Truth

It’s been over a year since I wrote anything. So much has happened since the last time I sat down to write in this blog, both in the world and in my own life.

Since my last post, I moved cross country for a job, got engaged, planned a wedding, moved back to DC, got married, started my own company, moved cross country (again), bought a house, and am just beginning to settle down a bit.

Sometimes, life seems to be passing at a pace I can hardly keep up with. My relationship with the Lord has often been put on the backburner throughout the past year. It seems there is just so much, too much, going on for me to know what to say to God when I sit down with Him in the morning.

My primary frustration and what has been increasingly bothering me is the spiritual attack on Truth.

I grew up with a mother who always talked about “end times” and how Revelation may be unfolding before us. It wasn’t until my late twenties, when genders began to “disappear”, that I started to believe her, and my belief continues to grow with each passing day. “From the beginning ‘God made them male and female” (Matt 19:4, NIV). This is a fundamental truth of the Word of God, a truth we see unfolding so quickly it’s hard to keep up.

God is not the author of confusion, but peace (1 Cor 14:33), yet the world is FILLED with confusion right now. It seems everyone is looking for something, someone, to tell them what to believe, how to think, and who to be.  We have turned from the Creator and looked to the creation to forms us, influence us, make us into what It wants instead of what He wants, and because of that we are losing so much of the beauty and blessing God destined humanity to obtain.

The constant attack on children, whether it be through CRT, gender identity discussions, or transgender celebration and adoration, is so shocking it doesn’t seem real. The anger that erupted from the overturning of Roe v. Wade and the overwhelming amount of people wanting to kill something, something precious and innocent, is so disheartening it nearly makes me want to give up on humanity.

But, in church yesterday, a verse was read that caught my attention:

“Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.”
-Matthew 27:22-23

The crowd of Israelites hated Jesus, they hated him so much they didn’t even want to send Him to trial but instead send him directly to a painful, excruciating death. They demanded the release of Barabbas, a notorious prisoner and murderer, and screamed for the crucifixion of Jesus. Many in this same crowd could have been some of the people who, “Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” (John 12:13). They went from love to hate in mere days.

But, what struck me in the verse in Matthew was when Pilate asked what Jesus had done to deserve such harsh and hateful treatment, the crowd didn’t give an answer, they just cried all the louder.

Sound familiar?

What we are seeing today when it comes to the homosexual and transgender push, the overwhelming disdain for life, the elimination of female sports, the disrespect for our personal rights and freedoms, is simply the result of a crowd gone wild.

When we lose track of truth, we get swept up in insanity.

The crowd had no idea why they wanted to punish Jesus. The anger, confusion and hatred within them made no sense. They didn’t understand why one day they loved Him and the next they despised Him. Confusion had crept into their minds and manipulated them into thinking that what was once something they adored, what was once truth, was now something they despised.

What we are seeing today is the same anger, confusion and hatred infiltrating our society that infiltrated those wanting to destroy Jesus two thousand years ago. The same spirit of manipulation and confusion that whipt up that crowd crying for the death of our Savior is the same spirit whipping up the masses today.

I don’t know if Revelation truly is unfolding before us or if we will see the end play out in our lives, but what I do know is that the devil doesn’t have any new tricks. The enemy is doing the same thing today that he did thousands of years ago by using the gullibility of humanity to ruin us, just as he tried to ruin Jesus.

But, want to know the good thing?

Jesus defeated satan and that evil spirit on the Cross!

Although the world may become lost, is already lost, confused and so easily manipulated, we have the mind of Christ (Phil 2:5), therefore we cannot and will not get swept up with the masses.

Humanity hasn’t changed much in the past two thousand years. It’s still easily swayed, clearly confused and effortlessly manipulated.

But, what has changed is that we now have authority.

Don’t lose hope, no matter how crazy the world may become. It isn’t the first time the world has lost its mind and it probably won’t be the last. God was in control then and He is still in control now.

“I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
-Matthew 28:20

Author: Lydia Barbara

I am a woman standing on the Word, believing in its infallibility and knowing I am all that God says I am.

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