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Some people say:
"Hey, that Ben, he sees evil spirits under every rock"...
I can't deny that I do, since they are everywhere! People who don't live spiritual lives, can't see them though. Except for those who are alcoholics or do drugs, they sometimes see demons, even though most of them perhaps think that they only are illusions. That's also what ignorant people think.
Drugs open the door to the evil spirit world, don't go there, that door will always cause people misery!
Evil spirits and demons are unfortunately very real.
Anybody who is into Yoga, martial arts or meditation, have an open door to the demonic and trouble, since evil spirits always come with problems.
I'm so happy that God kept me safe, I was such a fool when I was young. I didn't give God much thought, even though I've always believed in Him. I just didn't know Him and I had no idea that you can actually converse with Him. I thought life was all a one-way monologue until judgment day...
Most people are both blind and ignorant, I know I was, before I met God!
I had no clue what the Bible was about. I didn't know that Holy Spirit was a person etc...duh. Nobody ever told me, how are we to know, if we are never told the truth?
Extremely dumb and shallow people, with worthless opinions.
There are extremely dumb people out there who constantly yap about "imaginary friends" as soon as Jesus Christ is mentioned. They are still somehow connected to "Santa syndrome" and the sand box. I guess they took the Santa hoax so hard that they completely lost their marbles in certain areas. They just can't handle the fact that Jesus is real, just because Santa was their fat granny or somebody of that nature. They were so disappointed in the Santa hoax that they can't seem to get on with their lives.
People say the dumbest things.
Most people actually think that you can't be happy all the time. That is a blatant lie! I am constantly happy, no matter what happens. It's been like that for many years now. God can give us perfect bliss. I know that most people don't agree with me, but that's just because they still live in the flesh, even though some of them also have met God for real.
I also know many pastors who don't know God!
They treat me with disrespect, which means nothing to me though :-) I just feel sorry for them for doing their "ritual" week after week, year after year... I sure hope they will see heaven even though they don't seem to hear the "voice of Holy Spirit". I do know that many preachers will be turned away, because of their disobedience, or because they neglected to work on their salvation. Many missed the mark, because they had their heads stuck in the TV set, while others listened to their iPods all the time, so God could never get a word in...
Most people cling to "the world" even though they should know better. The reason for this is, that they haven't taken the time to really get to know God! I'm not saying that I'm some kind of holy genius myself, far from it, but I have dropped "the world". And I do hear the wonderful voice of God, Jesus and Holy Spirit every day. I do my Father's will on a daily basis.
I am in full time ministry for the Lord, Hallelujah.
I have no idea what tomorrow holds in any respect, I just listen for His voice and do the projects given to me. Right now I'm writing the books that God wants me to write. But ever so often I'm interrupted by people that God wants me to help in different ways, often through deliverance or healing. I love seeing God's power manifest during prayer, sickness flees hahahaha!
Many people are so hung up about money, that they can't trust the Father.
I don't think about money, why would I? God has never let me down since 1975 when I first met Him for real. I trust Him whatever happens. Since I don't live for the world, I don't need to buy a lot od unnecessary things all the time. I'm fine, I have food and a roof over my head, even heaps of junk I acquired, while I lived what I thought was a "normal" life in advertising, yuk. I'm not going to let anybody push me around ever again, God knows best. Money means nothing! Believe me, in God we have all we need!!!
I lack: TV, radio, paper, because they are full of filth and lies.
Some people always defend "the worldly" stuff, because they love it! When you get to know Holy Spirit and work with Him, you grow to dislike "the world", just like He does.
I grow spiritually most every day, thanks to God and I'm loving every second of it. I am having a ball, working full time for the Lord. I meet lots of opposition, but that means nothing to me...nada. I just don't care what people say or think. Man's opinions mean nothing to me, everybody has them and they are totally meaningless. God's Word is what matters in this life and in the next. The spiritual knowledge we acquire here, we will also need in the next life!
I know a lot more about heaven, but I will save it for later, when I feel the time is right for sharing.
Don't let the devil, tradition and religion fool you, stay away from the occult: Yoga, martial arts and meditation, Uncle Benz
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PS. Check out the prayer at the bottom of the page if you want to get to know Lord Jesus right now!
If you would like to try Jesus for yourself, say this prayer from your heart, it will change your life! God loves you, just as He loves every man who walks this Earth!
Rom 10:9 because if thou shalt confess with thy mouth Jesus [as] Lord, and shalt believe in thy heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved:
"Heavenly Father, forgive me my sins. Jesus I believe that you are the only son of God and that you died in my place, please save me now, come into my heart, and take over my life. Amen".
If you seriously said the prayer, you are saved! For we are save by grace and nothing else, we can come as we are! Now thank Jesus for saving you.
The Bible tells us to work hard on our salvation, this does not mean that we are to run around doing good, but that we should obey Holy Spirit as He speaks to us! We should also keep the commandments of God and the commands of Jesus Christ, to preach the Gospel, heal the sick and cast out demons. We also have authority over death (in Jesus name), so we can wake people from the dead whenever Holy Spirit tells us to do so.
Welcome to the family! Check out god.TV on TV or the Internet, it is full of good spiritual guidance. xpmedia.com is very good too. Your life will change for the better!
(Naturally, not all preachers are good, just because they are on god.TV), use your brain as you watch, compare what they say, to see if it lines up with God's Word! Another very important thing: we should never criticize our sisters and brothers outside the church! If we feel that we have to correct somebody, it HAS to happen in church and not publicly. We should never launder our differences before the world, that is stupid according to Gods word!
There are some prosperity preachers whose messages are unsound.
God didn't intend for all of us to become filthy rich on Earth. Naturally, there might be some generous people on Earth, who may be blessed in this way, since God treats us all individually. But I don't believe for a second, that all Christians are meant to roll in cash...simply for our own pleasures. That would be pointless and silly.
I believe that we are supposed to help each other and be generous.
I don't believe that we should hoard our money in the bank, but to put it to good use. God will bless those who think of others, like the famous painter Van Gogh did. He gave his money etc. to the poor miners of Borinage, where he worked as an evangelist (between paintings). This is another fact, which is rarely (if ever) mentioned in art books due to our atheistic society.
Don't look down on rich people (or anybody else), God blesses whom He pleases.
Here's another side to prosperity: Job the incredibly rich man.
We read in the Old Testament how he was tested by the devil and lost everything. Because he was faithful to the Lord, everything was restored to him + he became filthy rich :-) Why? Because God blessed him.
Rom 10:13 for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Naturally, your life needs to change, if you've received Christ. We can't go on living in sin, like we did before we met God. But anyway, everything starts with the little prayer. It has worked for me and many of my friends. Let God take over, and don't fret, He will take care of you, trust the Lord!
You are now ready to receive Mr. Holy Spirit (if He hasn't already descended on you)! He is a person, sent by God to be your Helper. Spirit filled born again Christians can pray for you to receive Him. Your life will never be the same!
I call Him Mr. Holy Spirit sometimes, because most people don't seem to know that He is a person as well as Spirit.
Holy Spirit will give you a prayer language, so if you feel like there's something bubbling inside you, just open your mouth and speak whatever sounds Holy Spirit is giving you. The prayer language is called "tongues", it can be a Heavenly language or an earthly one, it all depends. I have many different ones, I've noticed that it changes a lot, from time to time. One Finnish girl that I prayed for received english as her prayer language, go figure.
Some people even claim that you can't pray or talk to Holy Spirit, I beg to differ. God the Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit are ONE, so you can pray to any one of the three.
But it's logical to pray to the Father in Jesus' name. When I pray for people, Holy Spirit and I have an ongoing dialogue during prayer. We speak to each other all day, but even more intensely during prayer, since He then directs me.
Mar 16:17 And these signs shall accompany them that believe: in my name shall they cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues;
Tts 3:5 not by works [done] in righteousness, which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy he saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of Holy Spirit,
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PS, I sometimes highlight words in the scriptures that I quote. Always check your own Bible to confirm God's word!
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I'm not trying to put anyone down with my Write, I'm just trying to convey what God has put on my heart I also feel that that life is too short, to just shut up and go with the flow, when people suffer under all kinds of bondage, and could in fact be set free in Christ.
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