- Truth from @brendakunneman So governors across the nation have pressured churches to stay closed or only open under excessive and stringent guidelines, but MIRACULOUSLY social distancing wasn’t demanded by a special state order for the protests and riots. What’s wrong here???? #OpenOurEyes #WereBeingPlayed #ReligiousLibertyUnderAttack #WakeUp#prayer #spirutualwarfare #propheticintercession #unity #endracismDon't let mental media manipulation tell you otherwise.Quote from a wise woman#Repost @charismamagazine (@get_repost) ・・・ Here's What Happened When I Went to a Protest to End Racism 👉 As mainstream media outlets cover riots, looting, vandalism, tear gassing and other violent reactions to the death of George Floyd, they don't tell the whole story. What you don't see on the news is that some of these protests are peaceful prayer movements, not insurrections attacking the government. Men and women are coming together under the banner of the Lord to protest injustice from a position of faith. When I attended my local protest in Camarillo, California, I didn't know what to expect, but I certainly wasn't prepared for church in the park. Some people brought signs as the group marched around the park to show their support to end racism. Families of all colors brought their children. Adults, teenagers, children and babies attended the peaceful rally. Everyone listened closely as the protest leader took the stage and opened a well-loved Bible. She read the Lord's Prayer and offered a brief sermon on the power of forgiveness and loving your neighbor. Protesters clapped as she held up her Bible and told protesters that to see real change, they must be involved in a local church. She even invited people who wanted to continue dialogue about how to end racism to come to her church that evening. 👉For the full article visit the link in our bio..I support protesters. I don't support rioters and looters. They are not the same group of people and they are not for the same purpose.Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” Be hospitable to one another without grumbling. As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. I Peter 4:1-11 NKJVI'm scrolling through Instagram seeing all the #blackouttuesday posts. My heart has been heavy for days. I said the other day that I don't understand racism. I wasn't raised in a racist environment. I go to church with black people, I had a black Royal Rangers teacher, I have black friends. Honestly, even saying all that makes me feel ridiculous because those people were and are in my life because of who they are as people and the value they add to my life. I have listened to black gospel since I was twelve years old. From a human standpoint I don't understand what is happening in our nation. I don't know the pain the black community feels, I will never understand the fear they walk in. As I see things on social media and as I see videos, I cry, I pray and the words Jesus help us continually come out of my mouth. I'm not trying to be contrary, upset or offended anyone but I couldn't do a lone black square. I understand why everyone is doing it and I support that. My heart though says this won't stop till we turn to the one who destroyed racism over 2000 years ago on the cross. Jesus destroyed racism and we must not allow the devil to continue resurrecting it in the hearts of people. Pray today. Pray that we would unify as the body of Christ. That we in the Church would repent, forgive and heal. Our nation can't heal till the church heals. Racism won't be stopped in the nation till it's stopped in the Church. I stand against racism. I stand with my brothers and sisters of all ethnicities. To those who say God separated us by race and language I say Jesus took down all walls at the cross, he united everyone on the day of Pentecost and if you go all the way back to Exodus you'll find that Aaron and Mariam got themselves into trouble when they took offense to Moses having a black wife. You can't love Jesus and hate your brother or sister because God gave them a darker pigmentation than you. #blackouttuesday #unity #love #understanding #knowledge #walkingtogether #prayingtogether #kingdom #endracismMost of us won't miss a meal, but do we miss our daily Bible reading? Hey, I'm busy and we shouldn't be condemned for not reading. I'm not talking about condemnation but conviction. Not religion but relationship. Sometimes we can confuse the two. Just like eating is important for our natural bodies, the Word of God is our spiritual food. If we eat three times a day but try to live off a verse a day spiritually we will be malnourished in the spirit. So how do we build an appetite for the Word? By reading it. The more we consume the Word the more Word we will want. Before you start reading, pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give you a hunger for the Word, to teach you and help you understand what you're reading. Start with a chapter a day and build up from there. One of the things I do is read an Old Testament book and then a New Testament book. There are plenty of reading plans on your Bible app, ranging from a few days to all year. The important thing is we start somewhere. If you read the verse a day, start by reading the chapter the verse is found in. This isn't about religion or condemnation, it's about our relationship with Jesus. The only way to grow in relationship with someone is to spend time with them and The Word is Jesus in book form. Job said that he esteemed the Word of God more than his neccessary food (Job 23:12). It has been my prayer that I would come to such a place in my walk with the Lord. To walk so closely with Him and to know Him so well I value The Word as much and more so than my favorite food. #devotionalthought #spiritualgrowth #biblereading #biblestudy #timewithjesus #holyspirittalksKeys to victorious living.PENTECOST SUNDAY!Pentecost Sunday is a few hours away. It's not a day to just think back to the disciples or reminisce about when you were filled with the Holy Ghost. Tomorrow is an appointed time and a divine invitation for us to receive a fresh baptism. The disciples were filled in Acts chapter two and refilled, emboldened in chapter four. Let's look at Acts 2:1-4 NKJV "When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." The 120 in the upper room were not just in the same place physically, they were in the same place spiritually. They were all expecting, they were waiting on the promise of the Spirit to bring them power to witness, make disciples and change the world. Tomorrow is an opportunity for the body of Christ around the world to be in one accord in thousands of different places. Can you imagine the sound from Heaven we could hear if all of us around the world surrendered to the power and person of the Holy Spirit tomorrow?! What we're they doing before that sound came? Jewish teaching tells us its customary to stay up studying the Bible and welcome in the full day of Pentecost. Corporate prayer and Bible study ushered in the coming of the Spirit! Tomorrow, when we go to church, whether you're able to be present in the building or watching online, expect your Church, your house and your life to be transformed by the fresh baptism of the Spirit. Tomorrow is not a normal Sunday, oh no. We just came out of a literal Passover. Individual Jewish and Christian families in Israel in America just celebrated Passover in their homes for the first time in decades and a plague was passing over. Jesus told the disciples wait in Jerusalem till you receive the Holy Ghost. We've been in our homes since Passover and for many of us tomorrow will be our first service back in church! God has something for us tomorrow!
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