I am praying for my fellow American brothers and sisters in El Paso, Texas today. I am asking the Lord to bring healing and comfort. I am also asking the Lord to stop the hatred and violence that plagues our nation. Please join with me in praying for healing and revival for our nation and the world. We are living in dangerous times and we need to trust in Jesus with all of our hearts. We must stand firm in His love and not give up!
If you are not familiar with what happened, there was a 21 year old man from Allen, Texas (about 30 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area) who drove down to El Paso yesterday because he wanted to kill Mexican immigrants. Those are the first reports anyway. I don’t trust the news, but it looks like he wrote an anti-immigrant rant online before he committed the crime. What we do know is that he killed 20 people and wounded 26 more.
This is going to be a hot button issue in the news. If you are not familiar with American geography, El Paso is located at the farthest western edge of Texas right on the border with Mexico. Juárez, Mexico is literally about 300 feet across the border. It has been run by the drug cartels for a long time and the people of Juárez suffer from poverty and violence. We have a friend who grew up in El Paso and she has some stories to tell about the scary crime that goes on along the border. My wife also went on a mission trip to Juárez to build a house for a family when she was in college and she saw the poverty and suffering firsthand. There are many American Christian groups who minister to people in Mexico. Americans and Mexicans do not hate each other as the media tries so desperately to portray.
The left will of course blame Trump for the tragedy in El Paso and continue to say it is his fault and that he is a racist and that protecting the border is racist and on and on they will go. They will also blame gun owners like me and say it is our fault and that all of us should be rounded up and all guns made illegal. It is a sad and tired game of politics in this country and none of the left’s blame holds any weight and nobody with a sane mind is listening to their hateful rants.
The fact is people are sinful. We all are. We live in a fallen world full of sin, and real evil exists on this earth. What that man did was sinful and evil and it was of the evil one. You could ban all the guns in the world and criminals are still going to get guns. The only thing banning guns does is disarm law abiding people leaving them defenseless against armed criminals. There would still be crime and murderers would still murder. The problem is with the fallen state of man on this earth.
“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
“He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
1 John 3:8
As much as I can’t stand the constant race baiting from the left, we all know there are actual racists out there. Can I just say, enough with it! Those divisions of the flesh are straight from the pit of hell! We were all created by God and we were all fearfully and wonderfully made in our mother’s womb. It doesn’t matter what color your skin is or what country you are from. God loves you and He died for you to save your soul!
“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
I live in Colorado, which is real close to Texas. We could drive straight south through New Mexico and be to El Paso (and Mexico for that matter) in about 9 hours. My sister and her family live in Fort Worth now. I am all for protecting the border to keep dangerous criminals like the drug cartels and gangs out of our country. In my experience, most of the folks that come to Colorado from Mexico are just normal families that want a better life with more opportunities.
I grew up working landscaping jobs with a lot of guys from Mexico. I speak pretty good Spanish, so it was always fun. The guy who just came to stain our fence was from Mexico. I spoke with him for a little bit in Spanish just like I would talk with one of my neighbors in English. He appreciated me telling him “Dios Te Bendiga,” which means God bless you. Most people don’t have any problem with the folks from Mexico and we have all gotten along just fine for many years. Colorado has that name because our state was actually first settled by the Spanish. Mexican and Spanish culture are evident and appreciated throughout Colorado and the entire southwest.
Our country’s southern border has been a volatile political issue since the Alamo and Santa Ana’s subsequent defeat. Protecting the border of your country is not racist. I am all for people coming over legally just like my Irish ancestors did when they came through Ellis Island in New York. We need our borders, they need to be protected, and there needs to be a legal process for immigration. The new world order (NWO) controllers are desperately trying everything they can to break down every nation’s sovereignty and remove our borders because they want a one world government.
Don’t believe me? Do some research on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, the Committee of 300, the Club of Rome, the Illuminati (Scottish Rite Freemasons), and the Tavistock Institute and that is just for starters. Yes, there really are a group of people who serve the evil one and they are actively building a one world government that the anti-Christ will rule during the 7 year Tribulation (the time of Jacob’s trouble). In order to do that, they cause chaos in our current order, so that all the nations will give up their sovereignty and freedom, lay down their arms, and willingly agree to be absorbed into a totalitarian one world super power. Their motto is “order out of chaos” and they are deadly serious about achieving their wicked goals.
The attack in El Paso could be a crime committed by a deranged man who has nothing to do with the NWO. There have also been times where crimes like these are staged by NWO traitors in our own government as a false flag designed to cause more anger and chaos in our country, so that they can take our guns and our rights. Believe me, they will use this tragedy to attempt to do just that either way. Do not let them take your freedom, your rights, or your sovereignty! Do not be tricked into giving up and just walk right into their trap of slavery they have planned for the whole world! You don’t want to be a part of the evil one’s one world government and you do not ever want his mark (spoken of in Revelation 13:16-18) put on you! Don’t let them ever put a microchip or any kind of RFID tag on you! They want to control us all like animals. Run to Jesus and be free!
I know I have said a lot here, but it needs to be said. We are in a spiritual war between Heaven and hell and we are seeing it heat up exponentially in our time. Hold onto Jesus! Cling to Him! If you do not know Jesus, now is the time to come to Him. We need to love the Lord with all of our hearts and love our neighbors as ourselves like Jesus said! We are in a time when the love of most is growing cold. Don’t let His love grow cold in you! Pray for His love to increase and overflow in your hearts for each other and for everyone else just as the Apostle Paul prayed (1 Thessalonians 3:12). Love each other! No matter what color or culture we are from, we must love each other!
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
I pray Lord that You open the eyes and hearts of every person in this entire world and You reveal Yourself to the nations! Thank You for dying for us Lord! Thank You for setting us free! Pour out Your Holy Spirit on all the families who lost loved ones and all those who were wounded in El Paso. Please pour out Your Holy Spirit on us all Lord, deliver us from evil, and spread revival through the whole world!
The love, grace, and mercy of Jesus be with us all!
“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”