Consequences…

Parts of me are twitching, sore, burning among other things. I am talking about the effects of the demonic oppression on my body. Medical Science calls these things “symptoms.” The wages of sin is death. I am NOT posting this to give the enemy any glory, but for it to serve as a SERIOUS WARNING. If you’ve followed my blog for a while this year you can see that I have been dealing with serious demonic oppression, sexual in nature. These days porn is free, but not really. Your credit card may not be charged, but your body and sanity will be. Especially if you are a born again Christian, God will chasten you. Also, If you return to the sin(s) after your deliverance, they will come back…

John 5:14 (KJV)

Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.


 

KNOW YOUR BIBLE! So many Christians don’t get into The Word these days! I did not know about this verse and I let my flesh lead me back into the same sins after JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF delivered me at my desk in my living room with a simple prayer. This is why I am in the position I am in right now. Constant torment in my female areas. Even after The Lord has blessed me with some major deliverance this past week. It takes time. This stuff doesn’t happen over night. I do have 32 years of acquired spiritual junk. However…

Through it all, He has been faithful. My God has blessed me beyond measure. He reached out to me using a Sister in Christ and led me into a deliverance ministry fellowship group. I hadn’t been going to Church regularly for a very long time so this was such a blessing and very much needed! He never left my side. Because I am saved, I was chastened and not cast away. My Father is now restoring me and our relationship. As these demons leave the voids are filled with The Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 12:6-11 (KJV)

For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?

10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.


You hear the phrase “count the cost” sometimes. It’s in The Bible:

Luke 14:27-28 (KJV)

27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?


SIN costs you EVERYTHING!!! Jesus is the only way out of Hell and messes like these. My attitude now is that I praise HIM that I am blessed to suffer in Jesus’ Name because it shows I am a daughter and not a servant. I am an heir and co-heir with Christ. More updates on my journey to come later. God bless!

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I Got Something to Say…

It’s like after 6 a.m. and I’m sitting here sippin on some Cappuccino. On the drive home from the gas station so many thoughts were running through my head. Many emotions too..I shed a few tears as I sang along to some Miranda Lambert and reminisced with some Taylor Swift on my Spotify app. Needless to say I took the long way home…

It’s not like me to revert back to my old ways and musical tastes like I did this morning, but after losing a major spiritual attack after waking up and feeling so defeated, I just didn’t care. I threw it all away. I didn’t know I would mess up today and so early, but God did. I got so much deliverance last night. I just knew that was it. I just knew that the molesting and raping demons were going down forever. I was so excited because the desire to masturbate from their stimulation would be gone completely forever! Not so…yet. Christians (and everybody else) do not engage in watching pornography not matter what. The cost is far too high-especially if you are a Christian, a Child of GOD seeking The Lord. There are demons that can attach themselves to your body and live inside of you. They can be so stubborn to get out as I am finding out. Doing this stuff is a WIDE OPEN DOOR FOR THE DARK SIDE! Not many want to talk about this but it needs to be addressed!

So today God has had mercy on me. Even after blowing it this morning, still yet I began burping and yawning and coughing. These are all manifestations of deliverance. God was delivering me and still kicking demons out despite my actions. I haven’t prayed since.

As I was listening to songs like I Knew You Were Trouble, Red, and Bad Blood, I thought about all of the rejection I experienced in romantic relationships growing up and in early adulthood. It didn’t matter how beautiful I was or how talented. I was always rejected by the men I so desired. Even in the relationships I was involved in, they never lasted too long. NOW it is SO clear to me WHY! Having received all of the revelation this year in my trials I see that we live in a spirit world and all is spiritual. I recognize the mishaps. Most people have heard that God has a plan for your life. Well, the truth is…Satan does too! The kingdom of darkness is always at work in your life as well carrying out assignments against you to suit their purposes and plans against God. Good news tho! That’s what spiritual warfare is for!

All of my romantic entanglements were a part of Satan’s plan against my life to destroy what God had for me/God’s purpose for my life. I believe the enemy can catch a glimpse of the future but only God knows everything. Satan can speculate, I mean, after all he’s been around for a very long time! Whatever happened, I know the enemy was at work. Maybe not in everything. We have been given free will, just know that the kingdom of darkness has plans for your life too. I tell you this in wisdom, not to scare you. I tell you this from experience. There were major assignments against me in my young life with the spirits of rejection, self-hatred, fear, and so much more.

So if you’re going through something like this (you can apply this to everything else too), just know that it’s nothing personal. Remember that these spirits operate in people to get to us…and we war not against flesh and blood. Man, what an awakening this year has been for me!

Seek The Lord in prayer and ask for wisdom. God bless!

Me On The Altar.

God has given me the answer to my spiritual problem this year multiple times using different people and things. Instead of heeding any of His opportunities, each time I pushed them away and tried to do it my way or another way. The way He has for me I have always put aside because it was too hard and extreme for me. It’s like I want to know God so intimately but I want my desires too. I have cried out for The Lord to draw me into The very Heart of Him in recent years and He is doing that right now. I am going down whining, kicking, and screaming. As nasty as this spirit husband harassment has been you would think I would have already fasted and kicked this thing. But it’s not about this spirit husband. This is actually about God. This is about me no longer running from Him. I can’t have it both ways. Not anymore. I want to know God. I want to seek Him with all my heart and find Him. I want to break through in our relationship to a new level of fellowship with The Holy One.

This is me dying. This is the end of me. This is me putting my flesh (the lust of the flesh) on The Altar. This is painful. This is not what I want to do. I am beginning a fast at noon in a couple minutes and I have avoided this for months. I don’t want to be molested anymore and raped by unseen forces, aka the spirit husband. God is delivering me and giving me grace and everything I need for this, including the support of some amazing friends that are Family in Christ!

Today, I finally got it. It finally registered. This is how it’s going down. This fast is me surrendering to Jesus and letting Him take my walls down. I want to give Him all of me and hold nothing back. I have been shown so much information these past few months about the spirit realm and the demonic forces, the fact that everything has a spiritual root cause, and so much more. The Lord has revealed so much to me, including some big things about myself. I thought I knew it all already because of what He had shown me in leading me to Bible prophecy, but I was wrong. We will never learn it all, and pride is one of the things He has been taking down inside of me. Praise God!

Receiving the revelation this morning that I needed to fast as part of surrendering to God and dying to myself, really makes a difference. It doesn’t make it any easier in my flesh, but it helps me inside. I have to decide what matters most: God or food. God or my flesh. God or pleasure. God or me.

I’m learning this is about my will.


Check this out (from biblehub.com)

The Sin of Self-Will by R. Tuck
Psalm 81:11
But my people would not listen to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

Observe that the sin of which complaint is here made is not that Israel did not hearken, but that Israel would not hearken. God goes in behind the acts of disobedience, and is concerned with the spirit of wilfulness which found expression in the acts. The judgment of God upon them brings to view the special feature of their sin. “So I gave them up to the obduracy of their heart, that they should walk in their own counsels” (ver. 12).

I. SELF-WILL AS THE SIN INTO WHICH MEN FELL. Self-will is the perverted use of free will. Free will could be self-will if man were an independent creature. Free will must not be self-will, because man is a dependent creature. Free will became self-will, because man allowed himself to be guided by what seemed “pleasant to the eyes and good for food,” rather than by what he knew to be the will of him on whom he depended. Serving himself is the essence of sin for one who has been made dependent – in every way dependent upon God. What we have to counteract is the delusion that man is an independent being, and therefore may “follow the devices and desires of his own heart.” Illustrate from Daniel 5:28.

II. SELF-WILL AS THE SIN FROM WHICH MEN ARE DELIVERED. There are penalties into which men have brought themselves by their self will, and from these they need to be delivered. But it would be no effective redemption that dealt only with penalties. Deliverance from self-willedness, in a dependent creature, can only be effected by making him on whom he depends so infinitely attractive that he wins full trust and obedience. And this is accomplished by God’s manifestation of himself to men in the Person, life, and sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ.

III. SELF-WILL AS THE SIN INTO WHICH THE REDEEMED ARE IN DANGER OF FALLING BACK. Illustrate from the Israelites, as redeemed unto the service of Jehovah, from Egypt. Bring out

(1) the open ways, and

(2) the subtle ways, in which nowadays Christians may be tempted to the self-trust which breaks them away from their dependence on God. – R.T.


I watched a preacher online talking about dying to self yesterday. Today when I caught myself switching into the flesh during a conversation about something I am very opinionated about, I remembered what he said. This is the part of me that is yet to die. I don’t remember the exact words but I am so glad it came to mind again, praise God!

Don’t give up everyone. Jesus loves you! Father God is drawing His Church to a deeper relationship with Him I think. You are loved beyond measure by The One who died for you to be reconciled with Him for eternity!!! We cannot fathom how much we really mean to our Father and our Jesus! Praise Him today! No matter how dark it is or what you’re going through today!

*Final note: I just want to remind everyone not to be freaking out over demons and giving the kingdom of darkness any kind of glory. The battle is in the mind. I have been letting them get to me myself. Seriously, they are playing head games with you. No matter what you feel or see, God is greater! He NEVER leaves you! He is still there whenever you are under demonic attack! HE WILL MAKE A WAY for your deliverance!

Burn Me Alive Inside…

This “spirit husband” is so stubborn to let me go. If I’m not awake being raped and molested inside, then I am living in the devil’s nightmares as I sleep. So, I can’t just take a bunch of sleeping medicine cuz that would just screw me over, I’d end up stuck in the demonic nightmares for hours.

I guess I’ve sinned worse than I know… with what’s got hold of me. The way things are, you’d think I’d had sex with the devil himself. I just want them to leave. Or I want to leave if they won’t. Ah, this sucks! Days of torment.

The wages of sin is death. Don’t do it. If you are delivered from an unclean spirit (Jesus Himself delivered me from a terrible spirit after I prayed months ago) and you return to your sin, like The Bible says, something worse will come. Sin no more. I have been living with my something worse since March and I am seriously ready to move on.

There’s more to the world than what the cotton-candy Christianity preachers around the world are teaching right now. They’re tickling peoples ears with promises that if they just sign up they will win an all expenses paid trip to Heaven, no pain or suffering involved. New car, new house, better looking body and blah blah. It’s about who YOU are and what YOU want and what God will do for YOU. Hate to break it to all of the followers of the prosperity Gospel preachers, but…God is not a genie. We don’t just order what we want like at a drive thru either. It’s a relationship. This world is a mess right now with stuff like this going on. Stuff like what’s going on inside of me and is going on with many believers right now. I thank God for connecting me with people who I can relate to in this time of darkness. It is super dark in the spiritual realm down here on planet earth. It’s only going to get darker. The Bible is without error and all is coming to pass right now.

Jesus is the only way to make it right now and certainly to make it to Heaven. He is coming soon. Hold on people, it may feel like hell to us right now but we are way wrong. This is not hell. If we are suffering like this now, I cannot imagine how people will be attacked in the coming 7 year Tribulation, and unimaginably Hell itself. Repent! We aren’t guaranteed anymore time anyway of life. God bless.

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Deliverance Progress Report 6.10.2017

Hey everyone!

Hope all is well with you all today. This is just a journal post. Catching up.

First of all, glory to God Almighty and thank You LORD JESUS, for bringing amazing new people into my life! I had been walking alone in the wilderness this entire year but a couple weeks ago The Lord brought some wonderful men and women of God who are on FIRE for Jesus into my world! New friendships are developing. I am blessed beyond measure! Praise God!

It all began a few days before my birthday when The Lord led a Sister in Christ to reach out to me after I had posted a prayer request in a Facebook prayer group about needing help. My words were something like this, “Sister needs prayer. Satan has me in a choke-hold, only Jesus can save me.” So, I would up in a chatroom group about deliverance. I had no idea what would happen. I assumed they were going to pray for me if I showed up. I had it in my mind that I was not going to go.

After the weekend was over on that Monday, thirty minutes before the meeting began, The Holy Spirit quickened in me and I remembered it was time for the group. I got there and it was amazing, I was not the only one receiving deliverance that night. I was on webcam and the Brethren/deliverance team called out multiple spirits and went to war for me to be freed. It wasn’t until a Brother led me to ask The Holy Spirit to break my heart that I had a breakthrough.  A few seconds later I began weeping uncontrollably as The Spirit of God touched me.

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I’m a work in progress. I am learning that deliverance is a process, not a one time deal. There is more to come. I am still dealing with a strongman or heavy demon that is very stubborn and will not leave. It is very frustrating because this spirit attacks my body anytime day and night. I’m thinking this is one like Jesus says that only comes out by prayer and fasting as in Matthew 17:21.

I have learned that when demons are cast out they come out in the forms of yawning, burping, coughing up or spitting, maybe some other ways. I have experienced all of these. I had no idea the roots of the problems in my life were spiritual!

By the way, I am NO LONGER BIPOLAR! That’s a spirit!  I am still taking medications right now. Do not ever go off your meds without consulting your doctor and as led by The Lord because your flesh will react as it is used to having them. There are spirits attached to almost everything! Mental illnesses, pain, epilepsy, trauma, all else. You CAN BE FREE!

Christians can have demons. I tried to explain that to a Brother in Christ that I haven’t talked with in months and he didn’t agree or get it at first. I didn’t either before. I did NOT believe in deliverance ministry.  UNTIL IT HAPPENED TO ME… I just thought that only people in the world who did very wicked things could be possessed by demons. Truth is, we as Christians can have demons as well. In our members. Our spirit is saved by God and though The Holy Spirit of God dwells within us, our flesh and our minds/will and emotions are not saved like the part of us that lives on.

Learn more about Christians having demons HERE at greatbiblestudy.com

More Resources:

Check out The Book Pigs in The Parlor by Frank and Ida Mae Hammond. Get it on  AMAZON or check your local Christian bookstore.

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Demon Buster is awesome with many, many prayers and spiritual warfare help. Adjust your speakers if need be because music will play when you go to the site.

God is teaching me to trust Him. I believe that is the major point of this trial if not one of the most major. But we cannot figure Him out. Then there’s the getting rid of my pride. I did not realize that my heart had hardened over time and there’s so much pain beneath that I have been ignoring and healing is needed. The MAIN REASON I am going through this is because of the open door I created with sin. There are consequences to sin. As a Child of God, I am being chastened. However, in the process, I am learning more and more about casting out demons, deliverance and spiritual warfare, and that the WHOLE BIBLE IS REAL TODAY!  The churches are teaching that all of these are no longer for today’s world, but I have witnessed them. This is real! Jesus spoke the TRUTH and this is TRUTH for TODAY’S WORLD also!!!

Mark 16:17-18  (KJV)

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.


I want to be a part of this Christianity that you can experience! Miracles, signs, and wonders. Showing the world the truth and that JESUS is real! The BIBLE is real! Cover to Cover!!! I encourage you to check this out for yourselves. Important note: DO NOT CAST DEMONS OUT OF SOMEONE WHO IS NOT BORN AGAIN! It will do them harm.  They must be born again.

I’m taking this thing one step at a time. If you have found yourself in a similar situation and would like more information, just message me at the “Drop me a line” tab at the top of my blog. God bless!

 

My Journey Through The Wilderness 2017

I have been on quite the spiritual journey in a dark sense now for pretty much all of this year 2017. It’s just about June and I feel led to blog about the matter and what’s been going on. Maybe you can relate, maybe you are not there yet. Maybe you are RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW with a sigh of relief that you are not the only one going through all of this! Regardless, through it all, we never face any battle alone. Jesus is ALWAYS there with us.

It began with research, watching deliverance seminars on YouTube, the purchasing of a couple books, studying and applying self deliverance (casting demons out of myself in The Name of Jesus, for example, the spirit of anxiety), leading to a heavier internal situation that I am currently living with. It’s like Incubus and Succubus only it does not only bother me when I am sleeping. I am praying for God’s Grace everyday.

So here’s what I’m noticing so far:

I have not yet learned to praise HIM in the storm.

I have not yet learned to appreciate this thorn.

  • I am studying 2 Corinthians 12:9

Sins that were hidden are sort of coming to the light right now. I can see my life a little more clearly spiritually in this wilderness.

I have been complaining A LOT.

I have pleaded and begged GOD to take this away from me!!! So far the answer is no, but I believe He has shown me I am being chastened. Everything in heaven, on the earth and beneath the earth is subject to The Name of Jesus Christ, but the demons that are afflicting me are allowed to stay for now. I am coming to terms with this daily. I have the worst negative thoughts like “Man, I must be the dirtiest rotten sinner ever!” as I sit in self pity. There’s so much more than the actual affliction though.

I’m not quite sure how I got myself into this mess.  I have learned one thing. If you go digging into and researching the spirit world or the occult anyplace, demons can and will manifest. For me, it all began at the beginning of this year when I was fascinated with the idea that there just might be a spiritual cause for my Bipolar Disorder because of some amazing points I had read online and how it all seemed to fit. I know we live in a spiritual world. There are only angels and demons, no ghosts and all the other stuff that is man made. Seeing a dead relative is actually seeing a demonic manifestation or apparition. Psychics only hear from familiar spirits, they have no special ability. Infected people can hear from familiar spirits too even if they don’t want to. This is where I believe Schizophrenia comes in. But that’s a different blog for another day I hope. Once I make it through this trial and if the Rapture of The Church hasn’t happened yet, I will certainly be updating my pages at the top of my main blog site. I have been learning so much about how we can really be set free.

I have acquired a lot of knowledge and can back it up with what Jesus said in The Bible. People can still be healed and have demons cast out of them to be free. Anyone who is a true born-again believer can do these things.

Mark 3:14-15 (KJV)

14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

 

Mark 16:16-18 (KJV)

16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

 

John 14:11-13 (KJV)

11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.


So much to say… On the positive side,

I am becoming more reliant upon God and therefore growing closer to Him.

My eyes have been opened so very wide. I will never see life the same again at all.

Now I’ve discovered this power is real but I cannot operate in it yet in ministry because I am being chastened by The Lord. This dark and difficult time is for my good though. I know my suffering is not in vain. It is certainly humbling. More to come later..

God bless you, and know that your suffering is not in vain. Amen.

Bible Verses About Hurt Feelings

Bible Verses About Hurt Feelings

Romans 12:19 – Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

Exodus 14:14 – The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

Ephesians 4:32 – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Matthew 5:44 – But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Colossians 3:13 – Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.

Micah 7:8 – Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD [shall be] a light unto me.

James 1:19 – Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Hebrews 13:5 – [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Hebrews 12:15 – Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled;

James 4:6 – But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Colossians 3:17 – And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

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“Still Haven’t Found What I’m Lookin’ For…”

Still Haven’t Found What You’re Looking For? C.S. Lewis, Bono and the Argument from Desire via crossexamined.org

by Ted Wright

For better or worse I was a child of the 80’s, and during that time a new rock band came on the scene that changed pop music, both in Britain, America and eventually the world. I immediately loved their sound as soon as I heard it. Their style was unique, and the lyrics had a real message. Their songs resonated much deeper than the typical pop tunes being played on the radio. That band was U2 from Dublin Ireland.

In May of 1987 the band released their 5th studio album titled “The Joshua Tree.” The second track on that album is a “gospel-esque” song that producer Danny Lanois encouraged Bono to write.[1] The song is “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” The song has been acclaimed by many critics and publications as one of the greatest songs of all time.[2]

What makes this song so unique and timeless? Sure it’s Bono’s excellent vocals, Adam Clayton’s chilled-out bass, and the Edge’s astral guitar licks, but I believe that it is also something more, something much deeper. The song touches on a truth that is embedded in all people – a deep sense of longing and desire for something that this present world cannot fully satisfy. Here is the second refrain.
“I have kissed honey lips

Felt the healing in her finger tips

It burned like fire

(I was) burning inside her.
I have spoke with the tongue of angels

I have held the hand of a devil

It was warm in the night

I was cold as a stone.

But I still haven’t found

What I’m looking for.

But I still haven’t found

What I’m looking for.”
The song is written in the style of a gospel-lament which has it roots in the Psalms, the Lamentations of Jeremiah and later, African-American Spirituals. So, what is the singer lamenting?

He is lamenting that no matter what he tries or what he does, ultimate satisfaction isn’t found in this world. His satisfaction must come from somewhere else. He was made for something else, for somewhere else, or perhaps for someone else. He is a pilgrim and a sojourner on this earth, “just a passing through.”

In his book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis articulates an argument for the existence of God based on our dissatisfactions as well as our deepest desire, which sounds a lot like the lyrics of U2’s song. I would even argue that the core idea is the virtually the same.

Lewis’s argument goes like this:

…A baby feels hunger; well there is such a thing as food. A duckling wants to swim; well there is such a thing as water. Men feel sexual desire; well there is such a thing as sex. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world[3]

Philosopher Peter Kreeft has done us a great service and re-formulated Lewis’s argument from desire into a syllogism that might be a little easier to follow.

Every natural innate desire corresponds to some real object that can satisfy that desire
But there exists in us a desire which nothing in time, nothing on earth and no creature can satisfy.
Therefore there must exist something more than time, earth, and creatures which can satisfy this desire.
This something is what people call “God” and “life with God forever.”[4]

Premise 1 – Every natural desire corresponds to some real object that can satisfy that desire

The key here is that every natural desire has a corresponding reality. The implication is that there is a distinction between two kinds of desires – natural desires and artificial desires. Everyone has natural desires, like the desire for water, food, sleep, friendship (companionship), etc…, but we also have desires for things that are artificial, or conditioned by society – like the desire to be famous, or the desire to possess superpowers (like one of the Avengers), or the desire to own a Ferrari.

However, with the artificial desires we don’t recognize a condition called “Ferrari-lessness” which corresponds to, say a natural desire like the desire for water (thirst), or for food (hunger).

Premise 2 – But there exists a desire in us which nothing in time, nothing on earth and no creature can satisfy.

This premise is existentially true, and either one senses it or not. It can’t be forced. It may be pointed out, however, that even though one might not sense a desire for God, it doesn’t mean that the desire is non-existent, just buried under the concerns, the worries and the busyness of life.

The Southern novelist Walker Percy commenting on “the search” in his classic novel The Moviegoer (1961) touches on this idea:

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be on to something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.

Something is missing, so we despair. Indeed, as Thoreau writes, “…most men live lives of quiet desperation” (Civil Disobedience & other Essays), or like mythical, Greek Sisyphus, we “feel” the futility and the endless drudgery of work & life and deeply sense that there must be “something more.”

If God is the ultimate source of joy and fellowship, then nothing but Him and Him alone (& life with Him forever) will satisfy the heart of every person.

This truth has been articulated by many different voices throughout history.

“For He [God] has set eternity in the hearts of men…” – King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

“Thou, O Lord hast made us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee” – St. Augustine (The Confessions)

“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” – Blaise Pascal (Pensees)

“Not to be onto something is to be in despair” – Walker Percy (The Moviegoer)

“I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” – U2 (Bono)

Peter Kreeft brilliantly summarizes premise 2 this way:

The second premise requires only honest introspection. If someone defies it and says, “I am perfectly happy playing with mud pies, sports cars, or money, or sex, or power,” we can only ask, “Are you really?” But we can only appeal, we cannot compel… Even the atheist Jean-Paul Sartre admitted that “there comes a time when one asks, even of Shakespeare, even of Beethoven, ‘Is that all there is?’”[5]

Premise 3 – Therefore there must exist something more than time, earth, and creatures which can satisfy this desire.

Premise 4 – This something is what people call “God” and “life with God forever.”

Admittedly, the conclusion of this argument is not an “air-tight” case for the God of the Bible, but it is certainly a stepping stone. When the argument from desire is placed alongside of other arguments for God’s existence, such as the cosmological argument, and the teleological argument, then I think it makes a pretty compelling case worthy of serious consideration.

Kreeft says, “What it proves is an unknown X, but an unknown whose direction, so to speak, is known. This X is more: more beauty, more desirability, more awesomeness, more joy.”[6]

Our lifelong nostalgia, our longing to be reunited with something in the universe from which we now feel cut off, to be on the inside of some door which we have always seen from the outside, is no mere neurotic fancy, but the truest index of our real situation. ~ C.S. Lewis (The Weight of Glory, pg. 42)

Truth, Goodness & Beauty

It may be that beauty, and our desire for infinite beauty and truth and goodness is where we feel the unfulfilled longing[7] the most, as Kreeft brilliantly explains:

There are three things that will never die: truth, goodness and beauty. These are three things that we all need, and need absolutely, and know we need absolutely. Our minds want not only some truth and some falsehood, but all truth, without limit. Our wills want not only some good and some evil, but all good, without limit. Our desires, imaginations, feelings or hearts just want not just some beauty and some ugliness, but all beauty without limit.

For these are three things that we will never get bored with, and never will, for all eternity, because they are three attributes of God, and therefore all God’s creation: three transcendental or absolutely universal principles of all reality. …Truth, goodness and beauty are ‘patches of Godlight’ here in the ‘Shadowlands.’ Their home is Yonder.[8]

Christianity teaches that the only way to truly KNOW God is through Jesus Christ who came to reveal Him for Who He truly is.

“Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (John 17:3)