Insanity is the New Normal

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27 ESV).

For thousands of years two genders have existed – male and female. That has not changed. Today two genders exist – male and female. What has changed is man’s suicidal eagerness to turn away from the light of this Truth and embrace and celebrate the darkness of the Lie that one can choose one’s gender.

Why is this happening?

Image yourself walking by what looks to be a large estate. You approach the front door and ring the bell. A man opens the door and invites you in. Once inside he introduces himself as Napoleon Bonaparte. You see other people in the vestibule. Your host introduces them to you: Julius Caesar, George Washington, Moses, and Plato.

Where are you? You are in an insane asylum, a place where reality – Truth – is denied and lies are believed. You are in a place where insanity is the normal. You are in a place of darkness, not physical darkness, but mental and spiritual darkness.

And this is where we are now in America. America is essentially a large estate, an estate blessed with beautiful natural wonders from sea to sea and beautiful manmade structures and buildings, an estate built using the Light of Truth – God’s Word – as her foundation. But that Light of Truth is being replaced with the ever-increasing Darkness of Lies as the Prince of Darkness continues to gain footholds in our government.

It is interesting to me that one of the plagues inflicted upon mankind in the Book of Revelation is darkness.

“The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness” (Revelation 16:10 ESV).

It is important to understand that among other things the “Beast” is Satan’s human agent and/or agency – a man or government – that wars against the Kingdom of God. And the Beast wars against those of God’s Kingdom by calling good evil and evil good, by calling light darkness and darkness light (Isaiah 5:20), by calling male female and female male.

Something else to understand when reading Revelation is that these plagues, the Seals, the Trumpets, and the Bowls, are not necessarily literal. Thus, this plague of darkness does not have to be literal, nor does it have to be limited to the End Times. These plagues have been a part of this world ever since Adam and Eve rebelled against God in the Garden of Eden and that certainly included darkness, spiritual darkness, when man’s spirit died (Genesis 2:17).

Man’s rebellion against God was a rebellion against the Truth, a rebellion against Light resulting in the beginning of the plague of darkness being poured out, at least in part, upon the spirit of man; man’s rebellion was an act of insanity. And with the fall of man earth became an insane asylum, a place where insanity – a disconnect with reality – was the new normal. Evil was the new good, wrong was he new right, and darkness was the new Light.

Now, consider this, it is one thing for people of little influence or earthly power to walk in darkness, to reject the Truth and believe lies, to be insane, but it is an entirely different thing for those who rule over a nation by passing laws, enforcing laws, and judging laws to be insane. But this is exactly what America is experiencing today.

Notice where the bowl containing the plague of darkness quoted above from Revelation is poured.

“The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and its kingdom was plunged into darkness” (Revelation 16:10 ESV).

A throne represents the place of power and authority. This fifth judgment bowl in Revelation specifically speaks of it being poured out on the throne of the beast. In other words this plague, fully poured out as the time of the end draws near, plunges not just those who have little influence upon the “kingdom” (nation) they live in, but upon those who rule over the kingdom itself. This plague is God’s judgment upon the kingdoms of man who have chosen to accept spiritual insanity as normal by giving them rulers who are more insane than themselves.

When Obama first ran for President in 2008 someone asked me who I thought was going win. I said it depended on God’s mercy. I said if God chose to intensify His judgment upon America for her national sins of abortion and embracing and promoting sexual perversion as normal Obama would win. He won, and he won again in 2012. God had chosen to have the bowl of darkness poured out on the throne of America. Insanity was the new normal at the highest levels of American government.

Obama and those of his administration are literally insane in that they believe evil is good, wrong is right, and lies are Truth.

This is why sexual sin that has been known to be sin, even by unbelievers, since the foundation of the world is now celebrated at the highest levels of the American government as normal. This is why Obama and his administration are not only strong-arming schools into requiring them to allow biological males that self-identify as biological females and biological females that self-identity as biological males to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice as normal, but to demonize all those who recognize this condition as irrational – insane – a departure from reality. How deep must the darkness be that believes such obvious lies.

And it will get worse. America has not experienced total darkness, total insanity yet, but unless we repent as a nation and as individuals and return to the Light of God’s Word – the Truth – even the Light, the Truth we still possess will be snuffed out as insanity becomes the new normal for evil that would shock even the most jaded today.

There is a prophetic verse in the Bible that, though not speaking specifically of America or Obama of course, nevertheless describes exactly what is happening to America today as Obama continues to make insanity the new normal. It speaks of a form of God’s judgment against a nation that has rebelled against Him. What is that judgment?

“For behold, I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for those being destroyed, or seek the young or heal the maimed or nourish the healthy, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs” (Zechariah 11:16 ESV).

This is the judgment America is now experiencing. Obama is a shepherd/ruler who is concerned only for himself and recreating America in his image. In October of 2008 just before the election he said…

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

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“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008

And he has. No one has been more successful in making insanity the new normal.

Time is running out for America as is witnessed by the character of the rulers/shepherds we have freely placed in power over us and the would-be rulers/shepherds who desire to take their place. Obama is just one of those who walk in the shadow of the Beast.

If we are to return America to greatest we must not be fooled into believing any man (or woman) residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave will be able to do it. Rather, we must return to God; we must heed His Word…

“Hear and give ear; be not proud, for the Lord has spoken. Give glory to the Lord your God before he brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the twilight mountains, and while you look for light he turns it into gloom and makes it deep darkness” (Jeremiah 13:15-16 ESV).

Lastly Brothers and Sisters in Christ, do not fear Obama or any other would-be tyrant that seeks to make insanity the new normal. The Lord has a word of warning for them…

“What shepherd can stand before me” (Jeremiah 49:19 ESV).

Indeed.

Revelation Session 2

Our study in the Book of Revelation continues as we look at the Churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, and Thyatira in Chapter 2. These letters were written 2000 years ago, but they still have much to teach us, Christians and non-Christians, today.

Idol Talk

In Luke 18:18-23 a rich ruler asks Jesus a very good question, but he doesn’t like the answer Jesus gives him. Read this exchange below.

“And a ruler asked him (Jesus), ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: “Do not commit adultery, Do not murder, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.’” And he said, ‘All these I have kept from my youth.’ When Jesus heard this, he said to him, ‘One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.’ But when he heard these things, he became very sad, for he was extremely rich” (Luke 18:18-23 ESV).

There is much for us to learn from these five verses.  So, let’s begin Idol Talk.