Published by Deborah Negron M.A.
August 7, 2020
There is a sinister move of the enemy that has been slowly bit surely creeping in to our society since the 60’s. But before it was vague. Today it is calculated and brash.
It is in your face and aggressive.
Our kids need to be protected from the onslaught of social impressions the receive every day. Subliminal messages that draw them, pull them and place them in harm’s way.
We see it in the clothes sold, in the programs offered on TV. It is in video games and everywhere we can think of.
The perversion and influencing media confuses our children.
Little girls rolling their tongues and making sexual motions with their mouth is something we see in TikTok and Instagram.
The desire to belong and be accepted causes youth to copy behavior. This repetition of behavior causes many to be placed in harm’s way.
Children do not understand the ramifications of the pictures and videos they pose. They do not understand the sexual connotations of many of the poses and movements thy make with their bodies.
A child who is not well trained can copy a dance, pose a video and then receive many likes on social media. That creates a false sense of satisfaction as thy receive various like or misguided affirmations these can cause a false sense of acceptance within them.
It can provoke hormones and sensations that they may be to young to even understand or deal with.
The failing parental constructs where parents do no engage in instructing their children in these matters comes from a depraved framework. A society that deems self gratification as more important than self regulation and self respect.
Youths are exploited and in their eyes believe they are being liked by those who follow them on social media.
Cyber Grooming is a term, that may not be yet coined, but I will call it that. When children are made to cause adults to feel aroused, unknowingly due to their sexualization by social media who does not hold any moral or ethical values.
Here anything goes. We use sexuality to lure car sales, promote products and characterise beauty. We embody success as a sexually attractive person, who encompasses all the things that arouse the senses. Rather than the things that evoke a desire to grow on an intellectual or psychological level, sexuality is utilized as a ccx atch all venue. It is a means t reach whatever ends are expected or desired.
We, as a society, will be judged by God for not allowing our kids to be kids. Innocence is destroyed today b social platforms.
The people perish for lack of knowledge… Hosea 4:6
He will die because there is no discipline, and be lost because of his great stupidity.
But if they do not hearken, they perish by the sword, and die without knowledge. They die in youth, and their life ends in shame.
Job 36:12, 14
The poor level of knowledge and adult protection has led many children in to the hands of those who would harm them.
Images created by some individuals who have capitalized on the vulnerability of the young are what we see today.
Tongues exposed by those who have created businesses on tongue fetishes. Clothes that accentuate body shapes and sexually explicit provocative modeling. All this has made for a world of confusion, where our most vulnerable are then targeted by pedophiles. Gender confusion and irrational self images are part of their growing pains. Rather than the normal progression of hormones and development.
Education has failed them.
They cannot be taught self worth, if they are bombarded with how they have to look, in order to be on the ” in crowd.”
All these things are not new. These have been seen before. The difference now is, that due to globalization, the polarization of cultures has made the problem of a greater magnitude.
In the book of Samuel we see a story unfold of a father and his sons. Thi man had a good positi ok n. He was an upstanding citizen. He was looked up to. God had blessed him. But he was a lazy paren.
He did not teach his children about the was of the Lord. He did not show them right from wrong though he was a priest of Israel.
Eli’s sons were wicked men; they did not respect the Lord or the priests’ share of the sacrifices from the people. When anyone offered a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come with a three-pronged meat fork while the meat was boiling and plunge it into the container, kettle, cauldron, or cooking pot. The priest would claim for himself whatever the meat fork brought up. This is the way they treated all the Israelites who came there to Shiloh. Even before the fat was burned, the priest’s servant would come and say to the one who was sacrificing, “Give the priest some meat to roast, because he won’t accept boiled meat from you — only raw.” If that person said to him, “The fat must be burned first; then you can take whatever you want for yourself,” the servant would reply, “No, I insist that you hand it over right now. If you don’t, I’ll take it by force!” So the servants’ sin was very severe in the presence of the Lord , because the men treated the Lord ’s offering with contempt. Now Eli was very old. He heard about everything his sons were doing to all Israel and how they were sleeping with the women who served at the entrance to the tent of meeting. He said to them, “Why are you doing these things? I have heard about your evil actions from all these people. No, my sons, the news I hear the Lord ’s people spreading is not good. If one person sins against another, God can intercede for him, but if a person sins against the Lord , who can intercede for him?” But they would not listen to their father, since the Lord intended to kill them. By contrast, the boy Samuel grew in stature and in favor with the Lord and with people. A man of God came to Eli and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Didn’t I reveal myself to your forefather’s family when they were in Egypt and belonged to Pharaoh’s palace? Out of all the tribes of Israel, I chose your house to be my priests, to offer sacrifices on my altar, to burn incense, and to wear an ephod in my presence. I also gave your forefather’s family all the Israelite fire offerings. Why, then, do all of you despise my sacrifices and offerings that I require at the place of worship? You have honored your sons more than me, by making yourselves fat with the best part of all of the offerings of my people Israel.’ “Therefore, this is the declaration of the Lord , the God of Israel: ‘I did say that your family and your forefather’s family would walk before me forever. But now,’ this is the Lord ’s declaration, ‘no longer! For those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disgraced. Look, the days are coming when I will cut off your strength and the strength of your forefather’s house, so that none in your family will reach old age. You will see distress in the place of worship, in spite of all that is good in Israel, and no one in your family will ever again reach old age. Any man from your family I do not cut off from my altar will bring grief and sadness to you. All your descendants will die violently. This will be the sign that will come to you concerning your two sons Hophni and Phinehas: both of them will die on the same day. “‘Then I will raise up a faithful priest for myself. He will do whatever is in my heart and mind. I will establish a lasting dynasty for him, and he will walk before my anointed one for all time. 1 Samuel 2:12-17, 22-35 CSB
This man was the Priest, Eli. A foolish man. God took away his place an position and put in it in Samuel’s hands as priest instead.
But the suffering of his children was great. They grew up without internal hindrances. They did not self regulate. They practiced sexual sins, orgies and such even in the house of God.
Today many churches have not opened as of yet. Restrictions remain in place and social distancing. Yet the media and social platforms are accessed by our children. We have allowed their eyes to see too much. Their ears have heard more than we know.
This is not freedom. This is mayhem. When our children are protected from a virus but not from the disease of immorality and sexual perversions.
China meets their challenge by imposing a socialist society where they try to control external behaviors through exterior means.
Policing of citizens s, video surveillance and such. Population control does no change the heart of man.
The Bible tells us,
“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?
Jeremiah 17:9 NLT
The only answer for our wayward hearts and the only hope for generations to come is Christ Jesus.
He love changes us from the inside out.
Roman’s 3:23 says,
“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”
We need God. We need his intervention. We need his law to be etched in our hearts by the hearing of God’s Word.
The Bible says, “so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
Lord, we need you to keep our children safe. We need you to help us instruct them in the way they should go. So they will not follow the crowd.
Lord, we need your Spirit to heal our land.
if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Lord heal our lands. Heal us from our poor lack of judgment. Heal us from complacency. Heal us from wanting to be in he in crowd.
Your word says, “
For what does it profit a man, to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?
Lord help us to understand what is at stake. Without the preservation of marriage between a man and a woman we lose the stability of the family. Without a conscious effort to teach values and self regulation and self worth, children grow up feeling as if the need external approvals.
Your word orders our steps to understand our worth in your sight. You love us and desire the best for our future generations.
Lord Jesus, please intervene on our behalf. Cause the Church to wake up an have our standards in he Word of God.
Help us go back to Deuteronomy 6:5 – 7, and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. And these words which I command you this day shall be upon your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Lord help us to teach our young to love themselves enough to respect themselves, their bodies and not allow the outside forces to destroy their life purpose.
Help ust raise them with an appreciation for your word and the biblical standards that can keep them grounded in life and provide a foundation fo them to have healthy heterosexual relationships that will bring them continuity, stability, a healthy family life and a positive framework for societies to come.
Lord We Need You to Intervene.