Daily Devotional for Monday August 5, 2019
The REAL REASON for the mass shootings in our country!!!
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, please watch over me today and keep me from all harm. I look to You for protection from the evil in this world. Father, You know my challenges today. I give them to You. Let me be about Your business today, as I know You will be about mine. In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!
"I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes. In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin. The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good. Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong." Psalm 36:1-4
The REAL REASON for the mass shootings in our country that the politician and media will never tell you!!!
Sadly, late Saturday morning the nation experienced the latest mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. A lone young white gunman opened fire on innocent people, killing 20 and seriously wounding dozens more before surrendering to police. Rarely do these mass shooting end with the killer actually alive, since they are either killed by police or more often, take their own life like the cowards they are.
Just 12 hours later, news came of A SECOND mass shooting, this time in Dayton, Ohio around 1am in a section of town that features lots of bars and restaurants. Of course on a beautiful summer evening in August the area was packed with people. 9 innocent people lost their lives and 26 were wounded before police killed the shooter.
Just a week ago Sunday evening, news came out of Gilroy, California that a lone gunman had cut a hole in a rear fence and entered a large park where the annual Garlic Festival was winding down. He opened fire on the unsuspecting crowd, killing 3 and injuring a dozen more before exchanging gunfire with police and taking his own life.
THE FACT IS IT IS NOT A MATTER OF IF WE HAVE ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING, IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW MANY WILL BE KILLED!!!
My friend, what you won’t hear in the media or from any politician is the real reason for all of this senseless killing. That is because we are experiencing the byproduct of a nation that has forsaken God and purposely driven our Creator out of daily life. I have been writing about these mas shootings since Liveprayer came online in 1999. Columbine had just happened a few months earlier, and for 20 years now I have been writing about these horrible acts of evil that have become a blight on our culture.
This is what a nation without God looks like! We have the better percentage of the past 2 generations who have never been to church. For the 20 years of the Liveprayer Daily Devotional and the 15 years of the Liveprayer TV program, I have been sounding the trump of warning that the breakdown of God’s plan for marriage and the family, the foundation of our society, can only lead to destruction.
Sadly, what we witnessed this past weekend is a clear example of that destruction!!!
A recent poll of youth in England revealed 9 out of 10 felt that their life had no meaning or purpose. England is a post-Christian nation. They also have experienced the breakdown of God’s plan for marriage and the family. In its’ place is the glorification of every type of Godless relationships you can imagine. So you have a vast percentage of young people growing up without any faith, a lack of nurturing and often stability, and having their thoughts and beliefs shaped by the Godless culture around them.
At some point the things of this world they embrace, sex, drugs, experimenting with all of the evil allures of the world, eventually lead to a dead end. Once they have sampled all of the poison the world can offer, they come to a place where they buy the lies of satan that this life is meaningless, void of purpose, and it really doesn’t matter if they live and die. As a matter of fact, satan tells them death is the ultimate peace they are yearning for.
Young adults in this country aren’t at the 9 out 10 category, yet, but 5 out of 10. So you factor the hopelessness they ultimately succumb to, factor in the isolation 30-40% of the youth experience as they have failed to develop socially due to spending countless hours online. Add to that the violent video games many are introduced to while their brain is still forming. Add to that in many cases what adult supervision they have is often lax, allowing the Godless schools and culture to develop their thoughts and beliefs.
The poison cherry on top is a culture that slaughters apx. 4,000 innocent babies every 24 hours and many states are now starting to kill off the old as an “act of kindness.” Kids today are growing up without any respect for human life or how precious each life is!!!
A question being asked is why are young men, especially white young men, so angry? Simple. People won’t like this analogy but it is very accurate. They have grown up in many cases like feral animals! Raised in homes by some form of parenting without real love and Godly nurturing, part of a Godless education system, and spending countless hours each week with Godless peers. Their thoughts and beliefs have been shaped by a culture void of God and His Truth.
I love and care about you so much. On a practical level, we don’t have a gun problem, we have a mental health problem. I have written extensively over the years in the aftermath of these horrific events about the complete breakdown of our mental health system. A priceless resource is our Daily Devotional archives. All of the apx. 7,300 Daily Devotionals I have written over the 20 years of Liveprayer are searchable by topic or keyword. Simply go to Liveprayer.com and click on the RESOURCE tab for the Daily Devotional link.
Sadly, this is what a nation without God looks like. Please understand, this is only ONE small facet of a Godless culture. The ever increasing suicide rate is another facet. Suicide is an act of hopelessness. Without God, you have a culture that is in the hands of satan himself. Jesus told us what satan’s goals were, and that is to kill, steal, and destroy. When God is removed from the culture, it is literally in the hands of satan to do with as he pleases.
This is why the remnant, those who love the Lord and live according to HIS Word, must stand strong in these perilous days. IF, IF, this nation is to recover and become the God-fearing nation it was at one time, it is ONLY going to happen as men and women of God boldly take their stand without compromise and take the reins back from satan. We have the power and authority of Almighty God and must use that power and authority to lead this nation into repentance and back to God our Creator and His Truth!!!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,