Out from the Heart.

 

By James Allen. (1864 – 1912)

I have chosen a topic for this week by famous British author and philosopher, James Allen. Allen was better known for his original work, “As a Man Thinketh”.

In the “The Heart and The Life” Allen discusses the issue of the ‘Heart’.

It is interesting that the word ‘Heart’ is used in the bible more than a thousand times. It is also interesting, that medical research scientists are today admitting to the fact that the heart is not just that wonderful organ, pumping eight litres of  life giving blood around our body, but also is a location for  hidden emotional, intellectual  and moral activity within us.

In other words, biblically speaking, we ‘think’ with our hearts.

The greatest commandment is found in Deuteronomy Chapter 6 verse 5:

“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”

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Free E-Books Launch

Good News!

For those of you who run a house church, or would like to start up a house church, here is a simple and easy way to begin:

Firstly you click on ‘go’ then open link to download. You then read the simple instructions in the beginning of the manual and away you go.

Do not use second manual until you have completed the manual above.

Use the same procedure above to continue on the second manual.

If you have any difficulty downloading, then go to home page and click on ‘Free E-Books’.

The e-books are given and can be copied free of charge without prejudice to author’s rights on the strict condition that they are never sold, not even to cover costs.

May Father anoint you to teach yourself and others this life giving message.

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Does God Create or Just Allow Disaster?

 

Volcanoes

One way to describe the character of God is this:

God is omnipotent (all powerful), but also omniscient (knows all things) and omnipresent (is everywhere at all times). God operates out of twelve dimensions. We humans see only  three dimensions. For example: take a match box and hold it between your thumb and forefinger. Without moving it, how may sides can you see, only three. This is what is referred to as three dimensional.

Now, taking the same matchbox, God sees six sides outside, not just three; but at the same time He sees from the inside out; another six sides. This is called twelve dimensional. In addition to this He is the very source of all good things.

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God is a Timeless Tale

Moses

Belief in God is a timeless tale.

Belief in God?

Who is God and why do I need to know who God is?

Good questions – always deserving of an honest and unbiased answer. These are questions that would invite, maybe, thousands of different answers.

Why not start here: God, to you, is who you personally perceive God to be, surely?

You could make a definitive statement, say, like some do, “God is the creator (and resulting ruler) of the universe and this statement would be supported by what is written in the Bible.

Then again, what is the Bible and how can it claim authority to make the above statement?

Bible believers will profess that what we see in the bound books of today, bearing the title ‘The Bible’ and consisting of sixty six (or if you are a Roman Catholic, Seventy two) books bound into one, are the breathed word of God, and therefore give authority to this statement.

To add to this statement, there is another claim that the Bible makes:  “God is one God”, meaning that there is no other God but Him. (His gender is also confirmed in the Bible).

Such statements are the basis of Bible believing theology.

This theology invites the question, “What about all the many other religions, outside of Bible believers, many which are much older than modern Christianity, in our world today”?

Does this mean the God of the Christians is the only God and all other religions are false?

These are very important questions to all of us fellow travellers, in the world today. They are questions that deserve honest factual answers.

Let us not be deluded, the answerers to these questions have been responsible for more wars, deaths and crusading campaigns than any other activity on the surface of the earth. This means, that there is no painless solution to answering these questions.

Let us return to the earlier statement, “God, to you, is who you personally perceive God to be, surely”?

This discussion begun with two questions:

  1. Who is God?
  2. Why do I need to know who God is?

For the moment let the statement, “God is to you what you personally perceive God to be.” be acceptable and let us move on to the second question.

Why do I need to know who God is?

Let us deal with a few facts to begin with:

  1. We ALL have a limited lifespan on this earth. Dependent on where you live on this planet, that could range from 50 years to 80 years on average.
  2. When that lifespan ends, we die and our bodies will decompose or be burned to ash, dependent on our choice of burial procedure.
  3. However, there is no scientific evidence that our souls and spirits, which during our lifetime were composite with our bodies, will face the same fate.

With the above indisputable facts in mind, we should, at the very least, give consideration to the question – “So, what happens after I die”?

If your answer is, “When I die that’s the end and there is nothing more”. Then it does lessen the importance of the questions, whom God is and why you need to know God.

If you respond, “I honestly don’t know and would be interested to find out”.

Then let’s take a look at the resulting option for you in this case.

If you see no future after death of your body, then you surely would have no need of God, whoever God might be. So, you can just jump off the religions roundabout and relax.

If on the other hand, you believe, or even vaguely suspect, that your soul and spirit will live beyond the grave, you have a few other options.

In order for all of us being ‘on the same page’, let me give you my definition of soul and spirit.

The human soul is that part of us that consists of intellect, emotion and will.

The human spirit is a communication channel to and from the ethereal world.

Now, don’t get too fazed if you do not agree with this definition, just accept that it is a fairly good basis to continue with for now.

If you are happy then; that the soul and spirit continue into another phase of existence, you will logically decide that the next existence must have a structure of sorts.

Again, logic would suggest that if there is a structure, there will also be a management system for that structure.

What type of structure and what type of management system is ahead of you is not relevant. What is of greater importance is; how will you fit into this structure and management system?

Like all structures and their management systems there may be rules and regulations. Possibly not the kind of rules and regulations that we are accustomed to, like, “do and do not” but more of the order of, “if you do so and so, the result will be….or if you do not do so and so the result will be….” Much like, if you forget to put fuel in your tank, your engine stops running; in other words, cause and effect type rules.

To recap then; if you believe or only think, that your soul and spirit live on after the body dies and that they will move into a different existence, the question arises, where can you find immigration requirements to move into this new existence? Your best choice here, if possible, is to talk to someone of authority in the immigration department.

Now this is where the matter of God enters your space.

By the way, Instead of using the name God, we could use, president, department head, CEO, whatever we like really, as long as we get the right information regarding our immigration requirements, to enter the new existence.

Assuming that you have decided that there is the possibility of life for the soul and spirit after bodily death, the possibility that your soul and spirit will pass into a new way of life which will be different from life here on earth. Assuming there will be a need for you to conform to the requirements needed to enter the new existence and live this new life; then you will have to take a hard look at all the various religions in the world and choose one which will offer you the immigration requirements you need.

Once you have decided which route you will take, work at it with all you worth and be happy.

Never forget this important statement:

It is not a matter of which religion is wrong or which one is right – the important thing is; will it work for you? If it works for you – good. Do not fall into the most common religious trap of believing that your religion is the only true religion; rather respect all your fellow travellers on the road of life, even if you cannot accept their religious beliefs.

Wallace Wattles, circa 1880-1914, said, “Nothing is right, nothing is wrong, nothing is good, nothing is bad.” “All is as it should be and all is well with the world.”

Now, let us say that you do believe, or even suspect that the soul and spirit will live on after the body dies. Then, what I would like is for us to travel through the following chapters on a ‘What if…’ basis. In other words, be completely open minded on what you read.

If you don’t agree with what you read as you go along, bear with it and persevere, otherwise ‘shut’ the e-book and carry on as you are.

Should you find that you are happy with what you read, then, very definitely carry on, because, in the end you will either get your answer to the above questions or you will be, at the very least, one opinion wiser.

Should you find that you are having some difficulty with understanding what you are reading and need to ask a few questions, then jot your questions down on a piece of paper and continue reading. In all probability, you will find that your questions will be self-answering as you read along.

If this does not happen, by all means, return to the website that gave you this e-book and post your questions on the blog site.

All set? Let’s go to the first chapter…….

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God Helps Those Who Follow His Coaching

 

 

 Moses and the Red Sea

 

And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the children of Israel that they go forward:

 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

How often do we see ourselves on what seems like a roller coaster ride in our walk with God in this life?

One moment, we are singing the praises of our God and next we are in a state of depression over our circumstances.

Our prayers seem to consist of always crying out to Our Father to release us from one situation or another. We are always petioning Him for money to extricate us from our financial plight, extrication from our family problems, our employment, social and political issues; the list is endless.

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The Blood of Christ

Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose – See the tiny veins representing the Blood of Christ, the tiny stamens representing His Cross.

 

 

The Blood of Christ

I would like to tell you of two stories that I have been told by others.

They are folklore and as such, will require your faith to accept whether they are real or not. Typical of anything that requires faith, they are not able to be proved.

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God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

 

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves……….

How many times, were you told these words, when you were a young person growing up and discovering all the wonderful things in life?
Words from parents, family, friends, teachers, perhaps, some suggesting that these were the words of Jesus and at the very least – from the bible.
But, this of course, is not the case; the expression is simply a case of ancient Greek folklore and is not specifically stated in the scriptures

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The Link Related to the Post on ‘The Importance of Forgiveness’

As promised, here is the link to ‘Admissions’ the ten minute movie clip, concerning forgiveness.

I would like to mention that I’m aware that the clip covers political and religious themes, which are not necessarily my view. The real underlying issues for me were:

·         The insignificance of our earthbound belief systems, when we enter the realm of the eternity. 

·         Irrespective of our earthbound belief systems, forgiveness was paramount.

Lastly, I think this was possibly a trailer of a full movie production, which if viewed, might bring many other issues into play, but as I haven’t seen the full production. I’m not in a position to comment.

Link to ‘Admissions’:   Note: you need to set the time to 13:16 to avoid going through video material not relevant to this message.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcCpVZZjaVgsh

 

 

A Prayer for You, I and Those we Love

Nobody should be forced to live with fear.

‘Fear is my perception of what my senses are telling me’ (My definition).

My perception creates thoughts in my mind and these thoughts create emotions. Emotions effect my state of being – physically, mentally and spiritually.

The opposite of fear is faith. My definition of faith is: ‘believing something is, when all you senses tell you it isn’t.’

Jesus said to Peter, “Satan has asked to sift you like a grain of wheat, but I have prayed for you, so that your faith may not fail you…” Luke 22:31-31. Continue reading “A Prayer for You, I and Those we Love”