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Karma Series: The Reason for Trials in Our Lives

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When we decide to follow a spiritual path, in order to seek a Higher Enlightenment, or a Higher Truth, we will directly face the what is not seen with the naked eyes, and that is the spiritual warfare that is occurring at these Higher Realms, a battle between good and evil. And yes…..I do believe that there is good and evil. Anything or any action that causes a violation to the Divine Laws of Love, which consist of ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy…thoughts, words or actions that serve the self….are violating these Divine Laws of Love, that rule the Eternal Kingdom. For God, the Father of Creation has said that His Ways do not conform to the ways of this world, which only conform to violating His Divine Laws of Love. As Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God has shown us through His Own Life and Death on the Cross at Calvary, God’s Children are selfless in nature, do not serve the self, but serves the Eternal Kingdom of God….which is guided by the Holy Spirit. It is the souls that are being fought over, and a soul is broken down by how sturdy its vessel is. A vessel is only made sturdy through its use, wear and tear. A diamond is made shiny and sparkly, when it goes through its own refiner’s fire.

Spiritual WarfareThe trials that come into our lives serve the purpose of refining our vessels, so that the souls within can develop endurance to withstand whatever evil may try to throw at a spiritually enlightened soul that is bound to the path to the Eternal Kingdom. It is not about the prosperity on this earth that gauge the success of our spiritual journeys, because they can all instantaneously be taken away. God only provides permanent circumstances, and things that withstand the “sands of time”, not even evil can take such things away. That is why God says that His Ways are not of the world’s ways but are beyond them. Nothing goes on without God’s Knowledge, however, if trials were to come to those that have dedicated their lives to the path of the Eternal Kingdom, it is serve one purpose…and that is to make us stronger. There will come a time where evil will come face to face with us. God wants to gives us the strength that He knows that we are capable of….He wants to give you the strength that He gave His Own Son, Jesus Christ, on the Cross at Calvary. This is why Jesus Christ, came to live amongst us, to show us how much God understands us….and wanted to show Mankind, as His Most Prized Creation, His Love for it. Evil hated that…which is why we face trials. Those that know of God’s Love for Humanity…..evil wants to suppress that within them. Evil doesn’t want us to know of God’s Love….it wants us to hate God, as much as it does. Through Jesus Christ, the direct communication between God and Mankind was reestablished again, which was originally destroyed at the Garden of Eden, by Satan Himself.  Jesus Christ showed us, on that Cross at Calvary, that we should not deviate from our Prayer Lives, no matter how busy our lives get in this world. It is through Prayer that we tap in to that direct communication with God, the Father of Creation, which is what Jesus Christ showed us through His Life, when He roamed this Earth.

If we see a once strong prayer warrior getting more busy in this world, and forgetting to make time to nurture their soul….these are the ones that will fail the trials. We should pray for them…..if we remember to pray, we should pray for them. We are all in this together, those of us that decide to follow the path to the Eternal Kingdom…to follow God’s Divine Laws of Love. It is through prayer in our prayer closets that God allows for the Holy Spirit to enter us, and help us to discern the deception of evil. Evil will always try to deceive those bound on this path, in order to take them away from the path of the Eternal Kingdom….PERMANENTLY.

So endure the trials knowing that God trusts you to overcome whatever evil tries to throw at you….in fact the harder the trials, the more faith God has in you to help Him prove evil wrong about Mankind. You see God has given Mankind the very place within His Throne Room…and only those that have followed God’s Divine Laws of Love can enter. This will require souls enduring the trials and tribulations in order to break away from the sinstained ways of this world, that violate the Divine Laws of Love which consist of ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy. This will in turn make fertile ground for the Holy Spirit to enter such souls, and help them to discern the deception of evil.


The Peace of a Soul

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The eternal search by all of humanity;

Is the peace of the soul…which gives one sanity.

People seek it through earthly things and ways;

However, “eternal peace is never achieved..” is what many say.

 

For eternal things can only be obtained;

Through the God’s Divine Laws of Love, and not of evil and the earth’s ways, stained.

Eternal things can not be attained through the ways of this world;

But only through the ways that Divinity has revealed and it is wisdom, unfurled.

 

This is why those that are bound to the world and its ways can not see;

What Divinity reveals in the prayer closets of those that seek, and become free.

For Divinity is not bound by the world’s ways and sayings;

Such a soul is freed of its shackles and not killed by earthly slayings.

 

Eternal Peace of the Soul is by the eternal communion established by it and its Maker;

A bond once established will be set aside for the Eternal Kingdom, by Jesus Christ, the Taker.

For only the Creator knows of the innermost intentions and thoughts of a soul;

And establishes His Peace, in those whose intentions are most pure and His Kingdom as its final destination are its goal.

 

Peace of the Soul is only attained by fellowship with the Creator;

Not earned, achieved, or bought….but a gift for a soul’s loyalty to its Maker.

For it is not always a happy and pleasant path;

However, such souls have meditated and done the math.


Discern the Deception of Evil, With the Guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Gospel

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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.

 

 


A Daily Examination of the Conscience to Refine Your Conscienceness

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We are so quick to point out the flaws in others, yet do we see the flaws in ourselves? Often pride gets in the way of allowing us to see our own flaws. We are required to examine our conscience, in order to free ourselves from the shackles of evil. There is no compromise to this because evil will try to make its way, in any way it can, not only into your conscience, but also to take root in your soul, and grow like a weed, suffocating any light to which God, the Father of Creation, has seeded within. There is a constant refining of the soul that needs to be done, and it must become a daily routine for us to “clean out our closets”, so to speak. This is when the Holy Spirit can establish His Roots within us, and flourish through you, within this dark world, for the Eternal Kingdom.

I have learned that even the past events that we THINK we have gotten over or resolved in our lives, could have possibly made deep wounds within ourselves, that can give a foothold to Satan and his demons to slowly rot away at your soul, without recognizing it, and laying it at the feet of Jesus Christ (Yeshu Christu, Yeshuay), who fights on our behalf, against against such things, is the only way we can COMPLETELY HEAL the deep wounds. We must remember that God, the Father of Creation (Devum, Yahweh, Jehovah) is pure love. What Jesus Christ did on the Cross at Calvary, as God in the flesh, was showing and becoming the purest form of unconditional love. So there is no room for any impurity within ourselves, when it comes to entering the Eternal Kingdom of Heaven. Because we are born with a sin stained human nature, which was conceived within Mankind at the time Adam and Eve decided to rebel against God’s command to them, by eating of the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, it is REQUIRED that we continuously examine our conscience for what we do in our lives. Our thoughts….our actions….our words. We are to humble ourselves to a God, who sees all, as an Omnipresent Being, and recognize what we do in violation of His Divine Laws of Love. We are all guilty of something. While we see 10 of our own flaws, God sees 100 x 100 more. Jesus Christ, saw something worthy in Mankind, that was worth dying for, on the Cross at Calvary. Through the perfection that He was while He roamed on this earth, by dying on the Cross, He covered us through the Blood He shed on that day, from evil.

We must remember that we, as Mankind, because of our sin stained human nature, are not worthy in being in the Presence of a Perfect God. Out of His Unconditional Love, He gives us the chance, everyday, to CHOOSE OUT OF OUR FREEWILL, to see Him in all. Otherwise, as being God, He could easily destroy all that directly violate His Divine Laws of Love, which are ways of Unconditional Love, Mercy, and Forgiveness. But all of this requires a humbling of ourselves…of ridding ourselves of any pride within…and to recognize when we ourselves are in direct violation of unconditional love. Examination of the conscience is not a one time deal….it is a lifelong process. It requires a changing of ourselves, to the original greatness that God, the Father of Creation, knew He created for us to be. We may realize this when we are young….or we may realize this, within our last breaths. Nonetheless, God judges based on a complete transformation of a heart and soul, to which He can only see as the Perfect Omnipresent Being that He is. It is nothing of the self….but being selfless in nature.

Jesus Christ requires for us to love all, unconditionally. He requires us to not fellowship with evil at the same time. This not only includes physically not associated with evil; but also dissociate from the very things that evil has creeped in within ourselves, through past pains, hurt, and anger. He requires us to take a way that is beyond the ways of this world (to which God clearly says that His Divine Ways do not conform to the ways of a world that asks us to give in to our sin stained human nature; but are Divine in Nature, and conform to the ways of the Heavenly realm). We are asked to cover those very areas in our lives by the precious blood of Jesus Christ, so that evil will not take a foothold within ourselves of such things, to give birth to deep wounds to anchor itself to. We should change at the same time by humbly offering those things at the feet of God, to provide His Strength to overcome them with unconditional love; instead of giving in to our sin stained human nature to give rise to personal anger, pain, and vengeance. We must realize the Power of God’s Unconditional Love. We take for granted of being in His Presence at this moment…we take for granted that we are not guaranteed to wake up the next day, it is only God’s decision for us to be able to do so. While we are so busy on focusing on the preservation our outer physical bodies; we are allowing for our souls and inner bodies to rot away, to which is the ONLY thing allowed to pass on to Eternity, whether it be destined to be damned or to be blessed to the heavenly realm. We are too busy nourishing the outer body…instead of “feeding the soul” within.

Examination of our conscience is a requirement so that we understand of the Existence of a Perfect God…and our imperfections. He gives us the choice, hoping that we will chose to live in ways of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, which is selfless in nature. This is what Jesus Christ showed us through His Life, and Death on the Cross. Though having all of the power to strike down anyone that harmed Him or ridiculed or mocked Him….He did not. So we must practice “turning the other cheek” at all costs….because this is what God meant that “Love conquers all”….He sees all injustice done towards those who have taken these words and Jesus Christ’s Teachings to heart…and will get justice for them all, in the eternal realm, in a permanent way, for He is the only One who is allowed to take vengeance for His Children…and as the Creator, to destroy what is in direct violation of His Divine Laws of Love. Our human mind can not comprehend seeing the world beyond what we view with our 5 senses, but it does not mean that it does not exist. It only means that we rely on God, the Father of Creation, to show us through the Holy Spirit, as to seeing what is beyond the things of this world. The Holy Spirit guides those who examine their conscience everyday, to ways of life that are pleasing to God, the Father of Creation, and will lead them in ways the uniformly love, unconditionally…to uniformly forgive, unconditionally….and to uniformly give mercy…unconditionally. For the present form of the world today, is not because of God. It is our choice for allowing Evil to seep in that much within our conscience…within ourselves…to give in to our sin stained human nature in the form of the mortal sins of 1) Greed; 2) Gluttony; 3) Sloth; 4) Envy; 5) Wrath; 6) Pride; and 7) Lust. The more we understand this….the better off we will be in our Spiritual Enlightenment. Leading to the present condition of the world today…


To Lead a God-centered Life..Hold Yourself Accountable in This

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Jesus Christ showed us everything we needed to enter into the Eternal Kingdom of God. There is no one aspect that should be neglected in studying His Life. With God, the Father of Creation, as the center of your life, the Holy Spirit will be able to lead you to that path, to the Eternal Paradise, to which God promised through His Son, Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will be able to help you to discern the deception of evil. Why is this so important? Why is there an urgency to know this?

Just have a look at the Holy Bible’s Scripture verse, above. Have a look at the lives of all of the Prophets, and disciples of Jesus Christ, that walked on this earth, to spread the message of Unconditional Love and Mercy of God. That our guidance should come from a Divine Source, to which guided the life of Jesus Christ, while He walked on this Earth, and continues to guide the Holy Spirit, today. To have the presence of the Holy Spirit in one’s life, is to faithfully seek God, and giving in to His Will, not our human will, of our lives. And even then, the discernment of the Holy Spirit, is not something that we can earn. It is not something that we can be taught. It is something that God sees as us worthy of having His Guidance.

And without this, God’s Children will be deceived. There will come a time, in the House of the Lord, that because there will be few who will be guided by the Holy Spirit, in reading and understanding the Holy Scriptures of the God, the Father, and use their human logic to decipher divine logic…there will be a divide, with those who do have the Holy Spirit in helping to discern God’s Truth, from Evil’s Deception. Will it come to us, as God’s Children, enduring physical harm, to the earthly body?  Well, if we look in the Holy Scriptures, and through out world history of those who have changed Mankind, in ways of Love, Mercy, and Nonviolence…they all did. But did they stray away from what Jesus Christ, as the Son of God, demonstrated as a way of Life that is worthy of entering the Eternal Kingdom of Paradise….NO. They still maintained ways of Nonviolence, Love, and Mercy. Because reproof, and correction from God, is far more important and valuable to people who are led in the Spirit. And those who are not in the Spirit, feel or view, that such reproof and correction are that of condemnation or judgement. Now who in the spiritual realm, refuses to believe in Divine Reproof and Divine Correction (based on the Holy Scriptures)? Satan and his demons…evil or those that rebel against Divinity.

Faith, requires a wholehearted trust and obedience in the Divine Father of Creation. In the end books of the Bible, from the Book of Ephesians, to the Book of James and Jude….they state that God’s Children will be persecuted and ridiculed. And the price of not renouncing the Jesus Christ and His Ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy, the earthly penalty… may require death to the earthly body…but the reward of upholding God’s Laws…for putting God and His Divine Laws of Love above your own earthly life, will be Eternal Life, with the Father, in Paradise. THIS IS WHAT JESUS CHRIST DEMONSTRATED THROUGH HIS OWN LIFE. UPHOLDING GOD, THE FATHER’S, WAYS, ABOVE HIS OWN EARTHLY LIFE. God said, that we must fear not those that can cause death to the earthly body, but Whom can punish even after the death of the earthly body. You see punishment of the earthly body, ends upon death to the earthly body. But punishment of the spirit, continues on for eternity.

When God, is the center of your life, you will begin to see the things of this world, for its true value; in relevance to the Kingdom of God. God should be so much the center of your life, that your earthly life and circumstances should not be dictating factors, when it comes to understanding the Holy Scripture. You can not be controlled by the flesh…but walk in the Spirit. It is not about becoming martyrs…it is not about becoming victims. It is about being wise to what evil has plotted from the beginning of time, and seeing and feeling the truth of Jesus Christ’s Life.

Evil has convinced many in this world, including in the House of God, that “we give too much credit to the Devil, and its evil.” Well, there is also the following saying….thegreatesttrickbythedevil

The only way you could ever understand this, is if God is the center of your life. Just as Jesus Christ, His Son, showed us, as He roamed this earth. Just as the Prophets and Disciples showed us through their own lives. That the discernment led by the Holy Spirit, is only something awarded to those that are wholeheartedly, faithfully seeking God’s Ways of the Divine Laws of Love.  Because He wants true believers, not those who flip flop between the earth’s ways, and the ways of His Eternal Kingdom. And that is something that only God, Himself, sees and knows, of every heart that He has created to live on this earth. When God is the center of your life, you will not fear any evil. You will not be swayed to ways that are of the self. Just as Jesus Christ demonstrated through His Sacrificial, Selfless act of His Death on the Cross, at Calvary…Divinity’s Ways are devoid of the self.

So put God first and foremost in your life. And He will help you to discern the deception.

 


Before We Point Out the Flaw in Our Fellow Brothers & Sisters, We Must Recognize Our Own Flaws: PRIDE vs. SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT (Part 2)

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When we grow stronger in our faith, we make that bond between ourselves and God stronger. Prayer allows for us to keep that direct line of communication open with God. And when we grow stronger in making the choice to be with God, He will help us to know what is His Ways or not….or give us SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT. What you have to remember unlike Pride, that operates on looking at the flaws of others, Spiritual Discernment also operates on one’s own flaws. This is what Jesus Christ meant by the Scripture within the title of this entry. SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT is not about feeling good, and making yourself feel good with your flaws. It’s about being in tune with God, and working back towards the grace He once created for you to have, to which our sinful human nature often gets in the way of achieving. We must be completely aware that humbleness and humility is a result of knowing our own flaws, and working towards fixing them. All of us are flawed in the eyes of God. The difference between those who decide to walk the path to God, and those who don’t? They work on themselves, and know that only God can change others. Jesus Christ said, that we are going to be held accountable for OUR OWN ACTIONS, when we face Judgement. Not by what others did, or what they did to influence us. That is why God gave us Freewill. But through our testimonies in what we have realized when we were working on our flaws, with the help of God, we become enlightened with God’s Knowledge, through the battle we went through with Him, for overcoming that flaw. SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT. By sharing our testimonies our victories in conquering our flaws, with the help of the Father of Creation, we help others to see this, and God’s Greatness.When you focus, and maintain your connection with God, God will help you to discern what is of His Divine Laws of Love, and that which is not.

We must be very mindful, however, that evil will try to make us feel guilty for obtaining the Divine Knowledge we gain in our victories of conquering our sinful human flaws, through God. This is how he will try to mislead you; and mislead many others about you. Despite all this, we have to be confident in our faith, and confident in the Almighty God that rules with His Greatness from His Throne. God’s ways are not bound by the world’s ways. Only evil’s ways are. So know that our ways should be focused on the spiritual, not the earthly ways.

We’re all in this together. This is what Jesus Christ showed us, in His Life and Death on the Cross; and while sitting on the Right Hand of the Father of Creation, right now. He gave us a Life Example to study and learn from. Grow stronger in faith, and allow for God to guide you. God Bless….

 


Before We Point Out the Flaw in Our Fellow Brothers & Sisters, We Must Recognize Our Own Flaws: PRIDE vs. SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT (Part 1)

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It is important to recognize the difference between PRIDE & SPIRITUAL DISCERNMENT . Where do we begin with this? This is something that I have often struggled with, and I am sure that I am not the only one. But as we grow stronger in our faith in the Father of Creation, He will help us to know the difference, more and more, with each step we get closer to knowing Him.

We must be mindful that PRIDE is from evil. And evil can use this is several ways. We have to be aware of this. REMEMBER PRIDE IS ONE OF THE 7 MORTAL SINS. It can manifest several ways within a person. It stems from insecurity and denial of knowing oneself in the Father of Creation. We have to think back and remember, that we are all born in a sinful human nature; and we can not afford to give in to it. In fact the world today, is the result of such an act. Pride is what makes one to think that one is more superior over another, when God says, that “He has allowed the weeds to live alongside the good crops…”; to show us that He holds all of His Children equal in His Eyes, as to having the chance to come to Him, until the last breath in their earthly bodies. The weeds will be weeded out on the Final Day, when we are ALL held accountable, and determined if we are harvested for the Eternal Kingdom or to be weeded out. But that judgement is only left to the Perfect One….not to us, as the imperfect, sinful natured creations. It is such a philosophy of thinking one is more superior to another that resulted in the world’s poverty, bigotry, and violence. When Jesus Christ proclaimed, “Instead of Eye for an Eye; we must TURN THE OTHER CHEEK.”  

Pride gets in the way of Divine Correction of ourselves. You see, we were not created to be born as sinners. But upon Adam and Eve fell to Satan’s Temptation in the Garden of Eden, that began the birth of our sinful human nature. And the first evidence of the consequence of this was seen in their own children, of Cain and Abel. God did give us the freewill to choose; but as history has shown us, and with the current conditions of the world today, Mankind has shown that we have given in to this PRIDE. We have used the very knowledge that Satan tempted us with, to reason out so many atrocities that have occurred in the history of Mankind. And we have fallen further and further from the Greatness and full of Grace that God had originally created for us to be. But with Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross, God so loved us as to give us one final chance. As the Son of God, He walked amongst us, taught us, showed us, what God expected of us. He warned us, what was to come, if we didn’t listen to Him. In fact Satan was so jealous of God’s love for us, that this is what made him fall from grace. The pride of being one of God’s most highest ranked Arch Angels, when he was Lucifer; he could not comprehend how we, as His Creations, outranked him. And when he fell from grace, and allowed for pride and envy to consume him, he allowed for wrath to be his mission. In taking as many of us away, alongside him. 

We can not afford to allow PRIDE to take root within us. God’s knowledge is something our human minds can not comprehend. We are the CREATION. We could never be equivalent to the CREATOR. We could never know the direction of our spiritual health…we can only take it day by day. Because we are all born as sinners, even those who may be known as the “elect” will have human flaws. When we realize God’s Awesomeness, we will realize how flawed we are. No matter what we have achieved in this earthly realm. Evil will mislead many to believe that “You have to love me for me….” No. We were born as sinners. Evil will try to convince you, “To only love those that love you back….” It’s wrong. Because that makes room for doubt in the power of love. Evil will twist the word of God and say, ” Since we are all from God, we can be gods ourselves.” No. Since we are born with a sinful human nature, we could never consider ourselves to the perfection that God is. 

SO HOW TO WE COMBAT THIS??????? BY GROWING STRONGER IN FAITH.  HOW DO WE DO THIS? TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF OUR DIRECT LINE OF COMMUNICATION WITH THE FATHER OF CREATION, TO WHICH JESUS CHRIST, THROUGH HIS DEATH, REESTABLISHED. SATAN HAD DESTROYED THIS UPON INTRODUCING SIN INTO THE GARDEN OF EDEN. BUT JESUS CHRIST CONQUERED HIM, IN HIS DEATH. Take time out of your daily schedule to talk to Him.

 

Part 2 to come…..