TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Mobs come and go, but God’s goodness is forever. Stay away from the mob and don’t get caught up in it. God has an amazing future in store for you as you stick to His truth.
When the Rolling Stones released their album “Beggars Banquet” in 1968, the opening track caught the word’s attention and hasn’t really let go. “Sympathy for the Devil” was a huge hit. Rolling Stone magazine would later list it as No. 32 of the 500 greatest songs of all times.
Personally, I think it was part of a prophetic voice for those times that “were a’ changing” – the last days where the devil starts to become the world’s hero.
Just two years later, a leather-bound papyrus document found in Egypt also made world news. The self-titled “Gospel of Judas” was an ancient writing that told the story of Jesus’ death from the viewpoint of Judas as the good guy. Of course, Jesus was the bad guy and the whole thing was a setup for poor Judas.
“You love evil more than good…”
If you jump from books to modern movies, God is increasingly portrayed as the bad guy. In 2014, we couldn’t wait to see “Noah,” directed by visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky. Guess what we were treated to? God is the bad guy refusing to speak to people who desperately need Him, while fallen angels, or demons as the Bible calls them, are some kind of weird, selfless rock monsters saving the day.
Millions of unsuspecting people all over the world now know this modern fable as the story of Noah’s ark. As they said in the 2014 movie Maze Runner, “Wicked is good.”
Well, no it’s not and it never will be. As the day of Jesus’ return draws closer, you and I will experience a world that seems backward and upside down. You will be persecuted for doing good and loving Jesus. Don’t fear! That means you will have to step up your goodness game because good overcomes evil. Period.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine… and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
– 2 Timothy 4:3-4