I'll speak to the o word "oppression." It exists as a part of our cycle. Christ Jesus was oppressed. At some point in our lives, we will come in contact with oppression in one way or another. Jesus was oppressed until ultimately, he was crucified. The perpetrators did not understand his Christshipp and what he signifies to the world. Christshipp is the belief that Jesus gave his life to give us the Holy Spirit as a mediator between God and mankind.
How do you beat oppression? Can you? Can we as a society? ... Well of course we can, or the word "overcome" would not exist.
Overcoming exists for just these reasons, oppression among many other elements ails us as human beings to test us and our faith in our Lord of Hosts, our spirits and our strength in Christ Jesus as well as our faiths in a greater good beyond us. I pray ... this is one way, to genuinely seek the hand of God through his son Jesus Christ and use the Holy Ghost as the mediator given to us at the death of Jesus.
Humbling your spirits, another way to lessen oppression ... by this I mean ... simply understand that a higher power is always at work and let it work. Another way, hope for peace and prosperity to all and not just yourself as we all inhabit planet earth our beautiful host. The devil creates oppression as a guise, to which ... if you can see through this guise, you can create a way to circumvent and lessen it.
What if you truly believe there is no way out of your existential circumstance? And you therefore believe that your oppression is the worst and cannot be lifted? This is not true as all oppression can be lifted. Did we not overcome slavery? Famines? Wars? The Holocaust? And many other tribulations? All of which existed and exist to oppress the spirit in some way. You must first imagine yourself out of it, that oppression doesn't belong to you. Disown it if you will, take away its power, keep it at bay and at arms length.
Oppression will propose to you if it can ... it will ask you to marry it, so that it can have a permanent haven which is you, so you can feed it's survival at your own detriment. It can lie to you and say ... I am not "Oppression ... I am something else." If you trust in God, God will either reveal it for what it is and uplift you, or send you the comforting spirit of The Holy Ghost and that can evaporate oppression.
Oppression is a constant ... One thing it will have you believe is that God has abandoned you. God will never abandon you if you call upon his name and accept his son's sacrifice. Oppression will have you believe that God is a liar and that is one of the reasons oppression exists ... as I stated before, oppression exists to test your faith in humanity, in yourself and your faith in God ... I truly believe this. Each person has to find God in their own way ... and their own time ... when they are ready. When you are ready for God, God is ready for you and has been waiting your whole life.
The spirit of God knows when you are ready. In fact, the Apostles worked and preached tirelessly to make this known, that by faith in and through Jesus Christ you are saved. Until you believe in the Trinity ... and accept it with all you are, you are subject to oppression.
I find that music can also lift oppression, that is why I'm a musician, as well as reading, that is also why I am a writer. These art forms among countless others, such as watching or creating a movie, painting and drawing, sculpting, social activities and media, all these work to lift the spirit. If you can open your heart to truly accepting God he will find an avenue that is blessed, for you to enjoy as long as you serve and acknowledge our creator of this planet and of all life.
Let me just say, before you think of oppression as physical, it can also be mental as well. How do you beat the one that you can't see but feel, is to unlock your potential ... that takes work ... work only you can complete as it is inner.
We all have many potentials, we even have potentials within potentials ... you just need to make sure you awake your Goddshipp. By Goddshipp, I mean the belief that God created you, lives in you if you let in the spirit of God, and that God will never abandon you if you rely on God.
It's okay to talk about oppression and have a conversation about the word or the feeling. Did you know that all the Saints and all the Prophets were oppressed? If they weren't, they would not have reached the magnitude of Sainthood. They just didn't let it envelope them as with all the above I have said, they also applied. It all boils down to complete, blind, inexplicable reliance on God and our Savior his son Jesus Christ.
What if you can't identify what you are being oppressed about, you just know and feel that you are. That's okay that you don't know or can't identify oppression ... for as much as we think we are and have been oppressed, the prophets before us have lived it and still kept their faiths. It is your duty to do the inner work and do the same.
Now ... have you ever asked yourself if Jesus Christ wasn't crucified what would have happened? The answer ... He would have died of old age and would have still given us The Holy Spirit because he is chosen by God to deliver The Holy Ghost to us, that's what I believe.
Be blessed on this Fourth of July and enjoy the fireworks!
In the name of GTF, GTS, GTHS
My name is Tracy and welcome to my site and blog page. Thanks for stopping by. On this page I will try to catalogue some things or pivotal moments I feel have made me who I am. There may even be moments that are not so pivotal but more like a muse, a funny memory or otherwise. Be warned though, I may take things off, I may re-edit or remove things. If you happen to read something and it isn't here anymore, its because I am either re-editing, or getting ready to add something else. Also, some of the things I say on here may be understandable and some may not, and sometimes I may not blog or add anything for a while. It's okay with me if you don't understand me or what I write, I mean no ill will in my words or what I write so don't take it personal if it offends you that's just not my aim. My blog or this page is created for me, and for my fans or anyone who wants to come on here and read what I write.