Bandwagon: noun. 1) Used in reference to an activity, cause, etc. that is currently fashionable or popular and attracting increasing support. ©Lexico
It seems that many these days fall prey to following what is fashionable or popular.
This is something that is seen particularly in the political arena, but it can take forms in many other areas of society.
Because our friends or those that have screamed the loudest are following a certain person or idea, then it becomes much easier for us to also join in with them. Propaganda and whoever yells the loudest typically can get our attention these days.
I’m sure that many of us have gone to a circus and listened to the yells and screams of those who say, “Come one, come all, to see the greatest show on earth!”
These voices vie for our attention and oftentimes, they can so easily sway us to follow them into the big tent. At first we may marvel and wonder at the great feats of the elephants and other animals as they perform in one of the three rings before us.
Very soon people are flying through the air on a trapeze and jumping onto another platform high above us. We hear the cheers and watch in excitement and wonder at the feats before us.
But eventually it’s time to leave and go home. The big tents are taken down and folded away to be driven to another town and place.
Our media is very much like the circus mentality in how it can so easily capture our attention.
We hear a certain person raise their voice and yell and then the crowd cheers at the pronouncements that are given.
Very soon then, more and more people are seen as the huge wagon goes by us. Perhaps just a few months ago, only a few were riding on this propaganda wagon, but now there is hardly room as more and more pile on.
It doesn’t matter if the person shouts profanities or is making fun of someone else, because they are yelling the loudest, and the sounds of the crowds also clap as the pronouncements are given.
Our great leader is keeping us safe and it doesn’t matter what is said or done.
You see, just because something is popular doesn’t mean that it is true. The great feats that are performed in the circuses and side shows of today, often have their tricks and delusions.
We as a people are so easily swayed by those who yell the loudest and perform their great feats of persuasion.
Remember that “All that glitters is not gold.” What appears at first to be bright and shiny oftentimes is just “fool’s gold.”
“Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known,” Matthew 10:26.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?