The Searching Generation

Protests worldwide embrace Black Lives Matter movement
Reuters | June 6, 2020 

Looters who hit L.A. stores explain what they did: ‘Get my portion!’
Los Angeles Times | June 5, 2020 

News Analysis: Racism, Unrest, Police Brutality. Is America Living 1968 All Over Again? Yes, And No
Los Angeles Times | June 4, 2020 

IDENTIFY WITH PAIN OF OTHERS 
IDENTIFY THE REAL PROBLEM

“The fiery trial through which we pass will light us, in honor or dishonor, down to the latest generation.”
Abraham Lincoln, 1862
Malachi 2:10 “Have we, not all one Father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously with one another…?”

A SEARCHING GENERATION

·      Longs for Family
·      Needs A Hero

 Martin Luther King “Violence never brings permanent peace…It solves no social problem — it merely creates new and more complicated ones… It seeks to humiliate — rather than win understanding. It seeks to annihilate rather than convert… It thrives on hatred rather than love.”

 AN UNDISCLOSED STRATEGY
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Declaration of Independence 

·      Cultural Targets: Family, Small Business, Church, Private Property
·      Politics Of Fear 
“When a country is in revolt, it has many rulers, but only with a person who has understanding and knowledge will it last a long time,” Proverbs 28:2 [GW]

·      The Battle is Spiritual 
 Ephesians 6:12-13 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

A PROMISE OF CLARITY 
·      Darkness Will Not Have The Last Word
Revelation 5:9 “[You] have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.”

·      Truth Will Be Established 
Psalm 89:14 “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.”
Zechariah 14:9 “On that day the Lord will become King over the whole earth—the Lord alone, and his name alone”