“I hate you! You never loved me! I don’t want to see your face again, ever!”
“You never listened to me and you never tried to understand me. You’re such a bore and I hate being with you.”
“I have always been right and you know it. You have been wrong all the time. Anyone who does not agree with me is no better than dead.”
“I know that I can do anything as long as I believe I can do it. I do not have to believe in Jesus or in anyone to achieve my goals. By believing in myself alone, I can do it.”
“I believe I can live forever as long as I do so believe I can. I do not have to believe in Jesus. Nobody can make me believe in him.”
Are these words in any way familiar to you? Are these of God or from the evil one?
While it is true that we may believe what we may want to believe, and this is from our own ‘free will,’ may not our emotions or our past negative or traumatic experiences hinder us from believing in what is true in God’s words, and from believing what is true in Jesus.
[Read this post as we may seek the truth about God: God or Mammon – to Serve only One Master]
In John 14:6, Jesus answered, “I am the truth, the way and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
How many times have we been carried away by our emotions? And how many times have we come into trouble because of this?
Recently, another senseless killing and violence in Aurora, Colorado was all over the news. The suspect, a young 24 year old PhD student from San Diego, California, James Holmes, reportedly peppered bullets while inside a movie theater among a big crowd of Batman moviegoers, all wanting to see the popular “The Dark Knight Rises.”
[Read more on YahooNews: Witnesses: Chaos and Confusion Inside a Colorado Movie Theater Shooting]
Influenced by the famed Batman’s great nemesis in ‘Joker’ or not, as others may have creatively surmised after seeing him fancily appearing in court for the first time sporting an ‘orange’ dyed hair – as on this related link on YahooNews – we are once again challenged in our faith as we may begin to reflect on the true purpose of our being in this life.
Would we rather face life as a ‘joke’ with all the lures of materialism around us or would we face it in truth, that no material thing in this life will ever give us true contentment, true peace or true happiness in this life because ‘everything in the world is just passing,’ and ‘whether we like it or not, everything material will never last, including our life.’
Now, if we see in Lucifer the ever cunning and intelligent master of evil gets into our hearts and soul, would we not rather be set free from all these and return to our True Master in Jesus?
And again, is it not our foolish pride, selfishness and malice in our hearts, the lack of love and understanding, and the lack of forgiveness as we let material things rule our mind, has this not caused division among all peoples in the world?
Is it not evil around us that tells us not to believe in God, in Jesus, that we may remain confused and lost as we may learn to trust more what is deceiving and live in darkness?
How many have we already seen, senseless killings and all, here in the US and around the world, with mostly innocent men and women, many times including children, as hapless and defenseless victims. Is it not in Jesus’ words that he said not to deny him, lest we do not want to have peace in our lives, as in Matthew 10:34?
How many more will we have to watch and see, while we sit on in the comfort of our homes, in awe, in sadness, yet powerless against all that is evil around us.
It is not the ‘absence of God’ in our lives that has helped encourage all these?
[Read on related post: The Evil Virus Spread by our Ego]
Remember my friends, God in Jesus has always been there in our spirit carrying us in our hurts, despair and disappointments in life. Our ever forgiving and ever righteous God wants us back in his flock. He does not want us to stay in darkness and be lost in evil. He wants us to follow him and remain in his flock.
Jesus is our hope for ‘in him and in him alone is our salvation,’ make no mistake about that, and never entertain any doubt, lest we want the evil one become our master, and see our spirit perish with him?
Looking back at the time of our great fore parents in Adam and Eve, they have fallen short of God’s grace as they fell prey to the deceitful ways of Satan, embodied by the serpent, promising them wisdom and knowledge if they only believed in him and take of and eat the forbidden fruit. Hence, just like Satan and the fallen angels having been outcast from heaven, they have to be outcast from Paradise, to live and endure mortal trials and suffering as penalty for their disobedience and yes, always wary of Satan’s unending volleys of temptation thrown onto their path along with the pressures as they face the realities of their shortened life where death is inevitable from their sin, that all of us, their descendants, have to live with, until our True Messiah in Jesus came to save us from this ‘original’ sin.
And in that basic community blessed by marriage, where man and woman share their life together, and if so blessed with children as husband and wife, the husband becomes the head, as Christ is the head of the church, as the true bearer of God’s truth in his words, to help guide and enlighten his wife and family ‘as Christ loves his church,’ as in Ephesians 5:25, and the wife, to ‘submit to your husband as to the Lord,’ as in Ephesians 5:22.
While Eve was created from the rib of Adam, that Adam may feel the joy as he sees himself gifted and blessed by God with a partner, one taken from his own flesh, and thus be freed from loneliness, is it not the message of love, honor, respect and unity of purpose in God seen here as the main focus, not superiority of position out of selfishness, material pride or any form of malice?
No form of manipulation or retaliation to gain advantage over the other must ever rule, otherwise, would there be love? Giving and forgiving is the key to a lasting relationship, and as husband and wife may live in the flesh, they may share the joys of living in love, united in passion for each other, as they may remain in one flesh and one body in Christ Jesus, ‘through him all things were made’ as in John 1:3, and may see eternal life in them, together with their children as one family, with love and forgiveness in their hearts and in their endless faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
If God created us out of ‘love’ and continues to do so that he gave us His only begotten Son in Jesus, to sacrifice and die for us on the cross, purchasing us from our sins, and through the power in his resurrection and the power of his mercy – I pray that we be enlightened by this truth, and strongly encourage everyone to read the bible starting with the Acts of the Apostles, and see how the power of the Holy Spirit has guided the apostles, that we too may find strength while we seek the truth in this life, the true purpose of our being and see the glory of God in Christ Jesus reign in our mind, in our hearts and spirit, forever, as we may have eternal life in us.
[Read on this enlightening hubpost: Jesus – in All of Mankind Since Creation, He is Beyond Religion as He is in our Being]
May you join me in prayer that in our love for our people and our nation, we may be guided to bring back the light of Christ in our lives, that we may all be healed as we see the power of God’s love and mercy upon us all, and be empowered while imploring the Holy Spirit to proclaim in peace the truth in Christ Jesus, and to become fearless as witnesses in his great works in us, that God in Jesus may be glorified as we keep him in our hearts, in his presence, forever in him we may triumph against all that is evil in this world and be healed.
[Read on: Even in Death Our Spirit Lives as we may Die in Christ, by Faith and in God’s Will, We Live]
Let’s KJOH (Keep Jesus in our Hearts), forever.