No Surprise At All:
The meme of the “lone wolf” or the “disturbed person” is all over the media as they attempt to summarize what motivates a person to commit horrid acts of violence against their fellow man. And boy do they miss the point.
Man is a fallen being, mired in the sin of his/her nature and in need of redemption. All bets are called off when dealing with any man or woman whose spirit has not been made alive and his or her trespasses and sins forgiven and a new nature birthed in their hearts, souls, and minds. Is it any less abhorrent when someone uses a weapon, whether it be a hand, a stick, a knife or a gun against his/her fellow man – No. And let us not ignore that ugly fact that words can wound for a lifetime as we consider the abuse of children.
What I am about to say may result in many walking away from my Facebook uttering in disgust or writing me off as some weird looking and speaking insane person but I tread where many fear to tread. I do so without fear. Let us consider the actions that take place on the spiritual plane and are the results of the intervention, influence or control of demons and fallen angels whose presence we often forget or ignore. Jesus cast out demons who afflicted those thought to be insane or those suffering from illness which was easily misdiagnosed as “natural”.
When the unimaginable happens, do not cast aside that nudge of conscience that briefly brings the unthinkable to mind. Could the person be under the influence of the demonic at the moment that the horrendous event took place? Don’t discount what God has pointed out is real and possible. Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom, hope and love and the demons gnash their teeth and seethe in hate towards those of us who have the incarnate Spirit living in us. The demons may not touch us but they may inflict pain and suffering on us in the actions of those that they directly control.
May the Lord provide a hedge of protection and a hedge of thorns around those of the fellowship of faith even today. Amen and Selah.
– Dr. Jim Garrow –