Letting Go Of Pain

We are passionate animals, and we were destined to express feelings uninhibitedly and straightforwardly. Incidentally, be that as it may, huge numbers of us figured out how to curb feelings, particularly those esteemed “negative,” with the end goal to fit in, gain love, and be acknowledged. This was my experience.

I experienced childhood in a home where the saying was “Youngsters are to be seen, not heard.” There was minimal enthusiastic articulation permitted, not to mention acknowledged. Nobody was there to approve or enable us to process feelings strongly. Outrage was met with resentment, fear went unacknowledged, and there was a lot of disgrace to go around.

My folks didn’t demonstrate how to manage troublesome feelings, as they battled with that themselves. At the point when those feelings showed up, I frequently felt overpowered and deficient, embarrassed about my inability to be a “decent young lady.”

I figured out how to cover my torment somewhere inside, feeling imperceptible, embarrassed, furious, alone, and unfit to request what I required. Endeavoring to shroud the agony—from others and myself—I manufactured dividers, put on veils, and soldiered on. Regardless.

My torment was covered so profound, I didn’t understand it was there until the point when I had my very own youngsters. Parenthood opened up old injuries, the place of cards went into disrepair, and I started to disentangle.

In my thirties, looked with developing apprehension and crawling dejection—and roused to be the best parent I could be to my youngsters—I started to manage quelled recollections and old enthusiastic buildup that has abandoned me experiencing C-PTSD, incessant back torment, sciatica, cerebral pains, and tension.

As a youngster, I escaped the passionate agony by digging into the universe of books, music, and scholastics. As a grown-up, I understood I was solid enough to confront it. I was definitely not a little youngster any longer; I didn’t need to cover up. Presently I was more develop and had assets I expected to at long last face the torment that used to overpower my young mind—and start to recuperate it.

Truly, we as a whole conceal our feelings once in a while. We imagine, stay away from, and deny awkward feelings in an exertion of self-safeguarding, as a protection component.

We do this frequently with troublesome feelings like disgrace, dread, or outrage. When we encounter occasions that sincerely overpower us and we can’t process what is going on, acknowledge our feelings, and express them through our body and brain, we shroud them somewhere inside us where others can’t see them. What’s more, we wind up concealing them from ourselves as well. However, they’re still there.

The uncertain feelings get caught in our body where they assemble and putrefy, depleting our vitality, prompting burnout, enthusiastic awkwardness, and in the long run ailment. When we constantly quell feelings, we make toxiciy in our body, brain, and heart.

This natural passionate vitality is put away in our organs, muscles, and tissues. It prompts irritation and incessant medical issues, and it undermines our general prosperity.

3 Steps to Processing Emotional Energy Stuck in Your Body

The inverse of constraint is articulation. With the end goal to process our passionate trouble and move it however and out of our body so it doesn’t stall out there, we have to figure out how to express our feelings steadily, in the body and brain. On the whole, we have to figure out how to perceive and acknowledge our unbelievably and go.

Stage 1: Recognize (mindfulness)

The test is to perceive the feeling and feel it in your body. This is the place care comes in. The objective is to see what is going on inside our body, acknowledge it, and feel it completely, without judgment.

On the off chance that you’ve at any point run over Tara Brach’s lessons on radical acknowledgment, the act of R.A.I.N. should sound recognizable. R.A.I.N. remains for perceive, permit, examine, and feed (with self-empathy), and it “straightforwardly de-conditions the ongoing manners by which you oppose your minute to-minute experience,” as indicated by Brach.

Buddhist lessons reveal to us that human enduring is caused by abhorrence and protection from what is going on. Acknowledgment is freeing, and the act of R.A.I.N. instructs us to acknowledge our minute to-minute experience as opposed to running from it. It trains us to confront any trouble head on, with self-empathy and the understanding that it will inevitably pass.

We need to feel it to recuperate it—we need to completely encounter the feeling with the end goal to process and incorporate it into our experience.

Yet, we should feel it in the body; this is the basic point. As Brach states, “If the way toward incorporating troublesome feelings in mindfulness stops at the level of intellectual comprehension without a completely exemplified understanding, the certified acknowledgment, knowledge, and inward opportunity that are the embodiment of genuine recuperating won’t be finished.”

Practice care to show signs of improvement at perceiving your emotions and watching the substantial sensations associated with those astonishingly, and go for the duration of the day. Offer yourself self-empathy as you experience more troublesome feelings.

PRACTICE:

Sit still for couple of minutes with your eyes shut. Tune in to your body and end up inquisitive.

What does your body feel like at the present time? Is there any weight or shivering? Where? Do you feel overwhelming, hot, contracted, warm, or chilly? What is the surface, weight, and state of sensations you see in your body? What feelings are those sensations associated with? Would you be able to inhale into the parts that call your consideration? What do those parts of your body need to let you know? What do they need?

Stage 2: Respond (self-articulation)

Feelings should be communicated to be handled. The objective is to move the vitality of feeling through and out the body so we can release it.

This self-articulation must be true and epitomized. Keep in mind, genuine mending happens when body and psyche incorporate, so express the feeling on the substantial level as a matter of first importance.

As yet sitting, Ask yourself: What does this feeling you simply associated with need from you? What feels right at this time? What do you require?

Perhaps you want to cry, shout into a pad, take a dip, walk or run, move it out, hit a punching pack, do some planting, tapping, yoga or TRE, paint your emotions out, or essentially inhale profoundly while confronting the sun—whatever feels cathartic at that time, do it.

You will free the toxic feeling that you conveyed inside yourself, and free yourself from its shackles.

Pursue this progression with a standout amongst other types of passionate recuperating—journaling. Composing can be an exceptionally helpful ordeal of self-disclosure, reconnecting with our actual self, and preparing our most profound sentiments and feelings.

When we compose we give our inward world a voice. We process and comprehend what is occurring inside us and around us. What’s more, we increase viewpoint; by expounding on our feelings of trepidation and damages we can take a gander at them from a separation, disconnect from their grasp, and in the long run let them go. That discharge can be genuinely mending.

Work on journaling consistently to show signs of improvement at communicating and preparing your emotions. Try not to edit or judge yourself; let it full scale, totally unfiltered. After some time, your diary will turn into a protected space for you to free yourself, get unstuck, and push ahead.

We frequently don’t have sufficient energy and space to process feelings at the time, so ensure you permit yourself the space to feel the feelings you’ve had during that time and diary about it toward the finish of every day.

Composing PROMPT

What is going on in your life right now that you wish you could change? What is the greatest wellspring of disappointment? As you compose, see the sensations in your body. Tune into the parts that are numb, in agony, or solidified. What are they endeavoring to let you know? What needs recuperating, consideration, or change?

Stage 3: Reset (self-care)

In the event that we’ve constantly disregarded our bodies and overlooked our feelings, we need to re-commit ourselves to body-mind self-care, and enjoy mending propensities that will acquire the sentiment of prosperity.

The objective is to realign back with your legitimate self, reset back to a loose and open state, and return into health and equalization.

Set aside opportunity to back off and be separated from everyone else, get out into nature, influence craftsmanship, to tune in to music while you cook your most loved supper, think to wash down your brain and loosen up your body, scrub down or a rest to reestablish. Take great consideration of yourself to stir to life’s satisfaction and straightforward delights that will feed your body, brain, and soul.

My Own Healing Journey

When I chose to assume responsibility over my very own mending, I had no clue where to begin. A long lasting bibliophile, I immediately found composition to be remedial. It turned into my asylum, a place where I could associate with my inward world in a credible way. Composing turned into my most confided in method for preparing feelings I didn’t know I harbored inside since youth. I found disgrace, outrage, dread, distress, and in the long run, self-sympathy.

With care, I figured out how to enable my agony to surface, if just for a concise time, at that point encompass it with delicate love and care. My agony was a piece of me and I was finished running from it; it was time I confronted it.

I figured out how to detect into my body, little by little, as the uneasiness of reconnecting with my physical sensations was intense. In any case, I understood the main way out was through—through the body—so with the end goal to move the stuck feelings that had a tight grasp over me for quite a long time I needed to permit and acknowledge them, I needed to feel the resentment, the disgrace, the sorrow.

Gradually, I figured out how to give my internal identity the help she never got. I tuned in to and approved her agony—and helped her let go of it. I figured out how to cherish and acknowledge her. Also, I at last figured out how to adore and acknowledge myself.

Recuperating is an exhausting procedure. Make sure to give yourself all the consideration and sympathy you would provide for a companion doing this diligent work. Offer yourself comprehension, love, and care. This is diligent work, and you are doing as well as can be expected with what you have.

Caught feelings get in our direction. They disrupt our endeavors to make the existence we need and make us hopeless en route. Liberating this enthusiastic vitality stuck

 

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Spirituality Nature

To me, being a profound individual intends to carry on with an otherworldly life. It sounds self-evident, however as a general rule it is an uncommon wonder. Individuals love profound exchanges. You will discover numerous individuals with significant information of the sacred writings. They can cite widely from the Gita and Ram Charita Manas. Yet, their otherworldly education does not convert into relating activities in their day by day lives. Many confound religious customs as being synonymous with carrying on with a profound life.

In one of my postings as an IAS officer, I went over a central architect who asked no less than three times day by day. Amid Navaratri, he was once in a while accessible in the workplace. However, he was a standout amongst the most degenerate officers that I have seen. He would separate cash from temporary workers and merchants. Another partner who wore a tilak on his temple and discussed mantras without a moment’s notice, was ever prepared to give you a talk on God. However, as an officer, he was careless of his obligations and scarcely added to any activity. An otherworldly individual ought to exceed expectations in his activity. This has been the instructing of Paramhansa Yogananda and different holy people.

Daya Mata, leader of Self-acknowledgment Fellowship, established by Paramhansa Yogananda, was once asked by an enthusiast, with respect to how he could check his otherworldly development. Her answer was straightforward. Is it accurate to say that he was a superior individual today than yesterday? Assuming this is the case, he was developing profoundly.

Otherworldly talk, perusing otherworldly books, unlimited discussions and significant discourses have no importance except if they assist you with living a really profound life. An otherworldly individual would be one who plays out his obligations with add up to trustworthiness and genuineness and has right direct and right state of mind. He ought to have the capacity to end up mindful of his internal identity and control his brain so he is above voracity, outrage, desire, pride and envy. It is difficult; it is where you attempt to enhance each day. Reflection is the thing that powers this development.

Paramhansa Yogananda has said that life ought to be a mix of right reflection and right action. Right reflection as educated by him empowers you to pull back from your tangible phones and search internally where you can hear the voice of your internal identity, the voice of God. Be that as it may, right reflection must be trailed by right action. You need to carry on with your life as indicated by the voice of your internal identity; be consistent with yourself. Recognition of yama and niyama as characterized in ashtanga yoga, is basic. Same is the message of the Ten Commandments in Christianity and comparable general profound realities are cherished in the lessons of each other religion. Right contemplation gives you the otherworldly quality to carry on with an existence where you are ace of your psyche and not its slave. As Ramana Maharishi stated, “It is my psyche, for what reason will it not hear me out.”

The genuine idea of otherworldliness isn’t to live as a slave of your faculties. You figure out how to confront delight and distress with poise. You ought to have the capacity to pardon the individuals who wronged you and not respond in outrage at the individuals who attempt to affront or mortify you. It would suggest a benevolent life, shorn of self image, with each activity concentrated on doing administration to others. Words, musings, customs and petitions have small importance except if you experience every minute as indicated by the genuine idea of otherworldliness.

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How Important The Happiness Is

An instructor once asked me how she could deal with two sufferings in the meantime – while she is battling with her own particular issues, her understudies required her assistance and guidance and, in the meantime, her mom called to state how her dad was harming her. I think each one of us realizes that we need to deal with one enduring first. You need to settle on the decision immediately to pick what is before you first. The instructor must reveal to her mom that they can talk about what she has recently disclosed to her once she has had sufficient energy to think and consider it and that she will get back to her after she has done that. I imagine that is legitimate.

All together not to be overpowered by numerous things in the meantime, we need to figure out how to sustain ourselves to be solid enough for these troublesome minutes. We take in two things from the lessons of the Buddha – the first is the means by which to deal with misery and the second is the manner by which to make joy keeping in mind the end goal to be sustained and to recuperate. On the off chance that you need to be solid enough to deal with misery, you need to figure out how to feed and recuperate yourself. Rather than thinking about this issue and that issue, you simply quit reasoning and figure out how to connect with the miracles of life, stroll so as to sustain yourself at each progression.

Sitting on a prepare or transport, having breakfast or brushing our teeth, we can rehearse care with the goal that these minutes end up supporting and mending. And afterward when we end up solid enough, we will have the capacity to deal with our troubles and they won’t overpower us. Similarly as a specialist who sees that his patient is excessively frail, making it impossible to experience a medical procedure will defer it and attempt and make his patient more grounded before doing the medical procedure.

You figure out how to be cheerful while you are drinking your tea. When you open the tap and see the water streaming, you can be upbeat. When you brush your teeth calmly, you can be upbeat. So making satisfaction in each snapshot of your day by day life is a critical practice that causes you to be more grounded for managing the troublesome snapshots of your life. Also, care rehearse causes us perceive the snapshots of bliss that are conceivable in our day by day life.

On the off chance that you drive yourself to take in, suspecting that taking in is great, at that point that is anything but a decent practice. Be that as it may, in the event that you take so that you feel better immediately and inside a few seconds of your taking in, you feel quiet and cheerful, that is great practice. You ought not force a training and endure amid the training.

The Buddha said the dharma is flawless first and foremost, in the center and toward the end. So taking in, you should feel quiet, serene and cheerful the entire time you are taking in, not exactly when you completed the process of taking in. You can’t compel yourself to unwind. So if the training is great, you feel better immediately at the plain start of the training. We should desert the training is the methods and satisfaction is the aftereffect of the training. The truth of the matter is that there is no real way to bliss. Joy is the way.

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Raising Your Spiritual Health

Otherworldly wellbeing is frequently overlooked by individuals. Brushing it away calmly can prompt issues over the long haul and cause devastation in your own and expert life. Each individual existing on the Earth, sometimes, feels lost. There comes a period when life ahead begins appearing to be obscured and purposeless. The sheer idea of presence bothers us and we are constrained to look for some help, solace or joy from outer sources. Here is the place profound wellbeing ventures in.

Individuals frequently tend to utilize material approaches to satisfy themselves and flop wretchedly. Soul looking is important to look for extreme bliss and satisfaction. Spreading out a way forever, defining a few objectives and standards, and religiously holding fast to moral qualities are a portion of the key aptitudes here. Finding your motivation inside yourself rather than external assets and other individuals is the best approach to flourish on the way of otherworldliness. Stressing over the future and not focusing on the present is yet another obstacle on the way of otherworldly advancement. Here we present to you the main 6 different ways to enhance your profound well-being and carry on with a tranquil life now!

1. Contemplation

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Originating from the space of priests, contemplation presently has turned into a domain of the overall population. The most ideal approach to associate with your internal identity and find your inborn qualities and shortcomings, reflection is synonymous with otherworldly wellbeing. In spite of the fact that priests rehearse it with an objective of accomplishing illumination, ordinary citizens hone contemplation to accomplish inward peace and the vitality to go ahead with their everyday exercises without getting a handle on focused and depleted. Setting nature ideal for contemplation is imperative to accomplish positive outcomes from the procedure. The advantages of contemplation reach far and wide. It diminishes pressure and enhances fixation and wellbeing.

2. Thoughtfulness

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Thoughtfulness centers around the assessment of one’s own point of view and philosophies. Alluding to the examination of one’s own spirit in a profound setting, contemplation has after some time turn out to be very essential. It reconnects you to your internal identity and influences you to comprehend the reason for your life and your activities as a rule. Soothing you of nerves and stress issue, reflection causes you see things with a more profound point of view and comprehend their impact in the long haul. Furnishing you with a lucidity of considerations, it encourages you settle on better choices and live with a reason.

3. Solid Lifestyle

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Our way of life considers specifically our otherworldly wellbeing. Expending nutritious sustenance, wealthy in vitamins, particularly vitamin C, and carrying on with a trained life can assuage you of a great deal of pointless pressure. Striking an appropriate harmony amongst work and individual life, offering time to your accomplice and connections, having a legitimate rest plan, and not taking up more than you can deal with appropriately all show a solid way of life. Expending a nutritious eating regimen and staying away from an excess of low quality nourishment can likewise help you a great deal. A solid personality, all things considered, lives in a sound body!

4. Profound Health Yoga

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A progression of physical and mental activities, yoga is one of the most seasoned practices for keeping up profound wellbeing. A method for living as opposed to an activity of 15 minutes, yoga should be consolidated into one’s way of life. It enables the body to achieve an ideal condition of amicability, advances self-mending, and disposes of past terrible encounters. It likewise causes us concentrate better on whatever we are doing and decreases worry by an incredible edge. Only a 30 minutes of yoga toward the beginning of the day can keep you tranquil throughout the day. It improves individual power and makes you fit for spreading inspiration wherever you go.

5. Convey what needs be

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Conveying everything that needs to be conveyed is one of the least demanding approaches to clean up your cerebrum and dispose of dangerous contemplations. The capacity to talk your heart out is one of the key abilities required in the present upsetting condition. Stopping up your manner of thinking with gathered pessimism can at last prompt dejection. Telling individuals how you feel can roll out them improvement their approach towards you and keep them from harming you accidentally. It improves your associations with others and with your internal identity. It mitigates the nervousness and influences you to feel brave and sufficiently valiant to embrace any test in existence easily and certainty.

6. Positive Environment

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A sound, profound condition is as vital for the spirit as a solid, physical condition is for the body. Being continually encompassed by negative contemplations, shouting, and feedback can hamper the development of your brain and prompt a dependable effect on you. Stay away from such individuals and situations as much as you can. Perusing motivational books and watching quality recordings can help you a great deal. Also, being companions with your partners at the working environment can prompt a superior yield and profitability. Figure out how to separate amongst valuable and damaging feedback. Try not to give any arbitrary explanation by a man a chance to influence you adversely.

Along these lines, notwithstanding increasing material belonging, increasing mental peace is similarly critical. Over honing yoga and a solid way of life, terpenes can likewise be attempted to lessen tension. These mitigating mixes have been discovered unfathomably successful in cutting down feelings of anxiety and advancing emotional well-being. Supportive in lessening THC-prompted nervousness, the sweet-smelling mixes can acquire marvelous outcomes a limited ability to focus time.

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Becoming More Spiritual

Sooner or later in time, a great many people encounter an inclination that there is an option that is more noteworthy than the solid world we occupy. Regardless of whether this inclination is motivated by a secret of science, the amazing perspective from a magnificent peak, or the vitality experienced in associating with others, these minutes can be both lowering and establishing. It’s these emotions, minutes and encounters which shape the establishment of our idea of otherworldliness.

A standout amongst the most wonderful parts of otherworldliness is that it tends to be experienced diversely by everybody. For a few people, otherworldliness is about a commitment to a religious confidence. Others search out a more individual association with their otherworldly side by taking part in exercises, for example, yoga, reflection, investing energy in nature or innovative articulation.

There is no set in stone approach to approach otherworldliness. What’s vital is to perceive that the adventure is the prize. Regardless of whether you are somebody who’s dedicated your life to promoting your profound improvement or you’re simply beginning to find your otherworldliness, there are imperative exercises that can be gained from the way you take after.

We’ve talked with a different gathering of otherworldly instructors; some are bloggers, some are creators, and every one of them has a special interpretation of the importance of otherworldliness. We made the accompanying inquiry:

“What three hints would you give for somebody figuring out how to end up more otherworldly in their day by day lives?”

Investigate their answers beneath. Ideally, their useful tidbits can light a start that touches off your own particular otherworldly trip.

Otherworldliness, Change, and Patience

Develop Your Relationship with God

Discovering Spiritual Depth Through Commitments

Soul Choices

Cheerful Tips for Leading a Spiritual Life

A Daily Deepening of Spiritual Life

A Practical Approach to Life and Living

Ordinary Spirituality

Right now, There Are No Problems

Imbue Your Day with Intention and Awareness

Developing Awareness of Spirit’s Presence

Everything in Life is Spiritual

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Learning to Worship

“The preacher’s eyes I’ve never seen, though light in them may shine; for when he prays he closes his, and when he preaches, I close mine.” If I knew who wrote it I wouldn’t embarrass him by telling. Besides, if the writer had been worshipping as he should, he wouldn’t know that the other’s eyes are closed during prayer. That preacher had probably made a studied effort to learn how to get and keep attention. How many of us make a studied effort to give attention? Both sides may be failing. Granting (please do, or I’ll feel terrible) that absolute and unwavering attention is impossible; surely there is some way to improve single-mindedness in the public worship. Perhaps the most important prerequisite is an honest appraisal of our desire. If we do not care – are so little acquainted with true worship as to think “attending,” “visiting” and “gazing about the auditorium” is all God expects of us — there is little use in going further with this. But people who really want to worship God can improve their efforts. . . 1. “Make not Provisions for the flesh” (Rom. 13:14); that is, do not sit where there are distractions – move toward the front of the building. Unless you are forced (small children, physical disability, etc.) you cannot afford to overlook this means of improving your attention span and enriching your worshipping experience. 2. Practice charity – hear the monotone singer as one who sings to God; and the trite expressions in prayer as the efforts of an embarrassed man, saying what he thinks is expected. (You can pray your own prayer, you know; and if you lead publicly, you can set a better example for others.) 3. Listen with a view to learning! Take notes, reason through the process, being critical in a positive fashion. Better to forsake the preacher while making a note of your own, than to drift sleepily into “limbo.” 4. And, when you drift, apologize to God, right then! Ask His help, and worship will become more meaningful. – by Robert Turner

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The Truth about Creation

 

When we read any passage in the Bible, it is very important that we interpret it as it is supposed to be interpreted.  If a passage is meant to be understood literally, then taking it purely figuratively is obviously going to lead to wrong conclusions about what it is saying.  Similarly, if a text is meant to be understood figuratively, then to take it purely literally would be a big mistake.

It is very common for readers of the Bible to go wrong in both of these ways.

On the one hand, there are those who deny literal interpretations to passages that should be understood literally.  Sometimes even passages that refer to key components of the Christian faith, like the resurrection of Jesus or His future return, are interpreted purely symbolically.  This leads to extremely serious error.

On the other hand, there are those who take literal interpretations of passages that should be taken purely figuratively.  In fact, many Christians today seem to think that interpreting literally means holding true to what the Bible teaches, while interpreting figuratively means compromising on biblical truth.

This is actually a serious mistake.  The Bible contains a lot of non-literal teaching.  The Psalms, for example, constantly use vivid metaphors.  Books like Daniel and Revelation use powerful apocalyptic imagery.  And it is noteworthy too how in John’s Gospel we repeatedly find Jesus making statements that those listening to Him misunderstand precisely because they take His words literally (see John 2:19-21; 3:3-4; 4:10-15, 31-34).

One part of the Bible that Christians often interpret too literally is the first three chapters of Genesis.  Many believers, who are rightfully distressed by godless theories of how the universe and mankind originated, seem to think that one way to oppose these theories is to insist on a fully literal interpretation of Genesis 1-3.

In fact, a close reading of these chapters shows that it is a mistake to take them fully literally.  Let’s look at some reasons why this is the case:

Daylight created three days before the sun

In Genesis 1:3-5, we are told:

‘3 Then God said, ‘Let there be light’, and there was light.  4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.  5 God called the light ‘day’, and He called the darkness ‘night’.  And there was evening and there was morning, one day.’

However, in verses 14-19, we read:

‘14 Then God said, ‘Let there be lights in the canopy of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years; 15 and let them serve as lights in the canopy of the heavens to give light on the earth’, and so it happened.  16 God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night; He also made the stars.  17 God placed them in the canopy of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.  19 There was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.’

We see in verses 3-5 that on the first day God creates light that He calls ‘day’, i.e., day-time as opposed to night-time.  However, we read in verses 14-19 that on the fourth day He creates the sun, moon and stars.  But the light that gives us day-time obviously comes from the sun!

These verses stand as a strong piece of evidence that we are not supposed to understand Genesis 1 as a purely literal account.  On the level of the text, six 24-hour days are referred to.  But the reader is surely not supposed to think that these are literal 24-hour days on which God did His creating.  Instead, these six days are far better understood as a literary device that provides a framework for God’s creative activity.  When Genesis was written, Jews worked for six days of the week and rested on the seventh.  God is therefore portrayed doing likewise.

On the first day in Genesis 1 the focus is on God’s creation of light, darkness and 24-hour days.  And on the fourth day the focus is on His creation of the sun, moon and stars.  The point that is being made is that God created all these things: light, darkness, the 24-hour day, sun, moon and stars.  But the text is not meant to be taken as a literal, chronological account of when God made them.

Sometimes Christians who insist on taking all these verses literally come up with forced interpretations in an attempt to hold on to their view.  For example, it is sometimes said that God created the sun on the first day, but the sun appeared from behind clouds on the fourth day.

Solutions like these are extremely unconvincing:

In verses 14-19 God seems clearly to be portrayed creating the sun on the fourth day.  Note how verse 16 says that God ‘made’ the sun, moon and stars on that day.  And note too how verse 17 tells us that He ‘placed’ them in the canopy of the heavens on that day.

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Worshipping Images

 

MAKE NO IMAGE OF ANYTHING WHICH IS IN HEAVEN, ON EARTH OR UNDER THE EARTH!

WHY?

SO YOU DO NOT BOW DOWN TO IT…..

Exodus 20:3-7

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God,visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

1 John 5:21

Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

(Is it not curious, that no Catholic ever knows –they say- the Second of the Ten Commandments? Why, do you suppose, is that?)

Matthew 4:9-10

And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down andworship me.

Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him onlyshalt thou serve.

(Consider attitude of prayer: Fall on your knees, incline your head, raise your hands? What did Satan want from Jesus? Fall down and worship him! That constitutes worship. How does one pray to idols? To anything other than God?)

Revelation 22:8-9

And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I felldown to worshipbefore the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

Revelation 19:10

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

(Twice John fell on his knees before the Angel. Each time the Angel forbade it, saying worship only God.)

Acts 10:25-27, 14:13-15

And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.

Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.

Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul,heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made 

heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

(Peter refused worship from Cornelius. Pagan priests tried to sacrifice to Barnabas and Paul, impressed by miracles. The Apostles rent their clothes in anguish, telling them to turn to the Living God in worship, not men. You think Peter or Paul would accept worship, -what doubletalk about reverence-, today, now? Some people pray to them now.)

Ezekiel 16:17-18

Thou hast also taken thy fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given thee, and madest to thyself images of men, and didst commit whoredom with them,

And tookest thy broidered garments, and coveredst them: and thou hast set mine oil and mine incense before them.

Deuteronomy 18:11-12

………or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.

Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

(Necromancer is a person who speaks to the dead (spiritist). Paul, Peter, John – all are dead; only one came back from the dead: Jesus. It was explicitly forbidden by God to speak to the dead. Has anybody ever seen a Jew praying to Moses? Or Isaiah? Or Abraham? Speaking to the dead has always been the beginning of spiritism, demonism and idol worship.)

A great gulf is provided between the living and the dead, both, those still in sheol (the lost) and those in paradise.

Demons utilize every opportunity to impersonate and play theater. Turning from the living God to idols (Demons) gives the demons more than opportunity, it gives them authority to affect the life of that person. What happened to Adam when he turned to Satan?) 

1 Chronicles 16:26, 29

For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.

 (Not idols, but worship God)

Jeremiah 7:18:20 For more detail read Jeremiah 44:16-25

The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make CAKES TO THEQUEEN OF HEAVEN, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

Do they provoke me to anger? saith the Lord: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be pouredout upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.

(Some Jews got mixed up with this religion of Nimrod and Semirabis, the “Queen of Heaven”, rejecting Gods Law. This choice brought destruction to every one of these idol worshipers. The cakes had to be exactly and precisely round, representing the SUN which they worshipped, their symbol for Baal or Moloch, Osiris)

What looms ahead of Mankind now?

The moral battle may now be lost in this sad world and the future of mankind might actually drown itself within a forthcoming immense sever of evil. But they still CAN NOT take your salvation from you. Only YOU can do that.

If you are unsure about your salvation, please dear friend, continue reading.

With infinite love God gave us a Savior, to pay our penalty and a Bible, a guide and light on our path! The Bible is a love story; written with blood, upon a wooden cross; the story of God’s love for you.

Men are not lost because they are sinners; THEY ARE LOST BECAUSE THEY HAVE REJECTED THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE, who died for them.

Any CONCEIVABLE sacrifice is worthwhile to find the BIBLICAL Christ Jesus and to belong to Him. If you want Him, pray now with me, “DEAREST LORD JESUS, FORGIVE ME MY SINS. I REJECT ALL NON-BIBLICAL RELIGION. COME INTO MY LIFE AND BE THE RULER OF MY LIFE. HELP ME TO LOVE YOU MORE EVERY DAY AND TO OBEY YOU WITH ALL MY STRENGTH AND TO READ YOUR BIBLE DAILY, EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE.”

Something most especial is waiting for those who seek the immense goodness of our Lord. God Himself said, that “The ear has not heard and no eye has ever seen, neither can man even imagine the HAPPINESS which God prepared for those who love him” (1 Cor. 2:9, paraphrased, if you please)!

God’s Word, Sir. Look it up.

People might wonder about the inclusion of this prayer in nearly every article I write. I never take money for writing. Every article is free to copy, free to republish. The most important feature in these articles is this prayer to invite Jesus. It changes lives, changes eternity. If even one person, only one, becomes a Christian because of it, it would have made my own life (and all its troubles) worthwhile.

 

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MUTILATED BY SOMEONE’S SELF-ESTEEM?

 

Self-confidence, confidence in your ability to do a good job, is very good. Totally different is self-esteem.

SELF-ESTEEM got Satan out of heaven. Self-esteem got Adam and Eve out of paradise.

Does God agree with psychology? WE ALL, SOONER OR LATER, ARE OR WILL BECOME VICTIMS, DEEPLY WOUNDED (IF NOT MUTILATED) BY OTHER PEOPLES EGO (SELF-ESTEEM). WE NEED CHRISTIAN GOOD WILL AND LOVE. 

Most of the arguments in marriage are born out of self-esteem, injured pride, injured ego.

(1) WHAT, DO YOU SUPPOSE, WOULD GOD SAY?

Matthew 18:4, 20:26-27

4. Whosoever therefore shall HUMBLE HIMSELF as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

26. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be GREAT AMONG YOU, LET HIM BE YOUR MINISTER;                    (minister means servant)

27. And whosoever will be CHIEF AMONG YOU, LET HIM BE YOUR SERVANT: 

Kiddo, forget all the gold and wealth in this world. The Lord God Himself is THE only real treasure. Can anyone imagine the greatness, the love and the good will in the character of our truly most wonderful Lord?

PROUD

Philippians 2:3

3. doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting the other better than himself;

(THAT’S WHAT GOD JUST SAID “CONSIDER THE OTHER MAN AS BETTER AND GREATER THAN YOURSELF. HA!)

Philippians 2:6-8 

6. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7. But made himself of NO REPUTATION, AND TOOK UPON HIM THE FORM OF A SERVANT, and was made in the likeness of men: 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross

(OUR CREATOR, CHRIST JESUS, WASHED FEET. HE SAID, ONLY THE ONE WHO IS THE SERVANT OF ALL, IS THE GREATEST! JUST IMAGINE THAT! GOD IS HUMBLE. AND MAN WANTS TO BE PROUD?)

2 Timothy 3:15 

1. This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2. For MEN SHALL BE LOVERS OF THEIR OWN SELVES, covetous, boasters, PROUD, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3. Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4. Traitors, heady, HIGHMINDED, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

1 Timothy 3:6 

6. Not a novice, lest being lifted up with PRIDE he fall into the condemnation of the devil. .

James 4:6 

6. But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, GOD RESISTETH THE PROUD, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Proverbs 13:10, 16:5, 16:18

5. Every one that is PROUD IN HEART IS AN ABOMINATION TO THE LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

18. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 

HUMBLE 

Isaiah 66:2

2. For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a CONTRITE SPIRIT, and trembleth at my word.

Matthew 11:28-30

28. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am MEEK AND LOWLY in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.:

Matthew 23:12

And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall HUMBLE HIMSELF SHALL BE EXALTED. 

John 13:14

14. IF I THEN, YOUR LORD AND MASTER, HAVE WASHED YOUR FEET; YE ALSO OUGHT TO WASH ONE ANOTHER’S FEET.

James 4:10

10. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Zephaniah 2:3

3. Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, SEEK MEEKNESS: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger.

Self-confidence (trusting your ability to do a specific job) was almost eliminated from the vocabulary. It was replaced with raw pride, EGO, but with “sanitized” language, as “self-esteem”.

(2) BITTER EXPIRIENCE

NOTHING WILL TAKE YOU AWAY QUICKER FROM CHRIST THAN SELF-ESTEEM. IT GOT SATAN OUT OF HEAVEN; IT GOT ADAM AND EVE OUT OF PARADISE. FROM IT PROCEED MOST OF THE PROBLEMS AT WORK, MOST BIG WARS, MOST MARITAL ARGUMENTS, MOST OF KIDS’ BRUTALITY TO KIDS. WE GET HURT BECAUSE WE HAVE BIG SELF-ESTEEM.

UNLIKE SEX, PRIDE IS INSATIABLE, UTTERLY SELFISH AND INCREASINGLY ARROGANT. WE ALL BECOME VICTIMS OF SOMEBODY’S SELF-ESTEEM.

WE NEED LOVE

You may be surprised that God does not agree with psychologists. Who defends criminals, so they can come back and burglarize or shoot at you again? Who demands that you do NOT DISCIPLINE your children, so that monsters may grow up? It is your dear psychologists and psychiatrists, no?

They say that Freud considered SEX to be the greatest and most important motivator of all. According to him, free sex (uninhibited) was real freedom! Karl Jung insisted that PRIDE, EGO was the greatest motivator. To him, any boost of ego was a boost in happiness! They say that all the great lights in psychology and psychiatry were heavily demonized men. Read the true life history of Freud, Jung, Maslow, etc. It is something scarcely believable.

You don’t need to imagine, what promotion of irresponsible sexuality would do to society. Merely OBSERVE the wrecked lives, the heartbreak, the destroyed marriages and demonized children, all around you now. The same applies to EGO or SELF-ESTEEM.

Examine your own experience.

(3) A CASE HISTORY.

WEE Johnny has been beaten up repeatedly at school. His ego is crushed. Wailing and weeping he’s hiding from the world. Mommy takes Johnny to a psychiatrist. The great man (after charging her a king’s ransom) declares that JOHNNY NEEEDS MORE SELF ESTEEM. He insists, that the whole family must avoid EVERY criticism, every demand and every discipline. Johnny is to learn and practice KARATE, Judo, Kung-Fu, and a few other horrid things.

Soon Johnny can and DOES beat up everybody, including his mother and siblings. No more hiding or wailing .No more school either. There is just one thing, though. He has now taken up residence in jail, for robbery, attempted homicide, drug abuse and rape. You can imagine the future, how the rest of the case history will turn out.

Let’s examine the underlying facts. The reason Johnny was hurt is BECAUSE HE HAD ENORMOUS SELF-ESTEEM. Usually, it is not the physical blows; it is the humiliation, the EGO that hurts.

JOHNNY WAS HURT BY THE CRUELTY AND BRUTALITY OF OTHERS. WHY? MOST LIKELY, BECAUSE OF THE HIGH SELF-ESTEEM (EGO) OF THOSE OTHERS. THEY BOOST THEIR EGO (SELF-ESTEEM) BY HUMILIATING SOMEONE ELSE. Who hasn’t experienced that?

Johnny did not need more self-esteem. HE NEEDED TOLERANCE, GOOD WILL AND REAL LOVE. What do you suppose the message of Christianity is all about? But we don’t have A FREUD, JUNG, ADLER and their fellows promoting Christian LOVE, do we?

IF JOHNNY HAD ENCOUNTERED LOVE, INSTEAD OF THE SICK FIASCO OF (MUTUAL) “SELF-ESTEEM”, THERE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM.

Why do you suppose the Rockefellers of this world want to gain more money? Why do Kings make war? Because they’re hungry? You and I may get hungry, but never “our betters”! They strive for power, because it provides EGO, superiority, endless SELF-ESTEEM, a sense of POWER over others, the ability to humiliate others without retribution.

UNLIKE SEX, PRIDE (EGO) IS INSATIABLE, UTTERLY SELFISH AND INCREASINGLY ARROGANT. WE ALL BECOME VICTIMS OF SOMEBODY’S SELF-ESTEEM. WE NEED LOVE 

If you must have counselling, let it be out of the BIBLE, not out of demonism.

(4) WHY BIBLE?

The BIBLE IS A LOVE STORY; written with blood, upon a wooden cross; the story of God’s love for you.

Men are not lost because they are sinners; they are lost because they have rejected Jesus who died for them. The ultimate treasure is not creation, it is the Creator. Any CONCEIVABLE sacrifice in this world is worthwhile to find our Lord and to belong to Him!

If you want Him, pray now with me, “DEAREST LORD JESUS, FORGIVE ME MY SINS; PLEASE BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE; HELP ME TO LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART AND OBEY YOU WITH ALL MY STRENGTH AND TO READ YOUR BIBLE, EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE.”

After this, check out the guide in “How to read the Bible and clean up your life” in

www.remnantonly.info, under “Articles”. It contains much information not easily found anywhere else. Curious?

 

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Acted Upon by Faith

 

Written by my friend Gene Taylor – this text can also be found at http://www.centervilleroad.com/articles/faith-4.html

Many things are accepted and acted upon by faith. Before we were born, the pyramids of Egypt were built. We were not present at that time so we have no immediate knowledge of it, yet, we believe that intelligent beings erected them because they show evidence of intelligent design and construction. Using that same logic in the spiritual realm brings us to similar conclusions.

Before we were born the universe was created by God. We were not present at that time so we have no immediate knowledge of it, yet, we believe that an intelligent being created it because it shows evidence of intelligent design and construction. That intelligent being is the God who reveals Himself in the Bible. As we come to know Him, His character, power and wisdom, we have faith in Him that He is able to do all He promises. Ephesians 3:20, in speaking of God, says, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” Romans 4:21 says that the great Old Testament patriarch Abraham was “fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.”

The evidence of one’s faith in God is obedience to His will. James 2:17 states, “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead” (cf. Jas. 2:20, 24). Faith enables one to obey in the absence of understanding the why and how of the thing commanded. Faith is a trust that assures one that he will receive a promise, though the means of fulfillment is not obvious because he has confidence in the one who revealed it. The evidence of faith is seen in the actions of the faithful as seen in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews.

The Results of a Strong, Obedient Faith

The cleansing or purifying of the heart. The apostle Peter, in reference to the Gentiles and how they were acceptable to God without being circumcised, said, “Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe. So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them by giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He did to us, and made no distinction between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith” (Acts 15:7-9).

Justification before God. “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom. 5:1; cf. Rom. 3:28).

Salvation. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast” (Eph. 2:8-9).

Great boldness and confidence. Addressing the church at Corinth, the apostle Paul said, “Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy, for by faith you stand” (2 Cor. 1:24).

Life. Romans 1:17, in speaking of the gospel, says, “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith'” (cf. Gal. 2:20, 3:11).

Protection from the evil one. As part of the “whole armor of God,” the believer takes up “the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one” (Eph. 6:16).

Triumph. “And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith” (1 John 5:4).

 

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