John Piper | – Philippians 4:6–7 // God Doesn’t Want You to Worry

One of the reasons this passage is so popular is its simplicity. The opposite of anxiety is peace. Anxiety is forbidden; peace is commended. It is God’s own version of “Don’t worry, be happy” — but with a glorious twist deeper than the universe, as John Piper explains in this three-minute video. Read more at [support us]

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  1. I need your thoughts and insights on a problem I've had since the day I was saved and set free from all addictions. I worry about my salvation, which in turn makes me try to constantly please God with works. It gets so tiring that some days I don't even want to hear the about the Gosple. Please help.

  2. To worry is one of the most common and blasphemous sins people commit against God because at the heart of our worrying is a distrust in the fact that God is sovereign. I commit this sin often and also repent of it often. This is why it's so important to stay in the word of God, to be continually reminded that God is in control. Thank you brother Piper.

  3. What Bible do you use. When I ask this I mean what type of Bible. MSG,NLT,KJV,NIV? I want to chose one Bible and stick to it. I also want the closest Bible to the original if that possible without learning Hebrew.

  4. I feel a call to ministry, but at some points in my life I cling to my old sinful habits. I don't do it as often as before (I did it everyday) now it's much less. But if I'm called, can I get disqualified if I sin sometimes? I'm single and never been married..

  5. My thoughts on anxiety is that not only does it make God look small, but also it is a thorn that smothers God's Word in our hearts and make it unfruitful. Do not be anxious is a command, just as like "do not kill".

  6. As you are reading this text – you are saying "us" – who is us? All those who believe in GOD -or just the "Calvinist" who believe in GOD?
    Because you cause anxiety in people who are seeking GOD diligently with all their hearts, soul, mind and strength, by telling them that they are going to hell if they weren"t chosen.

  7. Sometimes I worry because I'm supposed to take my cross and follow Jesus. That's hard, and many times I have felt I wouldn't be able to. I have failed in so many ways, but I still keep my faith that God has plans to prosper me in some mysterious way.

  8. PLEASE if anyone senses the deadness of the institutional church system but can't put your finger on it. I'm literally pleading with you (whoever you are) to understand something extremely important here. The mainstream Christian system is not of God. The Protestant churches are what the bible calls "The Harlot daughters of Rome". (Rev 17:5) – "Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots, And Abominations Of The Earth." 

    And Jesus Christ is calling His people out of her. 

    Rev 18:4
    “And I heard another voice from heauen, saying, Come out of her, my people, that yee be not partakers of her sinnes, and that yee receiue not of her plagues:” 

    The very first thing you need to understand is that GOD CAN BE TRUSTED to preserve His word for every generation forever. As He promises us in psalms 12:6-7

    You don’t need men to teach you what God means.

    1 John 2:27
    “But the anointing which ye haue receiued of him, abideth in you: and yee need not that any man teach you: But, as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is trueth, and is no lye: and euen as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”

    It’s vital to know, especially right now, that God has kept His word in tact! There is still an every word testimony. The following clip is short yet covers a lot. And is what the Lord used to strengthen my faith in the truth. It’s not just more lifeless information. It is powerful and life changing.

    “But he answered, and said, It is written, Man shall not liue by bread alone, but by euery word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
    Matt 4:4

    Psalm 12:6-7 "The wordes of the Lord are pure wordes: as siluer tried in a fornace of earth purified seuen times. Thou shalt keepe them, (O Lord,) thou shalt preserue them, from this generation for euer. 

    The next video is a lesson on the pure word of God in the English language, which is found in the av1611 kjv. This is much different than the King James bible you are able to easily find in the so called "Christian bookstores".  Please pray and genuinely take this before the Lord. He will show you. (Prepare to be attacked once you start down this path)

     The first link I left above is from Reg's youtube channel called "Rescuing the Church". There is a lot of good information there on things you should know. Very important and powerful and it dispels many lies. So you can find him there. 
    And Johns channel is also the one associated with the lesson on the 1611. There are a few testimonies, a few sermons, as well as a handful of lessons to be found there.
    John is gracious yet right to the point. And so is Reg. And most importantly they have the Holy Ghost in them. 

    I had prayed for help a long time because I was growing increasingly confused, frustrated, misguided and the list goes on.. But like most of us, I kept returning Sunday after next hoping something would change. If I sang more, prayed harder, tithed more (not biblical to give cash btw, but that’s another topic), got more involved, etc.
    It got to a point where a friend at the time asked me to just "try and sing". He meant well, but it was always disingenuous so I never did. Long story short – my whole Christian life was that way until very recently. Powerless. Its only been about the last 2 years. That's when my life turned upside down. And the Lord truly showed up in a powerful way and began leading me in the trueth.

    This link is a series of interviews that Reg began to do with John after they finally met (a providential story) Start on the first interview of course. But it's a treasure of information for the Saints.

    It's actually named after one of three films John helped co-produce with Christ Pinto. (side note: Chris Pinto does not hold to the same conviction about the word of God as John and a few of us others. That tid bit was used to try and attack John before, as an attempt to discredit him) 

    The films are called: 

    A lamp in the Dark
    Tares among the wheat
    A bridge to Babylon

    All are free to watch on YouTube, and they cover the history of the bible. They follow the reformation, persecution of early believers, the counter reformation, the attempts at destroying the word of God, the Jesuits and so on. Things the Saints will be edified to know. The things that matter. 

    I really hope this reaches someone. If this is you… honestly, please go ahead and look. God is rich in mercy and His patience is unmatched. He's been drawing me for a really long time. But I got trapped in the institutional church system and was stuck there being taught corruption for years, by pastors who don't believe that the book they teach from is infallible. They say that it is, but they are dishonest in their claim. And their churches "statements of faith" will attest to this. They almost all say something akin to "we believe the original manuscripts were infallible.”
    Okay well wait a minute… unless they have read the originals in their entirety, then how do these men know when they’re teaching us truth and how do they know when they’re teaching us error? They don’t!
    If they did, why not simply fix the bible they’re using and make it infallible? 
    ..something to consider. 

    here is one very final clip on the "servants of Lucifer"

    "(if it were possible,) they shall deceiue the very elect.”
    God bless you all in the trueth of the real Jesus Christ!

  9. (Philippians 4:6) These are the single stupidest and retarded verses. God is a liar from the beginning. And this is the most disgusting. And YES, God doesn't seem to know His way all around the course.

    "A half-smart guy, that's what I always draw. Never once a man who's smart all the way around the course. Never once."–Agnes Lowzier – The Big Sleep.

    If God wanted you to NOT worry then why doesn't He EVER help us when we pray for help when we need it the most? Even a little help would be appreciated since He promises so much and delivers so little. Why only half-way, half-smart, half-assed, and half of everything. God is so useless sometimes that it's frighteningly terrifying to realize that if we ever DO get to heaven we will be saddled with a half-baked bunch of crap.

    "In my Father's house there are many mansions. If it were not so I would tell you."–Jesus Christ. I hope that if I was actually destined for heaven that I don't get a mansion that I have to take care of just because it's big and gaudy when all I really want is to be left alone for the next few eons.