With all of the upheaval surrounding transgender bathroom choices, I feel like we daily need to be reminded that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood.
They built the high places [for worship] of Baal in the Valley of Ben-hinnom (son of Hinnom) to make their sons and their daughters pass through the fire to [worship and honor] Molech—which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this repulsive thing, to cause Judah to sin.
What does this have to do with modern day? Well, we may not be purposely sacrificing our sons and daughters on an altar, but when we sacrifice the well being of our children to people please out of fear of man, it’s a form of honoring Baal over our children.
How do we not sacrifice our children? Speak up, don’t take this lying down! Shout from the roof tops and I don’t just mean on social media. Boycott places that support things that don’t protect our children. Get petitions started, find out what it takes to make a difference. If you feel you are too busy or don’t know how to get started, educate yourself and/or fund someone who knows what they are doing!
What other small ways can we not worship Baal? Sometimes it’s the small things that make a huge difference. Those of you who have been raped or molested know what I am talking about. Things like don’t just send your children overnight somewhere if you don’t know the personal character of the parents and the children they are hanging with out of a convenience for yourself so you can have a night off from parenting. Don’t let your kids go to the bathroom alone in a public place just because you don’t feel like going in with them. Don’t allow your kids to take the same route everyday at the same time for your convenience sake. This establishes a predictable pattern for a pedophile or abductor. Never ignore that still small voice inside that tells you something is not quite right. Don’t compromise your kids because you are in the middle of coffee with a friend and it’s easier for them to walk home instead of running to the bus stop. Don’t send them to a church event and just assume your kids are okay there. Ask questions, meet staff, meet parents, get involved until people earn your trust. Never pass your sons and daughters through the fire for your own convenience.
Take the time to teach your children not to act or look like a victim (and don’t model that behavior for them to mimic.) Teach them to be warriors for Christ and to know their authority that comes from heaven!