The Lord spoke to me today at lunch time about calling evil… evil. This nation is struggling to do just that. Perhaps, not even struggling; this seems to be the new norm. The great prophet Isaiah tells us,
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21
How can folks possibly arrive to the conclusions they arrived to, as antibiblical as some of those views are? Because they become wise in their own opinion. They allow their own wisdom to be above God’s. It is an issue of pride. During lunch I recorded a small video talking about this.
I went back to work and then, as soon as I got off from work, I heard the Holy Spirit saying, get off the spider web. My first reaction was to look at the Scripture and find what the Bible has to say about spider webs. The Holy Ghost took me to Job 8:14-15,
What they trust in is fragile;
what they rely on is a spider’s web.
15 They lean on the web, but it gives way;
they cling to it, but it does not hold. (NIV)
We have been clinging to things that do not have the power to hold us when difficult and confusing times come such as the days we are living right now. Many prophets were too busy attempting to serve as cheerleaders for Trump to get a little access to power and money, but now they find themselves in a season of humiliation. So, where God’s people are supposed to go? Our churches have been flooded with prosperity gospel, a feel good and a self-center gospel for years. What do we expect? The Holt Sprit showed me that the Coronavirus, the defeat of Donald Trump and the defeat of the Senate is exposing the reality that our trust in God is fragile.
I felt that following what took place in the Capitol yesterday and, the hypocrisy of the reaction on both sides, infected my mind and my emotions. It was a good reminder on why I got off the social media that I have no control over. A good reminder of why I stopped watching the news, and a good reminder of why I got off listening to talk radio. Those things always get a hold of my soul and spirit and are like water to a fire. When I engage in consuming myself with politics, talk radio, the press and social media, I start feeling angry, frustrated and completely lose my sensitivity to God’s presence and compassion. I thank God for His voice; it served as great deal of encouragement for me today.