March 30, 2010

What to do when our faith is failing...

Let's analyze the mechanism of failing faith so we can learn to restore it. There are principles for how to build up faith. There also can be discovered why personal faith in God goes down. When we lose divine inspiration we need to take some steps backwards and consider and contemplate.

Faith is built up by making a Foundation of Faith. This sounds like a kind of technical concept, to some even at the edge of meaningless, but there is much depth in it.

All foundations in the living cosmos grow through stages and the Foundation of Faith is no difference. When we build up a Foundation of Faith it can only be done by growing through the regular stages of growth, in this case related to our faith in God and God's love. By doing the right things over time, we can be certain that our faith will grow and that our inspiration for a good life will deepen and expand.

Faith grows over time. That is what is being said through the addition of the word 'foundation.' We build foundation upon foundation, we construct our building of faith upon the foundations laid earlier in our lives and also upon the foundations made by historical and current central figures for God.

To expand our own foundation of faith, always 'I' am the central figure of it. It is me who has to build my foundation of faith. I do this by obeying the will of God, over a certain time period. What we have done in obedience to God's will must be connected to God, must be offered to God, and always this offering incorporates a certain number that had to be fulfilled.

From this we can conclude that when our faith diminishes, when our inspiration to do God's will drops low, when we lost hope for a good future, it is because something in building our foundation of faith went wrong.

The fall of man came about because of attacks from the spiritual world, by evil angels. It is the work of evil angels, also working through people on earth and in spirit world, to destroy our faith. How are they doing this?

Many meaningful things could be said about this issue when it is approached from different viewpoints. Here i want to focus on two main methods that evil angels use to attempt to destroy our faith.

The first main method is that they try to make us unaware of the reality of God and the spiritual dimension of life. When this happens, we tend to become very physical and external. Evil angels who managed to get close to us and to control our lives from spirit world have methods to close our spiritual senses. Once our spiritual senses got closed we become more and more unaware of our eternal existence, of our future of happiness in the spiritual world and of God's ideal for us how to make the foundations of a life of eternal joy living in love with our family, ancestors and descendants.

In our lives of faith we must make a victory over such attacks by keeping to what we know is God's will for our lives and missions. This sometimes can be a great struggle, but it is a fight that absolutely must be won.

The second main method is that evil angels and spirits work to give us a false ideal. In many of such cases, people don't lose their spiritual abilities but they are dominated or controlled by the lies of those evil angels and spirits.

False spiritual ideals roughly can be categorized in three kinds. The first are the false ideals of those who know that they are evil and they also like it to be evil. This kind of thing can be found in for example churches that were set up by Satan and who openly profess the ideal of satanism.

The second type of false ideal is that of many esoteric or occult groups. Sometimes they speak about God but in a deceiving way. People who join such esoteric groups usually can receive training and go through stages in which they climb up in a hierarchy at the top of which some very powerful angels or spirits are ruling.

The third type of false ideal comes from the work of evil angels who invaded good religions. In spirit world evil angels set up teams to steal truth that was revealed by God and by good spirit world to central figures on earth. After this truth was stolen, the teams of angels work to slightly change the content of this truth. They bring in misleading ideas and the whole of it may appear as truth, but it is not anymore. They then work to bring such deviated truth to people on earth who are part of religious groups.

In case that someone lost his or her good faith in God and is not inspired anymore, it can help to check oneself if one has not fallen victim to one of the above ugly schemes.

The solution for it only lies in going back to God in deep and sincere prayer and to discover what went wrong. After realizing this we can change our lives and come back in the stream of original growth and of building up a new Foundation of Faith.

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