January 21, 2023
Our nation’s youth are entrenched in things notions and ideas most adults cannot comprehend. We locked them down and stopped effectively educating them. Children were forced to isolate themselves alone with their abuser with no reprieve and go hungry with no school lunch to turn to. We told them to judge people based on their skin color with the Critical Race Theory curriculum or simply just the woke teacher’s ideology. We told them that they could decide if they wanted to be identified as a fish or an alien or some other nonsensical identification and that God made a mistake when He made them.
It is now not only culturally acceptable to change their gender by mutilating their bodies and be lifelong pharmaceutical users, but it should be celebrated. Or how about staying hidden behind a screen creating a fake life or persona, and being fearful of making personal connections with other human beings? Then we wonder why our youth are anxious, depressed, and suicidal. How about forcing them to mask up because they could kill someone just by breathing within 6 feet?
Demonic forces have been unleashed. It is abundantly clear what Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we do not wrestle 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.“
What has transpired over the last three years is horrendous and unbelievable that, as a society, we could be played that easily! What hope does a child have these days if they have parents that were so easily manipulated and controlled? Many of them watched as their parents complied with what they were “told” to do and merely “followed orders.” What type of messaging does that send to the future of our nation? That its ok to compromise what you believe to be true, and that its ok to sacrifice your integrity for a paycheck as if you have no other options? What kind of life are these children being brought up in, and how will they lead America in the next few years?
Think about a marriage between a husband and wife. How many women would choose for their husbands to compromise their integrity just to collect a paycheck in order to “survive”? Sure, the wife is happy to live in her comfortable four walls, but would their marriage survive when she loses the respect and passion she once revered just because he didn’t believe enough in his ability as a man to lead his family? I would much rather have a strong man that has moral courage and strength of character than a six-figure paycheck. We’re living at a time when people do not want to work, and opportunities are endless for those that believe in themselves and lean on God, praying to live in His will and not our own.
No one is strengthened in a life of comfort. It is how we handled the trials and tribulations that shape us. God doesn’t lead you to the fire and not see you through it. God tells us, ”When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2). Did you see it? He said, “when.” We will meet trials of all kinds in this life, Jesus told us, but he went on to say, “But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). That is the guarantee. We will be called into the fire, but God remains with us. He fights for us and brings us through to the other side, unscathed and more resilient than before.
In this episode, I invited my 13-year-old son to join me to get his perspective on life over the last three years. I used this show as a homeschooling opportunity for public speaking and conversational dialogue to get him comfortable with pausing to gather his thoughts into thoughtful responses. I also wanted to empower him to know that what he thinks matters, that he has a voice in this world and how important it is to speak his truth so that he can connect with kids who are struggling to find their way through this insidious evil that permeates all facets of society.
Benjamin is an avid basketball player and a well-adjusted kid. I owe that to his deep, personal relationship with God. As a small child, he began to explore his connection to our Father, and at the age of 9, while on a mom-son trip to New York City, we visited Rabbi Jonathon Cahn’s Hope of the World church service, and he gave his life to the Lord. Since that time, we have gone through the ups and downs of normal issues that a child goes through, but he has leaned on his relationship with Jesus to get him through these times.
It’s hard to believe that in five short years, Benjamin will be an adult and will have a vote in the direction of our society. We are hanging on by a thread, people, and it is our job as parents, to lead this fight for their souls. We discuss the lockdowns and the mental and physical impact they had on him and his peers, what anxiety is and how to handle it, BLM, God, how he copes with stress, his thoughts on me as a parent, and so much more! If you enjoyed this show, please email me and let me know! Jodi@americaoutloud.com.
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