Refer to yesterday’s post.
There remains today a vast body of hidden history, secrets that some would rather keep hidden. By the same token, much has already been leaked that is pure nonsense. It was recorded as nonsense to deceive. It’s our God’s nature to expose sin by steering human events in particular ways, and we should expect to see a lot exposed in the coming days. Still, some of this data may never be seen, because with God it’s not about the facts but about the moral truth.
There is one sense in which we simply do not have to know. Bear in mind that we cannot ever fully divest ourselves in this life from the Lust of the Eyes — that human curiosity about things we cannot understand and should not see. Our culture has made a virtue of that sin, and regards as evil the contentment of ignoring some things.
You’ll have to find your own balancing point. On the one hand, it helps us to acknowledge our own moral depravity if we are confronted with the depravity of others. On the other hand, part of escaping the power of the Devil is closing our eyes to things that are meant to shock and destroy our moral senses. The Lord has drawn boundaries and it’s tantamount to burgling His private property to enter places He hasn’t called us. It’s equally evil to hide from revelations that keep us humble, particularly when it’s the consequences of our own sinful choices.
I wrote about The Cult to establish the habit of thinking in terms of invisible moral entities. It’s more than just demons; it’s the influence demons have in human behavior. The merging of human and demonic personalities produces characteristic changes. It saves a lot of time and digging if you can understand the symbolism, the parabolic image of “creatures” that exist in the moral realm. The Bible uses anthropomorphic language to discuss a lot of things; that’s how truth is revealed. It’s not a question of collecting a list of traits, but of getting acquainted with how it acts as a person.
We can thus deal with human depravity as a moral entity without always having to dig into the details. We can extrapolate the nature of it without the degrading experience of seeing the details first hand. In that sense, you don’t need to see someone naked to know they are or are not a threat to you. You can sense the good and evil from your heart and take appropriate action.
From that basis, we can then confront the occasional exposure of specific details without losing our cookies. One of the most powerful weapons we have against Darkness is composure in the face of extravagant insult. The best way to avoid being insulted is to be humble in the first place. On top of that, we need the armor of God (Hebrews 6) to withstand the demonic attacks. Humility keeps you from taking these assaults personally. “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV). The armament makes it possible to fend off temptations and march ahead with the real mission, not one the Devil would prefer you accept from his hand.
Thus, on the one hand you know beyond all doubt that there are very real secret conspiracies all around us. Sometimes you need the experience of seeing one exposed. And along with such exposure, keep your tall glass of cool cynicism on hand to wash it down. You’ll seldom be told the whole story. On the other hand, don’t get lost in the vast web of bogus intrigue and false conspiracies with all the wide-eyed shock and entertainment value. Because until God places in your hands a mission and calling to address that evil in some way, it’s just entertainment; it’s a sucker temptation appealing to the Lust of the Eyes. You can discern from the heart what’s consistent with the Devil leading his servants, and what is silly nonsense meant to mislead fools.
Get a grip, folks. Accurate facts can be used as a weapon that distracts you from the real attack. There are times when the full facts are simply not that important. You can be tricked into digging into the details when God needs your attention on something else entirely.
The most important thing you’ll ever do is clear away the debris of thousands of years of deception and falsehood to discern the ultimate truth of your convictions, carved into the very foundation stone of your existence. Knowing that outweighs a whole universe of accurate facts. Armed with the assurance of your personal convictions — that divine moral truth carved by the finger of God in the foundation stone of your soul — you can proceed in any direction, any distance, through any storms and persecution. With that connection to Eternity, the one thing you will know is that this life is expendable. If this realm of existence is slated for destruction, what does that tell you about all the supposed facts and truths rooted here?
In the coming days of God’s wrath, an awful lot of crap will come spilling out into the public view. There are whole armies of idolaters serving demons, hidden in plain sight throughout our national government and in major corporations or other institutions of influence. They consciously swear allegiance to the same false gods, and secretly wave the ensigns of these demonic tribal loyalties, yet present themselves in public as respectable and worthy of admiration. Never be surprised at who turns out to be an enemy.
Their consciences have been seared, so they don’t give a damn. Where they are dead to moral considerations, and thus immune to shock, we need the armor of God to ignore false moral panic. We are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against demons and influences that act just like persons and use humans who actually deserve our pity. Our ultimate hope is that a few of those humans will be redeemed and delivered. Some of them will surely die, but we know from the Bible that death is just a circumstance. The real issue is the eternal spiritual realities reflected in the moral realm of our heart-led awareness. We are supposed to pay less attention to this world and more to the unseen world of moral reality.
Let your heart condition your mind. Your brain is designed to organize and implement truth, but the decision of what is truth can only be determined in the heart. The heart is where your convictions lie, waiting to be explored and exposed to bring them into force. Once you catch a glimpse of your convictions, there is no turning back. Embrace them and dig in with full ardor for your Lord. Then you’ll know how to respond as tribulation sprouts and bears fruit all around you.