Here we go again. Like many others I grieve for the families and friends of those murdered in NewTown, Conn. This was grievous, ugly, horrendous and the pain will go on. But, in the pain, the truth needs to be told. This horrendous scene and the subsequent scenes that followed have NSA written all over them, much like the Colorado movie shootings. Like the Colorado shootings a second gunman was witnessed, witnesses saw police lead a man in camouflage, handcuffed out of the woods, rifle shell casings were found yet the “gunman” had hand guns and the rifle was found in the car, the part about the second gunman disappeared. The gunman went out of his way to shoot up a school where his mother was not even on staff, and she wasn’t even there. Now I see a video of one of the father’s coached to read a cue card for his statement. And frankly, the text editor for this post went screwy when I put the title in before writing.
The first Colorado shootings at Columbine didn’t work for gun control, and, frankly, I believe that incident was, in fact, “legitimate” in respect to two very troubled youths acting on their own. Subsequent events, though, are questionable. The movie shootings didn’t do the trick and the copy cats were minimal. The Oregon mall shooting? Nada. The Montana Junior College shooting, oops, that was a crossbow not a gun. Remember, Emmanuel Rahm was famous for encouraging the use of bad situations to push the agenda, and how better to use it than to create it. Lest we forget, even the Feds admitted that they infiltrated the “christian militia” group and encouraged them to” take up arms against the police state”, is it a stretch to say that they are recruiting unstable minds and manipulating them?
This current administration has an agenda, as I wrote in Killing Fields, that no cost is too much to achieve. The agenda to bring down and enslave Americans, part of the larger scale agenda for the world, is on the fast track. Again, we are looking at NDAA trying to put Americans in indefinite detainment, and that coming from, again, Republicans. Both parties are going in the same direction on parallel tracks, but that’s for another discussion. It’s no secret the desire and push, overtly and covertly, to disarm American citizens, but at the sacrifice of babies? At the encouragement and support of abortion in this country (to help the poor girl in trouble keep her lifestyle) it’s no surprise that these babies were worth the sacrifice. Anything for the agenda.
This type of selfishness is not new. This sacrifice for the agenda is not new. We have a large recorded disregard right in the Bible. Herod, the king over the Jews though not a Jew himself, was also an egotist. A man with an agenda, a man to promote himself at all cost. When three Magi came to him saying they were looking for the King, prophesied about long ago, Herod asked deep, searching questions trying to find out who and what the competition was. He told the Magi to bring back the location of the baby so that he could worship Him also. When the Magi didn’t come back, Herod blew his top and ordered that all the male children, in Bethlehem, under the age of two should be murdered hoping to remove this threat.
In his blind rage and ignorance he was wrong on two counts. One, the family of Jesus was long gone from Bethlehem by then and, really, think about it Herod, how did you suppose you could remove that which God ordained, and told through prophecy. The agenda, sorrow and a huge loss caused by such small mindedness. But the loss would be a side issue of God’s agenda to bring judgement on a Roman puppet of deliverance for the entire world. How could such an evil mass murder be approved or condoned? It was necessary. This was spoken of by the prophet in
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
15 This is what the Lord says:
“A voice is heard in Ramah,
mourning and great weeping,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because her children are no more.”
Unfortunately for Herod, Jesus’ family had already left town and the Magi witnessed Jesus elsewhere, in Nazareth(Luke 2:39) and he carried out a useless execution.
God had an agenda? No. God has an agenda. It’s still in play. In man’s sin and depravity, his rebellion and callousness, a sacrifice needed to be made. The ultimate sacrifice would have to play out. Jesus didn’t have to come. He didn’t have to walk the earth and teach and talk platitudes, he could have spoken(thundered?) from heaven, and maybe more people would have believed. He didn’t have to walk around healing people, he could have, boom, as a bolt of lightning from heaven healed, maybe more would have believed. He didn’t have to come, or did He? He had to come, humble himself, become a part of humanity so that He could be nailed upon that cross, suffer pain, sorrow, humility and abandonment. Even before Cain murdered Able, this sacrifice needed to be made. Even those that proposed and condoned His “legal” murder used, to effect, the prophecy, that one must die for the whole. God, in His wisdom, used the deceitful hearts of men to ultimately defeat the greatest danger to mankind, Satan, through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Where does that leave us? Until Jesus comes, in His final glorious appearing, death will be with us, sin will always be with us, disobedience and rebellion will always be with us. But we don’t have to be a part of the final death and suffering. Jesus came, as a baby, in humbleness, in human form so that we, in believing Him, can gain our freedom from the ultimate pain and suffering to come. As evil increases throughout the world at an alarming rate, you don’t have to be in fear of it. Know, that by prophecy, it’s coming and is here but you don’t have to be a party to it. Jesus lived for you and He died for you to give you freedom. All you need to gain freedom is a repentant heart, accepting Jesus as a free gift to you as you give yourself to Him. Accept Jesus as your King and Redeemer now, there is no better time.