By listening to the news reports, one may conclude that the end of the world is near. As usual, pharaohs are making elephants out of flies (old Slavic idiom), 'cause panic and fear are fertile grounds for easy control of the population. "Panic", "Covid", "Pandemic", "Lockdown", "Vaccines", if you're not interested in any of those words, people think you're an oddball. The last time I spent more than 2 minutes on Twitter, I got a brain hernia. It's impossible to find a single post that's not related to the world conditions. Everyone is fighting over bones the media is throwing at them. One cannot defeat the Matrix by participating in its games, yet, the human mind is fascinated by tragedies and issues of life. As long as there is life, there must be balance. We are still alive, therefore, there are beautiful things we could focus our minds on, however, after decades of mental programming, most people have been coded to think that something is not right ... if everything seems right.
Can you prosper regardless of world conditions? Definitely! Not only that, but you can prosper "despite" yourself. There is nobody except yourself holding you back and/or bound to the world. In this video, beloved Reverend Ike reminds us of our God-given blessings! Every mind is the battleground (which is why the media is continuously trying to take over our minds). If the mind is bound to the world, it's separated from God. If the mind is one with God, it can't be bound by the world. What you need to do is to become like a tree that's planted by the river, that knows not of droughts! What's going on in the world is not nearly as important and potent as your mind's modus operandi (self-consciousness).
But blessed is the one (mind) who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes, its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit. - Jeremiah 17:7-8
"My Kingdom is not of this world." Jesus Christ
The individual is the smallest unit of the society, therefore, society can't be any better than individuals it was made from, or, in other words, to believe we are dependent on the world conditions is to believe we are dependent on our neighbors' thoughts and actions, which is obviously not true, because we become what we think about/like most of the time. "As a man thinks, so is he!" - Proverbs 23:7
"Success is a way of thought and action." - Reverend Ike
Another important thing to be said, shared, and explained is the reason why some people have plenty, while others don't have enough. Many people, especially Christians were programmed into thinking that money is evil, which by default means whoever has money is and has evil. People often say/ask "rich people are evil, why don't they share their wealth with the poor people?", which actually means "rich people are evil, why don't they share their evil with the good people?", but such a premise is false, for many poor people are committing crimes to get their hands on the money, while many rich people attained wealth by diligence, persistence, tithing (gifting), and boldness. The Bible says whatever we believe in will find its equivalent physical expression, while poverty and riches aren't exceptions. Remember: AS A MAN THINKS, SO IS HE! A person that believes money is evil cannot possibly attain wealth, 'cause the wealth is getting repelled by the mental program. "What you seek is seeking you!", the mind is always at least a step ahead of the physical body. Therefore, what you think about today, you'll experience on the physical plane of existence tomorrow.
"When you see those that have, and those that have not, you also see those who did, and those who did not." Reverend Ike
Here is what Jesus said about "rich getting richer", and "poor getting poorer": For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance; but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. - Matthew 13:12 & Matthew 25:29
Indeed, there are numerous ill-minded financially wealthy people, just as there are numerous ill-minded financially poor people. Having money is not a problem. The problem is money having you. Every idea (psychic entity) is divinely automatic. We don't actually have ideas. They're having us! We are not using ideas! They're using us!
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against a spiritual wickedness in high places." - Ephesians 6:12
Many people mistake the high places for the sky, or spiritual dominated dimension, while in fact, that is an allegory for our minds. The evil-dominated mind (a mind that's under the influence and control of evil psychic entities) is the reflection of spiritual wickedness.
In this lesson, Reverend Ike mentioned a man that was sitting on the corner, being nothing, having nothing, and doing nothing for years. That man may be used as a metaphor to describe many people. For instance, how many people do you know who are not satisfied with their body weight, yet, they're not exercising, nor giving up on eating unhealthy foods? How many people do you know that are sitting at home all the time, bragging about the injustice, and blaming it all on the Devil or some other "outer source"? I personally know many people who are incapable of remaining calm and polite under stressful situations, yet, on a daily basis, they're bragging about the world and what should people be doing, what should they be thinking about, what should they be believing in, and if you disagree with them, you're represented as their enemy, or even "better", the enemy of the entire nation. The only way to make the world a better place is by making yourself a better person.
Here is a New-Year resolution, or, a proposal if you please: renew your mind!
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind! - Romans 12:2
No matter how dark the situation may seem to be, there's always something you can do about it. Remember, blessed are minds that trust the Lord! There is a story somewhere in the Bible about a young man that inherited wealth (meaning, he inherited the abundant mindset). Some people tried to cast spells on him, unsuccessfully. The "witch" tried every trick from the book, and all failed. Why? Because: No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. (Isaiah 54:17)
The mind is the core of all experiences.