GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE ….
“Nothing Can Stop Me!”
Lately, we have been witnessing and participating in protests, against the injustices directed at Black Americans by the police – citizens – laws – and the actions of local and state government officials that are contrary to the rights of Black Americans. It is a fact that the laws that are in place are not being utilized appropriately or proportionally when it comes to Black Americans. The police, for example, knowingly go beyond their scope of authority because, though they may have killed someone, they have been deemed innocent in a court of law.
Oh, let me be perfectly clear on this, the someone I am referring to, in this writing, is a Black American. Black Americans are being killed – ambushed – beaten – systemically harassed because of their ethnicity – the color of their skin. The common phrase made by the suspect in each case: “I feared for my life!” (Not acceptable!)
Murders – Hate Crimes – Aggravated Assaults – Morality Crimes: are all barriers – instant roadblocks – to the Word of God. However, God has said: “Nothing can stop Me!”
“The word of God stands forever.” – 1 Peter 1:25 (NIV)
“So do not fear, for I am with you.” – Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
“When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.” – Psalm 43:1 (MSG)
There is nothing that can stop the Word of God from going forth. No pandemic (COVID-19) – no shelter-in-place – no social distancing – no hand sanitizing – no wearing of face masks – nor social injustices.
“Whatever God starts, He will finish.” “The God I serve has got me!” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
Are we being punished during our trials – troubles? I don’t have an answer to this question, but let’s look at Biblical history.
We know that God punished His people in the Bible. Mostly in the Old Testament. Adam and Eve (disobedience) – Sodom and Gomorrah (unrighteous living) – Lot’s wife (disobedience) – Moses (didn’t make it to the Promise Land) – Egyptian army (swallowed up by the Red Sea). That was then. What about now? Are we still being disobedient? Living unrighteous? Not following God’s commandments -instructions? Not loving one another? A yes answer to any one of these questions puts us in line for punishment from the Lord.
“We are a holy nation of peculiar people who have been sent, started, secured, and selected by God.” – Pastor Victor S. Brice
“So, in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you.” – Matthew 7:12 (NIV)
Whenever we stray from righteous living is a good time for us to repent – call on God to forgive our sins – live righteously – love one another. I may be preaching to the choir, but not everyone reading this is in the choir stand. Therefore, lets all try to be imitators of Christ. Walk in love, as Christ loved us. Remember, Christ sacrificed Himself for us. We can never make that big of a sacrifice, but we can try harder to love one another – be kind to one another – and treat each other as we would want to be treated.
“Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” – Ephesians 5:1-2 (NIV)
We must stop listening to man and keep standing on the true and infallible promises of God.
“I will never leave nor forsake you.” “You can do all things through Christ, who gives you strength.” “No weapon formed against you shall prosper.” His Word is Truth! Believe!
We must value each other, just as Christ valued us. We must hold each other up and hold each other accountable. Stay in the Word. Absorb the Word in your heart. Live the Word by putting the Word into action. Finally, share the Word. Nothing can stop the Word of God.
“Nothing can stop Me!”
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan