Separating children from their parents AT ANY AGE is to separate them from their SOURCE OF LIFE.
It’s a similar feeling we get when we are long disconnected from God; our SOURCE OF LIFE & LIGHT (direction). It’s far beyond traumatic; it’s HELL!
It’s dividing children WITHIN from their sun & their moon. It’s dividing parents WITHIN from the very stars that light up their lives. It’s dividing our nation WITHIN from our very morals, humanity & strength as “one nation under God.”
The Greek words “dia” & “bolos” mean “across” & “who throws across” to describe the DEVIL in the New Testament. He’s the one who throws children & other vulnerable souls across the sea, creates chaos, ruptures relationships & breaks down human connection (source at the end of this post).
Satan is the DIVIDER who seeks to isolate his prey as a lion does prior to devouring his lunch. “Be sober minded & alert because your enemy roams around like a lion looking for someone (who’s not paying attention & numb to the pain of God, others & self) to devour (1 Peter 5:8).”
Is there anything more SATANIC than self-proclaimed Christians like Jeff Sessions manipulating scripture to proclaim & spread lies of his anti-Christ-gospel; an agenda that divides God’s children from their families & communities in hopes of isolating (and confusing) these little ones, their parents & all of us in order to kill, steal & destroy each and every child of God throughout the entire globe (including our own children eventually)?
Authentic Christ followers must rise up NOW in both radical prayer & bold action to tell Jeff Sessions & Donald Trump to “GET BEHIND US SATAN,” just as Jesus told Peter when he allowed his greatest enemy to whisper lies into his ear. Even the way that Donald Trump is isolating America from our long-standing allies is a Satanic strategy that will not end well for our nation.
A foolish leader is one who thinks & acts with his head without first consulting his heart OR feels & acts with his heart without first consulting his head. A wise leader fosters an ongoing relationship of mutual submission between his heart & head. He holds himself accountable by placing wise truth-tellers around him and avoiding the grave mistake of placing “yes men” & “yes women” as his advisors. His strength is found in his ability to be vulnerable, compassionate & tender with people & policies.
Satan is trying to bring our country down by first dividing us, then isolating us, then destroying us. Our president is an ambassador for the evil one; DO NOT BE FOOLED. As long as Trump resists *authentic* repentance, Satan himself serves as our commander & chief here in the USA.
Awaken burnt out children of light!
Plug back into your power source(s). As long as we resist paying attention & maintaining sensitivity to what’s happening in the spiritual realm, we will continue to thoughtlessly follow the father of lies & division until we are completely disconnected from God, family & the whole world.
Remember who you are & whose you are.
Satan is doing everything in his power to make us forget our identity & FAITH (confidence & hope) in both our natural families & our spiritual family because he knows that our POWER is in our togetherness, oneness, unity & harmony.
The Gospel of peace never divides, but restores relationships & tears down all that divides us from God & one another. This is why the foundation of the world shook when Jesus said, “IT IS FINISHED” on the Cross and the thick dividing curtain that separated people from God’s presence was torn down the middle. You can be obsessed with walls or you can be obsessed with Jesus; not both.
Scripture tells us that in the last days, people will have a form of godliness on the outside, but on the inside, they will deny the gospel’s power in favor of their own human power (2 Tim 3:5). We are told to avoid (resist) such people because they will always abuse their power in Jesus’ name; while at the same time, continually remembering that we are not at war with flesh & blood, but with invisible powers tormenting our world.
And so, we are not at war with Trump, Sessions or any other person or human establishment, party-line, manmade law or unjust policy; no brothers & sisters, we are at war with the unseen evil one and he has found an opening through fear to take hold of our nation’s soul & possess it, which all began with a nation’s rebellion towards our FAITH in God.
Only the “upside down kingdom” laws of love can save us now; but we cannot forgive, love & pray for our neighbors sacrificially (let alone our enemies) until we plug back into our SOURCES (God, family & healthy faith communities) to recharge daily & reconcile our spirits to God & each other continually.
Seek refuge in the arms of our heavenly Father (and Mother) who always welcomes us home with a celebration no matter where we’ve been or what we’ve done & places a priceless ring of covenant back on our finger (the one we often take off and leave behind at home when we get off course & get disconnected).
God, our Abba (daddy) leaves the 99 found children safe at home, who are currently connected to God & others (thus walking in their true identity & confidence in Christ) to find the one who got lost somewhere far away without phone service, chargers or plugs anywhere in sight.
God knows when we are disconnected and stuck somewhere without any hope in sight, and that’s when “mama God” starts losing her cool & sends “daddy God” on a mission to find us no matter what it takes. The reckless love of God completely disregards it’s own safety & self to chase down one missing child.
Imagine if we loved the missing children of immigrants (who have been sent away to some far away place of disconnection from their source) the way that God loves us?
God never changes based off policies; legal or not. God doesn’t care about human laws. God cares about humans and commands that we put his law of love over obedience to government when the two conflict.
We obey our governing authorities only if they don’t make us choose between our government & our God (Just ask Daniel, who was thrown into a lion’s den because he refused to obey his earthly king in order to obey his heavenly king).
God would say to us,
“If my people will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from heaven, forgive their sin & heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).”
Do you want to follow nationalism and it’s leaders who promise life but ultimately delivers death OR Jesus Christ, who promises death but ultimately delivers life?
If it’s the real Christ you want to follow, then pick up your cross & meet Him at Calvary once again, so He can break off the chains of pride, ego, self-righteousness, faithlessness & division WITHIN.
Only then will we be ready to be utilized in this spiritual war and raised up by God (not by the insecurities of humans) as RECKLESS mothers & fathers on a mission to save their lost child, ministers full of love, justice & mercy, politicians full of conviction & integrity, police officers who can be trusted not to abuse their power, wise judges with prophetic leanings, truthful lawyers, CEOs who refuse shady business deals & give generously to the poor, confident & balanced authors, teachers, artists, & so on.
“He (she) will go as a forerunner before Him in the spirit & power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN & the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, to prepare a people for the Lord (Luke 1:17).”
The God of the universe is knocking on the doors of hearts all around our nation and asking, “Who will go for me? Who will get low & vulnerable with me, so I can resurrect you as a high & mighty leader for my purposes? Who will give me their weaknesses & egos, so I can make you strong, brave & whole for my glory throughout the world? Who out there will truly repent (which simply means “to change” for the better) and admit that you are powerless without your SOURCE(S)?”
This verse from the book of Luke is actually referring to Christ Himself, but it’s about we too who are returning back to our SOURCE(S), OUR IMAGE, OUR IDENTITY, OUR HOME, OUR CONFIDENCE & OUR POWER IN INCARNATION: a person who embodies in the flesh a deity or spirit.
Christians are called to embody JESUS CHRIST in the flesh, and many of our leaders in America who claim His name have failed to PICK UP THEIR CROSS, SUFFER WITH CHRIST & allow God to kill their flesh on a daily basis.
Many among us want the power of God, but don’t want to sacrifice for that power. They don’t want to serve God & others; they want God and others to serve them. They have a form of godliness, but they deny it’s power to change their hearts; making them smart but unwise, powerful but insecure & gifted/called but unusable in God’s kingdom.
Who among us is brave enough to die to their flesh, so that they and many, many others might live?!
Ephesians 6:10-20 The Message (MSG)
A Fight to the Finish
10-12 And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.
13-18 Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
19-20 And don’t forget to pray for me. Pray that I’ll know what to say and have the courage to say it at the right time, telling the mystery to one and all, the Message that I, jailbird preacher that I am, am responsible for getting out.
Source: “The Divider”