God sees every person.

One of the problems of nations through the ages have been the neglected citizen.  A person lives and works in a country.  He tries to be loyal and law abiding but of course he/she has no contact with the leaders.  Therefore unnoticed and without a voice he/she just slogs along.  Disgruntled citizens who have no way to interact with leaders try to be heard with riots, et cetera.  

The reason is that leaders are limited.  They have no way to know everything about everybody.  God is different.  He is all-powerful, all-knowing and ever-present.  That is why His Kingdom will be eternally peaceful and joyful.  He is personally involved with every person in His Kingdom.  At present He knows us through the Holy Spirit and in eternity it will also be through the Holy Spirit.  

He is the God of the individual.  He demonstrated it through Jesus who had contact with His Father through the Holy Spirit all the time He was on earth.

It was the same with Adam and Eve.  God walked and talked with them.  Just as He knows the name of every star, He knows all about every person on earth.

God’s reminder/ don’t harm yourself

In a war zone, it is imperative to be watchful and very wary (the war we refer to is Satan’s long battle against God and His people).  If you inadvertently step on a hidden trap it is possible to do yourself great harm.  

One of the traps the Bible warns us against is the dangerous weapon of the mouth, 

‘The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.  It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.’  James 3:6

The devil is the inventor of suicide bombers – suicide by negative words.  They cause you to self destruct.  God’s advice against it is to ask His help, 

‘May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.’  Psalm 19:14

Negative words and negative speech is a killer.   God’s antidote is His powerful positive Word.

Fighting the fight

An invisible war began in the Garden of Eden.  God had commanded Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  A serpent inquired from Eve, 

”Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?'” Genesis 3:1

We know that serpents are not interested in the diet of human beings.  The Bible reveals that it was Satan who spoke through the serpent.  Revelation 12:9

That is where the war against God’s Word began.  It has never stopped.  Only when Satan is finally cast in hell will we be free from it.  On this side of the grave our ‘normal’ is the evil one’s attacks on our belief in God’s precious true Word.  He has only one goal: please don’t think God speaks the truth.  

The problem is, God does speak the truth.  It is a tragedy when people believe the devil’s lies, because it leads to destruction – eternal destruction.  That is why the devil is so persistent with his attacks on all God’s followers.  

Jesus teaches, 

‘Our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.’  Ephesians 6:12

Bad things happen because bad evil beings attack us.  However, God does not leave us powerless.  We can be victorious when we use His weapons and His authority.  See Ephesians 6:13-18; Luke 10:19

Jesus is the eternal Victor.  If we persevere and fight, we will, one day, be with Him in eternal peace and harmony.  There are no battles to fight.  We fight them here on earth.

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