Some people view global events in terms of epic struggles that take place between mortals and their “gods”. There is ample evidence that past civilizations looked to the stars, planets and other-worldly deities for solutions to problems like crop failure and disease. It is no wonder that during the events of 2020, many are asking … “Are we experiencing God’s Judgement, or is it the work of the devil?”.
People tend to like the concept of an angry God and a delirious devil, but both fail to acknowledge that there is a much deeper work underway, one that started well before humans and earth time began.
The people who believe that God is judging the world, generally blame other religions and cultures for igniting God’s wrath. They see 2020 as the tipping point of God’s anger over the humans who do not believe in what they believe in … as if abuse, fraud, jealously, and fear do not occur within their own ranks.
Another characteristic that surrounds the idea of “judgement”, is that a negative force is sent by God to the earth to punish it, in the form of weather, plagues or war. When trouble happens, many believe that God abandons the earth and leaves it behind to suffer.
However … what actually happens is the exact opposite.
Humans are free entities who choose their own path, and God gives advice and offers help … but God’s oversight is generally unaccepted.
The story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is the perfect example of how a story about God can be misinterpreted. If you read the english version of the bible, you will read that God “cursed” Adam and Eve and the ground they walked on, but that is not what happened. God told them that they were cursed … but it was because they had cursed themselves … in the sense that they had removed themselves from the Presence of God.
Adam and Eve were not a couple of teenagers stealing a few apples from an orchard. They were the most sentient of beings, trying to rewrite the definitions of “holiness” … which is the entity that governs the innermost quantum infrastructure that holds the universe together. If they had succeeded … none of us would exist.
They were warned that the consequence of their actions would be serious … that it would result in death … that the quantum gears and mechanisms that bring life to the universe would churn against them ... but they proceeded anyway. They changed their internal polarity … against common sense and against God … and were naturally repelled out of Eden … where they became servants of gravity and seasons. Their bodies suddenly became a part of a count-down clock … a quickening swing of a pendulum … and their lease on the earth changed significantly … from eternity to 1000 years ... which is one earth-day with God.
What happened next … reads like a “curse” in the english version of the bible … but it is instead a benevolent act designed to save them. What reads like a list of sentences, is instead, a survival playbook. Step by step, God showed them what they had broken, and told them what to expect, and how to overcome it. Once they left Eden, they encountered challenges that they had not experienced before … everything in their world changed. For every definition of “holiness” that they had broken, they had to learn a new more difficult reality … like “work vs energy”, and they had to learn how to bring life into a world separated from God.
Instead of judging or abandoning them, God turned up the volume on saving them, and in a most extraordinary and sensitive moment ... God explained that a plan had already been put in place to win them back and restore everything they had lost! God told them that one day, in earth time … the same Jesus who created them … would sacrifice Himself to make their redemption complete! God explained that Jesus was the one who would be cursed … on their behalf!
The story of Adam and Eve is not a story about God placing a curse on humans … it is a story about humans who broke their own universal quantum support system … and about God choosing to pay for the damages.
This was not a “curse” placed upon humans … this was a love story.
If God had truly been judging them, then not only would their lease on the earth be terminated, but their lease in heaven would be lost as well, and the end of their 1000 earth days would be their final chapter. Instead, what looked like a curse, was a pre-planned recovery proposal. Adam and Eve were removed from the garden to prevent them from causing further damage to themselves and the universe, but mercifully, they and all of human-kind, were put on the “buy-back” list of heaven.
There are many examples of judgement in the bible, but none of them are a “reflex” of God … because God lives outside of time … in which everything that happens on the earth, is already finished. None of it is news to God. What we call judgement … is a “consequence” … the same as the effects of gravity. Human behaviour generates consequences, and some of those are developed within nature. The beauty of a relationship with God, is that we have the option to live outside of darkness, and to both redeem our past, and change our future.
The same concepts that happened to Adam and Eve are true in 2020. Instead of turning up the volume on judgement, God has turned up the volume on redemption, by turning up the volume on “holiness”. The year 2020 is not the year of the absence of God, it is just the opposite … 2020 is the year of a greater intensity of God’s Glory.
People have been crying out to God for a fresh wave of God’s Holy Spirit on the earth, but they failed to foresee what that would look like … because coming into contact with God’s Glory, is like coming into contact with the sun … and within that refining process, a lot of things are going to be exposed, sifted, and burned away … including things like injustice and hypocrisy … especially within faith groups. A new wave of God was never going to put religion on a pedestal.
When people say that God is judging us in 2020, they fail to acknowledge that God is in the business of saving people, not destroying them, and that if anything, God wants to “snatch back” what the devil has stolen. If 2020 is a year of challenge for humans, then 2020 is also the year of God’s voice saying “Here is the remedy!”
God has only been saying one thing … “Here is the pathway to prosperity in all of its forms!”. God has said over and over again … “If you leave that pathway, then you will experience trouble!” … some people call this a “curse” … but it is nothing more than an operator’s manual … and it takes no special judgement to enact the truths within its pages.
The events of 2020 are a result of being embedded in the infrastructure of God’s universe. 2020 (Hebrew - 5780) was distinguished as a “marker” long before the earth was formed. The unveiling of hidden truth … marks a significant pivot in the development of human-kind. This does not trivialize the severity or complexity of the pain experienced by many, but it does acknowledge that in 2020 ... “enlightenment outweighed darkness”.
2020 marks a pivotal shift in how humans respond to the things of God … things like standing up for “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control - Galatians 5:22,23 KJV”.
One day in the future, even the most ambivalent persons will be thankful for the tremendous awakening and preparedness that 2020 has laid at our door.
2. The Devil
The people who believe that the devil is the culprit of 2020, believe that faith groups are under attack, because they have done such a great job of molding the earth into the likeness of heaven (sarcasm intended). They believe that the devil has to put a stop to their effectiveness in culling hunger, pollution, abuse, murder and mayhem (more sarcasm). These groups fail to acknowledge or be accountable for the fact that every single day on planet earth, more than 25,000 children die from hunger and malnutrition.
Faith groups blame the devil because they believe that they are doing the work of God … but for millenniums, they have helped the devil in the most egregious of ways, by driving young people away from God, and by rendering churches void of having a leadership role on the earth.
We are living out a bible story … and yes darkness has influence … but at the root of blaming the devil, is a profound offloading of accountability and responsibility. If the devil was going to attack anything, it would be the people who are effective at standing up against the un-God-like-policies that are destroying the earth, and many of those voices are outside of the church and government.
Historically, religion has become insular, with proven and overwhelming examples of abuse, so much so that their image has back-fired and caused a “separation of church and state” to be placed on many government books. Both government and religion fail to understand that while a separation of church and state is possible ... there is no human ink powerful enough to cause a separation of "God and state" ... because all of creation is a subset of the mind of God, and cannot exist without God.
This means that while the devil can cause trouble ... it is not nearly as much as is caused by humans and their sins of omission. The greatest damage on the earth ... is caused by humans who fail to carry the light of God within them and act upon it.
3. Inherent Holiness
The earth and everything in it, including humans, is held together by the “Holiness of God”. Without it we are nothing! It is the only reason we exist … and God’s plan is to move us ever increasingly closer to the full definition of what Holiness is.
There are multiple levels of “Holiness”, and they all transcend the metrics of time and space. At its centre, Holiness defines itself with such purity and singularity, that the brokenness of what humans have become, could not possibly exist therein … and we would be consumed.
The seraphim around God’s throne cried out “Holy, Holy, Holy” three times. This was not just for effect … it was to acknowledge the different levels of Holiness.
Isaiah 6:3 KJV
And one [seraphim] cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His Glory.
In the outer-most layer of Holiness, we have a limited tenure to exist in a state that contradicts God. This outer band is no less holy in its infrastructure, but it does have the “volume” turned down significantly. In this outer state, we have a rare type of freedom … we have the dual ability to both see God, and to reject God at the same time, without instantly being “kicked out”, as happened to satan in heaven. In this latent reacting position, we have a limited chance to develop a relationship with God … and to develop the holiness that was inherently birthed in our inner-most being.
In 2020 … a blanket of “Holiness” … the Holy Spirit of God … has rested upon us … and whatever does not synchronize with it … is being burned away.
Holiness is not getting “closer” physically, because God’s Holy infrastructure is already as close as it can get. The structures that make up our being are defined by this holiness … we are a subset of God … not the other way round … we cannot exist on our own … it is only our ego that tells us that we can walk away from God and still remain an entity
In 2020 … God is turning up the volume on Holiness … and we are being forced to acknowledge what is and what is not in the “Image of God”. You might say that an “increased volume” of Holiness is creating an “increased awareness” of the Holy Spirit of God.
For example: Why is injustice on everyone’s radar all of a sudden? Could it be because Holiness contradicts injustice? Why does everyone have a covered mouth? Could it be because Holiness honours and is respectful of every spoken word? Why are churches closed? Could it be that Holiness is showing us that God cannot be confined to a building made by humans?
If we want to be redeemed … then we have to synchronize with Holiness and invite it to become a greater part of who we are … this is called repentance ... and then we will see things on the earth become like their counterparts in heaven.
In 2020 … anything that does not line up with God, will be exposed.
A blanket of “Holiness” is upon us, and it is not about how we cut our hair, or what clothes we wear … or about politics or religion, or race. Rather, God’s “Holiness” is a “Plumb-Line” of energy, that measures everything against the constructs of God.
Religion will ask you to conform to attendance and appearance, whereas God's Plumb-Line will ask you to be generous and kind.
4. The Do-Over
So many people have suffered soul crushing events, not at the hands of God, and not at the hands of the devil, but at the hands of human failure. Humans are born into the outer-bands of existence, where the world is still trying to decide if God exists or not ... a place where doubt is the norm ... a place where self-identity replaces God-Identity ... a place where our life-style separates us from the power of God.
Yes it is true that operating outside of God's play-book will land us in trouble, and that the devil will try to crush us at every opportunity ... but God has placed the light of the Holy Spirit inside us to navigate either of those problems.
2020 … is definitely a year of upheaval … because 2020 is the beginning of a “Garden of Eden Do-Over" … a full-circle event … that will settle what humans were meant to accomplish on the earth. Just like Adam and Eve before us, we shall NOT be forced into a set of rules by God, NOR be forced by the devil to make a decision … but we will have to choose whose voice we are going to listen to.
Atheists like to say that God cursed Adam and Eve, a couple of teenagers, for stealing apples in an orchard. However, what really happened, was a coup attempt. They were sentient beings, in the image of God, trying to “re-define” the innermost definitions of Holiness. God did not have to exercise a single new event to remove them from Eden. God did not have to “curse” them, or kick them out of anything … it was their interaction with holiness that automatically “shifted” them to the outermost regions of the Presence of God. It was pure engineering, no different than sticking a fork in an electrical outlet.
In Adam and Eve’s day, they were challenged with the knowledge of “good and evil”, but in our day, we are being asked to return to that knowledge and use it to combine “mercy and truth”. These two essential entities, “mercy and truth”, together are the proof of our relationship with God … and we must have them in that order ... first mercy ... and then truth. If we live by only one of them, or reverse the order, then nothing will ever have the chance to grow or improve.
Our advantage this time is that we have many millennium’s worth of teaching and insight, but more importantly, we have been “stamped” with the Identity of Jesus Christ, by His blood sacrifice which covers us. We can resolve the “Do-Over” because we already know how to walk in forgiveness ... because we know what it feels like to be forgiven by God.
Proverbs 3:3 KJV
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
2020 … is the beginning of being drawn into ever increasing levels of holiness with God, which will be marked by ever increasing levels of mercy and truth. It may get bumpy, because being exposed to the truth can make people uncomfortable … but God’s mercy for us, and our mercy for one another will also be a hallmark of the day. Then and only then … can we truly walk in what God had originally planned for us … from before the earth was formed.
So … “What is going on?”
The internal mechanisms of the universe have shifted a gear … and we have entered a new era. More light is shining in the darkness, and we are starting over! “Old things are in the process of passing away”. God says that not only will we be become “new”, but that we will have to become new in order to survive.
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature [creation]: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The wisdom that we need for the future … only comes from God … it belongs to the Spirit of God … and we are in the process of synchronizing with that energy … which is the Holiness of God. However … the problem is that everyone has their own definition of what that will look like. The good news is that “Holiness” is not asking for our opinion … and the closer we get to the return of Jesus Christ … the hotter things are going to get … literally and figuratively … as people decide what is most important. It will not matter what side of a human argument you choose … the only way to engage holiness is through love … everything else is eventually going to disappear.
And one [seraphim] cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of His Glory.
John 14:26 KJV
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My Name, He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
EVIDENCE OF HOLINESS
Galatians 5:22,23 KJV
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Philippians 4:7,8 KJV
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.