Last night, we went to see the play Wicked. It is a prequel to the Wizard Of Oz. It is a story of how the Wicked Witch of the West became evil and how, as it turns out, she wasn't evil at all, at least that's how this play portrayed it, but that the propaganda minister started a rumor that she was. She was shunned as a child because her skin was green. There was much more to the description, but I won't go into detail. As I was watching, I couldn't help but see the underlying political message. Do they have to tell us the truth about what they are doing? Is that a requirement of evil beings? It replicated what we are currently experiencing with the world's governments controlling the narrative and feeding lies to the people to keep them under control. When you wake up to the truth, it's nearly impossible to go back to sleep, though it would have been great to enjoy the play without seeing the underlying message and being oblivious to how we are being controlled to keep us in line. I've been trying to keep my head out of the news, whether mainstream or otherwise, but even when I try not to become influenced, it is woven into every aspect of society, making it nearly impossible.
God is in control, and your strength in him will depend on you submitting to him and not others. For this reason, you and I must stay in close contact with God through prayer and reading the scriptures. Keep the lines of communication open with him, so you don't fall into the trap of lies created to control your behavior.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. 2 Corinthians 5:10