Thoughts on Becoming a Dystopian Society

I heard a Pastor teach recently about the signs of a Dystopian Society.

While it does appear that society is becoming more and more dystopian in nature, especially during 2021, the Lord reminded me of something I heard another pastor say years ago: As the church goes, so does the world.

The Holy Spirit also brought to mind the following scriptures.

2 Chronicles 7:13-14

New American Standard Bible

If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send a plague among My people,  and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2 Corinthians 13:5

New American Standard Bible

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?

1 Corinthians 11:31

New American Standard Bible

But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.

1 Peter 4:17

New American Standard Bible

For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

What that means to me is that if we do not want to live in a dystopian society, then we must be careful not to create one within the church. After all, “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

Yes, there should be order, but there is a fine line between maintaining order and controlling people and shutting down the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we must be willing to endure a little Holy Spirit disorder to avoid that which we do not wish to see happen in society. I have gone to several churches that operated in Holy Spirit disorder. In one church they were blowing bubbles, laughing, crowing like a rooster and you know what? God showed up. We saw angels and people were healed and delivered and born again. We were on fire for God and walked in miracles. I have also been in Dystopian like controlling churches where people were afraid to say or do anything that was not officially sanctioned by the leadership.

Don’t get me wrong. I am not talking about violence or disrespect. I believe what Sean Feucht and the Let Us Worship group has been doing is an example of what we should be doing: Peaceful worship and preaching of the Gospel and seeing people set free, baptized, healed while exercising our freedom in Christ in the public square. This is a season to be bold and courageous, not shut people down out of fear of losing control or being punished by the government. Read about the acts of the apostles and the early Christians whose position was to obey God rather than man.

These scriptures are a good reminder to examine and humble ourselves and pray. Pray without ceasing.

2 Corinthians 10:3-6

New King James Version

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

Use your weapons under the direction of the Holy Spirit and remember that we cannot punish anyone else’s disobedience, if we ourselves are not obeying. Those who call themselves Christians must examine themselves first and repent, and pray, then we will be able to deal with society from a position of right relationship with Yeshua using the weapons He gave us. Victory in Yeshua! Amen?!

Shalom dear ones.

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