RISE OF THE DEMONIC SNARES–CONCLUSION
There are many ‘gang experts’ who read my blogs, ‘hype’ the material contained therein, and use the notes and information I have been blessed to share as a means of ‘building’ their own ‘anti-gang’ works and attempting to gain/raise grant money and/or gain clients. The real Christian and MSG Specialist is interested in ENDING the slavery and misery caused by gang activity, and setting the captives free to become productive citizens, rather than healthy ‘jail slaves’. I would be failing in my duty as a Christian and a Modern Street Gang Specialist if I didn’t give the solution to the problem of breaking the chain of demonic snares which bind many male and female MSG members, regardless of nationality.
The solution is–faith and full trust in Jesus Christ, and reliance upon His being able to snap those snares that bind the individual to gang activity. In short, the solution to the rise of the demonic snares rests in the sacrifice of one on a hill called Calvary more than 2000 years ago. Jesus went to the cross for your sins and mine. He died, was buried, and…on the third day, He came out of the grave with all power! Those of us who believe are to tell His story, share His gospel, and let men and women, boys and girls KNOW that we have a Savior who can snap any snare that may arise in one’s life. Not only this, but He can turn a gang member into great minister; a female shot caller into a housewife, and a gang leader into a winner of others out of the kingdom of darkness and into the light of day. Not only this…but He WILL be your true friend, in a cold world.
John, Chapter 3 is not just something you ‘see’ on a sign at a sporting event.
Many modern gangs have included a provision in their constitutions and bylaws to let gang members OUT of the gang IF they ‘get religion’. However, one must ‘model’ what they claim to have to where it is believable to the gang leadership. They can spot, and they DO kill ‘religious phonies’. There are plenty of naysayers: those involved with the prison/law enforcement/therapeutic/judicial industrial complex quick to convince the gang members–that “…once a gang member, always a gang member…” This is how they keep their money flowing during a time of national recession/depression.
My final observation is aimed at the ‘complex’ and those who are involved in gang activity. Who you are now, is not who you have been destined to become. It is up to EACH snared person to look at Jesus Christ, and be willing to shed the old life, and with a heavenly-sent courage begin again–by being TRULY born again!
Mike Ramey is the Chief Instructor and MSG Specialist with THE GANG LINE, Indianapolis, Indiana. Feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. (C) 2014, Mike Ramey/Barnstorm Communications. Permission granted for exclusive use to Thug Exposed.org.