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Renewing the Mind

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As we meld into the divine Mind, we experience a natural, logical and systematic integration. The divine Mind (mind of Christ) isn’t a spiritualized idea beyond our attainment, but about becoming who we truly are and always have been. It isn’t fantastical or magical, but a real metamorphosis of our mind, giving it ability to process divine thought. It’s growing in soundness of mind through a transformation into the spiritual realm (thought-system) of abundance. Divine thoughts conveyed through this mind are able to translate the reality around us into eternal peace, harmony, and joy.

The source of what we see is our mind.

As an immortal fractal of the divine Mind, our mind is like an open gate to the one divine Mind. In this, we are each the creative consciousness center of reality. True vision comes from the divine Mind and has the ability to transform our reality from things to fear, into a reality of peace and harmony. Vision shapes energy into the reality of forms we experience. What we see begins with what we see within. What we see within defines our thoughts. Our thoughts and the energy they project shape our reality and all our experiences. Thus, true transformation begins with perceiving the Truth which then our thoughts and the beliefs support. Transformation through our thought life is how we engage the divine mind we all share and embrace its power to transform us from the inside out.

Because our thoughts create our reality, other people and situations appear as we inwardly perceive them. They are reflections of our thoughts and thought energy. What we experience does not often appear immediately correlated to our thoughts, but it is a result of thought energy. For example, if we cater to fearful thoughts in one area, we’ll create fearful experiences in other areas. This connection often goes unrecognized to the sleeping mind as it doesn’t clearly see how it is creating its reality. We are the source of the fear energy thus we are the ones creating situations to fear. The reality follows our thoughts. Our reality isn’t separate from us, it is a projection of our minds. By the renewing of our minds, our realty can be greatly altered. If the reality was the cause of our experiences and not our thoughts, we would be in inescapable bondage.

  • If we complain (projecting thoughts of dissatisfaction), we continually create situations to complain about.
  • If we rush (projecting thoughts of lack of time), we create situations where we never have enough time.
  • If we are unforgiving with anyone (projecting thoughts of guilt), we suffer from a poor and degrading image of ourself.
  • If we think in lack whether physically, emotionally or spiritually, we experience lack.
  • If we hold fearful thoughts, we create fearful situations.
  • If we extend hurtful thoughts, we create things that induce hurt.
  • If we think we are vulnerable, we create harm and suffering.
  • If we condemn, we create reflections that induce more judgment.
  • If we have attack thoughts, we create a reality that attacks us.
  • If we are dishonest, our reality is dishonest with us.
  • If we have a taking mentality, then our reality takes from us.

Mindful Spirit-Led Practice

Our reality and our experiences change through the renewing of our mind. A prayerful, spirit-led practice retrains and reorients our mind to see differently, therefore create a different reality. As we daily sit with the Spirit of Truth, our minds receive divine thoughts. Throughout our day, the Spirit will bring these divine thoughts to our awareness as it retrains our minds according to Truth. As these divine thoughts come to mind, we are able to replace contrary thoughts with Truth.

When we complain about our present moment, it’s because we fear what it might bring. By being lead by the Spirit, we learn to rest in emergence where divine thoughts can be conveyed and experienced rather than harboring fearful thoughts about what we experience or perceive. Initially this rest is difficult because fearful thoughts have owned our mind. Yet, the present moment is where we experience the expressed love of God. When we rest in the present rather than complain, we become consciously aware of God’s love which drives out all fear from our thoughts. When there is no fear in our thoughts, then we will not create anything to fear in our reality.

As the Spirit connects us to the divine Mind, our mind is transformed and able to convey divine thoughts. God’s divine thoughts begin to flow through us, and in this our reality starts to become one of unalterable peace, invulnerability, harmony and joy.


 

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

~ Romans 12:2

 

Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

39 thoughts on “Renewing the Mind

  1. “When we complain about our present moment, it’s because we fear what it might bring.”

    Absolutely, it’s a mistrust within that we may be in for a trip we wouldn’t want to make. It’s a human reaction to Godly guidance. How well some of us know this situation. It’s part of the journey and just as in the children in the wilderness fearing, murmering and complaining about their present circumstances they could not see that everything they were experiencing was preparing them for a promised land of plenty. There “present” lack was a prerequisite to their future abundance. So it is with us. Lack instills an appreciation and a gratitude for the gift when it comes. Let us remember that “all” things that we experience is to prepare us for the gift of life and a life more abundant than that we had before the world was. It’s going to be a “double portion.” To put it simply we are being prepared to live in a oneness where one love governs all alike, it’s not going to be one way for you and another for me. We are here to learn there is only “one” way. It’s not our way, it’s Gods way so the sooner we see this and love others as we would have them love us, we enter in to a world beyond without going anywhere..physically, it’s a spiritual thing

    • Yes. To fear the outcome of our present moment is to understand the true meaning of the fear of God, because God eternally abides in the present. When we rest in the present moment, allowing it to emerge without complaining, we consciously choose to become one with God’s will. How difficult this can be when our own mind tempts us to complain against our present moment by flooding us with fearful thoughts! We all, each one, must walk through this fear, girded in truth and the knowledge that God’s love NEVER fails. We must trust that our present moment can never fail to deliver the best possible outcome – and not just for us, but for all.

      When we are tempted to complain, it is a sure sign that we are pushing through our mistaken fear of God and the present moment he desires for us. We must let go of trying to force our will that we might achieve our desired outcomes. We must enter his rest – and see all in forgiveness, knowing that we can NEVER be harmed. God is with us, what can man do to us?

      And we will see that God’s love drives out fear as light drives out darkness. And as our minds fill with this light, so too will our endless string of present moments be filled with light.

      And to man He said,
      ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
      And to depart from evil is understanding.’ ”
      Job 28:28

      • To “stand still” in patience without complaining and letting God do His work in us and on His terms is the ultimate test of faith. When we rush God we end up like Saul, who performed his own offering before the “battle.” We “must” learn to let God go before us and prepare the way and we will then most assuredly gain the victory much sooner than if we keep interfering with our will and reasoning. He has a plan for us that will assuredly come to pass if we will just “let” (not force) this mind be in us which was also in Christ Jesus. God will set all the necessary experiences before each of us to accomplish His work in us. God does not needlessly and without purpose expose any of His creation to mindless suffering. God is not a tyrant nor does He do anything for sport as some would. view God. He sends the testing…with…His mercy, grace and forgiveness with the trials…and His mercy and grace will never fail us until we become as He is.

        1 Corinthians 15:22-25 for even as in Adam all die, so also in the Christ all shall be made alive, and each in his proper order, a first-fruit Christ, afterwards those who are the Christ’s, in his presence, then–the end, when he may deliver up the reign to God, even the Father, when he may have made useless all rule, and all authority and power– for it behoveth him to reign till he may have put all the enemies under his feet– the last enemy is done away–death;

        “Each” in our proper order. God is….as we “shall” be….

  2. The mind is super-sensitive and powerful beyond anything man has been able to realize. It has been man’s misuse of mind that has caused all the problems of the present day. Insanity is caused by the great ignorance of men regarding the mind and its powers. The mind, instead of being used as an instrument of creating, in love and perfection, has been overloaded with all the negative thoughts and forces of this darkened earth. Fears, jealousies, hates, discords, greeds and lusts have taken possession until it has become only an instrument of the evil forces of negation as they have been permitted to rule.

    If the mind is perfected, through love, it will never become unbalanced, never age, never fail, nor become senile. The mind is a glorious, divine gift of unspeakable power. It is an instrument of unimagined strength when used correctly. And, as one guards the mind from every negative, evil thought, he will begin to comprehend the wonders of eternity and to create the dreams held, in hope, within his heart as well as have the gift of vision.

    And what is It that can guard the mind in this manner? Yes, what is It that must stand as guardian over this precious mind? Must it stand guard over itself? No. It cannot guard itself. It is you who are the guardian of your mind and of your being. You, the great indwelling, spiritual you must guard it and by so doing will also guard yourself. You must become the master. Let no man, no church, no dictators, nor powers take over your mind. Guard it with your soul and it will serve you unfailingly. It will help to glorify you. It will become one of your greatest instruments of power. It holds the seeds of creation in which are contained the life-germ of all fulfillment.

    The mind can link mortality with heaven and contact the very throne of God. Within the mind is the power to connect the physical being of man with the Spiritual powers of eternity.

  3. AS YOU LIVE THE TEACHINGS MEANING APPLYING FAITH, LISTENING TO GODS SPIRIT THAT ABIDES IN YOU, PERFECTING THE LOVE OF GOD ..GRACE WILL OPEN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AND YOUR JOY WILL BE A RADIANT GLORY FOR ALL TO BEHOLD… AMEN AND AMEN..

    • IS DOES NOT TAKES YEARS FOR THE ABOVE STATEMENT TO TAKE PLACE ….IT JUST MEANS YOU DONT HAVE IMPREGNANTED ACTIVATED THAT PERFECTS DIVINE LOVE…..OKAY!!!!

      • IS DOES NOT TAKES YEARS FOR THE ABOVE STATEMENT TO TAKE PLACE ….IT JUST MEANS YOU DONT HAVE IMPREGNANTED ACTIVATED( FAITH) THAT PERFECTS DIVINE LOVE…..OKAY!!

  4. just to let everybody know….NEW AGE CHRISTIANITY IS NOT THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST…..it has nothing to do with the perfection of love in overcoming the MORTAL MIND….THERE IS NO POWER ENDOWMENT OF THE GLORY OF GOD…MEANING NO FULLNESS OF JOY..NO SECOND COMING OF JESUS IN THE FLESH IN A PERSON…….

    • If you have to “Let Everyone Know”, that goes against everything you have taught in the past. In the past you have stated that “Everyone Can Only Know, From Him Personally. Now it’s “Everyone Can Only Know When You Tell Them. The Holy Spirit will lead you when you are submitted to Jesus, and He is leading you to that divine place of commitment in Him, by acknowledging all things that are from Him, in the written Word, and that are shared among His people. This is a time that God is drawing the distinctions in your life, and that which is hidden will be seen in greater fashion. The unfailing power of God is bringing you into a place of seeing greater alignment among Him in the Word, bringing power and manifestation. It is a group movement, and not a single alignment, but among the revival of God’s People where you will succeed. It is a powerful umbrella that God is going to bring over you, that will be incredible.

  5. When we have been touched and have experienced our lowest weaknesses,” and faults, all we should then want to give to others is compassion to all who are experiencing the same. Our experience with vanity should not only make us desire to be rid of it within ourselves, but it should develop in us a loving and compassionate desire to see all escape as much suffering as possible. However we know as our experience with vanity established empathy within us we have to know this same character must be developed in others as well. So as we see others going through the pains of life to learn for themselves by the guidance of God, we have compassion and mercy…and pray for the lesson and correction last no longer than is absolutely necessary. We should not point out the sin, we should cover it and pray for it’s removal, delivering one from evil and by thinking and doing so, we deliver ourselves. Remember Job praying for the forgiveness of his three friends, his accusers in their vanity?

    When we see one in sin do we feel a compassionate love for their correction or do we feel a desire for them to suffer judgment in a punishing way? No one needs to point out our own faults and feelings about our observances, all we have to do is check ourselves each time we see error and observe what comes forth in our own heart and mind. Condemnation and hardness Of heart is a part of our deathly attitude toward the sins of others and we must experience the death of death within ourselves for our love to come into its fullest.

    This battle must be fought and won, not because of any of our human strength, but because of Gods spiritual strength which He gives to us to overcome within. He must go before us paving the way for our victory in our battles with the enemy within, our carnal minded old man of sin. He must be removed from the throne that belongs to another. Just as when Joshua waited on the Lord to move first in the natural battles, they won. When “not waiting” on the lord and letting God move first as Saul failed to do, did Israel then lose. God will make the way and we are to follow Him. God is not to follow us into our battles as our carnal nature would have us to believe, we do not lead God, we follow God. Our ministers today in the churches are always “commanding” God to do this and to do that. There are a lot of Sauls in the land as bad or worse than the ites. We are to follow God and the path will be cleared of our vanities, our ites. If we get ahead of God we will be defeated by the enemy for we in ourselves are not strong enough to conquer our ites, it must take the spirit of God to do so. We acknowledge the ites, He then blesses and gives us the victory over them.

    The children of Israel which crossed over the “Jordan” and believed without being faint of heart conquered the enemy in their battles. The seven ites in that land of promise was to be killed and driven out to the very last one. This is a spiritual picture of our seven ites of our carnal natures within us, that must be put to death and driven out of our promised land. (All ages and genders of ites, the strong and the weak for the little ones grow up to be strong.) Then we achieve peace when the ites of our vanities are no longer alive (in us) to make war with the spirit any longer. When all of our ites are dead, we are then fully alive to love and live in peace without the hindrance of our carnal man.

    How many times have we heard people say that it seems impossible to overcome an “ite” enemy within such as having an unforgiving spirit toward a despicable act of unkindness? How many times have we heard, “I don’t believe I can do that?” This is the faint hearted attitude of the people of God giving in to the defeat of the ites. . We must “believe” in our heart we can overcome our ites to actually overcome them. When we say that it is impossible to accomplish overcoming something in the present and then we put our ability to do so into a futuristic geographical heaven, it is because we are avoiding and absolving our responsibilities of forgiving in the present. When we parallel our present journey with the type, we see that it is a journey through the land of getting rid of our ites one by one, not all at once as in the natural type. We must be bold and believe that we will sweep the land of our inheritance within and conquer all of self so that all that remains is the holy spirit of God within. Like we have shared so many times in the past…all the book, the stories, allegories, types, mysteries, etc., when revealed to us in their highest and truest meaning…is love being revealed through the conquering and overcoming of the flesh.

    Love and a willingness to follow and obey God drove out the fear of the seven ites in the hearts of Israel in the natural type of living in the promised land just as our love for God will drive out all the spiritual ites within our spiritual promised land. All the natural written book is but a shadow and type of the spiritual, for the book is the spirit defined in letters and words. The natural creation was created according to what already existed in the spiritual world and if we will pay close attention and let love be our guide we will see all things spiritually revealed. Let us not be content with only the explanation of the spiritual, which is knowledge, let us not stop until we possess the true existence of the substance in the spirit. Knowledge is a good thing which is the vehicle which brings us to our destination but let us not worship the means but the end, the fulfillment.

    Whatever we write about, whatever we speak about, let it all be for the same oneness of purpose and goal, it being the love of God and Christ developed and reveled within all of us, each in our order until we stand in His full likeness and character. This is the mystery of all mysteries.

    • THIS IS SUPER INFORMATION AND I DEARLY THANK YOU

      • Thank You,

        Love is a humble goal, love does not “stand out” as love melds all into oneness. There is no big “I” and little you in the fullness of His likeness. We’re all the same. There is contentment in this understanding because “love” has no need to be heard.

        May we each contribute to this goal.

  6. so very true indeed.Love itself requires nurturing and willing and letting and continual growth. No one can transform himself from a “hateful” person into a loving one in an instant — or a day. In the realm of glory, love must become the eternal reality of one’s being, not just a shallow, mooded emotion hung on a weathervane. Neither can it be incipid, weak or feigned. It is impossible to counterfeit love and try to use the counterfeit as the golden coin of admission into the higher dimensions. Real love has to become the all-encompassing part of one’s entire nature. It must become a very part of the individual in its unfailing, joyous, exquisite beauty and power as it carries forth the Light. Such love is beyond all substitutes and all imagining. And one must actually become that love.

  7. Be still and know that I am God.
    If we want to know where our end will be.
    If we will be merciful as He is merciful.
    And as gracious as He is gracious.
    Forgiving as He is forgiving.
    And love as He loves…
    Be still and wait and as assuredly
    As you are breathing in the moment
    Your change will come.
    You will love all just as the Father has loved.
    It is His promise to us…all.

    • What is a beautiful picture of the inevitability of God’s will for all of us. As the seed, so long hardened in its belief that it is but a limited thing, is filled with life, does it effortlessly become the limitless expression of its true self. 🌱🌳🌳

      • THE SIMPLICITY OF THE WONDER OF GODS UNSPEAKABLE TRUTH….

      • What is so wonderful is that our inevitable destination is fixed and there is nothing standing in the way except for our temporary insanity of believing our accuser and accusers. Let us not join in the partnership of the accuser accusing our brethren of “not being good enough” instead let us be cleansed of any and all ill will toward any…and instead love and encourage them to believe unto the saving of our souls…together. It is such a blessing to see…with no condemnation…and when we don’t condemn, the blessing is an abiding peace…

    • AMEN.

  8. You will never be able to isolate yourself from negative, sentiments and thoughts, nor from negative or untoward situations, to protect yourself and rely on yourself and your mind to protect you are the height of unbelief in God’s protection, and love. You must hold good thoughts according to the knowledge that it is God who is protecting you and believe, in these things, to come to you from God’s kingdom, and the mind hold’s the agreement for it, but it does not produce it. Jesus said, “Why take ye thought for these things. For you cannot make one hair black or white.” Use your mind to meditate on things that God himself will supply for you, according to His Word, and His promise, for your mind will produce as a seed bed but if you trust in your mind alone, you will be lost, and eventually be confused. Just having negative thoughts, will not produce these things in your life, but your actions will. Let your actions be to praise the Lord, for He is the one who answers prayer.

    • Hi Mishai. We are growing in the awareness that we possess a new mind full of new thoughts (the Christ mind), by which we are able to overcome the trials of this world. For what was not possible in our old mind, is possible in Christ. We are speaking of the transitioning from the old to the new – and sharing and documenting the experience in real time. Even the rumblings and challenges of this mental metamorphosis happening now.

      And yes, my friend, God most assuredly protects us, in every present moment. This is why we are learning that we are not to complain against the present moment, because it is the very thought of God (Word) that creates it for the best interest of all. When we judge a moment “negative” or “evil” it is only our old mind deciding that the current present moment is bad for us, or somehow not in accordance with our imagined plans for the future. We must let go of judgement – that Christ may go before us and create according to the perfection of his will. Though accepting all without judgement may appear “fearful” initially, as we persist in trusting God’s perfect love, eventually our present moments align with our individualized desires and reflect a joy that continually increases – and a peace that can not be disturbed.

      • Judging a moment negative, or evil, does not in any way bring condemnation to the moment at hand. Without the ability to judge you would loose all moral bearings, not be understanding who you are in relationship to God, or to the moment. Judging a moment negative or evil does not mean that you or I or negative or evil. That itself, is a negative judgment of evil. I am saying this again so it can be understood. If you judge that a moment is negative or evil, based on the fact that you held judgment, that itself, is a negative judgment of evil.

      • You’re perspective is healthy, but you must remember that you are living in an environment where there are evil forces seeking your destruction. I am not referring to human beings hear but you will have to identify the fact that not all of your circumstances are occurring because of divine mind, which you are trying to understand as being God. Here we are coming to understand that God is a personality and not a state of mind and that some of his created beings, evil angels, fallen ones, will, and are planning for your future.
        So, “negative” and “evil”, are coming from evil intent in the spiritual realm, that you cannot see. Some of your complaining may be legitimate, and a need to fall prostrate, and call on God for a change. Prayer gives him permission, when we submit to His control, and not our understanding. You will not therefore be able to pray to God without understanding who your enemy is, except to say help. You must therefore re understand and re acquaint yourself with who God’s enemy is. Do not therefore let go of judgment but find out what judgment is and what it’s dimensions are in the spiritual world, for judgment will come to you outside your control. You will need judgment.

      • Truth is always logical. God, being eternally perfect, does not comprehend the concept of imperfection since it an “unreal” concept in his mind. No unreal thought can ever enter his mind. Therefore, the idea that God would create the variety of “evil creatures” you describe is impossible, for it would reveal that God creates imperfectly. The mind of Christ can not logically accept the idea of enemies of any sort – for God has no enemies.

  9. MISHAI……CAN WE START ALL OVER AGAIN ..AND CAN YOU PLZ KEEP A REAL OPEN AND HUMBLE MIND AND HEART IN THE PROCESS…THAT SHOULD BE SIMPLE …MISHAI….YOU SEEM TO BE USING WORDS WITH THE SCRIPTURE WITH ABSOLUTELY NO UNDERSTANDING PERIOD…..LETS SEE IF I CAN HELP YOU SEE IT FROM A NOTHER LOVE PERSPECTVE….OKAY….

  10. IF YOU GOT FRUIT IT WILL SHOW WITHOUT ANY WORDS TO SUPPORT THE CLAIM….ITS THE LIGHT OF DIVINE LOVES PRESENCE THAT IS THE MIRACLE CURE AND SPEAKS VOLUMES UNTOLD IN ALL SITUATIONS …..ME AND MY SISTER AND BLESSED HUSBAND ARE BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLES ….AMEN AND AMEN ..

    • So, you have given three examples, but you cannot show any other examples of it without your words. So, I have not criticized any of your fruit. You seem to be hung up on it, but it doesn’t mean that other people don’t have fruit. I think the problem arises, in trying to decide if someone is good or not. Good fruit comes from a good tree, but you have declared that others don’t have the same discernment. I never stated anything negative about your fruit. I was commenting on your teaching, and trying to teach others to hear directly, while separately trying to inform them on your own.. All of it includes your words and sayings. So, I have this open mind. And I have merely responded to your own demands. It’s a response, and that comes in words. Also, Words show fruit.

      • MISHAI……..WORDS SHOW FRUIT IF THE SPIRIT HAS IMPARTED THEM …SAYING THAT MEANS… JUST LIVE THE TEACHINGS OF THE WORDS AND IT WILL PROVE THE POWER OF THE WISDOM THAT WAS SPOKEN……AMEN……

  11. What IT Means To Change Circumstances (current day speaking)

    Pray much and know it is a supernatural move of God that you are releasing every time you pray in the Spirit, for I bring the prayer according to My mind, and I have the power to bring the prayers to pass. Who else can do that? Who else knows what to pray about and in what order? Who else knows how to bring prayers to pass like this? Who else knows how to move on this heart and that heart and reach into an individual’s life and heal, deliver, and restore, and bring wisdom and answers and much more? Not only do I use your prayers, but I also know how to tap one here and tap one there to join their prayer to yours so that I can move according to My mind.

    Pray much in the Spirit; it is a supernatural thing. It is My will and My power being released through you.

    • This is interesting. I believe you are saying that through your intent (will) to pray for the good of another (an example of expressing divine love), you are aware that you possess the power to bring this about. If this is what you are saying I would agree with you – and also am happy for you.

  12. All judgement should be made “righteously” meaning that God judges to correct, to turn one away from sin to righteousness. God makes a “judgment” of our needs to see what we lack and He provides this in love. His judgment is good unlike man’s judgement which is of a condemning nature. In righteous judgement there is no thought of harm or ill will toward the sinner. Righteous judgements corrects to the saving of the soul. When we reach the level of seeing Gods love we will not judge any “unrighteously.” We will see all judgement in the love and nature of God. It’s in the attitude.

  13. All things in the Bible are about revealing the love of God.

    We speak of the stories in the Bible that some see it as only a natural book and some see it as a spiritual book and to those who understanding that the written is the precursor of the spiritual I would like to comment on what I just wrote about concerning the “ites” of Canaan, the “promised land.”

    Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perrizites, Hivites, Jebusites, Girgashites.

    As I firmly believe and as my Lord has revealed to me, “the book” is entirely a book of love and there is no down side to it for any man. The only down side one might imagine is only to those whose eyes have not yet been opened to the gospel (good news) of Christ. To the spiritual there is only good news.

    To make this point let me clarify what is meant by crossing the Jordan into the promised land…which parallels our heaven within. Many think the heaven of the promised land contains no obstacles, however when the children of Israel reached the promised land there awaited them the enemy that they would need to overcome to take possession of the “promised” land. Although the land was promised to Israel, they had some work and house cleaning to do to obtain the promise. God instructed Joshua to drive out the “ites” of the land one by one as God instructed. They were not to go before God but let God take the lead for when God led and they followed they were victorious every time. It was only when they got ahead of God in their arrogance the children of Israel as a result lost their battles. We must keep in mind by losing some battles, it does not define the outcome of the overall war….

    As is the natural, so is the spiritual. Joshua was a type of Christ and Joshua was very courageous and believed God and that the entire nation of the “ites” could be taken in battle because He believed God and that God would deliver all the ites into the hands of the Israelites. Joshua did not look at the strength of the flesh but in the power of God to deceiver. As we know the story of conquering the promised land, in order to understand the value of it naturally we must see it spiritually.

    We are the promised land, we are the temple, we are where God dwells for do we not know that the kingdom of heaven is within us? When we crossed over our Jordan as typified by baptism, the “Passover” we entered into the promised land of our inheritance and as many religious think baptism is the end of their journey, to the spiritual the battle has just began. All of our vanities, our carnal nature(s) are the antitype of the type found in the nature of the seven ites in Canaan. As we progress from the carnal realm to the spiritual realm…in Christ…and following Christ (Joshua) we must let Him lead us in our battles to overcome our seven ites within…throughout our journey throughout our promised land.

    All of the negativity of self is described in the nature of the ites. For Christ to fully gain the victory within us where only the likeness of God remains every vestige of self must be annihilated within us. Each ite represented a character flaw within us such as the Canaanite was the merchant of buying and selling the kingdom principles for vain glory, the Hittites was the spirit of fear and discouragement, the Amorites were “judging” spirits, the Perrizites of carelessness, the Hivites of “talking” needless and vein things, the Girgashites of bestial lust, and then the Jebusites of pride and an elevated opinion of themselves where they trample under foot anyone and anything they don’t understand or disagree with. All these natures of the enemy in the natural land is a revelation of the spiritual kingdom within us. When all the enemy within us has been subdued, defeated and driven out of us, what will “only” remain is the likeness of God and His
    Christ. Is this natural story of bloodshed, not a picture of the overcoming Christ (Joshua) and when we submit to the will of the Father are we not delivered from all that hinders and has enslaved us to our ites within?

    The point of this sharing is to make it clear that no matter the story or the seeming “tragedy” in the scriptures, everything leads to Christ leading us to the victory where our enemies will be defeated. Mind you that Israel did not always win the battles and had to fall back and regroup and find and understand what their disobedience was which caused them to lose. We do the same. We may lose a few battles along the way but God’s mercy, grace and forgiveness will see us through to conquering our “ites” all the way to Zion, the highest attainment in the land of our promise . We will be conquerors in Christ, for it is written all of Israel will be saved and God will forgive all of their sins. Israel represented the entire world as Israel was a mixed people made up of all the people’s of the world.

    Is this story not a picture of God’s love for all and the consummation and the redemption of all things? It is. So when we think of the Old Testament being just a book of rules and rituals, it is on a lower level, but when studied on the level of one looking for the righteousness of God, it is a book of love for all that is written and recorded is but for one purpose and outcome, the fulfillment of Christ within. What we search for is what we see and find. If we are angry, we worship an angry God, if we are continually judging we worship a hateful and condemning God. The Bible is a book of “good news” and to see good we must know and understand that God is a God of love and if we see Him any other way, we still have some ites to remove from our promised land.

    God is love no matter how we may want to interpret the scriptures to fit our carnal nature.

    1 Corinthians 15:22. For just as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then those who are Christ’s [own will be resurrected with incorruptible, immortal bodies] at His coming. After that comes the end (completion), when He hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after He has made inoperative and abolished every ruler and every authority and power.

    In summary this is just a history lesson to some, it is a story to “know about” and share in its intellectualism, it’s great stories of war and judgement on the evil. To those who seek the nature of God, it is a story of love…. just as all the book is from Genesis to Revelation, the “Revelation” of Jesus Christ..revealed within us all…each in our order of calling. God is love…and everything written reveals the true nature of His love.

  14. God’s love never fails, for it is REAL.

    What is real always is, and anything that would be perceived contrary to what is true, or real, is thereby recognized as UNREAL. What can the unreal do? The mind must move, in the manner of metamorphosis, through a “reality” created to use perception as a means for making the unreal appear real, a lie appear as truth. And all that appears real to the bodily senses of perception, the mind accepts as true. Thus the mind invents a world where lies are truth, and will not (cannot) let go of these lies, else its world would come apart.

    To transition into truth means that our mind must deconstruct its reality, that a new reality may be established. Saying this another way, that which is believed to be real must now be accepted as unreal in the mind’s belief system, that a newly constructed reality can be recognized and believed.

    The body is a part of our outer reality and is created as the primary mechanism to deceive the mind, for the body itself is a lie used to confirm all other lies. The thoughts of God are the only real and each thought is but a projection of its source, the divine, perfect, never-ending love of God. Therefore it can be seen that our entire invented (dreamed) reality is counter to eternal love, projecting instead every facet of darkened, fearful thought. Where our body perceives suffering, decay, death, lack, fear and every other manifested form of lovelessness, know that it is unreal and but a projection of a sleeping mind that believes God’s love is far off – even in a different reality accessible only through the wide gate of death. The dream is but a projection of a thought-system that believes God’s love has no real power in this reality to defeat the many faces of death.

    Our transformation is, and only ever can be, one of mind as we move from believing God’s love is powerless, to a reality where God’s love covers ALL, and rules every thought. This, in simple terms, means we must stop believing we possess our own thoughts in separation from the divine mind and recognize that the only thoughts we actually think are those in oneness with God, the Father.

    These divine thoughts can be understood as the Voice for God, even the very Spirit of Truth. When we think our own thoughts we simply project out nothingness, insane imaginations with no end of lying torments. To see a new projection, a new reality emerge around you full of love, peace and joy, BE STILL and let go of all thoughts of attack and defense. Embrace the forgiveness of ALL and every present moment without complaining, knowing that God’s love will never fail. For God’s love is real.

    • TO KNOW GODS LOVE NEVER FAILS IS TO BE GODS LOVE IN ACTUAL 3 D REALTY…BEING IN THE WORLD AND NOT OF IT….ABSOLUTE POWER AND WISDOM FROM SOURCE…ABLE TO DO THE GREATER WORKS…..NOW!……..NOT AFTER U DIE NONSENSE OR IN 50 YEARS WHENEVER I GET IT RIGHT……PLAYING CHURCH AND NOT HAVING REAL UNDERSTANDING IS WHY IT TOOK SO FREAKING LONG….

  15. YOU SAY WHAT IS NOT OF THE TRUTH IS UNREAL …NO…. ITS REAL IN A DECOMPOSING REALM OF TRUTH..MEANING IT HAS IT EXISTENCE ITS NOT ETERNAL THATS ALL…AND YOU SAY THE BODY IS A LIE …WRONG THE BODY IS THE GIFT OF BEING IN MORTALITY TO TEST OUR SPIRIT IN GAINING THE VICTORY OVER THE FLESH MORTAL NATURE…WITHOUT THE BODY NO PROGRESSION INTO GODHOOD ON THIS EARTH AS WAS INTENDED…

    • Truth can not decompose – or change in any way. Therefore, what ever changes is not truth, and therefore not real. Yet, in a dream, we believe that the unreal is real.

  16. Just because someone looks right and talks right doesn’t mean they are right! Ask God for discernment…..

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