Our violent world desperately needs the message of ONE. http://amzn.to/2fU7hn8

Attacking & injuring people with words is the first step toward violence. Be kind.

To stop the growth of evil in society, we all need to stop allowing it in our own hearts & minds. Since evil acts begin in the heart; to overcome evil, hearts must be changed. “Out of the heart come evil thoughts.” –Mt.15:19

–“Why?”– Here’s one of the best answers I’ve found as to why people do terribly evil things. “When a person denies his conscience for too long, it can become seared. That person becomes susceptible to receiving and accepting all sorts of harmful and evil things. This is true for both believers and unbelievers. A seared conscience will open a person up to demonic spirits and activities.” –from the book ONE, page 183 — http://amzn.to/2yHoCTT

We all ought to resist demonic thought, because if it’s not fought and if inner freedom’s not sought, it will leave us distraught. Freedom from the torment of evil thoughts is possible; but it requires the successful use of
spiritual strategies.

Let’s get back to the basics of spiritual strategies. “Thou shalt not kill.”

Peace isn’t a sign. Peace is a heart and mind that’s free from evil, torment, and anxiety. Peace is also freedom from guilt. The answer to guilt isn’t denial. It’s repentance, forgiveness at the Cross, and a new life in Christ. For guilt relief: Receive remorse, redirection, & reconciliation with God and with other people.

Loving your family is natural. Loving your enemies is supernatural. Christ-followers are called to live supernaturally!

Jesus prayed that all the members of His body be one (see John 17). Will it ever happen? Yes. We can be one because on the organizational chart for the body of Christ, everyone reports directly to the living, resurrected Jesus. When we all do that, oneness happens.

For practical ways to be one with others in the body of Christ, check out the book ONE: Unfolding God’s Eternal Purpose From House To House.


About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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