While walking through the mall some weeks ago, I walked past this advert and my eyes caught the caption for a bit as I walked past. But the words kept coming back to me:
Today, 3500 people WILL DIE on the road . . . (God forbid)
Something was wrong with what I just read. What was the basis for this information? What was the source of it? Did they give tags to the 3500 people who have left their houses in the morning with plans to die? Did anyone stand on the road to count how many people died the previous day to make such predictions? Is it fact or is it just a scare tactic? While there are many other ways these statistics might have been delivered, if they are even statistics at all, those words were intentionally selected by the people who designed and approved the advert, and it was done for a reason.
Life and death are in the power of the tongue.
In the name of demographics, the media has succeeded in sowing seeds of fear into the hearts of many, and there is no place the devil functions more efficiently than in a heart filled with fear. We read and listen to news and adverts like these and soon enough we speak them into reality, because we, created in the image of God, are the ones with the creative power, not the devil, so he needs us to function, leading us with leashes of fear to do his bidding.
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . . and so does fear, by the words of the enemy sowed in hearts by such murderous demographic.
In 2019, 5000 people WILL DIE from breast cancer . . . (God forbid)
With such confidence, they utter these statements without considering that their words are going out like arrows. WILL DIE – with their words, they kill.
I choose to see such demographics and statistics as evil prophetic statements sown as seeds, scattered about to catch any heart fertilized by fear to be the soil they will grow and bear fruit.
But we are not a part of this demographic. They speak their words in vain and make their predictions to their own detriment. In wisdom, we will live and fulfil the number of our days as we are daily lead by the Spirit of God.