EVIL: The Distinction Between Bondage And Marriage

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The Distinction Between Bondage And Marriage Julia Marks

I am a mystic.

As such I approach the world as a place where the people in it are those who are in need of healing.

Let’s face it, we are all in need of healing all the time.

At least that’s what I thought until very recently.

As a mystic, I really don’t have a mind for absolute forms of humanity.  I work with the relative.  People are like puzzles to me.  And I work to put the pieces together in a way that the person can function better in life.  Feel better about themselves.  Feel better about God, and their relationship with him.

When humanity becomes a wall, an unmovable object, then I am challenged.

And while I like challenges generally, I prefer them to be in the realm of healing.

Healing: the art of picking up pieces and forming them into a new whole.

Here is what I am talking about.

With evil, absolute forms of evil do exist.  In the unseen realm.  Which means that they have as much freedom to move about in our world of the seen as much as they want to.  Each form of evil is looking for a different thing, and they bind people to them in their own unique ways.

So the study of evil breaks down into a few categories:

  • The name of the evil
  • The form it takes on Earth
  • What it wants from us
  • How it gets it from us
  • Where it resides
  • How we become enmeshed with it or by it
  • And the weapon to be used on it

Let’s take Satan as an example.  Satan, like a couple of others, wants soul energy.  It doesn’t have a soul, as such, so it uses our soul energy.  Like gas in an automobile.  A car cannot generate it’s own supply of gas so must acquire it from the outside.

We are Satan’s gas pumps.  The purest soul energy comes from children and those who are pure at heart.  Which explains the act of rape, which depletes a person’s soul energy very efficiently.

But Satan doesn’t attack.  He invites.

His structure is one of connection.  Like mushrooms, whose roots underneath the soil join up with each other to form, in truth, one unit.

So if you are lonely.  If all you want in your heart is to feel connected, then an invitation from Satan can be the answer to your prayers.

Come with me, and you will always have a family.

This explains religious cults.  And gangs.

It is a willing, if ignorant, choice on the behalf of the individual.

But it can mean very real harm to a person.

Watch any movie on possession, and you are watching Satan in action.

A person might open a door for Satan, then decide to withdraw.  Well, in Satan’s mind, that’s not really an option.  You turn to leave, he possesses you and claims your soul for his own.

A person is then bound to Satan.

To break the bonds of Satan, you use the sword.  You use the sword to sever that which ties the victim to his master.

This can be done through prayer.  Through visualization.  Through deliverance of the person in person.

Fighting evil can be expressed in various ways.

But what happens when a man or woman isn’t merely bonded to evil?

What if he has aligned himself wholly with evil?

Not a captive.  A willing partner.

A mate.

We speak in the church of it being the Bride of Christ.

Well, it appears there are brides of evil.  Male and female.

People who walk beside their form of evil, and serve it with their whole heart and soul.

What’s in it for them?  Power, perhaps.  A sense of prestige.

I am beginning to take very seriously the gifts that each form of evil bestows on its captives.  How the gift is bestowed.  And why a person might stand in line to receive it.

If evil is anything, it’s generous.

At least at the beginning.

Kind of like the worst form of marriage.  Hang something shiny and new in front of the one you want to lure to you, and, Wham! your fish is caught.

But some people don’t need to be lured.

They happen across a pure form of evil, and they lie back, spread their legs wide open, and the uniting is easily completed.

This kind of person is not to be healed.

This kind of person is to be confronted.

With safety measures very much in place.

To get perspective on this, think of Jesus.  If he was going to heal someone, return them to wholeness, it didn’t really matter who the person was or with what he was afflicted.  Didn’t matter the depth of his sin.

When Jesus healed a person, he did it through forgiveness.

What a weapon that is.

But Jesus didn’t always heal in his ministry.

He also confronted.

Big time.

Take the moneychangers in the Temple.  He didn’t forgive them their sins.  He took leather straps, tied knots in the straps, and beat the moneychangers.

There was no alternative.

It was an absolute response to absolute evil.

And except for rare exceptions when one came to Jesus for help, Jesus was also absolute in his condemnation of the Pharisees and the scribes.  He never let up on them.  He never reached out to forgive their sins.

He routinely cursed them both to their faces and even in some of his parables.

Like the one about the Good Samaritan, which, to my mind, is more about calling out the inherent godlessness of the Pharisees and scribes than in teaching us a sweet lesson on how we should help our neighbor when he is in need.

In its harsh contrast, the fact that the one who helps in this parable is one most hated by the Jews speaks more to the condemnation of the Jewish hierarchy than almost anything else in the New Testament.

Even this lesser person in your eyes is better than you.

It wasn’t a nice, little Jewish man on a donkey who espies the wounded one in the gutter.  It was a caring man who was normally spit on by the very people who neglected the one in desperate need for help.

Would they stop to help someone in need?  Of course not.  They will walk by, concerned only with their own selfish goals.

So what is the confrontation of a bride of evil all about?

Well, if you read the Book of Revelation, you will find out.

It’s about spiritual warfare.

It’s about the coming to the end of our ways, and surrendering to God’s.

There is no form of weapon to use against these enjoined people.

There is, however, some words that you can whisper into the ears of those under direct attack by the enfleshed evil.  To nullify the enchantment spun on those around it.

Because its victims are ones who can be healed.

But only by letting go.  By stepping out of its circle.

And these words go like this:

Our Father,
Who art in Heaven.
Hallowed be they name.

Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
And the power,
And the glory.

Amen.

 

4 Comments on EVIL: The Distinction Between Bondage And Marriage

  1. Emily Thompson // June 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm // Reply

    With all due respect, Rahab spread her legs for everyone. She could have given birth to Rosemary’s Baby, so to speak, but, by the grace of God, she did not. The relative willingness of Bathsheba to participate in adultery with King David has been hotly debated. He was a king; she was not. He had power; she did not. He had money; she did not. And both of these women are in the bloodline of Jesus Christ, a rare honor.

    Not one righteous woman is mentioned in the first six lines of the Book of Matthew. Not one. Not one single “good girl.” Not the kind you’d take home to Mama.

    Perhaps there are other virtues Christ esteems besides virginity, like courage and fortitude. Of course chastity is important, but it is not the only value in play in life.

    One could say that you might want to read, or, at least, re-read, the Gospel of Matthew.

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    • Hi Emily. I wasn’t writing about Rahab. Or even David, who had his own sexual proclivities and yet still managed to be an ancestor of Christ’s.

      I was writing about Evil in its pure form. And the different ways a human being can align himself with evil. The clue is in the title, which begins with the word, EVIL.

      The word, marriage, here doesn’t refer to the bonding between two people. It refers to a person’s complete alignment with Evil.

      In Christian healing prayer the difference between praying for someone who is merely bonded to evil, through trickery or whatever, is significantly different from attempting to work with someone who walks willingly with Evil. Who promotes Evil in their lives.

      I am sorry that you misunderstood the heart of what I was writing about.

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  2. Great insight into an often misunderstood concept.

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