Jeremiah 49:26 Her young men will fall in the streets and die. Her soldiers will all be killed, ”says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.

Chaos continues in Ferguson because of the execution of Mike Brown by a white police officer. This was just as disturbing as the beheading of journalist James Foley who was captured i…n 2012 trying to expose the suffering of the people of Syria and beheaded on Youtube. Our young men are dying in the streets of Syria and St. Louis.

Why are they dying in the streets of Syria and St. Louis? What is happening in Syria could be what happens in St. Louis if justice is not rendered soon.

Fighting escalated in Syria until it was a civil war. Civilians vegan with peaceful protests against their dictator Assad. He sent in armed guards who opened fire on civilians and caused ordinary civilians to take arms to defend themselves.

Armed civilians organized into rebel groups. The army deployed across the country, shelling and bombing whole neighborhoods and towns, trying to terrorize people into submission. They’ve also allegedly used chemical weapons. Volunteers from other countries joined the rebels, either because they wanted freedom and democracy for Syria or, more likely, because they are jihadists who hate Syria’s secular government. The rebels were gaining ground for a while and now it looks like Assad is coming back. There is no end in sight.

Jeremiah prophesied against Damascus which was the Capitol of modern day Syria. He pronounced judgment against them in their rebellion against God that there young men would fall in the streets. Americans have rebelled against God by choosing idol gods of capitalism, patriotism, and racism. This idolatry has led to the massacre of our young men in the streets of America and the Middle East.

It would seem that the conflict would stop in St. Louis if one man would just turn himself in for the murder of Mike Brown. That’s what stopped the impending judgment upon Israel 2,000 years ago. In the midst of revolutions, bloodshed, genocide one man surrendered his life to save a nation. As a matter of fact one of the religious leaders prophesied about it this way:

John 11:50-52 You don’t realize that it’s better for you that one man should die for the people than for the whole nation to be destroyed.” He did not say this on his own; as high priest at that time he was led to prophesy that Jesus would die for the entire nation. And not only for that nation, but to bring together and unite all the children of God scattered around the world.

That one man is Jesus! He is the only way to end this conflict. We must turn back to following Christ. We must treat people the way we want to be treated. We must set the captives free. We must heal the sick. We must stand up for those who have no rights like the orphans and the widows. We must stand up against the slaughter of the innocents. Until we do our young men will continue to fall in the streets and our soldiers will be killed. Turn back to Jesus and surrender the guilty party.

 

Dear God, Give us good sense to know when it is time to surrender to you. If we walk in the darkness then we cannot say we belong to you because you are light. If we say we have no racism, no idolatry, no sin we are liars. But if we confess our sins you will be faithful to forgive us of our sins then the wars will cease. Please Lord bring us peace and help the killing to stop in these streets. No justice No Peace!

In Jesus Name,

Amen