If there is one thing that my spiritual path has taught me, is that God’s Truth is constant, and always prevails. There are too many times in life, where we depend too much on the things we sense with the 5 senses of our human anatomy: 1) Seeing; 2) Hearing; 3) Smelling; 4) Tasting; 5) Touching . What you have to realize is that things that can be manipulated by the ways of this world; can be manipulated by evil, for it’s deception from Truth. When God is first, and foremost in your life, that is when Truth will truly guide your life path.
What we have to realize is that upon Adam & Eve’s sinning, in the Garden of Eden, Man has since then, been born with a sinful human nature. Or in other words, possess a human nature to which is vulnerable to the temptations of sin. We were not originally created to be this way. In fact, God gave us all the knowledge we needed upon Creation; in order to remain in His Almighty Presence. But upon the temptation that Eve and Adam fell to, Man sinned, for what reason? By eating from the “Tree of Knowledge”; they were enticed by Satan, to have just as much knowledge as God. Earthly knowledge, is nothing in comparison to Divine knowledge. God has said that He is not of the ways of this world; but beyond them. In fact, I have thought about this many times. And my conclusions of the deception were this:
-Adam & Eve already had direct access to God’s Wisdom, based on having that direct link to Him; with their pure human nature.
-Satan/Serpent enticed them to believe that they were short of the knowledge of what God has.However, by eating from the only tree that God had said that they were not to eat from;they will have that same knowledge level as God does. When has a creation, ever been equivalent to the Creator?
This is when Mankind’s once pure human nature, became sinful. The Pride of achieving a “godlike” status.
So Satan accomplished in this one act, the destruction of the direct link between Divinity and Mankind (which was considered as God’s Prized Creation amongst all); and shackling Man to its ways.
BUT THEN CAME JESUS CHRIST. What made it so impossible, for the people of His Day, to believe that He was the Messiah, or the Son of God? The King of all Kings, and the Lord of all Lords? Very simple. He demonstrated with His Life, exactly what HIS FATHER…OUR FATHER says He represents. God says He is not of the world’s ways; but beyond them. Jesus Christ did not live by the means of the world. Just examine His Life.
1) Though being a member of the most High Court, the Eternal Kingdom of God, He was born in a barn, and laid in a cattle’s trough; lived the life of a Carpenter’s Son. He did not live a live of a King or someone with high societal status.
2) With God’s Will of His Life always on His Mind, He lived as a nomad, preaching God’s Love.
3) Though He knew that His Teachings defied manmade law, He had the confidence in the Divine Law He was teaching.
4) He had compassion for those who sought for the Kingdom of God; and for those who were lost to it. He reached out particularly to those who were being misguided or misled in their salvation. He read the purity of the intentions of the souls behind each person.
Evil will try to tell you to go with your first instinct, or initial feeling. God says, always to ask Him first, if it is His Will. I have learned too many times in my own life, that going with your instinct or initial gut feeling, may not always be the best choice. Because it may not be God’s Will of your life. Going with the initial feeling is what animals do. There is one difference between human beings and animals, and that is FREEWILL. We have that choice to choose. Animals do not. So with that said, animals following their instincts, is abiding by God’s Divine Laws. While humans mimicking that, are not. By going with our initial instincts, especially with a soul that is not rooted in a constant truth such as that of the Almighty God, can become lost to darkness very quickly.
This is where following your heart and emotions can be quite deceiving, contrary to what many believe. Our emotions can be easily manipulated, as well as our heart, if they are not rooted in a Constant Truth. Let’s take an example. LOVE. Evil will say, it is sufficient enough to love those that love you back. There is no need to worry about those that you do not know, or those that despise you or hurt you. In fact, evil will go on to promote, if they hurt you, it’s ok to want to get back at them for what they did. This is how emotion and the pain within a heart, can deceive. What good comes out of such thoughts or actions. Those in the dark, never knowing unconditional love, will remain that way…never knowing. Or how do addictions come about? For many reasons. Whether it is to cover up a past pain or hurt. Or to fill a void. The list goes on. Jesus Christ told us that God knows and has seen it all from up above; but He knows that He created for you and I to be better than that. Jesus Christ said, yes, love those that love you back. But God will give you the strength to also love those that persecute you, and mock you. Love those that are strangers to you; and even those that hate you. Now how many of us can say that comes to us so easily? It is not our instinct to do that. This is proof of our sinful human nature. We have to be mindful of this.
Evil has spread out its tentacles that quickly and wide, to distort God’s Truth that much. Do what feels right in you, naturally. Our human nature was stained upon that first sin. That would only continue onto an endless cycle of sins. Jesus knew that. He taught His Disciples the same, and to be vigilant over themselves in that. TO REMAIN FOCUSED ON GOD’S TRUTH, AT ALL TIMES. When we focus on God’s Truth, that compassion will come out in an unconditional way; that love will come out unconditionally; that kindness will come out everywhere. But at the same time, it will protect you from steering clear from things and ways, or even people who may try to take that focus away from you. God will guide you in ways that may not seem so obvious in the world. Because His Truth does not conform to the world; but the world was originally made to conform to His Truth, before Mankind’s sin, in the Garden of Eden. Evil has no defense against God’s Truth of the Gospel. And the truth that God stands for, defies all earthly parameters. God went to the extent of loving us, despite our sinful human nature, of giving up His only Son, to absorb our sins, and give us another chance to find His Ways to the Eternal Kingdom. We must seek unceasingly, because we have our sinful human nature to fight against. It is so easy to believe in what we see and hear in the earthly sense. But if God says His Truth is beyond the world’s ways…we have to feed and purify the soul within ourselves, to find Him and His Truth. Because in the end of it all, God judges on the purity of the soul; not by the number of good deeds we have done. We can not buy a ticket to enter through the gates of heaven. It is being faithful in seeking the Truth of the Eternal Kingdom, rather than conquering and ruling within the earthly kingdom. Because in the end of this thing we call “life”; whether we believed in Him or not, we all will need to face Him.
PUT ON YOUR AMOR OF GOD TODAY, AND EVERYDAY!
PRIDE is a very powerful carnal sin. It is was made Lucifer, one of God’s top-ranked arch angels to fall from grace, and to be locked out of heaven, forever. It is what made room for other sins like wrath and envy to manifest within him, to transform him into Satan. The once pure soul that was allowed to be in the very presence of the Almighty God, one of God’s highest ranked arch angels, became impure to never be able to enter Heaven again. This was not meant to be the fate of Mankind. God demonstrated this upon the initial days of Adam and Eve. But because of evil’s pride, temptation and deception was brought into the paradise, and caused Man to sin. As a result God had issued this warning to Satan and those who decided to wage war against Him, since the beginning of time:
“Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
What is the “Enmity” that God was referring to, in this Scripture? The definition of Enmity, according to Webster’s is “positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will“. It is Jesus Christ, His Son. Jesus conquered him, through His Life Example, defeating His Temptations while roaming this earth; and through His Death on the Cross at Calvary, He conquered Evil, and the death sentence that was meant for Mankind, and saved us from God’s Wrath of falling to the sinful human nature, that the serpent gave birth to, that day, in the Garden of Eden. Now with the Freewill that God gave us, we have the CHOICE to CHOOSE whether we continue to fall prey, or to truly become enlightened by Unconditional Love, which was seen in the selfless Sacrifice, seen on the Cross, at Calvary. Though committing no crime Himself, He took on Mankind’s Sin, and took the punishment meant for us, as His Own…to give Mankind one final chance.
God’s Children will endure so many trials in the spiritual sense, and in the earthly sense. This is because they have truly understood that God’s Ways are not of the world’s ways. And by knowing this Truth, evil will try to throw anything and everything at His Children, in order to throw them off the path to the Eternal Kingdom, and bring them along with it, to endure the sentence of God’s Wrath. We should remember the Love exhibited on the Cross, so selflessly. God’s Mercy is so abundant, so why deny the wrongs? It’s not like He has not seen them.
By doing so, what are you losing? Your Pride?
The hardest thing for any human being to do is to admit when they are wrong. No one wants to be wrong. However, a truly enlightened soul will know the perfection that the Father of Creation (Yahweh, Jehovah, God, Devum) is, and that we, as human beings, are full of flaws, especially in comparison. It boggles me everyday, how some can compare themselves, or call themselves with the titles of “god”, or the “I AM”…when in reality based on our sinful human nature, it is not possible. Jesus Christ being God’s Son, was the only One that walked this earth, that could ever claim as such. Though evil tried to tempt Him, Jesus Christ was able to resist, and fulfill God’s Plan for His Life. He exhibited love for those that not only loved Him back; but also those who didn’t know Him; and those who ridiculed and persecuted Him; and even those that killed Him. He demonstrated this till the very last breath in His Earthly Body, to show us, what God expects of us; and to provide a life example that we should strive for.
If there was one Carnal Sin that is the hardest to combat, I would say it would be that of PRIDE. Why? It comes in many forms. Many that are obvious, and those that are not so obvious. But in this entry, I was trying to ponder on the reasoning behind the act of denying doing wrong. We seem to demonstrate this as early as a Toddler. Well, Psychology likes to describe this stage as the Phase of “Ego”; which translates to “the self”. Does not Pride only take the “self” into consideration? We, as human beings, never want to be told that what we did is wrong. Or what we think is wrong. Or what we believe is wrong. But if it is causing pain to another of God’s Creations, does that justify the lack of correction?
I have seen history being rewritten in the lives of families, in history books, and even in everyday life, in the efforts to avoid correcting a wrong; or for that matter to recognizing a wrong being committed. OR WORSE, TO HIDE THE WRONG. This is detrimental on so many levels:
1) It denies for forgiveness to occur.
2) It denies the correction of a flaw within that human being, which only creates room for deception of evil.
3) Divinity has no room to enter such a soul.
4) Such secret sins, can manifest to sins in other areas of one’s life
5) Room for other wrongs to be committed
6) It perpetuates deception for many generations (to hide a lie)
Humans seem to think that denying a wrong, makes it disappear. With such a thought, it shows how such a soul is restricted to the parameters and boundaries of this world. That one has truly not understood what the purpose of Jesus Christ’s Death on the Cross was…to unshackle us from the ways of this world. By thinking that we can deny, or reason out a wrong committed towards another (or inflicting pain towards another) is in its own way, denying the act of Unconditional Love, that was demonstrated by Jesus Christ, at the Cross at Calvary; and reshackling yourself to the ways of this world, to which the Almighty God has said His Ways are not a part of. In a truly spiritually enlightened soul, they would know that there is a Higher Being that is omnipresent. And that there is nothing that occurs on this earth, that will go unaccounted for, or unnoticed by the Father of Creation. And that the admittance of one’s wrongs or flaws, is a sign of true humbleness, and a sign of true enlightenment.
Evil will try to convince that there is no need to make wrongs, right, in those who are spiritually confused and lost. And for those who are spiritually stronger and mature, Satan and his demons will use the guilt to destroy them. We must remember that God promises that once a wrongdoing or flaw is brought to His Feet, with a sincere heart of repentence and remorse, He can wipe your slate clean of that wrongdoing. Healing and forgiveness can occur. At the same time, it will have the courage, to confront the wrong committed; as well as the person that was wronged to correct them.
PART 2 to Come……
Before We Point Out the Flaw in Our Fellow Brothers & Sisters, We Must Recognize Our Own Flaws: PRIDE vs. SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT (Part 2)
When we grow stronger in our faith, we make that bond between ourselves and God stronger. Prayer allows for us to keep that direct line of communication open with God. And when we grow stronger in making the choice to be with God, He will help us to know what is His Ways or not….or give us SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT. What you have to remember unlike Pride, that operates on looking at the flaws of others, Spiritual Discernment also operates on one’s own flaws. This is what Jesus Christ meant by the Scripture within the title of this entry. SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT is not about feeling good, and making yourself feel good with your flaws. It’s about being in tune with God, and working back towards the grace He once created for you to have, to which our sinful human nature often gets in the way of achieving. We must be completely aware that humbleness and humility is a result of knowing our own flaws, and working towards fixing them. All of us are flawed in the eyes of God. The difference between those who decide to walk the path to God, and those who don’t? They work on themselves, and know that only God can change others. Jesus Christ said, that we are going to be held accountable for OUR OWN ACTIONS, when we face Judgement. Not by what others did, or what they did to influence us. That is why God gave us Freewill. But through our testimonies in what we have realized when we were working on our flaws, with the help of God, we become enlightened with God’s Knowledge, through the battle we went through with Him, for overcoming that flaw. SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT. By sharing our testimonies our victories in conquering our flaws, with the help of the Father of Creation, we help others to see this, and God’s Greatness.When you focus, and maintain your connection with God, God will help you to discern what is of His Divine Laws of Love, and that which is not.
We must be very mindful, however, that evil will try to make us feel guilty for obtaining the Divine Knowledge we gain in our victories of conquering our sinful human flaws, through God. This is how he will try to mislead you; and mislead many others about you. Despite all this, we have to be confident in our faith, and confident in the Almighty God that rules with His Greatness from His Throne. God’s ways are not bound by the world’s ways. Only evil’s ways are. So know that our ways should be focused on the spiritual, not the earthly ways.
We’re all in this together. This is what Jesus Christ showed us, in His Life and Death on the Cross; and while sitting on the Right Hand of the Father of Creation, right now. He gave us a Life Example to study and learn from. Grow stronger in faith, and allow for God to guide you. God Bless….
Before We Point Out the Flaw in Our Fellow Brothers & Sisters, We Must Recognize Our Own Flaws: PRIDE vs. SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT (Part 1)
It is important to recognize the difference between PRIDE & SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT . Where do we begin with this? This is something that I have often struggled with, and I am sure that I am not the only one. But as we grow stronger in our faith in the Father of Creation, He will help us to know the difference, more and more, with each step we get closer to knowing Him.
We must be mindful that PRIDE is from evil. And evil can use this is several ways. We have to be aware of this. REMEMBER PRIDE IS ONE OF THE 7 MORTAL SINS. It can manifest several ways within a person. It stems from insecurity and denial of knowing oneself in the Father of Creation. We have to think back and remember, that we are all born in a sinful human nature; and we can not afford to give in to it. In fact the world today, is the result of such an act. Pride is what makes one to think that one is more superior over another, when God says, that “He has allowed the weeds to live alongside the good crops…”; to show us that He holds all of His Children equal in His Eyes, as to having the chance to come to Him, until the last breath in their earthly bodies. The weeds will be weeded out on the Final Day, when we are ALL held accountable, and determined if we are harvested for the Eternal Kingdom or to be weeded out. But that judgement is only left to the Perfect One….not to us, as the imperfect, sinful natured creations. It is such a philosophy of thinking one is more superior to another that resulted in the world’s poverty, bigotry, and violence. When Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Instead of Eye for an Eye; we must TURN THE OTHER CHEEK.”
Pride gets in the way of Divine Correction of ourselves. You see, we were not created to be born as sinners. But upon Adam and Eve fell to Satan’s Temptation in the Garden of Eden, that began the birth of our sinful human nature. And the first evidence of the consequence of this was seen in their own children, of Cain and Abel. God did give us the freewill to choose; but as history has shown us, and with the current conditions of the world today, Mankind has shown that we have given in to this PRIDE. We have used the very knowledge that Satan tempted us with, to reason out so many atrocities that have occurred in the history of Mankind. And we have fallen further and further from the Greatness and full of Grace that God had originally created for us to be. But with Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross, God so loved us as to give us one final chance. As the Son of God, He walked amongst us, taught us, showed us, what God expected of us. He warned us, what was to come, if we didn’t listen to Him. In fact Satan was so jealous of God’s love for us, that this is what made him fall from grace. The pride of being one of God’s most highest ranked Arch Angels, when he was Lucifer; he could not comprehend how we, as His Creations, outranked him. And when he fell from grace, and allowed for pride and envy to consume him, he allowed for wrath to be his mission. In taking as many of us away, alongside him.
We can not afford to allow PRIDE to take root within us. God’s knowledge is something our human minds can not comprehend. We are the CREATION. We could never be equivalent to the CREATOR. We could never know the direction of our spiritual health…we can only take it day by day. Because we are all born as sinners, even those who may be known as the “elect” will have human flaws. When we realize God’s Awesomeness, we will realize how flawed we are. No matter what we have achieved in this earthly realm. Evil will mislead many to believe that “You have to love me for me….” No. We were born as sinners. Evil will try to convince you, “To only love those that love you back….” It’s wrong. Because that makes room for doubt in the power of love. Evil will twist the word of God and say, ” Since we are all from God, we can be gods ourselves.” No. Since we are born with a sinful human nature, we could never consider ourselves to the perfection that God is.
SO HOW TO WE COMBAT THIS??????? BY GROWING STRONGER IN FAITH. HOW DO WE DO THIS? TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF OUR DIRECT LINE OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE FATHER OF CREATION, TO WHICH JESUS CHRIST, THROUGH HIS DEATH, REESTABLISHED. SATAN HAD DESTROYED THIS UPON INTRODUCING SIN INTO THE GARDEN OF EDEN. BUT JESUS CHRIST CONQUERED HIM, IN HIS DEATH. Take time out of your daily schedule to talk to Him.
Part 2 to come…..
“Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God’s Throne. Think of what he went through; how he put up with so much hatred from sinners! So do not let yourselves become discouraged and give up. For in your struggle against sin you have not yet had to resist to the point of being killed.”
-Hebrews 12: 2-4
“But these people attack with insults anything they do not understand; and those things that they know by instinct, like wild animals, are the very things that destroy them.”
“Don’t be afraid of anything you are about to suffer. Listen! The Devil will put you to the test by having some of you thrown into prison, and your troubles will last 10 days. Be faithful to me, even if it means death, and I will give you life as your prize of victory. If you have ears, then, listen to what the Spirit says to the churches! Those who win the victory will not be hurt by the 2nd death.”
When someone decides to dedicated their life in seeking Eternal Life, in the Kingdom of the Eternal Father, they realize that the path is travelled by very few. Why? Well, it is a road that is full of trials and suffering (in the earthly sense). However in the spiritual sense, it is a life that is full of refining and cleansing of the soul, from the ways of this world, to which the Eternal Father says He is not a part of. Sure we are to live in it, but in accordance to the Divine Laws of Love, that God had established, and showed us through the many enlightened ones, that roamed this earth, and of course through the Life and Death, of His Son, Jesus Christ.
“It was to this that God called you, for Christ himself suffered for you and left you an example, so that you would follow in his steps. He committed no sin, and no one ever heard a lie come from his lips. When he was insulted, he did not answer back with an insult; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but placed his hopes in God, the Righteous Judge. Christ himself carried our sins in his body to the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness. It is by his wounds that you have been healed.”
-1 Peter 2:21-24
As human beings, Jehovah knows that we as Man, are weak to sin. But that does not mean He loves us any less. He loved us so much as to send Jesus Christ, to absorb all the sins of Mankind, though committing no sin, Himself. When we decide to seek the Eternal Kingdom, we will begin to see the flaws in ourselves, to which God points out, are in violation to His Divine Laws of Love. The more we get familiar with the Holy Scriptures of God, the more aware we become in knowing how God values the things in this world. In fact, whatever may seem beautiful in the earthly sense, may not be in the Eyes of God. Only He can help us to discern His Truth, from Evil’s Deception in this. The more we realize the ways of this world, are not in accordance to God’s Ways, we will face a lot of trials which can result in a lot of anguish, in the earthly sense. It is in these moments, we have to CHOOSE with our FREEWILL, whether we get lost in the anguish caused by that trial; or to ask for God’s Guidance for the meaning of the anguish, and await for His Solution.
What we have to realize with the trials and anguish we face on this earth, as people who chose to seek the Eternal Kingdom, is that through this anguish, we begin to become the “broken vessels”; and break ourselves away from the earth’s ways, that God says He is not a part of. It is through this anguish that we begin to reexamine our ways, and see if it is in accordance to God’s Divine Laws of Love. And this will be a lifelong journey. God knows, us, as His Children, that we may not get it right the first time, or the second time, or sometimes, even the third time. But we have to get it, sometime. So this is how we not only refine our faith, one step closer to the purity that God had originally created for us to have, as seen in the initial days of Adam and Eve; but also cleanse ourselves of the sinful ways of human nature, so that we will purify our souls, to become worthy enough to enter the Kingdom of God. A mind, heart, and soul, dedicated to Jehovah…Yahweh….Devum….will always seek this…and will never be satisfied, until they hear it from Jesus, Himself, on that Final Day.
Anguish in one’s life, is seen by all those who observe the life of God’s Children. Though God’s Children, themselves, do not see it as anguish, most of the time; but as a joy to endure. Why? They know that it is a test that they need to go through to get one step closer to the Father of Creation…and the trials they face are evil’s ways of trying to throw us off the path. And the more closer we get in our journeys, the frequency of the trials will increase; and the intensity of the anguish will also. But it will never be seen on the face of a Child of God, why? Because they have decided to endure those trials, by leaning on not their own human strength, which is restricted by the boundaries of this earth; but by God’s Strength, who says….HIS WAYS ARE NOT OF THE WORLD’S WAYS, BUT BEYOND THEM. If Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, had to endure all that He did, what makes us any better than Him, to be exempt from them? As you see in the Revelations quote above, God asks us, how are are we willing to go to uphold His Ways? Would we do it to the point of death of the earthly body? Because He says, that He guarantees, by doing so, we will gain eternity by surviving the second death.
The anguish we face, allows for us to kill the parts of ourselves that shackle us to the world’s ways, that do not belong to the Father of Creation. It does not mean that those who decide to walk the path are perfect human beings. Despite what many would like to believe. By deciding to choose to follow the Path to the Kingdom of God, it will make us more vulnerable to the ridicule and persecution of those who are shackled to the world’s ways; as St. Jude says above, people often mock what they do not understand. Therefore those who have truly become enlightened by the Father of Creation, are fully aware of their own flaws, and as a result do not pass judgment on others; as Jesus Christ instructed us to do. For there is only one that was so perfect enough to have the position to do so, that is Jesus Christ alone.
We must endure the trials, and the anguish, if we chose the follow the Path to the Eternal Kingdom. Because this is what is required of God’s Children. I always thought that if things are going too smoothly in one’s life, that means that evil is quite content with the way that person leads their life. It is not threatened by such a life. But for a person who decides to seek the Father of Creation, has an earthly life that is full of trials and anguish, and even that does not automatically give such a person, a ticket to the Eternal Kingdom. At this point, such a person is given the choice to open their eyes to the message God is trying to reveal to them through that anguish; or to close their eyes to it, and reshackle themselves to the earth through this anguish. If we choose wisely, we get one step closer to the Eternal Kingdom of God.
If we look at the many examples of the those who dedicated their lives to serving for the Kingdom of God, their lives were FULL of earthly trials and anguish. Many would like to dismiss such people who led lives like this, by such a lifestyle being meant for a chosen few. But you have to remember that Jesus Christ did not come here to establish a RELIGION. He, as the Son of God, came here to establish a way of life, that conforms to the ways of God’s Divine Laws of Love, and to save Mankind from the Wrath of God, the price of conforming to the world’s ways. And His Ministry was not restricted to His Disciples. He preached it, and demonstrated it to the young and old; to the rich and poor; to the sinner and the faithful. This means this way of life, was meant for ALL OF MANKIND, not just for the select few. Our flawed human logic had reasoned it out, that such a life was meant for a small minority…not true though.
“Be alert, be on watch! Your enemy, the devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Be firm in your faith and resist him, because you know that other believers in all the world are going through the same kind of sufferings. But after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who call you to share his eternal glory in union with Christ, will himself perfect you and give you firmness, strength, and a sure foundation. To him be the power forever! Amen.”
– 1 Peter 5: 8-11
So endure the trials….and ask for God’s Strength to get through the anguish. Because God says death of the earthly body, is nothing in comparison as the death of the spirit. When He says our bodies are temples…it is not the physical body per se. It is what we invest in, as to what goes SPIRITUALLY INTO OUR BODIES, that makes it fertile ground for the Holy Spirit to take root. The HOLY spirit…leading to God’s Eternal Enlightenment…can only occur, when we study and learn His Divine Laws of Love, in a steadfast way, with zeal, and enthusiasm. This leads to a HOLY place for it to make its home. Is not a TEMPLE….a HOLY place or ground? And God says the only way to know of His Ways, is to unshackle yourself from the world’s ways, as seen, will involve a lot of trials and anguish in the earthly sense.
THESE ARE THE TOOLS EVIL IS USING TODAY, TO BREAK THE ANNOINTING OF THOSE WHO DECIDED TO WALK THE PATH TO GOD; AS WELL AS MAKING PEOPLE TO FORGET THE OMNIPRESENCE OF JEVOHAH…DEVUM….YAHWEH…
Just like any relationship that we invest our hearts and of ourselves in, we need to take that time out for God. Think about it. In order to develop a business, what do you do? You make the time to plan; to meet people; to talk to people. For your best friends and family members, you do the same. So why wouldn’t it be any different for God? It is the investment of the heart, that is required. However with God, it requires you to step out of the “flesh”; and into the presence of Him. God says He is not of the world’s ways, but beyond them. It requires investing yourself, in learning His Divine Laws of Love, which He has revealed in His Holy Scriptures, and the teachings of the many Prophets that came to preach them. It takes for us to take the time out of our “busy life schedules” to just have those intimate moments with God. Having that “heart-to-heart” with the Divine Father.
Evil knows that Man does not respond to extreme evilness. Because that would be easy to detect, in order to be avoided. It would not have the chance to take root. So evil tries to introduce things and ways of life that are in direct violation of God’s Laws of Divine love, in subtle ways. So by the time a sensitization, and an acceptance is taken, that is when evil will have its roots planted. So distractions and business of the world today, is what is being used, so that we will not have time to invest in God; and so that we will not have the time to fully examine the things that are taking root with us. Satan wants you too exhausted to pray. He wants you to be too distracted from life circumstances, so that you can either blame God for them; or to forget about God’s Existence altogether. If God says He is not of the world’s ways, then we will understand what it means to remain steadfast in God; and will not base the health of our relationship with God, based on the emotions of our distractions and the business of this world. From what I have come to understand is that it is not even the quantity of time, you spent. It is by the quality of the time you spent with God. God asks us to be intimate with Him, so that He can talk to you, beyond what we see and hear in this world. HE SAYS HE IS NOT OF THE WORLD’S WAYS; BUT BEYOND THEM. It is not enough to sit and listen to the Word of God. To have that intimate relationship with God, it requires for us to SEEK Him, on our own. Sitting through a service is not enough. Is sitting for an appointment with a client enough to develop that business? Or is a visit to a friend enough to develop that relationship? NO. So why would it be any different with God?
The world today has become so busy that we no longer have the time to even teach our little children their nighttime prayers; or even showing them how to live a life of love and goodness, with a true investment of the heart. A truly invested heart, has that connection with Divine Love. That is the only way Unconditional Love, can only be practiced in one’s life. Because by our sinful human nature, we can only love by CONDITION, with our own human strength. This is the difference between walking by FAITH; and walking by FEELINGS. Faith is (or should be) unconditional; while feelings are based on the condition of the circumstance. So Satan knows how to provoke and invoke feelings. Why else would he and his colleagues(in order to spread evil) say, “Act on your human nature”; or “Do what comes naturally to you” ? HE is the one who tainted human nature! And he will continue to do so, until his time runs out on this earth. That countdown began upon Jesus Christ enduring the tortuous punishment He went through. That punishment, was intended for us! But out of His UNCONDITIONAL LOVE…not BEING DISTRACTED from the human pain, and suffering of the torture He endured…or the human fear of what was to come…He still remained intimate with God…and His Will. Our future for the world, no longer knows how to be intimate, or how to invest the human heart, anymore. They base it on actions…achievements. Look at the role models of children today? They are no longer policemen, doctors, civil servants of Mankind. They are now those who are trying to attain the ways of this world. GOD SAYS HE IS NOT OF THE WORLD’S WAYS, but BEYOND THEM. The reality is, God judges on the purity of the intention of the heart, out of the love of what He created for us to be…His Children.
It is not enough to be called; it requires a constant examining of the heart, to make it to the purity that was seen once, in Adam & Eve, before falling to Satan’s temptation, in the Garden of Eden. This requires going through trials because that is also evil’s ways of distracting you off the path. The most powerful tool we have against evil is prayer. That is our direct lifeline to the Father of Creation. And the more we do it, the more powerful it (our prayers) become; the more stronger we get in our faith in Him; and make a vessel worthy enough for the Holy Spirit to enter within us. David Wilkerson, of Time Square Church, and founder of Teen Challenge, said it best when he said, “A praying Man or Woman is the scourge of Hell.” The main reason why Satan introduced temptation to violate God’s Laws of Divine Love is to destroy that direct communication and pathway we had to God, as originally seen with Adam and Eve, before they fell to it. But upon Jesus Christ’s Death on the Cross, and taking on our sins; that direct pathway was reestablished. It is now up to us, to remain strong, just as Jesus Christ did…and showed us through His Own Life and Death.
You have to remember that evil wants to distract you with emotions of fear, lust, gluttony, sloth, pride, envy, wrath, and the greed of attaining the worldly things of this world by fame and fortune. Evil wants to reshackle you to this world, because he knows that he can no longer regain access back to the Eternal Kingdom. And he does not want you to have what he and his colleagues could never have again, based on their fall from grace. Evil wants to distract you with the business of this world, so that there is no time to invest the human heart and tenderness. It is our spiritual condition and how we deal with it, that will determine whether we enter into Eternal Paradise. Not the earthly condition. GOD’S SAYS HE IS NOT OF THE WORLD’S WAYS; BUT BEYOND THEM. So why would the ways to enter into Eternal Paradise conform to the world’s ways? Why would the wellness of your worldly conditions determine the progress of your path to the Eternal Kingdom?
Distractions and the business of the world is what is preventing us as Mankind, from tapping into the direct pathway we have to God. If Jesus Christ saw that it was worthy enough to die for, in order to reestablish that again, why would we not invest in that? God showed us how in love He is with us, by giving up His Son to show us, and that He keeps on giving us chances to come to Him, until the last breath in our earthly bodies to do so. While we seek on this earth, for that same kind of love….with that search not being so fruitful; we often take for granted the love that is always there. Waiting with arms wide open.
Don’t get so distracted that you do not have time to talk with God. Don’t get so busy in your life, that you put him on the “backburner” or in the back of your mind. If you do, you will be doing exactly what evil wants…and will fall prey to it taking root within you. Make the time for God, and He will bring order to your chaotic world, and a love that is undying, for you.
“Don’t pray that God will teach you how He Loves. Pray that He will fill you with Himself; and that He will love through you……Don’t pray that God will teach you to be filled with joy. Pray that the God of Joy will enter into you. Don’t pray that He will teach how to be peaceful. Ask the God of Peace, the Prince of Peace to fill you. Because if you try to imitate God with your own strength, you will be a miserable replica. But if you allow for the impartation of Jesus Christ to over take you, suddenly it all works. Because it is Him imitating Himself, and He is very good at being God.”
I honestly get inspired everytime I hear these very words. What better way to explain how the Holy Spirit of God can move through anyone. It also shows us how weak the human instinct/nature is, to be used to combat within the spiritual battle that we are in, between good and evil. Jesus Christ, showed that He was God, through the infliction He endured (in His Torture and Crucifixion), and His Resurrection (which conquered the earthly death that we, as Mankind would have endured, and would have been permanently separated from the Creator). He conquered Sin at the Cross. His Death, unshackled us from Sin, permanently; and reestablished the direct communication and pathway, that was destroyed upon Adam & Eve choosing to sin, upon Evil’s temptation, in the Garden of Eden. So with our freewill, God has given us the CHOICE to follow the Holy Spirit’s Guidance to His Path or not. That is what we have to understand. We have the choice to choose. He has said, that the world’s ways do not lead to His Path to Eternal Life. And the Holy Spirit can only take root within you, when you become broken vessels, which make you to break away from the ways of this world. Think about this for a second. When we go through tough circumstances in our lives, and the world’s solutions have failed to produce solutions to those circumstances, what do many people do? They turn to God, searching for almost a supernatural solution…to present a solution that just comes out of nowhere or has not presented itself, within their environment. We see so many examples of this through Jesus Christ’s Ministry, where many were brought to God, based on the many healings, and miracles He performed.
What many people forget is that FAITH is a gift, that God bestows for faithfully seeking Him and His Ways of Love. It is not something you can study for to pass a test. In fact, we undergo tests/trials to see how worthy we are to receive this Holy Gift. And this is a lifelong process. It’s not a one time deal, that you pass in one instance or circumstance. It is a culmination of many. To bring us back to the perfection that we were originally created to be, as initially seen in Adam and Eve, before they sinned; we have to be constantly tested, to refine us back to the gems that we were created to be. And God has clearly said this, within the Last Books of the Holy Bible. To what extent? Well, as a Christian I believe that Jesus Christ came to earth to be an example for us as Mankind, as to what God expects of our lives, while we live on this earth. While we all have the purposes we were born to do, on this earth, which were determined since the time we were conceived in our mother’s womb (and Jesus Christ was born to live and die, to become the Salvation of Mankind from evil, permanently), did not Jesus show us that we defend God’s Laws of Love, to the point of death? Now is that everyone’s final destination in their spiritual journey? Maybe not. But God asks us this, to see how genuine our choice to follow Him, is. To see if we truly separated ourselves from the world’s ways, which are not of Him. Only He can see the heart and soul, which is a reflection of this.
Remember God’s ways are of LOVE, PEACE, and NONVIOLENCE. And remember when we become born again, in mind, heart, and soul; we will be faithful in seeking God in every aspect of our lives; and that it will not waiver, despite the world surrounding us. It is being faithful in seeking truth…
Suffering for Being a Christian
“Dear friends, don’t be surprised by the painful suffering you are going through. Don’t feel as if something strange were happening to you. Be joyful that you are taking part in Christ’s sufferings. Then you will be filled with joy when Christ returns in glory.
Suppose people make fun of you because you believe in Christ. Then you are blessed, because God’s Spirit rests on you. He is the Spirit of glory. Suppose you suffer. Then it shouldn’t be because you are a murderer or a thief. It shouldn’t be because you do evil things. It shouldn’t be because you poke your nose into other people’s business. But suppose you suffer for being a Christian. Then don’t be ashamed. Instead, praise God because you are known by that name.
It is time for people to be judged. It will begin with the family of God. And since it begins with us, what will happen to people who don’t obey God’s good news? Scripture says,
“Suppose it is hard for godly people to be saved. Then what will happen to ungodly people and sinners?”
Some people will suffer because God has planned it that way. They should commit themselves to their faithful Creator. And they should continue to do good.”
Loving the things of this world, what does this mean? In 1 John 2:15, it states, “Do not love the world or anything that belongs to the world, you do not love the Father.”
When we focus on attaining the things of this world, we do lose sight of the Father. God constantly shows…tells us this….over and over again. The world today, is not what God had created for it to be. And though born and living with different life circumstances, God shows us that He holds everyone equal in His Eyes, until the Day of Judgement, where He will see who upheld His Laws of Love or not. Once prime example that Jesus Christ showed us this was while hanging on the Cross, beside 2 criminals, He assured one criminal that because of his belief and faith in God, that he will see the Kingdom of God, upon his death on the cross that he was hanging on. Jesus was doing God’s Work, preaching and showing us God’s Love and Mercy, even up until the point of His Last Breath on this earth. So what does this mean?
In God’s Eyes, it is not what we possess or achieve on this earth, that wins favor in God’s Eyes, but a complete transformation of the mind, soul, and heart. This is what it means to be “born again”. To become “born again” in faith, means it is something that is given, not something that is attained by the earthly sense. And it is only granted to those who seek steadfastly, a trait which can only be seen by the Father in Heaven.
People spend so much time investing on the outer appearances in this world; that they leave very little time to invest on what really matters, the inner self. And when we do not make the time to invest in the inner self, we pass on this very same traits to the following generations; demonstrating that the outer appearances matter more so than the inner appearance. You see, we as human beings, limit ourselves to what we can sense with the human 5 senses, as a means of confirming our self awareness and consciousness. So how is it that our rewards from God, is based on how “blessed” we are on this earth? Mother Teresa has said, “God did not call us to be success, but to be faithful.” When we are faithful to Divinity’s Logic, we will begin to see the true value of the things of this world. And God will guide us to things which are important in fulfilling His Will of our lives to enter the Kingdom of God, and those which are not. In 1 John 2:16-17, it states, “ For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” So according to the Holy Bible, it does state, that we are not to give in to human nature or instincts, because it is not the Father’s Will of our lives.
The Almighty God, Jehovah, Yahweh…showed us through Jesus Christ of Nazareth, that when we are grounded in Truth and Unconditional Love, that we feel the truth of God’s Existence and His Truth, with the heart that rooted in love and truth. Jesus said, “Truth is not seen or heard; but felt.” God says, He is not of the world’s ways, but beyond them. And as time goes by, those who are faithful to His Truth and Love, will be ridiculed and persecuted for God has inspired His Children through the Holy Spirit.
We must remember that God says that His Ways are not of this world.This is why those who dedicated their life in seeking the Kingdom of God, have always stood out from the norm of society, in their ways of Nonviolence, Peace, and Love.In fact to those who do not understand God’s Unconditional Love and Mercy, will see such people as martyrs or people who suffer.God’s Children will not see themselves as such because they have the many examples of Saints, Prophets, and even Jesus Christ to show them, as evidence, what God’s Ways on this earth appear as.Ways that are “against the grain of the norm”. It is consistent and constant. God’s Ways are timeless and universal.Unconditional Love is universal and timeless, selfless in nature.
“Whoever continues to sin belongs to the Devil, because the Devil has sinned from the very beginning. The Son of God appeared for this very reason, to destroy what the Devil had done.”
When you believe in a God who says His Ways are not of this world, why would His Rewards conform to the ways of this world? Why would He reward you for your earthly good deeds, by earthly measures? He is much more capable of providing so much more than what this earth, HIS CREATION, can provide. This is what I have a hard time understanding, that many Christians believe.
Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, was not given any royal earthly circumstances, nor anything of earthly value, while roaming this earth. And nor did He pursue any fame, fortune, or anything of earthly value, while He walked this earth. READ THESE SENTENCES AGAIN. So why, as CHRIST-ians would we think that God rewards us with earthly things, for things that honor Him. Are any of us any better than Jesus Christ, when it came to serving the Almighty God? Yet, look at His earthly “wealth”:
1. He was born in a stable, and laid in a manger.
2. He lived as a Carpenter’s Son.
3. He spun His Own Clothes.
4. He ate whatever the earth provided Him.
5. He died the death sentence of a criminal; after being convicted of a crime He did not commit.
Where in all of this, does it say, that Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, was rewarded for His Good Deeds in the form of money, fame, or fortune? In fact He roamed with people who were considered as outcasts, and ostracized from the norm. Jesus said that He came here to be the physician of the “spiritually ill”. What I feel that a lot of my fellow Christian brothers and sisters, who believe in the “prosperity teaching” are missing is the Life Example the Jesus Christ left for us, altogether. God went to the extent of showing that He has no value for the world’s ways, through the life circumstances that He provided for His Own Son. Plain and simple.
If we call ourselves CHRIST-ians, we have to look at the Life Example that Jesus CHRIST left for us. To each of His 12 Disciples, that came from all different walks of life, He told them, “Give up everything, and follow me.” When the rich man asked Jesus Christ what will it take to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, other than following the 10 Commandments, and Mosaic Law, He said, ” Give up your wealth, and follow me.” For every miracle that Jesus performed, did God reward Him, with money, or wealth (in the form of a big house)? In fact Jesus Christ, roamed around, like a SHEPARD…a nomad.
Does God punish someone, while they roam this earth? No. Judgement comes after the person has left the earth. We are given life circumstances to walk in, and live in. In fact, throughout the Holy Bible, there are many examples from both the Old and New Testaments that all of God’s Servants were tested and tried in the earthly sense, which made them stronger in their faith. They were not free from trials. In fact, if God says He is not of the world’s ways, what does that say? That evil has dominion of the world’s ways? Maybe. So why would we aim for wealth, fame and fortune? Or why would we think that by the more we give to Church, the more God will bless us? We should give what we can to help God’s Ministry of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that others can learn of His Unconditional Love at the Cross. But it is not right to say that the more you tithe, the more God will bless you. Or where does it say, that you must be doing thing right in God’s Eyes, if things are going smoothly in your life? Where does Jesus Christ say this? In fact, the closer you get to God, the more trials are going to be thrown at you, to throw you off the path to God. To discourage you from getting back on the path, once you have fallen off. God says He is not of the world’s ways. Holy Scripture says in addition, for that reason, God’s Children, who are faithful to His Laws of Divine Love, will be ridiculed and persecuted in this world.
As CHRIST-ians, we have to study the Life of Jesus Christ. We have to ask for God’s Guidance when reading Scripture, as to what is it He wants us to learn from His Son’s Life; and what is to come for us, as His Children, before His Son’s Return to the earth. In the Book of Revelations, Jude and John, God does say that His Children will be ridiculed and persecuted, some to the point of death. Did Jesus Christ, not show us this, within His Own Life? If giving in to human nature’s desires and wants is what caused Adam & Eve to sin, why would following our human nature, be pleasing or not a problem in the Eyes of God? Did Jesus Christ do that, in His Life on this earth? No. So who was it that said it was okay for us to give in to our human nature, and to do what we want? Well, who was it that said it was okay for Adam & Eve to do it? So where is this prosperity teaching originating from, my fellow CHRIST-ian brothers and sisters? Because Jesus CHRIST did not teach such things.
There is only ONE Jesus Christ; and He gave an example to STRIVE for. Will we ever come close to achieving that level of greatness? Only He could tell us this, on the Day of Judgement. So, my fellow Christian brothers and sisters, do not let anyone tell you that your “lack of things in this world” or “you should feel shame for not achieving or attaining a certain level of things”, is a result of a punishment from God for either not doing enough to honor Him; or because you did something to displease Him. It is simply not true. Jesus said, through His Many Parables that God will allow for the sun to set on both the good and evil in this world, all the same; until the Day of Judgement. So, what may seem beautiful or bountiful on this earth; may not be so pleasing in the Eyes of the Creator in the Eternal Kingdom.
Prosperity in this world is not what God has called for us to attain, as a reflection of how faithful we have been to God. God says He is not of the world’s ways. So He will not reward by earthly measures in abundance, but in just sufficient amounts. Or when you focus on attaining these things, you will not focus on God’s Ways. God sees the intent behind everything we do, to see if it honors His Ways of Unconditional Love or not. So we have to be focused on that above all else.
Whenever I think of this season, I always think about how truly lucky I am to be a Child of the Almighty God. It is this season that reminds me of God’s Unconditional Love not only for me, but for all of Mankind, through the Birth of His Son, Jesus Christ, in order to give us the choice to be saved from Evil. From the humble beginnings of being brought into this world, though being a member of the most High Court of the Eternal Kingdom, to his torture and death on the Cross, what more could Jehovah show us, as to how much He loves us. To give us chance after chance, to change from our sinful human nature, and return back to the greatness that God had originally created for all of Mankind to be, in accordance to His Divine Laws of Love. Through the Life and Death of Jesus Christ, God had showed us through an Example, that HIS WAYS are beyond the world’s ways. Jesus through His Life, and His Teachings showed us that God’s Ways are not ways that give in to Human Nature; but to follow the laws that He has given us through not only the Prophets that walked the Earth before Him; but through His Teachings and Life Example, to the point of upholding God’s Laws to the point of death of the earthly body. He knew the Purpose He was born to do; and that is to die for the sake of saving Mankind.
Jesus Christ showed us that any earthly wrath to which Satan can bring unto us on this earth, is NOTHING in comparison to the wrath of God, in following our sinful human nature and forgetting about His Laws of Divine Love. His Divine Love, as we saw in the Garden of Eden provided perfect Harmony between God and all of His Creations. As we fell to Satan’s temptations in the Garden of Eden, we saw the beginning of the dismantling of this harmony. Evil can manipulate human nature. However, Jesus showed us that by focusing on the Father of Creation, we can conquer evil through the strength He gives us through His Unconditional Love. Jesus Christ became the savior of all of Mankind, by knowing the reason why He had to be born, and trusting in God’s Will of His Life, as the Son of God, and following through, by dying on the Cross.
In this season, let us all remember that beyond the presents, traditions of cultures, and even parties, the reason for this season. Jesus Christ stepped down from the Eternal Kingdom to this earth, as the Son of God, to become the Salvation of Mankind.
Merry Christmas Everyone, and a Blessed New Year to Come.
So many yearn to be unconditionally loved in this world. And so many want to guard their own hearts from unconditionally loving others, based on past pain and hurt. These are all things that make us human beings. But what differentiates a “spiritually enlightened human being” and a “regular human being”? Well, very simple. When we finally have come to the conclusion that we were created to love; and the very principle of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, is beyond our human nature. And being guided and strengthened by a Divine Force, which created us. When we understand that the Father of Creation, is LOVE, we will understand that all things that come from Him, are full of love. Why is it beyond our human nature? Well, we were created for it to be a part of our human nature, which can be seen in the initial days of Adam & Eve. Then when Satan introduced temptation and sin, into the Garden of Eden, we see that human nature had changed. This is how evil took its reign on this earth.
However, God had a plan. A plan to restore our human nature, to the greatness that He had originally created for us to be. This plan was to carry out ending evil’s rule on the earth; and to reestablish God’s direct connection to His Most Precious Creations, Man. This plan needed to absorb all sin, that was committed by Man, so that it can be saved from being lost to Evil’s Darkness, forever. God’s Plan was to send His Son, Jesus Christ from Heaven, to live amongst His Creations. To let His Son endure all that His Creations endure, and to show us, as His Creations, that despite all the obstacles, we are eligible for Eternal Life, with the Father of Creation. God loved us so much, UNCONDITIONALLY, that He sent His Son, to take on the punishment that was meant for us, as His Own. The torture that Jesus Christ endured, or what many Christians know as “The Passion”, was meant for Mankind, based on their sin vulnerable, human nature, was taken on behalf of us, by Jesus Christ. So with each time I get frustrated in my path; or get thrown off, I think to myself:
God gave His Son’s Life, to save me from being in Darkness, forever. He loved me that much to tell me through Jesus Christ, that He saw something worthy within me, to enter His Kingdom. Despite my mistakes, despite my flaws, Jesus Christ, the perfection that He was as the Son of God, saw that I was worth dying for. So who am I to give up on my path, when God did not give up on me? Who am I to give up on my path to finding God, when Jesus Christ endured all the torture meant for me, on my behalf?
Jesus Christ was the Ultimate Symbol of Unconditional Love. His Act of Love is one that can be understood by all. He sacrificed His Life for the sake of Mankind. The reason why He was born, was to save Mankind through His Death on the Cross. This is something very important to know and understand about Jesus Christ. He died, to unshackle Mankind from Evil; and to restore God’s direct pathway back with His Children on Earth. So that we will truly have THE CHOICE to choose between following God’s Divine Laws of Love; or not. Like a Lamb being slaughtered, Jesus Christ became that Lamb, willingly, to fulfill His…our Father’s Plan for Him. Is that not UNCONDITIONAL LOVE? Why is that so hard to believe? Is God not our Father? Is that not what a parent would do for their children….to lay down their life for them? Even the animals in the wild understand this. Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, could have chosen the easy route on this earth….but He didn’t. As He walked on this earth, He loved all EQUALLY, despite what walk of life they came from. At the same time, while doing so He never compromised God’s Instructions to Him, as to living a life that is honorable to Him. His lack of straying away, was what demonstrated His Connection to Divinity. His steadfast faith, and unconditional love is what demonstrated His Connection to Divinity. He being able to endure the torture and the death He did for the sake of another, was not something a human being could endure for the sake of another, but only the One that is connected to Divinity, could do.
As we look around the world, we see many Christians who have given up their earthly lives for the sake of not renouncing Jesus Christ. Why do you suppose they did that? It’s because of the Unconditional Love that they saw God demonstrated for them, through His Son, Jesus Christ’s, Torture and Death on the Cross, for their sake. God, though seeing our imperfections, loved us so much as to give us another chance. His Son, died for us. God died for us. We are not to live in the flesh, for Jesus Christ showed us on the Cross, that our earthly flesh is not what is being battled over. It is our souls, which mold our human nature. We have to keep refining ourselves, to get back to the original greatness that we were created to be. And if God says He is not of the world’s ways, but beyond them; that means that whatever may be considered of great value in this world, may not hold the same weight in the Eyes of God. That we need to begin investing the time and effort in perfecting our inner selves; and not so much the outer self. This is a lifelong process, to which I said before in my entry below, that God knows the beginning and end to. Just like Jesus Christ trusted in God’s Will of His Life, we have to do the same.
For Unconditional Love will never be understood by a heart who still values the ways of this world. It could never be fully expressed by a heart that still holds on to the things and parameters of this world. It can only be understood and demonstrated by a heart that has broken away from the ways of this world; and found its connection with Divinity. Once that connection is made, this heart will only know how to love unconditionally, for the sake of honoring the Father of Creation, and Jesus Christ’s Unconditional Love shown at the Cross, in Calvary.
In this day and age, there are many travelling on a spiritual journey. Many trying to seek answers to the things of this world; through a force or source that is not of this world. Essentially I think this all comes down to one common understanding amongst Mankind, that human logic has its limitations. And that there is a Higher Force/Source out there that can provide insight to things within our lives. Yes, the proof that there is Existence in God.
But what is the difference between “spiritual” and being “spirit filled”? I often debated this very principle in my mind. And to be honest, I’m still not quite clear on this. However, there is one thing that I have come to understand for certain is that there is a different in approach and way of thinking. While spiritual thinking emcompasses numerous schools of thought; spirit filled thinking is guided by one certain belief. For me, the conclusion that I have come to is that if one is certain in what they believe in, once can emcompass both. However, for the betterment of Mankind, we have to be mindful of whether we are guided by Divine Thinking, or by that which is not so divine. This is the struggle that Mankind has encountered since Adam & Eve fell to sin, in the Paradise of Eden. A struggle that God is very much aware of. This is the very reason why God’s Graces and Love is so abundant and endless in supply, that He gives us the FREEWILL to choose to seek His Divine Logic. He gives us till the last breath in our earthly bodies to seek and find this, so that not only will be “Spiritual”, but also “Spirit filled“. I think out of the 2, it is most hardest for man to become, “spirit filled”. Being divinely spirit filled, truly does require you to break away from the ways of this world; and to even not give in to human nature (which is vulnerable to sin). God says He is not of the ways of this world; but beyond them. And Jesus has said that “Truth is not seen or heard; but felt…”; which requires us to rely on logic and guidance that is in ways of Love, Peace, and Nonviolence, which all require a strength that is beyond our human nature. If it was within our human nature, the world would not exist in the current condition that it is.
Does anyone every achieve, the balance between the 2? Very few. It is a lifelong journey, to which only the Higher Source, God, can determine if that balance was achieved. However, while we are on our spiritual journeys, we will begin to see a difference in our way of thinking. And such a journey will become the focus of our entire existence. Once this thinking has become engrained in us, and has taken root, it will ben reflected in our everyday actions. What we have to realize is that because this is a lifelong journey, to which God, Himself, determines the beginning and end of it, we will have a constant struggle between falling on and off the path. The most important thing is to get back on. God knows this struggle so much of us, which is why He sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to reestablish the direct pathway that we once had with the Father of Creation, that was originally destroyed by the introduction of sin by Satan, in the Garden of Eden, and with Adam & Eve’s fall to this sin. He wanted us to tap back into His Endless Unconditional Love, to be guided by His Multidimensional Logic, which defies all boundaries that have defined this world. That is why those who have a balance between the two, see what it means when God says His Ways are not of this world, but beyond them. That the ways that truly considered great in the Eyes of God, are quite the contrary to what the world defines as great.
The prime example of this is to see how a little infant or child lives their life. The things that we would consider as the simplest of things in this world, is what brings great joy to a child. They have no fear to love; and at the same time, very sensitive to the pain the world can cause them. Yet at the same time, they quickly move on, to continue on loving. Haven’t you ever seen a child being more amused by the box or wrapping paper that their toy gift, came in? They are often ok playing by themselves; or even playing with others. They are often content “beating to their own drum/tune”; so to speak. God speaks to these pure hearts quite often. Because it has not been jaded by the ways of this world. This is what God means to have “faith like a child”. To reach our fullest potential, spiritually, we must not allow for the ways of this world, to jade our hearts and souls. Otherwise this could block out God, and His Divine Enlightenment in our lives.
Remember, Divine Logic are ways that understand that the creation can never be equivalent to the Creator; and not having the authority to determine which of the Creator’s creations to eliminate or not. A way of NONVIOLENCE. It is a way to which is confident in the spiritual enlightenment one has found, and will have unshaken LOVE and PEACE in such a heart and soul, despite the chaos in the world around them. This lifelong journey is one that God asks for us to be in constant communication with Him. To experience a type of Unconditional Love that fill every void that a human soul could experience by the ways of this world. Such a soul reflects this spiritual balance….and is undeniable by all that come in contact with it.
What does this quote mean to you? Well to me, it means quite a bit. When we believe in a God that says He is not of the world’s ways, but beyond them, this quote clearly demonstrates what God expects of us. In a world, where God’s Existence is slowly disappearing, we begin to reshackle ourselves to the things of this world; to which can be manipulated and controlled by evil. Jesus Christ, upon dying on the Cross, unshackled us from all of this, to give us the freedom of living in the Light of God’s Love, which is devoid of any fear to what the ways of this world can bring upon us, in our earthly life. Jesus Christ showed us through His Own Life, and even in His Death, what is expected to enter the Kingdom of Eternal Life; to break ourselves from the world’s ways to which are in direct violation to God’s Divine Laws of Love, and to stand boldly in them. Jesus showed us that those who choose to take on their Call from the Father of Creation; would need to endure trials and persecution. They will need to take up their daily Cross, to uphold God’s Laws of Divine Love. There simply is no other way, just as St. Rose had said in the quote above.
St. Thomas, in his Gospel, has also said, that Jesus said, “He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom.” So as we get stronger in our faith, and get one step closer in finding God, the Father, the more angry evil gets. And throws more trials and challenges at you, to doubt God’s Goodness and Greatness, and to fall off the path to God, to only reshackle yourself to the world’s ways, which are not of God’s. So we must endure, boldly. In fact, the more we face in this life, we must grow stronger in our faith in God. It is the strength that God can provide, to which we can conquer evil; and to not fear it in any way. The path in finding God and His Way to His Kingdom is not an easy one. In fact if we use our own human strength, we will fall off of it many times. The most wonderful thing about Yahweh is that He knows this of us, and still waits for us to come back to the path. His grace is so abundant, that He gives us till the last breath in our earthly bodies, to do so.
Jesus Christ, showed us that God asks us, as His Creations, to continue on the Path to the Kingdom of Heaven, in a way of Peace, Love, and Nonviolence. We are to love all, and not only those that love us back. To forgive, but to never forget, so that sins will not be repeated. To humble ourselves to every wrong act that we do, because though we may think it can be hidden on this earth; it can not be hidden in the Eyes of God. So repent to God for all that He inspires within your heart, that is a violation to His Divine Laws of Love. Jesus Christ will judge on the intention of the hearts and souls; and not by actions alone. He has said this through out many of His Teachings. A heart rooted in God’s Laws of Divine Love, will always be called back to God, despite how far off they roam from His Path. But to continue on the path, St. Rose….St. Thomas….and even St. John (through his Book of Revelations) has stated that those that follow God’s Path to His Eternal Kingdom, will endure ridicule and persecution….some or even most, may continue on this path, to the point of death of their earthly bodies, to uphold God’s Divine Laws of Love. Did not Jesus Christ show this with His Own Death, of His Earthly Body? To uphold God’s Laws of Divine Love…to take on His Call of becoming the Salvation of Mankind….He died in the earthly sense. A death that surely was not that of nobility; but that of a criminal…of a crime he did not commit. God went to this extent to show through His Son, that the ways that are considered “great” in this world; are not so….in His Kingdom.
We must remember this. A road to God’s Kingdom is travelled by very few. If it was easy, then everyone would choose this path. God tells us through many of His Servants, that His Path does not conform to the world’s ways, but conforms to His Divine Laws of Love. And that it is only through Him, we will become victorious. NOT by our own strength, but God’s alone. So we must endure the trials joyfully, knowing that we are getting evil angry with each step we get closer to God’s Kingdom. “Fear no Evil…….”
As Christians, we often lose sight of what it means to be a “Christian“….or to be a “CHRIST” -ian. In order to keep refining ourselves to what God has required of us to be, to enter His Eternal Kingdom, God sent down His Son, to not only save Mankind from the shackles of evil; but also to show us, what God expects of us in our lives on earth. As human beings, we have this most precious example to look to, of our lives. I like to say that Jesus Christ did not come to the earth to establish a religion; but to establish a way of life for all of Mankind, in accordance to God’s Divine Laws of Love. We all have a calling from God; not just the few. God had determined this, since the time we were conceived in our mother’s wombs. And until we fulfill those callings, God will expect for us to seek these callings from Him; and to follow through with them, while we are on this earth.
The life and teachings of Jesus Christ, had revealed to us so many things. It is so important that we take the time to study both of them, and apply them to our lives. Jesus showed us that God should always be the first and last thought in our minds, with each day we live. So that we can remain focused on His Existence and Love, in our earthly lives. This is how God and His Ways of Love get more engrained and rooted within our hearts. And even in our moments of weakness, we will understand how merciful the Father of Creation is, as long as we keep Him as a focus in our lives to the point that we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, and repent to God for the wrongs we commit. Because in the end, this is what will determine our entrance into God’s Eternal Kingdom; or not. God knows since the time Mankind committed its first sin, in the Garden of Eden, that we were very vulnerable to committing them over and over again. However, out of His Love for us, God’s Forgiveness and Grace are endless. He gives us till the last breath in our human bodies to try to repent and make things right with Him. However, once that last breath is taken, our time to make things right with Him, is up.
Jesus showed us that God can provide hope, despite the earthly circumstances in our lives. That God is beyond the ways of this earth; and that we should not value the ways of this earth, if we want to enter the Eternal Kingdom of the Almighty Father. We honor His Ways with all that we are, and know. Jesus showed us to defend God’s Laws of Divine Love, to the point of death of the earthly body. Jesus showed us that the earthly body is just a vessel; not the eternal soul that enters the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus showed us that upholding God’s Will and Purpose of our lives is what trumps ALL things of this earth. This is the most powerful weapon we have, to combat evil.
God judges on the intentions of the heart and souls of a person. Not solely by our actions. What separates those who enter the Kingdom, and those who don’t? The love for God one has in their hearts. The type of love that loves beyond the human body and mind. A love that has the strength to illuminate any path that it encounters. Such love, Jesus Christ showed us, comes through a unshaken faith in the Father of Creation. Jesus Christ showed us, through His Own Death and torture, that those rooted in God’s Love, endured such earthly suffering, and isolation….because they set their own earthly ways aside, and took on God’s Calling of them. To many, such warriors of God’s Divine Love, may appear as all alone, and poor. But these are the people who realized that God is beyond the ways of this world; and that His Ways are not of this world. These people have realized that the ways of this earth have pricetags that are determined on this earth; while God’s Ways are priceless, and could never be mimicked or bought.
Jesus showed us through His Life, that once a Child of God, has sought out their life purpose, that God’s Call of them, will become the center focus of their life and heart. When God is first and foremost, we realize the Truth behind the Power of His Love, and will not fear anything of this world; but only fear of disappointing the Father who endlessly showers His Love on us.
So put God, first and foremost in your life…..and see what His Purpose is of your life.
“So those who are last will be first, and those who are first will be last.”-Matthew 20:16 (PART II)
You see, when we focus on attaining the things of this world, we are not putting God first in our life. God clearly says that He is not of the world’s ways. When we focus on attaining the things of this world, no matter the reason, this is an opening for evil to grab a foothold into our life, to reshackle us to it. Jesus Christ endured all that He did, to unshackle us from evil. Yeshuay unshackled us from that sin committed in the Garden of Eden, upon His Death on the Cross, for ALL OF MANKIND. This is why Jesus said, “Give up everything, and follow me.” As the Son of God, He knew what God wants of our lives, in order to be able to enter back into the Eternal Paradise. And we have to separate ourselves from the ways of this world, because they are not from God. This understanding or enlightenment can be seen in others who did not practice Christianity. Lets have a further look at this.
Those who have claimed to be enlightened by a divine source, also demonstrated a life to which is similar to what Jesus Christ preached, which is a life, that is devoid of the worldly things, and to become humbled in knowing with each day that we live, we are in the very Presence of the Omnipresent Father of Creation. If we look at the lives of the Dalai Lama, Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Sai Baba, etc. (to name a few) they all lead lives that are devoid of the world’s riches and ways, in ways of love, peace, and nonviolence. And their path to seeking Divinity‘s Ways of Life, were the focus of their lives. Yes…nonviolence is very important in Divinity’s Laws of Life and Love. Why? Only the Creator has the right or jurisdiction, to create or destroy the creations. The creation does not have that jurisdiction to do that. This is why Jesus Christ said, in His Sermon on the Mount, “That I have come here to tell you, instead of “eye for an eye”, that you must “turn the other cheek.” When Jesus Christ was being taken away from the Garden of Gesthemane, the night before He was being crucified, by the Roman soldiers, St. Peter, took his sword to defend Jesus Christ from a soldier, and chopped off one of his ears. Jesus scolded him, and condemned for doing such a thing, and healed the soldier of the wound. Violence by any means justified in the wordly sense, is not justified by Divinty.
God sees how far His Beloved Creations have come from the original greatness that He created for them to be. But He says, that those who have truly found Divine Enlightenment, will understand His Ways. Will understand the true value of the worldly ways. This is why Jesus said, “So those who are last will be first, and those who are first will be last.” -Matthew 20:16. Because God knows, just as His Son, Jesus Christ endured persecution and ridicule, since the time of His Birth on the earth; that evil will make sure that God’s Divine Laws of Love will be forgotten or never known by the many. But those who do know of it, and have found its true meaning, will not be accepted by the world. In fact, by the world’s parameters, they will be the “last”….they will be the “ridiculed” or least understood. Will not be “accepted” or “suppressed for the truth that they know”. But what Jesus demonstrated on the Cross was, that eventhough He was considered last on this earth….He is first in the Kingdom of Heaven, in God’s Eternal Paradise. That the ways of this world is not what defined Him, but the ways of the Divine Father of Creation. In this, with His SELFLESS SACRIFICIAL act of dying as the salvation for all of Mankind, from evil…He showed that Evil’s ways are temporary. And that God’s Wrath, is permanent.
This very verse is stated in so many ways, and words by Jesus Christ. These are such powerful words, and often are overlooked by many who profess Love and Peace, as their philosophy. Those who have truly come to adopt Love and Peace, as their ways of life, will understand what God meant, when Jesus Christ ministered these very words to those He encountered. He also demonstrated this through His Own Earthly Life, as the Son of God.
God does say that He is not of the world’s ways, but beyond them. He does not define Himself, by what His Creations determine as being “good” or “bad”. He, as the Creator, determines the parameters and the definition of what is “good” and “bad”. And those who are in tune with the Father of Creation, will also be guided to His definitions of what is good and bad. Just look at how a child is so confident in knowing what is right and wrong. Things are black and white to them. As the days go by, I sincerely believe that this is how we, as Man, were originally created to be…to know of what is right and wrong. The “gray” area was created by Evil. Evil’s biggest tools are confusion and chaos. God, as the Creator, always provides confidence and certainty. And this is what children display in their knowledge of knowing what is right and wrong. Has the world evolved to such a state, where we, as Man, are now confused, as to what is “right” and “wrong”, according to what God created for this world to be? As seen and described from the times of Adam & Eve, before Satan brought sin to the Garden of Eden, our world was created so that there was a Utopia, and perfect harmony. The world today evolved to its present state….why? Disharmony was introduced into Eden, upon sin being introduced…is the disharmony today, an extension of the 7 mortal sins of greed, gluttony, lust, pride, sloth, envy, and wrath ? Only God can tell us this, when the His Time comes to rule again on this earth. But God, as the Father of Creation; and Jesus Christ, as His Son, make it very clear that this world’s ways are not of the ways of Divinity…Let’s see how this is demonstrated…..
Let us begin with the Life Example, that the Father of Creation, has demonstrated through His Son, Jesus Christ. As the King of all Kings, and being one of the key members of the Most High Court, Jesus Christ did not live as an earthly king, while roaming the earth. In fact this is how He lived:
1. He was immaculately conceived to an unwed mother. Recent findings say, that Mary was even as young as 12 years old, at the time of conception of the Holy Spirit.
2. He was adopted by Joseph, who became Jesus’ earthly father. Joseph understood Mary’s Mission and his, by taking on such a role.
3. Jesus Christ was not born in a hospital, or in the home of his mother by nursemaids. Because word of the “King of Kings” birth was spreading like wildfire, He was being hunted to be killed. As a result, Joseph and Mary had to flee, and during their journey, Mary had to give birth to Jesus Christ in a barn, where He laid in a Manger, where cows ate their slop and food.
4. He lived humbly learning the trade of His adoptive father, Joseph, carpentry. He did not have a palace…or wear silks. He lived a humble life of the cloth that his mother spun for Him.
5. He roamed from town to town, to share God’s Gospel. He was the Shepard of God’s Lost Children. God, as His Father, guided Him, and always provided SUFFICIENT amounts of thing, in order to live from day to day.
6. He died the death sentence of a criminal. He did not die in what would be considered noble or royal.
7. And even when His Earthly Body was laid to rest, it was not in a royal ceremony; or mausoleum; but in a tomb made of stone.
God went to this extent, to demonstrate through the life and death of His Son, how much earthly definition and parameters did not mean anything to Him, who sits in Heaven. In fact the worldly parameters are not needed to live a life that is pleasing to God, the Father. God has even said, through the teaching of Jesus Christ, that it is not only enough to follow the commandments that have been laid out. We must believe in them so much, as to live it, from day to day. That those that encounter a believer in God’s Love, will feel it so much, as to want to change from their old ways, to those ways that are pleasing to God. Jesus has said this very thing to the rich man that asked him this very thing. Jesus said, “Give up your riches, and follow me.” What did Jesus mean by this? He meant, that God is first in all. And if you believe that God is first, you will believe that He will always provide in sufficient amounts, just as He did for Jesus Christ. Because according the world He first created for Mankind, in the Garden of Eden, we did not need money or power. Man and nature lived in harmony with one another.
(PART II TO COME…)
In life, we can witness to the fact that not one life is the exact same. Sure, there may be similarities, but not the same. We all come into circumstances and worlds, to which God has given us, based on the Purpose He had made us for, at the moment we were conceived in our mother’s wombs. God also gave us freewill to choose how we will deal with those circumstances.
In the Garden of Eden, Evil bulldozed its existence into the lives of Mankind, through its temptation to Adam & Eve. And when they chose to follow temptation, instead of resisting it; that is when our battle of choosing between good and evil, began. And this battle will continue till the last breath in our earthly bodies. The challenges and trials we face in life, serve many different purposes. And it is the perspective to which we view these trials and challenges, to which will allow for the power of the Divine Holy Father to enter within our lives. We keep wanting to restrict ourselves by the parameters of this world. The reality is that we were created to be spiritual beings, to be connected to the God who says, “He is not of the world’s ways, but beyond them.” And to not reshackle ourselves back with Evil; by restricting ourselves to the ways of this world, which are currently be dominated by Evil. Evil wants to restrict you to what you see and hear with the human eyes and ears; but God wants you to use what you see and hear with the human eyes and ears; and enhance it with the foundation of faith, that He put within all of us, upon the time we were conceived in our mother’s womb. We are always connected to God, we have the choice of tapping into that connection or not.
God doesn’t give up that easily. He has given us chances over and over again. What we have to realize is that God, Jehovah, Yahweh…..He loves us so much that He just literally sits there, and waits…and waits…for us to just talk to Him. While He talks to us everyday! How you ask? Well, let’s take a look:
1. He lets you wake up to another day to live.
2. Through the words or actions of love, of a child. Or for their very existence in your life.
3. Through the loving words of a parent.
4. Providing a roof over you head, food on your table, and clothes on your back.
5. Did someone let you go ahead of them in the shopping line?
6. Through the innocent gaze of a pet.
7. By the beautiful trees and flowers in nature.
8. With the birds chirping in the sky.
These are just a few things, out of the MANY that He tries to talk to us. But I think where He gets our attention the most is when we feel that the ways of this world, or the logic that we have within ourselves, fail us, in situations that seem to defy them; or have no solution in the earthly sense. But with a God who says He is beyond the world’s ways by our side, we can overcome! Maybe not in the way we intended or thought of…but while we endure, He gives us His Strength, to get through…and before we know it, it is over, and we look back to see what we overcame.
What we fail to realize is God created every inch, molecule, cell within us. He knows out of anyone, what we are capable of, and what we are not capable of. He knows our strengths, just as much as our weaknesses.God always provides what the world can not. He provides what we need in sufficient amounts, in the forms we need, to carry out His Purpose for our lives. We just have to trust in that. He knows the strength that we are capable of handling, better than we know ourselves.
What we fail to realize is that our earthly struggles are not the REAL struggles we are facing from day to day. It is the spiritual battle that we face from day to day. The earthly struggles are “the face” to the spiritual battle. As Man, we have tried to reason, intellectualize, and even rationalize Manmade solutions, to problems in humanity, that are driven by spiritual forces.
Through the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, God showed us what is needed to be done, in order to conquer evil, and to enter His Eternal Kingdom of Paradise. Jesus Christ, as the Son of God…showed us that it does not require earthly measures to serve the Father of Creation, but just being faithful in the everyday things to Him. It is the path we take that matters to God, not the end result alone. The faithfulness in the daily things, is where the healing begins, from the daily battles.
God knows our strength, but we have to make the choice to rely on Him to provide it for us. He knows what we have within ourselves better than we know ourselves. We just have to trust enough, for God’s Will to be fulfilled through us. Through God, we are capable of possessing such powerful strength, that can defy people who shackle themselves to the ways of this world; to the ways of evil. That is the Power of God’s Unconditional Love….a strength, that He has put within all of us, if we just decide to choose with our freewill, rely on Him.
Think about every time you had a “gut feeling“, with a particular situation that you were trying to make a decision. Did you follow your gut feeling? Or did you go against it based on rationalizing and intellectualizing the direction towards which your gut was telling you to go? Now think about how many times was it wrong?
When I think of the questions above, I had come to the conclusion that you see with the title of this entry. As I look back on various scenarios and situations in my life, I see that about 99.99999999999% of the time, my gut feelings were CORRECT. Have I always followed them….. NO! This is where “knowledge” can cripple us in following God‘s Will of our lives. Does God’s Divine Logic follow the ways of this world? Does it stay within the boundaries of Human Logic? When has the creation known more or just as much as the Creator? And how does one know that the logic and knowledge that was used to rationalize or intellectualize the gut feeling, was guided from a Divine Source, or from somewhere else? These are all valid things to consider.
However, when one has a relationship with the Creator, that gut feeling that you receive is more in tune with the Will of God. One of the hardest things for any human being to do is to give in to listening to God’s Call or Will of one’s life. It requires, completely letting go, and letting God to take over and steer your life path. How many of us can let go of the reigns of our lives, to an Unseen God? We often like to see, hear, and feel evidence and proof for what we say and do, on this earth. But being able to do this, is where true strength lies, and God’s Rewards in doing so, will surpass anything that this world can offer. No matter how many times, we as human beings THINK we are steering our own life paths, or destinies, in the end, it is GOD’s WILL of our lives, of this earth, that is ultimately done, based on how we used the freewill he has given us. God truly is an omnipresent being. I have seen evidence of this throughout my life. He also does say that HIS WAYS do not conform to the world’s ways; but ways that are more Divine, and beyond what this world can rationalize and intellectualize.
So how do we tackle the “letting go, and leaving it up to God” situation? Think about it, with anyone that we trust, we so easily entrust our lives, and even in some cases, family to, right? So if we claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, as the Son of God; or for that matter, being God’s Children, should we not do the same, with God? Even in the “Lord’s Prayer“, explained by Jesus Christ as the only prayer needed in one’s life, that explains it ALL , He states within it, “Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done….on earth, as it is in Heaven.” Just analyze this for a moment. These are such powerful words. This is why it is so important to communication with the Father of Creation, everyday. From the first thought of when you wake up each day, to the last thought of when you go to sleep. So that He can guide you for “His Will to be done”. It takes immense strength to give in to God’s Will. It requires to risk giving up all human logic, to follow a Divine Logic, which does not bound itself the earthly realm. It does not require magic or special power to do so. Because we were all created by God, it is innately within all of us. God sees each one of us, equal in His Eyes, giving us different Purposes and life circumstances to achieve, His Will of our lives. But nonetheless, because we are all equal in His Eyes, He has given us all FREEWILL. And with this gift, that He has only given MANKIND, out of all of HIs Creations, we are to tap into His Connection within us, that was innately put in at the time we were conceived in our mother’s wombs; or not to. But does this necessarily equate to having earthly successful lives? As Mother Teresa has once said, “God didn’t call us to be successful; but to be faithful. The fighter, like our Master (Jesus Christ), is pierced and full of pain. He, like Paul, may be bound and beaten, but he remains.” God says, and provides evidence through the Life of Jesus Christ, His Son, and many of the Prophets that He has sent, that HIS WAYS DO NOT CONFORM TO THE WAYS OF THIS WORLD. So why would His Rewards and Blessings conform to the ways of this world? The “blessings” we see; or the earthly rewards we view on our lives, are the life circumstances given to you as God’s Will of your life. At the same time, the trials we face, and the challenges we face, are a part of refining our faith, and bringing us back to our Will for our lives, by God. We have proven over and over again, as human beings that we stray away from God, especially when things seem to be going “right” in the earthly sense. So this is when God’s People may face certain challenges or trials to be reminded of God’s Existence. We always have the CHOICE TO USE OUR FREEWILL TO CHOOSE whether we listen for God’s solution for the situation, or to Evil’s Ways. This will be a lifelong journey.
So coming back to the Title of this entry.
I’m sure all of us would agree that our gut feelings were right 9 out of 10 times, right? Are these gut feelings based on earthly evidence or just a feeling inside? In fact the very reason that many do not follow their gut instincts, is because the option to which it is pointing to, is often beyond logic of the circumstances, right? GOD SAYS HE IS BEYOND THE WORLD’s WAYS; and that HIS WILL IS ALWAYS DONE. So to follow God’s Will of our lives, we must be in tune with God. What does this require? A daily communication with God. And even what does this require? It doesn’t require ceremonies or anything per say. It just requires you to remain in His Holy Words in the Holy Books. Spending time to listen for His Guidance in what He revealed to us in them. And even to at least 1 or 2 minutes, in complete concentration in talking with Him. That’s what it requires.