Although most will be loath to admit it, the mind of the average modern is a tremendously-cluttered affair.
The reader may think, “How can this be?”
“There are seminars, TV shows, countless books and magazine articles DEDICATED to keeping the modern mind clutter-free.”
- The Single Principle You Need to Clean Out the Mind Clutter for Good
- Ten Ways to Declutter Your Mind and Free Up Mental Space
- How To Declutter Your Mind: 10 Practical Tips You’ll Actually Want To Try
- Clear Clutter and Free Your Mind: Clear Clutter to free up time and energy for your priorities
(And there were dozens more where those four came from!)
HOWEVER, the CLUTTER to which this article will be referring is most likely to be QUITE DIFFERENT from the clutter the others are talking about.
What the others are referring to in their articles on CLUTTER are usually things (which aren’t really needed), ideas and attitudes (which are not really helpful) and emotions (which are holding you back from being all that you can be).
What THIS article is referring to when it mentions CLUTTER are the dozens of contrary ideas in the spiritual or religious realm which the reader has stored away until he can “deal with it” (think it over).
HOWEVER, the day for “thinking it over” never seems to dawn, so the CLUTTER in one’s mind continues.
There are also a number of thoughts which the reader has probably not thought much on (having learned these thoughts from others or as one grew up), but which are incongruous with the rest of his life. But the reader hasn’t thought of them in that way because he is so used to just ACCEPTING that thought–whatever it may be.
For instance, the reader might have a little box in his mind where he keeps all of the things marked “Magic.”
This box might include things he read, things he has seen or things he believes which have no other explanation than “It must be magic!”
Another part of his cluttered mind may contain a box marked “Bible.” This box contains ideas and ‘reasons’ the reader may CLAIM to believe the Bible, but if there are other pieces of information which contradict God’s Word, they usually supersede anything which can be found in the Bible box, causing them to be tossed aside.
This is where the modern “Bible believer” ditches God’s Word in favor of today’s latest SCIENCE! story.
The modern mind is cluttered on these points because one CANNOT hold that “magic” is real while concurrently holding the belief that God’s Word is true. YET, many do–usually by claiming they believe God’s Word when they do not.
Another box may be labelled “Ghosts.”
Another may be for “demons and demonic power.”
Still another may be for “Science!” and perhaps, one for the unexplained “Medical” stories.
There may even be a big box for “Can’t explain it.”
The list goes on and on and on: limited only by how many contrary ideas the the cluttered one can box up and store in his overworked mind.
At the end of the day, however, EVERYONE will have to sort through their boxes, retrieve what they have stored inside and explain WHY they decided to make such-and-such piece of information a part of their lives.
On that day, when each one of us will be called to account for what has been stored inside our mind, it will NOT matter what each one CLAIMS: what matters will be the ACTIONS and BEHAVIORS those ideas influenced.
Some will not have a box marked “Judgment for what I have done”–as they claim that ‘no one is keeping score,’ so they will not believe ANY of what this article relates.
Some will claim that they “choose to believe something different.”
HOWEVER, most of those with such claims will have to admit to having a doubt or two about their claims at some point in their lives.
Instead of carefully weighing such doubts and using ALL units of measure available, when the day of their judgment does arrive, those folks will have nothing more to offer in their defence than their feelings, their beliefs or what someone else told them.
Perhaps they ought to have taken a weekend or two–or three–and rummaged around through the clutter in their minds?
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment”
IS the mind of the reader cluttered?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
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- Gospel of Jesus Christ: The Power of God Unto Salvation
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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 24, 2021.]
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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