To My Dear KLCC Family, and To All Our Online Friends,

The devil’s job description is clear in John 10:10. He is totally focused on stealing, killing, and destroying. He especially wants to do so when we are weak and most vulnerable. There have been several recent national cases where black people have been clearly violated and horribly treated. How many more go unrecorded only God knows. Heads need to roll from the top to the bottom in the chain of command of these law enforcement agencies. I expect more from the police who are paid to protect and serve us. Let’s remember though that most of them honor that call.

In this moment where we mourn and protest George Floyd’s murder, we remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest.” Yet, once again, the devil rallies the mob (made up of those who are white, black and brown, anarchist, supremacist and militant) to hijack passionate and legal protest in order to silence truth and keep light from being shed on true injustice. Dr. King further reminds us that, “We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.” Only Godly wisdom can discern that which is purely violent from that which is a cry from the many forcefully shouting, “Can You Hear Me Now!” Only light can defeat darkness.

The voices of justice, reconciliation, equal opportunity, civil rights, and civility must speak louder than the voices of chaos and division. Now more than ever we need to come together and stand against darkness in any and every form. We here at KLCC need to continually tear down any walls between us that the devil is constantly trying to rebuild.

Our fight is not against flesh and blood, white or black, police or civilian, our fight is against demonic powers and principalities. Do not fall into the trap my brothers and sisters. Do not turn you ears and eyes toward the darkness but keep your eyes open to the way of the cross and our Lord who died to defeat the powers of darkness in men’s hearts and not the political powers of Rome.

Let us put down our phones, shut off our computers, turn off the news, and get down on our knees. Then we can stand together with the mind of Christ, His unconditional love, and the strategic wisdom of heaven. It is in this stance we will demonstrate the peace and hope that the rule of God’s Kingdom will bring.

God Bless You All,
Bishop Jay Ramirez