Monday, June 22, 2015

Their Dying Shall Not be in Vain!

The nine men and women who lost their lives in a senseless shooting by a white supremacist while they were in Bible Study at Mother Emanuel AME Church, in Charleston, S.C.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.  He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; 
and precious shall be their blood in His sight."  Psalm 116:15; 72:14

I am living in a time in history where I am seeing God shake the very mountains of racism in this country.  When President Obama first announced his candidacy for the Office of President of the United States, I prophesied that
God was putting His finger on racism.  God had revealed to me that it was time to shake that mountain and He would shake it at its core!  Historically, change often comes about from severe persecution and adversity.  When change is required, but is hindered because of oppression and hatred, the environment is ripe for God's divine intervention!  "God exacts righteousness for ALL who are oppressed."  Psalm 103:6

God's promise to His people is that He would work all things together for their good, because they love Him and are called according to His purpose! Therefore, what the enemy meant for evil, God will turn it around for our good. Beloved, I know it's hard to even comprehend such a notion right now; but if we honestly, sincerely believe that God is sovereign and that nothing can touch us except He allow it, then we might be able to put this heinous act of violence into some perspective - not just for those in Charleston, SC, but for all those in the U.S. who have lost their lives due to senseless violence and racism.  It may even bring understanding and healing to what otherwise seems so senseless.  Perhaps their lives were taken for a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory... God, in His sovereign and He is still in control.  He will bring order out of chaos.

"I declare and decree that the mountain of racism is brought low, in the name of Jesus!  Hatred and fear are swallowed up in love and peace!  As an Ambassador of Christ, I implore you to be reconciled to each other and be reconciled to God!!  I declare that we will no longer regard each other after the flesh (from a natural point of view), but that we will regard each other as children of the Most High God, worthy of honor and respect!  The blood of our brothers and sisters cries out from the grave and God says, "I hear the cry of my people, and I will answer them." Every symbol of racial indignity shall be destroyed and brought to nothing!  Every crooked ideology will be made straight and just, and every rough and abrasive spirit of hatred will be quenched, and ALL FLESH will SEE it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken!"  

For these precious saints, to live was Christ, 
but to die was their gain.  
O Death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory? 
Their dying shall not be in vain! 
Phil. 1:21; 1 Cor. 15:55

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