By Michael V. Wilson
To the shock and stunned disbelief of – well, most of humanity – Obama and his top aide, Valerie Jarrett, have taken to the airwaves in recent weeks to crow about how proud they are that there hasn't been a single scandal during their entire administration. Not one!
Uhm, say whaaaat?!?!
Rational people listen to Obama and Jarrett making these obviously outlandish claims and shake their heads incredulously, wondering how they can possibly expect anyone to accept such blatant lies. How can they even tell such unmistakable whoppers? What are they thinking?
I can tell you what they're thinking: they think they're telling the truth.
I'm serious. And they're not crazy either – at least not in the straight jacket, thorazine shuffle, and Nurse Ratched kind of way. Their outlook is not clinical insanity of the type recognized by modern medical practitioners and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders (DSM). It's nothing any psychiatrist would understand or accept as real.
If there's insanity in Obama and Jarrett, it's an insanity of the spirit, a spirit of evil.
Proverbs 4:19 tells us,
The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble.
They walk in spiritual darkness without the light of God to guide them. And when the light of God is forcibly brought before them, they squint and squirm because it hurts their eyes, and from there, their hearts. They cannot abide the light because it humbles their pride when it reveals their sin. So they turn away from the light like a man seeking shelter from a raging fire.
To them – it is.
Obama and Jarrett don't think with their minds; they think with their hearts. We know this because Jesus told us so in Matthew 15:18-20,
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man . . .
It's not just Obama and Jarrett, by the way; it's all the political Left. That's why they seem so unhinged since Trump's election victory. They can't possibly conceive of anyone but themselves being in charge, because it would turn on the light to reveal their own shortcomings. Evil cannot abide the presence of good, no matter how small. It's not a mental decision, it's an emotional one.
Their pride (one of the Seven Deadly Sins) is on the line and it's not that they won't let go of it, it's that they can't let go of it. Ever. So they explode with unthinking rage and fury, lashing out with lies and violence at the drop of a hat.
Expect more of the same as we move forward in 2017. Evil doesn't fade quietly away. It tries to take you down with it, no matter the cost or damage it inflicts.
The spiritual battle has just begun.