- The spiritual replication of evil
occurs in the unforgiving heart
of the victims of injustice.
- The spiritual replication of evil
Werewolves, vampires, and zombies all spread their demonic identity, their dark spiritual DNA, by infecting their victims with their bite. If people are cruel to us, and when we fail to heal through true forgiveness, we may become like that which cruelly bit us. If we are betrayed or abandoned as a child, we may repeat that pattern in relationship after relationship, until we allow God to bring back balance with repentance in action.
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Apostasy of the Heart
At the time of Christ, the Levites, who had been the Church in the wilderness, had been corrupted by false interpretations of the Torah. Christ was not just a reformer, but he would take the government away from the Pharisees who were part of the corruption and appoint the government to another called out group.
But that called out early Church was doing things much different than Modern Christians. Why should we think that the modern Church can have so many things wrong and expect to find the same type of fellowship in those who are seeking the kingdom that we once had in those churches.
When people come in congregation, they often complain that they do not feel the love they are looking for. I am sure that Jesus did not always feel loved by others, but he came to love and serve others, not be served by others. This is The Way.
Do you gather to be loved or to love others?
Often people who have suffered the abandonment of love are the first to leave a congregation. By giving and forgiving, God will be able to heal past wounds.
Jesus warns about ones who gather to be loved.
- "For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them." Luke 6:32
The Bite of Abandonment
Yet, at the first sign of conflict or even less than the warmest of affectionate fellowship, people often abandon the congregation they say they intend to love. This is nothing more than the spirit of abandonment, and it often results from unresolved past trauma trying to find a home in your own hearts.
What is the cure?
Is not the cure to care for others and The Way of God, like Christ cared for you?
As always ... forgiveness in action.
So therefore brothers:
Be thankful for an imperfect congregation, for they challenge your ability to love others like Christ, who said ".... Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;" Matthew 5:44
What parent can stop loving their children the first time they are less than saints. Did God the Father abandon you the first time you sinned? Did Christ abandon the apostles as they fell short and bickered among themselves?
- "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him." John 14:21
We are to Keep the Commandments, one of which is to love one another as Christ loved us.
- "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Hebrews 10:25
The spiritual replication of evil occurs in the unforgiving heart of victims of injustice. The cure is the tending to the weightier matters in congregations of faith and hope through charity which is the love of Christ.
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