Tuesday, October 24th,
All rights reserved © message by Kris Jackson
forgotten that he was purged from his old sins" (2 Peter 1:9)
...and how easily we forget! For many the only
begotten Son has become the only forgotten. The Amplified Bible uses the word
"oblivious" instead of "forgotten". Some amnesia is willful; we simply choose
to forget. What is the cause? It might be trauma. An electric shock to the
brain or the concussion from a fall can instantly erase compressed data. It is
not actually amnesia, I mean the spirit still knows that God is good and can be
depended on, but the mind is so distracted by the trauma, whether the assault
be physical, verbal or circumstantial, that the believer's memory lapses and
the enemy gets the upper hand.
Amnesia is also caused by nerve deterioration,
i.e., old age. The neuro-receptors that interlink short and long-term memory
fray and disconnect. Call it spiritual senility if you wish. A Christian can be
a Christian for so long that he forgets what being a Christian is all about. He
lives in the good old days forgetting that God is God of all the days. In the
natural, a person like that keeps repeating the same thing he just said. In the
spiritual it is similar, the freshness is gone. Vibrant faith stales and
channels into a predictable repeat routine. Another word for that is...religion.
Third, amnesia can be caused by lack of use or
of concentration. To be remembered a thing has to be brought back to the mind
from time to time. Ignorance shuts its eyes and becomes oblivious and unaware.
By ignorant I don't mean stupid, the word has more to do with ignoring things
that should be processed by the mind. I tend to forget what I do not
familiarize myself with. Spiritual amnesia occurs when we simply don't pay
attention to the word of the Lord.
And finally, amnesia is caused by hypnotism. Hupnos
in Greek means "to put to sleep". The hypnotist says "when you wake up you
will not remember a thing". There are drugs that can do that; erase memory.
Cults also brainwash in such a way that a child's whole upbringing is deleted
then reprogrammed with garbage. Don't be mesmerized by the world. Satan is the
master hypnotist. If he can get you to focus on the spiraling colors he can get
you separated from the Word. Then...presto-chango...you forget what manner of
person you are. The safe zone is remaining in the Word. Stay awake. Be
flexible. Stay young in God. And don't let any traumatic event knock you out.
Guard your memory.