We wonder why our schools, grocery stores, and malls have become shooting ranges.
Americans are angry and frustrated. Does this excuse this type of horrendous activity? No, not at all.
At this very minute, our economy is failing, and our streets are unsafe.
And now it is okay, according to some, to take that anger and doll it out on the innocent.
When did we lose control of our civility? Where was it that we took a wrong turn?
Was it the removal of God and prayer from our schools? Perhaps, it was the introduction of social media to our society and our youth.
Maybe, it was the increase in the murder of innocent babies at our local abortion clinics.
Could it be when other people decided that more skin, sex, violence, and cursing were okay for younger and younger audiences to view on television or in movies? Was this the catalyst that started the demise of our civility?
Perhaps, even the introduction of more and more broken homes with absent fathers leaving mothers to take up the slack.
Was it when others decided it was best for both parents to have to work? Was the need for a two-income family that pushed our society to the beginning of our demise?
Maybe, just maybe, it was the culmination of several of these things.
We may never know the one single event that caused the beginning of the fall of our society, but there is one thing we must realize and understand that is true.
Our enemy wants and desires the destruction of the family unit.
He wants men to be weak, frail, afraid, and timid.
Why does he want this? Well, the father is the head of the family. He is the leader of the family. He is the one who leads his family to success.
He is the strength. He shows his sons how to become successful, strong, and productive men that will lead their future families down the same path.
The father is the one who shows their daughters what a strong, faithful, honest, and unwavering man looks like.
He sets the stage for his daughters to seek out future husbands with the same qualities.
The father shows his daughters that they are worthy of respect and dignity.
Yes, the father is the substantial leader that every family needs.
As I write about the importance of the father, I am in no way undermining the value of the mother in the family unit.
Also, I am not saying that the father is more important than the mother either.
Each is equally important. The mother and the father play vital roles in the family unit. They are equal partners in every family unit.
So here we are, where we see others trying to silence men.
The father’s removal from the family picture leads to the reduction of strength, dignity, respect of the family.
You have to understand that the family unit is powerful. They support each other, they love each other, and most importantly, they pray together.
God’s word says that were two or more gather in agreement, He is among them (Matt18:19-20).
The family praying in unison and agreement is a powerful thing. The enemy knows that.
This family praying and agreeing can cause significant shifts in their lives, in the lives of their immediate family members, changes in their extended families, shifts in their schools, their communities, their cities, and their states.
Their persistent, fervent, and effectual prayer will shake and cause mountains to move.
The family unit prayer together in agreement has pure power.
That is why there is such a fight going on to destroy the family and the father.
Right now, we must start coming back together as family units and pray in agreement.
Right this very moment, we are in contention with that demonic activity.
Please make no mistake about what we are facing.
This “new world order” is nothing more than demonic activity.
We are fighting to preserve our freedom, voices, opinions, and way of life we love. We are fighting against the demonic activity of those who think they can defeat almighty God.
We must combat this demonic activity with God, praying, fasting, and planting seeds in good soil.
Please remember that no demon or devil can stand up to God and to the most potent name of them all, which is the name of Jesus.
The blood of Jesus will never lose its power!
We cannot lose focus or our hope. We cannot give up because that is what the enemy wants.
God is not finished! We must keep praying and seeking God’s help to stop those determined to let the enemy take over.
Stay focused, stay determined, stay active, and keep your eyes on God.