNFLOWER (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Growing up into Christ (YOU ARE TRULY DIVINE)

The change of heart by which we become children of God is in the Bible spoken of as birth. Again, it is compared to the germination of the good seed sown by the husbandman. In like manner those who are just converted to Christ are,” as newborn babies,” to grow up” to the stature of the men and women in Christ Jesus1 Peter 2:2; Ephesians 4:15. Or like the good seed sown in the field, they ought to grow up and bring forth fruit. Isaiah says that they shall” be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3. Therefore, from natural life, illustrations are drawn, to help us better understand the mysterious truths of spiritual life.

Not all the wisdom and skill of command can produce life in the smallest object in nature. It is only through the life which God himself has imparted, that either plant or animal can live. Therefore, it is only through the life from God that spiritual life is begotten in the hearts of man. Unless a man is “born from above,” he cannot become a partaker of the life, which Christ came to give. John 3:3.

As with life, so it is with growth. It is God, who brings the bud to bloom and the flower to fruit. It is by his power that the seed develops,” first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” Mark 4:28. Moreover, the prophet Hosea says to Israel, that “he shall grow as the Lily.”  “They shall revise as the corn, and grow as the vine.” Hosea 14:5, 7.  And Jesus bids us” consider the lilies how they grow.” Luke 12:27. The plants and flowers grow not by their own care, anxiety, or effort, but by receiving that which God has furnished to minister to their life. The child cannot by any anxiety or power of its own, add to its own stature. No more can you, by anxiety or effort of yourself, secure spiritual growth. The plant, the child, grows by receiving from its surroundings that which ministers to its life – air, sunshine, and food. What these gifts of nature are to animal and plant, such is Christ to those who trust in him. He is there” everlasting light,”  “a sun and shield.”  Isaiah 60:19; Psalms 84:11, he shall be as ” the dew unto Israel.” “He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass.” Hosea 14:5; it Psalms 72:6. He is the living water,” the bread of God… Which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.” John 6:33.

Now in the Maecenas give of his son, God has in store call the whole world with an atmosphere of grace as real as the air which circulates around the globe. All who choose to breathe this life given atmosphere will live and grow up to the stature of men and women in Christ Jesus.

As the flower turns to the sun, that the bright beams of may aid in perfecting its beauty and symmetry, so should we turn to the Sun of righteousness, that heavens light may shine upon us, that our character may be developed into the likeness of Christ.

Jesus teaches the same thing when he says, “abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abides in the vine; no more can ye, except he abide in me… Without me you can do nothing.” John 15:4, 5. You are just as dependent upon Christ, in order to live a holy life, as is the branch upon the parent stock for growth and fruitfulness. Apart From Him, you have no life. You have no power to resist temptation or to grow in grace and holiness. Abiding in him, you may flourish. Drawing your life from him, you will not wither nor be fruitless. You will be like a tree, planted by the rivers of water.

Many have an idea that they must do some part of the work alone. They have trusted in Christ’s for the forgiveness of sin, but now they seek by their own efforts to live aright. However, every such effort must fail. Jesus says,” Without me ye can do nothing.” Our growth in grace, our joy, our usefulness, all depend upon our union with Christ. It is by communion with him, daily, hourly, by abiding in him, that we are to grow in grace. He is not only the author, but the finisher of our faith. It is Christ’s first, last, and always. He is to be with us, not only at the beginning and the end of our course, but at every step of the way.” I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Psalms 16:8.

Do you ask,” how is I to abide in Christ?” In the same way as you received him at first.” As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him.”  ” The just shall live by faith.” Colossians 2:6; Hebrews 10:38. You gave yourself to God, to be his holy, to serve and obey him, and you took Christ as your Savior. You could not yourself atone for your sins are changing your heart; but having given yourself to God, you believe that He for Christ sake did all this for you.

By faith, you became Christ’s, and by faith, you are to grow up in him, by giving and taking. You are to give all, your heart, you will, your service, give yourself to him to obey all his requirements; and you must take all, Christ, the fullness of all blessings, to abide in your heart, to be your strength, your righteousness, your everlasting helper, to give you power to obey.

BE ENCOURAGE TROUBLE DON’T LAST ALWAYS

BE ENCOURAGED TROUBLE DON’T LAST ALWAYS

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. BE ENCOURAGED (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. BE ENCOURAGED (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

There is no mountain that is to high are valley to low that you can not climb.  The process of getting to the top begins in your mind.  You cannot climb up hill with down hill thoughts.  What do you believe?  Your thoughts will always manifest your reality.  Good thoughts produce good results, negative thoughts produce negative results.  Learn to think about the goodness of what God can do when you hold onto His unchanging hands.  Look at this picture very carefully, and as you see it, try and understand it as a reality of the mountains that are in your life.  Now try to remove this mountain out of your life.  Jesus said you can command this mountain to move and it will obey your command.  Do you believe?  Click on this video clip and allow me to speak plainly to you about getting rid of the mountains in your life.

I pray that this lesson has been a blessing to your soul.  If it has, why do share it with others and let it speak to them as well.  Know in your heart that God has a blessing with your name on it, if you believe.  DO YOU BELIEVE?

PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD THIS IS YOUR DAY OF BLESSINGS

PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD THIS IS YOUR DAY OF BLESSINGS

THE CROSS IS THE HEART OF GOD (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Good Morning to all God’s people where ever you may be, it is Monday Morning, the beginning of a brand new week.  As you leave your homes and families and begin your journey to execute the task that you have been given, we want you to be encouraged by the word of God, with His entire blessings of love, peace and power, to overcome the many trials and tribulations that will come upon you this day. “PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD!”

We encourage you, in all that you may do, too know the truth, know the word and use it as your weapon to fight evil wherever it may exist.  For this is truly a brand new day that God has made for you and I want you to rejoice and be glad in it.  He has chosen each one of you for a very specific task this week and he has given you a purpose for carrying it out, and pointed you in the right direction that will enable you to be successful on your all important assignment.

Now finally, the people of God, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of Godpraying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.

To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.  (Ephesians 6:10-20 ESV)

Now have no doubts that the devil is waiting to take you down, and keep you from receiving your crown, but the choice is yours, obey the word of God and the devil can never be in charge. PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD.  We bless this word to you this morning that you will receive it in the manner that it is given and share it with all those that you love as a word of encouragement and protection of their souls, in Jesus name, AMEN!

Finally, let me ENCOURAGE you this day to allow God to fill your days and weeks with OPTIMIST as you grow in His grace.  Know in your heart that all things are possible for those who can believe in the possibilities of a greater tomorrow.  Click on this short video clip and listen carefully to how you can become a true optimist and discover many possibilities of your true greatness.

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YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY

Shania A. Byars the Dreamer (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Shania A. Byars the Dreamer (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Throughout this year we have discussed with you many times the word transformation.”  We have done so because we realized early on as we begin this teaching ministry that in order for us to be successful at what we were doing, we to needed to be in the flow of the transformation process. 

We have learned a great deal from your many wonderful comments, and as we continue into 2012, we will apply the knowledge and understanding we gleamed from your thoughts and apply them to our teaching methods in hopes that many more of you will gain some valuable lessons from what is being taught here.

The subject of this lesson is:  “YOU HAVE THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR DREAMS INTO REALITY.”  The very first thought in many of your minds will be doubt.  Saying, I don’t have any power.  Others have the power, but I am powerless to transform a single dream I have ever had into reality.  That is truly the kind of negative thinking that hinders you from becoming the genius that God destiny you to become from the very beginning of time.  Now let me encourage you to pause your reading right here for a moment and watch this short video clip as it helps to further engage your mind with great thoughts of manifesting your dreams into reality.  Please continue reading on the other side of this video clip.  After you have completed this message, do not forget to click on the share button and share it on your social networking page as well as with friends and family.

Let us understand this one very important thing in our lives, and that is, our negative thoughts are the seeds we plant in our minds that begins the process of creating lack, poverty and all the things that we have dreamed of having, but have not been able to obtain in our lives thus far.

When your thoughts are always centered on the negative side of life, you set up the conditions which correspondence with the predominant mental attitude in your mind.  Therefore, if we fear disaster, as fear is a powerful form of thought, disaster will be the certain result of our thinking.  It is this form of thought which frequently sweeps away the result of many years of toil and effort.

However, if we begin the process of planting positive seeds in our mind instead of the negative ones and begin to think of some form of material wealth, the results will be that it will show up at the time and place it is most needed.  By concentrated thought the required conditions will be brought about, and the proper effort put forth, which will result in bringing about the circumstances necessary to realize our desires; but we often find that when we secure the things we thought we wanted, they do not have the effect we expected.  That is, the satisfaction is only temporary, or possibly is the reverse of what we expected.

This condition is because, we lack the knowledge of the power and where that power derives from.  Know that God is the source of all power that we have within our physical bodies and spiritual minds.  Therefore, we must learn to lean and depend on God when we are face with the difficult task of the transformation process.  Listen to what God tells us to do, He says, “ Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).  (Jeremiah 33:3).

 

When you are ready to put your trust in God, the power of transformation will show up on your front door step.  The power to make this happen is already within you.  God gave this power to you from the very beginning of time.  So when you say you are powerless to make your dreams become a reality, think on this, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.  (Psalms 37:4-5 AMP).

We must transform our thinking in order to realize our dreams.  The old orthodox way of thinking was to be “a worm,” to be satisfied with our portion whatever it is; but the modern idea is to know that we are entitled to the best of everything, that the “Father and I are one” and that the “Father” is the UNIVERSAL MIND, the CREATOR, the ORIGINAL SUBSTANCE from which all things proceed.

Now admitting that to transform your thinking from the negative to the positive and it has been taught to us for more than two thousand years, and it is the essence of every system of Philosophy or Religion, then how are we to make it practical in our lives?  How are we to go get the actual, tangible results here and now that will make our dreams become a reality?

First, let us begin by putting our knowledge into practice.  Nothing can be accomplished in any other way.

The athlete may read books and lessons on physical training all his life, but unless he begins to give out strength by actual work he will never receive any strength; he will eventually get exactly what he gives; but he will have to give it first.  It is exactly the same with us; we will get exactly what we give, but we shall have to give it first.  It will then return to us many fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects; therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect.

Let us understand that your thoughts are spiritual activity and is therefore creative, but make no mistake, thought will create nothing unless it is consciously, systematically, and constructively directed; and herein is the difference between idle thinking, which is simply a dissipation of effort, and constructive thinking, which means practically unlimited achievement.

Remember, you have the power to make the transition from the old person to the new person.  It all lives in the power of your belief system, your thought process.  Now take advantage of the power that God has given to you, stop giving lip service to who and what you are and become the true creative power that lives within.

We minister to you this day from the position of PEACE, PURPOSE, POWER and PROSPERITY.  Learn to think Globally as you work Locally to make this major transition in your life.  I remain your brother in CHRIST, PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER!

 

YOUR GUIDE TO TRAVEL AND STAY IN THE BIG APPLE (NYC)

YOUR GUIDE TO TRAVEL AND STAY IN THE BIG APPLE (NYC)

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New York is among the richest and quite a few taking place cities with the entire world. The big apple is usually well known for your New York Stock exchange, the particular Bronze sculpture NYCof Liberty, nanotechnology as well as microchip generating, their vineyards, it’s minimize precious gems, and its particular orchards. Completely New York’s low point out solution will be above money 1 trillion. You are able to when New York seemed to be a completely independent region independently; it could be this sixteenth most significant economic system inside earth. New York is really a flourishing area and also Instances Sq is just about the liveliest destinations associated with New York City. The individual per capita earnings of New York City is usually around money fourth-six, 000. That’s why; a lot of people which reside in New York City are incredibly rich apart from individuals who are in the actual ghettos of the city. The New York lodges, such as additional institutions connected with the big apple, are usually luxurious, posh, sizzling along with too much to handle.

Sightseeing Attractions throughout New York City

Seeing that New York is a renowned financial along with business link with the United states as well as the planet, many marketers and also women visit Big apple frequently. The newest You are able to Stock market (NYSE), the biggest stock market from the entire world, is usually an significant dealing middle involving New York, America, as well as the globe. Your home office of numerous international companies in addition to purchase banking institutions can be found within New York. The modern York lodges supply excellent lodging to all or any the corporate operators in addition to for the visitors who stop by Big apple. New York is undoubtedly a wonderful traveler center which is thronged simply by travelers coming from many throughout the world. The Empire Express Developing, Us Adult  regarding Natural Heritage, Memorial connected with Modern Skill, Broadway, Lincoln subsequently Heart to the Executing Martial arts styles, Madison Sq . Backyard, Earth Personal Center, the newest Globe Trade Core, Hudson Water, Carnegie Hallway, Core Recreation area, Figurine involving Liberty, Queens Zoo, Rockefeller Centre, Wall Road, and so forth. are a few of the numerous vacationer hot spots of Big apple. The brand new You are able to lodges normally request trips for friends so that the second item will surely have a new gala time in The big apple.

Unique variations of the big apple Hotels and the Diverse Regions of Nyc

The particular hotels regarding the big apple are usually countless throughout quantity. The big apple hotels could commonly be separated into extravagance New York hotels, boutique Big apple hotels, international airport accommodations and also inexpensive N.Y. hotels. The resorts throughout The big apple serve the wants regarding varied travelers. Nonetheless, almost all the big apple motels impose exorbitant portions from other visitors. Perhaps you’re affordable New York motels request charges which are preventing. New York is amongst the most high-priced areas associated with New York besides Broadway along with Instances Sq. Chinatown, within Manhattan, is usually a well-known house intended for Asian kitchenware immigrants. Ny in addition hotele w warszawieis surely a favorite worry of all the so-called holidaymakers of the metropolis. Brooklyn is probably the least expensive areas of N.Y, in addition to the ghetto places, which are predominantly populated by the African-American populace involving New York. Harlem is a different division of Big apple when a huge section of the African American inhabitants with the town rests. The actual Oriental immigrants connected with Big apple stay mainly in your neighborhood involving Queens.

Grounds precisely why the brand new You are able to accommodations will never be with lack connected with occupants can be because that New York is an incredibly well-connected location. The big apple is served with the underground train technique as well as four suburban train paths. The actual Ruben Fahrenheit. Kennedy International airport will be the main airport terminal of the location. Several The big apple resorts have cropped upward near the different tourist attractions of Ny so that hotel visitors can buy sightseeing simply, without having boarding chartering as well as using the services of long-distance vehicles regarding travelling.

Meeting Facilities inside Luxury along with Specialist NY Hotels

A number of the best and also costliest motels regarding Ny are classified as the Waldorf Astoria, The actual 4 Periods Lodge, The actual Carlyle, The actual Peninsula, New York Palace, Your Alex, Trump Worldwide, for example. This Carlyle can be a lavish older Ny lodge that encapsulates a old-world charm and element. This contains the impacting on edifice upon Madison Avenue and it is graded as one of the best store Big apple lodges. The inn features associated with several, 033 sq foot regarding getting together with along with seminar space. One of the most wonderful hotels associated with New York, your Carlyle sports activities some sort of frontage bedecked from the Artwork Deco design. The ceiling of the hotel will be magnificently wood. The Carlyle vaunts huge in addition to amazing banquet as well as discussion halls, antechambers along with suites. It’s one of the few hotels of Ny that is a great venue regarding boardroom combat, symposiums, classes, conferences, after-dinner satisfies, wedding ceremonies, dances, and celebrations. This discussion halls in the Carlyle include the most recent and hi-tech audiovisual devices to ensure conventions might be carried out seamlessly.

If the Carlyle is usually imposing, then the Waldorf Astoria is usually impressive. The actual Waldorf Astoria is amongst the The big apple accommodations that will carries an individual returning to an interval while guys with tailcoats escorted ladies within very long dresses via horse-drawn barouche-landaus to help Victorian-styled sketching rooms, while folks however seen Uk actions in addition to traditions inside New world. The actual motel is embellished by simply vintage home furniture as well as adornments which hark to 1893, the year once the hotel ended up being built. The particular Waldorf Astoria is a good locale pertaining to meetings and activities. The actual inn offers sixty, 000 square legs involving discussion space. Your Waldorf Astoria is amongst the few lodges involving Big apple that will delivers of the wealthy knowledge and therefore any abundant skills, throughout web host express dishes and company gatherings. It is usually one of the few hotels from the metropolis which has put in vast amounts inside bettering their assembly facilities in addition to scientific features. The actual Waldorf Astoria is amongst the uncommon resorts involving New York that provides its corporate visitors direct-link satellite tv on pc broadcasting features as well as ultra-high-velocity Net on the web connectivity to support hi-tech videoconferencing along with web conferencing.

Exactly where group meetings along with occasions are worried, the actual Waldorf Astoria is considered among the exclusive hotels involving New York City. This is due to the particular motel assigns your conference administration activity with an Occasion Boss which functions the job regarding hotele w warszawie seminar supervision with respect to the actual customers or perhaps friends. The event Boss along with their particular team explore every part connected with meeting supervision making sure that buyers confront no issue in web host along with conducting conferences. The last as well as the 18th reports in the resort usually are dedicated regarding conferences along with activities. All the luxury in addition to specialist Ny accommodations is a good locale pertaining to gatherings along with occasions. The luxurious and also shop hotels associated with The big apple charge something among $219 and also buck 3, 1000 daily, for each guests. Numerous claim that this high end in addition to store Nyc accommodations are usually as well first-rate as well as flashy. These people show brand-new dollars, unabashedly. Numerous opine that the accommodations associated with Ny, even so showy, can’t compare for the Manchester motels or maybe the actual Venice motels within school along with customs. The newest York motels, in accordance with numerous, demonstrate much more electric power in comparison with whatever else. This isn’t amazing since The big apple can be found in America associated with The U.S., probably the most strong state on the earth.

Air-port New York Resorts and Their Organization Centers

Right now let us consider look at a few other kinds of Ny motels. New York is usually supported through several airfields: the actual JFK Airport terminal, LaGuardia Airport and the Newark Freedom Airport terminal. The actual hotels that are classified because airport New York resorts can be found close to these kind of large airports. The different airport terminal accommodations regarding New York that are located near to the JFK Airport terminal are classified as the Ramada Plaza Resort, Fairfield Hotel through Marriott, Times Motel, Greatest European, Comfort Motel, Trip Inn Communicate, Sheraton, and many others. The different air port hotels connected with The big apple which are situated near the LaGuardia International airport will be the LaGuardia Airport terminal hotel, Clarion Resort, Marriott, Crown Plaza, Comfort Hotel, for example. Various air port accommodations involving The big apple which are located close to the Newark Liberty International airport would be the Marriott, Days and nights Lodge, Wyndham Garden Resort, Renaissance Motel, and so on.

Most of these Big apple resorts fee dramatically reduced charges compared to the specialist and also luxury The big apple accommodations. In the event you select in which to stay the airport terminal resorts, you must hmmm up in relation to $ 1949 for you to buck 199 on a daily basis. Cost-effective, is not this? However about the drawback, most airport terminal lodges inside Big apple are not able to manage you convention features for the premiums many people charge a fee. These accommodations, even so, own Enterprise Centre, which in turn have photocopying in addition to facsimile services, instant Web connection, as well as personal computers along with Internet connections. A few of the air port New York resorts like the Fairfield Motel simply by Marriott, have got banqueting amenities. Your air port hotels regarding New York City are clearly equipped along with sparsely furnished.

Household as well as Pet-Friendly New York City Resorts

Loved ones accommodations along with pet-friendly resorts are generally other forms of resorts in New York although these kind of hotels tend to be filled mainly simply by individuals about holiday seasons rather than by persons who’d choose to host meetings. Hence, convention amenities will not be contained in like hotels. Even so, as you will find exceptions to any or all guidelines, some of these resorts have enterprise in addition to assembly features.

Low cost New York Motels

And lastly, many of us arrive at which section of resorts known as this low-cost New york hotels. A lot of the low cost hotels connected with Ny are certainly not resorts however hostels, inns along with boarding properties. Because continues to be mentioned before, possibly this cheap resorts associated with Big apple might be beloved. On the other hand, they may be much more cost-effective when compared to the other motels of Ny. Additionally, they deficiency appropriate facilities. Which is why they’re chosen as affordable Big apple motels. A lot of the bedrooms in cheap Big apple resorts hotele warszawa do not get linked restrooms and also company should make use of the popular toilet of the corridor. The actual low-cost motels inside Big apple tend to be boarded mostly through young people, individuals along with backpackers, exactly who not only will not head the difficulties connected with life but in addition take these by having an bold nature.

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Picking out The big apple Hotels

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FREE YOUR MIND AND LIVE IN PROSPERITY (PART 1)

JESUS SAID, “I AM THE TRUE VINE!”

The time has come for all of God’s people to rise up and FREE their MINDS of all negative, thinking and learn how to live in this world where the abundances [PROSPERITY] of all God’s gifts are available to all who would seek after them.  Know that Jesus is the true VINE and we are the BRANCHES, and if we abide in Him, he will abide in us, and we shall produce the fruit that we desire for our lives in great abundance.  Pause for a moment and watch this short video clip and we will continue this discussion on the other side.

In this world today, we find that many people are filled with anxious desires to overcome their present lot in life. Anxieties are running deep in their veins, being faced with much lack of everything that this world has to offer and in their heart of hearts not being able to have the basics necessaries that God has promised to them that love and believe in the Lord.

Nevertheless, I say to all the people, know that God never makes a promise that he will not fulfill.  Just hold onto God’s unchanging hands and your storehouse will never be bare.  You see, God has provided the world with all the necessary things for man’s survival in this world.

Remember, there are three basics things that we need for our survival and they are; the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat.  These three basics necessities, God provides them in great abundances’ and they are free and without germs are diseases.

But Then You Would Say, I Need A Job And Without A Job How Can I Have Food On My Table For Me And My Family To Eat, Clothes For My Children To Wear, Money To Pay My Mortgage And Car Note, Money To Keep The Lights And Gas On In My House, Money To Send My Kids To College And Of Course Your List Will Go On And On.  It Is True, That Working On A Job And Receiving A Paycheck Is One Way Of Providing You With Money To Help Offset These Burdens.  However, Do You Remember What Jesus Teaches Us Concerning These Things?

This is what Jesus wants you to know, He says, “Therefore I Tell You, Stop Being Perpetually Uneasy (Anxious) And Worried) About Your Life, What You Shall Eat Or What You Shall Drink; Or About Your Body, What You Shall Put On. Is Not Life Greater [In Quality] Than Food, And The Body [Far Above And More Excellent] Than Clothing?

Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?

And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life?

And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.

Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his magnificence (excellence, dignity, and grace) was not arrayed like one of these. [I Kings 10:4-7.]

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith?

Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, what are we going to have to eat? Or, what are we going to have to drink? Or, what are we going to have to wear?

For the Gentiles (heathen) wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.

But seek aim at and strive after, first of all His kingdom and His righteousness, His way of doing and being right, and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.  (Matthew 6:25-34 AMP)

You see, in this passage Jesus is trying to bring you into the realization that you are free of all yokes and bondage of man’s rule over you.  It is not man that is going to provide you with the necessities of this life, but it is God who provides all of those who believe.

This concludes PART 1 of our teaching this series on, “FREE YOUR MIND AND LIVE IN PROSPERITY!”  In PART 2, we will discuss the PREREQUISITE of how to “FREE YOUR MIND.”

Today we have ministered to you from a position of PEACE, PURPOSE, POWER and PROSPERITY.  May we encourage you to lift your sights high and think globally as you work locally within your FAMILY, CHURCH and COMMUNITY, to help bring about the necessary changes that will FREE your MIND and those around you in order that you may enjoy the great abundance that God has already provided for those of you who truly loves Him?  I remain your brother in CHRIST JESUS, PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER!

THE TIME TO ACT ON THE VISION IS NOW

THE TIME TO ACT ON THE VISION IS NOW

MINDS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Achieving the victory requires you to take action.  The first step was when God gave you the vision; He told you to, “WRITE THE VISION.”  God made it crystal clear that you must take action before the vision will appear as a reality to you.  In other words you must activate what God has given to you in order for you to begin the process where you find yourself going through.  The process is never going to be easy, but it is a necessary step that must take place.

One of the reasons so many of us never achieve any desired results from what has been set before us, is because we dislike going through the process.  We fail to write it down; we fail to ask God for wisdom, guidance and understanding.  We fail to seek knowledge and clarification of where we are in the process.  Then we come up against what seems like a brick wall when door after door is been slam shut in our face.  We stand in front of the door and look at it with disgust and ask ourselves “WHY?”  But we refuse to take the next step and KNOCK, because fear has so gripped our minds and we find ourselves questioning our own ability to achieve what God has already given us.

However, I want you to know that the Bible is crystal clear on what God wants you to do in this process.  God’s intention is to teach you how to be successful at achieving the VISION which he has given to you.  Now listen to the words of Jesus, “So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you.

For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10 Amplified)

Do not hesitate to move on your ideas and respond to situations that call for action in order to keep the momentum going. If you are sitting waiting for something to happen, doing other “important” tasks rather than those that you know will produce the results you desire, you are wasting time and you are no closer to achieving your VISION and desired goals, [the vision which God gave you]. You may realize that you have waited for so many things in your life that never showed up!

Act on your desire in order to get to where you want to be. Waiting will not do it. The best men are not those who have waited for chances, but who have taken them, and made chance the servitor. It is better to act first and apologize later than to seek permission first. We often wait for the feeling to be right first; before we take the action we know will bring us satisfaction. The feeling of satisfaction only comes from accomplishment, not from pondering and procrastinating. Take immediate action, not out of fear, or to force things to happen, but because the next action you take brings you, one-step closer to your desire and you will see tremendous results come into your life.

Now I realize that this might sound like a contradiction in terms of what God said when he told us to wait on the VISION.  But understand this, God was challenging us to have patience, and believe in the promise he had given to us when he said, “though the vision may tarry, the VISION will surely come.”

Sometimes opportunity knocks but sometimes you must knock. If you truly desire what is behind the door, you will knock until it opens. Sometimes you may even have to break down the door to get through to what you want. The difference between using the force out of power and using the force out of fear, doubt or worry, is that when you are powerful, you know what it is you are doing and are doing it powerfully. It does not feel forced but liberating to you.

As soon as you know your desire, have asked for it, and are experiencing it in your mental world, you must then take steps towards it and allow the universe to manifest your desire into your physical reality. Although the universe will bring into your physical reality, anything you ask for, it will accelerate the process greatly if you are also take physical action towards your desires. This does not of course mean that you physically have to go out there and do everything yourself. You simply have to take positive steps in the direction of the VISION that was given and your desire to achieve the promise that came with the VISION, which reinforces your claim that it already exists in your present reality.

The vibrations of your physical actions also firmly impress upon your subconscious mind your total commitment to realizing your VISION and desires. If you have your subconscious mind as well as your conscious mind influencing all the energy of reality in the direction of bringing the object of your desire into your physical reality, it will be much more powerful and your desires will manifest sooner as a result. Reality creation happens through metaphysical and physical means. Both intention and action are necessary for creating what you want.

For example, you wish to manifest a new house, you should take positive actions to physically go out and look for one. You do not have to worry about whether you can afford it or not, that would be a negative emotion resulting in the negative influence of energy. Anyway, the realization of your house is not your concern; it is for God and the universe to take care of the manifestation of your VISION and desires into your reality. Manifestation is a balance of taking action and letting it happen. Perfect manifestation is a combination of intention and detachment.

In the case of your new house, the very act of physically going out and looking for the house of your desires will not only project the positive energy of intent, but will also produce other emotions such as excitement and expectation all of which will add to the net effect of positive energy in realizing your desires. The more you physically take steps in the direction of your desire, the more positive emotion you will generate and the more you can integrate the object of your desire as part of your being. The more powerful also will be the effect, and the sooner you will be able to realize it within your physical reality. That is the reason to act as if your desire is reality.

Massive action results in massive manifestation. The more you want something the more focused you must be in your actions towards getting it. The bigger and the more frequent the action you take, the better it is but takes some sort of action you must. Never wait until tomorrow, because the next day you will defer until tomorrow again, and you will never take that important first action in the direction of your VISION and your desires.

Today we have ministered to you from a position of PEACE, PURPOSE, POWER and PROSPERITY.  We encourage you always stay focus on the big picture and think globally as you work locally to accomplish the VISION and your desired goals.  I remain your brother in CHRIST JESUS, PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER!

 

HOW WE LIVE IN BOTH THE SPIRITUAL AND PHYSICAL WORLD SIMULTANEOUSLY

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How we live in both the Spiritual and Physical World simultaneously

We have become more and more aware that we are part of a spirit world that is present around us.  We also understand that we are more than just this physical presence we have, but that we are composed of a spirit, a soul and a body;  in essence a triune being.

Because we are spirit, we have our existence both here in the physical, but as well, we have our existence based in a spirit world that we have become more acutely aware of.  We are, in essence, energetic beings, existing in both a spiritual and natural world, simultaneously.

Translated in English, what does it mean?  It means that we co-exist in 3 worlds simultaneously, and as we have become more and more conscious of that existence, we are more and more aware of our abiding and our interaction within that realm.

Imagine with me if you will a vast ocean.  Moreover, there you stand, immersed in this vast ocean, at one with it.  You sense it, you feel it, and it flows through you.  This ocean is the world of spirit that you have your existence in.  You are a part of it, and every aspect of this ocean affects you and is a part of you.  We live in this world of spirit, 24/7, but most have no awareness of this reality.  Never the less, this ocean, this world of spirit, is reality, and affects all things.  You may think you are a physical being, but you are more spirit than you have ever realized.

Living in this world is analogous to experiencing on-the-job training. We come here to attain growth as a soul (an individualized aspect of spirit). As a spirit, we are already perfectly one with God. But with every human body and life we experienced on Earth over the millennia, we create a different soul body to be the vehicle for our spirit as it experiences the world in the vehicle of a human body. At the physical level, our body is conscious. At the soul level, our mind is subconscious. At the spirit level, we are super conscious. We are multi-dimensional and exist in three different worlds at the same time. There are many abodes and many dimensions. We are working our way back up “Jacob’s ladder” of success toward the goal of perfected individuality as a soul to go along with our already perfect Wholeness as a spirit. We are evolving into an individualized version of the Whole which is “God” consciousness.

As a human being, we seem like such a small creation in an infinite universe, but this is only an illusion. As individuals, we are the human and soul part of God. We are extensions of thought in the Mind of God (the collective Whole). We are bringing this higher universal consciousness into this tiny world called Earth while at the same time we are developing individual consciousness. We are the Mind of God becoming human. We are the body, mind and spirit of God evolving into a perfect individual-divine unity. We have examples of this human-divine unity in the life of Jesus. The goal in human evolution is for us to attain a human-divine consciousness, which can overcome the limitations of the body, walk on water if we choose, or even live-forever on this planet as a human if we choose to. We are powerful spiritual beings with a oneness of the Whole and the wholeness of the One. On a higher level, we are gods just as Jesus said. This is another way of saying we are “godlings” or “children.” We are growing up to be like our Parents. The core of our being, our spirit, is perfect love and perfect “God consciousness.” We travel this River of Life to bring the “kingdom of God” to this world.

You have all knowledge

Within this realm of spirit exists the presence of God, the Father, and Christ, and a host of innumerable angels and spirits of just men made perfect (Hebrews 12).  As well, within this realm of spirit was all knowledge?

And knowledge – all knowledge – exists almost in a state of fluidity, in the spirit realm.  Available to all, however, few really access it.

Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness…2Pe 1:3

When the Lord spoke that, He gave us all things pertaining to life and godliness; there was a hitch, they exist and have their reality in the spirit; and must be appropriated or “drawn down” by Children.  Yes we have all things.  Yes we are rich.  Yes, we have all knowledge.  But it must be taken.  It must be appropriated.  This means, you need to know that it is here, and that you can do this.

Let’s look for a moment at a couple of scriptures…

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26 

 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. 1Jn 2:27 

 None of you really has need for a teacher, for in truth; this knowledge is at your disposal, if you only realized it.

 

The Word says….you have not because you ask amiss, or ask not; ask that your joy may be made full.  (James 4:2) (Jn 16:24)

The problem is we have not known how to ask, and we have not known what to ask.  That is why we wait upon the Lord that is why we travail and are driven to stay in His presence.

And what’s more; knowledge is being released, as we speak, into the spirit realm; knowledge which becomes available for the taking.

“And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.  But as for you,

Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”
Dan 12:3-4 

 Knowledge is increasing.  We are in a heightened time of release.  You could call it an outpouring of His spirit, of His presence, and of His knowledge…..knowledge Of the Lord …. That will literally fill all the earth.

(One side note addendum….when the word speaks of many shall go back and forth…it has been vertically interpreted as an acceleration of travel on the physical plane, indicative of the time we walk – but there is a higher meaning….  It really speaks of an access and flow between dimensions, or if you prefer, through the veil.  This is what is unfolding, this is really what Daniel 12 refers to).

As the words of spirit continue to come forth, more and more knowledge is being released and being made available to the sons.  You may find inspiration coming to you, dreams in the night, or impressions, unaware perhaps that their origins are emanating from this release in the spirit of a flow of knowledge to God’s people, because the time is now for all to be in the flow.

David Goines’ NDE:  Humans have a mental and spirit body. Before going through the veil, we chose our own physical body. We must forget these memories because in order to experience a physical life, we must experience the physical things, be physically challenged, make choices of free will, and make mistakes so that we can learn from them in ways that only a physical life could impart.

If we retained all of our prior knowledge, we might not bother to experience the physical life for its fulfillment – we might decide to skip the pain and thus miss the pleasure. We promised God that upon accepting the opportunity, challenges and responsibility of a physical life, we would make the most of this opportunity for ourselves and God, return to God with the knowledge and experience gained so that God will be enhanced by our experience.

The reason we need to experience a separation of our total reality when we took on a physical body is because in order for us to appreciate, benefit, and learn all we can from our physical life, we must re-discover what we knew before – in physical ways.

Through our physical life we must discover how to return to God. By the good that we do to each other here, by the ways we improve our minds, and by the ways that we learn to cope with a physical body and physical life, we earn our right of safe passage back to God; and in doing so we honor God. It is God’s love that sends us on the journey and it is our love for God that will allow us to return to God’s loving arms. (David Goines)

 

JESUS TEACHES US THAT THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH

JESUS TEACHES US THAT THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH

HE LIVES

Jesus permitted Himself to be crucified

Man, in his lack of knowledge, his vague understanding of the justice of a loving Father, has made the grave a darkened sepulcher, a thing to be dreaded, and an end to all his aspirations and his ambitions. For ages he has feared this ending of physical existence and has made of it a time of intense mourning, a period filled with tears. BUT, this Great Spirit who had power over life and death permitted Himself to be crucified; He came to this Earth for that great purpose. But the question may be raised: If we claim that Jesus the Christ had power over His life, then why did he permit the great indignities and cruelties which were perpetrated upon Him and why did He not save Himself from this undignified and cruel death? In the parable of the sheepfold in John 10, Jesus tells His hearers, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” We find another statement given by the Christ after the crucifixion, after He had suffered death on the cross–when He had come back from the spiritual world to commune with His disciples. In the twenty-eighth chapter of Matthew, the eighteenth verse, He again claims the same power. “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, all power is given unto me in heaven and in Earth.”

Jesus’ Victory over Death

“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4).

“Christianity,” said one writer “is a religion of the open tomb.” Keep that thought in mind as you study this journal on the resurrection. The founder of Christianity could not be kept in the prison house of death. An angel rolled the great stone from the door of Joseph’s new tomb, and the Son of God came forth triumphant over death. “I am the resurrection and the life,” He said (John 11:25).

The apostle Paul argues that the Christian faith stands or falls upon the fact of the resurrection of Christ.

“If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised, and if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith” (1 Corinthians 15:13, 14).

Our hope of deliverance from sin in this world (see Romans 6:4, 11, 12) and the reality of life in the next (see 1 Corinthians 15:17-23) are dependent upon the resurrection of Jesus. The incarnation of God’s Son, His sinless life and vicarious death, would have availed nothing if He had been kept a prisoner of death. The saints of all ages would remain in their graves, sealed forever, if Christ had not broken the power of death and come forth to immortal life. And Christians would have been “false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised” (1 Corinthians 15:15)

There is Life after Death

Jesus came to this Earth to teach mankind a particular lesson; and if He was destined to become the Savior of mankind, then the greatest lesson which He could have taught man was that of faith; faith in his God and faith in a life after death. By His very death Christ Jesus must bring to man faith, and the belief in a LIFE AFTER DEATH. He preached immortality, and to further impress this fact upon humanity, He must go through the throes of death in order to return to life and bring to man proof of an after death life. To accomplish this He appeared to His beloved disciples in His spiritual body. In I Corinthians, 15:6, Paul says, “After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once: of whom the greater part remains unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.” He walked and talked to them so that they might believe that what He had preached, the immortality of the soul, was a fact and that after man has laid aside his physical body, he still lives in a finer and more ethereal body.

Our New Spiritual Body

Paul also brings man much hope in a life after death in the fifth chapter of II Corinthians, verses 1, 2: “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.” In the fifteenth chapter of I Corinthians, Paul again preaches to those who have no faith in the life after death. This wonderful chapter is used by the majority of ministers to bring comfort and faith to those who have been bereaved by the loss of their loved ones. “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”

During the old dispensation and all through the Old Testament, man had very little hope in a life after death; to him the grave ended all. We find such discouragement when we read the ninth chapter of Ecclesiastes, the fifth verse, where the statement is made, “For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.”

We are made in God’s Image

Man is an immortal Spirit, made in the image of God, for are we not told in the 26th verse of the first chapter of Genesis that God said, “Let us make man in our image?” Now if God is Spirit and man is made in His image, can we no longer deny that man cannot die, or that if he did that a part of God would die? Can one imagine a Great Spirit which would create a being like man in His own image and then permit him to die? Could such a being himself become a creator as God had destined him to do if one Earth life were all, and if, when man had lived his three score and ten years, he should pass out of existence with no further chance to become as his Father in heaven, perfect? If he but stops to reason this thing out he cannot but be convinced that man, too, must go on evolving, learning, in order to become all wise as his Father in heaven is wise, and that this cannot be accomplished in the few years of one short life. To learn these lessons on the Earth over which God gave man dominion, he must return again and again, and in each embodiment he must take up his cross of matter (his physical body).

It is through the physical vehicle that man must learn to become a creator like unto his Father in heaven; it is the toll which he uses in his efforts to master the numerous lessons of life so that he can be recognized by his Father in heaven as a son. This tool (the physical body) becomes tired, wears out; and it is necessary that the Spirit be given a time to assimilate and digest all the experience gained on Earth. Therefore, God has arranged that the Spirit step out of this worn-out old robe and function in its spiritual body.

When this occurs, man with his limited vision, grieves over this change; to him it appears as a final parting from a loved one when this worn-out garment disintegrates and the loved one is permitted to function in a finer and a more ethereal robe, or body, one in which the individual is not limited by distance, nor can physical matter obstruct him in his progress. This is the spiritual body of which Paul tells us in II Corinthians, a building not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. In this vehicle our loved ones can visit us, and while we in our blindness may not have the spiritual eyes with which we can see them, yet they are none the less very near to us. They are still interested in our welfare, and when we need them they do not fail us; they encourage and help us more often than we realize, though by our very grief we may hinder their progress in this new life to which they have been called.

When a man enters into a sound sleep and his physical body is inert on the bed then he is awake and active in the realm of the spirit. He is no longer hampered by a physical body. However, he is tied to this vehicle by the silver cord which leads him back again to his body upon awakening. During the unconsciousness of sleep he is in the land of the living dead and if he will he can communicate with his loved ones who are ever near him.

The Spiritual Minded student has this assurance of his nearness to those who have passed over in what is commonly termed death and does not grieve as do others who have no hope.

HOW TO TAKE YOUR IMAGINATION ON AN UNIMAGINABLE JOURNEY

HOW TO TAKE YOUR IMAGINATION ON AN UNIMAGINABLE JOURNEY

By using your imagination, and daily taking it on an unimaginable journey, you will quickly discover that your day is becoming much more exciting and interesting. You will find yourself more motivated and happy. In the height of their journey, we discovered that most adults grew out of their imagination; therefore, they became more easily stressed out. By learning to take control of your imagination and by expanding it, you will be feeling much more calm and carefree.

Now let us begin this journey by providing you with a working definition of the word IMAGINATION.  Imagination is also called the faculty of imagining, it is the ability of forming mental images, sensations and concepts, in a moment when they are not perceived through sight, hearing or other senses. Imagination is the work of the mind that helps create.

Imagination helps provide meaning to experience and understanding to knowledge; it is a fundamental facility through which people make sense of the world, and it also plays a key role in the learning process.

A basic training for your imagination is listening to storytelling (narrative), in which the exactness of the chosen words is the fundamental factor to “evoke worlds.”

It is accepted as the innate ability and process of inventing partial or complete personal realms within the mind from elements derived from sense perceptions of the shared world. The term is technically used in psychology for the process of reviving in the mindpercepts of objects formerly given in sense perception. Since this use of the term conflicts with that of ordinary language, some psychologists have preferred to describe this process as imaging or imagery or to speak of it as “reproductive” as opposed to “productive” or “constructive” imagination. Imagined images are seen with the mind’s eye.”

Imagination can also be expressed through stories such as fairy tales or fantasies. Most famous inventions or entertainment products were created from the inspiration of someone’s imagination.

The human imagination has given rise to all sorts of aspects of culture and society which define who we are – art, literature, science, religion, almost all human endeavors is underpinned by imagination.

Your IMAGINATION represents the power that God has invested in you.  It is now time to stir up the GIFT of GOD that is in you and become the person God has created you to be.  Through your imagination, you can touch and express the inspiration of the Infinite.  You are a creative genius, but only when you learn how to use the most important tool that you have in your arsenal, “YOUR IMAGINATION,’’ to develop it into the power house it was meant to be.

The ability to simulate has allowed us to develop all the technology we have today. Starting with flint axes – if someone had not imagined all the things he or she may be able to do with a sharp piece of stone, nobody would have invented one. The same is true of all technology, and all science. It’s all about imagining ‘what might happen if…’.

In Aristotle, the imagination bridges the gap between “images” and “ideas,” implying that rational thought takes place in the form of images, and are stored and combined in the imagination.  Thus, imagination is implied as an actual space or medium in the individual’s mind, and in this space, it has a power to combine images and ideas to do the work of reason.

Your IMAGINATION enlarges your vision, stretches your mind, and challenges the impossible.  Without imagination, your thought process comes to a halt!  When you learn how to awaken your imagination through the driving power of your curiosity and discontent, it will provide you with such great power that you never image you had within you before.

You can begin to light up your imagination by stoking your mental fires through the senses—eyes, ears, nose, muscles, skin.  You spur your imagination by giving it abundant data with which to work.

You take time for dreams and fantasy, knowing that only as you become as open and receptive as a little child, shall you enter the Kingdom of Ideas.  When all of this begins to come into your ream of reality, you will rub shoulders with men and women watching for the creative sparks that generate new concepts and approaches.

By taking the time to stroke your imagination, you learn from that great master of imagination Thomas Alva Edison, who when asked the secret of his inventive genius replied, “I listen from within.”

You learn how to use your imagination to look at everything with fresh eyes, as though you had just come forth from a dark tunnel into the light of day.  Your imagination becomes for you a magic lamp with which to explore the darkness of the unknown that you may chart new paths to old goals.  You recognize the reality of facts, but you use your imagination to penetrate beneath them and to project your thought beyond them in your search for creative answers to problems.

Now finally, in the words of Shakespeare, “your imagination gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name.”  You reach into the heavens to grasp an idea, and then you bring it down to earth and make it work.  Your imagination is your friend, now become friends with your imagination and make it work for you.  Learn to work smarter and not harder.  Become a creative genius by learning to use your imagination properly. Go where no man has ever dared to go before.  You are now the master of your own destination, dare to live the life God has blessed you with, by awaken the genius that lies asleep and is yearning to come forth and take you beyond the realms of your now limited thought process.  Your imagination is your key that will unlock the door to your now limited powers and will propel you to new heights that were unimaginable before.  “NOW USE IT!”

 

MY RELATIONSHIP STRATEGIES (PART 5)

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HOW TO TREAT OFFICE ROMANCES (BY JAZZYBARNALA)

For the modern workers, work accounted for almost half the time of life. The status of heterosexual partners soon fell in love, but also more common.

Site investigation based on the world, more than four percent of readers think that only underground office romance, more people than in favor of the public. Even one-fifth of people think that in order to good for each other, one of them should change jobs.

“Office is a very serious place, but the feeling is very private, do not mix together,” said a marketing director. He is going through this “underground feeling”, feeling is not stable and colleagues to make every possible means to extract confessions, how he did not recognize.

TSMC psychological consultant, said Zhu Chunlin, colleagues stir will cause pressure on both sides. Whether positive or negative views, the two cannot objectively consider each other’s right or not.

“If two separated, not only to face each other, people will talk behind their backs long-term, but also the concerns of many people,” Zhu Chunlin said when  love exposure, it is best to asked to be transferred in different sectors. Avoid emotional impact of their own twists and turns, but also affect staff morale.

Another has been through this painful experience of media workers, said: “rabbit does not eat the grass edge.” Many large enterprises often have a factional struggle within this politically sensitive disputes with each other if and office romance, it is difficult to handle.

When women talk about feelings with company executives, this sensitive atmosphere, often to damage the professional image of an office romance, but also affect their morale. For this reason, some companies do not agree with this private affair, at least not fall in love with colleagues in the same department.

However, some companies took the opposite position. Chengwen Yan said Microsoft’s public relations manager; Microsoft team has several on this Valentine Day, also heard and affects their morale or efficiency of any serious problems.

“Let the work speak to the issue of personal EQ, nothing to do with an office romance,” Ming? Associate Tong Wen-chih. Based on the macro, Group humane atmosphere, he not only does not oppose, or even happy to see.

Digital joint business manager said, as long as the company did not expressly provided, no public office romance bad. “After all, successful businesses should focus on the employee’s professional capacity,” she stressed. However, if the companies expressly prohibit office romance, Xie Beizhen recommendations or best asked to be transferred to another department.

People also believe that, in addition to the company requirements, individual EQ also important considerations. “Feelings when things go wrong, EQ are decreases.” He suggested that the EQ is not high enough to disclose these feelings before; you have to consider their own ability to withstand the attention of my colleagues.

 

 


 

DO YOU KNOW THE SECRET OF LIVING IN THE HERE AND NOW

Now let me begin by stating it to you in this manner. You are the Presence and the Power of The Creator.  In you, all life exists.  There is only one conscious in the universe, and you are a reflection of that one conscious. There are people who go through life without realizing the answers to the most important questions about what their existence in this world is. In order to live a conscious and meaningful life, you need to know the secret of what life is about. You want to know the three most important things which are the answers to what is the meaning of life, what you are here for and who you really are. Because when you know these, everything opens up for you and the world becomes yours for the taking.

The meaning of life is that life is for you to fulfill your purpose and to experience who you really are. You can achieve anything you truly desire. You were created with a dream. No one exist without a dream. Your dream is your purpose. You are here to fulfill your purpose by following your heart and achieving your dream. What makes you truly happy is not all the external things such as money, material things, fame and acclamation. What makes you truly happy is doing what brings you joy and fulfillment.

You originally exist in a higher plane of spirit where you are everything, can do anything and have everything. In that dimension, you can create anything you want simply by thinking it into existence. You created this physical dimension to live life in a world of limitation and to transcend it by connecting with the unlimited power that comes from the higher plane where you exist in. You now exist simultaneously in two dimensions although you might not be aware of this state of being in the physical dimension.

Who you really are is the presence and the power of the creator. You as God created a smaller you to live out your purpose in this lower plane of existence. You created a chessboard with chess pieces. Each of the chess pieces are a smaller version of you, and you as God are controlling the smaller human you on the chess board. All that exist is one consciousness and therefore you are not separated from your God self or higher consciousness. The whole universe is your entire self and you are a part of it.

The reason why you forgot who you really are and where you came from when you are born on Earth is that you chose to. You can go through life rediscovering whom you really are and what you are here to do this way. You may have caused yourself to forget everything but still made a way for you to know what you are here for. The way by which you are led by the directions of your higher self is through your heart. Spirit talks to you from within therefore you are never lost if you listen to your heart.

You programmed your purpose within you, which already existed, in your heart when you were born. Your heart’s desire is how you know where you are directed to move towards for the fulfillment of what you came here to do. Every one of us is created for a purpose which is directed by our heart’s desire. That is why we do not all desire to do the same things or have the same things. Your heart’s desire is uniquely yours. That is why you can only be happy by following the desire that is placed in your heart.

Everything that seems to be stopping you and making it seem that you cannot achieve your dream is only an illusion. Life is a test created by you to see if you would have the faith to follow your heart all the way. It is a test to see if you would believe in yourself, in the essence within, which is who you really are as the power and presence of God. You never need to figure out a way because the directions and ideas will arise naturally when you need them. All you have to do is to watch for them and follow them.

Some people live a life where they had given up on their dreams and desires thinking they could never achieve them. They end up living a miserable life and die unfulfilled. Those who chose to follow their dreams all the way and achieve them end up in a place of happiness, satisfaction and completeness. This is the joyful experience we are all meant to have and the state we were supposed to arrive at when we chose to go through the experience of life in this dimension. It’s one of the ways to enjoy existence.

You as God also created the resources and possibilities that will show up along the way if you as your human self in this dimension would follow your heart and move in the direction of your dreams. You will find whatever you really need will show up at the right time always. What seems to be impossible becomes possible. You might not know the how but all you need is to know the truth and to keep acting from it. The most important thing is to find your calling and follow it, and everything else goes with it.

If you were to die right now, you would return to the higher dimension you truly exist in where you are everything, can do anything and have everything. You would realize what your life on earth was about and would laugh about the whole matter. If you had given up on following your heart and realizing your dreams, you would know it does not matter now because it was just for fun. But if you had followed your heart and lived the life you truly desired, you would feel how fun it was and be glad with the experience.

Those who realize this truth and this secret of life now, have awaken and are now living as conscious beings. They are living a life of transcendence and operating at a plane above everyone else in the world, because they know who they really are and what this whole thing about life is all about. They possess the awareness of angels and higher dimensional beings and living life with an enlightened state of mind. We are all here to express who we really are, and that is the most beautiful thing we can do.

YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE LOCATED IN YOUR BODY

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THE THIRD EYE CONNECTION OF THE HIGHER WORLDS

YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE LOCATED IN YOUR BODY

 Everything in the universe is consciousness. Space and time in all planes of reality are only projections within universal consciousness.

There really is no here or there for everything is at one place where our Mind is. Our Mind does not move at all. It simply is. When we think about it, our Mind is everywhere yet nowhere.  Our Mind is nowhere but Here, Now. We all exist together as a singularity in one place and time. Everything is one everything is here and now.

Now consider several events in different places that are moving in synchronization may actually be the movements of the same event. Pause for a moment and use your imagination, imagine a fighter jet flying in the sky, with several video cameras recording its movements from different angles. Each recording is displayed on different screens. When the fighter jet displayed on one screen turns or moves in a different directions, all other fighter jets in the other screens simultaneously move in a correlated manner.

Every day experience is a projected reality where things only appear, to be separated in time and space. In a deeper reality, we are all members of the same body. When one part of the body moves, every other part is instantly affected. Separation is an illusion. There is a dimension of reality where we are all inseparably one. When we feel love in any form, it has the effect of beginning to shatter that illusion.

When two electrons collide, they exchange energy and information with each other. From then onwards, no matter where one electron is, you will be able to tell the location and momentum of the other. When a change occurs in one electron, it will immediately, be reflected in the other. You are always able to know in one, what is going on in the other. When you cause change in one, you cause change in the other. We exchange portions of our energy fields with each other when we come into contact; therefore, we remain inseparably connected at all times.

Imagine the universe is an ocean and each of us is a wave in that ocean. The wave and the ocean are the same. We are the universe localized in a single point in space-time. The soul has two parts. It is both local and nonlocal. Part of you, is localized, and part of you is nonlocal, and connected to everything. You are the universe, located in your body. Not all your thoughts, wishes and desires are actually your thoughts, wishes and desires. Part of them is the very intentions of the universe.

The spirit in me is the same as the spirit in you, and the spirit in all beings.

Now look at Enlightenment as being the realization that you are the universal spirit observing from a particular point of view. Each of us is the universal spirit projecting a particular point of view. I am inseparable from all that exists, just as you are inseparable from all that exists. You are an aspect of infinite intelligence, and infinite intelligence is the source of all that exist. Therefore, you are the source of all that exist and you create your own experience. Everything is possible because everything exists within you. The same unbounded potential of the infinite spirit also resides in every one of us.  Listen to what Jesus tells us, “He said, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. (Matthew 17:19-21 AMP)

 

Your soul is the reflection of all souls. You are the other. Without the other, you would not exist.  You must believe, in order to conceive and then you will receive the truth of knowing who you are, because of the reflection of all souls.

You are defined by your relationships with others. You need to describe the whole universe in order to define a single person. Therefore, every single person is the whole universe. Your soul is both personal and universal at the same time. Everyone is a reflection of you. You are in a hall of mirrors where every reflection of yourself appears different. Others you admire reflect the qualities you most cherish in yourself. Others you detest reflect the qualities you most deny in yourself. Each person you see is a different version of you.

All the cells in your body start from just one cell. That one cell in the womb is fertilized, grows and divides into two. The two cells grow and divide into four. This process happens fifty times until there are one hundred thousand billion cells in your body. That is where the replication stops. Just as a single cell in the womb differentiates into brain cells, nerve cells and retinal cells, and through them give us experience of the world, so does the single spirit differentiates into all observers and observations, inner world and outer world.

The outer world is a mirror of you at any place and time. If you want to know the state of your Personal consciousness, just look around and see what is happening to you. If you want to know the state of the collective consciousness, just look around at what is happening in the world. Your personal reality is synchronistic ally orchestrated by your sense of self at all times. If a critical mass of people expressed their higher selves, they would cause a transformation in collective consciousness and the world reality.

Every time a person rises in personal consciousness, he moves the state of the world towards a higher one than before.

The whole universe is one reality, which is pure consciousness. Pure consciousness is absolute existence.

God makes things through the direct act of becoming the things, which He creates.

In the beginning, the One differentiated into the many. The One entered into the many and became the Self of each. The being within everything is the One. When you merge with this nonlocal self, you become one with the Self of all that exist. The One is the Higher Self of all. You are the One.

 

WHO ARE THE SONS OF GOD? (Genesis 6:1-2)

WHO ARE THE SONS OF GOD? (Genesis 6:1-2)

Today’s message is a direct response to one of our readers who posted a comment and asked the above question after reading our message last week title, “GAINING KNOWLEDGE OF THE TWO ASPECTS OF GOD.” You can read his entire comments and question by clicking on this message. We thank the reader for this very important question, and we welcome all questions and comments from our members and readers.

Now here is the answer to this very important question from Genesis 6:1-2. When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

The Nephilim were on the earth in those days – and also afterward – when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown.

Genesis 7:23

Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.

Numbers 13:33

“We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”


First, who are the “sons of God” and the “Nephilim”? There are three proposed interpretations:

  1. “Sons of God” refers to fallen angels who lived on earth and married human women. The Nephilim are giants of extra-human strength who were the offspring of these marriages.
  2. “Sons of God” refers to descendents of Seth, who were godly men who sinned by marrying descendents of Cain, who would have been pagans. The Nephilim were simply “heroes”, not giants, and may or may not have been the offspring of the mixed marriages.
  3. “Sons of God” is better translated as “kings” or “sons of nobles” and “Nephilim” is best translated as “princes” or “great men.” That is, the “sons of God” were royalty or aristocrats who were generally immoral and married common women, possibly against their will or despite their already being married.

Arguments for view 1:

  • The phrase “sons of God” is used in Job 1:6 and 2:1 to describe angels, and apparently early Jewish writers interpreted this passage as referring to angels.
  • In support of the idea that angels came to live on earth and married human women, Jude 6 refers to “angels who…abandoned their own home,” and other passages describe angels as being able to assume human form (Heb 13:2Gen 19:1-3).
  • In Numbers 13:33, the Nephilim are described as giants.

Arguments against view 1:

  • “Sons of God” in the Job passages refers to “good” angels, and distinguishes them from Satan, the fallen angel. Since only fallen angels would be marrying humans, they wouldn’t be referred to as “sons of God.”
  • Mark 12:25 and Matthew 22:30 state that angels don’t marry. (Supporters of this view respond that these passages say that angels don’t marry in heaven, not that they can’t marry on earth.)
  • Num 13:33 could be an exaggeration of the faithless spies.
  • God seems to condemn mankind for the intermarrying in Gen 6:3, but says nothing about the angels, though they were at least as responsible for it as the humans.

Arguments for view 2:

  • Humans are referred to as children of God elsewhere in the Bible (Deut 14:1Is 43:6, etc.)
  • Genesis 5 describes godly descendents of Seth (Enoch, Noah), while Lamech, one of Cain’s descendents, was also a murderer (Gen 4:23).
  • To support the “Nephilim weren’t offspring of the marriages” view: Gen 6:4 doesn’t explicitly say the Nephilim were offspring, only that they showed up at the same time the intermarriage was happening.

Arguments against view 2:

  • The Sethites don’t sound very godly, since only Noah and his family were spared from the flood. (However, “sons of God” may refer to generations previous to those whose sin brought about the flood.)
  • This interpretation requires that the phrases “men” and “daughters of men” have two different meanings within the same sentence. “Men” and “daughters of men” in v.1 would refer to all mankind and their daughters, but “daughters of men” in v. 2 would refer to Cainite women.

Arguments for view 3:

  • Contemporary rulers referred to themselves as sons of God – the Egyptian king was called “son of Re.”
  • The Hebrew word in the phrase “sons of God” is Elohim, which is elsewhere in the Bible translated as “judge” or other human authority (Ex 21:6Ps 82:1)
  • Early translations of “sons of Elohim” rendered it as it as “sons of nobles” or “sons of kings”
  • The word “Nephilim” is associated in Gen 6:4 with “gibborim”, which means “mighty man of valor, strength, wealth, or power.”

Arguments against view 3:

  • While pagans referred to royalty as sons of God, Israelites did not, and nobles were not referred to as “sons of God.”
  • This interpretation seems “forced” – a stretching of the meaning of the text.
  1. It seems unlikely to me, especially considering the last argument against it. In addition, it seems clear that “sons of God” does not have to refer to angels, fallen or not.
  2. It further seems the most natural, but the arguments against it do present legitimate problems.
  3. It does seem rather strange, but the arguments against it are not very strong.

Regardless of which interpretation one accepts, there is no contradiction in the Nephilim appearing both before and after the Flood. Genesis 6:4 does say, “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days – and also afterward.” If the Nephilim were giant offspring of humans and fallen angels, the fallen angels could have come back after the Flood and had more offspring. If the Nephilim were heroes or nobles, society after the Flood could produce heroes and nobles just as well as society before the Flood.


UNDERSTANDING THE MYSTERIOUS TRUTHS OF SPIRITUAL LIFE (LESSON 1)

Growing up into Christ (YOU ARE TRULY DIVINE)

The change of heart by which we become children of God is in the Bible spoken of as birth. Again, it is compared to the germination of the good seed sown by the husbandman. In like manner those who are just converted to Christ are,” as newborn babies,” to grow up” to the stature of the men and women in Christ Jesus1 Peter 2:2; Ephesians 4:15. Or like the good seed sown in the field, they ought to grow up and bring forth fruit. Isaiah says that they shall” be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3. Therefore, from natural life, illustrations are drawn, to help us better understand the mysterious truths of spiritual life.

Not all the wisdom and skill of command can produce life in the smallest object in nature. It is only through the life which God himself has imparted, that either plant or animal can live. Therefore, it is only through the life from God that spiritual life is begotten in the hearts of man. Unless a man is “born from above,” he cannot become a partaker of the life, which Christ came to give. John 3:3.

As with life, so it is with growth. It is God, who brings the bud to bloom and the flower to fruit. It is by his power that the seed develops,” first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” Mark 4:28. Moreover, the prophet Hosea says to Israel, that “he shall grow as the Lily.”  “They shall revise as the corn, and grow as the vine.” Hosea 14:5, 7.  And Jesus bids us” consider the lilies how they grow.” Luke 12:27. The plants and flowers grow not by their own care, anxiety, or effort, but by receiving that which God has furnished to minister to their life. The child cannot by any anxiety or power of its own, add to its own stature. No more can you, by anxiety or effort of yourself, secure spiritual growth. The plant, the child, grows by receiving from its surroundings that which ministers to its life – air, sunshine, and food. What these gifts of nature are to animal and plant, such is Christ to those who trust in him. He is there” everlasting light,”  “a sun and shield.”  Isaiah 60:19; Psalms 84:11, he shall be as ” the dew unto Israel.” “He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass.” Hosea 14:5; it Psalms 72:6. He is the living water,” the bread of God… Which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.” John 6:33.

Now in the Maecenas give of his son, God has in store call the whole world with an atmosphere of grace as real as the air which circulates around the globe. All who choose to breathe this life given atmosphere will live and grow up to the stature of men and women in Christ Jesus.

As the flower turns to the sun, that the bright beams of may aid in perfecting its beauty and symmetry, so should we turn to the Sun of righteousness, that heavens light may shine upon us, that our character may be developed into the likeness of Christ.

Jesus teaches the same thing when he says, “abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abides in the vine; no more can ye, except he abide in me… Without me you can do nothing.” John 15:4, 5. You are just as dependent upon Christ, in order to live a holy life, as is the branch upon the parent stock for growth and fruitfulness. Apart From Him, you have no life. You have no power to resist temptation or to grow in grace and holiness. Abiding in him, you may flourish. Drawing your life from him, you will not wither nor be fruitless. You will be like a tree, planted by the rivers of water.

Many have an idea that they must do some part of the work alone. They have trusted in Christ’s for the forgiveness of sin, but now they seek by their own efforts to live aright. However, every such effort must fail. Jesus says,” Without me ye can do nothing.” Our growth in grace, our joy, our usefulness, all depend upon our union with Christ. It is by communion with him, daily, hourly, by abiding in him, that we are to grow in grace. He is not only the author, but the finisher of our faith. It is Christ’s first, last, and always. He is to be with us, not only at the beginning and the end of our course, but at every step of the way.” I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Psalms 16:8.

Do you ask,” how is I to abide in Christ?” In the same way as you received him at first.” As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him.”  ” The just shall live by faith.” Colossians 2:6; Hebrews 10:38. You gave yourself to God, to be his holy, to serve and obey him, and you took Christ as your Savior. You could not yourself atone for your sins are changing your heart; but having given yourself to God, you believe that He for Christ sake did all this for you.

By faith, you became Christ’s, and by faith, you are to grow up in him, by giving and taking. You are to give all, your heart, you will, your service, give yourself to him to obey all his requirements; and you must take all, Christ, the fullness of all blessings, to abide in your heart, to be your strength, your righteousness, your everlasting helper, to give you power to obey.

GAINING KNOWLEDGE OF THE TWO ASPECTS OF GOD (PART 2)

GETTING TO KNOW THE PERSONAL ASPECT OF GOD (John 8:32)

 In the first lesson, we discussed the Universal Aspects of God.  In this lesson, we will discuss the personal aspects of God.  However, we encourage you to go back and re-read lesson one to help you better understand the key aspects of this discussion. In addition, as usual we have included the following quote from lesson one to get you to think deeply on this matter as you read and study it.

The quote is this, Think Deeply Before Concluding this Matter.” Therefore, we will provide you with this quote from Dr. Kinley as you begin your study. Dr. Kinley stresses the importance of thinking on a matter before reaching a conclusion “… Nevertheless, we must, for our own Eternal welfare, regardless of our present so-called Church affiliation, keep an open mind to proven facts, which Satan, the Adversary, who was created to oppose the TRUTH, is always present to influence us in the wrong direction.”

Knowledge of the universal aspect of God is enough to give us tremendous amount of power to rule the universe and achieve our dreams, desires, destiny and almost everything we could ever want in this life on Earth. Nevertheless, there is the personal aspect of God that we should come to know about. It is more than just using our God given natural divine powers. It is about having a relationship with Him.

There is a personal God and He is the personal aspect. Theosophy, New Age, Gnosis and various other religions and philosophies deny the existence of a personal God. They believe that there cannot be a personal God because God is infinite and a personality is finite. They believe that the universal mind can only manifest through the individual mind and not on its own.

The truth is that the trinity of the Godhead is three distinct individualities. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three actual persons. To have a relationship with God is to relate with the personal aspect of God. It is the universal aspect of God, that is infinite, but the personal aspect of God is finite. God has a fixed personality that has boundaries without variableness or shadow of turning. God cannot lie, God is love, and God is holy. The person of God is only perfect and complete good. In him is no evil.

For such a reason as this, God cannot coexist with sin in his presence. Anything that has sin, is separated from the personal aspect of God, although it is still connected to the universal aspect. Understanding this is what solves the paradox between Theosophy and Christianity. We are all connected to God and can draw inspiration from the universal aspect of the divine but we cannot have true fellowship with Him unless, the blood of Jesus Christ washes us.

Salvation is of two aspects. Salvation from ignorance through knowledge (Gnosis – Learning) and salvation from sins through knowledge (Oida – To Know fully) and belief of Jesus Christ as God and savior.

John 8:32 says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

Why does Theosophy, New Age and Gnosis contain so much knowledge about the nature of the Universe and God to the extent that it makes Christianity appear as if we know so little? The reason is because one side has been focusing mainly on the universal aspect of God while the other has been focusing mainly on the personal aspect.

The question is who is The One at work manipulating world events and making things happen that way? The person can be none other than the most powerful heavenly being in the universe. The one was full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. His name means Bringing Light. His name is Lucifer the anointed cherub. Who else has all knowledge of the universe and the different planes of reality than him? Who else knows more about the nature of God than him?

However, being the greatest in heaven, he chose to think that he could be like the most High. He desired to exalt his throne above the stars of God but Jesus cast him out of heaven. Lucifer fell like lightning from heaven because he had sinned against God with his wrong thinking and ignorance. Though he was full of wisdom, he still had the free will to choose his thoughts. He chose to think wrongly and hence sinned through ignorance. Wrong thinking is ignorance and ignorance is the only evil that leads to all other forms of evil.

Now the Bringer of Light is at work making people believe that there is No God or that God exist but it is the God of a greater scope than the God of Christianity. His intention is to make spiritual people focus purely on the universal aspect of God and deny the personal aspect of God. By denying God as a personality, the person of Jesus Christ as God is denied. The Angel of Light’s grand scheme is to make people develop themselves spiritually in of the universal aspect of God and then inserting himself in one name or another somewhere along the path as the God they should believe in.

Lucifer knows that he cannot make a direct lie be a universally accepted truth. Therefore, he knows that the best thing he can do is to promote the truth, not the whole but a portion. He knows that a lie cannot contend with the truth, therefore, the art of deception is not to enforce the lie but to conceal the truth. The lie, can be enforced only when the truth is hidden. The way to conceal the truth is to control the vision that looks upon it, by making it focus on one area and away from another. Magician’s misdirection, the portion of the truth that is missing can be replaced with error that can be complemented with the remaining portion of the truth creating the perfect illusion.

2Corinthians 13:8, for we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.

His other intention is to keep the Christians in as much ignorance as possible about the universal aspect of God. The less knowledge they have about the universal aspect, the less power they have. Lucifer makes Christians believe all kinds of things are satanic, evil and not of God when those things truly belong to God and not him. He even uses scripture and the law of God to make people shun away from knowledge considered to be doctrines of devils. The truth is, truth is mixed with error in every place. What good is light among light? Christians are called to be a light among darkness.

Many symbols that belong to God are neither good nor evil, even though Lucifer may have made use of them in his own works. The serpent was created by God, as the most subtle creature in the garden. The entire signs of the Orion, from Virgo to Leo, was placed by God in the heavens to tell the story of salvation and Jesus Christ. Virgo represents the Virgin Mary and Leo represents Jesus as the victorious Lion of Judah. All angels are angels of light. Lucifer is no longer really an Angel of Light but a Prince of Darkness.

Lucifer was God’s greatest creation, which had fallen. He believed that he could be like God because he and God were made of the same substance, which is consciousness. He persuaded all of heaven’s angels to join him in becoming like God against the permission of the Godhead by claiming that the trinity was egoistical to disallow any other being to be their equal. He only succeeded in turning a third of the angels to his cause and fought against God but they lost. Lucifer became Satan which means Adversary of God. He was casted out of heaven and into the earth where God had created Man.

Revelation 12:7-9, and there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Lucifer did the same thing with Man that he did with Angels. He told Adam and Eve that they could become God if they ate the forbidden fruit so that they would know good and evil like God. God had originally given Man dominion over the earth but when Lucifer got Man to sin against God, Man’s dominion was shared with Satan. The fall of Man gave place of the world throne to Lucifer. That is why Satan could tempt Jesus with the deal of sharing ownership of the material kingdom if Jesus would worship him.

Satan may be the god of this world, but God is still the ultimate owner of the material world. Whatever we as Christians, touch in the material world, becomes redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Jesus had come to redeem perfect purity of Man and God’s shared dominion of the material. To us, nothing is secular, everything is sacred. Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

There are only two to think about in this world, Jesus and Lucifer. The two are not the same. When you are not thinking of one, you are not aware of what he is doing and may attribute his work to the other.

Keep the two in mind so that you can keep them separate. For every matter there is antimatter, but Light and Anti Light are exactly alike. True Light is pure and never changing. Anti Light shifts one degree beyond light and changes into pure darkness, which is at the other extreme end of the polarity. Nothing can be above God. God is the highest; to go beyond the highest is to fall into the lowest.

Universal Knowledge is Universal Power. For this reason, the Children of the world are wiser than Children of Light. It is time for the Christians to be wise as serpents and use the Angel of Light’s tactics against him. The tables have to be turned against Lucifer. We are the greater serpents, just like the serpent of Moses rod that ate up all the serpents of Pharaoh’s magicians. The wisest Children of Light are those that truly understand both the universal and personal aspect of God.

Now think deeply on what you have just read, meditate on it, and allow God to speak truth to power in your heart.  Now we minister to you from a position of peace, power, purpose and prosperity.  “BE BLESSED!”

HOW YOU CAN BUILD HEALTHY ALLIANCES AND SUCCEED

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HOW YOU CAN BUILD HEALTHY ALLIANCES AND SUCCEED

Let me begin by relating a story that I read which will help to put this into its proper context.  The story is told about a boy who valiantly, but unsuccessfully, attempted to move a heavy log to clear a pathway to his favorite hideout.  His dad stood quietly nearby, watching his son straining against the load.  Finally, he said, “Son, why aren’t you using all of your strength?”

Confused and a little angry, the boy responded, “Dad, I’m using every last little bit of strength I have!”  “No, son, you’re not,” his dad quietly responded.  “You haven’t asked me to help.”

Effective leaders use all of their strength by recognizing, developing and utilizing the people, around them.  They know how to develop healthy alliances, both with those on their own team and those on other teams.

In addition, effective leaders possess the unique ability to build alliances with people who can help to advance their causes.  What alliances do you now have that are mutually beneficial?  What do you do to foster them and to encourage their growth?  Can you think of any alliances, professional or personal that are having a negative impact on you or on others?

Now think again about the short story at the beginning.  Are there people who are standing quietly by, watching you strain away with your tasks?  Part of your task as leader is to form healthy alliances and to encourage others to step forward and help you.  By doing so, you will accomplish two goals: lightening your own load and helping to develop leadership qualities in others.

As the perfect and eternal community of being, God is the ultimate embodiment of a healthy alliance.  The perfect love that flows between the Father and the Son is manifested as a third eternal Person, the Holy Spirit.  The amazing truth is that God wants us to enter into the depths of this unity.

We as people were created for community.  Even hermits frequently live in colonies!  But alliances with others can be either healthy or toxic, and it is essential that we take this into account when we engage in personal and business partnerships.  We all need allies on whom we can rely and whom we can trust in the tough times.

Perhaps no other American leader is as admired as Abraham Lincoln.  And one of this great leader’s greatest assets was his ability to build healthy alliances-even with difficult people.  In his excellent book, Lincoln on Leadership, Donald T. Phillips points out how Lincoln built such strong alliances.

This is what Donald T. Phillips observed, “Abraham Lincoln gained the trust and strong alliances on both a personal and professional levels.”  Lincoln knew what every skilled leader knows:  Healthy alliances are crucial to making a leader’s vision become a reality.

Solomon’s words encapsulate both the benefits and the dangers of forming alliances, and while those words reflect wisdom, putting them into practice requires skill.  Lincoln was so skilled at and committed to forging strong alliances that, upon occasion, he overcame others negative feelings toward him.  William H. Seward, Lincoln’s secretary of state, initially considered the president unqualified and incompetent to run the administration and lead the country.  Seward’s feelings were so negative that he submitted his resignation before the inauguration.

Because Lincoln considered Seward a strategic leader, he met with him immediately after taking oath and persuaded him to stay by appealing to his patriotism and sense of self-worth.  In the months that followed, their relationship hit a few bumps:  Seward discovered that he could not control the president.

Yet in spite of their differences, Lincoln won Seward’s support and loyalty by reaching out on a personal level.  The president would stop by the secretary’s home for lengthy visits.  The two would take carriage rides together in and around Washington.  Because they shared a deep commitment to the country and a common set of values and ethics, they eventually forged a strong friendship.

While no leader will win every potential ally into his or her camp, following Lincoln’s example might prove helpful.  Phillips summarized Lincoln’s strategy when he wrote, “Simply spending time together and getting to know one’s subordinates can overcome mountains of personal differences and hard feelings.  If followers learn that their leader is firm, resolute, and committed in the daily performance of his duty, respect can be gained and trust will soon follow.  Lincoln’s approach will not work for everyone.  Some employees will not come around.  However, the vast majority the most competent and honest ones will.

A BETRAYER AT THE DINNER TABLE

A BETRAYER AT THE DINNER TABLE (MARK 14:17-20 AMP)

Sitting down at the dinner table with family and friends and eating a well prepared meal as you

A BETRAYER AT THE DINNER TABLE

discuss the family problems and current events is suppose to be a very enjoyable moment.  But what happens when one of your family members has been plotting behind your back to kill the head of your family?  In the case of Jesus and His twelve disciples this is exactly what happen.

On that evening (Wednesday or Thursday), Jesus arrived in Jerusalem with the twelve disciples.  The meal was not to be eaten until after sunset and was supposed to be finished by midnight.

However, as Jesus and His Disciples were eating, Jesus spoke the stunning words, that quickly got the attention of everyone sitting around the dinner table that evening.  Jesus said, “One of you will betray me.”  The betrayer was one of his own chosen twelve disciples, a member of his own family, one with whom the meal was being shared.  Jesus words caused quite a stir among the disciples.  They had heard Jesus tell them three different times that he would soon die, but that one of them would actually betray Jesus saddened them greatly.

Although the other disciples were confused by Jesus words, Judas knew what he meant.  Apparently, Judas was not the obvious betrayer.  After all, he was the one the disciples trusted to keep the money.  Therefore, the disciples asked Jesus who the betrayer was; “I’m not the one, am I?” each one asked in turn.  Matthew records that even Judas asked the same question (Matthew 26:25).  Jesus knew that Judas was going to betray him, and he also knew that Judas would not repent.

In our studies we find that Luke wrote this about Satan, he said Satan entered into Judas Iscariot before he went to the religious leaders.  However, Satan’s part in the betrayal of Jesus does not remove any of the responsibility from Judas.  In God’s sovereign will and according  to his timetable, he uses sinful men.  But that doesn’t excuse their sin.  All people will be held accountable for their choices and actions.  Whatever Judas thought, Satan assumed that Jesus death would end Jesus mission and thwart God’s plan.  Like Judas, Satan did not know that Jesus death and resurrection were the most important parts of God’s plan all along.

All I can say in conclusion, is that this had to be one hellish feeling in the gut of each family member sitting around the dinner table that night knowing that one of them would betray the head of their family in such an evil way.

HOW AWESOME IS THAT DAY TO ME

HOW AWESOME IS THAT DAY TO ME

By Josh Etter

Ponder these words as Holy Week begins. You might consider using this poem in your personal or family devotions this week:

How awesome is that day to me-
O day of hallowed history!
Set time in God’s determined plan
To sacrifice the Son of Man.
What famous work that day was done
By Jesus Christ, His Perfect Son!
The Second Adam, sent to save,
Humbly obeying to the grave!

How savage is that day to me-
O day of pure brutality!
When Christ, the Son of God Most High,
Was fiercely whipped and hung to die.
And O the horror of my sin,
Seen there in His appalling skin!
For God struck down- as meant for me-
The sinless One, at Calvary.

How precious is that day to me-
O day of purchased liberty!
In Him, a freeman now I live;
My sins, through death, did God forgive.
No wrath at length looms o’er my head,
But loving kindness there instead.
His righteousness, my guilt replaced,
And Love, this ransomed soul embraced!

O awesome, savage, precious day-
‘Tis God the Savior on display!
What peerless, holy, gracious Mind
Would fashion such a Grand Design?

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