I found this entry on the Christian Gazette. Absolutely wonderful piece. A MUST READ!
Woe to those who devise iniquity
And work out evil on their beds!
At morning light they practice it,
Because it is in the power of their hand,
They oppress and man and his house
A man and his inheritance.
God sees everything, nothing is hidden from Him. He sees the wicked and evil intentions people have for others. Hidden motives, they claim to be your friend, they say they wish you well, perhaps they are your own family members, they hug and kiss you with kind words just as Judas kissed Jesus They lie awake in the night scheming, they wake up and bring their thoughts to life. Their intention, which God see’s clearly, is to take what is not theirs. In their greedy hearts, they devise plans to steal a man’s inheritance and wish disaster on their family.
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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!
What I have learned from the life and story of Jesus Christ is that evil will always make good appear as if it is evil….why you may ask? Well, for one simple reason…the moment that humanity knows and understands that there is a Higher Being, and that there is more to life than what we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch with the human senses (which is what evil can control to manipulate our perception), then it has lost its battle with Divinity. Once a person is truly awakened and enlightened, and recognizes that there is a soul that is being fought over…then there is no manipulation possible.
In every holy scripture written, we see that God says His Ways are beyond the world’s ways. However, a way of life that follows the Divine Laws of Love (which consist of ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy) is what goes against the sinful nature of humanity, which was introduced by Satan in the Garden of Eden, to its first members of humanity (Adam & Eve). Humanity was not originally created to be violent, selfish, harmful, advantageous…etc. but to live in harmony with all of His Creations. Just as God knows the weaknesses and strengths of each person, so does Satan. The only difference is that God enhances the strengths of a person, while Satan enhances the weaknesses of a person. It is because humanity decided with their own freewill to give into their weaknesses, that we see the crimes against humanity and all of God’s Creations, today. Satan is only being given the opportunity to enhance such weaknesses. We allowed for evil to enter into our lives. Unlike Satan who forces his ways upon our weaknesses, God gives us the choice to choose His Ways of His Divine Laws of Love, or to fall prey to our weaknesses. God’s Unconditional Love for Humanity extends to the point that He gives us a new slate each day we wake up, to use our freewill again to again have the opportunity to make the choice is following His Divine Laws of Love or not. However, He makes it clear that His Divine Laws of Love do not conform to the ways of this world, but are beyond them. Just as He showed us through Jesus Christ, His Son, as He roamed this earth, and many of those that took Him as His Life Example, is that whatever is considered poor, meek, mild, childlike, innocent, and against the grain is considered to be what is favorable in the Eyes of the Almighty God, and entrance into His Eternal Kingdom.
Evil will try to convince those that are conformed to the ways of this world that such ways are weak, undesireable, low of standards, stupid, and even unbelieveable. Those who have allowed for evil to take foothold into their lives will hate such things because it goes against what an earthly shackled mind can comprehend and understand…it goes beyond what evil can understand. This is what Jesus Christ and His Followers provided to the world. Such an Eternal Kingdom does not define its richness in gold, silver, cars, homes, money or earthly possessions, but by the riches of the heart, mind, and soul.
It’s worth is seen in whomever is seen as the lowest of society, that are often forgotten, and overlooked. They become the “cornerstone” of God’s Eternal Kingdom……
God gave us Jesus Christ as the Life Example for many reasons. He understands that humanity needs to see, hear, smell, taste, and touch things to be convicted of a way of life, to see and perceives things. Jesus Christ was that example that God, the Father of Creation, provided for Humanity, so that they can see His Unconditional Love for it. That despite what evil may throw in a life bound to the Eternal Kingdom, it will only follow the Divine Laws of Love, at all costs, even to the point of death to the earthly body. Because it is not bound by the earthly things…but bound by the eternal….therefore the earthly body…though beaten bruised and broken…the soul lives on…free…for eternity.
It does not cause harm, even to those that cause harm to it. It choses to love, rather than hate; and whatever it can not do, puts it into the Hand of God, the Father of Creation, to provide the strength it needs to follow His Divine Laws of Love. Such a soul does not act out of the human will that has been tainted by satan and his demons; for it will be pricked and even tortured for going against its true calling towards the Eternal Kingdom. God makes those connections forever, once a soul seeks Him and His Divine Laws of Love, and are forever bound to them, in ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy. Evil does not know how to control such a soul. Such a soul has used its freewill to seek the Divine Laws of Love and the ways of the Eternal Kingdom, and unshackled its sins by abiding by the Divine Laws of Love. It knows no other way to live.
Evil will try to discredit such a soul, in order to prevent such enlightenment to spread, and therefore makes its efforts less influential on the majority. It needs to make them look evil, because there is a natural tendency for humanity to be deterred by evil. Do you think if evil showed its true face and intentions that humanity would have come as far as it did with all the crimes against creation and humanity that has occurred? No. Absolutely not. Evil has to make itself appealing and convincing that its ways are not harmful; and make the Divine Laws of Love, unnatural….evil…and even wrong. God knows He will win in this battle…however at the same time, He wants true believers in the Eternal Kingdom…so He wants us to be just as sure as He is in His Divine Laws of Love. This certainty will come with pain, sacrifice, and persecution because of the discrediting of evil….but in the end…eternity is promised to those that are loyal to the Divine Laws of Love…so how strong is your faith these days?
When do you come to God? Is it only when you are in trouble? Or is it when you want something earthly? Is it when you feel sad, and you want it to be taken away? Or only when someone has caused a great injustice to you? Though these are valid times to come to Him, how many times do we go to Him, when there are good times? Or how about when we were able to overcome a trying time? How about even when we wake up to another day to live? Or having a bed to sleep in, food on our tables, and a roof over our heads?
We must remember that God asks us to seek Him, with all of our hearts and minds…our very being. We are to acknowledge Him in our good times and our bad. We are to seek His Forgiveness in our flaws and our wrongdoings. While we roam this earth, in order to remain on the path to the Eternal Kingdom, we must remember that God is the Constant Force that helps us to keep our walks straight to His Eternal Kingdom. We must remember that the end does not justify the means, through His Son, Jesus Christ, He showed us that the path that we take also counts. It does not mean that He does not expect us to commit mistakes or to have flaws, that is why He had to sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to reestablish that pathway back to Him. However, He expects us to admit to them, and to repent for them, so that we can unshackle that ways of Satan and his demons, from us, so that we can travel back on that path to His Eternal Kingdom.
We must remember that God says His Ways are not of the world/earth’s ways, but are beyond them. He does not confine Himself, to the definitions of His Creation of Him. His Ways are Eternal. We are to seek them. His Divine Laws of Love consist of ways that are Nonviolence, Mercy, and Unconditional Love. Through the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, we guides those that seek Him and His Kingdom’s Ways, in a uniform manner that conforms to His Divine Laws of Love.
The human heart can be utterly deceptive, because it can be manipulated by the ways of the human condition, the sinful nature of human nature, that was created by Satan, upon his temptation to Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden. Jesus Christ came to this earth, in order to counter the rebellion in Mankind, that Satan created at that time, in order to separate Humanity from God’s Eternal Kingdom….Jesus Christ died on the Cross, in order to reestablish that pathway, once again. It is up to us to choose, whether we want to seek or not. And even then, it is not enough to just seek, but to seek to the point that it consumes us….to the point that we violate any of God’s Divine Laws of Love that it will prick the inner peace within our own souls.
Do you only come to God, when you need something? Or do you show your interest in Him, even in the happy moments in your life? How much has God become a part of your daily life? Does it come to the point that to involve him and seeking the ways of His Eternal Kingdom have become just as routine as brushing your teeth and eating food to fuel yourself? Has He become the fuel for your soul? Has He become the “food for your soul“?
We must not only seek Him for the earthly riches and things that we want to attain and achieve, because we will only make room for Satan and his demons to take a foot hold in your life, to fractionate the truth that God puts within each soul that he created. We must seek for HIS WILL of our life, since He created that soul, since the time you were placed in your mother’s womb. God sees those who sincerely seek Him; He knows what we need from day to day to live.When we seek Him…He will provide according to His Will of our lives. When we seek His Kingdom in all aspects of our lives, we will have confidence of His Presence of our lives.
Many try to justify the existence of an Omnipresent Being, the Almighty God, by the ever so limiting Human Logic. It would be silly to think that we can justify and find reason with everything that happens within our lives. There will be circumstances that occur that is beyond the logic that we can ever fathom. It takes far more strength to believe that there is something beyond what we can see, hear, smell, taste, and touch with our human senses. It takes far more strength to believe in an Omnipresent Being that poured out Unconditional Love, in the most unconventional of ways. You see it seems that people today have become so complacent in the logic to which we can reason with. However, anyone that declares to be on a spiritual journey will not only see, but know with the innermost of their abilities, that there is something more.
To understand the fullest extent of unconditional love, would lead you to a path of understand and continuously seeking the Omnipresent God, that shows His Mercy and Unconditional Love to us, with each day we wake up….with each day we live. There are just somethings beyond our own understanding. It will bring you to an understanding that that there are things that are far more of value than the things of this world. A spiritual path will only be quenched when our soul has been fed by the unconditional love of the Supreme Being, God the Father of Creation. God touches the hearts of those who seek Him. But many believe…and want this path to be easy. However, Jesus Christ said, that the path to the Eternal Kingdom of God, is a path less travelled. A path less travelled means a path that is not followed by the majority. It is because God has said that His Ways are beyond the ways of this world. And to those of us that are called, and continuously seek, we should know that Satan and his demons will be not too far back of us, in trying to bring us down from this path. We should always be mindful, that with each step we get closer in God’s Path to the Eternal Kingdom, that evil will take one step forward in trying to grab you 10 steps back in that same path.
God never said that our paths to His Kingdom will be easy. This is what Jesus Christ showed us through His Life and Death on this earth, as His Son. If Jesus Christ Himself was not exempt, who are we to think that we will be? God is a Loving God…never mistake that. With one swipe of His Hand, He can wipe out all of the Universe. But out of His Love…His Unconditional Love, He sees that there is something worth saving in Mankind. This is why Jesus Christ had to come to die on the Cross at Calvary….to reestablished that pathway between Mankind and God, the Father of Creation, once again; to which Satan originally destroyed by tempting and Eve falling prey to that temptation. He was giving Mankind another chance. Christ Himself knew, that a life on this earth was difficult….he endured…so that He can empathize with the plight of Mankind. But also showed us through His Life Example, how to overcome and conquer Evil. The life Example that He left, is far from easy to do…however, He did show that it was possible. We just have to remain focused on God, the Father of Creation. Realize that He sees everything from His Throne…all He asks is to repent for each violation against His Divine Laws of Love.
Earthly power is nothing in comparision to Spiritual Power….this is what Jesus Christ showed us on the Cross, at Calvary. The logic that comes with spirituality, is a logic that can not solely depend on earthly logic, but a mixture of the two. God reads the innermost thoughts and hearts of Man…..Contrary to what I have heard in the past from those bound to the ways of this world, God is truly a loving God…..God brings us through various stages within our spiritual journeys. So we must understand that living a life according to the ways of God’s Divine Laws of Love, will require us to go through the Refiner’s Fire….to get undergo anguish, and to go through the wilderness…but as long as we rely on Him…we will end up in the right place.
Karma Series: A Higher Force Putting Things Into Balance Means That There is a Higher Being To Determine What is Right and Wrong
Just as the title of this entry says, if there is a balance between good and bad energies, then that means there is definitely some Higher Being that determines what is right and wrong, translating into these “good and bad energies”, right? In other words, what is right and wrong is not relative in nature, from person to person, and recognizing that there is a certain order to things of this world in order for it to operate properly, or to keep it in balance. From the beginning of time, we have seen evil get fractionated into so many different ways, is that how it began to disguise itself, and justifying that what is right and wrong is relative to an individual? If you look at a child, they certainly have a more clear cut understanding of what is right and wrong, or even an animal (where we have even seen mothers of other species adopting the abandoned babies of others as their own). God (Devum, Yahweh, Jehovah) certainly made what is right and wrong more absolute, as originally seen in the Garden of Eden, in the initial days with Adam and Eve, before they fell to sin by evil. As Jesus Christ (Yeshua, Yeshu Christu, Yeshauy) walked on this earth, He definitely made it clear that it was more finite than what people thought.
As flawed and limited as our logic is, as God, the Father of Creation’s Wisdom is infinitely bound, we try to set our own parameters and boundaries to it; or even consider as His Creation, that we are physically able to obtain it. This is why it is said that the spiritual path to the Eternal Kingdom is a lifelong journey. It is not over once you have become “enlightened” to its existence. I think this is how evil also tried to disillusion us, as Mankind, to think that we are physically capable of obtaining the knowledge of God, the Father of Creation. Isn’t this how Adam and Eve fell to sin in the Garden of Eden? And what did God do with them? I can not help but to wonder, are we allowed to get cozy in our walks towards the Eternal Kingdom? Because naturally speaking, if your spiritual journey is going correctly, you realize how flawed, you as an individual are, more and more as each day goes by; which is quite the contrary of what evil tries to depict that the more enlightened you become, the more perfect (in the earthly sense) you become. This is the difference between understanding the Selfless Sacrifical Love that Jesus Christ (Yeshua, Yeshu Christu, Yeshuay) showed us on the Cross at Calvary, VS. the Self Love professed by evil.
I guess the beauty in the love of God, the Father of Creation, (Devum, Yahweh, Jehovah) is that He is still hoping that we will come to this realization, and make the CHOICE with our free will, to recognize and change from the ways that are in violation to His Divine Laws of Love of the Eternal Kingdom. Unlike evil, that once you decide to go its ways, and try to force its ways on your for the rest of your life…God gives us this choice everyday while we live on this earth. However, once we breathe our last breaths on this earth, our chances to be right with Him are done.
In all this, God has shown me His Great Power, which is both reassuring, and bone chilling at the same time, for me. All with great reverence for God, the Father of Creation. He showed me in all this that God never forgets the tears shed by a loyal, humble heart, and the need for forgiveness, because this is what He commands of us. It was 18 years of tears, of having holidays without family, and them continuously trying to justify why they all took active part in the support of this event, so that they can hide the truth from now the new inlaws coming into the family (otherwise it will show their true nature), and the younger cousins that were too young to know what happened. God also taught me, that no matter what earthly title someone holds in your life, mother, father, uncle, aunt, cousin, friend, stranger… that evil will use ANYONE for its purpose. This is why God states that He should be first and foremost in one’s life. So that we can have the guidance of the Holy Spirit to help us discern the deception of evil. This is when God made me understand that His Ways are not of the world’s ways, but are beyond them. That our reliance in life, should be solely on Him, and He will always provide. He means business when it comes to this. At the same time, for putting God first and foremost in our lives, we will be tested and tried even harder by Satan and his demons. Because if we hold on to that unforgiveness, this only allows for Satan and his demons to grab onto souls faster. I can honestly say that I have forgiven my Uncle, though never officially hearing the words “I’m sorry” from him. As to what I think my uncle came away with in all this, well, that is up to God now, as to determining his repentance, and whether it was true in His Eyes, for what he did to me and family, on that day. Upon his last breath on this earth, his story was written in its final form, in God’s Book. Those of us still on this earth, still have another chance to make things right in God’s Eyes, as to the harm we cause one another….and the forgiveness that we share. Love and forgiveness is what God DEMANDS and COMMANDS for us to do, and this is what Jesus Christ showed us on the Cross.
God showed me that He truly does protect His Children….and that He will let those that have offended us, know that they are getting some kind of reproof or correction based on what was done in violation to you, as His Faithful Servant. He showed me that there is no expiration date on a wrong committed, so the very moment that God reveals to us the wrong we committed to another member of our fellow man, it is our responsibility to make it right, at that moment, to which God reveals it to us. If we don’t He will correct us or punish us for not listening and obeying. He also showed me that He is so holy that He does keep account of every violation committed against His Divine Laws of Love. So it is our responsibility to continuous repent, to lead to the conversion of the mind, body, and soul; to become born again in soul and spirit. With parental care, for those that carry the testimony of His Unconditional Love, He puts you under His Providence. That someone who was once comfortable in leaving in the ways of this world, no longer is. I was transformed in this experience, to know of the Justice God can provide; and to know that we are required to recognize the sinful human nature, and to continuously repent for our violations against His Divine Laws of Love, even until our last breaths on this earth.
I do not rejoice in any of this in what has happened in the earthly sense, but in this experience, it has become my testimony in how God is a JUST Father; yet to continuously refine ourselves, to rid ourselves of our sinful human nature, we are required to go through the trials, to break ourselves away from the world’s ways, so that the Holy Spirit can enter and refine our souls; since God says His Ways are not of the world’s, but are beyond them. Life on this earth may not be FAIR….but God requires us to be tested to see if our conversion is true. He is a Pure and Holy God, and our sinful human nature can not stand before His Pure and Holy Throne. We have to be continuous refined…continuously tested. This is my testimony of God’s great power and mercy. May all glory be His now and forever.