A special prayer for the children and their parents.
Words cannot express the hurt felt with the loss of a son or daughter, it is like a knife in the heart.
Many ask God why and can’t understand how he could allow these horrible acts which we see take place day after day. Lord do you care they ask, seeking to understand. With the fall of Adam, evil entered our world, we see its results through the much pain and suffering today. The enemy of our souls is Satan and his demons (Fallen Angels) tempt, possess a person/persons and do much harm. It may be that those who do such heinous acts as murder children are possessed by demons? Jesus met a man possessed by many demons, who was in a Cemetery. They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.[a] 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones. Jesus cast out the many demons and set the man free (The people saw him clothed and in his right mind) and he wanted to stay with the Lord. Mark 5: 1 to 5
As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed begged to go with him. 19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 So the man went away and began to tell in the Decapolis[b] how much Jesus had done for him. And all the people were amazed. Mark 5: 18 to 20
So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. John 8:36 NLT.
When an evil King heard that a Messiah who was the King of Kings and Lord of Lords was born, he sent his Soldiers to kill every male child two years old and younger. What God’s Prophet had foretold came to pass. “A cry was heard in Ramah–weeping and great mourning. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be comforted, for they are dead.” Matthew 2: 18 NLT.
*I believe all the little children who die go to Heaven, my prayer for their parents is that they will realized this and be comforted in their sorrow. We too have a little boy in Heaven, so we do understand when people hurt and have sorrow. When Jesus died on the cross Mary’s soul was pierced by a sword through the prophesy she was told by Simeon.Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, the baby’s mother, “This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, but he will be a joy to many others. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will oppose him. Luke 2:34 NLT.
As a result, the deepest thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your very soul.” Luke 2: 35 NLT.
We could explain evil as doing harm to another person but why? I have been hearing many explanations, few from God’s word where it is correctly identified as sin.
From the fall of Adam and Eve we have seen the effects of sin with all its evil.
Through a darkened mind from a “Dead to God” spirit because of sin, Cain murdered Able. Satan tempts people with evil thoughts, even being able to possess some with his demons. Remember, even Peter yielded to Satan’s tempting by saying to Jesus, don’t go to Jerusalem where they are going to kill you! Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Matthew 16:23
The Lord did not rebuke Peter but Satan himself! We are told in Peter’s Epistles that as believers our enemy is Satan and we are to be on our guard. When tempted we should ALWAYS first submit to God (Acknowledge that he is the only one who can deliver us and without the Lord Jesus we are helpless) then resist the temptation of Satan to say or do something and He Will Flee and that is God’s doing!
As a teacher of God’s word I am convinced that sin is mankind’s problem as God has said. We are born with a fallen “Sin Nature” which is prone to go astray from God as his word declares. These wicked people are born sinners; even from birth they have lied and gone their own way. Psalm 58: 3 NLT.
But man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward. Job 5:7
When sin entered the world Satan became its Prince and Ruler.
Scripture declares that those without Christ are under Satan’s control, being held captive to do his will. We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one. 1-John 5:19 NLT.
Those who are “In Christ” Have the Holy Spirit who is greater than Satan, he cannot possess them and must ask permission from God to test them! God only allows Satan’s testing us in order to bring good out of evil for his glory and our growth through our trials. The Lion that came at Samson was a symbol of Satan’s attacks in our trials but as with Samson, he is twarted and God brings sweetness like honey from the trial and we grow stronger.
So he said: “Out of the one who eats came something to eat; out of the strong came something sweet.” Judges 14:14 NLT.
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1-John 4:4 NLT.
The “Good News” is that Jesus has overcome Satan by his death on the Cross. The Lord is plundering Satan’s Kingdom, setting the prisoner free. John 3:16 declares his love for us and his creation. He is coming back to bind Satan (Who weakens the Nations) and set up his perfect 1000 year Reign on the earth. The Lord’s Rule will be in stark contrast to the “One world Government of Man” and its efforts to achieve a perfect world, free from War and crime with peace. This is the coming One World Government run by Satan through the Beast (Anti-Christ) and his false Prophet.
People need the Lord especially in this veil of tears world we live in today, God help those who are in much sorrow and grief today, he is close to the brokenhearted, he cares.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 NLT.
*The word of God mentions about the little ones who knew no sin entering into the Promised Land
which to me confirms my belief in the “Age of accountability”, that is when a child understands their responsibility to God. In the Hebrew faith I believe it is 12 years old. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that after his birth, the next event is the boy Jesus found in the Temple at 12 years old!
When Jesus was twelve years old, they attended the festival as usual Luke 2:42 NLT.
This convinces me about the age of accountability being at 12 years of age. Jesus, in order to be our representative on the Cross had to be exactly like us before God our Father. As a boy of 12 years old he came to the understanding that he was responsible to God to do the right thing, obey his parents (Which is the will of God) especially when he saw how worried they were about him when he was missing from their caravan. He then understood that they didn’t know he would be at his Father’s House, the Temple. From that moment on he became subject unto them until he began his Ministry as the man of sorrows who understands our grief, setting his face like flint on his way to the Cross. What love is this unspeakable gift of God’s only begotten Son, Jesus.