Daily Devotional for Friday June 12, 2020
All black lives DO NOT MATTER!!!
(Genesis 1:26,27; Deuteronomy 10:17; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; Galatians 3:28)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Father, bless me this day to have the courage to stand up for YOUR TRUTH in my daily life. Give me boldness to proclaim YOUR TRUTH when I am with those who mock and demean our faith in Christ and for following the teachings of the Bible. No matter what they may say, let me be not afraid to stand for You. In Jesus name...AMEN!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: David Patrick Underwood, 53, was a Federal agent killed during the riots in Oakland, Ca. last week. David Dorn, 77, a retired Captain from the St. Louis Police Dept. after 38 years of service was gunned down on Facebook LIVE while trying to protect his friends pawn shop from looters. I have a question for you. Why didn’t the media spend endless hours defending the death of these two men? Why didn’t Black Lives Matter defend their lives? Why didn’t Al Sharpton call their families? Why didn’t Attorney Benjamin Crump offer his legal services to their families? Just as important, why didn’t hundreds of thousands protest in the streets for these two men? As a side note, not one building was burned, not one police car destroyed, not one store was looted in their names. Instead, a 46 year old 5 time felon with 5 children by 4 women, married to none of them, who was known to sell drugs and pass counterfeit bills was granted sainthood by the media after being killed by the police while he resisted arrest (interesting new video just came out the day after he was buried showing his resisting). As I have said from day one, if a police officer breaks the law, kills someone without justification, prosecute them to the maximum extent of the law! There are LOTS of ex-police officers who broke the law in prison at this moment! So why George Floyd, a life-long criminal? As they televised his third funeral, less than 20 minutes from the church lived a woman whose home Floyd invaded with 2 others years earlier, held at gunpoint for several hours, pistol whipped and robbed! Funny, the media forgot all of those details of his life. WHY? MONEY! George Floyd had ZERO to do with racism! HE WAS A PAWN FOR THE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR PLUS RACE HUSTLE INDUSTRY! Every major corporation you can name was shamed/extorted into giving millions to Black Lives Matter, Al Sharpton, and others in the race hustling industry. Please understand this was nothing but a huge, HUGE, MONEY HUSTLE. Sadly feeding off the hustle were politicians who are using the race issue to advance their political agenda, number one on that agenda being defeating President Trump in November. A casualty of the hustle was the demonizing of the police, putting them in even more danger than normal. Worse however, are true anarchists like George Soros who seize on these issues to destroy the nation, LITERALLY DESTROY THE NATION! David Underwood and David Dorn by all accounts were fine men who lived lives of service to their fellow citizens. The reality is, ALL BLACK LIVES DO NOT MATTER! Start with the apx 1600 black babies slaughtered in this nation every 24 hours. No, only the lives of criminals like Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Freddy Gray, Michael Brown, and George Floyd matter since those are the black lives groups like BLM and disgusting humans like Sharpton and Crump can exploit for a huge payday!!! My friend, hear me today. NO AMOUNT OF MONEY WILL END RACISM! RACISM IS NOT A MONEY ISSUE, IT IS A HEART ISSUE!!!
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In the wake of the sad death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin back in 2012, none of the media coverage ever dealt with the real issue, and that was always a spiritual one. It was rather sad to see the normal cast of opportunists, extortionists, and race baiters like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, along with the mainstream media, using that tragedy to irresponsibly gin up racial tensions and advance a specific political agenda. But that is what they do.
The spiritual issue that nobody is focused on is the fact that the better percentage of two full generations have never even been to church. We have turned from God and Biblical Truth to embrace the lies of this world. Marriage is no longer a respected institution. As I have shared often, the breakdown of the family, the glue that holds our society together, is largely responsible for so much of the social ills we currently face in this nation. This turning away from God and His Truth has had a profound effect on everyone no matter what color your skin is!
Racism is not something unique to the black/white issues we have here in the United States. Those who live in other countries or who have spent time in other nations around the world, know all too well that racism is not exclusive to the United States and is sadly alive and well in most places today. Dividing people, due to whatever differences there may be, has been around from the very beginning of time and is one of satan's most powerful weapons. Racism is a lie from satan. There is no white race, black race, yellow race, brown race...there is only one race..THE HUMAN RACE!!!
Now, more than ever the Church must rise above these divisive tactics. Unfortunately one of the most glaring examples of racism occurs each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in churches all across our nation. I applaud the many fine churches that have worked hard to tear down these barriers and are a snapshot of Heaven with people who are black, white, brown, red, and yellow all coming together to praise, worship, and glorify their God and His Son Jesus Christ.
I pray that as you read these words, you will ask God what role you can play in helping to tear down the walls of division. I am so thankful that Liveprayer brings together over 2.5 million people worldwide every day, bound only by the love of Jesus Christ. People of every color, from most every nation, from ages 12 to 96, from every walk of life, rich and poor, and FROM EVERY CHRISTIAN DENOMINATION AND CHURCH GROUP. They are all simply looking for the hope we all need in this life, the hope that can only come from knowing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
The Bible is full of stories of racial tensions. Unfortunately, one of the enemy's strongest weapons is that of division. The ability to divide people by race, speech, skin color, finances, location, or anything else we can think of has been one of Satan's most effective tools of destruction. In our weakness, we fall into this trap so often.
Let me tell you right now, there is only one distinction that is going to matter for eternity. That is whether or not you know Jesus Christ as your personal savior. There are not going to be lines for Japanese, whites, wealthy, those with blue eyes, or for Baptists, Pentecostals, or Catholics. My friend, there are only going to be two lines when this life is over. The line for those who know Jesus Christ and the line for those who have rejected Jesus Christ!!!
My Bible says that God made man in His own image. Not white men in His own image, or black men in His own image, or Asian men in His own image....MAN. We are ALL created equal. GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSON! I want to challenge you today to quit looking at why the person next to you may be different, and start looking at the person next to you as to whether or not they have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Their skin color is not important, but the condition of their heart is!!!
I love you and care about you so much. God sent His Son to die for the sins of this world, so that WHOEVER believes in Him may not perish but have everlasting life. Quit worrying about the nationality of your neighbor and worry about his eternal destination. Let me encourage you today to start looking at the people God places in your life in a different way. Don't dwell on how they may be different, but see how God may use you to open their heart to knowing Christ as their Savior.
Racism is a tool that satan used to divide people. My prayer today is that you will open your heart and look at your fellow man as God does....as a human soul made in God's image that has the same problem we all are born with, sin. Let God use you to reach people regardless of the differences there may be, because in the end all men will live for eternity. How they respond to this man called Jesus will determine where that eternity is spent.
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,