Making Peace with Madness

Our world is doomed. I know that this is not something that you want to accept, and I’m with you on this one. But, it doesn’t change the fact that everyone around us is growing more and more insane by the day. And, we need to accept this fact.

I struggle with this, a lot. And, I know that you do too. You wouldn’t be a child of God, if you weren’t grieved by the wickedness and madness that surrounds you.

So, how do we keep the peace of God, while the world falls apart?

And, we are going to need to, if we truly desire to serve God in the midst of the coming darkness.

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Making Peace with Madness

Making Peace with Madness – The ShockCast

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/NNmFjk1JNbs

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For someone who spends so much time thinking, I am surprisingly emotional. And, I’m not completely certain where this ’emotionalism’ comes from. I know WHY I get upset. And, I know WHAT makes me upset. I’m just not sure that all the reasons for that are as spiritual as I like to think.

Part of the reason comes from the fact that I accepted Christ at a very young age. I love to joke that…

God saved me from a life of sex and drugs.

(pause)

And then, when I was six, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

I know, I know. You are wondering how I can know that I really was saved at such a young age. All that I can say now, is that I have distinct memories of that moment and the reasons why I wanted to be baptized. And, they were exactly the kinds of reasons that you want to see in anyone who chooses to follow Jesus.

I would be happy to get into all of that, but I don’t want to get distracted from what I am trying to say here.

What am I trying to say?

I get really upset when the innocent and vulnerable are hurt by the evil and malicious. And, since I was saved at a very young age, it’s hard for me to claim that my reaction to wickedness and depravity is completely righteous. Some of it might just be my fleshly mind, reacting to the outrageous. And, we all need to understand the difference.

It is natural to be outraged by injustice. If you need proof, just look at the antics of the morons on college campuses. The injustice that they are fighting against is a lie, but their response is natural. So, we are all ‘hardwired’ to react with anger at those who mistreat others.

To put it another way, anger at injustice is a part of our DNA. It’s what God put inside of us, when He made us. In fact, it’s a good thing, if used correctly. This verse speaks to that need:

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

 – Ephesians 4:26

Paul is telling us that we are SUPPOSED TO GET ANGRY when people do evil. But, we are NOT to allow our righteous anger to overcome our spiritual judgment. We are not allowed to commit sin in response to our wrath.

It is legitimate in the eyes of God to desire the destruction of all that is evil. After all, God feels the same way. And, one day, He will return and destroy the evil that is driving us nuts. What is not legitimate is to take matters into our own hands, and sin against God.

I would dearly love to be given the Baseball Bat of Holiness, and flail away at the evils of this world. There are two verses in the Bible that describe how some of us will do just that:

14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

 – Jude 14-15

Will I be there with my ‘Baseball Bat of Holiness’?

Is there a perfectly shaped piece of wood in heaven, in a case, with the words, ‘reserved for John Little’ ??

I would love to think so, but that is in God’s hands. And, as much as I would love to dwell on such righteous judgment, I know that there is something far more important:

Love.

As much as I despise wickedness, evil and injustice, I need to remind myself that I am no better than the ones that I am angry at. I’m not any better than the morons that I talk about in the moron section. In fact, we are all vulnerable to becoming both evil and stupid.

If you are old enough, you will know precious brothers and sisters in Christ who took that path and were utterly destroyed. I shudder whenever I think of those that have forsaken Christ. While they live, there is still some hope for them, but not much. But, God is merciful, so I will hold on to hope, as much as I can.

If you think that you cannot fall, think again.

Now, if that’s true for you and me, then it means that the fools that we rage against aren’t really any different than ourselves. In fact, Peter warns us of this, here:

Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

 – 2 Peter 3:17

And, if you think that you cannot fall, allow me to point out a couple verses. In fact, I will let YOU do the searching, here:

https://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=book+of+life&qs_version=KJV

You really CAN be blotted out of the Book of Life. And yes, the word ‘blot’ in that one verse, means ERASE. You really can be erased from the Book of Life.

Pretty sobering, right?

I don’t want to deal with that issue here, except to point out…

“There but for the grace of God, go I”

 – John Bradford

I need to keep telling myself this, or risk going stark, raving mad. In fact, I need to do more than just tell myself this, I need to identify with the very same people that are driving me nuts. I need to see how I really could be that stupid, that sinful, that crazy.

Too often, we think of evil as being supernatural, but it really isn’t. Yes, Satan and his minions are doing their very best to make all of us as evil as he is, but Satan is really only a small part of this. WE are plenty evil all by ourselves – without supernatural help. It really is natural to be evil. And, when the Antichrist arrives, it will be natural for everyone – except the truly saved – to follow him.

I am horrified by this thought, and you should be too. We are all vulnerable to the seduction of evil. All of us. And yes, I’m looking at you. And, if that is so…

Doesn’t that mean that we should have compassion for those who are vile and despicable?

Definitely.

Let me go back to that first verse that I quoted:

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

 – Ephesians 4:26

I’ve got the first part down perfectly. I’m furious at evil, and being furious at evil is not a sin. But, that second part… oh dear.

What does it mean to ‘not let the sun go down upon your wrath’?

Well, it’s all wrapped up in one word:

Forgive.

And THAT, my friends, is a truly difficult and painful word. And, it means that no matter how justified we are in being angry, we must still forgive those who are so evil. And, I’m afraid that this means identifying with those who we are so mad at.

Yes, identifying.

Jesus did it. It’s what He did, when He came down to Earth and took upon Himself the likeness of human flesh. He became fully human and identified Himself with us, so that He could save us from our sins.

So, we should do the same, right?

Of course, that doesn’t mean that we should become the sinful people that we are angry with. But, it does mean that we should understand how we could stand in their shoes.

If you don’t do this, one of two things will happen:

You will become useless to God.

 – or –

God will drag you through the mud of sin, until you figure this out.

That’s right, God will sometimes send you back into the darkness of sin, until you learn that you are as bad as anyone else. It’s either that, or become a useless tool that God will need to place back on the shelf.

The key to staying sane in the midst of all this madness is forgiveness. And, as the madness increases, you will be challenged to forgive, more and more and more. And, you will wonder if there is any end to what you must forgive. And, forgiveness is so very, very hard. But, the alternative is too awful to even think about.

So, I shall do my very best to leave my ‘Baseball Bat of Holiness’ in heaven, where it belongs. And, I shall keep reminding myself…

…But for the grace of God, there go I.

 

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I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3

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20 thoughts on “Making Peace with Madness”

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  2. Yes!! The Bible speaks of “Righteous Indignation.”

    Excellent post, Brother John!

    There is one issue in particular that bugs the crap out of me. It should bug every decent human being – Christian and non-Christian alike. And that is pedophilia, Brother John. If you pay close attention, and I know you do, there are many OVERT attempts to normalize pedophilia.
    I suppose I should get upset at the luciferians who I hope will burn in hell for eternity. And I am upset.
    But if I’m being honest, I am more upset at the Christian community and church.
    Why?
    Because we have given way too many inches, and they have taken way too many yards. We have fallen for this “love everybody and love everything” nonsense.
    Transsexuals readings to kids at the library. “Don’t judge. Love that tranny. Jesus commands us to.”
    Taking kids to gay parades where gay people are wearing close to nothing. “Love your neighbor.”
    Inviting crossdressers to talk to kindergartens that there are two genders. “It’s harmless. Love love love.”
    Well, this is the end result. This was the next logical step. Luciferians wanting us to accept pedo.
    I don’t think so.. (drops mic)
    I blame Christians. I blame pastors who have led their flock astray. I blame politically correct Christians.

    We should have been RIGHTEOUSLY INDIGNANT from the beginning. But no, we were afraid to be called racist.

    We will all suffer as a result.

    Man, I cannot wait for Jesus Christ to return and destroy evil once and for all.

    God Bless, Brother John.

    • Hi Joel the Filipino,

      I agree. Wholeheartedly.

      The only thing that I need to add is the difference between a discussion of government POLICY and issues of personal interaction.

      Public displays of homosexuality – of any kind – NEED TO BE CRIMINALIZED. If two men kiss in public, they need to go to jail. Etc. And, our churches need to advocate for these kinds of laws.

      However, we as Christians should have compassion for them. We need to pray that God would grant them repentance. We need to do our very best to demonstrate to them, the love of Christ. We need to be merciful to them, as much as possible.

      An example of this, was the good relationship that I had with two bitter, mean-spirited homosexuals that worked in our office, when I was in San Francisco on business. As much as I despised their sin, I still did my best to be as friendly and kind as possible.

      What poor wretches.

      That, to me is the distinction, and our churches have not been able to navigate this distinction.

      As for pedophiles… should I ever see evidence that they have acted on their attraction to children …I’m not sure if I would be able to keep myself from killing them. I probably would NOT kill them, since I have a lot of self-control. I really want pedophiles dead, but I also know that I need to follow the law. Therefore, I would love to make the rape of children to automatically result in a summary execution.

      Thankfully, there isn’t a noticeable pedophilia problem in Taiwan.

      Keep up the good work, Joel. Someday soon, this will all be over.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  3. Ok, ok, I try not to get my bible stories mixed up, but with my memory. it was in KINGS, and I think his name might a began with a J. It seems like GOD wasn’t too pleased with him, but he purged the sodomites from the land, so he had peace or something like that. It struck a chord, so I been gonna go back and find it.
    Now about that Louisville Slugger, I wouldn’t consider it retired yet. Remember we are to sell our coat, and buy a sword. This makes me think we aren’t supposeed to turn our other cheek to every highwayman that comes along, let alone hand over our families.Worse than an Infidel?? Let alone we get to fight for them women and children. Something I have considered lately is after them varmints get that Mark, will it be open season??

  4. Hi John,
    I love your shock casts! I have a question. I am confused about this Israel, zionist, etc. with some saying we are supposed to stand with them, and then others saying, no, we are not to.

    I was raised with hearing the Lord will be with those who stand with Israel and against those who don’t. Now, I (once in a while) listen to Rick Wiles and this week he is going on about how bad the Christian Zionist are. (not even sure what that means). and how bad the gay parade is, etc. etc. (I liked what you said in this cast about that.) He is adamant about being against Israel. Unless I am understanding it wrong, and he is only against the government and not the people. I am not sure there is a difference there. I think we are to love the people and if the government does bad, unrighteous things, they are still put there by God and God has worked his plans before with unrighteous rulers.
    I know you have spoken about Rick Wiles before, but can you put this Israel good/Israel bad thing in a nutshell? I might be asking for the impossible.

    He did say something that made a little sense to me, (although I have not looked it up in the Bible yet) and that was that the land that is being fought over was not given to Israel for alltime, but only if Israel obeyed God. And they have not, therefore it is not unequivocally their domain anymore. That part sounds reasonable.

    But he makes it sound like Israel is being much too hard on the Palestinians, and that many of them are Christians. I really don’t know what is going on over there. And you can’t believe the news. How is one to know the truth? (I just pray the Lords will be done, cause I don’t know who or how to pray for this.)
    I guess there are 2 or more questions here. Is it possible for you to help me understand this better please?
    I know other Christian people who do not understand this either and I feel it is important. I will share your answer with them.

    I am trying very hard to do everything the way the Lord would want. It makes me crazy to see all the “believers” believing so much crazy stuff and living in the world and still thinking they are making it “in”. It hurts me that they are so unaware and deceived. The Once Saved Always Saved argument makes me really crazy. I am putting together some biblical info to give out to hopefully open their minds. But I digress.
    Oh, funny, now I’m sounding like you. Ha!

    I am a firm believer in the path is narrow and few will make it, so I do my best to stay with the straight and narrow. Thats one reason I love your shock casts. You are strong, straight truth and that is what we need to hear more of. And I enjoy your sense of humor! Thank you so much for what you do. I am reading Ezekiels Fire and I LOVE IT. Its a long read but well worth it. I am about 3/4 of the way through.
    Thank you my friend, what you are doing is important and more should hear it.

    (Also, have you thought of posting on Mike Adams (Natural News) alternative to Youtube? Especially good for the folks who are being banned. Its called: Real.Video. )

    Is there a way to contact you that doesn’t get posted?

    • Hi Sandy,

      There’s a lot in your comment, and I hope that I can answer it all to your satisfaction. If I left anything out, or if you want clarification, please do not hesitate to leave another comment.

      I truly feel sorry for Rick Wiles. He has accepted a false teaching about the Millennium – that we are in it – and that has destroyed him. And, from there, he has gone on to more and more delusion.

      I did a write up of Rick, here:

      http://www.omegashock.com/2018/01/19/special-report-rick-wiles-deceiver/

      and a followup:

      http://www.omegashock.com/2018/02/09/rick-wiles-cannot-be-a-christian/

      For him to actively lie about other Christians… well …he just cannot be a Christian. There are many things that a Christian cannot do, and still be a Christian. And, one of those things is actively and knowingly lie about other Christians. He has done this, and has not repented of it when confronted about it.

      As for Israel, you should go here:

      http://www.omegashock.com/2018/05/18/the-truth-about-israel-2018-edition/

      That should neutralize some of the lies being told by Rick and others. I lived in Israel, and I know what Israel is really like.

      Furthermore, God promised that He would bring Israel back while they were still in their sin, while they were still rejecting Him. Read Ezekiel 36 and 37, as one place where God talks about this.

      So, to expect Israel to be righteous and holy… well …I’m sorry, but only someone who does not know the Bible would expect that. One day, Israel WILL be saved, but it will take a great cataclysm for it to happen.

      As for communicating with me privately, feel free to do so via john at omegashock dot com. You can also write PRIVATE MESSAGE at the beginning of a comment in the comment section of any Omega Shock article, but I can’t respond to those. However, I will always read them.

      Thank you for your warm regard towards my writing and the Shockcasts. I really appreciate that. It’s sometimes hard to know if what you are doing is really of benefit to people.

      I will look into Real.Video. I’ve tangled with Mike Adams a time or two, but I’ll try and see if this is a good alternative to YouTube.

      Thanks, Sandy for that thoughtful comment. I’m really glad that you took the time to write it.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      omegashock.com

  5. I am reminded of a case in Texas where a father in some rural area was distracted by something he had to attend to at some distance from his house. Someone ran to where he was and told him a man was molesting his 5-yr-old daughter. He came roaring back, caught him in the act, and beat him to death. It being Texas, no way could they put together a jury that would convict him. I don’t think he acted with intent to kill, but such was his fury that the perp died of his injuries. And I must say justice was done. I can’t help thinking that little girl survived with less emotional damage than the poor kids that get abused in situations where it is known but people look the other way and the perps get away with it. Worst of all is the sense of betrayal when the person who should be protecting them does not, or worse yet is the abuser. This daddy did his job.

    I think a lot of us are getting ‘outrage fatigue’. It seems to never end, and get worse and worse; but I am realizing that actually, we are just seeing through a lot of the hypocrisy that used to cover so much. In the information age it is way more difficult to keep secrets. Even before your quoted review of the tell-all by that Hollywood pimp, I had read a short bio article on Ava Gardner and was shocked at it, to the point that the pimp’s stories did not surprise me. What surprises me is how well they covered it up, and even then created fake news and propaganda to further their ends. The “romance” between Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy was entirely made up. If Hollywood does that just to increase their profits from entertainment, how much more do the powers that be create illusions and ruthlessly destroy any opposition?

    Nothing is as it seems. That is what I keep going back to. And to me it just proves, over and over, that mankind is utterly incapable of doing ANYTHING right in the absence of God. The corruption. The greed. The mind-boggling stupidity. It is utterly hopeless without God. And they incriminate themselves, because hypocrisy itself indicates that they know what they’re really doing is wrong, so they have to present a false front of something right. They know what is right, but choose to do what they know is wrong, and add the sin of deception to that sin of wrongdoing.

    Rather than bemoan the world falling apart, I want to get it over with already. I do not want this hopelessly corrupt and sin-saturated situation to go on and on.

  6. Hi there!

    Hope you are all well. Been under a good work rock, so have had less time to read and respond.

    Am writing to ask for prayer. Tired of dealing with the enemy’s crap and working on grabbing a hold of Jesus’ hem of His hard won victory for us and healing. Very tired physically as well as am working full time and not getting enough sleep.

    Have been dealing with spiritual attacks from the evil one since after God revealed Himself to me at age 4. To say the dreams he attacked me through we’re horrible is an understatement. The LORD has brought me much freedom from those, but am pressing in to grab hold of our full on freedom we have in Jesus.

    Thank you so much and our LORD bless you and keep you!

    ~Jennifer

    • Hi Jennifer,

      I’m so sorry that you are going through this. We will pray for you.

      None of these things happen in a vacuum. They always have a purpose. And, God really knows what He’s doing.

      In the meantime, may the Lord light your path. May His hedge of protection be about you. May God bless you with peace in the midst of difficulty. May this time of trouble pass quickly. May our Lord give you rest.

      I ask that all this be so in the name our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

      Keep us posted on how your are doing, Jennifer. I’m glad that you had a chance to share a comment with us.

      John Little
      omegashock.com

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