God did not make robots; robots are programmed by people. We do not want to be ruled by robots programmed by people; we do not consent. We give free consent to being ruled by God our Father whom we know by knowing Jesus, the Holy One, Righteous One, Just One, Son of God (exact visible image of the omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent invisible Father, the Creator of heaven and earth). Slavery under satan, in bondage to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, is no life at all; enslaved to lusts of the flesh, sexual immorality, lusts of the eye, lust for power, greed, envy, jealousy, coveting what others have, lust for revenge, pride, arrogance, hubris, haughtiness, anger, hatred, malice (wanting to hurt those you hate), resentment, and a deep root of bitterness (Hebrews 12:15) from unbelief, that is the root cause of sin, many sickness, and social ills: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
God made human beings in the image and likeness of God and Jesus came in the fullness of time to restore the image and likeness through the Cross that took away the sins of the world, out of God our Father’s great love for ALL his creation. We wake up, arise from the dead and Christ gives us light; apart from Christ we are full of darkness we call light, but it is the lie, deception, manipulation of the “god of this world who blinds minds to not be able to see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, the likeness of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4). Apart from the Vine of Christ, the one perfect, holy, pure, powerful Vine tended by the Vinedresser, God our Father, by the Holy Spirit, we can only bear satan’s fruit. But on the Vine we bear Christ Fruit of light, Spirit, and fruits of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit: Kingdom Fruit under the King of kings and Lord of lords.
In the old covenant God called Gideon, hiding in a wine cellar, “mighty man of valor.” When Gideon followed God’s instructions he won, when he turned away and followed his own direction he lost. How much MORE in the new covenant of Jesus’ Blood! We come to Jesus to be reconciled with the True Royal Family of God, given the spirit of sonship to cry, “Abba! Father!” We partner, yoke, join, marry our soul to the Lord Jesus Christ through the New Blood, taking the new Name. We are cleansed from sin and all unrighteousness in the Resurrected Blood; hearts purified, refined and made white as snow so we can raise holy hands from a pure heart to ask and see the King of Glory come into our spirit and soul and body and life, MIGHTY IN BATTLE, so we can conquer and be granted to be seated in heavenly places with Christ, while we are led by the Holy Spirit on earth as it is in heaven. Are we perfect? NO! We are true believers who trust God; true yokefellows of Christ led by the Holy Spirit; if we veer left or right the Holy Spirit lets us know in the ways God communicates with those who choose to stay close in personal relationship; learning from our mistakes, growing, maturing into the Head in the one Body and one Spirit of Christ (Ephesians 4:4-16). We are married into the One True Royal Family of God through Christ the Bridegroom King, knowing we are loved deeply and very quick to ask for forgiveness when we veer, knowing beyond knowledge the Love of Christ who will NEVER leave you or forsake you, always with you if you believe, living in the Father’s House as long as you live in his Perfect Design, good grace and glory.
Just like Gideon, but completely different in a FAR better covenant, we are called when we are yet sinners to be perfect and holy, something that is impossible in the natural, physical, but through Jesus by the Holy Spirit we can be WITH God in constant, intimate communion WITH THE ONE who IS holy and perfect, as we TRUST in who he created us to be and CHRIST whom he sent to restore that image, instead of taking the image of this world that just gets darker and darker, the likeness of satan being more and more visible where it used to be hidden in the shadows. We do not CONFORM to this world; we come OUT of this world, lest we take part in her sins; lest we share in her plagues; lest we be manipulated under her sorcery and have the blood of innocents on our hands. The Ultimate Solution to every problem of man caused by humans taking the image of the beast and the likeness of the harlot, is coming to Jesus, repenting for sinning and falling short of the glory, reconciling to God our Father through receiving Christ in you to grow and mature under the nurturing and nourishment of the River of Water of Life from the Throne, that contains everything you need to be the Father’s son, growing up into the Head, a mature bride united in HOLY matrimony: the two become one in Christ whom we submit to fully, resisting the devil and he must flee. The God of Peace crushes satan under our feet (Romans 16:20) so we can live in righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. When the demonic devils attack, and attack they do, especially when you are about to take a leap in growth, or on the precipice of “more and “greater”, you lose your peace or joy, and if you are not watchful and alert, awake and firmly united in relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ, you can lose your righteousness by rejecting or denying Christ, or blaming God for what lucifer is doing, if your soul is not anchored in the sure and steadfast anchor of the holy, righteous ROOT of Jesus (Romans 11:16-24), the tree of LIFE with ONE pillar of fire and glory that God NEVER goes out of; having God our Father’s Name on your forehead, the name of the new city of God, the Bride, and the New Name of Jesus sealed on your forehead (Revelation 3:12).
The kingdom of God is all about relationship with the Son in HIS righteousness: Jesus IS the Truth of God and we position ourselves under God governed by Christ. When we come to Christ, yoke, learn, rest in God as Holy Spirit works in and through us; putting off the old nature corrupt through lust and pride, renewed in the SPIRIT of our minds, putting on the NEW nature, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:17-24) then we can love God and love one another as ourselves, be kind, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgives you (Ephesians 4:25-32) renouncing pagan ways, and taking The Way, Truth and Life of God in Christ and Christ in you. Taking no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead exposing them (Ephesians 5:3-11), praying for their salvation and redemption, hating the evil one who is destined for hell, and not wanting any to be lost. “Be filled with the Spirit…always giving thanks! (Ephesians 5:18-20).