Equality in the Kingdom #6 Awaken the Woke
Equality in the Kingdom #6 Awaken the Woke
Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. 12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. 14 Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
Wokeism started as a movement to end racism and social injustice but it has morphed into a religion, into a cult, that if left unchecked is going to destroy every norm you’ve known.
Here is a tenant of wokeism: The United States of “America is a deplorable, irredeemable nation, marked by and rooted in racism, sexism, imperialism and the like…” [America Is Fast Becoming a Woke Theocracy | Opinion (newsweek.com) ] We must rewrite history to show it to be so. Have you heard of the 1619 project? If the past is evil, full of evil people then we should tear down their statues and destroy monuments that corrupt society.
Like any religion wokeism is evangelistic. The federal government is mandating that critical race theory be taught in public schools. Critical race theory is just communism with two changes. Black Americans become the oppressed working poor, the proletariat and White American Males become the oppressors, the bourgeoisie. [ Wokeism is the new communism (independentsentinel.com) ]. Coca-Cola and other major corporations have mandatory reeducation sensitivity training in which a Caucasian learns how not to be so white, it's called Diversity Training. [https://ammo.com/articles/woke-capitalism-how-huge-corporations-demonstrate-status-by-endorsing-political-radicalism ]
Like any religion, wokeism has violent zealots. Antifa is such a group. Time and time again this reportedly unorganized group rises to stop free speech on our University Campuses. Recall the 2018 Berkley Riots over a conservative’s keynote addresses. An estimated 150 black-clad leftist and masked protesters rampaged through Berkeley’s campus, where they caused $100,000 worth of damage, beat some students, and led to the university canceling the speaker's appearance. The melee spilled onto the streets of Berkeley, and forced university police and other officers to shut down the campus for several hours. [UC-Berkeley faces lawsuit over violent rioting at free-speech event | Fox News ] This is not an isolated incident but a characteristic of the faith. Any message against wokeism must be destroyed by any means possible.
"Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
The world is unprincipled. It's dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn't fight fair. But we don't live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren't for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion, and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.
… be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.