My bed is too high for Buddy to leap up onto by himself, so he sits by the bed and stares at me expectantly. Since he asks, I pick him up so that he can rest.
What most people don’t understand is that there is no spiritually neutral territory: We are all born into Satan’s kingdom. The Lord Jesus claimed that Satan was “the ruler of this world” (John 14:30 and 16:11) and the Apostle Paul referred to the devil as “the god of this world” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
No one exists in a neutral zone.
The problem is: Just as Buddy has to ask me to lift him up onto my (our) bed, because it’s impossible for him to reach it on his own, so, too, we must ask Jesus to lift us up out of Satan’s kingdom, because it’s impossible to lift ourselves out.
Jesus came to “destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8).
When Adam and Eve rejected God’s authority over their lives, they unwittingly chose to place themselves under Satan’s rule and authority. As a result, all humanity is born separated from God–spiritually dead. As a result of our dead spirits, we are self-willed and act contrary to God’s holy standards. The “soul that sins must die” (Ezekiel 18:20) as punishment for sin. But because God loves His creation, Jesus died for our sins, suffering the punishment we deserve.
What we are doing, when we ask Jesus to forgive our sins and accept His rule and authority, God plucks us out of Satan’s kingdom and makes us one of His children, binding us eternally to Himself. We are no longer under Satan’s authority.
“For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”–Colossians 1:13-14, Apostle Paul
So where do you prefer to dwell? Continue in the kingdom of darkness?
Or dwell in the kingdom of light?
“This is the message we have heard from Him (Jesus) and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.”–Apostle John, 1 John 1:5
You may notice, despite all your efforts to distract your heart and mind, that you feel incomplete, that there is an inner emptiness that can never be filled. Made in the image of God, we are meant to be triune beings: body, soul and spirit. The Holy Spirit left humanity when the first couple rejected God’s authority, so we are all missing the Spirit of Life (Romans 8:2): We are all born incomplete. Yielding your life back to God’s authority restores you to the original relationship with God. He is a God of Love (1 John 4:16) and cannot tolerate sin. When we come under the power of the Holy Spirit, He guides us into being more loving people.
Why not ask God to forgive your sin and ask that He become your Lord? Also, request that the Holy Spirit indwell and guide you.
Please find a Bible-based church to grow as a Christian. And begin reading the Bible each day and praying. It is God’s main way of communicating His will to us–and speaking to our hearts.