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The Matrix

April 4, 2012
I have been sick the last day and a half with food poisoning.  So I haven’t got much done, but I did get to watch one of my favorite movies of all time, The Matrix.  If you have never seen it, I highly recommend it to you.  The movie is about people being trapped in what originally was a man made, computer generated, prison of the mind.  After awhile the machines took over and most of mankind was enslaved to The Matrix.  Almost all of the people in The Matrix don’t know they are being held captive, but a few have suspected that something is not quite right with the world they seem to live in.  In the movie the few who have managed to get set free from the control of The Matrix try to help free other minds by exposing them to the truth.
The following passage from the movie always strikes me hard with truth.  In this scene Morpheus is telling Neo, a seeker of truth, about The Matrix:
“Do you want to know what IT is?  THE MATRIX is everywhere.  It is all around us, even now in this very room.  You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on your television.  You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to Church, when you pay your taxes.  The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from THE TRUTH.”  Morpheus:  The Matrix 1999
In many ways I think that this movie exposes the truth about the world we live in.  We feel that something isn’t quite right with the world and it begins to bother us like having a splinter in our mind.  We even get this uneasy feeling about the church.  Something is wrong people and a serious change needs to take place.  The problem is that the world is being run by a man-made system and we see it in our governments, families and even the church.  This System of Man was designed by the Prince of this world Satan and this system is used to rule all of the world that it possibly can.  In this system Man is at the center of everything and then is elevated to the place of god.
I don’t expect many to agree with me on this, but I am just putting it out there.  When we come to a place where everything is Man-centric and not God-centric we are in deep trouble.  This system of Man, of The Anti-Christ can be found all around us.  Oppressive governments, businesses and churches.  I will focus on the church today.  Most churches out there are run by man and not God.  They use the world business system model setting up The Pastor as CEO and ruler of the church.  At most church business meetings Roberts Rules of Order are more prominent than the Bible.  Because these churches are man based and led they focus more on building programs, Clergy salaries and Institutional maintenance than they do on real ministry and actual missions.  What matters most to them are church attendance, tithing, giving and programs.   When the focus ought to be on relationships with God and each other.
The Truth, Jesus Himself, came to build a church that focuses on relationship, truth, faith , hope and love. We all need to break free from churches that serve themselves, instead of serving Him and others.  No one can serve both God and mammon and a lot of churches out there have tons of stuff, but very little Jesus to give anyone in need.  The fact is that the world has been pulled over our eyes to blind us from The Truth.  So do we rip the blindfold off and totally begin to follow Jesus, The Truth; or do we just continue to sit in neat little rows and listen to the MAN upfront on the elevated platform as we pass plates of money around the room?
If this doesn’t apply to you or your situation then please feel free to press delete and move on with your life.  However, if you are someone that this blog made some sense to, I hope you can take the next step towards the truth and really being free from The Matrix.
What am I talking about?  Why did I even go here?  Perhaps it is just a few bad tacos talking today?  Whatever?  All I know is that I spoke the truth in Love today.  Let him who has ears hear what The Spirit is saying to the churches…..
Love and ……..
Kirk Out !
P.S. Follow Jesus NOT me !

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One Comment
  1. It needs to be said Kirk and more and more will be saying it!

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