Disturbing as it is, disasters, slaughter, mental illness and hatred exists. It’s satans world. Its the greatest tool satan has. Sending his demons into the world to cause chaos, pain, and death.
So what are we to do? How are we to respond? The human heart is wicked. We have one example of how to respond in the Bible. When Christ was tortured and killed, it would have been right in today’s world without God, for His disciples to storm the public square with anger, hatred and accusation and blame. Demanding retribution. Instead they followed Christs instructions to go to Jerusalem and wait for power. Not power to kill, but power to heal, preach the good news and power to endure. Power to change lives and lead all to the promise of life. To forgive, and stay the course.
So why are we accepting the mob mentality of hatred and retribution, instructions from satan, instead of instruction from Christ?
There’s a reason the Old and New Testament speaks of no vengeance, no retribution. It teaches God will avenge. It doesn’t promise only blessings, it promises Gods comfort, and His revenge and judgement.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger,brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”
So why then are people chanting hate, blaming everyone, and even threatening “We’re coming after you” to people who dont think like them, or perceived blame. It’s normal while grieving to feel anger, shock and blame. But to take it to a level of vengeance and retribution is making a milieu that prevents God from comforting and even blessing those who mourn.
In America we have seen so much of this its very disquieting, even harrassing. But it’s growing like cancer. If you point out that this hatred is scripted or coached or inappropriate you are labeled a conspiracy theorist. A major network has called this conspiracy, and social media has promised to remove all posts calling out this behavior. Scripting by media, or those wishing to make money from pain and loss does exist. I have witnessed this first hand in my community by those exploiting victims for their own gain. Honing in on pain and grief and whipping people into a frenzy. Even writing questions or scripting responses. This is the lowest of low. Orchestrated by wickedness planted by satan. The latest manipulation of impressionable minds comes with encouraging blame taking focus away from the disturbed individual who performed the ultimate evil. And directing it to those who threaten nothing.
We cannot let bitterness and hate control our lives. We cannot even think in disaster let alone force decisions on everyone we might make in duress. All psychological experts will tell you not to make decisions under stress. The mind cannot function properly.
The Bible is very clear about harboring bitterness, anger, revenge and hate in our hearts. If we do, Gods blessings or Gods plan will not happen. God loves all, wants to bless all, wants to judge and give His recompense but He can not unless you start the road to forgiveness.
My heart and prayers are with all suffering in recent slaughter of children here. My prayer is for healing and comfort.
I do condemn all media taking advantage of this grief, encouraging unrest and unforgiveness. We must return our Land to God. He is our only hope.
Let go and let God! We were forgiven at the cross, there is redemption for all, but we can not receive His blessings with hate and vengeance in our heart. That’s a hard pill to swallow but it’s truth.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.