Confidentiality for Pastors - A New Pathway to Spiritual Equilibrium
The Heart
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A Closer Look
The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief (Job 24:14).
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man (Mark 7:21-23).
Lurking deep in the recesses of the heart of a murderer is a deep-seated fear of the eternal judgment of God.  The heart of a murderer is not developed as such overnight, but it is a persistent, continuous, ongoing falling away from the true self that identifies with the truth of God. 
Everyone has in their heart the knowledge of God based on the conscience, which is the steering mechanism of the soul to guide the soul back into the eternal embrace of God's holy presence.
The process of becoming a murderer begins like invisible tiny black spots forming on the invisible soul.  It is the spiritual transformation of one who has ignored his conscience over a long period of time, so much so that the steering mechanism is broken, and for some, irretrievably inoperable.
When going on a long journey one needs directions or foreknowledge of how to get from point A to point B.  If we don't pay attention to the signs that directs our way then the chances are that we will get lost.
Similarly, if we don't pay attention to the signs, the signals of our conscience, our souls will get lost and quagmired in stupid notions placed in our hearts by Satan, the fallen archangel.
And we will become his delectable soul prey.  Once the conscience has been drowned, and is no longer a viable operating mechanism in the souls of men, the evil things Satan has placed in the heart begins to take root; hideous things, perversions of all sorts including murder. Thus, the heart of a murderer is born. 
The ramifications are nightmarish because once a man loses his roots in God, that connection to the eternal, and all that it encompasses, a man can do nothing but mutate into some unrecognizable imitation man. 
A real man has his foundation rooted and grounded in God, and has become what God created him to be by walking in his purpose with boldness, fulfilling all the words that God has spoken over his life.
The loss of the presence of God leaves the doors to souls wide open, and the only one seeking entrance is Satan, who is very angry indeed, having lost his first estate.
When a man falls down greatly within himself, he soon realizes that he has no one to blame but himself, but he pushes this truth speedily away from him because he does not dwell in truth. 
Truth has become his enemy, and he struggles against the truth on a daily basis, trying unsuccessfully to maintain his belief in a lie, a lie that tells him that he has the power to destroy souls at will, when in truth Satan has utterly destroyed him.  He is merciless in his unwarranted attack against the children of God.
From the deep pit where his soul has fallen, in his anger, he reaches out of his darkness and despair, and becomes a soul hunter just like his newly adopted father, Satan, the fallen archangel who foolishly thought himself powerful enough to displace God.
Satan, who is ravenous for souls who are running free through this jungle called life, trying to escape those who are hunting their souls, first to devour and then to destroy, has become the ultimate soul hunter, along with his newly discipled soul hunters; hungry beasts stealthily stalking its prey in the fetid jungles of happenstance, mercilessly attacking the weak, the isolated and the poor.
This beast, this formulating murderer spies his prey and stealthily slips into his disguise, transforming himself into an understanding, kind, giving, personable monster.  But I digress. 
From a Christian perspective we are the hunted and Satan and all those that follow him are the hunters.  Nothing makes a hungry soul hunter angrier than to see his prey escaping his grasp. 
Especially after stalking his prey for decades, subtlety initially, then as time goes by and the desired prey has not capitulated, brashness, carelessness and desperation unfolds in the mind of the soul hunter. 
Satan hunted Job's soul.  He just knew that if he took everything that Job had, including his children, that Job's love for God would die. 
But that was not the case.  Job maintained his integrity in the face of extreme tribulations.
But venture a serious look at Job because this is what we as Christians must contend with in our extreme battles with the spiritually dead soul hunters. 
The first attack will be against your things, your assets, your income.  The second attack will be directly against you physically, emotionally, and psychologically.  The third attack will be against your loved ones, and proceed to flip-flop between these three methods of satanic attack.
The soul hunter will use any means necessary to undercut you, anyone you come in contact with, to rob you of your self-esteem, to bring you down, to slow you down, to cause you to pause long enough so that he may pounce and kill, that is to make you like himself.
One who is spiritually dead, one who has no integrity, and no hope of eternal life because he has allowed Satan to swallow him whole with no remaining assets available to him in order to make a viable effort to attain the greatest gift of all, eternal life. 
But the thing to keep in mind is that Job's life was in God's hands.  Satan obtained permission from God to take everything away except Job's life. Our lives as Christians are hidden in God, and no devil or man can snatch it away.  But always, always proceed with caution through this jungle called life. 
Question everything and everyone.  Don't believe everything you hear, that is being told to you as truth.  Verify everything. Often times Christians are spoon fed a lie that is surrounded by a plausible truth.  Once you swallow the lie it's too late, then the truth will eventually become apparent, leaving you feeling like a ninny, but that's how we learn by making mistakes.  Just don't gamble your soul away by believing in a lie, which is Satan's most formidable weapon.  As time goes by you will learn how to differentiate between a lie and the truth, and this will keep your soul safely in the hands of God.  But keep in mind that if you wholly trust in God no one can rob you of eternal life.  It's something you foolishly throw away.  Satan and his disciples would have you to believe that they can snatch your soul against your will, but the will of God supersedes all.  He and He alone has the power to protect you against the ravenous foes of righteousness.
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