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
Note: 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 human reasoning.
Pastors, 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
When 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
Spiritual Cocaine... To be
able to cast aside the reason and reality of the
situation and replace it with a mind-induced
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
Remember, 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.
Did you catch that last
line? "But sorrow
without repentance is the kind that results in
Most 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
According To The Book Of
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.
Job 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."
We 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.
The 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
As a Youngster...
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!
When the trials are sent to
us, do as Job did and learn your lesson. Take the
test, face the reality and grow in Jesus!
My life-long friend, Rick
Griffin read this page and pointed out that I
needed to further explain the message. OKAY
I 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?