The Twitter Swamp

Most of you are familiar with the social media platform Twitter.  You may also be aware that many people communicate extremely vile things on it.  It seems that no one stops to think.  Is what I’m saying uplifting in any sense of the word?  It appears that the majority of people don’t care.  They just initiate some awful statement or respond hatefully from the depths of their sinful hearts.

The Bible speaks of this condition in Luke 6:45 and, as usual, nails it:

The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart.

Twitter truly is a swamp.  Certainly, some good things are said and occasionally there are positives that come from it.  But the vast majority of what is communicated seems to be sordid and full of hate.

James 1:19 exhorts us that:

everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger;

That doesn’t appear to be the modus operandi on Twitter, does it?  In fact, it’s usually the last thing that happens in social media today.  And each day it grows worse.

Are you surprised?  You shouldn’t be.  That’s why studying Bible prophecy is so valuable.  You can know the future and prepare your heart for it.

Twitter is the forerunner of things to come.  During the Tribulation, the Antichrist comes on the scene.  Initially, he’s considered as reasonable and a man of peace.  If he uses Twitter or other social media platforms, he’ll be thought of as tolerant and a promoter of the unity of diversity.  But that’s only his initial persona to gain power.

As he cements that power by the mid-point of the Tribulation, he devolves into something much worse than we see on Twitter today.  Revelation 13:5-6 describes his coming to power and what Antichrist will be like:

There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.

Lovely, right?  The words coming out of his mouth will be worse than anything that emerges out of the Twitter-verse today, hard as that is to imagine.

More than that, the Antichrist’s blasphemies will be embraced by the world and it will follow him.  By that time, the language he spouts will be the norm for the world.  You don’t like some of what’s said in movies, music, or TV talk shows today?  Just wait, you ain’t heard nothing yet.

Paul in Philippians 4:8 gives us good advice on what to say, think, hear, and watch:

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

This is good advice in these last days.

Keep your eyes on Jesus and your heart centered on Him.

Don’t get sucked into the sewer, the swamp, the morass of social medial or any other situation.  Avoid saying and doing things you’ll regret on the day you’re face-to-face with Jesus.

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