EVIL, noun evil is natural or moral. Natural evil is anything which produces pain, distress, loss or calamity, or which in any way disturbs the peace, impairs the happiness, or destroys the perfection of natural beings.
Moral evil is any deviation of a moral agent from the rules of conduct prescribed to him by GOD, or by legitimate human authority, or it is any violation of the plain principles of justice and rectitude.
There are also evils called civil, which affect injuriously the peace or prosperity of a city or state; and political evils, which injure a nation, in its public capacity.
All wickedness, all crimes, all violations of law and right are moral evils. Diseases are natural evils, but they often proceed from moral evils.
I wanted to include the actual dictionary definition of the word evil because I am amazed how many people have various perceptions for themselves what that word actually means to them. It would have been nice had I heard anything that had come close.
It is my hope each time I write a blog that I not only write from my own life experience but to never come off as judgmental or as one who possesses every answer. I am a daughter of the KING just as you are HIS children or if you are not through reading these blogs you see the realness and come to JESUS who have real love, forgiveness, mercy, and grace for you through salvation in HIS blood washing. We still have to deal with some tuff times in our life but we no longer deal with them alone as we once did. When we are honest with JESUS about our emotions by telling HIM that our mind is not right because of this or that. HE will protect us with HIS rod and HE will provide guidance to us with HIS staff because this is the type of Good Shepherd that we have. HE doesn’t leave us in a further state of stress and confusion HE provides comfort and consoles us where we are and gently lead us out. Think about how life can sometimes be overwhelming, we turn to people looking for them to console us, looking for them to help our emotions with healing it may not be known this is what is desire but this is what the search is. Evil is present but when we don’t understand the true definition we don’t recognize its presence around us, the water is rising, we have nowhere to go but through it but we are the children of GOD and I’m confirming that we will not drown, we will not be overtaken by mere water. Fire is nothing to be afraid of laugh at its heat, no who you are and stand strong in your faith don’t you shake in fear by what you see because what you see is temporary. JESUS made you and HE know what we are made of and we are made of good stock because we are made in HIS image. Once before our brothers were thrown into the fire and that fire was set seven times hotter than the norm and who showed up? JESUS, HE did it before and HE will do it again, we must remember that JESUS is the same yesterday, today and forever. And this often times is our problem we are forgetting when we are facing trials when evil is around us.
In my studies, I have received a clearer revelation. Most of us know that our FATHER is not the one who tempts us but rather will test us. Those tests are beneficial to reveal to us our maturity or shortcomings in our obedience to the faith of the Word of grace, mercy, and love in CHRIST JESUS. Who led JESUS into the wilderness to be tested? Once we get this understanding we will understand that we too are also tested in evil circumstances to see if we are able to withstand the pressure. Are we certain that in these evil days that we will remain safe or will we fall prey to what is going on all around us? Temptation is earthly and sensual and worldly so how can a sinless GOD have the capacity to lead or tempt us with sin it does not make sense. The god of this world, however, who is earthly and sensual and worldly and full of sin does tempt and lead us to all kinds of temptations that we are familiar with. For example, I am not tempted to use drugs because I have never used drugs, never been delivered from the use of drugs. But I am tempted by anything chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Oh, let me get very real, I’m no longer married, I desire to remarry but I’m not sexually active but I am tempted sexually. Why is this because I am not a virgin and I know the pleasure of sex within the marriage. I told you that when I write I keep things real, it burns my biscuits when I read comments or anything else from others as if they have it all together quoting scriptures, child take your mask off and help people and maybe yourself.
Every day we have to make the choice as we go out into this evil world and face evil situations to not allow evil to conquer us. Make the choice each day to do good and don’t be offended if it’s not received the word is not used to it but the world desires it. We cannot allow evil to overcome us because it is birthed out of superficial values and customs. If we put the Word of GOD in your heart just before we go to bed and fall asleep this will be what we will meditate on. And if we put the Word of GOD in your heart just before we prepare to ready ourselves for work in the morning this will set the course of the day for us. This is how the mind of the heart is renewed and transformed not on Sundays and holidays. It’s a full working of study the Word in your alone time, attend worship service regularly, a good question and answer Bible study group. Just as we transform in the natural we transform spiritually it is a progression maturity does not happen all at once. What I understood as a seventeen-year-old infant CHRISTian was different when I was a twenty-seven-year-old CHRISTian and so on. Just as how I looked at life in general when I was a seventeen-year-old teenager just trying to figure out a life for myself. When I turned forty I had a better grasp on things in my life mentally and now I nearly feel invincible because I’m so certain about who I am as a person. Middle-aged what I like to call myself a junior senior citizen who in less than ten years will be a full-fledged senior citizen. Focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes so it will be proved what GOD’s will is. In this evil world, we need to show others the acceptable and perfect plan and purpose of GOD.
Psalms 23:4, Is. 43:2, Matthew 6:13, Jms. 1:13, Romans 12:21, 2
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