So Heavenly Minded, No Earthly Good

I remember when I was a fairly new Christian. I would look on outward appearances and to be honest I would judge people on things that they wearing or things that they did. Later, through difficult times and circumstances I took my eyes off the Lord and backslid from my faith. I then had people judge me- mostly Christians. So I knew and know what it feels like. I now think they that we all need to more gentle. The Holy Spirit is the one that convicts the heart. The word of God is sharper than any two-edge sword.

In Matthew 11: 28-30 it says:

Come unto me, all ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Sometimes we forget the journey and are too zealous to let God work things out instead of us in peoples lives.

God uses your past experiences for good.

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Let us pray for each other.

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"Quill" 6 years ago

He is an amazing God and like you say He will use all the bad for His glory...great hub...

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Sky321, Nice heartfelt Hub! I agree with Quill! God is amazing! Always remember that the Lord's LOVE last forever! "He will never leave nor forsake you!" Be encouraged!

In His time; He will work it all out for you good! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

No, one convicts himself by living the lie and the error..thats why God inst to blame when the end does come..we are because we condemn ourselves...........a twist on qulls comment.......God uses the things considered foolish in the world to put the wisdom of the world to shame..

ER


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hi, Elijah Returns. It sounds like The End Times topic is your calling. Keep up the good fight! I have some questions I would like to ask you. I think the option to post comments is not on your hubs.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

The phrase, "So heavenly minded, no earthly good" is really not a biblical concept. We are to be heavenly minded, and that includes humility. I was thinking this morning about how we pre-judge "people", rather than "the spirit speaking through them". God does use those the "world" would deem outcasts to reveal His wisdom to.

While I love ER, he was greatly exposed to Jehovah's Witnesses' teachings, and while he now refutes their doctrines, he still has a twist in his very intelligent and eloquent hubs that separates Jesus from God and focuses on the 144,000 as being the only "chosen" in the Lord...God has yet to unwind the coils of the JW doctrine, by the renewing of his brilliant mind. I thank God he was set free from there and I believe God, who began a good work in him, will be faithful to complete it until He comes.

Blessings to all ~~~ JD


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

I belong to no man, no church, no doctrine....there is no Trinity.....its is like hellfire, mariolatry....even legalism....what I teach is from the bible. God is not a trinity....the Jews never taught a mulitude of Gods....only of one.........as for the 144000.....this is not a jw teaching....its in the bible.....these are the remnant.....but not jws as they think........I am not alone in debunking their doctrines....many have done it...there are no coils within me to be unwound. Soon, when the last two witnesses come, the remnant of the 144000, they will set things straight.......time is running out, running out for all the false babylonic bullshit satan has so cleverly peddled. Commenting is locked because i dont want abuse...i have received over 300 emails from one jw alone detailing the rape of my wife and kids...the murder of my mother...and they say they are christian......judahs daughter has my email........email me


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

My email is now on my profile. I also don't belong to any church or denomination.


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

Sky321, if I may, I see you love the Lord and I believe He will give you discernment as to what is true and what is in error. ER doesn't realize how much he's been affected, but out of love I would like to share that I also do not believe God is more than one God; however, ER separates Jesus from God as not being equal with God (JW doctrine). Here's the truth:

The name of Jesus is not in the Old Testament. In fact, the Old Testament prophesies that He will be called Immanuel (Is 7:14; 8:8), meaning “God with us” ~ and Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God (El Gibbor), Eternal Father, Prince of Peace (Is 9:6). Who is the Counselor? The Holy Spirit (God). How can God be both a Father and Son? Jesus is our Father God and Husband, as YHVH is the Father of Israel (Ex 4:22) and Husband of Israel (Jer 31:32). Through faith, all believers are "spiritual Israel". Here you have YHVH, Jesus and the Spirit as ONE in the same God. Here is scriptural proof that Jesus Christ is YHVH (Yehovah) in the flesh: http://www.biblicalresources.info/pages/isaiah/yhw

The 144,000 are listed as 12,000 of each of the 12 tribes of Jacob (Israel) and are simply called "those who are sealed"; however, as shown in my hub "The Elect of God", all believers are sealed. Read all about us in Rev 7:4-9 and note Eph 4:30 (spoken to non-Jewish believers) "Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption."

Although I tried to share these things with ER, he simply refused my comments. So, just know I care about my sister and brother here and want to lift up our LORD's gospel in spirit and truth. The Bridegroom only has one Church (His Bride), and that is "spiritual Israel".


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Judahs daughter is very abusive, single minded and her head is full of mince............the trinity is not a bible teaching.......its not biblical fact......and the 144000 is not jw doctrine....these are all of those who come out of all tribes who are sealed....she is just abusive and twists scriptures to suit herself and its wrong to use this medium as a battle field to insult and injure other people all i get is insults.......I am removing her from facebook........I have had enough of her, she is bad if not worse than jws..there is only one father, one son...........the spirit is not a personage, but a thing, its what God uses to get his work done, and at no time did jesus ever say he was God. He even said there was on in the heavens greater than he was....sort of knocks your old trinity theory...because in that theory all have to be coexistant, co powerful and all knowing.........as regards the time of the end, we even learn in matthew that the son (jesus christ) didnt know the hour.......but if he is God....surely he would know this????but jesus was the first born of all creation...if he is God, how could he create himself??????? In the begining, he was brought forth as with labour pains....and through him all other things came into being.he being eternal father and master worker..........but, after the 1000 year reign has ended, he gives back the kingdom to God his father, so God once again becomes all things to all those that love him......so, if jesus is GOD, why does he need to give the kingdom back to himself??? 1 corin 15:28 if he was God, and he died, then who was it that brought him back to life???? when he was praying, he always thanked his father for hearing him, if he was God, he wouldnt need to pray to himself, would he???? http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Why-Jesus-


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

Spiritual warfare right before your eyes. When one is so controlled by a cult in the past, he sets himself up not to yield to the Holy Spirit. The answer to all his questions lies in separating the flesh of God (Jesus) from the Spirit of God (also Spirit of Christ). If ER really wanted the answers, he would LISTEN, but he doesn't. God will bring him, if it be His will instead of ER's will.


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

like all your posts, even on islam.....full of xxxx


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TimeHealsAll 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Ezekiel 36:26-27, it is written "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh and I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees". God makes ALL things new!!! Amen! Great hub!


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Thank you, I like those scriptures! I'll have to add them to my list of favorite scriptures.


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

NOT IN JESUS’ OWN POWER

Prophets of the Old Testament times also performed miracles, including Elijah’s stopping of any rainfall for 3½ years. Some even brought back to life individuals who had died. None of them did this as God. But God did these things through them. Similarly for Jesus:

· “Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst” (Acts 2:22, 23).

· “God appointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about …healing all…for God was with him” (Acts 10:38).

· “...The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works” (John 14:10b).

· “Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father”

(John 10:32).

· “So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing”. (John 5:19).

Later, the apostle Peter resurrected Dorcas, read Ananias’ heart and healed a lame man (Acts 9:36-41; 5:1-5; 3:3, 6, 7). As with Jesus, all these miracles were performed with the Father’s power. None of these individuals needed to actually be God to perform them. So clearly it is very wrong to use the miracles of Jesus in an attempt to prove that Jesus was the Almighty God


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TimeHealsAll 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

I wanted to give you more scriptures to read. Acts 10:38 "God annointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him".

Acts 2:22 "Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know".

Romans 8:11 "And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you".

John 14:6-10 "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on you do know him and have seen him. Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work".

Verse 13 "I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father".


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Thanks for those scriptures.....

I have written two articles on the trinity theory, and its this theory that has millions of Christians ensnared..........it is a machination of Satan.......and it has worked well, for many believe it to be so. My work centers around getting people to read the bible for themselves, and not let the church teach them doctrines which are harmful.....the time left is reduced......I wish all people could waken up.....but many on here, they still believe in this doctrine, they also believe they are going to heaven before the great tribulation..........but, thats not the case, and besides its only a certain amount that go to heaven to rule with their brother Jesus Christ....namely, the 144000.........the great tribulation is coming as a test for all to see where their loyalties real are......some of us will die, some will survive.......but not all are going into that kingdom.......according to Zechariah, it will only be 1/3, all the rest are getting destroyed......that is the reality........and destruction may not be for wicked works....but also for believing in ideas which are not in harmony with Gods word.......and the trinity is just one of the many false ideas.......and Satan loves it.......because he is going down, he wants to take as many as possible with him.......thats the reality, thats the truth......the so called angel of light...


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/More-Evide...

Have a look at this dear viewers....


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

The Jesus God deception.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svs5qxhZ1mQ&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUu6bVZiEPE&feature...

The Inconsistencies of the Trinity

Jesus cannot be God because Jesus is the Christ (Messiah) meaning “anointed one.” God is never anointed - He cannot be His own anointed one – this would be a confusing of categories, but rather He always anoints those who serve him: “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power” (Acts 10:38).

· The song of the Lamb in Revelation 15:3, 4 shows that Jesus sings praise to the “Lord God Almighty” and thereby showing that Jesus is not the “Lord God Almighty.”

· God and Christ are differentiated in Revelation 20:6 where Christians are promised that “they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.”

· God and the Lamb are differentiated in Revelation 22:1, 3: “...the river of water of life, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb...”

· If the Holy Spirit were a third Person of the Godhead it could not, as Romans 8:26 states, act as our intercessor because Jesus is already our intercessor (Rom. 8:34) and advocate (1 John 2:1) and there is only “One mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 2:5).


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

Can't help myself...we can reverse this title, too: "So Earthly Minded, No Heavenly Good". Open the blind eyes, Lord, so Jesus is clearly seen ~ Amen.


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Yeah.........you are the biggest blind minded idiot I have ever come across........your abusive emails, and posts were directed to hotmail and facebook........such nice material from a so called professed christian........obviously an american nut from the so called bible belt.......dont bother praying for other people, pray for yourself..cause you need it


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

Yeah.........you are the biggest blind minded idiot I have ever come across........your abusive emails, and posts were directed to hotmail and facebook........such nice material from a so called professed christian........obviously an american nut from the so called bible belt.......dont bother praying for other people, pray for yourself..cause you need it


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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada Author

Hey you guys, I noticed something- A strange or bizarre coincidence? If you click on Hubbers it says there is 144,000. Lol


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

LOL ~ it sure does!


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Elijah Returns 6 years ago from United Kingdom

My first ever news report concerning china

Something of value: the religious response to de-Maoization in China

Following the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 and the end of the Cultural Revolution, Deng Xiaoping became China's paramount leader. He launched a series of economic reforms which allowed for a "limited capitalism".

This required formal ideological justification by the Communist Party of China (CPC). The Resolution on CPC history in 1981 was duly adopted. It attempted unsuccessfully to separate Mao Zedong Thought from Mao Zedong the man.

Consequently, the Party's legitimacy rests solely on economic success and power.

However, many people in China find this lacking and are searching for new belief systems.

This report seeks to establish the hypothesis that this search is the primary reason for the formation of new religious movements in China (Christian and other, such as Falundafa, and Jehovah’s Witnesses) which have not been officially recognized and accepted.

U. N Bekannt


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

ER, what does this have to do with the subject matter of this hub? Perhaps you should find a News Reporting forum or something? Signed, "the blind minded idiot" :-)


James Beasley 5 years ago

I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and at the age of 14yrs old I began smoking marijuana and drinking wine. At age 23 yrs old I began smoking crackcocaine with brief periods of breaks in between. I stopped it all at age 52yrs old. why? I came near some death experiances. I know about being spiritual minded and no earthly good. I was not having my mind on spiritul things of God, and I was no earthly good to no one not even myself. Thank God HE value me more than I did. Now I am some earthly good to myself and somebody else in this world. Lol. With the help of the powerful Great I Am (God), plus Jesus Christ example in the way of life we should live, and guidance,teaching and confort of the Holy Spirit. Thanks be to God Almighty.


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Sky321 5 years ago from Canada Author

Hi James great testimony.


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Celiegirl 5 years ago

Cool, we need to remember God is good. Thanks!

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