The Childrens' War
Whether they know it or not every person on Earth today enjoys the liberty of Christ's Covenant with humankind. Before the time of Christ, human creatures were slaves to presently unimaginable spiritual terrors and superstitions. It is strange indeed that so many today believe The Christ Himself is a superstitious legend.
The following words were spoken by the Christ, Jesus of Nazareth. These words point to a day when cynicism and doubt will no longer have a place in the Soul-structure of the adam-species. "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it." God, in His Christ-manifestation, has the understanding and skill necessary to influence an adult human Soul in a way that will produce the attitude of "a little child" in the Soul of that consenting adult.
Who is Jesus of Nazareth? "I am he that lives and was dead and I am alive for evermore and I have the keys of hell and of death." Even with those fearful powers now under Christ's Authority, life on planet Earth is still painful. Some people think this place is "the best of all possible worlds" but it's not. Not by a long shot. Every passing instant here is fraught with pangs of fear and whims of unrequited desire. It's the stress of the Evil striving against the Good. Personally. Globally. Universally. Riches and luxury cannot insulate the Soul from the supernatural pain caused by the stress of Evil at war with Good. Evil and Good are powers of God.
"I am the LORD; there is no other God. I have prepared you, even though you do not know me, that you may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other; I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. Open up, O heavens, and pour out your righteousness. Let the earth open wide so salvation and righteousness can sprout up together. I, the LORD, created them."
The conflict between Good and Evil is the War of every Age in human
history. Almighty God sets the battles of this Great War in array here on Earth.
Some battles are small; some are great. In His
Christ-manifestation, God determined to establish His Good and destroy His
Evil. Modern adults have difficulty understanding that our Father God is God--which means He creates and commands everything
that exists--including the powers of Good and Evil. It is tempting for an
intelligent adult to
believe that God-in-Christ is a childish notion. Or, perhaps to believe that a "god" who would create Evil and Good and then
set up a battle-royal between these two opposing forces is a "god"
unworthy of human respect.
A person who does not believe that God is God is perfectly free to believe so--for the moment. But unbelief does not change facts. Whatever a person thinks or believes, the fact remains that Evil and Good are supernatural powers that God wields as He will. Notions of morality, ethics, right, and wrong are humanistic concepts that stem from the powers of good and evil. Acceptance of these hard supernatural facts is an action-of-living that cannot be experienced without God's help through the Office of His Christ-Spirit: "...not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit says the LORD of hosts."
How and when the supernatural experience of this spiritual action transpires (if it transpires at all) is an absolutely secret moment occurring between the Soul and God through His Spirit. God's ways of doing things are past finding out. There are many hard-hearted, flinty-eyed adults who refuse to accept their creature-status as Souls who stand at the Feet of the living God.
God Himself has planned for this great war between His Good and His Evil. Throughout these troubled times, the LORD has said, "My Soul has no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked. Turn to me. I will turn to you." The childlike Soul may receive some comfort and wisdom by considering the assurance of this Guarantee: "Fear not little flock. It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
The battles of a Soul's life on Earth are tough. But there is Hope. Grownups who submit to the Inevitable Presence of God understand that Hope is another characteristic of Life Itself. Hope is an integral spiritual component of God's determinations for the living Soul. The hope and the trust of the little child as referenced by The Christ and reflected in the attitude of a Earth-toughened, battle-scarred Soul-in-flesh is admirable and unmistakable.
This page was created on January 25th 2003.