The Scriptures warn that in the last days "nation will rise against nation."
The word translated as "nation" here is the Greek word ethnos, which references in part ethnicity. It lets us know that racial tensions will be prevalent in the days before Christ's return. This makes perfect sense because II Timothy tells us what the character of those outside of Christ will be in the last days:
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." II Timothy 3:1-7
The root of the peril we will increasingly face is because men have become lovers of their own selves. Whether manifested as racism, gay pride, etc., this love of self, or pride, is the root behind every other wicked attribute noted in the above Scripture. Satan was cast out from Heaven due to pride, and those who are inspired by his spirit will have that same trait.
Is there such a thing as racism? There sure is! Is that the real battle? No it is not. I don't mean to imply that the repercussions of racism are not real. They certainly are. My point is that there is another war behind the facade which has nothing to do with race.
It is a shame to watch evil occur and do nothing. It is a crying shame to be deceived by a false flag into fighting a battle that will never bring victory because the true enemy is not in your targets.
A number of lives have been senselessly lost recently in what often appears to be racially motivated hate crimes against persons of color. The most recent tragedy occurred in Charleston, SC this week when a young white man brutally shoot and killed nine African-Americans during a Bible Study at their church.
As a result of these slayings, there is understandably much grief, anguish, and anger across the nation. In an interview about this assault, a young black woman interrupts the CNN reporters to express her outrage about this situation and the media's handling of it. As you listen to the woman's reflections about everyone from the shooter, to the reporter, to the President, she gets out one last comment before the reporters cut to a break, "Black folks, get off your knees and stop praying!"
And there we have it, folks. The goal of all of this chaos, murder, and systemic inequity is to get people to take their eyes off of Jesus Christ. Yet, I tell you that the real battle is on your knees; so pick up the prayer, pick up the fasting...now more than ever. Don't be distracted by the devil, no matter how much he throws your way. Don't let him deceive you into setting your targets on someone in the flesh, which will be powerless to affect change.
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)." II Corinthians 10:3-4
The world - even if it calls itself the Church - will follow the world. They will fight as the world fights, with carnal weapons directed at men. I encourage you to fight, you MUST fight, but fight a good fight which is destined for victory; don't waste time beating at the air.
"I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:" I Corinthians 9:26
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