This picture says it all, doesn’t it? How did we ever get ourselves into this mess?
While some may claim the term “brainwashed” is an oversimplification of how humanity arrived at our present dilemma of having to “pay to live on the Earth” as the picture above says, we believe it is the absolutely correct use of the term, and that’s what we’d like to explore more in depth in this article.
Take a few moments to really ponder on the fact that NO other species actually pays (monetarily) for its existence. It can be quite shocking when the full impact of this truth dawns on us!
The rest of the animal kingdom, as well as the entire scope of plant life, has existed for so long without a single thought of how they will “get by” on this planet. Of course, animals have to give some “thought” as to how they will find their next meal. Aside from this, much of the animal kingdom spends its life in what we humans would call “leisure”.
Jesus had the most revolutionary take on this situation, so let’s take a look at His words to see what He had to say on the subject:
25“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?g 28And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.34“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Notice that Jesus does indeed point to examples in the animal kingdom (birds) as well as the plant life (lillies) in His illustration. He commands us not to worry about how we are going to “make it” in this material world. In fact, He explicitly states that our Heavenly
Father (God) is well aware that we need food and drink to survive, just like the birds and the lilies. How many of us, especially those of us who call ourselves followers of Jesus, take Him SERIOUSLY on this absolutely essential matter?
I know personally that I have and do experience times of anxiety or worry about how I will take care of my basic physical needs (food and water), but I have found through plenty of experience (nearly a decade) that God has ALWAYS taken care of my needs. Not my wants, mind you, but my needs.
So when I am confronted by a worry about my needs, I really have to trust Jesus’ statement here, and give my useless anxiety over to our loving Heavenly Father. Jesus makes it abundantly clear that worrying about these very things will not make our life any more productive. (See verse 27). In other words, worrying about something won’t make it happen. Usually it only serves to drain us of our energy and ability to think rationally.
Getting back to the title of this article, we have to realize that this useless anxiety and worry comes from none other than Satan himself, who uses this tactic to get us to submit to his demonic world system, which is based on FEAR and GREED. It is brainswashing in the highest degree, and we need to pray desperately to our Loving God that He will deliver us from this deadly curse, so that we can live the TRUE life that Jesus calls us to live.
Make no mistake, it takes an absolute miracle from God to get people to see that they have been brainwashed and enslaved to a world system that is not at all what God intended for us. This is why Jesus said we need to be “born again” so that we would have eyes to see beyond what we as a race have been conditioned over centuries to believe. Even though it is still a miraculous event, God is waiting on US to simply ASK for the ability to see the world how God wishes us to see it. He will not force anything on us. We have to want it so much that we have to be willing to obey the truth that God shows us when He grants our requests.
If any of you are familiar with the movie called “The Matrix,” you can see a great scene that depicts this very scenario. In the first Matrix movie, Morpheus offers Neo the choice between a blue and a red pill. The blue pill will essentially allow Neo to forget everything he has learned about the Matrix (the illusion) up to that point, but the red pill, (like the red letters of Jesus Christ in many Bibles) allow Neo to see through the Matrix, beyond the illusion and brainwashing that the entire world is living in. Neo chooses the red pill.
Like Neo, we need to take the red pill, by following the red letters of Jesus Christ. We cannot hope to see beyond the masterful illusion that most of the world is living in aside from obeying Jesus teachings. There are so many conspiracy theories out there today, and people are offering all sorts of bogus ideas meant to expose things like the Illuminati and the Freemasons and the 12 foot lizard men, but even if there are such entities as these controlling the population of the world, simply knowing they exist doesn’t mean a damn thing! This is what separates Jesus’ teachings from the hoardes of fear-mongers out there. Jesus tells us plainly:
1. who originates & perpetuates the evil in our world (Satan)
2. how Satan controls the world [Matt 4:8-11] (through the love of money)
3. how we can escape the system that seeks to control and devour our very lives.
Wanna escape the slavery you have been subjected to? Wanna help others break free from their brainwashed lives as well? Then join the resistance that we are building!