All over the world, anywhere there’s conflict; it’s not whether the right is right or the left is wrong. It’s not whether some people are better or the others are worst. If we are all the same, if we are all empty vessels; don’t we all have the same capacity to love and to care?
“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” Bible, James 4:1
So what ruins us for society? It can’t be culture, because our shared customs, values, and goals are good; and aren’t they suppose to make us righteous? So why do we blame culture for our shortcomings? What gets in the way?
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
If it’s fear, or the rage associated with it, that causes us to stumble and abandon our manners, as we sink our community; how can we rise above it?
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5
All over the world, anywhere there’s disagreement between two or more: Jesus is the Peace Maker. This is the universal truth, but it’s not a temporary solution, because if we don’t submit ourselves to Him daily, strife is at the door.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
So don’t hope that empty vessels won’t be influenced or manipulated, because we can. And don’t imagine, that without faith in God, we have the capacity for peace and forgiveness, because we can’t. Sadly if we persist in denial, the night will come—when it’s too late—because the enemy is within the gate.
By: ElRoyPoet, 2021
Satan’s story to Eve in Genesis 3 and to Jesus in Matthew 4 was that they could live independently of God, that is, they could be their own god, set their own standards, let circumstances dictate their decision. But it is a lie.
Either God controls your life by your choosing to let him, or Satan controls your life by your choosing to let him and by your choosing to just go with flow. You and I were designed by God to be ruled by a spirit . Our choice is not whether to be ruled, but rather by which spirit we will be ruled.
So, the Christian’s life is based on decisions, the process of making deliberate right choices without being swayed by Satan’s input into our appetite
“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Matthew 6:34
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14