A member of my
family was diagnosed with cancer. I asked,
"How he was doing?" I was told,
"Doing well, he has a good attitude. The
doctor gave him a 25% chance of living five years
AND if he makes the five years he will almost
surely survive it completely!" He went on to
say, "He (the cancer victim) feels that
he'll be in that 25% because he is young and
That's what I call a Positive Mental Attitude
(PMA). When this PMA is achieved by way of The
Holy Spirit... it is called FAITH. If the
bottom-line reasoning is, "Because he is
young and strong" that is not faith but
Preachers, Parents, Siblings and Friends, may
comment, with pride, when this good, positive,
brave attitude is displayed by the (seeming)
victim of disease or misfortune. That person
would be described as, "A brave man/woman
with a great attitude!"
we are able to maintain that type of attitude, on
our own, without the intervention of The Holy
Spirit, the Spirit of Jesus, we may be admired
and respected as being 'positive' ... 'Brave' is
another descriptive word that comes to mind...
But this is of our own 'will' ... a method taught
by New-Age beliefs ... practices and lessons from
the occult... I know... I used these methods
before I came to know the real
Mental Attitude <> Power of Positive
Thinking <> Mind Over Matter
All Of these Admirable Traits Are "New
Age" And Lessons From The Occult...
(Does your preacher endorse these practices?)
Some Of The Most Prominent TV Evangelists Teach
Cocaine... To be able to cast aside the reason
and reality of the situation and replace it with
attitude may be admired by the world but
as a Spiritual Warrior I recognize it as a
cloaking tool, used by Satan to cause the victim
to not experience the trial and overcome! What if
Jesus had been given a mind altering drug that
would have lessened His suffering and depth of
His sacrifice? That's what these practices are...
A MIND ALTERING DRUG or as I refer to it
God's children are promised trials and suffering,
which we are to overcome and learn from them.
Peter Chapter 1 Verses. 6 & 7..
be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even
though it is necessary for you to endure many
trials for a while. 7These
trials are only to test your faith, to show that
it is strong and pure. It is being tested as fire
tests and purifies gold--and your faith is far
more precious to God than mere gold. So if your
faith remains strong after being tried by fiery
trials, it will bring you much praise and glory
and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is
revealed to the whole world.
Corinthians Chapter 7 Verse 10..
God can use sorrow in our lives to help us turn
away from sin and seek salvation. We will never
regret that kind of sorrow. But
sorrow without repentance is the kind that
results in death.
you catch that last line? "But
sorrow without repentance is the kind that
results in death."
folks who use The Power of Positive Thinking,
Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) do not express
sorrow or humility but they exude SELF confidence
and a self-reliant attitude, not
subservience and trust in G-d.
We have all been taught that these (PMA) are
admirable qualities. In other words, we have been
slow-cooked into becoming a G-dless society while
making it look grand and good. We have been
taught to NOT rely on G-d but on our own
To The Book Of Job...
We should tear our clothes, throw ashes on our
head, scream out to our Father-In-Heaven and ask,
"WHY?"- "What Have I done
wrong?"- "Why is this burden put on
me?" Pray, talk to God, have your friends
pray and ask God "WHY?" Is there a
lesson here to be learned in this trial? Was I
lacking in understanding and did I need to learn
a lesson from this? Possibly to learn a lesson so
I may correct my wrongful nature or doings?
Realize that we, as Christians are only passing
through this world, being tested, being taught
lessons that we may progress and acquire the
"spiritual physique" which enables us
to enter the Kingdom of God.
cried out, he wrestled with God and finally God
gave him the answer and Job benefitted greatly!
Elihu, through the Spirit, told Job: "This
suffering was sent to you to prevent you from
falling into a life of sin.." How much
plainer can it be? Because of the trial Job
suffered and endured he finally truly knew God.
Take a look... Book of Job,
Chapter 42 Verses 5 & 6...
had heard about you before, but now I have seen
you with my own eyes. 6I
take back everything I said, and I sit in dust
and ashes to show my repentance."
usually only learn the lessons... and gain the
"spiritual physique" through trials and
severe testing. The "spiritual
physique" required to gain admittance into
the Kingdom comes about because of suffering,
hurting, trials, overcoming adversity... If we
avoid the true reason that God allowed Satan to
send the test, Satan wins.
way many churches and doctrines have come to
teach the art of Positive
Thinking, allows us to
bypass the test by taking the "spiritual
cocaine," a self-induced, mind-altering
mental drug to hypnotize us into a euphoric state
of well-being. We miss the test, we don't learn
the lesson and we are not prepared for entry into
I was a practicing Rosicrucian and was taught
those methods. If you don't know: a Rosicrucian
is a member of the occult. I was shown by The
Lord and I quit when I learned from where the
power came. DO NOT PLAY WITH THOSE THINGS!
the trials are sent to us, do as Job did and
learn your lesson. Take the test, face the
reality and grow in Jesus!
life-long friend, Rick Griffin read this page and
pointed out that I needed to further explain the
message. OKAY RICKY...
am in no way suggesting you be
"negative-minded," only that you
recognize your source of "positive"
attitude. Do not place your mental capabilities
above the Son of God and His "will"
for your growth and understanding. It is
important to have TOTAL TRUST IN HIM. "Though
He Slay Me," ....
Remember? Be faithful and take the tests that are
promised us by many authors of the bible. Don't
forget the BIG test coming up soon... The
Great Tribulation. Will you
assume a Positive Mental Attitude, authored by
yourself? OR will you trust Jesus?