5613984108_a1a01b3ac5_qTo be in the world but not of the world is what the scripture says that we should be. Yes, we are inevitably living in and working in the same world as is everyone else, but as Christians, we are called to be different. Which in and of itself then raises the question, are you affecting those around you or are they infecting you? We as Catholics should feel a check in our spirit when entering into certain conversations and situations, and if you don’t, its time for you to check on your spiritual state of affairs and quickly.

We are called to be different and dramatically so, in fact, the scripture says that we are the light of the world. I remember seeing a picture of one of the early world’s fairs, where Thomas Edison had been contracted to illuminate it with his new AC powered lights. The world at this point in time was predominantly in darkness with the exception being candlelight and oil lamps. People flocked by the millions to both see and be bathed by this new found source of light.

I want you to visualize the next person that you are speaking to, as being concealed by a black cloak, in other words, you cannot see them, you can only hear their words. As the conversation continues with this unseen entity, now ask yourself, is this conversation leading me closer to God or is it infecting my spirit in some way shape or form that will lead me away from God. We are called to have a positive effect on those around us, while at the same time being ever vigilant not to allow the world to infect us.

The scripture says that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, which means that He is partaking in whatever you are partaking in be it visual or auditory. I have said it before and I will say it again, there are situations in life where the only reason Christ would have been there would be to save the lost. He is not entertained by what you consider to be entertainment. Your spirit is being tainted on a daily basis by this worlds affections and it needs to end. Salt is a spice, and it is used to enhance the flavor of food. We are said to be the salt of the world, and our lives are to enhance an otherwise tasteless society in which we live.

But, the scripture says, if the salt has lost its flavor, what is it good for? Now ask yourself, am I being a light of Christ’s presence and power to anyone around me? Or, am I hiding the light which Christ has given me with the things and teachings of this world? To be continued…



God is Light

The scripture says that God is light and in Him is no darkness whatsoever. In my life, there are many things which I do in order to better understand the enemy of my soul who is Satan. In other words, I want to be aware of the types of tricks and snares 43972474351_59047b46af_mwhich he uses to dupe mankind. This would include at times watching some of the shows where they are encountering so-called spirits of the dead or ghosts.

The scripture says plainly, that it is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment. There is nothing that says you die and then wander aimlessly inhabiting the home or area in which you once lived or worked, having no apparent place to go and no direction.

Knowing that God is light, an immediate and foreboding alarm should go off in your spirit, whenever and wherever you are encountering darkness of any form. That is, of course, providing you know and understand the scripture, which at this point you now do.

The scripture also says that men preferred the darkness over the light because their deeds were evil. When the devil is at work, one of his main ploys is to dupe or mimic Gods creation, this is done in an effort to make you and others believe that there is something more to this life and existence of ours, other than what the scripture has laid out for us. And there are more than a few who play right along with that theme.

The existence of dark entities in homes, children’s voices being heard, things being hurled around the house by unknown and unseen beings, are all trademarks of the evil one’s activity. But of course, if you don’t believe the scripture, and you think that I am full of hot air, none of this matters to you. And you, in fact, are in for a rude awakening.

The Lord in his mercy has extended a rope to us, which he intended for us to grab hold of and pull ourselves to safety. Of course, this same rope can be used to hang oneself spiritually speaking, which was not His plan. A man was speaking to me the other day, after having come across my blog. He said to me, ” I had no idea that you were engaged in such a way with a blog like this.”

When God had His hand on you, He extends to you the rope in various ways and forms. In the case of this individual, it was in the form of my blog. He voiced to me his concern about his own state of affairs and those of the world today. God is calling him and you, but will you respond? To be continued….