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    Default BE FULL OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF GOD

    BE FULL OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF GOD

    1 Corinthians 2:12

    Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
    You are probably familiar with the story of how David, with a sling and a stone, slew Goliath, a 10-feet-tall Philistine warrior. But have you ever wondered why David succeeded while the others in the army of Israel did not even dare to face Goliath?

    David’s secret was that he was only conscious of victory and not defeat, because he knew a God who had rescued him time and again.

    You can just imagine him saying, “One day, I was taking care of my sheep when a lion came and took one of them. I was not willing to settle for that! I went after the lion, caught it by its beard and smote it. The Lord delivered me from the lion’s mouth.

    On another occasion, a bear came and took one of my flock. I went after the bear and smote it. So the Lord delivered me from the bear too. This same God, who delivered me from the paws of the lion and bear, will also deliver me from this Philistine.” (1 Samuel 17:34–37)

    David was conscious of what God had done for him. He knew that God was for him, loved him, favored him and would give him victory again. My friend, you can also remind yourself that the same God, who did tremendous things for you in the past, will do the same for you again.

    Be like David, who was conscious only of God’s goodness and faithfulness. Don’t be like the army of Israel. The men were conscious of the negative words of Goliath. I believe that they must have talked about his threats, repeating his words to one another, and as a result, filled their hearts with fear. (1 Samuel 17:11, 24)

    Beloved, don’t feed on the negative words of man or the devil. It will only cause you to be anxious and fearful. Feed on God’s Word by reading the Bible and listening to messages about who you are in Christ and what He has done for you.

    Pump yourself up with God’s Word until you are full of the Spirit and consciousness of God, so that you might know the things that have been freely given to you by God!


    Grace Inspirations Joseph Prince Ministries

    "Consciousness just means to be aware of things - it is not a new age thinking. It's being conscious of who God is and what He has done in Christ."
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    The new man in Christ - the new creation that is created in righteousness and

    holiness hears the heart voice of the Spirit and not an old head noise of the letter

    of the word. The Pharisees knew "bible knowledge" but they did not

    know God's heart and so they erred in really understanding what the

    scriptures were saying.


    The Lord wants us to look through His eyes and to live from His heart towards

    people, towards Him and towards ourselves as well.

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    Default Re: BE FULL OF THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF GOD

    Interesting how Prince puts the focus on consciousness (which is something esperienced in the mind) instead of faith (which is something experienced in the heart).

    He claims David slew Goliath because he was conscious of what GOD had done for him in the past, and uses the lion and bear events as examples.

    In reality David slew Goliath because he had great faith, which was also expressed in the lion and bear events. He simply used those events to convey to King Saul his faith.
    This is the work of God: that you believe into the one [the father] set apart. John 6:29

    Interlinear Bible ... Interlinear LXX ... theWord ... Azal Revealed (Zechariah 14:5)

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    Colossians 3:1-3 (NASB)
    1
    Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

    2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

    3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

    Romans 12:2 (NASB)
    2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

    Ephesians 4:23-24 (NASB)
    23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,

    24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.



    Luke 24:45 (NASB)
    45 Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

    2 Corinthians 11:3 (KJV)
    3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty,
    so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
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    The new man in Christ - the new creation that is created in righteousness and

    holiness hears the heart voice of the Spirit and not an old head noise of the letter

    of the word. The Pharisees knew "bible knowledge" but they did not

    know God's heart and so they erred in really understanding what the

    scriptures were saying.


    The Lord wants us to look through His eyes and to live from His heart towards

    people, towards Him and towards ourselves as well.

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    Renewing of the mind means going from a high mind (an identity that rules the person) to a lowly mind that is ruled by the spirit of GOD (which is enthroned in the heart).
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    This is the work of God: that you believe into the one [the father] set apart. John 6:29

    Interlinear Bible ... Interlinear LXX ... theWord ... Azal Revealed (Zechariah 14:5)

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    The purpose of the OP is to remember what God has done for us in the past and that He is with us now in all situations!

    We can trust Him in every situation in our lives. Be conscious of the love of God for you and all that He has done for you in Christ and walk in life free of fear.

    2 Chronicles 20:15 (NASB)
    15 and he said, "Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the LORD to you, 'Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God's.


    Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)
    10 'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
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    The new man in Christ - the new creation that is created in righteousness and

    holiness hears the heart voice of the Spirit and not an old head noise of the letter

    of the word. The Pharisees knew "bible knowledge" but they did not

    know God's heart and so they erred in really understanding what the

    scriptures were saying.


    The Lord wants us to look through His eyes and to live from His heart towards

    people, towards Him and towards ourselves as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeRoseFromTheDead View Post
    Interesting how Prince puts the focus on consciousness (which is something esperienced in the mind) instead of faith (which is something experienced in the heart).

    He claims David slew Goliath because he was conscious of what GOD had done for him in the past, and uses the lion and bear events as examples.

    In reality David slew Goliath because he had great faith, which was also expressed in the lion and bear events. He simply used those events to convey to King Saul his faith.
    Amen, David had great faith which caused him not to fear wild beasts or evil men like Goliath.

    We are justified by faith (Romans 5:1) and not by brainwashing ourselves into some form of higher consciousness.

    Sadly, most here are not aware that the spiritual exercises of Ignatius Loyola (like the "prayer of examen") have been tweaked and re-packaged by JP, JM, and others here at CC as Christ consciousness, the consciousness of God, the mind of Christ, ect.

    "What is the prayer of examen?
    More than 400 years ago St. Ignatius Loyola encouraged prayer-filled mindfulness by proposing what has been called the Daily Examen. The Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God's presence and to discern his direction for us."

    "1. Place yourself in God's presence. Give thanks for God's great love for you.

    2. Pray for the grace to understand how God is acting in your life.

    3. Review your day — recall specific moments and your feelings at the time.

    4. Reflect on what you did, said, or thought in those instances. Were you drawing closer to God, or further away?

    5. Look toward tomorrow — think of how you might collaborate more effectively with God's plan. Be specific, and conclude with the "Our Father."

    "Ignatius was emphatic about the Examen. He told the early Jesuits that if they for some reason did no other spiritual exercises, they should do this one. Then as now, the Examen is a spiritual tool for sizing up your days — and planting the seeds for a more purposeful life."

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    Romans 1:16
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

    Ephesians 1:13
    In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    Psalm 100:5
    For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

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    The OP did not say to focus on "higher consciousness". That is a "construct" of some people's minds that they made up which has absolutely nothing to do with the reality of focusing on God and being aware of Him being with us all the time no matter what the situation.

    Here is what was said at the bottom of the OP.

    "Consciousness just means to be aware of things - it is not a new age thinking. It's being conscious of who God is and what He has done in Christ."
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    The new man in Christ - the new creation that is created in righteousness and

    holiness hears the heart voice of the Spirit and not an old head noise of the letter

    of the word. The Pharisees knew "bible knowledge" but they did not

    know God's heart and so they erred in really understanding what the

    scriptures were saying.


    The Lord wants us to look through His eyes and to live from His heart towards

    people, towards Him and towards ourselves as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace777x70 View Post
    The OP did not say to focus on "higher consciousness". That is a "construct" of some people's minds that they made up which has absolutely nothing to do with the reality of focusing on God and being aware of Him being with us all the time no matter what the situation.

    Here is what was said at the bottom of the OP.

    "Consciousness just means to be aware of things - it is not a new age thinking. It's being conscious of who God is and what He has done in Christ."


    Romans 1:16
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

    Ephesians 1:13
    In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    Psalm 100:5
    For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracethroughfaithinChrist View Post

    I like parrots..I always thought about having a African Grey..apparently they are supposed to be the best talkers.
    The new man in Christ - the new creation that is created in righteousness and

    holiness hears the heart voice of the Spirit and not an old head noise of the letter

    of the word. The Pharisees knew "bible knowledge" but they did not

    know God's heart and so they erred in really understanding what the

    scriptures were saying.


    The Lord wants us to look through His eyes and to live from His heart towards

    people, towards Him and towards ourselves as well.

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    1 Thessalonians 5:

    19 Do not put out the Spirit's fire;

    20 do not treat prophecies with contempt.

    21 Test everything. Hold on to the good.

    Compared to:

    Let your mind be upon the law of the Lord and meditate continually in his commandments: he shall establish your heart, and give you wisdom at your own desire.

    Sirach 6:37 changed. You may compare that with Sirach 6:37 in English Translation of the Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton.

    Sirach

    Proverbs 14:15 NIV

    The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.

    Proverbs 14:15 Brenton

    The simple believes every word: but the prudent man betakes himself to after-thought.

    Compared to:

    A translation of Philippians 2:4

    not looking to your own advantage only but each of you to the advantage of the others.

    All above in this post compared to:

    Part of Ephesians 3:10

    the manifold wisdom of God should be made known
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace777x70 View Post
    I like parrots..I always thought about having a African Grey..apparently they are supposed to be the best talkers.
    Now.....what would a great big parrot do with a little one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen63 View Post
    Now.....what would a great big parrot do with a little one?
    We would probably need more crackers!....I'm sure they would both eat them..
    The new man in Christ - the new creation that is created in righteousness and

    holiness hears the heart voice of the Spirit and not an old head noise of the letter

    of the word. The Pharisees knew "bible knowledge" but they did not

    know God's heart and so they erred in really understanding what the

    scriptures were saying.


    The Lord wants us to look through His eyes and to live from His heart towards

    people, towards Him and towards ourselves as well.

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