I’ve written many times using Jesus’ warnings concerning deception. Today, we see both sides of the political arena in this country demonizing the other. That seems to be a pattern when God involves Himself with this world. He calls for His people to Discern their times.
These times are spoken of in Scripture making them Biblical. These days are revealed as leading to the birth pangs of the last days due to the many signs that are given us to determine those days.
Suffering and famine are on our horizon due to the efforts of man to in most cases play God rather than to follow God with trust and devotion. Men believe that it is up to them to save the earth. At least they need to save it until their Technology provides their way to escape what they see as a dying planet. Even if they provide their scientific proof that the earth is in danger; still they are in so doing actually fulfilling God’s own description of them.
Luke 21:26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. (NASB1995)
This verse I believe can be easily seen in what is occurring today. There is only one power in the heavens, and He is God. Man’s view of Him today is shaken on all fronts, as they seek to advance themselves through technology to god like status. But as they do this their own foundation of the wisdom that only comes from God is lost, and they advance in their reprobate state within an atmosphere of fear.
This fear drives them to further play the role of God, as they attempt to control population; and climate; and the very makeup of the Human species with their gene therapies invading the DNA of man.
Many more are the signs pointing to our time on earth. So, as our time advances deception is in full view. Thus, the demonization of others is to be expected. In Jesus own circumstance He was demonized by His enemies. His enemies were Religious, but they were as much political as they were religious. They rejected their own King. They were disowned by their God for their unbelief. Their religion was flawed. Jesus Himself demonized them. “You are of your father the Devil”.
What’s happening is not new. If one is to be on God’s side in this our day, they must have discernment, even as those did in Jesus’ day on earth. But understand discernment is not a guaranteed possession. Discernment is revelatory. It is revealed to us by God’s Holy Spirit using the teachings in His word.
Jesus even though He called the Jewish leaders, who had called Him beelzebub, children of their father the devil; still He when on the cross asked His Father to “forgive them for they know not what they do”. Why did He do that? The answer requires discernment. Jesus was proving His love for the world and His payment for their sin. God is always willing to forgive, but forgiveness requires not only the payment that Jesus made but the receiving of that payment exemplified in repentance, followed by fruit bearing. The understanding of that relationship requires discernment. For one to be discerned as to be living out that relationship God must be involved. “By their fruits you shall know them”.
Since both sides are claiming the other to be demons today; then you need discernment to know which side is God’s side.
We see both sides use scripture, but only one side is today calling for the advancement of righteousness in the land. Only one side ignores the Constitution and refuses to protect the nation by refusing conformation to its laws, and then demonizes those who advocate for such and, who actually attempt to perform what they preach when in power. This nation has immigration laws concerning our border. We have laws concerning our local and federal elections, and regarding the protection of the one person one vote responsibility requirement of this nations laws. One side seeks to uphold those, one does not.
This nation had abortion laws, and laws against murder, which were determined by State legislatures as the constitution requires. That changed with Roe, it has now been restored to the States where it belongs. One side pushed for that constitutional ruling; the other demonizes it, and thus is demonized for its stance.
To me the evidence is overwhelming as to which side is bearing good and which is bearing bad fruit. This does not take away the willingness on God’s part to forgive those bearing bad fruit, but repentance involves turning from one’s wicked ways. Preachers who tell you that God’s love is unconditional, don’t tell you the whole story. It is a catchy saying but lacks truth. God is a just God, and He is a fruit inspector. Even His own children those who He will not see as children of the Devil, He will reward based upon their fruit bearing.
Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward [is] with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. (NASB1995)
You need God’s Son’s forgiveness in your life and His discernment if you ever wish to abide in abundance and peace with Him eternally. Seek Him while He can be found.