So I’ve been in my feelings lately. Nah, I’m playing. More like in my Bible lately.
After being saved on September of “last year” (September 30, 2017 to be Exact!), the Bible has looked and sounded a little differently to me.
Let me break it down for you.
Most of my days and nights are spent venting to God about something. Whether it be a member of my household, an ex or an emotion. I know my blogs all sound the same, but finish this one through. Please.
I am usually in my brothers bedroom here at my moms apartment complex in VA with the doors closed and laying on the mattress. I won’t tell ya’ll what I usually wear cuz I know there are some freaks out here!
But I am either in the living room or bedroom venting to God or asking Him questions.
Right now I’ve been Extremely interested in the devil and/or Satan. I still can’t tell if they are one. I’ve been studying more on the dragon and beast in The Bible, but it is All so confusing to me. It is VERY frustrating!
Now I believe I know what this scripture in The Bible was intended to mean:
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;”
-2 Corinthians 4:8 (NIV)
This is all my opinion here. So I am no teacher or anything. At least not yet.
But perplexed is how I feel most days trying to understand Scripture. You see The Holy Spirit which I received after being saved helps, but I see God decides when He wants to reveal things to you. At least I think it’s God. Or maybe it’s Jesus.
Still trying to understand here so bare with me.
But in the months of trying to understand who the devil or Satan is, I came across something Very interesting in Genesis 1. Something that peaked my interest.
Take notice of the terms I underlined. Specifically “wild animals” for now.
You see how God created the “wild animals” on the 6th day and “saw that it was good” at the end of verse 25? Look at Genesis 3 now.
Now in Genesis 3 we see The Bible reference “the serpent” as being a “wild animal.” The same serpent that deceives Eve and brings sin into the world. But didn’t God say “wild animals” were “good” after He created them in Genesis 1?
I also don’t know many serpents or snakes that speak. So this leads me to believe the “wild animals” were evil people such as the devil and the “mankind” in which God is referencing that He created on the 6th day in Genesis 1 as well were and are true believers in Christ who would eventually conquer or “subdue” the “wild animals.”
Take a look at who Jesus was accompanied by in the wilderness after He received The Holy Spirit in Mark 1:
The “wild animals!” And Satan too (which is a BIG deal), but “wild animals!”
Makes you think, huh?
So in Genesis 1 when God says to “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it (Genesis 1:28)” we take a look at what the dictionary definition of subdue means.
Overcome? What does The Bible say about the word “overcome” in 1 John 5?
There it is ladies and gentlemen. At least I believe so.
So life to me seems like it has been a war from the beginning.
People in the world after evil desires which God intended and people in the world whom God expects to do what Jesus did in the wilderness with all the “wild animals.”
How do you overcome or subdue the “wild animals” like Jesus did and how God intends? You need Jesus to do what Jesus already did.
You need Jesus to win the war of life. Without Him it is impossible.
You NEED God’s Spirit to overcome the evil in this world. You NEED Jesus’ heart to overcome the world!
So when “churches” or people outside of “the church” are complaining about shootings and evil in the world it’s almost a joke to me now. Not the killings itself, but the lack of understanding churches have.
But then I think about who “killed” Jesus while He was on earth.
13 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.”
-Matthew 23:13 (NIV)
Don’t be fooled by “churches” of today. I believe in my heart it was “the church” that “killed” Jesus.
Not saying that every church is in the wrong. But like God says in 1 John 4:1(ESV):
4 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world
Test the spirits both inside and outside of the church that want to teach you things. I much rather be humiliated by people on earth for my doings and beliefs then on judgment day in front of God Himself.
So back to what I was saying…
Overcome the evil by finding Christ. Because God brought forth the “wild animals” the same day as He brought forth “mankind in his own image.”
This is all just my opinion and belief here, but when I read it I was blown away!
Take Care & I hope you find and know the Real Jesus while on earth.