As spiritual energy created by God through Christ [Jn 1:3], each of us has an inactive spirit waiting to be ignited to cognition. With our spiritual activation initiated through a relationship with Christ we become a child of God. This acknowledged "activation" on our part engages His original Spirit to once again rejoin ours as its originator. From that moment until our last breath, the closer we choose to be with Him through moral and ethical emulation of Jesus’ thoughts, words, and deeds the more fully we see and experience life’s true reality. The esoteric realism that recognizes evil and corruption for what it is, and the spiritual grounding and strength to resist lies and deceit of the world which exist around us.
The evidence is in plain view. We each ultimately choose if our life will include a spiritual relationship or not. Spiritual strengthened support enables us to control our response to evil, hatred and corruption. By engaging spiritual strength when it's needed, we are able to confront and defeat the onslaught of negative energy trying to overtake and claim us. We are able to exercise the power of God’s spirit to repel and rebuke evil, casting it from our lives through and in the name of Christ. This is the power of faith in action.
Will you meet resistance? Yes. Will people mock and belittle you? Yes. Will the people closest to you ridicule and possibly decry you? Perhaps. Who knows? Can you handle it? Emphatically, Yes! Once you see truth, embrace and live with truth, others' opinions, words and actions will fade as the mist that they are until they don't matter. The world hates the truth. It will do all it can to keep the truth hidden. The world does all it can to obfuscate truth. When challenged by truth the world's characters dismiss themselves through excuses and blame, looking for a new place to thrive.
Will the confrontation between your new spirit grounded in truth and the world be easy? Probably not. The one entity who knows the scriptures as well as the Triune Godhead is Satan himself. His desire is to be worshiped as god. Satan knows how the story ends. He knows he will be defeated. His sole intent is to gather as many worshipers as possible into his kingdom. For this reason whenever a new believer in Christ spiritually surrenders to Jesus, Satan will do all he can to dissuade that choice to become a child of God.
Every new believer is tested. Tested to see if they will stay the course they’ve chosen that leads to God. If you trust in the power and presence of God’s spirit serving and counseling yours, He will strengthen you through these trials and tests. Each spiritual victory response will fortify you for the next challenge. Soon you’ll instantly recognize the truth in your current situation and know immediately the Lord’s suggested response.
Observe the world long enough and you'll realize we cannot, nor will we, change it. What we can change is how we respond and treat those in our life. We each have opportunities to become better people, particularly with those we say we love and care about. And then by extension toward others who come into our lives. Or, through spiritual ignorance we can experience a life of stress and struggle. The choice is ours. We each welcome God as an active participant in our life, or we don't. But we will all choose who we will follow and what will be our compass; the Lord or the world. Consider your options and learn all you can. For more about spiritual grounding and strength, we invite you to visit our web site and YouTube channel for our latest postings.
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