“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:20-21 KJV
I hear you. You are heard.
It is time to speak of the injustices in the United States of America – because media is showing we are NOT united. And that must stop.
A man was murdered – with cameras rolling – by a man who represents the very entity created for protection of civilians. This is NOT acceptable.
It is compounded by the color of skin. Why is melanin and pigment still a reason for different treatment, for judgment, and for injustice? Regardless of color or nationality (or even belief) – we are all created by the same God, who loves us.
I hear your cries. More importantly, “the Lord hears.”
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17 ESV
Do not doubt that we serve a MIGHTY and POWERFUL God. He is looking down on all of this and is just as broken hearted as those of us here in the middle of it.
But please, please stop to riots and looting! You are making fools of yourselves and all people! Riots and looting is not more wrong than murder, however two wrongs never make things right. We must find another way.
“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:12 ESV
And honestly, we are battling principalities and powers – not flesh and blood – so, we are going to need our almighty God to help us now!
“as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:18 ESV
God is working. You and I may not be able to see it with our fleshly eyes, but HE IS WORKING! Do not get in the way by doing evil.
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 NIV
Yes – it is a battle worth fighting – choose carefully how you fight. Covid-19 and shutting us down was a nice practice run for creating marshal law. But since we are opening back up – these riots could be used to let the government take more away – using us to justify oppressing us! Our point should be freedom and acceptance – not to bring down greater oppression. Think, think.
Almighty Heavenly Father, we pray in agreement for Minneapolis and the United States of America – for the violence to cease, peace to prevail, restoration for businesses, protection for residents, for order to be restored and for all evil to be revealed. We also pray for wisdom and protection for all of our police officers and cities, that the evil behind these ongoing riots and attacks be confused and defeated, for order to be restored and innocent residents to be protected; lastly for all powers of darkness and demonic influence to be defeated. In the powerful name of Jesus ~ Amen!
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:19 NIV
So, while we battle this on our knees is there anything else we can do? Yes – Go and spread the good news of Christ to ALL people every color!!! Times are getting hard and people need Jesus! The need is so great! If you don’t think they need Jesus, just watch the news – Oh Lord, they NEED you!
While praying with a friend about people who NEED Jesus, she saw a sword shining and coming through the sky. While praying with another friend, she also saw a sword coming in the sky. And as I was looking up verses about Jesus wanting to save ALL people, I came across another sword verse:
“All flesh shall know that I, Jehovah, have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath; it shall not return any more.” Ezekiel 21:5 ASV
Other versions say it will not return anymore to its sheath.
Many of Ezekiel’s prophesies were for the end times. Jesus said, while he was on earth, that we are in the end times – even more so today. These prophesies are for today. The Lord drew out His sword and sent it to the earth. He already did. It is here and it will not be returned to the sheath. Let me show you…
”For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NIV
God’s Word is the sword. It will save and it will destroy according to His righteous judgment. We better pick a side – are we saved? Or shall we encounter the judgment of the sword? If we are saved, are we fighting evil with good?? Let God have his vengeance as He has spoken.
“Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” Ephesians 6:17 NIV
God’s Word. Let me hear us raise a battle cry starting with “IT IS WRITTEN!!!” Draw the sword!
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 NIV
Hallelujah! Jesus Is the word – the word is the sword – therefore Jesus is the sword! Come Lord Jesus, Come! He is here in us in Spirit and in truth and he is coming again in the flesh! He shall NOT be returned to the sheath – because we have a relationship with Him and He is with us! He will not leave us nor forsake us!
“And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.” Ezekiel 20:48 KJV
We cannot stop the prophecies from being fulfilled. We can fight in prayer and in unity. We can fight by harvesting souls for Christ who can fight with us in prayer and in unity. As a church body; revived, refreshed, awakened, and on fire for Christ! Not by setting stores and building on fire – but setting people’s hearts and spirits on fire with the power of the Holy Spirit!
“For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.” 1 Timothy 4:10 NIV
I hear you. God hears you. Let ALL men hear you! Labor and strive with your eyes FIXED on Christ – Raise Him up! He is our SAVIOR if we only believe!
“And He [that same Jesus Himself] is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins, and not for ours alone but also for [the sins of] the whole world.” 1 John 2:2 AMP
Lord, forgive the racists and transform them. Forgive us, if our righteous indignation has spilled into evil. Help us Lord – HELP! Heal us and save us and our land. Bring unity. Amen!
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16 ESV
Our prayer has great power! Pray. Pray. Pray!
I keep telling you this is urgent – we must pray – urgently. Do you believe me now?! Pray!
Let’s read it again in the amplified version:
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power].” James 5:16 AMP
Finally – let’s march – not with feet on the streets or with fire, violence, or looting. Let’s fight in spirit and in truth.
Red, and yellow, black and white – we are precious in his sight – Jesus loves the little children of the world!
Standing, kneeling, bowing, or laying in prayer – united in Christ! Without color or nationality – Just children of God – precious princes and princesses.
If God is for us, then who can be against us? (paraphrased Romans 8:31)
Black lives matter. The Almighty God hears you.
Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!
~Grace be with you ~
~Thank you for reading ~ Be healthy and blessed ~
~ Watch and Pray ~