If we look closely at some of the tragic events in our society, we cannot help but wonder, what makes people do the things they do?
What makes a police officer decide to play God and kill people out of some distorted sense of revenge?
What makes a son decide to shoot up a school, killing innocent children who could not have possibly caused him any harm?
What makes a teacher (male or female) ruin a young person’s life by engaging in illicit sexual activity?
What makes a mother snuff out the life of a child she birthed?
What makes a father force his children to endure unwanted sexual advances or engagement?
What makes children (adult and younger) decide to kill their parents?
What makes old white men decide to kidnap children who couldn’t possibly do anything to appease them?
What makes people decide to pick up an assault rifle and randomly shoot people who don’t even know them?
The answer to these questions quite simply is—the influence of demonic activity in the atmosphere. People are subject to the influence of satanic influence when it is embedded in their genes, or when they refuse to believe in God and live according to His Word! Whether people believe this or not is really not the issue. The real issue is how we combat senseless killings and destruction of families in our society.
For every person who is addicted to drugs, alcohol, and other ungodly behavior, every time you participate, the devil is laughing at you. Can you picture him now? Every time you pick up a crack pipe, inhale marijuana, swallow a pill, keep a bottle tilted, lose money gambling, give into the desire to steal, or hop into bed with someone for illicit and immoral sex—he’s raring back—laughing his butt off because you were such easy prey. Can you hear him? Look at your life! You’re going nowhere fast except deeper into the rut you’re digging and don’t even know it. You’re creating disaster after disaster because you don’t have enough sense to see how your actions are impacting your family and your community. You’re angry at life because you refuse to wake-up and acknowledge that you have allowed the enemy to take charge of your life. Look into the mirror and get a grip! Just because members of your family didn’t shake the devil’s influence, doesn’t mean you can’t. Just because your daddy was stupid and mean—doesn’t mean you have to be. Just because your mama was a prostitute and a drug addict—doesn’t mean you have to follow in her footsteps. What’s really in your genes?
When we accept Jesus Christ, we accept our place in the kingdom as joint-heirs with Christ. We develop a Christ-like nature—a nature that desires to please God and not flesh. When we acknowledge that we can do absolutely nothing without Christ in our lives, we set ourselves in position to receive God’s best and we no longer allow the enemy to influence us into doing ungodly things.
Today is the day because tomorrow might just be too late. Are you ready?
Repent of anything that you know would not please God and turn to Him to direct your path in all things. Believe in your heart that Jesus came to earth to bring us back into right relationship with the Father, accept Him as your Personal Savior, and determine to live a life that can only bring you the rewards waiting for you from heaven to enjoy here on earth. God’s goodness and love is in your genes—why are you waiting?