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.
Those of us who have decided to walk the path towards the Eternal Kingdom, will know what I mean by the title of this entry. When God, the Father of Creation (Jehovah, Devum, Yahweh) has stated that His Ways are not of the world’s way but are beyond them, He truly meant that. This is what He showed us through the Life Example and Death of His Son, Jesus Christ (Yeshuay, Yeshu Christu, Yeshua). God, the Father of Creation, has called all of His Chosen Children, that are bound toward the path toward the Eternal Kingdom, to follow His Divine Laws of Love, ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy, at all costs, even to the point of an earthly death. Those that are bound to this path, know that our time on this earth is limited, in comparison to the eternity given to the souls that are deep within us, as humanity.That is what sets us apart from any of God, the Father’s creations….it is the soul that He has given us, to keep guard over. We know that there is more to life, than what we can see with our human eyes, hear with our human ears, smelling, tasting, and touching with our human nose, tongue, and our skin.
A heart that has been given the spark by God, and have truly seen and understood what Jesus Christ did on the Cross, on that day on Calvary, that spark will never die. That spark was put within such a heart because God, the Father, has seen fertile ground and a pure heart that He found worthy for the Holy Spirit to dwell within its soul. No matter how far Satan and his demons will try to throw such a heart and soul off the path towards the Eternal Kingdom, that spark will never die. Satan and his demons hate a heart and soul that hungers for God and His Divine Laws of Love. If you look at any saint, they all have had a life that was in the earthly sense considered that full of trial, devoid of earthly riches, and a soul that sticks out in the crowd. Such souls that are seek the Kingdom of God, the Father of Creation, will see that the ways of Jesus Christ, His Son, are ways that are not of this world, but are in accordance to the Divine Laws of Love, ways of the Eternal Kingdom. A Kingdom to which God has banned Satan and his demons, which is what makes such souls a target of his envy, for what he can never have again…..God’s Unconditional Love, Peace, and Joy, and to sit in the very throne room of the Most High. So if he can never have it again, none of humanity (God’s most prized creations) will ever see it or know of it.
However, that is the difference between those that are given the testimony within their hearts and souls. This testimony is what gives the human side of the heart and soul, the conviction to continue on with the supernatural path of the Eternal Kingdom of God, the Father of Creation. Despite the earthly circumstances that may surround such souls, God, continues to lead such souls that He set on Fire with the testimony that He had custom made for them, towards the Eternal Kingdom. However, just as He did for Job, and all of His Previous Saints that walked before us, God, never allows for evil to give us more than what we can handle. God, knows and trusts His Children such trials in order to refine their souls in the fires of the furnace, to the perfect diamonds that He created for them to be; to cut them off from the ways of this world, a world to which He states that His Ways are not a part of.
So through the trials, keep up the good fight. God sees it all, and will count every tear that is shed. He will count every drop of blood of His Innocent. He will count every sorrow, and see who caused them to you, on behalf of Satan and his demons, and will account for them on your behalf one day. Have faith that God, the Father loves you, just as Jesus Christ, His Son, showed us on that day on Calvary, on the Cross.
As life get busier, we must remember that there is a limitation to human strength; and evil will test us for that in order to see if our strength comes from this weak human strength or from a Higher Source. It is important to realize that God can provide us with strength that is beyond the human mind and understanding. This is what all His Chosen People demonstrated within their own earthly lives. Does this mean that we will not fall under earthly pressures from time to time? NO! In fact, God knows we will. The history of humanity has demonstrated this. However, what is the difference between someone bound on the path towards the Eternal Kingdom, and someone that is not? They recognize God, the Father of Creation, as the authoritarian in their lives, and repents in front of Him of that fall. Repentance on a daily basis is absolutely necessary, because that is what sets us right with God the Father. We fall short everyday, of His Perfection. At the same time, He knows of the Greatness that He created for us to be, which is why His Forgiveness is so abundant. This is why Jesus Christ came, to show us that Love and Forgiveness of God, the Father. Jesus Christ did not only speak of this Love and Forgiveness, but also showed us with His Death on the Cross, at Calvary.
There just comes a time where we have to truly, “Let go, and Let God take over.” It is this “letting go” that is the hardest part for us human beings. When God is first and foremost in our lives, it will be easier to do, as demonstrated by the many Prophets and Saints that walked before us, on this Earth. Despite the chaos around us, God is always in control. This is what I personally learned from what brought me to my Path with him, 21 years ago (My Testimony…please read in its entirety… 4 parts). It is not about what we own, possess, create while we are on this earth….it is about how we uphold His Divine Laws of Love, ways of life that are Nonviolent, Merciful, and filled with Unconditional Love, while we live on this earth. It is not about the SELF…but to be SELFLESS, as He showed with the Example of His Son, Jesus Christ, on the Cross. When we commune with God the Father of Creation, we will spiritually feed our souls….and will have more and more bits of the knowledge of His Eternal Kingdom revealed to us. Chaos is Evil’s way of trying to prevent you from communicating with God, the Father of Creation….and tap into that Divine Source of Strength….and to keep you shackled to the limited human strength. God, is above and beyond them.
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…
With each day we wake up, we have to remember that the very fact that we were given another day to live was because that it was God who allowed for us to live another day. The life circumstances given to us is based on what God’s Will is for our lives, and to see what we use our freewill to do in the lives given to us. Those that are bound to the Eternal Kingdom, have the confidence of knowing that God wins in the end of all this. This confidence is gained through the labor of the personal testimonies to which God had given to those that sought Him during their trials, and gained victory for the Eternal Kingdom out of the trial. A soul anchored in God’s Divine Laws of Love knows what Jesus Christ demonstrated on the Cross, at Calvary; and never thought that ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love and Mercy were beyond their limits. Just as God, the Father of Creation, does not force His Ways of Humanity, but gives us the choice to choose, with each day we wake up….we too, must do the same within our ministries. This is the very Life Example that Jesus Christ showed us through His Own Ministry, as He roamed the earth. In fact, instead of those that attended services on a regular basis, He chose to sit and preach to those that might have been considered as the rejects, the lowest within society, and even spiritually lost by the religious elite of His Time.
God gives us all the opportunity to see the ways of the Eternal Kingdom. Therefore, we must conduct ourselves in the same manner. However, at the same time, we must also not allow for evil to take a foothold within us, and make us to regress in our spiritual paths towards the Eternal Kingdom….God will hold us accountable for each time we regress within our spiritual paths toward His Eternal Kingdom….because of the wisdom He reveals to such souls in their prayers closets, for receiving that knowledge, we are held responsible for whether we uphold or go against the truth that was revealed in it. God does not take this lightly…in fact this is how Lucifer (being one of the highest ranking angels in God’s Court at one time) was thrown out of the Eteranal Kingdom, and became Satan, the biggest adversary against the Eternal Kingdom, and Humanity. Don’t you think evil knows about this accountability then? So why wouldn’t Satan and his demons try to throw us off the path? Because we are being given the chance to enter into the Eternal Paradise, while they do not. That is the honest to God Truth.
Nothing happens without God’s Knoweldge, on this earth. He sees everything from Up Above. The reason He doesn’t act is that in His Perfect Timing, He will have to destroy those that are in complete rebellion against the Divine Laws of Love. However, He wants to keep on giving such lost souls, another chance to choose His Divine Laws of Love, over those of the temporary earthly ways, that are not of the ways of the Eternal Kingdom. That is how great the Love of God, the Father of Creation, has for humanity.
Therefore if you have been called to the path, you must remember that you were given responsible to live by and share the knoweldge of the Eternal Kingdom through which was revealed to you through your testimony and within your prayer closets; and uphold them at all costs.
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.
“Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.” -1 John 4:1
There will come a time where it will be very hard to immediately discern what is of evil; and what is from God. Only someone that has dedicated their life to feeding their soul with the Word of God, the Father of Creation, will have the tools, and the knowledge of knowing this. God reads hearts of humanity, everyday, and He sees who is worthy of such knowledge from His Eternal Kingdom, and who is not. He gives us till our last breaths on this earth, to allow for us to qualify ourselves for such Eternal Knowledge. It is not through acts, or deed of good nature. It is through that loyalty of seeking and searching for His Knowledge, that will immediately translate to our conduct and behavior in everyday life. Through the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, a loyal soul will have this desire, to see the ways of the Eternal Kingdom….in the ways of the Divine Laws of Love. Many evil spirits will try to disguise themselves as such spirits, in order to fool weak souls, away from their search, and as a result, off of the path to the Eternal Kingdom. This is why St. John instructs us in the Scripture above.
When a soul has been found worthy by the Holy Spirit to take root within, it will not know any other way to live, even if the human life is manipulated by its 5 senses. Even if the flesh gives in to a moments worth of what is considered weak (to a spiritually enlightened soul) it will immediately feel the violation, through the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Satan can only manipulate earthly things, and what the earthly human 5 senses can sense, because he knows this can cause weakness within a soul that is destined to the Eternal Kingdom.
“For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.” -Galatian 5:17
A soul that is constantly in prayer, and feeding on the Word of God, will be lead by the Holy Spirit. Does it mean that we may at times fall weak to the flesh, yes, of course! This is what makes us human. However, what is the difference between an enlightened and an unenlightened human being is the way one feeds their soul. Do they feed it through pleasing the flesh, by pleasing the 5 human senses; or through the soul? Does it mean in order to keep the soul on track to the path towards the Eternal Kingdom, that the earthly life will be difficult…at times, yes. Very much so. God said that His Ways do not conform to the world’s ways, but are beyond them.
So how do we test the spirits? One, check their knowledge of a code of conduct against what your soul tells you what is in correlation to the Word of God or not. Also, have people that you can go to, so that you can check that, in the event it is beyond what you know spiritually. A personal philosophy is always reflected in one’s daily life, and in how they treat others. It is also emanated from the soul one owns and possesses. These are things that can not be denied by a soul guided by Divinity.
You see God has put in all of these safe houses and tools within a soul that has been found fit for the Eternal Kingdom. And the path to the Eternal Kingdom, as demonstrated by Jesus Christ (Yeshu Christu, Yeshua, Yeshuay), is not an easy one; at the same time, the path to Hell is quite easy to follow. We must always remember that, and decide with each day we are given to live, by God, the Father of Creation, whether we willingly, as Jesus Christ did, take on the difficult path or not; and heed to the Guidance of the Holy Spirit, to avoid the evils that we come across in our daily lives, that seek for us to fall off of the path that we were always destined to be on.