Confidentiality for Pastors - A New Pathway to Spiritual Equilibrium



Lions,
Lambs,
and
Fallen Souls











Genesis 49:8-9
Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? 

1 John 3:1-3
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Revelation 5:5
And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Proverbs 28:1-6
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Luke 10:3
Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 

Proverbs 10:6-10
Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 26:20-28
Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; when he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be showed before the whole congregation. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
The transition from lamb to lion in terms of spiritual warfare requires the sacrifice of your life on the altar of obedience to the Word and will of God; the crucifixion of your flesh to the extent that you really don't pay it much attention at all, and regret the fact that you must take time to eat and sleep etc., in order to maintain functionality within the framework of your own limited humanity.

While you are still in the lamb stage of you spiritual walk with the Lord, you are more vulnerable and need to be protected by the grace of the Lord, which is a given otherwise Christians would never live long enough to do damage to Satan's kingdom.

To be a lion is to be like Jesus, triumphant in what God has given you to do. You have survive multiple attacks against your tenacity to think that you can live an overcoming life. You have withstood the assaults on your self-esteem, your faith in God and endured deprivations of all sorts. In the process all your weaknesses were swallowed up in the fierce battle over who was going to take possession of your soul; Satan or God. 

Once you arrive at the lion stage in your spiritual walk with the Lord you are often mistaken for a lamb; the innocent, unaware Christians who are still stumbling around trying to find a way to fit in with people who are destined to spend eternity in hell; an impossibility. You are either going to hell with them, or you will eventually discern that it is time to pick up your sword, and enter into a full- fledged all out war with the enemies of Truth.

Once the wicked discover that you are no longer a "babe" in the Lord, they quickly change their strategies and up their game. A lamb is subjected to multiple assaults, but they are unaware of what's going on in their lives, they are surrounded by the wicked who wear Christian facades looking just like them, the only thing is that inside of them are dead men's bones; fallen souls, having rejected the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and instead have embraced the wickedness of hell, and its chief accoutrement; witchcraft, the embodiment of evil, which is Satanism.  
The mind construct of fallen souls are taken directly from their defacto father, Satan, which is primarily based on anger that should be directed at themselves for foolishly forfeiting their eternal life for the sake of a few hour in this finite life, as opposed to an eternity in the presence of the Lord, where there will be no torment forever and ever. We all have eternal life, it's just a matter of where we choose to spend it.

Christians strive to become like Jesus, the lion of the tribe of Judah, who is triumphant over Satan and all of his followers. That is the goal, to withstand the fiery darts of the wicked in order to present a holy life to God when time ceases to exist.

The fragrance of death hovers around the wicked who seemingly knows not that their time in this life is swiftly winding down, and their judgment is on the horizon waiting impatiently for them.

Jesus is a warrior who told the truth to the wicked and they hated him for it, just as our lives as true Christians reveals the truth to the wicked today. We are hated and persecuted because we chose to live our lives according to the Word of God. The wicked hate the light of God reflective in the life of a Christian because every time they see a Christian it reminds them of their own horrid spiritual condition, and the approaching consequence; living in daily fear of the sudden end of their lives, and the divine judgment of an all-knowing, incomprehensible God.

The light of God reflected in the lives of true Christians is a constant, prickly and thorny witness to the disobedient, as well as a reminder that God is ever-present in this world and the one to come. 

The wicked do everything under the sun that's wrong forgetting that this life is but for a moment, a temporary hiatus between eternity, then death, then the judgment. Why focus everything on this life when it is but a giant sieve to determine if you will live according to your flesh, which is death, or according to your spirit, which is life.

The wolves or the wicked bite and devour the lambs of God inflicting pain and suffering in an effort to cause them to lose faith in God and to snare their eternal souls.
The difference between the lamb and the lion is that the lion has much more experience fighting the enemy of their souls. The lion has no fear of the haters of God, but has acquired the skills of a master warrior, and has become adept at spiritual warfare. Consequently, a lion stands steadfast and unmovable in the place where God has planted them for the fulfillment of their divine purpose. 

It is the Satanists who will attempt to evict you from your destiny and/or purpose, and cause you to retreat, but a seasoned warrior does not retreat but he/she goes forth into battle with the angels of the Lord fighting by his/her side.
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