What we are witnessing in this world has relatively nothing to do with the second amendment. And while I understand that comments like this bring rage and make the blood boil, I firmly believe parking ourselves in these camps of opposition accomplish nothing and widen the divide of people.
We are fighting the wrong battle and have been blinded by our zealousness. People have it all wrong and yet, continue to go down these paths believing that some radical decision will end the crazed violence and protect lives. That idea couldn’t be more wrong, just look at Chicago.
I am not here to spark a debate and frankly, I’m not interested in statistics because each side can conjure up just the right amount of information to present a solid argument. I am not here to hurt feelings, offend, argue or even have a discussion. My prayer is for eyes to be open to the realities of a Godless world. Because what we are witnessing is the product of a world that has hardened their heart and rejected God.
Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.” This is a spiritual battle requiring spiritual awareness, strategy and weapons.
The answers to our problems is right here in the Scripture and yet we desperately look anywhere and everywhere else for solutions. Oh the arrogance of prideful people, still believing they know more than the author of all life while they chase their tails, accomplish little and get nowhere.
Will we ever wake up or has the frightening promise of Romans 1 already become a reality? He turned them over. Those are some terrifying words from God almighty. Turned them over to their own ignorance and depravity.
It is time to get on the front lines of this war and fight with the only weapon that has the power to change the heart of evil because this isn’t a gun problem. This isn’t a racial problem. This isn’t an issue of gender or even socioeconomics. This is a Spiritual issue, a battle called evil and Spiritual battles can’t be solved with earthly remedies.
The ripple effect of this horrific tragedy will live on forever in the lives of those affected.
Our hearts break for every life lost and every family broken. And while we are all enraged by this senseless act, for most, today’s headlines will soon be tomorrow’s history, and many folks will settle back to life albeit a bit shaken but not unchanged. We will move about our days, weeks and years more angry, more cynical, less trusting but still functioning the same way we always did, just a little more numb. Does it have to hit home before the evil in this world forces us to fully examine the state of our world and more so, our own hearts and depravity?
Godless world, we’ve seen nothing yet. Things will get worse. Open your eyes and recognize the darkness all around you. Then open up your heart and receive the light that brings life, hope, meaning and change. Time really is running out. It is time to run to the Father with complete surrendered heart because it is His way or the wrong way.