My Thoughts for America
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who lost their lives last night and those who were injured in Dallas. My thoughts and prayers go out to the men and women in law enforcement who put their lives on the line every day in this ever growing climate of civil unrest. My thoughts and prayers go out to those who went to a peaceful protest to find themselves running in fear for their lives to escape the vicious, cruel, cowardly attack of these terrorist.
This was a planned attack. These snipers were not there because of their outrage against police officers brought on by the shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota. These snipers were there to seize an opportunity that the events in Baton Rouge and Minnesota helped create. This was an opportunity to advance their agenda. This was an agenda to further divide America. This was an agenda to create fear and confusion. This was an agenda to create a climate of civil unrest where no one will trust anyone. An agenda to further divide Blacks and Whites. This was an agenda to see America crumble from within. An agenda to get our anger and hate towards one another escalated to such a degree that subtly we join forces with the very evil that controlled and manipulated these evil cowards.
Jesus made it very clear in Matthew 12:25, that "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand." History bears witness to the words of Jesus. NO KINGDOM DIVIDED WILL STAND!!! If this is true then it stands to reason that a people united will stand. God and His laws as found in the Bible have been the source of our unity and strength. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights written with truths found in the Bible have been a uniting factor. When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. saw the injustice done to African Americans in this country, he used the Bible and our Bill of Rights to launch a movement that was able to unite men and women regardless of color to stand behind what they knew to be right. Americans were united by truth. This truth found in God's word expressed in the original intent of our United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. We must get back to the truth.
To all of my face book friends I urge you to pause and pray before you react and respond. I urge you to ask God to open your eyes to what our enemy is trying to do. Those who carry out vicious and violent acts like the cowards in Dallas have aligned themselves with the ruler of darkness. The ultimate battle is still the battle between good and evil, light and darkness, right and wrong, lies and truth, the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of this World.
Ephesians 6:12 tell us, "For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."
The ultimate war is between the Ruler of Righteousness (Jesus) and the Ruler of Darkness (Satan). You serve one of these Rulers. You are either a Child of Righteousness or a Child of Darkness. You are on one side or the other. Choose your Ruler! Follow your Ruler! Do what your Ruler tells you to do! Jesus has left his followers many instructions on how to fight the powers of darkness.
Jesus in his great sermon on the Mount said in Matthew 5:44, "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."
Romans 12:21 - Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 - 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Make no mistake about it my friend you can totally trust God to execute judgment upon the workers of evil. God declares in Deuteronomy 32:35, Romans 12:19 and Hebrews 10:30 that "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay."
My fellow Americans, it is time to unite. It is time to turn from our sinfulness and turn to righteousness. It is time to fall on our knees and ask God to forgive us. It is time to pray for His mercy. It is time to return to the truths of the Bible expressed in the original intent of our United States Constitution and Bill of Rights. We the people must unite together with what is right! It is time to return to the God of our Fathers. It is time to PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!
2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Let each of us humble ourselves, pray and seek God's face and turn from our wicked ways.