The Praise of Man is a Snare
One morning I woke and as I scrolled through YouTube, I saw a reel bashing activists, congressmen, and others using the death of a young black man to further their agenda. I agree. I was grieved in my spirit when I first noticed that they would be speaking at his funeral because I understand that there is a sinister spirit behind this.
But the video that I watched was hypocritical in that the young black host was saying that it is time for Republicans to combat this hyperbole. In other words, he was justifying the foolishness that we see in politicians today. Willing to choose the “lesser evil”.
The Wicked Walk Hand in Hand
If we can be truthful, many of these political leaders have an agenda. They only fight one another in public to keep the people distracted from what is going on behind the scenes. There is most likely less than 1% who truly care and are trying to make a difference. This is evidenced by their words and deeds, daily. The pitiful asinine, animalistic behaviors that we see every day confirm this.
Take heed. Here is the warning. When evil people praise you while spewing hedonistic lies, and dangerous rhetoric, you should be fearful.
When you become closer to the Spirit it becomes harder to tolerate foolishness. You see the evil that surrounds you for what it is. The lack of empathy and sympathy towards one another.
The Comment Section Can Be Very Toxic
As I read the comments, people were congratulating this man. But the underlying interpretation that the Spirit imparted to me is the real meaning of their accolades. “Good boy! I like you because you make me feel good about myself. Now I can blame others and continue to spread false narratives and spew hate because you have vindicated me”!
God confirmed what I was feeling with His Word. Because many of these individuals were also saying, “I am tired of being made to look like the bad guy and this is why I don’t like certain people anymore”.
But the Spirit pointed out that they were just looking for an excuse to hate and they were speaking out of the abundance of what was in their hearts all along.
Sin Deliberately Disguised is Still Sin
The LORD confirmed this immediately. “He who kills an ox [for pagan sacrifices] is [as guilty] as one who kills a man; He who sacrifices a lamb, as one who breaks a dog’s neck;
“He who offers a grain offering, as one who blesses an idol. He who offers incense, as one who blesses an idol.
(Here it is!) Such people have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their repulsive acts;” (Isaiah 66: 3, AMP).
God is seeing all of this. The danger is that with these platforms come malignant mindsets. It gives people a reason to reject God. To refuse to be accountable for their own salvation. While spewing vitriol.
Are You Inciting Good or Evil
Be warned. For it is written, “But I tell you, on the day of judgment people will have to give an accounting for every careless or useless word they speak.
“For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin; and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced” (Matthew 12: 36-37, AMP).
What is most disturbing is that “religious” people will use this as an opportunity to wrest what is true. To taint God’s word while condemning those more righteous than themselves.
“Speaking about these things as he does in all of his letters. In which there are some things that are difficult to understand, which the untaught and unstable [who have fallen into error] twist and misinterpret, just as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction” (2 Peter 3: 16, AMP).
Nepotism is Never of God
We must remember that God is not a respector of persons. The amplified version makes this clear. Many seem to overlook it. “But if you show partiality [prejudice, favoritism], you are committing sin and are convicted by the Law as offenders” (James 2: 9, AMP).
And again, “For he who does wrong will be punished for his wrongdoing, and [with God] there is no partiality [no special treatment based on a person’s position in life]” (Colossians 3:25, AMP).
One of the most stagnating reasons why many will not change or evolve is because people will coddle them. Excusing their behaviors. From being willingly ignorant. While absolving the brutally wicked.
Stop enabling sin. You stand in the way of spiritual deliverance. For those who are called. Lest you be found to fight against God Himself.
Always coming from a place of love!!!
Originally written on February 03, 2023.
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