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Which Card(s) Are In Your Wallet?

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There is the infamous race card. The U.S. is color struck determining superiority or inferiority based on the color of someone’s skin. Scripture doesn’t speak in such terms, but instead reminds us how the nations have come into existence. The differences in the hue of our skin was by His design, not a man made invention. One family, Noah’s, repopulated the world. Which makes all of us regardless of our color distant relatives.

And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; Act 17:26.

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Next we have the gender card. Just as we have been compelled to make a decision based on the race card, we now are making decisions based on the gender card. When YHVH created man and woman He created us with purpose. Our distinctive roles were and are not in Christ a hindrance to us achieving the mission that Yah has us on. Once again, gender distinction in its proper place is natural, but when it becomes the wild card to justify one gaining a position it’s dangerous.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Gen 1:27)

moneycard.jpgThen we have the money card. In our society this card trumps them all (no pun intended). With this card your race or your gender is of little consequence. But more dangerous is with this card one can decide who lives and who dies, will kill and make alive. For this card lives are expendable. This card gains the loyalty of all who holds it. Apart from the Father making you rich this card can steal your soul. It has the capacity to become your master, and at your end it won’t comfort, console, or save you. Let us never forget who it is that gives us power to create wealth. Definitely let us not consider a persons bank account as justification for position. Dictatorships are built on such dynasties, and the needs of the majority of the population will seldom be met.  Also, let us not count on the words of anyone who would use saving our economy as the motivation behind their election.  To make economics the reason for why we vote is to chase fools gold.  Trust that if we get on course with God He will do what His word says He will do.  He will make our enemies to be at peace with us, He will bless the fruit of our labor, and prosper us in the way.  To depend on government for our economic success will lead to many restless nights and crushed hopes.

But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. (Deu 8:18)

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. (Pro 10:22)

Wealth wrongfully acquired leads to every evil work. Women have been enslaved to sex trafficking because of it. A whole group of people were stolen from their land and shipped across the waters treated like commodity for the love of it.  Babies are murdered everyday because of the lack of it.  A substance that is made from a tree has so much authority over the decisions that we make, it is both a necessity for life in this country and the taker of life at the same time.

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. (1Ti 6:10)

The reason why I ask the question, what’s in your wallet is not only to be a pretty clever pun on the Capital One slogan, but to pinpoint who or what it is you are relying on or trusting in to save the day or to gain you access to your destiny. If we are relying on the race card we are either depending on our color to get us jobs our talent couldn’t open for us, or using our color as an excuse for why we couldn’t fulfill whatever purpose or plan God has for us. Either way we are looking at external factors that we had no choice in producing, it was purely by the will of the Almighty that we came out whatever complexion we came out as, and a person who believes that a person is inferior or superior because of it is a fool. Our complexion like our features are not something humanity has the ability to control, it is purely by the election of God Almighty alone that we look the way we do. The fact that man would even think he has the power to hold something against someone that he himself couldn’t create or control is out of bounds.

However, we should never make the mistake of believing because someone is of our tribe or of our skin that they are for us. I often think about the fact that when Jesus (Yahushah) walked the earth he emphasized “he that hath an ear to hear.”  Notice what is not said, he doesn’t say “he that hath an eye to see.” I believe it comes from the scripture “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Not out of the abundance of the heart the eye sees. I believe for so many people the desire to see someone of color in office was so great that they would have voted for the devil if he came in black skin and spoke with charisma just because. Equally as sad is on the other side if God himself put his finger on a black man as His choice many people still wouldn’t vote for him, again because of his skin.  I also think that we will willingly overlook the compromises of morality in order to justify our decision, and this I believe is why we are more prone to deception. We won’t even recognize when one of our own are setting us up for destruction, and won’t even know when we have a Judas in our camp because we are too busy looking instead of listening.

Unapologetically, I am a black woman, make no bones about it, and take no offense to it. I embrace my heritage, I am thankful for the color God made me, and the family he gave me, but I take no pride in it. Pride scripturally is always associated with things that the Lord hates and therefore I refuse to allow it to be something that I attribute to my color or my gender. I too am glad to be a woman, the ability to be the progenitor of life, the incubator for God’s miracle an honor that has only been bestowed upon women by the Creator. Take no offense to being considered the “weaker vessel” because I realize that things of great value are usually fragile by nature. I am by design the picture of the one who He is returning for, a bride and my aim is to be without spot, wrinkle, or any such thing. So I am daily having to make sure my garment is ready against the day he will return for me. My gender allows me to walk out the picture of the one Yahushah comes back for and it’s a beautiful thing. But, I refuse to allow my gender to become that which I take pride in because once again I will compromise my ability to hear God if I get caught up in what I see. If I allow external precedence to blind me to internal truths, I will be open to deception. We cannot look at who runs our nation the way we do a little league team. Sure in little league you allow everyone to go to bat even if they can’t hit a ball, in a game this makes sense, for determining who should lead the free world it is dangerous. When a person won’t defend the most innocent life among us, they can’t be trusted to look out for the best interest of all of us. Murdering a baby shouldn’t be a right. A person who won’t stand up for the right of the speechless, can’t be trusted to stand up for me.  No man or woman has the right to call holy that which God has already said is an abomination.

At the end of the day we are a people governed by the people, and we are called to elect representatives who represent us. Having said that how can one vote for anyone who doesn’t represent him or her, except they vote a lie?  Whether their skin is brown or they wear a dress, if we allow precedence to be an excuse to abort voting based on our core beliefs then by that measure we open the door based on “precedence” for the LGBT, the polygamist, and those who practice bestiality.  These things may be the lifestyle of a person, but they certainly shouldn’t be the reason why we vote for them.   My point is if you plan to vote, vote your convictions. We are not pulling out race cards, gender cards, or money cards as some sort of pass we give our elected officials so that we can appear sympathetic without really having an ear to hear from God.

I know I have written a lot about the race card and gender card, but there is another card that is played. This card often can cancel the other ones out for people. If the economy is your wild card you’ll sell out your convictions concerning when life begins and what constitutes marriage, for the right price or promise of a booming economy. People would rant and rave over how much public figures did for us in eliminating the deficit, but never focus on how that deficit was removed. How that money was made didn’t matter as long as we were on top. Therefore, if it came from pornography, sex trafficking, or even drugs it wouldn’t matter as long as our economy was secure. Ready to abandon any sense of morality and can justify it on the basis of keeping the good life America seems to offer those who are fit enough to survive its abuse in exchange for her promise of fame.  Yet scripture teaches us that these types of compromises are not necessary to prosper. I don’t have to be a prostitute to profit. I also don’t have to make you one in order to profit. But rather scripture teaches us that God maketh a man rich and adds no sorrow with it. I don’t have to corrupt the minds of our populace to be profitable, nor support an industry that promotes such things to keep it afloat. I just have to be obedient to God, and He will supply the unmerited favor that makes my enemies my footstool. Which means I will have peace in my borders, because if the Lord delights in me he will make my enemy my footstool.  With long life and good health will he satisfy me.  The point I am making is you may have one, two, or all three of these cards working for or against you in some way, but all of these cards will cost you something in life.

But there is one card that trumps them all that I haven’t spoken about yet. If you have this card it is like the wild card, all the other three cards you have don’t matter in comparison to it.

 

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There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. (Gal 3:28)

 

 

In Christ your nationality, your socioeconomic status, nor your gender makes a difference. We are one in Him. Don’t expect the world to feel that way, you will always have men who think they are better than women, which in turn produces women who feel they have to prove why they are better than men. You will have rich who feel they are better than poor people and one nationality of people who think they are better than another. But if you have the grace card then you realize that the unmerited favor upon your life is not because of anything you’ve done, or any position you hold, but squarely lies on the shoulders of the One who deemed your worth by making himself a ransom for you, that is Christ. The grace card isn’t earned, nor are you born with it, but you receive it as a gift.  In fact you are reborn into His family, leaving the family of darkness which we all inherited from the First Adam, to enter into the kingdom of light which we receive when we are born again from the Spirit of God.  By His grace we receive the unmerited favor to live a holy, set apart life to our King. It is my prayer that every reader of mine aspire to have this card in their wallet.

How To Know The Will Of YHVH For Your Life Part 2: The Power Of Oneness

Deu 6:4  Hear, O Israel: YHVH our God is one YHVH:

This is very important to understand about YHVH. Think it not a surprise that the analogy for understanding oneness that Yahushah uses is that which exist in marriage.   The union between husband and wife was to be a revelation of the relationship between Christ and His bride (His body). Even as your body and your head are together, so is the husband and the wife supposed to be together, and Ephesians 5:22-31 reveals what that is supposed to look like. As it is when one marries they take on the name of their husband concealing their identity in them, not that they lose who they are, but that their actions no longer reflect just them, and thus what you do affects more than just you. Because its two of you instead of one of you. Hence, scripture teaches we are one in Him. He starts by showing us himself and his father, then he takes us to the husband and the wife, and then he ends it with the church and himself. Yahushah shows us the natural things through the characters of our own lives and through the testimony of the scripture so that we will be without excuse for not getting it. Consider this, God gives a promise to one man Abraham that he will make of Him a great nation. From a promise to one man and his wife, to twelve sons of Jacob, to a nation of people.

The Power of One

Gen. 11 we see that YHVH references the oneness of humanity at the Tower of Babel against His will. He let’s us know that the power of one isn’t just limited to those who are obedient to Him. But reveals this in a way as a universal principle or law, like the law of gravity. He doesn’t just reference that they are all together in one place, but they also have one speech. Thus His means of dispersing them was to confuse their language. Revealing that YHVH not only knows how to bring people together, but also how to divide them apart.   In many relationships we see the enemy applying this same principle. Two people can speak the same tongue, and yet not speak the same language. Meaning they have the same mother tongue, i.e. English, but their communication is confused by the author of confusion rather than unified by the Prince of peace. We must be able to identify when the enemy is working in a situation to bring about confusion and when YHVH is trying to bring us to the place we ought to be. Sometimes we need to have our communication confused with some people in order to prevent us from making seasonal people a lifetime commitment. We need to be able to identify right away if someone is an asset or liability in our lives and adjust ourselves accordingly.

How do we know when it is the enemy confusing our language or when it is YHVH? There is no reason why believers should be on the opposite side of the issue pertaining to justice, equity, and fairness. We shouldn’t be taking sides as it relates to cultural issues or political issues, we should take sides only as it relates to being on the side of righteousness. We should be on the side of Christ. The most segregated place on the day that we as Christians so call set apart is Sunday. There are no limits to ministry buildings on every corner, but great limits on the diversity you will find in them. If we can’t even be unified in our relationship with each other in Christ it is no wonder we can’t find sympathy as it relates to the issues of this world. However, the ability to reach heaven requires it.

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? Mat 12:25-26 

 

Simply put our victory requires that we operate and understand how the Kingdom of YHVH works. The discussion must start when we tear down the walls that exist amongst believers. Our authority in the earth and our power in the earth hinges on it as much as it did for the Tower of Babel, as much as it did in the book of Acts. Every nation under heaven was represented on that day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:5) Let’s call the ugliness, ugly. Let’s deal with the heart issues now, and address it for what it is.

Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Mat 18:19-20 

The context of this scripture is dealing with things going wrong in the church, yet it is rarely applied to that context. Could it be our cowardess in dealing with our own error amongst ourselves, which is causing the error we see in our nation? The hypocrisy exemplified within, effects our ability to be effective without. Why? Because we are once again divided, when unity in Christ would bring us back together. Corporate acknowledgement of error brings about the presence of Yahushah (Jesus) in our affairs and backs up church politics. If we are going to make it in the next few years we are going to have to make a conscientious decision concerning whose side we are going to be on. We can no longer be divided along party lines or color lines. We must choose to stand on the side of what is right regardless of where right exist. We ourselves must be one in Christ. We can no longer be divided in our lives keeping our religious affiliation as a separate entity divorced from how we live, how we move, and how we have our being. Christ made no room for his personal thoughts to prevail in how he handled the affairs of His life, so why should we?

Will have the sequel to this weeks topic on the Power of Oneness next Tuesday

I did a series on Matt 10:16 focusing on the characteristics of a serpent that we as believers should apply to our lives.  Isn’t it interesting God didn’t say be ye as wise as Solomon, yet though he was given wisdom unlike any other man.  Think about it, we are in the situation as humans that we are in because a serpent was able to deceive Eve.  We need to tap into the wisdom of a serpent from a heavenly perspective, so that we would be able to defeat the enemy of our lives with the wisdom that God has made available in the earth.  I am making it available as an e-book. This e-book will show you:

  1. How the characteristics of a serpent can translate into wisdom for a believer and how we should walk in that wisdom.
  2. How to understand how Spiritual principles can be extracted from getting a natural understanding of how God created the serpent.
  3. Often times we don’t get what we need in our walk with Christ because we don’t hask the right questions.  The right questions in how we study can make a tremendous difference in its benefit for us.  It is insightful in that it will ask questions at the end of each chapter so that you can reflect on them and gauge if you are using this wisdom in your life.

The e-book is currently in pre-production, but you can fill out the form below to let me know that you are interested in reserving a copy.  The cost will be $5.00.  I am making e-books to save on cost of printing.  If you would prefer a hard copy please let me know as you submit me your contact information, if enough people are interested in a hard copy I will provide print on demand, but the cost will more than likely be more than $5.00.

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How to Acquire the Peaceable Life

In the wake of another shooting here in Louisiana where three officers were murdered, I would like to share my thoughts from the scripture as a citizen of Louisiana. As a citizen of color, I have just watched the press release from our officials, and was impressed with one particular speaker who hit the nail on the head concerning the issue we have in this nation. He made it clear the issue is not the ability to carry a gun, but the heart. I have heard people on both sides of the issue from black lives matter and blue lives matter, but what I am not hearing is how we can all live our lives in peace.  Which is clearly the agenda of both sides.  Yet scripture gives us instructions on how to obtain that.

 

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. (1 Ti 2:1-2)

 

I don’t know why there are people who believe that prayer is either doing nothing or being passive, but prayer is the most important weapon we can use in this hour. Before one of the greatest warriors went to battle and won victoriously he sought YHVH in prayer. This man even in the face of unjust threat of death by the King of Israel, didn’t pursue the death of the King. Not because of his respect for King Saul, but because of his respect for the Giver of the authority the King possessed. He didn’t just talk to God, but waited on God to give him the answer necessary to proceed.  This man’s name was David, and he would become King of Israel, and it was said of him that he was a man after God’s own heart.  (1 Sam. 13:14)  I perceive this is not just because he respected authority, but the reason he respected authority.  He respected the authority of the Almighty and that is what God is looking for.  Our love for Him. Jesus when questioned by Pilate stated he wouldn’t have no power except it was given to him from above. (John 19:11)  Once again recognizing that even in the face of an unjust system that the authority of that system comes from above, and as Messiah makes clear in that same context that no unjust deed on earth goes unpunished or unnoticed from our heavenly Father.  Thus, He tells us vengeance is His, and He will repay. (Rom 12:19)

No injustice on earth goes unchecked by the Almighty!

Realizing the severity of the punishment when He begin to repay should produce in us the same Spirit that was in Christ on the cross or Stephen who was being stoned.  In one word “prayer”.  It takes more strength to pray for someone who is doing you wrong or who you perceive is doing you wrong then to retaliate.  To hate them that hate you is as easy as it is to love those who love you.

This scripture in 1 Timothy is setting in place that order is important. Notice who these “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks” are to be made for first, “all men” and then specifically, “kings, all that are in authority”.

Is it possible that we are seeing the intensity we are seeing because we stop praying for those who are in authority?  Because we are exhorted to give our supplications (requests), prayer, intercession, and thanks for “all in authority” so that “we” might lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.  That word all doesn’t stop at just praying for the President, or for your own personal pick in congress, but requires we pray for those who we voted for and those who we didn’t vote for.  This includes our military and our police.   If we don’t do this, what you think the outcome will be? Turn on your news, we are seeing the product of neglecting to follow this exhortation.

Finally, there came a time where David did take out the authority of the world, we see this in him taking out Goliath, but under the authority only of YHVH could he be victorious. We don’t get to pick and choose who is taken out, this is only within the hand of the Almighty and based on His timing. King Saul was told to wipe out all of the people of the Amalekites, this included the King of that land. However, this was only based on the Lord’s clear instructions. Which is why it is so vitally important that we have the Spirit of YHVH operating within us. How do we know what we are seeing before our eyes is not of YHVH? God didn’t send his people on suicide missions.  When the children of Israel obeyed YHVH they didn’t lose their battle. Their victory was clear, and their loss of minimal if at all.  The only time the children of Israel lost a battle is when they went without the permission of YHVH. Without the Spirit of YHVH we will find ourselves outside of the will of God, and in opposition to Him. This is a dangerous place to be, yet where unfortunately many of our people are finding ourselves.

Let’s direct our anger against injustice, cry out for righteous rulers. Pray that the heart of the king will submit to the Almighty so that they will rule the land in justice, mercy, and right rulings. Pray for husbands and Fathers, local, state, regional, and national leaders, ministers, and our young men who will one day fill these positions of leadership. Our greatest strength will be in our submission to the will and word of the Almighty. Outside of this we are in danger, and we cannot fulfill His will without knowing what it is and who He is.

 

There are some principles in scripture that we as a nation better began to understand.  While we may pattern our military wisdom from studying the playbook of Alexander the Great.  The serpent was who our Messiah told us to turn to for wisdom as believers.  In this hour believers who don’t understand what Yahushah (Jesus) meant by this will be completely shaken by the world and the battle to come.  Isn’t it interesting God didn’t say be ye as wise as Solomon, though he was given wisdom unlike any other man.  Think about it, we are in the situation as humans that we are in because a serpent was able to deceive Eve.  We need to tap into the wisdom of a serpent from a heavenly perspective, so that we would be able to defeat the enemy of our lives with the wisdom that God has made available in the earth.  I will be sharing what I received from my study in my e-book. This e-book will show you:

  1. How the characteristics of a serpent can translate into wisdom for a believer and how we should walk in that wisdom.
  2. How to extract Spiritual principles from  understanding the natural character traits of how God created the serpent.
  3. Often times we don’t get what we need in our walk with Christ because we don’t ask the right questions.  The right questions in how we study can make a tremendous difference in its benefit for us.  It is insightful in that it will ask questions at the end of each chapter so that you can reflect on them and gauge if you are using this wisdom in your life.

The e-book is currently in pre-production, but you can fill out the form below to let me know that you are interested in reserving a copy.  The cost will be $5.00.  I am making e-books to save on the cost of printing.  If you would prefer a hard copy please let me know as you submit me your contact information, if enough people are interested in a hard copy I will provide print on demand, but the cost will be more.

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Respect the Office

I am becoming more sensitive to the vocalization taking place against the authority in our land. This message is to believers not to the world, because Yah made it clear he will judge the world, we are called to judge matters from within. (1 Cor. 5:12) Having said that this is the problem, regardless of the state of affairs that is taking place Yah’s word makes it clear that we are NOT to disrespect the authority that He has put in place. Whether you voted at all, or voted for or against the current men in our current administration is irrelevant, the point is they are in office and once they take that oath and fill that position, any criticism you may have of them (not their policies) needs to be done between you and Yah. Social media, or personal pot shots amongst family and friends dishonors Yah.

Just imagine if Yahushah would have said some of the vial things that I see being stated against the current administration today to Pilate? I mean afterall he was being brought up on capital punishment charges not being guilty, if anyone deserved to have a grievance it was Yahushah, but instead he makes a very clear statement to Pilate that we should take heed to because it applies in our current administration.

Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. (Joh 19:11) Emphasis mine

Please recognize that the power (position) a man holds in authority over people is allowed him by the Father. If Yah wanted Pilate out of the equation he could have done so without a vote. As sure as Ananias and Sapphira dropped dead where they spoke. (Acts 5) However, he didn’t stop Pilate from carrying out this act though he could have a number of ways. It is also important to note who God said had the greater sin. Consider when you vote or don’t vote how God views your decisions. What exactly is motivating your voting decision? Are you seeking his will or your own? Because in many instances while we are looking at the man in office, Yah is looking at the people who put him there.

There is a mandate that is given to believers as it relates to how we should respond to authority and it is in 1 Timothy.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for ALL that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; (1Ti 2:1-3) Emphasis mine

I have heard from believers ridiculous reasons why they can justify ignoring this command that points to the fact that they believe he is the beast. Yet, concerning the Angels, God says this,

“Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.” (Jud 1:9)

Now certainly if Yah wouldn’t allow Michael on his own accord to rebuke the devil, what makes us think that even if we believed the President to be the devil that we would have justification to speak against him? But rather we begin to fall under the category of those mentioned after this verse,

“But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.” (Jud 1:10)

Please understand that it sickens me when I see what this country is becoming from a spiritual perspective. I see the headlines just as many of you do and it doesn’t look good. I have been guilty of saying and feeling the same way you do but I am increasingly becoming convicted that regardless of how valid my issues are that this doesn’t give me the right to speak against our President. But scripture teaches us its okay to be angry but we are to sin not. (Eph. 4:26) As much as I hate the murders of millions of innocent babies, the legalization of covenants that are not within the governments domain the forcing of our children in schools to be taught that such abnormal affections are normal, none of these things give me the right to put my mouth on the man who holds this position of authority. As Paul who was being smitten contrary to the law stated,

Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God’s high priest? Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. (Act 23:3-5) Emphasis mine

We need to REPENT! We cannot expect that Yah is going to hear our prayers for healing our nation while we are speaking boldly in opposition of a man whom he has allowed to hold that position. It just doesn’t work.

David was a man after God’s own heart because he respected authority, even in the face of authority wrongfully pursuing him to kill him. Beloved, it should be our desire to have a heart like David that even in the face of being wrongfully abused or misused by authority we still respect the position that Yah has given him. We must recognize that this is Yah’s anointed. David asked Abishai, when he was in a position to take out King Saul a question that we need to be able to answer.

1Sa 26:9  And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD’S anointed, and be guiltless?

Notice David doesn’t even mention the man in the position, he keeps his focus on what’s important, and we likewise would do well to do the same.  Why, you ask?  Because it is not about the man, it is about the position the man was given, this position is of God and we CANNOT put our mouth on him, period.

Finally, speak boldly against the atrocities you see going on today because like Ezekiel warns us if we see trouble coming and warn not the people their blood will be on our hands. We are commissioned to tell people to stop their sin and we can aim all of our spiritual artillery straight in its direction knowing that all of heaven will back us up as we preach the Gospel and share the truth of God’s word. But here me clearly DON’T PUT YOUR MOUTH ON THE MAN WHO HOLDS THE POSITION OF AUTHORITY. If Yah permits you or leads you to say, The Lord Rebukes you just as David also said He was coming against Goliath in the Name of the Lord, that is how you do it. But please beloved let it not be flesh initiated. Because what is flesh initiated will be spiritually investigated and I assure you, you don’t want to deal with Yah’s internal affairs department, you will be found wanting. The authority thing is so serious with Yah that children were stoned for rebellion against their parents. (Deut. 21:18-21)

Please understand me clearly, we see what a “man” is doing, but notice that God is focusing on the “position” and what we are doing with that. The command concerning parents is on their position, the commandment concerning those who are rulers of your people is on the position. Not because of the man, but because of the position. Now mind you I am not talking to those who have an issue with the President because he is black, because if that is your issue, you may not be saved. I’m gonna be completely honest with you, there is absolutely NO scriptural justification for someone having a problem with someone because of the color of their skin. I am communicating this message to those who have VALID frustrations and grievances based on scriptural principles being violated and usurpation of authority that is not given to the office.

Our responsibility as believers is to pray for Him, not against him. Pray for all men everywhere, and why you say? That WE might live a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. I can’t say it better than the book of Timothy did. Your peace and quietness depends on it.

Declaration of Righteous Dependence on Yah

 

                 This fourth of July we celebrate the liberty we received as a nation from British Rule. We acknowledge the twenty-seven reasons under which we sought separation from Britain and chose to establish our own government. This founding document clearly acknowledges that our sovereignty is based on the inalienable rights provided to us by our Creator.

                The Declaration establishes that we as mankind have inalienable rights, as well as to whom the Giver of those rights are. This being the introduction to what would be our governing document, the Constitution, would clearly reveal that the founders of the United States of America had an understanding of the priority Yah (God) played in their existence. The constitution separates the first ten amendments, which are called the “Bill of Rights” which mimic the same style of writing we see in the Bible when Yah proclaims the “Ten Commandments”. Is it mere coincidence? Like the Ten Commandments the Bill of Rights also do not constitute the whole of the laws given, yet they do set a level of priority and governing framework for which all other amendments are built from. Is this coincidence or divine providence?

                Just in case that wasn’t enough of a clue for us to see the hand of the Almighty involved in our founding the very first part of the ten amendments deal with freedom of Religion. Why would it be important for people to have freedom to organize or assemble according to their faith not be hindered by government intervention? This isn’t hard to understand if we just understand the history that caused the birth of this nation to begin with. Consider the interesting wording, it is clear just in how it was worded that there was a high regard for religion and a strong desire to protect the right of the people to exercise their religious convictions. Take note of the order established here. They could have started it a number of different ways, but the fact that they chose religion reflects the level of importance they considered it to have.

                Scripture defines pure religion and undefiled before the Father as visiting the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and keeping oneself unspotted from the world. (James 1:27) Considering most of the writers had a Christian background and many were Abolitionists they would have understood the benefits of pure religion to free enterprise and recognized the exercising of religion could only benefit any society. I would submit to you that it is the anchor of the text and rightfully so because it is the one freedom that without it all the others become subjective, and thus without the freedom of religion you soon won’t have the other freedoms either.

                Is this not what we see today; the slow eradication of our constitutional rights. Circumstances and precedence is slowly but surely becoming the eraser of these very rights that as indicated in the declaration are God given. Having said that are we on the brink of approaching a time that we will find ourselves saying the same things that lead to our founding fathers declaring independence from the country of its birth? Are we finding ourselves at the place where the course of human events, shall make it necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and are we being forced to choose to side with the unjust laws of mankind over the laws of nature and natures God? How are we to proceed in light of a very real and deliberate act of treason being performed against us based on our constitutional rights? If we abort the Birth we destroy the life within it. If we destroy the Birth Certificate of a nation (The Declaration of Independence) we can destroy the nation produced out of it.

                The unmistakable truth that resides in both documents reflect that humanity must have independence from human rule so that it can be dependent on Yah to rule. We are a government that inspite of popular opinion is not based on the majority rule. Had that been the case many of us would still be forced to work on plantations and in slavery since the majority that ruled considered us as less than human. We are a republic form of government that is based on the laws of the land rule and no one, including those who are in government are above the laws that are written. If we ignore this truth we will abort the very documents that give us legitimacy as a nation and the United States will find itself inevitably becoming the Divided States and history once again will repeat itself. We can only declare independence from tyranny, if we have declared a righteous dependence on God.