Archive for the ‘Spirituality’ Category

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Do you exist? Is reality what you think it is? Do you even think at all? Are you even reading this? I do not know. Come follow me down the rabbit hole!

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Nate talks NIKE, Kaepernick, and Elon Musk. I think that is enough, Just listen!

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Many on the Evangelical right believe that there is a culture war in the United States. They believe that their is some elaborate scheme to destroy Christianity. This is delusional thinking. Often it is only ourselves at war within our own minds. The good reverend talks about this and more on this Labor Day episode.

Many people forget that Jesus as a child was a immigrant whos family fled to another country for fear of death. Today we face an immigration problem in the United States except the real problem is not the immigrants it is our response particularly the response of the church. The culture of Jesus should be accepting and, open to all people. Jesus said “For what you have done to the least of these, you have done to me.” We have forgotten the words of Jesus and have created an idol that is called the United States.

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Have you ever wondered what the Bible says about aliens, multi-dimension, miracles, and ghost?  These are some of my favorite topics.  In this episode we will discuss these and more.

Nate loves to motivate people. Every so many episodes Nate focuses on bringing a motivational talk to his listeners. Nate talks about the power of the mind, body, and spirit, how these work together. Nate talks about how you can create your reality out of your desires. Listen and be blessed.

Often times in life it is the pain that does not break us that allows us to accomplish what was never thought possible. I talk about this in detail in this episode. This is one for the outcast, the misfits, and you!

Nate examines the doctrine of suffering. Suffering has been something that has caused people to question their faith since Jesus walked the earth. Listen up and learn something!

Once again the debate of divine authority which has been argued throughout the centuries is being debated by Trump Christians who use the text of Romans 13 to force their agenda upon all Christians. First most of the Christians who are trying to pedal this agenda do not have any understandings of hermeneutics and allow a literal reading of the text to suffice which actually greatly distorts the meaning.

God did not put Trump or any other president in power. Voters did. It is my opinion that God when he gave us freedom to do as we wish that freedom extended to all parts of our lives and God rarely intervenes. Let us look at how God spoke to Cain about his frustrations with his brother Able.

“Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you so angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you but you must rule over it.” (Genesis 4:6-7, NIV).
As we know God did not stop Cain from killing his brother. It was not God’s will that Cain kill his brother as the verses above attest to that. It was Cain’s will and his actions. God may warn us, and we have the law of love written on our hearts, but in the end the actions we take are our own.
Let us look at the lifestyle of Daniel. Daniel defied the authority that was above him throughout his life in captivity. We find examples of Daniel refusing to eat what he was ordered (Daniel 1) We find Daniel refusing to bow to the image in which he was ordered by the king to do. (Daniel 3). Daniel refuses to cease his prayers in defiance of the king (Daniel 6).

What may seem odd is the fact that Daniel also wrote, “He changes times and seasons; he disposes kings and raises them up.” (Daniel 2:21, NIV). Yet here we do not have a dilemma, we have the very reason why the Jews loved the book of Daniel. The text was a motivational story in which the Jews clung to in their time of distress. It is understandable to want to have some sort of rational explanation as to why God seemingly abandoned them. Yet the truth is God never abandoned, they were taken captive as many nations were and for a time they were forced into exile. You may disagree with me on this although many scholars have come to the same conclusion.

One more example before I focus directly upon Romans 13. According to Samuel God did not desire the people of Israel to even have a king. Samuel the prophet may have been saying this because he thought his place of authority was in jeopardy and like many invoke the name of God to strike fear into the hearts of men, or he may have heard actually from God. I don’t know. I know Samuel was wise in stating that if the people receive a human king he would take their sons and daughters demand taxes and also take their lands (1 Samuel 8:10-22).

Who then brought about the King? Not God, but the people demanded it and they received it. Look back at Cain and Abel. The freewill of man is mostly littered with sin.
Romans 13 seems to be a very clear-cut text of the Apostle explaining to the often dysfunctional church how to keep their heads attached to their bodies. Written during a time in which claiming to be a member of the new cult of Jesus would bring one severe punishment if not death. Paul in writing to the Roman to warn them of earthly punishment as well as to help them to realize that even though they are children of God, and citizens of heaven it is still important to live a life of peace. Paul invokes the name of God although like many preachers and prophets. Invoking the name of God is always beneficial to validate an argument in which you desire no other sentiments. Paul was a wise man as was Daniel and Samuel, and himself defied the government of his day because of his convictions.

What we cannot do is use the text as a blanket statement in which can be translated to our lives today. I think we may be able to pull out many great points within Romans 13. Obeying the law is a good thing. Paying taxes and being fearful of doing evil because generally in most cultures the same laws against theft, murder, etc. exist. While it is clear that Christians should respect authority, we must also as Jesus pointed out be wise as serpents. To blindly follow a government that is wrong and ungodly is in itself foolish. Paul was not telling the Roman church to follow the orders of Rome, or to worship their Gods because they commanded it. If that was the case they would have converted back to the Pagan gods. He for all practical purposes wanted the Roman church to live in peace with the authority as much as they could.

In the United States today we have a drastically different type of Government than that of 1st century Rome. We choose our leaders such as the President through an election. God does not choose the leaders the people do. God is not going to interfere with the free will of the people. In the United States a country in which the very foundations were based on rebellion, how dare Jeff Sessions try to quote Romans 13 to obtain the obedience of the people! It is our very duty as Americans to protest and seek justice in which we feel is right in our eyes. We will not always get it right, but if we do nothing then nothing will get done.
Just as God did not raise up Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Saddam, or the Queen of England, God did not raise up Trump. What God did do was give us the free will to choose our leaders; that is if we are lucky enough to be born in a country in which that is possible. I am tired of Trump Christians praising him more than they do Jesus and thinking that this is all apart of some prophecy leading towards the end of the world. No, what it is should be a call for Evangelicals to start to learn to properly interpret the Bible.

In the beginning was the word (John 1:1). This word of God spoke all life and matter into existence. This word spoke our lives into existence; the very Spirit of God breathed into us creating beings like God within human bodies. It is only within reason since we have been given the power to speak life or death that we may use this ability to speak what we wish into ourselves.

We have two minds, our subconscious mind and our conscious mind. Our conscious mind is the profane mind, the mind which is concerned with our daily life. Our subconscious mind is the mind of our true self which is buried under the human flesh, but this mind is in constant contact with the creator. In our current state within our bodies our subconscious mind will listen to our conscious mind. This takes place through our thoughts. If you tell yourself that you are a failure then your subconscious mind will believe it, and essentially you are welcoming failure upon yourself. If you tell yourself that you are successful, then your subconscious mind does not know the difference and you will find yourself in opportunities for success. This is because the subconscious is in constant contact with God, your very thoughts prayers.

Through the power of your subconscious mind you can choose to have the universe push you towards failure or success. If you desire health, wealth, love, peace, you can have God start to bring it into existence. Likewise you can build yourself a world of sickness, poverty, hate, and discord. It is up to you how you wish too program your subconscious mind.

Be very careful of your words. You are a creator, and you are constantly creating the world around you as you speak it into existence. Understand that the words you speak reflect your heart and bring about reality. With words you are bound, and with words you are set free.

Speak life, love, peace, joy, wealth, and all the pleasures which you desire. The number one reason people fail is lack of faith. It is just so difficult for the majority of humans to understand that this is true. In return they never taste the fruits of the Spirit and remain profane. Today take some time and tell yourself.

I am full of life.
I am full of peace.
I am full of joy.
I am full of health.
I am wealthy beyond my desires.
Speak into yourself wholeness and become whole. This is what it is to be Holy.