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Everything that exists is due to the love of God. God is love, and He creates many types of beings 'to love,' and to also have the feeling of being loved by them. This includes Angels and people, offering them everlasting life in paradise. Lucifer, who was later renamed Satan, was created as a beautiful Angel. But he and one third of the Angels in Heaven betrayed and rebelled against God. Satan's pride was envious of God and he wanted to be worshiped and loved in the way that God is worshiped and loved.
If a child of God doesn't take exception to Satan and evil, at times, God will sit back and watch them get pummeled by Satan and evil until they get indignation. Love includes many traits and actions such as 'not' committing or going along with abuses, lies, cheating, sneakiness, adultery, broken promises and vows, meddling, gossip, malice, mocking, finger pointing, negativity, fault finding, chronic complaining, manipulations for fixes of attention, drama, a lack of gratitude, stealing, slothfulness, having tolerance for oppression, and other evil works. Love also includes having extraordinary graciousness with sensitivity to the feelings of others in words and actions. Love includes empathy, encouragement, kindness, selflessness, loving everyone greater than someone loves themselves, humility, truth, having a sweet spirit, loyalty, being sacrificial, emanating light and hope to give others joy, and leading others to the glory of God and eternal life through Jesus Christ. By combining John 1:1 and the 1st Epistle of John 4:8, God tells us that every Word in the Bible is not only a gift of love, but every Word is love. It is just a matter of understanding what God's love is and isn't.
Holiness and sin cannot co-exist in Heaven due to Holy laws that are set and unwavering. Jesus loves His children so much, that for them to be able to come to Heaven, He sacrificed Himself to shed His Holy blood for their sins. This sacrifice includes being able to help the children of God who are un-thankful and not reciprocating their life for the glory of God as Jesus did. Due to the fact that Jesus beat death, the logistics of Holy law dictate that a child of God can live within the Spirit of the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit of God. Eternal life in Heaven is an extraordinary gift from God.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Jesus prayed in John 17:20-21 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou Father, are in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou has sent me.
This is not a perfect world and bad things can happen. But someone can lose everything; their job, finances, relationships, homes, cars, and more, including their actual life from health issues...by rejecting Jesus and not having indignation toward Satan and 'all' works of evil. Without Jesus forefront in someone's life at any given time, no one has protection from Satan at any given time. The devil is a destroyer without mercy. If someone doesn't have utter intolerance and unwavering objection to evil, then this acceptance of evil allows Satan to turn that person into an enabler and assistant to the devil to destroy themselves and those in who they influence. Throughout the Bible, God expresses indignation toward the evil works of humans that are derived by the same sources and outlooks as the evil works of Satan. Fueled by pride, envy, and the lust of the things of this world, it is painful to God that a child of His would be in acceptance of the very evil works that turned against Him. There is no middle ground in spiritual warfare. Either someone is loyal and on the side of God, or they are not.
The Father has extraordinary patience for someone to be close to His love and to receive immensity of blessings. But when someone will not come to God's love, they are not only affecting themselves, but a multitude of people in who they influence. As a last resort, the love of God tries to use anything and everything that exists to guide a child of His toward His love. Sometimes God resorts to what might seem like drastic steps, but they are only to counter the drastic rebellion of His children to bring them home to His eternal love.
If someone isn't on God's side, loyal to Him, including pertaining to despising evil, Scripture states the obvious, that that person is taking the same side and outlook as Satan and the fallen Angels. At times, someone might not give their life to Jesus because they feel that they want to control their own life, and they do not want Jesus to control it. This is a deception of the devil. Satan is the spirit of control. No one is smarter or stronger than Satan without Jesus forefront in their lives. Satan is a masterful seducer who very subtly seduces in steps in a manner in which most people do not recognize when it is happening. The deception is that someone might feel that they are in control of their life, but without Jesus, Satan is in control of it. When someone conscientiously rejects Jesus, they have given legal spiritual permission to Satan and his evil spirits to control them. The decision to sincerely acknowledge Jesus as one's Savior yields the feeling of instant liberty because it is done with 'free will' and Jesus is the Spirit of liberty. Jesus doesn't want to control anyone. No one loses themselves or their own identity when they come to Jesus. The Lord loves His children and He just wants to guide them on an extraordinary path and give them great riches.
2nd Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
The Word of God tells us that Jesus is the door to Heaven, and the only door. When someone gives their life to Jesus as He has done for them…in a volley of selfless love, Heaven is immediately opened up to that person. It is only a simple decision of the heart and a prayer to gain salvation. Jesus has already done the hard part.
John 10:7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in their heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shall be saved. For with the heart mankind believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
As explained in these verses from Romans, it is that easy to gain salvation, just from a decision of the heart to begin a relationship with Jesus. The love and peace that passes all understanding that someone experiences in Heaven is beyond what any words could describe. God goes to great lengths to bring even His most disloyal children to eternal paradise, those who even oppose God, oppose themselves, and oppose the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.
The path that Jesus leads someone on can be challenging. But it yields immensity of extraordinary blessings immediately and eternally. This includes protection from the devil through prayer, peace, and the ability to receive and understand Holy wisdom that someone can use to teach to their loved ones and friends. As a child of God grows within the Spirit of God, they grow in the ability to see the works of God throughout the world that are happening at every moment. The existence of God becomes very apparent. Manifestations of the Spirit of God which can occur here on earth can be nothing less than spectacular. When someone feels the tangible Spirit of God's joy, peace, and love throughout their being, it is acceleration to the senses beyond compare. In just one moment of having this type of experience, someone knows that everything worldly is utter nothingness and they have secured a paradise beyond compare. When someone gives their life to Jesus, they are then in position to lead family and friends to eternal life in paradise as well, in the glory of God!
John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
"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."
Written by James Rathman; Minister for Jesus Christ
Jane. I'm so sorry that you lost your job and your home. I have also had a lot of losses. The only thing that we can hold to, and a great thing, is the promise to hold to that we will live everlasting in paradise. Also, the other good news is that it is better to have Jesus with us in our hearts when we lose our jobs and homes, rather than not have Jesus in our hearts.