In empyrean wonder you reveled, cherishing your good fortune. Then you blinked and awoke in the destructions of earth. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. You opened your eyes in the dust of Adamic decay, to survey a hellish swill where Satan reigns unchecked, where demons heckle and dance, and death skips laughing through the streets.
This is the earthly realm, the Kingdom of Darkness, the morbid showcase for all the evil of God. And here your life is but snake food, the provender of evil by the edict of your Heavenly Father. The LORD God said unto the serpent … dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
Just as Eve came out from Adam, became flesh, and was turned to failure, so also the Elohim came out from God, were placed into bodies of flesh, and plunged into a fuming cauldron of earthly corruption. Thou hast sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.
This was the diligent work of God alone, as the next step in his plan. God is the maker of the corrosive concoctions that permeate this planet. Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us. He is responsible for the depravity that is served up as earth’s daily fare. Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen. Like a wise master chef, God carefully prepared a brew of futile calamity, then lowered his best friends into the vat, allowing them to paddle for a time in the woes of iniquity. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope.
To be certain that no one escaped the experience of evil, God went one step further. After dunking his companions into external evil, he then arranged for them to be corrupted from the inside as well.
In Eden, God turned human nature to turpitude. She [Eve] took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. God fused the spirits of Elohim to the fallen carnal mind, cementing them to the horrors of insanity. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. He gave the mind of man an affinity for failure, twisting it to crave the stings of death. This mind succumbs to iniquity as to an infectious disease, and now produces all the symptoms of evil. The imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth.
The carnal nature is the finest of God’s sculptures in evil. Yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead. It is modeled after Satan, and blind to the existence of God. By this internal dementia all men are corrupted within, while they walk in the evils without. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man. The fallen carnal mind of man is the meticulous design of your Heavenly Father to ensure your inundation in evil. O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear?
As your spirit slipped into the stratosphere of earth your memory was erased. The ancient beginnings of Elohim are lost to the human mind. Your identity and purpose for being here have become elusive secrets, veiled by a body of flesh. Your primordial relationship with God has been doped into slumber. Your earliest friends have been hidden, your exploits concealed. Now you fret in a sort of spiritual amnesia, searching for clues to explain your new world. Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old.
God could not accomplish his purpose in evil if you could remember who you are. Truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. Thus the silence of your memory consummates your utter subjection to the Kingdom of Darkness on earth. This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
The depravity of earth is an alien landscape where God is muffled at best. Sometimes you perceive his presence, but often he seems far away and nowhere to be found. Wherefore dost thou forget us forever, and forsake us so long time?
Part of earth’s effectiveness is this illusion that you have been forsaken by God. After eons of intimate fellowship, you now feel empty, abandoned in lonely longing. Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? Arise, cast us not off forever. Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our affliction and our oppression? For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.
God wanted you to feel, for the first time in your existence, an estrangement from his presence. This is part of your education. Never before in the heavens could you know a separation from God. You had to come to earth and be encased in evil to experience this anomaly. In the alienation of carnal flesh you feel alone and rejected. You dwell in a realm cut off, with an impossible gulf preventing your passage to the land of your dreams. This disaffection from God is a sensation unique to earth, a new experience for you, and one you shall never know again. For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, this captivity is long: build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
God lowered your spirit into vanity. He turned your eyes to folly and hid himself in the process. He hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. He gave you a heart that desires failure, and placed you into a tiny microcosm, on a solitary planet, where failure can exist. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Earth is the classroom of evil. In this humbling school you are reluctantly educated in things you never wanted to know. For thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. Here all men are students of perversity, at first because they like it, and later as they search for answers to explain it. For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. In either case, all who trod terra firma will come to an experiential knowledge of evil, and this is the plan of God. Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.
God has ordained the desolations of earth, and designed the intricacy of its evils. He constructed betrayal and suffering. He fashioned disease and death. He has raised up the godless as leaders; he sustains the oppressors. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. He invented national terror, calling chaos his minister. Now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant.
God is not your credit card for worldly ease. For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake. To the contrary, he intends only the prosperity of your spirit, at the expense of your human comfort and goals. Spiritually prosperous are those who are mourning. Matthew 5:4 (Wuest).
You were plunged into iniquity by the purpose of God. You are the fire that warms his thoughts; you are the reason for all that he does. With every beat of his heart you inch through the darkness of earth. Though you are seldom aware of him, he never leaves you for a moment. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
Every instant God surrounds you, arranging, dispensing, and energizing the precise doses of good & evil that you require for your spiritual development. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down. As a costly crown prince of the heavens, he attends and dotes on your care. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
As you walk through the desolations of earth, remember that absolutely nothing can harm your spirit. For all the frightening specters of daily life are but the ambassadors of God’s love for you. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. All things on earth work to your eternal benefit, and from here your spirit will one day burst forth with the power of an emerging star. 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. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
This world is not your home. You have been dropped onto foreign soil, a bizarre domain where nothing works as it should. These all died in faith … and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. You do not belong to earth; you are not from here and you will not be staying long. You have come from a heavenly estate to acquire a knowledge that cannot be obtained in any other way.