What A parent! A guardian! A Leader! An Influence!

Prelude: John the Baptist, the forerunner of Jesus Christ had finished his assignment and it is of necessity for him to be removed, he already pointed Jesus out and therefore no longer relevant. Woe though to him/her through whom John departed!

Mark 6:14 King Herod heard about this, for Jesus’ name had become well known. Some were saying, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”15 Others said, “He is Elijah.”And still others claimed, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long ago.”16 But when Herod heard this, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised from the dead!”17 For Herod himself had given orders to have John arrested, and he had him bound and put in prison. He did this because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, whom he had married. 

Herod committed sacrilege, he violated the institution of marriage, he took his living brothers wife. If he were to be dead, no problem, but he was living, I mean, alive! And to cover up, Herodias did the unthinkable!

Well, fast forward to verse 21, the woman at the heart of this evil, Herodias, a willing participant, got the opportunity to silence John’s criticism so to speak, she instructed her daughter to request for Johns head! What a mother! A parent! A guardian! Mark 6:23-25

Mark 6:23-25

This I see many times over and over again, and the young ones involved are just a means to an end. An evil one!

Many a time when adult have issues and want to get at each other, their pain, hurt, and desire for vengeance blinds them to good judgement and they use their children, wards, and others they can influence to do their dirty job. Parents use their kids against each other, keeping kids away from one parent to inflict pain, teaching kids to lie, disrespect and all sort.

In Churches, congregations all over, the board, bishops, pastors, people in authority, when they have issue with someone, they instigate others, using them as pawn to malign, ostracize, spread rumor, and ill treat this particular person, family, group among others things.

This happens in politics too. Lately we all heard about the impeachment procedure or whatever it is called in the United States. Apparently, President Trump cut aid, withheld aid that had passed through congress approval from Ukraine to somehow force them to investigate his democratic opponent. Power does corrupt, and absolute power corrupt absolutely!

My message to young ones that may read this, do not let anyone influence you to disrespect, or ill treat another person, old or young. See, the adults/leaders are old enough to fight their own battles. Do not follow multitude to commit evil.

And to adults, parents, guardians, that have influence on young ones, teach them to stand up for what is right, just, and true. You have to stop using these children, wards as pawn, mortgaging their good conscience for your own evil satisfaction.

You young adult that you may have been influenced to disrespect the women in your Churches that your Pastors have a dispute with, you better repent now. These people are old enough to fight their battles by themselves. You must not start your life being a pawn. You are somehow blocking the good things from flowing seamlessly to you.

On this note I rest my case! Galatian 6:7 Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man(woman, parent, young adult, leader etc) reaps what he sows.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!