With the devil and his deceptive tactics wreaking havoc in this world, it's not far-fetched to think that someone can be unknowingly living in a parallel universe of existence. A major portion of the population is oppressed by the devil in one way or another, and well over half of the population worships evil spirits as their gods, distanced from the reality of the truth of Jesus Christ. The devil is wily and an extraordinary master manipulator. For the sake of control and destruction, the devil will provide a Christian who does not pray for God's will in their life...many things. If the devil knows that someone will pursue these things anyway, he will provide friends, jobs, homes, cars, boyfriends, girlfriends, vacations, false joy, and even false love, but all eventually leads to a trap of heartache and destruction. Someone might really feel that they are in-love, and that person might even be a Christian who they feel in-love with. The devil knows how to emulate love. The telltale sign when this is happening is that there will always be a spiritual force of 'unease' with the presence or the works of the devil. This includes any manifestation such as a false light of the Holy Spirit, a false Angel of the Lord, and the false love that he conjures.
Good and Evil in Relationships
The devil uses the tactic of a false love for many purposes such as having someone worship another person as a false god instead of worshipping God. This tactic also keeps someone from being with whom God wants that person to be with. Two Christians who aren't supposed to be together can destroy themselves, children, family members, and others, being used as a vessel of the devil to do so. Two people, who got together without praying for guidance of the will of the Father, can short-circuit many other blessings including the spouses that God had intended them to be with, and the children and generations to come. Someone who rejects God by rejecting praying to do the will of God in their lives, are spiritually opening up themselves to be oppressed by the devil. A misperception is that God is trying to take His children's fun away with the Holy laws that He lists in the Bible. This is far from the truth. God is simply telling His children that this is the way that the world is. Holy laws are unwavering and reality. God is trying to give His children more blessings and fun than they can imagine, and also guard His children from harming themselves spiritually.
Holiness and sin cannot co-exist. God is not going to become un-holy so that His children can sin. God 'is' Holy, God is love, and He wants His children to come into His paradise of eternal blessings that passes all understanding in its beauty. God has a specific plan and path for each of His children, and that plan and path can affect a multitude of people around each person. If a child of God is not praying, not submissive to the guidance of God, they can block the blessings that God is trying to give them. These blessings are at times designed to be used not only for that person, but for loved ones, friends, and always for the glory of God.
Throughout the entire Bible are a multitude of stories teaching the end result of what happens to many people when they reject praying and doing the will of God. The lessons and stories are repetitive, redundant as redundant can be, of the outcome on whether someone chooses goodness and does the will of God, or chooses evil by doing their own will or the will of others in their life. The end result of someone not praying to do the will of God is particularly tragic because the end result is no secret. God warns His children of the consequences of not praying and listening to His exact will. God is trying through many means to get His children to pray and listen to His Spirit in general for their own good and for the good of others in who each person has an influence with. God is trying to give His children a fulfillment of blessings, and mostly throughout the history of the human race, the human race has rejected these wonderful blessings of love. Only Jesus received a complete fulfillment of the designed blessings that the Father had for Him, as Jesus prayed and listened in general to the exact will of the Spirit of God on everything that he did. It can be a terrible realization to someone that they have short-circuited many of the blessings that God was trying to give them. With the dismissal of God, someone can then have themselves under the control of Satan very easily. Without Jesus, there is no protection from Satan. Everything might seem that it is going well in life with a career, a 401k, relationships, vacations, homes, cars, etc. But, Satan is a masterful deceiver. A tell tale sign that someone was living in a parallel universe and out of touch with reality is the cognitive awareness when someone suddenly becomes ill, there is the death of a loved one, divorces, lonesomeness, relationship issues, etc.
Suddenly, having health issues, being terminally ill, or feeling the dire troubles of a loved one, can wake someone up from oppression with a realization of what could have been; had they committed a complete surrender to Jesus all along. All of a sudden, someone could be at a loss of what to do if they have never had a relationship with Jesus and they are short on wisdom in the Spirit because of it. Many people use varying methods to mask their own existence. To have a complete consciousness of one's own existence translates to also recognizing that their bodies are also terminal. Then, subjects such as God, Heaven, and hell can come into thought, and many people don't want to think about these things.
The devil is cunning and clever far past the greatest human imagination. Satan is by far smarter and more powerful than any human who does not have Jesus forefront in their life. Many people in the world are vessels of the devil's destruction, destroying themselves and many others spiritually, and unaware of it. It is really easy to be caught up in life, consumed with work, hobbies, etc., and then, total consciousness hits hard. It is common place that Satan will masterfully provide someone who does not have Jesus first in their lives with friends, jobs, and even Christian churches and spouses if he knows that someone is going to pursue these things anyway. Some Christians simply are going through the motions of a Christian, without Jesus truly forefront in their lives. Someone not praying and listening to do the will of God can be an unsuspecting person living in a parallel universe of systematic control and destruction. Most Christian churches are a target of Satan, and the devil will go after the least amount of people who he can use to destroy the most amount of people. Someone who does not pray to the Lord for protection each day, and is also not praying for the will of the Father, are prime targets of the devil. It would be absurd to think that God wants someone to attend any church of their choosing simply because they are a Christian and the church is a Christian church. God didn't forget about a designated place of fellowship for any of His children. God knows the end result of everything. Someone only needs to pray for guidance and to listen diligently within the Spirit in general for the benefit of all parties.
Satan is very smart. He knows that if a Christian is going to pursue a Christian church of worship, he will try to lure that person into any other church than where God wants them to be. The bad only gets worse in situations of omitting prayer and obedience. Scripture states that obedience is greater than sacrifice for a good reason. Love is not love, without obedience. Disobedience to God has a void of love for God. Things do not suddenly improve in a relationship or situation where someone did not get guidance from God to pursue those things. Refusing to pray and therefore being open to being under control of the devil will lead to a parallel universe of existence. The Word of God teaches for many reasons to pray fervently and in the least pray daily for protection.
Marriage Without the Lord
Marriages can turn worse by the day, unfair to the person in who someone marries if they have never prayed to see if God wants them to marry that person. Hope for a marriage that wasn't supposed to be can evaporate as the years pass, with both parties void of joy and the feeling of life. Most of what Satan does is due to an envy of God. This is no secret. The end result can be seen in Scripture and in modern times. Satan has created a parallel world, an emulation of God's church. He has, himself, the beast, and the false prophet; as an emulation of the trinity.
Jesus said in Revelation 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Revelation 16:13-14 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
The Word of God states that Jesus is the groom and His children are the bride. The spirits of the devil are famous for seducing God's children to figuratively marry and be under his control through his spirits that are oppressing others. One family member can be spiritually married to any one of a host of other people including another family member. The Jezebel spirit of the devil is famous for having his hand in this scenario. With the devil working through one person that is being used as a master, the devil can control and destroy anyone who is subservient to that person and their evil spirit's wishes. The list of the emulations of Jesus that the devil has operating in this world, in general, including due to envy, is vast.When someone has a chance to give their life to Jesus, and they reject to accept and follow Jesus, Satan is then in legal spiritual position to lead their life. Someone might say to themselves that they are just not ready to give their life to Jesus, but they most certainly won't allow themselves to be used as a vessel of the devil. Well, they have no choice in the matter if they have rejected Jesus. Jesus is everyone's only protection, and no one is more powerful than the devil without Jesus.
Satan is so crafty that he might position one saved Christian who is disobedient to God to be around someone else who is unsaved. Satan might know what that unsaved person needs to accept Jesus, and that particular saved Christian might actually be hindering God's plan for the unsaved person to come to Jesus. Satan is famous for using family and other loved ones against each other not to gain salvation. At times, a saved loved one might smother an unsaved loved one spiritually due to their love for them, and step on God's plans to give a perfect life lesson for that person to accept Jesus.
Bringing an unsaved loved one to accept Jesus through the guidance of the Holy Spirit; God will either guide someone to have full time contact, intermittent contact, no contact, or varying degrees of contact that is time-based with an unsaved loved one. If someone does anything other than what the Holy Spirit of God's guidance is determining, they can be a hindrance to their own loved one gaining salvation. A hard thing for a parent of an adult child in particular is that God might want them to have no contact or very little contact temporarily but to pray fervently from a distance. The devil regularly uses the love that two people have for each other as primary targets for destruction. It is critical to always place Jesus at all times above everyone. If not, that person is not good for anyone spiritually because they are placing a loved one as a false god, and could be blocking blessings for all parties involved. These are just some examples of the many deceptions that the devil is involved with to take as many people to hell as possible. Disobedience includes failing to pray on everything and failing to do the will of God in general on everything. Again, the disobedience of one person, doesn't just affect that disobedient person.
Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
The parallel universe that the devil has set up is functioning throughout the world with most of the world unaware of it. Part of the devil's fuel and empowerment is by the direct refusal of God's children to pray, listen to, and in general obey God's will. With Jesus as forefront in someone's life, life is like cruise control with also being open to receiving a fulfillment of blessing that God has for that child of His. Prayer and listening in general to the Spirit of God is an easy choice. It is an act of love to God and to all others in which someone influences.
If someone prays sporadically here or there, they might reap things sporadically here or there, or not at all. Praying without ceasing is simply placing the Father, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, and the Kingdom of God above all and everything without ceasing in someone's life. Pray without ceasing; Talking in thought all day within the Spirit to God is like a cruise control of love throughout the day. Surrendering all throughout the day, allowing God to lead, and just facilitating, hanging on for the ride and watching life almost as if being on the outside looking in, is a wonderful blessing of love that God offers at all times. 1st Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.Growing as a Christian to seek and be within the Holy Spirit of God at all times can be a spectacularly beautiful progression of existence. Although there can be many challenges while serving the Lord, feeling as one within the Spirit of God's love, and emanating the joy, light, peace, and love of Jesus to others, is as rich as rich can be. Within a consciousness of submissive love to the Lord, someone can be open to receive immensity of blessings and be a vessel of the love of the Lord to help family members and friends.
Hebrews 10:35-36 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
"Father, in the name of Jesus, I surrender my day and my life to you. I repent my sins. Please forgive me. I confess that Jesus is the Son of God and my Savior, rising from the dead. I surrender all aspects of myself and my life to you. Lord, guide me to do your will, to go wherever you want me to go and to do whatever you want me to do for the glory of your eternal Kingdom. I humbly ask you to give me blessings beyond my imagination so that I can use them to give back to you and your children. Amen."
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