“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” (Psalm 139:7-10; King James Bible Version (KJV).
“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” (Jeremiah 31:3; (KJV).
In this material sense of existence, we experience both good and evil situations. The good situations bring joy and safety into our lives, while the bad situations bring fear and suffering. Thus, life in this material ‘realm’ keeps us sometimes-happy, and other-times miserable.
Yet, deep in our souls, we know that we should be happy all the time, because God, our Creator, loves us all the time. In Jeremiah 31:3; the Bible tells us, “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
So, what’s going on, here? Did God change Its infinite Mind about loving us all the time? If not, how and when did evil come into God’s heavenly existence? The answer is simple: God has never changed Its love for all Its spiritual creation; nor has the divine Mind ever turned toward evil in any way, shape of form. It is only within the false, material sense of dualism that evil claims to have another realm (a finite, secondary realm) called materiality. In God’s everlasting, spiritual realm, good, alone still exists. But the material sense of dualism claims to be a secondary realm of God.
Yet, evil exists only as a material fantasy, not a reality. Its realm is the material-sense of reality, but it has never existed as a spiritual reality. It is a bogy-man story that was never true, for God’s spiritual creation has no devil to defeat. The Spiritual, Almighty realm of God is all that exists, in any place, or any time. It is the ever-lasting realm of our Creator, and of our forever Home. Thus, God’s spiritual realm is the only true realm that exists.
Now, in the false, material sense of reality, we don’t perceive our spiritual Home. God seems to be invisible to those of us who still ‘sleep’ in the material realm. God can see and perceive us, but we can’t perceive God, because those of us who are still ‘sleeping’ in the false, material sense of being do not realize that we are sleeping in the material realm.
So, don’t mentally accept whatever ‘bad’ things come into the material (human) experience. Know that God does not afflict. Reject all things that seem to afflict God’s spiritual children, be it sickness, or any other kind of evil condition that makes us think that God created it. Evil isn’t allowed in God’s kingdom, despite its appearance in material form.
Now, all the forms of material evil that we encounter in our human, earthly sense of reality manifests (take some material form). Our own false, material beliefs first appear as our own false beliefs, and next they appear in some material form, which our own beliefs are manifesting in the flesh. Then, as fear takes over, such evils seem to be materially real, creating our worst fears into what we feared.
Yet, God has never allowed such things to even touch Its divine children. Our spiritual, loving God never afflicts us. And the good news is that bad news is always brought about only from the fruit our own beliefs accept… never from the will of God.
It’s written in the biblical Book of Job that, when he was suffering many ills, he uttered, “…the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” (Job 3:25; KJV) .
In this text, Job was making a connection between fear and his many physical troubles, at the time. Later, it’s written that his own health was renewed, “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” (Job 42:10; KJV).
Now, these insights that Job perceived during his many ills led Job to pray for others while he, himself, was suffering. Yet, these very prayers for other people who were suffering resulted in Job’s own healing of himself. These chapters of Job’s illnesses and sufferings were teaching Job that praying for others is the divine, way to live.
This brings us to another realization we would be wise to ponder: we don’t materially need to see God’s Presence with us to know that It is with us. We are never alone, despite our material sense of aloneness. Realize that God sees all of us, all the time, despite our own lack of spiritual vision. We are One with God. That is what is meant by, “For in him we live, and move, and have our being;” (Acts 17:28; KJV).
Every one ‘born of the flesh’ is temporary; so, wherever we go in this material sense of reality, always remember that God is there, too, even though we don’t perceive the divine presence with our physical sight, or the other material senses. God’s ever-presence perceives all of Its creation, all the time, so no one is ever, truly lost to God. God’s spiritual creation is the only creation that exists. So, those of us who have not yet spiritually awakened will do so, one by one, until all God’s children have come Home.
Knowing the truth of God’s invisible ever-presence makes all the difference in the world, when we are facing any earth-born threats. But we must turn to God for help, in order to receive it; for the Almighty has given us free-will, and doesn’t impose or force Its help until we ask for it. For as one poet wrote, “God makes all Its children free. Life, itself, is Liberty.”