In Luke 20 Yeshua has a conversation with the chief Priests about taxes where Yeshua tells the people to render to Caesar that which is his, but to give to God that which belongs to God. But as believers have we rendered to Caesar, things which ought to only be given to God.
Author of the Declaration of Independence and 3rd President of the USA, Thomas Jefferson, once said that if you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed, and if you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed. Today Jefferson’s words stand more true than ever before as virtually no young people pay any attention to the media, and people that do pay attention, are tragically misinformed. The American mainstream media such as CNN and Fox are nothing but propaganda networks. And yes, both of them, equally.
So while CNN and Fox continue to stir unprecedented panic over 150 odd deaths from a few thousand infections of H1N1 the so-called Swine Flu, it is only media outlets outside of America that reveal some modicum of truth. A newspaper in Australia interviews the WHO spokesperson that confirms the propaganda of CNN and Fox. The reality? Only 79 people infected, only 7 have died, and all 7 have lacked basic medical facilities and very likely all also had very poor nutrition. OK, now for some perspective. The Centers for Disease Control reports that each year in the US alone, 36,000 people die from the flu, and 200,000 thousand are hospitalized. CNN and Fox are caught red-handed lying to the public, creating a story where there is none, and probably committing a dozen felonies in the process.
And am I the only one that is curious why the government doesn’t step in and tell the media to shut up and stop the ratings-gathering charade when it’s proven to be just pure lies? Is there an agenda here?
The bottom line is you can relax. It’s a droplet dispersed virus, not an airborne virus, so even sitting next to someone on a plane with this flu for many hours is not likely to give it to you. If you’ll simply wash your hands and follow basic hygiene you’re not going to catch swine flu.
So how does this relate to Yeshua’s words in Luke 20? In recent decades we have surrendered our minds to Caesar. We’ve given to Caesar that which belongs to God, and we’re paying for this mistake. It’s time for us to rightfully hand back to God that which we have surrender to an enemy, and I do mean an enemy, because they are willfully deceiving us, and we then make decisions based on what they are telling us. It means the trust that we have placed in media, must be given back to God. It means reliance on being saved from calamity by the state, must once again become an implicit trust in God for our well-being.
So may you begin today, to take back those things you have surrendered to the media, to the state, to anyone other than than God. May the fear then be replaced with trust as God is once again allowed to take His rightful place in our lives as Lord of all our decisions and thoughts.
And may you be covered in the dust of your rabbi, Yeshua.
Oh, and may you get rid of your TV.