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.
As seekers on the path to God’s Eternal Kingdom, we must remember that God says His Ways do not conform to the world’s ways but are beyond them. So, if our lives focus and center around valuing the things of this world, we should seriously reconsider the path we are on, if we consider ourselves and God’s Children. The Life Example that Jesus Christ (Yeshua, Yeshuay, Yeshu Christu) showed us while He roamed this earth, should show us what should be the focus of our lives, and how we should conduct ourselves. Granted because of our sinful human nature, this kind of a life is often very difficult for our weak human nature to conform to. Because of the sin introduced by Satan in the Garden of Eden, we are prone to going against the perfection to which God, the Father of Creation (Devum, Jehovah, Yahweh) created for us to be. This was Satan’s gameplan from the very beginning to make God’s most prized possessions to stray off of the path to the Eternal Kingdom, and to take away as many souls as he could from the Kingdom. He knew what he could never have again, and that is to sit in the Holy Presence of God, the Father of Creation, due to his sin, as Lucifer, of pride (of knowing that at one time he was God’s highest ranked angel), vanity (of thinking that he could be equal to God), and envy (of Humanity being God’s most prized creation, and possibly outranking him in the Eternal Kingdom); it ate him up so much that he took 1/3 of the angels from the Kingdom, and transformed into Satan.
We must remember that because we are called to be God’s Children, we will always be the target of Satan and his demons. This is why we will endure extreme trials in our lives. For those who are stronger in their Walks on the Path to the Eternal Kingdom, the trials will be more severe, and even at times, as we have seen with our brothers and sisters in parts of the East, to the point of death. Jesus Christ (Yeshua, Yeshuay, Yeshu Christu) showed us that we should uphold God’s Divine Laws of Love at all costs, even to the point of Death. Because even this earthly body can hold us captive to the sinful human nature. Those who are the path to God, sees right through the deception of evil, which are restricted to the ways of this world. Those who have understood Christ’s Mission on the Cross, know that there is something more than the ways of this world; and that they will be the victims of Satan’s envy.
So if you are “trial free” in your life; you should consider, is your spiritual journey truly on the right path? And if you have trials, you should consider, are they occurring because of your own choices or actions….or is it because of you truly following the path of the Divine Laws of Love, of the Eternal Kingdom. True, we are to be happy and at peace, but that is even during the chaos in the world; not because of earthly things, circumstances, and ways to bring such things to us. It means to unconditionally love, not to love based on the conditions of the circumstance, or to what is convenient. It is not greatness on this earth that we should be striving for, because God says His Ways are beyond the ways of this world. Satan will use any life circumstance and person, for his purpose, to take a Child of God off of the path of meeting Him, and entering into the Eternal Kingdom; because his realm is restricted to the ways of this world. He wants to bring so much affliction on God’s Children in order for them to get just as angry at God, as he has; for them to give up the path to the Eternal Kingdom, so that they will not enter it, just like he can never do again. He wants you to feel that lack of peace and pain, of never meeting God, the Father of Creation, just like he does. He wants you to become so tired and weary of following the path to the Eternal Kingdom (because it would require for one to go against what is easy, and to travel a path not followed by many). He wants you to forget about God’s Unconditional Love; and even for your to be too tired to take advantage of the direct link that Jesus Christ reestablished for Humanity by dying on the Cross, PRAYER. Satan destroyed it for a reason in the Garden of Eden (where Adam and Eve had a direct connection in communicating with God, with their sinless human nature); so that we will be lost forever; but Jesus Christ was able to connect us against through the shield He offered through the blood that He gave to cover our sins, if we chose to see what He did.
So, my brothers and sister, hold close guard over your souls. This is the one task that God gave us, once he breathed life into us. He gives us the choice everyday, for us to seek His Guidance in our daily lives, to help us protect our souls from being lost to the same Eternity that Satan and his demons have. We will have to endure earthly trials, and the closer we get in our paths, the more convicted we get in our walks to the Eternal Kingdom, the more sever our trials will get. Satan will not go after those that have already conformed to his ways; so no need for the trials. They are not a point of envy or a threat to his plan. He already has their souls. He wants to steal the souls that God already has called, and convicted to come to His Eternal Kingdom. We must put on the Armor of God everyday, and cover ourselves in the Shield of Protection that Jesus Christ (Yeshua, Yeshu Christu, Yeshuay) gave us through the shedding of His Blood on the Cross at Calvary, by being God’s Sacrificial Lamb, to save Humanity….so that we can discern the deception of evil, and reach the Eternal Kingdom.
With the upcoming New Year approaching, we must reflect on the world around us…is it getting better? Or is it getting worse?
Every year, I ask myself, “How can I make my spiritual path better?”; ” Where did I go wrong on my path, this year?”; “Am I pleasing God, with my life?”
We all focus on how we can phsyically improve ourselves. But as the end of times grows nearer, it is becoming more pertinent to makes sure that we are improving ourselves in the spiritual sense, to make sure we are heading down the right path to the Eternal Life that God has promised us through the Life and Death of Jesus Christ. Though we can never predict the exact moment of when this will occur, we must always have that goal in our minds. God does not want us to “work towards a deadline”; He wants us to choose His Ways, because we want to, without knowing the time frame we are working towards.
I think a lot of people lose sight of why we were put on this Earth. In my opinion, it is to live a life filled with Unconditional Love; just as Adam & Eve had lived in the Garden of Eden, before Satan came and ripped that world apart, by introducing SIN to God’s Creation.
When approaching my spiritual path, I always think, my goal is to defy Evil’s ways. Easier said than done, especially since human nature makes us lean towards things that we should not do. And God acknowledges that, that is why Jesus had to come down, to show us through His Own Life, as an Example, how we are expected to live…..and He had to die, to reopen that Pathway back to God, that Satan originally destroyed, by introducing sin, into the Garden of Eden. As human beings we will always struggle between good and evil. It is up to us to CHOOSE good. Good is determined by our spiritual path, and what God dictates to us, while traveling that spirtual path.
We must RENEW our souls and hearts, readjust them to a path that is Heaven Bound. That is what our NEW YEAR”S RESOLUTION should be every year. We must defy evil, and become Warrior’s of God’s Unconditional Love. Why? Because that is why we were created…..God created us to Love, out of His Own Love. Just like any parent of their children, we were created as a reflection our parents, Our Father…. Him.
Satan’s, who was once a part of God’s Paradise, decided to CHOOSE, to go against God, his Creator. And because of this, God casted Him out of Paradise, to never return again. And well, the evil that Satan created is out of his jealousy of never being able to return back to Paradise again. God has given us the chance to return, through the Life and Death of Jesus Christ. By eliminating Jesus’ Name from this earth…by trying to eliminate and mock His Life, and His Existence from this Earth….Satan wants you to stray away from God, just as he did. Jesus conquered him and his evil intention, with His Life and Death, which is why Satan fears Him, as the Son of God….to regain reign over God’s People.
REMEMBER, Satan wants us to forget and even deny Jesus Christ’s Existence, so that we will not know how to defeat him and his evil, ourselves. Jesus showed us and gave us the tools. We must never forget that. Satan wants to relay that God is a dictator….but would a dictator give us every chance possible to make things right? NO, they would give us ONE chance. God gives us till the last breath in our earthly bodies, to make things right, with our lives. Would a dictator, die for the sake of another? NO, he will make you give up your OWN life. Jesus Christ, came down to die in our place, to make a pathway back to God, Our Father. Would a dictator say, speak to me and I will wipe your slate clean? NO….he will say I will ALWAYS hold it over you. God says, come to me with all of your worries and regrets, and I will give you rest.
Jesus with His Teachings showed us God’s Endless Lovee…by forgiving those who were branded by Manmade Laws, as “criminals”, “sinners”, and “outcasts”. He loved those who sought him. He died for all, without any discriminiation of race, creed, or lifestyle. Satan wants everyone to forget Jesus….Remember Jesus….and remember His Life. Learn from His Life, and study the tools that He gave.
Keep His Memory ALIVE….because He will one day return, and take back home those who kept God’s Laws, by seeing who kept His Words of Love,within their hearts, honoring His Son’s Life, with the way they molded their hearts and souls, with what they learned from His Life.
It will not be an easy battle, because Satan is pretty determined to take you away from God. But even Jesus battled all of the evil that Satan tried to put in His Path. We must do the same. Satan is out to DECEIVE…MANIPULATE…and to MISLEAD. It is up to us to maintain TRUTH.