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The Darkness : Fear is not an Option!

FEAR NO EVIL

Rout the Devil

 

Aside from the trappings surrounding Halloween which are a mixture of facts and legends that may or may not be true, there is an underbelly that is not good to dwell upon. It is true that MOST of what is said about it is not real truth but a bias against anything not understood, it was not an INNOCENT HOLIDAY by any means but at the same time it is not the all powerful dancing devil’s we make it out to be ether!

Yes the Devil is the Prince and Power of the air BUT that only means he’s in control of IGNORANCE that the World embraces AS AN EXCUSE FOR FEAR. Fear is the enemy of Faith and Christians should never allow it to direct their behavior in the world.

As believers in Jesus it is IMPORTANT that we both tell the truth and understand ALL THE FACTS as they are meant to be understood….in proper context and historical perspective. 

Christian attitudes towards the Occult are diverse.
 
In the Anglican Church, some dioceses have chosen to emphasize the Christian traditions of All Saints’ Day, while some other Protestants celebrate the holiday as Reformation Day, a day to remember the Protestant Reformation. 
 
Father Gabriele Amorth, a Vatican-appointed exorcist in Rome, has said, 
 
“if English and American children like to dress up as witches and devils on one night of the year that is not a problem. If it is just a game, there is no harm in that.” 

Really?

No harm as a believer in Jesus DRESSING LIKE THE DEVIL’S CHILDREN once a year?

Wow what bible are they reading?

Dress like a believer not a devil!

 

In more recent years, the Roman  Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has organized a “Saint Fest” on the holiday. Similarly, many contemporary Protestant churches view Halloween as a fun event for children, holding events in their churches where children and their parents can dress up, play games, and get candy for free.
 
 
Many Christians ascribe no negative significance to Halloween or any other pagan holiday, treating it as a purely secular holiday devoted to celebrating “imaginary spooks” and handing out candy.
This attitude is simply as bad as applying TOO MUCH attention to paganism.
HAND OUT THE CANDY WITH A GREAT WITNESS!
 
To these Christians, Halloween holds no threat to the spiritual lives of children: being taught about death and mortality, and the ways of the Celtic ancestors actually being a valuable life lesson and a part of many of their parishioners’ heritage. 
 
In the Roman Catholic Church, Halloween is viewed as having a Christian connection [This is only because the Catholic Church CONCEDED TO PAGANS IN ORDER TO GET THEM IN THE CHURCH not because the practices were in any way Christian to start with.], and Halloween celebrations are common in Catholic parochial schools throughout North America and in Ireland.
 

 

Some Christians feel concerned about Halloween, and reject the holiday because they feel it trivializes – or celebrates – paganism, the occult, or other practices and cultural phenomena deemed incompatible with their beliefs. I stand here but would add there is no reason to abandon this holiday to Satan or the Pagan’s as I have stated before here! There are MANY ways to put Christ into every satanic holiday there is NO GOOD reason to let them have it!
 
A response among some fundamentalist and conservative evangelical churches in recent years has been the use of “Hell houses”, themed pamphlets, or comic-style tracts. Be very prayerful in reading anything about history as bias is used to promote an agenda, ONLY God knows what’s real and what’s human fear based!
 
While I do consider Halloween to be completely incompatible theologically with the Christian faith I do not give darkness more power than it has by overstating its  origins as a pagan “Festival of the Dead”. Superstitions are just that, open to fearful interpretations which do not advance Christ nor the love of God.
The danger in these holidays IS NOT so much their content or structure BUT the lack of Christian involvement to COUNTER that content with the real truth.

Every attempt to bolster SATAN in any way should be a perfect time to lift the truth of Christ high in the air, there is NO EXCUSE to let opportunity pass because of ignorance of the enemies lies!

To make more out of beliefs than is necessary only advances the darkness’s power. Fear, lack of understanding and over active imaginations contribute greatly to what we hear about Halloween and related Holy Days in the Occult.They like their father the devil are boisterous exaggerators of their abilities against God.

Darkness HAS NO POWER AGAINST GOD WHATSOEVER, their victories against US are the result of our FEAR and stupidity not because Satan or Occultists are so much more than they really are. 

HERE IS YOUR VICTORY

 

 

 

PART 2 of FEAR : The Food of those who would be gods, The BAIN of those who would serve God!

I believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining. To talk without real meaning does no one any good,”Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach with food every day.”
How we think of Bears…….
How BEARS think of them selves!

Let’s tell a story for a moment shall we? 
Let’s imagine for a moment that a young boy who lives in the Wilderness with his family in the early 1800’s, one day ventures out into the woods to explore and comes across a lonely Grisly bear cub along side his dead parents. Feeling empathy for the very young cub he takes the cub  to care for him never letting his parents know he has the cub.
Let’s say he keeps the cub in a little storage shed about a mile or so from his families home in the woods, feeding him table scraps and giving him left over milk from his breakfast. The two grow up together becoming friends, the bear thinking that the boy is one of his parents {Food Sources}. As the cub grows up its internal instincts begin to take over and he becomes harder and harder to control and the young boy doesn’t know how to control him so he puts him in a cage he builds from scrap wood around the shed. This however doesn’t sit well with the now older bear and he breaks out to find food, since he was feed human food and never taught to hunt on his own, he seeks out humans to feed him.

In his search he comes upon the boy’s house a mile or so uphill, the parents unaware of their son’s misdeed done in empathy for a lonely cub months ago are unprepared to defend themselves from the fury of the young Bears appetite. They do not know he only wants scraps, and begin to scare him away like they would any wild animal. The Bear is so confused by these mixed signals from what he has grown to love as FOOD SOURCES in his life THAT HE DOES WHAT ANY BEAR WOULD DO, HE ATTACKS THEM AND KILLS THEM. They become his food source literally and the Bear becomes a man killer ALL BECAUSE OF A LITTLE BOY WANTS A TO CARE FOR ONE OF NATURES CREATURES WITHOUT FULL KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO DO IT.

WHAT DID THE BOY IN THIS STORY LACK THAT WOULD HAVE HELPED HIM MAKE A BETTER CHOICE?
Its simple, “Fear of the bear” he thought that because he cared for the bear and provided love from his heart that the Bear would always be tame. That was his mistake, BEARS are wild BY NATURE within and cannot be tamed permanently. No matter what WE THINK about the Bear’s nature, its nature will take care of itself.

In a SIMILAR way our THOUGHTS ABOUT GOD can equally be wrong and misdirect our perceptions concerning Who he is, How he operates in the world and Why he does what he does. If our perceptions are deceived concerning God we LACK THAT SAME FEAR that the boy lacked concerning the Bear.
Religion gives a false view of God!
How do we KNOW about God? 

Where do you gain knowledge that could even come close to describing a God that is BOTH the greatest love and the most pure and equal Judgment rolled into one?

Can any mortal finite mind ever think of God rightly without failing to embrace both sides of his nature? Its not within our abilities as mortal’s to think of something beyond ourselves that has NONE of the weaknesses and perfection no human being has. In all the history of the “gods” of men, their imaginations about a higher power could not move beyond their own limited perceptions of power, greed, lust, and money.
The answer is BOTH simple and hard to understand at the same time, hard because we do not have the proper understanding through man made Religion. Easy because God made us in his Image to begin with. With HIS POWER he can rewire us to understand his love and his judgment. 

To Fear God is not to “BE AFRAID” of God’s Love but to have a balanced Reverence, awe and understanding that God can take this world out as fast as he put it here, of what would happen if we disobey that love. God has CLEARLY revealed the rules to obtain life, clearly shown the way, the truth, and the life in his word. God CANNOT be understood aside from his word and not properly understood without spiritual life within us.

Part 3- Freedom FROM Sin and INTO New Life!

I believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining. To talk without real meaning does no one any good,”Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach with food every day.”

Information about the Word of God in and of itself cannot bring http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1577942256&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrthe transformation necessary to change the human heart bound by sin so it is impossible for mere religion or denominational-ism to be of any effect.  

Information ABOUT the Word provides the first step toward transformation but cannot by itself do it, you must WILL that God’s Word can have the right to transform your life.

This is how God made us, with the most powerful thing called ‘a will’ he will not overpower it, he will not force himself beyond our permission. Its not that God is not MORE powerful than our will’s HE IS by far, but he respects our space.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0446577367&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThis is why when we willingly give ourselves over, our conversion is deeper and forever. But if we do not do it willingly, it results in a shallow commitment to the truth. We allow the worldliness we were accustomed to to lead our decisions.

THE SOWER

MARK 4: 
13And He said to them, Do you not discern and understand this parable? How then is it possible for you to discern and understand all the parables?
    14The sower sows the Word.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003R78SHA&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThe Word here is the speech that God himself has stated in the Bible. His word is Life spoken forth to change but before that word can do its work it must first be planted in soil that is spiritual. 

    15The ones along the path are those who have the Word sown [in their hearts], but when they hear, Satan comes at once and [by force] takes away the message which is sown in them.

These are people who hear on the outskirts of the message, they THINK that God said something he really didn’t, its really close but not the pure unadulterated original word that God spoke.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002VYR8JE&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrIf we hear what we want to hear instead of what God’s intent is, we rob ourselves of the blessing intended and Satan steals the rest. 

Human nature has a bad habit of jumping to false conclusions because of a lack of concentration on the subject at hand, we think we know more than has been revealed and only accept half of what God said!

Satan is a spiritual rapist, he forces his REINTERPRETATION of what God said as he did to Eve in the Garden, its just the opposite of its intention. If we don’t get the intent we don’t hear God, God speaks what he means and means what he says!

    16And in the same way the ones sown upon stony ground are those who, when they hear the Word, at once receive and accept and welcome it with joy;
    17And they have no real root in themselves, and so they endure for a little while; then when trouble or persecution arises on account of the Word, they immediately are offended (become displeased, indignant, resentful) and they stumble and fall away.

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0446578274&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrStony hearts are incapable of real growth because they are filled with so much of the world that little soil exists. The Word of God demands free space to spread out and grow.

In order to endure the Word mush take first place above all else, it requires DEEP ROOTS to grab hold of life so that when there arises persecution against what God says we can defend our stand. Without those roots we are easy targets for vain reasoning and foolish ideas. 

    18And the ones sown among the thorns are others who hear the Word;
    19Then the cares and anxieties of the world and distractions of the age, and the pleasure and delight and false glamour and deceitfulness of riches, and the craving and passionate desire for other things creep in and choke and suffocate the Word, and it becomes fruitless.

This one speaks for itself, the clutter of worldly living drains our spiritual life of every nutrient rich element in our heart. 

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001RWYAAQ&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrGod made us to hold his Image within us, if that image is being tainted by fleshly desires and mental images that haven’t occurred yet  but are anti-Christ in nature; how do we think God’s word could rule us that way?

    20And those sown on the good (well-adapted) soil are the ones who hear the Word and receive and accept and welcome it and bear fruit--some thirty times as much as was sown, some sixty times as much, and some [even] a hundred times as much.

This is the ideal growing condition for the word of God, no other soil is able to produce the fruit that God requires of our lives!

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 THIS IS CLEAR TEACHING ABOUT THE ‘WILL’ AS MUCH AS IT IS ABOUT THE DEPTH OF FAITH AND TRUST.

If you want true change to take root, then your Will must be in the lead when your trust and faith in God are in play, nothing http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000THDK4W&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrwill change until your WILL allows the change in. Too many people accept the information concerning Jesus at face value instead of for its internal value.
You are made up of the past choices you have made, they define you only AS LONG as you will them too; after you choose to change then change can begin.






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This is what God does in the New Birth, but not before you allow it. You may want it in your heart but your will is blocking it from happening. Satan cannot MAKE you do what your will blocks, but he UNLIKE God will force himself upon you…like a rapist! He will mess with your emotions, play in your mind by putting thoughts contrary to the Word.






  The whole point here is that WE have control over how we http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1433510499&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrreceive his word, we can determine the outcome of the blessing simply by Listening well and not OVER-LISTENING or UNDER-LISTENING to the Word. Because this is what adding to and taking from the word of God is!
Prosperity: The Choice is Yours

The Laws of Prosperity

Partners — Jesus is Lord — Kenneth Copeland Ministries — Understanding the Covenant of Partnership [book], Covenant Promises http://cassette, The Anointing in Partnership http://cassette, The Anointing in Partnership [CD], Covenant Promises [CD]

I Was On His Mind [5 Video Songs with Medley] (Kenneth Copeland Video Music Series)

The Best of Kenneth Copeland (Vinyl Lp)

CD Healing Scriptures

Pursuit of His Presence: Daily Devotions to Strengthen Your Walk With God

Healing Promises

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001DZDU6M&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThe Faith Adventures of Wichita Slim (The Gunslinger/The Treasure of Eagle Mountain/Covenant Rider) [VHS]

THE WORD – Kenneth Copeland

Pursuit of His Presence: Daily Devotional

Part 2- Knowing what freedom is and how to receive it!

I believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining. To talk without real meaning does no http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0834126125&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrone any good,”Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach with food every day.”
PLEASE READ PART 1 FIRST:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM
 
As we learned yesterday Freedom is far more than what we learned in school, and a lot deeper of a subject than most Americans know. But the point in doing this series is not to teach what we know but what we haven’t understood about freedom, so that we can grow-up into it and change the world.
 
Conditions that surround you will determine your responses until it is interrupted by the greatest outside force available…God himself! The issue is….we cannot walk in true freedom UNTIL we accept the responsibility required to use it rightly. The problems created by a non-understanding of biblical freedom are obvious, we know that we are released from Satan the Oppressor at the http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B001HL0DZS&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrNew Birth, but we think we are still bound to the oppression as a religious obligation. This would not happen if we were taught to be responsible for our own freedom. 
 
The good news is that Jesus WILL convert our deliverance from sin INTO freedom FROM sin through our sanctification process. The longer we live as responsible believers under God’s Laws and commands the deeper that word creates within us a solid foundation that the winds, and waves of the world cannot knock down!
Our position in life does not guarantee our disposition, emotions cannot be trusted to follow as a sign like so many do in Horoscopes, and the craft. Simply because something is new does not mean that CHANGE is happening! Too often we as Christians base our lives around superstitions rather than the Word of God and our freedom turn into bondage.
Without a real MENTAL transformation, a renewing of our thinking, the actions we take to change will only produce a new place to do the old things we used to do. Decorating garbage only leads to a smelly mess that looks nice but goes no where in changing our insides as God requires. 
 
 
 
 
God calls this form of religion Hypocritical! 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0830819878&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrWhy do people LIKE being controlled by others rather than being free to be controlled by God? The answer is simple really,there is comfort in having someone else take control of your life so you can slide through without having to take responsibility for your own actions. This is why the progressive party uses Welfare so well to control elections, people would give up their rights as long as those food stamps are available. But if we are in obedience to God its our responsibility to walk out of the prison we made not God! 
Want to know who changes YOU? You do! God provides all the power and the faith but YOU have to want to do the actions required to be free, you’ve heard the phrase ‘Freedom isn’t Free’ well its true in more ways than you know. Your thinking must line up with God’s plan for you before that plan can be fulfilled, if the old ways are in play the New ways will be silenced. Playing games that you played as a sinner will only imprison your walk with God.
If we truly love God AS WE SAY then DOING his word should be second nature, without exception. NOTHING CHANGES UNTIL THE SOUL CHANGES, your wasting your time playing religious games, they avail nothing and prove nothing to God.




James 1:22-24

  “But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B000VZQXCI&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifryourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. “

Its simple…What we feed our minds, like our bodies determines how healthy we will be, too often we think of our minds as the last thing a christian should be worried about, but your mind should be the FIRST THING YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT since that is where the battle of flesh and spirit takes place. Your mind will determine your quality of life and the degree of FREEDOM you enjoy with God.


RETRAIN your mind to think like God….How do you do that? By meditating not simply reading God’s word first of all and by praying his word into your soul. This is what the bible means by saying to be in prayer at ALL TIMES because talking to God should be returning his word to him once it is processed in our hearts and received as fact to our minds, this is true prayer.


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 Freedom isn’t free, neither is it ongoing without work..HARD WORK, because the lack of responsibility in others can bring you down to their level as quickly as you rose up. Don’t hang around those who do not share in your freedom as their lack of work will become yours in short order! Don’t get so busy getting over your past that you forget to build for your future.

 http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002941Q6W&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrRemember that your past life gains strength from your dwelling mind, your thoughts can empower your past or your future your choice!

 

Don’t be one of those Christian fakes that are so glad for being free from Satan in Word only, http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B004K1FHBW&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrbut all the while do not want real deliverance from their oppression because it comforts them to remain where they were rather than work hard to be as God wants them. These people are no better in God’s eyes than the thousands of Welfare bums in America who rather than working to get a job would just as soon be on endless taxpayer support because its easier than risking ones energy to do it for themselves. Don’t be a fake, be real before God because he was real to gain the rights to your freedom for you!

Hell’s Best Kept Secret / True & False Conversion (Premiere Series, Living Waters Publications) (2-VHS in case)

Spiritual Refining: The Anatomy of True and False Conversion

Knowing the Heart: Jonathan Edwards on True and False Conversion

Hell’s Best Kept Secret and True & False Conversion

The Way of the Master: True & False Conversion and Soundly Saved (How to share your faith simply, effectively, biblically…the way Jesus did, 2 Audio Message Set)

A link too many: A tract on true and false conversion and assurance

MARKS OF A FALSE CONVERT, BEWARE!!
FALSE CONVERSION
TRUE AND FALSE CONVERSION
PART 1
PART 2
PART 3
PART 4
PART 5

FREEDOM : Part 1 – What is true Freedom? When do I know I have it?

I believe Blogging should be informative, then entertaining. To talk without real meaning does no one any good,”Give a man a fish and you fill his stomach for a day but teach a man to fish and HE can fill his stomach with food every day.”
WHAT DOES THE BIBLE MEAN BY FREEDOM?
 The very first thing we all must distinguish in the term freedom is the MAJOR difference http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1570431019&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrbetween what we term ‘Freedom’ and what God wants us to have. Biblical Freedom is nothing like the flesh based idea of freedom we see in Western cultures today, freedom to us is the ability to do as we please, when we please, under OUR OWN IDEAS OF A MORAL CODE.
While this form of governing has Nobel intent, it falls way short of God’s basic freedom acquired in the New Birth. God defines Freedom as FREE-DOMINATION: The liberty to dominate the earth through one’s unique gifts and talents in fulfillment of God’s purpose for us. But we must qualify this fact the following way, we have the God given right to dominate our Environment that’s what God intended for man BUT we are NEVER TO MISUSE OR ABUSE OUR ENVIRONMENT.

Just because we CAN DO A THING doesn’t mean we SHOULD DO THAT THING, its all about CONTEXT when we do anything, many in the Media should learn a lesson from this as they report AS THEY SHOULD FACTS but many times completely OUT OF THE CLEAR CONTEXT of the happening. Context gives a clear picture of HOW to act in every circumstance we come across, if we act within the context of our environment, THINKING BEFORE WE ACT basing every decision we make upon clear facts within the context we would make FEWER mistakes! 




HERE’S A GREAT VIDEO CONCERNING FREEDOM ‘ The Birth of Freedom ‘
WHAT IS FREEDOM?

JUDAISM and Human Rights

Inventions and human dignity


Poverty and mid-evil Europe

Secularism: is it Neutral?

Christianity and human equality


What about China?



http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=088368442X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrThere is a concept that we know as Natural Freedom, it exists within every human being as that God given right to be free, but with that right there is something called ‘Responsibility’ for our freedom. Not simply ‘I have the right so give it to me!’ but ‘I will do what is required to be free WITHIN the framework or context of my circumstances and cultural background that I find myself in.’
Genesis 1:26
“God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth.”
 
An IMAGE is the reproduction of the form of a person or object, One that closely or exactly resembles another; a double, personification of something specified, to transmit (an exact replica of the contents of a storage device) to another storage device.
 
 God made man with an image of Himself within him, God’s own image was placed within us NOT superimposed over our own image, God himself put himself within mankind, what does that mean? First of all it means just what it means: God transferred HIMSELF from Him to us, the exact replica of his nature gave life to his creation UNLIKE any other part of creation INCLUDING the Angels themselves.
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0768432111&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrWe are unique in creation BECAUSE we are an exact copy of God’s Image inside our hearts, the only problem is our Flesh and our Mind, Will and Emotions are playing catch-up with our spiritual Images. WHY? Why does it take so long to become what we already have within?

The Answer is very simple, SIN also exists within man, this is what’s in CONTROL of our self image, hiding from us our true nature. Sin keeps us DOWN, under the real potential we were intended to fulfill, it causes us to make the wrong choices about our right to freedom. If in your religious service you are still ‘servant to the lender’ you are NOT FREE, to be ‘Saved or Born Again’ is to be FREE AND DOMINATING, NOT BEING DOMINATED BY LIFE!

True freedom means a self-discovery of your personal purpose, the liberty to pursue its fulfillment, the purpose that God places within you has the guidance of God’s laws and commandments to control its outcome. True freedom is NEVER based in human feeling or emotional intents. It’s the intent of God that proves our right to freedom not WHO we are or WHAT we become good or bad. Sometimes the BEST of men are slaves and the WORST of men are free so it matters not your place in life, only your choice to be free!

Who’s Image as God do we have within?

Hebrews 1:3
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0883686716&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr“He (Jesus) is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,…”
 
The Word of God forms the Image of God within us and that Word is Jesus, he became flesh to set our example to walk as he walked. Religion should take its Image from this verse BUT it does not religion takes its Image from THE COPY OF GOD’S IMAGE TAINTED BY SIN, and thus only sees the darkened image after sin has ruined us. This is why Jesus hated religion based in human understanding of God and rebuked it daily as he walked among us!



“I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”
 
Harriet Tubman

The only way to fully understand ‘Freedom from God’ is to have a full understanding of ‘The Slavery of Sin’ by understanding how slaves were treated!

Orlando Patterson in his work ‘Freedom, Volume 1: Freedom in the making of Western Culture (n.p;Basic Books, 1991) said of slavery the following:

http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=160374262X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr“Slavery is the permanent, violent and personal domination of natally alienated and generally dishonored persons. It is a form of personal domination. One individual is under the direct power of another or his agent. In practice, this usually entails the power of life and death over the slave. Second, the slave is always an excommunicated person. He or she does not belong to the legitimate social or moral community; he has no independent social existence; he exists only through, and for, the master; he is natally alienated. Third, the slave is in a perpetual condition of dishonor. What is more, the master and his group parasitically gain honor in degrading the slave.”

If a slave is owned, then all his Children and their Children are thus owned as well as whatever they make or do in the future of their families. Slavery DOMINATES ones like completely and totally. Sin is the Master of your life completely and totally, it owns you, your Family and every Child born to you or your Children. Whatever you do throughout your life is tainted with sin’s darkness, it is a literal Genetic Malformation within the Image of God within us. Even though we are all born with the Image, the Copy of God’s intent within us, Sin has bored into that Image genetically and must be surgically removed by God himself!
 
What sin does inside us is too Limit, control, hinder, restrict, inhibit, prevent and stop the fulfillment of God’s purpose and will in our lives. But we must in turn accept or reject sin’s advance, we cannot prevent its entrance at birth but we are given the Ability to overcome it http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0883687259&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrthroughout our lives through the attempts of God to direct us to his Word, the tainted Image that resides in our spiritual natures. The Bible states that ‘Rebellion’ is as the sin of Witchcraft, which is defined as any attempt to control the will and spirit of another through the outside means of magical arts. These magical arts are not like we see in the movies though they are simply WORDS that do not come from God’s Image but from the COPIED IMAGE TAINTED BY SIN. Whenever we speak from the COPIED IMAGE and not from the ‘source code’ OF THE ORIGINAL IMAGE, the word from God!


Slaves from every culture were and are treated terribly, but the worst Damage slavery leaves is not the Physical scare but the MENTAL SCARS of ownership to another, never leaving the idea behind you even after you are set free physically. This is the single issue that plaques believers and unbelievers alike throughout their lives. When we are ‘Born Again’ it is important to get into a fellowship of Word of God faithful believers that will BUILD THE IMAGE OF GOD THROUGHOUT YOUR SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY AS ONE COMPLETE DIETARY MEAL. 

John 8:32

And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.”


http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0768422515&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr It is not simply Truth that frees anyone, having a bible on your coffee table every day won’t free your heart or mind and certainly won’t heal your body. The only way truth can free is to be UNDERSTOOD, to be known and revealed, this is real freedom because it is equally distributed into your spirit, then your soul then your body, healing your whole person at once. No religion on earth today can honestly claim that for themselves. No religion born of the copied image of God, tainted by sin could ever FREE its slaves because religion requires slavery to function.

RELIGION…KILLS, HOLDS BACK RIGHTS FROM WOMEN, HOMOSEXUALS, AND VARIOUS OTHER GROUPS THAT DISAGREE WITH IT, RELIGION HATES WHAT GOD LOVES AND LOVES WHAT GOD HATES!

This is what RELIGION is all about, but as James clearly said:

James 1:13-17

” Let no one say when he is tempted, I am tempted from God; for God is incapable of being http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=156043046X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrtempted by [what is] evil and He Himself tempts no one. But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions).Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death. Do not be misled, my beloved brethren.    Every good gift and every perfect ([d]free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].”

Religion says the exact opposite of this, its God who is testing you, its God who hates you, its God who is your enemy so join our membership and we’ll talk to God about you and have your back. This is TOTAL NONSENSE, religion can’t get its own house in order let alone yours!

James 1: 22-27 further states:

But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0768424895&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifryourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).
    If anyone thinks himself to be religious (piously observant of the external duties of his faith) and does not bridle his tongue but deludes his own heart, this person’s religious service is worthless (futile, barren). External [e]religious worship [[f]religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.”

That final verse is LIVING PROOF that no religion currently in existence meets with Gods standards including every Christian denomination on earth today….its just man’s ideas formulated into a ‘Christianized Idol‘ that we gain a small form of comfort from but in the end HELL is enlarged by those who trust in Religion WITHOUT GOD!


ONLY GODS WORD TRULY FREE’S US


http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=0768430925&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrReligion ADDS to us Laws and greed’s not required by God to be as he intends us to be, but we must also know that freedom is not the absence of the LAW of God but the addition of personal responsibility. TRUE FREEDOM has more Law (Guidance) than slavery, more self-control, more discipline than slavery does that is the reason more people would rather be slaves. Its much easier to be a slave to someone else and expect the master to control our lives, responsibility requires personal action to get free and that is harder than letting something else do it for us!


What is a true Christian? He’s a MANAGER, that’s right a manager both of himself and his surroundings. A true believer can organize his circumstances for the betterment of himself and the entire earth that is connected to his circumstances. This is the whole idea of freedom or FREE-DOMINION to use what God has given us to better us and the world.
 
HEBREWS 11: 40- 12: 1- 4
  Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of faith] should not come to perfection apart from us [before we could join them].”
 
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=theope-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=157794190X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr THEREFORE THEN, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.(A)    Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.
    You have not yet struggled and fought agonizingly against sin, nor have you yet resisted and withstood to the point of pouring out your [own] blood.

WELL THAT LEAVES OUT MOST RELIGIONS AND BADLY DAMAGES THE REST BEYOND HELP!


 




























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