The God of Woke
A new religion has been born and the liberal left is crafting its unholy bible.
A delusion is settling over the nation, a spiritual confusion that results in people thinking wrong is right and evil is good. Reality and truth have been twisted to a degree that may never have been seen before. It’s as if a large and influential segment of society has been seduced or drugged by some demonic, supernatural concoction.
Years ago I predicted that future generations would look back on America today and laugh, mock and wince with embarrassment for us. Mankind has truly highlighted what it looks like to live without God, or even to be radically opposed to him.
Rejecting God does not mean, however, that they have rejected religion. They’re forming a new one instead, with a whole new definition of reality to go with it.
Can you believe a member of Congress, Cori Bush, said this?
Trans people give birth. Gender non-conforming people give birth. I identify as a mother, but not every person who gives birth identifies as one.
Instead of celebrating mothers on Mother’s Day, Cori promoted a category she called “birthing people.” Not only is it delusional, it’s unbelievably offensive to women. They are being dehumanized, erased and canceled.
To all those who reject the term “Mother’s Day” in favor of “birthing persons’ day” you have just slighted all the incredible mothers who adopted children.
The left is confused over the most basic and obvious facts: They can’t even say what a woman is. La Leche League Canada states, “We proudly support every breastfeeding and chestfeeding family under the rainbow.” Even my spellcheck believes “chestfeeding” to be an error.
A New Religion
This is how the left worships their god of woke. They’re etching out their own commandments: Thou shalt be inclusive. If not, though shalt be canceled.
They’re trying to create a new morality, campaigning as a ministry of love. Cori Bush said, “Everything I do is rooted in love…” Unfortunately, it’s impossible to love truly without a vibrant, surrendered devotion to Jesus.
Lucifer’s jealousy and pride led him to try to become a god himself. Likewise the god of woke (just another manifestation of Lucifer) seeks to be worshiped as the god of true, redefined love. He’ll never succeed, but he’s doing a heck of a job gathering disciples and forming this religion.
The church of woke makes everyone a god by affirming anything and everything that anyone believes in if it feels good and “doesn’t harm” others. That’s everyone who agrees with them, of course.
The “Morality Test”
But the moment you fail this religion’s morality test, its serpent fangs come out and strike with a vengeance. It tried to destroy Supreme Court nominees Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett, simply because they held to a belief system that threatened the liberal left.
This new religion has attempted to erase Lincoln and Washington from American history. It’s worked hard to demonize, decry and defund the police. Crime is soaring.
It’s made comedians afraid to be funny.
“I think it is a scary time to be a comedian because there are so many crazy people in the world,” comedian Nicky Paris said. One wrong joke or tweet, and funny could get you fired.
Nope, we can’t make lighthearted fun of people anymore. Comedy has been cancelled.
Even the highly liberal Bill Maher has complained about it:
“I don’t want to live in a world where liberals are the uptight ones,” he said. “Once upon a time, the right were the ones offended by everything. They were the party of speech codes and blacklists and moral panics and demanding some TV show had to go.”
“Well, now that’s us,” a disgusted Maher said. “We’re the fun-suckers now.”
No Grace, No Love
There is no forgiveness in the religion of woke. No grace. No second chances. Not a trace of tenderness. No kindness. No humility. And no love.
A quick study of the Church of Satan makes you wonder if the church of woke may be borrowing from their creed:
…we can offer love to those who deserve it and deliver our wrath (within reasonable limits) upon those who seek to cause us — or that which we cherish — harm.
The wrath of woke — not within reasonable limits — includes destroying people, their families, their livelihoods, their reputations and all they hold dear. They’ll quickly unleash a spirit of fear and destruction on all who cross them. There is little love and no forgiveness here.
This Is a Spiritual Situation
So what shall we do? Above all we must recognize this as a spiritual situation.
They refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, (2 Thessalonians 2:10–11, ESV)
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. (Romans 1:28, ESV)
Christians, we aren’t fighting against flesh and blood. This war is against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12). Our failure to see this truth is one key reason the spirit of the age is raging and the wicked principles of the left are having so much impact.
We must confront the spiritual principles of the church of woke with the Spirit of truth. Spiritual warfare must be waged as the battle exists in the invisible realm. What is birthed and nurtured in the spirit will ultimately manifest naturally.
Light versus Darkness
If we live and walk and pray in the Spirit, and live holy lives as the Spirit of God empowers us, our natural lives will be testimonies of God’s miraculous power and true grace. Those who live in darkness will also see their alliance with wicked supernatural beings manifest in their daily lives. This is what we are seeing with the bizarre delusions plaguing the world today.
The false religion of woke stands against God, and against His truth and His people. This religion is our enemy. Recall, though, Jesus’ instruction to love our enemies. Our fight isn’t against them but against their destructive teachings. So we pray for them and reveal what true love actually looks like. We war for their souls, weeping, rending our hearts over their eternities. We need a holy army to arise, not to prove the left wrong but to set the captives free.
This is why we must have movements of fiery, fervent intercession arise in our nation. Revival is truly our only answer. We must plead with God for a massive outpouring that will remove blinders, send demons fleeing and return people to their right minds. In this is our hope. It is our only hope.
John Burton is a sought out teacher, prophetic messenger and revivalist. He has authored 10 books, is a regular contributor to Charisma Magazine, and directed one of the primary internships at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City. He has planted two churches and has initiated two city prayer movements and a school of ministry.