There are so many new phrases coming out now to describe so many new ways of thinking and acting. I am regularly googling phrases and seeing what Wikipedia has to say about it. Of late I have seen the phrase ”cancel culture” pop up a bunch so I googled it and found lots of reading on the new way to control people, and exert power over them.
CEO of Goya Foods, Robert Unanue, publically declared his support for President Trump recently, and now there are a bunch of people boycotting Goya Foods to punish him for his views. I recently had a person unfriend me because they didn’t like what I wrote in one of my blogs.
Choosing to unfriend someone on Facebook isn’t the real problem, it is when along with distancing yourself from someone you slander them, attempt to embarrass them and even ruin them. It is motivated and driven by hate, and the goal control and vengeance.
Very few things that a society or country does gives the devil more power and control of that country than a general attitude of unforgiveness, bitterness, and vengeance, it is a rule of God.
Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive someone of a sin or an offense against him, seven times? Jesus responds by saying seventy times seven and the disciples are shocked at that answer, and then Jesus tells one of his longest stories in the gospels to illustrate the importance of forgiving others. At the end of the story in Matthew 18:34-35 ”And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”
”The torturers” are demons, and God is permitting them to do what they want to the person who doesn’t forgive from his heart. When a whole ”culture” does that, that culture becomes increasingly more evil as the devil gains greater and greater levels of control and power.
Every morning I pray a prayer of personal commitment and dedication to Jesus Christ as Lord, master, and King of my life. I make a number of commitments in the prayer, and one of them is, ”Today I choose to forgive anybody of anything that they may have done to me, no matter how bad the offense and no matter how many times they have done it. I am choosing to do this quickly, not mulling over in my head the deed or words that hurt me. I am choosing to do this, not because they deserve it, but because Jesus has forgiven me of every sin and transgression in my life.”