Although neglected by the News doesn’t mean that nothing is happening!
What a sad conclusion as we all see that the only true reality for the generation arising is the way it is digitally shown. The presence of news in our Social Media circles create reality and moves the people. In a way of course it makes us deeply depended and with it it became a manipulative instrument in the hands of cruel agendas.
No matter what we do to match up with the absence through posting the good news (which we have to keep doing), there is no way we can override the excessive noise that is being produced and echoed!
Now, do we have to?
I’m not sure me must and honestly better said I am sure we don’t have to! There is a deep warning from God to His people the Israelites as they tried to transcend the reality of being this tiny insignificant nation amongst the violence of the nations surrounding them. In Isaiah 31:1, God’s warning says: “How terrible it will be for those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the chariot, because there are so many, and in charioteers, because they are so strong— but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or seek the Lord!”
And David states in Psalm 20:7 “Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of Yahweh our God.”
Its hard not to look around and compare, to go with the horses and the chariots of the world, but it’s better we don’t! Although all the available tools we have today are so near, so in reach to use, we have to know that nothing, nothing will convince the people while we move in the same spirit as they do.
With the people of Israel as an example we know by now that His way is much better than our way. We have been reading time after time that even when using the bigger tools, “the weapons of our warfare are NOT carnal, but mighty THROUGH GOD to pulling down of strongholds!” 2 Cor. 10:4
Now, what is Gods way?
This morning I was watching this amazing clip about Ben Cerrulo. It made me understand the strength, the power of a man’s heart moved by God, by His love and burning with a desire to change the world. This young man had such a strong encounter with the living God that all he became was a burning fire for His saviour.
And then I realised that the way God is moving us as individuals in a nation of lack and hunger, A Fire Will Burn Again because we burn, because we are passionate, because we can fulfil the call of our Father to set on Fire. Because we move with His weapons, like Jesus did as He fulfilled His calling.
Light The Fire, hidden in the abundance of Social Media is one of these very important ways, weapons, burning in the heart of 2 young people, who’s testimony is about Him and passion and calling and beyond!
Thank you Ben, thank you Anne and Eric, thank you many, many invisible warriors neglected by “the news” and with it, neglected by the media depended church, as you prove again and again that a generation is arising, taking the torch to Light The Fire!