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Oneness In Christ During Racial Unrest

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July 19, 2020 9:00 am

Oneness In Christ During Racial Unrest

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July 19, 2020 9:00 am

Jesus prayed that the world would have oneness. Unfortunately, division is a common theme in today's society. Is this division a sign of the Lord's second coming? Join Evangelist BC Thomas for the answer. Main Text: Matthew 24:3-7.

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With Brian's economic when committing to encouraging you to put God first won't even life the window in the Bible. Now, in honor of the one and only true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Let's join Wayne see Thomas for today's message as a Christian black male living in America.

I'm very disturbed by what IMC unit here in our nation seems that every direction you turn there are images and narratives expressing Blacks facing injustice at the hands of whites or the state upfront that I do not buy into the broadbrush depiction that Blacks are being targeted by whites world that in a moment in Matthew chapter 24 verse three. The disciples went to Jesus on the Mount of olives and asked him, and what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age. Jesus responded with a very thorough outline of signs of the times imaging the nation will rise against nation, in verse seven in the original Greek. This is written S and those against Eskimos, which is where we get the word ethnicity. In other words, our Lord said that ethnicity against ethnicity would be a sign of the second coming. That is an extremely important fact to make note of it as we examine the racial tension in the nation. Satan has been sewing division since the garden where he pitted Adam against Eve Jesus pray that our oneness would be an indicator to the world that he had been sent by the father in John 1720 through 23 so division is a work of the enemy, whereas unity is a work of the spirit as we examine the climate, we must remember this, along with the fact that we wrestle against principalities in wicked places, not flesh and blood. When answering the disciples. Jesus also stated that the love of many would grow cold into lawlessness at the season of his return.

In Matthew 2412. All we have to do is turn on the news we see how cold love has grown due to lawlessness. Many are defiling curfews rioting and looting the spirit of lawlessness and anarchy comes directly from the spirit of antichrist which is detailed in second Thessalonians chapter 2 verses seven through 12. What makes it obvious that this is a demonic spirit is to just look at the transgressors actions. What is a business owner in New York City have to do with the killing of Jewish Florida Minneapolis absolutely nothing but those who have been taken over by the spirit of lawlessness are looting entities that are literally thousands of miles away from the epicenter. They are not truly seeking justice for Blacks as they are motivated to create chaos division and ultimately destroy the nation. Jesus stated the spirit would be a sign of the end of the age. The buzz phrase that we are bombarded with today is systemic racism. The liberal media pushes this narrative by inciting the masses with emotion provoking headlines every time a white police officer shoots a black man. The headlines shout white officer shoots unarmed black man they could just as well. State police officer shoots unarmed man but they highlight the race because they have the goal of inciting people's rage. Forget the fact they just want people to react so they play the race card anyone in their right mind news this country at one time had unjust policies towards Blacks, beginning with slavery through Jim Crow but just because it existed then, does not mean it exists now I'm not so na´ve to think racism does not exist in any capacity.

There are pockets of racism in the world just like lien stealing and coveting they all see and then they will continue to exist until Jesus returns to set up his eternal kingdom and bring in Ian's wall sin. But I do not accept the systemic racism narrative. I was watching the local news with my wife when evening and the anchors mentioned systemic racism repeatedly. The newscast then cut to press conferences being delivered by local chiefs of police of the three largest cities in my area. Each police she was black, so I turned to my wife and I asked how can there be systemic racism against Blacks when so many chiefs of police of black our nation is 13% black and 77% white, we consider the fact we elected a president who had a black father along with numerous black chiefs of police, black mayors, black counseling, how does one come to the conclusion that there is systemic racism.

The reason is due to believing a lie rather than the truth.

By the way, the progressives ignore the fact that Planned Parenthood was founded by a white race is for the purpose of eradicating Blacks if that was not systemic racism.

I do not know what he is, but they never speak of it in that light. Instead, they ostracized law enforcement while applauding, killing of the unborn. We are witnessing the depravity of minds of Romans chapter 1 the lie that so many are accepting is that all cops are races and all whites are races. It is simply not true.

I personally know numerous police officers and whites who are born-again followers of Christ and they are not races but the liberal media is seducing people into believing a lie is conditioning the world to accept an even greater lot of the future that great lie will be that of the Antichrist will require that all must worship him. The Bible declares that he is the father of lies.

In John 844 through 45. What is even more disturbing is the position of many churches I have seen numerous churches immediately align themselves with black lives matter in the aftermath of the Joyce for killing. Even though his platform is in direct contradiction to the Christian faith. A discerning church would never align itself with such thinking. This is another sign of the times that a great apostasy would occur at the end of the age with many churches, folding from the faith. Christian leaders are to be a calming influence not stirring up fury by posting a picture to social media of a black man hanging from a tree 80 years ago next to Joyce Floyd on the pavement as one black pastor chose to do scenes or plan out all over the country people bowing at the need in the streets assembly halls and churches the theme is that they are taking the need to represent solidarity and apology to Blacks for systemic racism and the actions of our nation's forefathers video has surface of a black man demanding a white woman to kneel and apologize for her whites privilege. I watch footage of the church congregation assembled under an outdoor tent. The pastor who was white led the white members who will position on one side of the tent to kneel before all of the Blacks were standing facing them on the opposite side of the tent in a separate incident, a police officer was criticized because he refused to kneel to protesters in the streets. He stood while all of his comrades kneel because he declared that he only bowels to our Lord.

People branded him races reminds me of Romans chapter 11 verse four which gives account of those would not bow the needs before Bill Satan has tried to get mankind to to bow the knee before anything but God. Throughout history now people are bowing to an ethnic group.

The Bible declares that one day every knee shall bow at the name of Jesus. Whenever there is conflict between a whites in a black why do so many assume that it is motivated by racism saved immediately upon seeing the Joyce Floyd murder that it was a social injustice but I did not know if it were a racial injustice, declaring it a racial injustice would mean I knew for fact what the officer's motive was what I did not. The officer shall a racial slur. DD P and a manifesto stated hatred towards Blacks with their social media post declaring his hatred for Blacks.

I have yet to see any of that presented but everywhere you turn, people are calling him a races why is because people have unforgiveness in the hearts, the devil calls his people to run even when no one is after them is called paranoia. Yes, slavery was brutal. Jim Crow was wrong, but there must come a point when we must move past it. One holds onto past transgressions becomes a prisoner held captive in his own unforgiveness.

How many times must whites apologize for the scenes of some, not all of their forefathers every time there is a conflict between a white and a black if I have a conflict with my wife does it mean that I have to apologize for every incident where I offended her since the beginning of our marriage, rehashing all of that serves no benefit. How does Stephen respond when he was stoned to death.

Yes God to forgive them easier even as the stones were being hurled that ultimately killed him and look at our Lord Jesus, while being mocked and crucified. He has God the father to forgive his transgressors. We must follow the same example of Stephen and Jesus if we want to be set free and have true racial reconciliation.

The apostle John looked into the future and saw a great multitude in heaven compose of every ethnicity from Earth.

In Revelation 7, nine, our Lord is for all people, not just whites, not just Blacks, not just fill in the blank if you want eternal life in the kingdom of God.

You must review if you want freedom and peace. You must review if we want Jesus to forgive our sins, we must forgive others. He died for us all to let us embrace one another as brothers and sisters of the human race and display the love of our Lord unity is a work of God, a gift from above.

There's a reason Jesus prayed for oneness may relate to our Lord to stand together against the enemy in the last days of this age. We are not in the battle of white versus black. It is a battle of good versus evil. It is a battle of light versus dark did you recognize the signs of the times you were listening to Brian Thomas only got four more lines please visit God not or around the library. There you will find articles and messages available as MP3 downloads on various topics such as salvation, Bible lesson is just to name a few. Also, sign up for our monthly newsletter and visit our web let's return when we think about the racial tension we think about injustice. We have to bring ourselves back to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which I touched on earlier and without a doubt the arrests the beating and the killing of Jesus Christ is the most unjust act that is ever happened. He was perfect. He never did any wrong he was.

Not guilty of anything, but when they came to arrest Jesus one of his followers took out a sword and he struck the high priest and cut off his ear.

What that our Lord do return to his follower and he said put that away and then he reached out to heal the ear of the high priest, Jesus did not respond with violence respond with love. You responded with compassion and if we want to have true peace we want to have racial reconciliation. We need to follow the same example of our Lord was having a conversation with the lady a couple weeks ago and she mentioned that she had watched the video was outline the injustices the way in which Blacks have been treated from slavery through Jim Crow with resegregation and she made mention as you watch this video with her kids and at the end of the video. Her kids said they can understand why Blacks are angry, they they see why Blacks are so angry and I responded to her by saying Blacks don't have to be angry yes maybe there were some injustices done. There were some great injustices done through slavery, through Jim Crow, through segregation, but you don't have to live with anger and I told her that if we just simply would release it to give it to Jesus Christ. The change can come in our hearts because she was stating that change cannot come until whites repents and Blacks offer of forgiveness, but I said to her. What if your transgressor never repents.

What if your transgressor never asked for forgiveness because that does happen in life we we have the right to to hold onto anger to hold a grudge, not according to the Bible. I learned a long time ago to release those who have committed transgressions against me is not saying that their transgressions were okay/sand with the did was acceptable, but is I'm I'm seeing I'm releasing them on forgiving them of not holding it against them will not holding into their account and when I did so then I feel true freedom, so calling today. My black brothers and sisters calling on you to forgive it to release what was done in the past because Ben Hill captive by anger makes you a prisoner yes we can have anger there is a such thing as a righteous anger for the Bible tells us to be angry but see, and not in what you are holding onto a grudge when you're holding onto resentment when you think about things that happen centuries ago in decades ago when your your viewing door. The whites in the light of it.

The end you have became a prisoner of anger you have crossed over into sin. But if you will release it to Jesus Christ. He will give you that peace that surpasses all understanding.

If you will give it to Jesus Christ. People can see injustices done to you as an individual. Injustices done to your your people and they will see that response and they will say this is something that surpasses all understanding who give you a piece Martin Luther King practice and preach peace. Yes, we can be angry but do not sin. I want to also say to my white brothers and sisters don't allow false guilt don't allow the narrative of white privilege to weigh you down because you see whites do not owe an apology for the sins of their forefathers. There is no white person that owes me an apology for anything because I was not any one sleeve and they were not anybody slave master, but there is a a pressure today. I've heard from so many whites and significant pressure to say something to do something, but they don't know what to do. They're afraid of saying and doing the wrong thing because they're afraid they're going to offend somebody Blacks we have to stop demanding that whites apologize for something that they did not do there a lot of whites today that are not races. They did not own slaves. They did not push Jim Crow.

They were not in favor segregation matter of fact there are many whites in the past who fall on the side of freeing the Blacks and so for my white brothers and sisters out there don't allow that to weigh you down. Don't allow people to make you feel guilty for something that you did not do if you do have racism in your heart then you need to repent.

If you know that you're not a racist. If you know you've not mistreated people because of the color of their skin.

You don't owe him an apology to anyone that was between our ancestors.

What happened decades ago was centuries ago and I've heard from so many today Blacks who had great friendships with whites, but in light of this is racial tension over the last several months they've their sand differentials have became awkward because whites are constantly bombarding them with apologies and and in sympathies and in saying that their heart goes out to them and their sand in it now feels weird to feel awkward because to the black people listen. They didn't do anything to me. So why are they feeling so sympathetic we must not hold on to what our forefathers did. There is racism in the world. Racism exists just like all other sins exists, it will continue to exist until Christ comes.

Bring it into all racism but to paint the broadbrush that all whites or races is simply not true. Yes, there are some whites were races against Blacks and there are some Blacks were races against whites, but we cannot put everybody in the same category.

We cannot say that all police officers or races. We must remember that the true enemy who the true enemy is that true enemy is Satan and is trying to calls division, our Lord said that will be one of the signs of his coming ethnicity against ethnicity.

We must be wise to the tricks of the devil. Have a friend of mine who's from Africa and she was speaking of the fact that in Africa they have a lot of tribal wars tribes or against one another.

She said we all look the same skin color as the saying that Herrick textures the same can't tell one from the other but yet there is a hatred there is division that is because Satan is the enemy.

He seeks to steal tequila to destroy he seeks to bring division yes they all look the same but he devised them over social economic reasons maybes because one is from the north and one from the south, but Satan that is his method is to bring division is to bring chaos. So if is not the color of your skin is going to be another thing. Do you recognize the signs of the times I believe many churches are asleep at the wheel. Many churches and I recognize that Christ said this would be what to look for before he comes in we see lawlessness their cries to dismantle police to defund the police and you ask yourself the question what is going on in people's minds. This is a spiritual battle because there was a woman who was out protesting the police saying that the police are wrong sand of the police need to be dismantled, defunded and then the woman was sexually assaulted in which she was sexually assaulted who she called on to call the police, the very ones who she's out protesting Santa get rid of it makes no logical sense. And the only thing you can come up with when you look at it is that is simply a play it out right before our eyes of Romans chapter 1 it was.

The Bible says they will be turned over to depraved minds where people cannot know true they cannot see the was right versus wrong because they have been turned over to a depraved and debased mind in our Lord said that in the days before he comes that the love of many will grow cold.

We see a play it out today. People who have had close relationships, close bonds for all their lives and all of a sudden there is division there's brother turning his back against brother. This father turning against son that his mother turning against daughter is heartbreaking is heartbreaking to see the love grow Cola family members.

People who love one another.

People who were there for one another and all of a sudden they have nothing to do with each other. The love is grown cold. See within couples who were married in the end of hating one another how Lewis said this would be a sign of his coming. Recognize the signs you recognize. It would be nation against nation, it would be ethnicity against ethnicity. There are things happening in the world that gives us a feeling of darkness. But I'm reminded of the great pastor Adrian Rogers who stated that it is getting gloriously dark what he meant by that is yes is getting dark and the world we see the spiritual darkness we feel the spiritual darkness is not a good feeling, but is getting gloriously dark because it reminds us of the fact that I will Lewis is. This is what would happen before he returns.

So if you looking forward to the Lord's return. No you not happy about the darkness but you are happy about the fact that he is coming soon. That brings joy to my heart to know that this is not going to last. Always, not just chaos.

Not all of this division. All of the CN, but I will last, always in eternal life with my Lord in the day is going to come in which there will be the sound of a trumpet that would be the voice the shout of the archangel and our Lord is going to descend and the Bible says the dead in Christ shall rise first and then those of us who are alive who have put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ will be caught up together with them. We will all go away to be with our Lord and have eternal life.

Are you ready to meet Jesus Christ.

Are you ready to see him face-to-face. Are you ready to behold him. I look forward to the day when he will call my name now be able to stand before him I'll be able to embrace him I'll be able to put bombs around him as a Lord I thank you for dying on the cross. What I think you all that you've done for me, Lord, I thank you. I give you want I give you glory. I give you praise and then I'll take the crowns that he gives me and I will lay them at his feet as a sign of worship and I look forward to going into eternity. Given praises 12 Lord, will you be ready when Jesus comes. These are signs to look for is it would be like in the days of Noah when they were going about their lives and they were not thinking about the Lord's coming there when I think about the flood that was coming. The judgment that was coming. Then when the rains began to come. It was too late really be too late for you. Would you be ready when Jesus comes the church.

We need to wake up. We need to talk about Jesus Christ and his coming because he is coming again.

He said that there would be great division in the earth as a sign of his coming. Jesus is coming soon look forward to that day as we close. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem, bless God's great nation of Israel to the only wise God be glory through Jesus Christ, forever. Amen. You can blame God for Brian and I first was a right protected under our copyright is until next time great nation of Israel first

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