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How Long????

September 6, 2016

We call this great Country “home of the brave and land of the free”. Many Americans were wounded, many fought and died so we can have freedom and democracy. The same government that soldiers defended is the same government that allowed Americans to be beaten, imprisoned, sprayed down with fire-hoses and attacked by dogs during the Civil Right Movement. Years later, the same government allows officers to shoot down unarmed Americans, be choked to death on sidewalks or die in a jail cell. Why should Americans be shot to death during a traffic stop, selling cigarettes or CD’s on side-walks?

We ask “how long will God continue to allow this evil and mistreatment to continue”? “God is about to do a new thing. It shall spring forth, shall ye not know it? He will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert”. (Isaiah 43:19) God’s wheel of justice spin so slowly that we can’t see the wheel spinning with our natural eyes. The God I serve have the H.B.I. (Heaven Bureau of Investigation). The H.B.I. has an agent called “soon-be”. “Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb,” This agent has been assigned to right every wrong, to level life’s playing field. When “soon-be” is released, he will bring justice to injustice. He will cut the evil-doers down like the green grass. (Psalm 37:1-2)

Many people are upset with Kaepernick because he chose not to stand for the national anthem. The longstanding quote,“If we won’t stand for something, we will fall for anything” still rings true. The word of God reminds us to “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness”. (Ephesians 6:14) If this country is to live up to the creed the “land of the free”, why the drama? This was Kaepernick choice and his right. Kaepernick stood on his beliefs. The media and newspapers post when officers are involved in shootings; they are placed on “paid administrative leave”. Where is the lie? The Bible warns us “the day will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears”. (2 Timothy 4:3)

If a parent has never received a call to inform them that their child is dead they can never comprehend the pain or anguish of a parent that has. When death invades the rank of the living, it leaves a hole in our heart that nothing can mend. Death does not discriminate on skin color or financial status. Whether death come through sickness, drowning, car accident or gun-shots; death is final. We place bumper stickers on our automobiles that read “God bless America” while we are doing evil. Some repentance must take place for God to release His blessings.

It is my opinion that Kaepernick looked at the history of unjust verdicts and wrongdoings taking place. He saw that there are many laws being twisted or bent depending on race, nationality or financial status. It is my opinion that he like many Americans chose to stand.

Prayer: Father, we need You now. We ask for Your forgivenss, guidance and patience. We confess that we are sinners standing in the need of a Savior.

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