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Get The Counsel Of God On This First
The phrase "Black lives matter" came into common usage in the recent past as a
rallying cry to highlight the injustice and abuse of power that tends to characterize
police interaction with Black American citizens.
While the moral and social implications of the statement are valid and honorable,
two things began to happen not long after mainstream and social media picked up on
the meme: inclusion, and trivialization.
The phrase was altered to include _________ (insert your particular ethnic
group/cause here) i.e., "white lives matter/ all lives matter/police lives matter". This
had the effect of minimizing the original intent of the statement, and neutralizing
its effectiveness as a foundation for change in the way our people are dealt with by
law enforcement. The best way to describe this slogan sabotage is sophistry-reasoning
that appears valid on the surface, but is actually deceptive and misleading. In other
words, since it's difficult to argue that there aren't any lives that don't have value,
the entire point of the statement gets lost in generalities.
The cry, "Black lives matter" issues from the heart when spoken out of the depths of
anguish by grieving people who have lost family to the abuse of police power.
Personal testimony is a powerful motivator for change, and the best way to dilute
that power is to remove the individual pathos and make it a collective sentiment
spread over many factions. Thus, monied interests capitalized on the slogan
and have effectively run it into the ground and nullified its original
intent and impact.
Trivialization further undermines the seriousness of the phrase by linking it to
nonsensical issues or things that have no connection to police excesses. Memes such as
black olives matter, black-eyed peas matter, etc. evoke humor rather than serious
It's doubtful most people involved with the Black Lives Matter movement
understand they are in the midst of a Captivity curse spoken over their forebears
thousands of years ago, or that there is nothing they can do by organizing, protesting,
or marching to change American sentiment. Nor is it likely they care to know.
Getting involved in a movement gives the impression that at least something is being
done to effect change. However, in this situation it is little more than busy
In reality, it's a distraction, that steers us away from the only group effort God
will notice and sanction when it comes to dealing with us as a people:
repentance and re-dedication to Him through the new creation process
in Christ. That's the only thing that bends God's ear; and if God's not
listening, we are wasting our time.
We weren't always the little guy at the back of the line; crying for justice and
straining to be heard over a sea of voices. Under the reign of King Solomon we were
many, as the sand on the seashore for multitude, and it was good times. I Kings 4:20.
But by the time the prophet Isaiah began to minister, the word of the Lord to him
was: "Except the Lord of Hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should
have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah." Meaning God's
righteous judgment upon the rebellion of our forebears warranted complete and utter
destruction the same as he did to the Canaanite cities of the plain in Abraham's day,
but because of His great mercy and love, he has left a remnant -most notably in
Judah, the tribe of the Lawgiver and first dominion.
It only takes reading the first few chapters of the Book of Isaiah to see why God
started weeding out and making adjustments: rebellion, idolatry, hypocrisy, pride,
calling evil good and good evil...the list goes on and on. Injustice and lack of
compassion for each other are right up there on the list. Funny, the very
wrongs we point out are being done to us by the Gentile policing system
are the same things our ancestors were doing to each other as ancient Israel
and Judah began to backslide. Using spiritual eyes you can see this is not just a racial
hatred anomaly but rather a divine judgment upon us because of the way God
deals with us as the sons and daughters of Jacob.
When injustice occurs for the people of the Gentiles, they can march, protest, riot,
take up arms, etc., or even use their own political processes to effect change, though
the struggle may take many years. Gentile nations are even able to throw off the yoke
of other Gentile nations that attempt to oppress them. This is because they are
living in a time designated to them on God's prophetic clock.
Having been dispossessed from our original land due to disobedience, scattered
around the world, and brought into Captivity, we are no longer a people. We are a
minority in Captivity wherever we lodge in the nations of the world. And since God
defines it as "the land of your enemies", it is a fool's errand to expect to have a voice
of significance with the powers that rule and control. In these closing days, God
is not calling us to rally and unite to change the constructs of the Gentiles.
In keeping with God dealing with us as the generational descendants of Abraham,
Isaac, and Jacob, we find He has spoken to us through His dear Son; the Prophet
Moses said God would raise up to us from among our brethren. God is now
commanding us to acknowledge Christ Jesus and purify our hearts and hands
through the New and Living Way-the Covenant sealed by his blood, for Jesus was
manifested to save his people from their sins.
To obtain God's help, we must operate on His terms.
In other words, the way to remedy the injustice is not by trying to get the world to
admit their wrong so we can be treated with justice and equity. Rather, enter into
Covenant with your Kinsman-Redeemer: the only One who can purge Jacob from his
The earth abideth forever, but the cities of the world and their systems are slated for
fiery destruction. If you have entered into covenant with God by the sacrifice of
Christ, you will withstand the Consuming Fire, and when the flame is quenched and
the dust settles, you will inhabit an earth where peace, justice, compassion, and
abundance are the norm rather than the exception; and we are once again a
people-both Old and New Covenant saints-gloriously resurrected and united in
“You only have I known of all the families of
the earth; therefore I will punish you for all
your iniquities." Amos 3:2
|Now, to answer that question: Whose Lives Matter Most to God?
- He preserveth the souls of His saints; He delivereth them out of the hand
of the wicked Psalm.97:10
- He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints
- Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15
- He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and
bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit...In that day sing ye unto her, A
vineyard of red wine...I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every
moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day. Isaiah 27:6, 2-3
- Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I
have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD...
Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon...For thus
saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the
nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the
apple (pupil) of his eye. Zechariah 2:6-8
- He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a
thousand generations....Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath
unto Isaac; And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an
everlasting covenant: Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot
of your inheritance: When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few,
and strangers in it...When they went from one nation to another, from
one kingdom to another people; He suffered no man to do them wrong:
yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; Saying, Touch not mine
anointed, and do my prophets no harm...Psalm 105:8-16
- And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they
may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Revelation 14:13
|It's pretty clear that the lives holding highest priority with God are his saints - the
blood washed, Holy Ghost-filled brethren called out from Judah, Israel,
and the grafted-in Gentiles who are His witnesses and firstfruits in the
earth...a people that bear the image of the heavenly through new creation in Christ
Jesus, because they are doing the will of God upon the earth and pointing others to
Christ.. These Redeemed Saints matter, because the ecclesia is the Bride of Christ,
and a man protects and vindicates his wife, and...
The Abrahamic Covenant matters: those described as "escaped of Israel"
whom God will gather at the end of the age from the nations where they
have been scattered -to keep the covenant he promised to Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob. This is because Christ sees them as His brethren - and as much someone does
something to the least of them or neglects them, it is the same as if they committed or
omitted the act to Him.