Barabbas_(James_Tissot)Mark 15:6-7, 9, 11 Now it was the custom at the festival to release a prisoner whom the people requested. A man called Barabbas was in prison with the rebels who had committed murder in the uprising. ‘Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?’ asked Pilate, But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to get Pilate to release Barabbas instead.

What is it about this frenzy over Donald Trump? It seems the more insulting and crude remarks he makes the more Americans love him. It’s like this “reality TV” culture has taken the big stage. We have shifted from democracy to fascism. Fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/  is a form of radical ,  authoritariannationalism, [1][2] that came to prominence in early 20th-century. Fascists saw World War I  as a revolution  that brought massive changes in the nature of war, society, the state, and technology. The advent of total war and total mass mobilization of society had broken down the distinction between civilian and combatant.  A “military citizenship” arose in which all citizens were involved with the military in some manner during the war.[5][6] The war had resulted in the rise of a powerful state capable of mobilizing millions of people to serve on the front lines and providing economic production and logistics to support them, as well as having unprecedented authority to intervene in the lives of citizens.[5][6]

Donald Trump has tapped into the anger and fear of the shrinking majority who have abandoned their higher nature for a more base response to their growing anxiety of a black planet. They have chosen Barrabas.

Barrabas was a fascist rebel. He believed that the way Israel was going to be “great again ” was to go smack the Romans in the face and go to war.  Jesus, who probably would have been called a “socialist” because he told the rich young ruler to sell all he had and give it to the poor was snubbed by the crowd because they were stirred up by their religious leaders. It’s amazing to me that conservative evangelicals have stirred up the crowd to endorse Trump.

How did the crowd choose Barabbas over Jesus?

  1. They brought charges against Jesus out of jealousy. In this political race there is no one person that is a Jesus figure but rather our higher nature has been rejected. Anytime you can slam the Christian advice of the Pope when he says,”anyone who builds a wall is not Christian,” you are anti-Christ.
  2. They stirred up the crowd. The religious leaders convinced the crowd to pull for a known “hate/war monger” to be released. When you get Christians merging their identity with a fascist then you’ve just voted to crucify Jesus again!
  3. They politicized Jesus. They made Jesus an enemy of the state. A vote for Jesus became a vote against King Herod. It’s a slippery slope when you merge patriotism with Christianity. Have you seen these “Christians” spitting in the face of protestors and putting minority students out of a rally for simply disagreeing?

I don’t know if you’re awake or not but America is getting ready to choose Barrabas over Jesus and you think it’s entertainment.

Moses said that he lay prostrate for Forty Days praying for his people so that God would not destroy them for their choices. If there are any “real followers” of Christ left I hope that you will open your mouths and not be stirred up by the crowd. I pray that you would not be silent in the midst of all this madness.  Our nation is hanging in the balance because good people have been stirred up to crucify their higher nature for a chump.

Choose Jesus not Barrabas!

Dear God,

Your people appear to be choosing golden calves again. We are in danger Father. We need your help to turn from our wicked ways, to humble ourselves, and pray! Then please God, hear our cry. It’s not many of us but hear our cry and heal our land. We are in danger of perishing. Save our souls and heal our land!

In Jesus Name,

Amen