Have you seriously considered why in the world all the young girls across this nation seem to be enthralled with sharing photos of themselves sticking out their tongues? Is your spirit pricked with an uneasiness that tells you there is more to this than just frivolity? Well, I'm here to tell you there is.
I, like adults of every generation, have looked upon the entertainment industry as a possible instrument of the devil; a tool of temptation that will lead our youth astray. When I was young, I laughed at my own parents' concerns, considering them to be out-of-touch and too old-fashioned. Yet I can see where those suggestive lyrics and the loosening of sexual standards only served to encourage much of the debauchery in evidence today. And I'm pretty sure that this generation feels the same way about our warnings as we did our parents.
But what they don't know is this … they didn't invent this viral social media rage of sticking out your tongue in every photo you post online. Actually, it can be traced to the Hindu goddess, Kali. Furthermore, they don't know that her identity can be traced back to the Queen of Heaven/Mother Goddess worship. One of the foremost promoters of this worship, which honored Baal's consort, was the wicked Phoenician princess, Jezebel, who married the evil king of Israel, Ahab.
As I wrote in an earlier post, Jezebel influenced Ahab to fully establish Baal worship in his realm. In Phoenicia, Baalism included the worship of Molech with fiery sacrifices of children and the worship of Astarte, the Phoenician Ishtar, Queen of Heaven. Jezebel caused altars to be erected to this idol in every part of Israel; and at one time four hundred priests attended the worship of Ishtar/Ashteroth. She had such a powerful control over Ahab, that he built a temple to Baal, and the Bible records that he sinned against God more than any other king. But here's the result of that idolatrous relationship: The nation of Israel became so entangled with the Queen of Heaven/Mother Goddess worship that YHWH judged them by sending them into captivity by the hand of the Assyrians, and the nation of Israel was scattered to the ends of the earth.
And how did this Queen of Heaven/Mother Goddess express her immorality and debauchery? By sticking out her tongue! And today, our young girls and women mimic her, without even knowing what they are doing! It seems that everywhere you look now on television and the Internet, the craze of sticking out the tongue is rampant. And the media stars of this generation are leading the way.
It seems that with every performance, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and their peers can be seen posing for the camera with their tongues sticking out. How in the world did this become something worthy of imitating? Well, I don't have to tell you that there is a war on for the hearts and minds of our children, and we are losing this battle with each passing day. As a 2013 article in Before Its News reported, the Devil is so sure of victory that he no longer feels the need to hide what he is doing. He knows that we – even born again Christians – have gotten so cold, so lazy, we don’t pray, we don’t read our Bibles – that we offer little to no resistance.
The essence of the tongue pose is sexual perversion, indecency, lewdness and promiscuity; and it has great spiritual value to the dark side. Entertainment moguls such as Jay-Z boldly sport famed occultist Alistair Crowley's immoral motto, "Do What Thou Wilt" emblazoned on his clothing line. And he parades his stable of willing young female entertainers (who seem to have sold their souls for fame and stardom), showcasing them flashing Illuminati signs and occult symbolism. And our youth blindly follow, not even knowing that they are paying homage to wickedness in the spiritual realm.
Furthermore, the erection of a replica of the Temple of Baal in New York City this next weekend, is openly inviting the spirit of that false god into our heartland. What you might not know is this ... worship at the Temple of Baal involved public orgies and displays of unrestricted sex among all participants. If, unfortunately, a pregnancy occurred, then the unwanted offspring of those liaisons were offered in fiery sacrifices to the god Molech. Jezebel would be proud to know that once again the Temple of Baal will be bringing its ungodly influence to the world. Will God judge us as He did ancient Israel for our idolatry? Will He hand us over to captivity and the fruits of our rebellion? It remains to be seen, but I cannot imagine that He will delay His anger much longer.
But, here is what saddens me, and to be honest, frightens me, as well. I decided to ask a question of several young women whom I admire and respect; moral young ladies whom I know love the Lord -- yet, they too, have succumbed to the popularity of this viral pose. I asked them, "What is the meaning of this pose? Does it have a particular significance to your generation?" Here are their answers:
"That's a great question, actually! Some think it looks cute and they probably do it to attract guys. They usually do it when they think they're hot stuff and think it makes them out to look even hotter, and more out there; like they want something from a guy. And then there are some people who do it just because that's what everyone else is doing in pics. So it kind of seems to become the norm for girls to do it in pictures they post, whether a girl is meaning for it to have a message behind it, or it is just an innocent pose to fit in [with the crowd.]"
Another young friend said, " I wish I had a better answer, but as far as I know, it doesn't really mean anything more than just being a silly thing to do. It's like when you're a kid, it's kind of a mocking thing to do, and as an adult, it seems almost self-mocking. That's how I feel about it, but I could be wrong."
And my third young friend told me, "I don't think it means anything specific. I think it's more of trying to look cute or maybe just an "I don't care what you think" pose. Occasionally, when it's done it means something sexual (when fingers are involved with the pose)."
As you can see, all three have no clear meaning of what the tongue pose tells the viewer; although they all instinctively know there is something negative about it, even sexually suggestive. But it was the last comment that made me do a little more research. Obviously, there is an intentioned meaning when fingers are involved. If young girls are imitating this pose -- and some innocently -- I wanted to know what message they were sending.
I apologize if what I found out is offensive, but we cannot and should not ignore what is being perpetrated among our youth. Let's just say that the Urban Dictionary's definition was too graphic, and let it suffice to mean the simulation of oral sex.
Once again, I feel I'm screaming from the rafters, but technology and phones have become the tool of the devil! I know that sounds like I am an uptight, straight-laced prude -- and believe me, I am morally incensed because I know how easy it was for me to be misled and misguided in my youth! I am not pointing fingers, without having looked in the mirror of my own past.
It just grieves me to see the beauty and innocence of our young women being distorted into something that is perverse, immodest, and defiling. They are unwittingly paying homage to false gods and diminishing their own self-worth in the eyes of the True God. And I cannot ignore the warning of Isaiah 57:3-5: "But come here, you sons of a sorceress [raised in deception and superstition], Offspring of an adulterer and a loose woman [prostitute]. Of whom do you mock [make fun]? Against whom do you open wide your mouth and stick out your tongue? Are you not children of rebellion (sin), Offspring of deceit, Who inflame yourselves [with lust in pagan rites] among the oaks, Under every green and leafy tree, Who slaughter the children [in sacrifice] in the ravines under the clefts of the rocks?"
After reading back over this, I realize that I will look and sound like a religious fanatic. I do not consider myself either "religious" or filled with single-minded zeal over this topic. Rather, I feel I am able to look beyond this world's interpretation of such actions, and see the consequences in the spiritual realm. And whether they know it or not, our young girls and young women are in rebellion against the God that many profess to love. They are being led astray by a culture that enshrines the immoral and the occult. Pray for our youth! Pray that they will be unblinded and detach themselves from the temptation that technology offers them. And pray that it happens before they are completely enslaved to its alluring and enticing whispers of deception and debauchery.
Psalm 12:3-4 "May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, 'With our tongue we will prevail, our lips are with us; who is master over us?' "