The media is a tool used by the devil as stories of spiritually broken individuals seeking affirmation have become the latest news. Depravity sells and has been conditioning weak minds. As I was watching the local evening news, they have been covering stories highlighting and promoting events in June for LGBTQ month? Needless to say, I couldn’t help but find the absurdity in this idea that sexuality would have any significance in a persons identity and how completely illogical life has evolved. We live in a world that is in constant pursuit of exploitation and division; based on choice’ not what actually defines an individual. In addition, it feeds the neediness of the ego, providing a narrative that acceptance requires celebration in order to feel good about oneself. The reality is it reveals the natural symptom of insecurity when ignoring the conscience created by God. It also explains the deficit of understanding how value is created by the price paid on the cross for ALL, regardless of acknowledgment or acceptance of this gift.
Rather than mourning over sin, the world redefines it, or worse, celebrates it. ~ John MacArthur
The irony can’t go unnoticed? When the curator comments ” I wanted everyone to feel like they were included.” Does she understand that designating an event to a select group of people is an oxymoron to all and opposite of “inclusive”? Can you imagine the uproar if there was a month dedicated to celibacy, or heterosexual’s? The idea that a month should be dedicated to a particular group, based upon a proprietary decision, to feel accepted; seems ridiculous to any sane person. This concept lacks spiritual boundaries or rational thinking. The only power another person has over somebody else’s identity, would have to be given away by the owner. The only force that takes is satan. It is a sure sign that satan is involved in this movement and should be a diagnosis of mental illness; that I would term as identity dysphoria. I believe the world creates many forms of this condition of the heart; as a result of being at odds with the flesh or physical. It might include anything from size,age,orientation, status or even tatoo’s; none of which add any true value to our identity. It literally takes one thing, the Love of Christ to experience a sense of worth; the rest is worldly deception. Of course it takes experience and growth to learn this truth. There is true spiritual freedom when you are no longer attached to labels and choose to give control to your Creator. He has the plans and ultimately knows us better than we possibly can. Spiritual growth can and will be painful, therefor it is the tendency of the flesh to resist and result in bondage.
John 10:10 New International Version (NIV)
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
I know Christ and Satan because I’ve experienced both of their “fruits” extensively while roaming the earth for almost 47 years. It has resulted in a decision to choose Christ and guard my body/soul at the first implication of evil. In order to understand or even recognize evil, it requires knowledge of the Bible and relationship with Christ. When you mature and become comfortable with the Word or documentation of insightful instructions, the consequence becomes obvious which “fruit” is dedicated to life, liberty, and the pursuit of JOY. I must admit I suspect I have received or developed a spiritual gift of discerning spirits that has grown over time. I guess I naively believe it can be taught and strengthened as with any other relationship. So naturally my desire is to share and teach what I have learned through the challenges I have encountered. In fact, I firmly believe disappointment breeds from not understanding how we were created and having false expectations. I would even challenge that expectations are a product of the devil, starting with the serpent in the Garden of Eden. You never know what you have, until it has been lost.
Romans 5:3-4 New International Version (NIV)
3 Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
John 15:18-25 New International Version (NIV)
The World Hates the Disciples
18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’[a] If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’[b]
As the days seem to draw darker and darker, you cannot escape the evidence of spiritually damaged people everywhere on social media, in the form of comments including: projection,cognitive dissonance (confusion is a product of satan),gas lighting,blame, and denial. Trump is the official scapegoat of social media and it exemplifies irony when you truly understand psychology and spiritual energy. Trump was ultimately allowed and chosen by a sovereign Lord to be President. He is hated by the media and everything associated with the world, however, is in good company according to the author and redeemer. The idea that he holds such power by those screaming and crying is outrageous and fueled by depravity. Your life is always a reflection of your spiritual condition driven by free will. If your life has no JOY, it is because you lack JOY and disconnected from the source; it is an undeniable consequence of relationship with the Holy Spirit.