Early one morning a few years ago I was listening to a television program on one of the cable networks while at the same time going about my before-dawn activities. The guest on the program was the niece of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She was asked what Dr. King, her father–who also was active in the 1960s civil rights movement–and others would think of the protests then taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cities around the United States.
She said that they would be appalled at the destruction and hatred involved within the ranks of those destroying property that in many cases belong to black people. She said Dr. King and the others of that sixties movement to win freedom for black people and others believed in and taught peaceful protests and constitutionally appropriate civil disobedience–i.e., they believed it God-sanctioned to engage in disobedience to unfair, unjust laws as they perceived them.
She offered that all people have freedom under the Constitution. She said in so many words that what they need are jobs and an economy that will support the quality of life her uncle and the others envisioned. She said that love, not hatred, is the answer to injustice and to all of mankind’s problems, ultimately. And then she really won my heart with the next thought. She said that that love comes from only one source: the Lord Jesus Christ.
Her expression of truth found in God’s Word rings loudly and clearly in these days where the terms “love” and “hate” have somehow become twisted and intermingled, so that it takes the voice of God, Himself, to straighten out the sophistry we endure hourly.
I’m certain that the likes of the “reverends” Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson considered those thoughts by this dear woman traitorous to the cause. They doubtless see her as an enemy for putting down the riotous methodologies they use to foment hatred for wrongs, perceived or actual.
There has been developing for millennia, I believe, a diabolical engine–a dynamo–that generates destructive supernatural energy that will one day–perhaps very soon–bring all mankind to the brink of extinction. I call it a dynamo because it is an unseen, but powerful, entity-machine that produces a vortex of hate-filled turmoil whose resultant carnage is in every direction one looks on today’s end-times landscape. It is a luciferically spawned instrumentality we are given insight into within the Ephesians chapter 6 exhortation.
We have looked at this passage many times, as it is one of the clearest on just how dangerous a foe we face, especially in these, the last of the last days leading up to the rapture of the Church.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (Ephesians 6:10-13)
This evil dynamo, I repeat, will one day bring the creation called mankind to a point very near extinction. Be assured, however–this extinction Satan and his minions intend will never happen. We have the very Word of the Creator of all things on that promise. Jesus said:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened. (Matthew 24:21-22)
So, we find ourselves at this time in history caught up in a great, hate-generating vortex created by a luciferic machine of destruction. There is, however, a counter force even more powerful available to those who name the name of Christ–all born-again believers. This force is precisely what Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, niece presented with such clarity of reason on that early morning program. That omnipotent force is wrapped up in the words of the Lord she recommended to the world that day.
Jesus said in answer to a question about what is the greatest commandment:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. (Mark 12:30-31)
The love of God, resident in the believer, is the spiritual dynamo, the only counter to Satan’s machine of destruction, while this rebellious world runs at breakneck speed down the broad way that leads to eternal oblivion. That otherwise inevitable destruction can be neutralized by the most recognized Scripture issued from the heart of the Living God.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)