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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

RACISM, RIOTS, THE VIRUS AND THE CURE

RACISM . RIOTS . THE VIRUS . THE CURE - YouTube 

~ By Sonny Islas; for the Facebook video, go here.

America is crumbling right before our very eyes.

Without trying to sound sensational or overly alarming, what I think we see happening in America is bigger than racism, bigger than riots, bigger than the Corona virus, bigger than police brutality, and bigger than Republicans vs. Democrats - from a political and biblical standpoint, I’m convinced that this is a real make or break war between Nationalist and Globalist. 
Nationalists love America and the Constitution its based on and want it to thrive. Globalists hate America and want to dismantle it in order to usher in the One World Government - which will someday soon, be led by the Antichrist (Listen, we are not far from the rapture, the Mark of the Beast, the 7-year Tribulation and the Second Coming of Christ to set up His earthly kingdom, with the world capital of Jerusalem for 1,000 years).

Globalism is the 21st Century Tower of Babel quickly coming to fruition; and stripping America and her Constitution establishing national sovereignty, from her superpower status is a must in order to fully set into place the one world order – ruled by the Antichrist.

I believe that we are seeing the handwriting on the wall for America. Her glory days are soon coming to an end.

America is filled with false prophets. America is filled with many “evangelical churches” that have intentionally and deceptively rejected God’s Word to embrace this world’s mindset and ways – all in the Name of Jesus. I would venture to say that the majority of so-called evangelical Christians are nominal Christians (by name only – not by power and transforming truth). “Having a form of godliness (a form of Christianity) but denying the power thereof (that it, rejecting the sanctifying power of God’s Word and of the Holy Spirit; 2 TIM 3:5).

This nominal Christianity that America is infested with is going to play right into the one world religion!

- America has aborted (dismembered and slaughtered) approx. 70 million innocent babies since 1973 (Roe vs. Wade). See the TTUF article Marching Orders Against Molech.

- In 2015 America legalized same-sex marriage. We have trampled on God’s Word and God’s design for marriage.

- Planned Parenthood is now restlessly working overtime to sexualize our children (pervert their innocent minds) in public schools with Planned Parenthood’s blood money (innocent baby blood money). See also the following article: CA Education Board Approves ‘Pornographic’ Sex Ed

- American universities have altogether rejected the creation account and our Creator and have embraced evolution. From The Pew Research Center see the following: For Darwin Day, 6 facts about the evolution debate

- As you know, America’s lists of unrepentant sins are endless. And yet, America has become rich materially but extremely impoverished morally. Could it be that the sins of America have reached its limit like that of the land of Canaan when God eventually sent Israel to judge and conquer them – maybe?

In the OT we see time and time again, where God gives countries time to turn from sin and turn to Him, but when His merciful patience runs out - His judgement is poured out.

Listen to what God says through Jeremiah to Judah: 

JEREMIAH 18:8 
If that nation [including Judah at the time of her own apostasy] against whom I have spoken turns from it’s evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought about bringing upon it.

This is the question I’m asking – Is God  handing America over to the globalists like He handed Israel over to Babylon? Is God placing America into the hands of those who hate her, like He did with Israel? Possibly. It's all just a matter of time now. The 2020’s presidential election will serve as a gauge.

We need to remember that God is sovereign over America and over every other nation. He is in full control of what seems to be out of control. His purposes are being accomplished. The bigger picture is coming together.

After God utterly humiliated King Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar recognized and realized God’s role in Heaven and on Earth by saying, 
All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, 'What have You done?' ~ DANIEL 4:35
Let’s focus on racism for a moment.

As we know, racism is a hell infused hatred of another person or people group - due to their skin color. Racism is the polar opposite of the LORD’s command to “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” (MATT 22:39)

Watch John Piper's explanation to the question: How Would You Respond to Someone Who Thinks Whites Are Superior to Other Races By God's Design?



We also must understand that this man-made concept of different races is unbiblical. There is one race and it’s the human race. This false idea of different races was made up in order to divide us. Now, there are different ethnicities and people groups with diverse languages, cultures, and skin color but we all come from Adam. And melanin is the reason for different skin colors. The amount of melanin determines the shade of your skin (more melanin – darker skin. Less melanin = lighter skin). We are all different shades of brown but we’re all human – made in the image of God.

Racism is nothing new, it’s just about as old as the Earth itself. Racism along with every other sin can be traced back to the fall of Adam and Eve (GEN 3:6-8).

By the way, the first real and ruthless racist was Satan. This fallen angel turned devil (ISAIAH 14; EZEK 28) hated and even now hates the whole human race (2 COR 4:3-4; JOHN 10:10; EPH 2:2and their skin color has nothing to do with it – it’s the fact that the human race was created in the image of God (GEN 9:6; JAMES 3:9; COL 3:9-10) and that’s what he hates with a hellish passion. And this is why Satan showed up in the Garden of Eden – to pour out his deceptive and murderous heart. Jesus told the Pharisees that their father was the Devil and that their hateful, murderous, malicious hearts was the proof (JOHN 8:44). 
Listen, all racists are children of the devil because they hate people just like Satan does.

We can find racism in the Old Testament where Egyptians hated the Hebrew people and turned them into slaves. In the New Testament the Jews hated the Samaritans for being Assyrian half-breeds. We also find racial tension in the early church as well between the Hebrew and the Hellenistic widows in ACTS 6.

The people group that has been hated the most in all of world history has not been the black man, but the Jew and Hitler is just one example. For many more examples, particularly where the Jews lived in Islamic nations, see these two articles based on the book by investigative reporter, Joan Peters: Revisiting - FROM TIME IMMEMORIAL

In America’s history, it has typically been whites who have been racist towards blacks. In the 1800’s, racism and black slavery was the reason for The American Civil War. Then, we eventually had The Civil Rights Movement of the 50's and 60’s.  

At the same time, let’s not be fooled into thinking that racism is just the white man’s sin – because racism has lived in the hearts of different people groups, for thousands of years regardless of their skin color.

Let’s be clear on this -  the root of racism is sin, the sin of devilish pride.

We’ve heard the saying, 
It’s a sin problem not a skin problem,” 
and this is true. 
In all actuality, American’s hearts are America's problem. So then, the only cure to America’s deadliest disease, deadliest virus called sin is a new heart

And Jesus is the only one that can make this happen through the Gospel message and the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit (TITUS 3:5). 
A new heart is what empowers us to “love our neighbor as we love ourselves and to love our enemies and to do good to those who hate us” (MATT 5:43-48). It’s the old, dead heart of stone that can’t love like Jesus!

Be assured that heaven will be void of all racists (even those who call themselves Christians), but hell will be full of them! If you hate anyone because of their skin color, then you hate the great God who made them in His image!

Speaking of us being made in the image of God – this is the reason why we have a deep sense and desire for justice when someone is wronged like in the case with George Floyd. God who is the ultimate judge of the universe loves justice (He loves when evil is rightly punished) and we as His creatures made in His image and likeness desire the same thing – for justice to be served. Our sense of justice comes from God. We are like God in this sense.

We also have to do away with this false man-made idea of different races – there is only one race – the human race. The world is made up of different ethnicities (people groups), cultures and languages but we come from Adam. All this diversity that we find is supposed to point to God’s artwork and masterful design and beauty – but – our sinful hearts turn His beautiful design of diversity into a reason to hate and kill. Again, the problem is the sinful heart!

The escalation of racial tensions is a sign of the end times. In MATTHEW 24 regarding the signs of the last days, Jesus says that “nation will rise against nation.” This word "nation" is the word ethnos where we get ethnicity from. We can read this as saying, “Ethnicity will rise against ethnicity.” This points to race wars!

Here is a golden quote from Martin Luther King Jr. regarding racism and riots - and how the problem goes much deeper than skin color. 
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, giving birth to the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder the hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate… Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
In closing I want to read a passage from EZEKIEL. This is the cure for our country starting with individual citizens. 

EZEKIEL 36:26–27
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

[Note from James: Additionally, we will see a day when violence, hatred, strife and war will be no more; weapons and devices to cause wounds and misery and death will be done away with! All because of changed hearts, redeemed through Christ and reflecting His nature of love and holiness!

ISAIAH 2:4
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Interestingly enough, there is a monument in front of the United Nations building in New York city with this verse inscribed on it. Yet still, world peace evades this organization that supposedly intends such for our world. They don't know the eternal truth that if man is to hav peace with his fellow man, he must first find peace with GOD, and that is available exclusively through the LORD Jesus Christ! 

ROMANS 4:22-5:2
22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. 23 Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; 25 Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.]

1 comment:

Tom said...

Good article.

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