Grievous Times

1, But know this, that in the last days, grievous times will come.
2, For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3, Without natural affection, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, fierce [strong-willed], no lovers of good, [enjoys being naughty]
4, Traitors, headstrong [rebellion], conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;
5, Holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof [self-righteousness]. Turn away from these, also.
6, For of these are those who creep into houses, and take captive gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,
7, Always learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. [Deceivers] (2 Timothy 3:1-7)

A Moral and Spiritual ⠠⠙⠑⠉⠇⠔⠑

The above passage of Scripture serves to testify of the current state of this world. This is especially prevalent for my generation. As a young adult who is preparing for her final year of high school, and as a former Vice President of a Christian club in a diverse campus, morality has become a taboo issue that desperately needs attention.

Many teenagers are being taught the value of unlimited autumnity at the expense of setting a morally sound value system, and examining the conscience. This is a form of independence that leads to rebellion and arrogance.

Seniors who are getting ready to graduate often are a perfect target to this epidemic. As many reach college, many drop out of church, forsake youth groups, and, in some situations, depart from the faith altogether. I have heard of many young teenagers who used to be devoted to Jesus who later experimented with Ouija Boards and tarot cards, and dived headfirst into the Church of Satan and other “dark” practices. Worse, they believe it’s merely a classic “3 AM challenge”.

Some have even sought to outright rebel against their parents, and provoke their teachers. Today, detentions and white slips no longer faze anyone, and the threat of being grounded seems to have been outdated and perceived as an ancient practice from the 90s. The worst punishment you could expect for teenagers who exhibit such behavior is having their gaming system taken away, but even then, they can still sneak it under the covers. Or at the max, having to attend the dreaded parent meeting where the dean ends in a discussion of “counseling and comforting” rather than actual consequences that teach them to exemplify the traits of God.

Lastly, because everyone delights in their sin, and they make vain promises like “I will change, I will change”, we have become an easy target for Satan– Being thrown around by the wind of strange doctrines, and being fed with nothing but sugar-daddy sermons that make us feel good and “lighten up the mood”. If you want to spirituably “feed” today’s church, there are three words you cannot say: Hell, Sin, and Satan.

We Need To Do Better

If we seriously are committed to walking as children of the light, we need to accept the reality that God has set some firm expectations for each of us. If we know right from wrong, and we claim to be a worker for Jesus Christ, we have absolutely no excuse for our inability to live as an example for the world: That will not be swayed nor compromise to every wind or curveball that is thrown at us. Satan is not afraid of the fact that we are Christians. Satan is afraid of Christians who LIVE as they claim, and will not be afraid to share the painful realities of the Gospel. It takes courage to tell your thirteen-year-old that Satan is a very real entity who wants you to perish in the Lake of Fire, and will destroy you through every means necessary. It’s a very bitter cup to drink and digest. Hidden within the bitter truth is the sweet aroma of salvation and the key to the Promised Land: Jesus Christ, and His shed blood on the cross for the sins of humanity.

It’s time to teach our young men and women to reverence and fear God, and love Him and His precious creation.

God has blessed me, a 17-year-old blind young girl, with the sacred privilege of writing on this blog– Not to just be a spectator who preaches the sweet candy of “comfortable living”, but to show the world, through my living testimony, who Satan is. I am not here to “dig for Satan” as many will perceive. I am here on this page to bring others OUT of the chains of Satan– by exposing his plans, and bringing others to the saving grace of Jesus through the spirit of encouragement, compassion, and fiery boldness. Here’s a question to prayerfully reflect on today as I close this presentation.

Are we truly willing to take the leap of faith, and remain a threat to Satan?

A Hard Rebuke For Today’s Teenagers Who Lead Christian Clubs: It’s Time To Stop Being Spectators And Joining In The “Crowd”

Dear Teenage Youth Leaders,

First and foremost, it is of my greatest priority to thank the Lord Jesus Christ for assigning me the role as a messenger of the Good News as explicitly communicated in the Scriptures, boldly preached by men and women across this land we called Earth. I would like to thank author Tracy Eldridge for presenting me the privilege to humbly and passionately contribute to this site as a writer dedicated to exemplified the love of Jesus Christ, and to be a role model of a God-honoring soldier who has devoted her time to engage in the lifelong battle against Satan.

Serving as Vice President of a student-led Christian organization that is highly unpopular has been very tedious. Since the coronavirus pandemic started, we have seen a sharp decline in attendees, and things have gotten worse ever since the Former President (who graduated with the Class of 2021) left. We have started collaborating with a Christian Fellowship Organization in Northwestern University (which the Former President is involved in) to implement new strategies to run the club for next school year.

My concern for writing this message is not to address the recent changes. I sincerely am in for a change every now and then, in light of the challenges we are still facing while adjusting to the post-quarantine world. However, what I am truly against is the tendency for us to see church or the solemn occasion of preaching, ministering, and meditating on the Word of God as a time to be entertained or simply “lighten up the mood”.

The truth is: The message is not always going to be comfortable nor convenient for you to hear. With this in mind, I wholeheartedly admire your curiosity and your desire to figure out why God exists, and whether science and other trends contradict the faith. Personally, I have little knowledge about evolution, although I did learn about it in my biology class freshman year. Based on some of the theoretical principles in this merely scientific concept, I do see various contradictions between that spoken of in terms of the creation narrative mentioned in Genesis 1.

It’s easy to listen to someone telling you that God is love, God is faithful, and God will take care of you and give you strength to endure trials. However, it is not easy to be told that you have a sin nature, and that the world that many so adore for its vain pleasures — is the very place where sin is ever-present, accepted, and celebrated by many. Among one of the most challenging and uncomfortable topics our teenagers do not like to hear is the issue of morality and the existence of Satan. It is not easy to write about, let alone speak of, such hard truths, let alone on a presentation or a blog post. In a climate where our disciplinary system encourages and fosters an environment of immorality and compromise, such messages must be preached as it is: and not watered down to satisfy an audience or gain numbers or popularity.

It is beyond sad that my generation has become so accustomed to the habit of attending a “church” presentation where the Word of God is being taught to receive donuts rather than the sweet taste of divine revelation and wisdom that will assist them down the road, for the sake of “recruitting new members”. It’s time to stop viewing this as an opportunity to be spectators sitting back and pretending that such occasion is like watching a comedy show from MTV. I encourage anyone who is leading a club to go beyond the “god is love” mantra, and preaching against immorality. It’s time to show our younger generation that there is a sacred obligation that is beyond the realm of fitting in with the group and delighting in the world. It’s time for parents to stand up and tell their children who Satan is, and teach them how to daily fullfill and persevere in our sacred duty to be devoted ambassadors of the light to a dark, wicked society.

Now is not the time to mingle around and just simmly “energize the room”. Now is the time that young leaders of Christian organizations in the corridors of public and private schools across America to rise above the status quo and be courageous in fostering and maintaining a climate of Godliness and demonstrate an attitude of determination to overcome every Strongman, every obstacle, every tragedy, and every influence that will hinder us from walking as a victorious and free people: released from Satan’s prison of iniquity! All because of the blood of the lamb of God that was shed on that cross.

Sister in ⠠⠡⠗⠊⠌⠂


The Death of Discipline

As I reflect on my third year of high school, I will say that our younger generation is under a period of moral decline. In short, our teenage youth have lost their way.

I am grateful that my mother has raised me in a predominantly Christian home, teaching me how to navigate the long path of righteousness. Even when it meant missing my favorite TV shows for a few days, and possibly having early bedtimes, it was worth correcting my attitude and reflecting on my moral failures. Among one of the primary rules me and my sister had to abide by was to use proper manners and to be respectful. To this day, I often find myself saying please and thank you a thousand times in one sentence: a common thing in England.

I am pleased to say that I have never ended up in detention, although I cannot say that about everyone in my class. Overall, I am generally a good and hard-working student, although I do have my imperfections.

Back in the 1970s, my mother was raised with Caribean parents whose children attended a predominantly Catholic school from a very young age. The nuns and the priests at that school were very strict. Back then, naughty kids used to get spanked at the headmaster’s office, or they would force you to write lines on paper. For high schoolers, serving Saturday detention meant mopping the floors and cleaning up the halls.

Nowadays, disciplining teenagers is a taboo practice. Now that schools are scrambling to get back on their feet after a whole two years on Zoom, we have compromised morality with “recovery and restorative measures”.

When I was a freshman at high school, I used to be given a lot of detention emails from the Attendance Office because I was testing in another room. I eventually had my absences cleared and excused by my case manager before the deadline arrived. Other than the obvious fact that I have accommodations due to my blindness, it showed me how strict the school used to be when it came to punctuality. The fear of getting grounded used to motivate teens to do their best in their endavops, and be civilized members of the community.

Now, flash forward two years into the coronavirus pandemic. During the first semester of in-person instruction, my school got rid of detentions to allow the students to emotionally and mentally adjust back to the old routine of classroom lectures. The worst punishment you could get for getting into an altercation was to do mediation and see a counselor. When the Devious Lick challenge came to fruition, they sent us an email threatening to arrest any and all partakers of the challenge. But, by then, it was too late.

This semester was no better. Although we back detention back, I do not believe we were firm in correcting wrong behaviors and habitual attempts to ditch class. Staff have warned students that teachers would assign detentions in the event of immoral conduct. Yet, it seems as those the threat of detention no longer fazes them or sways their conscience. Not too long ago, half of my class was caught cheating on a history test, and very little was done to correct the situation.

By being so lax in the way we discipline our children, we are teaching them that they can live anyhow and not suffer any consequences for their behavior, which is indeed a lie. Society is teaching our teenage generation that a life of immorality is an essential criteria to gaining success and climbing the ladder of popularity, therefore making it acceptle and pleasing.

A great deal of the Word of God stresses on the moral principle of reaping and sowing. When we do bear good fruit, we sow love and good character, harvesting righteousness and purity. When we sow bad fruit, we harvest strife, trouble, and calamity.

This is a key principle we must teach our children when we carry out Godly correction and discipline. Sometimes, the consequence may not be pleasant, but down the road, they will cherish the hidden lessons taught along the way.

Hebrews 12:7-12 states:

6, For whom the Lord loves, he chastens [disciplines], And scourges [corrects] every son whom he receives.”
7, It is for discipline that you endure. God deals with you as with sons, for what son is there whom his father doesn’t discipline?
8, But if you are without discipline, whereof all have been made partakers, then are you illegitimate [spoiled ⠃⠗⠁⠞⠎⠨⠜⠂ and not sons.
9, Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?
10, For they indeed, for a few days, punished us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.
11, All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby.

Although it is good to consider our children’s mental and emotional health, as well as their overall wellness, it is important that we do not neglect to lovingly discipline them when they step out of line. It may hurt them for a while. But, one day, they will thank us (and God) for it. Discipline teaches us to seek holiness above all things, and to be mindful of the limits we must continually abide by in the pursuit of Godly living.

I would like to close out this presentation with some insight into what I observed this past school year. The Scriptures prophesied a time period called the falling away (or the Great Moral Decline). There would come a time where children would disobey their parents, and many would become lovers of pleasure, money, popularity, and image rather than Jesus.

Satan has convinced our teenage generation that sin is an error of minute concern– that the daily behaviors they practice and osberve do not testify to the state of their hardened hearts and their seared consciences. As a people, we have failed in our sacred obligation to hold our youth accountable for refusing to maintain and abide by the high moral standards that our Heavenly Father has explicitly demanded of us through the many pages of His sacred text that cries out to society’s greatest conflict: A rebellious and unteachable culture.

So help us God: To reteach and reinforce your expectations, to guide our children to the path of holiness, and to raise a generation of leaders who will refuse to compromise their upbringing for the pursuit of admiration from the crowd! Amen!

God’s warning shot

The lunar eclipse, which is happening now, is the last one for at least two years. God is not being silent about how He is warning us but most of us don’t seem to be listening. What is He going to do after this “Blood moon”? I have no idea but I do believe that our country and the rest of the world should notice that this is happening and at least try to do better at being believers.

We have had a warning before and it seemed that nobody even noticed. In late 2014 through 2015 there were four blood moons, and a solar eclipse yet few people noticed. So, America is getting one more such warning. Why? Because we don’t take life seriously nor do we sanctify life which is yet to be born. God loves children and He sent them to us for a purpose, His purpose.

They are being killed by the thousands each day and nobody cares enough to put a stop to it. Children are being taken from loving parents and sold into slavery in the sex trade and it seems that we are just becoming aware of it. Yet this has been happening for decades. Those who claim to be Christians and every church member should be rising up and at least writing letters to stop this…but it is not happening.

Will it ever be stopped? Yes, but I hope that we as Christians will do it before Jesus calls us home. It will stop when He comes to rule the world but we should be upset and outraged about this NOW!! Yet the world travels on as if nothing is wrong in the world. I pray that more Christians will stand up for their beliefs and begin to vote or call or write to our Congress to get something done before it is too late.