Thoughts From Jackie: “Black Lives Matter To God!”

Thoughts From Jackie: “Black Lives Matter To God!”

The purpose of this blog in part is advertising for the Black Biblical Seminar coming February 28, 2015 from 9:00AM -3:00PM. This event is so much more than an exploration into history. It is an opportunity to bring love, healing, and harmony through revelation. It is an opportunity for the Black man to be seen in a proper light. There’s so much unrest and confusion racially right now, but God has provided the answers we all need. Please hear me on this. Black lives matter because they matter to God. In the pages of His Word He has declared His feelings about the Black man many times. God has put the Black men in positions where at one time they were the presidents of the world. Details and more evidence of this will be covered during the seminar. People say Black people in America are lost in part because our mother Africa hasn’t named us or claimed us. We were taken from our home and our identity was stolen. We don’t know who we are and therefore to some extent we are lost. In America Black people have changed what they call themselves several times trying to find there identity. There’s no doubt slavery played a significant role in this displacement of identity and loss of self. A multiplicity of lies were told about the Black man predating slavery painting a false picture of him. The thing is God defined his feelings and the Black Man’s place long ago. Let’s allow a few scriptures to speak for themselves and reveal God’s heart on the matter. Jeremiah 13:22-23 “If you say in your heart, ‘Why have these things happened to me?’ Because of the magnitude of your iniquity Your skirts have been removed And your heels have been exposed. Can an Ethiopian change his skin or a leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.”
In verse 22 God is telling Israel the problems they are having are resulting from their inability to stop sinning. Verse 23 is a contrast to 22. Can an Ethiopian change his skin. The language God is using here has nothing to do with race. Black skin is just a statement of fact. This first example is a reference to integrity. You see the verse is really all one statement. Jeremiah also says “Can a leopard change his spots.” Ethiopians were sellers of leopard skins. They were known for being very honest furriers. History says when dealing with one of them they simply would not lie. They would sell the leopard skin at the best price according to its quality. It was an honor to do business with a Black man. Today that honor doesn’t follow God’s example. The Black man is often the first to die in a movie. Police do profile Black men much to often. The workplace can be a very unfair environment for the Black man if hired at all. However, when God was looking for an example of an honest person he chose a Black man. Another very telling verse in scripture is
Isaiah 18:2 “which sends envoys by sea in papyrus boats over the water. Go, swift messengers, to a people tall and smooth-skinned, to a people feared far and wide, an aggressive nation of strange speech, whose land is divided by rivers.”
This was a message from God to the Black Cushites. They are powerful people feared far and wide. What is interesting here is that God chooses to make note of their physical appearance. He says they are “Tall and smooth-skinned.” The Hebrew word for smooth-skinned is “marat” which means it has no “impurities”,”polished” and “furnished.” He is saying that black skin was made so it would shine. Fearfully and wonderfully made (Return to Glory: Dr. Joel Freeman). Before concluding it is important to note that Black skin was highly revered and prized during this period. This had nothing to do with race but everything to do with how society viewed beauty. So Therefore, the culture of the day knew exactly what God meant by calling them smooth-skinned. This is the Black man God sees and loves. This is the Black man the Black man must let define him through God’s eyes. This is the Black man White people must begin to see and respect through God’s eyes. When this happens and we all live through God’s point of view there will be much less of the negativity we’ve experienced racially. I’ll see you February 28th so we can make discoveries and build harmony together. Seating is limited so don’t wait long to get your spot. Much Luv!
Luke 12:32b It’s the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

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