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God's Culture

By Pastor Brad Smith [Gold Coast] on the 3/4/2022

Please note that the PDF notes for this talk were uploaded as "The Culture Wars". Culture can be defined as all the ways of life including arts, beliefs and institutions of a population, that are passed down from generation to generation... these cultures are adjusted and changed as needed. God's culture is built on spiritual principles and powers which are revealed once we are filled with the Holy Spirit. This requires us to move away from natural thinking and exercise spiritual principles. This will vary according to the culture we live under.

The Power Of Knowledge

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 29/3/2022

To know God is to know the power of God. To understand God is to understand how to use his power. The only way we come face to face with God, is by receiving the anointing power Of the Holy Spirit. Once we meet God... we need to learn what he wants from us and how to use the power that we have received. This is achieved through various facets of learning. Reading, instruction, revelation and commitment all play a vital role in the learning process. As we progress, our knowledge needs to be turned into effective action and service.

Turning Weakness To Greatness

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 14/2/2022

God has always been able to turn weak people into great people, and failed people into overcomers. He also made a great nation out of weak people, who he made great.

The Events Of The Lord's Return

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 10/2/2022

A simple bible study of the revealed order of details surrounding the return of the Lord. See also the talk "In Our Lifetime" delivered on 4th February 2022.

In Our Lifetime

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 4/2/2022

There is one thing common to all of us on the planet... we are born and we die. This is inescapable. However, there is something else that is totally overlooked by the great majority... all will have to answer to God (who is their creator), for the things they have done with their lives.

When Truth Doesn't Matter Pt2

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 19/12/2021

Part 2 of When Truth Doesn't Matter. 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.

When Truth Doesn't Matter Pt1

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 12/12/2021

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 Pt2

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 8/12/2021

The sequel of two earlier talks by Pastor Brad Smith, Led Of The Spirit 211121, and, Washing Of Feet 211123. Being led of the spirit is not just knowing what is right or wrong, it is practicing what is right. To serve God (to be led by the spirit) is to serve others .

Washing Feet

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 23/11/2021

The same notes as used for Led By The Spirit..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.

Led By The Spirit

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 21/11/2021

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] on the 17/11/2021

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.

Promises Of God

By Mitchell Lever [Brisbane] on the 7/11/2021

There are promises which surround us in everyday life, from lifetime commitments to the daily expectations towards and from other people. However, the expected outcome and fulfilment of promises made are rarely guaranteed in the fluctuating and inconsistent society in which we live, as rules, laws, and personal conflicts run interference with the decisions and commitments we seek to maintain. Only the promises of God are yay and amen, being assured to every person who walks according to His will and purpose.

Gods True Rest And Refreshing

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 7/11/2021

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.

Worshipping The Creator vs The Creation

By Neil Creek [Brisbane] on the 31/10/2021

The apostle Paul, when writing in the first chapter of his epistle to the Romans, commented on how man had become focused worshipping the creation and not God... the creator of all life. Today, many in society are following the same pattern of focusing on the issues on how mankind manages the environment and fail to acknowledge God the creator. As the apostle Paul wrote "worshipping the creation and not the creator".

Set Your Affections On Things Above

By Mick Milazzo [Brisbane] on the 31/10/2021

We choose how to spend our time. God counsels us to spend some of that time on higher purposes...setting our affections and renewing our minds in Him.

The Final Age Of The Victim

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 20/10/2021

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 Dont

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 17/10/2021

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 Pt2

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 3/10/2021

Part 2. 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.

Gods Balance Between Sin And Forgiveness

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane] on the 12/9/2021

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] on the 29/8/2021

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.

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