Thought: Voice of the Spirit Realm

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Have you ever had a thought and wondered to yourself where it came from?

If you answered yes, this shows a very real truth that you have personal experience with. You have received a thought, or idea, from a spiritual entity other than yourself. It happens all the time in conversing with other people. Someone is on a totally different train of thought that throws you off your thoughts. But what if some of those thoughts were not all yours? This Bible study and look at history will, I pray, open your eyes to some truths that enable you to better see in a more spiritual way and how your life has been influenced personally by the spirit realm, that place we cannot sense with our five senses.

There were two thoughts in your head. The thought you first have is foreign to you. Enough so that the second thought is one of perplexity. The voice behind that second thought is your own. If you don’t understand or get the first thought that came to you, how could it be your own if you haven’t experienced it or the thought was contrary to your normal thoughts? This by no means takes responsibility off our shoulders for our actions or whether we choose to agree or disagree with those thoughts just like in normal conversation with each other. We are all spirits in temporal bodies of flesh. God gave us free will to choose what we align ourselves with and we do have our own thoughts as well since we are all spirits in bodies of flesh. The Bible says our hearts are wicked, and without filling them with the love of God, it’s very easy to make the bad choices because a lot of the time we’re focused on ourselves more than others and God’s love is completely selfless.

This is why it’s very important to guard our minds and hearts with the Truth of God’s Word. That is the foundation this study is built upon, and personal experience to which I’m sure you will be able to relate to. So let the Word of God resonate in your spirit as you read the Bible. The stories in the Bible are all connected to their Creator, Yeshua the Christ. He is the Word of God and the whole of scripture is written of Him. He is the center of Bible prophecy, and our blessed hope for the future. Without Him nothing would exist. He spoke the universe into existence and science is confirming this. WND article

Milk & Meat: Carnal & Spiritual

1 Corinthians 3:1-5
And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men? For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal? Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

Hebrews 5:8-14
Though he [Yeshua] were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec. Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Isaiah 28:9-10
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

I pray with this study that the awareness of the spiritual increases your ability to discern the thoughts of your mind and what of those thoughts are of God. This requires guidance of what is of God, which is where the Bible becomes our foundation. The enemy has your destruction in mind, are you armed spiritually for battle daily? Guard your mind and thoughts with God’s Word. Read Romans 8

Ephesians 6:10-20
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

The Spirit Realm

The first thing to define would be the spirit realm. This is the realm which we cannot perceive. We cannot smell, taste, touch, hear, or see it. We can perceive its influence and see those things, but we cannot experience this spiritual realm with our physical senses. So how can it have a voice? That “voice” is our thought.

Hebrews 11:1-3
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

An example of this is the CD-R disc. If you weigh a blank blank disc and then burn a bunch of data to it, does the disc weigh more after burning it? This is the exact same thing with the spiritual realm. We cannot weigh it because we cannot perceive it. How do you measure what does not exist according to all your senses? This is how evolution has corrupted the youth of today. By focusing solely on those things which can be perceived with the five senses and removing the spiritual as possible, those children grow up without an understanding of reality and who they are in God’s creation. Our faith in the Word of God is the evidence of the realm we cannot perceive. Hebrews 11:1 It is because of the Spirit of God that we believe and our belief is the evidence of things not seen. This is why persecuted Christians are such good witnesses. Our peace comes from a place that much of the world denies because they can’t see, feel, taste, touch, or smell it.

1 Corinthians 2:9-16
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

What this is saying is that we have no understanding of the things of God outside of those things being revealed to us by His Spirit within us. Our spirits alone only know what they have experienced and we can’t experience what we cannot perceive. Therefore, the only way to truly understand, is for the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of God to reveal them to us.

But if we can’t perceive the spiritual realm, how can the Holy Spirit reveal them to us? That is where thought comes in. Some thoughts that you have are your own thoughts. Some thoughts come from others either spoken or written. However, there is nothing new under the sun and the spirit realm can impress thoughts upon you as well. What thoughts you accept and what thoughts you rebuke (reject and turn away from) are the choices you make that determine how your spirit aligns. Either you align with God’s spirit, or you don’t. There’s thousands of options out there, but you’re either with God or you’re not. It really is that black and white.

John 14:12-18
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

This scripture shows that there are two spirits, one is our own and the other is the Holy Spirit. When we obey God’s Laws, which are all shadows of love and confirm our reliance on Him, the Spirit can guide us in understanding further. We’re told to love God above all else and to love our neighbor as ourselves. These demonstrate selfless love. There is no “what’s in it for me” involved.

1 Corinthians 12:1-3
Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

Wonder if you’re filled with the Spirit? Can you say Jesus is Lord? Do you believe it? This understanding was not our own, but by the Word of God. We can’t believe it except by the Spirit which draws us.

John 6:44,45
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

John 6:53-71
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.

We love Him because He first loved us and He knew us before we took the time to know Him. He has chosen us who believe in Him from the foundation of the world to be His bride. God is outside of time, so it’s hard for us to wrap our heads around sometimes, but He has already chosen us and those who will not choose Him will not believe or be able to say that Yeshua is the Son of God. In fact, watch how mad some people get when you say it out loud. That’s a sign of the times. Their spirit has chosen against God’s love and so they are repulsed by His very name. He has also declared Himself the only way to heaven and the Father, a big no-no in today’s politically correct world. See more about possible future crack-downs on those who claim sole ownership to the truth in the name of peace and security, the Alliance of Civilizations, another sign of the times. What is so amazing is that it is violent people’s own pride and rejection of God that causes them to turn violent against true believers and followers of Christ’s way of love and persecute them for their belief! Look at what is happening in the Middle East to Christians in Africa and some major Muslim nations. Now the “everyone worships the same god but has different names for him” crowd is also working to the destruction of those who claim their way is the only way.

So what are the fruits (qualities, result of the presence of) of the Spirit which we should follow?

Galatians 5:22-26
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

I was just going to post a portion of Romans 8, but wow, just read the whole thing. You’ll get the idea. The Holy Spirit in us quickens us in death so that we are made alive when we are taken to meet Him in the clouds at the harpazo.

Romans 8
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him [Lucifer] who hath subjected the same in hope, [vain hope, hopeless] Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Vanity is selfish pride. This is how Lucifer fell and indeed it was Lucifer who deceived Eve to question what God said about the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. These things are contrary to the Spirit of God.

The Dark Side

1 Timothy 4:1-9
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

In understanding how the Holy Spirit can influence us by speaking thought into our mind, we must also recognize that our thoughts can also be dictated by those in the spirit realm who are against God and trying to separate us from God. These are the seducing spirits. Some people, like murderers, rapists, and the like, have aligned themselves more with the voices of darkness. They hear the thoughts being spoken to them giving them ideas of things to do or say. Some, like channelers, ask these voices of thought for power and understanding. There’s a whole dark side of the rich and powerful which gives into these occult groups. I believe they are the ones who are guiding the worlds governments and secret projects. The suggestions of these seducing spirits are also a part of our everyday life through the messages we get listening to music or watching television. Regarding the musical aspect, I suggest you watch They Sold Their Souls For Rock N’ Roll for more clear understanding of how the dark side has used music to really affect change in the mindset of millions around the world, many times without them even realizing it. Just examine the fruits of the sex, drugs & rock n’ roll era.

Can you see how easily spirits could guide someone who just obeys thoughts believing them to be their own? Especially if their world-view is built around their thought life and they accept all thoughts as their own? Look how the majority of those that believe in an afterlife view the afterlife. It would be very easy to be deceived without understanding the reality of the afterlife according to the Bible. This would lead some to seek out spirit guides to converse with the dead, etc. Something the Bible explicitly states not to do. There are extremes, but some are more subtle. Fortunately, God revealed in His Word the other side of the spirit realm and how that manifests itself through people. This makes the distinction between those motivated by the flesh over the spirit.

Galatians 5:17-21
For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

As Christians, we must guard our minds at all times to the influence of the spirit realm that plays to our desires of the flesh. These are the desire for wealth, power, influence under selfish pretexts. Just as Lucifer, the signs are clear. Selfish pride that puffs up leads to falling away from love. God is love, so where we align our own spirits (who have free will to accept or rebuke the thoughts we have) is where we will be for eternity. If we align with selfless love and those things taught in the Bible, and we will have accepted Christ’s sacrifice for our transgressions of His Law, then we will remain in His Love for all eternity. We need to fill ourselves up with Christ to overflowing so that He is the only influence we allow.

“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” | James A. Froude (1818 - 1894)

In order to know something, you must make it your own and imitate it. This is what actors do to prepare for a role they are going to play. They must study it to act like it. That is what God’s 10 Commandments are, shadows of love. God is love. To obey His Laws is to walk in His ways. He said that if we love Him, then we will obey Him.

John 15:9-15
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

He also revealed the mystery of His Laws by explaining how they were shadows of His love. On just two commandments hang all the Laws of the prophets. Love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor as yourself. That is the foundation of Christ for His church, obedience to His ways of love for Him and each other. That is the way of the God who created you and loves you with an everlasting love.

However, if we align our spirit with ourselves, fulfilling every desire regardless of others, we will find ourselves further and further from God’s presence with less of His love until cast into the lake of fire. This is the complete absence of God’s love for all eternity.

I encourage you to read the Bible more so that you know better what thoughts are of God and what thoughts are not. Then you can rebuke those which are contrary to God’s Word and they must leave. Eventually, as you fill yourself more with God’s Word, the thoughts that are contrary to God will stop coming into your mind. Do you have thoughts of guilt over your repented past? Have you rebuked them in the name of Yeshua? Mean it and do it. Ask God to replace those thoughts with His Word for you because when He forgives, it is never remembered. That means the voice reminding you is contrary to God’s Word for you. In fact, Satan is called the great accuser. It is Christ who stands as your advocate before the throne of God day and night. Read the Bible and soak in His ways. It directly affects your near future! God wants a personal relationship with each of us right now, that’s why I’m writing this.

The influence of negative spirits is why Christ cast out demons from people. In today’s society of blindness to the spiritual realm many dabble in practices that invite evil spirits to cohabitate and influence a person. Divination and such practices are forbidden in scripture for our protection as with most warnings given in the Bible.

Luke 11:24-30
When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

Here Yeshua speaks of possession of spirits in a man. If the Holy Spirit can speak to us in that still, small voice then could not also these wicked spirits looking for a home also? When Christ cast out demons, His advice was to go and sin no more. The devil walks about like a lion looking for someone to devour. It is in this spirit that his followers also search for those that will subject themselves to these demons. It also shows the connections unclean spirits make to those that allow them to remain.

Have you ever wondered how psychics can know about family history of those they do not know? First take note that these spirits are not mortal and were around before man was created. We cannot see, taste, touch, smell or hear them usually yet they are there, listening and watching all we do. Channelers and diviners just communicate with these and what we think nobody else knows is shared as if they are actually talking to the dead, something the Bible makes clear is not possible. These psychics have just developed their communication with the spirit realm. The Bible also clearly states we are not to dabble in these things. Why? The Truth of the matter is that wicked spirits are out to deceive and destroy us, leading us away from God. We live maybe 70 years and have that much experience or less. Common sense dictates that we are not all-knowing and so playing in a realm we don’t fully understand with enemies we cannot perceive is not a wise choice. Indeed many lives have been ruined and eternity’s changed because it seems to work. We need to trust in God and read His Word so we know the Truth with which to combat the lies.

The Light Side

1 Kings 19:9-13
And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

Where was God? Not in the manifestations of the physical, but in the still small voice. If we want to hear God, is it possible with all the commotion we put into our five senses? Can you focus well on a quiet conversation in a football game? The television provides a constant stream of noise, very distracting and drowns out the still small voice. Always busy? Too many responsibilities on your mind? Pastor Harvey Buck of Crosswalk Ministries, my home church, did a really good series on being in stillness. We are to be in rest as Christians. This doesn’t mean no responsibilities, but it does mean let God lead and trust in Him.

Hebrews 4
Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

And when Christ was tempted, He declared the Word of God.

Matthew 4:1-11
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Yeshua did not sin and He knew His Word. He is the Word made flesh, therefore sinless since sin is transgression of the Law and the Word never changes.

Matthew 6:19-34
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammonG3126 [wealth]. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew 8:19,20
And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

The Creator of the universe would love to have a personal relationship with you. He loves you with an everlasting love. He speaks in the still, small voice that is so often drowned out in the hustle of modern life. I believe that’s part of the Babylonian system we’re supposed to get out of. Revelation 18 Get quiet and alone, listening in prayer and worship. Focus your attention on Yeshua alone. Un-busy yourself, your flesh will fight it, but your soul is thirsting for it.

Matthew 6:1-18
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

I pray the above brought to new light what may have already been heard before. Ask Christ into your heart. You don’t have to know how, just let Him know you’re willing. Even if you’re already a believer, ask for more of Christ in your life. Give yourself to His direction, get quiet, pray, and listen. Being in the spirit is when there’s a million things going on, but none that have your attention are in the material world. Focus on Christ and read the Word of God for ultimate guidance. Keep getting to know Him and develop your personal relationship with the Creator of the universe!

Understanding the source of your thoughts is critical. When you see that not all thoughts are your own and you want to do God’s will because you love Him, you realize that you can shut off those thoughts in your mind by sharing with them the Word of God. When Satan was tempting Christ, Yeshua used the Word of God to rebuke what Satan said and that was that. Let us take the same attitude when we are attacked spiritually. Understand and know God’s ways and reject the works of the flesh, which are at odds with the fruits of the Spirit.

Galatians 5:19-26
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Perhaps in your prayer time, you find it difficult to get past all the swarms of thoughts going through your head. I know I have that problem many times. A suggestion for you... God loves you with an everlasting love and He isn’t afraid to let you know. When you quiet yourself to pray, every thought that comes to mind, tell it to stop. You have control over whether you listen or interject. Focus on Yeshua and interrupt the thoughts until you hear one thought come through, “I love you with an everlasting love.” You know you are connected with Him and just thank Him and talk to Him. He loves that! One more thing to keep in mind. I’ve heard that the thoughts we have are like trumpets for all to hear in heaven. What are you trumpeting before God and the angels? Who’s thoughts are you listening to?

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” | James Lane Allen more quotes

Rain Down Now, Lord! Excerpt by Doug Perry

Tripartite simply means “three part” and an axiom is just a logic progression to prove a point. So I’ve just strung a few together here to see if you can get the point of where we’re going. I could write a whole 200 page paperback about this by telling lots of stories and fluffing it up, but there’s a war between good and evil and we’re kind of losing, so it’s probably better if we just cut out all the fluff and get right to the point.

Tripartite Axioms

God is tripartite – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
IF we were made in God’s image,
THEN we are tripartite – Soul, Body and Spirit.

When God heals us, it affects all three.
When God asks for obedience, it means from all three.
When God asks for worship, it means from all three.

When we sin, it affects all three – Soul, Body and Spirit.
When we disobey, it affects all three – Soul, Body and Spirit.
When we set ourselves above God, it affects all three – Soul, Body and Spirit.

When we are commanded to bear each other’s burdens, it means all three.
When we are commanded to lift the yokes of oppression, it means all three.
When we are commanded to feed the hungry, it means all three.

When we give food to the hungry we are feeding their Body.
When we give Godly instruction to the hungry we are feeding their mind and Soul.
When we give blessings and prayers to the hungry we are feeding their Spirit.

When we give drink to the thirsty we are satiating their Body.
When we give pure truth to the thirsty, we are feeding their mind and Soul.
When we pour out on them the Living Water in us, we are feeding their Spirit.

We are vessels of honor, committed to the service of God.
We contain all kinds of things that can be used for His purposes.
We hold strength, money, time, knowledge, experience, wisdom, faith, love, joy, peace, patience.
Some are physical, some are mental, some are spiritual. All are to be shared.

The easiest to understand and do is the Body.
Even the world is good at disaster relief and feeding the hungry.
Even the wicked love their children and feed them good things.

The sneaky one is the Soul and the Mind.
Satan always wants us to spend all our energies on that one.
Teach them, train them, argue about philosophies, speculate about hypotheticals.
That is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
The world is really good at writing books and speaking many words. Of that there is no end.

The rarest one, the realest one, the most impactful one is the Spirit.
Our battle is NOT against flesh and blood – or the mind – it’s against spiritual rulers.
Spiritual rulers that try to steal, kill and destroy.
You can starve the Spirit by overfeeding the Body and Soul.


Second Thoughts Are Real WebMD (August 21, 2007) - The a little voice in your head that warns you not to do something you were just about to do is real, brain researchers say. Well, maybe not the voice. But researchers now say last-minute second thoughts come from a specific part of the brain. A different area of the brain allows us to act voluntarily. That’s free will. This is “free won’t,” suggest Marcel Brass, PhD of Germany’s Max Planck Institute and Patrick Haggard, PhD, of England’s University College London. “Many people recognize the ‘little voice inside the head’ that stops you from doing something, like pressing the ‘send’ button on an angry email,” Haggard says in a news release. “Our study identifies the brain processes involved in that last-minute rethink about what we are doing.” Brass and Haggard find that a brain region just above and between your eyes -- the dorsal fronto-median cortex or dFMC -- is specifically designed to let you pull back from doing something you were just about to do. University of Pennsylvania researcher Martha Farah, PhD, says the findings have major implications. Farah was not involved in the study. “It is very important to identify the circuits that enable ‘free won’t’ because of the many psychiatric disorders for which self-control problems figure prominently -- from attention deficit disorder to substance dependence and various personality disorders,” Farah says in a news release. In their study, Brass and Haggard hooked up 15 healthy young adults to functional MRI machines that did real-time scans of their brain activity. The participants were asked to decide to push a button at times of their own choosing. Some of the time the participants were asked to decide at the last minute not to push the button. Brain scans taken when the participants actually pushed the button were different from those taken when the subjects restrained themselves from pushing the button. This self-control came at a cost. The subjects reported feeling frustrated when they did not push the button as they had intended to do. That fit with their brain scans; a part of the brain linked to feelings of frustration (the anterior ventral insula) lit up along with the dFMC “free-won’t” brain region. Interestingly, some of the study participants were less likely to refrain from pushing the button than others. These subjects had relatively weak dFMC activity, while those with better self-control had stronger dFMC activity. “This could be a factor in why some individuals are impulsive, while others are reluctant to act,” Haggard says. Brass and Haggard report their findings in the Aug. 22 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.