MKMMA- Week Fourteen–A Departure Determined From Within

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With a grateful heart, I thank you for letting me be a part of your life and sharing in the changes within mine.  I have loved so many things regarding the Master Key Mastermind Alliance.  From learning to clearly develop and concentrate on my desires to controlling negative thoughts, that so harshly has worked to prohibit my goals; I have established persistence and habits that are tools to build myself as well as weapons with which to defend my positions.  Learning to think, to focus, to make thoughts fire together, to positive affirmations, to cards that remind me of my successes, to learning to share my heart to the public that benefits them, to learning that I have a choice as to Hug the Kettle or dream my dream…….These have moved me to be a better me.

Thank you for all the positive encouragement and guidance along the way.  To Mark and Davene and my personal guides, to my friends who remain as such and always…. and to the new friends I have made within the alliance, Thank you.  What you have given me and what I have gleaned from this MKMMA experience to the present, I am most grateful.

With sadness I’ve arrived a point where I can no longer remain in harmony with the Alliance.  I did not expect this to happen and was surprised.  A couple things occurred within the week, prior to this event….. but it was when I read Scroll IV I knew I must make a decision.

Was it due to the value and the upcoming Paying Forward?  Oh!  Somehow, I wish.  I had considered my finances at points and wondered if there would come a time when that might hold me back BUT it wasn’t….. I was set for the PIF this time.  Christmas money was going to take care of this.  I looked forward to continuing…….. though if I had had to stop, I still had Greatest Salesman.  This was going to be the document in my possession that could carry me forward….or so I thought.

Now, most people never agree 100% of what may be said or written…… and like myself, we choose to glean the good from what we hear and experience with Hannel’s writings and the other things we learn here.  Some concepts, I disagreed with, so I just mentally changed the terminology and proceeded forward.  Much has been so useful.  I wanted to gloss over the statements that referred to God as “The Universal Mind”.  To an extent, I would make sure that it was “God” in my thinking.  The attributes of both are the same—– being Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent.  For some, this course had brought a change of knowledge that there is a God…… where there was not one prior to this study.  The problem I see with the recent readings of Key 14 Paragraphs 18-24 in Hannel’s writings is that it removes God and makes Him just an impersonal force.  This is very difficult for me.

When I read Og’s Scroll IV on New Years Day, I realized there were terms and ideas that I would be saying day after day, as our habit is, and these would be in direct conflict with what I believe and know about my God.  Thoughts from within told me not to deny Jesus.  Being one who loves God and wants to know more and more about Him, I read my Bible to a good extent.  The passage came to mind that says this, “Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.”  (Bible Ref. 1 John 2:23)   How do I explain this?

Within this course we have referred to Him as the Master Teacher and we have also been encouraged to follow His teachings.  His name is Jesus—-God With Us.  Shall I say that some things I will accept but other things I will not?

The Creator

God says Jesus is the creator. (Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 66:2, Colossians 1:16)  Do I say that “nature” made me?  Did I evolve over time?   No.  God said I was formed in the womb. If I had a manufacture tag, it would say, “Made in Heaven by God.”

My Friend/My Relationship

 Is God a force?—–A collection of Mind and matter that moves with the collective thought of the masses?  No.  He is a personal friend of mine who created all that exists and made me for relationship with Him and others.  He uses prayer as His means of providing us an avenue of communicating with Him and in turn uses His Holy Spirit to communicate with us.  This was a promise from Jesus that He spoke about in the Gospel of John Chapter 16.

My Choices

The questions I ask myself is this, “Do I follow His teachings for my benefits or for His?”

Humility–See, Jesus also taught by bringing a little child to himself and telling those around Him, that if they desired to be great in the Kingdom of God then they must become as the child…..A picture of humility…waiting on the parent. (Matt. 18:4) Jesus was humble.  He followed God’s examples and only did what His Father did– (John 5:19).

Worship–All gods demand worship.  God himself accepts no other god and claims to be a jealous god.  “….for you shall not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”–(Exodus 34:14)  Jesus, the Master Teacher, claimed to be God.  He made a direct reference to being God by calling Himself  “I Am” (John 8:58) which was a declaration made by God in the Torah (The Jewish Law and record of history) Exodus 3:14.  Jesus was one with the Father and therefore was God.

A Path–Jesus also made a powerful declaration.  He said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No man (person) comes unto the Father, but by Me.”  (John 14:6)

You see, when I say I am a “believer”, this means I believe in the God of the Bible.  But, “my belief” is only part of who I am. See, there is a part about “God knowing me.”  When I was a teenager I knew about God but it was when I believed that God had sent Jesus to die to save me from my sin, that I received the gift of salvation and became a child of God.  Being known by God is far more important than knowing about God and through Jesus, this is the only way.

See, today, in church, my pastor was making reference to a passage where Jesus is speaking…Recorded in Matthew Chapter 7. He Declares, “21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’”

Lawnessness is those practices outside of God’s will and to be in God’s will one must be in relationship with Him through Jesus.

Soon after Adam and Eve were made, God, out of love, gave them a choice.  The wrong was chosen and today we (the rest of humanity) live with the effects of that cause.  However, in His great love, He has always made a way to regain the intimacy He wants with us.  At first, it required the death of animals in the form of a sacrifice.  The most common one used was the lamb.  Jesus was referred to as the Lamb both in the Hebrew writings of Isaiah the prophet in Chapter 53.  And in the New testament writings by Jesus’s cousin, John the Baptizer, says, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”  (John 1:29)  http://www.gotquestions.org/Jesus-Lamb-of-God.html

Jesus was the final sacrifice ever needed to satisfy the payment for sin.  As Jesus gives his final breath on the cross he yells, “Tetelestia.”   This has two meanings “it is finished and paid in full”  Jesus ended any work to have a relationship with God from then on out and the penalty was paid in full.  Belief and acceptance of this gift from God was all that was necessary to be in relationship with God.  Love started with God and by Him we can love.

Hope was planted as a seed…… as Jesus was buried and now it grows and flourishes because He came back to life afterwards. Paul, who is quoted in Hannel’s readings of Key 14 number 25 speaking of Faith being substance, speaks in 1 Corinthians 15, of Jesus “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” There is and Herein is Hope!

The Bible says that Jesus sits at the right hand of God and make intercession for us.  God is truly on our side.

Jesus, the Master Teacher said, “For God so loved the world, that He gave his one and only son so that anyone who believes in Him (Jesus) will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)  St. John said in I John 4:10, ” We love Him because He first Loved us. In the Gospel of Mark. Chapter 8:34-38 The Master Teacher is speaking about denying one’s self.  In verse 36 he says, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” (NASB)

The Choice

To have “choice” there must be more than one option.  To know the options one must hear about them.  As we have learned in this there is an effect for a cause.  Sin is the Cause and eternity apart from God is the Effect.  The Gift is the option—-a Cause you may accept and eternity with God is the Effect.   The Jesus, Master Teacher said this in John 14:1-3, “1. “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 2. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. 3. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.

The Master Teacher wants us to be with Him for Eternity.

Is my thinking narrow?  Perhaps….. by the standards of many today…… but when I consider that the amount of time I have on this earth compared to an eternity with God, this is liken to a drop of water in the ocean.  How can I commit so much concern to whether I am getting ahead versus letting others know of God’s great love for people and His desire to have them be in relationship with Him?

My friends, I love you all and desire your best.  Thank you once again for letting me be a part of your lives.

A friend of God,

Daniel Fenton

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11 thoughts on “MKMMA- Week Fourteen–A Departure Determined From Within

  1. My dear friend Daniel, It shocks and saddens me that you choose to terminate. I will not make believe that I understand the reason(s). Is it safe to assume that it is because of “The Greatest Salesman” and the “Master Keys” writings and readings? If so, could you not abstain from them and increase your focus on your DMP, Blueprint Builder, index cards, plan of actions, and all the other different tasks we have at hand? I wish not to see you go and lose the support of each other to create a mastermind and move forward with our businesses when we seem to be readying ourselves for some payouts from all of our hard work. While just the amount of changes I have seen so far have already fulfilled me, I can not imagine what the second half will bring. I will miss your posts and support my friend. Blessings

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  2. I’m saddened to see you go and will miss your posts, however you have to do what you feel is right for you and I respect that. Even without the readings every day, like Rip mentioned, you could follow the rest of the program and focus on your DMP, BPB, Cards and such. Maybe you could still blog about your progress towards your DMP 🙂 You have such a great knack for writing. I wish you many blessings of abundance and health because you are: Whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious & happy 🙂

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  3. I don’t have to understand your beliefs and feelings. Only you have to understand your beliefs and feelings of being right with God. I praise you for your courage of acting on your faith and beliefs with God! The wide variety of references in so many different ways to this wide divergence of attributes loosely attributed to God is disturbing to me in a wide variety of ways.
    I had been raised since 1939 in a Christian home. I still remember over fifty years ago when my Dad corrected me for saying “Gee Whiz” because, to him, it sounded too much like I was misusing the name of Jesus. I mentally, but not verbally, disagree with him, but what is most important to him is how it sounded to him.
    During the twelve year span our Church sponsored Habitat houses, I volunteered on fourteen new or re-hab houses. I enjoyed this so much that I recruiter others to join in this giving back to our community. I am currently giving back four to five hours on most Saturdays to help cook and serve between three and four hundred suppers to the homeless in our community. I can find a lot of various things in both of these volunteer experiences that I do not agree with, but I chose to support them from within.
    I do almost everything in the worship services at our Church that you’re allowed to do without being ordained. Again, I choose to serve from within despite having different opinions with some parts of our service.
    I certainly respect your decision to withdraw from MKMMA at this time. I prayerfully pray that you have considered have much more effective you could be on presenting your beliefs from within than from without MKMMA.

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    • Thank you David for your notes of encouragement throughout this course. You have been a constant follower and that was really nice. I’m just curious.

      Since you were raised in a Christian home, what was taught about sin, salvation, death and eternal life/death? About three weeks ago a friend of mine died at the age of 98. Too short of time……compared to eternity. I will see Norm in a short while (even if I live to be 100) because He accepted the gift of Jesus just like me.

      God leads through desire but He also leads through conviction and I believe that is the Holy Spirit stirring me from within.

      I thought that I would be able to present my beliefs from within but for me God allowed me only a little time here. It’s OK and He is getting the glory.

      Take care and check in with me again. I do hope to write on my trip to Nicaragua.

      Blessings,

      Dan

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  4. Hi Daniel, I am so sorry to read that you are choosing to leave. As others have commented… your blogs are very inspiring to me and are written very well. For me, Master Keys has brought me back to my Bible. One of my PPNs is spiritual growth and my goal is to go to Jerusalem to study Hebrew in 2016. Years ago the ministry I was with “dissolved” and they taught deep mystical Messianic Jewish messages. It was absolutely fascinating and I was really enthralled with the message. Just like MKMMA teaches of masterminding and its importance, I felt completely spiritually abandoned when the people left and turned the other way. I was looking to other ministries to fill the whole in fellowship and spiritually. It was like being in University and going back to kindergarten. Coming to MKMMA I realized that with my WPOA that it was up to me to learn Hebrew, to teach myself Torah and be the leader I need to be rather than searching for outside forces to teach me. It is easy enough to cross out words and replace them with what is Biblical in MKS and GS. The skill being taught are so life changing for me I will be forever grateful. To me its like the church celebrating a pagan Christmas. I now go to a church that celebrates Christmas and Easter. Do I like it, No not really. Does it go against Torah and Jesus being the passover Lamb, yes. But when opportunity arises I can share some insight that others may not have realized. Am I mixing the seed of wheat and tares… I hope not. I just keep my head in Torah and try to relate to Messianic principles. The stuff that I do not agree with, well before I would get hung up on it, but now I just try to educate. Bless you.

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    • Thank you Catherine for your words and thoughtfulness. Please check in with me in the future. Sometimes God leads us into things and at other times He allows us to enter into an activity or situation so that He can show us a different way. Your relationship with God will determine your decisions. As for me, from the beginning of this course I sought Him regularly as to whether I should continue or not. I asked for clear direction. Against my convictions and personal beliefs there were points along the way which were questionable. When I came to the point of decision, it was clear that I was to stop. Did I want to? NO. This is like loosing a good friend. However, I am very grateful for the lessons I’ve learned and the closer I have come to my God.
      I may be writing a blog about my trip to Nicaragua next week for a missions trip. Blessings on your journey of faith.
      Daniel

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  5. Dan. Dan, Dan, As I said on the phone, this post has really helped me so much. The number one thing it has done is opened my eyes to how far I’ve come in this course. I’m actually proud of myself. Prior to this course, I would have immediately tried to convince you to stay. All based on my desire to enjoy your company and not at all based on your feelings or beliefs. As I prayed and thought about this, I was able to put myself in your shoes. Sort of. I can tell you that if you feel convicted by God, then you have no choice. You are choosing the far greater reward. And I applaud your courage. However, if you are convicted by religion, then I would pray for discernment. This is difficult for me to write about as I am a recovering Pharisee. I worshipped religion and rules instead of knowing God himself. Religion was a large part of my cement Buddha. The particular religion that I was involved with did all of the thinking for me. At times I still feel it’s a grey area between God and religion on certain subjects, but I am still seeking truth and he knows where my heart is.
    The one thing I can’t answer about your decision is why do I feel so sad? I really do. I know how hard you’ve worked for this. Today I watched webinar 15 and I was so excited. It was an awesome webinar. I was motivated and filled with hope. I automatically went to call you about it and felt sad. Not that we couldn’t mastermind, but because my friend was missing this great stuff that he earned. So I guess I would ask if you are completely content with your decision? If so, that’s awesome! You got what you needed and God bless as you sore to new heights. You are probably the only one in this course who has already achieved a part of your DMP. And the miraculous way that God provided for your trip and then to add your wife as an I love you bonus, well its just incredible. I like you, cannot deny my Lord. But I do feel that God has led me to this course as a tool to teach me to serve him better. My God is bigger than all of this combined. I hope you know that all of this is said in love and I will support you either way, but I’m still going to bounce MKMMA ideas off of you!!

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