The Power of Prayer-The Direct Link to God, The Father of Creation

Power of Prayer

There is one thing that God, the Father of Creation, has given in our tool belts as something that is always there for our use, against evil and its ways…it is His Direct Link to Him….which Jesus Christ (Yeshu Cristu, Yeshuay) reestablished on the Cross at Calvary….through prayer. A heart that humbly comes to the feet of the Father of Creation, will always go noticed…and words always heard from a soul that is faithfully seeking and loving Him. As any father would do for their child, God, the Father of all Creation is no different. And many of us either forget this, or under-utilize this. Instead, we only use it when it is absolutely necessary….in moments that are selfish, full of fear, and unholy. Prayer is not formal. Prayer is not a rehearsed prayer, where it becomes automated like a robot being automated in doing its tasks. It should come from a heart that loves God, with all of its might; and a soul that yearns and only has peace when in communion with the Father of Creation…the source of its existence. Prayer is a moment of conversation with the Father of Creation…it is a dialogue.

As human beings, we need an instant result in the rewards we receive in our dedication and faithfulness. However, since when does the Creator conform to the definitions of His Creation? If people truly understood the power in prayer, many may do it more often. But then again, will it be done for the right reason…that is the question? May this is what God, the Father of Creation wants us to find our for ourselves. Do we truly surrender to His Will of our lives, or do we just say that in words. God, the Father of Creation, give us the choice through our freewill, everyday as we wake up to another day to live, whether we choose to entrust our lives and souls to His Care….or do we fall to the deception of evil, and believe that we are in complete control of our destinies….Just look outside of your windows…did Man make what is outside, living..thriving,..surviving each day? From the trees, green grass, and fragrant and colorful flowers  in the ground, to the clouds and birds in the sky…..He shows us His Existence in our lives everyday….yet how many of us say “thank you”, let alone, have a conversation with Him. Yet when someone gives us a birthday present or random gift of appreciation…we have the etiquette to say that to another human being. When we have a great day…how many times do take then to do the same…only with sad….frustrating…and even desparate moments of despair…when we need something of Him.

However, He still never gives up hope in wanting to hear from us…He doesn’t punish us or hold it over our heads because we don’t do this. With each moment we have living on this earth, God gives us this opportunity to talk with….because this is how much, as our Father….He loves us. Evil would like for us to think that God, the Father of Creation….is evil…and that He is unreasonable…and that He puts so many rules on us, that He wants to have a boring and sad life, full of shackles and restrictions. Do the animals in the wild have this problem? Do the trees, plants and flowers in nature have this problem? The fish in the oceans and seas? All those who do not have this freewill, still thrive….vibrantly through their lives. Evil wants us to believe otherwise…to mislead us in God’s intentions for us. He loves us so unconditionally to the point of wiping our slates clean…..if we repent with a truthful spirit and heart for our mistakes that rebelled against His Divine Laws of Unconditional Love. He give us this opportunity everyday. He even sent His Own Son, to take on our punishment, as His….so that we would not have to go through it. We just have to make the choice, everyday we live, until our last breath.

The power of prayer. I have noticed within my own life, that with each time I spend with God, the Father of Creation….He give me an inner peace that is unexplainable. He reassures me that He will take care of me. While the world may seems lonesome at times….He always shows me that He is always there beside me, and then I never feel alone. The power of prayer. He gives strength, when to most it would be crazy to face certain situations on one’s own, and even to love in the most purest form….unconditionally. God, the Father of Creation provides in our secret prayer closets, nuggets of His Wisdom to the Ways of the Eternal Kingdom…conversations between a Father and His Child, and dotes on them with His Gifts, to which are in no comparison to the riches of anything the earth could offer. He reminds His Children, in their prayer closets, the Promises that He had made in Jesus Christ, His Son. The power of prayer.

Prayer is what allows for God to communicate with Children the secrets to the Eternal Kingdom He has in store for all of Mankind, and the promises He has made for one day…all injustice done to them will one day bow down to Him…..As God’s Children….we must know the power of prayer. It is so easy to get caught up with the ways of this world…..with your job….and life circumstances….with people in one’s life….this is how much evil wants you to forget about the power of prayer. We must never forget it…and what God can show us through them…..Jesus Christ did with His Own Life. He believed in it so much as to show us to the point in dying to make sure we can have access to Him, and the Father of Creation. We should never forget that.

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Prosperity Teaching Vs. Biblical Teaching

When you believe in a God who says His Ways are not of this world, why would His Rewards conform to the ways of this world? Why would He reward you for your earthly good deeds, by earthly measures? He is much more capable of providing so much more than what this earth, HIS CREATION, can provide. This is what I have a hard time understanding, that many Christians believe.

Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, was not given any royal earthly circumstances, nor anything of earthly value, while roaming this earth. And nor did He pursue any fame, fortune, or anything of earthly value, while He walked this earth. READ THESE SENTENCES AGAIN. So why, as CHRIST-ians would we think that God rewards us with earthly things, for things that honor Him. Are any of us any better than Jesus Christ, when it came to serving the Almighty God? Yet, look at His earthly “wealth”:

1.  He was born in a stable, and laid in a manger.

2. He lived as a Carpenter’s Son.

3. He spun His Own Clothes.

4. He ate whatever the earth provided Him.

5. He died the death sentence of a criminal; after being convicted of a crime He did not commit.

Where in all of this, does it say, that Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, was rewarded for His Good Deeds in the form of money, fame, or fortune? In fact He roamed with people who were considered as outcasts, and ostracized from the norm. Jesus said that He came here to be the physician of the “spiritually ill”. What I feel that a lot of my fellow Christian brothers and sisters, who believe in the “prosperity teaching” are missing is the Life Example the Jesus Christ left for us, altogether. God went to the extent of showing that He has no value for the world’s ways, through the life circumstances that He provided for His Own Son. Plain and simple.

If we call ourselves CHRIST-ians, we have to look at the Life Example that Jesus CHRIST left for us. To each of His 12 Disciples, that came from all different walks of life, He told them, “Give up everything, and follow me.” When the rich man asked Jesus Christ what will it take to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, other than following the 10 Commandments, and Mosaic Law, He said, ” Give up your wealth, and follow me.” For every miracle that Jesus performed, did God reward Him, with money, or wealth (in the form of a big house)? In fact Jesus Christ, roamed around, like a SHEPARD…a nomad.

Does God punish someone, while they roam this earth? No. Judgement comes after the person has left the earth. We are given life circumstances to walk in, and live in. In fact, throughout the Holy Bible, there are many examples from both the Old and New Testaments that all of God’s Servants were tested and tried in the earthly sense, which made them stronger in their faith. They were not free from trials. In fact, if God says He is not of the world’s ways, what does that say? That evil has dominion of the world’s ways? Maybe. So why would we aim for wealth, fame and fortune? Or why would we think that by the more we give to Church, the more God will bless us? We should give what we can to help God’s Ministry of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that others can learn of His Unconditional Love at the Cross. But it is not right to say that the more you tithe, the more God will bless you. Or where does it say, that you must be doing thing right in God’s Eyes, if things are going smoothly in your life? Where does Jesus Christ say this? In fact, the closer you get to God, the more trials are going to be thrown at you, to throw you off the path to God. To discourage you from getting back on the path, once you have fallen off. God says He is not of the world’s ways. Holy Scripture says in addition, for that reason, God’s Children, who are faithful to His Laws of Divine Love, will be ridiculed and persecuted in this world.

As CHRIST-ians, we have to study the Life of Jesus Christ. We have to ask for God’s Guidance when reading Scripture, as to what is it He wants us to learn from His Son’s Life; and what is to come for us, as His Children, before His Son’s Return to the earth. In the Book of Revelations, Jude and John, God does say that His Children will be ridiculed and persecuted, some to the point of death. Did Jesus Christ, not show us this, within His Own Life? If giving in to human nature’s desires and wants is what caused Adam & Eve to sin, why would following our human nature, be pleasing or not a problem in the Eyes of God? Did Jesus Christ do that, in His Life on this earth? No. So who was it that said it was okay for us to give in to our human nature, and to do what we want? Well, who was it that said it was okay for Adam & Eve to do it? So where is this prosperity teaching originating from, my fellow CHRIST-ian brothers and sisters? Because Jesus CHRIST did not teach such things.

There is only ONE Jesus Christ; and He gave an example to STRIVE for. Will we ever come close to achieving that level of greatness? Only He could tell us this, on the Day of Judgement. So, my fellow Christian brothers and sisters, do not let anyone tell you that your “lack of things in this world” or “you should feel shame for not achieving or attaining a certain level of things”, is a result of a punishment from God for either not doing enough to honor Him; or because you did something to displease Him. It is simply not true. Jesus said, through His Many Parables that God will allow for the sun to set on both the good and evil in this world, all the same; until the Day of Judgement. So, what may seem beautiful or bountiful on this earth; may not be so pleasing in the Eyes of the Creator in the Eternal Kingdom.

Prosperity in this world is not what God has called for us to attain, as a reflection of how faithful we have been to God. God says He is not of the world’s ways. So He will not reward by earthly measures in abundance, but in just sufficient amounts. Or when you focus on attaining these things, you will not focus on God’s Ways. God sees the intent behind everything we do, to see if it honors His Ways of Unconditional Love or not. So we have to be focused on that above all else.

 

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Truly Humbled by the Season-Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to Come

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Whenever I think of this season, I always think about how truly lucky I am to be a Child of the Almighty God. It is this season that reminds me of God’s Unconditional Love not only for me, but for all of Mankind, through the Birth of His Son, Jesus Christ, in order to give us the choice to be saved from Evil. From the humble beginnings of being brought into this world, though being a member of the most High Court of the Eternal Kingdom, to his torture and death on the Cross, what more could Jehovah show us, as to how much He loves us. To give us chance after chance, to change from our sinful human nature, and return back to the greatness that God had originally created for all of Mankind to be, in accordance to His Divine Laws of Love. Through the Life and Death of Jesus Christ, God had showed us through an Example, that HIS WAYS are beyond the world’s ways. Jesus through His Life, and His Teachings showed us that God’s Ways are not ways that give in to Human Nature; but to follow the laws that He has given us through not only the Prophets that walked the Earth before Him; but through His Teachings and Life Example, to the point of upholding God’s Laws to the point of death of the earthly body. He knew the Purpose He was born to do; and that is to die for the sake of saving Mankind.

Jesus Christ showed us that any earthly wrath to which Satan can bring unto us on this earth, is NOTHING in comparison to the wrath of God, in following our sinful human nature and forgetting about His Laws of Divine Love. His Divine Love, as we saw in the Garden of Eden provided perfect Harmony between God and all of His Creations. As we fell to Satan’s temptations in the Garden of Eden, we saw the beginning of the dismantling of this harmony. Evil can manipulate human nature. However, Jesus showed us that by focusing on the Father of Creation, we can conquer evil through the strength He gives us through His Unconditional Love. Jesus Christ became the savior of all of Mankind, by knowing the reason why He had to be born, and trusting in God’s Will of His Life, as the Son of God, and following through, by dying on the Cross.

In this season, let us all remember that beyond the presents, traditions of cultures, and even parties, the reason for this season. Jesus Christ stepped down from the Eternal Kingdom to this earth, as the Son of God, to become the Salvation of Mankind.

Merry Christmas Everyone, and a Blessed New Year to Come.

Unconditional Love that was Demonstrated by Jesus Christ

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?

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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.

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Spiritual Thinking Vs. Spirit Filled Thinking: Manmade Thinking vs. Divine Thinking

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In this day and age, there are many travelling on a spiritual journey. Many trying to seek answers to the things of this world; through a force or source that is not of this world. Essentially I think this all comes down to one common understanding amongst Mankind, that human logic has its limitations. And that there is a Higher Force/Source out there that can provide insight to things within our lives. Yes, the proof that there is Existence in God.

But what is the difference between “spiritual” and being “spirit filled”? I often debated this very principle in my mind. And to be honest, I’m still not quite clear on this. However, there is one thing that I have come to understand for certain is that there is a different in approach and way of thinking. While spiritual thinking emcompasses numerous schools of thought; spirit filled thinking is guided by one certain belief. For me, the conclusion that I have come to is that if one is certain in what they believe in, once can emcompass both. However, for the betterment of Mankind, we have to be mindful of whether we are guided by Divine Thinking, or by that which is not so divine. This is the struggle that Mankind has encountered since Adam & Eve fell to sin, in the Paradise of Eden. A struggle that God is very much aware of. This is the very reason why God’s Graces and Love is so abundant and endless in supply, that He gives us the FREEWILL to choose to seek His Divine Logic. He gives us till the last breath in our earthly bodies to seek and find this, so that not only will be “Spiritual”, but also “Spirit filled“. I think out of the 2, it is most hardest for man to become, “spirit filled”. Being divinely spirit filled, truly does require you to break away from the ways of this world; and to even not give in to human nature (which is vulnerable to sin). God says He is not of the ways of this world; but beyond them. And Jesus has said that “Truth is not seen or heard; but felt…”; which requires us to rely on logic and guidance that is in ways of Love, Peace, and Nonviolence, which all require a strength that is beyond our human nature.  If it was within our human nature, the world would not exist in the current condition that it is.

Does anyone every achieve, the balance between the 2? Very few. It is a lifelong journey, to which only the Higher Source, God, can determine if that balance was achieved. However, while we are on our spiritual journeys, we will begin to see a difference in our way of thinking. And such a journey will become the focus of our entire existence. Once this thinking has become engrained in us, and has taken root, it will ben reflected in our everyday actions. What we have to realize is that because this is a lifelong journey, to which God, Himself, determines the beginning and end of it, we will have a constant struggle between falling on and off the path. The most important thing is to get back on. God knows this struggle so much of us, which is why He sent Jesus Christ, His Son, to reestablish the direct pathway that we once had with the Father of Creation, that was originally destroyed by the introduction of sin by Satan, in the Garden of Eden, and with Adam & Eve’s fall to this sin. He wanted us to tap back into His Endless Unconditional Love, to be guided by His Multidimensional Logic, which defies all boundaries that have defined this world. That is why those who have a balance between the two, see what it means when God says His Ways are not of this world, but beyond them. That the ways that truly considered great in the Eyes of God, are quite the contrary to what the world defines as great.

The prime example of this is to see how a little infant or child lives their life.  The things that we would consider as the simplest of things in this world, is what brings great joy to a child. They have no fear to love; and at the same time, very sensitive to the pain the world can cause them. Yet at the same time, they quickly move on, to continue on loving. Haven’t you ever seen a child being more amused by the box or wrapping paper that their toy gift, came in? They are often ok playing by themselves; or even playing with others. They are often content “beating to their own drum/tune”; so to speak. God speaks to these pure hearts quite often. Because it has not been jaded by the ways of this world. This is what God means to have “faith like a child”. To reach our fullest potential, spiritually, we must not allow for the ways of this world, to jade our hearts and souls. Otherwise this could block out God, and His Divine Enlightenment in our lives.

Remember, Divine Logic are ways that understand that the creation can never be equivalent to the Creator; and not having the authority to determine which of the Creator’s creations to eliminate or not. A way of NONVIOLENCE. It is a way to which is confident in the spiritual enlightenment one has found, and will have unshaken LOVE and PEACE in such a heart and soul, despite the chaos in the world around them. This lifelong journey is one that God asks for us to be in constant communication with Him. To experience a type of Unconditional Love that fill every void that a human soul could experience by the ways of this world. Such a soul reflects this spiritual balance….and is undeniable by all that come in contact with it.

St. Rose of Lima Quote

What does this quote mean to you? Well to me, it means quite a bit. When we believe in a God that says He is not of the world’s ways, but beyond them, this quote clearly demonstrates what God expects of us. In a world, where God’s Existence is slowly disappearing, we begin to reshackle ourselves to the things of this world; to which can be manipulated and controlled by evil. Jesus Christ, upon dying on the Cross, unshackled us from all of this, to give us the freedom of living in the Light of God’s Love, which is devoid of any fear to what the ways of this world can bring upon us, in our earthly life. Jesus Christ showed us through His Own Life, and even in His Death, what is expected to enter the Kingdom of Eternal Life; to break ourselves from the world’s ways to which are in direct violation to God’s Divine Laws of Love, and to stand boldly in them. Jesus showed us that those who choose to take on their Call from the Father of Creation; would need to endure trials and persecution. They will need to take up their daily Cross, to uphold God’s Laws of Divine Love. There simply is no other way, just as St. Rose had said in the quote above.

St. Thomas, in his Gospel, has also said, that Jesus said, “He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom.”  So as we get stronger in our faith, and get one step closer in finding God, the Father, the more angry evil gets. And throws more trials and challenges at you, to doubt God’s Goodness and Greatness, and to fall off the path to God, to only reshackle yourself to the world’s ways, which are not of God’s. So we must endure, boldly. In fact, the more we face in this life, we must grow stronger in our faith in God. It is the strength that God can provide, to which we can conquer evil; and to not fear it in any way. The path in finding God and His Way to His Kingdom is not an easy one. In fact if we use our own human strength, we will fall off of it many times. The most wonderful thing about Yahweh is that He knows this of us, and still waits for us to come back to the path. His grace is so abundant, that He gives us till the last breath in our earthly bodies, to do so.

Jesus Christ, showed us that God asks us, as His Creations, to continue on the Path to the Kingdom of Heaven, in a way of Peace, Love, and Nonviolence. We are to love all, and not only those that love us back. To forgive, but to never forget, so that sins will not be repeated. To humble ourselves to every wrong act that we do, because though we may think it can be hidden on this earth; it can not be hidden in the Eyes of God. So repent to God for all that He inspires within your heart, that is a violation to His Divine Laws of Love.  Jesus Christ will judge on the intention of the hearts and souls; and not by actions alone. He has said this through out many of His Teachings. A heart rooted in God’s Laws of Divine Love, will always be called back to God, despite how far off they roam from His Path. But to continue on the path, St. Rose….St. Thomas….and even St. John (through his Book of Revelations) has stated that those that follow God’s Path to His Eternal Kingdom, will endure ridicule and persecution….some or even most, may continue on this path, to the point of death of their earthly bodies, to uphold God’s Divine Laws of Love. Did not Jesus Christ show this with His Own Death, of His Earthly Body? To uphold God’s Laws of Divine Love…to take on His Call of becoming the Salvation of Mankind….He died in the earthly sense. A death that surely was not that of nobility; but that of a criminal…of a crime he did not commit. God went to this extent to show through His Son, that the ways that are considered “great” in this world; are not so….in His Kingdom.

We must remember this. A road to God’s Kingdom is travelled by very few. If it was easy, then everyone would choose this path. God tells us through many of His Servants, that His Path does not conform to the world’s ways, but conforms to His Divine Laws of Love. And that it is only through Him, we will become victorious. NOT by our own strength, but God’s alone. So we must endure the trials joyfully, knowing that we are getting evil angry with each step we get closer to God’s Kingdom. “Fear no Evil…….”

“So those who are last will be first, and those who are first will be last.”-Matthew 20:16 (PART II)

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You see, when we focus on attaining the things of this world, we are not putting God first in our life. God clearly says that He is not of the world’s ways. When we focus on attaining the things of this world, no matter the reason, this is an opening for evil to grab a foothold into our life, to reshackle us to it. Jesus Christ endured all that He did, to unshackle us from evil. Yeshuay unshackled us from that sin committed in the Garden of Eden, upon His Death on the Cross, for ALL OF MANKIND. This is why Jesus said, “Give up everything, and follow me.” As the Son of God, He knew what God wants of our lives, in order to be able to enter back into the Eternal Paradise. And we have to separate ourselves from the ways of this world, because they are not from God. This understanding or enlightenment can be seen in others who did not practice Christianity. Lets have a further look at this.

Those who have claimed to be enlightened by a divine source, also demonstrated a life to which is similar to what Jesus Christ preached, which is a life, that is devoid of the worldly things, and to become humbled in knowing with each day that we live, we are in the very Presence of the Omnipresent Father of Creation. If we look at the lives of the Dalai Lama, Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Sai Baba, etc. (to name a few) they all lead lives that are devoid of the world’s riches and ways, in ways of love, peace, and nonviolence. And their path to seeking Divinity‘s Ways of Life, were the focus of their lives. Yes…nonviolence is very important in Divinity’s Laws of Life and Love. Why? Only the Creator has the right or jurisdiction, to create or destroy the creations. The creation does not have that jurisdiction to do that. This is why Jesus Christ said, in His Sermon on the Mount, “That I have come here to tell you, instead of “eye for an eye”, that you must “turn the other cheek.” When Jesus Christ was being taken away from the Garden of Gesthemane, the night before He was being crucified, by the Roman soldiers, St. Peter, took his sword to defend Jesus Christ from a soldier, and chopped off one of his ears. Jesus scolded him, and condemned for doing such a thing, and healed the soldier of the wound. Violence by any means justified in the wordly sense, is not justified by Divinty.

God sees how far His Beloved Creations have come from the original greatness that He created for them to be. But He says, that those who have truly found Divine Enlightenment, will understand His Ways. Will understand the true value of the worldly ways. This is why Jesus said, “So those who are last will be first, and those who are first will be last.” –Matthew 20:16. Because God knows, just as His Son, Jesus Christ endured persecution and ridicule, since the time of His Birth on the earth; that evil will make sure that God’s Divine Laws of Love will be forgotten or never known by the many. But those who do know of it, and have found its true meaning, will not be accepted by the world. In fact, by the world’s parameters, they will be the “last”….they will be the “ridiculed” or least understood. Will not be “accepted” or “suppressed for the truth that they know”. But what Jesus demonstrated on the Cross was, that eventhough He was considered last on this earth….He is first in the Kingdom of Heaven, in God’s Eternal Paradise. That the ways of this world is not what defined Him, but the ways of the Divine Father of Creation. In this, with His SELFLESS SACRIFICIAL act of dying as the salvation for all of Mankind, from evil…He showed that Evil’s ways are temporary. And that God’s Wrath, is permanent.

“So those who are last will be first, and those who are first will be last.”-Matthew 20:16 (PART I)

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This very verse is stated in so many ways, and words by Jesus Christ. These are such powerful words, and often are overlooked by many who profess Love and Peace, as their philosophy. Those who have truly come to adopt Love and Peace, as their ways of life, will understand what God meant, when Jesus Christ ministered these very words to those He encountered. He also demonstrated this through His Own Earthly Life, as the Son of God.

God does say that He is not of the world’s ways, but beyond them. He does not define Himself, by what His Creations determine as being “good” or “bad”. He, as the Creator, determines the parameters and the definition of what is “good” and “bad”. And those who are in tune with the Father of Creation, will also be guided to His definitions of what is good and bad. Just look at how a child is so confident in knowing what is right  and wrong. Things are black and white to them. As the days go by, I sincerely believe that this is how we, as Man, were originally created to be…to know of what is right and wrong. The “gray” area was created by Evil. Evil’s biggest tools are confusion and chaos. God, as the Creator, always provides confidence and certainty. And this is what children display in their knowledge of knowing what is right and wrong. Has the world evolved to such a state, where we, as Man, are now confused, as to what is “right” and “wrong”, according to what God created for this world to be? As seen and described from the times of Adam & Eve, before Satan brought sin to the Garden of Eden, our world was created so that there was a Utopia, and perfect harmony. The world today evolved to its present state….why? Disharmony was introduced into Eden, upon sin being introduced…is the disharmony today, an extension of the 7 mortal sins of  greed, gluttony, lust, pride, sloth, envy, and wrath ? Only God can tell us this, when the His Time comes to rule again on this earth. But God, as the Father of Creation; and Jesus Christ, as His Son, make it very clear that this world’s ways are not of the ways of Divinity…Let’s see how this is demonstrated…..

Let us begin with the Life Example, that the Father of Creation, has demonstrated through His Son, Jesus Christ. As the King of all Kings, and being one of the key members of the Most High Court, Jesus Christ did not live as an earthly king, while roaming the earth. In fact this is how He lived:

1. He was immaculately conceived to an unwed mother. Recent findings say, that Mary was even as young as 12 years old, at the time of conception of the Holy Spirit.

2. He was adopted by Joseph, who became Jesus’ earthly father. Joseph understood Mary’s Mission and his, by taking on such a role.

3. Jesus Christ was not born in a hospital, or in the home of his mother by nursemaids. Because word of the “King of Kings” birth was spreading like wildfire, He was being hunted to be killed. As a result, Joseph and Mary had to flee, and during their journey, Mary had to give birth to Jesus Christ in a barn, where He laid in a Manger, where cows ate their slop and food.

4. He lived humbly learning the trade of His adoptive father, Joseph, carpentry. He did not have a palace…or wear silks. He lived a humble life of the cloth that his mother spun for Him.

5. He roamed from town to town, to share God’s Gospel. He was the Shepard of God’s Lost Children. God, as His Father, guided Him, and always provided SUFFICIENT amounts of thing, in order to live from day to day.

6. He died the death sentence of a criminal. He did not die in what would be considered noble or royal.

7. And even when His Earthly Body was laid to rest, it was not in a royal ceremony; or mausoleum; but in a tomb made of stone.

God went to this extent, to demonstrate through the life and death of His Son, how much earthly definition and parameters did not mean anything to Him, who sits in Heaven. In fact the worldly parameters are not needed to live a life that is pleasing to God, the Father. God has even said, through the teaching of Jesus Christ, that it is not only enough to follow the commandments that have been laid out. We must believe in them so much, as to live it, from day to day. That those that encounter a believer in God’s Love, will feel it so much, as to want to change from their old ways, to those ways that are pleasing to God. Jesus has said this very thing to the rich man that asked him this very thing. Jesus said, “Give up your riches, and follow me.” What did Jesus mean by this? He meant, that God is first in all. And if you believe that God is first, you will believe that He will always provide in sufficient amounts, just as He did for Jesus Christ. Because according the world He first created for Mankind, in the Garden of Eden, we did not need money or power. Man and nature lived in harmony with one another.

(PART II TO COME…)

God Knows the Extent of Our Strength Better Than We Do of Ourselves

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In life, we can witness to the fact that not one life is the exact same. Sure, there may be similarities, but not the same. We all come into circumstances and worlds, to which God has given us, based on the Purpose He had made us for, at the moment we were conceived in our mother’s wombs. God also gave us freewill to choose how we will deal with those circumstances.

In the Garden of Eden, Evil bulldozed its existence into the lives of Mankind, through its temptation to Adam & Eve. And when they chose to follow temptation, instead of resisting it; that is when our battle of choosing between good and evil, began. And this battle will continue till the last breath in our earthly bodies. The challenges and trials we face in life, serve many different purposes. And it is the perspective to which we view these trials and challenges, to which will allow for the power of the Divine Holy Father to enter within our lives. We keep wanting to restrict ourselves by the parameters of this world. The reality is that we were created to be spiritual beings, to be connected to the God who says, “He is not of the world’s ways, but beyond them.” And to not reshackle ourselves back with Evil; by restricting ourselves to the ways of this world, which are currently be dominated by Evil. Evil wants to restrict you to what you see and hear with the human eyes and ears; but God wants you to use what you see and hear with the human eyes and ears; and enhance it with the foundation of faith, that He put within all of us, upon the time we were conceived in our mother’s womb. We are always connected to God, we have the choice of tapping into that connection or not.

God doesn’t give up that easily. He has given us chances over and over again. What we have to realize is that God, Jehovah, Yahweh…..He loves us so much that He just literally sits there, and waits…and waits…for us to just talk to Him. While He talks to us everyday! How you ask? Well, let’s take a look:

1. He lets you wake up to another day to live.

2. Through the words or actions of love, of a child. Or for their very existence in your life.

3. Through the loving words of a parent.

4. Providing a roof over you head, food on your table, and clothes on your back.

5. Did someone let you go ahead of them in the shopping line?

6.  Through the innocent gaze of a pet.

7. By the beautiful trees and flowers in nature.

8. With the birds chirping in the sky.

These are just a few things, out of the MANY that He tries to talk to us. But I think where He gets our attention the most is when we feel that the ways of this world, or the logic that we have within ourselves, fail us, in situations that seem to defy  them; or have no solution in the earthly sense. But with a God who says He is beyond the world’s ways by our side, we can overcome! Maybe not in the way we intended or thought of…but while we endure, He gives us His Strength, to get through…and before we know it, it is over, and we look back to see what we overcame.

What we fail to realize is God created every inch, molecule, cell within us. He knows out of anyone, what we are capable of, and what we are not capable of. He knows our strengths, just as much as our weaknesses.God always provides what the world can not. He provides what we need in sufficient amounts, in the forms we need, to carry out His Purpose for our lives. We just have to trust in that. He knows the strength that we are capable of handling, better than we know ourselves.

What we fail to realize is that our earthly struggles are not the REAL struggles we are facing from day to day. It is the spiritual battle that we face from day to day. The earthly struggles are “the face” to the spiritual battle. As Man, we have tried to reason, intellectualize, and even rationalize Manmade solutions, to problems in humanity, that are driven by spiritual forces.

Through the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, God showed us what is needed to be done, in order to conquer evil, and to enter His Eternal Kingdom of Paradise. Jesus Christ, as the Son of God…showed us that it does not require earthly measures to serve the Father of Creation, but just being faithful in the everyday things to Him. It is the path we take that matters to God, not the end result alone. The faithfulness in the daily things, is where the healing begins, from the daily battles.

God knows our strength, but we have to make the choice to rely on Him to provide it for us. He knows what we have within ourselves better than we know ourselves. We just have to trust enough, for God’s Will to be fulfilled through us. Through God, we are capable of possessing such powerful strength, that can defy people who shackle themselves to the ways of this world; to the ways of evil. That is the Power of God’s Unconditional Love….a strength, that He has put within all of us, if we just decide to choose with our freewill, rely on Him.

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