… For one man’s selfishness.
This is something I was talking to my wife about the other night. While she is a very loving and wonderful person, my wife has a bit of a TEMPER! Whenever we talk about it she usually defaults to the excuse that THAT’S JUST THE WAY I AM. But is it?
The scriptures of the Abrahamic religions teach us about an evil force that is at play, who has the sole intention of leading us away from God and causing us to suffer in this life and he next. This power behind this force is, of course, Satan. So how can this help you become a better person?
By realizing that IT’S NOT YOU! Those thoughts that lead you to evil are suggestions by the devil and his minions. LITERALLY. It might help to imagine these other-dimentional beings as invisible but hideous, wicked, and FILTHY creatures, buzzing around your head, WHISPERING into your ear and laughing when you commit sin or act in an un-Christ-like manner. And that’s just what’s happening!
It’s really FREAKY and SCARY, huh? GOOD! So stop listening to them! Pray and REBUKE the devils, God has given us the power through Christ to do this, so take advantage of that. The demons have NO POWER to resist the Holy Spirit. Try it and you will find out for yourself.
And next time you’re thinking “THAT’S JUST THE WAY I AM.” STOP! That is the definitely another one of the devils lies. (unless of course you’re talking about being completely Christ-like!)
Today I’d simply just like to point out the INCREDIBLE POWER OF SUBTLETY.
All the most powerful people/entities use subtlety. The MEDIA/ADVERTISEMENTS use subtle messages to influence your decision making. The POLITICIANS do this too, and often they’ll create an obvious distraction on one issue while they attend subtly to another. The DEVIL does this by whispering subtle lies and distortions of the truth, but never so blatant that you realize how he’s changing your thought patterns. And of course GOD is the must subtle of all things, and yet He is the most powerful.
Why is there such great power in subtly?
Because you can’t oppose what you can’t identify.
This post is more of a question really, because I don’t think I have a good answer for this. Not coincidentally, this is my whole point.
The one reason I can imagine to be lazy would be a primitive drive to conserve energy. But in this day and age THERE’S REALLY NO REASON TO BE LAZY. There’s plenty of food around for us to eat, so we don’t need to sit placidly waiting for a migrating herd to come through our lands.
So WHY DO WE PREFER NOT DOING THINGS OVER DOING THINGS? Thinking logically I believe most people would conclude that NOT being lazy is far superior to wasting time (aka being lazy). Therefore, I don’t think there is a good reason to be lazy. (It’s probably another one of the devil’s lies!)
I am not exempt from the inclination towards laziness by any means, but realizing that there’s no point to laziness helps me to be a little less so. If you think about it long enough, you’ll find that LAZINESS IS ABSURD. Perhaps that understanding will inspire you to get off your derriere and do a little extra good in the world 🙂
Most people think they are their own selves. There is a major error in the assumption that your every thought defines who you are. Your brain is just your brain. While most people put the brain on some pedestal for organs, it is not any more vital than your heart, lungs, liver, kidney, intestines. Take away any of these organs and your dead, regardless of how smart you are or how important you think your brain is. I mean, OF COURSE THE BRAIN IS GOING TO THINK ITSELF IMPORTANT. If your heart or lungs could speak to you (like your brain basically can) they would probably often remind you of how important they are (as the brain does). So STOP THINKING THE BRAIN’S SO GREAT. If you really think about it it is the cause for all your problems, not the solution. I mean, when’s the last time a (basically) brainless insect complained of depression or felt sad about how all the other insects are treating him??
So back to my main point, your thought are NOT all yours. I think the reason that so many Godless people end up depressed or caught in these destructive mental patterns is because they don’t realize that there is another force shaping their thoughts. This force has a malicious goal, and is much more intelligent and determined than 99% of us out there. It whispers lies into your mind, and hopes that you believe them to be your own ideas. This force, of course, is Satan.
You guys might not know this, but each person has a devil that follows you around your whole life and tries to lead you astray from the path of God. This personal demon is an agent of the devil himself. The devils, including Satan, belong to an unseen race of beings that we call jinn (also djinn). Jinn can be good or evil. There are Jews, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, etc. amongst them and there are evil Godless ones among them as well, just like us humans. In addition, they are mortal, like us, but much longer lived, and they will be judged on the Day of Judgement just as we will. The difference between humans and jinn is that jinn can see us, while we cannot see them (I think they live on what we would call a “higher dimension”). They are also believed to be more powerful and are the creatures behind possessions and black magic that we often refer to as DEMONS.
So the whole reason for me explaining all of this is for you God fearing people to know that these evil jinn were allowed to remain on this earth by God in order to test us. They have no direct power over any person unless you invite them to, and all they can do is whisper evil lies into your head in the hopes that you will act on them and it will ruin your life and lead you away from God. THESE LIES BEGIN SEEMINGLY HARMLESSLY, but slowly build upon each other and become more harmful until you spiral out of control.
Examples of these lies might be things like: “This person must think they’re better than me” or “I’ll never be as cool as these kids” or “There’s no way I can pass this math test” or “I bet she doesn’t even care at all.” THESE ARE LIES!The way you can easily recognize a lie is by the absolute quality of it. Words like “never” and “always” or thoughts that begin like “I know/am sure” or “There’s no way.” Only the Sith (evil) deal in absolutes. There is always a possibility for even the most impossible situations (we call them miracles). And most situations aren’t even that bad, or are even completely misjudged when clouded by these lies.
If left unchecked, soon these thoughts turn into: “This person is a heartless jerk who deserves something bad to happen to them” or “I’m a loser and my life is worthless” or “I’ll never learn math, so I must be an idiot” or “I hate her so much, she ruined my life!!”If you don’t recognize these thought then you must be a saint. If you do, don’t worry, EVERYBODY HAS THEM. And you’ll worry even less when you realize that they are not thoughts that sprang forth from the eternal soul that God blessed us with, but rather from the vile, filthy mouths of SATAN’S MINIONS.
So what to do? Well the very best thing you can do is pray. God gave us the power to banish these demons in his name, for they have no strength except that which is granted to them by God, creator of the universe and everything in it. Now I bet that little voice inside your head is saying “I don’t feel like praying,” or “Praying is such a drag” or “I should pray but I’ll do it later.” Here is your first chance to recognize one of Satan’s lies. If you think about it logically there is no reason not to pray and it takes barely any time or energy. In addition, the benefits of having your prayers answered are immeasurable. So why not do it? Whatever answer “you” come up with for this question is truly Satan’s whisper (unless he has already converted you to his cause in which case you’ve become a devil whispering evil into others’ ears! Oh yea I forgot to mention, HUMANS CAN BECOME SATAN’S MINIONS just like the Jinn).
SATAN IS YOUR OPEN ENEMY. Do not be one of the damned to keep him company in hell. Do not allow him to humiliate and use you on this earth, ruining your life and the lives of those around you. Appeal to God and find your strength.
My prayers and blessings go out to all of you.
My mother always told me that the devil speaks to us in WHISPERS, telling us lies to try to lead us away from the path to God. That he speaks in whispers means that he is subtle. That which is subtle is always much more difficult to perceive, and much less easy to confront. If the devil, Satan, is real, which he is, then he is thousands of years old and is likely very, very smart. Conspiracies which seem too elaborate and deeply seeded to be the work of man are not.