If you notice, all of these have one thing in common…and that is self fulfillment. It’s all about satisfying the “ME Complex”. Self Love….the world revolving around them. Evil in many cases, repeats whatever that it has done in history. It never comes up with anything new. That is what World History, and Religious History, show us. Everything happens in cycles. Hence my title, “The Devil can only be a Parrot…”. What does a Parrot do? It repeats anything that they hear. In fact, people think that Evil has always shown its ugly head. Most cases, it has not. It has gone as far as to scheme and plot to take down God‘s People, one by one. Evil knows how to mimick God’s People. Become a Parrot and regurgitate what God’s People speak about….but the difference is the following:
1. Their everyday life actions will be the OPPOSITE of what God’s professes…or the words that they mimick from God’s People.
2. Their worlds are evolving around SELF LOVE…which has no understanding of loving without condition. In fact, they will ask for you to love them without condition…while they put conditions on you.
Some phrases that SELF LOVE has said:
a) “You have to love me for me…..if you don’t; then it’s over.”
b) “This is my life, and I will live it my way.”
c) “You would do this if you love me…”
d) “Don’t judge me….”
In most cases evil does not want their faults to be pointed out. But they feel so freely to point out the fault in others. They want them to hidden…they do not want their cover to be blown! As to demonstrating any good behavior…they only know how to mimick “sincerity”…and words of Love. How can you tell the difference? Evil realizes that God has created everyone and everything. So God’s Truth will trigger whatever He has innately put in all. Evil tries to counter that my cotinuously providing their evil stimulus…..bombarding you with their presence. So that you begin to get attached…and eventually (because they can mimick “goodness”) get under their fold. Just look at music today…what about the media? Look at the values of today and yesteryear…..how many people stop and help someone in the street?
What evil underestimates is that the resilience of the human heart….and its attachment to God. That is the natural defense mechanism God has put within all of us. God’s people will eventually break out of the “trance” of evil, and be brought around back to God’s Camp. That is what Jesus means by “Come as you are…” God will forgive all your past wrongs, as long as you confess all and leave them at His Door. It does not mean, as evil profess, to NOT CHANGE FROM YOUR OLD WAYS…and TO BE LOVED AS YOU ARE. When you believe wholeheartedly in a God that is beyond the world’s ways, you begin to serve Him in the same exact way. Those who have made Revolutionary Changes in Mankind, through Ways of Love; did it in ways that are unconventional to the way sof this world. And the changes that they made for the betterment of Mankind were PERMANENT. Accomplishments made with the aid of Evil….were all TEMPORARY.
God’s Truth can not be denied even by evil. The conviction of the God’s Truth, that is rooted in the heart and soul…will feel and discern the Deception of Evil…even the mimicking, parrotlike nature of evil. They do not know any other way of being “good”. They can only imitate goodness…but there is one thing that can not be imitated….TRUTH. Such a heart will combat this evil, by blowing its cover….by using the knowledge of the Gospels. Evil can not combat such TRUTH.
So put on the ARMOR OF GOD…become strong in your faith in God…..and be ready for the Parrots of Evil! 🙂