Our nation is under attack! Jarring social changes and frightening geopolitical events pummel our sensibilities like waves endlessly breaking upon the shore. Life's been getting a whole lot crazier with each passing year. And now, an election season fraught with epic consequences is bearing down upon us all.
What exactly is going on behind the scenes that's causing so much confusion?
Satan has a five-part plan to disrupt and destroy the United States of America and other Western societies. Allen Parr of Allen Parr Ministries and host of the hit YouTube channel The BEAT joined me on Prophetic Perspectives to reveal Satan's insidious plan.
#1 – Breaking Down Families
The breaking down of families isn't something necessarily new, but currently there are a whole lot of woke organizations out there that have been fighting for evil under the banners of feminist rights and many other anti-family positions. Clearly, a war on the traditional nuclear family is being waged. As a result, divorce rates climb ever higher, even among Christians. We have more and more people giving up on their marriages. The Enemy knows that people are stronger together than apart, so Satan has made a concerted effort to tear apart the foundational structure of our society — the nuclear family.
Jesus in Matthew 19:1-10 reiterates what was written in Malachi 2:16, "For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one's garment with violence." Satan absolutely hates the nuclear family because the family establishes the very foundation for a just and godly society.
As the family goes, so society goes. The Enemy knows this truth, and so he creates conflict and discord within the home for the purpose of causing families to break up. Divorce creates a significantly negative effect on children of broken homes, often causing young adults to prefer to just live together in sin or wait to get married much later in life, sometimes well past their child-rearing years.
If Satan can split children off from a nurturing family structure, then they become far more vulnerable to temptation. That's the number one tactic in Satan's strategy to destroy the foundations of a nation.
#2 – Abortion
If you cannot break a family, then eliminate it before it ever begins. Americans have aborted 63 million babies since 1973 when the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion. China has aborted 300 million babies in that time! Even with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the death toll due to abortion in the US and across the globe is both shocking and genocidal.
God abhors abortion! Let's call abortion what it truly is — murder. God in Exodus 20:13 commands, "you shalt not murder," which is the Sixth Commandment.
The Enemy has been trying to normalize murder through abortion. Same as the homosexual agenda, Satan has been working to minimize this sin as not being a big deal. He'll cloak murder under the auspices of a women's right to choose, or that an unborn baby isn't really life yet and so, abortion isn't really murder. Satan works to place doubts in people's minds to desensitize them to what is really happening, which when it comes to abortion, is most definitely murder in God's eyes.
#3 – Confusion Over Sexual Identity
The third tactic Satan has been using to attack our nation, especially targeting the newest generation, is by causing great confusion over one's gender and sexual identity. It seems like now more than ever our youth have become terribly confused about something as simple as their own gender.
In interviews on college campuses, when students are asked how many genders there are, some amazingly responded with "infinite," and some just make up numbers because they simply have no idea. Job applications are offering the choices of "Male," "Female," and "Other." Gender is also being removed from birth certificates. The Enemy is doing a job on our youth by getting them confused over the biological identity to which they were born.
And yet, the Bible declares there are only two genders. Genesis 1:27 states, "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." This verse clearly does not say "male, female, fluid, and so on" It states that God created two genders and only two genders.
Not only has confusion over gender and sexual identity been running rampant, but gargantuan efforts have been made to create sexual preference confusion as well. The LGBTQ+ agenda is being pushed on almost every television program that is available to watch. It's blatantly obvious that the Media is strenuously attempting to normalize the homosexual agenda with regular characters that are same-sex couples or by extolling characters who are inclined to be same-sex attracted. "Family friendly" entertainment companies such as Disney and shockingly even some of our public school teachers work hard to normalize sexuality, even as young as the tender elementary ages.
We are watching in horror as the Enemy weaves into the fabric of our country the normalization of extra-marital sexuality, which is something God has clearly defined as sin (Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Rom. 1:24-27; 1 Cor. 6:9-10; 1 Tim. 1:9-10). In his insidious effort, Satan has particularly been targeting the minds of our newest generation to lead them into bondage to lust and confusion and so separate them from their Creator's good and perfect will.
#4 – Emotional Disorders
We are living in a time when many kids suffer from low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Children are being prescribed massive amounts of medication to deal with these emotional conditions.
And yet, our Lord Jesus says in John 10:10, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy," but that "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." Our Creator cherishes each and every one of His creations made in His image, but Satan steals their identity away from them with Evolution and other Humanist philosophies. This tragically has resulted in a generation that sees life as pointless and concludes that its existence is meaningless.
#5 – Division
The last component of Satan's five-part plan to destroy America involves tribalism. The Enemy attacks our nation by fomenting division. Americans are so divided right now! You cannot go on social media and have a discussion without endless arguing and strife. Social media has become one of the main tools in Satan's insidious work toward sowing discord and division throughout our society.
Three different ways Satan causes division: race, politics, and denominationalism. Obviously, there has been a whole lot of racial tension in our country, especially since the Floyd police incident and the subsequent riots of 2020. The Enemy has been using Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality to sow discord and divide people along ethnic lines.
Politics, especially in an election year, are always divisive. Christians are called to vote for biblical values, which often puts them at odds with family and friends. Each side of the political aisle acts as if their vote determines the eternal existence of the nation, and whose hype creates even greater discord and division.
Denominations are also well known for arguing and fussing over various doctrines and other ecclesiastical subjects, instead of keeping the focus on Jesus Christ and the primary doctrines. Sadly, Christians don't often get along very well with each other. It's rather a sad blight on the Church. Christians should all be on the same team, and yet we've long been letting denominationalism break us apart. Christians don't even realize that denominationalism is being used as a tool of the Devil to create discord within the Church.
These five key tactics are employed by Satan to wreak havoc for the purpose of eventually destroying our society. Now that we know what Satan's five-part plan is, we can counter it. Christians remain called to continue to be "salt and light" in this fallen world. We stand for righteousness in an increasingly dark era. And, as we wait for the return of Jesus Christ, we continue to share the Gospel, all the way up until the King of Kings' glorious return to conquer Satan and his minions of evil.