The Control Factor
MELISSA—We are dealing with evil on center stage trying to control the narrative, our lives and pave the future. This is literally the kind of stuff sci-fi and horror movies are made of. The control factor for this evil is fear produced from propaganda and the rules of engagement are simply: do what we say, don’t defy us and you won’t be a horrible person and you won’t die. Those are the rules of engagement from the evil spirit of the age. Excuse me? It’s obvious by the shape society and the church are in that we have abided by those rules for a very, very long time. I don’t think we’ve realized what was going on until now. It has taken this awakening to expose how subjected we are to society’s rules and demands. These rules and demands have overreached in the areas such as what aging looks like, how to deal with disease, relationships, what love is, how the church should look to keep up, what to do to be happy (because that’s the goal), etc. Those rules have made God look like a weak humanist, which has been the end game all along. So, how do the rules of engagement change? The heirs of the Kingdom actually awaken to who they are and stop playing by these rules. This is all part of the ongoing awakening that we are experiencing.
(Melissa will be leading worship and speaking at Kingdom Congress 2023, March 1-3, 2023 at Grace Church Willis. Info: martygabler.com/kc2023)