Hello Beautiful People! 💜
I gave a word today on my church’s teleconference line (Spiritual Life Faith Healing Ministries). Our world is upside-down right now due to the turmoil and unrest of our black people. No Justice, No Peace! In the same manner, No Jesus, No Life. As believers, we must use our voice to spread the Gospel while claiming the justice that God so desires! God sees and he cares! The Holy Spirit, our Helper is within us to help us through times like this. I implore you to use the gift you have to make a change we need to see. Please listen to the audio above or read the paraphrased version below. Hope you are blessed! Remember, keep holding on ⚓
Today, 5/31/2020, is Pentecost Sunday. The day marked in history when the Holy Spirit came to live here on Earth with us. It occurs 50 days after Resurrection Sunday (Easter) and is known as the beginning of church where people were given many tongues (language & gifts) in order to carry out the good work of Christ.
In this time of turmoil and unrest, we need to surrender to and accept the Spirit in our lives more than ever before. It is through this Spirit that we can make things happen. We are called to set the oppressed free. Our black people are dying by the second!!! COVID-19 is killing us, but more importantly, racism is killing us. Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Christian Cooper, George Floyd are only the recent accounts of racism in this country. Say their names. Claim justice. It is up to US to make the change we need to see. Whatever gift you have, use it. People are finding numerous ways to make their voices heard. We cannot fault those who may not express themselves in the same way as you. However, let’s all move with wisdom. Be effective in what you do. As you are reading this, think about your specific role you have in society and use your platform to fight for justice.
“Whatever gift you have, use it”
Here are some truths about God.
Our God is a God of Justice
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.” (Psalm 89:14).
The Rock, His work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:4).
The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. (Psalm 33:5)
“Yes, woe upon you, Pharisees, and you other religious leaders—hypocrites! For you tithe down to the last mint leaf in your garden, but ignore the important things—justice and mercy and faith. Yes, you should tithe, but you shouldn’t leave the more important things undone. (Matthew 23:23)
But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing streams. (Amos 5:24)
Our God is a God of Peace and Reconciliation
Ephesians 2:14-18 – 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility.17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.
John 14:26- – 26 But the aHelper, the Holy Spirit, bwhom the Father will send in my name, che will teach you all things and dbring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 ePeace I leave with you; fmy peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. gLet not your hearts be troubled, neither hlet them be afraid.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO WALK WITH THE FIRE?
REPENT AND RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT- when the day of pentecost occurred. Peter preached to the masses. He told them of the good works of Christ. 3,000 ppl believed, repented and were save. It starts with us. Repent, receive the holy spirit and be saved
HUMBLE YOURSELVES AND PRAY– “if my people….” 2 Chron 7:14. Humble yourselves, Do away with the pride. We are helpless. God alone is our source. Our helper. No need to pray for peace. We have it within us. We need to pray strategic prayers to know HOW to use what we have for the common good.
SPEAK THE WORD – the word is sharper than any two edged sword. Literally like fire on our lips. Just like Jeremiah with fire shut up in our bones, thats how on fire we should be for Christ. Speak his word in all circles of life.
Practical ways :
EDUCATE YOURSELF. -read your BIBLE (major fuel to the fire within you!), watch the news, stay informed on social media. Order books about racism and justice. Learn how to educate yourself in your respective field. Black Lives Matter. Here are ways to help: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#
HAVE FRUITFUL CONVERSATION– start the conversations with family and friends. Ask questions. listen to each other. We need to spread knowledge amongst ourselves and give a voice to the unheard
USE YOUR GIFT & TALENTS – Pastor? Teacher? Doctor? Nurse? Engineer? Customer service rep? Social Media minister? Whatsapp evangelist? Advocate/Activist? Whatever! Use it to spread the Word of God and the knowledge of Justice. Demand Social justice. Join a movement if you feel led. Donate if your pockets call for it. But dont forget : Do it with the Holy Spirit. Biblical justice is seeing lives reconciled to God and eternally transformed.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF (not in audio)- In all of this, please remember to take care of yourself. Your mental state and well being is important. Take a break from social media and the news. Rest and recharge yourself. Stay hydrated. Eat well. Love yourself. Spread Joy. Do what makes you happy. Live, to fight another day.
Be radical for Christ. He stands for justice. We should too! Walk with the fire. Walk with the Holy Spirit.
LET THE FIRE WITHIN YOU BLAZE & SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE !