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Spiritual Intelligence: The Battle For The Human Soul

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.

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~ Sabali

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Spiritual Intelligence: Do You See What I See?

Do you see what I see my dear friends? Something has badly gone wrong… Our priorities have been hijacked and misguided. Like Naomi, we need to return home, return to our first love, return to power and strength!

As a backdrop, lets consider this passage;

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory— this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? We observed a star in the eastern sky that signaled his birth. We’re on pilgrimage to worship him.”

I always find this account captured in Matthew’s Gospel fascinating. Even though these men had wealth, honour, power, influence and intelligence, they still recognised the place of God in their lives. So it saddens me to see spirit filled believers, chasing what these fellas had at the expense of what they have.

It was Jesus’ burning desire that we recognise, protect and nurture what we have, so we don’t lose it or have it stolen by our adversary, hence he said:

So don’t worry at all about having enough food and clothing. Why be like the heathen? For they take pride in all these things and are deeply concerned about them. But your heavenly Father already knows perfectly well that you need them, and he will give them to you if you give him first place in your life and live as he wants you to.

We fast forward after Jesus’ death and we stumble across Peter’s stern rebuke to Simon when he tried to offer them money in exchange for the gift of the Holy Spirit.

When Simon saw that the apostles by merely laying on hands conferred the Spirit, he pulled out his money, excited, and said,

Sell me your secret! Show me how you did that! How much do you want? Name your price!”

Peter said, “To hell with your money! And you along with it. Why, that’s unthinkable—trying to buy God’s gift! You’ll never be part of what God is doing by striking bargains and offering bribes. Change your ways—and now! Ask the Master to forgive you for trying to use God to make money. I can see this is an old habit with you; you reek with money-lust.

Little wonder why this subject came up again in John’s revelation on the Isle of Patmos, as a note of caution to us:

Here’s what I want you to do: Buy your gold from me, gold that’s been through the refiner’s fire. Then you’ll be rich. Buy your clothes from me, clothes designed in Heaven. You’ve gone around half-naked long enough. And buy medicine for your eyes from me so you can see, really see.

Lets us pray. Lord help us to recognise, protect and nurture your gift to us. Help us to make the right choices, help us to prioritise our lives, help us to lead praiseworthy lives – amen.

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~ Sabali