Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan’s vision of a “summer of love” has become the summer of hate.
I don’t think she gets it (or maybe she does).
Anarchists have burned and looted Portland for eight weeks. Seattle is still on fire. In other Democratic-run cities, chaos and destruction become normal and commonplace.
Because of double jeopardy and the sins of a falling nation.
I wrote on the War for Western Civilization last week not knowing the next battle for America would soon erupt.
On May 31, we celebrated Pentecost Sunday–the day the Early Church was born. Some powerful spiritual events took place last weekend including GO Day, Make Jesus Known, the Praise Walk (March for Jesus), and the Unite 714 prayer day–all meant to empower God’s people.
On the same weekend, the satanic world empowered their forces to wreak havoc and destruction in dozens of U.S. cities.
A Satanic Pentecost.
Why is America burning?
A Satanic Pentecost: Why America is Burning
You can’t form a battle plan for prayer or practical involvement until you properly identify the landscape and opponent you face. Today I’d like to analyze who is responsible for the present rioting in American cities. A satanic Pentecost has been launched—fires of hate instead of tongues of Good News– that we must understand and resist.
Here how I view the battlefield.
We must never forget that Satan and his invisible demons tempt and manipulate human beings on earth. Satan is the father of lies and the original source of violence and murder (John 8:44). Whenever you see deception and anarchy, you know that diabolical spiritual forces are inciting the mayhem.
I wish “the evening news” acknowledged this truth. Demons are motivating and stirring up people to do carnage. We must bind them in Jesus’ Name as our first course of action.
A despicable police-mistake.
George Floyd, who was being arrested for forgery, died May 25 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt for minutes on his neck during an arrest. Floyd’s last agonizing words were that he couldn’t breathe. Three officers witnessed Chauvin’s actions but did nothing to stop him.
Chauvin was charged Friday with third-degree murder, and bail was set at $500,000. All four officers were fired from the Minneapolis Police Department. Chauvin’s charge could go higher. He committed a careless and despicable act by taking Floyd’s life. That’s one point on which every American can agree.
Floyd’s death lit a match of racial hatred against “systemic injustice.” But is it warranted?
There are nearly 800,000 police in the USA. Most attempt to do their jobs well and over 99% of Americans do not commit crimes (16 million crimes – 2018 – .2% of population of 325 million). In 2019, 320 whites, 238 African Americans, and 159 Hispanics were killed by police during a crime incident.
Black deaths by police are not systemic–and most police protect the public.
In the case of George Floyd, a rogue cop (with eighteen citations) committed a deplorable act. Justice should be swift and harsh.
Anarchists producing looting and destruction.
There is no excuse for the violence and looting now raging in America. George Floyd’s death is being flaunted as a tool for anarchy by those who hate this nation.
Dr. Martin Luther King would be heartened by the peaceful protests taking place. They are necessary in a republic of laws not people. But he would be deeply grieved over the violent and senseless destruction of property. Godly protest never commits crimes.
Two evil forces have tarnished the peaceful protests. Using social media to find soft targets, leftist militants like Antifa and paid anarchists have used Floyd’s death as an opportunity to burn and loot the cities. They should be arrested and judged just like Derek Chauvin.
Attorney General Bill Barr weighed in on the escalating violence: “Unfortunately with the rioting that is occurring in many of our cities around the country, the voices of peaceful protests are being hijacked by violent radical elements. Groups of outside radical agitators are exploiting the situation to pursue their own separate and violent agenda,”
Fanning the flames of violence or racism is despicable too.
Political leadership unwilling to bring law and order (justice).
Racism isn’t the issue. A crime is a crime. It doesn’t matter what color a person is or who perpetrated it. Justice must be blind.
Now that cities burn primarily in Democrat-run principalities and states, we are witnessing progressive mayors and governors’ impotence to use the police and the National Guard to restore order. Their own policies of being soft on crime are coming back to haunt them. In many cities, politicians are “letting” the anarchists destroy people’s livelihoods.
That’s insane. Vote for officials who believe in evil and will protect you from it.
Failure to renew the African American family.
The “elephant in the room” behind the African American violence has been the destruction of the black family since the 1950’s. With 70% of African American children now born out of wedlock, many absent fathers, poor schools, a plethora of inner-city gangs and too many welfare incentives, a large portion of the African American population stands mired in anger and hopelessness.
Many other American families are not far behind in the 21st century.
Four things can help transform African American lives: 1) Faith in God, 2) Choice in education and graduating high school, 3) Having children within marriage, and 4) Ridding the cities of gangs and filling them with opportunities.
Complicit media outlets and celebrities who promote America’s demise.
I am sickened by news broadcasters who legitimize anarchy by calling them “protesters” and by celebrities like Colin Kaepernick encouraging more violence. They cheerlead evil and should be denounced by all peaceful protesters and law-abiding citizens.
Ginning up the progressive base to defeat President Trump in November.
This assault on the cities is the latest attempt by demonic/human forces to destroy America and Western Civilization by defeating Donald Trump in November. They failed via the Russia Collusion hoax and the Mueller investigation which will be exposed this summer in the Durham Report. Impeachment also tanked, along with some Blue State governors’ exploitation of the coronavirus pandemic (lock downs).
Thus, an anarchist hissy fit was ordered to not let a “crisis go to waste.” To bring down America and the West, a weak globalist leader is needed occupy the White House.
Donald Trump must be removed.
Two quotes and a Scripture come to mind as I ponder the Summer of 2020 cultural battle. James Madison explained in 1778 the secret of American liberty:
“We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments of God.”
A society must operate by self-government (control) out of love and respect for God or it will descend into anarchy or a police state. Those are the three choices.
America stands at a crossroads.
Samuel Adams warned in 1775:
“While the people are virtuous, they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” … If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.”
Does America have enough personal and public virtue to weather this storm?
We will soon find out.
A final prophetic word comes from Isaiah 24:4-6 where I will substitute the word “cities” for “earth” to bring it home:
“The [cities] dry up and wither, the [cities] languish and wither, the heavens languish with the earth. The [cities] are defiled by its people for they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore, a curse consumes the earth and its people must bear their guilt.”
It’s time to repent, pray, stop evil, reconcile and pour the light of Jesus into our traumatized nation.
We must extinguish the satanic Pentecost–or die as a nation.
Since the baseball season remains cancelled, let’s use a baseball analogy.
As I ponder what a friend calls the Coronapocalypse, I become increasingly aware of two teams in combat and two “pitches” being thrown.
On one side, demonic forces are motivating some leaders to create fear, suffering, and a willingness to follow authoritarian rule through the global pandemic. This could be “conditioning” for world governance described in Revelation–or a precursor. Call it a satanic “bean ball” (an intentional pitch to hit the opposing batter).
The difference is the demons don’t want to just hurt human beings. They want to kill them (separate them from God–John 10:10).
On the other side, I missed God’s “curve ball” until recently. He wants to use these events to save, not kill, billions.
Keep your eye on both “pitches” in the coming days.