Bad news flies faster than good news these days because bad news sells newspapers. Why is that? Why don’t we pay hard-earned money for inspirational stories? I only spend $13 at the theater to watch inspirational movies.
But this world is not our home and the ruler of this world only has a short time left to convince the living that there’s no hope beyond what they see or feel.
Just because bad news is being broadcasted over every media tool around the globe doesn’t make it true. You have the freedom of choice over what you want to agree or align yourself with. There are two atmospheres constantly battling for your allegiance. Each atmosphere has a ruler. One is satan who is the father of lies and has a short term lease over this world. The other is The Father over every living thing who comes by our invitation because He is The Gentleman of the Universe.
Which one is your daddy?
I’ve learned at Bethel Church that we are carriers of God’s Presence when we keep our focus on heavenly things. Heaven literally comes to earth through us because we are tuned in to the frequency of heaven, listening for God’s Voice throughout our day, sensitive to the nudging of the Holy Spirit. Jesus has come to “seek and save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10) and “destroy the works of the devil (satan)” (1 John 3:8). The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Jesus and He is here on earth with us.
The god of this world seeks to distract us from surrendering to the love of God. He piles on the guilt, shame, and blame-game on human hearts and minds to turn against our True Father in heaven. The Bible says satan only comes to “steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10) our lives and all those we love.
“If it doesn’t inspire hope, it isn’t true.”
That’s what Pastor Bill says. Just think about all the information that comes at you everyday and ask yourself that question: does this news inspire hope in me? If yes, keep it. If no, flush it.
We were wired for faith, hope and love and it keeps generating more life. When we come into contact with hopelessness, it drains, crushes and destroys, generating more death. Get it?
That means we were created to respond to all things that inspire hope, joy and love and toss, crush, smash and ignore all negativity, shame and guilt.
Heaven is completely juxtaposed to earth in mindset all the way to the very frequency of being. If you find yourself buzzing with negativity, examine if you have agreed or exposed yourself to negative people or ideas and simply flush them. Then go soak in something beautiful, inspirational, and hopeful. Some examples are listening to worship music, scripture-reading, and hanging out with godly people (not religious people!). Whatever you expose or agree with, that you will internalize and feed on. It is a divine principle. You reap what you sow. You are what you eat.
What’s beautiful about receiving the reality of heaven on earth is the simplicity of surrendering your heart to God’s frequency. It’s immediate. It’s sudden.
You don’t need lots of money because money actually creates a false sense of security and hinders the human heart from simply trusting in the goodness of God.
You don’t need a degree because knowledge apart from godly wisdom puffs up the human heart with pride which hardens against trusting a loving God.
All you need is a surrendered heart, even a “broken and contrite heart” (Psalm 51:17) to receive God’s empowering love from which all of His blessings flow. Sit quietly and ask God to fill you with His love. That opens the door to more.
The next time you encounter negative news from people or through the media, remember this question: Who’s your Daddy? Your answer will make all the difference in the quality of your life from the inside-out.
Abundant blessings from The Father’s Heart to yours,