HOW POWER AND OPPRESSION AND CONFLICTS WORK

HOW POWER, OPPRESSION, AND CONFLICTS WORK

I have 3 sons. They play together well 75% of the time. The other 25% of the time, one son provokes the other son, and the other son lashes out.

Normally the more powerful son (physically or psychologically) does the provoking, the weaker son lashes out in response. Then the powerful son responds with violence, and the weaker son responds with either crying or with more violence.

I listen to both of them and then come up with a resolution. That’s how power works, and how conflict works. We are not called to marvel at it, but we don’t have to ignore it or act like its not there. We are not called to take sides, but to judge both sides righteously.

Ecclesiastes 5:8
If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.

THIS IS HOW LIES AND CONFUSION WORK:
“He hit me first!”
“No, He Hit Me First!”
“We’re Right. They’re Wrong!”
“He’s a Dictator. We’re Not!”

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Don’t Fall for Political and Media Manipulators.

Christians would be wise not to take sides in political battles of evil vs evil. Truth doesn’t take sides. Truth speaks up for the oppressed (Proverbs 31). As Christians we are also called to comfort the oppressed (Ecclesiastes 4:1) But truth does not fight earthly-minded battles of evil vs evil.. Truth warns both sides about God’s Judgement on sin and iniquity.

Suppressing the Truth is Evil. Period.

Truth makes people free, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (John 8, 2 Cor 3).

One of the reasons I call my blog SoSpression is because it’s the opposite of suppression.

Suppressing the truth is an act of UNRIGHTEOUSNESS! (Romans 1:18) We don’t need to suppress the truth, we need to release the truth!

In 2nd Thessalonians 3 Apostle Paul instructs the congregation to pray that the word of the Lord would SPREAD RAPIDLY and have free course and be glorified. And that the ministers of the word would be protected from evil man that don’t have faith. People that try to block and obstruct the truth from being plainly seen in the open are called EVIL MEN…

Jesus also said WOE to the instructors of the law that keep the keys of knowledge away from the people. Some religious authorities refuse to accept keys of knowledge that open up the entire scripture and make things clear. They also try to block other people from entering into revelation of the scripture through these keys of knowledge. (Luke 11:52)

The nation of Israel was always destroyed because not only did they disobey God, they continually rejected every single messenger that God sent to confirm and clarify His Word. These prophets weren’t accepted because they didn’t fit in with authority, or they weren’t cool enough, or they wouldn’t go along with what was popular. Israel destroyed themselves, and they had no excuses because of their track record of rejecting God’s messengers  over and over and over again (Daniel 9).
There is never ever ever a good reason to block, suppress, or refuse to promote the truth.

– Even if it didn’t come out of your congregation, or your denomination, or your group, or your race, or your network, or someone under your control, spread the truth anyway.
– Even if the person who shares it is different, or a little “weird” to you, or has a quirky personality, learn how to chew the meat and spit out the bones. Respect the truth and spread it anyway.
– Even if you don’t think people are “ready yet”, spread the truth anyway. When God releases truth, God is ready to set people free, so spread the truth.
– Even if you are embarrassed because it corrects something in one of your previous teachings, or blogs, or books, or sermons, spread the truth anyway
– Even if the person who shares it is younger than you, or not as “holy” as you are, spread the truth anyway.
– Even if your financial support will temporarily go down because it’s an unpopular or hard truth, spread the truth anyway.
– Even if the person who says it has less influence and less talent than you, or is not as rich as you, spread the truth anyway.
– Don’t call something false doctrine because it makes you uncomfortable, when you know it’s really not. Do your due diligence in research, and then release the truth.
– Spreading the truth is not the same as laying hands on someone or giving them a platform. You don’t have to give anyone authority without them being proven faithful over time. However, don’t use that as an excuse to try to suppress or block the truth. Release the truth.
– Spreading the truth is not disrespecting authority. Young Samuel loved Eli, but when the Word of the Lord came to warn and change the status quo, Samuel wanted to suppress the truth out of the fear of what his Priest/adopted father would think about it. But neither God nor Eli would let Samuel hide the Word of the Lord. Release the truth.

Learn to discern Gods voice and respect it no matter where it comes from. If you really care about people, you will spread and release the Truth that makes people free.

People with little spiritual authority often mistake God’s authority as disrespect for man’s authority, because God’s authority is naturally higher than mans.

When you actively release truth instead of suppressing the truth in unrighteousness, prepare to be hated, ignored, gossiped on, falsely accused, shunned, hushed, and despised by people who love man’s authority but despise God’s.

No matter how kind or respectful you are, your trust in the truth of Gods authority will be characterized as proof of “rebellion” and “bitterness.” They’ve been running these same games for thousands of years.

Don’t worry about it, you are in good company, and you are being set up for great rewards. Keep releasing the truth!

Evangelicals for Trump

When you lay hands on someone quickly, and promote them for political advancement, economic gain and influence, you are a partaker in their sins, and you are no longer pure.

So repent for promoting iniquity, then let’s talk about purity and unity. You can’t walk in humility and love while doing a victory dance that tramples your brothers in Christ. Love rejoices not in iniquity, but in the truth.

1 Timothy 5:22
Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.

What Kingdom are You Fighting for?

Everybody thinks they are the good side in the battle of good versus evil.which-kingdom-are-you-in

But my bible says only God is good. That means men’s wars are evil versus evil.

And King Jesus said “Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not of this world. If My Kingdom were of this world, then would My servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews. But now is My Kingdom not from hence.”

So if you are fighting a war that is of this world, you are in a battle of evil versus evil.

Let’s Make the Body of Christ Great Again

Apostle Peter, Apostle Paul.

Both Christians, both Apostles. One preaching the gospel in the big city. The other preaching the gospel in smaller cities. One had to challenge the other for tolerating ethnocentrism. The other had to listen and repent. Humility allowed this to happen.

Let’s move the Body of Christ forward before we try to move a fallen world forward. “American Greatness” at the expense of a Divided Body is a bad tradeoff.

Getting Rid of the Poverty Mentality

Poverty mentality is refusing to use the resources you have, and then complaining about the resources you don’t have.

 

The mentality of poverty, slothfulness, lack of diligence, and lack of prudence that leads to wasted resources.

 

Proverbs 10:4
A man who handles his business in a loose, relaxed, slack manner will grow poor. But the hands of the quick, persistent, consistent, tight, and diligent man will grow rich.

 

The hand of the quick, persistent, consistent, tight, and diligent shall manage and drive the work of others; but hands that are slow to take action shall be forced to pay extra fees and taxes.
God has brought provision to you. He’s given you talent, skill, people to help you, and many other things, if you just open your eyes and put your hands to them. God even gave ungodly people the responsibility of gathering money together to give it to you. (Ecclesiastes 2:26). That’s why the bible says the wealth of the wicked is laid up for the just.
God even helped men start companies the same year you were born so they could gather money together and help pay you for your product, and your idea, and your work, exactly when you need them to.
But in order to possess it you have to change your mentality to one of diligence and resourcefulness.

Why does the Race Issue precede the Abortion Issue?

The reason why the race issue precedes the abortion issue, is because the race issue is the root of the abortion issue. The eugenics movement was planned, plotted, financed, and promoted specifically to decrease the black population and the black vote.

So you can’t cut the branch sin (abortion) and water the root sin (racism), it’s just another way for you to fail.

So you actually will change nothing by voting in the lesser of two evils if you allow pride to win over humility.