(The Upside Down House is a project created by a Polish businessman and philanthropist named Daniel Czapiewski, and is located in Poland in the tiny village of Szymbark. The house is also meant to be a profound statement about the Communist era and the state of the world. –source)
Do you feel it, or is it just me? Today there is a growing reversal of what God’s Word says is good and wholesome to something that resembles darkness, confusion, and evil. Does it influence you and your family to make choices that hurt you and others? Do you agree that there is a general perversion of the truth in the world, and that it is growing?
I realize this is just one person’s opinion, but I see this occurring in:
~ the blurring of roles of men and women and gender-confusion
~ a culture of death that despises life, children and the elderly, guaranteeing abortion and right to euthanasia
~ eating meals alone or on the fly at some drive thru window
~ decreasing standards to a one-size-fits-all system in our schools, Common Core
“The philosophy of the classroom today will be the philosophy of government tomorrow.”~Abraham Lincoln
~ our vigilance as keepers-of-the-home being gradually diluted with self-focus
~ abdicating biblical instruction to others, as something just for Sunday, or not at all
~ materialism: Black Friday, which should perhaps be renamed Bloody Friday, is getting darker every year
“Who covets more, is evermore a slave.” ~ Robert Herrick
~ creeping governmental control of our God-given rights and freedoms (in this case our 5th Amendment Rights that no American should be held for a capital offense without first being indicted) Do you know what’s happening?
~ compromise of our food supply; such busyness that we eat unhealthy foods that are slowly dumbing us down (should say raw milk)
~ taking away parental responsibility and giving it to the state
~ what airs in media and is claimed by the world to be truth
~ what we choose for entertainment, much of which is filled with varying degrees of violence or filth
~ a lack of work ethic and an entitlement mentality
~ how people seldom greet one another in elevators or on city streets
~ how neighbors don’t speak anymore
~ electronics addiction; less and less eye to eye communications, loss of childhood play
~ the need for drugs (anti-depressants, stimulants, and sleep aids) is at an all time high
We are slowly becoming fearful people, incrementally being isolated, and left to our own wrong thinking.
“There is a way which seems right to a man but its end is the way of death.” ~Proverbs 16:25
We read that in the last days good will be called ‘bad’ and bad will be called ‘good’.
“Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
and clever in their own sight.” ~Isaiah 5: 20-21
The enemy, who is bad, wants to mock the order of God’s creation and turn it upside down, so the creation will worship him instead of God. He wants all people of the world to become confused as to what is right and true. Those without a relationship with our Maker will in general, or naturally, do the opposite of God. In Satan there is always rebellion.
“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed..” ~Psalm 2: 1-2
We think we are free when we pursue self, but in reality we are obeying Satan. If we get our eyes off God and on ourselves we have been deceived.
During each day of creation, God declared everything in the world He had created was ‘very good!’. In God, who is good, there is always restoration.
Jesus came to cut the strings the enemy has placed in our lives that pull us this way and that. The enemy has tried to conceal this by reversing the idea of good and bad in our hearts. God is good, and He has a good life for you through His Son, Jesus. To know Him is so much better than anything we can accomplish in ourselves. He loves us and longs to set us free, and that is what this message is all about.
So until Jesus Christ returns, we will always live in an upside down world, but with the power of the Holy Spirit, we can live an abundant life and not be fearful of the outcome. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” ~1 John 4: 4
Thanks for reading!