NAVIGATION is a key word Yah has dropped into my spirit recently. Let’s be real here-the world is becoming increasingly difficult to navigate. Lies abound in every sociopolitical situation we are currently faced with. Hopefully, the one area all the readers of this blog will agree with is that our news media is corrupted. All are driven by their agendas and put a slant on their “facts” that draws the listener or reader toward that conclusion. Because of this, we are driven to search for our facts from either alternate news sources that, hopefully, report in a non-biased fashion or we must search out the facts ourselves. Fortunately, much of the same information available to the news media is also available to us. In other words, we must NAVIGATE through the turbulent oceans of lies mixed with truths to understand the facts of the ever-changing, emotionally-charged, and uneasy times we are living in. I can literally see, in my spirit, a huge ocean with words that are both true facts and lies lying on the surface of the water. These words are being tossed by the waves, causing them to mingle and mix. Discerning the facts from the chaos is nearly impossible and requires a great deal of concentration and focus. In other words, my vision is an allegory for facts and fiction being mixed together-which makes for the very best of lies!
Recently, I have noticed an increased trend for people to propagate lies on social media. Everyone, including myself, is quite passionate about what is going on in the world. All of us want to share any and all information with our friends and loved ones. Social media is a great place to “meet” with our friends and share information and stories. Let’s be careful when we share information; that we are diligently researching what we post BEFORE we share. I am strongly cautioning you against mindlessly sharing a post simply because it appealed to your emotions and supports your beliefs! Stop and think! When you share something with a lie embedded in fact, it is EXACTLY the same as opening your mouth and telling a lie. Usually, social media lies are presented on a pretty background but the lie is there, hidden in plain sight. The definition of a liar? Someone who promotes information that is not true. If you share a post with someone’s name in it that contains a lie-well then, you have taken part in assassinating someone’s character also. As children of the Most High, both of these are unacceptable. In fact, they are sin as outlined in the 10 commandments. HaSatan is the father of all lies. Don’t be his child! (John 8:44).
A friend of mine is currently in Facebook jail for posting the following comment Hitler coined in his book Mein Kamfp, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” Why would this phrase come to the attention of the FB police? Because that is exactly what happens, and social media is a playground for the lies of the enemy. It is how they roll.
We can use social media, for as long as we are able, to share information with each other. It can be a valuable resource. Let’s do our best to share only the facts that are verifiable from a trusted source. If I post something and you find some facts that go against what I share, please tell me! If we make it a point to do this, and continue to build facts as they are presented maybe we can all glean enough information to navigate through the lies and the hidden agendas that are bent on destroying us and the nation we live in.
I know some who are reading this post will think I have a ridiculous viewpoint on all this. I want to end this massively-long rant by sharing something from the Word. Take heed of this warning to all of us living in these last days: He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his Yah, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and sexually immoral, and sorcerers, and idolaters and ALL LIARS shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone… (Rev 21:7-8)