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Time To Escape THE MATRIX

September 20, 2016
Greetings,
                 I have been sick the last day 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 a while the machines took over and most of mankind was enslaved to THE MATRIX.  Almost all of the people in The Matrix do not 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 even 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 and The Anti-Christ can be found all around us in 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 Head of the “church”.  At most “church” business meetings Robert’s Rules of Order are more prominent than the bible.  Because these churches are man based and led they focus more on buildings, building programs, Clergy salaries and Institutional maintenance than they ever do on real ministry and actual missions like taking care of the poor, orphans and widows. What matters most to them are church attendance, tithing, giving and programs.   When the focus ought to be on relationships with Jesus and one another.
                 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 Christ 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 to 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 full 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 set free from THE MATRIX.
                 What am I talking about?  Why did I even go here?  Perhaps it is just some bad fair food 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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10 Comments
  1. Once again I need to apologize for the formatting of this blog post. WordPress would not allow me to publish this post with proper paragraph breaks. However, it did allow me to make exaggerated indentations at the beginning of each new paragraph. Hopefully that makes it easier to read.

  2. Bad Matrix food. Good post. I hope you get to feeling better soon.
    Yes, we are to be in this world and not part of it. Big distinction.

    • Thank you Scarlett, I am feeling much better today. In the world, but NOT of it..is the way to go for sure.

  3. Sue heumann permalink

    Wow…..the splinter, exactly! Trying to move on focusing on being Christ-centered in this self centered world … We have so much in this country it’s hard to keep our eyes fixed on Him but greater everything is experienced when we can live that way. More of Him…less of me….. Lord help with this🙏My plea!

    • I hear you Sue! The enemy doesn’t need us focused on the world. If he just keeps us distracted by the world it is enough to damage our walk of faith and love.

  4. Amy Levine permalink

    Thanks Christopher for “Time To Escape”. I agree that Christ, our Messiah did come to build a church that focuses on relationship, truth, faith, hope , and love. Our emphasis needs to be centered on Christ Himself. For years I expressed your very thoughts & I do agree that there are many churches out there that are so caught up in the building that they miss the very essence of the church. I also feel it is important not to jump to conclusions that a church is not experiencing His life just because they have a pulpit or a person is up front. Thank you for sharing your thoughts & your prospective!

    • Amy, thank you for adding your portion to the conversation here today. Jesus does move among all of HIs people regardless of style of Church, but HE also says some ways are more excellent than others.

      • Amy Levine permalink

        Yes, & amen. Truly what is significant is “the heart of the matter” where is the heart of the man or the woman. Are they hungering for Him in a real way? Often as my husband says, “You can rearrange the chairs, but the Titanic is still going down.” One must break away from holding dear to our traditional comfort zones. To go forth outside the walls can be a challenge, but after all of the trimmings are gone, & one is left naked before His Maker, then we are able to see Him more clearly! I do appreciate your posts! Shalom my brother!

  5. Jewell Price permalink

    Good post! I have actually used this movie myself to make this very point recently. Purposeful blindness. When people love the deception, they will never really see the truth and act on it.

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