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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

You can control your stress level!

Note: I can't take credit for this, I didn't write it. It came as an e mail, but I felt it worth sharing.

The True Meaning of Stress

Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon,

and some days you're the statue.

A stress management counselor addressing an audience holding a glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?' She fooled them, smiled and said,

"How heavy is this glass of water?"

Answers were called out, "8 oz. to 20 oz."

She replied, "The weight really doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm would feel broken. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it seems."

"And that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens

24/7, sooner or later, as the burden becomes

increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed and rested, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced.

Therefore, everyday as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down; don't carry them through the evening and into the night ... you can pick them up again tomorrow if you must.

Are you carrying burdens? Relax, put them down, pick them up later.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is

to serve as a warning to others.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

If I ever lead a 'Bible' study, these are the 'Ground Rules' as of 6/8/11

Cave of Abdullam Bible Study Ground Rules (1 Sam22:2) as of June 7, 2011
1) Be a Berean (Acts 17:10-11) Act 17:10 And the brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. They, when they arrived, went into the synagogue of the Jews. Act 17:11 And these were more noble than those of Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind and searched the Scriptures daily to see if those things were so.
2Co 13:5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?--unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

2) If Jesus could reveal Himself out of Moses and ALL the prophets of Scripture, so should we. (Luke 24:27) Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
3) If we want to know the END, where should we go to find out? According to The Creators Word? THE BEGINNING!
(Isaiah 46 9-10) Remember former things from forever; for I am God, and no other is God, even none like Me, Isa 46:10 declaring the end from the beginning, and from the past things which were not done, saying, My purpose shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure;
4) We now look at Scriptures as an Agricultural Book & A Military Manual, not a Theological, Denominational, Religious book.
5) The Most Important Parable, According to Jesus is Mark 4 and Matthew 13. Jesus said, if you don’t understand this one, how are you going to understand the others!
6) We have Inherited Lies and Falsehood in religion, things that don’t profit us anything. (Jeremiah 16 19-21) Jer 16:19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods? Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD.
7) His Name is not LORD. (see the front of your bible)
8) Two Fundamental Questions we always ask:
a. Did God Say? (Gen 3:1)
b. Who Told You? (Gen 3:11)
9) There is only The Creator and The Corruptor; There are only 2 seeds, there are only 2 Trees Names in the Garden and The Creator didn’t plant the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

10) Jesus didn’t come to start Christianity. (Acts 1:6)
a. Or any other ‘religion’ for that matter

11) When it comes to The Word you are reading right in front of you: Believe what you read don’t read what you believe!
a. Re read the above 3 times slowly
b. Still doubt, then go to Item 8
12) Who is the Teacher?
a. Rick Godley? NO!!!!
b. Your Pastor? NO!!!!
c. Your Denomination? Doctrine? Dogma? NO!!!!
d. The Holy Spirit
i. 1 Cor. 2 esp.v 13, Luke 12:12, John 14:26
ii. Exodus 4 12-15
iii. Deut 4:1
iv. Psalm 25:8, 27:11, 32:8, 86:11, 119:12,
13) Who are we? Ordinary Unschooled men….(Acts 4:13)
a. Don’t need no stinkin’ seminary degree for pin headed theology (see rule 12)

Who ever said Conspiracy was a Theory in the 1st Place?

Who said Conspiracy is a Theory? By: Rick Godley Rick@

Ever play a word association game? That’s where one person says a word, and you say the word of the first thing that comes to your mind, revealing thought patterns, stuff that we’ve been programmed to say. I say Dog; you may say Cat. I say Lord, and you may say Jesus. Or I say candy, and you may say Snickers.

What if I say conspiracy? Would you immediately say theory? A lot would. I wonder why. Is it because we have heard those two words used together so many times that we start to believe that all conspiracies are theories? And if you believe in conspiracy’s, you are labeled a kook or fanatic making it seem as if you believe in something that isn’t real.

What does the Word of God say about conspiracies? Have you ever stopped to think about it? First of all, I looked in the dictionary to see if the word theory was the word that followed conspiracy, and it doesn’t. Conspire means to breath the same air, as inspire means to inhale, aspire to breathe upon, expire you take your last breathe, and perspire to breathe through. The root word “spire” is where we get Spirit.

Psalm 2 is an ominous Psalm. In it you’ll find references to the United Nations, the ACLU, prophetic warnings about the coming judgment, John 3:16, and the anger of Jesus just to name a few. There is so much packed in just 12 verses!

In Psalm 2, we are introduced to the reality of conspiracy. In verse 2, depending upon what mistranslation you use, you see something like, “the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against His Messiah saying…” They are conspiring! The enemies of the Messiah are breathing the same air! Sound familiar?

Matt 12:14 says, “But the Pharisees went out and conspired against Him (The Messiah), as to how they might destroy Him. Since a student is not above His teacher, we can see how the disciples went through the process. Look up Acts 9:1. A funny way to say it is, “Now Saul, still breathing threats and murders against the disciples of Messiah…” I find it interesting that it says “breathing”.

What happened to Saul when He found out that his religion was misguided and that The Scriptures is Truth in its Pure and Simple Way? He repented of his religious zeal and followed Torah in its purest Way, the Way His Messiah showed Him personally.

Notice the seed we sow is the seed we reap. Saul breathed out threats and murders, and they were breathed back on him in Acts 20:3. “And he spent 3 months when a plot was formed against him.”

So we see The Messiah always had a conspiracy against Him. His disciples did as well. And even the “Cliff Note commentator on the Torah” himself, Saul/Paul, did too.

How about you?

Take a stand for Truth (in the way Scriptures defines Truth), and watch the conspiracy develop around you. When this happens, know that you are in good company. It seems to me that Joseph had a group of brothers that breathed the same air as well and conspired against him. Yet, Yah meant it for good!

I have plenty more verses, and I welcome the ones you find. Please, e-mail me what you find as we share. Because in this day and age, a lot of things don’t seem to add up, and when you present Truth, you are smeared, slandered, talked about, (but never to your face) and labeled. That kind of sheds light on the count it all joy verses when you fall into manifold trials etc. It does also the “hey, watch you talking bout Willard verses”, of Matt 5:11.

Here’s just a smattering of the conspiracy verses found in Scripture. If they are in the Book of Truth, can they be a Theory? I don’t think so.

Ps. 26:20, 31:20, 37:12 105:25, all of Psalm 64, 74:8, 41:7, 2 Chron. 24:21, Ezek. 22:25, Matt. 22:15

So as you aspire to inspire until you expire, continue to perspire, and let them conspire because you stand for the Truth! Conspiracy is no theory; it’s a fact. Remember, Truth is Hate to those who hate the Truth.