See I have this idea where everyone on earth spiritually knows that evil exist but it is hard for us to distinguish what it is.We have been taught to capture things in a box and label people who distinguish evil or betrayal because we know that the enemy exists spiritually. We thought he came in dark clothing, dark skin, and surrounded with contaminated darkness.
So we place those living in dark places or dark aspects in that category. But it seems he comes in everything that we desire or want instead. God gives us what we need which is more important. What we need helps us get us to our destiny, which is the reason we are on earth. Our wants only distract us from our destiny. When we want something we feel that we are lacking something. When we are in need of something it is seen as a requirement because it is essential to our soul, journey, and destiny.
Bishop T.D. Jakes made an interesting point from his sermon called Coming into your Calling, about Judas and Jesus in the bible. The fact that everyone is aware that Judas betrayed Jesus but Jesus still considered Judas as his friend. We ask why? Jesus still considered him to be his friend because he got Jesus to get him to his destiny. Getting on the cross and dying on the cross for our sins.
However, Peter was trying to stop Jesus from getting to the cross. The interesting thing is that betrayal can be seen as an intentional intent when in reality it could be unintentional after all to help us get to our purpose. All of this corresponds to the reason why God asks us not to become a part of the world or their trends because they are all distractions that keep us from our destiny and relationship from God.
That was God’s story for us which was “sacrifice”. He created a game like chess, where a move was intended to let the opponent lose a piece, and the last piece standing made alot of sacrifice to win the game. Jesus’s “sacrifice” allowed us to always have at least a piece of him even when we are filled up with sin.
A piece of him is always in us and it’s the enemy’s job to confuse and tear us from thinking that we are not, so we can head in direction of darkness. As we develop a relationship with God then we began to understand that we need all of him, but the piece of him is always in us to keep us joined together that symbolize cohesiveness.
God made a promise to us which was “Long ago the Lord promised by the words of his holy prophets to save us from our enemies and from everyone who hates us.”
Luke 1:70-71 CEVUS06
If a piece of us is already with God and his promise is to save us from our enemies and everyone who hates us, then why are we fighting so hard to control, defeat, and manipulate what God has already promised us what he will do? That’s the reason why trusting him is so important. Trust give us the ability to have a firm belief in our reality.
So God puts us in a position where we must trust him in order to obtain, sustain, and maintain in our relationship with him. We must be willing to be committed, willing to forgive, willing to understand, and willing to be open-minded. Be able to provide compassion, love, hope, perseverance, faith, and honesty. All of these aspects correspond to the definition of Love;
“Love is patient and kind, never jealous, boastful, proud, or rude. Love isn’t selfish or quick tempered. It doesn’t keep a record of wrongs that others do. Love rejoices in the truth, but not in evil. Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting. Love never fails! Everyone who prophesies will stop, and unknown languages will no longer be spoken. All that we know will be forgotten.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 CEVUS06
From the last verse, gives us the reason as to why we should love with vulnerability because it allows us to be true to ourselves and to the Lord because when the moment arrives when all the details will be unknown the legacy of the details will always be remembered.