The Left is NOT Aiming to Destroy America. They’re Aiming For This.

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“Put Uriah in the front line where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die.” –2 Samuel 11:15 (NIV)

As king, David was supposed to have been somewhere else. Instead, he was watching another man’s wife while her husband was dutifully off to war. David then took Bathsheba, got her pregnant, and tried to hide it by calling Uriah home. But in his loyalty to king and country, Uriah would not take advantage of his leave by laying with his wife, thereby foiling David’s plan to cover up his adultery. When he realized that he could not manipulate Uriah, David sent him back to front, where the fighting was fiercest… with orders to leave Uriah standing alone—a clear target for a decisive kill.

Since the spark of George Floyd’s death that ignited a firestorm of protests, riots, anarchy and wanton destruction in major cities across the United States, the political/social Left in American society has made a forceful—and successful—push for obedience, demanding both our compliance with their rhetoric and our submission to their will. Such incredible peer pressure—in the name of anti-racism—spares no one from retribution for even questioning, much less resisting, either their means or their message. The Progressive Left, with the collaboration of a sympathetic media and a subversive Black Lives Matters movement, has both literally and figuratively brought all manner of men and women, businesses and leaders, corporations and sports franchises to their knees.

The gargantuan wave of kneeling we are seeing today—especially among athletes during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem—has become a bright line for the choosing of sides. Only a paltry few have, for whatever reason, refused to bend the knee. Make what you will of the kneeling itself—whether as a symbol, a show of solidarity, a silent protest, or an acquiescence to mob rule—but for those people of conviction, its conspicuous juxtaposition to the honoring of the flag, and unforgiving insistence upon universal conformity, is just a bridge too far.

Jonathan Isaac—a black member of the Orlando Magic basketball team—believes that “kneeling or wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt [doesn’t] go hand-in-hand with supporting black lives.” Since American sports teams have started almost universally taking a knee, Isaac recently became the first NBA player not to kneel at the altar of BLM. “I felt like I wanted to just take a stand on [it],” he said. “I feel like for me, black lives are supported through the Gospel [of Jesus Christ]. All lives are supported through the Gospel.”

Likewise, last month, Georgia state trooper O’Neal Saddler, who is also black, refused requests to kneel during a BLM protest, stating that “I only kneel for one person… God.”

San Francisco Giants pitcher Sam Coonrod also recently chose not to kneel with his teammates, explaining similarly, “I’m a Christian, so I just believe that I can’t kneel before anything besides God…. I don’t think I’m better than anybody. I’m just a Christian…. I feel if I did kneel I’d be a hypocrite. I don’t want to be a hypocrite.”

And that’s what the Left is counting on.

Whether by crafty design or through an opportunistic confluence of circumstances, the Left has discovered the reliable means by which they can identify—and eliminate—the object of their disdain and devastation. Moved by spiritual forces beyond most of their conscious understanding…

…their goal is not to destroy the United States.

Or the political or social Right.

Or the traditional family structure.

Or Judeo-Christian values.

For sure, these will all be casualties of war, as each one is a hill the Left intends to take. But the true aim of the progressive, socialist, communist, Marxist, anarchist, godless left…

… is true believers in Jesus Christ—real followers of Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel.

Like the withdrawal of Uriah’s compatriots—singling him out for the enemy, and marking him for certain death—every time a child of God stands while others kneel—both literally and figuratively—he makes himself a naked, vulnerable target for all the forces poised against him.

The ultimate, spiritual aim of the political/social Left—and all the enemies of God—is to identify and eliminate it’s only real, long-term threat: those who will bend the knee to no one but God. The Left cares nothing for the throngs of church-goers who fear defying government ordinances against gathering during a pandemic, or the myriad of name-only Christians who will feebly parrot the social position du jour, or the believers who tout biblical values on Facebook but stay quiet and compliant in the public square. No, their goal is to demolish all resistance, and their hatred and fear are for those who would rather suffer for God’s Name than comply.

Like those godly men of old, who chose to face the fiery furnace rather than bow to the idols of Babylon, we must each decide what kind of Messiah-followers we are going to be. For as long as we stand, we will be vulnerable, but not defenseless. “For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you” (De. 20:4, NAS). Among the fear and chaos of pandemics and riots, do not lose sight of the Left’s final objective. There is a strategy, and they are fighting on multiple fronts, but make no mistake: if you are a true believer in the Messiah of Israel, the end game of this war is you.

Get right with God. Grow strong in His word. And if you truly bear His Name, resist intimidation in all gentleness and humility. You are not alone. Do not fear becoming a target by contending for what is right. Refuse to bow to the pressure… and stay standing.

What do you think? Sound off below!

  • Vicky Ferbert
    August 6, 2020

    Amen and amen!

    • Nancy Isenhoff
      August 6, 2020

      Excellent ! You are right on target !

  • Isaac Geoffrey
    August 6, 2020

    This is a good reminder of why we are where we are right now, and a clear picture of how we as believers must continue onward.
    I am reminded of another story, of faithful Daniel, who was favored by the king and placed in a position of authority. The other authorities were displeased with his position and “sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him. Then these men said, ‘We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.’” (Daniel 6:4-5)
    And so they manipulated the king into signing a ban on prayer to anyone but the king. But Daniel was faithful, and knowing the law, still continued to kneel and pray to God, even in front of his open window. He was thrown into the lions’ den for this, but God preserved and protected him.
    May we also have the boldness of Daniel to continue kneeling to our God, and not to others, no matter the consequence. And may God preserve His faithful people!

    • Virginia Osment
      August 7, 2020

      Amen. They started years ago and we were silent and let them take God out of schools and today our kids are being taught there is no God.

  • Frank Lowinger
    August 6, 2020

    Fabulously written piece. The distribution of this blog should go far and wide. For people who desire to honor and serve the L-RD we see the battle lines being drawn, kingdoms in conflict…and we must be strong and not intimidated into silence or conformity.

  • EML
    August 6, 2020

    You again stand up to who you consistently show yourself to be: a man of no compromise. Bless you and prayers that all of us endure to the end…

  • Doc Hoover
    August 6, 2020

    Much like Ephesians 6:12. ” For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Also Ephesians 1:21.
    Great article, Brother.

  • John Flack
    August 6, 2020

    For several hours now after reading your blog, I was mentally composing a reply and researching for quotes to use countering your right-wing political epistle. There’s no use. Shame on you, Kevin, for jumping into the hateful political divide that haunts our society today.
    I have read your online posts for a number of years now. Sorry, no more.

    • Kevin Geoffrey
      August 6, 2020

      I’m sorry you feel that way, John. This post is not about politics as much as it is about standing up for God in every arena, refusing to bow to political and social pressures that go against our conscience or God’s word, and being prepared to be singled out—and to suffer—for being a follower of Messiah.

      • John Flack
        August 6, 2020

        Perhaps you should read the reasons these athletes have given for ‘taking a knee,’ not bowing down to any entity. May I humbly suggest Ryan Reaves of the Vegas Golden Knights as one of the latest. These people are not advocating arson, violence, etc. They are concerned that some of our people are afraid to walk down the street simply because of the color of their skin. And, they are “prepared to be singled out” (as you say) for their willingness to point out how poorly certain of G-d’s children are treated daily. To say that they are in any way trying to attack Messiah is a huge reach, and, I fear, indicative of a personal bias.
        OK, I’ve said my piece. I’ll shut up now and leave this alone permanently.

        • Kevin Geoffrey
          August 6, 2020

          John, I did not say the athletes are trying to attack Messiah or advocate violence, and their reasons for kneeling—whatever they are—are not at issue. Neither the kneeling, nor my article, are all about the athletes, or about racism. The problems are (1) that this act has been strategically juxtaposed with the National Anthem, forcing men of conscience who wish to honor their flag and country to either conform or make themselves a target, and (2) that the socio-political left demands universal compliance with and approval of all they do. The point of the article is simply this: when the moment comes when those of power and influence demand that you violate your conscience—and that moment will eventually come—will you kneel to their demands, or will you stand for God?

      • Jo Ann
        August 6, 2020

        Absolutely Kevin ! I agree with you 100% Aaron Tippin put out his first single hit in 1991 and the name of the song is : YOU’VE GOT TO STAND FOR SOMETHING OR YOU’LL FALL FOR ANYTHING .You’ve got to be your own man not a puppet on a string .Never compromise what’s right !

  • Diane
    August 6, 2020

    Thank you Kevin. Such a great reminder to stand strong and faithful in our Lord and Savior Yeshua. He will see us through these times. The left will be brought to their knees by our Messiah for inciting these horrible times. Thank you again for such awesome and amazing words from YHVH given to you. Such a blessing.

  • Aggie Henley
    August 7, 2020

    The unspoken problem is that the political left are now socialists and/or marxist. And they do not believe in God. That is not to say everyone, but for the most part. Once we define the acts as coming from the left, we will see that they are the enemy. I should probably clarify that it is the young left, and not the older folks.

  • Deborah Carney
    August 13, 2020

    You say that the purpose of your article is to tell people to be firm in thier faith and to stand strong. What I don’t understand is you saying your not being political when you sound that way. Why are you judgemental against one group and not the other? This too stirs up division among people…just read some of the comments. Those who are firm in thier faith will not yield to the rhetoric of those calling for violence or submission into thier beliefs. GOD knows the heart of every man and he will judge us for our deeds. Shalom

    • Kevin Geoffrey
      August 14, 2020

      Thank you for your comments, Deborah. Can you please cite what I said that “sound[ed]… political” and was “judgmental”? And can you tell me what is the “other… group” that I failed to be “judgmental” against? Looking forward to your reply.

  • Deborah Carney
    August 15, 2020

    I hope you enjoyed the Sabbath with your family and thank you for your response. I should have used the term, Left which is a purely political statement instead of the word group. I do not understand the comparison regarding King David’s sins and the murder of George Floyd. You mentioned in your article that the death of George Floyd ignited a firestorm of protests, riots, anarchy and wanton destruction in major cities. But you failed to mention that the president had tear gas thrown at peaceful protester for a photo op in front of a church. Nor did you mention White Supremist that sends people into these cities to initiate the riots by damaging those properties so it could be blamed on the protesters. You say the Progressive Left, with the collaboration of sympathetic media and subversive Black Lives Matter movement, has brought all manner of men and women, businesses and leaders, corporations to their knees. We are in a pandemic…that is what is bringing the above mentioned to their knees. Why are you not looking at the Right? They are the ones telling people not to wears mask and not following their own guidelines. They are like the false prophets telling the Jews that there will be peace when Jeremiah is telling them destruction is coming. We are in a trial with this pandemic and if we cannot listen to the medical professional that YHWH has provide to guide us through this, then we are in trouble (Proverbs 22:3), they are trying to save lives not destroy them. If you only mention the actions of the Left and none of the Right then, it seems to me that you are being political and judgmental. I am neither for the Left nor the Right both have their faults. But I cannot sit and judge people that are being oppressed due to the color of their skin and are making a stand to be treated as human beings. They have the choice to kneel or stand just like anybody else. If not kneeing at a pre-game playing of the National Anthem is more upsetting than the killing of innocent black lives and not wearing a mask which has destroyed so many lives does not seem to matter, then we have a problem with humanity. Yeshua tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves, that says it all. And if we were doing as YHWH and Yeshua commanded us to do, then we would not have these issues. As I said I chose neither the Left nor the Right. I stand with YHWH and pray to Him for guidance and understanding of this world because it is not perfect, but His word is. Thank you for your time and many blessings to you and your family. Shalom

    • Kevin Geoffrey
      August 15, 2020

      Shalom Deborah. Thank you so much for your extensive and thoughtful reply.

      In my article, it was not my intention to compare King David’s sins with the death of George Floyd. I compared what David did to Uriah with what the Left is attempting to do to believers with regard to the kneeling. In the same way that the army withdrew and exposed Uriah to the enemy army, the kneeling phenomenon is marking believers and people of conscience for retribution and persecution.

      You are correct that I mentioned “protests, riots, anarchy and wanton destruction in major cities” and the influence of the “Progressive Left, with the collaboration of a sympathetic media and a subversive Black Lives Matters movement,” but did not bring up the things you mentioned—such as the president tear gassing peaceful protestors, or the initiation of riots by White Supremacists—because I see those talking points (and others like them) as propaganda by the media, which are disputed and contradicted by other reports.

      Clearly, you and I have a very different perception of what is happening right now with regard to racism and the pandemic, and so I can see how that could be interpreted as me being judgmental. But my point was never to attempt to arbitrate the merits or misdeeds of either the Right or the Left on these issues, but to point out that the “ultimate, spiritual aim of the political/social Left—and all the enemies of God—is to identify and eliminate it’s only real, long-term threat: those who will bend the knee to no one but God”; and then to exhort the reader to be prepared for what lies ahead.

      I hope that clarifies things for you. Blessings.

  • Cindy
    August 16, 2020

    After receiving the ‘Messianic Daily Devotional’ I decided to visit your website. That was an excellent response to Deborah. I would also like to mention Acts 28:26:
    “‘Go to this people, and say, You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive.” Yah has dulled their understanding. So many scriptures refer to this. Stand firm, Kevin, as we also need to be doing! I am also reminded of Ephesians 6:11: “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”