The “Prince of the Power of the Air” is at it again. You might ask, “Who is that?” According to Ephesians 2:2, it is Satan who controls and rules the airwaves through the media. Television, radio and the Internet are all tools that Satan uses to influence the masses in to fulfilling their lusts and doing evil. One of his latest attacks is on the family structure that is already desperately crippled in the United States and is in worse condition in the so-called Black community.
How has Satan chosen to further his mission against the family and Black families in particular? Oxygen’s new reality show “All My Babies’ Mamas” featuring Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo, his 11 children and 10 “babies’ mamas” is the answer! The First Lady, Fighter, Jealous, Wanna-Be-Bougie, No Drama, Shady and From Hell Babies’ Mamas argue, fight, and sometimes cooperate to make things happen because of their love for Shawty Lo and their children (of course). All the drama you would suspect would be involved in such a volatile situation is present from the pilot.
Why would Oxygen promote such foolishness or can this show benefit our community in any way? The answer is an obvious no, but let’s take a look at what the scriptures say.
Ephesians 2:1-3 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; (2) Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: (3) Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Satan’s job, and the media is one of his tools, is to help you fulfill your lust and break the commandments. He understands that as long as the followers of Christ are breaking the commandments, they will have no power in the Earth. The television programs, music, video games and even books now are inventions that he uses to entice people to sin. When we give in to those vices and are disobedient to the Word, we allow Satan to rule over us.
Deuteronomy 4:5-9 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. (6) Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. (7) For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? (8) And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? (9) Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;
The scriptures show us that when we keep the commandments and teach them to our children, we will be seen as wise people in the sight of all the nations. Do the nations look at us like we are that wise nation? No, and the reason why is the scriptures are not a priority in many of our lives. Money, cars, women, advancing in business, education and everything else takes priority while the Heavenly Father takes a back seat. And for this reason, the world looks at us as fools on reality television, the news and life in general.
Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Malachi 2:14-16 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. (15) And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. (16) For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
Getting a woman and then putting her away is a treacherous evil act in the sight of the Lord. This show promotes the repeated and habitual putting away of women and utter foolishness. The Lord hates this! The Duggar Family has a show called “19 Kids and Counting” where a married couple has 19 children and raises them in a proper family structure. Black people get “All My Babies’ Mamas.” The message is clear.
The scriptures in Ephesians Chapter 2 show us that despite all of his efforts, Satan can have no power over us if we repent, apply the scriptures and teach them to our children. All of us have sinned and we have a defender against the wiles of Satan if we subject ourselves to following Christ’s example rather than following the wicked ways of this world. Hebrews 13:4 shows us what we have to do in order to repent.
Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, (5) Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) (6) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: (7) That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.