Posts Tagged ‘Feelings’


January 11, 2019

I thought on this today. We feel this way that way any way. What if I feel lonely. To do so I must feel lonely about someone or some people. I must miss someone. Someone may be missing me but to feel it I must miss the other person. Feelings come and go the longer they linger and stay you can move elsewhere to get away from the feelings. Move on. A rolling stone gathers no moss. Don’t let the feelings get to you. If someone misses you and they are lonely you don’t have to miss them and be lonely. Friends linger, feelings linger. Those closest to you affect your feelings. Sometimes to get some space from feelings you may have to get away from certain people. Feelings is to and from the heart. Feelings come like vibrations. How people rave on about their city being vibrant. Vibrant means getting good feelings. We must make friends to get feelings. How do we please our feelings? We shower our friends with appropriate love, we give gifts to our friends. No man is an island. We have to have friends so we must treat our friends with sincerity. Some people do get away from other people, they call themselves hermits. These hermits live away from all people, they live lives of solitude, they are not affected by vibrations/feelings. Hermits in many cases want to just commune with God.

Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.


MATURITY – feeling person to a thoughtful person

April 30, 2018

I went through the mill. I went from bottom to top. I went through all the feelings of heart led by my heart to a thinking of brain led by brain. I know that feelings when you are led by them is an irrational life. I know now that the head should rule over the body. The body is not in charge, the brain in the head is.

I as a youth, had all the youthful feelings, mixed in with other youth and we attended modern Christian churches where feelings were the craze. You went to church to feel better. You waited all week until Sunday to get another high feeling. Love was about feelings, thoughts were erroneous and not to be parlayed with. I attended these modern churches (called Pentecostal churches) and was glad years later to get these modern church minds out of my head. I am a more thoughtful person now.

Feelings is about personality, thoughts are about character. Build up the character not the personality. Words not feelings. Words are thoughts. Words are God. You stand on your Words not feelings. Actually we stand on the Words of Jesus Christ. Our Words are Jesus Words. Our heart should be full of Jesus Words. The Holy Spirit comes in to our heart. The Holy Spirit is Spirit in Words.

When I was young I had a nice personality. God came in to my life and has made me a nice thoughtful person. I am a person of character. I am a person of Words. My words are me. Personality makes way for character.

Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.


April 30, 2018

The infallible Pope, oh sorry, I mean the fallible Pope. No one is infallible but God.

The Big Cover Up, from top to bottom.

I have a soft spot for the Catholic Church. For one they are a more thinking than a feeling church.

The modern churches like the Pentecostals are mostly about feelings. I like to use the mind more than the heart. I like to reflect in thoughts. To guide ones life by feelings rather than thoughts can be a irrational life. An irrational life is a life led without reason. God is a God of reason He does everything for a reason.

The head should rule the body. In the past we had the Catholic contemplatives. These people were mostly Monks, they meditated in thought, they prayed deeply. I like to call my meditations, reflections. Pentecostals and a lot of the Protestant churches are not known for contemplating. In this fast world we need to slow down and think. We need to reflect. We need to reason. But we need a solid strong foundation to think on. The only true souls solid foundation is Jesus Christ in Spirit in the heart. The heart is what we base our thoughts on. The thoughts are in the mind, the soul, in the head, but the foundation is the heart. To have thoughts on a weak foundation make for weak thoughts. We want strong wrists.

I am not a Roman Catholic member. But I see the value of a headship over heartship. The heart should not steer the ship. The engine of a ship does not steer the ship. The heart should not steer the body. The heart is the engine but the head person steers the ship. The head person is in charge. The engine person the engineer is not overall in charge of the ship. The captain the head person does not lead does not steer from in the engine room. The head is not in the heart. The captain rules from above the engine near the top of the ship (where he can see). The head rules the body from the top (the head has the eyes). The Catholics rule more from the head more so than the modern Protestant churches.

I married a Catholic woman. A woman loving, family, children, Mary Mother of Jesus and Jesus. My wife puts family before herself. I have it good marrying such a woman. My wife so unselfish.

Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.


April 22, 2017

Let’s be more literal here. Friends as in human being friends. The people you know and welcome in to your life. The friends you accept in to your heart. But you might say I don’t know how to control who I let in to my heart. 

The church is open to everyone. Thus the body of Christ is open to all. We are that body, we are in that body. People might say “I am open minded”. So we have open minds and open hearts. People come in who contend or get on well with our thoughts and feelings. We are never really alone. Thoughts and feelings are affected day and night by those who come in to the body of Christ. We who are saved are that body. We are the living church. Our friends are first our brothers and sisters of Christ and second those who come in to the church our body in to our mind and heart. No one is forced in to the living church. Our life must reflect the mind and actions of Godliness so those who are in the living church know that we stand for all the virtues and truth of God through Jesus Christ. Feelings and thoughts are also for communing. We commune in the body of Christ. We commune in words. We communicate in words. We commune with each other. Like cells in a body all one but many and all linked in together and helping each other we people in words also act like the cells. We help each other. We pray for each other. We love each other. We carry each other around in our bodies. We are one but many. Our bodies are the church. We in the body of Christ are in the light. We see in the light. Call it discernment. We have sight and can also call it insight. Wisdom and insight guard ones life and keeps one on a sane and healthy life. Insight is not good by itself but needs wisdom. To see is ok but to know right from wrong is better. Our friends come to visit. Our friends may stay a long time. Our friends may be depressed, or lonely, or sad, or joyful, etc. We feel our friends depression, loneliness, sadness, joy. We pray for our friends. When our friends are feeling down we pray for their betterment. No man (or woman) is an island. We are all in it together and we are in each other and Christ is in all. 
We are in Christ, Christ is in us and we are in each other.  
The secret key is Jesus Christ. Christ is in us. Words are everything. Every word we speak can act like a spark, a spark to bring warmth or a raging fire. Guard your mouth. Holy Scipture brings truth and love. But bad words can bring hate and stress. Love brings health. Jesus Christ is the resurrected and risen Word of God. The Word of God became flesh, human, in Jesus Christ. It’s all about words. Heaven is about words. We humans should be about words. 
Jesus sits in heaven. This death and resurrection and rising of Jesus Christ is to be understood in words in the heart and soul. You are soul and spirit. It’s the soul and spirit that thinks and feels not the bone, flesh or muscle. Where is heaven and hell? It’s an answer in spirit. Spirit gives the answer. Man in his own understanding will never know where heaven and hell is because such is a spiritual revelation. Heaven is not a physical revelation. I don’t think God is up in the milky way circulating the planets. But I don’t know really. You don’t know and I don’t know. King David said “The Lord said to My Lord sit at my right side and I will put your enemies at your feet”. David referred to God within. Not God up in the physical sky. Do we see God sitting on clouds? No. God is in the body of Christ. God is not in physical buildings made of brick and stone. God in the old days might have resided in man made temple but God now resides in a living temple, human being temples. When I think of the temple in the body I think of the head and on each side being called the temple. God was in King David. How can we understand where God is, we can not, God is in us but he is also out there. God comes and goes. But Gods home is with us. God teaches us using metaphors, why? We lack insight. God also uses parables. Still man does not know. 
Who knows? No one. A wise man may claim to know but he does not know. So what am I about? Understanding. I want to understand. God placed a crown on my head (i saw it in a vision) and gave me a painting of a mountain. I want to know why.
Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.

DEPRESSION can be feelings turned inwards

December 13, 2016

We feel when we have an emotion. There are many types of feelings. There’s jealousy, love, sadness, hate, dislike, anger, envy, etc.

So what happens if we turn love inwards. Say if we fall in love with another person. Say if a man has deep feelings for a woman. If the man in this case does not express his feelings for the woman will he turn those feelings inwards. Express becomes suppress. And if the man internalises his feelings for the woman will he get depression? Anger is not the only feeling that if turned inwards can cause depression. Any feeling turned inwards can cause depression. In depression we blame ourselves for the feelings, we make out that the feelings are wrong. The world and its human rules at times says we can not express our feelings, I mean some feelings are taboo talk. So the man who falls in love had better express his love outwards or he might get depressed. Depression eats at you. Depression may turn to hating oneself. Internalising feelings can also be caused by people not having the courage to express outwardly their feelings. Tell the woman that you have feelings for her. Express in words your love. But anger is something else, you don’t in a civilised society go around expressing your anger, I mean who do you think you are, we are nice people, we don’t get angry. Poppy cock, people get angry. Get angry but don’t let your anger go to bed with you at night. Let your steam off in a dignified way. But afterwards forgive. Forgive people their faults against you. You can be wise in your behaviour by letting your steam off gradually over time so as to not go off the handle in one big angry demonstration. People will admit their faults to you and say sorry. 
Depress, suppress, oppress, repress, express.
To depress a button we push it down. So in depressing feelings we push them down not let them go up. We are the ones who depress the feeling. To depress is to trigger. We trigger depression by pushing down inwards.
Extroverts are seldom depressed. Extroverts express. Introverts suppress. Introverts need to learn to express their feelings. But the expression for all people needs to be to the relevant persons who the feelings are about. We must connect up with the relevant parties or the feeling is not channeled properly and does not have success. The feeling needs to go to the right person. If we share our feelings to other people and not to the desired party we are not going to satisfy, we just get frustrated. If say you have anger or love for a particular person you must connect up to that person not others. 
Repressing can be ok in a little way. Repressing feelings is to restrain the feelings. But repressing can lead to depressing and depression. Repressing is turning inwards and just ties you up. We don’t want to tie ourselves up. We must learn how to express ourselves with using common-sense at the same time. Expressing our feelings either they be good or bad feelings just needs common-sense and also a heart of true love, thus making everything ok. Love of God can make everything ok. 
We can turn feelings in to oppression. Feelings need to be ruled by good sense. Feelings don’t rule, common-sense rules. The head rules not the body. The head rules over the heart, the heart does not rule. The head is above the heart. Feelings come from the heart, common-sense comes from the head. Oppression is expression of feelings in a extreme bad way. We must have feelings but we must not let our feelings go beyond the call of duty. Dictators rule with oppression. Dictators can rule with anger, but their anger is out of control and is extreme. Maybe if you are angry with someone you can try and resolve the anger by talking to that person. Or pray.
Prayer helps a lot. You can pray through your feelings. You can pray for the persons that you have feelings for. Prayer is words and words heal. The feelings can be turned over to God. But praying for a person you have bad or good feelings for means praying many times before healing can come. You just don’t pray once for the persons. Healing takes time and praying over weeks or months regularly is needed. Jesus can pray once and healing comes but we are not Jesus. We are sinners, Jesus is no sinner. 
Be kind to your feelings. Know how to express your feelings in a wise way. Feelings come and feelings go. Your feelings are your friends. Your friends come and they go. Pray for your friends. Be kind to your friends. Love your friends. Feelings should not rule. Don’t let your friends rule you, Christ the Head rules.
Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.


November 5, 2015

My heart is pulled in many directions. I live in a body, a universal body, a body owned by God with Jesus Christ as head and this head comes under God the Father. My feelings in my heart are pulled in many directions. My feelings are my friends. My feelings are my brothers and sisters in Christ. I am not Christ, I am dead to my old self, Christ lives in me. The feelings can be powerful, like full of force; the feelings are spiritual, human spirit can be vicious in its wants. Feelings can be wants, strong desires. People want money and sex. The heart in spirit can be determined and vicious in trying to attain money and sex. The churches heart is about getting sex and money. 

Jesus Christ while in this world had no money. 
The Modern Church is a lot about money and sex. The modern church comprises mostly young people. Young people are a lot about money and sex. The modern churches leaders encourage the getting of money by their “Prosperity doctrine” messages. These leaders think they are doing Gods will by bringing a message of prosperity. The Modern Church has its roots in the USA. The USA the worlds prime capitalist nation. It’s about the “American Dream”, a big home, two cars, a high income job, live in a good area, etc etc. Young people just lap up this “American Dream” doctrine. This dream is the way to happiness. Money makes you happy. Happy is being materially content. 
Man makes many things, I mean this earth is now smothered with man made things. Yes they are mere things; toys for some. Toys for children, and for adult children. Man is making his man made toys day and night, it is relentless, it never stops, no one can stop this creating now. God created the universe. God created and then rested. But when God created, God also created man. After God rested man started creating and he has not stopped. God owns his creation and man owns his creation. We have two creations. God does not own mans creation and man does not own Gods creation. God does not want mans creation. 
There are certain groups of people who do not create much but who try and live off the natural God given creation. This is called “The simple life”. Living simple is natural. Gods creation is natural. Natural as in nature. Nature as in Mother Nature. We live off Mother Nature. Mother Nature provides all our earthly needs. 
The AMISH a Christian sect try and live off Gods creation and they create little in the way of man made creation. The Amish try and do away with most of mans creations, we can also call them inventions. Man invents. The Amish don’t have cars, no motor vehicles. The Amish don’t have telephones. No televisions or radios. 
There are also monks who forgo mans inventions (creations) and live out simple lives. To live simple is to live off Gods creations and to live complex is to live off mans creations. Complex lives lead to mental illness. Many knotty balls of thought complexes in the mind. To solve a complex problem you need a simple solution. You can not solve a complex problem by applying more complex, if you do the complex is just exasperated. Gods creations are simple and mans creations are complex. 
When I was young and confronted by a future of mans complexes I day dreamed of living on a Pacific Island atoll. No man made creations (inventions) on the atoll. Live for my needs not wants. Man is about wants, God is about needs. Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want”. God provides our needs not our wants. The flesh needs to be tamed. Our bodies have to be tamed. Our tongue has to be tamed. Tame the tongue, tame the body. So fish for food in the sea. Eat coconuts. Drink rain water. Eat natural food and drink plain water. Eat food from the natural vegetation on the atoll. No eating man processed food or drink. 
But you might say I do not want to live like the cave man in the past. But we now have understanding. Understanding has come to us through the Lord Jesus Christ. We are not ignorant and we have no excuse to be ignorant now because we have the WORDS of God. 
Get in contact with God in Spirit. Commune with God in Spirit. Holy men to get enlightenment forgo mans creations and immerse themselves in Gods creation. Holy men give up all their attachments to mans materialism (mans creations/inventions/idols). You can not hope to know God in immersing yourself in mans creations. Holy men also get away from all the noises made by mans creations/inventions. Many man made creations make noises. Holy men want to learn in silence, mans silence. So holy men do not want to listen to anyone or anything apart from their inner thoughts and spirit. In listening in silence holy men hope to perceive truth. God comes to those who seek him, but seek Him in silence. Man makes noise, man blows his trumpet day and night, he is like a naughty child, he wants attention. Man makes noise from the day he is born. But quiet brings peace and noise brings war. Peace goes with quiet and noise goes with war. The more noise there is the more likely there will be war. Stay away from noisy people. Peaceful people like listening to their own thoughts. Peaceful people are wise; their wisdom brings their thoughts to the surface, and wise people enjoy their thoughts because wise thoughts are enjoyable just as eating honey is enjoyable. Honey is sweet to the taste and wise thoughts are sweet. 
A man told Jesus that they were being asked to pay the tax. Jesus told the man to catch a fish. A fish was caught and in the fishes mouth was a coin. The man took the coin to Jesus. Jesus said “Whose face do you see”. The man answered “Caesars”. Jesus said “Render to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and render to God what belongs to God”. 
“Render to God what belongs to God and render to man what belongs to man”. 
Money is mans creation. God does not create money. You might say “But we need money”. And you might say “If we need money then God made money”. So does that mean that in heaven God has printing presses printing off money? And do we need money? Money has been so engrained in to the human psyche over so many thousands of years that we think money is everything. I mean we think it can buy anything. We see money as our saviour. We see money as our way to nirvana. So we want to use money to buy our happiness. Everything has its price and happiness has its price. Man has dug himself in to a hole where money rules us. Man did this. We can not get out of this complex hole. Jesus shows us the true way to happiness. Jesus is the simple solution to all our complex problems. No matter how much money you spend on happiness, you will want to spend more and more, it’s like a bottomless hole, you will want more and more, it won’t end. Happiness is like a mirage, you are better to give up on wanting and just look to providing your needs. We wait to be in heaven where there is heavenly bliss. Don’t look for bliss on this earth. Life on this earth is meant to be hard not easy. The easy life is in heaven. 
God created the universe then God rested. God is still resting. If God is resting he is not creating. Man is doing the creating. Man is not resting. Why does man create? Did God ask or command man to create? Gods will is: “Man you will work with your hands, you will till the soil, you will pull the weeds, you will sow and reap”. So is man a gardener? Man gardens the land, but the land is our hearts and minds/souls. We are spiritual Gardeners. Man has strong wrists to work with. Work with your hands, do not have idle hands. Adam was a soul man who was a gardener in the Garden of Eden; we in Christ are Spirit man and we also are gardeners. We in Christ, garden in words/WORDS. Adam gardened in a physical garden we garden a spiritual garden. 
God rests; does man come to a rest? Yes. Man is on a journey to the promised land. There is a promise from God and we in Christ are children of the promise. God brings us to the land of promise. The Hebrews in the past were led by God to Israel the land of promise. In Christ we journey; Apostle Paul calls it “A race”. We run for the prize, the prize is the upper calling. The calling is heaven. In heaven we will rest from all our labours. 
P.s. Man: means men and women.
Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.


November 20, 2013

I have now a vexing. I considered my vexing. I saw that vexing can be considered from a number of angles. I think that vexing can at times try and consume you (in this case me because I am vexed) and as such the vexing (troubling) can be emphasised over all other things. So we must put the vexing in perspective so that we do not go on a path of madness. Hey being consumed can lead to madness. It’s like being eaten alive. Being eaten can make any creature go mad. But I in spirit; hey I am now in spirit, in other words I take all consumption in spirit now not flesh. In my younger days I was consumed in flesh but now for many years I have been in spirit in my dealings with this world and all in it. God has wizened up my spirit and He God is present in my heart in Spirit so no one can consume me, but they can try and consume me and in this trying they vex me, vex my heart. I can tolerate this vexing because I do not really suffer this vexing in the flesh only in spirit and spirit can just about take anything. Spirit is like the wind, it comes and goes, and can go far. God protects me from the enemy. So what thoughts did I consider to put vexing in a better perspective? I thought of subjective and objective. I thought that to keep vexing in subjective too much is not good. Feelings go with subjective and vexing can be a lot about feelings and not enough about facts. So to objective the vexing can make facts of these feelings. We look at subjective through the eyes of objective ness. Objective is to fact the problems (vexing is problematic). Feelings should not rule. Feelings are of the heart. The heart and the world do not rule. God rules above in fact, call it truth. Feelings are not always about truth. Feelings can lead you astray. Facts keep a level head and facts are about the head. Heavens are above. Heaven rules. So I thought if I was vexed heavily I could move to another location and try and make sense of the vexation (vexing can follow you to another location but in moving one can better understand the vexing). Sense comes from the head (senses: seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling; all in the head). So making sense is being objective. So to move away to another place I may move away from the source of the vexation (to move in this case can help me). To vex me one has also to vex the Spirit of God within me. So people suffer. Heart attacks happen. Flesh suffers. The heart is simple and can just take so much. Trying to force the heart to take on more like forcing exercise on it when it is full of sins just aggravates the situation. Too much exercise (on a sinful heart) can kill people. So to be wise of God gives a long life. It may not be always a pleasant happy life but it can be a life of good health and longevity. Wisdom of Jesus is about health. So cursing people, hating people, lying to people, stealing from people, unforgiveness, all just brings on unhealthiness to heart and flesh. All words either are for good health or bad health. Words can help or hinder. We live the fruits of our words in our later lives. In our youth – flesh, body, and material are so much more important to us than spirit, so in youth we do not understand WORDS and their living importance. Only in later life might we make more sense of words. Words in our youth are really just seeds so seeds show very little, it is only in older age do we suffer or enjoy the fruits of those grown up seeds. Such is life. Life can be like a garden. We have our own personal gardens. Spiritual gardens.

You are in your heart in spirit and flesh. It only makes sense to be wise of God in heart for your spirit. And to die to the flesh man in your heart and live for God in your heart. All your connections with other people in spirit and flesh derives from your heart. The mind called the soul lives above in the head and is saved. The soul rests. The soul is saved.

Invite Jesus Christ in to your heart (in to your life). Say “Jesus Christ please come in to my heart and be my Lord”.

Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.


February 7, 2013

Feelings, feelings, feelings. I feel in love with God. I feel in love with my wife or girl friend. Feeling is touch. Feeling is a motion to touch. You are moved by feelings to touch. Emotion is a motion (moved) to touch/feel.

Young people base their lives a lot on feelings. Immaturity is based a lot on feelings. Mature people are more rational (reason) they discern and do not let feelings control their lives. Feelings can be so irrational. It is better to be a mature thinker. People’s feelings change, they are called mood swings. Wise people think and think wisely. You can feel in love with a person one day and not feel in love with that same person another day. To look to feelings for happiness is wrong. Feelings are about self. Feelings can lead to depression; you feel low. Rational thinking is having a mind of reason. To be sane is to have reason. You love God for reasons not for high feelings. Young people love to feel good. There are modern Christian Churches where young people go to these church gatherings just so as to feel good; feel on a high; they get addicted to highs at church; it becomes like a drug. People want to feel joy. Feelings/touch is so unreliable. You should not let feelings direct your lives. You love someone for a reason(s). Love is touch/feelings to a point (you of course touch your spouse) but touch in love should not be the end all; reason has to be the main purpose of love; never lose your reason. Reason of God is to be wise. If Jesus Christ appeared on this earth right now you do not go and feel/touch him. You do not touch God (there are warranted reasons to touch God but only if such touching is of a clean pure nature). Affection and feelings are aligned. Feelings are not a good foundation of a marriage or any relationship. Think, think, discern. To have feelings as a basis of life will lead to lows and highs, and can lead to suicidal tendencies. Don’t base your life on feelings. Immature people run on feelings; mature people are more rational (reason). Touch as a sense should be very disciplined. Use the senses in the head first. The head rules; the senses are in the head. Before you go touching someone first use your head senses and think/discern. Your head protects the body. The head is alive; it has the mind of Christ (Christians have the mind of Christ or they should have). Mental illness can be caused by going too much on feelings. Rational thought keeps one sane. Feelings in excessiveness can make an irrational life.

A rational life is a mature life. A rational life is an understanding life. You understand and you are wise. Wisdom (through Jesus Christ) gives happiness; feelings don’t give happiness.

P.S. I liken a person who goes a lot by feelings to a blind person (no offence meant here). The blind person does not see so they try and guide themselves by touch/feel. Take a person who lacks insight they too would try and find their way by touch/feelings. Insight allies itself to wisdom. The person who lacks insight is a person who usually lacks wisdom. Feelings do not make a person wise; insight can wise a person up.

Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.

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January 14, 2013

Yesterday I had an awkward experience. I was in a Catholic Church and meditating. I like to call meditating ‘reflecting’. Well here I was reflecting. I was way up front of the church. The church was near empty. This church is open all day for prayer and meditation. Mass is midday but it was now afternoon. I sat in my seat, as always very quietly. I had my eyes shut but knew a person was walking near me. I inwardly shunned this person hoping they would not disturb me. But no my quietness in this case was not to be. I opened my eyes, a young man was walking towards me. He got close to me, I looked intently at him, I was not glad of his presence, he started to speak to me, I was eyeing him, he looked afraid, he was about to leave me, I noticed the young man had longish hair something I do not approve on a male. Why? The head of a male should not be covered, the head is to glorify God. As he was to leave, I said to him “Go on, say what you have to say”. I was being a bit facetious with him and I was also thinking “He might just be the real mcCoy he might have a message from God for me”.

But alas what he said has troubled me ever since this encounter. I should have read the signs more properly at the time; when he first looked me in the eyes he was going to leave me but I inadvertently thought there might be a message from the divine for me. The long hair and the afraid to speak at first were obvious signs but not enough for me to know exactly. He looked gung-ho, a young man making out that he was clever. Clever of things of God.

On reflection after this encounter I can only think of the Pentecostal Church denomination. I align him in my thoughts with the said denomination. I in my early Christian days flirted with the Pentecostal religion; it was vexing on a number of occasions but I stayed with it trying to learn but alas my learning did not seem to generate the maturity I was after. I found growing more sustainable within the conservative traditional denominations. I am presently with a traditional congregation and here I have matured. Where I worship I am in a church that is in the holy catholic communion. This makes our church Catholic but not Roman Catholic. Most of the conservative mainline traditional churches are aligned with the holy catholic communion. And of course the Roman Catholic Church belongs to the holy catholic communion. I find the Pentecostals are more heart led than led by the head; the brains come second to them where the heart comes first. They seem to be an immature minded denomination.

Lets go back to my encounter with the young man; so the man spoke, I asked him to speak, he seemed shy now and mumbled some words about let the heart lead and that in this church I will not get my spiritual needs met. He then left. I thought at first he was saying something profound and that it was a special message to help me. But alas what he said has triggered off a lot of my known thoughts from my experience in Pentecostal churches in the past. I never now go in to Pentecostal churches; I try and avoid them. I never really enjoyed all the loud music and hyped up atmosphere. It was like a concert. There at the front was the most attractive girl or girls singing at the front holding a microphone leading the congregation in to a frenzy of feelings of so called joy. To me it was all feelings and these people get addicted to the joy feelings so they look forward to coming back for more and more. The feeling highs last only a short time. The males are staring at these attractive girls who are leading the singing worship and it looks like something out of one of these big entertainment concerts where the girl at front is “dressed to kill”. Slain in the heart. I think of glamour here, a glamour church. The Pastor all kitted out in his suit and tie looks like he is a successful business executive who is trying to sell you something. The feelings in such a church go on the high; the music uses mood music to generate the high. It becomes addictive this high in feelings. But like all feelings they have to come down to base. So is this church conversant to growing in maturity. For me probably not. I over time see feelings as a danger rather than a good. I see being rational as a better rule to live by. I see that maturity means maturity in thought and living by mature thought not by feelings. I do not want my heart to rule; I want my head to rule. Jesus rules from above. Jesus is the head. The Holy Spirit helps but Jesus above rules. The head is above and should rule. Jesus sends the Holy Spirit in to our hearts to help us but it is Jesus above who rules.

So we get these people who are called “Born agains”. These people are the prodigal sons and daughters. They and maybe their ancestors (Maybe going way back) left God. They thought they were clever. They whored and warred. Now I myself was a born again. Yes the born agains come back in to the body of Christ. They think now God favours them; yes it looks that ways at times but the real truth is far from the way it looks. Yes the prodigal son / daughter does come home but we must not forget that there was already a son / daughter at home and these stay at homes did not whore and war. These stay at homes stayed with God. With the return of the prodigals there is sibling rivalry. Rivalry for the Fathers love and blessings. Sometimes the rivalry never stops and sometimes there is animosity here. The prodigals get on a high and never want their high feelings to stop. The prodigals never seem to settle down and live quiet lives; they are so happy to be home and want the Father to keep on giving them things.

The young man that came up to me in church did not bring a message of solidarity. His message was divisive. He said to me to “let my heart lead”; this to me was obviously wrong. Feelings and immaturity seem to go together. We do not let our feelings lead us. A mature person uses reason. The head rules with reason. The heart seems to be the seat of feelings (Emotions) and the head has the seat of reason. Reason is to learn and mature. Reason has ‘Who, what, where, when, why and how’. We must question and sift. Sifting is called discerning. Discerning is to be wise. Wisdom leads to maturity.

Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.

14th January 2013.

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Feelings / Reason

January 8, 2013

Feelings are ambiguous because feelings are not of the head but are of the body. The body feels, we have the sense of touch from the body. The head seemingly does not create a feeling of touch, if it does it is a small sensation. Ambiguous means having more than one interpretation. Feelings are called emotions. Emotions are feelings that moves a person. The word emotion has the word motion in it. We say when we feel that we are moved.

The head has the brain and the brain is in charge of the body. The body is not in charge of the head or brain. The brain gives the orders. We have what most people call – five senses; hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling and touch. Touch is the feeling sense or emotion sense. But as I said touch is of the body and not of the head. So we have a sense that is like outside the head (head being where the brain is). The brain registers information gained from the five senses. But feeling/touch sense can lead a person off track. Young people are more likely to let feelings guide their bodies. Older people will let the other senses rule more. Reason is where the brain is cognitive (acquiring knowledge) but to be cognitive the brain needs information from the senses. People say love is a feeling. But feelings can be moody. Mood swings up or down. Feelings change. So a person can feel good one minute and feel bad another minute. You can love in feeling a person one day and not feel in love with that person the next day. So what do we rely on to lead our bodies? Reason is the best guide and our brain needs to forsake feelings and use the four senses in the head and cognate these four senses and lead from the knowledge acquired. Feelings are a wrong guide and will sabotage the reason of the brain. Then there is the conflict of feelings against one another in ones own heart. The heart seems to be the home of feelings. But the heart should not lead over the head. The heart is not in charge. The head should always be in charge. A mature wise person of God knows that the head should rule. Immature people let feelings rule thus they are more conversant in letting the body rule rather than the brain in the head. In Christ we mature to have a wise mature mind/soul/brain/head. We in maturity see the head as where we live from. But this maturity takes time and might only come to fruition later in our lives. We have a living head and in Christ that head is in charge. Jesus Christ is not the body He is the Head. Jesus is our Head we are the body. The body is the Church. Jesus is the Head of the ONE Church. There is only ONE Head as there is only ONE body. There is only ONE Church. Aside from all these church denominations which are all factional of the One church (Body), Jesus has no favourites. Church dogma carries little weight when it comes to speaking directly to God about that dogma. Man’s wisdom made up in his own mind apart from God seems to divide rather than unite. The Bible has most of the Wisdom that the Church would need to know.

So Reason should not rely on feelings. Reason should be our guide. The brain should reason. The mind is in the head. Reason is of God. Jesus Christ is all reason in our head/mind/soul/brain. Jesus Christ is above in wisdom in our head. Wisdom of God is reason. Losing ones reason is insanity. Insanity is bad sanitation and means not getting waste out. In our minds/souls and hearts we have to keep the dirt out and keep clean. Demons (evil spirits) love dirtiness. Demons are attracted to dirt. Demons hate cleanliness. But to have a clean home you need to guard it. Jesus in Spirit will come in to our hearts and guard our hearts. Dirty thoughts attract demons. Dirt is anything that is not Godly. Getting the waste out regularly is good sanitation and is good sanity. Get the spiritual waste out and get the physical waste out; they go hand in hand.

So reason does not necessary have to rely on feelings for information.

Two eyes are in the head. Two ears are in the head. The tongue is in the head, the nostrils (nose) are in the head.
The head has the four senses. To use the four senses to the utmost is to sense fully and hopefully be sensible. But one must be mature in soul/mind. Maturity takes growth and growth takes time.

Yours Sincerely; Lester John Murray.

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