A lot is going on these days that is shocking. In fact there are so many events both of a spiritual nature and of a natural disaster nature that I’m actually becoming quite accustomed to the worst news possible as it drifts in from whatever part of the world that it is occurring in. We live in shocking times for sure and I think as a generation we are increasingly growing accustomed to it. There’s perhaps a deadening of the senses culturally speaking, going on, if you will.
As things seemingly spiral more out of control, in terms of spiritual alignment with the ways of God, I often wish for the peace that my father or grandfather grew up in when the simple life still existed. Sure there were disturbances like World War 1 and 2, but for the most part, it was a simple time and life was good without too much ‘shockingly disturbing evil stuff’ going on. That’s what I thought anyway.
Yeah, sure I know, evil has been alive and kicking since and most likely before the days of Adam, but in my father’s childhood things just seemed to be removed from the way that they are today, but sadly there are these times, these little moments of life sucking away intensity that destroy me with the awareness of them and rock me to the core of who I am and what I thought I knew was, ‘safe’.
We live in a cursed world and one had best always remember it and yet how do you prepare for the shock of awareness of something you once treasured as being something crafted by the foulest of sources? Worse yet is the knowledge that during your lifetime, in fact, for far longer than my lifetime, people have been doing something in perceived homage to their Heavenly Father and the values of their country of origin, when in reality they’ve been unknowingly doing something far worse. It’s not only a betrayal of faith for many of you reading this post, but in all likelihood for those of you who are American it also constitutes a betrayal of patriotism itself.
The following are a series of links to YouTube videos done by one 17Stormy17. The links are to songs. Very well known songs. Songs that many of us have sung. The reaction that might occur to listening to the following songs sung in reverse might be, “Oh God, I didn’t know!” as my wife and I were when we listened to them just last night, but sadly that doesn’t make up for it because whether unknowingly or not we have been furthering evil’s cause in this world by blindly trusting others not to lead us astray. Let this event be yet one more reminder to those of us who believe in Yeshua the only begotten Son of God to WATCH! “5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you: 6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” Mark 13:5-6 KJV
Something that has helped me spot the fallen story written beneath, sadly not in relation to the above songs, is the understanding that satan takes the natural order of things and turns it upside down. Like when the TV reporter announces to you that their bringing the story to you LIVE (evil – spelled backwards). In the case of a song it’s the message revealed when the words are played backwards. There is symbolism to almost everything visual, which is perhaps why I overlooked the need to be aware of something being sung with the voice and not perceived with the eyes. Those of us who are authors or charged with ministries by God need to be especially aware of what we’re putting out for others to view and hear. For instance if the flag and nation, memorialized by America’s founding songs are actually something constructed and manipulated by the work of demons then how can I in good conscience before my Maker write a story that I intended to be a patriotic ode to my nation, when song anthems of the nation are in reality a mockery of God. How many people have sacrificed themselves in defense of a country not worthy of one drop of the righteous blood that has been spilled on its behalf? Well does the Holy Scripture say of those of us who believe the Truth, “12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings: 15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; 16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.” Philipians 2:12-16 KJV