For I fully expect and hope
that I will never be ashamed,
but that I will continue
to be bold for Christ,
as I have been in the past.
And I trust that my life
will bring honor to Christ,
whether I live or die.
Philippians 1:20 NLT
Then if my people
who are called by my name
will humble themselves
and pray and seek my face
and turn from their wicked ways,
I will hear from heaven
and will forgive their sins
and restore their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 NLT
And Jabez called
on the God of Israel, saying,
Oh that thou wouldest bless
me indeed, and enlarge my coast,
and that thine hand
might be with me,
and that thou wouldest
keep me from evil,
that it may not grieve me!
And God granted him
that which he requested.
1 Chronicles 4:10 KJV
Google refused to post my comment on a blog this morning, in response to a post, and a responsive comment. It refused 3 times. So, I take that as a green light to turn it into a post here, where God has compelled me to use my pencil - to share His Good News.
I am passionate about speaking God's heart into situations that frame evil as an acceptable lifestyle. It never has been, and never will be acceptable in any means!
I refuse to make available to my readers, any link that pertains to this brutal onset of evil. I will frame it as simply as I can without the horrid details. God help me!
The post was about the issues with 'technology' - in respect to facilitating the ongoing deterioration of society. In essence, we have become an over-shared open book - complacent & compelling society of voyeurs, peeping toms & tinas - through available technology - because we can. (my words - not theirs)
The real reason that they were compelled to write the post was to bring to light and question the continued sickness of the human race. She shares the prime example - sighting another blogger's post - about a brutal attack against a young woman - a victim of 'gang rape'.
Boys in Big man pants, in my opinion.
It appears that participating in the evil wasn't good enough. Telling of their little boy story of masculine triumph wasn't exhilarating enough. They actually filmed the entire gang rape and shared it through this fabulous thing called 'technology' - allowing the whole world to witness their bold and courageous authority - over this helpless victim. Victimizing her over and over with each successive 'PEEP'!
And that's the thing here. Evil lives and acts all around us! We live in a sin cursed world. Evil will run rampant against and amongst us - until we band together to stop it! When we become so complacent that it doesn't even stir us - we have become accomplices to this evil. When we seek to view such evil - compelled - drawn to see it with our own eyes - we have become accomplices to this evil!
God Help Us!
I wasn't prepared for what I read, when I visited the other blogger's post (I'll call her Sally) - including some of the comments. I am in agreement that technology is not ALL bad - but it is a stronghold for corruption of all degrees and sizes.
I did not go to the links that were posted inside Sally's post - nor did i seek to view the video of this supposed 'necessary proof' (as one commenter stated) of such barbaric selfish - prideful - bullish behavior - acted out and purposely archived to further beat the victim down beneath their corrupted flesh. AND then - to banner their triumph of EVIL to the watching waiting world.
I did go to Sally's blog, as the blogger in which I follow, had already stated that Sally did not post the video. But for me, Sally's written account was more than my image center could bear to hold. What does it say about a person who seeks to 'view' the actual act of rape - let alone gang rape!
God help us!
In taping their evil acts against this woman - these little boys in BIG man pants proved nothing but their own seared minds set towards evil. This is pure evil and anyone caught up in the pull towards 'Voyeurism', as it was so appropriately nailed in my blogger's post - is an accomplice to this evil.
Even those in power - authorities who have supposedly viewed this evil - not only have the authority but also a given responsibility to arise and act to stop these little boys in their tracks and send them to prison - away from society!
These little boys are someone's sons!
The young woman is someone's daughter!
God help us!
Many of the commentators on Sally's post mentioned that God will punish them for their evil act. TRUE! You can be certain of that...but God has given us authority in this land - it is up to us - the whole of people - as one - coming into agreement against this defiant evil. We must arise ! Stand-up! Come forth! - to Expose evil ! bring it into the light. Darkness CANNOT remain in the light. The light of day forces the darkness away!
We must do something besides turn a deaf ear - and fall blind to this continuing scourge of evil across all cultures - and nations. It stretches far and wide - to the ends of the earth. Even the NEWS media capitalizes on such evil. It's headliner news.
Until we trap evil beneath the power of good - at every point that evil raises it's ugly hand or head against us - it will continue to run rampant. AND. . . it begins with us! Each individual has to come to a crossroads decision - determined to rise against the evil enemy of our own flesh - or die an accomplice to our own destruction.
Evil will not cease in its all out war to gain dominion - to triumph over good! It seeks only to devour anything and everyone that represents good. But we must not let that stop us from making a stand - to do and say and think what's right and pure and good. The time is coming when Jesus will return to set His foot against satan - the father of evil. At that precise point - satan and all his evil messengers will be banished from the face of the earth - for eternity.
Halleluiah ! Amen!
In the mean time, we are called to be bearers of Hope and Light. Some one once said something to this effect - The only way for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing!
This horrid account, should shake us to the core - at the heart of the matter - and challenge us to rise up and do something! There are those, as it was stated on Sally's post, out there who HAVE viewed this lewd act on video - who KNOW these BOYS! According to Sally's account, the video has been circulating for over a month - and it appears that no one has stood against it. Sally at least contacted authorities - that's how we know that they had already viewed it - and so far - have done nothing about it.
The original poster, Sally, was speaking out against this horrific attack - however, she admits to having a full hour of the supposed 5 hour video of the actual gang rape - saved on her computer - and 10 minutes of video saved on her cell phone - as well as posting one blurred 'still shot' on her blog! And get this - there are currently over 300 comments on her post! Many - I say that again - MANY are requesting that she post the entire video!
Everyone who views the taped act out of curiosity, are accomplices to this soul rape!
It is my personal opinion that they are just as guilty - even though they weren't there at the onset. They placed themselves - in that room - in that moment - of soul rape - when they chose to be a peeping tom, a peering tina. Just because technology provided it. Just because they could ! Just because they wanted to see!
Something is wrong with minds and hearts - that allow 'self ' to be drawn into this circle of evil !
We can't stick our heads in the ground and just set back - waiting for God's revenge! This is WRONG behavior against any human being! We have a responsibility to make right choices every single day! The decisions we make today will affect generations to come. Lets make them count - we have a responsibility to the next generation.
What we are willing to entertain today, becomes the floor that our children and grandchildren will also dance upon.
May we walk accordingly - with the hearts and minds that were created in the image of God - not evil. We were created for good - not evil!
As I stated earlier, I refuse to be an accomplice to this murderous soul rape! Therefore, you won't find any links here regarding 'proof'. If after reading my words, you are still compelled to see and hear for yourself - I leave you to your own vices.
As always, I am praying for the nations. I am in prayer for the victimized woman surrounding this evil - and for all women in danger of such soul rape. May the perpetrators be brought to justice and the video blocked from web viewing! May the Lord protect us all from these evil doers, and keep us purposefully and intentionally walking in the light.
Jesus spoke to the people
once more and said,
"I am the light of the world.
If you follow me,
you won't have to walk in darkness,
because you will have
the light that leads to life."
John 8:12 NLT
I have come as a light
to shine in this dark world,
so that all who put their trust in me
will no longer remain in the dark.
John 12:46 NLT
And the judgment
is based on this fact:
God's light came into the world,
but people loved the darkness
more than the light,
for their actions were evil.
John 3:19 NLT
The Word gave life
to everything that was created,
and his life brought light
John 1:4 NLT
So we are lying
if we say we have
fellowship with God
but go on living
in spiritual darkness;
we are not practicing the truth.
1 John 1:6 NLT
Not at all surprised here sister about what you wrote about. I see it clearly at work and when you don't participate in the so called "group" who thinks that their ways are awesome but actually evil (like adulterous relationships, gossiping, pleasing those who hold higher positions, etc...)then, I'm the bad one. But I would rather be cast out than be a part of the so called group.ReplyDelete
Well stated here and it's sad that there is a lot of complacency going on among Christian brothers and sisters. Some still being deceived by what appears to be harmless shows or other forms of entertainment and through technology. If we're not careful, it's truly easy to open doors for the enemies. May the Lord guide us, give us discernment and protect us. Blessings to you sister and thank you for your prayers. Keeping you in mine.
yes, in your line of work - I am certain this is a very familiar thing. Just the knowledge of these acts can pull an able body down. I am praying for you. Your close proximity to this kind of behavior must be very very difficult for you.
So blessed by your continued testimony of how God helps your prevail in the midst of darkness.
His rod and His staff - they comfort us.
thanks so much for stopping by to share.
Praise God for your courage and conviction that leads you to use your "pencil" as an instrument of righteousness.ReplyDelete
When deeds of darkness are exposed, brought into the light, the evil structures are dismantled and lose their power.
Thank you for this post. I pray for that woman, that God will speed up the vindication and hear the cry of her heart.
Awww greetings LidiaReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting this unpopular post :)
Yes, I pray for the dismantlement of this stronghold. Oh God! help us in our way. Unveil eyes to see and hearts to feel and ears to hear - that you, O Lord are our only salvation.
Yes, the Lord has heard her cries. He is already mighty in battle against her perpetrators.
Blessings to you, Lidia
Even though I did not see this video or even hear about it, my heart feels sick. A few years ago a woman in our city was raped and brutally killed, and the DA read the killer's account of what went down that day on the local news channel. Sick. So very sick. Even though I didn't see pictures, those words alone have acted as a poison in my mind. They have painted a picture I did not want to see.ReplyDelete
You are right in saying we must take a stand against this, and not just close our ears to it. May God have mercy on us all...
Great to see you here. Thanks for visiting!
your words ring loud and clear:
"Even though I didn't see pictures, those words alone have acted as a poison in my mind. They have painted a picture I did not want to see."
That's how I felt when I read this blogger's written account. I have to seriously ask the Lord to cleanse my 'Image Center' - when I have visuals like this polluting my mind. He always shields me like this - every time I ask. He is so good that way. So, yes, I had to do that right away. Even while reading her words - I had to stop reading and ask the Lord to cleanse my mind - protect it and shield it from reoccurring thots of this "poison" - as you state.
I skipped down to the comments - to see how it was affecting others. I was likewise appalled at some who even blamed the victim.
Ya know, these few days later, I am seeing - that because of this 'technology', we are living in a world that makes everything available - so it's easy to become complacent. It's right in front of our faces. Plain TV is largely beyond me - let alone all the available cable and satellite channels. I just have basic cable because they've made it so you can't really have any reception without it! I don't even watch the news. You can't get away from all this evil - if the technology is turned on.
I'm just saying, that as Christians, particularly in this day - we have to take seriously God's mandate - to live our daily lives with 'renewed minds'. This must be a daily discipline. We must rid our body's - our imagine centers - our minds - of all this poison that fills the airwaves. And then choose to limit what we watch; filter what we allow in our homes and in front of our faces.
Focus on what is good.
"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."
atta girl patrina!ReplyDelete
God bless you for boldly proclaiming truth. may the Lord continue to use you and expand the territory that read and hear you proclaim the Savior and His deliverance from the bondage of sin!
we shall sit at His feet!
We SHALL sit at His Feet! YES YES AMEN!
Thanks so much for visiting.
I just admire you, brother.
FAVOR! Praying for FAVOR over you, Steve.
This was a powerful post, and I applaud your courage in speaking out against the subtle (and often, not so subtle) inroads that evil is making in today's world. No, technology is not necessarily bad, but it does open up a whole new world for the prince of the power of the air to execute his mission to seek and destroy...ReplyDelete
I have posted something today on my own blog about being careful what we allow ourselves to be distracted by. We need to keep on our spiritual toes, and to always be attuned to the discerning ways of the Holy Spirit.
It's amazing how we humans find ways to indulge our sinful natures...
Yes, God will be the Ultimate Judge, but we must also take our role as the Body of Christ and fight against such evil.
Great word, Patrina - thank you.
Hi Patrina -ReplyDelete
You spoke volumes with the message.
Thank you so much!
Sharon and Sandy, thanks for read and the response.ReplyDelete
Sharon, I loved your statement "It's amazing how we humans find ways to indulge our sinful natures..."
Sandy, I'm so glad to see you. Missed you. I seriously thot of you tonight, just minutes before checking my mail. Haha - so surprised when there was a comment from you :)
Blessings to all who paused to take a few moments and read what was on my mind with this post.