I intend for this blog to get a little more personal as I feel my experiences with God, the Devil, and his demons will help to illustrate the importance of finding and keeping Christ close to your heart. As my battle with personal demons and actual demons over the years prove the existence of God and I want to spend my life spreading his word.
In time you will hear exactly how I fell out of grace. For now know I (and a girlfriend at the time) intention set out to break the Ten Commandments to test the existence of God. Just putting these feelings in my heart and thoughts in my head led life in a dark direction before even breaking a commandment. In hindsight this cements in my heart the importance of these commandments to God and us , his child. They are so deeply rooted in our existence and taken for granted everyday around us.
In America the commandments still guide the moral fabric of our society in regards to murder, stealing and lying. However the commandments against coveting, committing adultery, and dishonoring parents are typically scene as lesser important “rules.” Where the commandments on using the Lord’s name in vain, having other gods, and keeping the Sabbath are almost non-existent if not mocked. I used to be one of those people, but now looking at any of the scripture as more or less important hurts my stomach. Every word, phrase, and testament holds as much weight as any other. As I would learn the hard way.
In a country built on “white lies” how can a man be wrong for looking at a neighbor’s car, or wife? But this indeed is where the trouble begins. The gateway to broken commandments. You say to yourself, “I could never murder someone.” But the idea of sleeping with your best friend’s wife is casual. As I learned, that affair can quickly snowball to murder.
Keep the Lord and the commandments close to your heart everyday, this seemingly simple thing will keep your heart safe and pure. I found this keeps my on my path in times of the simple “white lies” creeping in:
2 Timothy 3:1-5 King James Version (KJV)
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.