"I can be like God."
Consider this statement:
His name, was Lucifer.
Exalting and glorifying self, even unto the likes of God IS the origins of all iniquity in the world. All throughout history and even into today, this rebellion/turning away can be seen, where humanity has decided that he/she alone is the determiner of his/her destiny, he/she alone is the source of his/her own power. And that he/she alone can resolve their own dualistic conflicts and move beyond their own limited state of being.
It is a lie. A grand lie. THE grand lie.
Free will is an immeasurably awesome gift, but one that must be treated with the utmost of respect and used with the utmost of wisdom.
It behooves us to choose wisely.
Father, I pray that those who read this come to the realization that self and You are not one and the same. And that they cannot elevate themselves unto You. Over and over, from the beginning of time, You have shown us that climbing the stairway to Heaven on our own efforts leads to nothing but destruction and failure. Lucifer’s proclamations of “I will” says it all. It is not possible to will ourselves into Your Peace, Your Joy and Your Love. And it is certainly not possible for us to become those things ourselves. Choosing YOU as God keeps one in communion with You forever and ever. Choosing self as god keeps one separated from You forever and ever. I pray all who read this choose You.
In Your most Holy name I pray,