We live in a generation who loves to be entertained by the main stream media. For the mainstream media it's those coveted Media Power Rankings, not the truth.
|Jeremiah 5:||1: “Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.|
2: And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.”
|Proverbs 8:||1: “Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?”
|1 Timothy 1:||8: “But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;|
9: Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10: For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”
|Revelation 2:||1: “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;|
2: I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:”
The enumerable online warnings of woe have been around in varying degrees since the World Wide Web became popular, but have now reached such a shrill and saturated level that much of it has become intolerable. Don’t get me wrong – those warnings are needed – very much so; and this writer has obviously been very much a part of that saturation. But, I’m afraid many of the voices crying in the wilderness of sin are now being lost in the white noise.
|Acts 7:||37: “This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.|
38: “This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
39: To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,”
|Romans 11:||9: “And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:|
10: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.”
That glassy-eyed, deer-in-the-headlights look people get on their faces or squirmy fidgety movements of discomfort and confusion you witness in others when bringing up urgent issues of the day, outside the generally accepted network news parameters, is an example of human beings reacting to what I refer to here as white noise. This inability or unwillingness to digest or even discern the information (frequencies) you offer alongside all of the other information (frequencies) they regularly receive on TV, radio or read in the mainstream press, results in something similar to what is known in the audio world as fight or flight syndrome.
|Romans 11:||11: “I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.|
12: Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
13: For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
14: If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.”
Whenever you hear someone automatically respond to a legitimate concern on an important issue posted on a reputable website with: “Well, you can read anything on the internet” or “Just because it’s posted on the internet doesn’t mean it’s true,” know that you are witnessing the white noise effect – a fight or flight type of reaction to indiscernible or indigestible truth. Sure, there’s a lot of junk on the Internet; but there’s also a lot of sound information available if you want to find it!
|Matthew 7:||14: “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”|
|Mark 1:||2: “As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.|
3: The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.”
Take the time to pray for wisdom, discernment and courage. Padding your life with chitchat, positivity and all the minutia of mainstream mediatainment might temporarily ease the discomfort of the day and give you a momentary diversion, but it won’t help you prepare for and navigate through the difficulties ahead.
|2 Timothy 2:||20: “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.|
21: If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
22: Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
23: But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.”
|2 Timothy 3:||3: “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.|
4: No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”
|Proverbs 27:||12: “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.”|