Riot – violence is never the answer.

America, what happened this past Wednesday in Washington D.C., was utterly shameful.
I have thoughts about who was involved and the real reason all that rioting took place.
I will keep that opinion to myself. In this format, I am here to discuss God and what He is laying on my heart.
On Wednesday, what took place was confusing, awful, unbelievable, and destructive, but God is still in control in all that chaos.
Our nation is frayed and on the verge of breaking in two. Our country cannot stand when there is so much division. We are on the brink of self-destruction.
Many in Congress planned on objecting to the fraud in our last election, but these rioters’ actions changed the mind, mood, atmosphere, and opinions of many of them.
These few individuals’ cowardice actions managed to show the few senators’ grit and resolve who did end up objecting.
Do I think that our current President should quit? No, not at all. I think he should pursue all legal remedies until he has exhausted all of them. He is not a quitter, and that is why so many in America continue to give him their unwavering support.
Now before you jump to any conclusions, I want to make something very clear. I am not advocating for any one person over another. I am and will always advocate for God.
I seek God’s will to be fulfilled, not man’s.
Our current President had the destiny to be President at this very time. God chose him to be the leader of America. The President, the same as all of us, has a Godly destiny to fulfill.
Each of us has a purpose of fulfilling for God. To be President was and continues to be his if it is God’s will for him to continue to hold that office (Matt12:18). If this is God’s will, no person, no demon, no spell, and no devil can stop that from happening.
Why would God choose such a man that offends so many with his straight to the point words? God knew what would be needed at this point in our history.
Does our current President say brash things? Yes, he does. Are his words imperfect and harsh? Yes, at times they are. Sometimes, I am taken back by the way he expresses himself, but I trust God.

Please understand, this is not about the man Donald J. Trump. This is about God! God’s will is for America to remain free. This battle is for America’s continued democracy, and to delay the demonic plan of one world order.

At this very time in history, God knew that He needed a strong, independent thinker to be in that powerful office. God also knew He needed someone who isn’t ashamed to call on Him for help.
God knew of the President’s tenacity, strength, determination, and the fact that he didn’t care who he offended as long as he helped the American people.
Do I believe our President is a Christian? Yes, I do. I think he has sought God for direction.
I cannot judge our President’s relationship with God. No man has the right to judge any person’s relationship with God and question their Christianity.
If we believe that a person who says they are a Christian appears to do something ungodly, then we have the right to take it to God in prayer.
We should pray for that person to find God’s directions, His perspective, His answers if it seems they have lost their way. We shouldn’t judge and talk behind that person’s back.
Regardless of what you think about our last election, there was voter fraud. People who have passed away voted. That is unacceptable. People who had moved out of the states were still allowed to vote in that state. That is unlawful.
There were many other infractions in our last election, but I won’t go into them here.
American’s have the right to know their elections are fair. Many American’s believe that the last election was wrought with fraud.
We need to find out the truth. We owe it to the country. It is one thing that will help heal our land.
Please don’t give up on prayer. Don’t stop praying for God’s will to be fulfilled.
We have to remember that violence is never the answer. Violence never solves anything. It only opens the door for more as violence begets violence.
We have to get back to a place of civility, and only God can bring the healing we so desperately need.
America, keep pursuing God right now and remember when so many are praying and seeking God.
Our prayers call God to action. Our prayer causes battles between good and evil.
Where there is so much prayer, things will intensify, but make no mistake, God will show up, and we will all know His answer on His time.
Stay positive, and do not fall into anger and despair. Our worship will keep us in the right atmosphere. Your worship will keep negative thoughts, frustration, and bitterness to take root.

Destroying our statues does not erase the past.

Racism

First, does racism exist in America? Yes, I am sad to say that it does.
Is America a mostly a racist country? No, I don’t believe it is.
I believe most Americans are not racists and bigots.
I believe America is a great country where we fight for each other, stand up for what’s right, and defend the defenseless.
I see America as a shining beacon of hope for all the world to see.
Now, have we made mistakes? Of course, we have. No one but Jesus is perfect.
We have made tons of mistakes, but thank God for His grace and mercy!
Thank God for the blood of Jesus that redeems us! Can I get an AMEN for that!
Without that precious blood, we get the exact thing that we deserve. That would be death, and an eternity suffering in hell. God’s word tells us that the wages of our sin is death(Rom6:23)!
Now, America has erected statues and memorials to remind us of our past. This past is both bad and good.
We see those statues, and we know that we don’t want to ever go back to some of those mistakes we made and live them over again.
Why tear them down? Why destroy them? Destroying them does not erase the past and does not make us forget.
Destroying them does not make things right, and it never will right the wrongs America did.
I see those statues as reminders of where America should never go again.
Yes, we made those mistakes, but those mistakes do NOT define America.
Our nation is being torn apart by hate right now.
There is rioting, looting, protesting, burning buildings and American citizens are beaten in our streets.
When are we ever going to sit down and talk? Is it too late for discussions? Have we moved too far into our hate and anger that we can’t even talk to each other?
We have to talk about what is bothering us. We cannot keep ignoring it. Ignoring it is how we got here in the first place.
We can’t just keep telling people that they can never understand what living with racism feels like.
Of course, they will never understand, but discussions will help to make them see things in a different light.
We have to share our experiences. How else can we begin to fix what is wrong?
The shoe fits on other feet too. We will never know the road other people have walked in their lifetime. We can’t judge someone’s life experiences by the color of their skin. That is wrong!
Now, do I know what it is like to experience racism? Yes, I do. I have experienced racism in my lifetime.
It is ugly and hateful, and when it is happening to you, you know without any doubts that it is racism.
Now, by saying that, I have only been in a life-threatening situation driven by racism once. I was petrified!
There have been several other experiences that I knew I was being judged and looked at through the eyes of racism.
Believe me, when you are in the middle of these types of experiences, you know it. Again, no apologies were ever received.
Will I ever get an apology? No, I won’t, but those experiences did not make me see the world as a racist place that is full of hate. Those experiences did not taint my vision of this world.
Now, do I know what it is like to experience racism often? No, I don’t. I don’t think I could take so much hate directed at me all the time.
Is it fair? No, it is not! Racism has no place in our lives.
But remember, racism isn’t just directed at black people. Since racism is a taught trait, there is racism against Caucasians, Hispanics, Asians, etc. It goes on and on.
Somewhere that person that hates was taught to hate by a family member, a friend, a coworker, etc.
We have to stop teaching our children to hate! As parents, we will all have to answer to God for what we taught or did not teach our children. Did we teach them to love or hate? Did we teach them about God? We were supposed to teach them about God.
If we did teach them to hate, we are responsible for what they did with that knowledge when we stand in front of God to be judged.
Now acknowledging there are hate and racism in the world is not an excuse to hurt people, burn things, loot, and riot. And experiencing racism for yourself isn’t an excuse to do those things either.
Should we peacefully protest for things to change? Of course, we should. We should demand change. We should also require modification for all the injustices against people of color.
Failing schools, poverty, lack of jobs, low-paying jobs, and school choice are worth protesting for. We have to demand change peacefully. We also have to acknowledge and fix broken families. We have to realize that households with no fathers present are factors that negatively affect our children.
Now is it impossible to raise a child without a father’s present? No, it is not impossible. I have seen it done. But, this requires a strict single parent that will not tolerate excuses. This single parent will have to be involved in every area of their child’s life. It is a tremendous, difficult, sometime thank-less job, but it can be done and is extremely rewarding when all is said and done.
Now, acknowledging racism in our communities does not excuse us to fail in life.
We all have a divine destiny to fulfill for God. Once you know that and see that God is on your side, accomplishing that destiny is possible for nothing is impossible with God(Matt19:26).
A lot of us make excuses for not getting things done. We blame others for stopping us and for our failures. Excuses are lies we tell ourselves to appease our guilt and shortcomings.
When you know your destiny, no man, no hater, and no demon can stop you. Will it be an easy road? No, God does not do easy. We have to fight and scratch to get there. There are things God wants to show and teach us along the way.
Also, the enemy will oppose us. The last thing he wants is for us to step into our divine destiny.
So, in conclusion, we have to talk to each other, peacefully protest, demand change from our school board, our local leaders, our governors, our government, and our President.
We have to get involved! We cannot let the other voices speak up for us. We cannot make excuses anymore that we are too busy. We have to get involved. America, and other nations, we are teetering on the brink of collapse in our society. Now is the time and place to demand that changes are made. One voice does matter and can change things.
Most of all, we need to reestablish our prayer lives. We need more deep and fervent prayer(James5:16), fasting, and plated seeds. We need to rebuild the hedges of protection again.
The same is also true for other countries. God is the answer. Prayer works! Never doubt or give up on prayer. We need more prayer now. We need God’s hand involved in what is happening in our world. The hedges for all counties need to be rebuilt.
Don’t give up on God and America. America’s best days are ahead of Her. By the blood of Jesus, I decree and declare this to be so. Amen.