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Conversations with an Angel
An Imagined Dialog Between a Human (H) and an Angel (A) about the Devil
H: Is the Devil real?
A: Yes. Lucifer is very real.
H: Is the Devil powerful?
A: God is the source of all power in the Universe. But yes, Lucifer has abilities that are beyond mine or yours.
H: Should I fear the Devil.
A: No. God is in control. You do not need to fear Lucifer, but you do need to be careful. Lucifer attempts to disrupt what is good. You should do what you can to make sure Lucifer's efforts fail.
H: How can I do that?
A: Do good deeds. Think good thoughts. Help people, do not hurt people. Do what is right and good even when it is hard and you do not feel ready. Thank God for everything.
H: Why does God allow the Devil to exist?
A: Why does God allow you to exist? Lucifer deserves to exist as much as you do.
H: But I don't do the kind of harm the Devil does. Why doesn't God stop the Devil?
A: Why doesn't God stop you? Again, Lucifer deserves to exist, and so Lucifer deserves also to chose, just as you deserve to chose. The choices determine your life and the impact you have on the world. Lucifer has chosen, have you?
H: Yes, I want to be good, but I don't know how.
A: You do know how. You are born knowing how. All of Creation teaches you to be good. Corruption teaches you to be bad. But the choice is yours.
H: So life is about choices?
A: No. Behavior and motives are about choices. Life is about God.
H: So then why doesn't God just appear before me, so I will know for sure what He wants?
A: God does appear before humans. God does tell you want He wants. You just don't listen.
H: How can I learn to listen?
A: Through faith, practice, and seeking God. Faith by trusting what is in your heart when it is good. Practice by acting on what the good you hear in your heart. Seeking God by having a heart open to the Lord, asking Him for direction, reading the Bible, listening to wise counselors like pastors, and preachers. And above all else, by thanking Him, for anything and everything.
H: Is thanking really that important?
A: Thanking is the key to it all. Try it. You will see.
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