Sunday, December 30, 2012

Good News

I know this is lengthy but it is worth the read!!

So why are there so many "bad" things in life? What I mean is, why do we believe so many bad things about ourselves, others, God, just the whole world which surrounds us? Is it really true, is it all as bad as we believe it to be? If you believe it, then yes, it is very true...but what would happen to our mind, body and soul if we didn't believe bad news but good news. For instance, sugar doesn't really rot your teeth out, or that person over there is not out to get us (because they look like a "criminal"), or that the planet is going to explode. Okay, so you touched on things I may consider to be bad about myself, someone else, and the planet but I definitely do NOT think bad things about God, after all He is the only Good thing in my life...contrary to that thought, by believing in bad news, we are inevitably thinking badly about God whom we "serve." What?? Think about this logic. If I am believing in bad news, am I believing in good news? No. If I am NOT believing in good news (GOD, gospel, Jesus), then what am I getting saved from today? Hopefully something, but many are awaiting their salvation, to cash that ticket in at the gate...until then all else pretty much is what it is. This is NOT true, and it is this kind of thinking which Christ was sent by our Father to show us in the flesh just how NOT true it really is, as He conquered EVERYTHING (EVEN DEATH) to show us just how much is really not impossible with God. Everything is possible with God. Why is this kind of thinking just not true, well look at the blessings and curses in Deut. 28, I personally do not see that kind of favor (blessing) of God currently in the world which surrounds me, people are getting their butts kicked and handed to them by the enemy everyday, without even putting up a fight...willingly letting the enemy rule in them. I know because I do it too, but it is high time to wake up from this slumber!! God is too vast for me to think that there is even one thing that He can't handle. Why were Adam and Eve kicked out of the garden, because they believed bad news after eating the forbidden fruit of knowledge between good and evil. What bad news? They were ashamed, thought they were naked, were afraid of God as Adam blames the whole thing on Eve, etc. What was in the garden. The tree of life, which would have let them live forever as long as they had access to it. Therefore, God stopped them from being in misery forever by banishing them from the garden.

Once you look inside yourself and see your belief system for what it is, it is really astonishing to know just how much of what we believe is based off of bad news or fear, but the bible says that perfect love casts out fear!! Why does fear need casting out? Because fear affects our belief, and turns us away from the One who knows no fear but is the giver of abundant life!! You may be asking yourself, so what's next? The goal is to totally be immersed in God and His good news that we believe the gospel only and not any bad news. I'm talking about the new covenant in which God transforms our minds and hearts that we may truly be pure. To show you just how real this enemy is, think of a good thought and count how many negative ones just pop up in your head...even we, being evil, put a pop up blocker on our web browsers to hinder those from coming through affecting our computers performance. Our only job is to figure out how to be with God always, always being like ripened produce of His Spirit that can be regarded as succulent and fresh, the best of the best. Then, and only then are we effective against this truly real enemy, this foe which keeps us from believing the good news because he knows just how powerful it is.

So on the day when many I know are in church rejoicing and sharing fellowship with one another, when you do fire your computer up, I implore you to (if you feel you need to) re-evaluate yourself, find a way (the best that works for you) to not take in the bad news, but to rebuke it. Take all your thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ, and be a son or daughter of God. Know what that means and let God (our Dad) show you just how much possibility is found in Him...I know I am! The world is negative, but He has conquered the world! Hear His voice within, resonating the sound of love and truth and "...let His peace which surpasses all understanding be with you. Amen." Remember, bad news is out there, we just don't have to let it rule in our hearts keeping us in bondage to it, allowing the enemy to rob from us the love, joy, grace etc. that our Father told us we can and should receive!! I will leave you with a word from the book of Titus:

"For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain. One of them, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth. TO THE PURE ALL THINGS ARE PURE, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work." (Titus 1:10-16 NKJV)

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