The Right of Command
Lucifer never stops suggesting doubt to everyone, all the time. On some days, his evil suggestions shrivel to nothingness. On other days, the Soul embraces them and gives them life. Eventually, Lucifer's evil suggestions and accusations will be silenced. Until then, the Soul-on-Earth will experience doubt.
Jesus of Nazareth came of age, was baptized and then "driven by the Spirit" into the desert. After 40 days and 40 nights of fasting and prayer, evil prince Lucifer came to tempt the incarnate Christ of God.
When the time of His temptation came, Jesus of Nazareth did not faint. He knew what was coming and He knew it would be unpleasant. But He did His job and the rest of the world receives the benefits of His perfected resolve. It's difficult to imagine the LORD struggling with making tough decisions and hard choices until it is remembered that Freedom of Choice is an essential component and characteristic of the living Soul.
At this writing, on this day in February, 2002, the work Jesus finished 2000± years ago is holding back forces of evil that ran roughshod over the Souls of men in time past. Jesus says, "Be of good courage, I have overcome the world." The "good" He references is the goodness of His inspiration; inspiration of the living Soul not by might or power, "but by my Spirit says the LORD of hosts."
After His trial in the desert, Jesus of Nazareth went on to do many extraordinary things. He called them His "works." His works were done at His command. Plain water was transformed into wine. Thousands of hungry men and their families were fed with the multiplied nourishment produced by the Christ-command over five barley loaves and two small fish.
The word c-o-m-m-a-n-d is a term of military etiquette. The Christ's command over every atomic structure is a perfectly balanced order of power.
Today, a person's use of Freedom to choose a lifetime in denial of God's Command through His Christ-Spirit is not only a foolish and blatant heresy, it is also insubordinate. The humanist way is to support its insubordination with fine arguments: evil disguised with lofty distinctions.
Evil prince Lucifer mocked God-incarnate; tempting Him to "command this stone that it be made bread." Jesus knew He had the power to do it and so did Lucifer. The question of His power is never really in question. It's the use of that power that makes all the difference.
Freedom is not a concept on paper. Freedom is a supernatural power given to men by God Himself. Some people choose not to honestly consider the supernatural character of Freedom. There is a certain Command already prepared for those who insist on their right to choose lies instead of "the truth, the way, and the life" of God in His Christ Manifestation. In the end, the way of The Christ is the only way and, like The Man said, "Few there be that find it."
This page was created on February 23rd 2002.