In order to remain blind we must be tempted to refuse sight. This may seem a very obvious concept but we exist in a world of illusion that seeks to offer false promises based on the emotional response of our human vehicle. Many within humanity believe that they resist temptation, even those who would state that they are aware of the dangers of Lucifer's world are still blind in the weak spot that is their human vehicle. Much like an actual vehicle we all have a "bind spot", this blind spot is the area of the human life experience where we have experienced the most trauma and pain. Lucifer has studied humanity for ever and knows that which will pull us from the narrow path. So he places gifts that are other than they appear on the edge of our vision.
Walking the narrow path is not rigidly sticking to the very human and therefore linear and logical interpretations of what the construct of religion states is "sin". All sin is rebellion but not all rebellion is sin and this is hidden in plain view. When we walk to Christ initially prior to accepting our Salvation in TRUTH we will feel opposition and this is from darkness and Lucifer for both will place temptation before the seeker in an attempt to prevent full surrender to Christ Himself. Once surrendered the walk begins and it is a walk, we do not simply surrender our life to Christ and viola somehow we are "saved", this is the false salvation offered by the construct of religion that keeps us firmly at the Cross. Christ went beyond the Cross and we must follow Him. The human logical mind will deny this and our soul will pull out all stops to attempt to prevent this but it is our SURRENDER IN CHRIST that reveals TRUTH and TRUTH JUST IS.
When we enter the Salvation in TRUTH process we are covered by the Blood of Christ which means that darkness is not permitted to harm us but it does not stop darkness from attacking. We lose the protection offered by the Blood of Christ each time we rebel against our Creator YHWY and darkness knows this, so it places gifts at the edge of the narrow path, enticing us to step off the path and pick them up. Darkness cannot take us off the narrow path, but it can and will tempt us to step off that path in our own free will. Free will is not our friend on the narrow path and our Creator YHWY will allow us to wander in order to reveal to us our own emotional debris that triggers the rebellion.
It cannot be underestimated the power of temptation, we are taught within the construct of religion about the temptation of Eve and this gives a very logical and linear false reference point:
Genesis 3:6 (KJV)
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
It is our human eyes that believe that which is presented, it is only when we begin to interact that we realize that what is offered is not what it appears. We in this our human form cannot see the vast picture that we are part of and we cannot understand at that moment the ramifications of our interaction. We will find that we are opposed by our Creator YHWY when we step off the narrow path, always we will believe that we are still walking it but when the outer waking life experience comes to a halt and we feel the opposition we must go to Christ in prayer and ask to be shown TRUTH. Often we will not like what we are shown and we may feel that inner rebellion begin to rise within us, it is this rebellion that is the root of the manipulation and must be handed over to Christ, then the outer waking reality will begin to move and to heal once more because we will be placed back on the narrow path and continue our walk with and IN Christ.
It must be understood that the only one who can walk the narrow path is the one surrendered IN Christ. No amount of linear or logical thought, physical rote and ritual or denial at human physical level will have us back walking this path. Christ is the only one who can walk it which is why we are surrendered IN Him and walk with Him. The construct of religion will have our human logical mind presenting a picture of walking next to Christ, this is false and a false gift designed to subtly separate us from the Salvation in TRUTH process. Only IN Christ do we have full Salvation and full protection, it is when we step out from Him that we are seen by the forces of this world and they attack. It is therefore a sign of Surrender in TRUTH when we can reach peace whilst all around is chaos. It is how we can walk in this world but not be of it for Christ came into this world in order to lead us out of it in TRUTH.
John 17:21 (KJV)
That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.