This video (in the link provided at the end of this paragraph) where this young man literally gave the shirt off of his back should provide proper perspective for all of you (meaning me too) who are so uptight about this election, the racial tensions of late, the threat of war, etc. https://youtu.be/op_lQ4QNoMo

It’s okay to prepare and work on these things (they are important) but while remaining aware of them, praying about them, or even doing your “worldly” best to do something about them always remember what our FIRST mission is….simply to love people and preach Christ Jesus to them mostly by showing them His love THROUGH our actions as we allow Him to work through us.

I am guilty at times for focusing so hard on the “issues of the day” (nothing wrong with this btw) and so are many of you but God is not sitting in Heaven mad at us about is focusing on these things but we MUST also not be so blinded by them that we lose sight of our most important mission and miss opportunities to help people and improve their “human condition” so thatJesus and His perfect heart can be seen by them and the rest of the world also.

Help someone today.  Be a light for Jesus so that people may be drawn to Him through you. Pray for those that have offended you and that YOU have offended (even in todays horrible political and racial climate).

Lastly, remember to love those that hate and despise you just as you love those that you love dearly for Jesus loves you that way when you were a mere sinner and on death’s highway instead of the current road that you are on towards Heaven and our Father God through Jesus Christ.

I love you and the Master does too for we are one and you are one with us dear brother and sister!

Be blessed and have a Jesus-filled day!!!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

“I want to disabuse the Jews today of the false claim that you are the chosen of God – that Israel or Palestine belongs to you. I want to disabuse you of that. I’m going to tell you about your future. You that think you have power to frighten and dominate the peoples of the world. I’m here to announce the end of your time!”

“But I am here to announce today the end of his world and the beginning of a brand new reality that all human beings will enjoy peace, freedom justice and equality under the rule of Allah,” Louis Farrakhan 

Now I want you to go and read your Bible about what GOD says about HIS “chosen” people and then ask yourself WHY ANY Christian churches would entertain his presence in their pulpits.

Exodus 19:5: ‘Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;

Deuteronomy 7:6-8: “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. “The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any of the peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples, but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharoh king of Egypt.” (Verses end)

He despises the very tenants of our faith yet black folk and the Democrats who profess and allegiance to Christ as well as Republicans who want to be “in” with blacks gloss over his anti-Semitic rhetoric and vile words towards US (Christians) while speaking before HIS people (Muslims) only to wax and smile eloquently with charm and kind words to our faces.

Now before any of you fake, phony, part-time Christians dare disparage what I’m saying here due to your admiration of this man…I ask you to remember that I ALMOST became a Muslim and it amazes me that so many in the black community don’t truly understand Islam the way that I do since I have been to Mosques for “sacred meals” and was in study of the faith that try to act as if they who only know what Islam IS instead of listening to someone who have lived and almost became IT has to say.

Why did I NOT become a Muslim?  

It was a God thing YET He allowed me to go through that experience so that WHEN I experienced the sincere Truth of Jesus that I would recognize it and KNOW whenever ANYONE tried to deceive me…which is why I humbly praise God for that knowledge…AND now I can share this truth WITH FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE instead of regurgitating what someone else…ESPECIALLY the black community…even worse the “church” in it and being deceived by these false prophets.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett 

Gallery  —  Posted: February 24, 2017 in Articles, Religion
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That’ll preach…you might not want to hear it…but that’ll preach! (I am referring to the contents of the following link by Brother Clayton Jennings on him refusing to preach at a church that banned gay people):  

Link: 

God told me long ago that just as His Word says “ALL have sinned and fallen short of” His glory so I’ve learned to call out sin in love YET I’m more focused on myself growing more into the likeness of Christ.

I’ve seen the adulterer, fornicator, the drunk, the liar, the hypocrite be welcome in church with nary a word said about their behavior because they “tithe” and “serve” and then see the young pregnant girl, the homeless person with tattered clothes, or the gay person shunned or treated badly so for years I didn’t go to church…and it still goes on.

This doesn’t mean that we don’t call sin what it is…sin…for we have a responsibility to do so but what Clayton Jennings is saying here is that we should be focused on showing the love of Christ which will when applied correctly will do more to solve issues than our bashing ever will.

HOW we live our lives is the ONLY Bible that most people will ever see and take it from a man that didn’t give his life to Jesus until he was 38 years old…some of your Bibles are very dirty, rife with hypocrisy, stinking with religion, and unappealing to the unsaved person (been guilty of this myself but trying to grow from it daily) and it is keeping many from seeking Christ.

I love Jesus and when I look back at my interactions with Christians the ones that truly impacted me were NOT the ones who could quote scripture to me but the ones who LIVED it.

They sometimes never even brought up the Bible but you could see Jesus (now that I am able to look back on it through the prism of time) working through them to reach me, teach me, and show me His love.

THIS is what changed me and is why I speak so often on hypocrisy.

One…because I know and recognize it so well because I have IMHO been a huge hypocrite for most of my life so “game recognize game” and two because as I read the Holy Bible hypocrisy was something that Jesus clearly disdained.

My prayer is that we treat ALL of his children with love and that though we never water down His Word that we also don’t destroy its ability to work through us due to hypocrisy.

Be blessed and thank you Brother Clayton for this awesome reminder.
Ron “Big Black” Garrett

Ron D. Garrett

Gallery  —  Posted: February 21, 2017 in Articles, Religion
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(The following clip shows what true forgiveness looks like so i again remind below in a comment that i posted on social media what God spoke into my heart about forgiveness:

Clip:  https://www.facebook.com/christianstrongbrand/videos/1844059032538124/

I posted some time ago what God spoke into my heart upon my salvation about what to say to the black community about forgiveness.

I said that the black community often says with their lips that we have “forgiven” YET our actions/words/deeds prove otherwise.

YES have been and are STILL being done wrong on many fronts BUT IF you are one with Christ YOU MUST TRULY forgive just as this brother did here EVEN if the other person doesn’t deserve it because you certainly didn’t deserve Christ’s forgiveness nor His Holy blood that was poured out for you as He died a horrible, gruesome death on the Cross for YOU AND THE PERSON OR PERSONS WHO “DID” YOU WRONG.

I can hear some black folk who claim to be Christian now as they watch this…”man he’s crazy, I wouldn’t have forgiven him after I went through all of that!” OR “I know what the Bible says but I couldn’t forgive that!” OR “this is what white people do so I can’t forgive nothing that they have done to me or my people!”

Well I used to have that same attitude UNTIL that day that God dealt with me about forgiveness and racism. He was curt with me that IF I could not find it in my heart to TRULY forgive that I WOULD NOT BE FORGIVEN NOR COULD I ENTRR HIS KINGDOM!”

Let that sink in Christians who are black…let that sink in.

You claim Christ but at every turn you show zero forgiveness towards the “white race” many whose ancestors did your people wrong and some who have done you wrong but also some who have never done you wrong and you expect that God is not going to be true to His Word when history proves otherwise that you will be Not forgiven if you don’t forgive?

I am baffled at the excuses, the lack of Godly wisdom that is overrided by “black pride”, and historical hurt that people who claim Christ can allow themselves to be so tricked by satan that they live lives with the same hate that they claim they hate and return “hate for hate” when the Lord that they claim as Lord tells them not to YET they behave as if it were a suggestion and not a command.

Not only did God instruct me to get rid of my black pride (“you cannot serve me as I intend you to with it”…his words) BUT I also had to repent of my prior unforgiving heart, attitudes, and actions (yes I would’ve been one of the current day race baiting rioters) toward people that i considered my enemy.

Once I did that in obedience JESUS opened my eyes to who the real enemy was and if ANYONE reading this has that same attitude that I spoke of a paragraph or two ago YOU ARE STILL BLIND and need to repent and ask forgiveness so that the proverbial scales can fall from your eyes so that you may be free from the unforgiveness that (hear me now) threatens your salvation.

This is why almost every time that I am blessed to preach to our youth I touch on “race” and “forgiveness” because we don’t need to raise another generation to have unforgiving hearts like the adults who bring them to and teach them in church to be “unforgivers” and therefore not passing on the truth that GOD will NOT forgive them if they don’t forgive others as Christ has forgiven them which is COMPLETELY and without “strings attached”.

I praise BOTH of these brothers because they truly understand what Jesus meant when He commanded us to forgive and I pray for this understanding to come to all of Jesus’s “followers”.
Ron “Big Black”

Garrett

Gallery  —  Posted: February 11, 2017 in Articles, Freedom, Religion
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Something that God has placed on my heart the past couple of days that He asked me to pose to those who “follow” Him.
Are you really obedient? Are you really obedient to His word?
My heart breaks when I see people due to political preferences, political party, or simply because they “hate” the president who was elected YET cannot bring themselves to pray for them as God instructs them to BUT can continue to poke fun of them to no end.
And please don’t get “Holier than thou” many who support President Trump (may God richly bless and protect him and his family) failed to do the same under President Obama (may God richly bless him and protect him and his family) and would not pray for him for the same and other reasons.
This does not mean that we have to walk in agreement with their policies, leadership styles, when they lie, when they commit evil (ALL “MEN” DO…yes, even Pres Obama and Pres Trump), or their policies.
But what it DOES mean and if you want to know the truth AS GOD has placed on my heart the past couple of day though I’m only posting this NOW (should’ve been yesterday) due to disobedience that there are many of you who profess Christ as Lord that during the past administrations  (Pres Bush and previous ones) and now during the current administration who claim Christ as Lord YET go past politics with your jokes about the authority that God has either placed or allowed to placed over us (some of you are laughing yet God is NOT amused).

He specifically brought me back to the “racial” and other jokes about President Obama and He has shown me the SAME with the “racial” and other jokes about President Trump that “Christians” have been publicly making then and now and even worse with a NASTY and “stinking in HIS nostrils” pride that has reached His throne that HIS people should grow OR be growing past…but they are not…and this is your warning (now you may understand my disobedience in putting off writing this one for a day or so).
If this is You (as it has been me in the past) GOD (not me) wants you to repent, ask for forgiveness, and begin to act like HIS children who are “called” by HIS Name instead of continuing to behave like the people who are trapped in this world.
Lastly, the scriptures below testify to what God has put in my heart in this writing and He SPECIFICALLY has a word for the one who scoffs at this post with the attitude “who does this n—– think he is?” AND the one who has committed this act against His word yet pridefully ask…”surely not me? Trump is awful, un-Godly, doesn’t support MY values or beliefs so it’s okay to make fun of him” or President Obama was/is is awful, un-Godly, doesn’t support MY values or beliefs so it’s okay to make fun of him”.
Let me assure you that God has told me that this “pride” is the kind that “kills” and it is NOT about accepting your President or not it is about OBEDIENCE IN AND TO HIM and if you CANNOT bring yourself to do as He says the WHO is truly YOUR god?…it surely is not Jesus.
Let that sink in, pray about it, and I bid you peace as NOW I have peace because I myself have done HIS bidding in posting this (I ask forgiveness Lord and will do better with your strength).
Scriptures:

1 Timothy 2:1-3(NKJV):

Pray for All Men

2 “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, andgiving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,”

Proverbs‬ ‭21:1-4‬ (‭NKJV‬‬):
1 “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts. 
3 To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. 
4 A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin.”
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Gallery  —  Posted: February 6, 2017 in Articles, government, Politics, Religion, Uncategorized
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I posted the following to a post that a dear brother in Christ shared on his Facebook page (link below) of words that Frederick Douglas penned about the church and since you all know me I had to add my thoughts and they are below but please first read he contents of the following link for context:

https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/evangelical-history/2017/02/02/one-of-the-most-haunting-paragraphs-i-have-read/
The irony in this piece here is that today’s church often still mirrors this as the church is more and more walking hand in hand with the slave-owners of today (ANY part of our society that is not submitted to Christ enslaves the people). 

The leaders on the church quite often collude and sell their souls and (as they lead them) the souls of their congregants to the highest bidder under the guise of serving Jesus for the “few pieces of silver” that corrupts their souls and leads “men” astray.  

As a young man I witnessed this and it was this that kept me from aligning myself with the church because I figured that I could do “bad” or what they were doing on my own.  

Some of the best “hustlers” that I’ve ever seen were church leaders as they hustled the spirit straight out of people with their anti-Christ behavior and false doctrines.  

Some of the most powerful pimps resided in the church as they pimped out men and women for their purposes instead of teaching them their worth as God intended them to do with the position that He put them in and some of the most sluttish prostitutes spew hate from their pulpits as they choose to genuflect in their “Jezebelish” ways before their true god satan INSTEAD of the One True God whose Holy Throne resides in Heaven.

Characters like these made me (and many others like me) run in a full sprint from anything “God”…..BUT GOD! My whole life I stayed away from the church BUT THEN I ran into “The Rock” (my home church The Rock Family Worship Center) as Pastor Rusty Nelson and people like you (Patrick Aube) my friend who simply serve as they are told to, who love people where they are like Jesus does, who never water down the gospel, who are not afraid to expose their imperfections and weaknesses to teach others how God makes them stronger through them, and how to lead others who have been hurt by the church back into the fold and then allowing Jesus to use that pain for His glory!  

How awesome is that?

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

Gallery  —  Posted: February 5, 2017 in Articles, Freedom, Religion, Uncategorized
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 ‘Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive.’
C.S. Lewis

God has reminded me for the second time this week of what He put on my heart when He dealt with my “black pride”.  

He said “son, you cannot serve me the way that you are supposed to until you stop putting your “black pride” before MY Word and TRUTH. ANYTHING that comes before ME including your “black pride” is an “idol” and you know how I feel about them.”

Most importantly He reminded me that MOST black people who claim Christ as Savior CLAIM that they have forgiven whites for horrible slavery and racism BOTH past and present (AND vice vers sense racism goes both ways and ANYONE is capable of it) but their words and actions prove otherwise.  

The Bible is clear “forgive or you won’t be forgiven” God modeled how we are supposed to forgive when He gave us His Son Jesus to die for and as forgiveness of our sins.

He forgives us NO MATTER our sin and He doesn’t throw our sin neither past, present, or future back in our faces everytime that we do something wrong.  

Why does God not have me address the former slave-owner or racist?

Don’t know…don’t care…I stay in my lane and do what HE tell me to do and NOT what others including the black community tells me to do.

Mayhaps He chose me because I use to have a “taught” level of hatred of for whites that it took me to the brink of becoming so radical that I almost came to a point of hurting people who had no more connection to slave-owners or racism than I did to inventing the “wheel”.

So when God showed me the truth..I TRULY forgave and became “free” and when I asked Him why others like me don’t do the same He let me know that sadly there are many who know His Word and truth just as I do but they CHOOSE to continue to walk in the sin of unforgiveness and that I did NOT want to be in THAT “number” when the proverbial “saints coming in.”

Don’t “hate” the messenger!!!  

Well… even if you do I don’t care anyway so whatever.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett 

(Added: 

(The following is a comment that I made to a dear sister Bridges Hope as she thanked me for the article that God put on my heart as writing it brought me to tears as I recalled that time in my life:

 “Thank you my friend! When He first convicted me of this (JUST BEFORE He sent me to “bus ministry” and then youth…I know you remember those days) I was scared to death to say anything to black folk about it. But God was patient with me and at a Verge He finally released me to start writing so I knew it was time YET I still didn’t write about it for about two years. For a black man who is not afraid of much I knew the attacks that were going to come my way were going to be fierce because I used to treat people that way so I knew what was coming but I realized that Christ knew what was “coming” to Him before He went to the Cross to die for me yet He STILL did it anyway (I’m tearing up writing this) so fearful or not I knew it was time so I started writing and saying it and I’ve been free ever since. (I’m going to add this to it by the way)”

Gallery  —  Posted: February 2, 2017 in Articles, Freedom, government, Liberty, Politics, Religion
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The world can justify your sin, our educational system can justify your sin, your family can justify your sin, our government/politicians can justify your sin, the media can justify your sin…heck, the church that you attend can even justify your sin BUT rest assured that when you and I stand before Jesus that HE will NOT justify sin.

We can sit down here on earth and argue the legalities of our justice systems as to whether or not which/what sin should or should not be “legal” or “God-approved” all that we want but in the end the ONLY court whose opinion will matter is Jesus’ and His Word has already determined that SIN IS SIN and “the wages of sin is death.”

So I tell you now that YOU can debate all that YOU want on whether or not sin is sin or not but as far as I’m concerned the issue is already settled because HE settled it when HE took on flesh and told us what sin is she HE walked among us.

EVERY TIME HE healed or absolved someone of their sins He repeatedly would say “go and sin no more” which kills the argument that we can simply sin at will.  

God showed me long ago that there will be many that call Him Lord that He will not recognize and therefore will be damned for eternity and I immediately wanted to know what I needed to do to ensure that I was NOT in THAT number.

His Word is clear “REPENT”, ask for forgiveness, ask Him to be Lord of our lives, and live in obedience to His Word and commands (a part that we seem to often willingly and conveniently forget).

He knows that there are times that the sin in you will become so strong that you stumble and He has already provided provision for those times with His Blood and death on the Cross but many choose to abuse that by falsely thinking that they can do what they want…you know in your heart that is NOT true so ignore the truth at your own peril.

There many who are walking around today thinking that their place in Heaven is secure yet as I read the Holy scriptures I see that many are in peril.

The Bible CLEARLY says “forgive lest he be forgiven” YET in the very community that I come from I witness the unforgiveness that is being passed down generationally due to the horrible slavery that we as a people endured.

I often wonder why God points this out to me and has me speak on it so often and makes me stay on that road when there are so many injustice found in ALL racial situations but He plainly told me that I needed to “do as HE instructs me…say what HE has for me to say…and do what He tells me to do” and to not concern myself about what he has assigned or not assigned concerning those issues…so in obedience I’ve said what I’ve said and as I TRULY close this pen I will take no debate on it as to whether I should speak on what other races should or should not do in regards to this issue.

He is telling me to tell my people to “forgive lest he be forgiven” and that is what i will do…it is up to whomever to argue whatever they want to argue about but I won’t join in it as the Lord has spoken and I in obedience have “forgiven” and will continue to “forgive”…just as HE forgave me.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett 

Gallery  —  Posted: February 1, 2017 in Articles, Religion
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