…a lesson shared…
In the last years of our individual journeys and ‘blog studies’, we have all come to an appreciation of the deep roots of the constitutional crisis we are facing today. And many agree that the underlying challenge is a spiritual one…
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:12,13
To withstand in the evil day requires knowledge of what the evil is. That knowledge further informs the strategies of ‘having done all, to stand”. Evil is not that ‘cute little Devil sitting on your shoulder who made you do it'; it is a real force to be reckoned with. Satan is the ‘ruler of this world’, the small-g god; he is smart and cunning, and is a master counterfeit. His plan is death. God’s plan is everlasting life.
…the whole world is under the control of the evil one. John 5:19
…where Jesus did not dispute Satan’s claim to the kingdoms of the earth. Matthew 4:8
Confusion, deception, ‘lying wonders’, mistruths are all the fabric of the last days. They center around rebellion and contempt.
Discernment is thus a necessary part of the ‘the whole of God’s armor‘ of our day. This extraordinary period we find ourselves in requires our presence as a discerning individual to see things as they are on the human and spiritual levels of existence. Note the two applications of ‘discern’ below:
Discern: transitive verb (1) a : to detect with the eyes b : to detect with senses other than vision (2): to recognize or identify as separate and distinct : discriminate (3): to come to know or recognize mentally. intransitive verb: to see or understand the difference
Discern: (1) To see or understand the difference; to make distinction; as, to discern between good and evil, truth and falsehood. (2). To have judicial cognizance (3) To discover by the intellect; to distinguish; hence, to have knowledge of; to judge (4) To separate by the eye, or by the understanding (5) to distinguish the virtue or the vice.
‘Discernment’ is also a spiritual gift:
1 Cor. 12:10 (NIV) – to clearly distinguish truth from error by judging whether the behavior or teaching is from God, Satan, human error, or human power
It seems a spiritual and moral responsibility to learn and practice discernment as best as possible with regard to the events engulfing our lives. It takes faith and belief, which prescribe a set of standards by which one can trust the discernment revealed when you seek it.
It is the only way we understand what is going on and what we must ‘do’.
A Time of Great Deception and Necessary Discernment
The core of the Alinsky-based NWO tactic is to overwhelm–and that applies to the myriad of events, bad legislation, treaties, ideas, and information we are being bombarded with. Obama practices daily outrage to our core values as human beings, as Christians-or that matter people of any faith,-as Americans, as Constitutionalists. These daily iniquities are designed to undermine our core beliefs, faith, and strength.
The distractions are designed to deceive about and destroy, to imitate, or to counterfeit the history and core values of America which hold our society and families together. These actions also blatantly enrage thinking Americans and scatter our resources, focus and energy. This is a testing, our refining moment, where all of our core values will come forward as we step into the future…every day.
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. ~Zechariah 13:9 (KJV)
Our refining is intense and necessary. It is the eleventh hour.
…end of lesson…