Wednesday, April 11, 2012

OSCC 15 - The Force – Faith Like A Child


Ok, this OSCC 15 is about the spiritual dark side and light side of the force and faith like a child, but to be able to understand this, you need to be able to eat spiritual meat: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9  1 Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. 3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans? 4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings?
 5 What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. 6 I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. 7 So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. 9 For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. ~~~ So if there is still fighting and bickering among you you may not be ready for this message.
Lets start by talking about spiritual gifts and faith like a child. When I was a teenager I spoke with some other teen agers about the gift of might, and other spiritual gifts. I told them that if God was with you, and you were in a bad situation with bullets flying at you, and God wanted you to live threw it, that all you should need to do is hold you your hands and tell the bullets to stop in Jesus' name kind of like how Neo did it in the Matrix movie. The others told me that they didn't believe God would do such a thing. What my peers didn't know was that I had seen God do many great things and defend my life many times from gangs and others who threatened to take my life. God blessed me with the Spirif of might and allowed me to defend myself or should I say He was defending me.
Faith like a Child means that you believe that God is who He says He is, and that there is nothing anyone can do about it. God can do anything. You believe God keeps His promises, and that no matter what God and His Word are right. You don't need to understand all the intellectual stuff yet, you just believe. In this way I think a lot of children are ahead of us. The problem is that as people age they get brainwashed gradually into believing that there are conditions and rules on God, and that God only works a certain way. See this Child's faith and statements about God:

Amazing! 11 Year-Old Reveals Jesus Throughout the Entire Bible! from kidsarecute on GodTube.
Any of you remember Star Wars? In this clip:

you see how the Jedi (the good guys) use the force to convince the storm troopers that the droids they are looking at, aren't the droids they are looking for. The dark side of the spiritual force works that way in real life. You want to believe in God's promises, and that He is all powerful, but then someone tells you differently. It could be a dark voice of a demon or satan saying “Your God isn't really that powerfull” or “He doesn't care about you that much” or “Your a big screw up” or “Everything is your fault” or whatever. Satan is full of lies. He uses mental suggestions, and other methods such as other people to put fear, uncertainty, and doubt in your head. We have the Holy Spirit that speaks to us all the time from God, and these demonic dark side voices do the same thing. You can't allow satan to make you doubt God, His abilities, Authority, or the abilities and authority He has given you. Satan tries to trick us into doubting ourselves and what God gave us. If you take the time to remember the miracles you have seen, and what God has done for you, and what God has enabled you to do, and you meditate on that, the doubts will go away, and then you can voice your concerns to God and the Bible says that the peace of God that is beyond human understanding will guard your hearts and minds even against the dark side voices of the enemy.
A really good one is when satan says “Are you really hearing the voice of God?” and makes you doubt you even hear Him at all. The Pharasees fell for this trick. They decided no one heard from God, and if they did they must be evil, and killed them all. See here:

This is who my God is:

He's bigger than anything.