FRANCE AND GOD
Continuation of the chapter 5
The flesh, the war!
The limits of our antiquated logical
In many fields, we all come more or less to see our abuses out of bounds, between the dominant and rich north, and the southern majority exploited, generating migratory currents especially with regard to Africa, but moreover in the lack of use of science and new technologies for the sole reason of immediate profits and rivalries between nations. All that God gives of good on this earth, we find the way to use it for our loss. We all tear one another to pieces, at a time when it would be more than urgent to agree on a global scale, to solve the climatic phenomena that we have increased and still multiply. Politics does not escape it since it is a reflection of ourselves, and it is perhaps in it that we can become more aware of our actual limits.
Two methods clash, one strong the other soft! The strong way claims domination whatever its extreme political orientation, the other moderate seeks to give reason to the "love" of his neighbor, but often remains carnal from a side and the other. In this last group, two formations remain quite similar to each other in the management of the nation, but remain in fact far removed by the vision that they have of the human hierarchy, their image of God being different. One seeks the image of the rich man drenched by God, giving alms to his fellows, in a justice not always obvious to perceive, especially if we add the fraudulent sources of income as we see so often, the other not only acts in the same way, but says to do the opposite, and justifies man in a justice often contrary to that of God, responding to simple lusts and human deregulations against nature.
We cannot therefore say that we have already entered the dimension of "the Spirit", although both seek to get approach to it at best. Their efforts are very deserving and it is humanly very good, but they struggle in vain. An enormous danger hangs over both of these antagonisms: the disinterestedness of the electors. We are in a democracy, and the peril comes from those who no longer believe in it, who no longer have faith in a better future, because they are too attached to the value of money rather than to the better of the humanity. These are our limits, because unfortunately those who return to carnal and violent methods are numerous and determined, even if the presidential elections of 2002 showed us the benefit of the coalition of moderates.
What is impossible for man is possible to God, and of course it is to Him that we must turn. We turn us certainly, but how?
Will we go to Catholic mass, Protestant or Evangelical worship, Jehovah's Witnesses or...? Will that change anything? NOTHING!
Nothing indeed, because knowledge is certainly useful, but as we have just seen, used with an old software that is our carnal psychology, it will never change anything. Each will come out with a different knowledge of the other, and that is why there are so many wars in us and around us. Men say, if God existed, He could not allow such abominations, but in the Garden of Eden who disobeyed, God or man?
The man, by following what the serpent told him, let himself be led by his bad psychology, to do what God had forbidden him. God knew why, not us! Just as it is case of the child who wants to test if the fire is burning, and his father forbids to him. When he burns himself, the father tells him and repeats to him, I told you so, but the child accepts hardly believe it, considering that it was the father who let him do it. We do this with God, He defends us, we do, and we hold Him responsible. How will we be able coming out of such a context?
The thing is too simple, the teaching is certainly not the same everywhere and brings some differences, but the question is not really there! There are seven Churches, described in the Apocalypse, from which will come the one and the other of the victorious believers. Nothing of all that can be our divisions can be pleasing to God because He wants us to be advocates of one another beyond our differences and we will talk about it again. Only our FAITH is pleasant to Him, the teaching being there only to better lead us to use this faith in order to make us victorious of our psychology, vulnerable to the incitements of the enemy since originating from this one.
By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by [the] word of God, so that that which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear.
By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained testimony of being righteous, God bearing testimony to his gifts, and by it, having died, he yet speaks.//
As we have seen together, the flesh can reproduce only what it knows, in the dimension that it interprets the thing. Faith, on the contrary, allows us, when we lose our footing within different limits of our own, to continue to let ourselves be carried into works that God has prepared in advance for us. Only faith can thus gradually bring into our souls the dimension of the Spirit, which can save the world, not by the resurrection of the dead, but by the living. God wants to put His laws in us, to His way, and not that we put them ourselves, to our way (Romans3-
Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.//
God wants to reset our antiquated software built on the basis of an egocentrism refrained by fear, by a new one to his Glory based on the Love of others. This dimension leads our spirit to the true glory of the Spirit, that of God. Only this dimension of our soul will remain, for only it leads to the true Love of its neighbor. That's why it starts with the boundless acceptance of making Jesus our Lord, giving Him the entirety of our life.
With our full trust in him, He can then gradually lead us to strive toward the perfection of a Love of unfailing integrity, because of divine nature and no longer human (see the description in 1 Corinthians 13).
The path is there, but no one can say for his part "I have arrived", as the Apostle Paul reminds us in (Philippians 3-
Brethren, *I* do not count to have got possession myself; but one thing -
As many therefore as [are] perfect, let us be thus minded; and if ye are any otherwise minded, this also God shall reveal to you. But whereto we have attained, [let us] walk in the same steps.
This is what we will try to do, for and in the Love of God. To Him be all Glory!
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