Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Ron Paul for President 2008 worldwide comments

Since this isn't a political blog, I haven't put much on here about those issues. Though again, it goes hand-in-hand with emotional freedom. And of course there's very much a spiritual aspect to one's beliefs in that arena.

I have joined the local meetup group for Ron Paul for President (USA), 2008. Spending some time with that is also part of what keeps me away from doing some of the blogs on here I want to get done. With that being said, I wanted to share this message. It is called 'Ron Paul earns the world's attention - and you can read it here:

I love the picture of some folks holding a banner in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

check it out -- and if you're in the U.S. then all I can suggest is that you 1.) register to vote in the Republican party. and then 2.) be sure to VOTE in the primary election, for Dr. Ron Paul. (He's a medical doctor, not a lawyer -- not too many politicians aren't lawyers, which imho explains a lot!) And if you want to know more about him, there's tons of info. to find. He even has his own page on YouTube. Watching some of those video's was what convinced me he's 'the real deal' and not just one of those 'air-brushed, base your opinions on the polls' sort of politicians.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Secret of Spiritual Power

Here's a most excellent article by Chip Brogden, I'll put the last few paragraphs below -- however it's all good. It starts with this passage of scripture:

"God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:6b,7)

So many times we try to resist, but we are defeated. Why?
Simply because we attempt to resist the devil before we have first submitted ourselves to God. There is a proper order that must be observed without fail. First, we must
understand the principle of God resisting the proud but giving grace to the humble. This is the foundation of everything we do. Second, the word "therefore" signifies that those who learn this principle will act upon it accordingly. If they understand the truth just stated, they will submit "therefore" to God. Third, as a result of their submitting to God, they will find the devil flees whenever and wherever they offer him resistance. The word "flee" means "to run away in terror". How wonderful! How delicious to see the devil running from us in terror, instead of the other way around! That should be the normal
experience of all Christians. That is the normal Christian life, a life that overcomes.

The whole object of satan is to bring us down from the heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 2:6) and entangle us into some kind of earthly, fleshly thing that saps us of our strength and diminishes spiritual authority. Knowing this, the Lord has us to pray daily, "Deliver us from evil" (Matthew 6:13ff). That is to say, "Deliver us from the
earthly, the fleshly, the worldly, the carnal, the selfish, the natural, the human, where satan has influence to work evil against us. Deliver us from all that hinders and
distracts us, and bring us into the Kingdom of Your dear Son, that we may walk in Spirit and Truth, in the heavenly places, demonstrating your preeminence over all things
Below." Brothers and sisters, praying in this way is what it means to resist the devil. He cannot stand before us when we take the high ground and maintain the Lord's
If we grow impatient and fall into the flesh then we become weaker. To react in the flesh diminishes spiritual authority, and this must be avoided at all costs. Allowing the flesh to
have its way for only a moment guarantees defeat against a spiritual adversary. "We worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh" (Philippians 3:3). To lose all confidence in the flesh is to take the higher ground of the Spirit. To meet flesh with flesh means the victory will go to the strongest, and there
is always someone stronger than you according to the flesh. Instead, if people come against you in the flesh, let them come against you. If they wish to rail and argue with you according to the flesh, do not respond in kind. If they attack you without cause, let them attack, because the fleshly, the carnal, the natural cannot defeat the spiritual. The one who is submitted to the Lord has authority over those who remain unsubmitted to Him. Flesh is overruled by Spirit. Hate is overruled by Love. Darkness is overruled by Light. Death is overruled by Life. Earth is overruled by Heaven. "He that comes from above is above all" (John 3:31ff).

We offer no resistance, no defense, no argument, no justification to people who mean us harm. We do not wrestle against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12a). We resist satan, not the person. We stand against the devil, taking no action against the instruments the devil uses. We submit to God, we offer no resistance to man, but we stand firm against the spiritual adversary. Outwardly, before others, we appear weak. But inwardly, before God, we are strong. "Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds" (II Corinthians 10:3,4). If we war after the flesh then we are emptied of spiritual strength. If we war after the Spirit then we are emptied of fleshly strength. Which will you have, spiritual authority, or fleshly power? You can have
either one you want, but you cannot have both.
We face perilous, dangerous times. The secret of spiritual power to see us through these times is humility. The arm of the flesh will fail us. Brothers and sisters, since we cannot avoid weakness, we may as well make the best possible use of it. Let us accept the dealings of the Holy Spirit with us and offer no resistance to Him. "Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up" (James 4:10). Amen.
You can read the whole article here

And just to tie some EFT into the article, I believe it's much easier to be humble when our emotions aren't running amok. In addition, if your emotions are in control, then He can't be a light unto your path and it's also a lot harder to 'submit yourselves therefore to the Lord.' ..

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

Marxism / Socialism as a religion

For the most part, I try not to post much on this blog that would fall under the 'political' category. But in many respects it does tie into being emotionally free (i.e. the goal of EFT) as well as believing in our Savior, who came to set the captives free. Particularly here in the USA, which is still considered by some to be a 'free country'.

But, it is becoming apparent that is not the case in many respects. I do follow some political issues and I'm a member of the local 'meetup' group for Ron Paul - Republican candidate for U.S. President. That being said, I wanted to share this article on a blog I just discovered. I'll put a few sentences of the article below, follow the above link to read the whole thing if you want.

If Marxism is a religion and the Income tax is the 2nd “Commandment”
in their Manifesto then how can the United States be establishing a tax
system based upon a religious doctrine that is established to destroy
capitalism and has been recognized by Congress (50 USC § 841) as an
enemy of the United States?

If Marxism is a religion then no Christian or any other religion
that does not have Marxism as a part of their faith can be forced to
pay a tax that supports that religion. To do so would create a
substantial burden upon Ronnie’s religious exercise. That is a
violation of the RFRA and the government cannot demonstrate a
compelling government inters [sic] in establishing a religion.

“If, by religion, we mean a framework of total devotion, especially one
that involves an ideal future and an ideal role model (Jesus and
Lenin), a framework that one follows unquestioningly, then certainly
Communism meets that definition of religion.” Professor Sam McFarland,
University of Western Kentucky

“I certainly came to the conclusion many years ago that Marxism is a
religion, contrary to Marx’s contention that he was being ‘scientific’”
Dr. Wallace Mills, retired, St. Mary’s University

“In China, the enormously successful civil religion of the Communist
party adapted ancient Confucian imperial doctrine, promoted Mao as the
sage-philosopher of the nation, whose teachings were critical for
national salvation, and presented Mao as representing the morality of
communist truth.” World Religions Today
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Wednesday, August 1, 2007

More on Harry Potter

Hey guess what? It's another article on Harry Potter! I get 'fresh' links to articles at ApostasyWatch!, under the 'What's New' section. And I also got yet another book from the library: Larson's Book of Spiritual Warfare by Bob Larson; and some of the stuff in the beginning part of the book, which is all I've read so far, is pretty gruesome. There are certainly similarities to what's quoted from the recent HP book and some of the rituals and/or belief systems of the satanists mentioned in the SW book.

What continues to boggle my mind is the 'pass' and the actual encouragement some in the Christian faith give to the HP fare -- i.e. books and movies. So, here's the latest article I just read, it's a bit long but good. Here's a little bit from the beginning of the article:
"The story of Harry Potter is, and always was, a Christian allegory - a fictionalized
modern day adaptation of the life of Christ, intended to introduce his
character to a new generation."[2] Abigail BeauSeigneur

"The Harry Potter novels... address the need... we have for spiritual nourishment
in the form of edifying, imaginative experience of life in Christ."[3] John Granger

"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil..." Isaiah 5:20

"The story of Harry Potter is an allegory," observed Peter, a former temple-master in an occult order. "It is written and packaged to look like fantasy when, in truth, it is a carefully written true description of the training and work of an initiate in an occult order." Peter continues, "...everything Harry does is an extension of his belief system. His foundation is in magic through will. The concept that magick is an extension of will
is a foundational occult truth and is diametrically opposed to the Christian concept of will where every born again believer’s individual will is brought into submission under Christ."[4]

And a personal comment I'd like to make, is that I am not necessarily wanting to 'point fingers' or engage in name-calling over this. I'm certainly not 'miss Super Christian' or anything. But, having spent several years studying and trying to believe in the 'new age' mindset, (because I was a lost sheep) I may be a bit more sensitive to the buzzwords and all of that than others. It can really mess with your thinking; and worse besides. I'm sure many of those folks are sincerely misguided and/or deceived, and don't realize it. I guess that's what deception means, eh? But I suspect there are others who are not at all deceived, and are in fact wolves in sheep's clothing -- so we need to be alert and pray for those who are sincerely deceived.

And just to get a plug for EFT in, I could suggest that if my recent articles about HP bring up some negative emotional turmoil -- tap on it! Once those feelings are soothed with EFT, it'll be much easier to hear the 'still small voice' of the Holy Spirit, and/or to really discern what is Truth.

At any rate, it's a good article, check it out here.

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