In This Issue
1. BEYOND IMAGINATION – Ron McGatlin
2. How an Ideology progressively takes over countries
3. News Headlines
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Imagination is a visionary manifestation of data within the mind of a human being usually involving internally seeing, hearing, and feelings.
Imagination exceeds understanding. Imagination precedes understanding and is more powerful than understanding. Imagining or envisioning is much nearer the origin of creativity than understanding.
So, on this trek into the depth of creation, imagination is beyond or before understanding. But what is it that is beyond or before imagination? From what or where does imagination come to enter the mind of man?
There is a reality of existence that is before or beyond human imagination, a reality that can be re-presented or imaged in the natural human mind. “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. 10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10.
That which is beyond, before, and greater than imagination is the spirit realm. The first and foremost reality is that which is unseen by the natural man but is preeminent to all creation. All natural creation originated from the far greater Spirit God creator of all things spiritual and natural. “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” Hebrews 11:3.
The Supernatural Spirit Realm
All of man’s creativity on earth comes from the supernatural spiritual realm and first enters the imagination of man. Entrance into the natural world of all that is created, formed, reformed, or transformed on earth comes from the spirit realm into the imagination of man.
The imaginations of mankind are always originally formed by what is or has been seen and heard or felt from the spirit realm. That which is created in the mind of man is transferred to other minds and into nature through words and actions that re-present that which is from the spirit realm into the natural realm.
All that man builds, forms, or reforms in this world are first imagined within the heart of mankind. All the works of man come through the imagination of man. There are two sources that feed into the imagination of man.
LIGHT AND DARKNESS
There are two spirit realms that can feed into our human imagination. Actually there is one originally created by God. God is light. Darkness is the lack of the presence of God/light. The portion of the Spirit realm that pulled away from the light became darkness. (1 John 1:5).
The godly Spirit realm was the original creator of all. However, a realm broke off and established the satanic or evil spirit realm. At the fall of man in Adam, mankind lost all direct relationship and personal connection to God’s spirit realm. Man’s imagination became vain or empty of God’s ways.
God in His infinite mercy toward man established a covenant of law and sacrifice to maintain an opportunity for mankind to temporarily cover sin through obedience to sacrificial offerings.
Priests and prophets were established to be set apart to guide and assist the people with fulltime service of sacrifices and offerings. The priest and prophets were also to communicate with God for the people as the Holy Spirit came upon them from time to time.
This older covenant looked forward to the new covenant of the promised coming of Messiah, Yeshua, Savior, Christ, Lord, and King to fully redeem all mankind who come to Him with their whole heart. Through redeemed mankind all is to be renewed that was lost by sin or disobedience in this world.
By faith this abundant grace gift of Christ Jesus, Savior, Messiah, Yeshua, Lord, and King has opened again the way into intimate personal connection and communication with Spirit God, the Father of all creation.
Through Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit, the access to the attributes of God are available to guide and empower the people of God. The love, wisdom, and power of God is now available to us by the indwelling full reality of the Holy Spirit. The heavenly secrets of God are being communicated as the hearts of man are focused on the pure holy imaginations of God arising into our purified minds.
Be Fully Connected by the Holy Spirit
Currently our world has largely been led away from the guidance of love, wisdom, and power available through the Holy Spirit. The minds of children and subsequently the adult leadership of the world has feasted on the words and imaginations of the fallen evil spirit realm, thereby feeding their imaginations on the darkness of lies that oppose the ways of God.
Imaginations are formed today largely from images and words continuously fed through mass media, primarily television, and online. Images and words create or form the imaginations of the people. Whichever spirit realm flows through media and education determines the imaginations that determine the way of the people and what they build into the world.
The way of the world is determined by the imaginations of mankind. That which we see and hear repeatedly, especially from a respected source, becomes what we believe. What we believe becomes who we are and what we will do.
The evil powers of darkness are violently opposing the reality of the fullness of the life manifestation of Christ Jesus by the Holy Spirit.
Feed upon the direct words and imaginations (images and thoughts) from above, the truth and light of God. Focus on the images and words that are from God in everything you watch, read, or listen to repeatedly. The written word in the Bible is made alive and powerful by the work of the Holy Spirit bringing abundant powerful life.
Clean out the pipeline feeding your imagination.
The work of the Holy Spirit can help us to clean out the pipe line from the Spirit realm into our imagination, opening our understanding to the mind of Christ. The most significant tool for opening the Spirit channels is the Holy Spirit Gift of TONGUES.
The enemy fights this marvelous gift with all his strength. This is because he knows it is the way to enter more completely into connection with the Spirit realm. The baptism in the Holy Spirit is simply getting all blockages out of the way to being fully opened to the Spirit realm of all love, wisdom, truth, and power of God.
If you feel something rising up in you against Holy Spirit baptism and tongues as you read this, please be aware it is the work of the implanting from the realm of darkness probably by erroneous religious teachings and experiences. The gift of a prayer language of unknown tongues is one of the most marvelous gifts. It bypasses the understanding and directly connects to Spirit God. It builds us up in the Spirit and opens the way for supernatural reality in our hearts and minds. Revelation of deep hidden mysteries can be opened to us and implanted into us. Praying in the Spirit breaks through the clutter of thoughts and vain activity of the mind. Often interpretations and revelations follow praying in tongues by the Holy Spirit.
We must resist that darkness and draw near to God and let Him take the reins of our heart to take us into the greater reality of Spirit baptism and praying in unknown languages by the Spirit. This is the tool to open the way to the manifest reality of love, peace, and joy as God’s wisdom and power flows in and through us.
Holy Spirit filling our lives is the source of supernatural LOVE and POWER to transform us and our world. Christ Jesus abides in us as we abide in Him by the reality of Holy Spirit working in and through our natural lives bringing forth the life of the kingdom of heaven here on earth.
This is the day, the year for your life and mine to be delivered from the limits of fallen world order and into the glorious reality of the order of the kingdom of God in us on earth as it is in heaven.
Be filled with His Love and power, in the name of Jesus! Amen.
In Dr. Peter Hammond’s book, “Slavery, Terrorism and Islam,” he documents the way Muslims slowly develop a presence in various countries and as their population numbers build, become more aggressive and assertive about exercising Sharia law.
“Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life,” Dr. Hammond notes in his book. “Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.”
Their takeover of a country, what Dr. Hammond refers to as “Islamization,” begins when the population of Muslims reaches a critical mass, and they being to agitate for various privileges.
Open, free, democratic societies are particularly vulnerable. “When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well,” he notes.
This is how it works, according to Dr. Hammond:
When the Muslim population remains under 2% in a country, they will be seen primarily as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the current situation in:
United States — Muslim 0.6%
Australia — Muslim 1.5%
Canada — Muslim 1.9%
China — Muslim 1.8%
Italy — Muslim 1.5%
Norway — Muslim 1.8%
As the Muslim population reaches 2% to 5%, they begin to recruit from ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, within prisons and street gangs. This is happening in:
Denmark — Muslim 2%
Germany — Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
Spain — Muslim 4%
Thailand — Muslim 4.6%
“From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population,” Dr. Hammond notes. “For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food” and increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature such food on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is happening in:
France — Muslim 8%
Philippines — 5%
Sweden — Muslim 5%
Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%
Soon they begin to apply pressure to allow Sharia law within their own communities (sometimes ghettos).
“When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions,” Dr. Hammond notes. “In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.” These tensions are seen on a regular basis in:
Guyana — Muslim 10%
India — Muslim 13.4%
Israel — Muslim 16%
Kenya — Muslim 10%
Russia — Muslim 15%
The violence increases when the Muslim population reaches 20%. “After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues,” such as in:
Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
“At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare,” such as in:
Bosnia — Muslim 40%
Chad — Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%
From 60%, persecution of non-believing “infidels” rises significantly, including sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia law as a weapon, and Jizya, a tax placed on infidels, such as in:
Albania — Muslim 70%
Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
Sudan — Muslim 70%
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out “infidels,” and move toward a 100% Muslim society, which has been experienced to some degree in:
Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
Egypt — Muslim 90%
Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
Iran — Muslim 98%
Iraq — Muslim 97%
Jordan — Muslim 92%
Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan — Muslim 97%
Palestine — Muslim 99%
Syria — Muslim 90%
Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
A 100% Muslim society will theoretically usher in their version of peace — the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. “Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrassas are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word,” such as in:
Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
Somalia — Muslim 100%
Yemen — Muslim 100%
Dr. Hammond observes this Islamic ideal is seldom realized. “Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.”
“It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia law,” he states.
Dr. Hammond is also concerned by demographic trends. “Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population,” he observes. “But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century.”
Dr. Peter Hammond is a missionary who has pioneered evangelistic outreaches in the war zones of Mozambique, Angola and Sudan. Peter has travelled hundreds of thousands of miles to deliver Bibles to persecuted Christians in Africa and Eastern Europe.
He is the Founder and Director of Frontline Fellowship, the Founder and Chairman of Africa Christian Action, the Director of the Christian Action Network and the Chairman of The Reformation Society and the author of numerous missions-related books. He is the Editor of both Frontline Fellowship News and Christian Action.
Peter has developed the Biblical Worldview Seminar and Great Commission Course to mobilize churches to comprehensively apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life and to fulfill the Great Commission.
Peter was born in Cape Town and brought up in Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe. He converted to Christ in 1977, worked in Scripture Union and Hospital Christian Fellowship, served in the South African Defense Force and studied at Baptist Theological College, Cape Town. He also earned a Doctorate in Missiology. For more information about his book, go here.