Soaking just enough life out of someone to gain big resources... letting the consequences of that gain fall on those being drained... leaving the people who get used with a false sense of reward... Big business does it. High school cliques do it. But the one at the head of it all, he is, for now, all but condemned for his leadership role in the greatest, hidden pyramid scheme the world has ever taken part in.
Where's my (the writer's) straight Jacket?
Traded it for armor once I got sucked into reality. Had many arguments toward spiritual life when I was an atheist. But for every one thing I found to support my atheism, I later found a hundred to support the existence of God, the Devil and the war between. Thats a conservative estimate and no exaggeration.
If you’re reading this and your reaction is something like “yep, already knew about the war”, congratulations... you’ve got a shot at a freedom that some may never know. If you’re thinking that it’s outside what you know, but are willing to open your mind to it, same thing... let this help you reach toward that spiritual future. If you think I’m a nut job and need some happy pills, I don’t say these things as an argument to you. I say them out of lengthy experience, extensive study, love and hope for everyone’s freedom.
I say it because there is a great connection between you, I and all of us. It's engrained and cannot be removed even when someone spends years conditioning us to believe so. It may feel severed or non existent, but after years of study and testing, I’ll put what little I own on the idea that the system of connection is not gone, it’s just hidden. And this, my brothers and sisters, this is where getting used starts, amongst the unfair illusion that our most natural, most potentially celebrated and most intensely beneficial connections do not exist.
I didn’t just learn about how humans are webbed together from books and other Christians. I’ve spent years of testing what I used to call theory, using my own time and life to gain personal answers. At an earlier point I called it a fairy tale. Until more and more undeniable points of information were both sought by me and forced into my life, I paid little attention. I wrote off the story of the Devil VS God’s kids, as anything but truth.
You don't just have to have faith
There are those who know from experience that we are all steeped in potential deception. There are those of us who’ve investigated negativity as if it were a machine, waiting to be blueprinted and exposed. We’ve investigated joy in the same way. We’ve investigated the sources of both, not just until we found belief or disbelief, but until we often experienced mental and physical exhaustion. Anyone can do this, but as a very important side note, the best time is spent on moving forward and taking the path laid by Christ, not on investigating evil.
So when I or others who have knowledge of this stuff say it’s real, we stand on solid ground where real, findable information takes us as far from theory and imagination as it gets. Telling us that a damaging and deadly war between good and evil doesn’t exist, it’s like going back in time to tell John Crapper that the idea of a toilet demands his stay in the loony bin. Trust me on this. I can safely tell you that the realization of that statement will save you from living with big, smelly piles of [something] all over your life.
Confusion, hidden by the imitation of certainty
When you don’t realize the different sides of an opposition are there, you don’t discern between a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a sheep in wolves’ clothing, and a wolf standing there with a an AK47 and a billion different types of bullets at his disposal. The sheep might look like fools. The wolves will likely look like friends. The bullets look about as threatening as candy.
When sin looks harmless because those who believe it’s dangerous are made to look silly for such belief, it becomes a Trojan Horse. When Christ looks like a fairy tale, our greatest weapon against darkness appears to be useless. And when a lack of belief cuts us off from our engrained right to an eternal future, we’re left with blank spots that can be filled by those who have nasty intentions and know the default satisfactions we look for.
The enemy is incredibly efficient and incredibly cunning
Think of anything you do well. It can be a profession, a hobby or anything else. You do it so well that years of experience give you insight that puts your skills above many or most other people’s. How long did it take you to become advanced or even an expert? You’ve had that long to learn not only the basics, but the subtle, little details that put you steps ahead. So how well do you think you could run such an activity if you had thousands of years to study and practice?
This is what the Devil has, more experience and integration into a set of skills than any human can even begin to imagine. And, just as important and extensive as his ability to attack in uncountable ways, there is his ability to hide himself and his attacks from plain sight. As surely as one of us can seek and find, another can remain unaware of a system that tries to put its claws into everything, human or otherwise. Here's a little lesson in "War for Beginners". It's incredibly smart to keep your adversary unprepared by making sure they don't sense you when you're right behind them.
How to get used
Whether or not you know about God and his enemy, you can bank on this statement; To not be aware of both sides of any surrounding war is to live in no man’s land. To live in no man’s land is to be game for either side. And in the case of God and the Devil, there’s only one side with the standard operating procedure of using you then tossing you in the fire. The other, being God, has a welcome package that’s rich in eternal reward.
Why God, Why?
One of the greatest questions posed by man is this; if there is a God, why does he let so many bad things happen? One of the many answers is this; God allows the Devil to demonstrate what the Devil believes is the right way to do things. God does this so people can make a choice.
Therefore we have a choice and we have to clearly demonstrate it:
Seek, find and get informed about the benefits of joining the Holy Trinity. Learn to identify the war and it's every aspect. Fight for the better outcome by learning and practicing things like forgiveness and true fellowship. Practice empathy. Practice the deletion of anger, hate, human judgement and sin. Be open minded to the unique and unknown ways that evil tries to integrate itself into every life, every organization and every place.
Don’t have this awareness for the purpose of waging a God sized battle. Christ already did this for us. Only do it so that you can offer more defense, forgiveness and benefit of the doubt to yourself and others. In other words, hold yourself and others responsible for the improvement of your own, and their own actions and words. But for the sympathy of yourself and others, know that there is ALWAYS a party of those who try unimaginably hard to influence such behavior. Or,
Get used by the dark side.
Oh by the way, the insanely evil mouth-breather with the dark cape, the mean looking black mask and the permanent asthma attack, he’s not really anyone's father. Neither is chance. Neither is evolution alone and neither is the one who leads the rebellion against God.
Links mentioned above
Is God Real? (Collection) - A set of articles and videos that help answer one of the most asked questions in history.
Sin, a Realistic View (article) - Accepting Christ ensures your spiritual future. Your earthly existence and lifespan; that's a different story.
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