Why Evil Exists, How it Started, When it Will End
The Orginal Issues Presented before God and the Angels
Imagine a child blowing a large soap bubble and as it leaves the wand it slowly hangs in the air, iridescent and beautiful. Now the child takes his wand and passes it through the bubble one more time, making smaller bubbles from the big one. He blows again, and a myriad of little bubbles stream forward, each iridescent and beautiful, each made from the same original material, yet each floating off into the air individually and separate from the large bubble they started from. You have just envisioned how God made free will and the universe’s first creations.
In the beginning, all was of God; there was not a place that Divine Love was not. He was complete and whole within himself, lacking nothing. But similar to a loving couple who decides to have children to share their love, God chose to create. In order to do this he had to make a bubble separate from himself so the thoughts and actions would not be governed by him. God did not want clones, nor robots simply acting out a program, but individual opportunities for love to grow, to expand, to express itself and find and experience the best way to share more love, and to create more ways of expressing good and greater good. This bubble was free will.
Angels were the first creations, and each has free will. All the Angels are a spark off God’s Flame. Each knew from the beginning the difference between kindness and wickedness, between light and dark, and between good and evil. The Angels participated with their Father in forming more creation in the universe, including the earth. “Then God said, let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26) and mankind was created, also with free will, and in the image of God. “In the image of God” does not mean the same as God, but rather an image like a mirror reflection. In each of us our spirit has the ability to reflect kindness, forgiveness, generosity, sharing, etc., and this is the image of the Love of our Father. We are not God, just as the Angels are not God, but we were created by him and from him; similar to a person having been born because of the genes of their physical father and mother, yet they are a different same person than their dad or mom, and they have their own thoughts and preferences. Humans are also a spark off the Divine Flame, our spirit, like the Angels, were directly created by Divine will.
Besides free will, there is the misuse of free will. Free will works like this: if a person desires ice cream they may drive to a parlor and choose between any number of flavors in any number of cones, with any kind of candies or toppings. The combination they want depends on who they are as individuals and their own taste, and they may try all kinds of blends before they find the one that delights and expresses them the best. The misuse of free will is a person driving to the parlor, taking out a gun and shooting the attendant. Just as there are laws in place in our towns and countries to us help us keep and enjoy our freedoms, there are also healthy perimeters on free will.
Just as we know in our spirit it is not right for a person to kill another person, we were created to feel uneasiness and trouble within us when we are rubbing against the limits. And this is not because of cultural or religious training; knowing the basics of right and wrong is already created within. The Ten Commandments (the basic “law”) in the Old Testament were written down on stone tablets for Moses to remind the Israelite people of what is written in the hearts of every man, no matter who they are. “Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.” (Romans 12:14-16) And just as a criminal pays for their crimes for their poor choices, any choice for good or evil has a ripple effect of consequences back to us. Yet in the beginning when mankind was first made, it was much easier to see what the good and greater good choices of love were. At that time we had full clarity and connection with our Big Bubble, God. And in that same brightness and love, there was full and complete communication, acceptance and unity. But now, it is harder to discern what our best choices are. Why is this so?
A misuse of free will is what happened with our original parents Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. And the misuse of free will is what occurred in the heavens when Holy Angels turned against the Love of God, and made themselves rebellers, or demons. Many have thought that the fallen Angel Satan offered Adam and Eve free will, but this was just tempting into misuse the free will they already had. “The serpent said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.' " "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."” (Genesis 3) The demon lied. He said that God was keeping something from them that they should have, and to further expand their knowledge there should be no barriers on free will, which in this case was like going to the ice cream parlor then shooting themselves in the head. Choosing to cross the line put humanity in a place of becoming a dark bubble, a contaminated place of imperfection that we did not get from our Father. It is the reason why good choices are harder for us to perceive, our spiritual clarity is clouded, and even the physical body housing the spirit now dies instead of continuing to renew.
The ripple effect of the choices of our original parents were passed onto us like a bad gene. It is as if the misuse of free will put them in prison, so we as their kids were born in the cell with them. It became a no-win situation for us, a generational bondage that no one in our family line could heal, because they were all inside the bars too. So one of those created outside of the human family had to come to our rescue, we needed a savior with a key. The life of the one we know as Jesus Christ came and unlocked the prison. Before him, no one could even go to the core essence of Father. That meant no matter how long we lived, nor how many times, the burden of darkness on our shoulders was too great. We kept trying to polish the basic facets of love over and over and still could not come before the Presence of Light and Love. Jesus became the karmic redemption for all of humanity (read more in the article Why Jesus’ Life is Important Beyond Religion at www.TiffanySnow.com).
So how is our bubble now? It is an important question for each of us. We can still get holes in the bubble of free will. Sometimes the holes are punched through from the outside. This can occur by physical abuse, emotional abuse, or sexual abuse. Sometimes we punch holes in it ourselves from the inside out. This can occur in many ways such as; times of high emotion (anger, fear, or even grief), addictions, willful sin (doing things we know we shouldn’t do but doing them anyway), some medications, severe lack of self-confidence, unforgiveness towards others, self and even situations, and choosing fear over love. Holes open us up to manipulation from the unHoly Angels. They attack humans the same way they have for thousands of years - they focus on destroying physical health, relationships and finances. This not only hurts God, but can distract and confuse us from becoming the true potential that God created us to be, that bright shiny bubble learning more and more about Love.
When free will is breached, it is like having a nagging voice constantly whispering in our ear destructive and negative things. For example: we will never have long-term loving relationships, never accomplish the dreams and goals in our heart, never have full physical health or abundance, that we will always have to watch for the next shoe to drop, etc. This creates a war in our hearts, because we know in our spirit that these things are not really how we want to feel or live our lives - we were created to have happy, healthy lives full of abundance in all good things. Keep in mind that this negative voice is not you; it is a trick, a lie. And you can shut it down, heal any injured or manipulated areas, and have peace and joy again by doing special Deliverance prayers; these help heal the holes and get off anything on you that is not of light and love. You can also recognize what has caused these holes and stop anything that opens you to more attack. Having the insight on how manipulation can happen also gives you the ability to be more forgiving to yourself and others when actions and words have not been kind.
One more breach in the bubble that can occur is by ancestral curses or generational bondage being passed down through human family lines. These can be seen by repetitive physical, mental or emotional troubles recurring in our parents, grandparents or great grandparents. It might present itself as a physical disease (cancer, diabetes…) or an emotional one (depression, anger…) or a number of recurrent unhealthy things. Again, there is a special prayer that can be said to free us from this difficulty. It is important to remember that in each place where we might have a problem, we can use our gift of free will to call upon the One that created us and ask for help - and it will be there, every time. The assistance might come through another person, or through prayer and direct connection with God, or through information presented to you as an article or book, but it will come. Using your free will and holding whatever is placed before you up to God will let you discern where the information is coming from, if it is of love or not, and if it is right for you or not. For all things of Love will resonant deep inside you, anything promoting misuse of free will or of manipulation will not. And the brighter we are, the more we will feel the uneasiness and trouble within us when we are rubbing against the limits. For each of us is that little bubble of free will streaming forward, each an iridescent and beautiful child of God, journeying in our unique and individual way toward Love.
About the Author: Tiffany Snow carries the 5 marks of the Holy stigmata, and is a documented miracle healer, award-winning author, NDEr and public speaker. Her latest book: “God’s Workbook – Shifting into the Light” is available on Amazon.com. Distant healing, deliverances, classes, live teleconferences and more articles are offered through the websites. This article may be reprinted, unedited, and shared in any form without permission: please a list website for contact information: www.TiffanySnow.com, www.TheFourthhealing.com www.LoveWins.Net. 800-535-5474 God’s L.A.W. Love Always Wins! TOP
The Challenge was one of the Three Original Issues presented by Satan's rebellion
The Orginal Issues Presented before God and the Angels
The rebeller, Satan challenged Father on his sovereignty; Love's right to rule. Satan did this by presenting three original issues when humankind was new on the earth.
1. Man can guide his steps successfully on his own without God.
2. Man only comes to Father for what he can get out of Father.
3. Man’s will forfeit everything just to save his own skin. (STIGMATA & the martyred saints - the main focus here)
(1).Mankind has now had thousands of years to try to rule himself successfully on his own. Every kind of government has failed. Even with all the "practice" we have had, we are no closer to getting it right - mankind has failed in trying to guide his own footsteps. This is the first challenge of the First Great Issue. And it has been solved without a doubt, mankind cannot successfully guide himself without God. (2). Mankind’s faithful obedience under religious persecution is at the source of the rebuttal of The Second Great Issue, the Question of Integrity. “Mankind only loves God for what man can get out of God,” and (3). “When tested as to the flesh, mankind will turn away from God.” Satan has stated that mankind will turn from God in time of bodily peril or material lack. God allows the tests to be performed, as undeniable proof that those who really love God don’t do it for selfish gain. A more thorough answer is below.
Down through the centuries, Satan has shown to be the Great Opposer to Father and to man. He has used people as false religious leaders, ensnaring millions in the web of conspiracy and false doctrines. He has killed and oppressed man by untimely death, disease and illness, and physical and emotional trauma and persecution. He has had righteous and faithful mankind thrown into prison, the sea, the scorching desert; tortured by man and wild beast; and burned and dismembered. But, he cannot destroy the life of a child of God. Only man himself can do that, by seeing only the temporary material blemish of mortal life, and choosing to follow Darkness instead of the Light.
The stigmata is the living sign that the wounds of Jesus Christ are on a surrendered body to Father, one who has given themselves to God, that their very body may be used as an answer to one of the Original Issues presented by Satan.
Likewise, we have many, many times seen those smitten with suffering in many countries who have also kept their integrity, even to death, who do not have the stigmata and did not call out evil against God. How many lions have had their fill, how many swords their righteous blood, in bringing to pass this accusation? Among the imperfect but humble hearts of mankind, there are also those who have been desirous to resolve this issue without being expressly called to this opportunity. These are called to offer themselves for resolution in the issue of suffering by offering their own skin in imitation of the Christ; Padre Pio, Saint Francis of Assisi, those listed on this page and Blessed Tiffany are of that number, bearing the wounds of the stigmata, in their own flesh.
There are several people now who currently are giving the testimony on their own skin to answer this question. There will be many more that will be experiencing the stigmata in this time of speeding up as we near the end of this cosmic court case! Thousands of years have gone by now, building evidence of God’s Love and right to rule, and answering all the questions presented…they are near full completion, proving beyond all doubt, that Father’s way is right and He is worthy to be praised and obeyed!
In the one of the most well known stories in the Bible that demonstrates this and outlines the actual issue brought up before Father, we can see the reply of Job as the true answer of praising God, The Father.
1 In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. 2 He had seven sons and three daughters, 3 and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East.
4 His sons used to take turns holding feasts in their homes, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. 5 When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would send and have them purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.
Job’s First Test
6 One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it.”
8 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.”
9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.”
12 The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.
13 One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, 15 and the Sabeans attacked and carried them off. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
16 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the sky and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and carried them off. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
18 While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 19 when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”
20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21 and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”
22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.
Job did not curse God, He praised God! How beautiful that Job showed what needs to happen every time we face evil, every time we face hardship. His answer was love. In the case of Job, though suffering from revolting disfigurement and festering sores and scabs that peeled and became black all over his body, he did not rebel against God. Through nightmares, fever and excessive thinness, and pain both day and night, he kept his integrity! Love of God, Our Father. Praise His Holy Name! Gloria in Excelsis Deo!
This is what we are all asked to do, answer these 3 Great issues:
1. Father’s sovereignty, His right to rule.
2. Man only comes to Father for what he can get out of Father.
3. Man’s will forfeit everything just to save his own skin.
How to answer these:
For the first question, mankind can guide himself successfully without God - Father’s Right to Rule. Throughout the ages we have seen mankind and the inability to produce a government that would not crumble. Even the longest, they crumbled. We can make this simple by granting Father’s right to rule. To rule of us and over everyone. This is the epitome of the statement “Thy Will Be Done.”
Who are we in the grand scheme of things to think we can outline our lives for ourselves better than God, who is all knowing and whose Love is beyond knowledge? Why wouldn’t we turn it over to God to steer our course, to let Him who created us, show us His will for us. Thy Will Be Done! We can use this for everything, include Father in every decision! We can because He gave us that ability to be hardwired to Him. In prayer, for all things, He can guide our steps. The earth has become the focus of God’s right to rule.
“O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.” (Isaiah 25:1)
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)
The answer is here! Letting God, Our Father rule and show us the way. Blessed be His name!
For the second question: Man only comes to Father for what he can get out of Father:
We are not here to serve ourselves but Father. We do this through following the two greatest commandments given to us by His Holy Son, Jesus Christ:
He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Luke 10:27)
The Lord made all of us with Free Will. How much more beautiful and fantastic can it get than the one who made us, loving us so openly, longs for us all to come to Him and embrace the love we were born to accept, to receive His love.
Can we learn to be more childlike without being childish? Can we see how much Father loves us? Can we see a relationship beyond bartering through prayer and trying to get around His will for us? We can come to Father to love and serve the Lord. We can be His mobile sacred space that we may be spreading His love everywhere we go! We can be in partnership with God, being the conduit of love for all those in need.
For the third question, Man will forfeit everything to save his own skin:
Job’s Second Test
1 On another day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them to present himself before him. 2 And the LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it.”
3 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.”
4 “Skin for skin!” Satan replied. “A man will give all he has for his own life. 5 But stretch out your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse you to your face.”
6 The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.”
7 So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD and afflicted Job with painful sores from the soles of his feet to the top of his head. 8 Then Job took a piece of broken pottery and scraped himself with it as he sat among the ashes.
9 His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!”
10 He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
This serves to prove more things, that Job, by not turning from God not only obeyed God, Our Father, but praised Him! And Father has demonstrated in this outline that Satan has restrictions. All those who think or have thought that Satan is all powerful can see right here, in the story of Job, that is not true.
The Accuser is given ability to afflict, but is kept on restriction in what he can do and how far he can go.
Many will benefit from knowing that Satan is kept on restriction. If he was all powerful, wouldn’t it be obvious that he would not be restricted.
Man calls out to God in times of peril, in times of near death and even death. Man cries out “save me God”, “God help me” and “God, I commit myself to your arms.”
God, Our Father, is the ruler of all. We are here to love and serve Him who created us, out of love, offering all that we are and all that we have to Him who loves us beyond any love we have known. This question is answered by all of us. Do we choose love or fear?
So what have we learned? God is love, and does not create evil, but has allowed it for only a short period of time. What answers will you give in this court case? Choose love! TOP