I was hoping, like everyone else, that 2022 was going to bring a breath of fresh air. I cherished the dream that we would enter sweetly into a gentle, revitalizing calm, but what we got instead was a new strain of Omicron, peaking with voracious efficiency. So much for starting on a new foot. What New Year? The tedious battle with our pandemic Leviathan rages on.
For the past two years, epic phenomenon never before seen has broken over our collective heads. It wasn’t just the vicious blast Covid came in on, but an ensuing militia of racial and sexual firebombs, gender revolutions; a horde of terrifying fears and crippling changes. Media bombarded incessantly, forcing worst-case hypotheticals down our throats. Statistics, scientific data, opinion and conjecture bent every which way flooded the Internet. What is true? What is the truth? It’s impossible to know, and after two years, the smoke and mirrors are as thick as ever.
The elusive unicorn of solutions still evades us. We’re engulfed by the spirit of modern-day myth, complete with labyrinth and monster, our pathway utterly obscured. Even Churches are split into factions over vaccine mandates and erstwhile government conspiracies, declaring the harbinger of end-times. It’s enough to scare the H.E. double hockey sticks out of you.
This whole era reminds me unnervingly of a strange scripture found in Genesis 6:4-5.
There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
There’s no disputing that the day they threw the switch on the World Wide Web, we entered treacherous times on steroids. Like five-year-old’s with Uzis, the explosion of data, and the potential unlimited connections produced, were something we were in no way prepared for. The Internet has granted super-human qualities to the most unlikely of men, spawning a Dark Web of criminals, birthing a global economy and creating billionaires out of children with cameras. Do gods again walk the earth, partnered with idols and demons? Mock if you will, but that’s the current climate. Like the days of Greek Mythology, contemporary deities are not so easily dismissed. No question, there are massive, wanton forces at play.
For the first time in a long time, we’re living in an age when faith is considered a myth by most. Christians are a minority amongst prevailing voices of authority. Religion seems as dead as the dinosaurs, not even worthy of legend’s respect. Creation, salvation and Christ’s return are ancient fairytales, mere folklore to the generation of the gospel of Tik Tok. Strange new gods have arrived.
Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron… 1 Timothy 4:1-2
We are in seasons of major transition, so expect total disorientation. But we must not loose our hope. We must not forfeit joyful expectation. We are followers of Christ, not slaves. We are not victims. He knows the stress we are under, so the Lord is compensating with tremendous anointings of strength, endurance, fortitude and favor. Are you tapping in? Despite all evidence to the contrary, His dominion over the earth is not failing.
You want to see a monumental finale? Fasten your seat-belt, ‘cause the day the gods fall and the whole doomed Olympus crumbles with them is going to be something spectacular. World systems are going down, period. In all the clamor, we forget just how awesome the great "I AM" really is.
Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her! Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “Thus with violence the great city Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth”.
The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ Revelation 18:20-21, 9-10
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