Reconciling Nations

“… The God who made the world and everything that is in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made by hands; 25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; 26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might feel around for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

I’ve been wrestling with how to proceed with the podcast race, religion and politics. The present climate is surrounding race relations is toxic. I was meditating early this morning and asked the Lord “Why do people hate Black people.” I don’t believe all white people hate black people. Yet there is a stirring of racial tensions within America.  This is nothing new. 

In this podcast I share some insights from my morning meditations on Isaiah 61:1-2: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound, To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord [the year of His favor] [a]and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,” (AMPC) and Luke 4:18-19: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me (the Messiah), Because He has anointed Me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent Me to announce release (pardon, forgiveness) to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed (downtrodden, bruised, crushed by tragedy), To proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord [the day [a]when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound].”

I believe there must be a return to the preaching of the full gospel of Jesus Christ that opens blind eyes, heals the brokenhearted, and sets the oppressed free.

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