The Three Nots

The Three Nots

The first NOT is a subconscious choice; an automatic internal program.

Luke_12:32 FEAR NOT, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the KINGDOM.

FEAR   φοβέω   phobeō   (From Φόβος  phobos ) fob-eh’-o  to frighten, that is, (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy to be in awe of, that is, revere: – be (+ sore) afraid, fear (exceedingly), reverence.

Φόβος  phobos  fob’-os  From a primary φέβομαι phebomai (to be put in fear); alarm or fright: – be afraid, + exceedingly, fear, terror.

This is the source of the English word phobia; for example fear exceedingly.

Fear is a primitive emotion that we humans have and it’s used to tell us about the danger that might be around us. In the past, it was used by ancestors to keep them alive. This is accomplished because of two different types of reactions: a biochemical and an emotional response.

We have two types of fears. They are: 1. Natural fears 2. Conditioned fears

The natural ones are the ones that we are born with. If you end up going toe-to-toe with a massive lion that could potentially injure you, that’s a natural fear. Then, there are the conditioned fears, which are formed when something negative happens in the past and we become fearful of it happening again. Why does this happen? Well, it’s an irrational response to something because our brain kind of deludes us into thinking that similar circumstances will lead to the same outcome.

NOT   μή   mē   may   A primary particle of qualified negation  (adverbially) not, (conjugationally) lest; also (as interrogitive implying a negative answer); whether: – any, but, (that), X forbear, + God forbid, + lack, lest, neither, never, no (X wise in), none, nor, [can-] not, nothing, that not, un [-taken], without.

FEAR NOT could be stated as FEAR NEVER, FEAR NOTHING, or BE WITHOUT FEAR.

Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the KINGDOM of God is within you.

KINGDOM   βασιλεία   basileia   bas-il-i’-ah  (From Βασιλεύς   basileus); properly royalty, that is, (abstractly) rule, or (concretely) a realm (literally or figuratively): – kingdom, + reign.

Βασιλεύς   basileus   bas-il-yooce’   (through the notion of a foundation of power); a sovereign (abstractly, relatively or figuratively): – king.

This KINGDOM of God within is what I like to call Complete Collective Consciousness; this is the order that runs the universe.

When You Don’t Choose Love You Choose Fear

–Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler from “Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach Us About the Mysteries of Life and Living”

If we could literally reach into you and remove all your fears – every one of them – how different would your life be? Think about it. If nothing stopped you from following your dreams, your life would probably be very different. This is what the dying learn. Dying makes our worst fears come forward to be faced directly. It helps us see the different life that is possible, and in that vision, takes the rest of our fears away.

Unfortunately, by the time the fear is gone most of us are too sick or too old to do those things we would have done before, had we not been afraid. […] Thus, one lesson becomes clear: we must transcend our fears while we can still do those things we dream of.

To transcend fear though, we must move somewhere else emotionally; we must move into love.

Happiness, anxiety, joy, resentment — we have many words for the many emotions we experience in our lifetimes. But deep down, at our cores, there are only two emotions: love and fear. All positive emotions come from love, all negative emotions from fear. From love flows happiness, contentment, peace, and joy. From fear comes anger, hate, anxiety and guilt.

It’s true that there are only two primary emotions, love and fear. But it’s more accurate to say that there is only love or fear, for we cannot feel these two emotions together, at exactly the same time. They’re opposites. If we’re in fear, we are not in a place of love. When we’re in a place of love, we cannot be in a place of fear. Can you think of a time when you’ve been in both love and fear? It’s impossible.

We have to make a decision to be in one place or the other. There is no neutrality in this. If you don’t actively choose love, you will find yourself in a place of either fear or one of its component feelings. Every moment offers the choice to choose one or the other. And we must continually make these choices, especially in difficult circumstances when our commitment to love, instead of fear, is challenged.

Having chosen love, doesn’t mean you will never fear again. In fact it means that many of your fears will come up to finally be healed. This is an ongoing process. Remember that you will become fearful after you’ve chosen love, just as we become hungry after we eat. We must continually choose love in order to nourish our souls and drive away fear, just as we eat to nourish our bodies and drive away hunger.

–Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler from “Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach Us About the Mysteries of Life and Living”

I hope you are realizing that love (the antidote for fear) is a conscious choice; while fear is a natural or conditioned subconscious choice; an automatic internal program.

If you don’t consciously choose love you will automatically choose fear; it is in your program. You can decide to love but you cannot decide to fear. Every moment in your life is a reflection point; requiring a decision. You can be aware of your fear, with your heart pounding and breathing heavy, but consciously choose a response.

The second and third NOTS are conscious choices creating external behaviors. They might have their roots in fear but you choose how to express them through your behaviors.

Luke 6:37-38  JUDGE NOT, and ye shall not be judged: CONDEMN NOT, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:  Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

JUDGE   κρίνω   krinō   kree’-no   Properly to distinguish, that is, decide (mentally or judicially); by implication to try, condemn, punish: – avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree, determine, esteem, judge, go to (sue at the) law, ordain, call in question, sentence to, think.

CONDEMN  καταδικάζω   katadikazō   kat-ad-ik-ad’-zo (from Κατά   kata   kat-ah’ and a derivative of Δίκη   dikē)  to adjudge against, that is, pronounce guilty: – condemn.

Κατά   kata   kat-ah’   A primary particle; (preposition) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case [genitive, dative or accusative] with which it is joined): – about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to, touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, [charita-] bly, concerning, + covered, [dai-] ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from . . . to, godly, in (-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), . . . by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-) on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through (-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-) to (-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where (-by), with. In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution or intensity.

Δίκη   dikē   dee’-kay   right (as self-evident), that is, justice (the principle, a decision, or its execution): – judgment, punish, vengeance.

Where does the judging and condemning occur? I believe if you condense the judging and condemning to their lowest states they only occur inside you; in your KINGDOM. If judging and condemning are not a part of your KINGDOM you will not perceive them.

This is the real power of NOT! NOT means to be without. JUDGE NOT and CONDEMN NOT mean to be without the states of judging and condemning in your mind; in your KINGDOM. What you need to understand is that another person’s judging and condemning is not a reflection of you; but a reflection of the other person’s states of mind.

Judging, condemning, forgiving, and giving are all states of mind; you can always choose to change your mind and your KINGDOM.