The unprecedented evil of our age is clearly evident in the motivation to transform the internal via the external. Satanic forces have re-engineered the System to craft a totalizing force through which they aim to impose their program for humanity upon all individuals and society.
Though the expressed external aims of an improved human life may appear noble on the surface, the vision driving the aims relies solely on obtrusion - on the harnessing of external forces to invade, conquer and, consequently, occupy the internal realm. The movement can be described as the obliteration of the internal in favor of a seamless absorption into the external.
The core objective of this movement of the outward toward the inward is transformational. It wants to convince people that the inward is insignificant or, better still, non-existent. It wants to convince people that the external is all there is. It yearns to assimilate everyone into the external, and it will use every external means at its disposal to make that happen.
The end goal behind this movement is spiritual death.
Christianity, on the other hand, instructs us to work from the internal out toward external. Christian influence upon the external world must emanate from the inner seat of the spirit. A true Christian understands that internal transformation must precede external change.
While external imposition on the internal is a product of slavery and sin, internal change that extends into the external proceeds from freedom and grace. Thus, the Christian movement from the internal toward the external does not enter the world as an imposition, but as an invitation. It invites the world to understand that the internal is not merely a part of the external, but that the internal also encompasses all that is external.
The end goal of this invitation is spiritual life.
The unprecedented external pressure we are experiencing now can only be overcome through spirit - and spirit is precisely where the external pressure is ultimately aimed. The assault is predominately a movement of the outward desiring to vanquish the inward.
The only viable response to this challenge is to work from within toward the outward.
But what is within must first experience a spiritual rebirth. This requires a real and complete change of heart as well as a thorough reassessment of how we understand ourselves, others, and God.
And that is where spiritual creativity comes in.