There have been periods of time in my life, it seemed so easy to refute the vileness of lust and disobedience. These periods of time were the best I’ve ever lived. I was Empowered by Almighty God to resist temptation. His Wisdom bound by His unfailing Grace fell upon me daily and supplied me with the fortitude and forbearance I needed. I was Led by His Holy Spirit of Truth, to understand:
I was not being consistently tempted to do wrong because I am a good person. And because I am good person, therefore the target of attacks.
I began to understand through HIS LEAD that, the temptation to do wrong LIVED IN ME.
I WAS and AM the problem.
Not satan. Not the demons. I am not saying they are not problems. They are. But there exist a much bigger problem-
THIS IS THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM THAT STANDS BETWEEN ME AND ME DOING THE WILL OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
And as long as I live my life focusing on them: I will never focus on me.
THEM: others I deem as bad, scum of the earth, people far worse than what I believe myself to be, or the devil, fallen angels, spirits, etc.
I will continue living under the power of what tempts me. Because I will continue believing the cause of what tempts me is———————>>>all the evil that exists in the world. Which is on the outside of me, and more importantly which I have no power to control. Now, if I have no power to control these things, which I do not, then that also means if they are the cause of the evil in the world – when they get near me and tempt me, then I am powerless about it, and therefore – fall.
A victim- forever. Enslaved and chained by my own hands while blaming everyone else.
I have no other choice, because I never address the #1 issue.
But then how could I, when previously I never could see the issue ?
Me- and all the evil within me. ALL the wrong desires, behaviors, customs, daily practices, relationships with, that I have accumulated over time and have at present. Which I no longer see as bad, sin, or doing wrong. Worse than that, I now see them as ‘normal’. Even good. Because I deem myself as an ‘overall’ good person.
Resulting TRUTH- The real enemy who defiles everything I do, my actions, and my life purpose, now they exist INVISIBLE. What I cannot see nor perceive I can do absolutely nothing about.
The bible tells me who the enemy is- Satan, and the wicked spirits. He roars about like a lion seeking to devour someone. – 2 Peter 5:8. Ephesians 6:12 ‘we are not fighting against flesh and blood but against evil invisible forces’.
I am not going against the Bible. I am a believer in Jesus Christ Almighty. And I stand on His WORD The LIVING Bible. But we must understand and go deeper than two scriptures. The Bible is written for each individual. Yet not each individual understands it. Correction: NO SINGLE PERSON ON EARTH UNDERSTANDS IT- they understand parts of it, the slices of TRUTH imparted to them by Almighty God. He has not given the whole PIE to ANYONE. HE IS THE WHOLE PIE. Almighty God is the WISDOM that supplies the deeper knowledge of The LIVING Word. And there is only way one to get that deeper knowledge and wisdom, by spending time with THE WORD, and by application of it- LIVING IT.
If I never focus on me, I will never discover TRUTH. I will remain powerless when temptation strikes. I will respond as EVE: “the serpent tricked me.”
And this is THE BIGGEST TRICK OF THEM ALL: TO HIDE THE ENEMY FROM US ALL. TO MAKE THE ENEMY INVISIBLE TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US!
Yes the serpent tricked her by lying. The root core of her problem was not being tricked or lied to, it was having the desire to follow the lie. To act in accordance with what she knew she should not. And that is my #1 problem. Me and my desires.
The more of an effort I make each day to do right and to follow the instructions of Almighty God, the more the wrong within me will surface to tempt me to do wrong and not follow.
This occurs NOT so that we blame Satan, demons, or spirits, for attacking us and being the cause of why we have such thoughts, or desires to do bad.
This occurs as a BLESSING OF OPPORTUNITY to see through a SPIRITUAL MICROSCOPE LENS of the Holy Spirit of TRUTH- TO HELP US.
These desires arise within us to reveal to us PLAINLY AND UNDENIABLY LOUD AND CLEAR:
WE ARE THE POLLUTION OF THE WORLD. WE ARE WHAT CONTAMINATES THE WORLD. WE ARE GLOBAL WARMING NOT THE PROCESSES. IT IS OUR RELUCTANTCY TO FOLLOW THE WORD AND INSTRUCTIONS OF ALMIGHTY GOD. WE ARE THE ENEMY. THE ENEMY LIVES WITHIN US. TEMPTATION IS FUTILE AND POWERLESS TO ALMIGHTY GOD AND HIS SON JESUS CHRIST BECAUSE THEY ARE PURE TRUTH AND GOODNESS. TRUTH CANNOT BE CORRUPTED. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE.
WE NEED TO CLEAN UP OUR HEARTS, SOULS, MINDS, AND BODIES and plead to Almighty God to help us align them with His Will, His Truth, His ways, His Light, His Word, each and every day of our lives, In Jesus name, Amen.
WE need to ask Almighty God to convict us, every day, and THANK HIM when He does convict us. If I am not convicted when I lie, cheat, fornicate, or do wrong… and IF I can sleep at night as if I have done nothing wrong…sound as a baby,…I HAVE A BIG ASS PROBLEM ON MY HANDS. ONE THAT I CANNOT SOLVE on my own. ONE THAT I DESPERATELY NEED HELP WITH- SPECIFICALLY AND UNANIMOUSLY- ALMIGHTY GOD TO HELP ME WITH. One I need to understand is going to take HARD WORK, SACRIFICE, pain, a lot of it. I didn’t wake up one day and suddenly forget all about how to do right and how to live right. It was progressive.
#1 This fact needs to be properly understood
#2 As long as we continue pointing our fingers at things, spirits, people, practices, behaviors, and beliefs -and deem them as wicked and evil…. we will never see the TRUE ENEMY lurking. He remains invisible. More than right under our noses, worse, inside our noses and inside our hearts.
#3 Many spend entire lifetimes FOCUSING on the exterior- as evil, people’s actions, groups, corporations, their agendas, etc, and this is one of the TOP strategies never discovering TRUTH and being set free from bondage and slavery. To not realize this truth, is to remain in shackles forever.
I am testifying to the TRUTH that has helped me at times overcome temptation. It is when I choose to dismiss Almighty God, The Truth He has shared with me, taught me, and led me by, and when I deliberately dismiss the fact that I am the problem, that I succumb to doing wrong and doing what God has warned me not to. To live a life believing “I got this..” is to believe I arise each day on my own power. It is to be the biggest fool on earth. It is to live under another great delusion. The only thing ‘I got’ to depend upon in this world- IS ALMIGHTY GLORIOUS GOD THE CREATOR OF ALL. And I give HIM THE GLORY FOREVER!
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