TRENDY RELIGION

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Today America looks for another catchy slogan, music or a well sounding religious expression, something that appeals to the senses.

When senses are aroused and mixed with religion we create a twister that comes down from the lower clouds, and not from high up above the clouds. The twister lowers itself to the ground and then begins to scoop debris and dirt funneling it all upward thus becoming more impactful; its onslaught is deadly. Finally the Tornado  weakens and dissipates.

Religion is a mix of the lower clouds with things on the ground. The spin is so appealing because everyone aspires to do the penetrating and impressionable. Impacting others with psychological garbage is merciless and ego driven. Telling plain truth takes the knowledge of truth. But selfish people do not see any profit in the Truth (God's Spirit) today. Everyone's mind is set on a blessing and more blessing as if being blessed is righteousness and holiness. So today the materialistic American Christian mind has become a blessing chasing addict. The same goes for drugs, guns and shooting - offshoots of pride.  

[Examples] “God is ready to release a blessing into your life, but you are not yet ready… He is not moved by your need but only by your faith... God is fixing to pour into your life fresh anointing, but first… In order to achieve something in your life you have to surround yourself with those those who provide the accommodations, people who are assigned to you and who will propel you to the next level… So I sense in my spirit that God is about to assign to you facilitators that will bring in the harvest, which has been delayed for a season, but hold on; the season is at hand… So look for the assigned to you facilitators… But in order to trigger this process you must act now in faith… etc.”

If you bought the above you are lost in religious psychology and in downright manipulation. The one who does it does not even know that a clever psychologist that mixed chosen Bible verses for you in order to build his or her case actually rewires your brain. Result? The green wire now connects with the red and the blue with the yellow. Then being so impressed you try the same on others and on others and still on others. Blind leading the blind…

To save you from this deadly twister seems too late. It picks up more and more loose debris off your house, dirt and all you own. If I were Jesus Himself you would not recognize me.

How can anyone be saved from this twister? Here is something logical, which comes from oneness. If you allow your spiritual IQ to be sharpened then after it is; you will recognize any psychological flack put out there for you.

1. One God. One Truth. God is Spirit. He is all knowing, all powerful and fully in charge God.

Mystery of evil on earth and natural disasters.

2. The Bible is clear about three groups and types of people on this planet. the Filed, Tares and the Good Seed - God's sons; even the peacemakers.

Those destined for a special mission will not be mixed with the field which is about to be hit by a deadly earthquake; they will not be on an airplane that will crash. They will not be (timing) in an accident. But they may be if their time is up, they sinned against God or touched God's anointed, or blasphemed the Holy Spirit.

3. There is only one source of utter love and goodness. We will be judged for the way we handle that pure divine stream of love and and care. We will not be judged for making mistakes, which we can correct through repentance. We will not be judged because we misread the so-called works of Satan etc. But we will be judged for embracing dualism a two god theology and we will be judged for our unwillingness to part with it after we have heard the liberating Truth from God's Holy Spirit.

Keep these three points intact, straight and all zigzags will begin to straighten out.   

Oh... one more thing. Without the Jew God chose for you your salvation is incomplete.

[John 4:22] You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 

Anyone not recognizing the package God chose for the world broods in hypothesis. 

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WHEN ALL WELLS DRY UP

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CONTENTS

•    Pride goes before destruction
•    When wells dry up
•    Compression & decompression
•    Jonah & Nineveh

The sun rises on the righteous and the unrighteous. God's extensions are His chosen anointed vessels; they are His arms, legs, eyes, ears and mouth. When God uses a vessel He is one with the vessel. This oneness makes His vessel as God Himself. But when God does not use the vessel at a particular time this oneness is gone for a season. But if a vessel does not know these things and gets lifted in pride then that vessel must be shuttered. Accidents, heart attacks, or other means terminate a vessel. You would say where is the love of God? Love without the knowledge of God is often misinterpreted and misapplied. Study the firstborn Son Jesus and you will know when and how the love of God works. Also learn about our powerful position before God for we are His partners. He expects of us to learn His ways and act upon that awareness. For this reason He keeps sending His vessels to teach us His ways. Never jump to any conclusions; learn His ways and never judge. Let the cup of wickedness or righteousness become full.

FAVOR & LOVE

Those He chose are His beloved sons as well as laborers or hired hands. Only sons know the capacity allotted to them. The Firstborn Son had the highest capacity. As long as the mission assigned to the chosen vessel is fulfilled at times the Father wants to show off His sons to the people. "He is My beloved Son, hear him" type of a sentiment God displays. Upon knowing this I can seize the moment and use my God-given capacity to do on the ground what He does in the heavenly realm.

I have been compressed by the German-speaking people and challenged almost to the max. Because of this I have been given to explore the depths of God and explain the mysteries of His kingdom, of which whole humanity is a part. As a result we have produced many books, and audio messages. These remain in the “Forte” shop for an appointed by God season. The wealth of God's kingdom is secreted in those publications as in a capsule, compressed, and to be decompressed at the appointed time. Just as the Israelites were compressed in Egypt and then they burst out of slavery so it is the same with God's ways for those He appointed for these days. 

WHEN ALL WELLS DRY UP

When all wells dry up and there is no more water for the sheep, which the spiritual famine will ensue a great thirst for the living and soul-reviving word of the Living God. Signs of it we already see today. The repetitious fixer-upper “put your trust in Christ” stopped working. Or “resist the devil” helpful advice also stopped working. God calls you to come up nearer to Him. Some will stumble upon all that God prepared for the world beforehand and will eat and drink. These are the chosen ones, even the remnant spoken of by the prophets. 

Repetitiousness of the old beaten paths of the established religiousness and its immovable doctrines go nowhere. If things do not work as promised one is being reprimanded for lacking faith. Faith is being exalted above anything else and almost treated like a magic wand. It is so because it is easy to manipulate faith or the lack thereof. This convenience is being shielded and fiercely defended, even fought over.

In America God was doing great works of power behind my back; so incredible that if I was aware of them I would perhaps exalt me the vessel rather than its user. With hand over the mouth people shared these things with each other, but not with me. After a wide circulation it has finally reached me too, but a few years later. By then the people who told me about those miracles did not know who I was. I was astonished when I heard about the works of power God performed through me. So I remain humble in His presence having the fear God at all times.

I have noticed that bigger churches were opening up to me and people expected signs and wonders. One church of about 5000 invited me to speak. Due to my brand new shoes and smooth leather soles when I climbed up the steps I slipped on the carpet. I used it to joke about our walk with God. I just spoke about the present power of God and huge lamps above me, in the center of the auditorium, burst out into thousands of tiny pieces. ‘This has never happened before’ I was told. Silence fell. People were stunned.

THE COMPRESSION POT
Personal observations

I have matured in God's compression pot for which I am thankful, owing it all to the German-speaking people who formed this pot for me. When it comes to spiritual things the German-speaking people are unable to act or think any other way except to curl up and draw back to self, which results in compression. To a certain extent this is natural and very much a physical orientation, which keeps God's vessel in prison, but for a season. As (personally) unpleasant this process may have been it’s necessary (from God's point of view), which the future will reveal. This future is at hand.

Since I was commanded to minister to the German people by the Boss of all bosses, I had to comply with His will. This means that not all have swallowed the ‘Aryan Race’ muck, but even if they did they vomited it out. But why don’t they educate others about it. Are they afraid, that’s why they’d rather leave it “on” the foreigner and the guest in their country? Others harbor it and from time to time it comes out. Indeed it came out, even from those the closest to me; when they were drunk. They excused themselves saying that they don’t remember.

PRIDE BEFORE DESTRUCTION

In 1906 the Azusa Revival broke out in Los Angeles. Three years later, without the fear of God, the leading German clergy dared to condemn this move of the Holy Spirit in their land (1909 Berlin Declaration) and thus sowed evil seeds. Although this Declaration was (symbolically) revoked by the Gnadauer Gemeinschaftsverbandes in a statement of January 2009 its evil seeds bore fruit. (Read more about it).

It is hard to conceive that someone can be so insolent as to declare something as being false without any examination of its contents. This is beyond a normal human behavior. The only explanation for it I find in a deeply seeded—to the point of blindness—conceit stemming from an extraordinary pride.

Luther dared to say things, which a God fearing man should never say. Why not letting things be and letting things take their own course? Why the iron hand clamping down freedom? Besides Luther’s vomit against the Jews (Read more about it) the “Berlin Declaration” further paved the way for the most awful event in German history, Hitler. But that’s not yet it.

A few short years ago I gave a speech in Rodewisch at the WW II memorial about Hitler’s hatred of Jews and as I spoke I met only dirty looks. I was shocked to find out that this denial is real and no one wants to know anything else. A local Lutheran pastor denied it and argued that Hitler ALSO hated Gypsies and homosexuals as if the murder of 1.5 million of Jewish children is the same hate.

The seeds of the distant and recent past evils remain. Will that wickedness become complete? To this tune Jesus said, [Matthew 23:31-33] So, you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. [32] Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers. [33] You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?

There is no Kingdom without its righteousness and no righteousness without God’s Kingdom.

How many prophets and God’s sons were murdered in gas chambers? It is not what you have convinced yourself of; and therefore you believe; and that faith drives you to madness, but is the all-encompassing reality. The reality of God, morality, justice and common decency supersedes the teaching on faith, which can be used to suit self. This reality must be studied. You may disbelief one message and believe a more appealing to you message. But will God respect that kind of faith? In this sense Luther’s fruits invalidated his faith; for by their fruits you know them and not by their words (Matthew 7:15-23). It’s just a natural response to the proud and pompous breed of people.

[Proverbs 16:18] Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling, because of the seeds, which will eventually sprout and bear fruit. Perhaps self-greatness is there because it also must be filled up as the wickedness of the Amorite people had to be made complete (Genesis 15:16).

SELF-AGGRANDIZEMENT

I can sit at the piano and play just for me releasing any stress, but no gift is given for self, but always for a greater body of people. Those who assume otherwise curl up the atoms upon themselves and implode, never realizing that they have compress themselves. Oppression may be from without, but when someone thinks in selfish terms that oppresses the self; and also creates an atmosphere of oppression for others. This is quite common in the old German psyche and not only German. I use it as an example for the British have learned prudence and do not rush to declare foolishness as the German religious authorities did. International German (anywhere in the world) exalts the self and puffs it up in self-aggrandizement just because he is able to pave streets with cobblestones, build cathedrals and rockets. So do other peoples, what’s there to be proud of, of hard work; other peoples do the same? If that is the mentality then quite naturally so the Jew competes with the German, or perhaps it is the other way around? Who came first the wagon or the horse that pulls the wagon? If the Jew gave you morality, and justice why do you hate him for it? If the Jew gave you the Bible, Christ (John 4:22) and the apostles then why do you hate him for it? Perhaps it is not the hatred aimed at the Jew, but actually against the Almighty Himself? These types of people I know of were the Amalekites, Agag and Haman.

In this self-aggrandizement an “Aryan” finds a short-lived joy. That joy may be so intense that such would give up anything to keep it alive as long as possible, but regretfully it ends in a serious disappointment and even dejection, which leads to bitterness of soul. This limping between lows and highs contributes to mental instability, which breeds bondage and self-oppression.

THE CURE

Any free person finding him or her in such an environment experiences this oppression and in order to preserve freedom one often runs from such an atmosphere. So what’s the solution? The only solution is to be more vocal, sharing and inspiring, encouraging and exchanging the uplifting knowledge given to us these days. These days are special and most precious and we do not know how long they will last. There is nothing else. But let it not be out of obedience to the slave master’s whip crack. It must be born out of inspiration, which is the fruit and not by blind obedience to orders. Take the full responsibility for your inspiration and appropriate it as God’s gift but only to you. Make it personal and then bear fruit. When you share then do it from your own heart and not quoting someone else. 

NAVEH

Just as we make room for God's gift of faith in us (Naveh) we also must protect and nurture that special guest, lest that gift becomes so oppressed that it is forced to leave its abode. It is not enough to make (Naveh) room for faith, but one must do the upkeep, just as we do by dusting and cleaning our abodes. You must feed faith and clothe it too. You must make up bed for faith with the change of clean and fresh linens, give it a breakfast and constantly have fellowship with, lest it leaves you. When doubt, unbelief, bitter thought enters your Naveh then it is no longer Naveh, but a den of robbers. How can you then enjoy the uplifts of the Spirit, when of your own volition and carelessness you have let in the robbers of faith?     

JONAH & NINEVEH   

It was not the case with God as to who the people of Nineveh were, but how well they responded to God. It is not so much the question as to who you are racially or nationally, or even whom you support, but how well you respond to the one God has sent to you.

Being the way I am today, I would never let myself be horded like sheep into a concentration camp or watch someone’s head be blown off. Those who have seen the movie THE PIANIST with Adrien Brody I speak here of the shooting scene. A young German officer ordered the prisoners to lie down and one by one he executed with shots to the head. The officer stopped to reload his pistol at the lying down on the ground restaurant owner. If I were that man I would have grabbed the officer’s leg, forced him down and shoot him myself, and then the other standing guard soldier. Yes, risking my own life. That man was next, yet he lied on his belly and only watched as if paralyzed with fear? Self-preservation freezes you, but the love of God and the love for others un-freezes you. Like the little David who with his bare hands went after a lion you can do the same. David did this as a good shepherd defending the sheep. When you are defending others then the Holy Spirit comes with great power. The Spirit of God came upon Samson, but only when he was defending God’s people. The same was with Gideon. This biblical pattern is real. It’s the law. You can do anything in that power. I know it. But that’s today. Those people did not know anything about this power and used only what’s available to them, which was fear. What’s available to you my friend, do you know?

The Ninevites acted and acted resiliently and in their zeal they even went overboard. Nineveh was spared and that generation lived under God’s grace. It is obvious, we are judged by how much or how little; how well (or how un-well) we respond to God and His chosen vessel. In this case it was Jonah, who was forced. Most will never understand it; they have no clue as to what it means to be God-forced. I tell you the truth and my testimony is true. If not now then after this earthly show is over; you will know it; for then you will know everything instantly.

Regardless if people know this or not, still, it will be meted out to them according to the way they respond to the God-sent vessels.

Finally. Those who met me and tasted the good presence of God and were touched by His healing hand and yet went their own way, or God forbid; even prejudiced others against me; will not necessarily suffer, although many already do. It is all up to God. It depends on how precious to Him was the message and the ministry on that particular day. There are days and there are days. There are messages and messages. God treats each instance differently. This is God’s unchangeable law.

Once in Holland God forced me out of a meeting because the people tormented the Holy Spirit and I ran from that place crying that entire night in severe pain. In that state I had the power to send fire from heaven and burn those people alive, but I did not; instead, I suffered, I gasped for air flooding my face with tears. That was the real presence of God and not something made up by a religious play, yet the people did not want to act respectfully, but were used to playing religion. The Ninevites could have done the same with that "crazy” Jewish prophet or nut, but did they? I do not know what happened to those people in Holland. But one thing I know, they can’t play with the Living God who dwells within me; and whose presence I bring when and wherever He sends me. It is better for such that they have never met me; more, that they were never born.

My God is real. I am real, even more real today than I’ve been. I received much and because of all the persecutions and oppositions I suffered I have arrived at a very privileged place in God.

Jonah had the power to destroy Nineveh for God does not lie… unless repentance follows. The intent to obliterate Nineveh was real and Jonah was only allowed to proclaim it, nothing more and nothing less and then wait for 40 days. God took a gamble, we might say, but did He? Yet, our will and resolve determines the outcome.

So be careful my dear friend. Recognize the times and God’s ways. Come out from oppression put on you by religious authorities. Run to my freedom, which is not mine, which the heavenly Father freely provides. Embrace His gift today and watch yourself that no one—through religion or otherwise—would ever bind you again.

L. B. R. M. LUXUM LIGHT

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GUILT FREE LIVING

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MIRROR IMAGES

Just as principalities and powers on earth are also in, or next to heaven; so does the righteousness Jesus won for us. We have been decreed righteous based on His righteousness. Our acceptance of Him as our savior and our righteousness; creates a filter. The completed work of Christ on the cross and His resurrection is that filter. We are saved by faith in Christ and in His redemptive work.

[Colossians 3:1-4] Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. [2] Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. [3] For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. [4] When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.

All guilt and wretchedness Jesus absorbed along with the wrath of God, which falls on all evildoing from which come many problems. We have misinterpreted those problems attributing their cause to a second evil god. On one hand we behave like the lost in huge maze of deities pagans supposing that we please the Almighty when we blame the enemy for all evils. And on the other hand we exempt ourselves from all responsibility having nothing to repent for. If there were the third hand it would be this: as a result we drifted away from having a living relationship with God for we have made and embraced our own theology.   

What Jesus had done physically on earth it spiritually reflected on the heavenly side (next to us). All principalities and (governmental) powers on earth have their counterparts in the spiritual sphere (Romans 13:1). Hence, the kings of Persia were able to retain the man in linen in the Book of Daniel (Dan. 10:13). By understanding these facts we also understand that Christ’s done work on earth is being reflected in heaven. Therefore, both good and evil is being reflected, but only one is being covered—those who are IN Christ, His siblings.

Additionally, Jesus is our intercessor filtering anything displeasing to God, but why? – So that we might have grace, space during which time the Holy Spirit teaches and guides us into all truth. Once this knowledge is established we then gradually conform to the image of Christ who is God’s image also. In view of this understanding Jesus said in Matthew 5:48 that we ought to be perfect as the heavenly Father is perfect.

[2 Corinthians 4:4] in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

[Romans 8:29] For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.       

[Ephesians 2:4-6] But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, [5] even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), [6] and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

It is better to be seated with Christ than be seated alone.

Christ is the Firstborn and not the only begotten Son. He is not God the Father, but the image, reflection, and to us He is the prefect representation of God’s glory (Hebrews 1:3) the exact representation of God’s nature. Since He is the First-born among many brothers; hence, sons also then quite naturally so we are His siblings. 

Jesus was born and brought forth. We were born and brought forth. We attain to His glory as Jesus had attained to the Father’s glory. The same equipment He came to earth with can be ours minus the cross, suffering and dying. When we die to self resurrection is for us also. 

[Matthew 16:25] For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

[Mark 10:31] But many who are first will be last, and the last, first.

[John 8:51] Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.


GOD SEES YOUR BLOOD

The heart pumps blood containing the living soul. Therefore, the heart pumps emotions, feelings, strong and weak, good and evil. Whatever your habit may be in that habit you will find guilt emotions. Blood mans life. It contains earthly elements, minerals, metals, vitamins and nutrients; and spiritual elements: inspiration, gifts, spiritual thoughts with inventions, artistic abilities, love, altruism, peace and joy. But it also reflects their opposites: hate, condemnation, sin, perversions, evil imaginations, malice, envies etc., these emanate from human soul and pass through your blood. So what kind of blood does the Creator see?

Besides seeing it all as in a mirror of your blood; things may be are turn-offs or an attraction. Hence, He draws near to the humble; who makes room for Him and for His ways; and is repelled by the conceited and proud. 

[James 4:8] Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

[Numbers 14:24] But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully...

FEAR & GUILT

God had the best plan, but fear of the unknown stole trust. We can deepen our trust by learning more, by digging deeper, by investigating, and not just by blind believing. If we don't, guilt lurks within the darkened with ignorance soul; ready to leap out at most unexpected moments. 

[Numbers 14:28] But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive out of those men who went to spy out the land.
 

All people had died except these two who had a different spirit. They did not give into their fears. They trusted God and their leader Moses who knew God and gave them His word. That takes self-discipline and some work. Today we know that it is the number one fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:23) and all the other fruits follow then. 

Joshua and Caleb chose well,the rest chose guilt in which they died. The ex-slaves remained slaves in their old unbroken psyche. They were unwilling to rise above ignorance, but remained in the old form of thinking. 

Today we have so many people who fear the fresh and the new God sends their way through different vessels. Due to competition and pride (only among hirelings) others label them as false. That's what the ex-slaves did with the NEW WORD of God given to them through Moses. In their eyes Moses was false and God's liberating Word was false. The result was a big turn-off, so big that although God dwelled among them, they did not possess the Promised Land. One by one they died; still wearing shoes and clothes that never got worn out. They died but not from a disease; for their bodies were healthy; they died from stubborn pride. So what was really blocking them? The answer is this: the inability to repent and change. Only the new can change something old. But when the old blocks anything new; death follows. Repetitious traditions and daily routine can make you rigid and stubborn. This is indeed a powerful force. Guilt can also be vindictive and it confuses true freedom with bondage. The old bondage wields the upper hand when allowed, but it contains death. 

Jesus rebuked those who loved traditions with which they altered God's commandments. The traditions of the elders were more important then the always fresh, living and moving Word Of God.

The glorious exit from Egypt became old.  The entry into Canaan was new. 

The glory of exodus faded away and the miracles. The people fell back into the old sentiments of guilt, which only slaves carry. 

Guilt is put on us since babyhood. We hear it from fairytales, and from religion with its original sin (in Christianity; in Judaism there is no original sin doctrine). Each slave-master's crack of whip creates guilt. A girl gets raped and she feels guilty. Victims feel guilty although they should not, yet they do. It is in the oppressor's interest to keep guilt alive with which he or she binds another human being. God sees it all and turns His face away in disgust. I feel His heart and He feels mine. I am pleasing to Him and this witness I already have inside me.

[John 5:39-42] You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; [40] and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. [41] I do not receive glory from men; [42] but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves.

[John 8:36] So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. 
 


Moses came to make the slaves free, Elijah and all the prophets. Finally Yeshua came to proclaim liberty and open prison doors and make you truly free. Together with My elder brother Yeshua I say the same. You may search for sources assuming that I draw from those sources, that you might draw from them all by yourself; and are unwilling to come to me. Yet, I am the one sent to you to make you free.

Against the old canvas the new seems false, but such declarations come from insecurity. Peter walked on water when he obeyed the word of Jesus "come", but when he shifted his attention to wind and the threatening waves he sunk. Fear and guilt go hand in hand. 

To the disciples Jesus' walking on water was brand new. They never saw it before. All they knew was boat, nets and fish. Yet Peter was hungry for the new and asked the master to to tell him to come. No problem. "come" Jesus said, and on that single word Peter walked. It was all too new and too fresh, not well established by a stale repetitious religion. 

I was challenged too and I knew that I will be accused of falsehood, yet I trusted and stepped out of the wobbly boat of man's traditions. I am still walking on that one single word "come."

Guilt arises when your routine thinking is broken and you have to do something different from that which you are used to. Your thinking pattern orders behavior.

All of us were born in respective countries, which were formed by history. Nationalism plays a large role in the way our psyche is formed. Our parents pass on to us their mentality through language, paternal and maternal behavior, which they have also inherited.   

Breaking out from these configurations is like breaking out from any confines. This we often see in the nonconformist behaviors of teenagers. They broadcast to us that there must be something new, progressive and better than the old beaten paths. We call it rebellion because we do not like it, but we were once quite the same way; only that we have conformed and became set in our ways. Teenagers are about to either choose something dying or something newly born. Every new generation carries the seeds of innovation in every sector of human life.

The older we get the closer to the sunset of our days we come. Teenagers just entered the world of the rising sun. We see their behavior as being wrong and reckless, disorderly and troublesome for we have always sought peace. We assume that the traditional way carries peace, while the new way is volatile and therefore unwelcome. That is the basic psychology. But is that true or false? It is false because it is an artificial sense of peace, which can be easily abolished.

We are admonished to make peace and seek peace. It is God’s Word to us; hence, His kind of peace (John 14:27). We make peace after we receive peace. Imagine yourself standing under a rock from which water drops on your hands and splashes off to the person standing in front of you. You have received water from the rock you stand under; and you give it to the one standing next to you. This water is God’s peace. You receive it first and then you give it to others. You are a peacemaker.

The same is with faith. You receive it for someone else and thus you pass on the gift of faith. Just as it is in growing economy the exchange of money makes it expend; God’s gift of faith fills every open vessel and so the overall economy grows. God’s Kingdom expands this way.

The world possesses not, nor can ever give us this kind of peace. Therefore most of our set ways are embraced in the name of peace of our own imagination. Guilt comes when this artificial peace is disturbed; and all sorts of dislikes surface. This Golden Cow or Dagon has been disturbed, but who disturbed it? The answer is—God, but through whom? Again, the answer is—through your children. All idols must totter and eventually fall and the sooner we let them fall the better.      

Guilt also arises when nationalistic sentiments are being touched in any way. E.g., enlarging your views beyond those of your own language and country.

1.     Repeatedly getting angry over the same thing
2.     Repeatedly having the same argument over the same things
3.     Routinely eating and drinking the same thing, wearing the same clothes
4.     Going to sleep at the same time with the same habit of eating or drinking
5.     Praying the same prayers with the same expressions
6.     Hearing the same repetitious sermons
7.     Not being open for anything new because of the love of tradition

Religious stagnation stops spiritual progress and the deeper knowledge of God, His ways and therefore the transforming power.

Gods power brings something fresh and unprecedented, otherwise the power does not need to come.

Guilt emotions are the worst, for they pack and clot the arteries of your soul and of your entire psyche.  

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