Our new totalitarian overlords want to break us because they want to break God. The campaign they have unleashed comes at us from multiple fronts and from every conceivable angle. It attacks the mind, restricts the body, and, most significantly tempts the soul. What we are currently experiencing, ladies and gentlemen, is intense spiritual warfare. This is what it looks like. This is what it feels like.
Our overlords have pressurized everything and they are working to make this pressure ubiquitous and inescapable. This relentless demonic pressure is our new normal. With it, they wish to make the pain threshold the sole measure of our existence.
How much can you take? How far are you willing to go? Everyone's got a breaking point. What's yours?
I am ambivalent about what can be done to effectively push back against this new totalitarian world. At the same time, I am confident that the most effective push back rests in keeping our states of existence - state of mind, state of body, and state of soul - energized and elevated, especially when it appears there is nothing left to feel energized and elevated about.
Energy and elevation is the natural default setting for all serious Christians. How can it not be? After all, consciously recognizing and freely accepting the Truth is an energizing and elevating metaphysical phenomenon - a metaphysical phenomenon the forces of darkness hate with their entire being. Is it any wonder that they seek to deaden this energy and prevent this elevation?
The nature of this energy and elevation is dual. One element consists of the energy and elevation that exists at all times all around us, made perceptible by Holy Spirit and concretized by the reality of eternal life. The other element comprises of our own state of existence - the quality and perceptiveness of our minds, bodies, and souls. The fusion of these two elements represents the foundation of Christian Reality.
An elevated state of existence is not a call to happy-happy, joy-joy bliss and hedonism, but a determined and steadfast adherence to remaining aligned with the Divine and creating conditions in which the Divine remains aligned with us. This alignment brings forth the potential for the fusion that reveals Christian Reality; and it is this Reality the demonic powers are working hard to disrupt and, ultimately, destroy.
Whenever the demonic powers succeed in dragging us down, they succeed in dragging down the Divine. Whenever we succeed in energizing and elevating our state of existence, we succeed in energizing and elevating the Divine.
Energy and elevation are the last things the demonic powers wish to see or confront. Our duty is to ensure the demonic powers are forced to contend with an endless supply of both.