Proof of Heaven 2

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PROOF OF HEAVEN

The proof of heaven starts with thousands of people around the world who claim to have had near-death experiences (NDEs). Scientists believe that these experiences can be easily explained as mere fantasies triggered by an extremely stressed brain. That belief changed for Dr. Eban Alexander.

Dr. Alexander lay in a hospital bed in a comma because of a rare illness: a disease so lethal that only 1 in 10,000,000 survive. His brain, that relates to thought and motion, had completely shut down. His condition was so bad that doctors were ready to stop all treatment. But then he regained consciousness and opened his eyes—and was healed: it was a medical miracle! Dr. Scott Wade who attended to him at the hospital concluded that having a full recovery from this illness after being in a coma for nearly a week, is truly remarkable.

During this laps of time he learned that “the death of the body and the brain are not the end of consciousness and that human experience continues after the grave. More important, it continues under the gaze of a God, who loves and cares about each one of us and it is about… where all the beings are ultimately going.” He claimed that the this place was real. Real in a way that makes the life we are living here and now completely dreamlike by comparison”.

He saw his experience as a duty or a calling to tell people what he saw beyond the body and beyond this earth. He wrote a best-selling book: The New York Times book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. No matter what your personal beliefs might be, these ideas will change your life. You are learning about a new world for you: a vast and incalculably positive journey.

You are learning that there is a God in heaven who controls everything and has a plan for you. He will give you eternal life in heaven if you live a life of humility, piety, dignity and inner poverty. All you have to do is follow 10 rules. And you don’t have to change any dates of your religious holidays! Wouldn’t Thomas Edison be surprised; he once said the he had “never seen the slightest scientific proof of religious theories of heaven and hell.”

While his body lay in coma,  Dr. Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself. Dr. Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Today he believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition. 

His heavenly experience was like a fetus floating in a womb. The “mother” of this fetus was God, the Creator, the Source who is responsible for making the universe and all in it. He had God as his companion, who was so close that there seemed to be no distance between them. He felt like he was being born into a larger world, and that the universe itself was like a giant beautiful cosmic womb. He learned that there was more than one universe, but that love was the center of them all.

There were millions of butterflies all around. Someone was next to him, a beautiful girl who rode along together on wings like a butterfly: her message was three-fold: “You are loved and cherished , dearly forever”. “You have nothing to fear”. “There is nothing you can do wrong”. This love that he experienced was unconditional: it became his most important discovery.

He leaned that he was able to instantly and effortlessly understand concepts that would have taken him years to fully grasp on his earthly life. Thoughts entered him directly. Knowledge was stored without memorization, instantly and for good. He learned that the physical side of the universe was a mere speck of dust compared to the invisible and spiritual part.

In the worlds above this one, one could access any time or place in the world:  time simply doesn’t behave as it does here. It’s not “one-thing-after-another” in those worlds. A moment can seem like a lifetime. Continue reading Proof of Heaven 2

The World Problem 2

World Problem

–Bertrand Russell

THE WORLD PROBLEM

The World Bank estimates that the world problem is that a quarter of the world is chronically under nourished. It is shocking to know that this problem has been with us for centuries. This problem seems too remote for most people. Hunger continues to initiate the most violent wars. People who are out of work and are starving are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. Yet, no one truly desires anyone to suffer or starve.

A Meaningful Existence

Most of us live for tomorrow: it will be better, richer, wiser and more secure. We are all searching for something that will make our existence more meaningful. Even the ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would have to answer two questions: “Did you bring joy?” and “Did you find joy?” We truly have an obligation to be the best person that we can. Any new learning, which will aid us in obtaining that goal, will benefit  everyone. Each of us has something special to contribute. There is something that each of us can do if we are willing. Finding ways to become involved is a good beginning. We can use the time that we are given to give birth to our potential — our human trademark. We are challenged  to see new possibilities. We are living at a time of abundant new beginnings.  It is actually exciting when people come to grips with their own uniqueness as individuals. We are constantly told that nothing is free and that every investment has to have a return. Yet, over 50% of people volunteer their time at something to improve society.

An Earthly Paradise

The Buddhist tell a story of the frog lodged at the bottom of the well, which cannot  ever understand the limitless expanse of the sky. If we can only step out of our own perceptual traps, we can begin to see the beauty and goodness. An earthly paradise is not some far-off impossible destination. It can be a loving voyage in the here and now. We are responsible for creating our own paradise and the time to start the voyage is NOW.

The Save-the-World Mind Set

We are living through a period of an unprecedented social and technological change.  This rapid advancement in technology and human networks have exponentially opened up new pathways to actualizing one’s passions. People want to broadcast and express themselves and even cultivate a following. There is an increased global awareness and connections to others in remote areas. Many people do not associate helping the poor around the world as a calling from God. They think that Christianity is a laundry list of vague beliefs that have little meaning on how they spend their time. Actually, they lack a deep understanding of their faith and that following Jesus is a way of life..

Many people aspire to science-related careers. Some people assume that science has cornered the world on knowledge: things are only true when they are tested with scientific methods. There is a name for this: scientism. This thinking must not become more important than obedience to God.

Here is what Sir Isaac Newton said about his belief: “ I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired. I study the Bible daily.” He credited his Creator with the existence of the universe. Each moment has a life upon itself with as much potential for joy and happiness as we are willing to bring to it: life is wonderful; joy is our birthright and love is what it is all about.

Love

Having more of anything other than the love for God and neighbor will leave you dissatisfied with relationships and possessions. To love is the greatest of human experience and sooner or later we discover that life without it is empty and meaningless. Love is always worth the effort. Kindness in giving creates love. Each of us bears a torch but we must keep it lit. The hope of tomorrow is that these blazing torches will provide hope for tomorrow. We want to leave the world a better place for our having to be in it.

To Build a Team

Today people don’t want to be only hearers of faith but also doers — to put feet to their faith: action on behalf of others. This is empathy: the ability to understand and take on yourself the burden of others to serve and restore God’s world. God has made all things and He is making all things new for you. So what has God called you to do in partnership with the community of Christ-followers?  How can you be on a mission in the world for Christ, based on what you are gifted to do? Continue reading The World Problem 2

LIFE AFTER DEATH  2

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KINGDOM OF GOD: LIFE AFTER DEATH

There is pseudo-scientific evidence for those who still wonder or who can never comprehend anything in the spiritual realm. There are well documented personal encounters in a life after death occurrence where people died for short periods of time and came back to relate their experiences: a voyage in a long tunnel toward a light that most believed it to be God. Their whole life passed before them in seconds while in the presence of a judgment of a Supreme Being. Thereafter they are momentarily reunited with people that had died previously in an unbelievable peaceful milieu from which they did not wish to leave. Obviously in this life-after-death experience, their spirit was always forced to return to their bodies.

Conversely in a few instances the spirit was drawn into a more foreboding place. In one true story, a recovering drug addict thanked his assailant, a drug enforcer for saving his life, the life of his wife and his two children. In the hospital emergency where he died for a half hour, his spirit witnessed a foul frightening abyss. This experience scared him so much that he eventually became a born-again Christian. He was enthusiastic to recall this story to the drug enforcer who had broken his arm in many places; he wanted to tell him that he forgave him.

Stories like this appeared in the book section of the Reader’s Digest collected by a heart surgeon. This was based on a book, LIFE AFTER DEATH, written about 250 people from all over the continent who experienced similar phenomena and who did not know each other. This article attracted so much attention that the Reader’s Digest devoted the book section of a subsequent month based on all the letters they were receiving.

A recent Angus Reid poll (Feb/96) found that most Canadians are interested in almost everything spiritual-except the churches.

LIFE AFTER DEATH  

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STAGE OF LIFE 2

STAGE OF LIFE

At what stage are you?
STAGES OF DISCIPLESHIP

Your action to the Thunder of Justice may depend more on what is your stage of life: after the Curiosity Stage, the second stage we find it comfortable to hang around Jesus.  We are easily able to set this Jesus business aside.  We inherently know that there is something more but we don’t know how to explain it.  We hopefully will meet someone who will clarify this interior vision.

The third stage is an Awakening.  It is not enough to ponder the mystery of the kingdom of God.  We associate ourselves with those who are involved with healing the afflicted.  We decide to organize a similar activity into our lives.  We feel a certain surge of joy as we begin to get involved.

Finally we are invited from office, kitchen, classroom or assembly line to broaden our world view and with critical eye to examine our commitment of the mission of Jesus.  It is a call to broaden our horizons.  Instead of imitating Jesus, we wish to identify with Jesus. The follower has become leader.  We must do what Jesus did.

Our world is as big as our psyche wants it to be. The command to watch and pray has new dimensions.  We await the next set of directions which will point out the next step.  The power that proclaims the reign of God and power that heals the afflictions of the world is not ours but God’s.  For our part, we will be able to reach out to others who may not even love us in return.

An Informed Faith

Even the most casual reading of the bible tells us that the reign of God is both a present and a future reality. This era is becoming the age of disciples. The laity has come of age.

We really don’t lose our faith easily any way, but our faith can suffer from atrophy because of the lack of careful inquiry. Human issues can become very tangled if we don’t have a faith that seeks understanding and asks questions. We need to challenge society. We need to search anew the demands of Jesus in very radical ways. Continue reading STAGE OF LIFE 2

ARE YOU LIVING YET? 2

ARE YOU LIVING YET?

FAITH — THE MAGIC OF BELIEF

We can fritter away a great deal of energy with small worries and miss so much of what God has planned for us. Are we still tinkering with what is trivial or foolish? Are you living yet?

Are we missing out on real new possibilities?  Would we not be much happier if we moved deeply with God into relationships and community with others?

So why do people live out their lives in a way that suggests they are really waiting for their lives to be over in order to be with God for eternity?

 Why do people live out their lives in such a way as  to become the persons that they wish to be in five or ten years? 

We are not talking about mentors whose lives we admire. We are talking about now, when we should accept who and what we are in the present?  Some refer to this as the sacrament of the present moment.

 It seems that we are content with shuffling along getting by with as little of life and experience as we possibly can.  But if we live vigorously, the new life that becomes ours is none other than the life of God.  God’s presence within life is very real and it is everywhere.  One does not go outside life to find God.

St. Augustine wrote that wisdom is not what is to come in the future, nor what has been in the past, but what is.   Maybe we have to recognize these religious experiences in the matter  of everyday with a little more sensitivity. 

Can we sharpen the focus of the eyes of faith — in the ordinary?  Continue reading ARE YOU LIVING YET? 2

Big Money in Politics 2

How Big Money in Politics Blocked U.S. Action on Climate Change

In politics, no piece of carbon dioxide regulation legislation has managed to get very far because of the fossil fuel industry artillery. There stand the sentinels of the fossil fuel industry threatening politicians with political extermination if they dare to budge using big money.big money politics

One Republican senator observed that you look at fossil fuel-funded front groups that are threatening your elimination as a political figure on the one side, and you look over at the other side, and everybody is just sort of standing around looking at the ceiling tiles. Nobody is saying to you, “Look, you got to do the right thing here.

When it came to climate change legislation there was a floodgate of corporate political contributions, much of it in the form of “dark money” whose origins do not have to be disclosed. 

To begin with, the Obama-era pledge made under the Paris agreement to cut emissions 26 percent to 28 percent below 2005 levels. It appears that United States has not been on track to meet the Obama-era pledge anyway for 15 percent of global emissions.

In announcing his decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, President Trump cast it as a matter of putting America first. Trump praised a study showing that the economy would be plunged into darkness if forced to meet Obama’s pledge—a scenario that few, today, take seriously.

Making cost-effective cuts in the emissions that cause climate change is firmly in America’s self-interest and the interest of the whole world crisis

The documentary, a Climate of Change relies on the expert insights of several revered scientists to debunk the skepticism of global warming deniers. Each scientists concurs that further catastrophe can be avoided if our species is willing to take the appropriate steps to act. 

The climate change movement has suffered in part by the inactivity of a younger generation that feels overwhelmed and consumed by daily struggles, and helpless in their ability to affect change within such a far-reaching crisis. 

 It’s not enough to know the problem: you must also know how you can be a part of the solution.  Continue reading Big Money in Politics 2

CRY OF REPENTANCE 2

REPENTANCE

“This is the pledge of My Spirit; I tell you solemnly, he who sows the seeds of self-indulgence will reap a harvest of corruption and when he faces Me in the Day of Judgment I will tell him:

“Go! away from Me; go to the Corrupt one who corrupted you!” unless I hear a cry of repentance.”                                                         October 24, 1991

“In spite of the multiple intercessions of your Holy Mother and in spite of My Warnings, from the time in Fatima to this epoch, none of My Warnings have been respected;

The hours are fleeing and a mighty host such as the world has never seen, nor will ever see again is at hand! Few men will be left; how I shout to break through your deafness! A nation roaring like the roar of many waters will flood the world again, with fire and brimstone; I am rich in forgiving, but I hardly hear any cry of repentance;  oh men of little faith! men of arguments only!”                                          November 13, 1991END TIMES

“I am a God full of pity and My Heart can be touched; come and learn:

  •  in the morning sow your seed of love;
  • at noon sow your seed of peace;
  • in the evening sow your seed of reconciliation;

Then go and collect your harvest and offer it to Me, your Father in Heaven, and I will tell you: ‘From above I call to you all: ‘Come! Come and make peace with Me, your God and you will have My Blessings; return to Me and you will live forever.’                               June 18, 1994

Vassula writes down the messages which she receives in a stately handwriting, quite distinct from her own.  She hears, interiorly, a voice first, then , when she has to write down what she has heard, her writing changes.                                                                                                                   TLIG.org

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NEGATIVE CARBON EMISSIONS 2

THE FOLLY OF ‘MAGICAL SOLUTIONS’

But there is barely any public discussion of how to bring about the extra “negative emissions” needed to reduce the stock of CO2 

Global levels of carbon emissions have skyrocketed in recent decades. Global emissions from all human activities will reach an all-time record 45 billion tons in 2017, following a projected 2% rise in burning fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal, the study revealed.

Sixty years ago, the world spewed only 9.2 billion tons per year.

TWO years ago the world pledged to keep global warming “well below” 2°C hotter than pre-industrial times. Climate scientists and campaigners purred. Politicians patted themselves on the backbiochar solutions

Setting unattainable emissions targets is not a policy — it’s an act of wishful thinking!

A focus on magical solutions leaves little room for the practical. When policy debate detaches from reality, up can become down in a hurry. For climate policy to succeed, it must move beyond magical solutions to those that actually work.

SWEDEN’S parliament passed a law which obliges the country to have “no net emissions” of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by 2045. It demands that remaining carbon sources are offset with new carbon sinks. In other words greenhouse gases will need to be extracted from the air.

NEGATIVE-EMISSIONS TECHNOLOGY (NET)

What they don’t tell you about climate change

Stopping the flow of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is not enough. It has to be sucked out, too Continue reading NEGATIVE CARBON EMISSIONS 2

SPIRITUALLY DEAD 2

REMOTING

“What grieves Me most is to see My own sacerdotal souls doubting My Works, refusing to believe, thus “remoting” Me instead of promoting MeHow could you possibly compare My works with human works; science cannot be compared with Heavenly Works, it is as if you want to compare Me with men!”                                                                         July 9, 1987

 My Divine Works

My Divine Works are ever so mysterious to men and for their ability to fathom them.

You see My child, these Divine Works are beyond human understanding;
many souls do not respond on My Works for these souls seldom want to change.

These souls are attached to the world, to what is material, even though they call themselves spiritual, they are not since they cling on what they see with their physical eyes and touch with their body, they are stubborn living aridly,  their heart will not open to let My Divinity pour into them.

Yes, there are many factors that obstruct them from dwelling in My Light,
I have said and will repeat again and again these very important words: “Anyone who does not welcome the Kingdom of God like a little child, will never enter it”

Be innocent, believe in a child-like-faith,  then My Divine Light will encompass you and you,  like a flower will face the sun and open allowing My Light to pour into you.

Understand My beloved children that I am with you always,
I love you inexhaustibly.

Message to Vassula  February 27, 1989

Faith Vassula

Vassula writes down the messages which she receives in a stately handwriting, quite distinct from her own.  She hears, interiorly, a voice first, then , when she has to write down what she has heard, her writing changes.                                                                                                                   TLIG.org

Spiritually Dead

SPIRITUALLY DEAD

“Spiritually they are dead; they are deserts themselves and when they spot a flower in that great wilderness they made, they rush to it and trample on it, destroying it.”   Continue reading SPIRITUALLY DEAD 2

SINKHOLES: A PREDICTION FOR DISASTER 2

THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING

Why is the ground beneath us collapsing?

 In the last 5 years there have been an unprecedented number of new sinkholes appearing around the planet on a size and scale never before seen. As of 2016, there are new ones opening up every day. Before 2010, sinkholes were a relatively uncommon phenomenon. Why now and why around the globe?

Electricity – in a word. Fluctuation in the density of electrons and other electrically-charged particles in the ionosphere has been observed, and huge signal has been detected many times before large magnitude earthquakes strike.


SINKHOLE TREND

Earth Changes and the Cosmic Connection

The mainstream media which report sinkholes fail to conduct any sound technical analysis and provide poor explanations if any.  It also makes sense that macro cosmic forces have huge effects on our planet.

The electric plasma theory is a study of plasma cosmology. This is not ruptured underground water pipes or gradual soil erosion. The sinkholes are related to earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and even extreme weather.

sinkhole tragedy

“Theory” gets bandied about regularly, yet the general public usually gets their meaning wrong.  A theory is a plausible  acceptable general principle offered to explain phenomena like sinkholes. scientific theory is a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world, based on a body of facts that have been repeatedly confirmed through observation and experiment. 

PLASMA COSMOLOGY

Now it may be that the theory of plasma cosmology may be questioned. You can decide yourself, but you have to come up with your own explanation of this global phenomena of the rise in sinkholes. Continue reading SINKHOLES: A PREDICTION FOR DISASTER 2

WHY SO MUCH EVIL? 2

Why so much evil?

WHY SO MUCH EVIL IN THE WORLD?

So many incurably ill people in hospitals, so many handicapped children, so many human lives completely denied ordinary happiness on this earth.  There is so much evil in the world.Why Evil?

How to continue to trust in a God who is supposed to be a merciful Father, when suffering, injustice, sickness, and death seem to dominate the larger history of the world as well as our smaller daily lives?

How could God have permitted so many wars, concentration camps, the Holocaust?

Why, then, hasn’t He eliminated-and does He persist in not eliminating-suffering in the world He created?

God created man as rational and free, thereby placing Himself under man’s judgment. His wisdom and omnipotence are placed, by free choice, at the service of creation.

There is also the intervention of the evil spirit, who, with even greater shrewdness than man.

WHY DOES GOD TOLERATE SUFFERING?

Evil exists because freedom exists. We are free to do what we want and some people choose to do evil for various reasons. It could all start with one person doing evil which affects other people and could lead to them also doing evil. If there is evil in the world then it is because of us humans.

A lot of simple things that God talked about like greed, jealousy, selfishness and whatever, could all lead to us doing evil deeds.

Children wouldn’t have to starve in Africa if we all chose to do good. We definitely have the money and resources to heal the world but the people who have the most money and power are greedy and instead of doing what is right and use the money for good, they use it for themselves. We think we know best all the time. If we had just been good and obeyed God we would not have this kind of trouble.

God taught us to be loving, be generous and all these positive things that show love and affection. If we all did these things then we wouldn’t have such big problems in the world because it would all be love.

Don’t blame God for the evil in the world. Look at yourself and make a change for the better. God gave us the freedom and responsibility, but because he knew what was best for us he also gave us advice on what we should do to live a better life, but sometimes we ignore the advice, thinking that we know better, and then we end up in a world full of evil and blame God when it is our own faults.

We brought these issues on ourselves.

god proof

 God is Love and precisely for this He gave His Son, to reveal Himself completely as Love. This happened exactly as prophet Isaiah affirmed: “It was our infirmities that he bore, /We had all gone astray like sheep, / each following his own way; / But the Lord laid upon him / the guilt of us all”                                                                                 Isaiah 53:4-6.

It is the revelation not only that God is Love but also the One who “pours out love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit” Romans 5:5.

God proof

In our world today humanity is pushing God away. He is like a dim light. Humanity appears to be walking in darkness; it is losing its bearing.  There is a deep spiritual battle going on between the World of Light and the World of Darkness:  “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 God does have an antidote: the Love of God. 1 John 4:7-21

In the end, the spiritual man will have the advantage over the man who sets himself up as an unbending judge of God’s actions. Continue reading WHY SO MUCH EVIL? 2

11th HOUR 2

    THE ELEVENTH HOUR

11th HOUR  The expression “the eleventh hour” means the last moment when change can happen to avert possible disaster. The 11th Hour film proposes potential solutions to these problems by calling for restorative action by the reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation.

Hasn’t anybody noticed the droughts, floods and heat waves … the pollution of the rivers, the clear cuttings of forests and the plastic that now exists in the oceans? These are symptoms of a broken connection between humans and nature.
Things are 79 to 100 years ahead of schedule. Scientists are scared. It’s appropriate to be scared when facing extinction.

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A NEW EARTH 2

A New Earth to live inNEW EARTH

Ah, beloved children, I am preparing you a New Heaven and a New Earth to live in, an Earth replenished by fruits that come from the Tree of Life; Its fruits will bear the names of Peace, Holiness, and Love…”                                                                                                                           August 16, 1988

TRUE LIFE IN GOD

If you allow Me to use you, I will invest your soul with My Divinity, with My Splendor, with My Seal …. we have only a mile to go, My friends, only a mile longer.”                                                                          May 21, 1994

“I enjoy sharing My plans with you; this Work is not yours but Mine; I just need your will and your consent to complete My Work; are you still willing to remain the instrument of My desires?”             June 17, 1994

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

New Earth

new earth

The time for your purification is drawing near; what I will do is out of love, your purification will be to save you from the gates of hell; I will descend upon you like Lightning and renew you with My Fire; My Spirit of Love will redeem you by drawing you into Love and consume you into a living flame of love; I will let My Spirit pour out of heaven and purify your blemished souls into holy spotless souls, purifying you as gold is purified in fire; you will recognise the Time of Salvation and when My Spirit of Love will descend; unless this happens you will not see the New Heavens, nor the New Earth I foretold you;

My child, by My Fire, by My Love, by My Mercy and by My Justice, My seeds (us) will sprout and open like new lilies which face the sun, seeking My Light and My Dew; and I will pour from My Heavens My Light, embellishing you, and My Dew, nourishing you, to see a new era of Love;

By My Power, I will sweep away all iniquity, perversion and evil; I will descend upon you like a violent torrent of cleansing waters and wash away all your evil and leave you standing upright as columns of pure gold.”                                                                                                      August 17, 1988

Vassula Reydon received a host of messages from God, which she compiled in her notebooks, called True Life in God. The following excerpts come from her conversations with Jesus:

Vassula Ryden NEW EARTH Continue reading A NEW EARTH 2

WHAT IS AN AUTHENTIC LIFE? 2

authentic lifeWHAT IS AN AUTHENTIC LIFE?

An authentic life starts with a prayer: “I offer you this half hour of my swim for … who is struggling… or any other cause.” So that you “pray continuously” 1 Thessalonians 5:17  So while you are cleaning windows, you simply offer this hour of cleaning for thanksgiving for your family. You offer the actions of your life to God as a prayer. This is the secret on how the busy modern person can find intimacy with God. The interior effect of the work we do becomes more important than the exterior fruits of our work.

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Henry Thoreau in Walden Pond. We all know how people’s lives have become faster and busier every day. It seems as though many people are living merely to survive. The treatment for depression today is ten times greater than previous times.

We lose the reason why we are here: what is the meaning and purpose of our life? If we become distracted from our purpose long enough, we become miserable. Our modern life has become a distraction from our real Christian goal in life.  We either don’t know what this goal is or we cast it aside. Even worst — this goal seems to  make people uncomfortable so the goal is watered down. Ironically, if you take away the goal of the Christian life, you don’t make it easier to live — you make it harder.

You are much happier when you have a higher standard to look to and strive for. Having a meaningful goal flood your spirit with hope and fills your mind with determination.

In truth, holiness is something that God does in us and not something we achieve. God is still the perfect Gentleman.  He invites us to participate in His life, but He never forces Himself on us. He wants our consent because he desires our loving cooperation.

Those who respond to God’s call to holiness are the most joyful people on earth. They have richer, more abundant experience of life and they love more deeply than most people. They enjoy life — all of life.

How do you know that you are close to holiness? You have an insatiable desire to become all God created you to be: and unwavering commitment to the will of God and an unquenchable concern for unholy people. You are continually answering God’s invitation to grasp the moments of your life — perhaps being sensitive to a divine appointment that God has aligned for you. You tap into the grace of God, which is never lacking. In this way you are giving glory to God.AUTHENTIC LIFE

The Idolatry of Wealth and Reevaluation of Treasure

Our holiness is compatible with every state in life. Even the rich are called to live holy lives by using their wealth in productive ways that foster their own growth and the growth of others.

Idolatry? Who can tell me what that word means?” A nine-year-old’s hand shot into the air. “It’s like what some people do with money—they make it more important than God.” The wisdom of these simple words reverberated through the Sunday school classroom.

Christians are called to reject the idolization of wealth in the modern consumerist society. Instead, they are invited to make productive use of material wealth for the ministries of God.

 So long as individuals maintain a greater attachment to worldly possessions than to God, they will find it harder to enter the kingdom of heaven than a camel to pass through the eye of the needle.

WEALTH IS NOT GREED!

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There is an end-time outpouring that is about to burst.