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The Power of Our Thoughts

20 Jul

The Power of Our Thoughts.

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The Power of Our Thoughts

20 Jul

The Power of Our Thoughts
All of our perceptions and the way we respond to them happen quickly. In fact, our reactions to any stressful situation are initiated during the first few seconds of a stress encounter. We all have to deal with a certain number of them each day in this present world. How we think affects how our bodies handle those encounters because how we think often dictates whether we keep our peace or lose our peace. If we lose our peace and our joy, we are opening a doorway for sickness and disease to enter in. If we learn to develop good habits to help us manage those difficult times we are all going to face now and then, we will help minimize any sickness and disease from entering in.
Isn’t it amazing how powerful words can be? Let’s say someone corrects you about something you said or did, and because you are still dealing with spirits of accusation and rejection, it could cause your day to be ruined if he or she says something that makes you feel bad. That’s what this book is all about—teaching you to stay in peace in every situation that comes your way.
Perhaps you have been falsely accused of something or had a misunderstanding that resulted in something being blown up out of proportion. Often the words spoken will begin to try to torment you, keeping you up at night, or even manifesting in bodily symptoms.
The Scriptures say that what a man thinks in his heart, so he is:
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee (Proverbs 23:7).
What we think does, in fact, matter. We need to understand that our thoughts matter more than we really even completely understand at this time. As research into the brain and how it functions continues, more and more evidence is showing that thousands of chemical changes occur with every single thought, and we really only know about some of them. We need to know that our thoughts will manifest in good or bad actions—and in good or bad health in our bodies.
We are to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ so that we display Christ! As we think Christ-like thoughts in our heart, we become Christ-like.
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Does this mean you can use your thoughts to get freed from health, family, and business problems? Yes, it does! John 8:32 says that when you know the truth, you can find freedom.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).
Caspar McCloud (c) 2010 Taken from –http://www.amazon.com/What-Was-Thinking-Thoughts-Working/dp/0768432634/ref=pd_sim_b_1

Is it shame or fear or wisdom to keep away from those who try and persecute you?

16 Jul

Nicodemus the Jewish Rabbi and member of the Sanhedrin has been criticized for coming to Jesus at night, but what about the disciples hiding in fear at night after the Lord Jesus was crucified as we read in John 20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

Was it shame or fear or wisdom to keep away from those who persecute and want to kill you? Didn’t Jesus slip away from those who wanted to stone Him?
I love what the Lord Jesus shares with Nicodemus, who like many had some serious issue understanding the new birth in Christ with the old birth. The old birth is coming into existence as you are first born and the new birth is being adopted into God’s family. Here is what Jesus shared with Nicodemus, and now with us.

John 3:12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
I have met a number of people who tell me they believe in God and in Jesus Christ. However they do not appear to be living their life as if this made much difference to them. James 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. Joining the family of God means becoming a Christian, and that means you must follow after Christ. Its more then just making a verbal statement and signing some commitment card, its living every moment from your heart for the Lord Jesus, as if your very life is dependent on it. Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Let me just leave you with this to consider and mediate on.
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
In His love
Pastor Caspar
(c) 2012 Caspar McCloud Ministries Inc

Most dreams are simply thoughts in a different biochemical state

13 Jul

Most dreams are simply thoughts in a different biochemical state.

Most dreams are simply thoughts in a different biochemical state

13 Jul

Most dreams are simply thoughts in a different biochemical state. As we continue focusing on the same issues that concern us while we are awake, but in a different way. The Lord can explain things to us in our Dreams that He may have a harder time getting us to focus on whilst we are awake.
Dreams can also be helpful for problems solving.
I pray you have good dreams and are walking in the light.

Evil needs ignorance which is darkness to survive in just like a fish needs water to live in.
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Neurochemically, when we are awake we have specific amounts of serotonin and norepinephrine that help us line up our thoughts and logically process the sensory input coming from the outside world, so we then get bursts of acteylcholine as something captures our attention.
As we sleep at night, acetylcholine production is active and it basically is helping to sort through and consolidate are memories, picking out what is important and what is not in our minds, but the production of serotonin and norepinephrine is shut down, which introduces the element of peculiarity into our dreams.

The Lord says He will cause you to have dreams and visions.
Keep positive my friends, stay in Faith and study the Word of God which brings healing and health to all your flesh.

Proverbs 4: 20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
In His love
Pastor Caspar

 

Phil Keaggy and Caspar McCloud 1987 NYC press

7 Jul

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