We must remember that no matter how far we may have roamed off of the path, once someone is called to seek the Kingdom of God, and He has revealed the Ways to His Kingdom to you, God, will always nudge the Holy Spirit to nudge you to come back. And those that have once walked in the presence of the Holy Spirit and God, the Father, will see the difference in walking towards the Kingdom, and walking away from the path to the Eternal Kingdom. I, personally, have seen this in my life. As human beings, our biggest flaws are pride and complacency. As Christians, it is so easy for us to get so comfortable in our spiritual lives, because things in our lives are going really well, without any trials or hardships. These are the times that Satan and his demons find as the most opportune times to strike against God’s Children. And remember, Satan and his demons can not do anything to you without God’s permission. These trials are brought into our lives for different reasons on each side. As we look to the Book of Job, Satan wanted to prove God wrong by saying that Job’s Faithfulness is only in his good times in his life. Job was very prosperous in the earthly sense. God allowed the test, to show His Confidence in Job’s Faithfulness, by knowing the purity of his heart.
What we must remember as servants of God, is that God is faithful to His Children, and never give up on them. He sees what no human eye sees, what no human ear hears, what no human can smell, taste and feel…he knows the purity of one’s heart and soul. At the same time, God knows the weakness of the human heart and mind. This is why He asks us to seek the Kingdom of God, through the Guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is one way that He knows He can still save a soul that has been lost to the world and its ways, because once He has called, He gives us the choice to come back, through the wooing of the Holy Spirit. It does require prayer and meditation to God the Father of Creation, and allowing your soul and heart to dwell and depend on the Presence of the Holy Spirit. This is what Jesus Christ was able to reestablish with His Death on the Cross. To create a bridge between the earthly and spiritual heavenly realms. As our Shepard, Jesus Christ, guided us and showed us what is expected in the earthly sense, by God the Father of Creation. Prayer is the biggest part of this. Even in moments of the hustle and bustle of this world, trials in the worldly sense, and even in the silence of our rooms….we are expected to go to our prayer closets, and come into the presence of the Holy Spirit. This is what Jesus Christ showed us in His Life and Death.
God gives us ample time and opportunity to come back to Him…till the very last breath in our earthly bodies. He sees the purity of the hearts that seek Him, and He lets them know that He sees their purity in their love for Him, and His Kingdom’s Ways. These people are constantly confessing to the ways that they fall short to the ways of His Kingdom. These people are devoid of pride in any way. They are also not swayed by the ways of this world. At the same time, God also does expect us to go astray, but He anticipates those that are pure in heart to come back and confess to Him. He gives us this choice everyday. He does not want people who feel entitled or does not force anyone to follow His Kingdom’s Ways, but wants those that CHOOSE to do so…and these are ways of SELFLESS, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, NONVIOLENCE, and FORGIVENESS.
For me, when I first began my walk almost 20 years ago, I thought that it would be very hard to get to this point in my spiritual life. I have been through many trials, and have witnessed many injustices….I have seen how people have seen my life and say God is not in my life because of the many trial that I have endured in the earthly sense. But I have never felt more of God’s Presence in my Life for the very same reason that people say that they feel He is not. And it is through these trials, that we break away from the ways of this World, and follow the ways to His Eternal Kingdom, which are the ways that I have listed above in CAPITAL LETTERS. We are different because of the wisdom of what God reveals to us through earthly trials, that make us stand out in this world, that make us different. God sees the transformation of the heart, that occurs in these times….the Refiner’s Fire that His Putting our human hearts through. Remember a prosperous earthly life, is not equivalent to a prosperous spiritual life If God says His Ways are not of this world, but are beyond them, that means His Ways do not conform to the ways of this world….but what He had shown us through His Son, Jesus Christ, in the earthly sense. A life that is inspired by God, the Father of Creation will have their words and actions match each other…not contrary to them.
If we look at any person that was considered devotee to the Kingdom of God, or are considered holy or are prophets….they did not have a prosperous earthly life, but many trials in their earthly life; or did not see the importance of earthly riches. God gave his strongest trials to those that He knew and saw that understood the ways of His Son, and why He died on the Cross at Calvary.
Prosperity. It can be defined in many ways. The title of this entry is how I have defined it, based on what I have seen in my own life, and have observed in my spiritual path. A soul that is at peace, even in the stillness of the night, knows that there is a God, who protects it, when it is bound toward the Path of the Eternal Kingdom. It does not fear death of the earthly body or even coming short in the earthly sense, in resources and riches for providing in their daily needs. It is a soul that gets rest even in the most chaotic times in the earthly sense.
If you have ever noticed, people that we would consider in the earthly sense, as prosperous, do not have a soul that is at peace. In fact many of them would say that they lack the things that “matter in life”, which is what a spiritually enlightened soul is already aware of…which is God’s Divine Laws of Love (ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy). Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, showed us this through His Own Life and Death on the Cross, at Calvary. Those that are spiritual prosperous may reflect a life full of trials and anguish, to those that are prosperous in the earthly sense. A world where God, the Father of Creation, says His Ways are not of the world’s ways but are beyond them, will only see those that are spiritually prosperous, as a people that are cursed by God, when it is quite the contrary. If you look at those that have been spiritually enlightened by God, the Father, will understand that things of this world mean nothing to the Creator, because He can take it away with one swipe of His Hand. They will have a life full of “anguish” and “hardship” because they are fighting a spiritual battle that can not be seen by the human eyes, and heard by the human ears, to which only those that are spiritual deficient can only go by. It does not matter what faith you follow, all that are spiritually guided by God, the Father of Creation, will follow His Divine Laws of Love, which are ways of SELFLESS LOVE, which is unconditional, Nonviolence, and Mercy. Because these are not the ways of this world, a world to which Evil has dominion over, such souls will face opposition from it. Why? Evil wants to take such souls away from God, the Father of Creation, and through its trials, ANGUISH, and HARDSHIPS, take away the spiritually prosperity granted to those souls that are bound by the code of God’s Divine Laws of Love.
If we look at all those that are considered God’s Servants, they ALL were not exempt from earthly trials and hardships; EVEN Jesus Christ, as the Son of God. He took on our hardships, our sin, our trials, out of His UNCONDITIONAL LOVE for humanity, to make us brothers and sisters with Him, in God’s Throne Room. Jesus Christ, endure the torture and the death that He did, out of the SELFLESS LOVE, UNCONDITIONAL MERCY, and to give humanity the chance to escape God’s Great Wrath for those that follow Satan and his ways. This is what CHRIST (to whom that followed the example of Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, and abide by God’s Divine Laws of Love) and ANTI-CHRIST (to whom that follow ways that do not abide by God’s Divine Laws of Love) mean.
A spiritual journey that is devoid of earthly trials and hardships, that is full of earthly riches that serve the self….is a journey that is not on the path to the Eternal Kingdom of God, the Father of Creation. As human beings, we do not see what God, and Jesus Christ, as His Son, see from the Throne Room, up above. Earthly prosperity is attained through the violation of the Divine Laws of Love, of the Eternal Kingdom. There is no ways around that, such a soul will not be at rest. It is will be bound to a world that has set boundaries and parameters to the human mind, and to that which God, the Father of Creation has set! While they may feel they are the enlightened ones, God, the Father of Creation, shows the ways to eternal life, to those that followed His Divine Laws of Love, and those that have violated His Ways, and caused injustices to those that followed His Ways, will one day bow down to Him and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Those that value His Divine Laws of Love, beyond anything of this world…a world to which He has said that His Ways are not a part of, but are a part of the Divine Laws of Love (ways of Unconditional Selfless Love, Nonviolence, and Mercy) will have Jesus Christ, His Son as the Shepard of their souls, and as their Captain, leading them to the immortality that God, the Father of Creation promises. Those that value earthly prosperity, will have another captain, and will be led down the road to God’s Wrath, which are the ways of death; and restrict their knowledge by a box, and a way of life that will have a restless soul. God gives every member of humanity the chance to listen to His Divine Laws of Love…..the Love that Jesus Christ selflessly demonstrated on the Cross at Calvary. We must remember that like all those that walked before us, all of God’s Saints had an earthly life filled with anguish, trials, leading to true humility of the human mind, heart, and soul. Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, showed us the selfless, unconditional love that is present in the Throne Room of God, the Father of Creation, and was not exempt from the earthly trials that we face. So what makes us any better than the Son of God? Who are we to think that we will not have trials and hardships on this earth? If God says His Ways are not of this world, but are beyond them….then should we feel comfortable in our spiritual journeys, when we do not have them? Evil will combat anything that will allow for God’s People or humanity to get out of its grips, remember that. If God’s ways are not of this world….then whose ways are? Therefore, use the spiritual tools that Jesus Christ gave you: 1) The Armor of God; 2) Prayer; 3) Fasting; and 4) Repentance. As long as you keep God, the Father of Creation as the authoritarian in your life, you will what is of value to Him and what is not.
Food for your soul.
I found this entry on the Christian Gazette. Absolutely wonderful piece. A MUST READ!
A soul that has given up its Divine Connection, and a will that has shackled itself to the ways of this world is one person that has become restless, and unpeaceful. In fact, such people can not stand to see others that are still connected with the Divinity, being so restful and at peace; it can not stand to see or witness what it can not have. This is the price one pays once he/she has given their lives to the ways of this world which are bound by the 7 Deadly/Carnal Sins:
These may seem so natural, however, God, the Father of Creation, never meant for us to be driven by such destructive forces. These things will not only violate the Divine Laws of Love of the Eternal Kingdom; but it will be a constant source of destroying the soul within. Satan and his demons know what was the destiny of Humanity, and that is what made him so PRIDEFUL and WRATHFUL towards God, the Father of Creation. So their main goal, while we roam this earth, is to destroy, tarnish, kill all of humanity to prove that the Perfect Almighty God, the Father of Creation, was mistaken….made an error about Humanity. Can you imagine that Lucifer (who became Satan, after allowing for his own Pride and Wrath to take over him) was trying to prove his Creator wrong? Has the Creation ever known more than its Creator? NEVER. But this is what he and his demons are trying to do, and convince Humanity, that God made a mistake in the things of this world….about the Life Example of Jesus Christ, in that breaking away from the things of this world is not necessary…..while God says that it is.
For such souls that fall into Satan and his demons’ traps, they end up losing it, and needing to keep on feeding Satan’s demands of them, for the price of earthly riches. God, the Father of Creation said that His Ways do not conform to the ways of the world, but are beyond them; and He meant that. This is what He showed us through Jesus Christ, His Son. So the minute, we hand over our lives to shackling it for the sake of earthly riches, God, does not allow for such a soul to return, unless such a soul recognized the authority that He has created that soul; and the His Son Jesus Christ’s Life Example, is the way of the Eternal Kingdom. It is a path that is less travelled; so it is not as easy, fun-loving, or earthly rich life…but it is a life that is peaceful to the soul; and provides rest, whenever shielded by God, the Father of Creation. This is what Jesus Christ showed us on the Cross at Calvary. Just as God instructed the Jews in Egypt about putting the Lamb’s Blood above their doorways in order to protect them from the plague of the Angel of Death to attack the homes of those that violated God’s Divine Laws of Love, back then….Jesus Christ, became that Lamb for Humanity, and the Blood that He shed at the Cross is that very covering that God had given to Humanity. The very name of Jesus Christ makes Satan and his demons shiver in fear, because they did not know of God’s Plan, to counter his attack. That is why those that live under the blood covering of Jesus Christ, are fully protected and bound towards the Eternal Kingdom.
Satan and his demons do not want humanity to know about this, because they know that the more that Humanity knows about this, the less souls they can take away from God. This is why evil makes their ways so easy and pleasant, so that the path less travelled is taken by those who are weak and vulnerable to its ways. The path to the Eternal Kingdom is a hard one, and requires a lot of endurance and to undergo many trials, in order to defeat the sinful human nature, to which evil is correct in thinking…saying….and believing that is NATURAL. Once Satan introduced sin to humanity, at the Garden of Eden to Adam and Eve, that is when the 7 Deadly Sins became NATURAL to human nature; otherwise God, the Father of Creation did not create for humanity to be weak to them…but to resist them. He only wants the strong, and those that are wholeheartedly believe in the Divine Laws of Love. The Ultimate Symbol of Unconditional Love is what Jesus Christ showed us on the Cross, at Calvary. It is selfless kind of love, not a self love. That is the extent to which God went to show His Love for Humanity, to make His Son the Sacrificial Lamb, to become the blood covering for humanity.
Evil does not want people to know the extent of its plans to destroy humanity, which is why it has to constantly scheme and plot to get its own agenda done…..for its own personal gain…for their self love. And in order for it to get its agenda done, they need to deceive and be untruthful in the process. With those that have taken on the blood covering of Jesus Christ, God, the Father of Creation has given them the wisdom to discern the deception of evil; and they are guided by the Holy Spirit, under the blood covering that Jesus Christ provided on the Cross at Calvary. This is what I have come to understand as the meaning of the Holy Trinity.
Evil will not allow for such a soul to rest….or to continue to the good fight against it…because that would mean that it would risk awakening the souls that do not know of such things…for those that knew…and still chose to go against the Divine Laws of Love…..God, gives them till their last breath on this earth to repent in front of Him…that is the extent of Unconditional Love that God, the Father of Creation, has for humanity. But once that last breath is taken, that person’s time is up. Don’t you think that Satan and his demons know this? Of course. So, they will try anything and everything to get people off of this path….because that would mean this people will not be susceptible to their tacts…and it will keep them out there to awaken and enlighten those that are in the dark. So Satan and his demons will continue to torture, test, and even abuse those that are on the path of the Divine Laws of Love, in order to get that fight out of them…..so that these souls can succumb to rebelling against the Divine Laws of Love….Satan will use anyone and any circumstance that he can manipulate to his agenda, in order to achieve this. If he can never enter back into the very presence of God’s Throne Room…then no one else can never enter either.
We must be vigilant my brothers and sisters, over the very souls that God, the Father of Creation gave us. They are worth more than any precious gem or metal on this earth…..more than any car or home….or even the finest silks in the East. A souls that is Heaven Bound is a soul whose value is priceless in the Eyes of God, the Father of Creation and to Satan….All you have to do is look at the price each paid to get your soul…..
God, the Father of Creation: The Sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, on the Cross, at Calvary
Satan: _______________________ (BLANK) Can not think of anything….
GOD BLESS, AND MAY JESUS CHRIST FIND US WORTHY TO ENTER INTO THE ETERNAL PARADISE. KEEP UP THE GOOD FIGHT, IN UPHOLDING THE DIVINE LAWS OF LOVE (WAYS OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, MERCY, AND NONVIOLENCE).
God created each soul that He brings into existence, sine the time we were in our mother’s wombs. It is the journey of this soul to which God’s keeps track of, while we live our lives on this earth, to see if the soul is worth to enter into the Eternal Paradise. How does He determine a soul’s worthiness, in accordance to the roots that the Divine Laws of Love have taken, which each soul. The Divine Laws of Love consist of ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy. It does not commit eye for an eye, but to turn the other cheek (NONVIOLENCE); it does not conditionally love or think that they are ELITE amongst all members of Humanity…but sees that all can contribute and have value (UNCONDITIONAL LOVE); and will not hold a grudge to those that harm them, and shows forgiveness (MERCY). It does not use others as a means of their personal gain; but lives in harmony with all those around them.
We must remember that the paths a souls takes while walking on this earth does matter for entrance into Eternal Paradise. For Eternal Peace is by way of the Divine Laws of Love. Love in its purest forms can be seen in all of God’s Creations; however, humanity holds a special place in God’s Heart, which is why instead of destroying it, He constantly keeps giving us the opportunity to see the value He has in us, through the gift of Freewill that He has given it. God gives the choice to choose everyday, whether to find and seek the Divine Laws of Love or not; whether to follow them or to follow the self. Those who have been shown the ways of the Divine Laws of Love have seen things that are beyond the logic and reasoning of this world; and has even seen the limitations of the ways of this world, when it comes to the infinite knowledge and wisdom of God, the Father of Creation.
As the Creator, God, sees the “weeds and the flowers/wheat” the same, until the day of harvest. He gives everyone till their last breath on this earth, to seek and find the Divine Laws of Love. But once that last breath is taken, that is when the soul in such a “weed or flower/wheat” is determined for its final destination; ETERNAL PEACE or DAMNATION. God, the Father of Creation showed us this through the Life, Death, and teaching of Jesus Christ, and all those that became disciples of Him. There is no one that is ELITE amongst us in the Eyes of God, until that day. This is why Jesus Christ focused His Ministry on those that were lost to the Divine Laws of Love; so that they can have a chance to experience and enter into the Eternal Paradise. It is not true when evil states, that, “The good and the flaws should be accepted…and that there is not need to change.” This is done, so that humanity will no longer know the difference between GOOD AND EVIL….to cause confusion….so that evil can call good…evil….when good has to go against the NATURAL SIN-STAINED human nature (which is selfish and violent). Evil will then call those that fight the sinful human nature, as those going against what is natural (or unnatural) , “haters” of those that give in to the sinful human nature, or evil (because they do not accept the flaws in them).
God, the Father of Creation, states that His Ways do not conform to the ways of this world. This is why His Enlightened Ones follow a ways of life that is humble, and does not consider themselves as elite. They know that the ways of the Divine Laws of Love do not conform to the ways of this world; and do not define themselves by the ways of this world. Their confidence comes from the peace of the Eternal Kingdom, that has been shown to them, in their prayer closets. This is the Peace and Comfort that Jesus Christ promised to His Disciples on the Day of Pentecost, which is provided through the Guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s Guidance only comes to those to which God, the Father of Creation has shown to Him, that has been revealed the Divine Laws of Love, where there is fertile ground for the Holy Spirit to dwell. Amongst those that know of the Divine Laws of Love, they will not appear in the earthly sense, as elite, but as otherwise. Their ways have been straight, on the narrow path, which is travelled by very few; not by the many or majority. It is travelled by very few because it is not an easy path, in fact it may be full of trials, hardships, and sufferings. God knew that humanity, because of the sin-stained human nature that was implanted at the time Satan tempted a rebellion in the Garden of Eden, will be more attracted to a life that had all earthly riches…but to enter His Eternal Kingdom…and to have Eternal Peace…the path that is narrow and uneasy is what is required to be travelled upon. There is no one greater while they roam this earth; and it is violation and rebellion against the Divine Laws of Love to feel that one is elite amongst humanity, while they roam this earth. Only the Creator is allowed to determine this…..and their souls’ destinations will be determined by His Son, Jesus Christ.
For the souls that are bound to the Eternal Kingdom are SELFLESS in nature; they do not look for personal gain. Their love is UNCONDITIONAL, not based on a condition. They will uphold NONVIOLENCE, as Jesus Christ did, to show that the authority of wrath is given to the Father of Creation, and not themselves because only He knows of the true intentions of the souls within each member of Humanity. For such souls anchored in the Divine Laws of Love known that God’s Ways are permanent; while evil’s ways (which conform to the ways of this earth) are temporary. There is good and evil; contrary to what evil will try to convince. There is right and wrong….despite what evil may try to convince to humanity. This is why Jesus Christ, and His Disciples witnessed to the world the way of life that reflects the Divine Laws of Love, ways that are of the Eternal Kingdom. The testimonies given to those that know of the Divine Laws of Love, were given insight to this wisdom, in their prayer closets at the time they were given their testimony…to which they were given the purpose of witnessing to the world, the Divine Laws of Love…and the Eternal Love of God, the Father of Creation, to which He showed us through Jesus Christ, His Son, on the Cross at Calvary.
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!