While we know that Jehovah, Devum, Yahweh, God….is an unconditionally loving God; we must also be aware the cost of our freedom, from evil’s shackles, was paid at the High Price, in the Blood Covering of Jesus Christ, His Son…which was provided by Him, in shedding His Blood for all of Mankind. God is all that is good, in this world. And for such purity, He will not tolerate any speck of impurity to stand in the very presence of His Throne. This is what He exemplified in asking Archangel Michael, to cast out Lucifer and his followers, from the gates of Heaven. If God, the Father demonstrated this very act, with one of His angels, then would He not do the very same to us? He loved us unconditionally enough to give up His Son, to become our blood covering from evil. But we, as Mankind, are still given FREEWILL, to CHOOSE, whether to reshackle ourselves to evil’s ways or to remain unshackled, and find the Truth in His Divine Laws of Love. The Blood Covering of Divinity, and the Grace of Jesus Christ covers sins, in the times of our lives that we were lost and in darkness. But one day, that door of grace will close, and God will see who has truly understood His Divine Laws of Love. Jesus Christ took on the punishment that was meant for Mankind’s sins, of falling to the temptations of the world’s ways, which are influenced by evil. However, if we continue to sin, or to not faithfully seeking the Truth of God’s Divine Laws of Love, that Blood Covering, and that Grace…will not protect anyone from God’s Wrath, on the soul.
“Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.” -1 Peter 1:17
Through the FREEWILL given to us, by the Creator, He gives us the choice to become His Follower….His Child. Through the Blood shed on the Cross, at Calvary, Jesus Christ showed us that we are not slaves to God. But we make the choice of seeing the Truth in His Divine Laws of Love. Once we make that conscious choice….we will become more and more convicted in changing our ways, in accordance to what God, the Father of Creation, expects of us for the Eternal Kingdom. We will change, not only in body (as to how we conduct our outer selves in this world); but we will also change in accordance to mind (thoughts intentions), and will reflect onto the soul (to which God only sees). The very fact that Jesus Christ says that we should not only love those that love us back, but also those that persecute and hate us; as well as those we do not know…demonstrates that we are not only judged by what we say or do to what people can see or hear; but also in sincerity of our thoughts and actions. He judges not only what we do in the open, but also what we do in secret.
“This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.”
“A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God.”
We are to hold ourselves accountable, in all things in our lives, because that will reflect the purity of the soul within. This is not something that we can see of ourselves, or in others, with our human eyes. But only something that can be seen in the spiritual realm. To which God, can see in its entirety, to which the Holy Spirit will determine to see if there is fertile ground for Him to dwell, and florish; and to which Jesus Christ, as God’s Son, is given full authority to pass judgement on, in accordance to the faithfulness of such a soul, in upholding God’s Laws of Divine Love. As Mankind, we focus so much on the physical and legalism of the Scripture, to which were determined by manmade logic’s interpretation of the Scripture, instead of that which was guided by the Holy Spirit, to Divine Logic. The Holy Spirit, and His Guidance is what differentiates a Child of God, heavenbound, to those of Mankind that are not. The power of the Supreme God of all the Universe, resides in the Holy Spirit. The omnipresence of God, is the Holy Spirit. And this is reflected in the souls of Mankind. Whether the Holy Spirit sees worthy ground within the soul of Man, to dwell. Does this not reflect that purity of our actions AND intentions is what is being looked at? It is the Holy Spirit, that a lots the Gifts of God, that each person is worthy of having. What many people misunderstand, due to only focusing on the good deeds done to EARN things from God, is that SPIRITUAL TALENTS or SPIRITUAL TOOLS are gifts granted by the Holy Spirit of God, the Father of all Creation, and the Universe….Devum, Jehovah, Yahweh, God Almighty. Even Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, as He walked on this Earth, to do His Ministry, had the Holy Spirit within Him, from His Immaculate Conception, in Mary’s Womb; to preach the Words of God in His Ministry; to perform the miracles He did; and even His Death on the Cross at Calvary, for the sake of saving of Mankind.
It is through truly understanding the Divine Laws of Love, that we will be convicted in mind, body, and soul. We will be at conflict between our spirit and our flesh; and come to the full understanding that God’s Ways are not of this world, but beyond them. And how truly priceless the Grace of God is, through Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross. It is in faithfully seeking God, and His Ways, that we begin to see the truth of God’s Truth. And begin to see things in this world, the way we were meant to see them….as God had always seen them….as to how Jesus Christ, taught us to see them.
From a Divine Force, that is absolute perfection. That is most pure in nature. That reigns from Heaven, seeing everything, reigning over His Creation, with such power, yet with Unconditional Love. A Language that He has branded or imprinted in all that He had conceived into creation, according to His Divine Laws of Love. God, the Father, had never kept His Eyes off of His Creations. He just gave us a choice to see and get in touch with what He had innately put within us.
There is no condition, that He loves us. The very fact that we wake up to another day, to live, is not because of what we do with the earthly vessel given to us. It is because of it being God’s Will of our lives to see another day. God gives us a soul, with an earthly vessel, to take care of to carry out His Will of our lives. And what is His Will, and purpose for our lives, to show His Unconditional Love, to all those that He brings to our life paths. This can only be expressed and done, when God is first and foremost in your life. Upholding His Truth, in this Unconditional Love, is what becomes your personal mantra, from day to day. And you will no longer be confined by the world’s definitions, but by Divine definitions, to which God the Father dictates to you, through His Divine Laws of Love. God says His Ways are not of the world’s, but beyond them. His definitions are not determined or defined by His Creations. But His Creations are supposed to discover what He innately put within them, as to what He has defined through His Divine Laws of Love.
Just look at the animals in the wild. Just see the plants and trees in the wild. Look at how the sun and moon. The clouds that hang in the sky. These were all of God’s Creations. Creations that were given life, through the Divine Father in Heaven. Though, unlike Mankind, given the freewill, they all demonstrate and understand what unconditional love means. Mankind once knew about this unconditional love, and lived in perfect harmony with all of God’s Creations, even with the freewill given to them. This was seen in the initial days of Man, in the Garden of Eden. But upon evil introducing sin and temptation, in the Garden of Eden, we see that Man used its freewill to choose to go against what was innately put within them. To choose to give in to temptation, and feed their stirred pride, and rebel against what God has instructed, to follow His Ways of the Divine Laws of Love….only.
There is a difference between CONDITIONAL and UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. God loves all of His Creations, from Heaven, equally. God made everyone, and everything in His Image. The variety that exists in this world, exists for His Purpose. At the same time, it became polluted when Man decided to rebel against God’s Divine Laws of Love. And this rebellion is what made Mankind, to love based on condition. To based on the condition to which will serve evil’s agenda, to make Mankind the scapegoat, for destroying God’s Creations; by tempting Mankind with their weaknesses, in order to lose focus on what God had innately put within each man, woman, and child…their direct connection with Him…the Divine Father, who rules over all.
God gives us this choice everyday. With each day, that He gives us to live, He gives us the choice to CHOOSE to tap into the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE that He has put within all of us, through our connection to Him. He never gives up in having the hope that we will choose this love, over the SELF love that is seen with CONDITIONAL LOVE. Conditional Love, serves the self. It feeds all of the 7 Carnal Sins:
These are the very things that conditional love will nourish, that will lead us further away from the Eternal Paradise to which can allow us to sit in the very presence of Divinity. The ways of this world conform to such love. And this is why God says He is not of a part of the ways of this world, but beyond them. We must understand that because of our now naturally rebellious human nature, (which was demonstrated and nourished in the Garden of Eden upon Adam & Eve’s first sin…and proof of this seen in the first generation of their offspring by Cain killing his own brother, Abel), we must make a conscious effort to CHOOSE, with our FREEWILL to be aware of the Divine Father’s ways of Unconditional Love. This can only be done through the dedication of one’s life, in seeking God’s Truth, in His Divine Laws of Love.
When it comes to serving the Divine Father of Creation, it involves being involved in everyday things. It is the investment of the heart everyday, in upholding His Truth, with every inch of the life He gave you. A soul rooted in God’s Divine Laws of Love will always have a yearning to seek all ways that are in accordance to them. All things great and small. Always remaining focused on the connection that Jesus Christ selflessly, sacrificed His Earthly Life for, in order for Mankind to have. Out of that Unconditional Love that God, the Father demonstrates everyday to us. We have to remain focused on what is still good in this world, in order to make it grow. This is what Jesus Christ demonstrated through His Death on the Cross. This is what God, Devum, Abbah, Jehovah, shows us everyday….we just have to choose to see it. He loves us that much, that He does not force it on us. He gives us that choice, everyday. He sees our struggles everyday, with the daily choices we have to see His Ways or not. He sees even the deepest struggles, and the most superficial of them.
Out of God’s Unconditional Love, He gives us the choice everyday. His ways of Divine Love, requires souls that have found their connection to the Truth that God relays, to follow ways that are not violent, full of unconditional love, and mercy. Ways are not devoid of the earth’s ways, and do not fulfill the self. His Will, is to be faithful; and that faithfulness will eminate the purity of the soul. And God can only see this. Unconditional Love, can only be understood by a soul anchored in God’s Divine Laws of Love, and Divine Truth. And such love could never be found in a world, that is not anchored in Divinity’s Ways. God did say, His Ways are not of THIS world.
“Everyone wants a big EARTHLY Purpose in their life.That is to confirm God’s Existence in their life. God, says the biggest purpose you have is finding His Truth, in a world that is filled with evil’s darkness.” -FoodForTheSpiritualSoul
The one thing that we, as Mankind have, that makes us stand out from all creations of God, the Father, is our FREEWILL. The question is, how do we decide to use this.Do we chose to love ourselves more, than the God who loved us more than Himself? Do we chose to love ourselves more, than the God who gave Himself up, on the Cross at Calvary, in order to save Mankind, from His Wrath that He has for Satan and his demons for destroying the earth and Mankind, Jehovah’s most precious creations? Do we choose to fall into Satan’s temptation again to fulfill our earthly, fleshly lust, greed, and desires; eventhough God has said that His Divine Ways are not of the world’s, but beyond them?
LOVE OF THE SELF. It is something that we have been deceived into thinking, and reasoning out to ourselves, that hinder us from completely being obedient to God, the Father of Creation’s, Will of the lives He gave us. Jesus Christ, as God’s Son, showed us through His Death on the Cross, at Calvary, that complete obedience to God’s Ways of Unconditional Love, Mercy, and Nonviolence, should be upheld at ALL COSTS, even if it requires death to the human body, to save the soul that He has given you to keep guard over. That we value God’s Ways, above the world’s ways, that is running rampant with Violence, Unforgiveness, and Self Love. People say we should love ourself.YES…true. But in what way? Love ourselves to know that we were never created to be shackled to a world that is full of Violence, Unforgiveness, and Hate. This is not how God, Jehovah, Devum, Abba….created the earth. As Man, we always had the choice to choose. And upon chosing to fall to the tempation of Satan, in the Garden of Eden….in chosing to rebel against what God has instructed….in chosing to being prideful, in wanting more than what God said was needed as necessary, we chose for evil to get a stronghold, into Mankind, with such actions. And continue to chose that, everyday. We chose, with our freewill to rebel against the Unconditional Love of the Father, in Heaven; and chose the self, conditional love, that comes from somewhere else. We chose to recrucify Jesus Christ, as God’s Son, who selflessly gave His Life, to save Mankind, from being in Darkness, for eternity….to unshackle us from evil; and yet, we chose to be reshackled.
God, gives us this choice everyday, while we roam this earth. He gives us this opportunity everyday, to see how much He has shown His Love for us, as Mankind. Is it ever too late to have our wrongs to be forgiven, in God’s Eyes….while we roam this earth, NO. He never forces us to serve Him….He gives us this choice, everyday. But our time on this earth, is determined by Jenovah, Abba, Devum….alone. He gave us the Blood Covering, to protect us from Evil, and His Own Wrath onto evil, through His Son, Jesus Christ shedding His Blood, on the Cross at Calvary.His Son, underwent the same temptations….even to a harsher degree, being God’s Son.Jesus Christ understands what Mankind goes through. It was Mankind, that Satan wanted to portray, that betrayed God, to His Son. But Jesus, still chose to be completely obedient to His Father, in Heaven….our Father, in Heaven.He conquered Satan and His Evil, on the Cross at Calvary, PERMANENTLY. This is the power in His Name, as the Son of God.This is the power of The Blood Covering Jesus Christ offered, as He shed His Blood on that day, on the Cross, at Calvary.
We have a choice everyday, to chose whether to put our trust in a God, who loved us so much as to sacrifice His Son in order to protect us; OR to chose Evil, who is out to destroy Mankind, out the jealousy of God’s Love for them. Has Evil ever come out as its true form? No. But without chosing to remain connected to the Divine Father, we will lose that guidance to know and not know what is of Divinity, and what is not. We have to chose, in order to keep our souls on the path, to the Eternal Kingdom. We have to choose between Divinity and Evil. We have to choose between a Divine Being who gave up His Life for you, in order to protect you, and gives you the choice everyday to see His Love for you…..and a being that forces you to serve it.
Whatever we chose will be seen by the Divine Father. And when His Perfect Time comes, He will see who is covered by the Shield to which His Son, so willingly gave to us all; and those who are not. Plain and simple. There is no power that can come against the Father of Creation, God…Jehovah, Devum, Abba. We have to see what is beyond what is before our eyes, and ears. And have God guide us to see and hear, towards His Eternal Kingdom. Because we are souls, that have a body, our souls will go through the Judgement of the Father, in order to see where our Eternity will be: with Him, in His Eternal Kingdom in Heaven; or Eternal Torture and Damnation, somewhere else.Those are the choices. We have to help each other, to steer each other onto the right path. One day, all Injustice done to God’s Children, will bow down to Jesus Christ.
“Evil may try to own my body, but it will never have my soul. My soul belongs, to the Good Shepard, Jesus Christ, who gave up His Life, to save me. He promised to be my shepard to Our Father’s Eternal Kingdom. He is the Shepard over my soul, and I have given Him full control over it.” -FoodForTheSpiritualSoul
Each day we wake up, we have a choice. This ability to choose was not given by anyone else, but by God, the Father of all Creation; through the gift of freewill. Yet many choose each day to become deaf to the wisdom God tries to give us everyday, through our daily life experiences, in both the good, and bad. It is this steadfast faith, that we, as Mankind, are able to separate ourselves from the ways of this world, and experience the true freedom, that God wants us to experience, through our freewill, in Him. This is what Jesus Christ showed us, on the Cross, at Calvary.
You see, the main tactic of evil, is to reshackle us to the world, to which Jesus Christ unshackled us from, through His Death on the Cross, at Calvary. Satan does this through fear; through indulgence of the materialistic things of this world; and even pride. Evil will try to break us down, to the point of getting frustrated, and even losing hope in God; to the point we blame Him, for the atrocities that exist in this world. The truth of the matter is, that we, as Mankind, always had the choice to choose for these things to exist, and to happen. God gives us this choice everyday. Since the beginning of time, there has always been this struggle between GOOD vs. EVIL. The question is, how many of us realize this. Or if we do take note of it, how many of us deliberately choose, out of our own selfish motives, to allow ourselves to fall prey to temptation. And there are moments in our lives, where we are all guilty of this.
When we live for the things of this world, that is when we lose our way from the Father of Creation. Jesus Christ, as His Son, showed us how we are to live our lives, in complete obedience to God. Through His Life Example, how we are to uphold God’s Laws of Divine Love, at all costs, even if it means death to our earthly body. Because with each day that goes by, we see a predominance of Violence, Pride, Lust and Greed. But if we look at Jesus Christ’s Life, we see a life, that showed all of His Disciples, that are only full of Nonviolence, Love, and Mercy…even till the very last breath. Love in its purest form is selfless and sacrificial in nature. It is meek, but never weak. Because of the Divine Source it comes from, it is confident, and strong, in the Truth it represents.
We must not fear anything else, but losing sight of what is Truth, in this world. Jesus Christ did not die, for only those that believed in Him; but to give all of Mankind the opportunity within the darkness in this world, to which Satan casted upon this world, to have the choice to see and accept the Truth or not.
WILL YOU CHOOSE LIGHT OVER DARKNESS, TODAY?
Jesus Christ showed us everything we needed to enter into the Eternal Kingdom of God. There is no one aspect that should be neglected in studying His Life. With God, the Father of Creation, as the center of your life, the Holy Spirit will be able to lead you to that path, to the Eternal Paradise, to which God promised through His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will be able to help you to discern the deception of evil. Why is this so important? Why is there an urgency to know this?
Just have a look at the Holy Bible’s Scripture verse, above. Have a look at the lives of all of the Prophets, and disciples of Jesus Christ, that walked on this earth, to spread the message of Unconditional Love and Mercy of God. That our guidance should come from a Divine Source, to which guided the life of Jesus Christ, while He walked on this Earth, and continues to guide the Holy Spirit, today. To have the presence of the Holy Spirit in one’s life, is to faithfully seek God, and giving in to His Will, not our human will, of our lives. And even then, the discernment of the Holy Spirit, is not something that we can earn. It is not something that we can be taught. It is something that God sees as us worthy of having His Guidance.
And without this, God’s Children will be deceived. There will come a time, in the House of the Lord, that because there will be few who will be guided by the Holy Spirit, in reading and understanding the Holy Scriptures of the God, the Father, and use their human logic to decipher divine logic…there will be a divide, with those who do have the Holy Spirit in helping to discern God’s Truth, from Evil’s Deception. Will it come to us, as God’s Children, enduring physical harm, to the earthly body? Well, if we look in the Holy Scriptures, and through out world history of those who have changed Mankind, in ways of Love, Mercy, and Nonviolence…they all did. But did they stray away from what Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, demonstrated as a way of Life that is worthy of entering the Eternal Kingdom of Paradise….NO. They still maintained ways of Nonviolence, Love, and Mercy. Because reproof, and correction from God, is far more important and valuable to people who are led in the Spirit. And those who are not in the Spirit, feel or view, that such reproof and correction are that of condemnation or judgement. Now who in the spiritual realm, refuses to believe in Divine Reproof and Divine Correction (based on the Holy Scriptures)? Satan and his demons…evil or those that rebel against Divinity.
Faith, requires a wholehearted trust and obedience in the Divine Father of Creation. In the end books of the Bible, from the Book of Ephesians, to the Book of James and Jude….they state that God’s Children will be persecuted and ridiculed. And the price of not renouncing the Jesus Christ and His Ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy, the earthly penalty… may require death to the earthly body…but the reward of upholding God’s Laws…for putting God and His Divine Laws of Love above your own earthly life, will be Eternal Life, with the Father, in Paradise. THIS IS WHAT JESUS CHRIST DEMONSTRATED THROUGH HIS OWN LIFE. UPHOLDING GOD, THE FATHER’S, WAYS, ABOVE HIS OWN EARTHLY LIFE. God said, that we must fear not those that can cause death to the earthly body, but Whom can punish even after the death of the earthly body. You see punishment of the earthly body, ends upon death to the earthly body. But punishment of the spirit, continues on for eternity.
When God, is the center of your life, you will begin to see the things of this world, for its true value; in relevance to the Kingdom of God. God should be so much the center of your life, that your earthly life and circumstances should not be dictating factors, when it comes to understanding the Holy Scripture. You can not be controlled by the flesh…but walk in the Spirit. It is not about becoming martyrs…it is not about becoming victims. It is about being wise to what evil has plotted from the beginning of time, and seeing and feeling the truth of Jesus Christ’s Life.
The only way you could ever understand this, is if God is the center of your life. Just as Jesus Christ, His Son, showed us, as He roamed this earth. Just as the Prophets and Disciples showed us through their own lives. That the discernment led by the Holy Spirit, is only something awarded to those that are wholeheartedly, faithfully seeking God’s Ways of the Divine Laws of Love. Because He wants true believers, not those who flip flop between the earth’s ways, and the ways of His Eternal Kingdom. And that is something that only God, Himself, sees and knows, of every heart that He has created to live on this earth. When God is the center of your life, you will not fear any evil. You will not be swayed to ways that are of the self. Just as Jesus Christ demonstrated through His Sacrificial, Selfless act of His Death on the Cross, at Calvary…Divinity’s Ways are devoid of the self.
So put God first and foremost in your life. And He will help you to discern the deception.
With each day that goes by, logic tells us that we get closer to the end of times. It certainly does not get closer to the beginning of time, right? So what does every Holy Book on earth suggest with this? That with this, that evil will be more bold, and even “hide within plain sight”. If we look at the story of the Prophet Job, which is seen in the Old Testament within the Christian Faith, we see that Satan can not do anything without the permission of God, the Father of Creation, to God’s Children, on Earth. So these earthly trials and tests we face are done with different goals in mind.
1) By Satan: To throw you permanently off of the path to God’s Eternal Kingdom; and to prove to God, that He was wrong about Mankind. To revert us back to animal instincts; and the 7 Carnal Sins of: greed, gluttony, sloth, envy, wrath, lust, and pride.
2) By God: To test our faith in Him, so that He knows it is true and pure. Devoid of any remanant of evil; just as how He originally created for us to be. Devoid of violence, and ways full of love, and mercy. So that we can reunite with Him, in the Eternal Kingdom that He has promised through His Son, Jesus Christ.
God wants our confidence in Him, and His Ways. That confidence has to be strong enough, as to be able to stand before evil with great strength, when facing these trials, and even when facing it face-to-face, to withstand its temptations and its ways. We must not fear in testifying to God’s Existence in our lives; or witnessing to God’s Miracles in our lives. He gave us these experiences, for the reason of rewarding our faithfulness in His Love and Mercy to us. And we are given these experiences to encourage others of seeking this powerful love and mercy, that God wants to so freely give us.
We must realize that those of God’s Children who are loyal and faithful, will endure even more harsh trials. Trials that would not only require physical strength; but also spiritual strength. In fact it is the spiritual strength that is most important. It is through this that God can allow His Wisdom to be revealed to His Faithful Children. Through being faithful in the small everyday things in life, and God seeing worthy ground for the Holy Spirit to dwell within it. Evil will always try to discredit God’s Children. Why? Because it will disrupt the deception that He is trying to pull over Mankind.
So do we look for earthly recognition for God’s Work. No. But we should also not be afraid of witnessing and testifying to God’s Work in our lives. This is one example of the intentions behind each action done. In the end God’s Truth will be truly known by very few. This is not because he chose an elite few to know of it. It is because few CHOSE to seek it unconditionally, with a loyalty and faithfulness in finding the truth. He made this available to all; which was demonstrated through the selfless act of His Son, Jesus Christ, dying for the sake of saving all of Mankind.
The spiritual battles that God’s Children will face are not only in the physical sense, but also in the spiritual sense. The deception that evil will create in the worlds of God’s Children will be so strong, that it may seem absurd to those bound by the ways of this world. While those who are bound by the world’s ways will be far from the understanding of Divine Truth; God’s Children will be able to see through the deception. They will be able to see what is of God’s and what is not of His. Evil will try to discredit God’s Children, in order to prevent them in revealing the truth of evil’s deception; and also in order to prevent them from revealing God’s weapons against evil’s spiritual warfare, that He taught us through Jesus Christ, His Son, while He roamed the earth.
When we begin to have a personal relationship with God, we will begin to rely on our own loyalty in seeking the truth of God’s Eternal Kingdom. The spiritual battles that we face on our own, will be based on the knowledge that God has revealed to us, in our Prayer Closets. Not necessarily what is within Church settings and rituals. Afterall, these are all manmade things, not those that are divinely inspired. We, as Mankind, are beginning to slowly forget who we are in God, the Father of Creation. And what Jesus Christ revealed to us, through His Death on the Cross. And we can only regain that through a personal relationship with God, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. That is the only way, the Spiritual Battles can be won, despite its severity and intensity, in the earthly sense. Evil will try to challenge us, when we are all by ourselves; and if we do not have that strength to fight on our own, we will fold in the presence of evil.
Freedom is what God gives us, through Nonviolence, Love, and Mercy. When we are controlled by emotions that are determined by a flawed human nature, we are bound by evil’s control. God’s Wrath is far more permanent, than what evil could ever inflict on us in this world. Violence is a result of wrath, envy, and pride, to which evil tries to rechain us to this world, and its ways. The ways to which Jesus Christ set us free, through His Own Death on the Cross. Life, is showing these things (of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy) with every life we encounter in our life paths. The commission God’s gives us everyday is to testify to His Unconditional Love to all, not just the few, or for a narrow spectrum of people. As Jesus Christ showed us through His Death on the Cross, at Calvary, God’s Unconditional Love is deserved by all of Mankind. And God’s Servants will endure harsh battles, even to the point of death to the human body, to prevent for these spiritual tools to be revealed to all of Mankind, that God saw us worthy of having….revealed to us through His Son, Jesus Christ.
This week marks the 4th Year Anniversary to my Blog. It began as a place to publish my poetry, and then it evolved to my spiritual journey. And I just wanted to say “thank you” to everyone who came here, to walk along this path, with me. Thank you for being faithful and loyal, in subscribing. And for stopping by and reading and commenting on my thoughts, and challenging them along the way.
May God find this place a worthy site for everyone to come together to unite in Him. And may we all be found worthy to enter God’s Eternal Kingdom.
“I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.“
Does God know and understand our trials of evil’s temptations? YES. Does it mean, that He will not forgive? NO. But the key to obtaining God’s Forgiveness, is in recognizing the Life, the Teachings, and the Death of Jesus Christ. For He showed us through this one SELFLESS, SACRIFICIAL ACT, God’s Unconditional Love for us, as His Children. And once we do know this, we will truly see the Divinity of Jesus Christ, and His Ways; obtaining the conviction by the Holy Spirit to not commit it again. This is not for a select few…it is for ALL OF MANKIND. There is no elite amongst Mankind in the Eyes of God; only people with different life circumstances, assigned by God, the Father of Creation….with different earthly resources and provisions to carry out Divinity’s Ways of: 1) Nonviolence; 2) Unconditional Love; 3) Mercy; 4) Equality. If you notice, such ways are devoid of the SELF. There is no pride in the Self or earthly possessions or talents. God asks us to die from the earthly ways, to be eligible for obtaining, and comprehending Divinity’s Ways. God gives us this CHOICE, through our freewill.
Many do not want to hear that to enter the Eternal Paradise, we have to go through harsh, earthly trials. Our human nature…remember which is SINFUL….will only want to seek pleasure and self indulgence, the simpler ways, in accordance to the ways of this world. But if God says that His Ways are not of the world’s, but beyond them; His Ways (as seen in the title of this entry) will no longer be a part of the world’s ways. Jesus Christ has said our human instinct and nature is sinful. When it goes unchecked from the Guidance of the Life Teachings of Jesus Christ, and the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, it will lead to a pathway that leads to eternal destruction. It is a choice that is given to us to take. The question is will we, as Mankind, take it? It is devoid of the self….devoid of earthly power, fame, and fortune. If you notice, those that are servants of God, the Father of Creation, were very simple. They did not value earthly riches or earthly recognition. Their focus was always God; and what Jesus Christ taught and showed us through His Life and Death on the Cross. It is about being God-centered. It is not about being gods ourselves. It is understanding that the Creator is Supreme.
And through faithfully seeking for the Truth, you will see the consistency in His Truth, which consists of the wellbeing for ALL of MANKIND. Not just the few, but for all. However, because of freewill, we have to choose to seek that truth. He does not force His Ways on us. We just have to be willing to separate ourselves from the ways of this world, and conform to Divinity’s Ways. It is not an easy road. Because of our sinful human nature, evil will provide much more enticing ways that will take us further away from Divinity. But God assures us, as He showed us through the Death of His Son, Jesus Christ, on the Cross, at Calvary, that His Reward of Eternal Life, is worth it. He saw that you were worth it…and wants to bring you back home to Him. For His Reward for you is for ETERNITY; while the rewards that evil provides on this earth are TEMPORARY. As God’s Children, we must keep in mind that the wrath that evil may bring is temporary, while God’s Wrath is permanent, and will last for Eternity. Such an investment requires the foresight to see the worth in investing of the spirit and soul. Just as God’s Powerful Unconditional Love for His Creations, His Wrath for disobeying or choosing to rebel against Him, is just as Powerful. But He gives ALL, every chance in choosing to stop their rebellion against Him.
So what choice do you choose today?
In God’s Eyes, there is no one person on this earth, that does not have the chance of choosing to follow God’s Divine Laws. This is what the gift of freewill gives Mankind. This is actually what separates us, from the rest of God’s Creations. What God questions is, whether we accept the fact that through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ, on the Cross, at Calvary, that He unshackled us from evil, PERMANENTLY, or not. Jesus Christ, showed us that God’s Ways are not of the world’s ways, but beyond them. Though being the Son of God, He could have easily avenged those who persecuted and wronged Him. Instead, He demonstrated that WRATH is only God, the Father of Creation’s Right, not ours. Jesus Christ said, “To Turn the Other Cheek.” He could have easily only loved those that were faithful to Him; but as seen through His Love for Judas, who He knew would betray Him, He still loved Him equally to those of His Disciples to whom were faithful to Him. As Jesus Christ said, in His Sermon on the Mount, that we should “Do unto others, as you would have done on to you.” In His UNCONDITIONAL Love for Judas, He showed us that true strength lies, in not only loving those that love us back, but also those that do not love us, with that same unconditional love. Jesus Christ said, that we should love our enemies, strangers, and friends and family, all the same.In the many miracles that Jesus Christ performed during His Ministry, as He roamed this earth, His Forgiveness and Mercy was so abundant. But the key was for the afflicted or the sinner, to choose with their freewill, to have faith in Jesus Christ, AND, to turn away from their sin, and never commit it again. The very fact that Jesus Christ, came to save Mankind, by dying on the Cross, at Calvary, demonstrated that though vengeance could have been the Divine Father’s to take, His Mercy was so abundant that He gave up His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross, at Calvary, in order to give Mankind one more chance; and to conquer evil’s rule permanently. Jesus Christ forgave till the last breath in His Earthly Body, to point of forgiving those soldiers that mocked and ridiculed Him, as He was tortured, and crucified on the Cross. He said, “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.”
You see through the Earthly Life of His Son, Jesus Christ, God, the Father of Creation, showed us that His Ways are not of the world’s. That our human nature, and human instinct is flawed. It became flawed when Adam & Eve decided to give in to the temptation that Satan presented in the Garden of Eden. The once pure human nature, became stained with sin that came from evil. Evidence of this was what happened through Adam & Eve’s offspring, by one son (Cain) murdering their other son (Abel). If God did not take wrath or wipe out Adam and Eve for sinning and disobeying, and even protected Cain, does that not show God’s UNCONDITIONAL LOVE for Man? He was giving Man, the CHOICE to choose His Ways or evil’s ways. Jesus Christ, as God’s Son, came and lived amongst us, to show us in earthly form, how we can live a life, that is in accordance to God’s Divine Laws. It does require fighting the sinful human nature. It does require denying primal instincts. Though God, the Father of Creation, made Mankind as His Most Valuable Creation, out of all things; Evil wants to revert them to following, animal instincts, such as “Survival of the Fittest”; to have no sense of control over behavior or instincts. That success is demonstrated by what we possess on this earth. To be ruled by passions and emotions of the flesh; and to never invest in feeding the soul/spirit to which God wants us to guard. Evil wants to devalue you, from the original grace and greatness that God had originally created for all of Mankind to be. Jesus Christ, wanted to show Mankind, that to enter Eternal Paradise, we have to follow the example that He had set forth, and to which all those that were enlightened by the Divinity of God, followed.
God, is the Creator. He does not need to conform to the parameters of His Creations. He does not need to accomedate the deviations from His Divine Laws. Yet out of His Unconditional Love, His Patience for His Beloveds, and endless Mercy, He gives us ALL the chance to change from our ways. When God says His Ways are not of the world’s ways but beyond them, it means that His Children will need to go against the grain of this world; just as His Son, Jesus Christ did, as He roamed the earth. He did not give Moses the 10 Commandments, for no reason. Those were a part of His Divine Laws of Love, to maintain Harmony and Peace. Yet evil was able to convince Mankind to stray so far away from them….to stray so far away from what Jesus Christ, taught and lived…for the sake of reshackling Mankind to it…the current ruler of the ways of this world. Jesus Christ died, to unshackle Mankind permanently from it; yet those who decide to give in to their sinful human nature decide to reshackle themselves. Until we repent to God, the Father of Creation, for the sins we commit through giving in to our human nature, that is when we will set ourselves free again. It’s that simple. And if we have truly repented, and laid our sins at the foot of Jesus Christ’s Cross…as Jesus Christ instructed, to all those that He healed while He roamed on this earth…”You have been healed through your faith. Now sin no more.” And we should not commit it again.
PART 2 TO COME….
While we focus on the things that we can see, hear, smell, taste, and touch, on this earth; we often lose sight of the Spiritual Battle that we, as Mankind, have been engaged in since the time of Adam and Eve. Upon that sin committed in the Garden of Eden, that is when God established Enmity between Man, and Satan and his evil. Harmony would never be reestablished again, until God’s Perfect Timing for it. God, the Creator, could only reestablish or “create peace” again, on this earth, as His Creation. As His Creations, we have consistently used His Gift of Freewill in choosing to rebel against Him; instead of following His Ways. We have consistently been seduced…enticed…and willingly chose to flirt with evil and it’s indulgent ways; when it was originally created for us to lead lives in perfect harmony, with His Guidance from Up Above.
The direct connection between Mankind and the Creator was destroyed upon evil introducing sin, in the Garden of Eden; and Man choosing to fall to temptation. And I believe the Old Testament, was a testament as to how God, the Father of Creation, pleaded with His Most Precious Creations, Man, to use their freewill to choose His Divine Ways of Love. But instead, Man fell to the weakness of their human nature, to which evil shackled to the earth’s ways, which resulted from the first time Mankind decided to fall to temptation, and sin against God. You see evil knows it’s realm, and restrictions. Satan and his demons can not do anything without God’s permission. A perfect illustration of this is through the story of the Prophet Job, in the Old Testament. God knows the extent of our strengths and weaknesses. While God wants to prove that His Faithful are strong enough to CHOOSE His Ways of Divine Love; Evil wants to prove how imperfect and flawed God’s Creation of Mankind is. That God made a mistake in creating Mankind. God is God. He is perfection. He is the “Alpha and the Omega.” He is so pure, that no mark of impurity or Darkness can stand in His Very Presence. Our rebellion is a result of falling to evil’s temptation and control. Satan and his demons rebelled against God; and seeing how much God’s Loves Mankind, He wants Mankind to never know of that Unconditional Love that the Father of Creation has for His Children; so that they too, like him and his demons, will rebel against God, the Father of Creation. Therefore, evil knows that the only way to even have a chance of winning against God, the Father of Creation, was to destroy the spirit and souls of Mankind.
However, God had a final victory plan through His Son, Jesus Christ. God knew that Man was restricted a lot by what they view as earthly evidence, He brought His Son to be born onto this earth, in order to live and die, to save Mankind. Jesus Christ, as His Son, became the Living Example, as to what God expected of His Children (Mankind); and to teach us, what God the Father of Creation, defines as His Ways in order to enter His Eternal Paradise of Heaven. As to how we ourselves, can conquer evil and its temptations, in our daily lives. Jesus Christ gave us the tool necessary to conquer evil for ourselves, and to gain Eternal Life. With the Guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Comforter, that He left for us, on the Day of Pentecost. Jesus Christ’s Death on the Cross, reestablished the connection of Mankind with God. And this could only be established by Divinity, which is clearly demonstrated strictly by means of Unconditional Love, Nonviolence, and Mercy. However, in His Teachings, Jesus Christ made it very clear, that in order to conquer the trials within our earthly lives, we must grow spiritual strong. God says His Ways are not of the world’s ways, but beyond them. This is why His Son, Jesus Christ, had to come down, to show Mankind, how to prevent evil from destroying the Human Spirit and Soul. Jesus Christ showed us through His Own Death on the Cross, that God, truly meant, that death to the earthly body is nothing in comparison to a spiritual death, that is forever separated from God, the Father of Creation. His Torture showed us the Strength of God’s Unconditional Love for us, as God’s Children, Mankind. That Jesus Christ took on the punishment that was meant for us, as His Own. That Sacrifice, which is devoid of the self, in every way. Jesus Christ did not discriminate dying for Mankind for only those who believed in Him while He Lived on the earth; but also for all those that ridiculed and persecuted Him, those that did not know Him, and even those that killed Him. Jesus Christ, as God’s Son, demonstrated that He gives ALL of Mankind the opportunity of knowing God’s Unconditional Love for him/her. For those that lived in His Time, for all those of God’s Children that lived before, and beyond His Time. The only thing is that we have to CHOOSE to seek it, faithfully, to the fullest extent. We can not live for the ways of this world; and say we love God. We “can not serve 2 masters”.
The Spiritual Battle that we all endure, as Mankind, is something that has happened since the beginning of time on this earth. God knows it is not an easy battle. He witnesses our struggles, and our choices out of these struggles. And He often cries, out of the choices we make. You see, God wants us to choose to see His Unconditional Love. But He can not force us to make this decision. The gift of freewill, gives us the choice. He wants true believers to enter His Eternal Kingdom. Though He knew few will be successful in their battles, He loved all of Mankind so much, as to sacrifice His Son, to save them, to reunite with them, in His Eternal Kingdom. That is how much God, the Father Creation loves us, as His Most Prized Creations. That is how strong His Love for us…for all of us that CHOOSE His Divine Ways of Love, over the rebellion that evil wants Man to fall to. God saw those of His Children that are faithful, as worthy to fight for; and even sacrifice His Son to save. He wished more would follow Jesus Christ’s Way, so that more can be reunited with Him, in the Eternal Paradise, He has promised. This is why He gives us till the last breath in our human bodies, to make things right with Him. His Mercies are that abundant, and endless for us, as Man. He gives us every chance and opportunity to see His Unconditional Love. This is exactly what Jesus Christ demonstrated at the Cross. While He hung alongside 2 criminals, He promised, by the faith of one, to bring Him into Paradise, with Him. Can you imagine such love, God has for us? God knows all of our struggles, but He asks us to choose, despite what we face on this earth.
Our bodies are only temporary vessels. We spend so much time perfecting the outer vessel, and so little time in perfecting the soul inside. We make excuses for the imperfections that we have, that have the potential of permanently staining and destroying our spirit. Yes, through the Death of Jesus Christ our sins are forgiven. But it doesn’t mean our battle ended there, upon accepting this fact or not. It means that Jesus Christ, conquered the enemy through His Death, permanently. And with His Resurrection, He showed us He was God, and told us through His Teachings that He will return again, in God’s Perfect Time to reestablish His Eternal Paradise. Only He can do this. But it is up to us to choose, until God’s decides it is time to reestablish His Eternal Kingdom, through His Son Jesus Christ; as to how we prepare the spirit, that God, the Father of Creation, gave us charge over, upon Him creating us, in our mother’s wombs. Because of our sinful human nature, we are born as sinners. So we were still vulnerable to sin. But through Jesus Christ’s Death on the Cross, we still are eligible for Eternal Life, with God, the Father. Jesus Christ gave us the tools to conquer evil. Now it is just the matter of us, repenting for our sins, and refining our faith, and have a pure enough ground within our spirits, to have the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, to lead our paths towards God’s Eternal Kingdom, by the way Jesus Christ showed us.
We were all created from God, the Father of Creation. His connection to all of His Creations, is indisputable. However in the case of Mankind, we were given the gift of freewill. The freewill to choose to follow the ways of the Creator, or not. Animals, Nature, the laws of Science, you name it, all follow God’s Divine Laws. It is Man, out of all creations, that are given the choice.
You see there is more to Man, that what we can see, hear…feel with our emotions. These can all be manipulated and twisted in meaning, by evil. We are spiritual beings. God has given us guard over the most precious thing He has ever created, our soul. And in order to be responsible in keeping guard over it, we must recognize that there is good, and evil in this world. We must be able to know how to identify it. And this is surely not an easy task to do. Not only that, because of our sin vulnerable human nature, which was created upon the first sin committed in the Garden of Eden, it is hard to follow in God’s Ways. God says His Ways are not of the world; and evil makes the world’s ways so enticing, and easy looking to follow. God wants us to see beyond all of the world’s ways, what is most important, the Eternal Life, we, as Mankind, were always meant to have in the very presence of God. But we, as Mankind, have chosen to stray so far away from the greatness that God had originally created for us to be. We continuously choose to do so, so that we can obtain the pleasures and the wealth of this world. Which rebel for the sake of obtaining temporary worldly things; instead of taking the path less travelled, that seems to be tough in the earthly sense, for a path that leads to permanent, Divine Things.
But then God, decided to bring His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world. Being God, He walked amongst us, to show us, that He knows, and endured the same trials, that Man, does. But at the same time, He showed us how to conquer the trials to which evil brings, in order to throw us off the path to the Eternal Father of Creation. God came to show us how to conquer evil. This is what Jesus Christ showed us through His Teachings, the testimony as to how He led His Life, His Death, and Resurrection. And Jesus Christ told His Disciples, that after He leaves this earth, He will have the “The Helper”; some translations say “The Comforter” come to guide those who choose the path, seeking the Kingdom of God. This is the Holy Spirit. And denying the Holy Spirit and His Guidance, is one sin that will not be forgiven in the Eyes of God, the Father of Creation. Why do you think God despises hypocrites? Those who know the Word, but never follow the heeding of the Holy Spirit.
The only way the Holy Spirit can enter within a person, is if the Word of God, has taken root within a soul. Often, this occurs when we as Man, undergo great earthly trials, and when human logic no longer can be used to get out of the trial. This is when we finally open our eyes to the Divine Logic that has ALWAYS been there. Now, at this point, the choice is ours to take. By using our freewill, we are to choose, whether to follow God’s Divine Logic, or not. Through this is when the Word of God takes root within a soul; and this is when the Holy Spirit can make His Home. With the Holy Spirit rooted within a Man, despite the chaos in the world, God’s Presence will be known, even through the most difficult moments in life. Jesus Christ demonstrated this, and even taught Man this.
The Holy Spirit, will help us to know what comes from God, and what does not come from the Father of Creation. A soul led by the Holy Spirit, will view the things of this world, the way that God wants us to see them; they way He views them, as to what is in accordance to the ways of His Heavenly Realm, and those that are not. The Spirit will gives us the strength we need to endure the trials of evil; and help us to discern. The Spirit will “nudge” such a soul. Will “prick” such a soul, when it is going against God’s Will. The Spirit guides a soul not to react out of our sinful human nature; and fall into our human emotion. But to take guidance from Him, to do God’s Will. A heart and soul rooted in the Holy Spirit, will be confident in the Truth set before it, and convicted in Love, Nonviolence, and Mercy, to which Jesus Christ showed, as the Son of God. It will not be bound by earthly parameters, but by Divine Parameters.
So grow stronger in the faith, by growing stronger in the Word of God. And the Holy Spirit will have fertile ground to take root in.
Upon Mankind falling to temptation and sin, in the Garden of Eden, God has been weeping for it. With our freewill, He hoped that we would choose to correct our ways, and find our way back to him. BY CHOICE. Unlike any one of His Creations, God gave Man, the freewill to choose His Ways or not. But yet, we continue to choose to live in rebellion. It is only when we have come to truly understand the Unconditional Love, God, the Father of Creation, has for His Prized Creation, Mankind, this is when we truly recognize how much we have rebelled against Him, with the imperfections we possess in ourselves, in relation to His Divine Laws of Love.
God gives us till the last breath in our earthly body, to come to this realization, of ourselves. Since we do not know the time and hour of our last breaths on this earth, it is important that we have this relationship with God, each day. This is what Jesus Christ, as His Son, demonstrated through His Own Earthly Life. By sending His Son, with the Predetermined Purpose of dying on the Cross, in order to become the Sacrificial Lamb, for the sake of salvation for Mankind, God showed us His Unconditional Love for Mankind. And Jesus Christ put His Love for God, ahead of His Own Emotions and Feelings, to fulfill the Father’s Will of His Life, by demonstrating His Unconditional Love for Mankind, by dying on the Cross, at Calvary. Despite knowing our flaws, and our conscious choice of rebelling against God, the Father of Creation, He still loved the sinner; the ones the ridiculed and persecuted Him; the ones that did not know Him….as well as those who did/do know and love Him. All equally. You see, by dying on the Cross, Jesus Christ showed us that we all are eligible in the very presence of the Throne in the Heavenly Realm. We just have to choose to follow a path that does not conform to the ways of this world; to which God says His Divine Laws of Love are not a part of.
I just can not fathom such love. You see, it’s because I know my flaws, and I know God sees and knows even more flaws of my own, to which I can not see. Yet, He gives me the chance to seek and refine them, by doing one simple thing…making the choice in seeking Truth. The Truth in His Unconditional Love; to which He went to the extent of demonstrating it through His Son, dying on the Cross, at Calvary. It is not about gaining earthly evidence for the success of your spiritual journey to the earthly kingdom. Why? Because if God says His Ways are not of the world, but beyond them, then why would He reward us in our progression on this path, based on earthly parameters. I tend to think earthly parameters are the God-given circumstances/provisions to which God has given, as to the resources for which God has granted in one’s life to do His Work, in this world.
Those who have become truly enlightened by God’s Laws of Divine Love, will constantly be going through the “Refiner’s Fire”; with a true humbleness of the heart and soul. This humblesness comes from understanding the perfection that God, the Father of Creation is. And knowing the true authority of the Almighty God. Our purpose, in this life that God has given us, is to follow God’s Will of our lives. That’s it plain and simple. And with our sin vulnerable human nature, that is a huge task in itself. Yes, Jesus Christ died, in order to cover up the multitude of sins, to which we, as Mankind, carries. However, it is up to us to recognize our sins, and our flaws, and to refine ourselves, in purity of the heart and soul, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. THIS is a lifelong process, to which we must pursue. It does not mean that we can continue to sin, once we have chosen to believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior. If the true meaning of God’s Unconditional Love has taken root within us, we would understand our imperfections, and have the confidence that we are forgiven through Jesus Christ’s Death on the Cross, but we have to make the CHOICE of resisting sin and temptation, till the last breath in our human bodies, on this earth. Temptation and sin did not end upon Jesus’s Death on the Cross. This is what many people misunderstand. And this is when PRIDE can slip in to Mankind. We are forgiven by the Cross. But we have to make the choice of turning away from temptation and sin, and recognizing God, the Father of Creation’s Authority, in our lives. These are choices, given to us every day of our lives.
Through asking for God’s Guidance in correcting our imperfections, which are brought to light by the power of the Holy Spirit, we will begin to be faithful in our seeking of Truth. God, will have worthy soil within our souls, to plant His Truth of Unconditional Love. We spend so much time on the wrong things, in our lives. We invest in the wrong things in our lives, while we roam this earth. For me, Jesus Christ showed that earthly parameters or His Miracles and Preachings, did not dictate the success of His Ministry or Work for the Heavenly Realm. It was yielding to God’s Will in His Life, that did. Our Purpose is to follow God’s Will; and we have to choose to do that. God, would never enforce that onto you. Because in the end of it all, He wants true believers to enter to Eternal Life, where there is a UTOPIA. This utopia can only be established by Him alone, not by His Creations. A Utopia can only exist under God’s Divine Laws of Love, with those who have surrendered to His Will of their lives. Which is a life that is spirit filled, with faithfulness to His Will, a world filled with Unconditional Love, brought back to the original state He created the world to be, as to what was initially seen in the Garden of Eden, before Adam and Eve fell to Satan’s Temptation, to sin.
As a result, it is so important for us to have a God-centered life. We should recognize the power that Jesus Christ has, as the Son of God. And how He showed us through His Teachings, Life, Death, and Resurrection, how we can conquer evil. Once this is done, this is when God can reestablish the Eternal Kingdom. However all this can only be done through those who believe in what Jesus Christ did at the Cross, that is giving in wholeheartedly to God’s Will of His Life, to save all of Mankind.
If there is anything that I have learned about my own life is that whatever I may have thought was the path for my life, was not necessarily the path that God has meant for my life. In other’s words, God has been constantly teaching me about MY WILL vs. GOD’S WILL. And this is a constant struggle of the flesh, in every way to understand. Not to mention, a true test of your surrendering to the Will of God, the Father of Creation. It requires for one to take paths, that are illogical to the human mind. It requires you to uphold God’s Words, to the point of where there will be moments where you may be “alone” in this world. I put “alone” in quotes because you see, when we truly have come to understand the Unconditional Love that Jesus Christ demonstrated on the Cross, at Calvary, we will truly feel within the deepest parts of our inner selves, the presence of the Omnipresent God.
True, we were all created for a purpose. But at times, I feel, that we, as Mankind, tend to think that instead of being guided by the Holy Spirit, to allow for our ego and emotion to dictate our purpose. Well, God puts that in check immediately, doesn’t He? What we have to realize, when we have chosen to take the path to God, the Father of Creation’s, Eternal Kingdom, that HIS WILL, not OURS is done. And His Ways are not of the world’s, but beyond them. It is natural for one to want to feel important. But are we all to serve in the same exact way, for God’s Eternal Kingdom? No. Is that what God requires of all of His Children? No. There is one thing that God does require, EQUALLY, of all of us, as Mankind….and that is to uphold His Laws of Divine Love, at all earthly costs; and faithfully. From the everyday things, to the big moments, in our lives. To see His Existence, in every circumstance, person, and thing we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch, on this earth. To live lives, centered around the teachings of Love, Nonviolence, and Mercy; that which Jesus Christ, His Son, taught through His Earthly Life, Death, and Resurrection.
When we focus on an earthly thing like a “purpose”, we lose focus of our Divine Purpose. Why? Because our Divine Purpose can only be revealed by focusing on Divinity. By focusing on Divnity’s Ways, we will begin to see that God, the Father of Creation, will create circumstances in life, to fulfill HIS WILL, HIS DIVINE PURPOSE of your life. But the surrendering to His Will is required. Trusting in Him, wholeheartedly, in ALL aspects of your life, is required. Whatever may be obvious in the earthly sense, may not be what is God’s Divine Purpose in your life. This is why Jesus Christ, has said, that it is important to be led by the Spirit. That the only thing that is not forgiven in the Eyes of God, is denying the Holy Spirit. If you deny the Holy Spirit, you deny God’s Divine Purpose..God’s Will. We sometimes, want to “feel good”; “feel important”; “remain in the comfort zone”. In reality, however, when we have a God-centered life, we are often called to live outside of our comfort zone. That we are often faced with earthly trials and challenges. And whatever may seem to be obvious by our earthly circumstances, may not be what is obvious to God, the Father of Creation.
You see OUR PURPOSE should be to follow God’s Will of our lives. This is what Jesus Christ instructed, in His Sermon on the Mount, through the “Lord’s Prayer”. That we should pray for “God’s Will to be done…on earth, as it is, in Heaven.” When we focus on Divinity, we will begin to see where the Holy Spirit leads us, as to our Divine Purpose. We have to realize that we have to become broken vessels, in order to separate ourselves from the ways of this world, to which God has said His Ways are not a part of. In order to create an environment within ourselves, for the Holy Spirit, to be able to dwell within ourselves. The Holy Spirit can not dwell in a place where God’s Ways do not exist. This is what I have come to understand.
For in 2 Corinthians 4:1-17:
Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God,we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servantsfor Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Treasure in Jars of Clay
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.
Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer selfis wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, had the knowledge of a lot of things, while He roamed this earth. But He always focused on the Will that God, the Father of Creation, had for Him….That is in spreading the messages of what is expected of Mankind, in order to enter the Eternal Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus Christ made it very clear that “the pathway and the gate are narrow, to enter the Eternal Kingdom.” God, the Father of Creation, only wants TRUE BELIEVERS.That is those who have completely understood what Unconditional Love means, especially to the extent to which His Son, Jesus Christ, demonstrated at the Cross, on Calvary. Now think about this for a second. Jesus already knew, that few here in this world would understand Love, in its purest form, on this earth. Yet, He was willing to give up His Earthly Life, even for the few. Though everyone has the opportunity and CHOICE out of their freewill, to study and know it….few will truly understand it.
So coming to my entry title, it should make more sense now. The disciples themselves had posed this question to Jesus Christ, as to why He spoke in parables. And so He goes on to anwer them, based on the Propbecy that Isaiah presented:
“These people will listen and listen, but do not understand; they will look and look , but not see, because their minds are dull, and they have stopped up their ears and have closed their eyes.Otherwise, their eyes would see, tbeir ears would hear, their minds would understand, and they would turn to me, says God, and I would heal them. As for you, how fortunate you are! Your eyes see and your ears hear.I assure you that many Prophets and many of God’s People wanted very much to see what you see, but they could not, and to hear what you hear, but they did not.” (Matthew 13:14-17)
So what do you think Jesus Christ meant by this? He says it very clearly here, (Matthew 13:11-13) “The knowledge about the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven has been given to you, but not to them. For the person who has something will be given more, so that he will have more than enough; but the person who has nothing will have taken away from him even the little he has.The reason I use parables in talking to them is that they look, but do not see, and they listen , but do not hear or
Those who faithfully seek the Eternal Kingdom, will have a heart and spirit that is strengthened with the Unconditional Love that Jesus Christ demonstrated through His Passion, Death, and Resurrection; and as a result have a fertile ground for the Holy Spirit to dwell. For in 1 John 2:27 it states, “But as for you, Christ has poured out His Spirit on you. As long as His Spirit remains in you, you do not need anyone to teach you. For His Spirit teaches you about everything, and what He teaches is true, not false.Obey the Spirit’s teaching, then, and remain in union with Christ.”
Jesus Christ made it very clear that the knowledge for the Kingdom, has to be sought out faithfully not only in mind…but also with the intent of the heart and soul. And such things can only be seen by God alone. This is why Jesus Christ says, that deeds are not enough to enter the Eternal Kingdom. It is the purity of intent behind each action, that God looks at. From the service to Him, at Church; to the charitable donations made; and even to the everyday small deeds. This is when He sees a heart that Unconditionally Loves, despite their earthly conditions, and circumstances. A heart and soul who faithfully seeks His Truth.
Parables….they seem like fables and stories to some.But Jesus has made it very clear, that God’s Children will see them as more than that.
“If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the soundwords of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness,he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain.But godliness with contentment is great gain,for we brought nothing into the world, andwe cannot take anything out of the world.But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”
-1 Timothy 6:2-10 (ESV)
Many have corrected it to emphasize “The LOVE of money”. Here is the truth behind this. With this wording, we tend to restrict the meaning of this verse to GREED. But it does not stop there. It is the LOVE of the SELF, to obtain earthly riches. There are many life circumstances that have led to evil things, and for sins to be committed. I sincerely believe if money or any earthly riches, are the focus of an act or a goal of a plan, that is a coveting or love of money, or earthly riches.
We have to remember a few things that God has said:
1. God says His Ways are not of the world’s ways, but beyond them.
2. He provides SUFFICIENTLY for our needs. If He provides for the birds in the sky; and for the lilies in the valley, would He not provide for us, as Man?
3. In all we do, we must keep God’s Commandments in mind, as to how we conduct ourselves.
4. As Jesus Christ demonstrated through His Own Life, Teachings, Death, and Resurrection, that we must uphold God’s Laws of Divine Love, at all costs.
In society today, we see a great divide in wealth. AGREED. So let us study this for a moment.
There are people who have gained their wealth through unjust means. Mahatma Gandhi said it best in the following:
When a way of life is focused on the self, where is there an honest love for humanity? God calls us to treat others, the way we want to be treated. To love each other, unconditionally; just as Jesus Christ demonstrated on the Cross, at Calvary. Yet, we see this divide. Why? Would a one time charitable donation, help a child to be provided with the same opportunities that a privileged child will have? Would it help to put food on their table, past one meal? To buy more than one pair of clothes, for their backs? Will it help to heal a broken spirit or heart? No…no…no. For there is only a certain amount of “money” that is needed to live. Yet we have people who strive for extreme wealth, for what reason? To put food on their table? Our stomachs can only take so much food. To put clothes on their backs? We only have 2 hands, to legs, one head, one body to clothe. For a roof over our heads? We only need one to protect us from getting wet in the rain; to keep us warm in the cold; to protect us from the heat. But yet, we see that those who belong here, decide to shield themselves from the poverty in the world. To do their work from a distance, with money; and with no investment of the heart. Power is not in money. God says, His Ways are not of the world; but beyond them. Jesus Christ, as His Son, was the ultimate symbol of unconditional love, through His Salvation of Mankind, through His Selfless Act of dying on the Cross, at Calvary. Though being the Son of God, having the power in one swipe of His Hand to take away all; having every right to pass judgement…did not do so. Instead He chose to walk in our shoes, out of God’s Love and Understanding for us; and to give up His Life to help us conquer what is trying to destroy us. He took on our battle, and won it for us. MONEY is not love. Money is EARTHLY POWER. Jesus Christ did not chose to do His Work, with Earthly Power; but His Life, Death, and Resurrection, showed us Divine Power. Our love for God, should be the dictator in our lives. And God calls for us to live with the earthly circumstances He has given us, to help each other, to understand His Unconditional Love for all. God sees us all equally in His Eyes. Giving us every opportunity to open our eyes to this fact; until when He finally calls for Judgement to be passed, by the One, who earned that Right in His Eyes, for upholding His Will at all earthly costs…Jesus Christ.
Then we have the other extreme. Where there is a lot of poverty in the world. And the poverished see those who have the extreme wealth; and seeing their pleasures, and lack of struggle. They see their temporary moments of happiness, and their false sense of security. And they strive for this false sense of security; at any cost. Thinking that once they achieve it, then they will be able to be at peace. Many who have reached that, have found quite the contrary. Only God, can give us that peace of mind. Only Divinity can give you security. Though they did not “love money”; their main focus and primary goal for their actions was for obtaining money.
Through poverty, and wanting to get out of that poverty, many do things out of desperation. However, with our freewill we have the choice to choose, whether to honor God the Father of Creation, and trust in Him, in providing the way out. And there are some who do. However, there are also those who obtain it by breaking His Commandments. How many people have killed for their wealth? How many people have stolen to obtain wealth? How many people have sold their bodies for wealth? How many people have cheated another, for their wealth? How many have taken advantage of someone’s desperation, to obtain their wealth? Or how many people have taken advantage of someone else’s honesty for obtaining their personal wealth? How many remain in relationships, and commit adultery (out of their unhappiness or lack of satisfaction in their partner) for the sake of financial security and stability?
When we take on such attitudes, are these selfless acts? Is there not harm committed to another member of our fellow man? Who are we to decide who deserves such unjust actions to be done towards them or not, to obtain such wealth? Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, while He roamed this Earth, did not do that Himself. So with our sin stained, vulnerable human nature, who are we to determine this? Based on this vulnerability look at what Mankind has chosen with their freewill to exist? It is not God, that is allowing for it to happen. He is giving us the choice for it to exist, or to not exist. He has provided not only the foundation, but also showed us through the earthly example of His Son, Jesus Christ, what is to be expected. Yet we still continue to choose with our freewill otherwise. So when will it stop? God had to reset Mankind so many times. He has shown, those who chose His Ways are the ones, who can stop it permanently. That is the only way. Our sin vulnerable human nature, does not allow for us to do it by our own strength, without Him. This is what World History has consistently demonstrated. Man is not capable on its own to do that; but only with the aid of God, the Father of Creation. Otherwise would we CHOOSE to take such routes in gaining wealth? Would we choose to have goals of obtaining wealth, instead of doing what is right in this world? The Love of Money. Evil created such extremes so that our EMOTIONS, our FIRST INSTINCTS will dominate. To not think, and use our freewill, to choose the ways of God, the Father of Creation. Freewill is what differentiates us from the animals in the wild. Yet, evil is trying to make us to take on the ways of the animals in the wild. God made animals to exist in that way, not Man. To gain, based on “survival of the fittest”. Man was given freewill, to choose a way of life of love and righteousness. We are not to become secure by the expense of our fellow Man. We are not to enjoy, at the expense of another. We are to love, selflessly, just as Jesus Christ showed us at the Cross.
Actions can be forgiven in the Eyes of God. But often wealth gained by unjust means, have to often be maintained through unjust means. And leaves a heart and soul heavy laden with burden, placed by Evil. Unless one decides to unshackle themselves from this unjustly gained wealth, it will be forever shackled to evil. If we have truly understood that God’s Ways of Divinity are not of the world’s but beyond them, then we would take Jesus Christ’s Example, and continue to conduct ourselves in accordance to God’s Commandments. We will begin to understand that the things of this world are temporary. And that things that God gives, to His Faithful, are permanent. True freedom is not in “living for the moment”, in earthly circumstances. But by knowing that the God you honor with your life, has ways that are beyond that of the world. Mother Teresa says it best here:
“I do not preach to be loved. I do not preach to be accepted. Now my flesh wants to be loved. But I would rather send you home, and if you have sin in your heart, give you sleepless nights. I would rather you walk out of here, and say that I don’t like that kind of preaching, but you are thinking about it, and the Holy Ghost is dealing with you, and you are being changed by it.”-David Wilkerson
REMEMBER JESUS SAID:
Human Nature has consistently demonstrated that we choose to not listen to the things that we do not understand. Instead we outright may reject it, or mock those who seem to understand it, or just choose to ignore such things to which they do not understand. In my humble opinion, I think we should all try to attempt in trying to understand. Isn’t that what Jesus Christ showed us through His Life…His Teachings….and even Death on the Cross?
As the Son of God, Jesus Christ, could have come to live an earthly life of a different kind. As being the King of all Kings, and a member of the Most High Court, in the Eternal Kingdom of God, the Father of Creation, He could have chosen a life of royalty on this earth, but did not. He wanted to show us that He understands what we go through on this earth. He wanted to show us that He was willing to go through, what we go through on this earth. At the same time of undergoing these life circumstances, He showed us, that while living them, how to live a life worthy enough to enter the Eternal Kingdom. He lived amongst us to show us that HE UNDERSTANDS. As the Son of God, He could have mocked, and ignored our life circumstances, and when the Day of Judgement comes, could have easily mocked and ignored our pleas with Him. BUT HE DID NOT DO THAT. Instead, He went through the same trials, as we do in our daily lives. He lived the life of a nomad, to show us that God provides sufficiently for our daily needs. He underwent the persecution, and the ridicule, for standing for what He believed in. He underwent temptations, just like we do, by Evil. He was falsely accused of things He did not do; and how many of us undergo such things in our lives? How many times has Jesus Christ felt frustrated that His Efforts were not being listened to, knowing full well, where the knowledge behind His Efforts is coming from? Jesus endured all, so that He can listen to the cries of all of Mankind. So that He can understand, by having “walked in the shoes” of God’s Children. He has walked in the shoes of the homeless (as a nomad going from home to home to teach God’s Laws of Divine Love); in the shoes of the hungry (by always having the faith and confidence that God will provide sufficiently “His Daily Bread”); in the shoes of the violence and chaos in the world (when he was hunted down, and punished for a crime He did not commit, by being crucified, and dying on the Cross, at Calvary).
It does not stop there, to continue His Legacy, through His Disciples, He chose the people He did, in order to continue in this manner, of “walking in one’s shoes”. He chose His Disciples from different walks of life: from fisherman, to doctors, to soldiers, to taxcollectors; from men to women; for the very reason of knowing that the life circumstances, and the lives they led, molded their perspectives and presentations of His Gospels…God’s Gospels of Truth. The shoes that they walked in, is to present His Gospels, in a way that anyone from any walk of life, could understand God’s Laws of Divine Love. And even while serving for the purpose of spreading His Gospels, the Disciples, continued to endure more life circumstances of challenges and triumphs, in order to mold their perspectives further, to reach more people, to be fruitful for the Eternal Kingdom of God, the Father of Creation. Their life trials and triumphs, became their understanding for others.
Today, Mankind, almost shows an intolerance to things. Whereas Jesus Christ showed us that we must put ourselves in others shoes. However, at the same time, it is clear in God’s Holy Words, that we are not to fellowship with evil; and that we should not tolerate anything that is in direct violation of His Divine Laws of Love, and Creations. Through His Life Example, and His Teachings, Jesus Christ made it very clear that we are to try to understand, and demonstrate Unconditional Love. But He always stood firmly in what He knew was in accordance to God’s Laws. That balance is necessary for us to strive for. This can only be attained, through “putting ourselves in others shoes”.
So do not get discouraged by the mocking. Do not get discouraged by the roadblocks. Do not get discouraged by being ignored. Continue to strive forth, knowing the example that Jesus Christ left…that His Disciples followed and left for us. We must not show intolerance, but try to understand, and present the Gospel feed broken souls. Everyone yearns to be unconditionally loved. Those that are depressed, sad, broken, lost. Those that are rebelling, questioning, and even angry. Those that mock you, and ridicule you, also yearn for that very same thing.
Jesus demonstrated, that we must be the changes within ourselves, ways that are nonviolent, peaceful, and unconditionally loving; to show others those very same principles. Mocking and ignoring things we do not understand, is not what He demonstrated, through His Life Example of Love, Peace, and Nonviolence. And eventhough He had the authority to call people sinners, and wrongdoers…He never did. He gave everyone the chance to change, even if it meant till the last breath in their earthly bodies, as He demonstrated through forgiving the criminal that hung alongside Him, on the Cross.
Many people believe that prayer is a formal thing to do. A formal affair that we need to schedule with God, the Father of Creation; and Christ Jesus. The thing is I have come to understand that it is the time that one spends to communicate with God. There need not be a formal place or time; neither formal words to be shared, or set aside for. I think Mahatma Gandhi said it best when he said:
“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
Jesus Christ Himself, has taught one prayer, to which He says is the ONLY PRAYER that we formally need, in His Famous Sermon on the Mount. It says everything that is necessary. It is what Christians know as the “Lord’s Prayer“.
“Our Father, Who Art in Heaven;
Hallowed be Thy Name…
Thy Kingdom come;
Thy Will be done…
On earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses…
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation…
But deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the Kingdom, the power, and glory are Yours, now and forever.
Prayer is about intention. Just like any friend that you would run to for help or advice; or for love and comfort…that trust you give them, should be given to the One that created you. Just like any family member that you unconditionally love and trust, you should have that with the Father of Creation, and Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, that died on our behalf; so that we can all become one family, in God the Father. God can see the intention behind every request we make to Him; with every word we share with Him. And intentions that show unconditional love which honor God’s Gospels of Unconditional Love; and even the Unconditional Sacrificial Love, that Jesus Christ, as His Son, showed Mankind on the Cross at Calvary.
This is what I have come to understand about prayer. God is Love…more specifically, He represents Unconditional Love. He unconditionally loves us so much that no matter how many times Mankind has rebelled against Him, He gives us an abundant amount of chances, to MAKE THE CHOICE, to choose His Ways of Uncondiitional Love or not. Jesus Christ came to this world, to become the Life Example of how God expects all of Mankind, to live. In ways that are selfless in nature. Many seem to think that God is not a fair God, for Him to allow for poverty, world hunger, and violence to exist. But what we have to understand is that we, as Mankind, MADE THE CHOICE to choose these routes, as a way of life. That is rebelling against God’s Laws of Divine Love. This is what Adam and Eve demonstrated in the Garden of Eden. This is what we saw in the days of Soddom & Gomorrah, and Noah’s Days. With our flawed human logic and nature, we constantly think that we know better than the ways God has innately put within us. As a result of MAKING THE CHOICE to fall to evil’s temptation, and sin…is what we see as the current condition of the world today.
I have often evaluated my own prayer life. We often gauge the success of our prayers, based on the favorable response we see to our prayers, in the worldly sense. But is this a prayer that has a good intention? Well, in my humble opinion, no. I feel the steadfast faithfulness we have in coming to God with all of our life events is what does. In how we make God a part of our everyday lives. It can be 1 minute to 5 hours spent with Him; in can be in a Church building or not. It is about how much we have accepted God’s Authority in our lives. It is about wholeheartedly believing and trusting in His Will of our lives. Just because we may WANT something for OURSELVES or OUR family; it doesn’t necessarily mean it is God’s Will. If we truly love the Father of Creation, we will unconditionally love and trust in Him. Our intentions will be pure. As long as we pray for the things of this world, to determine our own success, we will constantly keep reshackling ourselves to the world, which God clearly says His Ways are not a part of. This is why Jesus Christ says in the “Lord’s Prayer”…to pray….“Thy Will be Done, on earth, as it is in Heaven.” This is how nature lives on; and even the animals in the wild. And they live in harmony. In the case of Mankind, who, unlike nature and the animals, were given FREEWILL to choose. God wants true believers to come to the Eternal Kingdom; those that MADE THE CHOICE to trust in His Ways.
Prayer is a way of building that confidence with God. In truly understanding God’s Unconditional Love, we see that we will begin to understand that there is no greater joy, that anything on this earth could bring, than that which He can bring. He can wipe away all pain and fear, forever. He will always provide what we need, despite the odds this world may show us. To even give us the strength to endure things, that we did not know we had the strength to endure. Prayer gives us hope in that we KNOW that there is a DIVINE Force that is overseeing everything, despite our rebellion against Him. But we have to wholeheartedly trust Him. Because He can see things on an entirely different level, He knows the right things to provide, and the right time to provide them. This is why Jesus Christ taught us to pray, “Thy Will be done, on earth, as it is in Heaven.” Prayer tames the sinful human nature, and brings it back in tune with our source which is Divine in nature. In a world that is so dark, we have to make sure we steadfastly remain in God, the Father of Creation. Just as much as evil tries to bombard us, we have to combat it by constantly being in prayer. God will see through steadfast prayer that you MADE THE CHOICE of choosing His Ways of Divine Love, which are selfless and sacrificial in nature. And He will begin to fight your battles for you, in this world. And He will give you a PERMANENT victory, in Him.
Soddom and Gomorrah…..
Jesus Christ on the Cross said, “It is finished….”
The More Life Trials We Overcome on Our Spiritual Journeys, The More Of God’s Divinely Custom-Made Tool We Will Have, For Us For His Ministry
” God chose the poor people of this world to be rich in faith, and to posses the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him.” -Today’s English Version
“Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?” -NIV
“Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?”-KJV
“For God will not show mercy when He judges the person who has not been merciful; but mercy triumphs over judgement.”-Today’s English Version
“because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”-NIV
“For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” KJV
The personal trials that we, as believers, overcome through the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, are the very bits of knowledge and wisdom from God, Himself, that can not be taught by any person or book, on this earth. It allows for there to be a peace of our spirits, that nothing of this world can provide; but only the God, the Father of Creation, Himself. This is what Jesus Christ demonstrated with His Life and Death on the Cross. The more personal earthly trials we overcome, the more we begin to understand when God says, “God’s Ways are not of the world’s ways, but beyond them.” Because with each earthly trial we conquer by the power of the Holy Spirit, the more we separate ourselves from the world’s ways, and see the true meaning of God’s Unconditional Love, Mercy, and Power. With each trial we conquer, we begin to surrender to HIS Will; not OUR will of our lives. With each trial we conquer, we begin to understand, truly…genuinely, begin to believe that GOD IS IN CONTROL, at ALL TIMES. Everyone of God’s Children have to endure the trials; even Jesus Christ, as His Son, was not exempt of them, as He walked on this earth. What distinguishes between believers and nonbelievers? The source to whom we turn to, in order to overcome such earthly trials. Because this will determine the final outcome, and knowledge obtained through conquering the trial. And what did Jesus say about the trials that He faced, and what was to come with our own? Have a look: (JOHN 16:33)
As we get closer in our paths to the Eternal Kingdom of God, the more earthly trials we will face, within our earthly lives. This has been clearly demonstrated by every person or Prophet, that decide to pursue a spiritual journey to the Eternal Kingdom. This is what naturally happens when one accepts the Holy Spirit to guide one’s life, to the Eternal Kingdom of God, the Father of Creation; and begins to see the earth and its ways, they way that God views them, relative to His Divine Laws of Love. The more we see these discrepancies, the more trials we face in fighting the lusts of the flesh (which always provides an easier way out of such trials) and the Guidance of the Spirit (which seem to provide the harder earthly 0ption). When we ask for the Spirit’s Guidance in conquering these earthly trials, not only do we conquer them PERMANENTLY; but we also have the capacity to speak and minister to those who may cross our life paths, in similar situations, and seeking the same Divine Guidance out of it. THIS is how we are fruitful for the Kingdom of God. Our trials, can provide us with an understanding for another brother or sister’s trial; to show that compassion and unconditional love towards them. While the world around them, condemns them; God has given us the Divine Conquering of our earthly trials, to be the tools for our ministries, that were custom-made just for us. Many may try to mimick such tools; but it will not be as effective as what you can do for God’s Ministry with this tool and understanding that you obtained through conquering it, because He made that for you, solely. Not for the one that tries to mimick it. So you alone know what God has revealed to you, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Sure you may encounter those, who have undergone similar life trials, from all different walks of life, on this earth. Because God is constant, you will see that they learned the very same piece of knowledge, just as you did. But maybe using this tool for different ministries. We are given the pirivilege of obtaining this wisdom, by God; at the same time, we are given the responsibility to share this wisdom, and to use it to be fruitful for the Kingdom of God. We are obligated to do so. We can not keep that piece of Divine Knowledge for ourselves; but it is meant to be shared to all. It’s about having a heart for the TRUTH; and wanting to share that Truth with others, so that they may be Divinely Enlightened and changed by it. So the more trials we conquer, the more we begin to understand how God sees the things of this world; and how we should be, in order to be worthy to enter His Eternal Kingdom.
As a 30’something Adult, I have experienced “singleness” on all different levels. And the one thing that the Church today does not address is being single, and being able to serve God. This is the one group that has the power to carry not only the PRESENT condition of the church’s ministry for the Kingdom of God; but also determines the FUTURE condition of the church’s ministry for the Kingdom of God. It is the largest pool of people within the church congregations. Yet the LONELIEST.
And do you understand that God, Himself; and Satan both know this!
And because of this, this is the group that undergoes the most of spiritual attacks, struggles, and turbulent journeys. This group is the most brokenhearted, yet still seek their place in the Kingdom. They are often the misguided, or forgotten group. It is this group of individuals, based on their seeking, and not finding their spiritual needs being addressed, that take on the following paths, within their spiritual journeys:
1. They often continue on the path completely alone, confused, lost, and scared.
2. They often fall off the path, and fall to the ways of this world.
3. They often do not find their identity in Christ Jesus; or lose their identity in Christ Jesus.
4. Lose faith in God, and His Promises, altogether.
5. Or they try to fit the church’s definition of what their life should be; instead of following and surrendering to God’s Will of their lives.
There is no one exception, in the world today. Singles are not addressed in any church today.
In the church today, we are professing to young adults, marriage is the way; where the social condition, in the world they live in, no longer values committed relationships. The struggle with the passions of youth…against the struggles of leading a life pleasing in the Eyes of Jesus Christ. How do we strengthen our Young Singles in Jesus Christ and His Gospel?
In the church today, we condemn divorce; where in the social condition in the world today, the divorce rate is 50%. As we may all be aware of, divorce results for various reasons; whether it be by choice or circumstance by the individual or the other party in the marriage. Where is the support for healing from such extreme changes in life circumstances? In dealing with going from a 2 parent home, to a 1 parenting situation? Whether it be coming from an abusive situation….or enduring unfaithfulness from a spouse; or even seeking forgiveness for it(Let us be honest here, people need healing from sins, as well.)….or reestablishing hope in starting a new life? The widows and the widowers endure quite similar struggles. The empathy or understanding of such life circumstances? How do we strengthen our Divorcees and Widow/Widowers in Jesus Christ and His Gospel?
One thing that Jesus Christ demonstrated with His Life is that His Teaching applied to all social circumstances, customs, cultures, and traditions, in the world. We are called to understand one another. The Scriptures are TIMELESS nuggets of wisdom. So the wisdom provided in the Gospels, should transcend the times we live in. The Church should not move through with HUMAN compassion, to address the needs of the human condition. Because we will always see, even within our daily lives, that human beings always have needs that need to be addressed. Our human emotions can often be misleading and deceiving, when it comes to honoring God’s Will. It should move through with the guidance of the HOLY SPIRIT, to address the needs. When we lock ourselves down to HUMAN compassion, we will only serve God, through our HUMAN, not SPIRITUAL Guidance. And this is what I feel has happened to the Singles, in the Church today. They were often overlooked.
These people can be the future Mary Magdalenes, the future Pauls; the future Timothys; and the future Esthers…..
“We are given life for a purpose. So that we can be useful for the Body of Christ Jesus, to be fruitful for the Kingdom of God. We were not all created with the same life circumstances. But we are all equal in the Eyes of God, to do the work for His Kingdom. Jesus Christ showed us through the different life paths that His Disciples came from, that all had a perspective to offer, in spreading His Gospel.”
So to all of you who are Single, and serving, or wanting to serve Jesus Christ….seek steadfastly. Use the Gospels for guidance, and fellowship with those that conquered the circumstances that you are encountering, by ways of Christ Jesus’s Teachings of Unconditional Love, Mercy, and Nonviolence. We are all one body in Jesus Christ.