Wow, isn’t it just amazing how when you hear truth spoken that something inside you just jumps and kicks? I believe that is the Holy Spirit. But some people can look at the same words and feel nothing. Patrick dives into that in his article below: Deception and Perception.
They want to believe and live the deception because the ramifications of true reality are too terrifying to contemplate. Thus, the pleasant lie is chosen over the unpleasant truth.
Truer words have not been spoken. I see and feel this everyday, as I am sure you do as well, when we try to wake people up or even broach the subject of the last days.
Bold truth being proclaimed always does have a sting, especially to those that deep down know it is true.
What we are seeing today is evil. It is enveloping this world as I have never imagined it could. You can not escape it.
This is not God’s choice. It is the result of the choices of our nation.
What’s coming is not God’s desire that it should happen, it’s the natural consequence of a nation and world that’s rejected God in favor of rebellion against Him. Sin always destroys. You cannot choose it without also choosing the resultant misery and judgment that comes with it. Interesting that one of Satan’s names is the Greek word: Apollyon, which means “Destroyer.”
We need not hide our heads and deny what is happening. But Take Heart, do not be afraid.
We are temporary residents of this country only. Our eternal citizenship is in the kingdom of the Everlasting God. All else will pass away.
So how shall we live then, in these uncertain times of evil?
Be sure to read Patrick’s full article below, it is extremely good and enlightening. It will give you much to ponder.
Maranatha, Lord come quickly!
Deception and Perception
By Patrick Wyett
When you woke up today, how did you see the world around you?
“Yeah,” you might say, “I know that things are getting bad.”
Do you? How bad are things getting?
Or better yet, how bad are things already?
The basic premise of the movie, “The Matrix” is that people are living in a completely fabricated lie, which most are unaware of. Said deluded people are so programmed and comfortable with the lie that they can’t and won’t conceive of any other possibility. They want to believe and live the deception because the ramifications of true reality are too terrifying to contemplate. Thus, the pleasant lie is chosen over the unpleasant truth.
At the time “The Matrix” came out, there were those who got it and enjoyed the movie and those who didn’t get it and thought the whole thing was confusing and pointless. Back then I had thought the movie served as a measure one’s intelligence; I was wrong. The movie served as a gauge of the viewer’s discernment, and concurrently, the level of their indoctrination.
One’s perception doesn’t alter reality, only the view of it.
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you.” (Matthew 24:4).
We live with a startling paradox. The word “politician” immediately brings to mind the vices of greed, corruption and lying to many. This doesn’t apply to all politicians, just most of them. Yet we want to believe that despite differences in rhetoric, party affiliation and proclaimed ideologies, that our elected officials─those same greedy, corrupt liars just identified─somehow want to do what’s best for our country.
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