Thursday, March 10, 2022
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Two of the greatest African American men to grace the twentieth century. Malcom X and Muhammad
Ali were aligned like blood brothers . The evil of men misaligned the two and the result one life (Malcolm X) ended up in a tragedy. Although Muhammad Ali lived a life of great triumph and success each one of these men encouraged generations of African Americans to do great things. As I celebrate African American heritage this Feburary I am grateful for both Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X for standing for something and not falling for anything. Amen.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Thursday, August 12, 2021
But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: He is their strength in the time of trouble Psalm 37:39
This image takes its place as I was reminded of the challenges we face as a nation of those which encourage an atmosphere of division and hatred. We have become so troubled as a nation that it removes us from the kindness necessary to love one another as we do ourselves.
There are many among us who cause trouble in ways that moves our hearts and minds to reconcile our differences and move as one nation under God with Liberty and Justice for all. That is good trouble. The foundation of this images stems from US house of representative from Massachusetts Ayanna Pressley who represents her district with great power and love. That is Good Trouble. Amen
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
Monday, January 18, 2021
As a 60 year old black male today has some significance for me. I vaguely remember the day Dr. King was assassinated If my memory is correct Dr King's assassination occurred in the spring after the City of Newark suffered its riots in the summer of 1967 between my 6 and 7 birthday. I am blessed to have not been scared with racist hatred as a result. I do remember the National Guard or(green army men) rolling down the red cobblestone streets which was the normal landscape during my childhood. My knowledge of Dr. King assassination did not reach me until I was in middle school when the teachers and the adults in my life began to share with us some reverence towards his life.
As the legacy of Dr. King meets some great challenges my hope still rest in the hope of glory. (God's goodness) As it ministers to lives, hopes and dreams of all of us present in America my prayer is that we find the time to shut down the noise. The evil that is predicated from the darkness of America's racial and economic past is the narrative in some communities that compel us to this place. This image of America during the early life of Dr. King was put on the shelf in the darkness out of the way.
Large crowd watching the lynching of Jesse Washington, 18-year-old African American, in Waco, Texas, May 15, 1916.
The leadership in this nation in the White House and with some members of Congress begin with a desire to shine the spotlight on the image of America which was put on the shelf during our present and recent past. What has occurred is the image has become real to this generation of white Americans. Some believe that the dark image of America is necessary for White men to be supreme.
One of the most beautiful documents ever to be written towards mankind has been standing on strong legs as a result of the divine(which is preceding from God)breath which was present among the authors of the Declaration of Independence. The second paragraph of the Declaration begins with this prophetic statement We hold these truths to be self -evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. It is these prophetic words that find there way into the hearts and minds of Americans who believe in the declaration. It was part of the foundation for Dr. King dream and vision of looking over the mountain top and seeing the greatness of America on the other side. God bless you Dr. King and God bless America.
What resonated on January 6 was not only the work of Donald J Trump it is the darkness in the heart of man to live out the peace and love of God towards His creation. and mankind. Satan you are a liar. Amen
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. Luke 22:31,32
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. James 3:17-18
God Bless. While in my morning meditation I asked God to encourage me with a word so that I can go into this day aligned with him. This scripture in James Chapter 3 filled me with great joy. Understand the times we are in it is challenging to exit your door to do anything.You see it Covid 19, institutional racism, death, addiction , and of course mental illness. This morning the word of God informed me that the battle that is in front of me is not mine but His. Encourage yourself today with the wisdom from above because it is pure full of mercy with good fruit and without hypocrisy. It says the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace with them that make peace. Wherever you go today find peace so that you can minister to any situation that presents itself to you. God Bless. Amen
Sunday, August 9, 2020
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:1,8-9
What!!! No way not the lamb! why would he open a seal that commits a fourth of the earth to death and hell. Understand and know that death is defined this way; the termination of life. The rider with death on that pale horse is Hades also known as Hell. There are many definitions of hell but the summary is this ; "hell," the place of disembodied spirits. The inhabitants of sheol are "the congregation of the dead".
The good news for all who have confessed Jesus as Lord is that His word is alive . Given to us through the Apostle Paul in the book of Romans it reads as this; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10: 9-13
Today this word comes alive in me to live. The living word of God also instructs us to understand and know that we make the choice to live every day. It reads like this;I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, [and] that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he [is] thy life, and the length of thy days: Deuteronomy 30:19-20.
Please be encouraged that He who has allowed the supernatural plaque to envelope the earth Has given us His word on how to proceed through it . It has gotten my attention . Trust and know that God intents is to dwell with us forever. Lets not get fooled by the father of lies in this hour that death is upon us. No. It is time to live. Amen! Amen
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels Rev 3:1-7. For all of us who have not transitioned into eternity the living word reminds us to hold fast to what we believe and repent (turn away) we need to shut down the noise and prepare ourselves to reside in the presence of our Holy God. Amen.