Because he was not open to God’s will, Satan is entrapped in a lower existence, imprisoned in currents of unredeemable chaos below this world.

 

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Satan’s “NO” to God
Non serviam – Latin for “I will not serve”

Saint Hildegard sees how the Ancient Adversary is at work to lure and coerce into this same pit all those whose lives he invades and touches.

Obedience begins with the realization that one cannot bring into completion the work God has begun.   The ambiguity surrounding this life is beyond human capacity to understand or master, and left to ourselves, we are always at risk of being mastered by it.  Following our own whims is not enough because even the whims of the heart are subject to this confusion.  Our dignity, our integrity, our existence require firm ground on which to stand, or they all fall.  This understanding, this saving truth is found somewhere beyond our natural capacities, from Someone above us, who comes down to us, who calls to us and who waits for us to welcome Him.

Rather than allowing oneself to be consumed with the confusion of doing what one wishes, we only begin to redeem the ambiguity of life by searching out the most appropriate way of serving the Lord who reveals Himself to us.

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3 Comments

  1. Satan’s, primary desire for God’s Creation, is to become Slaves to Sin, and drive us away from God! Satan’s Kingdom is Hell, and through Deception, the Liar is coaxing many, living in the Flesh!

    • Satan uses both deception and the threat/fear of death to turn people away from God. “… He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.” (John 8:44)

      Doug

      • Doug
        You would think….The Fear Of Death, would bring a Person, CLOSER to God! So, his BIG LIE, Is There Is No God….and plenty, in this Secular World, have bought into it!
        May the Lord, have Mercy on their Lost Souls!


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