by Dr. Mike McLemore
Hello to each of you! The events over the last several months in our nation have caused much concern among us all. The riots, violence, loss of life, and destruction of property has been paraded before us every day and night on the news channels.
The President had to come before the American people three times to make sure he used the right words in his condemnation of those who caused the riots in order to satisfy the media. The media in our nation has developed a deity complex! They think they are GOD!
It is evident to me that as you look at the people who lead the riots, they all have similarities. They are mainly young adults that are part of some kind of group that has their own agenda against a race; our nation’s heritage; the President; or some political ideology to which they have committed themselves. Evidently, they have nothing else to do but to go from city to city to stage a protest of some kind.
They feel that they have the right to hate; beat up; and destroy property as part of their right to protest. They do have the right to protest but that is where it ends! They do not have the right to beat up; kill; destroy property, and ravage our cities as they exercise their right to protest.
I was reading Psalm 14 the other day and found a description of many of these folks in God’s Word. The psalmist said, “The fool has said in his heart “there is no God.” Those who want to destroy every symbol of the Christian faith in our nation are described by God “as fools.” They are further described as corrupt; they commit abominable acts; there is not one of them that is good. Psalm 14:4 states that they have no knowledge of God within themselves and they seek to “eat up” (destroy) God’s people. They act completely out of emotion and are driven by their own brand of ideology that is for the most part anti-Christian! Verse 5 says they live in fear. They seek to take advantage of the poor but the Lord is the refuge for the poor. He is with the righteous, but He will judge the wicked! In verse 7, the Psalmist prays for the salvation of the nation and that God would manifest Himself so that His people might rejoice and be glad.
I believe God, in His time, will manifest His power toward those who hate Him and will bring His judgment upon those who seek to blaspheme His Holy Name. This group is going to self-destruct before our eyes and once again our nation will be able to rejoice and be glad as God upholds the righteous with His powerful hands!
My Christian brothers and sisters, LOOK UP and be encouraged! Our Redeemer is on His throne and He sees and knows all that is happening and when He is ready He will come to defend His people and destroy the evil doers! He will soon display His awesome power and the whole world will know HE IS GOD!!
Until He comes,
we continue to serve!