Once we have chosen to walk the path towards the Eternal Kingdom, we are required to constantly refine ourselves, and unshackle ourselves in ways that violate the Divine Laws of Love (which consist of ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy). This requires a constant, regular fellowship with God, the Father of Creation; who will allow for the Holy Spirit to guide us to the ways of the Eternal Kingdom, which follow the Divine Laws of Love.
This refinement process is what Jesus Christ has referred to in His Parables as the “Refiner’s Fire”. And one prime example of this is that of a Diamond. While diamonds are one of the most treasured gems that we desire on this earth, we often forget the rough appearance it has in nature, and the refining process it has to go through in order to become that gem, that is so desired. Because God, the Father of Creation, has stated that the ways to His Eternal Kingdom do not conform to the ways of this world, but are beyond them, in order for us to advance one step closer in our paths towards to the Eternal Kingdom, we must unshackle ourselves from the definitions of what the world values and desires, which are earthly in origin, and not Divine in origin (things that conform to the Divine Laws of Love).Since we are born into this world, and with the sinful human nature that was created by Satan introducing sin and rebellion against God, in the Garden of Eden, with Adam and Eve, we see that our natural tendency is to sin and rebel against God. We are born that way. So within our paths, that is what we are refining, to use God’s Strength, to unshackle ourselves from this sinful human nature, that has no room in God’s Eternal Kingdom, because such a nature constantly violates the Divine Laws of Love, that rule the Eternal Kingdom.
We must understand that in a world that is ruled by a being that wants to keep us out of the Eternal Kingdom, which was not our original final destination, it will try to do everything and anything to achieve this. There is one simple reason for this, because this being could never have that same opportunity to dwell in the Presence of God, and His Eternal Kingdom, ever again. Therefore, to break away from the ways of this world, that does not value the Divine Laws of Love, we will have to go against the grain of world, just as Jesus Christ, and many that took His Life as their example as to how to lead a life that is bound towards the Eternal Kingdom, showed us. We will encounter trials and hardships. Earthly success is not equivalent to Eternity’s success. It is through these trials and struggles that we do not get comfortable in our paths, and break away from the ways of this world…physically….to rejoin and reevaluate our place in our paths towards the Eternal Kingdom. The toughest of trials are given to those that are closer on their paths towards the Eternal Kingdom…because Satan and his demons see the advancement within the paths of such people towards the Eternal Kingdom…which only angers him. However, God has the confidence in such people that they will uphold His Divine Laws of Love, at all costs, and will not let Him down. If Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, was not exempt from earthly trials and hardships, what makes us think that we will be? If Jesus Christ led a life of simplicity and not valuing the things of this world, or making them define Him and His Success in His Earthly Life…then what makes us think that our earthly prosperity is what defines our success in God? We must remember that earthly success does not equate to Divine success.
We are to realize that once we chose to follow the path to the Eternal Kingdom, we are required to constantly reevaluate our lives, and spiritual journeys. We are to question when we get too comfortable in our lives, where we forget the origins of our comfort…the Almighty God. What evil wants is for humanity to forget he Existence of God, the Father of Creation. So the minute we get too comfortable, and forget that it is only because of God, the Father of Creation that we are able to breathe, eat, and even live from day to day….and we want credit for the successes in our lives for ourselves, then evil has won. Because the Divine Laws of Love are not about the SELF….but are about putting others before yourself…being SELFLESS. It is not about what you can gain….it is about what can others gain from you, with what God has given you. It is about giving…to the point it hurts.
With one’s loyalty to the Path to the Eternal Kingdom, by abiding in the Divine Laws of Love, God will allow for entrance into it. He will also allow for the Holy Spirit to dwell in such souls anchored in His Divine Laws of Love, which is what He showed Humanity through the Life and Death of Jesus Christ, as He roamed this Earth. And the Holy Spirit presence is only given to those that have seen and touched the face of God, through the testimony of such trials and hardships, to which they sought out God’s Wisdom, to deal with them, in the earthly sense….and with this presence of the Holy Spirit, within such a soul….God will help to discern the deception of evil.
So it is important to evaluate, and see if you are getting too comfortable in your spiritual paths…if you are…that means you are not progressing in your path towards the Eternal Kingdom…you are not threatening Satan and his demons…in fact they are getting quite comfortable with how comfortable that you are with your life on the earth, as well. BEWARE!