Reposting this challenge to the Church from Reeni Mederos in light of current events.
Topic: The Dangers of Godless Chatter
Scripture for Meditation: 1 Timothy 6:20-21
“O Timothy, protect what was entrusted to you! Walk away from all the godless, empty voices out there [godless chatter], and turn aside from objections and arguments that arise from false knowledge. (By professing such knowledge, some are missing the mark when it comes to true faith.) May God’s grace be with you.” ~ The Voice
Dear Warrior Friend in Christ,
I believe this past week has been a very trying week for many people. We are now in a national crisis with a government shutdown and I have observed many things that would try to take away the peace of God from many. In John 16:33, Jesus said that, “In this world, you will be plagued with times of trouble, but you need not fear; I have triumphed over this corrupt world order.” When we are faced with times of trouble like we are currently experiencing, the one things that always like to creep in is fear and anxiety and uncertainty of the future. But Jesus gave us a glimpse into the past, present and the future. He said He already overcame this corrupt world order. That means we are not to be enslaved to it.
I watch how the pressures of this world try to not only affect my family, but I see how it affects social media, kids at school, people on their jobs, television and just the general atmospheric conditions in the spirit realm. As a prophet, I am able to “feel” those atmospheric pressures which is an assault against our nation and our personal lives through what the Bible refers to as GODLESS CHATTER.
Godless chatter is basically a form of word curses floating in the atmosphere that speaks anything and everything against God and the opposite of God’s will and purposes. As we read 1 Timothy 6:20-21, Paul was warning Timothy to walk away from such godless chatter because he knew that it would be destructive to his calling and destiny if he even remotely listened to it. He had to purposely choose not to engage in any kind of godless chatter because “professing such knowledge” was the same as engaging in the conversation of it and taking on those vain imaginations as his own, and that would not be good.
In our modern world, one of the most prominent places you are going to see this godless chatter manifest is on television and on social media. It is amazing to me how media can literally stir up the spirit of hatred faster than any force and cause such rivalry and dissension, even amongst Christians. It is one of the fastest ways to get your attention off of godly things. Even recently with the Zimmerman murder trial, I have never seen so much hatred and racial division in our nation and even among the Church. The Church was spreading as much godless chatter as the people in the world were. I know this had to grieve God’s heart. And now we see politicians at odds with each other with their stubborn selfish pride as the citizens of America are thrown into a frenzy of fear and uncertainty because of this current government shut down. The first to get hit with this government shutdown will obviously be those that are employed by the government, and then you will start to see all other parts of the economy effected and it will be like a domino effect. So if you are not affected yet, you will be, unless there is some kind of intervention.
We are currently in a time of national crisis that affects us all and can throw us into a unnecessary personal warfare if we are not careful to take heed to what the Holy Spirit is saying. I understand that there are voices coming from all angles and many are bombarded with the fear of, “What am I going to do if I lose my job, my house, my car, etc.?” One of the things that I have purposely done lately is to TURN THE TV OFF! There is so much godless chatter when it comes to the media and yet I am amazed how many people look to the media for their source of knowledge when most of that knowledge is fragmented truth and flat out exaggerated lies. As Christians, we are to know the real truth and if we have that real truth, it will set us free…even from the spirit of fear and anxiety and this so called godless chatter that is trying to entangle us for the purpose of destroying us. I DON’T THINK SO!
In this week’s devotional, I am really just sharing some personal observations and prophetic perceptions along with wanting to give you some practical instruction on how you can avoid the dangers of godless chatter in times of national and personal crisis. The last thing we need to be is divided. In the midst of it all, I really do see the glory of God shining brighter and I wake up in the morning watching the sunrise and seeing that God really does have everything under control. I believe that with all my heart. Yet sometimes we might ask, “God, why are you allowing this to happen?” One thing I know is that all of this is already predicted in the scriptures. We are living in the end times and I am not surprised at the increase of wickedness we are seeing along with the increase of demonic atmospheric pressures placed against us. Do you know what I say to that? DEVIL, YOU ARE A DEFEATED FOE AND YOU LOSE!!!!
This is not a time to cringe in fear but it is a time to let the glory of God shine through you as this demonic atmospheric pressure tries to press in. It’s time to push back the gates of hell by cutting off alliances with the enemy! Jesus told us to live in the world but not to be OF the world. That means that we are to be a light in the midst of the darkness, and believe me, there is darkness EVERYWHERE! But guess what? Jesus is the light and we Christians who bear that light are EVERYWHERE and the devil hates it. I say TOO BAD! Even though there is much darkness surrounding us all, I can’t help but see all the light and goodness that is still present and that goodness from God is so much more powerful than what seems to be so evil. One of the things that can cause you person to lose your peace in this whole earthly mess is to allow yourself to get involved in the “godless chatter” that devil tries to present to you. Are you really going to let him do that or are you going to fight this non-sense? Yes, there is evil everywhere but that doesn’t mean you have to get involved in it. Sometimes it smacks you right in the face and then you realize you are being challenged by the devil himself to see if your faith can stand up to the test. Well guess what, YOU ARE IN A TEST and you have already won if you pick up your SWORD OF TRUTH and fight!
Here are some things that I do personally to help me pull through crisis and overwhelming godless chatter in the atmosphere:
1) One thing I already mentioned is that I turn the TV off. There is too much media coverage that is smothered with godless chatter. I try to only get factual information from reliable sources and I try not to get involved with all the media debates and opinions. They can really make you mad if you watch them long enough. The Bible says in James 1:20 that, “the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” So watching the news and all the heated debate is not God’s way of getting godly information nor getting solutions to problems.
2) I also don’t get involved in social media godless chatter such as with Facebook and Twitter. I will speak the truth in love but I refuse to get into useless debates with people who want to start a fight. If someone picks a fight with me, I just simply DELETE them from my friends list. I am not going to tolerate that kind of stuff. I don’t have time. There is a specific reason why I don’t get involved. One reason is because my spirit is telling me not to. The flesh loves to argue and get into debates, but when you are crucified with Christ, you don’t have a desire for all that godless chatter and that is because it is not uplifting and it really is depressing and I don’t have time for that either. I find that watching all this news media and social media is mostly godless chatter and it brings nothing but doom and gloom. I try to be a light by providing encouragement on these social sites when I can, but many Christians are also ADDICTED to Facebook. That is also not very healthy and could be the very door that is open that is causing a lot of unnecessary stress when there is an over indulgence in these types of things. I say if you can control your time on Facebook, it might be time to close your account!
I am also NOT a doom and gloom type of person. I lived a life of depression from the time I was 5 years old to 25 years old and anything that tries to bring me down with doom and gloom and anxiety, I have learned to turn away from it and just run to God for my “accurate news information.” It’s simply called PRAYER! I believe too many Christians are spending too much time listening to GODLESS CHATTER and not enough time hearing God’s godly chatter and divine instructions. You may be causing your own demise through allowing the enemy speak into your life rather than allowing God speak into your life through these wasted efforts of social media. Don’t get me wrong, I know God can use it to be a powerful witnessing tool, but again, if you are on it too much and you just can’t live with out it, beware! You might be addicted to it and you might need deliverance from it. But the first thing you have to do is repent of it. God will forgive you, but it’s important to get out of that denial if you just can’t shake the habit of too much social media, TV and even too much usage on the Internet. He who has an ear, hear what the Spirit of God is saying!
It is very dangerous to allow all of this godless chatter to rule you and to influence you. What happens is that if you allow yourself to get involved or even listen to godless chatter, it becomes knowledge to you. Even though it is false knowledge, it is nonetheless, knowledge, just not the right kind of knowledge that will help you. It’s almost likened unto the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God told Adam and Even not to partake of it or they would die. The tree of knowledge of good and evil is not a fairy tale. It is still very real even today in our every day lives. We can see the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the media. It’s media infiltrated with godless chatter versus the genuine and unadulterated Word of God! It doesn’t take a prophet to figure this out. It only requires you to stop, look and listen to what God is saying. You have a choice to eat of its fruit. But the problem is that the flesh is so curious and you feel you just have to bite that apple when the godless chatter starts to fire up. God is saying, “TURN THE TV OFF & PRAY!”
You know what guys and gals, you are free to eat of any tree you want, but I must warn you that if you do eat of the fruit of godless chatter (wherever it comes from), you are going to find yourself not only believing that godless chatter, but you are going to start speaking it and confessing it and spreading empty, hopeless and depressing words like it’s a cancer. The enemy will not only torment you with confusion and a miserable life, but you will be a vessel the devil works through in speaking word curses from the pits of hell. God’s people SHOULD NOT be tolerating this stuff much less be involved in it!!!! This is what is causing so much frenzy. The body of Christ is to STOP and BIND and OVERTHROW and CAST OUT godless chatter, not spread it and multiply it! God needs your mouth to be for Him, not against Him! I can see people of the world getting caught up in this stuff but this should not be apart of your life if you truly profess to be a Christian. You should be a light, not a cancer spreader. Just as 1 Timothy 6:21 says, you will begin to “profess such knowledge” and you will begin to “miss the mark” if you dabble in this dangerous flow of godless chatter.
Godless chatter is simply empty words that are void of life. It’s not only idle speech but it is an empty hole that invites demonic speech. What does that mean? The way I see it, is if you involve yourself in godless chatter, you open yourself to demonic spirits to speak through you and then it will cause your faith to waiver and you will find yourself full of fear, anxiety, depression, hopelessness and even to the point of hatred and violence if you allow it to get that far. If we ever have a national crisis where the economy shuts down completely in America, and it can happen, then you are going to see a lot of people’s true colors come forth and your life may be at stake because there is no telling what people will do when they are pressed against the wall in a survival situation. It can get very dangerous. This is what we are up against people! I pray to God that our nation doesn’t turn into shambles, but I know that it is very possible that it can burst at any moment, but even if it does, GOD IS IN CONTROL and He has a plan for those who will HEAR HIS VOICE and not tolerate this non-sense called godless chatter.
3) I am choosing not to get involved in the godless chatter of this world. Instead, I am staying in prayer and in the Word of God and I am speaking life into situations, even to the point of speaking the very opposite of what every body else is saying. I know from past experience that God has always provided for us and He ALWAYS takes care of us. Now is the time to take a stand and stop aligning with godless chatter and get on board with what God is saying and to proclaim His agenda.
God has a plan but you will never find it within godless chatter. My prayer is that God will “enlighten the eyes of your heart” so that you can see that what I am saying is not only truth, but it could even save your very life. You don’t need to listen to the godless chatter that is tempting you to engage in it’s conversations. This is ungodly knowledge that will destroy your life if you walk down that path. Choose you this day whom you will serve. Will you choose life or will you choose death? Join in with me to choose the path of life. Let’s band together in prayer and hear what the Spirit of the Lord is really saying!
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have PEACE. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33