The school shooting in Parkland, Florida is clear evidence from the scriptures that this war against violence and death is provoked by the "spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places," and "against the schemes of the devil. "
The horrific toll of death and injuries once again has shocked our nation. The debate about easy accessibility of guns rules the headlines. But the real debate should be lead by faith leaders who know that we are fighting a spiritual battle against demonic forces.
If we are to succeed in this battle, it will take our calling upon the supernatural and spiritual forces of the Holy Spirit. We cannot stand firm or withstand in the evil day without our calling upon The Lord to intervene "against the rulers, against authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness. "
We cannot remain silent or complacent during these evil days, but we must "be strong in The Lord and put on the whole armor of God."
The scripture in Ephesians speaks boldly and clearly to each of us today. May we encourage one another in our spiritual battle against the evil that permeates our society.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Here is a link to a news article in which the shooter claims demons directed him to kill students at the high school in Parkland, Florida. Nicolas Cruz claims he heard demonic voices telling him to kill students and adults at the school. A clear indictment and spoken evidence that demonic forces are directing the violence and evil in our society.
Demon voices told school gunman to attack cops called to home 39 times. https://tiny.iavian.net/lm0d
May we support one another in coming together to proclaim that in this spiritual battle, we can call upon The Holy Spirit to help us stand firm in full armor.
May our prayers and thoughts be with the victims of the shooting and may we join in the debate as
Prophetic voices in our communities.