The following is a substantial excerpt from an article entitled “It’s Time to Recalibrate Our Moral Compass!” by founder of Kingdom League International, Tim Taylor. The original first appeared in his blog on January 7th of this year.
It’s Time to Recalibrate Our Moral Compass!
By Tim Taylor, Founder, Kingdom League International
Charles Finney said in the 19th century that “if our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, then the pulpit is responsible for it.”
For the last 50+ years, due to the Church’s eschatology, the pulpit by and large has with- drawn from addressing the moral issues of the day. In doing so, the Church has lost her voice. It no longer introduces truth to correct for the world’s deviation.
As I was waiting on the Lord before the sun rose the other morning, the Lord suddenly dropped a vision in my spirit of a moral compass. A compass is used to navigate to a destination, and it is an essential tool to help determine where you are on a journey, if it is calibrated correctly.
You see, in the world there is “true north” and “magnetic north.” Magnetic north is impacted by the magnetism of the world in the location where the compass is actually located. The magnetism introduces error which we call deviation. When the deviation is known, then a correction can be made to the compass so that it points to true north. When the compass is properly calibrated, it can be combined with an accurate map that displays the lay of the land. Then you can navigate effectively.
Land navigation is especially important to armies in war. Good generals understand strategically and tactically how to use the land to their advantage.
He Who Controls the Language Determines the Lay of the Land
We are in a culture war. In this kind of war, the lay of the land is determined by who controls the language, as language is used to determine the boundaries, or frame an issue. The language is used to map out all the elements in a issue.
Remember that Satan is the father of lies, a deceiver and a murderer (John 8:44). He comes to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10), That’s his modus operandi. The best lies and best deceits include significant portions of truth.
Why? Because it is easier to trick more people through ignorance and apathy.
Two Key Strategies of Satan in the Culture War
The culture war is the place where the spiritual war that spilled from heaven to earth in
Revelation 12 manifests on earth working through people. Satan and his angels were kicked out of heaven and it says in Revelation 12:17, “Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.” The war my friends is over truth. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life while Satan is a liar, a deceiver, a thief and a murderer.
The prize? The souls of men and women and their eternal destiny in heaven or in hell.
2 Corinthians 2:11 says we are not ignorant of the enemy’s devices. The term devices that is translated from the Greek literally means his thoughts, his mind and his purpose. If you know the root, you will be better positioned to identify the fruit and recognize the snares that the sons and daughters of Satan (John 8:44) set. They’ll use various elements in an issue to lay a labyrinth of traps for the unsuspecting and naive.
Evil Strategy #1 Both strategies are done simultaneously. The first I’ll highlight is how the Satan will seek to change the map through deceit. This is accomplished by redefining terms or making terms up. This is done to create a terrain which gives an advantage to evil people who are influenced by the demonic.
So evil strategy #1 is to change the map! — and to change the argument to put the righteous on the defensive and at a disadvantage.
Let me give an example using the abortion issue which is played out in the Family, Government and Healthcare spheres. A major player is called “Planned Parenthood.” Sounds like a great name that would speak to planning for becoming a family. Only that is not what it does. It’s an abortion factory that seeks to avert the consequences of having sex outside of marriage in most cases. They actually murder unborn children. When you consider this evil system has helped slaughter more than 6 times more people than were murdered in the holocaust in WWII, it should give you an idea of the magnitude of of this abomination.
They created a term called “Pro-Choice” while labeling those who stood with truth “Anti-Abortion.” They used these terms along with lies such as “it’s a woman’s body.” Well, no, it is actually two bodies with two hearts, two brains, etc.
Ignorance and apathy have allowed the majority to accept the map of the issue the Liberal Left Democrats have drawn up. It’s not based on truth, but rather on lies.
The Church for the most part has been on the defensive. It’s time to take the initiative and the narrative back.
Evil Strategy #2 Satan is tempter. He understands the lust of the eyes, the lusts of the flesh and the pride of life well. In fact, in 2 Corinthians 4:4 he is called the god of this world and it says, “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” He blinds people.
The god of this world understands human nature and will seek to draw upon people’s weaknesses to cause them to sin. Why? Because he knows sin, iniquity and abominations are terribly destructive. His goal is to kill, steal and destroy and what better way than to do that than through the “magnetism of this world.”
That’s how he introduces deviation to the moral compass. To get you to miss the mark does not require you to make a 180 degree turn. It just requires you be off a few degrees to get you to miss the mark. If you are off by 10 or 15 degrees it is possible for you to miss the whole target.
The spiritual war spoken of in Revelation 12 is being waged right here on earth and the Church is not fighting wisely. We’ve allowed evil people to define the moral high ground of this day. It is a pseudo-morality.
If there was ever a time the Church needed her moral compass re-calibrated and get her voice back, it is now. But we’ll never be heard here, if God does not hear us first in the secret place of our prayer closets. God help us to draw near to you that we might be prepared to draw near the battle in victory.
Note: Tim Taylor’s full article can be found here: https://www.1church1day.org/blog/its-time-to-recalibrate-our-moral-compass