Thursday, October 20, 2016

Intrusions Of The Darkness

The larger human picture is not that hard to grasp.  And yet, most of us really never do. Perhaps it’s that generational thing. Every time a generation kinda’ figures it out, before you know it, they’re all dead. Then we have to start all over in the next generation, trying to make ourselves, once again, broadly and accurately aware of that complex experiential picture before us which we typically just call, "life."

Or, maybe our struggle to understand life accurately simply lies in our willing ignorance. It seems that many of us share the feeling that if we know something, then we come under some obligation to act on what we know. 

So, if we don’t want to be bothered, then we just don’t bother to know. Thus, we often merely bury our head in the “sands” of life’s blinding tedium as a means of escaping the responsibility of that "knowing."

But, be all of that as it may, for those who are courageous enough to take in the larger human landscape, there is a more truthful perspective to be had. And, that larger view does allows us to see far beyond the the more simplistic life interpretations.  As a prime  example, it allows us to quickly move past the assumption that our competing social and political philosophies are just a ho-hum, everyday part of our world. 

Rather, the more sophisticated view of our reality accurately places these competing philosophical intrigues into the context where they truly belong. It understands them to be a very real extension of the ever raging war between the Light and the Darkness - that cosmic conflict which has been an ingrained part of the of the human experience from our very beginning.

 Indeed, this larger landscape shows us the background dynamics of our confrontations.  And, for those who want to understand those dynamics, the jumping off point is at a very simple and very basic question.  And, that question is this: "What is Truth?" 

And, here is the short and simple answer.   Truth is merely the correct interpretation of reality.

The nature of the truth is just that simple. Truth is only ever just reality as it actually is.  So, all we have to do to arrive at truth is correctly interpret reality - right?

But wait! Therein lies the human dilemma. The real difficulty lies not in knowing the definition of truth, but in actually achieving what the definition specifies. It is in the fog of our varied interpretations of reality that we typically lose our way.

And, that is understandable; because, You and I were never meant to be the authoritative interpreter of reality. Rather, God has always reserved that role for Himself – and rightly so.

Even the brightest human beings are pitifully under-qualified to define true morality, true right or wrong, true good or evil. We simply do not have the capacity to make those calls.

Thus, God requires that we trust Him and embrace, through Christ, His values and the interpretations of life which result from those divine values. The Bible refers to our awareness of those divine values and interpretations as "Light."  And, it refers to the absence of that awareness as "Darkness."

Further, it follows logically that in the absence of an accurate awareness of God's truth (His correct and authoritative interpretations of life), great space is left for alternative interpretations of reality, bogus though they may be. And, it's these alternative interpretations which compete with God’s view of things, His truthful interpretations, and give rise to the conflict between the Light and the Darkness.

The roots of this conflict can be traced all the way back to the mind of Satan.  This idea that there can be an alternative view of good and evil which can "legitimately" compete with God's views originated there. And, in turn, Satan then passed it on to mankind by his treachery in the Garden of Eden. 

His false promise to Adam and Eve was this, "You shall be like God, knowing good and evil."  But, the “knowledge of good and evil” which Satan offered to Adam and Eve was not a knowledge based in an accurate and concrete interpretation of reality. Rather, it was a very subjective determination of good and evil - entirely based in the ever changing personal perspective of the individual.

In other words, Satan offered a view of good and evil which was no longer based in God's authoritative interpretations of life.  Instead, with the fall of mankind, "Good" became, "What seems good to me."  And, "Evil" became, "What seems evil to me."

In the moment that Adam and Eve embraced this competing interpretation of reality, their relationship to their Creator became poisoned, as was their relationship to each other.  For, they no longer shared a consistently common view of good and evil even between themselves.

And, in turn, through this first couple, the whole of mankind was also infected with this dark alternative view of reality which was personality based, and ever changing. And that was exactly what Satan intended to achieve.

So, in the Garden of Eden, mankind lost the divine perspectives on reality and replaced them with his own self-generated and very individualized interpretations. And, in doing so, the whole of humanity became infected with the prime motive which clearly marks and identifies the Darkness: the motive of  Self-determination.   

And, indeed, it is this motive which is the primary sin essence.  It is from this motive, the intent to determine good and evil for ourselves, that all acts of sin then emanate.  So, this heart motive is the first issue of God's judgment of the human soul.  

Thus, it is this dark elemental motive of self-determination within the human heart which the redemptive work of Christ first and most urgently targets.  The reason being, it is the sin-source.  Solve this problem, and all else all but solves itself.

Nevertheless, even at this late hour in redemptive history, much of humanity remains lost in the dark delusions of what might be very accurately called, "designer truth" - the Satan inspired alternative versions of reality, the alt truth, if you will.  Many, even now, know only their own small, deluded perspectives on life issues - which then become just one more competing antithesis to God’s authentic truth. 

And, because these believe in their own moral superiority, they become easy pray for Satan's sophisticated subtlety. Thus, they become his dupes - the unwitting servants of the Darkness. 

And, through these deluded human pawns, the Darkness finds an easy means to repeatedly insert itself into the human political and philosophical landscape to confront God's truth and agenda.  And sadly, humanity, absent the benefit of the divine perspective on reality, repeatedly fails to recognize the work of the Darkness for what it is. 

So, in generation after generation, the Darkness is able to powerfully intrude into the human experience with horrible results. And, this remains true, even though the Darkness never really bothers to change its essential tactics.

For example, always, the Darkness comes with the prospect of some delusional noble cause, the worth of which ultimately justifies the hateful actions which are required to see the cause through. Then, using this cause of twisted and exaggerated worth, the Darkness tempts deluded individuals, who fancy themselves, people of the higher conscience, to do its treacherous bidding. 

And eventually, the Darkness always points to some straw demon at which its hateful energy might be directed. And so, the satanic encouragements come: hate the black man, or the white man, or the rich man, or the capitalist, or the Jew, or the Christian, etc., etc., etc., “for they threaten our noble agenda.”

Then, when the Darkness has secured enough dupes to its delusion, it always turns militant. It begins to demand the submission of non-subscribers on pain of violence. 

In this stage of its intrusion, the Darkness becomes the open oppressor. The cloak of pretense is cast away. And those who have given themselves to the Darkness are now forced to abandon, altogether, any lingering shred of questioning conscience. Now, they too are forced to follow the cruel dictates of the Darkness.

And, so they do. They consummate the sale of their soul by mindless obedience.  And, by now, their actions are more to protect themselves from the wrath of the Darkness than to achieve any "noble" cause. 

 So, by the time the consuming fire of the Darkness is finished, even those who fanned its flames are destroyed by it.  And, one more time, the Evil celebrates the success of its intrusion into the human thought process and experience.  And always, it does so standing on the new graves of a freshly slaughtered humanity.

In the 1930’s, Adolf Hitler, one in a long line of human apostles who have served the Darkness in this way over the course of history, followed this exact pattern. His noble cause was German supremacy and prosperity – an Arian Race who "deserved" to rule over the Earth.

And, to that cause, he drew his dupes of the Darkness – the Nazi rank and file. And, he directed their manufactured hatred toward his straw demons, especially the Jewish people, among others.

Eventually, the ranks of Hitler’s Nazi Party, devout and ready to serve the Darkness, became sufficiently powerful to capture the German Government. And predictably, with power came the militant phase. They began reprisals, including outright murder, against all who opposed their “noble” agenda.

In the course of this offensive from Hell, millions died. And six million defenseless Jews, from little innocent boys and girls, to their mothers and fathers, to feeble old men and women were callously butchered by these deluded, satanic henchmen. And, it was all in the name of their “righteous cause” - essentially Hitler's deluded perspective on good and evil - the Nazi version of the "truth."

And then, roughly contemporary with the Nazi madness, the Darkness opened a second offensive - this time, alighting on Russian soil in the form of Marxist Communism.  First, Vlad Lennin became the new apostle of the Darkness, spouting a new cause and pointing to a new straw man to hate and destroy. 

 His cause was to free the world of the scourge of Capitalism with its "Bourgeoisie" ruling class.  His twisted delusion was a world of working class equality.

Again, by means of political intrigues and murderous force, when the ranks of his deluded followers became strong enough, Lennin made his revolutionary move.  He then violently and mercilessly put down all opposition to his Socialist interpretations of reality - his version of good and evil. And again, from Lennin, to Stalin, through a long list of violent oppressors, even to the present day, millions of innocents have died under the boot heel of the Darkness wielding the Communist / Socialists banner. 

In total, it is estimated that 100,000,000 graves were dug around the world to mark the blood path that this offensive of the Darkness has taken over its decades.  And still, that total continues to rise.  

That is true because, even as its Russian host was waning under the weight of its own infection with the Darkness, Satan managed to spread the delusions of Marxist Socialism to other parts of the planet. He found many willing converts to the delusion of this "noble cause,” including many in America.

And so, an expanded offensive of the Darkness began.  And, indeed, this time it has an American epicenter.  And from that epicenter,
the composite energy of Neo-socialism, Liberalism and Progressivism, radiates its tentacles outward in the new "noble cause" of the Darkness:  Globalism

And, especially in America, the Darkness has now begun to very forcefully use this aggregate of the political Left.  Its face in America is the Democrat Party leadership. And, its muscle is the smug elitists who empower them, and the ever necessary rank and file dupes who mindlessly buy in to their insanity.

Thus, one more time, we see a deluded, devilish group who believe themselves to be the people of the higher conscience.  And, true to form, they are following the normal track and employing all the typical tactics of the Darkness.  

They tout their cloaking "noble cause" of "social justice in a global community" to cover their true ugliness.  And, their new “straw demons” are the Wall Street capitalists, the political right, Christians, the "one-percenters," and on, and on, and on, goes their hit list to include any opposition to their version of good and evil. 

 And now, very systematically, as the Darkness always does, American Liberalism is becoming increasingly militant.  Recent revelations have clearly demonstrated just how militant with the intentional culturing of race and class hatred, the riots inspired and financed by the wealthy Left, their encouragement of the murder of police officers, election fraud, free speech suppression, and every kind of political intimidation - including the hiring of violent thugs to attack opposition voters.  

Nevertheless, increasingly, Americans, especially naive young Americans, are buying into the empty promises and twisted interpretations of good and evil offered by these satanic liberal spin doctors. And, as they become augmented by the largest American generation in history, the Millennials, things will quickly go from bad to worse. 

You need no prophet to forecast what lies ahead for an America that fails to recognize this Darkness of American Liberalism / Progressivism for what it is.  One need only look to those large cities in the USA, which the Left has controlled for many decades. They serve perfectly well as a very accurate and foreboding omen of what is to come for this nation as a whole if it becomes dominated by the political Left in service to Satan's destructive agenda.

But still, many Americans, especially young Americans, just don't see it. They just don't recognize Satan's dark economy operating through the American political Left for what it is - though it still appears much as it always has, historically.  

So, as a result, each day we lose a little more of our moral sanity, of our daily hopefulness, of our personal decency. And, if this American cycle of the Darkness is not arrested, as always, our graves, and the graves of our children, and the ash heap of our national greatness, will memorialize our gullible stupidity as a people.

But, there does yet remains a better way forward. Both individually and nationally, we can still embrace the divine light.  We can still choose the path of true enlightenment that is confirmed by Christ in opposition to the interpretations of the Darkness.

Individually, we can still choose to embrace the Lordship of Christ with its inherent allegiance to God's values and His interpretations of reality.  As a nation, we can again turn to the good ways of God produced by following those values.  We can again recognize the worth of God's good ways and return to the light of love, respect, forgiveness, patience, tolerance, understanding, compassion, honesty, honor, integrity, truthfulness, justice, holiness, and a respect for life. 

The Darkness would tell us that this approach is the wrong one. But, that is just the Darkness being the Darkness – creating an alternative view to compete with the truth and goodness of a God guided reality. 

Nevertheless, the only truly good way forward for an individual, and for the nation as a whole, is to humbly pursue and embrace the divine light.  Such humility has the power to save both our soul and our nation. But, our continued arrogant national tendency toward the dark prescription of "designer truth" will see both destroyed.

When we look past those dark human faces on the pages of history, we can then easily recognize, in the background, the hideous face of Satan and what are actually his violent intrusions into the human experience.  And, in each succeeding generation, his tell-tale tactics confirm his mean hand in humanity's suffering.  

At that point, his twisted deceptions start to become apparent for what they are.  And, by comparison, the Light, God's benevolent truth, once again begins to shine as the glorious thing that it has always been, and shall always be - despite the tendency of our species toward gullibility and arrogance.

“I am the light of the world.” - Jesus