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The spirit of this age wants you to be angry

So that you’ll miss the joy that is your strength

The spirit of this age wants you to know that you’re a victim

So that you will be defined by the most painful moments of your life

The spirit of this age wants you to make your voice heard

So that the still small voice of God is drowned out

The spirt of this age wants you to fight for control

So that you will exhaust yourself chasing the unattainable

The spirit of this age wants you to be offended

So that you’ll withhold the grace that can change lives

The spirit of this age wants your hope invested in the wisdom of men

So that you can be crushingly disappointed again and again

The spirit of this age wants you to go to extremes

So that you’ll miss the straight pathway, which prepares the way of the Lord

The spirit of this age want you focused on what is seen

So that you’ll forfeit the provision that’s been made in the unseen realm

The spirit of this age has a narrative to fill your mouth

So that you will forsake speaking words of life

The spirit of this age wants you to be religious

So that you can feel righteous in your indignation

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It is the spirit of this age, and the world system it fuels, that pushes us to embrace our identity as victims; powerless, offended, oppressed, and in desperate need of validation, vindication and compensation from a people with no capacity to provide any of those things. It is the Spirit of Christ that invites us to the reality that we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us, and sacrificed that we might be free. Ultimately, it is the person He created us to be that He knew before we were in our mother’s womb (Jer. 1:5), but it is the person we choose to become instead that He can tell, “I never knew you (Matt. 7:23)”.

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