We must always keep in mind that we are spiritual beings, and because we are, it is pertinent to keep in close fellowship and communication with the Father of Creation, God Almighty. This is the very reason that we must become stronger in our faith, and become stronger as Prayer Warriors in Christ Jesus. In this season is when we remember the whole Commission of Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Son of God, the Father of Creation. He was God, born in the earthly flesh, in order to die, as the Sacrificial Lamb for the sake of saving Humanity. You see once Satan introduced the very idea of rebelling against God, in making Man to think that they can know as much as the Creator, to elevate themselves to the same level as He, or even plant the seed of doubt that the Creator can be prone to error…Humanity strayed away from the original greatness that it was meant to be. The direct communication that Adam and Eve had with God, the Father of Creation was destroyed upon Adam and Eve accepting Satan’s proposition. Jesus Christ, as the only Begotten Son of God, had to come in the flesh, in order to become the blood covering over the souls of humanity, to protect it.
Once one has understood what the Purpose of Jesus Christ and His Life is…then His Teachings will be very clear…”turning the other cheek”, though hard to do…will become a duty of the soul guided by the Holy Spirit. “Giving till it hurts” or “Giving up all riches to follow Him”…will become clear in the understanding of when He stated that “God says His Ways are not of this world, but are beyond them.” We will have the conviction of the “Comforter” with the individual trials that we face in our lives, and the testimonies through which God, the Father of Creation gives us through them, as a testimony of Him showing His Presence to us during these times; and how Jesus Christ’s Unconditional Love was shown on the Cross, at Calvary; that God’s Forgiveness is endless, giving us the chance to give up all earthly pride to repent of our sinful human nature and its flaws that rebelled against His Divine Laws of Love…to the point of giving us till our last breath within these earthly bodies, to purify the souls within.
Evil will try everything and anything to throw people off of the track of finding the path to the Eternal Kingdom, and discovering the meaning of the Divine Laws of Love. Why you may ask? Because evil knows once a soul discovers their meanings, and the Unconditional Love of God, the Father of Creation, that such souls will never fall for its deception, and will enter into the Eternal Kingdom, a place where Satan and its demons are no longer allowed to enter, and to experience that very same Unconditional Love and Bliss that can be experienced at the very Throne Room of God, the Father of Creation. And because of this, evil will try to get away as many souls as it can, away from God, the Father of Creation, as it to prove Him wrong for loving Humanity so unconditionally…and to never allow for Humanity to enter and experience what it can never experience for itself again.
How will evil prevent those that are bound on to the path? BY TRYING TO GET THE FIGHT OUT THOSE SOULS THAT GOD, THE FATHER OF CREATION HAS RECOGNIZED, THAT ARE BOUND TO HIS ETERNAL KINGDOM. This is done by manipulating the human 5 senses of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, touching. Evil will use the weaknesses of people to enhance the manipulations…whether it be grudges, fears, hates, anger, sadness, depression, dislikes of a person, and multiply them x 1000000. It wants to keep prayers warriors so busy with their life circumstances that are physically…mentally…spiritually tired to tap into the direct communication that they have with God, the Father of Creation, in their Prayer Closets. With constant bombardment of earthly trials, evil wants to beat down a soul to the point of hopelessness, desperation, depression, addictions (as escapisms for such things) and saddness. Evil wants humanity to be so confused and tired, so that it will no longer know what is right and wrong…or whether something is good or evil….
For spiritual enlightenment, it requires Quiet Time in prayer and meditation, with God, the Father of Creation. It requires for a soul’s stillness, to yearn for the communication with its Creator. It is an investment of the soul, on a daily basis…so that the Divine Laws of Love take root within them. We must be fully aware of this in order to make time for the investment of strengthening our faith…our souls, so that we will not succumb to the tactics and deception of evil. We must make the time to spend with God, in our Prayer Closets. It is about the souls that are within humanity, not the earthly bodies that we have. We have spent so much time investing in the outer body that we have forgotten to invest in the inner appearance, for once Jesus Christ returns again to determine who deems worthy to enter into the Eternal Kingdom or not. The soul’s purity can only be viewed by God, the Father of Creation…so we must forge ahead my brothers and sisters, on our paths to the Eternal Kingdom. There is no room for those that have an ounce of rebellion or doubt in God, the Father of Creation’s Wisdom. God want wholehearted and true believers in His Divine Laws of Love…not those that are Lukewarm believers that want to half live in the world’s ways with the riches and the parameters that they want to define them; and just blindly going to and from a house of worship and going through the ceremonies to fulfill a religious need. He needs those that invested in learning about the ways of the Eternal Kingdom…about His Divine Laws of Love, to ways to which Jesus Christ showed while He roamed this earth.
As days goes by, we see how things are beginning to go further away from the original greatness that God, the Father of Creation (Devum, Yahweh, Jehovah) has created for humanity to be. We see, as each day goes by, we see how fewer and fewer people know what God’s Divine Laws of Love are…or even know the definitions of things like Unconditional Love, Nonviolence, and Mercy.
Humanity and the biology to which God had originally created Mankind to possess, is what gave humanity its connection to the Divine Father of Creation. This is what gives humanity the attributes of the Divine Laws of Love, which are ways of the Eternal Kingdom. Unconditional Love, which is the very love that Jesus Christ (Yeshu Christu, Yeshuay, Yeshua) showed us on the Cross, at Calvary, is only the attribute that God, Himself showed that is the pathway….to the gates of His Eternal Kingdom. It is a love that is selfless, sacrificial, and even boundless. It doesn’t “look out for the self”…but gives endlessly until it hurts. A human being that knows of God’s Divine Laws of Love understands that the Eternal Kingdom of God is the ultimate destination, and that the pathway to His Eternal Kingdom, will require for us to go through the anguish, and trials through which Satan uses in order to take those bound on this path to the Eternal Kingdom…off of the path. Did not Jesus Christ shows us this through His Own Life? Did He not leave us with the Life Example that God’s Divine Laws of Love, go against the grain of the ways of this world? Does not Scripture tell us that God’s Ways do not conform to the ways of this world? We should always keep in mind, that Unconditional Love in its truest form….and loyalty to God, the Father of Creation, demonstrates a SELFLESS Love.
We must remember that God reestablished His Pathway to Humanity through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, His Son, on that day, on the Cross at Calvary. It is so important to understand what Jesus Christ did on the Cross, and what He showed Humanity while He roamed on this earth, with His Life. We must keep in mind, that Jesus showed us that in our Prayer Closets, we have our direct communication back to God, the Father of Creation. If we look through out history, those that have enlightened by God, the Father of Creation all led their lives in accordance to the Divine Laws of Love….and universally led their lives in the same way. God’s inspires, and enlightens , those that seek Him, in the same exact way. This is why I believe, love if it comes with the inspiration of God’s Divine Laws of Love, will be expressed in a uniform manner….it is unmistakeable…..and undeniable. Never mistake that of God. This is why He says that His People will know that their lives here, are simply a pitstop…and that they should become “passersby”, showing His Divine Laws of Love in all those that they encounter in their earthly lives; and their final destination is to the ETERNAL Kingdom of God, the Father of Creation. We must understand, that God says His Ways are beyond the ways of this world…this is why there are fewer and fewer people recognizing and living by the Divine Laws of Love (ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy). It is all about the self these days. If we have dedicated our lives and our souls, towards pursuing the Eternal Kingdom of God, the Father of Creation, we must recognize that we are following the ways of a God, who says that His Ways are beyond the ways of this world. He also says in Scripture that “Those that are first, will be last…and those that are last on this earth, will be first…” Did not Jesus Christ, show us this through His Own Life, and Death?
Keep up the fight of faith….because God the Father of Creation sees all; and one day for all the injustices done by those that are lost, and bring them to God’s Children for following His Divine Laws of Love, will bow down to Jesus Christ His Son……the trials and the anguish are required to unbind our earthly selves from the ways of this world, to which God has said His Ways…His Divine Laws of Love, are not a part of. This is what Jesus Christ demonstrated through His Own Life. He showed us to uphold God’s Divine Laws of Love (ways of Nonviolence, Unconditional Love, and Mercy) should be upheld at all costs….even if it means death to the earthly body.
What may be considered of value on this earth, may not be of value in the Eternal Kingdom of God. Be mindful as you live each day, of the ways of the Eternal Kingdom; ways that are in accordance to the Divine Laws of Love (ways of Unconditional Love, Nonviolence, and Mercy.) God says His Ways are not of the world’s ways, but are beyond them. Jesus Christ, demonstrated how much God meant this, as God’s Son, by taking on the earthly titles of what was considered the lowest of the low, on this earth while He roamed it…..
This video is for educational purposes. Courtesy of Ellerslie Mission Society Films; Sermon by Eric Ludy.
The Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Unconditional Love and Nonviolence as that demonstrated by Mahatma Gandhi and their Teacher, Jesus Christ)
As a man in the modern day Nonviolence Movement, we observe the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
He admits that he learned his philosophy from his preceptor, Mahatma Gandhi; who both admit took the teachings of Jesus Christ as their code of conduct. Nonviolence…..unconditional love are all universal messages that withstand the sands of time, yet still so hard for our human nature to yield to.
In all this, God has shown me His Great Power, which is both reassuring, and bone chilling at the same time, for me. All with great reverence for God, the Father of Creation. He showed me in all this that God never forgets the tears shed by a loyal, humble heart, and the need for forgiveness, because this is what He commands of us. It was 18 years of tears, of having holidays without family, and them continuously trying to justify why they all took active part in the support of this event, so that they can hide the truth from now the new inlaws coming into the family (otherwise it will show their true nature), and the younger cousins that were too young to know what happened. God also taught me, that no matter what earthly title someone holds in your life, mother, father, uncle, aunt, cousin, friend, stranger… that evil will use ANYONE for its purpose. This is why God states that He should be first and foremost in one’s life. So that we can have the guidance of the Holy Spirit to help us discern the deception of evil. This is when God made me understand that His Ways are not of the world’s ways, but are beyond them. That our reliance in life, should be solely on Him, and He will always provide. He means business when it comes to this. At the same time, for putting God first and foremost in our lives, we will be tested and tried even harder by Satan and his demons. Because if we hold on to that unforgiveness, this only allows for Satan and his demons to grab onto souls faster. I can honestly say that I have forgiven my Uncle, though never officially hearing the words “I’m sorry” from him. As to what I think my uncle came away with in all this, well, that is up to God now, as to determining his repentance, and whether it was true in His Eyes, for what he did to me and family, on that day. Upon his last breath on this earth, his story was written in its final form, in God’s Book. Those of us still on this earth, still have another chance to make things right in God’s Eyes, as to the harm we cause one another….and the forgiveness that we share. Love and forgiveness is what God DEMANDS and COMMANDS for us to do, and this is what Jesus Christ showed us on the Cross.
God showed me that He truly does protect His Children….and that He will let those that have offended us, know that they are getting some kind of reproof or correction based on what was done in violation to you, as His Faithful Servant. He showed me that there is no expiration date on a wrong committed, so the very moment that God reveals to us the wrong we committed to another member of our fellow man, it is our responsibility to make it right, at that moment, to which God reveals it to us. If we don’t He will correct us or punish us for not listening and obeying. He also showed me that He is so holy that He does keep account of every violation committed against His Divine Laws of Love. So it is our responsibility to continuous repent, to lead to the conversion of the mind, body, and soul; to become born again in soul and spirit. With parental care, for those that carry the testimony of His Unconditional Love, He puts you under His Providence. That someone who was once comfortable in leaving in the ways of this world, no longer is. I was transformed in this experience, to know of the Justice God can provide; and to know that we are required to recognize the sinful human nature, and to continuously repent for our violations against His Divine Laws of Love, even until our last breaths on this earth.
I do not rejoice in any of this in what has happened in the earthly sense, but in this experience, it has become my testimony in how God is a JUST Father; yet to continuously refine ourselves, to rid ourselves of our sinful human nature, we are required to go through the trials, to break ourselves away from the world’s ways, so that the Holy Spirit can enter and refine our souls; since God says His Ways are not of the world’s, but are beyond them. Life on this earth may not be FAIR….but God requires us to be tested to see if our conversion is true. He is a Pure and Holy God, and our sinful human nature can not stand before His Pure and Holy Throne. We have to be continuous refined…continuously tested. This is my testimony of God’s great power and mercy. May all glory be His now and forever.
God is not FAIR…but He is JUST: My Testimony: Where God is Faithful to Those That are Persecuted (Part 3)
My Testimony Continued…….
The school saw that these guys were hanging around for a long time….so a warrant was issued for their arrest. My parents had dropped the order of protection and case against my uncle, in fear of my safety, though I begged them not to do so, and reassured them that I am ok…with God’s verses up above. The guys were eventually caught at the border about to cross over to the next state. I came to later find out that the husband of sister #2, whose son was staying at our house, which was told by my cousin, himself, to my father; bailed out the 3 culprits (one being my uncle’s brother-in-law; and sister #3’s son-1/4 older cousins, was the one sent from the US, with the money needed to fund this whole stunt in abroad…YES, they paid people to come after me). So in essence, not only did any of the other siblings get involved in helping me and my family out…..but they were taking an active role in it; and supporting the cause of this one uncle.
After this incident, these 6 siblings decided to break away from having any relationship WITH US so that the truth can be rewritten to protect themselves, and to justify what happened. It is always easier to put the blame on 1 family, as opposed to the 6 standing together and condoning this to occur, I suppose. They had to rewrite history, in order to hide the truth, so that their lives, with their children can move on. Whenever asked to talk things through for the past 18 years, whenever we bumped into them within the community, to mend things, the saying “no need to talk about the past”…or to “forgive and forget” were said. Who is the father of deception and lies….Satan himself; allowing for pride to get in the way of mending with full disclosure of the wrong, to the wronged party. This is why till this day, I do not hesitate to say “I’m sorry” to someone, because I know how it feels to the extreme, to be wronged.
WHAT FATHER GOD REVEALED TO ME, IN THIS TESTIMONY….
I learned at this time that it was only God that protected me from any harm, during this time in my life. He put the right people and circumstances in front of me, to provide His Protection. Not only that, He was speaking to me through Scripture. He called me out to be His Own, and that I can rely on Him during one the most traumatizing moments in my life, where all earthly logic has failed, and no one around you understands. Till this day, many can not understand how this was acceptable to be done within a family. But from that moment on, I dedicated my life to God, and in a letter I found that I wrote to my parents at that time, I kept to my promise as to keeping Jesus Christ’s commandment of “turning the other cheek”; instead of even thinking of vengeance (picture of letter seen below). Instead, I put it all in God’s Hands, for His Will to be done of my life, and dedicated myself to God.
Fast forward to about 18 years later. This same uncle who did this to me (who is the youngest of the 7 siblings), my family has come to know was about to die of cancer. My mother being the oldest, wanted to see her youngest brother. Both my father and mother practically begged everyone in the family for them to be able to come see him, in his final hours; however, everyone in the family said that he and his wife said, “no”. Then as a final attempt, my parents visited their Pastor, and begged to go see them, fully disclosing to them of the past, but having forgiven for that of them. Mind you that all of the other relatives were around to advise…both he and his wife refused, eventhough the pastor went to their home personally to go and spiritually advise them to allow for my parents to go see him. I remember praying that same night about asking God, to give me the strength to completely forgive my uncle for what happened, seeing that these may be his finally days, and that I may never get the apology that I so longed for, for 18 years; and for him to allow for my Mom to go see him. Later, I found out that same night, after the pastor had left after refusing to allow for my parents to come see him, my uncle had taken a turn for the worse, and needed to be rushed to the hospital. And with that, my uncle and his wife took it as a sign that they should reconsider. So my parents were able to go see him, and within a couple of hours later of my parents seeing him….my uncle died.
Some things that God revealed to me about my uncle’s death:
- It was EXACTLY 18 years to the day, of when my uncle did what he did to me (I wrote the letter to my parents after they had left –2/19/1997); my uncle died (2/17/2015).
- His oldest son is the EXACT SAME AGE as I was (when my uncle did all of this to me) when my uncle died.
- The following verse came to me, during the time of when I prayed the night the Pastor came over to advise my uncle and his wife to allow for my parents to see him, and he refused…Isaiah 54:17
“no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and this is their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”
When I attended his Wake and Funeral, I have to admit, it was pretty difficult, facing all of the pain and sorrows all at once. Some of these people I had not seen for 20 years, let alone this uncle; and a few others I have seen in later years. I decided to go because of what I remembered my spiritual mentor telling me…and that is that it is my duty to forgive, and close this chapter in my life by attending. That my uncle’s story is already written in God’s Book of Life. I realized that though my uncle passed on, and that his life before God, the Father is already set in stone, my life is not yet. So I still have the responsibility in front of God, to continue to refine my soul, through spiritually feeding it with the Holy Scripture; so that it will be fit to enter God’s Eternal Kingdom. I still have the responsibility to continue to witness God’s Holy Gospel, through which He showed us through the Life and Death of His, Jesus Christ (Yeshuay, Yeshu Christu, Yeshua). God showed me that he counts every single tear that is shed by His Faithful Servants, and does not allow any one of them unaccounted for. He showed me that despite whomever may not see value in me, that He saw value and purpose for me. Ever since this incidence, I have never felt alone. It was my responsibility to forgive my uncle, and that is what I did.
I am still trying to pray about the meaning or correlation (if there is anything) of the death of another uncle (1-2 months later), who was the one responsible for bailing out the people involved (who were caught at the state border).
Testimony Continued in Part 4…..
DEFINITION OF “FAIR”: (according to Oxford Dictionary) “Appropriate for the circumstances”.
DEFINITION OF “JUST”: (according to Oxford Dictionary) “Base on or behaving according to what is morally right”
We often associate one with the other. In the case of God the Father of Creation (Yahweh, Jehovah, Devum), He does not conform His Eternal Kingdom’s Ways to the ways of the Earth; His Creation…He is beyond them, and sees beyond what the human eyes and hears can see…hear….comprehend. Jesus Christ (Yeshu Christu, Yeshuay, Yeshua) said some quite similar in his parable of the Weeds Being Planted Amongst the Wheat Matthew 13:24-30 :
24 Jesus told them another parable: “The Kingdom of heaven is like this. A man sowed good seed in his field. 25 One night, when everyone was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 When the plants grew and the heads of grain began to form, then the weeds showed up. 27 The man’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, it was good seed you sowed in your field where did the weeds come from?’ 28 ‘It was some enemy who did this,’ he answered. ‘Do you want us to go and pull up the weeds?’ they asked him. 29 ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because as you gather the weeds you might pull up some of the wheat along with them. 30 Let the wheat and the weeds both grow together until harvest. Then I will tell the harvest workers to pull up the weeds first, tie them in bundles and burn them, and then to gather in the wheat and put it in my barn.’”
God gives all the opportunity to change; however, He is very much aware of the Evil and its constant sabotage of His Children, while on this earth; to throw them off of the path to the Eternal Kingdom. One way that evil tries to manipulate our human nature to commit violations of God’s Divine Laws of Love, is by making fairness and justice synonymous with one another. This is how “eye for an eye” has been justified, to result in many violations in God’s Divine Laws of Love (Nonviolence, Mercy, Unconditional Love). This is also why Jesus Christ said, (Mattew 5:38-39) 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39 But now I tell you: do not take revenge on someone who wrongs you. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, let him slap your left cheek too.”
God’s Children are required to “take the higher road”, to live in accordance to the Divine Laws of Love at all costs, even if it means earthly harm. It is having an unwaivering faith in the God, the Father of Creation, (Yahweh, Jehovah, Devum) that His Ways of the Eternal Kingdom outweigh anything that this earth can offer, even when our own earthly circumstances seems dim. We see this over and over again, in the illustration of the lives of many of the Prophets found in the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible.
What my life has taught me is that life is not always fair; but even in these moments we are meant to remain faithful to the Divine Laws of Love. This requires SPIRITUAL STRENGTH that is far more greater and stronger than our own HUMAN STRENGTH. With spiritual strength we will be able to “turn the other cheek”; just as Jesus Christ’s disciples did….as they followed the instruction of the Scripture above by Jesus Christ…their….our… Guru…Master….Rabbi….to the point of an earthly death. God knows it will not be easy, but He asks us to refine ourselves, and rid ourselves of the sinful human nature that we were born with, based on the temptation and falling to sin and rebellion, by Adam and Eve.
However, for the faithfulness to God’s Divine Laws of Love, God has promised that one day all injustice will bow down to Jesus Christ, His Son…which means that Justice will be served by Him, as the Father. He has given His Son, the full Authority of the Eternal Kingdom to carry the injustices that He saw were carried out to His Children. We should be constantly be aware of the presence of the Omnipresent God, who sees everything, even the things that are kept hidden in the earthly sense. We should always be aware of the cause of Jesus Christ, which has always been to follow God’s Divine Laws of Love, to every extent…with the confidence that despite losing everything in the earthly sense, that God will provide everything, in the Eternal Kingdom. It will requires tears to be shed….but God sees and counts each one, that is shed out of fighting the sinful flesh, to uphold His Divine Laws of Love.