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Defeating the Spirit of Slothfulness, Spiritual Apathy and Just Plain Lazy

Posted in Christian fantasy fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by eliseway

Now on the last blog, I talked about how people tend to give up when the going gets tough and miss out on the great reward and victory that comes in God through the suffering days. Suffering is more than just physical but you can be mentally and spiritually be worn out from the trials and tests that come. The Enemy tries to bring extra obstacles and hindrances our way to exhaust and wear us out to want to give up through discouragements, delays, and setbacks. Sometimes we are extra tired, extra exhausted, feet hurting, headaches, money woes and such because of lazy, indifferent, and selfish acting folks. When a person isn’t doing their part spiritually or naturally because they don’t feel like doing it, it makes other people have to compensate and do more because of their slackness. It’s bad already when folks quit and decide to do their own thing because God’s Way requires us to have a longsuffering and patience in the storms of life. What makes it even worse when you got slothful acting people thinking that doing little or nothing at all is going to suffice especially in the things of God. The Lord kept on putting the word slothful in my spirit in identifying people who just seem to do the bare minimal and lie that they are doing more than they actually aren’t doing. I decided to look up the word because slothful tends to be synonymous with lazy or what my mom would call “just sorry” folks. One of the definition it gave was spiritual apathy and indifference which is how some people in the Kingdom of God tend to act when it comes to serving, helping, and doing their share in helping meet the needs of God’s people and lost souls. These are the people that tend to say all the stuff they did all day and how they are so tired, but can chill and watch TV or movies all day. This isn’t just a one day occurrence but how is everyday you tired, everyday you got to rest, and everyday you can do nothing for nobody else nor find yourself in the church house. But you can go to the movies, go shopping, talk  on the phone all day, and go to restaurants to eat but you can help out on occasion because you so tired. These are the people that love to not only park on your dime but use your dime so they can continue to do whatever they want to do with their time, talent, and money. The Spirit of Slothfulness comes around people who have way too much idle time on their hands and need to busy themselves in working for God, their dreams and goals, and helping make the world a better place. No one can ever say that there is nothing to do because there is always something to do whether it’s spiritual or natural. Now  this slothful spirit loves to operate in our fleshly tendencies and urges the person to give into their flesh instead of being led by the spirit. The more that person operates in the flesh the less spiritually led they become and begin to put back on the old nature of man that they previously had been delivered from by God’s transformation power. Eventually the person can get slack on praying, seeking God, nor being disciplined in doing the things of God including going to church services.  If they do go to church its just to not look bad after missing church quite often. But then have the nerve to get offended or upset when you tell them that they need to do more, pull their weight, and stop acting lazy. Trust me, there are times this flesh cries out because it’s tired and want to lay down. I would love a day where I can come home, lay down and just sleep to do absolutely nothing, but that doesn’t work in the real world not even in Alice in Wonderland.  For those with family , financial, job, and spiritual obligations and responsibilities, the only time you can get a break is if you take a vacation or a few days off to recover and get back in the race again. Those who are lazy tend to be selfish acting as well because they don’t take the initiative to meet the needs that they see without someone having to tell them. My mother instilled in me the habit of taking the initiative and identifying needs and trying to meet them. People shouldn’t have to tell you about your obligations and responsibilities. Some folks have selective memory and pretend like they don’t see it or simply don’t care because somebody else is going to take care it. In order to defeat the spirit of slothfulness, one has to pray and then confront the person in a gentle way on why they aren’t doing what they need or suppose to do to lighten the burdens and loads of responsibilities. The goals is to get that person to become more spiritual minded and stop operating in a carnal mentality. Slothful folks have carnal behaviors and ways because they are allowing the flesh to dictate their every action which is to do little to nothing as possible. Or they do a whole lot of stuff for show to make it look like they are productive and then it slowly siphons back to doing nothing again. Productive pretenders is what I call them that seem like they are making things happen but then you find out their is some fluff and filler with the realness meaning they really haven’t done anything at all and get mad or jealous at folks who are really productive. Prayer is the key to keeping that flesh in control and dying to its call to get you to do nothing but want you feel like doing. 

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Hallow’s Eve

Posted in Christian fantasy fiction on October 31, 2013 by eliseway

This Day Has Come Around Once Again. Read this truth and insight on Halloween and realize that this the day there is even more demonic activity like never before.

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The Enemy is a real foe and does his very best to make sure the people of God give up on hope and not believe that God can deliver the Promises He said in His Word in your earthly existence. The thing about the Devil is that he doesn’t play fair and attacks people especially those who attack his kingdom or pose a threat to his taking everyone to Hell with him master plan. These past few weeks have been attacks after major attacks and it doesn’t help that its in the a month where every witch, warlock, and evil spirits are unleased like never before because of Halloween. I called it the holiday for counterattacks and major spiritual warfare with casualties on both sides. People don’t realize that the month of October tends to be the worst spiritual month for attacks and counterattacks because of all the evil spirits…

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The Dimensions of Melioch Realms

Posted in Christian fantasy fiction on October 15, 2013 by eliseway

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When God gave me this name for the spiritual realms, I wonder what it truly meant and everytime I tell people the name of my book that has the name of the realms, I get this blank expression. Many of my writings come from the dreams and visions that God gives me so I keep a journal near the bed to write down ideas for writings and books. This has been happening to me since I was a little girl before I was truly converted to Christianity. I was initially receiving dreams from another demonic source as a child and wonder why I had such a fascination with horror films and books. Come to find out that Satan was grooming me to become a horror writer of sorts and I began to have dreams and visions of his dimension in the spiritual realms and the demonic demons that are part…

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Staying Relevant

Posted in Christian fantasy fiction on October 11, 2013 by eliseway

Christian Fiction and violence: Do they mix?

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by Deborah Heal

A Dangerous Trend

I don’t believe fiction, especially Christian fiction for young people, needs gratuitous violence to make the plot exciting. I was happy to discover Wall Street Journal book reviewer Meghan Cox Gurdon and her Imprimus article, “The Case for Good Taste in Children’s Books.” In it she gives examples of unbelievable violence taken from current, best-selling young adult fiction and then makes a compelling case for why this is a dangerous trend:

What I do wish is that people in the book business would exercise better taste; that adult authors would not simply validate every spasm of the teen experience; and that our culture was not marching toward ever-greater explicitness in depictions of sex and violence. Books for children and teenagers are written, packaged, and sold by adults. It follows from this that the emotional depictions they contain come to young people with a kind…

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The Sense of Entitlements and Parking on the Dime of Others

Posted in Christian fantasy fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2013 by eliseway

I’ve been reading this book about The Education of Millionaires and the most profound thing that the author contributes to those who become successful is their level of giving to others without a sense of expecting something of return. People tend to think that success comes from always receiving but actually true success comes from giving back and meeting the needs of other people. Success doesn’t necessarily mean how much you possess but how well you utilize the knowledge and wisdom that you obtain to help others and make a social change in the world. Sometimes, not having all the money in the world doesn’t make you a failure but always begging for money may lead to mooching or leeching tendencies minus the check loans, title loans, overdraft withdrawals(guilty of this), and robbing peter to pay paul, mark, luke and john issues. Money is a necessary tool and not having enough it can make you stressed out, tired out, and waiting for the next direct deposit to come on the 15th and 30th of each month which is going to go to other financial obligations with possibly a treat to a movie from redbox (been there, still doing that).  Yet, being successful truly in God starts intangibly first before it manifests into the natural especially if you trying to do what’s right, keep your peace, and pray you don’t lose your religion to to dealing ne’r do well(spiritually) people. There are people that tend to think they are entitled to be taken care of and not take upon any responsibilities except to buy what they want to buy and expect others to cater to their every whims. I wonder where this since of entitlement came from where some people think that they deserve to get blessings or even money just because they want it without giving much in return in helping others not just tithing either. You can be a tither giving all your offerings to God but if you can’t give back to somebody else or find an opportunity to be a blessing, then you are no better than the take-alot folks. Now, I’m not saying give until you have nothing left for yourself which I tend to be guilty of doing and when you need help, you hear birds chirping, that’s it.  Have you ever had people ask you to do something all the time for them but not once ask to return the favor? The saying comes from something I heard in church while I was in Houston called Parking on Someone Else’s Dime. That’s folks that park on your money and don’t use their money to help out. This is when you don’t answer your phone, ignore the text message and pretend like you didn’t get the message because that’s a person that gives base on conditions and moods not out of love and compassion for other people. Which brings to my next point, what about people that quit serving God and doing their divine assignment because they feel they are entitled to rest from all the devils, spiritual warfare, and sufferings like it’s going to stop all of sudden because we want it to. We have quitters, moochers, takers and park attendants which are all contrary to success in God and life for that matter. The successful people are givers and giving in itself never goes unrewarded. I have learned that finding success learns by me giving and not expecting anything return because in the process of giving, the unexpected things I been desiring will manifest in due time. 

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