It’s a fascinating phenomenon to see how language changes over time; how colloquialisms, or certain words, may define an era, a people, language, or a nation. It’s a “little big” word that has many permutations: crack. A tour of Merriam Webster Dictionary includes “cracking a book open, “cracking knuckle” and phrases such as: “crack a smile, crack up, the crack of dawn, crack baby”.
The highly addictive substance: crack, a smokable form of cocaine, burst onto the drug scene in the mid-1980s causing social upheaval and devastation. Nothing positive may be said of the advent of such an addictive and debilitating drug. Yet, crack’s place in the language has shifted; just a few years after people became aware of the drug, they began to use it playfully, as a simile, in the phrase ‘X is like crack for Y.’ This may be seen within five years of crack’s arrival, as when Mike Barnicle, columnist for the Boston Globe, wrote in 1990 that
“golf is like crack for middle-class white males.” (1)~ Mike Barnicle
A synonym of crack is fail: “to lose effectiveness of control under pressure”. (2) The Scriptures say that in this present time men’s hearts will FAIL or crack. These are the words of Jesus,
“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken”.Luke 21:26
What do we see on the earth? CRT, food processing plants burning down, economies on the brink of collapse, media block outs, all-cause mortality increasing since the jabs were initiated (sudden adult death syndrome), confusion in gender, euthanasia of children in Canada, the moral decline or our nation, attack on the Constitution, human trafficking, all of which are fueled by “cracked” policies, which manipulate people through fear.
The Scriptures teach us that it is the natural which is first then the spiritual (ref 1Cor 15:46); but what does that mean? The entire Scripture from Genesis (the beginning) to Revelation (the end) must be understood, or interpreted the way Jesus taught it! It’s what Jesus taught His apostles and it is what the apostles taught the Early Church Fathers. It is that interpretation that we learn and practice here at The Voice of Healing under Apostle Michael Petro. Can we tell the difference between a true and false apostle? Jesus expects us to know the difference (ref Rev 2:2).
Jesus says in the Book of Revelation that He is the beginning and the end.
“”I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,’ says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty”.Revelation 1:8
What is that really saying? It means there is a deeper meaning than what is on the surface reading of the Scriptures. Without a doubt there is! Can you crack the code (emphasis added).
If we don’t crack the code, we can’t get to His kingdom. “And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” The answer Jesus gave we must also get a deeper understanding of, they are the answers that “crack the code”.
Until next time, I’m Dr Roni,
- Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
- Scripture References: New King James Version