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Creating and Nurturing a Robust Corporate Culture (short video clips)

Only insecure leaders demand agreement all the time.

Smart organizations such as BridgeWater, a multi-billion Dollar Hedge Fund, and leaders like Ray Dalio, don’t allow the status quo and mediocrity to imprison them.

Rather, they create and nurture a corporate culture that intentionally incentivizes organized disagreement.

BridgeWater has a Radical Transparency corporate culture where providing feedback is the norm, not rarity.

Such organizations and leaders encourage their people to share their thoughts even if it means disagreeing with the leadership and what is the norm.

Everyone including the top leadership eagerly seek feedback from anyone in the organization.

As a result, everyone on the team and in the organization feels:

  • Heard,
  • Appreciated, and
  • Respected.

Because of such a robust and vibrant culture, they unleash their full potential, create, and innovate, making such a robust culture a win-win for all parties…

By the way, some Ivy League universities in the US have studied the company’s corporate culture to understand how the culture was built and sustained.

Many companies attempted to copy and paste Bridgewater’s culture.

Unfortunately, few succeeded.

Many failed because they could not create a safe and productive environment where inhabitants of the culture engage in ORGANIZED disagreements to challenge the status quo, question mediocre ideas, and so on without feeling unsafe.

One of the reasons they struggled to configure such a culture was because they didn’t put the necessary ground rules to combat DISORGANIZED agreement.

As a result, they ended up having a toxic environment where few members belittle, undermine, or dominate others in the name of disagreement…

Watch the two less-than-60-second video clips to gain some context…

Once you have watched the videos, answer these questions:

  1. If you’re a leader of your church, ministry, or business, do you excel in providing feedback?
  2. Do you ‘beg’ for feedback, and when you get feedback, do you receive it gracefully?
  3. Have you created a vibrant pro feedback culture?
  4. What are some of the ground rules you put in place to create a vibrant and safe environment?
  5. How are you empowering your people to excel in giving and receiving feedback well?
  6. How do you nurture and sustain the culture?

Conversations on Leadership with Dr. Dave

I had a very engaging conversation with my good friend, Dr. Dave Miles.

We both are Regent University Alumni.

If you’re not familiar with Regent University. It is a leading global Christian university.

The university focuses on transforming the world through raising leaders. Its motto is “Christian Leadership to Change the World.”

Though this interview wasn’t designed for Christian leaders, there are many leadership lessons that can be drawn and implemented within a Church or a Ministry context.

Click here, watch the interview, and let me know your thoughts.

  1. What are the three lessons you drew from this interview that apply to Christian Leadership?
  2. What is that one concept or story that resonated the most with you? Why?
  3. Which of the lessons you got will you be implementing right away in your Church or Ministry? How?

Excelling as a 1st Time Supervisor or Manager

According to the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), “Within the first 24 months of taking a new position, 60% of new managers fail.”

You shouldn’t be surprised by this statistic. Many first-time supervisors and managers are thrown into deep water to see if they can swim or sink. Unfortunately, the majority are sinking.

They are unable to make a smooth transition and excel at their new role. In the process, they also hurt their well-being, performance, and relationships.

However, I have worked with some proactive organizations that didn’t wait 24 months to see whether their new supervisors and managers can survive or not. They don’t let their new leaders swim alone and solo without giving them the proper training and equipping them with the right gear. I traveled around the country to facilitate workshops specifically designed for new supervisors and managers.

At the end of each session, you could see the excitement, confidence, and sense of relief from participants. Many of them mentioned they had wished they had this workshop months ago prior or as soon as they were promoted. Some regretted the stress, anxiety, and uncertainty that tortured them for weeks and months. These could have been avoided. They also admitted that they could have become a little bit more assertive, and productive, and improved their relationships with key stakeholders sooner if they passed through this program earlier.

If you’re a senior leader responsible for managing, coaching, and mentoring first-time supervisors and managers, you were among those 40% who survived and ultimately succeeded in climbing the corporate ladder. When you were a new supervisor or manager, you might have gotten some support from your superiors, or you took matters into your own hands and made the transition successfully. But many of your peers didn’t make it.

I have noticed that many senior leaders don’t see the need to arrange transition programs for their coachees and mentees. They made the transition by themselves successfully back then when they were just starting, consciously or unconsciously, they presume that the current new leaders in their organization too could make it, if not right away, at the end of the day…

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Reflections Based on a Visit I Made to My Alma Mater

How I came to know Regent University and make a decision to join one of its doctoral programs

Why I did decide to pursue a doctoral degree?

I didn’t know the existence of Regent University until 2008.

During that time, I was in transition. It had already been 3 years since I came to the US, and it felt like I wasn’t loyal enough to my purpose in life. I was far away from the center of my mission in life.

After spending days fasting and praying, I finally decided that I needed to pursue my doctoral degree in a field that could equip me to pursue my God-given purpose.

I still remember the pushbacks and objections I experienced when I shared this decision with the people around me. Many of my colleagues and friends thought I was crazy.

They rather preferred me to do a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine (my first degree) or Computer Science (my Master’s). When they realized I wasn’t budging, they advised: “At least, study one of the science fields, not leadership…”

They were looking out for me and thought these were safe and predictable fields for an immigrant like myself. They couldn’t see me succeeding in the field of leadership. I don’t blame them…

Regent University Gate

While searching for which university and program to join, I was introduced to a master’s student who already enrolled at Regent University. Back then, we both were attending the same church in DC.

Since she didn’t give me permission, I won’t mention her name here and put her in the spotlight. However, I’m always grateful to her!

She was very generous in her time. After giving me some background info about Regent University, she suggested I should visit the campus and talk to the Deans of the different programs. I listened…

My first visit to the Regent University campus in Virginia Beach

Luckily, there was an upcoming 2-day campus visit event in 2008 at the end of the first week of November.

Regent University Campus

The event was jam-packed. We had a chance to:

  • Tour Regent University’s beautiful campus (I’ve attached some pics throughout this blog if you have never been there).
  • Attend briefings by Deans from different Schools.
  • Have one-on-one conversations with the Deans of schools we are inclined to join.

The founder of Regent University, the late Dr. Pat Robinson, shared how Regent University was formed and his vision.

About Regent University

Regent University, Eternal Flame

If you’re not familiar with Regent University, it is located in Virginia Beach, VA. It was founded in 1977 by Pat Robertson.  The university offers:

  • Associate,
  • Bachelor’s,
  • Master’s, and
  • Doctoral programs.

Regent is accredited by some national and regional accreditation institutions, including the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the most rigorous accreditation institution.

Why I wrote this blog?

You may be asking: “Where are you taking this blog?” Please be patient with me. I’m giving you some background and context.

Ship on Virginia Beach

My goal in this blog is to share with you:

  • My mindset,
  • How I make decisions, and
  • One of my longtime habits.

You may resonate with my story and how I see things. Who knows you may find some insights or approaches that may help you when you make your next tough decision. As you have seen so far, I took some steps before I made one of the most important decisions in my life: Where and what to study for my doctoral degree…

Besides, since you’re here, I’d like to share with you some pics I took during my visit to Virginia Beach and Norfolk in late July 2023.

One of my habits

Once in a while, I go back to where I was ten, five, or three years ago just for the purpose of recounting:

  • Who I was back then.
  • What my vision was.
  • How I viewed the world around me.
  • The concerns and worries I had during that stage of my life.
  • How far I have come and the blessings in my life since then.
Boat on Virginia Beach

I’ve this grateful mindset. Though I didn’t know when I started this mentality, it has been therapeutic. It helps me to:

  1. Remember how far I’ve come.
  2. Put things in perspective.
  3. Regroup and rejuvenate.
  4. Remain grateful even if I may be passing through tough times and things may look bad in the NOW.

Every time I go back to memory lane, relatively speaking, I find myself:

  1. How egotistical and selfish I was back then.
  2. How out of touch and unrealistic some of my thinking and expectations were.
  3. How much I worried in vain…

Sometimes, I fly or drive for hours to revisit a place where I was some years back.

My recent visit to Regent University

End of July this year, I was in Virginia Beach. During office hours, I was:

  • Reconnecting,
  • Networking, and
  • Doing business.

During the early morning and after work hours, I was:

  • Chilling on the beaches of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, or
  • Dining with friends, colleagues, former and prospective future clients.
Virginia Beach

Whenever I go to the Virginia Beach and Norfolk area, I attempt to:

  • Visit Regent University campus
  • Talk to some of my former professors on campus
  • Reconnect with cohort members in the area
  • Drive by the street of the house where I stayed for 6 months during the first year of my study at Regent University’s Doctor of Strategic Leadership program.

During this particular trip, I got lucky to:

  1. Meet the Dean of one of the schools in person. Since I didn’t get permission, I’m not mentioning the name of the Dean here.
  2. Talk over the phone with another Dean.
  3. Connect with some new professors and current students…

If you have never been to Regent University, here is what you will find when you step onto the campus and walk around:

  • You’re bound to smell love and calmness in the air.
  • You’ll find staff members with a sense of duty to give you outstanding service.
  • You’ll also encounter students and professors eager to greet and talk to you with a smiley face 😀

The Legacy of Dr. Pat Robinson

Norfolk

What made this particular visit different was that I visited the campus after the passing of the Founder, Dr. Pat Robinson. I read his autobiography when I was a student at the University. The reading allowed me to know him as:

  • Visionary and farsighted. I read his autobiography where he detailed what he saw and how he went about translating his vision into reality. If you have a mind and heart that appreciates a visionary, it doesn’t matter whether you are a Christian or not; whether you share that person’s beliefs or not, you honor them when you see with your own eyes the translation of their vision into realities.
  • Independent thinker. Pat was loved by many and equally hated by many because of his conservative values, and his charismatic and maverick personality. Believe me, no one is free from haters, if they do something significant like Pat did. Actually, there is a popular saying in my native country Ethiopia. Its translation in English is close to: “God, please don’t deny me of haters?” You will have haters if you haven’t yet if you are an independent thinker and change agent.
  • Pioneer. He ran for the US presidency. Many popular Christian leaders before him avoided politics.
  • Builder. I wasn’t just a visionary, he built enduring institutions. His legacy is continuing because he was a builder. He is still leading without his presence.
  • Generous with a big heart. I heard some heartwarming stories of how he personally helped some students financially, including from my own country, Ethiopia to study at Regent University. I also heard that before his passing, he gave away the Founders Inn and many of his personal possessions to Regent University.
Virginia Beach

If you’re in the DC metro area and an alumni or student of Regent University, you should join the DC Metro area Alumni Network Chapter. Stay in touch with your fellow alumni by joining the LinkedIn Group.

Reach out and let’s have coffee or lunch.

Regent University Alumni Network Luncheon

Yesterday, I attended the Regent Alumni Network DC Metro area Chapter Luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant in McLean, VA.

It was great meeting fellow alumni and a few candidate alumni.

We had a wonderful lunch and networking time.

If you are in the DC metro area and Alumni of Regent University, you should join the Chapter’s LinkedIn group and stay in touch with your fellow Alumni in the metro area.

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Intelligent and Personable God

Sigmond Freud famously said: “God didn’t create man. Man created God.”

There is some truth in his saying…

Man has been ‘creating’ God throughout its history… Look around you! How many gods are there? Thousands, if not millions…

Most of us follow giants in our faith, we didn’t create a new God.

In my case, I’m using the same Bible my parents, and their ancestors used. For us, we didn’t need to create a new one. We stuck with the God our ancestors ‘created’.

However, believing the Biblical God has been unacceptable or unreasonable for many. As a result, they kept ‘creating’ their own God they accept and understand.

For the sake of simplicity, humanity believes in one of the following kinds of God:

I. Impersonal and non-existent god.

If you’re an atheist, you most probably believe in god who was created by atheists before you. These atheist creators refused to leave the physical. They only used their five sense organs, nothing more, nothing less, to create a god.

Think of:

  • Charles Darwin,
  • Karl Marx,
  • Sigmond Freud,
  • Richard Dawkins, et al. They created a God who is impersonal and non-existent.

In their eyes, those of us who believe otherwise are just delusional and unscientific. For them, matter and energy are gods; no one created them. They are infinite…

I don’t know about you. How can I believe in such ‘gods’- Matter and Energy? It’s beyond my faith.

It’s beyond my belief capacity to buy into this idea of matter and energy can organize and reorganize themselves without any intelligent agent from the outside.

Well, there are millions who bought into this scenario, which doesn’t require an intelligent and personable God. For such ‘believers’, the order and meaning that we see in our intelligent and self-sustaining universe is a result of unguided evolution.

By the way, I’m not against evolution. Evolution exists everywhere. I believe God used it as a process.

Think of your own evolution. You were a microscopic being when you were in the womb. Since then, you have been evolving… What I don’t believe is an evolution that is self-initiated and self-sustaining…

Are you in this camp? If you’re reading this blog on our website, I doubt it. However, they might have created doubt in you and adulterated your faith in a personable God while you were in school, and if you’re still reading their books…

II. Intelligent God.

If you’re scientific, you most probably believe in the God ‘created’ by the founders of modern science. These believers transcended space and time, whether they admit it or not, to believe in an intelligent God.

They entered into the metaphysical and could easily comprehend a God who is intelligent, infinite, and the first cause of everything. They attributed this intelligent universe and magnificent creations within it to the products of an Intelligent Creator. They used scientific explanations to justify their theories.

Think of all those founders of modern science such as:

  • Newton,
  • Kepler,
  • Galileo,
  • Pascal, and
  • Maxwell, to name a few.

Many of the founders of modern science believed in a personal God. They believed in a legislator, and they were Christians. Here is the testimony of CS Lewis, professor in Oxford University and Cambridge University, about the founders of modern science: “Men became scientific because they expected Law in Nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Legislator.”

Unfortunately, there are still many contemporary scientists who have faith in the discoveries of the founders of modern science without sharing the faith of the founders.

These scientists ‘created’ an intelligent God who created an intelligent universe without believing this God is personable…

By the way, there are many silent Christians in this group. For whatever reason, they don’t want to come out of the closet and share their faith in such a god. They may still claim that they’re Christians when asked. They may still go to Church. Though their reasons vary, one of the reasons that sowed doubt in their heart for the lack of faith in a personable God could be the teachings of atheist scientists in this group created.

III. Intelligent and personal God.

Many contemporary scientists believe in an impersonal God like the genius Albert Einstein did.

It is no longer easy for any reasonable scientific person to ignore the existence of an Intelligent God behind many scientific discoveries…

The more science advances, the more they see the fingerprints of God everywhere. It has now become for many scientists an uphill battle to believe that the universe and life came into existence without guided evolution.

Let’s forget about the human brain, how can one believe a tiny eye with such sophisticated functions came into the picture without the guidance of an intelligent God who does things with meaning?

Today, we only have a few scientists who believe in a Personal God, who seeks communion with humanity, and who cares about us and our future. Among these, very few are willing to come out taking risks and putting their reputation and career on the line to publicly pronounce that they’re Christians. Think of the following few scientists who believe in a personal God, who are courageous to debate publicly making cases for a personal God:

  • Francis Collins, Former Director of NIH and the leader of the Human Genome Project.
  • John Lennex, Distinguished Mathematician at Oxford University.
  • Stephen Meyer, Geophysicist and Director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle
  • William Lane Craig, Visiting Scholar of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Christian University
  • To name a few…

Let me ask you:

  1. Have you read the books or listened to the interviews or debates of one or more of these Christians?
  2. Did they help you to still believe in science and an intelligent and personable God?
  3. What was that one big lesson you gained that had a major impact on your life?
  4. Why not share the answers in the comment area?

I read the books of these believers and watched many of their interviews and debates. I’m thankful for such bold believers.

They helped me and many million Christians to still believe in science and benefit from it while keeping our faith in God- who is still active, loves, hears, responds, and cares about us and our affairs now and in the future.

As a person who lives, works, and does business in the real world outside of the church and someone who is constantly exposed to many people who don’t believe in a personable God, I can:

  • Easily get along with scientific people who only believe in an Intelligent God who isn’t personable.
  • Engage in conversation with individuals who find believing in the Biblical God unscientific.
  • Sit down in a classroom to listen and learn a great deal from someone who doesn’t believe in the kind of God I believe in.
  • Read many books written by atheist authors and benefit from their wisdom without my faith in God being shaken.

In conclusion, I believe in the God my ancestors ‘created’. The God who is described in the Bible. The God who isn’t only intelligent, but also personable…

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You’re the Right Person at the Right Time

Everything in this universe has a purpose

Even those things we consider non-living play important roles for this universe to stay life-sustaining.

If we don’t know yet the purpose of a thing doesn’t mean it doesn’t have one.

If you haven’t yet discovered your purpose doesn’t mean you don’t have one.

Relevance comes from purpose

Every matter contains a part of the metaphysical universe within it. That is why everything in this physical universe obeys the physical laws, which reside outside of the physical universe.

Because they don’t have will like we do, they play out their purpose and stay relevant.

Our relevance is determined by our purpose. Since we have a will, however, we can refuse to play. But, there is a price we pay for disobedience- irrelevance.

When you fail to discover or neglect your purpose, you’re rendering yourself irrelevant.

You’ve emerged from eternity to time to join the right generation

You emerged from eternity to time at the right time.

This is the right generation you are supposed to serve using your calling.

As a conscious being, however, you have the right how to respond to the timing.

Answer your call before it expires

You can live casually and as if you are a product of a biological accident without a meaningful purpose.

Or, you can step up and take responsibility to discover and pursue your grand purpose greater than yourself.

You are not here to merely survive and get by. You’re the image of God- the chief Creator. Like begets like. You too. You came here to create (recreate) based on your CALLING.

You’re here to better the lives of others and to contribute your fair share in advancing the evolutionary progress of humanity one step forward.

The whole of humanity desperately waits for your response, we need your talent and gifting.

Don’t let time pass without you doing something about your purpose.

Of course, I’m not naive to think that the world is organized and structured to allow you to pursue your purpose (passion) with ease. However, others discovered, pursued, and fulfilled their purposes even if they found themselves in more difficult circumstances. You too, with the help of God, can join that elite group of humanity.

Seize the time and avoid regrets later. Respond to your call, if you’ve not yet…

Timing is key to your fulfillment. There will come a time when it would be too late. Redeem the time while you can…

Jesus emerged from eternity to time at the right time

Jesus came at the right time.

Yes, He would have reached more people if He had come now given the technological advancement we achieved because we have been evolving mentally. However, He would have had a hard time achieving His purpose if He had come later.

For starters, the Father and Holy Spirit wouldn’t find the right conditions for the coming of the Son.

He would have also risked a lot and would have found the system hard to beat.

Just think about this. In this TikTok era, could His mom refrain from Tiktoking and protect the Child from the watchful eyes of Herod?

Would today’s shepherds with cellphones sing with Angels and keep it for themselves without spooking Herod?

What about the Wise men? Could they keep their mouth shut? Wouldn’t they naturally share their itinerary on social media?

Jesus would have been killed by Herod while a baby or persecuted deep into Egypt by Herod’s political machinery.

Are you having a hobby or a grand purpose?

You and I are not Jesus and we don’t need to worry about ‘Herod’. Our purpose may not require us to be crucified on a cross and publicly. But, if we have discovered a worthy purpose, it automatically entails a serious and unwavering commitment.

The question is whether we’re ready to pay our dues to pursue and fulfill our purpose.

Of course, for some of us, that price could be just working hard, which may require staying late and getting up early.

For some of us, it could be the willingness to look foolish and even crazy, putting our reputation on the line, and so on.

What price has your purpose cost you so far? Whatever price you have paid so far, remember this. If you already found your true purpose, which determines your fulfillment, you won’t hesitate to die for it, if it comes to that.

If you’re not ready to die for your God-given purpose, you haven’t found it. Even if you think you found it. it is just a hobby and doesn’t lead you to fulfillment.

This is the time to find and pursue your purpose… Before it is too late. Before it expires… Before it becomes too late…

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Happy Birthday to Jesus!

All religions I know offer a remedy to deal with sin. The difference is the pathway (s) they suggest on how to get rid of sin consciousness.

Coming from a Judeo-Christian background, I’ve heard about intergenerational sin that was committed by the First Family (Adam and Eve) more than any other subject since childhood– before I was even born.

You may be wondering and asking why I had been familiar with intergenerational sin ‘before I was even born’– while still in the womb.

I won’t divulge the science behind it for the moment…

For now, just know that you and I didn’t just inherit the hardcore genetic materials of our ancestors such as their color, body structure, facial appearance, and so on. We also got their psyche, what they feared, their tempers, sin-consciousness, and so on.

Have you heard people saying: “You’re just like your grandpa”? Or “You sound like grandma”? Or “You’re stubborn like your father or a drunkard or reckless like your…”?

The point is, sin (both inter-generational and contemporary) resides at a deeper level, in some cases, without our conscious awareness.

Sin consciousness is one of the most powerful jailers of our soul. If you don’t recognize it, bring it from the subconscious to the conscious, and know how to deal with it, it:

  • Eats you up alive,
  • Limits your freedom,
  • Makes you lower your bar,
  • Keeps you in the dark,
  • Robs you joy,
  • Curtails your potential, and
  • Restrains you from being contented and getting fulfilled in life…

I don’t want to preach to you on an Eastern Christmas morning.

This is my hope that you already know how to deal with intergenerational and contemporary sins by following the advice of your priest, pastor, rabbi, etc.

This morning I was reflecting and reminding myself how hard it was for my ancestors to get rid of sin consciousness before the birth of Jesus.

Unlike our ancestors before His birth, we needed to deal with intergenerational sin by believing in His substitutive work!

Our ancestors needed a sacrificial lamb constantly to escape death and get rid of sin. They were helpless and desperate. They were in prison and under the spell of the kingdom of darkness.

Lucky for us, Jesus was born and finally became that sacrificial lamb for all of us. Because of His advent, we were set free from the kingdom of the devil to the Kingdom of Light, where the Son of God is the King!

Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:7, “Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.”

Peter also wrote in 1 Peter 1:18-19: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”

That is why we rejoice in His birth and reaffirm to ourselves our freedom each time we celebrate Christmas. We’re indeed free of any form of sin. We entered the Spiritual universe. Now, we live free of guilt in the light while away from HOME until we finish our soul’s assignment on earth and in this physical universe.

Unless someone prefers to deal with sin alone, an easy and effortless option is available to anyone still struggling with guilt consciousness.

Because Jesus was born and became the sacrificial lamb, no one should live with guilt and the rulership of the devil and its kingdom of darkness…

As I said from the outset, I’m not here preaching and trying to win anyone to any religion.

Every religion I know has a way of dealing with both intergenerational and contemporary sins.

You choose whatever works for you. But you MUST deal with guilt consciousness if you desire to be free from the heavy burden of sin.

I’m here to share how hard it was for my ancestors who were born before the advent of Jesus. And how I’m grateful for the extraordinary redemption package our Judeo-Christian tradition offers. It only takes less than the speed of light to translate yourself from the rulership of the devil to the rulership of Christ and from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light. You just need to believe in your heart and confess it in your mouth. It is that simple!

Thank you, Father, for helping us deal with sin-consciousness our forefather (the first Adam) could not beat by sending Your Son (the last Adam) to the physical world wearing our body and in our likeness… 

We’re eternally grateful to Jesus- our Lord, Big Brother, and Savior who was obedient to the intergenerational assignment He was given and endured death on the cross to FREE all of us from the unbearable sin consciousness that jails our souls.

Now, we can transcend time and space to enter the spiritual without the feeling of condemnation. We freely stand before the Father’s throne as sinless children of the Most High.

We’re privileged today to enjoy such a level of freedom regardless of our imperfections and stumbling not because of our righteousness or hard work but because Jesus was born. Since He willingly became the sacrificial lamb knowing that no one from the children of the first Adam ever is able to take on this assignment. Many saints tried to fulfill this task but were unable to finish it with full obedience the way He did! We’d still be like our forefathers and mothers in the dark and the rulership of the devil…

More than the generation before your birth, we’re NOW sure where we stand in the Kingdom and where we’re heading…

These wouldn’t have happened without Your birth. Happy Birthday to you, Jesus, our King, and Lord!

Happy Christmas to you all who celebrate Easter Christmas!

Guilt-Consciousness Free Living

How to instantly wipe out sin-consciousness faster than the speed of light without much effort and suffering

Sin has been haunting humanity since the beginning of our history. And still does…

Sin was and still is man-made. It comes in the way of stealing our freedom and peace of mind, separating us from God, and interfering with our spiritual evolution.

You may ask, how did sin enter our history?

There are many theories out there…

The most plausible theory, at least for me, is Adam allowed it.

You may ask, “How come?” Hear me out…

The first man was created after the image of God and endowed with divinity. Adam had free will as a divine being, and whatever he believed came to pass. Unfortunately, he felt guilt, condemned himself, and separated from his source- God, from the get-go.

There was nothing God could have done without Adam’s willingness to forgive himself.

As a result, guilt consciousness is imprinted in his psyche (wired in his brain). Since then, sin consciousness has been transmitted from generation to generation.

You may wonder, “How does it work?” Simple, we humans receive not just the hard-core genetic blueprints from our ancestors that determine our physical appearances; we also inherit their epigenetics.

“I don’t get it, AZ; Speak in English!” Let me make it figurative. Not only do you have your grandpa’s (grandma’s) nose on your face, but you also inherited his/her guilts, fears, temper, and so on deep in your inner being.

One cannot enjoy true freedom and live in the light and eternity without dealing with sin-consciousness.

Guilt consciousness is a disease of a soul. It has no medication. Anything you do in the physical and metaphysical can’t deal with it permanently. The lasting solution resides in the spiritual.

That is why we don’t go to the hospital when our soul is inflicted with guilt-consciousness. We look for spiritual solutions. Of course, some go to a psychiatrist for a temporary and superficial fix…

And almost all religions PROMISE a remedy to their adherents and offer some approaches to dealing with guilt consciousness.

I respect all religions because they contribute toward relieving many of the physical, material, mental, and spiritual pains of humanity.

But one thing that separates Christianity from other faith traditions is that it offers too good to be true solution for the inter-generational guilt consciousness.

Its founder, Jesus, is the only one who gave His life as a ransom to all (1 Timothy 2: 6).

Of course, some people don’t seek spiritual solutions to deal with guilt consciousness. I admire their gut and courage. They take matters into their own hands either to live with it or deal with it by punishing themselves, working hard to earn righteousness, visiting a shrink, and/or doing other laborious things to earn their own salvation.

I cannot be sure, but I doubt if anyone ever conquered sin alone by dealing at a matter level, by doing stuff. ‘Matter’ cannot override ‘spirit’…

  1. Let’s say there are superhumans who overridden their brain and genetic wirings and ultimately got rid of intergenerational sin through some physical efforts and engaging in metaphysical practices such as meditation.
  2. Let’s also assume that they stopped sinning in the NOW by making so many tedious efforts.
  3. Even then, the question is: Can they stay sinless for the rest of their lives by making efforts at the physical and mental levels?

Remember what James 2: 10 said: “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.”

That is how we are wired. One little transgression can return us to bondage. We condemn ourselves, and we go back to ground zero losing our freedom, peace of mind, confidence, certainty, and most importantly, our fellowship with our God- our source until we deal with guilt once again.

The sad truth is that not only we’re dealing with what our ancestors believed were sins but also what the religion and culture we live in believe are sins. If you ask me, there is no escape from sin-consciousness if you depend on your own ability to conquer it. You keep on sinning falling short of meeting the standards put in place by your brain wiring, religion, and culture…

Here is the reality: If there is any residual guilt- consciously or unconsciously, no one can enjoy true freedom. No one stands boldly in the presence of the PERFECT God as a son or a daughter and continues to fellowship with Him.

Most importantly, it is unthinkable to continue evolving spiritually to become one with God without first dealing with sin that creates a gulf between us and our source.

The good news is that you don’t need to:

  • Deal with both the sin-consciousness you inherited and what you have committed by yourself
  • Suffer anymore, penalize yourself, and attempt to work it out alone.

It is too much of a burden to bear by one man/woman…

In this troubled world, you already have so many challenges and pressures you must deal with. Let this ONE be handled with ease and by taking a spiritual step forward based on faith.

Here is what Jesus, who knew how burdensome sin is, said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30

You just need to believe in the substitutive redemption work of someone who had already beat sin once and for all.

By the way, God wasn’t a stranger to how man was wired. From the start, He knew the authority of humanity and how that could destroy us.

The Father knew very well and in advance that there was a possibility of Adam stumbling and condemning himself. Even if the first man could get over it and knew how to deal with sin and get back to the Father- the Source, down the road, someone from his descendants will find himself/herself feeling guilt, unable to beat it, and separate from God. That was why He had a backup plan in the form of Jesus.

The way Jesus emerged from eternity to time and took flesh didn’t involve the transfer of intergenerational sin from Adam. His brain prewiring in the womb was free from the influence of Adam’s guilt. What is more? He never committed sin. Thus, He never had sin-consciousness and never separated from the Father.

How do I know? At one point, He asked, “Who among you is convicting me of sin?” (John 8: 46)

Because he was sinless and free of guilt, He offered Himself as a ransom. As a result, anyone who believes in His redemptive work can now wipe out sin as if it never happened.

Here is what Paul wrote: “For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.” (Romans 5: 19) One can feel guilt in an instant while also can set himself/herself free of it more than a speed of light. The transformation occurs in the spiritual realm.

Jesus was a love offering from the Father who knows our weaknesses and how we can become helpless even if He gave us all the power to beat sin and do great things. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3: 17)

Let me ask you. Regardless of how you did it and your religious affiliation:

  1. Are you free of guilt consciousness?
  2. Are you certain that sin doesn’t hold you back?
  3. Do you have fellowship with God on a regular basis?

If you said yes, well, you’re free of sin-consciousness. Congrats!

But if you have any doubt, no worries, you can instantly wipe out sin-consciousness faster than the speed of light.

You don’t want to deal with this brutal burden by yourself alone.

Regardless of how heavily the burden of sin is holding you back for so long, the moment you believe in the substitutive redemptive work of Jesus (not your own work and imperfections), there will be a quick spiritual transaction that facilitates an instant shift from:

  • Bondage to freedom
  • ‘Darkness’ to ‘light’
  • The lordship of the devil (the ruler of darkness) to the lordship of Jesus (the lord of the Kingdom of light)

P.S. Details on this topic will be included in my upcoming spiritual book. Stay tuned! In the meantime, share your thoughts and your transformation experience. If you have any questions, leave them in the comment area. If you have a team and would like to invest in your team members’ spiritual awakening, click here and check out the Spiritual Development programs of our partnering organization.

Manifesting Your Intentions

How to Experience a Quantum Leap in Your Spiritual Journey even if You’re not a Guru

It’s unfortunate that many people complicate spirituality…

Spirituality isn’t that complex if you know one thing- how to transcend the physical and metaphysical universes at will with a little knowledge and practice.

I’m not talking about you translating and entering into the spiritual universe with your body intact (like Jesus did on the mountaintop when He was chatting with Moses and Elijah). No! I’m talking about while your body is in the physical and your mind in the metaphysical, your soul is taking over and fully awakening in the spiritual world while your body and mind stay in the background as if they are ‘dead’.

If you ask me, what is complex and hard is when you only operate in the physical universe alone. You don’t have a lot of control. You won’t get divine and spiritual support. Things move slowly- 60 minutes per hour… You have to wait, wait, wait before you see what you want to translate into reality…

When you operate in the physical universe alone, you’re under the mercy of time and space. Things happen according to natural laws and abiding by their seasons.

That is not the case when you operate in the metaphysical universe. You can override space and time, and seasons are non-existence… Things happen quantumly without obeying physical laws…

The only challenge to operating in the metaphysical world and accelerating the manifestation of your desire is your ability to transcend the physical universe by lowering your brain wavelength as you pray and meditate. Once you’re there, your body ‘disappears’. The Newtonian universe ‘dissolves’, and Einstein’s quantum universe emerges.

You imagine and manifest your desires defiling all physical laws and logic.

Now, what about when you transcend both the physical and metaphysical universes and enter into the spiritual universe? What happens? Miracle happens…

When you are in your soul’s native environment, you just need an INTENTION to manifest your desires.

Can you see the difference?

  • If you’re only operating in the physical universe alone- the space native to your BODY- it’s too much hard work and takes tons of time to manifest what you desire…
  • If you operate in the native universe for your MIND alone- the quantum universe, you’re better off. But still…
  • But when you operate in the spiritual universe, what you just need is INTENTION backed with LOVE and FAITH, the rest is not your responsibility. Your intentions invoke the full participation of the spiritual kingdom.

The question to all of us is ‘Do we have the know-how and faith to transcend the physical and metaphysical universe to translate our intention into manifestations?’

Is it easy? Nope. Otherwise, everybody would have done it and we would have a different and perfect world by NOW.

However, we shouldn’t wait till we become gurus. Worst, we shouldn’t wait until we die physically. This capability to transcend into the spiritual is our inheritance. Don’t forget that “We’re not human beings having a spiritual experience. We’re spiritual beings having a human experience.”

We should be in and out of eternity more frequently because “Eternity doesn’t start with death. We’re in eternity NOW.”

Begin that journey to manifest your intentions as frequently as possible by learning how to transcend the physical and metaphysical universes, and operating in your soul’s native environment…

Of course, as Jesus said, “The truth sets you free.” What truth do you need to set you free and enjoy the spiritual inheritance that entitles you to manifest your intentions as a child of God?

Stay tuned! I’ll share more on this in the coming weeks and months…

In the meantime, share your thoughts and experience. Feel free also to ask if you may have any questions in the comment area.