Tuesday, February 16, 2010
“Positive Thinking – 101”…Blog.
Recently, someone made a remark… about ‘only’ listening to “Positive” comments. While thinking about that escapism, I thought of several options. When someone has cancer… can ‘positive thinking… really help their situation? Is thinking that the USA, will ever recover from this “Un-Repayable Debt Cycle”… ‘Make it so’… or will it take ‘Actions’ and “Force Accountability” of those in charge…? Will continuing to ‘think positively’… make your own debt, employment or social status any better…? Absolutely Not…!
*** (Luke 14:28-29-30) For = which of you, = intending to build a tower, = does not sit down first = and count the cost, = whether he may have = enough to finish it;
(Luke 14:29) lest perhaps, = after he has laid the foundation = and is not able to finish, = all those seeing = begin to mock him,
(Luke 14:30) saying, = This man began to build = and = was not able to finish.
The “Pessimist”… will in most cases, probably recite the ‘worst case scenario’. The doom & gloom philosophy will likely be the outcome. He or she seems, never to have a positive thought even when things are ‘peachy and right’. They are looking for the bottom to fall out, at any time. In some ways they can never be happy for their goals are ‘unattainable’. When asked if the glass is half full or half empty, they will remark, ‘Half Empty!’ But the real question, “How did the glass start out… ‘Full or Empty’… Never gets asked, to them. That way that person can be labeled a ‘pessimist’.
The “Optimist”… always seems to have a positive outlook. Almost like the Walt Disney movie… “Pollyanna!” They always see a ‘silver lining’ in every black cloud. Once upon a time, an optimist went to a psychologist, saying that he was dead. The doctor simply asked him, ‘Can dead men bleed?’ He replied… No they can’t! The doctor quickly grabbed a pin and stuck the man in the finger, which immediately began to bleed. He exclaimed… I’ll be, dead men… can bleed!
The “Realist”... simply takes ‘real world’ situations and calls them as they really are. He or she ‘does not’ flavor them with his or her opinion. They call it as they see it, without any ‘politically correct’ involvement or personal bigotry. Unlike ‘Chicken Little’ they recite the facts, as they are; that it was the ‘acorn’… and ‘not’ the sky falling. They are often ‘not liked’ because most of us, want good news and ‘not’ reality.
Dare I say… that most ‘do not’ want to hear bad news…? Even if the news is ‘Real’… they would ‘pretend’… that things are ‘not as bad’, as they are really stated. Take for instance our national debt. With the decreasing jobs market and the movement of our manufacturing base, continually being moved to foreign countries, how can America survive? Our GNP, Gross National Production [products manufactured for consumption], is in a continual ‘decline’. In the opposite direction, our National and Personal… “Debt”… continues to Increase.
What can be done…? You voted for… “Change”… but to “What?” Did you ‘really’ think that the… “Financial Bailout”… was going to help our nation… or… “Just the Wealthy?” Did you ‘really’ think that the ‘trickle-down economics’… was really going to help the average man? You voted and got… ‘Exactly what’… “You Deserved!” The Debt will shackle you with more Taxes and a devastation of You and ‘Your Children’s Future!’ Will ‘Positive Thinking’… help this situation or ‘Not’…?
*** (2Samuel 12:9-10-11) Why have you = despised the Word of Jehovah [God], = to do ‘evil’ = in His sight? = You have stricken [killed] Uriah the Hittite with the sword, = and = have taken his wife = to be your wife, = and = have killed him = with the sword of the sons of Ammon [in war].
(2Sam 12:10) And therefore, = the sword shall = ‘never’ = depart from your house, = because you have despised Me = and = have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite = to be your wife.
(2Sam 12:11) So says Jehovah, = Behold, = I will = ‘raise up’ = evil = against you = “out of your own house”, = and = I will take your wives before your eyes = and give them to your neighbor. = And he shall lie with your wives = in the sight of this sun.
The background of these verses… details the “Sin”… of King David. He as the leader of Israel, God’s chosen people. When he sinned… the ‘entire nation’, reaped the results of the Leaders Sin. Throughout the Old Testament… God raised up [aloud to reign]… wicked rulers to chasten [spank] His disobedient people. IF God treated His people this way… what do you think that He will allow… for America, a nation that claims to… know Him?
Last year some time… I watched the ‘Nightline’ program on TV. This particular program was about a False Preacher, ‘Joel Osteen’ and his mega church with over 14,000 in attendance on Sundays in four services. The female moderator asked him, “Most Bible preachers speak out openly against Abortion and other Sin, why don’t You…? His response… “We only speak about the positive aspects of the Gospel.” We need to motivate people with the positive.
*** (2Peter 2:1-2) But there were = also = false prophets among the people, = even as there = ‘will be’ = false teachers among you, = who secretly will bring in = destructive heresies [false teachings], = even denying the Master [Jesus] = Who bought them, = bringing on themselves = swift destruction.
(2Pet 2:2) And = “MANY” = will follow their = pernicious ways, = and because of them = the way of Truth [Word of God] = will be = ‘evil’ spoken of.
This year… ‘Harold Camping’… once again made the proclamation of the End of the World. He has before predicted this, six other times. Surely those that follow his teaching, will once again have to listen to excuses why… it did not happen. I remember back in the early 1970’s, there was in Georgia, a group that stood on a mountain waiting for the End to Come. They had given away all their earthly goods to others. Many had to go and… Beg then back… seeing the error of their wrong beliefs.
*** (Matthew 24:35-36) The heaven = and = the earth = shall pass away, = but = My Words [The Bible] = shall ‘not’ = pass away.
(Matt 24:36) But = of that = ‘day’ = and = ‘hour’ = “NO ONE” = knows, = No, = Not the angels of Heaven, = But = ‘Only’ My Father [God].
This ‘2012’… End of the World… hype and that published on the Discovery Channel is nothing but… Bunk! What they ‘purposely omitted’… is that the Mayan Calendar is based on a 360-day year, and we have a 365 + leap year calendar. How much ‘positive thinking’ went into that program? Absolutely None! Most of those programs are ‘not’ for “Thinkers”… but to provide a conversational hype, to keep one sidetracked from the real issues concerning society. The “Murder of Innocent Babies”… in their Mother’s Womb…!
*** (Genesis 4:8-9-10) And Cain = talked with his brother Abel. = And it happened = when they were in the field, = Cain rose up against his brother Abel = and killed him.
(Gen 4:9) And Jehovah [God] = said unto Cain, = Where is your brother Abel? = And he said [lied], = I do ‘not know’. = Am I = my brother's keeper?
(Gen 4:10) And He said, = What have you done? = The voice of your brother's blood = cries to Me [God] = from the ground.
Will “Positive Thinking”… really fix the multitude of problems we have in this Nation…? In reality, verse for verse, chapter for chapter… the Bible speaks ‘more’ of the Sin and the punishment for disobedience to God and to His Word = Then it does of ‘Heaven and Rewards’. Will you tell me that “GOD”, the God of the Bible… is a negative person? What most seen not to realize is that… With the Obedience to the Word of God… there is the Protection of God, for those that are truly, His!
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But = the Word of Jehovah [God] = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might go, = and fall backward, = and be broken = and snared = and taken.
*** (Exodus 20:19-20) And they = said to Moses, = You speak with us, = and = we will hear. = But let ‘not’ = God speak with us, = lest we die.
(Exodus 20:20) And Moses = said to the people, = Do not fear, = for God = has come = to ‘test’ you, = and so that = His fear = may be before your faces, = so that you = may not sin.
*** (Hebrews 3:7-to-13) Therefore, = as the Holy Spirit says, = "Today = if = you will hear = His voice [Word],
(Heb 3:8) ‘Do Not’ = harden your hearts, = as in the provocation, = in the day of temptation = in the wilderness,
(Heb 3:9) when your fathers = tempted Me, = proved Me, = and saw My works = forty years.
(Heb 3:10) Therefore = I was grieved = with that generation = and said, = They ‘always err’ = in their heart, = and = they have ‘not’ = known My ways [or wanted to].
(Heb 3:11) So = I swore = in My wrath, = They shall = ‘not’ = enter into = My rest."
(Heb 3:12) Take heed, = brothers, = lest there be = in ‘any’ of you = an ‘evil heart’ = of unbelief, = in departing from = the living God.
(Heb 3:13) But = exhort = one another = ‘daily’, = while it is called today, = lest any of you = be ‘hardened’ = through the deceitfulness of sin.
*** (Pro 28:13) He who = covers his sins = shall ‘not’ be blessed; = but whoever = confesses = and = leaves them = shall have mercy.
*** (James 1:22) Keep on being = ‘Doers of the Word, = and = ‘Not’ = Merely Hearers = who Deceive themselves.
*** (Luke 6:46) And why = do ‘you’ =call Me [Jesus] = Lord [Savior], = Lord [Boss], = and = do ‘Not’ do = what I say?
*** (Romans 6:1-2) What shall we say = then? = Shall we = continue in sin = so that grace = may abound?
(Rom 6:2) God Forbid! = How shall we = who died to sin = live any longer = in it?
*** (Psalms 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I = may behold = wonderful things = out of = Your Law [Word].
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