If you do not having challenges during your spiritual journey,then you must readjust your path: “Take Up Your Cross, and Follow Me.”-Jesus Christ

 

The faithful in God, the Father of Creation, has to undergo what Jesus Christ has commanded, and that is to “to take up your Cross, and follow Me.” If we look at the many Prophets that walked before us, they all underwent earthly suffering and trials. Why? Because God, says His Ways are not of the world’s but are beyond them. And if He says that His Divine Laws of Love are not of the ways of this world, then that means we, as followers of the Divine Laws of Love, and His Son, Jesus Christ, we will have to go against the grain of this world, in order to enter the gates of the Eternal Kingdom. This is something pretty hard to swallow, I know. However, we must consider, if Jesus Christ was not exempt from the world’s ways, the trials, anguish, and tribulations, who are we to be exempt from them? Are we any better than the Son of God, the Father of Creation? Are we any better than the many great Prophets that walked before us, dedicating their lives in service to God, the Father of Creation?

This is what Jesus Christ meant, to take up your Cross and follow me. 

As followers of the Divine Laws of Love, which are the ways of the Eternal Kingdom, we will having to endure anguish, trials, and tribulations. Ever since rebellion against the Father of Creation was created between humanity and Him, we will be in that constant battle between what was originally meant to be ours (as a part of humanity) and what evil wants us to be distracted with, which is being away from God, the Father of Creation. The trials and anguish are the tools that evil tries to use to bring you away from God, even to the point of hating Him. Evil wants to portray its “easy, happy, earthly rich and powerful, rebellious ways” as the most ideal, in order to distract humanity away from the Eternal Kingdom. We, as humanity were never meant to live the way we are living today. That is not how God, had originally created for humanity to be. The trials and anguish is what evil uses to take humanity away from God. It is through the trials and anguish that we turn to God, the Father of Creation, and defeat satan and his demons, as well as their rebellious ways. Hardships, anguish, and trials is what puts God’s Faithful through the “Refiner’s Fire” to break them away from the world’s ways to which He says His Ways are not a part of. Ever since the first sin of humanity was committed in the Garden of Eden, humanity has been chained to the ways of this world, which belongs to evil and its ways. Jesus Christ, as He did when He roamed this Earth, stated for us to, “Take up your Cross, and follow me.” However, we must unchain ourselves from the ways of this world, in order to be found worthy to enter the pure gates of Heaven.

God, the Father, does not force his ways on us, they way evil does. He wants us to CHOOSE Him. He wants us to see that He love us, because He never gave up on us as His Children….His most prized creations. Despite the rebellion of humanity, He still sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to give humanity another chance at the Eternal Paradise This is what angers satan and his demons. They were thrown out, and not given another chance; while humanity was given another chance through Jesus Christ, His Son. God, does not leave us, it is a matter of acknowledging His Presences within our lives. It is truly as simple as that. But we must understand that not all earthly triumphs are not in conformance to God’s ideals. We must understand that not all of what is considered, “good” is in conformance to God’s Ideals, and in conformance to those within His Eternal Kingdom. Not all that is considered beautiful is not in accordance to the beauty in the Eternal Paradise.  As a Father, He loves His Children. Evil was to convince us of the opposite. He loves us to the point of knowing our potential, of knowing of the greatness He knows He created for us to be. We must have confidence of this, even through the trials, anguish, and hardships that we face on this earth.

This is what Jesus Christ showed us through His Life and Death on the Cross. Since the time of His Birth on this Earth, Jesus Christ was persecuted. Since the time He began His Ministry, He faced opposition, despite knowing who He was, and knowing that He was correct, despite the earthly people that were chained to the earth’s ways, were trying to dictate to Him, as to how He should believe and live. He bowed down in service to sinners, outcasts of this world, poor, and criminals, even though He was a Member of the Most High Court. Just like us, He too underwent the temptations of satan, while He roamed this earth…By facing satan and his demons, by turning to God, with each of these things, more and more trials and anguish were thrown at him, by satan and his demons. To the point of being convicted of a crime He did not commit, received the sentence for it, which brought death to His Earthly self. Jesus Christ still turned to God, the Father, despite all of this. God went to the extent of saying that His Ways are not of the world’s ways but are beyond them by showing us through the earthly life and death on this earth. He did not give Jesus Christ, an earthly rich life, free of earthly trials and hardships. In fact, He gave Him some of the toughest trials to endure, to show us that He was still with Him, just like He will still be with us in all. He loved us to give us the opportunity to choose the greatness that He had originally created Humanity to be.

We must have that confidence that God, loves us. Our triumphs are because of Him….our trials are with His Permission, in order for us to unshackle ourselves to what evil wants us to be shackled to….its ways, so that we will never know of the greatness that God, the Father of Creation, had originally created humanity to be. But we are called to endure trials. If we are not enduring trials, then it is when we should consider, is there a storm coming, or are we really focusing on our Eternal Paths. Spiritual journeys are filled with trials and hardships, in order to refine ourselves back to the original greatness that we were created to be. This is were true love between God the Father and His Children will develop.

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