HAPPY, HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.
November 22, 2007
NOTE: All reference’s to the, “WORD” = The Bible, King James Version.
START FROM THE BEGINNING:
To introduce myself and to show through God’s Word why I know and how I learned that it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to do evil, or to allow and even permit, (yes I said permit), this to us or our loved ones. My family and I have personally walked, “thru the valley of the shadow of death” more than once, and I remember each time like a video I could sit and watch – God was there – every time turning what the enemy, (the devil, Satan) meant for destruction, death, etc. into supernatural victory that human hands were not capable of correcting. You must understand one thing before you here these truths of our family’s experiences. First, I have been taught thru God, His Word—Jesus and the Holy Spirit that we are also creatures of being one person with three distinct parts.
1. Our spirit man: this is where, hopefully, you have asked Jesus into your heart and to take over your life as your Savior and Lord. Having told God that you are truly sorry (that is the repenting part), for the wrong things and choices you have done and that you are asking forgiveness for. This is where the forevermore on this earth. Your spirit man is also, “who you are”, in all the wonderful uniqueness that God created you to be. As the Word says, “I formed you in your mothers’ womb”. The next part of is:
1. Our souls: This part of us is our minds, our wills; (which we CONSIOUSLY AND HAVE A CHOICE to control, God’s way or our own selfish ways) and our emotions. The mind is our thoughts of course, but let me break this down more so it can be easily made clear. Have you ever wondered where all your, “thoughts” came from? I did, so I prayed, read the Word and learned – here is what I learned…..we have mainly four types of thoughts from different sources: a) Emotional thoughts: these are the ones that pop into our brain from what we in our souls are feeling; examples would be happy, fearful, angry, sad etc. b) Willful thoughts are these that we choose to think, thoughts that we are using as we accomplish a task or contemplate a task, and also thoughts when we are dreaming, or what we are seeing with our eyes etc. c) Thoughts from satan, I know, I know – this is a hard one to consider, but it is very true. He can and does throw some into our brains. If you just stop and think for a minute you will remember the times thing just popped into your head and you were like, “where did that come from”. In my experience it is a phrase of taking God’s name in vain or swear words I do not use, or worse, a very fearful, (imaginative) thought. After you consciously become aware of these, you can then truly recognize them and turn around and say those are not my thoughts, so I do not receive them. The good and bad news of this, the good is that satan, his little demons, what-ever…are not all-knowing as our Loving Father God is so he cannot know your thoughts when you are standing against him so the bad part is unless you speak them out loud to tell him to get lost, so to speak he is unaware that you are on to him and stopping his interfering thoughts. d) And best of all, thoughts from God through His Holy Spirit that come into our minds. A few rare times, in very stressful times, they have come to me strongly and clearly but usually they come quietly, and always compassionately and with great wisdom and encouragement and hope. They are usually coming from our spirit man where the Holy Spirit lives.
1. The third part of our being is of course, our physical body. Which; Praise to God, will be made perfect when we are raised to heaven.
This is a Happy Thanksgiving Day that we should be full of things we are very thankful for. I apologize that this is so much like a teaching and sooooooooo loooooooong, LOL! I did not know where to begin, what to write for the first one so I have been praying for an answer for over a week, and then this morning when I woke, the answer was there, “AT THE BEGINNING”. I knew what that meant for me and I have laid the ground work with the things God has taught and show me as we went through the very hard times that I mentioned before. The main thing is, it is very hard for me to go back and talk of these things because the emotional part of my soul and the physical part, my body and what my physical eyes were seeing were in deep pain, fear, and stress through these times. BUT my “WILL PART” from my soul and my physical mouth with total help from the Holy Spirit in my spirit man chose to speak, pray, and act out on the wonderful promises of Gods covenant for us. That is why I had to explain all of this. Physically at times I could not stand up, my insides felt like they were cramping, or my legs would not hold me up or I was physically shaking like a leaf, hart to breath and talk, crying, etc. BUT – I always chose to talk God’s Words and Promises, (you should have seen some of the faces of nurses and others around us, it was hilarious as I look back now). So….anyway….where was I…? LOL! Oh yes, “the beginning”, at the beginning of this message I wrote that God does not do, or allow, or permit evil, pain, suffering and even sometimes agony. I will leave you with some of the versus from His Word that will show this. I will leave you with these to read, and also – PLEASE – to dwell on, say them out-loud and to GET THEM into yourself to become a part of you.
HAPPY, HAPPY THANKSGIVING AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS.
MARK 16: 17 + 18
And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
JOB 34: 10-12
Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity. For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways.
Yea, surely God will not do wickedly; neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
PSALM 62: 5-8
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us.
PSALMS 103: 1-5
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
Who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
And the last one for today, but far from the least of these:
JOHN 10: 9-11
I am the door: by me if any man enters in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
~Deeply Rooted in Him Staff Member
A Grateful Mom