Heavenly Father does not perpetrate crimes against children and schools (or anywhere else, that’s the work of His ancient enemy).
What Causes the Breach
Our national walls have been breached. Just like our national foundation has been built on sand, in many places.
To be clear, what is considered sin, rebellion and iniquity in the Father’s sight (not people’s opinions) perpetrated physically creates the kingdom of the Father’s ancient enemy on earth, even in schools, businesses, etc. The physical sin provides the access point for the Father’s ancient enemy to rule spiritually. The physical crimes, including bloodshed, are physical expression of the fruit of that spiritual kingdom’s rule.
There’s hope–this can, and is, being unraveled through prayer, fasting and repentance.
However, this is the reason behind the crimes we are experiencing. It is not the lack of laws, or the lack of enforcement, or even broken families. And it is definitely not the Father’s work, or lack of concern or protection.
How to Move Forward from Trauma
What that means is—the security we expect for our families, our schools, our children, is not available in the ways we used to depend on.
Where does that leave us?
With the ball in our court, actually.
Our children and teens are looking to us, the parents, grandparents, and adults in their lives for comfort, guidance and hope.
So, if you, as the adult in their lives, feel traumatized, I’d like to offer the resource below to help get to solid ground. Peace of Protection. It will bring comfort and strength to your heart. They really are taking many of their cues from you.
Next, don’t depend on the schools, churches, etc. for the safety and protection of your family. While safety and protection should be there, we are not left powerless nor defenseless.
In fact, there is even GREATER GRACE for our Heavenly Father’s protection NOW because greater sin is at work, Romans 5:20.
However, we can no longer take the protection of our families for granted. We have to take action. The good news is that Father is with us! He wants our families safe and protected.
Strategy for Protecting Your Family
Again, get to solid ground emotionally.
Next, daily confession of sin removes the access points of the Father’s ancient enemy to our lives and families. [sample prayer for family] “Father, I confess every sin we have done today on purpose or on accident. I confess every darkness we took in. I confess every anger we held and release every unforgiveness we have. Separate us from it, and destroy it at the Cross. Wash us with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Please sprinkle Your blood on our conscience to remove the guilt. We give You these places, Lord Jesus Christ, to rule in us. We receive Your Holy Spirit to fill us.”
Then, daily speak out loud: “Father please apply the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ over me, my husband/wife, son, daughter (fill in their names).”
Daily use Psalm 91, the prayer of protection. (On the days that I don’t get to pray out all the usual Scriptures for my family, I decree this: “I call into activation the prayers I pray daily for my family, and command them activated on earth and in our lives in this time, space, place and dimension as it is in Heaven.”)
Prayer Shield in REAL Time
I’d like to encourage you with a true story. I have a friend who’s a reporter by trade, and who has spent the majority of her reporting career in an internationally volatile place. Her mom DAILY puts up a prayer shield around the family, even though they’re separated by miles. Once a mom, always a mom!!!
Several times, my friend complained to me that when she arrived on scene, that the “action” had stopped.
I laughed, and told her, “Your mom’s prayer shield works!”
Please hear this. The Prayer Shield Team for the family is her mom. It. Works.
NO “arrow” (BULLET) flying by day comes near her! (Ps. 91:5)
Would you pray with me for the families and friends of those who have lost loved ones in the shootings?
Father, thank You for the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ which is SO powerful, for Your Word which is SO powerful, and for the prayers of the moms, dads, grandparents, children, the prayers of Your people, which are SO powerful.
Thank You for giving us greater grace in times of greater sin.
Father, we lift up the families and friends of all who have lost in the school shootings, and other shootings, and we ask that You would comfort their hearts. Give them greater grace. Carry them through, and bring them to a place of solidity, comfort, strength, and life in You.
Give wisdom and strength to moms, dads, grandparents, and those concerned to engage with You to protect our families, schools, churches, businesses, etc. in our day.
Restore and do much more in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.