Giving Our Children a Better Start

The best start that we can give our kids in life is a relationship with Jesus:

…if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings new life]. 2 Cor. 5:17 AMP

However, this is happening with much less frequency these days. In order to demonstrate, I’m going to use examples of Baby Boomer parents (of which I am intimately familiar with), and their Millennial children in the USA…

Satanic attack is nothing new. It began in the Garden of Eden, and it has never let up. The devil works these aggressions out through willing human followers:

“For you are the children of the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” Jn. 8:44 NLT

The big lie Satan would have you believe is that there is no God, or at the very least, that He is a liar. Jesus Himself prophesied about the future manifestations of the fruit of the devil’s actions:

“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” Mt 24:11, 12. NKJV

The future has arrived

Many times, the devil works within governments (Mt. 4:8), and through their many tentacles. It is no more apparent than in the present day. Look no further than in the decades-long indoctrination by the nanny state of our children through public schooling. Our kids have been assaulted on multiple fronts, to lay waste to the foundations of morality, civility and reality.

Many of us Baby Boomers haven’t been much help either – taking a lackadaisical approach to parenting, trusting the schools to do it for us. After all, we were too busy ‘doing our own thing,’ (same as ‘You do you’ in Millennial-speak).

First, our children were taught that their history (i.e. their ancestors) were brutal, racist killers, to plant the seed of guilt regarding their lineage. Instead of teaching that the evolvement of all human beings is messy at best, ancestry has been weaponized. The guilt is used to shame them into apologizing for their bloodlines and ‘make reparations’ to the descendants of the ‘victims’ – even though both parties had no part in that long-dead history. 

God looks at this differently:

The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won’t suffer for the father’s iniquity… Eze. 18:20 CSB

To make matters worse, our children are not allowed to learn to accept others on the basis of their humanity. Instead, they are taught to group those of color as a band of victims and villainous those who pale by comparison – again for the sins of the ancestors. Thus, all become victims. Victims have no power, making them ripe for manipulation and control.

What is God’s view?

And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on the face of the earth… Acts 17:26 NKJV

For the LORD your God is the God of gods and the LORD of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality… Dt. 10:17 NASB

One people, all equal…

Next, these would-be teachers deny our children the truth of the sciences of anatomy and genetics. God created us, and is crystal clear on what He created and how they are to relate:

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Gn. 1:27 NASB

…a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Gn. 2:24 NASB

Marriage is to be held in honor among all [that is, regarded as something of great value], and the marriage bed undefiled [by immorality or by any sexual sin]; for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Heb. 13:4 AMP

Man, Woman, joined in matrimony and monogamous. Anything else is sown from seeds of confusion – either from something misconstrued, or forced upon them by a parent, who, without regard for the child, is trying to glorify themselves in the face of the politically correct crowd.

In fact, God condemns any deviation from His word in this regard: (Lv. 18:22, 23; Rm. 1:26, 27; 1 Cor. 6:9, 10.)

So far then, we see that our kids may suffer from not knowing who they are, where they stand, and what they are: confused, powerless, and insecure. This again, is 100% contrary to what God wants for His children:

For God is not the author of confusion but of peace… 1 Cor. 14:33 NKJV

Next, they are taught what to think, and are severely castigated if they differ from the groupthink that is darkening their ability to reason; and God forbid that they should have an opinion of their own. As a result, our children have been kept from cultivating the ability for lively discourse, to examine and exchange differing points of views.

Instead, they are morbidly fearful of their fragile belief’s disintegration in the face of new ideas, regardless of their virtues. Insecure in their convictions, they have been taught that anything that conflicts with their indoctrinations, is tantamount to assault. And so, they strike out in verbal and physical response, (many times before the new ideas can be presented), playing out the very violence they condemn others of propagating. 

In doing so, they are impotently trying to destroy free speech, (one of the very things that make this country so great). 

There are dark forces at work:

Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. 1 Pt. 5:8 AMP

There is an agenda being played out that is reaching for the minds of everyone – parents included, and its global. It’s all about controlling the masses, by creating a dependency in the people upon those who rule over them. It’s about power and the continual proliferation of it. 

Once again, this is in stark contrast to what God intended for all of us. He gave us free will so that we could make choices in this life – so much so, that He even opens the door for our complaints if we don’t think life is working out the way we think it should:

“I loathe my life; I will give free utterance to my complaint; I will speak to the bitterness of my soul. I will say to God, Do not condemn me; let me know why you contend against me.” Job 10:1, 2. ESV

This agenda plays right into the ‘climate change’ scare, which is being used to frighten our children into thinking that they have no future. Are there human-induced dangers to our planet that need to be addressed? Most certainly. Will the earth be uninhabitable in ten years? Absolutely not. God’s got a plan for this earth, and He’s not going to let humankind mess it up. 

It’s all about mind control. 

Finally, if our children are rigid in their thinking, their ability to communicate and relate to others will be fragmented at best. Add to that the invasion of the internet and smartphones, with their rewards of instant gratification: and what we are seeing is increasing social isolation. And so, the final product is a child who is totally focused upon self, which too, is proscribed by God:

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil. 2:3, 4. NASB

So, what as parents are we to do? The first thing is to not make them wrong. That is already their greatest fear. All they will do is throw up walls of defense and take a stand for their misguided convictions. Human nature. 

Here is the big message that we want to relate:

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU’VE DONE, WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE, HOW CONTRARY TO GOD YOUR WAYS MIGHT BE, GOD LOVES YOU JUST THE WAY YOU ARE. HE WANTS YOU TO BE IN HIS HOUSE (church). HE WANTS TO BRING YOU TO JESUS, SO THAT YOU CAN SPEND AN ETERNITY OF PEACE AND LOVE AND PROTECTION WITH HIM!!!

That’s it. Make the case for Jesus:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” Jn. 3:16, 17. NKJV

“I am the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security). The thief only comes in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His [own] life for the sheep.” Jn. 10:9 – 11. AMP

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Pt. 1:3 – 5. ESV

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Mt. 11:28-30. NASB

“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Jn. 1:29 NASB

We can do nothing without Jesus (Jn. 15:5). Do whatever you need to do, to get them introduced to Him. The conversation that they have with Jesus, will be between them. I’m guessing it will be a good one…

Goodnight and God bless.