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When Truth Doesn't Matter

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The world has very quickly moved to the point where the truth is not the driving force behind most decisions. Tribal loyalty and desired opinions are more important than facts, because people prefer their own reality and build upon their own 'truths'. Throughout the western world, reality and provable science have given way to the 'science' of personal beliefs. This 'science' is also selectively applied... eg., I might choose to believe that I am female, even though I am genetically, physically and visibly male, yet governing bodies will pressure everyone to agree with my choice. However, it I identify as fully vaccinated without evidence, I risk being rejected and isolated from society.These corruptions are prophesied, because they lead to the denial and corruption of everything that relates to God's creation, purposes and values. A clear pattern emerges... Humanities main goal is more about appeasing very fragile and deluded egos, than it is about improving or sustaining human life.

Led By The Spirit

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The Holy Spirit is the energy or power of God in action, just as our deeds (as opposed to our thoughts assets) display our nature to those around us. For those who are anointed/filled with the Spirit, it's God's intention that we utilize the same power for the salvation of others, so God's purposes can be established in us. Thus, we become the children of God, because our spiritual DNA is the same as God's... we are his offspring rather than the world's and we are motivated to act accordingly.

My Yoke Is Easy

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

In the popular Charles Dickens story 'A Christmas Carol', the mise Ebeneezer Scrooge worked his long suffering employee Bob Cratchit to breaking point (this is where we get the insulting term 'scrooge' from... meaning someone who has plenty, but is not generous or caring to those who don't). He provided only minimal heating, expected Cratchit to work on holidays and constantly displayed an air of criticism and suspicion. No one would want to work for a boss like Scrooge, who represented the worst, yet common traits of humanity.

God's True Rest And Refreshing

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

By the act of confusing spiritual priorities and values, it becomes clear why people build unfulfilled lives based on powerless spiritual precepts. Gods Spirit is still bound by the accuracy of his word... we cannot add nor subtract from those things which the Lord has laid down. If we start letting small things slip by, or add little things that please us that are not in his word... then they can accumulate to the point where destruction is assured!! Safety margins are an act of wisdom when it comes to conforming to God's directions. By limiting natural appreciations, stimulations and actions, we make more room for the Spirit to move... thus we end up with more accurate results. Mistakes are going to cost a large number of Gods saints their salvation. These things are written so true rest and refreshing can be attained.

The Final Age Of The Victim

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

If you have a victim mentality, you will see your entire life through a perspective that things constantly happen 'to' you. Victimisation is thus a combination of seeing most things in life as negative, beyond your control, and as something you should be given sympathy for experiencing, because you deserve 'better'. At it's heart, the victim mentality is a way to avoid taking any responsibility for yourself or your life. By believing you have no power then you don't have to take action... and it is not your fault.The victim mentality has gone mainstream in the West. It's through the ideology commonly known as 'identity politics', which neatly divides society into victims and oppressors. It's an ideology that tells various minorities that they're hapless victims of an oppressive system: whether of Power, Gender, Race, Age, Wealth, Bodily shape and size, Personal beliefs. In reality everyone is a victim and an oppressor at the same time.

God Knows Principles That We Don't

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The following thoughts and activity are presented in the interests of being able to follow and trust God... even if we are or a bit confused or don't understand all that is happening. We are not asked to stress or strain our understanding... rather we are asked to be obedient. Therein is our victory and therein God is given room to work. We don't know how God does what he does, but we know that he does it... that is what we stand on.

Gods Balance Between Sin And Forgiveness

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The human race now has the ability to overcome their original fall. Jesus Christ has opened the door to the tree of life once again. Through repentance, water baptism and the anointing of the Holy Spirit, we are returned to the eternal future which was ours from the beginning. However, Satan has not changed, he is still out to deceive and destroy. Satan teaches Christians first to doubt, and then to deny. We need to manage our sins as God says, not by natural logic. It's in our interest to learn what God says and get the balance right.

The Power Without The Frills

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Two thousand years after Christ, the Holy Spirit is being poured out like never before, but the power is not properly understood. The way the Spirit is received and used is often compromised through ignorance or pride. Humans have a great need to improve or modify the effective and powerful ways of the spirit. It is Gods will that we be aware of these failings and to protect people from this type of compromise. The simple but powerful promises in the bible are more than enough for all Christians to overcome this world... but they need to know these truths and it is the duty of those who understand to promote it for the Lord.

The Great Outpouring

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The New Testament began with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit... a new and living way that is able to deal with all the sins and failings of all the people (all backed up with signs).

A Bit About The Holy Spirit

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Firstly, the Holy Spirit is an intelligent, personal force... the effectual 'conscience' of God. The bible proves this point by describing the loving and caring manner of how the Spirit acts for those who faithfully obey God. So we see that the Holy Spirit is much more than a source of power alone. It is the life and breath behind all creation and life... and continues to do so.

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