Just this past weekend I had the opportunity to listen to a couple of Christian podcasts while on a long road trip. One of the hosts said something during his podcast that really caused me to think. He was talking about the matrix type of world that we live in, and the fact that most people can’t see that they are enslaved in a system of total control.
The host talked about something he called the 4 box life. He said that we wake up in our sleep box, get into our travel box, drive to our work box, get back into our travel box, and return to our sleep box; only to repeat decade after decade before finally getting into our pine box.
Sadly, that analogy makes a lot of sense to me. We spend our lives chasing fake money to buy the things that we think we need and the things that we’ve been programmed to want. In the process we spend most of our lives away from our loved ones and ignoring the loving Father that gave us breath. We focus on what the world tells us is important, and our only purpose on this planet appears to be the acquisition of a newer, better, or bigger sleep box or travel box. Of course, if one can’t obtain such things, the answer is always a better work box.
I see it. I know the world is enslaved by the beast already. I’ve been a part of this system my whole life too. I’m still forced to participate in some form, but does this mean that I’m doomed to live the 4 box life? Absolutely not. The system that the world is enslaved in is a prison of sin. It’s been chosen by each and every soul that has rejected God’s Truth, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The prisoners of this fallen world have chosen their own idols and fashioned for themselves their own gods. In their ignorance and depravity, they’ve locked themselves into living out the 4 box life. In the end, their shiny boxes will be turned to rubble and their reward will be eternal shame and damnation.
Our lives do not have to be lived out in this way. We have a choice to reject the prince of this world and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. While the masses buy into the serpent’s lies, we who are redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, will not be fooled, nor enslaved by his devices. We have received the gift of eternal life, and the constraints of this present darkness have no power over us. While the world lusts after the lies of financial prosperity and abundance, Jesus gives us truly abundant life.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10: 10
There is no freedom or liberty in this present world, apart from Jesus Christ. Everything else is truly an illusion. As long as the world chooses to reject God, their only objective will be to attain that which is unattainable. They will peruse the carrot on the string, sadly living out the 4 box life, and tragically ending in burial.
This world is a lie, brought to you by the father of all lies. The American Dream is nothing more than the 4 box life with a shiny veneer, and I refuse to embrace it and accept my enslavement. I am free, by the blood of Jesus, and you can be too. Call out to Him this very hour and He will free you from your prison!