[ ᴃᴚiפʜᴌ ᵴᴌᴗᴆiᴏ ]: God of so much more...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

God of so much more...

I'm sure many of you have heard of the following phrase:

If it's not broken, don't fix it

I used to agree with it, and have a same opinion with it... that, Hey.. if it's still working, why bother?

Little did i know that... it's actually a kind of poverty mindset..

A poverty mindset keeps a person from achieving their destiny, by just doing enough and not excelling in the things that they do.

it's the same as saying, "I can provide for my family, just barely enough, and that's okay" (ie: i don't need to do anything about it)

Heck, it's not okay, it's not even biblical! The poverty mindset is one that has taken root in many lives, unknowingly. With such pattern of thought, it is no surprise that most people are living in a below-par sub-standard lifestyle.

Want some proof that it's not biblical?

1) Miracle of Overflowing oil - 2 Kings 4:1-7
The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.”

Elisha replied to her, “How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?”

“Your servant has nothing there at all,” she said, “except a small jar of olive oil.”

Elisha said, “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few. Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side.”

She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the jars were full, she said to her son, “Bring me another one.”

But he replied, “There is not a jar left.” Then the oil stopped flowing.

She went and told the man of God, and he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left.”

Do you have any idea how much a bottle of oil cost? not much, but yet, the widow and her sons (i'm assuming they would be big eaters) can LIVE ON WHAT IS LEFT ... that's mind blowing... God didn't provide JUST ENOUGH, He provided MORE THAN ENOUGH!

2) In the topic of giving - Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

It says give, and it will be given back to you. Logically thinking, give and you will have lesser; that's the problem with us not having a renewed mind! See, the bible promises that when we give, it will be given back to you, GOOD MEASURE, PRESSED DOWN, SHAKEN TOGETHER, and RUNNING OVER. Isn't that more than enough too?

I remember hearing an illustration from my pastor about how the shopkeeper would scoop a can of rice as quickly as possible so that the can would look like it's filled, but in fact, having air pockets inside. And in this verse, it says, PRESSED DOWN, SHAKEN TOGETHER, and RUNNING OVER... its really the opposite of how the shopkeeper would react..

And yes, this is kingdom values and principles!

3) Miracles of Fish & Bread - Matt 14:15-21
As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

“Bring them here to me,” he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

See, here once again it says that THERE WERE LEFTOVER, 12 basketfuls. Isn't that more than enough? Was Jesus being wasteful? I mean, since the people all ate, and were SATISFIED... the leftover, was it being wasteful?

No, i'm sure He wasn't.. it's just how He is, He wants to provide more than enough! I'm sure there's more in the bible to proof this point..

Also, note how the disciples thought "“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered." ... ONLY... that's a sign of the poverty mindset, isn't that something we say often? think about it...

God can do A LOT with the little that we have...
:)

Don't get me wrong, i'm not saying that don't be thankful with what you have! That's not my point, i'm saying that God's principle is abundance.

Anyways, back to where i started....

Earlier today, i saw a post by a friend on another friend's facebook wall regarding a person called "Nikola Tesla", i'm sure many of you have heard of him too. Here's the link: (here)

* Note: I have no affiliations with TheOatMeal ... and in fact, i'm not too pleased with the language used in the comic..

After reading about Tesla, i thought, hmm.. let's check out if he's a christian.. cuz i know of many christians who had amazing ideas and heavenly downloads of ideas and concept beyond their time... and guess what? yes, in fact, Tesla was a christian, and came from a family of priest for generations...

To me, Tesla was a good example of a person who has the gift and the grace from God to pull things beyond his time into his present day, and yes, i'm believing for that same gift and grace too. It is, in fact, a tool that is useful in conquering the 7 mountains. Personally, i think Tesla did a good job in conquering his mountain that God has place him in.

I honestly think that God has placed him there for a higher purpose, but i think that he failed to achieve that higher purpose, nevertheless, i'm grateful for all the ideas and inventions that he came up with.

Here is Tesla's view on Christianity:
Taken from: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=163787613661366

"So we find that the three possible solutions of the great problem of increasing human energy are answered by the three words: food, peace, work. Many a year I have thought and pondered, lost myself in speculations and theories, considering man as a mass moved by a force, viewing his inexplicable movement in the light of a mechanical one, and applying the simple principles of mechanics to the analysis of the same until I arrived at these solutions, only to realize that they were taught to me in my early childhood. These three words sound the key-notes of the Christian religion. Their scientific meaning and purpose now clear to me: food to increase the mass, peace to diminish the retarding force, and work to increase the force accelerating human movement. These are the only three solutions which are possible of that great problem, and all of them have one object, one end, namely, to increase human energy. When we recognize this, we cannot help wondering how profoundly wise and scientific and how immensely practical the Christian religion is, and in what a marked contrast it stands in this respect to other religions. It is unmistakably the result of practical experiment and scientific observation which have extended through the ages, while other religions seem to be the outcome of merely abstract reasoning. Work, untiring effort, useful and accumulative, with periods of rest and recuperation aiming at higher efficiency, is its chief and ever-recurring command. Thus we are inspired both by Christianity and Science to do our utmost toward increasing the performance of mankind. This most important of human problems I shall now specifically consider."


I'm not saying that i totally agree with what Tesla said, but i guess he had a point, and yes, it all points back to Christianity.

anyhoos...

I guess the point of my whole post is just to say that...

No, Clarence, you're not subscribing to the below-par sub-standard poverty mindset, you're subscribing to His values, His nature, and His principles. You have a renewed mind, you have a kingdom mindset.

And yes, i'm believing for the same anointing, same, and even greater grace and gift in this area of innovation, in view of conquering the mountain that He has placed me into. So now, i receive this anointing by faith. Knowing fully, that it's not for myself, its main purpose is in revealing the Son, who gave it all.


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yes, updates about life... which i've not been doing... haha..

Well, it's been 2 weeks plus since i came back from China, it was definitely a good experience, i'll prolly leave that to another post.. haha.. made tons of new friends... definitely an eye opening experience!

Asides from that, i also came back from Phuket (Before China) .. i went there with a bunch of awesome friends as our graduation trip, despite not being able to join the IF Camp in Melaka, i would say, it's okay :)

* note: both trip's pictures can be found in my facebook page.

Also, i just got my student status changed from "ACTIVE" to "GRADUATED" yesterday! *YAY* 6 years of Tertiary education finally came to an end!



Also, i'm in the midst of composing a new song.. heh.. the words were there when i was worshiping .. but now it's gone, so i need Him to show them to me again haha...
yes, ill post it here when it's done :)





Till i blog again

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