Oct. 27, 2020
Tuesday Night Mind Meanderings
Let me see if I can get this straight. People who have no integrity are trying to destroy the credibility of those who do, and there are actually people who go along with that. Who the stars of the show and the supporting characters in the narrative are is actually rather surprising at times. Birds of a feather, don't you find, once the disguise is peeled away? Both have a vested interest in the drama where they present themselves as the protagonists, but it's a clever mask. And it's slipping.
There was a book related to that written decades ago by Dr. M. Scott Peck, called People of the Lie. It's from a psychological perspective, not a particularly religious one, and based on actual cases, probing the reality of human evil - which some folks think does not exist. Probably because it's been under cover for so long.
It's on You Tube as an audio book if interested.
Hypocrites. ὑποκριταί "hypokritai". An actor under an assumed character, i.e. a dissembler. This word for actor is the same one used by Jesus when He called out the scribes, Pharisees, and religious leaders of His day.
It aptly describes the "reality show" in the 21st Century at some very "high" levels of religion and politics. There's so much dirt under the rug that it's like tripping over mole hills. Very inconvenient and messy when formally attired and attempting to look quite proper walking across the rug without spilling your champaign at the campaign fund raiser, you know.
Time for THE Apocalypse? Ἀποκάλυψις "Apokalypsis". Defined as An unveiling, uncovering, revealing, revelation... Perhaps on a lot of levels that will make things very turbulent, but all with a view to the best and most desirable meaning of this, "The REVELATION of Jesus Christ", Who is much needed as THE beacon in this dark time of delusion and obfuscation and hypocrisy.
See also Ephesians 1:17. "... that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and REVELATION in the knowledge of Him..." Same basic word. Paul's prayer for his readers, 1:15-23.
Where to from here? There can be no resumption of any Reformation or Revival without the realization of this Revelation!