Most of us think it’s important to be ourselves. Well, this isn’t exactly true. It is a human trait to want this to be true, but the human Self is the “traitor” to the spiritual Being. Some falsely think that being spiritual is “finding self”, but they are self-delusional, because the Being, or spirit, isn’t selfish. BEING is about losing self, overcoming self and controlling one’s self, through a spiritual desire to do so. This is the real process of becoming spiritually reborn.
It becomes a journey back Home, where a person decides to travel along a good path or takes the high road, instead of the lowly one. The first step is to realize that one cannot be caught up in one’s self, because that means stagnation, and one rots there. To begin a true spiritual journey, a person must realize it’s a quest. He cannot be made anew in one instant or one day. It’s DAILY, all the days of his life. He proves he wants renewal by the process he initiates. Once a true heart’s desire is made manifest by action, its intent is revealed, and a saving grace will come.
A life can no longer be just about the body-vehicle and its likes and dislikes, and about what it thinks it is or wants. This is where a person strays into imitating an animal, not actively being a spirit. Doesn’t a dog have its favorite toy, a cat its favorite food, and a horse its favorite post? Look at your favorite things and realize you are defining your spirit as your self, the thing you must overcome. Examine how habitual you really are; how much you are on auto-pilot throughout the day; and how much you really try to comfort your self.
How did Self get a bad name? Quick answer: it’s operated by Satan. Just as the Holy Spirit is a person’s direct line to God, the Self is the direct line to Satan. When a person makes a decision to start really phoning Home, he can stop dialing 666-SELF. He’s not aware that he’s programmed it on auto-dial as he asks himself, “What do I do? What do I want?” Ringie-ding-ding. How do we know this is Satan’s number? Man was created on the sixth day, and over time his number triple-inflated as did his ego, because his life became about himself, as he made himself first, last and everything in between, 666. He lost his Creator’s number, a simple one really, “1”. The Creator is the beginning and end, the ONE, there’s nothing after, and especially not the suffix “world”.
So here we are. Sentenced to earth because we wanted to listen to Lucifer. Well, we get to hear him loud and clear now, all the time, with this Self-link wired to him. It’s hell. We wanted another chance to prove we’d be faithful to God only, and listen to only Him from then on. We were asked to prove it. Then, we find ourselves still believing Satan’s lies and pretend to be deaf, which blinds us, and then makes us dumb. Dumb animals, who hear “we are only human”; and it gives us a chance “to be ourselves” and find all our favorite things. The more human we are, the more we want all this worldly stuff, thus it should be easy to see that the elites are very human, perhaps the most human of all, which means they aren’t shape shifting, unless their weight fluctuates from how much food they consume or how many drugs they take. They also aren’t the greys, well maybe Dorian Greys.
Again, here we are. Hard-wired to Satan through Self, and it’s a pretty reliable land-line. But we are also internally connected to our Creator through the Holy Spirit, it’s cellular, a telepathic communication-energy wave.
We can also look at these connections using an analogy of a computer. The human body is a complex computer with a main drive and two servers, where the individual consciousness is the soul, represented by the mainframe. One server is G(o)od and the other D/evil. Which server an individual consciousness relies on determines if the operating system is Spirit-driven or Self-driven. Both are motivators, but one means life and one means death. A soul that is spirit-driven will be able to drink from the Holy Grail, Immortality; but a soul who relies on himself remains human and will die upon Judgment that “that’s all he wanted to be”. And Satan will sing, “Ra-ra-re” and place a “sould” sign on his mind, because man bought the idea that he was only human or that life was just about his human experience. When all a person thinks about is his Self, he has a mark of the beast on his forehead (on his mind).
The other option is having the Seal of God, which means a person learns to communicate WITH, listen to, and follow only God’s commands, advice and guidance in his daily walk and talk. A person decides to Be and Act like he wants to become, an eternal spirit, or angel again. The spirit is tied to feeling and intuition from our Creator. Spirit is calm and discerning, and operates by a quiet “knowing”. God nudges and softly guides. It is Satan who pushes and yells in someone’s head. The self is tied to emotion through Satan’s need for someone to act quick and irrational, fight or flight, basically so that he can create a big mess in one’s life. He constantly tells the self what to believe. But don’t worry, he’ll be there to advise on how to fix it, then it becomes a vicious circle of self-help. This is why it is essential to be in Spirit-mode, where a person can be objective and a passer-by to all the chaos, roadblocks and madness in this Hell. He can recognize Satan’s games, then learn to monitor which thoughts and instilled by God or which thoughts are transmitted by Satan. From that perspective, he should be able to make wise decisions.
Why does Satan have this power? He did not submit to becoming Adams and Eves like we did. Yes, he was cast here too, but didn’t enter a human body. God granted him permission to test us. The kicker is he only can transmit thoughts; which means humans DO all the actions. If they didn’t DO them, Satan wouldn’t have any arms and legs, no power to DO anything physically. The biggest example of this is his synagogue of elites. By their free-will choice, they believe him and physically do what he says. The ritualistic ones know they are talking with Satan, and do all kinds of unholy things. Then there are ones who are just lost in them-selves, making a killing off everyone’s misfortune, with no clue Satan is the one motivating them, with material bonuses, and he convinces them that greed is good. Beware though, because Michael Douglas probably earned himself throat-cancer for promoting that idea in the film “Wall Street”. Then, there’s us, who think we are just human and get on the tread mill, take our daily bread of distraction, and watch the dollar bills fly out the window. And Satan’s got our ear, convincing us this is how it is.
On the bright side, we were given a most wonderful example through Christ who came here to show us how to overcome Satan and spiritually be in control of self. He did it! Satan couldn’t con Jesus into forgetting who He was, or revel in being human, or bow to him for possessions. Christ should have remained our example, but we forgot the best part of the Message: What He told us to do and What he did. Now, it seems we get to hear Satan in surround sound. What Satan wants isn’t going to happen though. He and his synagogue want God and Christ to just go away and leave the world to them. They don’t think they are doing anything wrong anymore (really). Satan’s convinced them they think they make fine gods, all by them selves, and they do what they think must be done. We should have no other gods before the I AM, remember? …which brings up an expression, “people have the governments they deserve.”
What we need to understand is the human EGO will never accept Christ or a true spiritual path. Satan will never accept Christ and he’s going to oppose us accepting Christ through our egos. He’s even managed to turn spirituality into a SELF quest-ion. Why did Christ say to crucify (control) self, self-will, daily? He certainly knew it was tied to the enemy within. It is this EGO-self that a soul must fight on an individual basis. Once a person wins in the battlefield in the mind, Satan’s connection to them just becomes theater. The easiest way to see this is by observing someone whose life is chaos. It is a sure sign he is not following a spiritual path and also a warning to return to one. Most don’t get it, playing the victim because Satan tells them everyone is out to get them or life just isn’t fair. Satan will also use this chaos as distractions for someone who is on a spiritual path. They’ll come out of the woodwork when a person decides to travel the good path, because Satan will say “game on”.
And just like in the movie “Revolver”, the only way to become smarter is to play a smarter opponent. Satan is smarter than us right now, only because we believe him. But we can outsmart him, once we realize he continues to use all the same moves, tactics, fears, and imaginations… over and over again, day after day, year after year. They WORK. In a sense, he’s got our number too and simply hits redial. He’ll expose all his moves, which if we examine our individual selves closely, he only has a few. We simply neutralize each, one by one. In doing so, we overcome. This is why studying the Bible helps. It keeps us focused on the Truth, the Word, and Life. When we are in this frame of mind, we hear Father’s guidance more easily. Also spend time with Father in a quiet place alone. Satan hates scripture. Use it on him, mentally. He cannot stand talk about God and Christ. This is reflected in how his minions, or agents, try to get everyone to shut up about Them.
In “Revolver”, the lead character finally understood who was talking to him and overcame the voice within, so much so he had no more fear, not even fear of death. It is the spirit that can get to this point, not the self-ego. It’s time to put the spirit in control. For instance, how many “bad” habits do we have that we just can’t give up? It is our human animal that has addictions, not our spirits. Addictions come in all shapes and sizes, like sexual perversions, collections, acquisitions, idolizing, shopping, food and drugs. They are just about anything we devote ourselves to, or Love with a capital L. Reveling in all these human materialistic things does not advance our souls, but it does provide ego self-satisfaction. We cannot serve two masters, God and mammon. There has to come a point where a soul consciousness must overcome the human-animal weaknesses, impulses and justifications for remaining ego-bound. And given the time we’re in, it really becomes a matter of life and death. Stop trying to overcome the bad habits and OVERCOME them, just as Yoda says in Star Wars, “Try not; do, or do not. There is no try.” Identify what to do or not do; and follow through. Actively and decidedly turn away from the bad habits (and you know which ones those are); then adopt good habits like singing the New Song. Do you want to be spirit to achieve immortality with Christ and be with Father again, or do you want to be human with Satan and die?
Think of the process this way. Say someone systematically steals and lies everyday, for years. Maybe he half-heartedly stops for one or two days, but the habit returns so easily into routine again. Then, one day real Judgement comes, where all thieves and liars are to be executed as was written in the Heavens and he just didn’t care to care. But he begs for his life although he knew the punishment. At that point, he promises never to steal and lie again. Is he to be believed? Where is the proof he wouldn’t do them again? There is none, because he, himself, decided not to care to really change, and that will be known in the Heavens.
It’s time to care. It’s time to overcome. It’s time to know this is a struggle to fight Satan, but it must be done daily, within and without. If a person is sincere and honest, he will be helped and guided. If he controls his self, his ego, God will control Satan for him. God only has to think someone is protected and he is. His protection is for those who love and obey Him only. If you are going to fight Satan, stop listening to yourself. Listen to God, then DO it His Way. Let your spirit shine by asking God what is His Will for you to do! Be Christ-like and dial “1”.
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