“We have made lies our refuge………..” We hide behind pretense and falsehoods!
According to the scriptures, the “Matrix” (world) we are presently living in is made up of lies, deceptions, phoniness, hypocrisy, and political correctness. Confusion, darkness, and rebellion against The Truth describe the Matrix. This facade produces a people with no sincerity nor substance and a society that doesn’t know God and doesn’t want anything to do with Him.
Are We Living in The Matrix?
The World is the realm or the domain of the Matrix (illusion), and The Bible says that satan, who is the god of this world (cosmos or cosmetic), has blinded the minds of those who refuse to believe the Truth. And because people refuse to believe God He has sent “strong delusions” because we are attempting to live lives exclusively based on ‘lies”. Remember, that Jesus said the “Liar” is also a “murderer” and living in the Matrix, which, again, is just an illusion, is killing us every day. As a result, we have learned to place our trust in things and people who are birthed out of the Matrix. Resulting in all those things, and stuff, and American dreams, and people who we keep putting our total trust in who are constantly letting us down.
Think for a minute and picture in your mind all the ‘lies’ we’ve bought into that are killing us: money, power, sex, fame, fortune, entertainment, fast food, political power, truth is relative, an eye for an eye, everybody’s ‘right’ and nobody’s wrong,…..the American Dream has become a nightmare. Our interpretation of freedom and justice has caused us to place more people behind bars and kill more of our own citizens than any other country in the world. Every time we believe in any one of the illusions originating from the Matrix is disappears. It rots. It crumbles. Somebody steals it from us. We get tired of it. We get hurt by it. We lose.
You can be caught up in the Matrix and not even know it until…..IT ROCKS YOUR WORLD!
‘Our thoughts’ will eventually become ‘Our world’……”as a man/woman thinketh in their heart so are they”. Every thought I have becomes a part of the collective thought of the Matrix. Therefore, the Matrix can be defined as the accumulation of the thoughts of its residents which continually and perpetually produce Mediocrity and Misery.
There are three guiding principles that govern the Matrix:
1- The lust of the flesh. This generation is literally consumed by sex and sensuality. At the same time this is a generation who demand comfort. Suffering and doing without is out of the question. Extreme extravagance and greed, while others are starving and homeless, are characteristic of this generation.
2- The lust of the eyes. This is one of the most covetous and envious generation that ever lived on this planet, when we see it , we want it. And we won’t rest until we have it and the “it” becomes an obsession. We’ll lie for it. We’ll steal for it. We’ll even kill for it!
But here’s the kicker……When we finally get “it” we don’t want it.
3- The pride of life. Pride and selfishness rule this generation. In this generation, SELF is all that matters. The song that truly identifies this generation…..”What have you done for ME lately?” ‘Selfishness’ is the the result of being separated from God.
In light of all of this………How do we finally escape from the Matrix?