The Truth Will Set You Free
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In the Gospel of Mark chapter 12 verses 30 and 31, Gods Word says:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind and all
your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” NIV
Yet another senseless overreaction to a policeman doing his job occurred recently in our beloved United States.
Stores were vandalized. Officers hurt. A protester shot. Violence erupted very rapidly after the event occurred.
The protesters barely had time to even hear of the event, when suddenly, the vandalism occurred. (That doesn’t sound fishy to me at all- how ’bout you?)
I don’t remember reading in the Bible anything about protests.
Peaceful or otherwise.
Revolts? Wars? Oh yes, they’re in there.
But protests I can’t recall.
I do recall this verse in Matthew chapter 5 verse 44: “But love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you….”
First of all, even if you are being persecuted, you don’t protest or riot. You pray.
Secondly, cops doing their VERY necessary job isn’t persecution. It’s law and order.
Gods Word isn’t against that. In fact, the scriptures acknowledge that we DO fight, not against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities.
What does that mean? It means that when something initially intended to be peaceful erupts into violence, the Devil and his demons are behind it.
Not the police.
Rioters are fighting the wrong enemy. Most policemen have NEVER fired their weapon in the line of duty. (And don’t want too!) If a cop has to shoot you, it’s most likely your fault not his.
When supposedly peaceful demonstrators suddenly erupt into violent perpetrators, guess what? They’re not peaceful! People that are peaceful remain so, not suddenly change their entire life philosophy of being law abiding and peaceful into being violent criminals!
When someone goes looking for trouble, it’s very easy to find. Demons are lurking in the shadows of hate, just waiting for an opportunity to strike. And hotheads pretending to be coolheaded are easy targets for demonic activity.
A few weeks ago I was in the audience when a black man standing at the podium declared that we are missing the point when we oversimplify and say “Black Lives Matter.” That very observant gentleman concluded that ALL lives matter!
The Devil eventually overplays his hand.
And boy howdy he really stepped in it this time.
The latest incident of “prejudiced” police officers striking out against an “innocent” black man took place in Charlotte, North Carolina in September 2016.
Here’s how the story unfolded:
A black man sitting in his car supposedly reading a book, involved himself in something that was none of his business. The cops were there to serve a warrant to someone else- not our book reader.
The “book” he was reading turned out to be a gun. (Books look like guns right?)
He gets out of the vehicle with the gun in his hand. (No bad intention there right?)
The BLACK policeman mister “book reader” approached, warned the man SEVERAL times to drop the weapon he was brandishing. He didn’t comply with the officer’s clear instruction. The cop defended himself and shot the man.
No book was found at the scene.
Of course no rioters initially over-reacting to the situation had any facts in the matter that might give them pause. They euphemistically dumped the clutch, slammed it into second gear, and sped recklessly down the highway to Hell, causing damage to a Walmart (for reasons unknown), damaging several squad cars, getting a protester critically shot and sixteen law enforcement officers injured. Let’s not forget blocking Interstate 85 and vandalizing eighteen wheelers. What did truckers have to do with the situation? Who knows? Who cares! Any excuse will do when destruction is your intention. (That doesn’t sound like the Devil’s work does it? Steal, Kill, and Destroy….where have I heard that before?)
The black police chief released the video of the incident to the family only. Not to the voyeuristic media. The chief is a wise man.
“The people have a right to know,” has been historically posited by the press to serve their own best interest, not the publics.
How did the Devil overplay his hand?
By trotting out “prejudice” as the operative motivation for the shooting.
Satan set the scene in motion assuming it would be a white officer that brought the perpetrator down, inciting yet another “white cops against the black folks” scenario.
God, as always, had a plan that ultimately trumped the Devil.
The officer who justifiably performed his duty was not only black, he’s a graduate of the Christian college Liberty University.
His fellow law enforcement officers have nothing but good things to say about him!
The unfolding facts of this recent event are already revealing his by-the-book behavior.
Was there prejudice involved in the black perpetrators death?
Indeed there was.
But it wasn’t “mean” white cops hatred of an “innocent” black man.
It was the prejudice of violent infiltrators imbedded amongst the protesters.
Instigators who are prejudiced against police and will do ANYTHING to destroy the cops relationship with the people they simply want to serve and protect.
Satans’ scheme blew up
in his face this time.
The Devil always ignores the pre imminent fact that the Truth will set us free.
The main players in this real life drama were the black policeman and the black police chief, who handled this life and death drama perfectly.
Well played gentlemen.
Score one for the good guys.
I think I’ll go to Charlotte this weekend and eat at one of my favorite Chinese restaurants.
Charlotte is a safe, well protected, family-friendly city thanks in very large part to its historically well trained and level headed law enforcement officers.
Thank you Chief Kerr Putney.
Thank you officer Brentley Vinson.
Thank you Lord.
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