Daily Devotional for Wednesday June 3, 2020
Why are we witnessing the unbridled violence and criminal behavior unfolding on our TVs each night?
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"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
Why are we witnessing the unbridled violence and criminal behavior unfolding on our TVs each night? White nationalism, white supremacy is NOT a major problem in this nation, it is the apx. 20% and growing in our population who have been ignored!!! Add to this segment the far left leaning young white anarchists that make up the upper echelons of the ANTIFA movement, which is overseeing much of the current violence in cities all over the nation.
We were first introduced to this segment of our society a little over 20 years ago. Their names were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. They were the two young men in long black trench coats who were responsible for the Columbine massacre. The date was April 20th, 1999. April 20th is the day Adolph Hitler was born. It was also the 4 year anniversary of Timothy McVeigh’s bombing of the Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City.
This was the first time we clearly saw a new and emerging segment of our society. They are almost all male between 16-30. They are the byproducts of the breakdown of the foundation of our society, God’s plan for marriage and the family depriving them of critical love and nurturing. They have grown up with little to no faith foundation from church or at home. They reject the existence of God and deny Biblical Truth, and often embrace the worship of satan!
They tend to isolate themselves from other people. They are often socially inept or suffer from social retardation. They have few if any friends. They spend many hours, 8+ every day online playing all sorts of video games, many violent, on various social media platforms, and on message boards with others who live a similar life. They virtually all smoke marijuana, and most use other types of drugs. Many have been on different drugs like the ADHD drug Ritalin much of their life. They ALL have some form of mental illness either from birth or due to all or most of these issues I have described.
THEY LIVE EACH DAY SEEING LITTLE TO NO HOPE OR PURPOSE IN LIFE!!!
IT IS FROM THIS SEGMENT OF OUR SOCIETY THAT IS ROUGHLY 20% AND GROWING, THAT ALL KIND OF EVIL ACTS FLOW FROM. ONE SUCH EVIL THAT FLOWS FROM THIS GROUP IS ACQUIRING HIGH POWERED WEAPONS AND RANDOMLY KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE!!!
Sadly, there is no media any longer. ALL media is little more than propaganda from a specific viewpoint and ideology. ALL MEDIA! Politicians sadly have little to no interest in actually solving problems, only seizing on every opportunity to demagogue current events to fit their political narrative in order to achieve their political goals.
In my 21 years of Liveprayer, coming online just a few months after Columbine, I have watched the birth of this specific segment of our society and seen in grow into a powerful force of evil that has not been recognized or understood, and thus has not been dealt with. This segment of our populous can only exist and grow in a culture that has forsaken God and Biblical Truth since it is simply a byproduct of a Godless society!
This is the REAL REASON for the out of control criminal behavior in much of our country that the politicians and media will never tell you about!!!
My friend, what you won’t hear in the media or from any politician is the real reason for all of this senseless violence and criminal activity. 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 mass shootings since Liveprayer came online in 1999. Columbine had just happened a few months earlier, and for 21 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 21 years of the Liveprayer Daily Devotional and the 17 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.
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 of 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. Until society first acknowledges the existence of this growing segment of our society, nothing will be done to address it or help those who make it up find healing. That healing can only come from God, a God our culture has rejected!
On a practical level 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. 7,500 Daily Devotionals I have written over the 21 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,