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?
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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.
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What will separate true Children of God(the Father of Creation, Jehovah, Yahweh, Devum), to those who are not? They are the people who God will personally choose as fit to have the Holy Spirit within them, to have Him guide such souls away from the deception of evil. Since God is in everywhere and in everything, His Presence and His Divine Laws of Love are CONSTANT. Such people will all lead lives in accordance to God’s Divine Laws of Love (Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy), in a uniform way; the ways that Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, demonstrated through His Earthly Life. This is what Jesus Christ meant that “He is the way…”. God, at the same time tells us to not fellowship with evil and its ways; to which Divinity states that His Ways do not conform to the ways of this world (His Creation), but is beyond them. Since when does the Creator conform to the ways of His Creation?
We must remember that we must seek further and further progress in our spiritual journeys, in order to have fertile ground for the Holy Spirit to take root within our souls. We must remember evil will never show its true face. Evil knows fully well that if it did, that no one will follow it or even listen to it. Discerning the Deception….We must remember that only Divine Logic can help us discern what is of evil; not human logic. This is the vulnerability of Humanity to which evil uses to advance its agenda to keep all of God’s most prized creations out of the Eternal Paradise. While we look for discernment to guard our own souls to which God gave us as the highest priority in purpose of our lives, we must also try to guard and help those of others who are on the same path, as well.
There is a responsibility that comes along with this, however. And that is yielding to the Holy Spirit’s Guidance. There needs to be an obedience to the Spirit. If there is any sin that Jesus Christ said is unforgiveable in the Eyes of God, it is denial of the Holy Spirit. We must find the strength to yield to the discernment and the “gut feelings that are given with spiritual discernment”…because the path or options given may be beyond the logic of the circumstances. We must remember that just as He illustrated in the story of the Prophet Job, God, knows who will withstand the tests of Satan….and still remain on the Spiritual Journey to the Eternal Paradise. It may look like in your individual worlds, that you are alone. But remember, just as Job withstood…you too, must also. As Jesus Christ, Himself, was betrayed by those closest to Him…He still stood by God’s Purpose for Him and His Life…to die for Humanity in order to give it one more chance to return back to the Father of Creation and His Eternal Paradise. To become that sacrifice, on the behalf of Humanity, in order to become (as my spiritual mentor has stated) the Shock Absorber for the sins of Humanity, and to provide the veil of protection (to all those that saw Him for Whom He truly was) through His Blood. He became the Lamb that was slaughtered, so that we can apply this Blood Covering to protect us from an eternity of damnation.
We must fully trust in God, (Father of Creation, Jehovah, Yahweh, Devum). I have to remind myself of this very thing, at times. We must remember that God is always in control. Believing in an Unseen Force takes a lot more strength and intelligence, than an average person that relies on human logic, which is restricted by the parameters of this world, and by what it can sense with the 5 human senses, that can easily be manipulated by evil. We must remember God sees the heart and soul that is deep within a person, and judges accordingly.
To have the fertile ground that is worthy enough for the Holy Spirit to take root, a soul must be well versed in the Divine Laws of Love. Plain and simple. It is humble and gentle. It is always aware of the Presence of the Omnipresent Father of Creation. It is a repentant soul that is fully aware of a God who sees all; and devoid of any pride in admitting a wrong in front of Him. It has no value for the things that are considered of great worldly value, but has great value for what God deems as valuable in His Eternal Kingdom. There is nothing of the self….but is always selfless in nature. Yet, it will have a soul that will always be vigilant for any violations of God’s Divine Laws of Love. Discern the Deception…
The Holy Spirit nudges such souls to keep on the path to the Eternal Kingdom. It convicts such souls to keep moving forward on their paths to the Divine Laws of Love…despite what evil tries to deceive and accuse them of as to their “volations”God’s Laws of Divine Love. Such souls are never appreciated during their time….because those who are of the world, can not comprehend the divine logic to which such a soul represented. Isn’t this what happened to Jesus Christ? It was the religious elite of His Time that condemned Him….those who were grounded by the worldly ways to which God, the Father of Creation has said that His Ways are beyond them. This is what was meant when said, “Truth is not seen or heard, but FELT.” Jesus Christ did not come here to establish a religion, but a way of life, to which was to demonstrate what was acceptable in the Eyes of God, in order to enter the Eternal Paradise and priesthood, to which He has promised to Humanity. This eternal paradise is not what we can establish for ourselves, but only by Divinity, alone. This is because of what the serpent introduced into the Garden of Eden, and into the hearts of Mankind…sin. Through this, all of Humanity at that point forward, were born as sinners, and it was not in our direct nature to follow the Divine Laws of Love. This is why God, (the Father of Creation, Yahweh, Jehovah, Devum) stated that “once we become broken vessels” that there will be fertile ground for the Holy Spirit to have a chance in taking root, if the individual chooses out of their own freewill to do so. It is through earthly trials that we break ourselves more and more away from the ways of this world; and have a piece of knowledge of God and His Eternal Kingdom, embedded within ourselves. It requires many trials, or trips to the Refiner’s Fire, for one to gain more knowledge of the Eternal Kingdom, and to become more convicted to the Unconditional Love that God (the Father of Creation, Devum, Jehovah, Yahweh) demonstrated through Jesus Christ (Yeshua, Yeshuay, Yeshu Christu) on the Cross, at Calvary. Discern the Deception..
It is through selfless acts. or a life that is for others to show God’s Uncondiitonal Love, that we gain entrance into the Eternal Kingdom; and develop a fertile ground for the Holy Spirit to take root within our souls. There is nothing of the self when it comes to God’s Divine Laws of Love. This is what Jesus Christ demonstrated on the Cross, on Calvary. Though being the Son of God, and a Member of the Most High Court in the Eternal Kingdom..having all of the ability and power to pass judgement on those that He came across or even having the ability to strike down anyone that came in His Ways…He did not do so. Instead, He upheld what He preached for others to do, and “turn the other cheek”. This is what the Holy Spirit does….it inspires a soul to uphold God’s Divine Laws of Love, at all earthly costs.
Jesus Christ has shown us the importance of spiritually feeding our souls. It is through this spiritual nourishment, that a soul will be able to uphold what is right and wrong; and for a soul to know what is right and wrong in the ways of the Eternal Kingdom. Jesus Christ also showed the power of God’s Unconditional Love. God (the Father of Creation, Jehovah, Yahweh, Devum) went to the extent of bringing Jesus to the earth, to save Mankind; to show that He understands all of the things that Mankind faces by evil, by allowing for His Son to go through the same trials, struggles, and ways of life. Jesus Christ also showed that He too, was not exempt of what we had to go through on this earth, but showed how to conquer evil in those very same situations. The human heart is vulnerable to sin…..our flesh is weak…..but through the Holy Spirit, God will be able to provide the strength to overcome and become His Instruments in His Divine Laws of Love (ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy), and to Discern the Deception.
Many people seem to miss the whole meaning of “Refiner’s Fire”. But just recently, I have been thinking through, with the help of the Gospel, as to what it means. Jesus’ Life has been opening my Eyes to so many things. And I wish others would examine the great learning tool that Jesus left behind, not only through His Teachings, but also through His Life Example.
As human beings we fear pain any kind. We fear suffering of any kind. Of course there is always the pathological side of things where people enjoy pain. Notice that I used the word “pathological” in describing this. Yes, this would not be normal. There is a difference in intent. God ALWAYS judges on the INTENT. ONLY HE CAN SEE INTENT. The intent of BOTH is the tool of Satan. To instill fear to the point of being crippled spiritually; and to instill pleasure..also to cripple spirituality.
When we choose to Walk the Path to God, there are many tests to break down PRIDE; and to bow down in Humbleness before the Father of Creation. The trials thrown at us during our life paths, serves to establish this, and to refine our faith. SO..WHEN PEOPLE SAY, THAT THEY DO NOT NEED TO CHANGE….AND THAT YOU HAVE TO LIKE ME FOR ME….Well, there is something wrong with that kind of thinking. In fact, especially when you are caught up in the ways of the world, to which God clearly states in the Holy Bible, that He is not a part of…THERE IS A NEED TO CHANGE, IN ORDER TO ENTER HIS PARADISE FOR ETERNITY. In fact, He gives us till the last breath in our earthly bodies to do so. So there is no time frame for changing, other than when your time here on earth is over. And no one, other than God, knows that for sure. So each day, is an opportunity to change…to refine yourself in perfect faith with the Father of Creation.
When Jesus, as the Son of God, walked this earth, though being a member of the MOST HIGH COURT, he wanted to show us this through His Life. He endured what we endure on this earth…and even more, for the sake of taking away some of that additional pain, on our behalf. He showed us, that the moment we decide to follow God’s Path, we will run into opposition from Satan, the Enemy, to rejoin the ways of this world, which are of his. So, if we have till the last breath in our human bodies to make things right in the Eyes of God, is this life a short path of suffering and opposition? NO! NO! NO!
The Enemy wants to deceive you and say, that there is no need to suffer. That he can give you everything of this earth, in the palm of your hand. Sure, with selling your soul to him. By conforming to this, you have put an earthly price tag to what Jesus died for, with His Priceless, Precious Blood. Satan wants you to believe that all happiness can be found on this earth, in knowledge, in materialistic things, and even in false spirituality. This is why it is so important to refine our faith, by having a daily relationship with God, of our own. Because this is when you open yourselves up to God, and give Him a place to enter, and guide you to what ways are of Him and His Divinity, and what ways are of evil and of this earth. Jesus has said, that we should give up all, and follow Him. That is to separate ourselves in mind, body, and soul, from the ways of this world.
As long as we are on this earth, where the ways are of that of the Enemy, it will be a lifelong path of suffering. But the difference is….is…(wait for it)….THE INTENT! If we endure this path, with God first in our lives, it will not appear as suffering, but as the “Will of God”. When we realize that God’s Ways are nothing in comparison to what the human mind and heart can comprehend…in its perfection and generosity…we will see that we have to break away and follow God. This is what Jesus demonstrated with His Life, Death, and Resurrection. He did not walk around as a “King” in the earthly sense. In fact, He walked around, as what many would call, as a pauper. And died the sentence of a criminal. There was nothing of nobility of this earth, to which Jesus possessed in His Hands. This is the extent God went to show, how we should lead our lives. It is when Jesus Christ died on the Cross, that He ended the rule of Evil; reestablished the pathway between God and Mankind (which was originally broken upon Satan introducing sin into the Garden of Eden); and now evil and its demons are running around quite crazily, trying to obtain away from God, as many souls as it can. Remember, as each day goes by, it is one day closer to the end of times. We may not know the exact hours; but that is the reality. And it will get harder to distinguish between God’s Truth and evil’s deception, as the days go by; because evil will try to twist and manipulate God’s Words from its TRUE meaning. And only until you speak to God Himself, and get stronger in that relationship with God, you will be able to know the difference. Jesus said, “Truth is not seen or heard; but felt.” IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!
There is a need to change! And for those who think that there is not…Jesus will remind you one day! There is a need to be humble before the Father of Creation…because He will one day show you why!
So endure your “Refiner’s Fire” with God as your strength; and you will see what you can overcome, which will be beyond all human logic. Because human logic is restricted; and evil wants you to remain restricted.