Pay attention to the news. Not so much as to see what’s going on around you in the world, but to see the madness as it sets in like never before. Don’t take from the news what they are trying to get you to believe; just grasp the trends underlying the cover stories.
Notice that it’s really nothing new in the sense that the media has always lied. Rather, I’m pointing to the broad moral flavor of what’s happening. For people who aren’t heart-led, they are going to catch the content and see it as confirmation of their particular political bias. That part of it is going to get crazier. Back away and see how this madness is reaching a fever pitch.
If you shield yourself from any awareness of the madness, you’ll miss important cues. Again, not because of what they say, but the underlying moral impact of what they are trying to get you to believe. Consider how it all seeks to manipulate, to seduce, to inflate the importance of things that don’t really matter, and hide things they don’t want anyone to notice. Not that we are going to act on what they are hiding, but try to see where it all seems to be headed, where people are being herded.
No two of us will see exactly the same thing. No two of us has exactly the same calling, so we don’t need to see the same things. What we need to share is the broad assumptions of the heart-led way, and the prophetic warning that God’s wrath is poured out. This is another of those times when “the ax is laid at the root of the tree.”
But I think it’s a mistake to simply ignore the whole thing, as if it tells you nothing at all. Learn the symptoms of the disease so you can take your own remedies and be ready to help others with them. It’s not what everyone says it is; it’s much worse than they’ll ever understand.