-Once a Christian,
how are we then to live and what to do?
Those in Old Testament times had the same question:.Joshua
Once a Christian,
in the Creator's eyes there is no more fault in you. You are now holy,
pure, righteous and perfect.
now is to do stuff. What stuff? To
live up to the image of equality with God.(Exodus
18:19; Philippians 2:5,6;
5:25; 1Peter 1:15,16; Ephesians
5:14-16; 1Timothy 6:11),
just as if you came from an upbringing that knew, let's say, no social
graces and you happened to get a position with a company that put you amongst
others who were adept
in the social world.
You then would soon learn
the social graces needed to be equal with them. Christians should be examining
themselves from time to time.(2Corinthians
be sure that... ...1John 2:24.
Having a relationship
with this Creator involves learning about Him through conversation.(prayer).with
Him and getting knowledge of Him.(study
The job now is to reach
out to others whose minds may be opened.(*),
for how can you reach out to anyone whose mind is closed?
So, then, how to reach those
whose mind is open?.Mark
job is also to use your mind to manifest
what you have received.
Other suggestions on what
6:28,29; James 2:6,7,23; Colossians
3:8-10; Jeremiah 13:16;
12:2; 2Peter 3:18; Haggai
3:6; 1Peter 3:9-11; 1Timothy
6:3-12; Philippians 3:14;
2:5; 2Peter 1:3.(get
the knowledge of God).and
to pray about); Ephesians
5:6; 2Thessalonians 3:1;
1:9-12; Romans 1:9; Psalms
take offense at things; also Acts 24:16);
61:1; 1Thessalonians 4:18;
2:22,23; James 2nd chapter;
1:21; Job 37:14.
It is also important to be
aware of your ego. See also 'Why Are We
Here' and 'What Does Christ Want?'
-How can I know if guidance.(things
that come to my mind).is
from the Creator or not?
from the Creator are good, leading one to help, serve and encourage
others and, as an added benefit, you then have spiritual
insight regarding those towards
whom you have their best interests at heart. This is being on the pathway
Those who claim they hear
voices telling them to do some type of destruction in the name of 'god'
are just nuts and need help. Having listened to their
egos all their lives and the mostly negative mass
mind connected with it, they have tumbled down the hill toward self-destruction.
Does your church build you up or tend
to take you down? God does well things
up to one's mind, so meditate
and see what comes to yours.
If you don't rule your ego,
it will rule you, putting you mostly at the mercy of the opinions of others
and then you won't reign in life.
Ever watch the mainstream news? Note how they avoid talking about ways
to solve the financial mess the world controllers have made of it. Note
how they never mention the wonderful world of home remedies and alternatives
to poisonous vaccinations. Note how you hear little if any about GMO altered
concoctions called 'food'. Note how few things by corporations and their
bedfellows, governments, are looked into and reported on in depth and towards
solution. Nope! It's manufactured news for most western countries.
Also, thoughts that come
to mind can seem correct.(example),
but may be deceptively
in error. For example, what if one feels guided to harm or eliminate some
corrupt person in society? What if he or she is hearing
voices to 'make right' some wrong by hurting another?
One would never get these
thoughts apart from high consciousness principles from the real Infinite
Intelligence. Thoughts which well up to one's mind that are from God are
always of higher consciousness. And, what's
the framework of those thoughts?
The Creator inspired this
to be written:.Romans
13:10 "Love works no ill to his neighbour.....".Would
God not also live by what He wanted recorded to help others?.Hebrews
6:18 "That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for
God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge.(fled
lay hold upon the hope set before us."
5:43-47 "You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your
neighbour and hate your enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless
them that curse you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which
despitefully use you and persecute you; That you may be the children of
your Father which is in heaven, for he makes his sun to rise on the evil
and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you
love them which love you, what reward have you? Do not even the publicans
the same? And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more than others?
Do not even the publicans so?"
How these thoughts that come
to the mind match up with the heart's imbedded
intent is the key and one's heart's intent is the product of experience,
and overstanding. People
often violate their own wisdom in hope of a change being 'in the cards'
for them. That's foolish!
as spiritual persons we live daily by faith. The far off stuff like 'I
it's God's will that I move to California and open up a T-shirt shop',
is your own thoughts. Faith needs not change in location to create fulfilment.
If a relationship with your Creator is number one in life, one avoids believing
that fulfilment comes because of a locale
change, a change which often takes one away from those who may have been
showing love and care and into an unknown area, frequently found to be
Seeking fulfilment, security,
the elusive 'better life', etc., elsewhere in some wild
goose chase with a half-baked
idea in the mind is just immaturity. Can God not provide where one
may now be? Keep life simple for yourself or you'll never enjoy it.
One needs to be sure first
of all what God's
will for us is. When one understands this and the fact of his
equality with the Infinite Intelligence, what need would there even
be for the question?
-I go to church and when
they have altar calls, I never go, then feel guilty after. The preacher
talks about us not being "in the flesh" but in the spirit. I feel like
I'm so much "in the flesh" that why bother? I also became concerned about
how much they cared for individuals when it seemed more important to them
that I conform to how they believe regarding."not
forsaking the assembling of ourselves together".