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Satan really does want us to believe every illusion he throws at us.... every distortion of God's reality. God says take no thought for tomorrow...Satan says you better think about tomorrow. God says I'll take care of you....Satan says you'd best take care of yourself.... no one else will. All of the situations of life will come at us and Satan always says..."look at that mess....now did God really say He would take care of you?
I have my own private little spiritual war going on with all the greed and profiteering going on in the oil industry...all of the lies that somehow this is normal and alright and people just need to give in and accept it all. Join me in the battle against all that. We have already won many battles.....some day we will win that war!
Same thing with the lie that the whole economy is going to hell in a hand basket.....surely God will not take care of you in this.....so start living in fear. Stop believing the lie of what this world's system tells us is going to be or not be and start believing what God has to say instead. Every world system is built on fear. Fear is the enemies' greatest tool and biggest lie.
Think about why we do what we do and where all the money and power is....
Insurance Companies: One of the most profitable industries in America...all based on fear....fear of your death...fear of provision for your family...fear of every conceivable catastrophy....fear...fear...fear....just send us your money...we'll take care because God surely won't.
Banking: Who makes more money than the banks? Save for some rainy day...put your money in our bank! I had a mentor once who told me if we believe we need to save for a rainy day, we might just get what we are believing for....rainy days! Back when I was a kid they put the $6 for $5 guys in jail for usury...today the banks legally steal our money getting a lot more than 6 for 5! Miss a payment on your credit card and watch your rate sore up to over 30% interest. Some genius got the banks back into the big time with credit cards once people started investing money elsewhere than their beloved safe place. They appealed to our greed to have today what we can't afford tomorrow!
Investments: It's all based on having enough money when I get old.... do I qualify as I enter into my 74th year? :) That stuff is all fear.... fear that I won't have enough to pay the bills when I retire (whatever that is!) and no one will hire me.... fear that I will be sick and in a rest home....fear of losing my home....losing my this and not having my that!
Do we realize how much money is being made on just these 3 areas of business....all of them based on fear! These fears are all lies...illusions.....
My goodness....I need to stop for now.....and I haven't even begun to talk about the AMA and Pharmaceutical industry. Think for a moment...be as honest as you can.... and think about why we do all the things we do....and how much of it is based on fear.....fear of something...anything!
Sorry...fear is no longer a motivator in my life. It doesn't have to be in any of our lives.