We are beset with lies. They surround us. They attempt to invade everything that we do. They try to divert our attention. They trip us up when we try to make intelligent decisions. And, the lies are so much more fun than the TRUTH.
That’s why the truth is such a challenge. It’s painful. It’s ugly. It holds a mirror up and shows us that we aren’t as strong or as beautiful as we would like to be.
So, I understand why TRUTH is such a challenge. But, if you want to live long and prosper… If eternity is your destination… you’d better accept the challenge of accepting the TRUTH.
Very little in our world seems to make sense. It’s as if the people around us are living in an alternate reality, vastly different from the one that you and I live in. And, it is that insanity that will destroy the world.
Worse, the insanity is so great, so broad and so deep, that pointing it out to those who suffer from it, will get you nowhere. They are caught in the grip of madness, and we would do well to stay as far from its grasp as possible.
If you think that you aren’t vulnerable, think again.
In fact, you might even say that the founding of America was one of them.
The problem is that they are often not what we want them to be, or what we expected. And, that’s a problem because we often try to skip those appointments because they don’t fit our idea of what a ‘proper appointment’ should be.
You’ve probably had lots of those if you are a follower of Christ.
If you AREN’T a follower of Christ, there’s one truly awful appointment that you will not avoid, unless you become one.
We have allowed our lives to become cluttered with lies and fantasy. We built castles in the air and filled them with pipe dreams. Our grandparents dreamed of a glorious future, and our parents shared those glorious dreams with us. And, we bought it.
We invested ourselves in the promise of shiny new toys in a glorious future. We put the one-eyed god in our living rooms and allowed its soothing propaganda wash over us. We handed over the minds of our precious children to the government and worshiped at Hollywood’s temples.
But, you’ve begun to wake up. You’ve started to realize that something is wrong. You’ve finally realized that you paid too much for something worthless, so there’s only one thing to do:
I try to always ask God for direction before I write, because I truly want every word that I write to be what He wants you to read. I really do. It scares me that I would lead you astray in ANYTHING. Unfortunately, because I am fallible, you cannot trust my words completely. I really am no better than you are.
I say all that, because I wanted to write something else today. There are such dire threats facing us, that talking about spiritual lies seems like a waste of time. The problem is that you won’t heed my warnings, if you believe spiritual lies. So, here we go again.
I didn’t actually want to write about Biblical interpretation this week. There were so many other things that were happening, that it seemed a dereliction of duty to speak on this topic. But, I also realized that without a clear view of the Bible, everything that I write would be useless.
Without a clear direction by God, we have no hope of surviving what is coming. In fact, it will take a miracle, and we cannot expect miracles if we are not truly resting in His Word.
How can we say that we truly love God, if we twist His words?
After looking at what I’ve said up to this point, I wondered about what I should say next. The world is full of examples of how NOT to do something. In fact, I am even an example foolishness and bad behavior. Just ask my poor, long-suffering wife.
So, I thought that I would ask you a question and talk about a man that I respect a lot – Pastor David Lankford. Having heard his willingness to restrict himself to what the Bible actually says, I am confident that this is a man who is a living, breathing example of someone who loves God.
All that technology has done is act as a lever to magnify the efforts of our sinful nature. Technology is the lever, and it is our hand wielding this lever.
Furthermore, I see that this lever has been used to pry us away from the Holy Spirit. We have quenched the Spirit, and that has left us vulnerable to foolish doctrines that have led some pastors to preach damnable heresy.
It is going to be very difficult to determine how and why MH-17 was shot down. With all of the disinformation agents out there clamoring for our attention with false narratives, it will take time to separate fact from fiction. Even figuring out whether this was deliberate or an accident, will take time.
Today marks the 47th anniversary of the beginning of the Last Days. On June 7th, 1967, Motta Gur shouted the cry heard around the world:
haHar haBayit b’Yadenu! – (The Temple Mount is in our hands!)
From that moment on, a clock started ticking. A generation would not pass before the events described in Luke 21 would all be fulfilled. I talked about all that in my Prophecy Clock Series, and this is an appropriate time for a bit of a review because this past week centered on America and ended with a dire warning – a warning that I wasn’t really expecting to make.