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Scripture reading: Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 119:11 & 105

The mind of man is like the head of a person. The Bible tells us that if your mind is stayed on God, then you will have perfect peace. If you have any kind of problem in your life that attacks you from the body and you have tried many ways to control it and you cannot, the reason is that you are NOT using the right tool, THE WORD OF GOD. Psalm 119:11, “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Verse 105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

There is only one way of sustaining yourself in God and that is by saturating your mind with the Word of God. If you can keep your mind stayed on God, then you have the victory won. It is difficult. The mind cannot keep the mind. Unless we apply the science of God as God showed it to us in the Word, we are in trouble. You kneel down to pray and one thousand things bombard you. You say that you are going to pray through and you find yourself thinking about something else. You say that you must try again. You start to pray and again something else happens. The mind has to be strengthened by the SPIRIT OF GOD HIMSELF.

Sometimes it is almost impossible for you to get the Word of God into your mind. I remember when I was in that condition as a young man. I asked God, “What can I do to keep my mind stayed on You?” I was an avid reader and was always interested in a good story. God said to me, “Read all the stories in the Bible and meditate on them.” So I did. I would ask, “What was the meaning of this? Why was this story put into the Bible? Why did this happen?” The moment you begin to search the Word of God in your heart and mind, the Spirit of God WILL COME to your aid and instruct you and have fellowship with you. When the day is done, you will find that you have been meditating on the things of God. THIS IS A GOOD SPIRITUAL HABIT. When you get into the habit of meditating on the Word of God, you will find that you will begin to associate everything you see with the Word.

Years ago I worked in an office with many men. Some of them would tell dirty jokes in my hearing and watch my reaction. One of them told a joke about a man who streaked (ran naked) across a stage. I seized the opportunity to interject immediately Isaiah 20:2 where God told the prophet Isaiah to go naked in the streets of Israel to get their attention, to reveal to them their SPIRITUAL NAKEDNESS. The man who told the joke was hit so hard by my opportunistic preaching that he said, “You probably know every scripture in the Bible.” From that time on they kept all their jokes out of my hearing. It was a blessing to me.

Begin to associate everything you see and hear with Scriptural references for most of what is happening now has already happened in your Bible.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 78-79)

Thought for today: Develop a Good Spiritual Habit. Saturate your mind with the Word of God.

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Scripture reading: Psalm 119:11

I want to talk to you today about one part of your soul – the mind. The mind is a vast area before God. Our perception is that we have this little thing that we call the mind, but the mind is not a small thing. In the Spirit, it is a very vast area and this area has deserts in it, barren areas, places where wild beasts dwell. But God wants you to clean up your mind. Do you know why? It is because this is where Jesus Christ is going to be reigning. He wants you to have the mind of Christ.

If you continue to think about your natural business, and do everything natural, you will find that it will prevent you from receiving the fullness of Christ. Christ is preparing us now for His coming. Jesus Christ is coming into the soul first before He comes in the world. How can we be prepared? We have to get guards by the doors of our soul, preventing the old time things from coming in, but allowing the light of God to be coming in, and pushing out the darkness that was in there.

DO NOT CONDONE DARKNESS! If you know that you are a thief, then when you go down to pray, say, “God, I am a thief, and I hate being a thief! I do not want to be a thief, Lord God. Deliver me from stealing.” Do you know what might happen to you the next day? The police may come for you. You ask God to deliver you and He is going to deal with you exactly as you need to be dealt with. Or, maybe the police will not come for you, but He is going to deal with you exactly with the fire that is going to burn the thing out of you. God is going to deal with you with that fire. Do you understand me, brethren?

So, the mind is the most important part of your soul. What you think is what you are. Oh, yes! Whatever you think, that is what you are. We are going to have to begin to understand that God wants this part of our soul to be cleansed before He can come in.

Watch your thinking. Have you ever done it? Take a note of the things that you think about from morning to night, and check up on what causes you to think that way. Now, if the devil can cause you to think certain things contrary to God, then the devil controls you in that area.

The thing I am saying to you is that the mind is the most important part of your soul. The way you think, the things you allow to be bombarding your thoughts—those are the things that are controlling your whole life. You have to begin to think the Word of God. The psalmist says, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11).

I am saying to you, “Get yourself a Walkman tape player and put on the Word of God.” Put it around your ears while you are working in the house. Let the Word of God be in your ears. You might miss the telephone call, but let the Word of God be in your ears. It will keep you from missing God.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1995, pg. 4-5, 16-17)

Thought for today: If you continue to think about your natural business, and do everything natural, you will find that it will prevent you from receiving the fullness of Christ.

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Scripture reading: Ezekiel 8:11-12

Let us look a little closer at the problem that we, the people of God, are faced with at this time:

Ezekiel 8:11-12 shows that because your mind is your own, because I do not see what you are thinking, because I do not see what you are feeling, you feel that you are safe. We feel that we are safe because nobody else knows that we lusted over here, or we desired over there. It is all in your mind!

I remember one of the great testings I received as a young man. I had told God to take my life unless I was going to live holy. If He saw that I was not going to live holy, He must “Kill me now!” I said, “God, I am going to give you a chance to kill me! I will neither eat nor drink water for forty days. Kill me!” I am talking about people who mean business with God, whose life does not mean anything to them compared to gaining that thing which God has ordained for them.

Well, God did not kill me, as you might notice. He brought me alive again after this terrible ordeal, but it gave a deathblow. Shortly after this happened, I went to bed one night and got up struggling in my sleep because something was choking me. When I woke up, I was still being choked and I was still struggling. I found out that there was a girl on top of me. She had crept into the room naked, got on top of me, and held me. She felt that she could overcome me in that way.

The first thing that happened, as I came to consciousness, was anger. Why should she believe that I would cast away God for her! She did not respect the power of my salvation! I overcame that night, but I still lost the church and my name. Do you know why? Because a woman refused is a savage creature. She went out and told everybody how she slept with me; and my dignity would not allow me to defend myself against the tongues of my accusers.

I want you to understand that if you are in a condition where a naked woman can come in and take you, you are in a bad shape. And I know many of us are in that shape. You have to get to the point where it would not faze you, it would not affect you. You have to get to that point!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2000, pg. 35-36)

Thought for today: You can only get to the point where sensuality does not faze you if you allow Christ Jesus to come into your mind and to control your body, so that your body will not obey any other master but your mind; and your mind, your spirit; and your spirit, the Holy Spirit!

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Scripture reading: Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 119:11 & 105

The mind of man is like the head of a person. The Bible tells us that if your mind is stayed on God, then you will have perfect peace. If you have any kind of problem in your life that attacks you from the body and you have tried many ways to control it and you cannot, the reason is that you are NOT using the right tool, THE WORD OF GOD. Psalm 119:11, “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Verse 105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

There is only one way of sustaining yourself in God and that is by saturating your mind with the Word of God. If you can keep your mind stayed on God, then you have the victory won. It is difficult. The mind cannot keep the mind. Unless we apply the science of God as God showed it to us in the Word, we are in trouble. You kneel down to pray and one thousand things bombard you. You say that you are going to pray through and you find yourself thinking about something else. You say that you must try again. You start to pray and again something else happens. The mind has to be strengthened by the SPIRIT OF GOD HIMSELF.

Sometimes it is almost impossible for you to get the Word of God into your mind. I remember when I was in that condition as a young man. I asked God, “What can I do to keep my mind stayed on You?” I was an avid reader and was always interested in a good story. God said to me, “Read all the stories in the Bible and meditate on them.” So I did. I would ask, “What was the meaning of this? Why was this story put into the Bible? Why did this happen?” The moment you begin to search the Word of God in your heart and mind, the Spirit of God WILL COME to your aid and instruct you and have fellowship with you. When the day is done, you will find that you have been meditating on the things of God. THIS IS A GOOD SPIRITUAL HABIT. When you get into the habit of meditating on the Word of God, you will find that you will begin to associate everything you see with the Word.

Years ago I worked in an office with many men. Some of them would tell dirty jokes in my hearing and watch my reaction. One of them told a joke about a man who streaked (ran naked) across a stage. I seized the opportunity to interject immediately Isaiah 20:2 where God told the prophet Isaiah to go naked in the streets of Israel to get their attention, to reveal to them their SPIRITUAL NAKEDNESS. The man who told the joke was hit so hard by my opportunistic preaching that he said, “You probably know every scripture in the Bible.” From that time on they kept all their jokes out of my hearing. It was a blessing to me.

Begin to associate everything you see and hear with Scriptural references for most of what is happening now has already happened in your Bible.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 78-79)

Thought for today: Develop a Good Spiritual Habit. Saturate your mind with the Word of God.

Read Full Post »

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Scripture reading: Psalm 119:11

I want to talk to you today about one part of your soul – the mind. The mind is a vast area before God. Our perception is that we have this little thing that we call the mind, but the mind is not a small thing. In the Spirit, it is a very vast area and this area has deserts in it, barren areas, places where wild beasts dwell. But God wants you to clean up your mind. Do you know why? It is because this is where Jesus Christ is going to be reigning. He wants you to have the mind of Christ.

If you continue to think about your natural business, and do everything natural, you will find that it will prevent you from receiving the fullness of Christ. Christ is preparing us now for His coming. Jesus Christ is coming into the soul first before He comes in the world. How can we be prepared? We have to get guards by the doors of our soul, preventing the old time things from coming in, but allowing the light of God to be coming in, and pushing out the darkness that was in there.

DO NOT CONDONE DARKNESS! If you know that you are a thief, then when you go down to pray, say, “God, I am a thief, and I hate being a thief! I do not want to be a thief, Lord God. Deliver me from stealing.” Do you know what might happen to you the next day? The police may come for you. You ask God to deliver you and He is going to deal with you exactly as you need to be dealt with. Or, maybe the police will not come for you, but He is going to deal with you exactly with the fire that is going to burn the thing out of you. God is going to deal with you with that fire. Do you understand me, brethren?

So, the mind is the most important part of your soul. What you think is what you are. Oh, yes! Whatever you think, that is what you are. We are going to have to begin to understand that God wants this part of our soul to be cleansed before He can come in.

Watch your thinking. Have you ever done it? Take a note of the things that you think about from morning to night, and check up on what causes you to think that way. Now, if the devil can cause you to think certain things contrary to God, then the devil controls you in that area.

The thing I am saying to you is that the mind is the most important part of your soul. The way you think, the things you allow to be bombarding your thoughts—those are the things that are controlling your whole life. You have to begin to think the Word of God. The psalmist says, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11).

I am saying to you, “Get yourself a Walkman tape player and put on the Word of God.” Put it around your ears while you are working in the house. Let the Word of God be in your ears. You might miss the telephone call, but let the Word of God be in your ears. It will keep you from missing God.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, December 1995, pg. 4-5, 16-17)

Thought for today: If you continue to think about your natural business, and do everything natural, you will find that it will prevent you from receiving the fullness of Christ.

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Ezekiel 8:11-12

Let us look a little closer at the problem that we, the people of God, are faced with at this time:

Ezekiel 8:11-12 shows that because your mind is your own, because I do not see what you are thinking, because I do not see what you are feeling, you feel that you are safe. We feel that we are safe because nobody else knows that we lusted over here, or we desired over there. It is all in your mind!

I remember one of the great testings I received as a young man. I had told God to take my life unless I was going to live holy. If He saw that I was not going to live holy, He must “Kill me now!” I said, “God, I am going to give you a chance to kill me! I will neither eat nor drink water for forty days. Kill me!” I am talking about people who mean business with God, whose life does not mean anything to them compared to gaining that thing which God has ordained for them.

Well, God did not kill me, as you might notice. He brought me alive again after this terrible ordeal, but it gave a deathblow. Shortly after this happened, I went to bed one night and got up struggling in my sleep because something was choking me. When I woke up, I was still being choked and I was still struggling. I found out that there was a girl on top of me. She had crept into the room naked, got on top of me, and held me. She felt that she could overcome me in that way.

The first thing that happened, as I came to consciousness, was anger. Why should she believe that I would cast away God for her! She did not respect the power of my salvation! I overcame that night, but I still lost the church and my name. Do you know why? Because a woman refused is a savage creature. She went out and told everybody how she slept with me; and my dignity would not allow me to defend myself against the tongues of my accusers.

I want you to understand that if you are in a condition where a naked woman can come in and take you, you are in a bad shape. And I know many of us are in that shape. You have to get to the point where it would not faze you, it would not affect you. You have to get to that point!

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, July 2000, pg. 35-36)

Thought for today: You can only get to the point where sensuality does not faze you if you allow Christ Jesus to come into your mind and to control your body, so that your body will not obey any other master but your mind; and your mind, your spirit; and your spirit, the Holy Spirit!

Read Full Post »

[Printable version]

Scripture reading: Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 119:11 & 105

The mind of man is like the head of a person. The Bible tells us that if your mind is stayed on God, then you will have perfect peace. If you have any kind of problem in your life that attacks you from the body and you have tried many ways to control it and you cannot, the reason is that you are NOT using the right tool, THE WORD OF GOD. Psalm 119:11, “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Verse 105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

There is only one way of sustaining yourself in God and that is by saturating your mind with the Word of God. If you can keep your mind stayed on God, then you have the victory won. It is difficult. The mind cannot keep the mind. Unless we apply the science of God as God showed it to us in the Word, we are in trouble. You kneel down to pray and one thousand things bombard you. You say that you are going to pray through and you find yourself thinking about something else. You say that you must try again. You start to pray and again something else happens. The mind has to be strengthened by the SPIRIT OF GOD HIMSELF.

Sometimes it is almost impossible for you to get the Word of God into your mind. I remember when I was in that condition as a young man. I asked God, “What can I do to keep my mind stayed on You?” I was an avid reader and was always interested in a good story. God said to me, “Read all the stories in the Bible and meditate on them.” So I did. I would ask, “What was the meaning of this? Why was this story put into the Bible? Why did this happen?” The moment you begin to search the Word of God in your heart and mind, the Spirit of God WILL COME to your aid and instruct you and have fellowship with you. When the day is done, you will find that you have been meditating on the things of God. THIS IS A GOOD SPIRITUAL HABIT. When you get into the habit of meditating on the Word of God, you will find that you will begin to associate everything you see with the Word.

Years ago I worked in an office with many men. Some of them would tell dirty jokes in my hearing and watch my reaction. One of them told a joke about a man who streaked (ran naked) across a stage. I seized the opportunity to interject immediately Isaiah 20:2 where God told the prophet Isaiah to go naked in the streets of Israel to get their attention, to reveal to them their SPIRITUAL NAKEDNESS. The man who told the joke was hit so hard by my opportunistic preaching that he said, “You probably know every scripture in the Bible.” From that time on they kept all their jokes out of my hearing. It was a blessing to me.

Begin to associate everything you see and hear with Scriptural references for most of what is happening now has already happened in your Bible.

(Excerpt from The Book of Revelation, Volume 1, pg. 78-79)

Thought for today: Develop a Good Spiritual Habit. Saturate your mind with the Word of God.

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