LIVING BACKWARD IS EVIL AS EVIL SPELLED BACKWARD IS LIVE!!
( How Do We Honor the Spirit in Such a Materialistic World?)
Yesterday I had a very rude awakening into the Spiritual workings of my own nature and realized that I am the epitome of an “empath”…after reading about what an “empath” is I realized that my picture could be in the dictionary under the word!! It made me stand back and look at why so many things have happened, the way they have for me in my life. I am thrilled that I finally know what happens to me when faced with all the backward living that takes place on this planet. I always feel I am swimming against the tide of this world…it is good to finally understand why.
I would have to say that I am a Christ honoring “empath” and even though a lot of what is out there about empathetic people is mostly New Age and not thought to be something a follower of Christ would claim to be. But, it all honesty, it has to be Spirit based or it becomes a curse and not a blessing.
So what does my being an “empath” have to do with this article about living backward and evil? Just that it is so very difficult to live in the Spirit in a world where everything and everyone seems to be going in the opposite direction!! From my relationships with family and friends to interacting with the world in person, place or thing! It is the energy that affects me so much, taking in energy that is bombarding me all the time it is so very difficult to discern what is what and who is who. I have to learn to cling to Christ in the NOW every moment or I will be overwhelmed by the tide. Maybe it is about learning to “walk on water” to become a “fountain of living water”.
Most of us live our lives thinking we are just material (flesh and bones) and we have a “spirit”. This “spirit” is just a very small part of us, somewhere underneath mind and body. We live our lives obsessed with mind and body and our “spirit” dies of atrophy! Yet, the Truth is we are Spirit living in a material world and Spirit has to be number 1, or head of household, so to speak…or we live rather narrow meaningless lives while ignoring the glorious Kingdom of God that we become blind to. It is materialism overload and overkill for our Spirit connection.
I once heard it said that living on earth is the opposite of living in heaven, that by living on this plane we are experiencing the reverse of what is really true. This obsession with the physical and material world is exactly the opposite of Spirit first. Therefore, the great majority of us are living backward!!
It seems the more materialistic we get the more we are throwing spiritual things into the mix of materialism…a big soup of pride, arrogance and backward living!! It is interesting to note that the word “evil” spelled backward is the word “live” and the word “devil” spelled backward is the word “lived”.
Funny how we use these words to describe so many people and things in our world when in Truth we are guilty of living evil and worshiping devils! We have no interest in “heaven” as that has become just another mystical place far removed from the reality of this world. But, at the same time everyone wants to go to their idea of what heaven is. Everyone is trying to get to a place that if they but put Spirit first they would be living in right Now! The Kingdom of God is within and we ALL have access to it!! Heaven is on earth if we live Spirit first.
That is what the New Covenant is all about! No more material concerns or animal sacrifices or codes of conduct that one can never live up to! No! Grace abounds! The free choice to be at the right hand of God! Jesus (God Himself) came in the flesh to die for all our sins…past present and future!! Jesus (God Himself) came again in Spirit (the Second Coming) to do away with religion and the Old Covenant, the Law. Now, (and I mean NOW, this very moment!!!) we can ALL be in the Kingdom of God, we ALL have access to God through the Holy Spirit.
What are we doing with this ultimate FREE GIFT of Grace? What else does it take for us to truly understand what God did for us? He came as a man in Jesus the Christ and He came as Spirit in the Holy Spirit! There is nothing else He can do…IT IS FINISHED!!! We have become a world of people who disregard what is clearly inside of us and choose to look to some other miraculous cure for our sorry conditions…some future coming of the Lord, someone else to blame our lives of spiritual poverty on.
Let us look for a moment at what the Bible has to say about how we should be living in this world. In the words of Jesus (God Himself):
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
We cannot serve the world and the Spirit at the same time!
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
We have become obsessed with our bodies and how they look and what we wear and what we eat…to the point of total distraction from anything remotely Spirit filled!!!
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
The animal kingdom has something we do not…the innate ability to “Live in the moment”! Jesus tells us to live in the light as that is where He is…He is in the moment, the NOW…not in the past or future! We are always obsessed with the past and future to the point of losing the Light of the Now!!!
Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
Just as we cannot make ourselves taller just by thinking about it…neither can we change what we are or do just by thinking about it! We can only change by direct Spirit interaction.
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
If we stay in the Moment (the Light) then we will know what we need and what we don’t without thinking about it to the point of distracting from the Truth.
And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
There is no greater glory for mankind than to be in the Kingdom of God (the NOW with Christ).
Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
If the Lord takes care of the least of this material world, even though the future for these things is limited and short lived…how much more He will take care of us who have been made eternal by the gift of His Spirit.
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
We must not make these concerns our top priority but put Spirit first and all the rest shall be added on to it. Honestly it seems this world is way more concerned with how one eats, drinks or dresses than what is inside of them…thus missing the point of living, entirely.
(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
The Spirit knows what we need and as head of our household shall make sure we receive it on time all the time.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Put God first and one shall begin to live FORWARD and not backward…not forward as into the future, but forward into the NOW!
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Sufficient onto this day is the backward living enticements (evil and devils), deal with that first and have no thought for the evils and devils of tomorrow!
Therefore we must understand that if we choose to live backward we cannot be fit for the Kingdom of God. The Lord tells us this plainly in Luke 9:62
And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
We have our hands on the “plough” and we are deciding what to do with it and not letting Spirit direct our lives. In doing thus we live backward and will continue to do so until we wake up and remove the scales from our eyes.
I want you to know that I am not only speaking to you out there that are “futurists or unbelievers”, I am speaking to all people, all kindred of this planet, myself included. It is a daily deal to stay Spiritually based and the more one tries to do this alone (without the Holy Spirit) the more materialism sneaks in.
Jesus tells us plainly that we must be “born again from above…Spirit is above all else and must be the head of our lives. If we choose Spirit we live forward lives, resting in the peace and love of the Lord’s will for us…or if we choose this world then we live backward lives and as spoken of before, living backward is all about evil and devils. One is the Good News and the other is Bad News!
In this supposed New Age (ha!) we all seem to be going nowhere fast! Our choices of worship have become Youtube and Netflix!! Where is your “spirit”? Is it located somewhere in that mound of flesh above your heart?
In conclusion all that really matters is if we are living forward or backward lives…in Heaven, or in Hell. God gave us the necessary tools…personally delivered to each of us and it is our choice to use them or not! We don’t have to spend our lives searching for the tools we need we have only to look within and find them in Spirit. “The path is narrow, and only a few will find it” is so true of this world! Let’s work to change that, so that together we can all live in heaven (the Kingdom of God) right this minute. Would not that be awesome?!
These are not future places these are our daily choices NOW! Our choice, in every moment…your choice in every moment and my choice in every moment.
May we all choose wisely!
JESUS IS ALL AND EVERYTHING!!!