For many centuries we were societies that lived and breathed in a Christian environment. You could say the culture or “matrix” was religious but not always joined with Christ. During the 1960’s rising in the vacuum where much of the church lacked relevance, a new matrix rose to create a new culture. The new chant among intellectuals was “God is dead.” The, God is dead mantra, took hold of young and old minds alike. To believe in a God brought disdain towards many young believers leaving them ostracized and even mentally and emotionally persecuted. This became the matrix of university life. By removal of any moral compass or accountability, open sex became an unbridled desire giving birth to sexual transmitted disease at an unprecedented rate.
Of course my reference of using the term matrix comes from a movie called the Matrix. It has been said that we live in a surveillance society and in Canada, leaders both religious and political, have implanted in the matrix, abortion on demand and even at full term. Our young ruler, the Prime Minister of Canada, demands that we embrace his conception of the matrix. He is now passing laws that persecute churches. It is his matrix or the high way.
It would be helpful if you read my article called The Man In The Blue Dress. This is in my website called Maverick Prophetic Ministries. God is not a matrix. Matrices are made by man to give them a framework for security. True faith, true belief in God is not a matrix / culture. He Is the I AM. We are closer to God when we leave the security of the matrix for an intimate relationship with the Creator as a Son or Daughter.
The competition is great. In the annals of history, the church has not done well. There is however a true remnant that was able to live in both Heaven and earth, the seen and the unseen. This remnant, in our day, will grow into a mighty river exuding love, and integrity, knowledge and wisdom. All matrices on the earth will fail and when they see how we Love one another they too will leave the matrix for the Love of Father God. So I guess we had better purpose to love one another!
I have sensed for awhile now that in the world, an age old matrix offering a walk in the supernatural comes as an intriguing counterfeit The painful fact is, unless we live in the supernatural of the Love and Kindness of God, our people will go to the worldly matrix to get it. If there is no adventure in walking with Jesus, they will satisfy this important need in situations that do not bring happiness and like a butterfly in a spider's web there will not be a good ending.
Yes, a new matrix is rising in the world. The level of the search for spiritual matters is rising. Witchcraft and all the adventure involved in it are captivating a segment of our society. The number of supernatural TV shows is more prolific than ever before. This conditioning of society has been on the move long before I enjoyed them as a kid. The incredible success of Harry Potter has influenced a generation with the dream of “magic” at the end of a wand. The Ouija board are among the top sellers every Christmas.
Is the desire for spiritual significance in the world greater than in the church? Is what we think is spiritual, a matrix that pushes our inquisitive buttons but void of the Love of God?
There is great refinement working in the lives of His Sons and Daughters. If we stay in the process and trust the Father, we will grow in Love and God’s Love is THE ultimate experience.
Humility, integrity, loyalty are qualities of true Love. The problem comes when instead of pursuing Love, we create a matrix where you don’t have to go through the process. Now is the time to choose to change. The time to love without condition. An old prophet had an eye opening experience. I don’t remember the small details but what stands out is His encounter with Heaven. He was asked if he learned to Love.
"As he was waiting in line to meet Jesus at the gate, He heard the Lord ask everyone before him; ‘Did you learn to love?’. Then, the Lord would kiss them and they would enter into His heart and into heaven. When it was the old prophet's turn, the Lord actually didn't ask him ‘Did you learn to love?’. Instead Jesus put His hand up and stopped him saying, “It’s not your time. I’m sending you back to touch and equip the leaders for the end time harvest of the wave of the billion souls.”
God sent him back and God gave him another chance. He passed away and went to the Lord on St. Valentines day. Wow that's seals the message.
So do you love? I don’t always but my desire is to Love people more than I love myself. All things of truth and doctrine are given to us and when we purpose to Love, the Kingdom is at work.
Bless you all…Dan
Dan Chappell was fathered in the prophetic by Robert Ewing of Grace Churches of Texas in the early 80’s and mentored in “The Heart of the Father" by Jack Winters.
He is recognized trans locally for his sensitive and encouraging prophetic and strategic insight. His gifting is not just for the local church, but impacts churches across the continent. Debbie, his wife, stands with him in this demanding role.