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I Remember When

March 31, 2014

When we look back over our life, we should thank God for where He has brought us from. It was not because we were so good, lived in the right zip code, drove the right car, and had a title behind our name or a degree from an Ivey League University.

I remember when people trusted, feared and worshipped God. People placed God and the church ahead of everything. I remember when people had compassionate, love for one another and helped their neighbors in need.

I remember when races were segregated; each race had its own water fountain, rest rooms, waiting room at the clinic or hospital, its own funeral home, could not go in the front door at a restaurant, was denied a valuable education, could not vote or allowed to play in the NFL, MLB or NBA. Now, God have opened doors for us and allowed us to obtain a valuable education, allowed us to walk through front doors, vote, share the same waiting room, walk on the same sidewalk or play in the NFL, MLB or NBA. It was not that long ago, when people was beaten, shot, killed, hosed down with fire hoses, attacked by dogs, placed in jail, discriminated against or murdered for the right to vote. The same people we elected to office are the same people turned against us to be accepted by other races.

We think we have arrived because we can obtain a home or automobile loan from a major bank or finance company, have degrees, titles behind our names, our names placed on an office door, live in the right zip codes and send our children to a private school. God is calling us to “remembrance”. We are now robbing each other in the daylight, shooting each other down, allowing officers to shoot down our young men, the judicial system locking up every male of color, harassing every male trying to earn a “slice of the American pie”. Because we have titles, television or radio shows, we have placed God second and have neglected to reach back to assist the young men or women desiring to climb the ladder to success.

I remember when people feared and respected the Church. Now, we have allowed people to corrupt the Holy House of God by defying it and bringing guns into the House of the Lord. God people stood on His Words and their beliefs. In this new generation, many Pastors and lay leaders are allowing “sins” to breakup their families, leave the Church or sell it. During the   C.R.C.T. cheating scandal in Atlanta, I have not seen one Caucasian educator picture on television being prosecuted. With an integration school system, I find this to be confusing. One educator could face forty years in prison for her involvement while real criminals are placed on probation or thrown in jail depending on their race.

 

 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and be established in the present truth.

 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance. (2 Peter 1:12-13)

 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. (Jude 1:5)

 And it shall be unto them as a false divination in their sight, to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call to remembrance the iniquity, that they may be taken. (Ezekiel 21:23)

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

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2 Comments
  1. whew! something to think about!!

  2. Pastor Marion permalink

    Pastor that is so true we think we are free but we are not. Only with the Lord are we free . Keep up the good work.

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