So, how many of you saw or heard the CNN reporter interviewing Dr. Leanna Wen, a CNN Medical Analyst. As I recall, she formerly worked for Planned Parenthood too. To see the actual YouTube clip, click here and start at the 5:50 mark. She says, science has changed (regarding mask mandate).
That's the origin of this meme.
This situation reminds me of what the scripture says in Revelation 12. There was a war that spilled from heaven to earth. Satan went to make war with God's people. Satan's nature is to kill, steal and destroy. In John 8:44 he is revealed as the great deceiver and the father of lies.
Hence the war is over the truth.
If you recognize that God is the Creator of the universe. He designed it. He is the manufacturer of it. The Bible is like the operator's handbook. If you study it, you will discover how life and the world works.
That's my worldview. My worldview includes a recognition that God's word says everyone will stand before the judgment seat of Christ and give an account of their life. That's a view that screams personal responsibility and accountability.
But the civil authorities in power now come from a worldview that was inspired by a work that Marx and Engels wrote in 1848 called the Communist Manifesto. Why is that relevant?
It is because that was the source of the concept we call socialism. Those that practice a form of socialism have proven to be the greatest oppressors and destroyers of people's health, lives, family fortunes, and robbers of rights. Why in the last century their practitioners were responsible for over 100 million deaths not including abortion Add in abortion and add many millions more.. Did you know that one of the planks of the Communist Manifesto was the abolition of religion. In doing so, they deny the Creator and the Truth, who is also called the Word of God (John 1:1-12) and Jesus Christ.
Because they adhere to a worldview without a God, they act as if there is not personal accountability or responsibility. That is incredibly selfish. When you understand that, then their propensity to lie, steal, kill, and destroy or make policies and laws that are implemented based on lies, untruths, destroy rights, family fortunes, businesses, increase crime, increase inflation, destroy parental boundaries, moral boundaries, individual boundaries, and use a faulty worldview as an excuse to raise your taxes, well, then it all makes more sense, don't you think?
The truth is, Marx and Engels are examples of modern-day false prophets (Matthew 24:24). You might ask, how were so fooled? There are several scriptures, but I'll refer us to Romans 1:21-22 which says,... "because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools..."
Therefore, Romans 1:28-32 "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them."
Because they chose to believe lies, they believed more lies. It's like the principle of sowing and reaping. If you keep sowing lies you will keep reaping lies. That's foolish, don't you think?
Do you know what the definition of a fool is at its base? A fool is someone who has been fooled. I say that not as an insult but rather to remind us of the simple definition. They are someone who was deceived.
If you study God's word, you will discover how the world works. Then you can choose to govern yourself with those truths in mind. When you do so, you can enjoy the fruit of acting on truth. If you choose to ignore the truth, you will experience that which the manufacturer's handbook warned you of.
Today, our society is experiencing many of the characteristics, the signs, God's word warned us about in Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 18, 20 and 26. The truth is, it is not rocket science. It's not complicated. It's just that most are ignorant of the truth.
What does love do? What did God send the five-fold ministry to do? Note the underlines.
Ephesians 4:11-16 1 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 1
The Bible declares that God is love, right (1 John 4:16)?
1 John 3:8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
What else did God do because of love?
Luke 11:49 49 Therefore the wisdom of God also said, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute,'
Bottom line, love speaks the truth.
Here's the question, will you love people today?
Romans 10:14-17 4 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!" 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, "LORD, who has believed our report?" 17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Are you called to speak the truth today? I submit that we are all called to be a preacher at one time or another. You might be the only believer some have contact with. I pray God give you, give us:
- Boldness and courage motivated by God's love to speak.
- Wisdom and discernment to know how to tailor the message to the audience. I see Jesus spoke on way to the religious hypocrites and kings while he would use a different tone with the lost.