Thought of the Day- One of my favorite topics

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Time to think!

Back in the 80’s, the Reagan administration started a campaign that was designed to resolve the injection of illegal narcotics into the minority communities; they called it ‘The War on Drugs’.

While this was a great effort to resolve an ever-growing problem, it was only a band-aid to the ORIGIN of the issue. You see, it was not the drugs that caused so much death and destruction in the community… it was the DESIRE FOR POWER. The drugs were a catalyst to the true source; the IF, AND IF, THEN scenario that IF you sell drugs, AND IF you get money from selling drugs, THEN you will have the POWER you seek.

Of course, this illusion of POWER is what also caused then, AND NOW, the relentless bloodshed that plagues the minority community to this day, yet no one is trying to get to the ROOT OF THE PROBLEM, so to speak, because man STILL FOOLISHLY BELIEVES that solving the END RESULT of a thing will solve the WHOLE thing.

Ask yourself this: do you think that a person who kills another person does it for the sole sake of taking a life? Remember, that taking something from someone else, especially by force, brings a sense of POWER to the taker… the more valuable (i.e. someone’s LIFE), the more POWER they feel. (The movie ‘Highlander’ depicts this very well).

As we seek power… Part one.

It has been a while since I have written here, and I know that that is NOT because of a lack of Divine inspiration, or topics (there have been many many topics). As I have continued my journey, life brought changes I my life which began to take more of my time, yet God never stopped presenting me with example and information that is still necessary to share with you and the world.

One to which is the primary topic of this writing for I started to meditate on why I even do this blog thing. Did I start this because I truly wanted to share with the people of God the interpretations of what God has shared with me in an effort to bring people closer to God through this ministry that I am ONLY an instrument of? Or, was it because I wanted to passively gain POWER over those who read and lovingly manipulate the minds and thinking of the people through an illusion of knowledge and insightful worlds and phrases? Yes, I do check myself like that.

I will answer that question later… For now, let us discuss the term, POWER. In the light of the events that have befallen this nation and the countries abroad, we see that the struggle for power is on a great upswing. Racial tensions, the slew of injustices and taking of lives have all contributed to the desire for power over our thoughts and actions. Now here’s where it gets disturbing; EVERYTHING that man has done up to THIS point in history has been for the desire of POWER… There hasn’t been one thing that man as a whole has been involved in that wasn’t intended to gain POWER, and yet the struggle continues because it is still elusive to us. From the time of Adam, when Eve was tempted in the garden, the enemy played upon this desire for it saw it in them and KNEW it was the easiest way to place us upon the path to destruction (Genesis ch.3:vs.1-5).

This lust for POWER is something that begins at a young age; when a child has a toy or something of conceived ‘value‘ and another child comes along and wants to share in its wonder or beauty, the one who holds it may become selfish, keeping the toy out of the other child’s reach. Now when the child begins to cry, or show any form of emotion as a result of this, the child CONTROLLING (key to this) the situation will either do one of two things: show compassion because of the pain that it has brought forth and thus share the toy, OR taste the POWER that it thinks it has over the other child and seek more. This behavior is thus learned from a young age and carried throughout adulthood for ALL OF US.

The desire for POWER has spawned many children which are confused as being singular factors in man’s plight and will be broken down in detail in later posts, yet what I will do is list a few symptoms that have spawned from this beast that we ALL at one time or another have allowed to take a bite from us, or even devoured our whole existence:

  • Entertainment
  • Industrialism
  • Racism (A review)
  • Religion (From the avid bible shaker, to the unyielding atheist)
  • Technology

Stay tuned….

Something to think about- Sept. 5, 2014

We do NOT praise the trumpet, nor the piano, nor the drums after they have been professionally played in a concert. We do NOT give recognition to the dump truck, nor power tools, nor blueprint for their roles in the construction of a building. We do NOT interview the scalpel, suture, nor x-ray machine in the roles they played in saving a life… for they are the instruments. Yet many desire these things when they think they’re doing God’s Will by preaching, evangelizing, singing, etc…. this is an illusion of power sought yet never found.

We are but instruments in ministry. Even Christ acknowledged this. He IS the path that leads to God, the proof of God’s truth and the life everlasting, yet in all of this, He knew His place.

(John ch.14:v.6, Luke ch.18:vs.18-19)

 

Doing God’s Will… not God’s job.

A crossThe Will of God is what began existence as we know it. It is what brought forth the universe, time and life in all aspects and forms, yet understanding God’s will is a lifelong process that spans this life we live, the next life and the next. We are bound by it, and it is what keeps us safe, and what can place us in grievous peril. It can tear us down one moment, and build us up in the next. The Will of God is a source of God’s omnipotence. It is pure, balanced and fair, even when we are convinced of its bias. It is what instructs us to perform acts of charity, kindness and is what ministry is ultimately rooted within.

It is our duty and a privilege to do the the Will of God, when chosen as declared by Christ in the book of Matthew chapter 22, verse 14, yet as we have evolved into a species that wants MORE than just to do the Will of God, we seek to perform the assignments and take on the responsibilities that is only God’s to do. We not only want to plant the seed, but also water and provide it’s increase in others lives. We arrogantly seek out the praise and worship of those who we feel are beneath us, and we do this in a few ways: using an ecclesiastical hierarchy (most common), and retained knowledge (most abused).

In the area of ecclesiastical hierarchy, the churches have created an elaborate chain of command in order to establish a set of order, yet from this so-called order can spawn chaos. When a person is placed in the higher position, that can and does give room for the Enemy to massage the ego and convince the person of the illusion of power that position truly holds. They feel that their status takes them beyond the Will of God and pushes them into a delusional equality with God, thus giving them the right to now perform as God would perform in someone’s life. Now, they expect people to come to them FIRST, before seeking God for the answer. They expect to be reverenced for what they have said or done when in fact, God can instruct the homeless man on the street to say the same truth. They are lead to think, and this is usually by the Enemy’s influence on the tongues of others, that  God can not do this WITHOUT them. It seems extreme, yet this is not some conspiracy theory… this does happen… too much!

Retained knowledge of scripture is a good thing… it gives you a sense of balance and clarity in dire situations in ones life. In the Old Testament, David states that the Word was hidden within his heart, so that he may not sin against God(Psalm ch. 119, vs. 11). God’s Word was designed as a personal and share-able tool for all of us, yet many people have a more sinister INTENTION (I CAPS this word because of its great significance which I will discuss later). The illusion of grandeur spreads like a plague when people take memorization of the Word of God and try to use it to manipulate others through it. So you wont think that I am excluding myself from this, I am guilty of this as well, that’s why I write about it. We confuse scripture with a sort of weapon that is designed to condemn, control, and confuse people into doing what WE want them to do. We set ourselves out of the circle of responsibility, usually because we are influenced to believe that going to a church, being a member or being a part of the local hierarchy (see previous paragraph), and allowing people to believe the illusion that we are further along in God than we truly are (see Galatians Ch.6 vs.3) gives us the right to perform the tasks of Spirit when we feel the needs arises for it, thus our INTENTIONS change the game.

So what changes us from doing the Will of God to trying to do the JOB of God. In a word, intention. The courts of the people use the term MOTIVE. What motivates us to try and step on God’s toes, so to speak? When we strive to rank up in our local churches, or memorize every verse in our Divine doctrine (I say this because this is not focused on JUST Christians, even though I referenced The Holy Bible) what is our true intention? Is it to help others to seek enlightenment, or is it to force people into a shadow of spiritual servitude? All I can say is that, with God, nothing is hidden (Jeremiah ch.23 vs. 23-24).

The ego is what the Enemy feeds and we then intake the flavored poison that in time, causes a great separation from Spirit. The Holy Spirit of God is sufficient in itself to provide all the needs of everyone at anytime, yet to do the Will of God is not just to help others, but to help ourselves. It is a fulfillment that can not be equaled, yet our intentions with a overly stimulated ego, can cause confusion and separation to fall on not only the people being affected but also the person causing the issue in the first place.

God doesn’t need our help… we need His.