Apocalyptic Grunge

by Robin Aylor

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (From the Oracles of the Maker written in the 1st Century AD: Ephesians 6:12)

 

Wow!, it was totally different than anything I've ever experienced. That nIght I woke up laying in the bar ditch on the side of a muddy road. My heart heard the Maker say: ...“Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead," and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5:14)  

 

I rose up and even though all was dark around me I could see the light for the first time. I remembered my name and my whole life but at the same time everything was different. As my eyes began to focus I saw men on horses plodding by. Some were pulling carts. I even saw women and children walking in various directions carrying guns and some together in batallians. The air was full of a rotten flesh and garbage stinch like the world was decaying and going to ruin. There were gunshots close by and white flashes in the murky night sky with sounds of bombs in the distance. A reddish glow from isolated fires with rising smoke gave an aire of war and apocalyptic grunge behind clouds of grey.

 

But deep in my soul everything was clear for the first time. It happened to me like the Divine Designer says in: Colossians 1:13 He has delivered us from xthe domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of xhis beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. 

 

All my life I had been living for the big lie fighting on the wrong side for the wrong kingdom. In a moment my dead eyes were opened and my loyalties and desires had changed. I knew the truth. I remembered the words of the Messiah: "and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 I now served the most wonderful king of all kings!!! My head was gashed and I had no idea how I was hurt, my lip was bleeding and I felt the bruises all over my body but somehow I was full of joy and the Oracles in Ezekiel 36 rang out true. "And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you… Ezekiel 36:26

 

All of a sudden out of the darkness someone pirated towards me swinging a sword cursing “Die you scum sucking filthy light dweller!" I sprung to my feet and joined the fight.

 

I looked to the left and saw fellow soldiers being persecuted by dark warriors who were throwing glass and stones. They were bloody and cut.

 

To the right there were brothers and sisters malnourished and in chains and yet singing together. I saw some naked and afflicted all in hardship and tribulation. 

 

 

As I am speaking today you may have trouble understanding what I’m saying. You may be trying to figure out how to process it. What do these metaphors represent? Is there a moral to what you say? Just tell us straight out.

 

Shhhhh! Listen close; My friends, this is not an allegory or a parable. Today may be your first view of true reality.

 

The Maker tells us why he shines his light out in Acts 26:17 ...that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Are you beginning to see it? Two kingdoms are at war with one another; one good, one evil; both spiritual in nature. We are all born under the influence of the dark side of Adam and not God. We fight for a broken world and a broken life because its our homeland and our distorted existence.  We are born plugged into a matrix imprinted with the political view of the worlds philosophies of life. 

 

At first I had little trouble identifying the enemy. They wore these headsets with night vision 3-D glasses that were hard wired into their brains and connected to the world wide school of ideology via Wyfi. I still have the scars.

 

They live in a world of self centered fantasy. They can not see reality. They think their soul can be satisfied somehow in this world but they do not see the apocalyptic grunge of death that they wallow out their lives in.

 

In Ephesians 4 The oracles say: 18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.

 

Soon I began to see something very troubling among my fellow soldiers. Many were carrying headsets similar to the ones the dark side used. These brothers and sisters had been unplugged from the matrix but would sometimes be drawn to make a connection by something like bluetooth. 

 

The oracles continue (in Ephesians 4) 20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!— … 22... put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,

 

I realized this was the way the enemy fought. They entice us in our unglorified body to gaze at the darkness again and put on our old self. 

 

But the Oracles cry out!!! 1 Corinthians 15:34 Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning... 

 

This is how we loose our strength for battle and our armor is stripped away…

 

Even worse, some of these so-called fellow soldiers were enemies in disguise. They would encourage us to take a break from the war and sign in to the matrix.

 

Again, this is not an allegory, it is reality. "The end of all things is at hand; 1 Peter 4:7." 

 

To those who are not yet awake I say:

 

I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... you're afraid of Truth. You're afraid of change. You’re afraid of the light and true life. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin as well as end. Jesus is the only way to be unplugged from lies and into truth and joy and delight on the way to our glorified homeland.

 

while were here… The Oracles in Romans 8 say:

 

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?… ...38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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