I was in St Louis, this week and as I conducted my business the air had a thickness to it. The Black citizens were more reserved than usual, and we all know why. I visit St. Louis pretty often but didn’t think much about it until I was on my way home on the plane. There was an Afro American father of a 16 year old son on his way there for a job interview. He said that he travels a lot and was hoping to change all that now and spend more time with his son.
I began to think about how hard it is for me to watch the news for too long without depression and anxiety taking me over, without hate taking me over. I would think about what the Lord told me and I would think when Lord! When! There has just been too many after Trayvon.
The day that the verdict came in and Trayvon Martin’s murderer was acquitted I like many others was outraged and angry. I became sad and all I could do was cry. I prayed, Lord what can I do? I just can’t do nothing, what can I do? The Lord than told me, “Vengeance is mine, saith The Lord”, and I was at peace.
God does things in his own time because it is justice that HE is after. He does not want any to parish and go to Hell for eternity. He gives all time to repent. It is not only those that committed the act that HE will judge, it is also those who are like-minded as well. 1 John 1:9 (niv) If we confess sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
While on the plane I begin to think about all the evil that has been fueling these events, because evil doesn’t have a color barrier. Evil wants all of God’s creation to die and go to Hell. If these perpetrators knew what evil they brought upon themselves and their families they would never have done it. Evil begets evil and evil draws evil. The only way to remove evil is to cover it with love, not just any love but with the Love of God, which not everyone knows how to give.
If you curse evil all it will do is flourish, simply because of its nature. I watched a man on Its Supernatural with Sid Roth by the name of Bill Ligon. Him and his best friend were preachers. God told them both to start teaching their congregation differently. The most of the members became angry and cursed them both to the point that Bill had to get away for a few days and pray. The Lord told him to began praying for the people, especially those that were causing the most problems and by doing so he would break the curses that they placed on him. He told him that when people talk negatively about you they are actually cursing you. He was not to just pray a simply pray but to pray for them as he would have someone pray for him.
Pray that all the blessing of God would be upon them, that God would show His love toward them, bless them and all their family etc. He went on to tell the story of a minister that wanted an adult movie house out of the neighborhood where he raised his family. The minister would go park his car in the parking lot and curse them by praying that their business would fail and other negative statement and all the
Business did was flourish. When Bill told the minister what the Lord told him, he began to pray blessing on the owner and within one week the business closed.
In the mean time Bill’s best friend who was also a minister was having the same problems that Bill experienced, but no longer had. Bill told him what the Lord said and to just try it, but he wouldn’t, he said you don’t know what they’ve done to me and how they hurt me. He finally left the church and began working outside the church. He became ill but the doctors could not determine the problem with him and he soon died after about two years. His wife asked Bill Ligon to preach his funeral and afterwards Bill asked her what happened. She said he must have died from a broken heart because the doctors could not find a medical problem that was causing his pain.
So even though you would like to curse the people responsible for the deaths of these beautiful young black men who are now in heaven, don’t do it. Let’s do it God’s way and put a stop to it and leave Vengeance to God. Am I saying don’t protect, not at all. Do whatever God leads you to do.
Until next time.