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Spiritual warfare behind malicious cop behavior

Unseen forces at work, spirit of murder loose in nation behind malicious cop killings; indisputable proof, Ephesians 6:12 I have been a professional journalist for 41 years. and a Man of God and student of His

Unseen forces at work, spirit of murder loose in nation behind malicious cop killings; indisputable proof, Ephesians 6:12

I have been a professional journalist for 41 years. and a Man of God and student of His inerrant Word for 38 years. In both instances, I have accumulated knowledge and wisdom. What follows is a subjective view of what I know. What I share here is for understanding of the forces in the world that affect our lives every day. Like people/cop encounters in Urbia.

This comment will provide some understanding of what many view as an upsurge in unwarranted killings and abuse of Black males by malicious cops. Actually, there has been no increase. The abhorrent behavior by law enforcement has been constant during and after slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the turbulent 60s, and on into the 21st century.

The difference is the advent of the cell phone camera. Now, people are recording what has been going on all along — unmitigated violence against Black Americans — especially the men and boys, by certain racist elements in law enforcement, and other bigoted factions nationwide. It has infused growing numbers of Black males with fear and a predisposition they could die at a moment’s notice in an encounter with police.

But that’s dreadful thinking.

White cops, checkerboard cops, striped cops, whatever the case, are not mythical beings with inordinate power. They are not gods or super beings. They are merely human beings emboldened by the weapons they carry.

This wanton emasculation of Black males by some malicious cops (not all) is egregiously criminal. It can be defeated in a court of law. Black males do not have to cower in the face of it. God did not give us a spirit of fear. That’s Word!

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

Many of us need to return to the Word of God instead of embracing all of the sacrilegious beliefs circulating in the Black community in 2016. God hasn’t changed. Black America has changed. And negative utterances like “the bible was written by White men, and therefore is a “White religion” are evil, demonic, just what the enemy of God and the “Church” wants you to speak — lies and deceit!

I, for one, am sick of hearing weak confessions by Black males that we should fear bigot cops; that they have the power to kill us at a moment’s notice. That is naked fear. We must not give place to it.

I am not going to call death unto myself! Bigoted cops may do what they do, but I am not going to cower in their presence and embrace a spirit of fear. I will not place myself in any situation to be scrutinized by them, and will follow their instructions during encounters like traffic stops.

I do not expect to be taken down, or terrorized by cops. I do not fear them, nor do I give them any power over me by my confession.

Through the terrible errant behavior the world is witnessing of growing numbers of bad cops, I believe God is speaking to Black America — a people who once counted Him as our “All in All.” His message is from 2 Chronicles 7:14 of the Old Testament:

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Don’t be intimidated by the devil’s pitchmen who say prayer is for weak-kneed bible thumpers, that it is not a trait of warriors. Quite the contrary — prayer is a warrior’s saber in this great spiritual warfare in which we find ourselves.

Be not deceived!  “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6: 12)

“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.” (2 Corinthians: 10: 4 )

This is rhema for a time such as this. For those that have an ear, let [them] hear.




Jarrette Fellows, Jr. is Publisher and Editor of Compton Herald. He attended junior and senior high school in Compton, and is an alumnus of California State University, Los Angeles.


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