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Introduction

Introduction

1Th 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

1Th 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

 

 

Unfortunately, we live in a world where money dominates the health industry and, for money, the system is willing to sacrifice your health in order to build profits.

The prince of this world, Satan, is so serious about meetings his goals and objectives. He influences men to create things to directly influence your decisions about doing service to God.

Ecc 7:29  Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

God asked his people to not learn the ways of the ungodly.

The natural tendencies of a saint of God is to trust their own experiences. Trusting in God is not natural. But you must do all you can to trust him. Because we trust our thoughts, more than listening for a voice from God, it becomes difficult to give in. Things like the cross of Christ, fasting for weeks, praying for hours, responding to the voice of God in the midnight hour are foreign to a natural way of thinking. 

Psa 106:35  But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.

Psa 106:36  And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.

Psa 106:37  Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,

Psa 106:38  And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

Psa 106:39  Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

Psa 106:40  Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.

Additional problems with out thinking

These are not normal experiences, but they do belong to our Lord. You must be cautious about taking what God has spoken to you and adding your understanding to his message.

1Co 2:1  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

1Co 2:2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

1Co 2:6  Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

1Co 2:7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

1Co 2:9  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.

1Co 2:10  But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

1Co 2:11  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.

1Co 2:12  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.

1Co 2:13  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.

1Co 2:14  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.

1Co 2:15  But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.

1Co 2:16  For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Trust

You must become watchful, because most of your experiences will conflict with Gods instructions. Your natural tendencies and collection of experiences will reject the preaching of the cross. Why? Because the system and the world you were raised in is filled with conflicting facts about God. Man cannot know God, without God showing him. But God will never call a man to profit off the cross of Christ. Jesus paid the price already with his life... I'm getting angry and off subject. 

Psa 37:5  Commit thy way unto the LORD; trustalso in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Psa 64:10  The righteous shall be glad in theLORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

Psa 73:28  But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.

Psa 91:2  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Psa 115:9  O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he istheir help and their shield.

The point is, God is a spirit, you don't know enough about God. You cannot know him through your current limited natural experiences. God says that the natural man cannot see, hear, nor conceive in his heart (mind) the things that God has for us. Fasting God's way will create those new experiences.

Living holy in a world where everything around you could potentially undermind your relationship with Jesus Christ can be challenging. But with God all things are possible. 

Psa 118:8  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

Psa 118:9  It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.