My Spiritual Mentor and I had a conversation that was a much needed reminder. It is funny how God makes sure that we hear a message that He wants us to hear, as those who choose to follow the Path towards His Kingdom. With the nudgings of the Holy Spirit we are reminded of God’s Divine Laws of Love, and how those of us who are called to the Path are required to take the “narrow path”.
The Narrow Path requires us to walk through the fire. It requires us to be in earthly circumstances that are uncomfortable. It wil.l also require for us to be put into the paths of those that will mock us, ridicule us, insult us to the point of even demeaning us, but it does not matter. If it is a God given circumstance, then we are required to go through it. However, asking God for the strength to overcome and bear those crosses. It could be for a moment’s time, or for decades at a time. We, as God’s Children, are required to undergo the Refiner’s Fire, in order to rid ourselves of the sinful human nature, and to return back to the greatness that God created for humanity to be, as His Most Prized Creations.
God has given Satan and his evil dominion over this realm. READ THIS AGAIN. Satan was GIVEN authority of the earth by God, the Father of Creation. Satan can not do whatever he wants without God’s Permission. He can not do anything on his own. Just look at the Scriptures. Look at the story of the Prophet Job, and even Jesus Christ’s temptation in the wilderness. We should always be aware that God, the Father of Creation has His Hand over everything that happens to His Creations. So in essence, yes, He does allow for evil to exist, in order to see who will CHOOSE to follow His Divine Laws of Love, and who will not.
You see God, the Father, is so pure, He can not stand one bit of rebellion or impurity in His sight. He gives us the opportunity to change until our very last breath on this earth, to make the changes of heart, mind, body, and soul. We are born as sinners. This is the realization that we have to make. As a result, it is more natural for us to rebel against God, and His Divine Laws of Love, rather than to conform to them. It is more natural for us to be evil, than to be good. However, those of us that decide to walk the path towards the Eternal Kingdom, fight the battle everyday, to go against what naturally comes to us, and that is to violate the Divine Laws of Love, for the sake of animalistic survival in a world that was given dominion to evil and its ways. It was done in order to separate the weeds from the crops…..the good out of the evil. But God, loves Humanity so much as to give the opportunity to fix ourselves….to recognize His Love for us….to become convicted of this love, to the point of death of our earthly bodies to show that we believe in His Divine Laws of Love.
We must devoid ourselves of all pride. Afterall, this is what made God, the Father of Creation, kick out Lucifer (who later became Satan out of his revenge towards God, the Father of Creation, for doing so) and 1/3 of the army of angels from His Throne Room. Pride, it is the hardest sin to get rid of for some reason. I guess that shows me how prone we are to evil, and its ways. That is how much Satan and his demons have tried to confuse us a Humanity as to what are the ways of God, the Father of Creation, and what ways are not.
Nonetheless, Jesus Christ has said, “Seek, and you shall find.” It through faithful seeking, even during moments of trials, that God reads the innermost intentions of the mind, body, and soul of someone, to see if they are worthy to be given the gift of faith, and have worthy enough ground for the Holy Spirit to dwell. These are not things that can be earned….it is whether God, the Father, sees something in us, that is worthy of Him. His Ways do not conform to the ways of this world, therefore, only HE can SEE this; not anyone else.
However, we must also know that because Lucifer (who is now Satan) and his fellow fallen ones, were forever kicked out of the Throne Room of God, the Father of Creation, he will stop at nothing in order to keep you out of the Throne, with him. Since Satan is given dominion over the earth, he can control whatever the 5 senses can see, hear, smell, taste, and touch with the human body. That is why God, asks of us as to how strong our faith in Him is. Are we truly willing to take on the the life that our Savior Jesus Christ gave us as an Example to follow, to the point of death to the human body. And for whomever God sees potential in to follow the path to His Eternal Kingdom, He tests…..He refines.
We have to give in to the Holy Spirit, and God’s Will. As Christ has taught us in the Lord’s Prayer, we must wholeheartedly believe in the verse, “Thy Kingdom Come….Thy Will Be Done…..On Earth, as it is in Heaven.” It is about living God’s Divine Laws of Love, which are the ways of Heaven, on Earth. This is the Will of God, the Father, and His Kingdom.
This is why God, the Father states that many may be called, but few will enter. This is why God, the Father states that pathway is narrow, and few will travel it. The path is not easy, and if it was then more people, if not everyone will travel it. We have to love God, and His Divine Laws of Love that much, to the point of dying for them. This is what Jesus Christ showed us through His Life, and Death on the Cross. Christ was persecuted since the time He was conceived in Mary’s Womb, convicted of a crime that He did not commit, and died the death sentence of a criminal. He lived as a pauper while he roamed around, without a dime to his name, or a home to lay His Head. We must not concern ourselves by those who do ill will to us, but we must put more focus on those things that concern us with the Divine Laws of Love. This was God’s Will of His Earthly Life, as the Son of God. We too, must follow follow God’s Will to the point of no matter what the earthly circumstances may dictate, we have to endure till our last breath.