February 18, 2019

The rhetoric that is spewing from the Leftist Democrats has reached volcanic proportions of insanity.  Their recent proposals include, but are not limited to, free health care and college for everyone, government checks for those who refuse to work, eliminating all energy sources except green power, retrofitting every building in America to meet their demands, increasing the attacks on gun ownership, the elimination of air travel (even though they had to junk the speed rail system in California due to lack of funds), open borders with some advocating the destruction of existing walls, anti-Semitic sentiments, the righteousness of vegan eaters, and last but not least, the prophecy that the world will end in twelve years because of present environmental policies.

All of this could be readily digested with a couple of Tums except that these lunatics seem to be very serious to the point of believing their own fantasies and fabrications.  Cost and the overall effect on the general well-being of the public and the economy are of no consequences to the snowflakes and moonbeams.  Their ideas are as pure as the fresh driven snow and must therefore be implemented to save humanity.  Sound reasoning and logic will not be tolerated if it runs in opposition to the fuzzy warm feelings of idealistic socialists.

People of more sane dispositions often ask how anyone could be so twisted in their thinking processes.  The usual answer lies at the feet of educational background, dysfunctional families or personal distresses.  Is it possible that something more invisible is working in the shadows of the national nut house?  The ability of Satan to deceive dates clear back to the Garden of Eden and fast forwards to the future.  Revelation, the book of end time prophecies, makes several references to satanic deception affecting the nations of the world (Revelation 12:9; 13:14; 19:20; 20:10).  These insidious efforts are inevitably directed toward emotional responses while distorting as many facts as possible.  The author of lies would debate his own existence in order to remain behind the shutters, but Jesus speaking to the adversaries of Truth said:  “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.  He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own:  for he is a liar, and the father of it.”  (John 8:44)

To be sure, there are those who claim to be religious who would relegate the Devil to the back shelf of mythology but do profess a belief in God.  For those who occupy the pew of sophistication, “bombshell news” is knocking at the door of ignorance.  There are some occasions when God Himself accepts responsibility for the delusion of the masses.  “..and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie..” (II Thessalonians 2:10,11). The context has to do with the anti-Christ, a future world leader, advancing his lies and the broad acceptance of falsehoods and distortions.  The Lord’s attitude is one of allowing delusion to fog the minds of the willing because they rejected the truth.  In the plainest words possible:  light rejected becomes lightning!

This principle is never better illustrated than in II Chronicles chapter 18 when King Jehoshaphat of Judah (the southern tribes of Israel) and King Ahab of Israel (the northern tribes} decided to have a pow-wow.  After a fabulous state dinner Ahab asked Jehoshaphat if he would be willing to confederate with him to fight the Syrians:  “And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the Lord today.”  Because of Jehoshaphat’s insistence to get some divine direction, Ahab imported 400 prophets from the National Council of Churches to lend some aid.  When the question was put forth – “should we go to war?”, they all agreed it was the right thing to do.  Not convinced, Jehoshaphat asked for further evidence:  “Is there not here a prophet of the Lord besides, that we might enquire of him?”  Ahab’s answer transcends the centuries and lands right in the middle of Washington, D.C. and the media: “There is yet one man, by whom we may enquire of the Lord:  but I hate him; for he never prophesied good unto me, but always evil:  the same is Micaiah the son of Imla.”  Truth always creates waves of hate.  Micaiah was summoned by a messenger who pleaded with the prophet to agree with the accredited clergy!  In the eyes of some, unity is always more important than truth. Micaiah toys with Ahab by telling him what the wants to hear, but the king instantly recognizes the ruse and demands the prophet to convey the truth.  After messing with the king’s head, Micaiah finally reveals the heavenly revelation he had received.  He spoke of observing the Lord on His throne while questioning the host of heaven about what method would be used to delude wicked Ahab, convincing him to assault the Syrians.  In due time a spirit suggests that he could go and “be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.”  The conclusion of the sermon is:  “Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil against thee.”

The major difficulty that faces a lying spirit is accumulating enough truth rejecters to accept the lie.  It seems America has a growing number of partisans willing to drink the Kool-ade.


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