Journal—An Ongoing Dialog Between thiaBasilia And Master Yahuwah/Yahushua. …
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:23 am.
Feelings? Only Fleeting Emotions floating in the mind to Discouraged Me from Proclaiming Truth ….?
O my Father? You know what’s happening to me right now. In wakening up a moment ago? I feel betrayed by my brother at SIWO. Betrayed? What does it mean?
To be false or disloyal to the truth that I proclaim, but! It’s all a matter of feelings. Fleeting emotions that float in the mind to disturb one’s well-being.
No need to fret about such feelings. Betrayed or not? You are in loving control of my thoughts and feelings. Such feelings no longer disturb the reality of my being.
Such feelings are only an attempt from the enemy to discourage me from proclaiming the Truth that You have compelled me to proclaim by all means available.
So? It seems that the one outlet You have chosen is no longer available. As it stands now it seems that the new posting setup is not yet visible. There is no response. What must I do?
Have I falter You? Have I taken things into my own hands with the new posting setup? Have I acted baited by feelings of retaliation? Search me, O my Father! Search me is my plea.
O but the wicked within me! It would be so nice if You would remove that wicked nature from me altogether, but then? I won’t be a human.
One thing I do know—I hate those who hate You. How do I know who hates You? By their fruits. By the fruit one gets to know the tree.
Even so, vengeance is not up to me. You compel me to look around and be astonished for the evil that I see—the fruit so blatantly displayed in the waves of the Internet nowadays.
Furthermore, You also compel me to write down what I see in a large tablet, what is larger than the Internet? But! You do not compel me to do anything about it all.
Instead? You compel me to be still. To wait and see Your deliverance. Therefore? My plea to search me.
Only You have the power to search and deliver me from the wicked nature ingrained within me from birth until death do us part. Psalms 139:17-24 comes to mind.
How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O my Father! How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awoke, could I count to the end I would still be with You.
If You would only slay the wicked within me, O my Father, and the men of blood depart from me—who speak against You wickedly, Your enemies who take Your name or all Your name stands for in vain!
Do I not hate them, O my Master, who hate You? And am I not grieved and do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
I hate them with perfect hatred; they have become my enemies. Search me thoroughly, O my Father, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Thanks, my Father. I know You answer me while I yet speak. Betrayed or not? The new posting setup is done. Should that be not Your will?
You will develop the circumstances to accomplish Your will in all this distressful moment I have gone through.
I refuse to fret about the outcome of the new posting setup. You are in control of it all. No problem. No worries or fears of any kind. I wait on You.
A New Day. A New Month. A New Attitude ….?
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 3:11 am.
Here I am, my Father, here I am. I’m waiting on You. What do You have in store for me on this 5th month of the year?
You know I have lost my vision. Even so? No need to fret. Hope in You. There is always hope in You. Hope is the evidence of things not yet seen. Sleep is here. 3:27 am.
I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.
It’s now Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:04 am.
O my Father, how real You are to me. You know the agony before one is to drink the bitter cup of man’s rejection and betrayal.
You know the treachery of man’s ways and means to destroy Your Presence within us now; to destroy Your Presence in the world then. All done with the kiss of vain compliments.
As He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve [apostles], came up, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, The One I shall kiss is the Man; seize Him. And he came up to Yahushua at once and said,
Hail (greetings, good health to You, long life to You), Master! And he embraced Him and kissed Him with [pretended] warmth and devotion.
Sadly, this is exactly the way of the New Positive Thinking. Of course, it’s now done with much finesse. People pretends agreement and acceptance until the time is ripe to blow their cover.
That’s the bitter cup I must drink. The reality of human kind’s fake ways must set in before one can let Father’s ways take over.
Regardless! No matter what I see. No matter what is dealt to me? You have empowered me not to look around in fear.
Fear Not There Is Nothing To Fear, For I Am With You; Do Not Look Around You In Terror And Be Dismayed, For I Am Your Master. I Will Strengthen And Harden You To Difficulties, Yes, I Will Help You; Yes, I Will Hold You Up And Retain You With My Victorious Right Hand Of Rightness And Justice. As It’s Written Also In Acts 18:10
For I Yahuwah—Your Father Creator Hold Your Right Hand; I Am The Mighty One Master, Who Says To You, Fear Not; I Will Help You!
Fear Not, You Worm Jacob, You Men Of Israel! I Will Help You, Says The Master; Your Redeemer Is The Set Apart One Of Israel. Behold, I Will Make You To Be A New, Sharp, Threshing Instrument Which Has Teeth; You Shall Thresh The Mountains And Beat Them Small, And Shall Make The Hills Like Chaff.
It’s now Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:46 pm.
Father? I thank You for Your thoughts. You have empowered me to think like You think, but! My mind plays tricks on me. Why?
Simple. The mind of the flesh caters to the flesh of mankind. The mind of the flesh forever shall oppose Your mind in us.
Thanks for reminding me of this fact at this moment of trial I am going through with my posting in SIWO.
And thank You for Janice Bih—a precious one You have quickened to comfort me with the hope that someone is minding Your message I proclaim.
Janice asks, What has changed in SIWO? Up to the moment of her question I had not given it a thought, but! Now? You have revealed Your view and the cause for my distress.
Last year, when Father planted me in SIWO? All was pretty much similar to what it is now. I noticed the variety of views and beliefs expressed in most posts and comments I checked, but!
Father revealed to me SIWO was a concentration of His most selected vessels. He planted me in SIWO to show all the work He has done in my life.
To show all how He transformed me from a good Christian woman to a genuine one. From a cringing fearful woman craving for human attention to a sharp instrument.
A New, Sharp, Threshing Instrument Which Has Teeth; I Shall Thresh The Mountains And Beat Them Small, And Shall Make The Hills Like Chaff.
In other words? The Father/Creator has transformed, molded me into the Image of Yahushua—His Son—our Messiah.
Yahushua alone has that kind of power, but! He transfers that power to the vessels of His choosing to thresh the mountains standing between His children and Himself.
What is the mountain He is threshing in SIWO? The mountain—the huge and ancient mountain originated with Normal Vincent Peale—The Power of Positive Thinking.
I wish to make it clear to all readers who bump into this post: I have no agenda of my own. I no longer have any desire whatsoever to supersede in any and all business in this insanity ridden world. I have no ambitions of any kind. What do I have?
I have the duty and responsibility to thresh the mountains I have been empowered to thresh. In this case? The mountain—the huge and ancient mountain originated with Normal Vincent Peale—The Power of Positive Thinking, now in full force in SIWO as well in all circles of the society of mankind.
For the last few days? I have agonized with the thought of SIWO succumbing to The Power of Positive Thinking adorned with the Legacy of our Creator’s written words, but!
Janice Bih inquired about my silence. Her inquire triggered me to write and expose the truth about Normal Vincent Peale—The Power of Positive Thinking. Quote Excerpt from:
The False Teachers: Norman Vincent Peale
….During his lifetime, Peale authored 46 books, and the most successful by far was The Power of Positive Thinking. Published in 1952, it stayed on the New York Times list of bestsellers for 186 consecutive weeks and sold 5 million copies, making it one of the bestselling religious books of all-time. It began with these words:
This book is written to suggest techniques and to give examples which demonstrate that you do not need to be defeated by anything, that you can have peace of mind, improved health, and a never-ceasing flow of energy. In short, that your life can be fully of joy and satisfaction.
The book had chapters with titles such as “I Don’t Believe in Defeat,” “How to Have Faith in Healing,” and “Power to Solve Personal Problems.” Each chapter contained sections titled “energy-producing thoughts,” “spirit-lifters,” or “faith attitudes.” Much of his teaching was distilled to lists of eight practical formulas or seven simple steps. This book rocketed Peale to new levels of fame and acclaim, and elevated his message with him. He became one of the most influential Christian leaders in the world, gaining a voice into business and politics, even officiating at the wedding of David Eisenhower and Julie Nixon. On March 26, 1984 President Ronald Reagan awarded him the highest civilian honor in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, for his contributions to theology.
Peale retired as senior pastor in 1984 and died of a stroke on December 24, 1993 in Pawling, New York. He was ninety-five years old. President Bill Clinton honored him with these words: “While the Clinton family and all Americans mourn his loss, there is some poetry in his passing on a day when the world celebrates the birth of Christ, an idea that was central to Dr. Peale’s message and Dr. Peale’s work. He will be missed.”
Readers were thrilled with this notion that if they believed it, they could have it, or be it, or do it.
Norman Vincent Peale popularized what came to be known as positive thinking. He took existing ideas from Christian Science and other inspirations, gave them a biblical veneer, integrated them with psychology, and packaged them for the masses, spreading his message through The Power of Positive Thinking and his other works. His foremost contribution to the world was this notion that thoughts are causative, that our thoughts can change our lives, our health, our destiny. Readers were thrilled with this notion that if they believed it, they could have it, or be it, or do it.
Peale believed we live in a world that is mental more than physical and this allows our thoughts to be determinative. If this is the case, all that stands between us and our desires is properly controlling our thoughts. In one of his books he taught the importance of a form of mental activity called imaging. It consists of vividly picturing, in your conscious mind, a desired goal or objective, and holding that image until it sinks into your unconscious mind, where it releases great, untapped energies. It works best when it is combined with a strong religious faith, backed by prayer, and the seemingly illogical technique of giving thanks for benefits before they are received. When the imaging concept is applied steadily and systematically, it solves problems, strengthens personalities, improves health, and greatly enhances the chances for success in any kind of endeavor. (Positive Imaging)
None of this would be remarkable, except that he taught it as a minister who claimed to be a Christian. Yet as a Christian minister he denied that God was a being, saying “Who is God? Some theological being? He is so much greater than theology. God is vitality. God is life. God is energy. As you breathe God in, as you visualize His energy, you will be reenergized!” (Plus: The Magazine of Positive Thinking). As a Christian minister he told Phil Donahue, “It’s not necessary to be born again. You have your way to God, I have mine. I found eternal peace in a Shinto shrine … I’ve been to Shinto shrines and God is everywhere. … Christ is one of the ways! God is everywhere.” He denied the very heart of the Christian faith and replaced it with his doctrine of positive thinking.
Many Christians critiqued Peale, including Episcopalian theologian John Krumm who saw that Peale had reduced God to a force and made Christianity self-centered rather than God-centered. “Very little is said about the sovereign mind and purpose of God; much is made of the things men can say to themselves and can do to bring about their ambitions and purposes.” Surprisingly, some Christians continued to embrace him. In 1966 Billy Graham said, “I don’t know of anyone who had done more for the kingdom of God than Norman and Ruth Peale or have meant any more in my life for the encouragement they have given me.”
Followers & Modern Adherents
The popularity of Peale’s teachings guaranteed his lasting influence. One of his most committed devotees, who patterned himself accordingly, was Robert Schuller, also a minister in the Reformed Church in America. Schuller restyled “positive thinking” into “possibility thinking,” but kept much of the core teaching intact. But Peale’s influence was much wider than that. His voice can be heard behind contemporary books like The Secret, which advocates the law of attraction, another way of speaking and believing reality into existence. His voice can be heard behind the Oprah Winfrey’s, Joel Osteen’s, T.D. Jakes’, and Tony Robbin’s of the world, along with a host of others who teach that the power of the mind, combined with some kind of faith, can change your life and change the world.
Mitch Howoritz points out, rightly I think, that this idea that thoughts are causative is one of the most important theological and psychological concepts of our time. Before Peale it was rare to hear phrases like “Nothing is impossible” or “Be all you can be.” But today we take such phrases for granted. It is not coincidental that the first chapter of Peale’s book is titled “Believe in Yourself.”
What the Bible Says
The Bible makes it clear that the troubles we experience in this life are not merely the result of negative thinking that can be overcome by tapping into our potential through positive thinking. They are the result of a deep-seated rebellion against God that involves not only the mind, but the will. We simply cannot overcome the evils of this world, or even the evil in our hearts, in our own strength. Apart from Christ we can do nothing (John 15:5). Apart from being born again, we are eternally dead in our trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2:1).
Where Peale taught that our deepest problem is a lack of belief in ourselves and that our salvation comes with a simple shift in thinking, the Bible teaches that no man can save himself, regardless of how positive his thoughts may be. His salvation must come from outside himself. The glory of Jesus Christ is in the fact that he “has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death” sinners “who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds” (Colossians 1:21-22). Tragically, by his life and legacy, Peale showed that he rejected this Savior and chose to trust in his own strength.
Am I astonished with this revelation? And to think how my Father prevented me from succumbing to this evil false teaching? Wow!
For a long time I have seen the evil disguised as good going on amid the multitudes following from Billy Graham to all the amazing prosperity ministries, but!
Why Father planted me in SIWO? SIWO is Father’s trumpet card for His plan of restoration to the original intent for our creation. To love. To be loved. His cherish family forever to be.
I am beginning to see, O my Father, I am beginning to see with Your eyes not mine.
Your intent for our creation? Not to be and do and live on this insanity ridden world by the power of our minds.
The enemy of our souls in the guise of Norman Vincent Peale programmed into the human mind the doctrine sure to separate us from our Father’s intent for our creation.
Phew! To see it all with Your eyes not mine? What a difference! Even from yesterday to this moment as I finish writing this post.
Father? This is a long post, but! I trust Your words to penetrate the heart of leaders and followers of this false doctrine.
Meantime and until the next post? His love in my heart for you, dear Reader and for all stays there to stay for eternity, thiaBasilia.