The many tragedies that are continuing to plague humanity are just one move on the spiritual chess board of the real game of life between good and evil. Satan and his minions are orchestrating the coming world domination and ushering in the ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT. The recent killing of police in Dallas, Texas, the bombings in Baghdad, the killing of unarmed black and white men around the US, the killings in Chicago, the daily killings reported in every state of the US and around the world shows the truth spoken of in the Bible. There is not one day that passes where someone is not being killed by the hands of man. The tweets and Facebook posts, the Instagram and other social media postings are full of people asking, "why", calling for "change". While people are so focused on the external events happening all around the world, Satan is creeping up in the back alleys and secret meetings in high places. He wants the world to focus on things they cannot change; it keeps them 'busy' (BEING UNDER SATAN'S YOKE) and distracted from his real agenda.
EVERY MINUTE SOMEONE IN THE WORLD IS BEING KILLED BY ANOTHER HUMAN
The solution to the violence in the US and the World WILL NOT be solved by any social policy, any governmental legislation, any laws, any marching, any protesting, any cultural training, any calls for action, or any other man made solution. The problem is not the guns or the bombs or the poisons or the tanks or the bats or the ropes or the knives or whatever else a person will use to kill another human being. IT IS THE HEART OF MAN THAT IS THE PROBLEM! You could take away all the known weapons in the world today, and man would still find some other way to do harm to one another. There would be a rise in physical altercations, stranglings; and there is the fact that any furniture or any other physical object can be used to inflict fatal bodily harm, you don't have to have a gun. Guns only make killing easier, but taking them away will not solve or change the problem. The temporary ruler of this world will not allow real peace, and those who reject Christ are subject to Satan's authority. "We know that we (born again Christians) are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one." 1 John 5:19.
Hate, evil, and rejection of the True God is what leads people to harming/killing other people. Plain and simple and there are plenty of law abiding citizens who own lots of guns but they are not running around shooting people. The gun is just a tool, how it's used depends on the person yielding it. All people are born with a sin nature, it's our inheritance from Adam. The only solution to defeating our sin nature is to believe in/on Jesus Christ. No good and honest, God loving, and peaceful person is going around shooting, hurting, or killing people. There is no such thing as a Christian who does violence on a regular basis and that's OK with God. Now I am not talking about in war time/battles or self defense. I am talking about murder. Some will bring up the story of David; They say, 'David killed Uriah and he was still OK with God'. No, God was not 'OK' with the sins David committed; Yes, he was forgiven for what he did, but he was also punished and suffered the consequences of that sin- his baby from the sin with Bathsheba died, his sons died and his kingdom ended up being divided. "Don't be deceived God is not mocked, you will reap what you sow." Galatians 6:7. When you have men and women being raised without knowing God, without instructions from the Word of God, but instead they are being taught and indoctrinated with demonic doctrines like 'there is no God', or that man just evolved from a puddle of mud, that there are no absolute moral laws, that 'man is god', or 'all religions lead to god' what do you expect? It is amazing why people of the world marvel at WHY we continue to have violence. There are symposiums/conferences/debates/seminars/study of human behavior- all done to get to the issue of 'why are men violent?' They waste their time and money on this pursuit because the Bible explains perfectly 'why' men are the way they are. Part of the deception is that belief that 'deep down' people are good. This is a lie from the pit of hell. Every human born is born with sin, and this sin nature is nurtured and shaped by the world we live in. There is no amount of psychological therapy or medications that will change the nature of man. When kids from birth are brought up being desensitized to violence, why is the world surprised when we have the Columbine/Virginia Tech/ Sandy Hooks, and other terrible incidents and every other violent act perpetrated by young adults and teens? The willful ignorance of people who allow and buy their children to play violent video games and to watch violent movies is just part of Satan's agenda. The more violent the game the more it sells, not to adults but to teens and pre-teens.
I WILL NOT SET ANYTHING WICKED BEFORE MY EYES PSALM 101:3
It does not take a rocket scientist or child psychologist to understand that when a young developing mind is exposed to horrors and bloody gore and extreme violence on a regular basis in the movies and games that those images will affect that child's view of violence. People are killed on a daily basis, but because death has become so common and is literally shoved 'in our face' with very graphic depictions of all kinds of violence and the resulting blood, torn apart body parts and other gore, it's no wonder when we hear/see a story of a family of five that is brutally murdered, we don't even blink an eye, we may say contrite things like, "that's so sad". But we change the channel and start watching our favorite reality show, completely forgetting the story of the killings. I am not surprised at this fact, because the Jesus said that in the last days, the hearts of many would grow cold. And the evidence of these cold hearts is all over the world. The marches and vigils, what purpose do they serve? Now I am not talking about prayer vigils because there is power in praying to God. I'm talking about the secular vigils. Yes, they are good for 'heart' felt stories but otherwise what actual effect do they do to change the policies and the hearts of men? It's so easy to just protest but not actually do anything about what you are protesting. That's all we have today, just talk, talk, talk; President Obama 'talked' about the tragedy, the Governor of Texas 'talked' about the tragedy. "There needs to be 'round tables' to 'talk' about the issues". Talking is NOT going to change anything. Where is the action? What is being done to address the underlying issues that lead men and women to harbor hate in their hearts instead of love? It is written, "What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled, "but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, "You have faith and I have works" Show me your faith without works, and I will show you my faith by my works." James 2:14-18. That's what have a lot of today, faith, but no works, talk/marches but no other actions.
It is sad that mankind rejects to listen to God and obey His commands, but what is even sadder is seeing the solemn and downcast faces at the vigils around the world, they are standing there with their lights and tears and signs, crying for justice, crying for peace, but what they don't get is all of that will not penetrate into the darkness in men's souls. But their cries and desires for peace are exactly what is going to leave them open to the rule of Satan, because he will promise peace and he will put policies in place that on the surface 'look' like they are bringing peace to the world, but this is just a smoke screen, a falsehood, and bamboozle, a great deception. NOTHING good comes from Satan, he can only imitate goodness but behind the veil it's nothing but abominations. The same people who will march under the banner "Black Lives Matter" or "All lives Matter" will walk right past a homeless person asking for help without a second's thought. If 'All lives matter' why are organizations that are serving the homeless, the orphans, the hungry- have to beg for assistance? If love abounded in this nation why do we have millions of homeless but at the same time we have people living in mansions with 15 bathrooms and half-million dollar homes, celebrities spending $35,000 a month for a one bedroom apartment in Manhattan, dinners with the President are $1000 a plate? You would think in the neighborhoods that have million dollar homes could spare the extra money to go towards their nearby impoverished neighborhoods where evil breeds like a disease due to the lack of normal opportunities afforded those with money, but no. The evidence is startling clear in every major city. You can 'tell' when you have gone from the rich and predominantly 'white' neighborhoods into the 'black/Latino" neighborhoods. If the streets are maintained by the city, why are the streets in poor neighborhoods who are in the same county riddled with potholes where as in the 'nice' neighborhoods are as smooth as glass?
The inequalities that are evident throughout the world is another calculated part of Satan's one world order. 'Keep the people fighting, divided, mistrusting each other so they won't see what I'm doing'. Take the police killing for instance. Police are supposed to protect and serve but when they no longer can be trusted to do this, then what? People start to become vigilantes and this leads to anarchy. And the catch 22 is, police are what keeps the growing criminal element at bay and if police start to fear for their own lives because of the vigilantes, then they pull back and the criminal element is free to rain terror where ever they want. This truth is evident in predominantly black and mexican neighborhoods that have no police presence, violence and evil gangs control those neighborhoods leaving the good people feeling like they are hostages in their own city. When the local police can't be trusted the government will need to step in with martial law and control.
Here is an exert from C.S. Lewis's "Screw Taper Letters" that is a chilling but possible accurate portrayal of what happens behind the veil, in the spirit world. The characters of this book are demons and the premise of the story is how they carry out their work of 'saving' souls for their 'lord' Satan in this world. One of the lead demons is named Screwtape, he is giving instructions/encouragement/chastisements to his underling demon named Wormwood. Wormwood is assigned to a human and his job is to influence the human to reject Christ and follow the devil. The book flows like an ongoing conversation between the two demons on Wormwood's progress with the human he is assigned to. One of the responses I believe describes perfectly what is going on in the spirit world and how it effects the real visible world. Screwtape is talking to Wormwood about one his 'status' reports, pg 8:
"It is a little bit disappointing to expect a detailed report on your work and to receive instead such a vague rhapsody as your last letter. You say you are "delirious with joy" because the European humans have started another of their wars...For the first time in your career you have tasted the wine which is the reward of all our labors-the anguish of a human soul-and it has gone to your head. I can hardly blame you...Did not the patient respond to some of your terror-pictures of the future? Did you work in some good self-pitying glances at the happy past?-some fine thrills in the pit of his stomach, were there?...if by steady and cool-headed application here and now you can finally secure his soul, he will then be your forever-a brim-full living chalice of despair and horror and astonishment which you can raise to your lips as often as you please. So do not allow any temporary excitement to distract you from the real business of undermining faith and preventing the formation of virtues...Of course a war is entertaining. The immediate fear and suffering of the humans is a legitimate and pleasing refreshment for our myriads of toiling workers. But what permanent good does it do to us unless we make use of it for bringing souls to our 'Father' below?.....
"How much better for us if all humans died in costly nursing homes amid doctors who lie, nurses who lie, friends who lie, as we have trained them, promising life to the dying, encouraging the belief that sickness excuses every indulgence, and even, if our workers know their job, withholding all suggestions of a priest lest it should betray to the sick man his true condition! And how disastrous for us is the continual remembrance of death which war enforces. One of our best weapons, contented worldliness, is rendered useless."
YOU ARE OF YOUR FATHER THE DEVIL, AND THE DESIRES OF YOUR FATHER YOU WANT TO DO. HE WAS A MURDERER FROM THE BEGINNING, AND DOES NOT STAND IN THE TRUTH, BECAUSE THERE IS NO TRUTH IN HIM. JOHN 8:44
In the last days they will be lovers of self... boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving...without self control....headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God. 2 Timothy 3:1-4
They are dead in trespasses and sins, in which they walk according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in sons of disobedience;who conduct themselves in the lusts of the flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. Ephesians 2:1-3
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of inquiry; Wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways; they have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace. Isaiah 59:7-8
When will the killing of innocent babies in the womb end? When will police stop killing unarmed men and women? When will Muslims stop blowing themselves and others up with them? When will the gangs put down the machine guns/shotguns/handguns? When will North Korea destroy their long range missiles ? When will China disband it's million man army? When will men stop murdering their wives/girlfriends? When will people stop killing themselves and each other? When will selfishness and greed end? When will racism, classicism, sexism, and all other forms of hatred end? Men delude themselves thinking we are going to 'evolve' into some Star Trek like era. There is nothing in human history that shows we learn from our mistakes. Matter of fact history only proves what the Bible has said all along, MAN IS INCAPABLE OF SAVING THEMSELVES! The only way to get to a Star Trek like world would be to do away with the sin nature of man. And this is impossible in men's strength. Men are powerless against the bondage of sin. Mankind is doomed to repeat the same mistakes until the One Who was predestined to permanently fix the problem with mankind returns. I would love to be wrong, but I believe God and what He has said in His Word, The Bible warns of the Great Tribulation coming to test those who remain on the earth, and if those days had not been shortened THERE WOULD BE NO FLESH LEFT ON EARTH!! Christians should not be alarmed or dismayed at the death that is reigning on the earth right now. And the fact that the leaders of the world are calling for 'peace' should cause every Christian's spiritual antennas to rise up because the Bible says not only will there be 'no peace' but the violence we see now will increase exponentially. So as nice as it is to march for peace, if you believe in God, we already KNOW that there will no peace, only ongoing blood shed and violence. Because the hearts of men are desperately wicked and that is not going to change with any human efforts or self will. When will true, lasting peace on earth actually come? WHEN JESUS CHRIST RETURNS!!!
Jesus is going to return to gather His saints, those who have not been deceived by the devil nor worshiped the son of perdition. Christians can pray for peace in the world, but we all need to really think is that what is needed right now? This world is not our home. We already know that peace is not going to come in this world until Jesus brings it with His new kingdom. We should be praying for the strength to stand and be courageous as times continue to get worse. To continue to go out and spread the gospel, praying for strength and power to do this good work, pray for discernment to know good from evil-This is not my own sayings but what is clearly instructed in the Word of God.
There is going to be a Day of Judgment, and God will judge everyone who has ever lived, His wrath is going to poured out on all the wicked and ungodly. The eyes of the wicked need to be opened and the ears unplugged so they can see and hear the truth. The Good News is Salvation is a free gift from God, you can't work for it or buy because the price has already been paid with the Blood of Jesus Christ. and Believing in Jesus saves us from the righteous wrath of God. But that is not all, He gives us a new heart and mind NOW, and we receive some of His blessing from heaven NOW and are equipped to be able to live a life that is holy and acceptable to Him NOW.
1. Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is real, He lived and died and rose from the grave.
2. Believe that you are a sinner, repent-turn from your sins and realize and accept you need Jesus.
3. Confess that Jesus is your Lord and God
4. Find a local Bible preaching church that does obey the commandment for water baptism for the remission of your sins and to identify yourself with Christ.
This is just the first step to a lifelong journey of growing in truth and love with the God who created this earth and everything in it, including every human being that has ever lived.
Bible verses related to this post: Galatians 6:7; Psalm 101:3; Matthew 24:12; Revelations 21:2-4; Revelation 19:11-16;James 2:14-18; Ephesians 6:12; 1 John 5:19; John 8:44; Ephesian 2:1-3; Isaiah 59:7-8; 2 Timothy 3:1-4
references: "The Screwtape Letters" By C.S. Lewis
Erica Harris is a God Gifted Christian Coach, Counselor, providing insights and truths from the Word of God, The Bible.