Visions or hallucinations?
Why would you suppose that spiritual visions aren't real??? Where would the images and words come from in that case?
Some say a vivid imagination. Naturally this could be true in some cases, but when you have a profound experience, something out of the blue, that you never even expected, it can't be caused by your imagination! That's just not possible.
If for instance a demon of some sort shows up in a vision and tells you to take your life (happens often due to the use of prescription drugs), it is NOT a figment of your imagination. If angels pop up with messages, if Jesus Christ all of a sudden reveals himself to you, it's not a hallucination, no way! The spiritual dimension and the spirit world is real! To simply call a vision, a hallucination, is a cop out!
Since the war in heaven, one third of God's angels, lost their place in the heavenlies, and were thrown down to earth. All they want to do is toy with people and implement the mind games they have conjured up at the gates of Hell.
Their agenda is to tie us to sin in any way they can, or simply take our lives. They want us dead one way or the other. Their master is a text book psychopath, that is why he wants to destroy everything that God, the Father, loves...or try to alienate us from God, in any way possible, through...fame, money, power, drugs, sickness, pride, immorality etc.
In order to mess up our minds, satan has designed religions/super heroes, sayings, movies, comics, occult books, ritual instruments, ritual objects, psychology, hospitals, doctors, drugs/strong medicine, freemasons and other unholy alliances, In short, he is ready to do ANYTHING to tie us to sin and thereby condemn us to death.
We have to live holy lives to please God.
Some people think, that following "man made" rules can please God. But God will never be pleased with us for any such thing. He wants to have a personal relationship with every one of us, just like He had with Adam and Eve in the garden, before they went bananas...or in their case, apples...
Through Jesus Christ we can have a real relationship with God, since Jesus is the ONLY door to the Father!
There are many dangers lurking around the corner...
Interfaith ideas and contemplative prayer are wriggling their way into churches now... Were not supposed to sit and meditate, God wants us to TALK TO HIM, in a natural way. We can all do so if we come in Jesus' name! We don't need popes and priests or saints to do that! According to God's word, the Bible: All Christians are priests!
Many of God's men, prophets, Seers and leaders have become too self confident, and are being led astray by the devil. They are so used to living in the anointing, that they aren't really paying attention at this time. Everything was running so smoothly in their lives, and satan has seen his chance to de-rail their trains.
It's happened before and it's happening again, the prophets are ignorant of the angel with the sword, on their way to worship of the harlot (The RCC-woman in red...).
Don't let the devil, tradition and religion fool you, stay away from the occult: Yoga, religions, 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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