My oldest son asked me about the word censorship after seeing the word on the cover of a magazine.
I thought for a moment about the word.
What comes to mind when your hear this word?
I suppose the answer to that question would depend on how and where the word is used.
The Censorship Gate
I like to think of censorship as a gate to content.
Content is the message. Content is the set of values which help define a philosophy.
Censorship is the gate to that content. It is the permission to that content. It is the filter to the content.
If you were to be able to access any given content, whether it be song lyrics, movies, books, videos, or art, censorship would either say yes to all, or selectively block certain parts. In this way, censorship becomes judge.
If censorship judges, and it does, then the gate of censorship has to have a key. Someone has to program the gate to either open or close. Someone is opening and closing the gate of censorship.
Should Scripture be Censored?
The culture of the Judaeo/Christian values works hard at censoring adult themed content of both visual images, literature, and music.
Is it okay for a six year old to see graphic images, visual content, violence, hatred, and hear vulgarity, slang, degrading, provocative and explicit lyrics?
Should children be protected from the greed generated content of those who want to control, manipulate, corrupt, profane and enslave humanity?
Should the wicked spirits using people who think they are above the law and know better than the King of the Universe be allowed to openly propagate their hateful agenda to strategically destroy [by constant aggressive machine-like pressure and battering] the ancient values of holiness an purity?
Values have clearly become a battle zone between US and THEM.
But the great question needs answering....which side are you on? May I suggest you are now on the THEM side.
May I submit a thought? According the cultural standards of today's mainstream values, you are now on the THEM side if you hold to the ancient traditions and biblical standards of righteousness.
If you are working mental aerobics to filter and censor Biblical ideas in order to avoid certain scriptural truths that would questionably cause offense to others, then I suggest you are compromising Heavens agenda.
If you are compromising heavens agenda it is because you are afraid of man. You are not trusting in the Lord. When you trust in man for your resources and praise, you enslave yourself to the man...you have walked into the trap set by man to keep you from the freedom you need to fulfill all that The Lord has called you to do.
Draw the Battle Lines
If you and I have willingly made any of these compromises against the Kingdom of Heaven by sheepishly censoring the full and complete Word of The Lord in order for selfish ambition and gain, then its time to stop and draw the battle line.
Let the lines be drawn. The battle Lines. Draw them. Take a stand. No more.
Do all that is within you to follow in obedience the commands and dictates of scriptures. Don't back down from the strong clear holy language of scripture.
Sing the songs. Sing the word....all of it. Put poetic justice in its rightful place by fully declaring the message of the scriptures. Out Loud. In song. Without apology.
Sing the songs. All of them. Release the message of the Kingdom that has been burning in your heart. Let's release the message of the kingdom that has been burning in our hearts.
Sing the songs. Sing the scriptures. Let passion and strong fervency fuel Gods message to the nations through your voice and musical giftings.
Let the battle lines be drawn and take your stand. Fight the good fight of faith with your words....words seasoned and anointed from the scriptures. Proclaim and declare the mighty power of the Lord as he has cast down the great harlot and whore of Babylon. He has over come the great dragon.
The great dragon has no glory. no future. The great dragon is expelled and banished. The great dragon is not all powerful and has to answer to the authority of the Lord.
You are that authority, if you are to be found in Christ Jesus. All authority has been given to the triumphant Christ. As a result of our being adopted and in-grafted as believers, we have been given the mandate to exercise this this great authority with all of heavens backing.
We partake in Gods divine nature and by the words of our testimony and by the shed blood of the Lamb of God we overcome. We enforce the victory of our lord though acts of love.
We love the people and we curse the Antichrist spirit operating in the world today. The spirit that has come to strategically destroy Gods people by cleverly hypnotizing them with slow pendulum swings progressive cultural acceptances.
These progressive swings are the identifying elements of the ancient nations of the world who set their heart towards the small gods of creation, the idols and things made by the hands of man, and the placing affection on the creation over the creator. The same attractions that pulled the nation of Israel away from their devotion to The Lord, Adonai.
Even today, this resurrecting nation is still searching. Still searching for the messiah, which The Lord has placed right in front of their eyes.
In general it appears western culture has been successfully lured away from the first love of the Lord. A deeper look into scriptures would help confirm. Look for yourself.
As a result of the last 40 years, we now have to reintroduce the words of the Kingdom. We have to teach the language and vocabulary of the Kingdom. We would do well to look into the scriptures over the internet. There are many voices but only one will have the final say.
Let's decide who's side we are on. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Lets do the works of God with love with out bowing to demonic and deceptive agendas. Let's shout it loud from the mountain. Let's stop hiding the light in our pockets. Bring it out for all to see. Use the words of Scriptures.
It may seem difficult, because it is, but lets make a conscience, determined and intentional effort to bring back the words of scriptures. Lets call things as they are. Let;s call those things that are as though they are. Lets exercise our God given right and authority to rule over the earth.
This takes time. Time in worship. Time in prayer. Time fasting. Time reading and studying.
Professors and teachers are steering the multitudes of this next generation into a place of exclusion. The Bible and its language is being excluded as archaic, non-truth, a work of mans imagination and no different than any other work of literature inspired by the creative imaginations of man, which are most often a direct result of some type of spirit influence, fear, pride, selfish ambition, confusion, lust, perversion, and antichrist.
If these works are inspired in such a way, then why not the Bible inspired by the Holy Spirit? Why not?
The Jews believe the Scriptures to be a tree of life to all who find and grasp them. Those who cling to these are happy. The ways of the the scriptures are pleasantness and all its paths are shalom...complete and full peace in every possible way.
Lets sing our life song to the lord using the most powerful and lasting lyrics of the Holy scriptures. Uncensored.