Truth Speaks To Power

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Jesus said, “…If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” —John 8:31-32

The God of Israel is the God of all nations, and all of humanity is His concern. He is a God of order and justice, a God of grace, and a God of mercy. His anger is not directed only at nations, but also at the people He has chosen to represent Him in the earth.

God is not only a Lord who demands justice; He is also a God who is in love with His people. He is the giver of life. He doesn’t see race. He sees blood. The blood bought covenant of Christ:

“I don’t see race the way you see race – I see blood. I created one blood, and I know when to activate the gifts in My blood and align them in a holy array for triumph.

I WILL HAVE A HOLY ARRAY – DO NOT GET IN MY WAY!!!”

—A partial Prophetic Word given to Chuck Pierce and Team

Acts 17:24-28, “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. ’As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’”

We cannot abandon God’s Divine principles for a form of godliness that denies the power of God. God’s power is due to His concern for righteousness. Sadly, the church still falls short of God’s glory by not speaking truth to power. God is the one in control. The church should be voice of truth in these times.

Government leadership whether Democrat, Republican or Independent are responsible for the well-being of every citizen under their authority. They are accountable to God for how they lead, bringing a degree of peace, order and justice to societies.

Pride goes before destruction. Pitting people against each other will never make this nation great. God will not be mocked. Whatever a person sows, they will reap. Galatians 6:7 If you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind. Hosea 8:7

The church needs to become a better witness of God’s love for all people. We must face hard truths that have been perpetuated over the history of this nation and passed down through generations. Seeking the the Lord for how to make things right with Him and all who have been impacted by the failure to reveal God’s heart on the matter.

This nation is facing a fierce battle on the issue of race in America along with Covid-19. I’ve been seeing many posts calling for those with a prophetic voice to speak out of which I agree. Whenever the nation of Israel fell short of God’s righteousness, He would raise up a prophet to call the people to repentance; and to “seek the Lord and live.” Amos 5:6

Oftentimes when the prophet spoke in the Old Testament it was a call to repentance. Israel’s idolatry, immorality and greed as a nation had reached a point that would no longer be tolerated by a Holy God.

America’s moral failings have reached a tipping point. Change must come!

Tipping point: the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place.

Racism is a sinful blot on this nation and an affront (insult) to God’s Word that all people are created in His image. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27

With God there is no distinction as to race or color of a person’s skin. With great understanding Apostle Paul said in Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

We all stand in need of the justifying righteousness of Christ, and the regenerating grace of the Spirit. The Gospel must be equally preached to all. For those who will believe and receive Christ there is no superior race. We each have a right to the same ordinances and privileges of the Gospel and share in the same blessings of grace.

The church can no longer be silent on issues of race in America that continue to divide this nation even if it means speaking out against those in authority who violate God’s Word. We will all one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ and be judged for our actions.

“…and that you, O Lord, are loving. Surely You will reward each person according to what He has done Psalm 62:12.

We have an opportunity to do what is right to make things right according to God’s righteous standard and justice.

“The time is always right to do what is right.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

You could start right now by doing a small part to treat people with dignity, courtesy and respect.

May the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 4:7

Blessings,

Dr. A. Francine Green

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