Until we understand we are in a propaganda war we are clueless. Until we comprehend that this war is spiritual in nature we will be confused by the ridiculous explanations we are handed.
Definition of Sentimental from lexico.com
Having or arousing feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia, typically in an exaggerated and self-indulgent way. Take the following quote as an observation of the weaponization of sentiment:
Jenin Younes quote from November 27, 2020:
“I remember vividly the day, at the tail end of March when facemasks suddenly became synonymous with morality: either one cared about the lives of others and donned a mask, or one was selfish and refused to do so. The shift occurred virtually overnight.” (see her great article about why face masks are ridiculous – Rand Paul calls face masks simply theatrics).
Many seemingly unrelated things are happening in our country and the world. Face masks hurt small businesses because people don’t get to see the friendly faces they enjoy interacting with. Instead, they are met with dictatorial people reminding them where to stand. If I were a good conspiracy novelist I could come up with a great story about how the government is trying to destroy small businesses, promote Amazon, and turn us into indentured servants, as evidenced by the ongoing small business lockdowns combined with other legislation, like a country-wide minimum wage law, that leaves small businesses with little to no leftover profit.
Today I have to preach a sermon to all of us listening to the Independent Media. They are doing a great job. But don’t allow yourself to be sucked into a soulish battle with our enemies. The type of battle we are going to fight is very different from the physical Old Testament battles where the people of God physically slew their enemies – those stories are history but their record has a purpose for us to apply in a spiritual way. We know from Isaiah darkness will cover the earth:
Isaiah 60:2-3 NKJV
2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth,
And deep darkness the people;
But the Lord will arise over you,
And His glory will be seen upon you.
3 The Gentiles shall come to your light,
And kings to the brightness of your rising.
Let me lead you in an exercise on how the Bible, which is a supernatural book can affect you. This is not about good Bible interpretation practices, which are very important, but rather on how God can speak to you personally, I was reminded through Genesis 7:24 (The Voice translation) of our times:
“And the waters raged upon the earth for 150 days.” Many times “waters” represent humanity.
However in Genesis 8:1
“When it was time, God sent the wind to blow over all of the earth, and the waters began to subside.”
In our day, thank God, the solution will be for God’s Spirit to blow over the earth. Over the last few years, many sermons have used metaphoric analogies drawn from both Noah’s and Moses’ day where God delivered his people. God’s promise to not destroy the world with a flood ever again sets us up for a different outcome. What God accomplished at the cross gives us a new possibility, not soulish courage to slay our enemies, but spiritual power to destroy the kingdom of darkness that operates through our human enemies.
However, to be capable of spiritual fighting, not soulish or physical fighting, we are advised above all else to guard our heart:
Proverbs 4:23 NASB – New American Standard Bible
“Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.”
In the Passion Translation we are advised:
“… guard the affections of your heart,
for they affect all that you are.
Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being,
for from there flows the wellspring of life.”
Don’t allow any news stories of anarchy, cause you to fill your heart with soulish hatred toward anarchists. You may only be able to look at the headline and not the video as you continue the fight on your knees. Honestly, my only reason for looking at short online video clips and news headlines is to have a quick personal prayer time with God, crying out for America.
This week Rick Joyner said:
“Just as by beholding the glory of The Lord we are changed into His same image (see II Corinthians 3:18), this principle shows how we tend to become what we behold. If we look at the troubles too much, we will start to be more troubled. If we look at God more, we will grow in Him and His peace because He is “The Prince of Peace.” We should not focus on anything too much that does not help us to grow in His nature, which is the fruit of The Spirit.”
This week Lana Vawser gives this prophetic word:
“The Lord also spoke to me “I want to quiet the noise, and I want to quiet the voices. For many have been too influenced by other voices and I am bringing them into this development room to hear My voice again and to hear that which I am speaking over them and what I am calling them to in this new era. There has also been a constant barrage of the enemy’s voice within their life that has wearied them greatly and in the development room with Me, I am going to bring them into a place of great refreshment and great revelation that will cause them to come back to life in the areas where weariness has almost suffocated them.”
This is literally a time to take your Bible to bed each night and read, meditate and memorize portions of the word of God.