Works defined: To be effective; to have effect or influence; to conduce. [1913 Webster] We know that all things work together for good to them that love God. --Rom. viii.
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OUR ATTRACTIVE YOUNG TRAVEL AGENT STARTED OFF BY SAYING HOW SICK SHE WAS and how she got this medicine to try to cure it. But then I told her how I didn't have much confidence in medicine and had more faith in keeping God's health laws, the rules of health.
WE DESCRIBED THE RULES: PROPER DIET, REST, EXERCISE AND RIGHT LIVING, not abusing our bodies, and keeping God's health laws, which we then related to keeping God's laws in general for our own general happiness and well-being.
THEN I SAID, "WELL, AFTER ALL, IF HE CREATED US, HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR US. He's like a father to us as His children and He wants us to be healthy and happy, so He has set down the rules to keep us from getting hurt or damaging our bodies.
"OF COURSE, ONE OF THE GREATEST OF HEALING FACTORS IS FAITH," I added, "to know that God loves you and cares for you and is going to take care of you no matter what happens. Faith eliminates one of the greatest causes of disease and ill health, and that's fear and tension (she was talking about headaches).
"BECAUSE THEN YOU HAVE PEACE OF MIND AND YOU CAN JUST REST IN THE LORD knowing He's going to take care of everything, which eliminates one of the major causes of psychosomatic diseases."
FEAR, TENSION, HATRED: ALL BREED THE VARIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL AND NERVOUS DISEASES as well as the natural physiological diseases like heart trouble and arthritis and stomach ulcers, all of which can be caused by worry and fear. Nearly all people who have severe cases of arthritis, if not caused by some infection, the arthritis is usually psychosomatic, most frequently caused by bitterness and hatred and a negative attitude toward life. These cause the literal building up of poisons in the body that in turn cause the congestion and pain in the joints.
SO THE ELIMINATION OF FEAR BY FAITH GIVES PEACE OF MIND AND REST TO YOUR STOMACH AND VITAL ORGANS, including rest to your heart and the actual elimination of poisons from the blood which cause illness. In other words, your state of mind can actually poison your body.
BECAUSE PEACEFUL MEDITATION AND MENTAL CONCENTRATION ON POSITIVE ATTITUDES AND GOOD THOUGHTS, ETC., DO DEFINITELY HAVE A GOOD EFFECT ON BOTH MIND AND BODY through the right spiritual attitude. This is why the Scriptures say, "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." ( Philippians 4:8 ) Paul says to forget the things that are behind, so you don't worry about the past, and press on to the things that are before. And the Scripture says don't worry about tomorrow.
THE TWO GREATEST SOURCES OF FEAR AND WORRY ARE THE PAST AND THE FUTURE--REMORSE OVER THE PAST, OR FEAR OVER THE FUTURE--AND GOD'S WORD FORBIDS WORRY ABOUT EITHER! Then for the present He says, "Thou shalt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee"--right now--"because he trusteth in Thee."
THE ONE WHO TRUSTS REALLY RESTS IN THE LORD. "FOR PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT ALL FEAR," "for fear hath torment." "But God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind"!--Which shows the definite relationship of mental disease to fear!--And of course there are those fears which are actually inspired by the Enemy.
SO YOUR PHYSICAL STATE OF HEALTH IS DEFINITELY DEPENDENT LARGELY ON YOUR MENTAL STATE OF HEALTH, and your mental health is very largely dependent on your spiritual condition, because both love and faith cast out all fear.--Faith in God, trust in God, gives you a feeling of rest of body, peace of mind, contentment of heart and spiritual well-being, which all tend to greatly improve your whole state of well-being.
SO THAT'S WHEN SHE SAID, "I WISH I HAD FAITH, but I don't have faith in anything. How can I have faith in God when I don't even know if there is a God?"--And immediately she questions: "Don't you believe in evolution?"--Which shows you how related the diabolical doctrine of evolution is to faith in God!
PEOPLE AUTOMATICALLY THINK OF EVOLUTION WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT GOD, BECAUSE THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF THE TEACHING OF EVOLUTION IS TO ELIMINATE FAITH IN GOD and to foster the false doctrine of devils that the creation created itself and God had nothing to do with it, so there doesn't need to be a God.--It could have happened without Him! "So you don't believe we came from apes?" she queried. "Of course not!" I exclaimed. "I believe it happened just the way it says in the Bible: `On the sixth day He created man in His own image.'"
THEN, "WELL, HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT GOD LOOKS LIKE? NOBODY'S EVER SEEN HIM." I said, "Well, we don't, because He's a Spirit. He's the Power of the Universe, He's everywhere."--And that's when she said, "Well, He must have a Headquarters somewhere!"--They just can't help but come to the right conclusions if they think honestly about it.
SO RIGHT AWAY SHE SAID, "WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THESE BOOKS AND STORIES ABOUT MEN GETTING THE IDEA OF GOD OR GODS FROM FORMER VISITS TO EARTH BY SUPERIOR INTELLIGENCES FROM OUTER SPACE?" And I said, "Well, of course I believe in UFO's and flying saucers and they are visits of superior intelligences from outer space--the angels--and they are gods to us.
THE SCRIPTURES SPEAK OF THE ANGELS AS "GODS"--SUPERIOR BEINGS, more powerful and intelligent than man, and they do travel in these so-called "flying saucers" which are actually circles of power or energy and light because they are light!" Well, that was about the end of that line of thought!--She just smiled in amazement that we should actually believe such things!
ONE MINUTE THEY WONDER HOW COME YOU CAN'T BELIEVE IN VISITING SPACESHIPS, AND YET THE NEXT MINUTE THEY WONDER WHY YOU CAN BELIEVE IN ANGELS. Which just shows how people's minds have been geared by education to believe in anything so-called "scientific" according to man's knowledge, but to reject anything so-called "spiritual" or "religious" or according to the Bible.
THIS SHOWS HOW MODERN EDUCATION IS DESIGNED BY THE DEVIL TO UNDERMINE FAITH IN GOD AND THE BIBLE and encourage faith in man and his wisdom and science instead--the worship of man as opposed to the worship of God.
WELL, THEN, HAVING GOTTEN THAT FAR, IT IMMEDIATELY BECOMES A DIRECT CONTROVERSY AS TO THE EXISTENCE OF GOD.--And the Devil immediately starts to bring up the age-old controversial questions to try to throw doubt on the existence of God. Now, that you have in your witness declared flat out that you believe in God, angels, the Bible and Creation, they must then make a choice: They can accept without question, in real faith, or they can say, "You're crazy!--I don't believe in any of that stuff!", or they have to very slyly and cleverly try to give you arguments and questions against the existence of God to try to undermine your own faith in God and to encourage their own unbelief.
SO THEY ASK THE USUAL STOCK QUESTIONS: "WELL, IF THERE IS A GOD, THEN HOW COME HE ALLOWED HITLER AND ALL THIS PAIN AND SUFFERING and these atrocities and man's inhumanity to man? Why doesn't He put a stop to all that? Why didn't He make them stop it if He's in control?" And I told her, "God didn't do it: Man does it." Then she said, "Well, why does He allow it?" And I said, "Well, then He'd have to put a stop to the whole thing and man's choice, which is the idea of the whole great design.
"MAN WAS PUT HERE TO MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL, TO DO RIGHT OR WRONG, TO SERVE GOD OR HIMSELF AND THE DEVIL and to learn the benefits of serving God, reaping the joy and happiness and pleasures of keeping God's loving rules for his own good and worshipping and thanking God for it all in return, as grateful children of their Heavenly Father, to believe in Him and have faith in Him and trust Him and His Word and obey it for their own good and His glory.
Or man can believe the lies of the Devil and rebel against God and disobey Him and refuse to believe His Word and go their own way and suffer the consequences of violating His health rules and His mental and spiritual laws, rebellion against which and disobedience to which bring ill health, misery, pain, suffering, Man's inhumanity to Man, cruelty, atrocities, wars, economic ills, unhappiness, mental anguish, insanity, and finally death and Hell hereafter, as punishment for violating God's laws and His rules which were made for our health and happiness!
Most people do not understand scientific realities but still have to accept them just because the scientists say so and because they work and they can feel the effects of these forces as demonstrated in our daily lives.
We use the power of electricity in our everyday lives, even though no one really understands it--not even the scientists! They only know its laws, its actions, its effects and have learned how to channel and conduct it to serve many useful purposes upon which we are dependent.
Even so, we must accept the very existence of God, even though we don't know where He came from or Who made Him, if anyone, or how He got here or where He came from. We simply know He does exist and He is here, ever-present, all-knowing and all-powerful--omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent.
We must recognize His Superiority and His Authority and thank Him for His Power and His Creation that He has created and the rules which He has made by which it is governed.
We must accept and obey and use these rules and His Power for our own benefit and usefulness and life, love, health and happiness in everyday living just as you use electricity, even though you don't understand it fully or know where it came from or how it got here, and you may not even understand how it works. All you know is, it works!--You flip the switch and make the connection and it works. You make contact with the power of electricity and it does the work for you.
Just so, you must learn to make personal contact with the Power of God and learn to let Him do the work of bringing you joy, health and happiness in everyday living and of being useful in your life and giving you faith and rest and comfort and peace instead of fear and restlessness and worry.
You must learn how to contact His Power through prayer, a spiritual seeking of contact with His Spirit through obedience to the laws of His Word, to listen to His voice. Just as you flip the switch of your radio and tune in to a certain frequency, so you must communicate with Him and let Him speak to you through His Word, both through the Bible and by the direct communication of prayer.
Learn His Will and know what and how to obey in order to let His Light and Power into the room of your life to give you light and power and joy in living by doing many things for you which you cannot do for yourself, just as electricity does through the simple flip of a switch or the turning of a dial.
We must avail ourselves of God just as we do the electricity which gives us light and power and fuel and fire and heat and communication and transportation and all these marvels of modern Man which we use in our daily living, even though most of us haven't the least idea of where it comes from or how it got here or who made it, and most of us still don't even understand how it works or the laws which govern it, and certainly none of us has ever seen it, only its effects.
All of this is happening daily in the life of the spirit: God's Power is creating and blessing your daily life and helping make easier the task of daily living, enlightening the rooms of your heart and mind, cooking the nourishment of your spiritual body, the food for your soul, and warming the hearthstones of your heart.
Or the Devil is short-circuiting you, electrocuting you, shocking you, burning you, terrifying you, frightening you, filling you full of his fearful cross circuits and contrary connections and opposing negative flows to upset you and irritate you, causing showers of flaming sparks and crackling static to ruin your communication and connection with God, confuse your mind, upset your heart and burn and destroy your body, the house in which you live!
So you must be sure that you have the right power source and are connected to it properly, receiving the right amounts, the proper voltage at the proper amperage on the correct circuits, insulated by God's Truth against the dangerous groundings of the Devil's lies, in order that you might safely use such spiritual power for good.
All we have to know is to have faith in the Power so that we're willing to make the connection that lets it into our daily lives by receiving it, by taking that definite step of faith in reaching out our hand of faith and turning the switch of decision which makes the contact and starts the flow of that power into our lives to light, guide, warm, feed, provide, protect, work for us and give us pleasure!
All you have to know is it's here and that it's obvious it's here because it works, and you can prove that it works by the simple little decision of switching on to it and trying it to see that it works! You don't have to take my word for it or anybody else's. Try it! You'll like it! Just flip the switch of decision by your own human will and let the light in and see how quickly the darkness flees!
See how fast it can warm your heart and nourish your soul and make life easier, more pleasant, more entertaining, and even lift you to Heavenly heights of joy, bliss and the ecstasy of utter sheer unadulterated total happiness by the ecstatic elevators of the energies and orgasms of His electrifying Spirit on such trips as you have never known before!
God's Power is the mightiest of all, beyond anything you have ever experienced before! Try it! You'll love it!--Just be sure to read the instructions before you plug in your various appliances and flip their switches, so you don't get any shorted or overloaded circuits or cause any burnt-out wiring or dangerous wild fires! Read His Word and the writings of His Prophets as to the correct appliances for the power and its proper uses.
Begin to enjoy yourself and a life filled with the Power of God at every turning of the dials and connections of the switches of prayer and contact with the Source!
He's like a lover: You don't have to know his entire past history and his mental, psychological, physical, medical, historical, political and religious records. You don't even have to know his exact height, weight, measurements, metabolism or chemical constituency.
What else matters? He brings you love, He makes your life and gives you happiness and all you ever wanted and more! You don't know why, but just to look at Him turns you on! You can't explain why His touch electrifies you! You don't understand all the scientific workings of His lovemaking and why it makes you so happy. You just enjoy IT--and HIM--and you're HAPPY!--What else matters? How much more could you want than this?
Forget trying to explain it! Quit trying to understand it! Stop trying to diagnose it and take it all apart and analyze it! You're just making hard work out of all the fun! Just turn it on and enjoy it! Flip out and have a ball with Him! He's your electricity! He's what turns you on! He's what gives you such a charge!--You don't care Who He is or What He is or Where He came from as long as He keeps Loving you like this and makes you so happy and takes such good care of you!
As long as it works that's all that matters! As long as He makes you feel so good and stay so happy, that's what counts. Don't try to figure Him out.--Just let Him in! Try Him!--You'll love Him! He works!--And that's all you need to know!