Sheep or Lemmings?

30 08 2017

220px-Tunturisopuli_Lemmus_Lemmus Are you a sheep or a lemming? Do you follow the crowd, the mob, mass hysteria? Or are you a sheep who knows the voice of the shepherd and follows it to safety? Propaganda depends on the mob mentality. Today’s cultural chaos requires true believer to know the voice of Jesus. We need to listen to the Holy Spirit, Who was given as our Teacher of all the truths that Jesus taught in His earthly ministry. This post is shared in the context of Hurricane Harvey.

First, let me admit that lemmings committing mass suicide is a myth. However, the metaphor for human behavior does exist:

Someone who blindly follows a crowd—maybe even toward catastrophe—is called a lemming. Over the past century, the myth has been invoked to express modern anxieties about how individuality could be submerged and destroyed by mass phenomena, such as political movements or consumer culture. Encyclopædia Britannica

So, we need to test the spirits to see if they are from God. Do not blindly accept everything you hear. Test it. “Watch the witness!” as brother Arthur Burt always said. Does the report agree with what the Holy Spirit is saying in your heart? Does it agree with the Bible?

Beloved, do not believe  every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

This is serious business. As we watch the rise of chaos and anarchy in our nation, we must be more vigilant. Keep our lamps filled with the oil of the Holy Spirit.

On the brighter side, even in the midst of the terrible devastation of Hurricane Harvey this week, hearts have turned to God for His mercy. Even the media cannot ignore the colorblind love of neighbor helping neighbor. The lie of racial division is exposed by the love poured out without respect to skin color from both victim and rescuer. Media types have been heard more than ever sending not only their “thoughts,” but openly sending their “prayers.” I pray that our nation will turn our hearts to Heaven and the fountain of mercy from the living God Yehovah.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the United States.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

 

 








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