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Are You Fit for the Kingdom? (Video)

Jesus Christ stated that some people simply aren’t fit for the Kingdom. What? Yes, that’s correct! Until they change their way of thinking, they are not fit for the kingdom. This has proven to be a huge problem in today’s world. Many have come into the church without changing their way of thinking. They have come into the church and have expected, no demanded, that the church change its way of thinking to fit their interests and desires. After the video on my secure website, please share it with others.

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Are You Fit for the Kingdom?

Jesus Christ stated that some people simply aren’t fit for the Kingdom. What? Yes, that’s correct! Until they change their way of thinking, they are not fit for the kingdom. This has proven to be a huge problem in today’s world. Many have come into the church without changing their way of thinking. They have come into the church and have expected, no demanded, that the church change its way of thinking to fit their interests and desires. They have memorized the Bible stories, some favorite verses of Scripture, learned many of their praise songs, and have learned well how to play church but have not changed their way of thinking. They have entered the church and have set their hands to the plough to do the Lord’s work in the kingdom, but they are not fit for the kingdom. Why? Let’s listen to the words of Jesus. “And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). So, looking back is the problem. That is, looking at their own interests, their own agenda, and their own expectations based on the humanistic knowledge of their previous life.

In the first illustration our Lord gives, He indicates that the man was not prepared for the new life. Although the man said he was prepared to follow Christ wherever He went, Christ had perceived that his old life of comfort, familiarity, and his years of assimilated knowledge would be too difficult for him to leave (See verse 57, 58). He would not be prepared for the tremendous changes in his lifestyle that would lie ahead. He would not be prepared to jettison all of his accumulated knowledge in exchange for the vast amount of true wisdom in the Bible, a completely new way of thinking, and an amazingly different way of looking at things. Like most people coming into the church today, they want to bring with them the accumulated knowledge from the professionals of psychology along with a mixture of other world religions, political bias, and a legion of information from the school of hard knocks. Here’s the problem! They are not much interested in dumping all this worldly knowledge but are much more interested in trying to assimilate it with God’s truth.

We live in a world that has over-analyzed every minute detail of life filling up volumes upon volumes to explain man’s behavior, his emotions, and his psychological problems. This new knowledge is being taught in every area of society from the cradle to the grave. It’s in our entertainment, from the movies we watch to the music we listen to, and to the books we read. It’s in public education from the earliest grades to our most prestigious schools of higher learning. It has also taken a prominent role in the workplace from hiring guidelines to required tests for employment to guidance for management and employees. This new knowledge has even gained a significant foothold in the churches of every religion, and specifically Christianity. To the average person living today this new knowledge has become essential for understanding and managing all of their challenges, their sorrows, and their many problems in life. This new knowledge has become so assimilated into the mindset of humanity that most people including Christians are left only with the professionals of this age in psychology to help them when things get too difficult to manage on their own. Unfortunately, the church no longer counsels only from God’s Holy Word, but integrates information from the professional into their counseling sessions or simply refers their flock to them directly.

After a decade of dismal failure that’s literally ripping the world apart humanity needs to jettison this corrupt knowledge from psychology and follow Jesus Christ who offers them a treasure trove of biblical wisdom to reshape their thinking process, to overcome every obstacle, along with every emotional and psychological problem. Although this wisdom is absolutely free, it takes faith believing that Jesus Christ is the only Way to a new life, a life more abundantly. Although this biblical wisdom will transform your life, it must be applied to your life by completely throwing out the old belief system that’s captured the entire world. The Bible talks about putting off the old life (See Ephesians 4:22-24), which includes our wrong thinking and impure thoughts. Wrong thinking and impure thoughts inevitably lead to bad behavior and a multitude of emotional and psychological problems. Moreover, wrong thinking and impure thoughts lead to what the Bible calls sin and its consequences of eternal damnation. Clearly, to put our hand to the proverbial plough and look back by seeking the world’s knowledge to solve our problems will make us unfit for the kingdom. We must let go of the world’s corrupt knowledge. In essence, we must die to self, allowing God to make us into a beautiful new creation (See II Corinthians 5:17).

Unfortunately, many will not make that commitment. They are like the other two illustrations that Jesus Christ uses (See verses 59-61). They both had ready excuses as to why they could not follow Christ and make the needed commitment to become one of His disciples. Yes, applying God’s truth to our life is the most difficult part. It’s difficult to change your way of thinking and acting, especially the thinking part! Believe me, it’s much easier to stop those more obvious sins that even the fallen world frowns upon, rather than those secret sins of the mind. Instead of offering excuses, pulling back, or running away we need to study all 121 commands in the New Testament that describe the new life in Christ. Obedience is application. Every step of the way the indwelling Spirit will encourage you as God’s Grace empowers you. Don’t put it off. It’s time to apply all of God’s truth to your life, which is ONLY possible if we stop believing the lies or the old knowledge that’s captured the world. We live in a world that’s obsessed with looking back on the knowledge that they have previously assimilated, while the world around them is falling apart. Professing themselves to be wise they have become a little more than fools. Make an assertive effort today to apply only God’s truth to your life. You will be happy that you did.

“And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).

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Who is Taking Your Mind Captive? (Video)

In today’s world, we have a new medium, no doubt designed by Satan himself, to hold the entire population’s thoughts captive to him. Each medium is saying come over here and follow me, from the professors of higher education to the news media, to Hollywood’s avalanche of movies, and to the algorithm of Social Media. We will examine how each of these mediums are holding your mind captive and how Jesus Christ’s call to follow Him exclusively will set you free to explore the endless possibilities of what your mind is capable of and the great joy of participating in His Kingdom work. Don’t miss the three amazing vocalists that will give you application to the truth in the video. After watching the video on my secure website, please share with others.

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Who is Taking Your Mind Captive?

Unlike the animal kingdom we have an amazing capacity to formulate complex thoughts, to remember minute details, and multi-task with tremendous accuracy while speaking, listening, and formulating our next thought. Our minds are the most astonishing gift from our Creator setting us apart from the rest of His creation. History proves that some of our greatest thinkers have separated themselves from the milieu of fruitless thinking and conversation that the masses are captive to. From the scribes of ancient Israel to the great philosophers in every Century they have held their followers captive. In today’s world, we have a new medium, no doubt designed by Satan himself, to hold the entire population’s thoughts captive to him. Each medium is saying come over here and follow me, from the professors of higher education to the news media, to Hollywood’s avalanche of movies, and to the algorithm of Social Media. We will examine how each of these mediums are holding your mind captive and how Jesus Christ’s call to follow Him exclusively will set you free to explore the endless possibilities of what your mind is capable of and the great joy of participating in His Kingdom work.

To truly follow Christ, not only needs our total submission to His will but our every thought must be taken captive to obey Christ. The Bible says, “We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5). For most in today’s world, even for those who call upon the Name of Christ, this would be a most difficult task. “Every thought?” Yes, every thought. Look into any translation or the original language and it means the same. So, Christ must control our thoughts to obey His will or we will be left to the many devices in the world allowing Satan to control our thoughts to obey his will. When we submit to the will of Christ then the indwelling Spirit will lead us in all our thoughts. These beautiful thoughts will open our minds to the glory of God and His eternal Kingdom, to see things with our spiritual eyes that we never thought possible and to think His thoughts after Him in fulfilling His work on earth as it is in Heaven. Now, let’s look at how Satan is controlling the thoughts of the world’s population to obey him through many different mediums, then we will return to how Christ wants to control our every thought so that we will think His thoughts after Him.

Let me stress, that once the many mediums in the world control your thoughts, then in time, it will control your actions and your behavior. Cannot we already see this? Look at the teachings of psychiatry, for example, that began many years ago with some of the world’s great thinkers in Germany and then America. Now, this thinking has taken hold on almost every human mind in the world. Some have grown so accustomed to this thinking that it has possessed nearly every thought about their pitiful lives to explain their every emotional and psychological problem. Another example is how the News Media along with the algorithm on Social Media has captured the minds of so many in our day. Let’s be very clear that Satan wants every moment of your day. It’s rather ingenious how he takes your mind captive. He does this by tracking your interest from previous searches on the internet, posts on Social Media, or purchases from online stores, as long as those interests are not in God alone. Both the news sites and the social media do this to keep you online or continually coming back for their tailored information just for you. Satan doesn’t care if you buy their products, he cares more that he has captured your mind, your time, and is leading you further away from God. As long as he holds your mind captive to world events, politics, or spending money that you don’t have he doesn’t even mind throwing in an occasional Bible verse or spiritual song to keep you hooked. Doing so will give you the illusion that you are giving God some of your time. We must remember what God said, that He is a Jealous God and is quite unwilling to share His time with anyone or anything (See Exodus 20:5).

Another example of how Satan is holding the fallen world’s mind captive is the professors of higher education and the avalanche of movies coming out of Hollywood. The reason I lump these two together is that they both are teachers. They both hold the fallen world’s mind captive to teach them many things that are opposed to the knowledge of God’s truth. One teaches in the form of entertainment while the other one teaches to bolster your pride in obtaining a time-honored degree and promise of a higher paying job. How much people are having their mind-controlled can be observed at the number of times they can quote the talking points from a favorite professor or to the number of quotes they easily verbalize from their latest movies. Not only are they being taught lies that will affect their behavior and their belief system, but just think about the amount of time that they have freely given allowing their minds to be controlled. Although we have only briefly touched on a small number of mediums that are attempting to control your every thought, believe me, there are many more from sports enthusiasts, to paramilitary groups and everything in between to consume your time and control your every thought.

On the other hand, we as believers should allow Christ to control our every thought by thinking His thoughts after Him. So, how do we do this and more importantly why would we? Let’s answer the second part of the question first, why should we? The first part of the answer is that God created us and has re-created us in Christ Jesus to have a beautiful dynamic relationship with Him. The second part of the answer is to reject this relationship will expose you to the horror of a fallen world run by Satan and his demonic host. The Bible says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8). So, now we come to the part of how we allow Christ to control our every thought. We do this by learning how to listen to the Holy Spirit (See my Article or video entitled: “How to Follow the Holy Spirit”). We do this by reading His anointed Word allowing the indwelling Spirit to guide us. We do this by listening to more mature believers that can point the way. Finally, we think Christ’s thoughts after Him by giving Him all our time. This is most difficult when the world is already controlling so much of your time, but when we do, it will open up a whole new horizon of possibilities.

In time, you will learn to ask the indwelling Spirit about everything we read, everything we see, and everything we hear, is God in this? So much in the world is dark and dreary filled with violence, hate, and are disgustingly immoral. After a while, you won’t need to ask, you will just know and quickly move away from those mediums that are attempting to control your every thought. After a while, you will find yourself spending more and more time listening to the voice of God, so you can think His thoughts after Him. You will think beautiful and peaceful thoughts about serving others in the Kingdom. You will think thoughts that will glorify God where you will be led to express them in your writing, in your speaking, in your prayers, in your paintings, and your music. Every thought will glorify God. You will soon discover that everything you do will be in service to others to the glory of God. You will learn to live your life as if the Kingdom has already come. The Lord’s Prayer that says we should pray, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). This prayer will take on a whole new meaning. Oh, what joy it is to live every moment of every day for Christ allowing Him alone to take our every thought captive. Dear children, let me conclude by quoting the Bible that says, “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (Colossians 3:2). Amen

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Are You Following a Blind Guide? (Video)

For the first time in world history, there is a multitude of blind guides in every segment of secular society and religious life promising to guide you into an enlightened truth. With all these guides in our world today we are forced to ask the question, “Which one has eyesight to see the whole truth?” After watching the video my secure website, please share with others.

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