There comes a time where we all have exhausted all human logic, and we realize the limitations of it. No matter what spiritual path one follows this is the conclusion that those on it, come to. To deny the presence of a Higher Force, would put one at the mercy of the restricted parameters of human logic, and to only see what is on the surface in this thing that we call “life”. This will make us miss out even the smallest things in life. Sometimes the things considered as the simplest things, can reveal the most about ourselves. We see the power of the pure love we see in the innocence of children and animals. We see this in the beauty of nature’s flowers, trees, bodies of water, and even in songs and stories.
It is so easy for one to get so lost, to the point that even the simplest things in life, that are the most powerful in witnessing to the presence of a Higher Force, to which I call as “God”, will lose its luster. When we begin to see this in our lives, it is very important to reset ourselves, within our spiritual journeys, in setting ourselves back to the path towards finding the knowledge of the Higher Force, to which I, again, call God (Devum, Jehovah, Yahweh).
In fact, the more we see the beauty in the smallest things in life, the further we get in our spiritual journeys. Once someone has chosen to follow or pursue a spiritual journey, that yearning will never leave….because even that urging was inspired by a Higher Force for one to pursue and follow. True, one can lose their way or deviate for a moment, but once called one will always find their way back. God calls such hearts, and like any father, He will pursue to find you, and bring you back home. It is up to us to follow Him, when He finds us again.
I think the hardest thing for any person, once they have chosen to pursue a spiritual journey, is they begin to see things for its face value, and there is a discernment that enters within a soul. Your soul is not at peace if it goes against the ways of this path, no matter how much the human body wants to. As souls that decide to follow the path to spiritual enlightenment, it is important to take on the reproof of the Higher Force (God, Devum, Jehovah, Yahweh) in order to find the ways of the Eternal Paradise. The more we do, the closer we get on our spiritual journeys.
We must remember that no matter how far we may have roamed off of the path, once someone is called to seek the Kingdom of God, and He has revealed the Ways to His Kingdom to you, God, will always nudge the Holy Spirit to nudge you to come back. And those that have once walked in the presence of the Holy Spirit and God, the Father, will see the difference in walking towards the Kingdom, and walking away from the path to the Eternal Kingdom. I, personally, have seen this in my life. As human beings, our biggest flaws are pride and complacency. As Christians, it is so easy for us to get so comfortable in our spiritual lives, because things in our lives are going really well, without any trials or hardships. These are the times that Satan and his demons find as the most opportune times to strike against God’s Children. And remember, Satan and his demons can not do anything to you without God’s permission. These trials are brought into our lives for different reasons on each side. As we look to the Book of Job, Satan wanted to prove God wrong by saying that Job’s Faithfulness is only in his good times in his life. Job was very prosperous in the earthly sense. God allowed the test, to show His Confidence in Job’s Faithfulness, by knowing the purity of his heart.
What we must remember as servants of God, is that God is faithful to His Children, and never give up on them. He sees what no human eye sees, what no human ear hears, what no human can smell, taste and feel…he knows the purity of one’s heart and soul. At the same time, God knows the weakness of the human heart and mind. This is why He asks us to seek the Kingdom of God, through the Guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is one way that He knows He can still save a soul that has been lost to the world and its ways, because once He has called, He gives us the choice to come back, through the wooing of the Holy Spirit. It does require prayer and meditation to God the Father of Creation, and allowing your soul and heart to dwell and depend on the Presence of the Holy Spirit. This is what Jesus Christ was able to reestablish with His Death on the Cross. To create a bridge between the earthly and spiritual heavenly realms. As our Shepard, Jesus Christ, guided us and showed us what is expected in the earthly sense, by God the Father of Creation. Prayer is the biggest part of this. Even in moments of the hustle and bustle of this world, trials in the worldly sense, and even in the silence of our rooms….we are expected to go to our prayer closets, and come into the presence of the Holy Spirit. This is what Jesus Christ showed us in His Life and Death.
God gives us ample time and opportunity to come back to Him…till the very last breath in our earthly bodies. He sees the purity of the hearts that seek Him, and He lets them know that He sees their purity in their love for Him, and His Kingdom’s Ways. These people are constantly confessing to the ways that they fall short to the ways of His Kingdom. These people are devoid of pride in any way. They are also not swayed by the ways of this world. At the same time, God also does expect us to go astray, but He anticipates those that are pure in heart to come back and confess to Him. He gives us this choice everyday. He does not want people who feel entitled or does not force anyone to follow His Kingdom’s Ways, but wants those that CHOOSE to do so…and these are ways of SELFLESS, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, NONVIOLENCE, and FORGIVENESS.
For me, when I first began my walk almost 20 years ago, I thought that it would be very hard to get to this point in my spiritual life. I have been through many trials, and have witnessed many injustices….I have seen how people have seen my life and say God is not in my life because of the many trial that I have endured in the earthly sense. But I have never felt more of God’s Presence in my Life for the very same reason that people say that they feel He is not. And it is through these trials, that we break away from the ways of this World, and follow the ways to His Eternal Kingdom, which are the ways that I have listed above in CAPITAL LETTERS. We are different because of the wisdom of what God reveals to us through earthly trials, that make us stand out in this world, that make us different. God sees the transformation of the heart, that occurs in these times….the Refiner’s Fire that His Putting our human hearts through. Remember a prosperous earthly life, is not equivalent to a prosperous spiritual life If God says His Ways are not of this world, but are beyond them, that means His Ways do not conform to the ways of this world….but what He had shown us through His Son, Jesus Christ, in the earthly sense. A life that is inspired by God, the Father of Creation will have their words and actions match each other…not contrary to them.
If we look at any person that was considered devotee to the Kingdom of God, or are considered holy or are prophets….they did not have a prosperous earthly life, but many trials in their earthly life; or did not see the importance of earthly riches. God gave his strongest trials to those that He knew and saw that understood the ways of His Son, and why He died on the Cross at Calvary.
Through the example of His Son, Jesus Christ, God has given to us the spiritual tools that are needed to resist Satan and his demons, and to discern the deception of evil. What are these?
Take a look:
The Armor of God
A true understanding of these spiritual tools comes from a life full of earthly anguish and battles of the human heart and mind, and a soul that has had the Holy Spirit planted within it. This is so important to understand because God says His Ways are not of the world’s ways, but are beyond them. Jesus Christ showed us this through His Earthly Life and Death on the Cross, as the the Son of God. As a result, the Holy Bible has told us through many Scriptures, that God’s Faithful will suffer in the earthly sense, so that we die of the ways of this world, and detach ourselves from valuing them, and finding God’s Divine Laws of Love (ways of Unconditional Love, Mercy and Nonviolence) in the process of this earthly suffering, where such ways are unknown to the world. These tools are what Jesus Christ showed us, personally, while He roamed this earth, in how they can combat evil and its ways of deception from God’s Divine Love, a love that we were meant and created to inherit.
We are to become broken vessels, in order to refine the souls within, to detach ourselves from the world and its ways. Can a soul take within it a home, care, money, clothes, toys, technology, accomplishments, reputations? NO. It is the flesh that made mankind to sin, on that day in the Garden of Eden, when the Satan as the serpant tempted Adam and Eve. God, the Father of Creation, gave us a soul and a mind to overthink and overfeel the demands of the human body. Satan and his demons can only control what it can manipulate with the human body, in order to mislead the soul that God, the Father of Creation, gave us to guard, that is within. It is these spiritual tools that Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, that keep us in tune with what God, the Father dictates through His Divine Laws of Love, which are the ways to His Eternal Kingdom. It is what keeps such a soul that is bound towards His Eternal Kingdom, inline with God and His Ways. Satan and his demons will try to make you feel like an outcast you, and make you feel all alone for not following the world and its way, because you are leaving their jurisdiction in being able to control you off of the path towards the Eternal Kingdom.
Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, suffered in His Earthly Life and Death on the Cross, for the sake of God’s Love for Humanity. He did it to show us that He understands what we go through, while we roam this earth. He did it so that He can show us how to deal with the arrows of the evil one and his helpers, and to reconnect humanity to their direct link to God, the Father of Creation, which was once there, in the initial days of Adam and Eve. God never leaves His People clueless, or in the dark of His Ways. It is through the use of these spiritual tools that Jesus Christ, His Son, left humanity, that we are able to see them. It is through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, that they will know of them, and will have a window to God’s Eternal Wisdom. It is not a physical war that we, as humanity are in, it is a spiritual one. That is what controls the physical. If humanity values and is bound to the ways of this world, a world that God, the Father of Creation says His Ways are not a part of….a world to which His Son, Jesus Christ has shown a way of life that He, Himself did not conform to….this is what results in crimes against humanity that we see today…..world hunger, war, genocide, racial bias, etc. It is only through spiritual strength…not human strength, that we can achieve this….and we need to tap into the spiritual tools that Jesus Christ (Yeshuay, Yeshu Christu, Devum) left us, in His Life Example, and Death on the Cross, at Calvary.
Love is a universal language that can be understood by all of Creation. However, it is selfless, unconditional love that is the purest form of Love, through which Divinity, God, the Father of Creation, dictates. Though Love is understood by all, it is a way of life that is practiced by very few. Though being understood by all of creation, it is a way of life that is practiced by very few. The self love that people often talk about is to love oneself enough as to not cause harm to the self, by the self; it is not to love the self, at the cost of others’ welfare/being, for personal gain, particularly earthly gain (to which evil professes is OK to do). The self love is to love yourself enough to not cause personal harm to hurt the soul inside, to which God, the Father of Creation has given each member of humanity charge over, at the time they were conceived in their mothers’ wombs.
The Divine Laws of Love consist of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy. It also dictates that while upholding these things in the path towards the Eternal Kingdom, that we should ask for the Guidance of the Holy Spirit to know which ways of life will not violate the Divine Laws of Love. They ask us to not entertain rebellion against the moral codes established to keep humanity within the Divine Laws of Love, such as the 10 Commandments….and that which was reinforced in the Sermon on the Mount, by Jesus Christ (Yeshua, Yeshuay, Yeshu Christu), as the only Begotten Son of Jesus Christ. As Jesus Christ has said, “Truth is not seen or heard, but felt.” There is a Divine Father of Creation, that has His Holy Spirit guide those souls that are bound towards the Eternal Kingdom, which conform to the Divine Laws of Love, stated previously. There is no justification for any violation, because to follow these, where there is no harm towards another Creation, especially against Humanity, was what Man was originally created to do. To have a sense of control over whatever can be manipulated by the 5 senses, and lead to the 7 Cardinal Sins (Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, Envy, Wrath, Pride, and Lust), is what Man was the original greatness that God, the Father of Creation was created to be.
We must always understand that the moral code for humanity is all the same, it is when it goes from species to species that the code differs. But even then, those that come from a Divine Source do not deviate…violate…rebel…against the Divine Laws of Love. This is what a connection to a Divine Source can provide for a soul bound to the Eternal Kingdom. The Divine Laws of Love are consistent, because of the Omnipresence of the Father of Creation (Jehovah, Yahweh, Devum). The key is that God, the Father of Creation, does not force His Ways on Humanity, but gives us the choice to choose to follow the Divine Laws of Love…which are His Ways into the Eternal Kingdom…it is these ways that are the way of life of souls in the Eternal Kingdom. We are given this choice everyday we wake up…the connection that we develop with Him, through the Life Example that Jesus Christ (Yeshuay, Yeshua, Yeshu Christu) showed us, through His Earthly Life and Death on the Cross, at Calvary…is the key as to seeing what God the Father of Creation expects of us. Jesus Christ (Yeshu Christu, Yeshuay, Yeshua) became the Ultimate Symbol of God’s Unconditional Love, for Humanity, by making His Begotten Son as the Sacrificial Lamb for His Most Prized Creation. The Guidance of the Holy Spirit will help such souls bound towards the Eternal Kingdom, to be in obedience to the Divine Laws of Love; and the Holy Spirit Guidance is provided to those that possess souls that are worthy in the Eyes of God, the Father of Creation (Jehovah, Yahweh, Devum). Such a soul knows no other way to live, other than to follow the Divine Laws of Love…
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.
I found this entry on the Christian Gazette. Absolutely wonderful piece. A MUST READ!