This is where as believers, the rubber meets the road. America has taken our Creator, God, out of everything. God has been mocked and rejected by government and we are now seeing the fruit. What are we going to do church? Are we going to continue to be silent and let our husbands and sons die to lawlessness? It starts with us. Hate is a heart issue that can only be defeated by the love of God. We have to save souls in order to save lives. We have to restore husbands/fathers to their rightful positions. Society is operating in the works of the flesh:
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery,[a] fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders,[b] drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
It will continue to do so if we don’t take action and Give them Jesus. We can no longer be passive Christians who are satisfied with our own salvation. We have to represent Christ in everything that we do. We have to operate in the fruit of the Spirit:
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another
The Bible says that we are known by our fruit and also that they will know us by our love. We are also called to love our enemies…. How else can we win them over?
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”[a] 15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!
I know this is easier said than done, but consuming one another won’t solve anything. We need to be consumed by the love of God and take it with us wherever we go. We have to plant ourselves in places of influence. We need to be in government, education, media, and entertainment. We have to be decision makers and world changers. God has put a solution in us that can shake the world and turn it upside down like Paul and Silas did (Acts 17:6-7). We all play a part. It is past time to inquire of God what we are to do. We must pray and also take action. We must unify because a house divided can’t stand. We have to humble ourselves and repent for the sins that corrupted our land. We must turn from our own wickedness. God will forgive America and heal our land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
We have to pray for the families of the lost. We need to be active in our communities. We have to plant seeds of righteousness in the children. We have to give them hope and a future.
I can’t imagine the internal struggle that comes with being black. I can’t imagine the rage that bubbles up in their hearts as they watch this injustice happen over and over. I do know that God is a deliver and He is the only answer to this cry.
Today I bless the black community. I place honor on the leaders that are working in the trenches to make a difference!
Father we thank You that You are our deliverer. Forgive us for being complacent and not taking action in our own spheres of influence. We need You in America. We pray that the world changers arise and turn the world upside down. We bind up white privilege and arrogance, and loose the equality of the Kingdom of God. We pray that the comfort of the Holy Spirit be with the black community. Give them strength to overcome and hope for their future. We pray that God’s love and all the fruit of the Spirit saturate The hearts of Americans. Let the conviction of the Holy Spirit hover over America and change the hearts of its people. Let Justice prevail and our inalienable rights be restored. Heal our land and let Your name be great above our nation. Jesus, we need You back in our schools, government, and everyday lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!