We are facing a time of immense changes and revolutions. The coming revolutions are like race horses lining up a the starting gate. Many of these horses of revolution (if not most), want to run from the gate as riders of evil. There are many horses at the gate. People will will cheer these evil horses on as good. Many will place their bets on them and chide those who don’t. Many will rejoice when their horses win and when fortunes are made. But where is the horse and its rider for good? Has its rider been swallowed up in the frenzy? Are its supports sleeping? Do they have no vision and no desire to be in the race? Or are they staying at home to sleep, because they are saying we want nothing to do with an evil race? As ‘good’ as this rationalization sounds, we do need to…
There is the law of attraction in which like attracts like. Crime attracts crime. Gangsters attract gangsters. Laziness attracts laziness. Evil attracts evil. Political ideology attracts like ideology. Greed attracts the greedy, and good attracts good. This is why you want to be careful about discerning what the force of attraction is in a neighborhood. In the same way, you need to discern what the force of attraction is in your spiritual life?
Evil will always exist as much as day is followed by night. However, our choice is to live by the day or slowly die by night. Our moment to moment choice is to be in the light or to wallow in the darkness. There is a reason why we have been created to sleep through the darkness of the night, rather than lie awake, consuming its shadows.
At first, when we decide to improve on Jesus’ way and do things our way it seems to work. People love the fresh new innovation and it may even become a viral trend. However, every time we replace or try to improve on Jesus’ way we always create an inferior outcome. This is typically not noticed at the time of change, but it becomes clear to the discerning over time.
The Bible is very clear that the end times church will be subject to a great falling away and deceptive doctrines that are inspired by demonic influences. This is obviously not a popular teaching for obvious reasons. However, the Bible was never written for us to feel good about ourselves
So many Christians think the solution is to fight the darkness by entering its realm. We see arguing, debating and demonstrating about the things of darkness. Although this seems to be good, it masks the real issue and the real cause.
Prophets come as instruments of judgement; not just because of what they say – but also because of who you choose to follow. You are called to follow God alone. If you choose to follow a prophet who is narrow-visioned and shallow in his or her fluffy feel good messages, have you chosen to follow God?