What we see we believe we understand and therefore we speak. What we believe we are walking into is determined by where we are looking. If we are looking at the events unfolding on the earth as portrayed by the news, we will see an uncertain apocalyptic scenario and we will speak a doom and gloom message of impeding destruction. If we see a higher planes perspective which we are invited into by Revelation 4 which calls us to come up here and what John saw was a throne with one sitting on it, then we will speak from that vantage point and we will share a hope filled not fear filled coming reality. Both narratives are alive on the earth, and which one you see you will speak, you will resonate with and perpetuate.
Psalm 49:1-2 says, “Hear this, all peoples; Give ear, all inhabitants of the world, Both low and high, Rich and poor together. My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.” The Psalmist is inviting us to listen to the narrative he has gained by understanding and meditation. Some people echo what they hear only, others search out subjects in order to meditate and gain understanding so when they speak, it imparts life, hope and a bright future for all who hear. One narrative shrivels up your spirit and causes you to hide, hoard and hunker down, while the other narrative invites you to arise and shine for the glory of the Lord is rising upon you. Both are being spoken in the airwaves today.
Where you look, who you listen to and how you process information is critical for what you are hearing is evidenced by what you are saying. People are scared, disappointed, tired, and have been depressed by all the apocalyptic narratives swirling around the nations and the news. But instead of turning off the news, they continue to consume it, then come to church and hear it confirmed so they go back and listen some more thinking information will protect them from what they believe is coming. But I am here to tell you the gospel is not bad news, it is good news. How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, the gospel. It is time for a foot washing in the spirit, for we are called to bring good news and just like Jesus said to Peter in John 13, you don’t need a bath you are already clean but you do need your feet washed for you are listening to and speaking too much bad news and the gospel is good news. Rejoice don’t retreat.
As Johnny Enlow said on Friday during his Elijah Streams broadcast, “We are going back to Eden we are not headed toward Armageddon!”