POWER TRIPPIN’ CONTROL FREAKS
We have no control over others period. We can offer different scenarios to people, especially children and let them choose, but there really is no control. Control freaks are COWARDS. They are afraid that something is going to come along that they can’t handle or that they won’t like. They are afraid that the situation is not going to be what they want it to be. They are afraid that they won’t get out of the situation exactly what they want.
There is no such thing as control over others. Even children make a choice to get in trouble or not. Wouldn’t we like to crawl inside each other’s head and make them pay attention at school, stop the fighting or whatever it may be? People choose the thoughts and actions even when they know the consequences.
A man stops a fight between his grown children in his house. “Take it away from here!” he says. They do, but they chose to honor his desires in his own home. Should we try? You bet!
God has put out direct orders on what it takes to get into His home, Heaven. We have to choose to be His or not. Since His home is paradise, would you expect many, mean, lying, stealing, cheating people there? People that never chose God, His Son, The Holy Spirit, peace and love and never changed… would they be there? Christ said “no”. Since God doesn’t choose to control us and we have to choose to turn it over to Him.
What freak of nature person thinks that they have a better plan than that, than God’s? Christians give up all of the power to God. “For Thine is the power and the glory forever and ever’. Sound familiar?
2 Corinthians 5;13-14
Are we insane (to say such things about ourselves)? If so, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. Whatever we do is certainly not for our own profit, but because Christ’s love controls-us now.+++++++++++++++++
Got a better idea?….a confused person? …a lie of this world?….a human control freak?
POSSESSION…..ITS 9/10ths OF THE LAW
A lady leaves work and is pulled over by the police. Their guns are drawn and she’s arrested. They find a wig, spent shell casings and dye from money bags that were stolen from a bank in her trunk. She didn’t do it. She doesn’t know anything about it, but she has a lot of explaining to do. The evidence of the crime was in her possession…. It turns out that she had dropped her car off at a repair shop and a worker’s cousin borrowed her car and he and his girlfriend in that same wig robbed a bank. Phew! But…God knew the truth the whole time. Thank God for that.
Christ talks about healing people from possession. It’s hard for us to fathom, but let’s ignore the worst cases of levitating beds and people and their heads spinning 360’ and projectile vomiting pea soup. Let’s talk about people that are just so angry, filled with rage that they wouldn’t choose a wonderful quality of life because they would never recognize it.
At this point who is in charge? The person? God? Or Anger? Whoever they were originally mad at may be long gone and out of the picture, but the anger that they inspired is still in control. Anger, sadness, depression, vengeance, immorality, greed, materialism are let in. Parasite thoughts that we let control us instead of God. We talk about someone’s demons as memories, as problems, as build up and people can’t see where they are… let alone find a way out. Evil is partying in our soul and denying us God’s gifts of love, hope, peace and joy. We were told to recognize it, understand it, pray for forgiveness, forgive all others, ask for healing and live life to the fullest.
Do we really want to be possessed by anything other than Christ who died for us just to know the Truth? If we don’t believe in this are we really ready to call Christ a liar ? We’ll need good luck with that! The next time we say to ourselves, “I don’t know what possessed me to do that. That was awful.” THINK!!!
The report of his miracles spread far beyond the border of Galilee so that sick folk were soon coming to be healed from as far away as Syria. And whatever their illness and pain or if they were possessed by demons, or were insane or paralyzed- he healed them all. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Insanity and demons are referred to as 2 separate things in MATTHEW. Think!
Psychiatry studies and treats disease of the physical human brain….. chemical imbalance / the ultimate is insanity
Psychology is emotional and thought process damage…our own demons and demons count on evil to supply any further destruction that it can , it’s got a big work force
There are endless ways to go into a spiritual death spiral with emotional pain during our life on planet Earth. So…???
Christ healed them all………ask