Mass Shootings on Steroids! A Sign of the Times?

Several law enforcement agencies respond to an active shooter Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. (Mark Lambie/The El Paso Times via AP)

Commentary By:  Gordon King

There is something very wicked and evil going on in the world today my friends.  Just yesterday there were two mass shootings in America within a 24 hour period, and three mass shootings within one week!  This is mass shootings on steroids!

Shoes are piled outside the scene of a mass shooting including Ned Peppers bar, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio. Several people in Ohio have been killed in the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than 24 hours, and the suspected shooter is also deceased, police said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Yesterday in El Paso Texas a shooter killed 20 people and wounded over 2 dozen, just hours later a gunman in Dayton Ohio killed 9 people and wounded dozens, and one week ago from today a lone gunman in Gilroy California killed 3 people and wounded dozens!

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There is much speculation regarding what is causing these shootings, many different opinions on why these things are happening and happening at such an alarming rate.  Many people blame these shootings on guns!  They say that the guns are to blame, that if citizens didn’t have guns then we wouldn’t have shootings.  Well, this may be true to some extent, however, I say that these people would merely find another way to inflict mass casualties.  It’s not the guns killing people, it’s evil people killing people!

The world can speculate and try to come up with reasons for the mass shootings, and I can see more gun control laws and regulations coming down the pike!  The Progressive Left is pushing for more and more gun control, and relishes the thought of citizens without any guns in order to protect the citizens.  I find it eerily ironic that these same people are also pushing for a global society, a One World Government with a One World Ruler.  The very same people who want open borders and mass migration, who are pushing the climate change agenda, who thrive on disaster, who push for tolerance of everything and anything as long as it doesn’t interfere with their agenda (their definition of tolerance is to accept it and embrace it even if it’s a lie or detrimental).  What they fear most is an armed society, citizens able to defend themselves from a tyrannical government, from a government gone bad!

These mass shootings are in fact evil!  They are happening because society has pushed God aside, because society has worshiped the creation rather than the Creator, because society has and is coming together to form a united nation, a one world nation, just as it did with Nimrod and the Tower of Babel!  The world is at odds with the God of the universe, it is in direct rebellion to Him, it is not only in rebellion but in fact in a war against Him and everything that He stands for!

These mass shootings are very sad my friends, and they are not to be ignored.  They are a wake up call to the masses of people living in and of the world!

The world will twist the truth of what is happening, it will tell us that all of this is a direct result of people owning fire arms, when in fact it is because of people rebelling against God Almighty!  The world is focusing on the way these people were murdered and not on the reason they were murdered!

Romans 1:28-32

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

The world is full of evil and wickedness, the minds of people have become blinded to the truth, people are becoming increasingly more lawless, more evil, more cold-blooded!  People are becoming more and more hateful, more prideful, more unforgiving, they are without self-control, evil-minded, despisers of good, brutal, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God!

2 Timothy 3:1-5

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

The increase of lawlessness is a sign of the times told to us by Jesus Christ Himself!

Matthew 24:12

And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

These are signs of the times before the return of Christ, signs that the time is in fact near!

The world is becoming more difficult to live in day by day, it is in fact becoming more perilous as time goes on.  If evolution were true then wouldn’t you think that our society would be evolving into something better and not worse?!  Yet for decades now we see a major moral decline, a push for accepting all things as good, all ways of life as good, and if you speak up against that then you are labeled as bigoted, a hater, and a phobic of one sort or another.

The fact is that society is changing, it changes with the wind, it changes it’s morals and values, its thoughts and beliefs, it changes at the drop of a hat, and it changes in order to fit the current mold whether that be bad or good!  It changes while the word of God remains the same, the same as it was thousands of years ago, the same as it always was and always will be, and the world hates that!

God’s values, principles, and morals always remain the same, they are constant, just as are His promises.  Instead of trying to mold God to our ways of life we should be molding our life to God’s ways!  But the world is in rebellion to that, it is in fact changing God to fit it’s own mold, and in doing so is creating a false god.

Romans 1:25

who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

The world will focus it’s attention on guns and not on the reason we are seeing so many mass murders.  It will use these horrible acts as a way and means to control people, as a way to take away our guns!  Instead they should be deeply reflecting upon our society and why we are seeing so much hatred, division, evil and lawlessness.  Perhaps they should connect the dots between pushing God out of society, of legalizing things which God says are abominations to Him, and the decline in morals, values, and increasing evil and wickedness!

This is where we stand in America, in the world, it’s a place where the wicked have pushed God aside, where they have told Him that they don’t need Him, that they can do better, that they have the right answers, much better answers than He does!  They have become blinded to the truth, they have been given over to debased minds, to reprobate minds!  They cannot see the truth when it’s staring at them right in front of their face!  They have hardened hearts of stone, eyes that are blind, ears that cannot hear.

This is a battle my friends, a spiritual battle!  We are not fighting against flesh and blood “but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12).

We are in a war against evil spirits, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness!  These spirits are real and they are out for no good!  They are against us and anything that God has created, to turn it, to twist it, to manipulate it, to destroy it!

These evil spirits are at war with us, they are at war against humanity, because humanity is created in the image of God Almighty!  They often manifest themselves into the physical world, they manipulate and control many people, they even possess many people today.  And this is why we see so much evil in the world, so many mass shootings.  And when people give in to these spirits, when they follow their lead, then they are giving heed to them, they are not only allowing them access into their lives, they are inviting and welcoming them into their lives.  And this is what has happened in America, society has pushed God out for the most part, and has invited and welcomed in demonic spirits in His place!

We serve one of two masters, either God Almighty or Satan, that’s it my friends, no in-betweens, no opting out, no standing on the side lines!  So if you reject Jesus Christ then you are in fact welcoming in demonic spirits.  Believe it or not!

1 John 3:8

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”

 

Ephesians 2:1-3

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.“

It’s not enough in this world to try and be good, for none of us are good.

Romans 3:10-12

As it is written:

“There is none righteous, no, not one;
11 There is none who understands;
There is none who seeks after God.
12 They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one.” ‘

The world believes that if they are good then they can make all things right, however, the problem is that without God all of us are bad!  We are only made good by the mercy and grace of God Almighty, through the blood of Jesus Christ!  And herein lies the answer to the ills of the world, they have rejected God, therefore they can do no good.  Their morality is a man made morality, their goodness is determined by their own thoughts and beliefs, by the beliefs of man, by the opinions of man!

The world is a very dark place my friends, but once the church is taken from the world in the rapture then the world will be an even darker place, more evil, more wicked, more vile!  There will be nothing restraining evil from running it’s course, from running amok!

Let us not falter in our faith in God, let us not fall away from the truth nor be deceived by evil spirits.  But instead let us strengthen our faith, stand firm upon God’s word and the Rock of our salvation.  These are times in which we must know the truth, hold fast to the truth, shine a light upon the truth!

Good Lord, Father in heaven, I pray for the victims of these tragic and horrific mass shootings this past week in America.  I pray for their peace and comfort, for their safety, for their health and well being.  I pray for healing to come to all of those involved.  I pray for You to pour out Your Holy Spirit upon them, to show them all the truth, to share Your love with them.  May good things come from these evil deeds, may lost souls be brought to repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior!  In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

God bless my friends!  Maranatha!

7 thoughts on “Mass Shootings on Steroids! A Sign of the Times?

  1. Christchurch, NZ, two in California, one in Texas, and one in Ohio. All have a common thread: racism. I have been pondering some of the details that have come from these shootings, and I’ve come to the conclusion that these have all been a series of coordinated terrorist attacks. I also can’t help but feel like there may well be more on the horizon. Keep your head on a swivel, because we have no way of knowing where they will hit next.

  2. It was report that many eyewitnesses at Walmart have seen 4 gunmen in black dress and the police arrested only one gun man. The Police and media have silence about 3 others.

    Why more shootings? Is this because upcoming 2020 election? Could be possible of mind control of the shooters? I don’t know. This world are getting darker. I am still waiting for the rapture.

    God bless
    Jim

  3. Valid questions. It’s possible that they’re trying to influence the elections next year. In fact, it’s very likely. The timing, the pattern of violence, and the frequency of the attacks all seem to point in that direction. The question that comes to mind is, who’s pulling the strings? All answers seem too easy, too obvious. Can it be as simple as “Soros”, or “Shadow Government”?

  4. Hello Gordon, Thanks for the commentary / bible verses, they help in this trying time. There is no one safe from killings anywhere in our Country, no one!
    There is this present life and then death and eternity and that is it. Just as someone prepares for dying who has terminal cancer so also should we all be prepared to accept death and eternity by knowing Jesus as our Savior and placing our faith in Him.
    Sincerely, Ethin

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