Matt S 29th October Part 12.
The poison that lucifer injected into mankind in the Garden of Eden has done immeasurable damage, only God truly knows the full extent of it and fortunately for us He is keeping count. It was a deliberate manipulation and deception from a very flawed, twisted and nasty fallen angel. In fact I am being a little too polite in my description. It would be a very unpleasant list of words and candid descriptions if I was to put down what I really thought, even though it may be a much more accurate description. I will let you form your own thoughts on this matter. Far be it from me to influence you in any way on this, I’m sure when you fully (if you have not already) realize what a nasty piece of work satan is, and all the misery he has attempted to, or succeeded in thrusting into your life!! You will have a fairly solid opinion regardless!!
All the sin, destruction, death and absolute misery for mankind have come from that one act, and it took one more act to destroy forever the power that one act of lucifer had over mankind. That one act was the sacrifice that Jesus made with His death on the cross. That one act of Jesus nullified satan’s treachery and gave us the opportunity to be restored to God. Jesus took all our sin, and through God’s grace we are able to return to our rightful place as sons and daughters of God. Through repentance of our sins and receiving the forgiveness that Jesus offers, we can be adopted back into our inheritance of His kingdom.
We take too lightly the gospel message, and we should look carefully at who sits behind making light of this message. The gospel message of salvation is the one thing that we have that will tear us away from satan, and he knows it and hates it!! Anything to stop us from returning to our rightful place with God, something he will never have now. Just let that sink in………………………………
BUT YOU DO!!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
This was my first memory verse and I taught it to my small children many years ago.
What does it say? It says that our Father God so loved the world (us)that He gave to us His one and only unique one of a kind Son Jesus (there is no other like Him). If we should believe in Him (Jesus) we will not die or be destroyed, instead we will go to be with God and Jesus in eternal life.
Hmmm….. Heaven? Hell? Heaven? Hell?………. is there a choice?
Well actually there is, and God does give you that choice however for me personally I don’t much like the sound of Hell or being separated from God.
God’s message, the message that Jesus brought to us is in every way the opposite of narcissism and narcissistic thinking. It is also the opposite of what satan teaches and the message he spreads through his disciples.
In a way the New Testament spends a great deal of time telling us how to conduct our lives from the example of Jesus to Paul, John, Jude, Peter, James and Luke. If it’s not character development and correction it is prophesy.
For every evil and narcissistic luciferian character trait, God has an opposite trait and the means to transform into having a godly character. I don’t know about you but for me the transforming to a godly character is very much a work in progress!!
We are born with a sin nature inherited from the fall of Adam and Eve. We then we have a choice to make about which path to follow. To follow God’s path is hard as our sin nature rebels against this. It is easier to remain in sin and brokenness. However, often through our brokenness and a God given recognition of our brokenness and that He is our Creator, we seek Him out.
Being a Christian is the hardest thing for me, and I’ve heard other people describe it that way. I fail at it all the time but the rewards that it brings are more valuable that any earthly possession and the reward at the end of it all will be worth more than any suffering. There is a term in psychology called “delayed gratification”, it refers to putting off immediate small rewards to achieve a greater reward later. This world is and has become increasingly about “immediate gratification”, an “I must have it now” attitude “on demand”. This is satan’s way and the gain of immediate satisfaction is often very short lived.
One of the concerns I have is the way that satan has infected the world with his toxic personality, the correlation between the personality traits of narcissism and the luciferian personality are just too much of a coincidence. We know from the portion of scripture in Timothy (2 Tim 3:1-9) that I described in my last article, that narcissism or the luciferian personality traits will abound in people. However one of the things that comes to mind is that many of today’s narcissists have been made by a toxic worldly satanic system and those like me who have been the product of a home where a narcissistic personality ruled. It’s like this, “you can’t lie down with a flea ridden dog and not get a few fleas yourself”. However, fleas can be dealt with.
I believe that there are a lot of people out there who have fallen victim of this increasingly narcissistic culture, who can be transformed by the direct intervention of the Holy Spirit and a loving attitude from good godly people. Currently there is little in the world to get people to review their circumstances unless they are in crisis or are getting a strong prompt from the Holy Spirit. I believe that there is a time coming soon where people will be forced to review their circumstances.
So let’s do some comparisons between luciferian character traits and narcissistic character traits, I have added a third list of Christian/godly traits and for each luciferian and Christian trait, there is a corresponding bible reference or bible study link. This can potentially be used for future reference or as some form of teaching tool. Some of the godly characteristics are repeated but these are opposite to a luciferian characteristic on the table.
|Luciferian Characteristics||Narcissistic Characteristics||Christian/Godly Characteristics|
|Adversary = satan = enemy||Oppositional to anything that makes them look bad||Obedience to God|
|Slanderer = the devil||Gossip and Smear Campaigner||Praise, vindicate, bless, defend|
|Thief||A thief and feels entitled takes belongings without permission||Honest non coveting behaviour|
|Murderer||They will murder in a fit of rage or to cover their tracks||Law abiding|
|Deceiver||Manipulative and twisting of the truth to suit themselves||Truthfulness|
|Masquerades as angel of light 2 Corinthians 11:14||Beautifying and perfecting their image to look good||Sincerity|
|Beautiful||Often good looking, but they work hard to beautify themselves||Genuine|
|Pridefulness of lucifer||They see themselves as better than others||Humility|
|Arrogant||Arrogant haughty behaviours||Humble|
|The Accuser||They make false accusations and partial truth accusations||Non condemning, just, fair|
|Destroyer||They wreak havoc in their personal lives, families, and work||Encourager, life bringer, creative|
|Vain||Requires excessive admiration||Modest, competent, satisfied|
|Defiant||Rebellious, insubordinate, non compliant and resistive||Obedient, servant spirit|
|Tempter||Charming||Restraint, care, honesty|
|Devourer||Predatorial they look for a victim to hurt/main verbally/ physically||Build, create, preserve, abstain|
|Deluded||They believe they are special, unique, brilliant and beautiful||Insightful, realistic|
|Self Important||Grandiose||Humble, gentle spirited|
|Selfish||Self-centered||Selfless, self control|
|Chaos Maker||Likes to make chaos for no reason or just pleasure||Peace maker|
|Entitled||Sense of entitlement, unreasonable expectations||Gratefulness, gratitude, contentment Colossians 3:17|
|Intrusive, spying, always trying to gain knowledge, without the truth||Cautious|
|Draining of emotion, energy and life||Wise|
|Does not reveal true self, hides information||Respectful|
|No remorse or conscience||Attentive|
|Fearful of being exposed for what they are||Discreet|
|Insensitive, cold, uncaring for the needs of others||Dependable|
|Low stress tolerance||Just|
|Easily angered or enraged||Loving|
So folks!! This is the “really good stuff” I mentioned in the last article, this is the anti-venom for the snake called lucifer.
I remember when I finally worked out what was going on. I remember when the “light” went on about narcissism. The relief that I felt was enormous. There was finally after many years, an explanation for the behaviour I was seeing, and craziness that I was feeling and thinking. There had been times when I thought I was going mad and had no idea why. I really understand the term cognitive dissonance now. Narcissists really know how to mess with your head, however when you wise up to them you begin to have choices about how you can relate to them. Many of the interactions people have with narcissists are complex and confusing unless you know why they do what they do.
After the euphoria of discovering that it was not my fault, I had a time of sadness and grief (and still do at times) at how much I had been manipulated and used, and the pitiable state of the narcissists. I was also angry because it was now up to me to clean up the mess inside my head (sort of like a really badly contained mess that keeps leaking a bit sometimes, because of the pressure that builds up). When I finally figured that I would not be able to do this on my own I sought help. I got counseling and sought God. The best counseling I have had has been from the Holy Spirit. It is direct, gentle and happens at the right moment. I also have somebody I can “blow off steam” with. I have to say that it is still very much a work in progress and I still get reminded from often that I have a lot of work to do, but there has been healing and much learning and much more forgiving (more about this in the next article).
In the days ahead (if you listen to Aminutetomidnite programs and know my views, and those of the Aminutetomidnite team) you will understand that we need to be in the Lord Jesus Christ. There is nothing else that will help us to get through what is coming or help us cope with our future. Sadly, I have come to the conclusion that narcissism will be a big part the future we will have to deal with. I have often wondered why God has allowed me to go through these things. I can only hope that it will be to share with others in a way that will lead to learning the truth, healing, forgiving and prudently avoiding trouble in life. I really hope that your walk with God is a good one this week, that you will reach out to him in whatever you are doing and include him in your day, He really wants to be a part of it. God bless.
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