Happy Saturday everyone! I just love this quote above, “For every PROMISE there is a PRICE to pay….if the PROMISE is clear, the PRICE is easy…” Said another way “People will gladly pay the PRICE, if they FULLY understand the PROMISE.” So where am I going with this? Well at this point I think everyone who has been reading this blog has noticed that though we have always talked a lot about God over the last several posts things have taken a turn where we have been referencing Scripture and the Bible way more than ever before. For me personally I know that the last two years have been all focused around my Spiritual growth and understanding and I have come to 100% believe and acknowledge that every single thing any and all of us are really looking for in life is rooted in Spiritual fulfillment.
Success, happiness, love, joy, creative expression, fulfillment and inner peace are not things that lead to spiritual fulfillment, but they are actually the result of it. They are not the CAUSE but the EFFECT.
In our previous post titled “How to Get Everything You Want” we mentioned what Napoleon Hill called the “6 Ghosts of Fear.” There are what after decades of research he found to be the main 6 fears we as human beings have in life that stop us from living our lives at the highest level, as fully expressed as possible. They are as follows:
- The fear of POVERTY
- The fear of CRITICISM
- The fear of ILL HEALTH
- The fear of LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE
- The fear of OLD AGE
- The fear of DEATH
So again you may ask “where is he going with this?” Well my question for you is would you like to be completely liberated from of all these FEARS? Quite the rhetorical question wouldn’t you agree? Seriously though, would you like to be liberated from SICKNESS and freed from the confines of POVERTY and FINANCIAL STRESS? Would you like to pull down any and all MENTAL STRONGHOLDS and be able to abolish NEGATIVE THINKING? How about NO more fear of DEATH for yourself and for those you care for and LOVE dearly?
Now as BOLD as these notions may sound what I am doing is simply laying out the PROMISE. I have no doubt that any and all would agree that these things add up to an absolutely awe-inspiring PROMISE! And my question for you is do you fully realize and understand these are simply a FEW of the PROMISES that the Bible holds for us?
I’m imploring you do not do what I did for years and block myself from the biggest blessings God has left for us, by taking offense to people’s interpretations of the Bible instead of looking into it myself. Wayne Dyer says “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you know nothing about.” You may say, “I grew up in a religious household, I went to Church, I was in Sunday school as a child,” etc. However I have experienced a very powerful Revelation in this regards. In fact I totally can understand how you might FEEL, because I in fact FELT the same way! For years and years I carried offense in my heart to any and all thing Church, Bible and Jesus related. However what I FOUND was that the RELIGIOUS Spirit and the actual SPIRIT of GOD are two COMPLETELY different things. In fact these two things cannot exist together at the same time.
John 7:38 says “He who believes in ME, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”
Mark 12:24 says “Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God.”
The true Spirit of God is SUPERNATURAL and gives us the ability to experience the power of God in the NOW. It provides acceleration, multiplication and is exemplified with SIGNS, MIRACLES and WONDERS. However the Religious spirit controls with intimidation and fear. This is absolutely the main thing that offended me from Church and religion in my past. I didn’t like someone attempting to scare me into a belief. THIS IS NOT GODLY. The front of God is ALWAYS love. The Religious spirit is educated and even intellectual and it might speak the Word, but it is lifeless, powerless and it pleases people, not God. Most importantly the Religious spirit opposes spontaneity which is the greatest characteristic of the Glory of God. These “Rivers of Living Water” refer to the spiritual energy we have access to that can and will provide the ability to abolish those fears and liberate us from any mental, physical and spiritual ailments we are facing in life. The Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost is God’s gift to us to be able to live a SUPERNATURAL life on Earth, and not be burdened by these Fears and challenges of the natural world.
Here are just a FEW more examples of PROMISES the Bible has for us:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19
“But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.” – Proverbs 1:33
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. – John 14:27
“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:37-39
If these are not PROMISES that can get you exited, you need A CHECK UP FROM THE NECK UP!! Seriously these are very CLEAR and very INSPIRING promises! But we still need to pay the PRICE. To exercise the dominion and authority that we are given over the forces of Darkness in the world, we have to learn to walk in obedience and stand in agreement with God. An old mentor of mine used to joke that the PRICE the Bible says we must pay is called the 10 COMMANDMENTS, not the 10 SLAMMIN’ IDEAS! Ha! I just think that is so funny!
If you are anything like me you might be a little stubborn, perhaps not like the idea of being told what to do, or how to live. However I came to understand that our bodies are in fact the most amazing creation in the entire universe; the most amazing vehicles. Any of us could get into some amazing car like a Ferrari, a Maserati or a Rolls Royce and never optimize its performance if we didn’t know how to operate it properly. We could in fact ruin the amazing vehicle by not driving it correctly, by leaving the emergency brake on or attempting to drive top speed in first gear as an example. Well understanding this simple logic, shouldn’t we learn how to operate our bodies properly? Shouldn’t we learn while we our Spirits our temporarily residing in these bodies to get the most out of them?!
You see we are not physical beings that sometimes have a spiritual experience, but we are in fact spiritual beings that are here having a physical experience! The Bible is an instruction manual for how to use our bodies, how to maximize our performance in life and how to experience all the promises God has for us while on this earth. That is why the Bible is often called The Book of LIFE.
So in closing would you like the ULTIMATE PARTNER IN LIFE? Would you like to live free from FEAR? Would you like to live all the PROMISES we mentioned above? Well the real question is….Are you ready and willing to pay the PRICE? Try Church again, watch a sermon on TV, pick up a Bible and start exploring yourself. When you take one step toward God, he will rush in to meet you where you are.
Probably one of the most simple and beautiful instructions we have been given is this:
“DO EVERYTHING IN LOVE.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14
When you do everything in love, you stand in agreement with God and you give God permission to work on your behalf. Take the time to learn more about the PROMISES of the Bible, and learn the PRICE you must pay. I assure you, your life will never be the same again!
God Bless you all,
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