If you haven’t noticed, the marketing and advertising industry is increasingly intentional about their MESSages in their campaigns. Below are just a few:
That women are the better sex and should be the leaders of everything, should always be looked at as the victim, or the opposite…foolishness.
That manhood exemplifies one or more of the following attributes: violent, superficial, uncaring, effeminate and/or homosexual, buffoons, weak, or incapable of doing anything without a women “stepping in” and handling it. Moreover when men are the target audience, it’s almost always packaged seductively or in a way that fosters performance driven motives, which causes debt.
That children and adolescents can operate as adults. This MESSage has created a generation of kids and teens that believe they can make MAJOR decisions without the wisdom of their parents (such as dating, money, sex). The MESSage is that “friends”, peers, or some other adult are the best people to go to when they are in trouble. In a word…..kids don’t need parents….get them out of the picture.
I’m simply stating the obvious. It is a fact that there is definitely a diabolical plan to change our perception in respect to human creation roles and how we view the importance of family and community. The Advertising industry’s goals are generally geared to shape and direct our thinking and what will be perceived in the future. It’s always about the “future of” something…but I digress.
So is it me or is there a growing message that is focused on degrading the manly man’s role in our society. Jokes, satire, movies, and commercials that are filled with messages of weak men are commonplace. Even on the street one can see a man in a “domestic” setting (always with a baby on his hip or in a stroller). He needs to be at work! There is a laying of groundwork being done to “ease” men out of major positions of leadership in our society. Headship of the family is a very integral part of this plan. Friends, we are well on our way to a major collapse in civilization.
This is a clarion call to the Manly men… is time mount up get on the wall and repair it!
In Nehemiah it reads:
And I said, “O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses. Remember the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples, but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there I will gather them and bring them to the place that I have chosen, to make my name dwell there.’ (Nehemiah 1:5-9 ESV)
Not only is husbands and fathers important in understanding what he has been created to do, sons, brothers, and unmarried uncles, play a major part in this puzzle as well; for a three chord strand is not easily broken. Men are born to lead. They were created to make the tough decisions, take the hits for the familySince the fall of Adam do we know the consequences and importance of order. A wise friend said to me “Because of Eve, we have suffered eternal consequences of evil, through Sara nations are divided”. Both examples give a clear picture of what happens when the authority is shifted from manly men to women.
The foolishness of sitcoms, movies, and other forms entertainment is intent on the reverberation of damaging messages about the creation roles of men. Men, Be strong and courageous! Clean up your homes. Remove the spirit of “Jezzi” from your homes. Repent and turn away from selfishness, greed, and the need to be “better than the next man”..forgive..stay resilient, be reliable, and extend respect. Don’t let the foolishness of this world define what your true attributes are in the sight of God. You are NOT a buffoon, or a gigolo/playa (in a word…a male whore). You are not shallow, violent, homosexual, or effeminate. You can be a great father, husband, brother, uncle, and friend. It is okay not to wear pink or pierce your ear(s), or hold the door open. It’s okay to tell your daughter that she cannot dress like a prostitute. It’s okay to love your wife tenderly and strong. It’s good train up your boys to protect women. It is not weak to say “my mistake”, “Please forgive me”, “I repent” or “let’s pray”. You were made in the image of the Almighty Elohim with attributes like: Protector, Faithful and True, Provider, …I can go on! Society would have you think that you are a punk if you resist the urge to “Do what thy wilt”. This lie is the reason why fatherlessness AND faithlessness is prevalent in OUR culture. That is the same lie that has convinced two generations women that they don’t need a man….Selah. For it is written “What has been is what will be, and what been done is what will be dome, for there is nothing new under the sun”
Recently I exhorted a brother to understand that there is a divine and intentional assignment for all men. Godly Male headship is crucial to a thriving civilization. I continued to explain that not only is this power of God’s sovereignty evident in a thriving society, it extends to our current perverse generation. Men..you have the power to repair the walls! Repent and start praying. You will be amazed and blessed at the results.