When the world has become your benchmark for success you have lost your first love and your affections have been set to low. The highest levels of affection are those set on things above where Christ sits on the throne. I have set my mind on Jesus the author and finisher of my faith. I understand that this world is full of sin and fallen into a decay which God himself will destroy. The ungodly will hate you. Demons hate you. Fallen angels hate you. You have enemies that you cannot see all around you. Their number one goal is to limit your effectiveness for Jesus and to steal your joy.
Don’t allow the devil to steal your joy. The joy of the Lord is your strength. God has not hidden his plan from you. He told you that trials and tribulations would accompany the believer. He also told you that he would bless you through the persecution, only let it be for righteousness and not sin. God will bless you and place favor on your life when you’re committed to him. Love the Lord with all of your heart, mind, and strength. Don’t avert your eyes and compare yourself with others. Especially, if you don’t want to compare their pain, labor and suffering.
Heavenly Father, I am disconnecting myself from positioning my mind on things below and through your power have shifted my thoughts toward the blessings that are flowing inside me through your Holy Spirit. The power of God is filling me and his joy is becoming my own. I have chosen the best part. I can take my relationship with Jesus pass the curtain of death and I know Jesus has prepared a mansion for me. No earthly home compares to what Jesus is preparing for me. My mind is on the mansion, I will never lose. One that is paid in full and handcrafted by God.
For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing (Deuteronomy 10:17-18).
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them (Proverbs 13:24).
Christian love does not say they don’t see color its already known in their behavior. Christian love does not justify sin, but repents. Christian love forgives everyone.
Those who hate their brother (human created in God’s image) will not see the kingdom of God. Christian love will be challenging at times, but those with God’s Spirit will overcome any challenge.
Activity in the natural is a slowed down version of activity in the spirit. Right now the enemy is working feverishly to position all of his players for the coming of Jesus Christ. It is important to understand that Satan, does not even know how much time he has left, but what he does know are the spiritual laws that God has set in place. When men open doors to sin, legalizing homosexuality, which is clearly against God’s word, it gives Satan a new set of licenses for him to use that enable him to have more control over larger parts of society.
The Bible says he comes to steal, kill, & destroy and he does that through licenses granted by God because of man authorizing/legalizing sin. Remember, the government has been established by God. He gave the government the sword (ability to punish its citizens) for the purpose of good order and discipline, but because of freewill, the rulers and authorities can use their God given power to harm its citizens with sinful laws. Thus opening the flood gates for Satan to kill & destroy.
How do you close the gates of murder and death? Pray that God would restore and entact laws that line up with the Bible and the death angel will be put at rest. Right now Satan is working on legalizing incest and bestuality. If he gets these passed this will give him almost full access to commit murderous fury. The linchpin from what I hear or the door he is using is the degenderization of the bathrooms. The goal isn’t sexual confusion, it is just a means for accessing another license from God to destroy. The goal is destruction.
Understand spiritual laws for your family. Husbands love your own wife and protect her. Do not mistreat her and have your prayers hindered. Satan is a superior spiritual lawyer and you should not be ignorant of his devices. Seek God’s face for discernment. Father’s lay hands on your children and pray that God protect and bless them. Satan is flexing and you better put on the whole armor of God.
There is a certain intimacy that takes place behind the veil. There are certain pleasures that are accessed behind the veil. There is a higher level of relationship that may be accessed behind the veil. The veil is a covering. It protects and shields against unauthorized access.
To get behind the veil you must be invited. To get behind the veil you must have a special relationship that gives you a pass to lift the veil. There is something romantic and mysterious around the woman who walks down the aisle with the veil and when the man of God gives the command to kiss the bride, access is given to the lips in the company of many spectators.
God has a veil and has invited people through His Son Jesus to access him. It is through the blood that was shed on the cross that gave mankind the ability and privilege to access God behind the veil. It is here where power is granted and gifts are maximized. Behind the veil of God mystery’s are unveiled. It is here where the believer in Jesus Christ has the privilege of sight.
Those outside of a relationship with Jesus cannot see, they are blinded by the veil. Many try to access God without a relationship with his Son and they fail to see that their sin forbids it. Once they repent and believe the gospel and begin to eat the fruits (Bible) that God has given, they are given access behind the veil.
It is important to note that while their is a veil for salvation, its true that God has many veils. Each veil hidden and accessed through a deeper and deeper relationship with him. The disciples had a different level of intimacy with God based upon their love and passion for him.
How far will you go behind the veil is up to you. Joshua said, choose this day whom you will serve. You’re depth is a choice. Understand this: The deeper you go in Jesus, the less and less people will understand you. You will begin to have more and more of the mind of Christ and remember his ways are not our ways, but you will begin to know them intimately. Remember, the multitudes knew nothing of Jesus, some of the 12 knew more, 3 of the disciples went even deeper and God separated them from the rest of the 12 and Paul went deeper still that God had to hinder him.
How deep behind the veils will you go?
The sole purpose of man is to worship God. God desired creatures who would freely worship and love him. The only way for this love to be real it had to be tested. Test are given to measure effort and knowledge. God gave the first man and woman a test by allowing the serpent (Satan) to enter the Garden and deceive Eve. Mankind failed God’s test and sin entered into the world. It grew extremely fast. Murder right out the gate with Cain killing his brother Abel. In an effort to save man, God circumvented his owns words by preparing a lamb (his Son) to die in-place of man. Jesus became the scapegoat.
Now we fast forward to the year 2016 and there is still turmoil in the land. Wars and rumors of wars fill the social media accounts and household table-talks. The answer for them in the Bible was Jesus and today he is still the answer. In fact, that is why Jesus has not transferred all of the Christians out of the world. Jesus said, I have given them Your word and the world has hated them; for they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I am not asking that You take them out of the world, but that You keep them from the evil one (John 17:15).
Who is this evil one? It is the same Satan found in the Garden of Eden. He is still being used to test humans love for God. We fight him the most aggressively when we love Jesus. Those in Christ will be kept. You can be confident that the blood shed on the cross and the Holy Spirit given as the earnest expectation of our salvation will deliver us from hell. Let us not grow weary in well doing.
All Christians have a responsibility to be salt and light. Flood the social media and the airwaves on youtube with light. Let the world know that the problems we face started in the Garden of Eden and the solution is Jesus. Any other solution will create for you a wandering in the desert effect. A cycle of depression and suicide in your family. A cycle of sexual, alcohol, and drug abuse. A cycle of mental disorders and sleep paralysis.
God wants to deliver us from all of our afflictions, but he has placed some parameters on it. Love him with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. This will lead you into all truth and set you free.