Dr. Kameel Majdali, from Understanding the Times, wants to give insight for today and hope for tomorrow. One principle he strongly believes in is that parents should never abdicate the training of their children to strangers. Especially strangers who have a vastly different worldview.
Kameel has been involved in education for much of his ministry, and he says that most education we receive is informal. Only a small fraction of our lives are spent in formal education.
It’s also true that some of the most invaluable education we receive is informal.
Dennis Prager is a conservative talk show host in the US. He says that if you want to do something about the culture war, get your children out of woke public schools, and be careful because some of the private ones are woke as well.
So, what should we do? Find a non-woke school, or home education? There has been a 400% increase in home-schooling thanks to lockdowns, and to the outbreak of wokery. Public education does have a cultural Marxist point of view.
“Proverbs 22:6 tells us, Train up a child. Your child. In the way they should go,” says Kameel. “We need to make the training of our children a top priority. A little secret to successful child rearing is this: teach your children the fear of the Lord. It will do wonders.”
God is watching. God cares. God will hold us to account.
We need to teach our children a Biblical worldview. We need true education, Biblical education, and classical education. We need to teach people to think rather than indoctrinate and brainwash. There’s been intense spiritual activity and we need to counter it with spiritual weaponry.
Spiritual battles will be solved by spiritual solutions.
There is anecdotal evidence that revival is breaking out as we speak, in the midst of all the things happening in society. The great shaking is one of the things that’s happening. If you’re feeling shaken by all these events, then let God bring you into His presence.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
“Come to Him and let Him make you alive,” says Kameel. “Revival leads to reformation, reawakening and renewal. Revival will bring both goodness and greatness. Revival is the best and only solution.”
Kameel believes we need to learn to live in what he calls the ‘fourth dimension’. The fourth dimension is a spirit filled life, ever in line with God. We are born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist said that the coming One was going to do precisely that.
We need to learn to be filled with the spirit.
This is not just a polite suggestion; it is a command. We need to live the Galatians 5:16 lifestyle, “Walk in the spirit and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” That would solve a lot of problems today. Ultimately, we need to have what is called a Christ-centred, Word-based, spirit filled, God honouring lifestyle.
Prayer is the key.
“If you’re going to be strong and participate in revival, revolutionize your prayer life,” says Kameel. “The best classroom of prayer is not reading a book; it’s finding a prayer partner who’s very much alive to God.”
The prayers of the upright are His delight.
God will answer those prayers in a time and place of his choosing. Keep praying, keep praising, keep worshiping. That’s what revived people do. Revival has a price and reset has a price. But only one is worth paying.
We can go from being woke to being awakened.
“Reset or revival, you choose,” says Kameel. “We can be part of the action. Through decision, education, a love of the truth, prayer and spirit-filled living. We can commit all this to Jesus.”