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Divide and Conquer

The ancients who use soldiers well can make the enemy out of touch with each other, the widows and widows do not depend on each other, the noble and the poor do not help each other, the upper and lower sides do not meet each other, the soldiers are separated but not assembled, and the soldiers are not aligned.

Sun Tzu. The Art of War

That battle lesson is 2,700 years old, but applicable today. We are out of touch with each other. Divided. Separated. Not assembled.

Where is this division and isolation coming from? Our enemy of course.

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. You must resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

I Peter 5:8 & 9 NIV

I don’t deny Covid is real. But many reported Covid deaths would have occurred without Covid in the picture. There were 2,854,838 deaths in America in 2019 (a rate of 869.7 per 100,000). Watch the sum total and rate for 2020 when those numbers are published.

We know we are lied to and manipulated. We just don’t know who all is lying and how much. We do know the source.

In the 8th chapter of John, Jesus was speaking to two groups; those who believed in him and those who did not. To those who did not he said, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

John 8:44, NIV

 

Think About it

Soon, the old Southwest Airlines advertisement line will play again. “You are now free to move about the country.” When it does, that enemy (and the ignoramuses influenced by him) is not going to be happy.

As lies are exposed the father of lies and his ilk will double down.

As the family of believers come together, there will be hostilities. Get ready.

Just in time for Easter.

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