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What If

January 18, 2016

As we approach the eve of the Dr. King Holiday, we have to ask; “if Dr. King was still here, would the Country be in the same shape? What if-everyone was prosecuted the same. What if-people was judged on the content of their character; rather than the color of their skin? What if-people would love each other as little children love?

What if-lawyers would defend one case per month pro-bono? What if-the people of God would stand on His word and not compromise? What if-our political leaders were interested in people welfare rather than buildings or highways? What if-officers would take a different approach before pulling their guns? What if – we reached for love instead of hate? What if-there was no forgiveness of sins? “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16) What if-there was no resurrection for the saved? And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!  Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished”. (1 Corinthians 15:17-18)

We as a people cannot endure another year in these same conditions. Some changes MUST take place; inwardly and not outwardly. We must obey the word of 2 Chronicles 7:14 humble ourselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from our wicked ways”. God has been too good to us for us to be behaving the way we have been behaving. Instead of living in, wallowing or trying to justify our sins, Jesus has already made a way for us. “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous”. (1 John 2:1) We can attend church daily, say we love God and “hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?  And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also”. (1 John 4:20-21) We can’t just say we love one another with our lips. Some action must take place. “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth”. (1 John 3:18)

We have been trying on uniforms in the dressing room for too long. Now, we must put on the whole armor of God and enter the battlefield for the Lord. Too many of God’s people are standing on the sideline with clean uniforms. If we have no blood or dirt on our uniforms, it means we have never been engaged in battle. At some point, we must enter the game and fight for the Kingdom of God. God has already promised us the victory if we be faithful unto the end.

What if-we practice love instead of hate and evil for one day? Dr. King led a peaceful movement. I believe God instilled and equipped Dr. King with the “Fruit of the Spirit which is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23) Dr. King did not use violence but love and the Word of God as his weapon of choice. “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee”. (Jeremiah 31:3)

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