Wonderfully done Sister Sally! This is a most thorough precisely laid-out explanation of the most compelling truth about God’s plan from the beginning of all humankind’s troubles and downfall!
Just yesterday I wrote in response to another blog posting which delved into the matter of the “spiritual threats and temptation” that abound in this material fallen world! These are some of the words that came to me immediately after reading that article.
This short lifetime on earth to actually exist, which is a greatest gift and wonderful opportunity for each of us, from God Himself; to provide each of us the “Golden Opportunity” to be “His heirs” and achieve “eternal blissful life with Him through Jesus Christ!” But trials and tribulations are included in the forging and testing of each of us, by the Master Potter, who created Adam and thus all of us from the dust! But, since Eden this is also a giant opportunity for the Evil one who seeks to ruin and inflict suffering on all that is good, but, especially God’s most precious creation; we “His children!”
So now with this article of yours I see a definite connecting of dots occurring as I travel my path seeking God’s will for me asking that the Holy Spirit the Comforter bring me insight and wisdom in all things before me!
This verse of Holy Scripture was quoted in that article which I see a direct correlation here with your article, and my own words that I just pointed to in the above excerpt.
Luke 10:19 “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
Now this brings to my mind the important factor to point out as we battle unseen entities that are out to destroy all of us which often times act through other fellow human beings serving as hosts and minions of diabolical evil which is running rampant in this high-tech mesmerizing, often confusing and chaotic modern very secular world, loaded with crazed or foolish music or many decadent behaviors that offer nothing to enlighten God’s children but rather to distract and divert them from what is virtuous and good and thus reduce them to flesh animals wallowing in the mire of earthly sin and decadence, which is full of “arrogance and pride;” all the worst transgressions of Lucifer the fallen angel who began this decline and constant conflict in every human heart, since Adam and Eve fell from God grace in Eden.
But, God is in control and this is His creation which is an exacting plan meant to serve His glorious purposes, not anything we should think we can concoct or imagine. “God’s word is perfect and Truth” just as Jesus Christ is Truth; all absolute truth comes from the Father who is in heaven. All the opposite comes from the evil one, that serpent the father of all lies and deception that he injects like a toxic venom into anyone that isn’t protected by God’s light and truth; which means he is always looking for vulnerability and weakness to make his attack.
I see that all of this existence, the conflict as well, was and is necessary in order to allow “genuine love and pure of heart worshiping of God Almighty through Jesus Christ the Redeemer” who gives freely, “His Salvation to all who accept Him alone as their all loving and forgiving Savior!” Whereas Satan is the opposite of this offering from God through Jesus! The battle rages on which is first a spiritual one and then its direct transference into all the affairs of humans is imminent, being a part of the constant struggle of living in the flesh. So, Free will or the ability to make up one’s own mind and heart is mandatory for genuine love to exist and flourish; which actually gives any of us “the opportunity to be saints” and express the greatest gifts that God infused in humans via their immortal souls, having been made in His likeness and image; therefore our capability to express the “highest virtues and pure love is a miracle in the making” each and every moment of every day that we are here in the flesh material realm!
We have a great gift and as God told us in His word to cherish the opportunity, as we seek his will through His Son Jesus the Greatest Gift in existence.
Matthew 7: 5-7 “5You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. 6Do not give dogs what is holy; do not throw your pearls before swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces. 7Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.”
Thank you for the Inspiration and clarity of God’s word! Amen.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
In this corrupted world one would wish to withdraw for even a certain time to ease off pressures in life. One for sure would choose to visit a nature paradise. No other such one as the garden of Eden. A wondrous creation made by a loving Creator for His masterpiece “human”. Ready to revisit that place? Ask yourself: Haven’t you wonder why the grandest of the garden was not enough for man to decide not to disobey God’s command and be punished? What really makes it forbidden trees? What fruit did Adam and Eve partake off? What tree? Was it an apple tree?
The main characters in the garden who affected mankind by their actions are the serpent, trees, Adam and Eve. The once peaceful and serenity place was destroyed by their disobedient acts. Considering first the culprit. It began in the Garden of Eden with the serpent. That cunning…
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