We must always keep in mind that we are spiritual beings, and because we are, it is pertinent to keep in close fellowship and communication with the Father of Creation, God Almighty. This is the very reason that we must become stronger in our faith, and become stronger as Prayer Warriors in Christ Jesus. In this season is when we remember the whole Commission of Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God, the Father of Creation. He was God, born in the earthly flesh, in order to die, as the Sacrificial Lamb for the sake of saving Humanity. You see once Satan introduced the very idea of rebelling against God, in making Man to think that they can know as much as the Creator, to elevate themselves to the same level as He, or even plant the seed of doubt that the Creator can be prone to error…Humanity strayed away from the original greatness that it was meant to be. The direct communication that Adam and Eve had with God, the Father of Creation was destroyed upon Adam and Eve accepting Satan’s proposition. Jesus Christ, as the only Begotten Son of God, had to come in the flesh, in order to become the blood covering over the souls of humanity, to protect it.
Once one has understood what the Purpose of Jesus Christ and His Life is…then His Teachings will be very clear…”turning the other cheek”, though hard to do…will become a duty of the soul guided by the Holy Spirit. “Giving till it hurts” or “Giving up all riches to follow Him”…will become clear in the understanding of when He stated that “God says His Ways are not of this world, but are beyond them.” We will have the conviction of the “Comforter” with the individual trials that we face in our lives, and the testimonies through which God, the Father of Creation gives us through them, as a testimony of Him showing His Presence to us during these times; and how Jesus Christ’s Unconditional Love was shown on the Cross, at Calvary; that God’s Forgiveness is endless, giving us the chance to give up all earthly pride to repent of our sinful human nature and its flaws that rebelled against His Divine Laws of Love…to the point of giving us till our last breath within these earthly bodies, to purify the souls within.
Evil will try everything and anything to throw people off of the track of finding the path to the Eternal Kingdom, and discovering the meaning of the Divine Laws of Love. Why you may ask? Because evil knows once a soul discovers their meanings, and the Unconditional Love of God, the Father of Creation, that such souls will never fall for its deception, and will enter into the Eternal Kingdom, a place where Satan and its demons are no longer allowed to enter, and to experience that very same Unconditional Love and Bliss that can be experienced at the very Throne Room of God, the Father of Creation. And because of this, evil will try to get away as many souls as it can, away from God, the Father of Creation, as it to prove Him wrong for loving Humanity so unconditionally…and to never allow for Humanity to enter and experience what it can never experience for itself again.
How will evil prevent those that are bound on to the path? BY TRYING TO GET THE FIGHT OUT THOSE SOULS THAT GOD, THE FATHER OF CREATION HAS RECOGNIZED, THAT ARE BOUND TO HIS ETERNAL KINGDOM. This is done by manipulating the human 5 senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching. Evil will use the weaknesses of people to enhance the manipulations…whether it be grudges, fears, hates, anger, sadness, depression, dislikes of a person, and multiply them x 1000000. It wants to keep prayers warriors so busy with their life circumstances that are physically…mentally…spiritually tired to tap into the direct communication that they have with God, the Father of Creation, in their Prayer Closets. With constant bombardment of earthly trials, evil wants to beat down a soul to the point of hopelessness, desperation, depression, addictions (as escapisms for such things) and saddness. Evil wants humanity to be so confused and tired, so that it will no longer know what is right and wrong…or whether something is good or evil….
For spiritual enlightenment, it requires Quiet Time in prayer and meditation, with God, the Father of Creation. It requires for a soul’s stillness, to yearn for the communication with its Creator. It is an investment of the soul, on a daily basis…so that the Divine Laws of Love take root within them. We must be fully aware of this in order to make time for the investment of strengthening our faith…our souls, so that we will not succumb to the tactics and deception of evil. We must make the time to spend with God, in our Prayer Closets. It is about the souls that are within humanity, not the earthly bodies that we have. We have spent so much time investing in the outer body that we have forgotten to invest in the inner appearance, for once Jesus Christ returns again to determine who deems worthy to enter into the Eternal Kingdom or not. The soul’s purity can only be viewed by God, the Father of Creation…so we must forge ahead my brothers and sisters, on our paths to the Eternal Kingdom. There is no room for those that have an ounce of rebellion or doubt in God, the Father of Creation’s Wisdom. God want wholehearted and true believers in His Divine Laws of Love…not those that are Lukewarm believers that want to half live in the world’s ways with the riches and the parameters that they want to define them; and just blindly going to and from a house of worship and going through the ceremonies to fulfill a religious need. He needs those that invested in learning about the ways of the Eternal Kingdom…about His Divine Laws of Love, to ways to which Jesus Christ showed while He roamed this earth.
Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, had the knowledge of a lot of things, while He roamed this earth. But He always focused on the Will that God, the Father of Creation, had for Him….That is in spreading the messages of what is expected of Mankind, in order to enter the Eternal Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus Christ made it very clear that “the pathway and the gate are narrow, to enter the Eternal Kingdom.” God, the Father of Creation, only wants TRUE BELIEVERS.That is those who have completely understood what Unconditional Love means, especially to the extent to which His Son, Jesus Christ, demonstrated at the Cross, on Calvary. Now think about this for a second. Jesus already knew, that few here in this world would understand Love, in its purest form, on this earth. Yet, He was willing to give up His Earthly Life, even for the few. Though everyone has the opportunity and CHOICE out of their freewill, to study and know it….few will truly understand it.
So coming to my entry title, it should make more sense now. The disciples themselves had posed this question to Jesus Christ, as to why He spoke in parables. And so He goes on to anwer them, based on the Propbecy that Isaiah presented:
“These people will listen and listen, but do not understand; they will look and look , but not see, because their minds are dull, and they have stopped up their ears and have closed their eyes.Otherwise, their eyes would see, tbeir ears would hear, their minds would understand, and they would turn to me, says God, and I would heal them. As for you, how fortunate you are! Your eyes see and your ears hear.I assure you that many Prophets and many of God’s People wanted very much to see what you see, but they could not, and to hear what you hear, but they did not.” (Matthew 13:14-17)
So what do you think Jesus Christ meant by this? He says it very clearly here, (Matthew 13:11-13) “The knowledge about the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven has been given to you, but not to them. For the person who has something will be given more, so that he will have more than enough; but the person who has nothing will have taken away from him even the little he has.The reason I use parables in talking to them is that they look, but do not see, and they listen , but do not hear or
Those who faithfully seek the Eternal Kingdom, will have a heart and spirit that is strengthened with the Unconditional Love that Jesus Christ demonstrated through His Passion, Death, and Resurrection; and as a result have a fertile ground for the Holy Spirit to dwell. For in 1 John 2:27 it states, “But as for you, Christ has poured out His Spirit on you. As long as His Spirit remains in you, you do not need anyone to teach you. For His Spirit teaches you about everything, and what He teaches is true, not false.Obey the Spirit’s teaching, then, and remain in union with Christ.”
Jesus Christ made it very clear that the knowledge for the Kingdom, has to be sought out faithfully not only in mind…but also with the intent of the heart and soul. And such things can only be seen by God alone. This is why Jesus Christ says, that deeds are not enough to enter the Eternal Kingdom. It is the purity of intent behind each action, that God looks at. From the service to Him, at Church; to the charitable donations made; and even to the everyday small deeds. This is when He sees a heart that Unconditionally Loves, despite their earthly conditions, and circumstances. A heart and soul who faithfully seeks His Truth.
Parables….they seem like fables and stories to some.But Jesus has made it very clear, that God’s Children will see them as more than that.
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.
When you hear the following words, what comes to mind?
Well, general consensus would say that people who possess such qualities are disadvantageous, right? Or that people who use such words to describe others, usually have negative connotations to it, considering them weak in nature. Right? In fact, with the current philosophy of survival of the fittest be adopted, such people are often preyed upon. How do we see this? We see it in the following forms:
1. The increase in abuse of children
2. The increase in abuse of animals
3. Disregarding the poor in the world
4. Institutionalizing our Elderly
And the list goes on and on……
What Jesus Christ demonstrated with His Own Life and Death, is that God’s Rewards and Ways are not of this world. In fact, the rewards of the Almighty God are those which promise Eternal Life, and are completely fulfilling of the mind, heart, and soul. Jesus Christ showed us through His Life that we should uphold God’s Ways at all costs, even to the point of His Death on the Cross. As the Son of God, He came down from Heaven, to live amongst us, as a Man. He did this to show us how God expects us to live on this Earth, in accordance to God’s Laws of Love, while facing the trials and temptations of Evil. Even the Son of God, was not exempt from the troubles of this Earth. So why do we as Human Beings think we would not have problems to face on this earth? In fact the more we insist on upholding God’s Ways; the more trials we face.Why? Because we are getting evil angry for not conforming to the ways of this world; which are under its influence. As Jesus Christ did, we must continue to uphold God’s Ways, despite the trials.
What we have to realize is that evil uses these trials in order to deter us off the path of righteous to God. It is a way of discouraging us away from God’s Path…convincing us to give in to our flesh, which is already weak to evil’s temptations. Jesus, as the Son of God, had to rely on God’s Strength to help Him to fulfill God’s Will and Purpose of His Life on this Earth. So we must ask God for the same. This is why Jesus Christ said that He came to this Earth, to change the Old Law of “Eye for an Eye”; and to “Turn the Other Cheek“.
Never be ashamed about possessing the qualities mentioned initially, above. God said that we are to love beyond our own selves. We are trust in Him, who is not of the ways of this world. And the only way to having eternal life, within His Kingdom is by not conforming to the ways of this world; but His Ways of Love. People who trust in the Almighty God, appear to the world in the words described above. But Jesus told us through His Own Life Example, that we should not be ashamed of being ridiculed for following the ways of the Almighty God. In fact when you think of it, those who are ridiculing, or causing an offense to such individuals, should be ashamed of not seeing the Word of God, trying to be revealed to them. They should feel ashamed for taking advantage of their “goodhearted nature”; or their “childlike faith” in the Creator; for the sake of getting ahead in this world; to obtain worldly possessions and power. But in the end, God has promised to seek justice for those who have suffered injustice for upholding His Ways. We just have to trust in the Truth.
Again it is not about adapting to the changing ways of this world, which is the definition of the philosophy of “Survival of the Fittest”. It is about constantly upholding God’s Ways, in a changing world, where evil is trying to shackle you to it. This is what Jesus Christ demonstrated with His Life, Teachings, and Death on the Cross. If you have been downtroddened or “taken advantage” of, do not despair. Continue to seek God, and upholding His Ways, and God will get justice for the injustice you suffered. He will always protect His Children.
What people forget to realize about Jesus Christ is that He was born on to this Earth, in order to die, to save Mankind. God’s saw that there was still something good in Mankind, worth saving. That is why He sent down His Son, to die, in order to take on the punishment that we, as Mankind, were supposed to have suffered for the sins we committed, that violated God’s Ways of Love. So keep upholding God’s Love, because it is because of people like you that God saw that Mankind was worth saving, and Jesus Christ saw it was worth dying for.