Don’t Work Like a Worried Gentile

Better to have one handful with quietness, than two handfuls with travail and vexation of spirit. – Ecclesiastes 4:6

I hate working like a worried gentile – I love working with diligence and wisdom, then entering into Gods rest. #sabbath

Matthew 6
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

REACHING THE CULTURE? Or TRANSLATING THE GOSPEL and Creating a HOLY CULTURE?

This video is beautiful, it illustrates the scriptural difference between compromising with the culture and translating the WORD into the language of the culture. Trust me you will not be disappointed by the end of this video. It almost brought tears to my eyes.

Can’t say I agree with everything but the overall point is what I’ve been teaching and living for 15 years –

Kingdom OVER Culture:

That if we see hip hop (or any cultural expression) as a language to translate the gospel of Jesus Kingdom into, and create holy lifestyles – we will be fruitful.

If we see hip hop (or any other cultural expression) as a culture to submit to or join in and follow after just to reach people, we are in spiritual failure.

Its not about how you express or what you call it, its about what you express (SCRIPTURES), and who you express it with (THE HOLY SPIRIT)!

This amazing video message shows you a few of the scriptures that support this DIFFERENTIATION, and a real life example of the DIFFERENCE. Trust me this is amazing, especially the Papua New Guinea testimony.

Kingdom Life in a Nutshell

Forgiveness from Jesus is for your past, obedience to Jesus is for your future.

Your repentance from hearing the Words of Jesus is for right now.

What’s the key to transitioning from the past into a kingdom future? What do I do now to change the past into the future? The missing link for most people is:

Repentance:
1. Hearing the Word of God and turning your heart to His
2. Changing your mind and actions according to the Word of God.
3. Bringing results of change according to the word of God, aka the fruits of repentance.

Leadership in Gods Kingdom vs Mans Kingdom

If Church Leadership today was modeled after old testament authority structures where one king or priest had to die before new leadership was established, then today God would have to kill a lot of pastors. But God is wise and He has mercy.

So instead of that, he decided to grow Church leadership in His Kingdom on this thing called “Discipleship” instead of throne building.

Instead of killing corrupt leaders to create new leaders, He decided to base Kingdom leadership on this person called “Holy Spirit” instead of bloodlines and org charts.

Are you discipling or throne building?

Are you following the Holy Spirit or an org chart?

Real Men Talk Doctrine

Real Men Talk Doctrine. Scriptures and how to obey them. Finding better ways to obey the Scriptures in every area of life. Revelation and Application. The kingdom of God.

How to obey God in your family. How to obey God in business. How to obey God in church. How to obey God in politics. How to obey God in sports. How to obey God in music and entertainment. How to obey God in your community.

Real men don’t hide behind the Bible without bringing it to touch life, and real men don’t hide behind practical life and avoid bringing the Bible to it.

#kingdomofgod
#realmentalkdoctrine

BELOVED, Believe NOT Every spirit, TEST the spirits to SEE if they are from GOD

BELOVED, Believe NOT Every spirit, TEST the spirits to SEE if they are from GOD

What is a spirit? How can we see it or test it? This is very important to know with all of the deception going on in the world today. From Business, to Politics, to Economics, to Movies, to Music, to Religion: IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYONE IS LYING! I’ll show you some examples later.

In this message we WILL connect spiritual things to natural things, via the Authority of the Messiah Jesus, who was sent from God to earth to TAKE Over natural flesh.

We are going to go through a few scriptures in 1st John 4, and a few others.

1 John 4

4:1

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

This is my point. The reason God woke me up at 3am to write this is not just because of a superfood that has me super energized and thinking clearly. That’s a natural reason. But there is also spiritual reason. Look at that first Word: BELOVED. If you are reading this that means God LOVES You. You are HIS, and he wants to protect you from the spirit of deception that is all over the world ruining things. You can be HIS. God can own you in His Love.

What do you think of when you see the word spirit? Is it an invisible goblin? Ooooooooooeew! Is it a clear white friendly Ghost? Ahhhhhhh, so friendly:-) Yes a spirit can be angels or demons, but they are NOT goblins or friendly ghosts. Let’s look at the word spirit:

pneuma (Greek):

A spirit can be:

God.

Angel

Demon

A human spirit that makes the body alive.

Thought structures, philosophies that fill up the soul.

Dispositions, influences that govern the soul.

A movement of air; Wind.

Breath of the Nostrils or Mouth.

Jesus said: My Words are Spirit, and they are life (John 6). The spirit is also represented as Wind or Breath all over the Bible. There are winds of the spirit, winds of doctrine, literal breath coming out of your mouth through words and speeches. If you have no breath (spirit), you are not alive. Even in today’s culture we see winds of CHANGE. They are blowing in America and all over the world right now! These are spirits. They can be represented as words and philosophies that govern and have major INFLUENCE over the souls of people.

This does Not intellectualize the Spiritual realm. It explains it and BRINGS CLARITY to it: Every demon has a specific set of thoughts, ideas, messages, influences that it has been assigned to spread, propagate, and give to you. GOD’S SPIRIT HAS A MESSAGE TOO.

What is that message?

1 John

4:2

Hereby * * know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

“Jesus Christ is come in flesh.” Wohoo! There it is. If you can say that once, you’ll be ok forever:-) Right…? Please…? WRONG.

Let’s look at that word confesseth:

 

Homologeo (active, present tense):

  1. to say the same thing as another, i.e. to agree with, assent
  2. to concede
    1. not to refuse, to promise
    2. not to deny
  3. to profess
  4. to praise, celebrate

The word “confesses” is not “confessed.” It is not past tense, it is present tense active. It means to continually say, AGREE, openly Admit, Declare CONSISTENTLY and obviously, PROFESS (declare), and Praise in Celebration of.

Professional lawyers can profess a lot about the law because they study the words and spirit of the law. Professional engineers openly declare engineering concepts. Marxist professors profess the spirit (ideas, words, philosophies) of Karl Marx in their classrooms. Professional salespeople can openly declare and tell you a lot about selling something. Botany professors talk about their experiments with physical plants and scientific tests… unless they are professors of Darwin, in which case they suddenly switch to professing philosophies of the origin of the universe… which are un-testable, because they weren’t there to test it, and they can’t recreate the scenario! So instead they invoke the spirits (ideas, philosophies, words, demons, influences) propagated by Charles Darwin.

So you can profess natural things, and you can profess spiritual things. You also can CONFESS natural things, and CONFESS spiritual things.

1 John

4:3

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

So to test the spirits, we have to know what that ideology, influence, wind, breath of the mouth in speech, continually confesses.

If it is of GOD, it confesses:

 

Jesus Christ (Yeshuah Maschiach [Hebrew], the sent Messiah from God) IS Come, in FLESH, As a Human. Jesus was a regular name… there were many people named Jesus. But there is only one that fulfilled the prophecies of God’s Word. There were many imitating messengers, but only ONE was Resurrected from the Dead with evidence from witnesses that has not died down yet. Only one is FROM God, the Anointed Messiah sent from God, a SPIRIT to SOLVE ALL OF THE WORLDS NATURAL PROBLEMS, directly and literally, as a human, in NATURAL flesh.

He’s not a God that we don’t know.

He’s not a man that’s not really God.

This ONE is fully GOD and FULLY Man. He is natural, and spiritual… like us, except He is God directly. That He is Messiah means that He came from God to Solve all the Worlds Problems. The SPIRITUAL and the NATURAL has come together. The Spiritual is in CONTROL of the Natural, even now. Emmanuel means GOD is Here, not separated from us.

Some people want to put God “over there.” He’s God, but He doesn’t do anything here. We can’t find out anything from him. He’s not in charge. He’s spiritual, not natural. Don’t bring that “spiritual stuff” into the natural. It’s too super-spiritual. We’re over here solving the problems of the world by ourselves. God isn’t going to do that directly. He’s not going to help us. We have our own ideas, that originated from….? But anyway, God’s not in charge of us. We’re having fun. We do our own thing, and make our own decisions. I separate my religion and my spiritual life from everything else. Jesus is Spirit, not flesh. OR, Jesus was a really good person and great example, but He’s not in Charge. He’s flesh, not Spirit from God. Those are spirits, words, ideas, winds, and speeches of antichrist. That means they will always end up opposed to, and against Christ.

Even some churches and religions have separated from the power of God to change things: Jesus was a really great example! Let’s do what He would do (IF he were here, but Darwin’s spirit told us He really isn’t), by ourselves… because we’re smart! They preach politics, philosophy, culture, but without the authority of Christ. If you are of God, you consistently declare that Jesus was SENT from God to solve the world’s natural and spiritual problems DIRECTLY. These can be Sin problems, spiritual problems, social justice problems, economic problems, natural problems, engineering problems and other problems. God is ALWAYS involved.

Let me give you some simple examples so you don’t think I’m crazy:

<!–[if !supportLists]–>-<!–[endif]–>God GIVES the spirit of wisdom and talents in art, design, engineering, education, business, creativity, music, expression, science, etc. (Humans use God’s wisdom but ignore God spiritually, polluting all of their expressions and creations with sin and lust and pride).

A person in these fields that was of the spirit of God would honor God in their creations, not necessarily by stamping Jesus on every automobile, song, book, or experiment… but by honoring God as the creator and giver of talent, and refusing to pollute their creations with sin, lust, or pride. They would acknowledge that God is in control through the person of Jesus, connecting spiritual with natural.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>-<!–[endif]–>God CREATES the earth and places all the food and health we need in every green herb and natural food. (Humans pollute the earth through sin and corruption, destroy and poison plants, and create drugs with which to control people spiritually and economically by sorcery and witchcraft “pharmakeia”).

A person in this area that was of the spirit of God would honor God’s creation by not destroying it purposefully with pollution, or poisoning people… but honoring God’s creation and giving people Godly solutions. This connects spiritual with natural, ultimately honoring Jesus the Messiah.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>-<!–[endif]–>God TEACHES righteous business and governmental principles which limit the authority of individual man and submit Him to the authority of the Word of God and principles of Godly character. (Humans corrupt and twist God’s teachings, take control, conquer, BUY the souls of all men & women, use war, genocide, slavery, and debt to take undue power and authority over people, countries, and continents).

A person in this area who was of the spirit of God would honor God’s principles and refuse to overstep their authority over other humans, knowing that ultimately God is in control through the person of Jesus the Messiah.

Every spirit (ideology, philosophy, set of influences, angel, wind of change, speeches and doctrines) that consistently and presently declares, says, and agrees that Yeshua of Nazareth the Biblical King of Jerusalem, the Sent ONE from God the Creator to Solve the World’s problems IS COME in a physical body, combining spiritual with natural, NOW and always, is from GOD the Creator of Heaven and Earth.

Every spirit (ideology, philosophy, set of influences, demon, wind of change, speeches and doctrines) that does not do THAT is NOT from God. Eventually, over the course of time they will prove themselves to be spirits that are against Jesus the Messiah.

Spirits are invisible to the natural eye, but they don’t hide. If you have a special gift, you can see them. But remember, they always manifest themselves through words, breath, and speeches. They always confess.

 

There is a spirit of delusion out here that is smarter than anyone. If they cannot admit that Gods thoughts trump theirs, and exalt Gods spiritual authority thru Jesus connected to their natural actions… They will eventually deceive a lot of people. 2nd Thessalonians 2 also talks about the falling away from truth, the antichrist, and the spirit (ideas, philosophies, speeches, winds) that are against christ.

 

9: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10: And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11: And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Thessalonians 2

 

Notice the one who is sending and allowing the spirit of delusion to deceive many people: God. Why? To manifest who is in love with truth and who isn’t. This is why you have to love the truth more than you love your life. This is not about intelligence; because a high IQ doesn’t prevent deception. This is about character, integrity, and love for the truth.

 

This is a time when American “pragmatism” will fail. It doesn’t matter if “it works.” If it’s not based on truth it will fail. Period. How do you see in the dark? You shine a light, and see what can reflect the light back to you. Truth reflects truth and confesses Jesus as KING over all!


You are of God, children of God. You have overcome spirits that are against Christ, because God overcame them. God’s Spirit is GREATER and FAR MORE Powerful. The Spirit of TRUTH trumps the Spirit of Error. People can only speak what they know. If they study the world’s music, ideas, philosophies, books, media, and movies, then that’s all they know! They talk to each other and about what they know. What do you expect? (1 John 4:6).

WE are of God. If they know God, they hear, understand, and listen to the words, ideas, doctrines, that WE talk about. If they don’t hear or know GOD’s Spirit, they don’t hear us… they contradict us, belittle us, and fight with us. THAT’S how we can tell the spirit of TRUTH from the spirit of ERROR.

TEST THE SPIRITS.

TEST THE WINDS OF CHANGE.

TEST THE SPEECHES.

TEST THE LYRICS.

TEST THE MOVIE SCRIPT.

TEST THE IDEAS AND THE PHILOSOPHIES.

1 John

4:7

Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

4:8

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

4:9

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

4:10

Herein * * is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

GOD’S Love brings us TOGETHER around JESUS’s sacrifice for our sins. NOT around the ideas of and spirits of men.