Since Satan, by his very (fallen) personality is a control freak–a dominating, intimidating, manipulating monster–and since we are living in the last of the last days, it follows that control-ism is on the rise all around us. As fallen humans, we naturally emulate Satan’s fallen control nature. Apart from Jesus:
In case you haven’t noticed, the intensity, frequency, and obscenity of this behavior is rising rapidly around us–and without the Holy Spirit–within us.
The good news is this: the “shaking” promised in the twelfth chapter of Hebrews is also rising in our very midst. The true Church is becoming purer and less control-based, even while the world is falling headlong into ever-deeper darkness and control-ism.
Truly, these are “the best of times, and the worst of times…”