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One of the more fashionable works of the enemy is the characterization of hypocrisy a highly successful humanist aspect that uses a double-speaking mouth stemming from a root of deceit when the truth cannot afford to be known. Prov 11:9 9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
All throughout history people have been driven by a prospect of having power and authority, and in almost every case where they obtained it, it came by some form of hypocrisy. Today we see this character-ism being used by politicians and many others who want to remain innocent of the core issues. Politicians make statements that have been politically analyzed to purposely elevate his or her favor among the voters. It doesn’t matter if any of it is true or if they will ever do what they say. This use of a false mouth presentation by double-speaking is only designed to get votes.
The term hypocrite comes from our past, where it was used to describe actors who had mechanical faces that they would hide behind while speaking lines. This was to imply that it wasn’t coming from them directly, something that goes on in politics, business, media, and even the church where people speak one thing and then speak another. The amount of hypocrisy now being used in our society is in itself a work of evil summarily because ignorance to it runs deep into our past.
Luke 13:14-15 14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. 15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? Those in leadership in the synagogue of Jesus day held Jews accountable for any work or personal effort on the sabbath. And yet these leaders, would on the same sabbath do the things they accuse others of doing, thus landing them the title of hypocrites.
Hypocrisy isn’t just about words, it’s more about what one does in accordance to what they say. This mannerism has gotten the Church a bad name since many proclaiming the gospel breed contradiction by how they live. Luke 6:41-42 (MSG) 41 “It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own. 42 Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’ when your own face is distorted by contempt? It’s this I-know–better-than-you mentality again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your own part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor. This message format shows us how this hypocritical mannerism can play into a person’s ill-meaning of truths.
The devil isn’t concerned about feelings he will shower you with all kinds of evil narratives designed to promote an emotional response in order to devour you. He wants you to agree to what he wants so that he has the right to do what he wants as a result of your acceptance of it. This overthrow of your authority worked in the garden with Adam and Eve and still works today. How? Because it appeals to our carnality. God created us to be desirous of truth even when we might not recognize it. Everyone wants to believe everyone else is telling them the truth, but we know that isn’t always the case because what we see doesn’t line up to what was said.
In the U.S. the main stream media has proven, over the last 50 or so years, that what used to be factual and truthful is no longer needed to be seen as noteworthy. Today many things reported on must be attractively mannered to fit egotistical platforms or some political agenda even though they may appear as hypocritical. What this tells us is the truth is no longer paramount to any information affecting civil agendas. Manipulating the masses using this evil elegantly cloaked by narratives carried out by opinionates helps the enemy to deem God as bad and bad as (g)od.
Humanity’s love of itself is in conflict with a love of God, and the battle that’s occurring in us is being played out in our mind. Rom 8:6-7 6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. Herein lies a truth about evil, it is not about who’s right, it is about what’s right. Evil isn’t able to survive when those things that are done are right in light of any truth since evil is easily revealed when we shine the light of truth upon it. John 3:19-21 (MSG) 19 “This is the crisis we’re in: God-light streamed into the world, but men and women everywhere ran for the darkness. They went for the darkness because they were not really interested in pleasing God. 20 Everyone who makes a practice of doing evil, addicted to denial and illusion, hates God-light and won’t come near it, fearing a painful exposure. Be a lover of God not-self, and you will be a doer of the truth, and evil will have no work in your life. 21 But anyone working and living in truth and reality welcomes God-light so the work can be seen for the God-work it is.”
The fact that today we can see this tactic used on a daily basis is proof that there are evil forces at work all around us, and much of it is brought about by those willing to use it has no consciousness of good and evil. And even though the devil’s fingerprints can be seen all over this he has no power to accomplish his agenda unless it is given to him. Evil tactics in play today are increasing all over the earth. Luke 6:45 45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. The people who have evil dwelling within their hearts are prone to do harm to others and have no remorse over what they do.
While many choose to remain oblivious to the enemy’s activity there are those who by some manner of sensibility concerning good and evil are willing to exhort the one while confronting the other.