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Survival of the Fittest (Part 1)

Spiritual Warfare

In the world today, there seems to be a lot of “bullying” tactics occurring for the sake of personal gain. The personal gain usually is of some worldly things like money, power, or even status of some sort. And that the end result is what is important, not the journey as to how you got there. We, as human beings, seems to have taken the choice in taking quite a few steps back, from the point of greatness to which God created for all of us to be. Many have chosen of their freewill to adopt the mentality of the animals in the wild, of “survival of the fittest“, where the only reason as to why the animals think this way is because they were not given the FREEWILL to choose. We seemed to have “devolved” back to primitive thinking; though ironically claiming to be in this day and age to be “spiritually enlightened”. I can assure you that God, the Supreme Being, that endows this spiritual enlightenment, would hardly think so. Let’s take a look at how much we have “devolved”, as human beings.

In this day and age, we see slavery of ALL kinds. From having servants in the house, to human trafficking of all sorts of slavery, and even becoming a slave to our addictions or taking the attitude of “self indulgences”; or “living for the moment”. Just look at the news, PEOPLE are being bought and sold. PEOPLE. Not even the animals in the wild, do such things, for their mentality of “survival of the fittest”. This is evil trying to make us slaves in different ways, in order to shackle us to the ways of this world. When we serve a God that says He is beyond the worlds ways, we would not become shackled to the ways of this world. God can free us of such slavery.

Not even the animals in the wild have anihilated themselves, the ways human beings have done to one another. And they were not given the CHOICE (with freewill) to choose how they live. This is only more proof that in God’s Laws of Life, that such things occurring in Mankind’s history is completely in violation of God’s Laws. We have seen this in the forms of establishing “Empires”; as we have seen in world history. We have seen this in the form of colonialization of lands that its colonizers felt that they were helping “civilizations less civilized than themselves”; though they often had to use violence as a means of colonizing. Today, we have seen Genocide  in all forms based on creeds and races. When God created us all in HIS IMAGE, that means we are ALL EQUAL in God’s Eyes. Evil would only convince us that there are those of us more “superior” than others on this earth. This is the very lie that Satan used in the Garden of Eden, to convince Eve and Adam to sin. This shows how deeply rooted evil has become in Mankind’s thinking….in order to enslave us to to it. Only God can set us free from such slavery.

It has come to the point based on insecurities of not having such earthly things like money, status, and power, that we as human beings take the role (by choice) to plot and scheme, in order to gain such things. To fulfill the and fall prey to the seven deadly sins:

1. Greed

2. Gluttony

3. Sloth

4. Envy

5. Lust

6. Pride

7. Wrath

As human beings, upon Adam and Eve’s sin, in the Garden of Eden, we were born as sinners. Our flesh has become weak to evil’s temptations. It is only through God, who says He is beyond the world’s ways, that we can conquer evil; and make us victorious. When we focus on this God, we realize that He rewards us with gifts that are ETERNAL. And once we receive such gifts, we realize how TEMPORARY and WORTHLESS the things of this world truly are. God’s gifts will fulfill us completely, while evil’s gifts will require for us to sin more and more, and cause more atrocities to Mankind.

It is times such as these we begin to think, how far have we come from the greatness that God has created for us to be? Greatness is not determined, in God’s Eyes, by how much we achieved on this earth. It is by how faithful we were to His Ways of Love and Forgiveness. Not by the number of cars we own, or the house we live in, or the diamonds we own.  But by the purity of our hearts and souls, and how rooted they are in His Ways. It is not about adapting to the ways around us….it is about staying true to God’s Words.

(PART 2 to come…)

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“An Eye for an Eye, Makes the Whole World Blind.” -Mahatma Gandhi

 

I would like to thank a special friend of mine that inspired this Blog entry………

 

Many times, Mahatma Gandhi has made reference to Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.  The title of this entry, is no different, in that regard.  Anyone that has taken Jesus Christ’s words to heart, have all been inspired to lead a life that is free of nonviolence, and wrath.  But a way filled with pure love.  In fact, Jesus did proclaim that the Old Testament‘s Law of “Eye for an Eye” to be replaced with “Turn the Other Cheek“.  It states it right there, in the Sermon on the Mount.  To understand this is one thing; but to LIVE it is what makes you stand out from the rest, in God‘s Eyes.  And that is what people like Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi; Mother Theresa (just to name a few) did, with their lives.  The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most powerful passages in the Bible; and a great synopsis of what God expects of us.

What Jesus meant by this is that no matter how much we are wronged in the earthly sense, we have no right to harm any of God’s Creations.  Wrath, is one of the 7 deadly sins.  Wrath is not up to us, but up to God, in the end.  In fact, we should not also, anticipate for those that wrong us, to get “punished by God”…because that is, in a form, an “eye for an eye”.  We were all created to LOVE.  Even as Jesus died on the Cross, convicted of a crime He did not commit, He died in Love for all of Mankind…for those who loved Him, for those that hated Him….for those that did not know Him…and those that served Him everyday.  The cycle had to end somewhere…and God asked us, through the example of His Son, Jesus Christ, to end the cycle of “eye for an eye”.

We live our lives, holding ourselves accountable to God.  Not awaiting the consequences of this earth, when we have not followed God’s Ways.  God states, in the end of it all, we all stand before Jesus, on the Day of Judgement, and He will pass judgement on us, based on us holding ourselves accountable for our own actions; by the intent of our hearts, which will be reflected within the purity of our souls.  Only God can see such things….no man on this earth can forsee this of themselves. We must remember this.  When we live our lives, holding ourselves accountable for ourselves, that is when we remove the log from our own eye, to see what is present in the world around us.  By overcoming our own sins, can we only help others see theirs and through our testimony in overcoming, helping them to overcome theirs.