Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Pop Culture Gone Wild!

The complete moral breakdown over the release of the latest  NIKE Air Jordan 11 Retro Concord basketball shoe is absolutely stunning!

The riots across America since Friday December 23, when Nike released this  $180 perennial favorite, did not happen by accident. It happened because of a philosophy which replaced the God of the Bible with men who posted themselves on pedestals as the gods, to whom, certain people should look to, for everything, from food to education to medicine to jobs name it.

Where did a mentality for any of the following incidents come from for some of the reports from around the country, over the past few days? I will tell you right NOW, that it did not come from the Gideon Bible Society or Focus on the Family!

NEWS ITEMS from Dec. 23-27, 2011:

- Police in Georgia had to break the windows of the car of a 24 year old woman, who left her two toddlers in there, while she was fighting for a pair of these shoes inside a mall.
- Police had to pepper spray 20 people in Seattle when fighting broke out in a mall there.
- Three teens and an adult were arrested in Toledo, Ohio for disorderly conduct and breaking and entering a store, which was carrying the shoes.
- We all saw the videos of the fights in the Mall of America and cops taking down crime suspects, who came to buy these shoes.
- A young girl was severely injured when the mob stampeded and broke down the doors of a really nice downtown Indianapolis mall...and on and on!

The entire country has been treated to these video clips for the past four days! Yet not a word from basketball mogul Michael Jordan or any pillar of the pop culture which spawn this mad stupidity and anarchy! Not a word from their preachers and street activists. Not a word from any national leaders!

Finally Nike released a weak statement asking for civility! How nice of them!

This sort of moral degeneration will never cease until parents, or the people who raise these kids, wake up and see what they are doing to our youngsters! Poverty is no excuse for this kind of misconduct! It is also not a license for it. Local church leaders have to return to the Word of God and forget this garbage and unbiblical doctrine called Social Justice! Nowhere in the Bible is Social Justice mentioned or promoted!

Is any of this going to happen anytime soon? No! But we can start! We can start by praying for God to raise up His people in all communities nationwide, not just in the inner cities...but in the corrupt rich suburbs as well, which feeds off the misfortune and music culture of urban America.

The bottom line is this - until America returns to prayer, and until the REAL Christians in America stand up and demand their pulpit occupants follow the Christ from the Bible, this will continue to happen on a larger scale.....with more and more devastating result each time!

Are you ready to pray?

Father God, in the Name of Jesus, You said "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord". But Lord, America has made gods of wood, hay, stubble, electronics, celebrity, Hollywood, smooth-talking politicians and now rubber shoes their gods! America has exchanged the One True Holy God in Heaven for a worthless piece of trash which will all burn up one day, when You come to judge these same people!

America has turned its back on You yet sing Joy to the World and pack fancy churches twice a year at Christmas and Easter...all the while saying they are a Christian nation! Lord, Abba, You know better! We sing Joy, but there is no Joy. We cry out Peace, but there is no Peace. We preach Goodwill to men, but there is only ill will!

Father God, we who are called by Your Name know judgment is at hand! We know the axe is at the root of the tree and the other shoe is ready to drop! We know each day brings us closer to the Return of the King against Whom, these same people will one day try to fight or claim "Lord Lord"...but He will not know them.

Father You said "if My people who are called by My Name" will repent and turn from their evil idolatry and chasing after the false gods of this world, then You will hear from Heaven and bless....but while we have a praying remnant, the larger so-called body of the church has let You down, God. So now, Lord, we cry out, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, for mercy and grace and then Wisdom, Discernment and Boldness as we seek to bring others in this perishing society to You before it is too late. Give us direction as to whom we should seek to be Your elect, so we can bring in the Harvest, before the two minute warning is over and the clock runs out!

Set Your Mighty Hand upon this Land, oh God. Deliver us from evil, give us strength and the courage to stand up for what is right, while leaving certain battles for You along to fight. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear, what the Spirit is saying in these last days about ALL these things, for Thine is the kingdom and the Power and the Glory, in the Name of Jesus, amen.


Nikole Hahn said...

I could think of other things to spend $180 dollars on rather than on shoes.

The Bernie Lutchman Blog said...

Amen to that....Did you see the video from the malls. It was not about shoes, it's mob action...or flash mobs. This is coming and it's egged on by certain people. God will judge them harshly.