Topsy Turvy Times

“Topsy-turvy” is an expression used back in the day to describe a situation that’s chaotic and out of control. Check out the following verse of Scripture:

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20, KJV)

After reading this verse the natural inclination should be to pity people to whom these behaviors apply! Do you know someone that calls evil good and good evil, which puts darkness for light and light for darkness, or that calls that which is bitter, sweet or vice versa? Are you this kind of person? Such a person is either terribly confused or extremely twisted.

There’s no doubt that we live in topsy-turvy times. The Bible prophesied that these perilous times would come. However, when one is living with someone who has become like the times in which we live, they’re facing a big problem!

Lack of discernment (the ability to properly judge or evaluate) is extremely dangerous in all of life circumstances. But when someone makes the lack of discernment their lifestyle, they’re a disaster going somewhere to happen! Many people are embracing the topsy-turvy in order to stand out from the crowd. Others want to be regarded as free-thinkers who are ‘on the cutting edge of what’s progressive.’  There are those who wear rebellion as a badge of honor as they live a life that pushes against every norm.

Imagine the heartbreak of a family member who has lived relying on the cooperative, mild mannered temperament of their loved one, to discover one day that they’ve mutated into a Tasmanian devil! The loved one’s behavior may have become distant and cruel. Or someone known for their patience suddenly becomes short-tempered and violent. The first thought may be that the loved one is having a nervous breakdown. The second thought might be that the loved one is on drugs. What if neither scenario is the case; what can you do?

First, understand that we have an adversary (Satan) that is the ultimate pervert and the master of chaos. He and his forces revel in turning our lives upside down and inside out. We cannot fight a spiritual enemy using natural means, not if we want our loved one restored to us. The Bible teaches:

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour…” (1 Peter 5:8, KJV)

“Put on the whole armor of GOD, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:11 &12, KJV)

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through GOD to the pulling down of strongholds…)” (2 Corinthians 10:3 &4, KJV)

Reading this, some of you professing Christians might prefer to deal with mental illness or addiction. It’s time that you understood that part of your Christian ‘benefit package’ includes your GOD-given authority to battle the devil and his minions, and win (Luke 10:19).

No matter how topsy-turvy your circumstances, GOD has already given you all that you need to make things right again. Refuse to live with people or situations that are evil, dark, or bitter. Let JESUS show you how.

DECLARE: “LORD JESUS I renounce the spirit of fear of spiritual warfare. It is not of GOD. I receive holy boldness and accept my spiritual authority as a believer in You. Please teach me how to wage effective war against the devil and his forces so that I might rescue my loved one from the kingdom of darkness. Amen.”