Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.
Wow… What a statement?
Friends, know and understand that at any one time there are two main forces in operation here on earth; light and darkness. The source of these forces are spiritual in nature, so they are unseen through the human eyes. As a result, the process of discernment involves tracing physical manifestations back to source.
Just like in elementary science where we are taught basic testing principles for acids, base and salts; so also our spirits can be trained to discern the origins of manifestations. It takes a lot more effort sometimes, and here lies the problem – for many cannot pay the price. But as we are dependent on heaven for answers, and are willing to wait like Daniel, the answers are sure to come.
There are also shades of grey, these include;”Wolves in sheep clothing”, “The wheat and the tares”, “The old prophet and the unknown prophet”, “The Gibeonites”, etc. Sometimes darkness presents itself like the genuine article, however on closer inspection you’ll find its a fake.
We are the battle ground, and the object of interest is our soul. A human soul is worth more than all the wealth and riches of this world put together! When Peter caught sight of this, he wrote this as an encouragement to fellow seekers like you and me;
so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Dear friends, on that note I close with a statement from The Rabbi on this supremely important subject, so important that it became a cross-cutting theme of His preaching and teaching while on earth;
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
God! Help us.