Dear Wake Up Family:
Over 50 years ago, the United States enacted a policy called Title IX to address inequalities due to gender in collegiate activities. At the time, women did not have the same opportunities as men in education, admissions, or sports, so institutions were to provide a male/female ratio equal to their student population. In 2021, the US Department of Education implemented a policy to enforce Title IX’s prohibition of discrimination to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Predictably, this new policy has resulted in discrimination against the same group it was implemented to protect—biological females are now unable to be competitive with biological males calling themselves female.
The educational, media, political, and entertainment industries have initiated an all-out assault on traditional values, twisting the definitions of equality, gender, and discrimination to disrupt the moral underpinnings of society. The world’s children are in the crosshairs. Children have always questioned their identity as they mature from childhood through adolescence into adulthood. The devil successfully attacks the family during this transitional period, attempting to separate children from their parents, replacing parents with peers, teachers, and social media. While some may question the data, there is no doubt that young people have self-identified as homosexual or transgender in significantly greater percentages during the past five years due to these attacks.
Larry described our current situation this way. In the beginning, God designed that a man and woman should live together forever. Then sin occurred, and human sexuality became distorted. A strong family unit can produce a better society than a dysfunctional family. The devil has carefully studied the family structure God created and has used five secrets about human sexuality that enable him to destroy or severely injure the family structure.
First, the devil understands that human sexuality is a potent force, both in a biological sense and in an emotional sense. Sex sells because sex is seducing. The devil knows that if no one teaches a child respect, reverence, and self-controlt before age seven, that child will be an easy target for sexual promiscuity during adolescence. The devil knows that if he can separate children from their parents at an early age, they will not receive the training they desperately need. The devil also knows that if he can cause teenagers to violate themselves sexually, the damage can last a long time, even a lifetime, and the damage is not limited to that teenager. Sexual immorality can affect the teenager’s relationship with a spouse many years later. Every time a young person falls prey to the devil’s temptation, the devil triumphs!
Second, the devil understands that children involuntarily become young adults with sexual interest and curiosity when their bodies produce certain hormones. This means that every human being will eventually have some sexual interest during the early years of life. Thus, every human being is a potential target for sexual immorality. The devil and his demons have carefully studied the most attractive ways to lure an innocent teenager into his trap. Whenever a young person falls into temptation, the devil wins!
Third, the devil understands that promiscuity, pornography, and premarital sex can produce an appetite for sex that cannot be satisfied. When a person becomes dominated by sexual desires, often it is only a matter of time until the passion for sex will create victims, who can be young or old. In most cases, the victim is unaware of the oncoming danger. In other words, sexual obsession produces innocent victims sooner or later, and these victims will suffer for a very long time.. Whenever a sexual offender hurts a victim, the devil prevails!
Fourth, the devil clearly understands the ambiance that promotes sexual promiscuity. In other words, the devil knows how to excite our sensual receptors, stimulate the hormones in our bodies, make the sexual experience appear to be a substitute for love and apply tons of peer pressure. The devil also knows that once young males are aroused, it is nearly impossible to say no to sex and that many young females are too starved for acceptance, affection, and love to say no. So, the devil has become the world’s greatest pimp, and billions of confused young people have bought his pleasures at great price. Every time someone enters into a sexually immoral act, the devil succeeds!
Fifth, the devil knows that children crave affirmation from their peers. He has developed an environment in the educational system where students are often encouraged to assume alternative personas, such as homosexual or transgender identities, without considering the long-term mental health effects. Whenever an impressionable youth self-identifies as transgender or homosexual, the devil triumphs!
The devil renews the sexually charged atmosphere of the world seven days a week through a flurry of videos, social media, and publications promoting unconventional lifestyles. He is ruining the world by corrupting God’s gift to man. What a devil. One day the Lord will end evil caused by the devil, and the devil will lose!
I am amazed by the rapid moral decline in society over the past weeks, months, years, and decades. . . take your pick! Satan has succeeded in advancing his agenda to challenge biblical values of morality, purity, respect, and love. God calls us to “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.” (Colossians 3:5–6) We are close to a point where the world’s cup of iniquity will be filled, and like the days of Noah, God will terminate the devil’s agenda with sudden wrath. (Genesis 6:5–7; Matthew 24:37; 1 Thessalonians 5:3)
Jesus calls us to a higher standard, and with His help, we can emerge victorious over the devil and his lies. He is coming soon, and we must do our best to prevent the devil from gaining a foothold within our families.