Have you noticed how much finger-pointing has been going on over the past three years (specifically)? Most every media outlet has jumped on the justice bandwagon—whether it be left, middle or right—and yet nothing has actually come of it all. There has been no action; it has all just been words. No one person of “importance” or “notariety” (in arenas that could make a difference) has actually been brought to account for their roles in what is taking place globally, but instead there has been a LOT of song and dance about forms of justice that aren’t truly justice.
Insofar as I’m concerned, every time someone says something and then does nothing, it adds to the desensitisation that seems to purposely have been instigated. When promises are repeatedly made and then broken, it desensitises populations to the value of words and motivations. People begin to stop listening for fear of too many “cry wolf” scenarios.
So what can we do? Well, as most wars are incensed and driven by propaganda through news media sources, entertainment, and (now) social media algorithms, perhaps the first thing to do is to take a step back and disengage our minds from the emotional, reaction-triggering, boxing in and labelling being disseminated globally—as it is loud in our ears and strong in our eyes.
Disengaging will free up some time and space for us to listen to beautiful things again, like birds, trees, water, and especially the still, small voice of our Abba.
Disengaging will allow any fight or flight responses / pathways in our minds to begin to calm from the constant adrenaline, cortisol, dopamine, and other hormonal hits / responses which are unhealthy for long-term brain function.
Disengaging will also allow for peace to enter into our eye and ear gates. Stillness and calm will come. And then through eyes and ears of peace, ideas will have a place to enter in. The voice of Abba will have a place to enter in.
In the Word, many wars were won by people hearing from God and doing outlandish things. Think Gideon. Think Jericho. Think the crossing of the Red Sea. These situations may not have looked like any kind of direction as they were transpiring, but they turned out to be some of the most brilliant moments of the supernatural partnering with the natural to see Kingdom outcomes.
If I wanted to breed hopelessness across the globe, I would saturate the populations of the world in trauma, make it seem like all options (hope) were gone, and then I’d mentally interrupt them by pumping out unrelenting and ‘realistic’ propaganda through devices and educational facilities that mesmerise, communicate with brainwave activity, elicit emotional responses, cause unending competition and judgment between communities, and silence peace, BUT…
…if I wanted to free up and liberate, I would encourage people globally to disengage from distractions, so they can see and hear again. As if awakening from a stupor, or a spell, they would begin to hear the still small whisper of their Father in Heaven, and from Him would come strategies. Counsel. Wisdom. Revelation and understanding. From Him will come true peace and direction:
“Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.”
1 Kings 19:11-13
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