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Our nation WAS intended to be “one nation under God” though many today foolishly try to imply otherwise due to their lack of knowledge of our history.  

Did the founding people always follow God as they should in every aspect? Well that answer would be a big, fat, NO…but that does not diminish the fact that the intent was for our nation to be under the guidance of the Judeo-Christian God and even the simple “deitists” among the Founders postulated to that with the caveat that the government not be able to force anyone to serve or not serve said God.

THAT was the “original intent” and NOT the falsehood that is bandied about today that “separation of church and state” means that God had to be left at our front doors and had no place in our government or that people that believed could not invoke His Holy Name if they were government servants or when introducing policies or legislation or as the basis of how they would govern (as long as they did not force the people to serve their God) and history proofs my position on this. 

Having said that and/or whether or not one is in agreeable with those truths or not is NOT my point today ((so I’m not debating it since it stands on proven, historical merit) but the point is that the scripture below teaches us that if “we the people” of this country want to prosper, be protected, etc., that God BETTER be the God of our nation.

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭33:10-22‬ ‭(MSG)‬: “GOD takes the wind out of Babel pretense, he shoots down the world’s power-schemes. GOD ’s plan for the world stands up, all his designs are made to last. Blessed is the country with GOD for God; blessed are the people he’s put in his will.

From high in the skies GOD looks around, he sees all Adam’s brood. From where he sits he overlooks all us earth-dwellers. He has shaped each person in turn; now he watches everything we do.

No king succeeds with a big army alone, no warrior wins by brute strength. Horsepower is not the answer; no one gets by on muscle alone.

Watch this: God’s eye is on those who respect him, the ones who are looking for his love. He’s ready to come to their rescue in bad times; in lean times he keeps body and soul together.

We’re depending on GOD; he’s everything we need. What’s more, our hearts brim with joy since we’ve taken for our own his holy name. Love us, GOD, with all you’ve got— that’s what we’re depending on.”

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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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 current president who was elected YET cannot bring themselves to pray for him as God instructs us to.

And please don’t get “Holier than thou” since 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 days (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 and now during the current administration continue to go far past political discussions 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? Or…”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 then WHO is truly YOUR god?…it surely cannot be 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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 ‘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 

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(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)”

1 Chronicles‬ ‭29: 1-20 MSG:
“Then David the king addressed the congregation: “My son Solomon was singled out and chosen by God to do this. But he’s young and untested and the work is huge—this is not just a place for people to meet each other, but a house for GOD to meet us. I’ve done my best to get everything together for building this house for my God, all the materials necessary: gold, silver, bronze, iron, lumber, precious and varicolored stones, and building stones—vast stockpiles. Furthermore, because my heart is in this, in addition to and beyond what I have gathered, I’m turning over my personal fortune of gold and silver for making this place of worship for my God: 3,000 talents (about 113 tons) of gold—all from Ophir, the best—and 7,000 talents (214 tons) of silver for covering the walls of the buildings, and for the gold and silver work by craftsmen and artisans. “And now, how about you? Who among you is ready and willing to join in the giving?”
Ready and willing, the heads of families, leaders of the tribes of Israel, commanders and captains in the army, stewards of the king’s affairs, stepped forward and gave willingly. They gave 5,000 talents (188 tons) and 10,000 darics (185 pounds) of gold, 10,000 talents of silver (377 tons), 18,000 talents of bronze (679 tons), and 100,000 talents (3,775 tons) of iron. Anyone who had precious jewels put them in the treasury for the building of The Temple of GOD in the custody of Jehiel the Gershonite.
And the people were full of a sense of celebration—all that giving! And all given willingly, freely! King David was exuberant. David blessed GOD in full view of the entire congregation: Blessed are you, GOD of Israel, our father from of old and forever. To you, O GOD, belong the greatness and the might, the glory, the victory, the majesty, the splendor; Yes! Everything in heaven, everything on earth; the kingdom all yours! You’ve raised yourself high over all. Riches and glory come from you, you’re ruler over all; You hold strength and power in the palm of your hand to build up and strengthen all. And here we are, O God, our God, giving thanks to you, praising your splendid Name.
“But me—who am I, and who are these my people, that we should presume to be giving something to you? Everything comes from you; all we’re doing is giving back what we’ve been given from your generous hand. As far as you’re concerned, we’re homeless, shiftless wanderers like our ancestors, our lives mere shadows, hardly anything to us. GOD, our God, all these materials—these piles of stuff for building a house of worship for you, honoring your Holy Name—it all came from you! It was all yours in the first place! I know, dear God, that you care nothing for the surface—you want us, our true selves—and so I have given from the heart, honestly and happily. And now see all these people doing the same, giving freely, willingly—what a joy! O GOD, God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, keep this generous spirit alive forever in these people always, keep their hearts set firmly in you. And give my son Solomon an uncluttered and focused heart so that he can obey what you command, live by your directions and counsel, and carry through with building The Temple for which I have provided.”
David then addressed the congregation: “Bless GOD, your God!” And they did it, blessed GOD, the God of their ancestors, and worshiped reverently in the presence of GOD and the king.”

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As I finished up my Bible reading and time with God this morning I read the scriptures above which made me reflect on the huge process that Pastors Rusty Nelson and Leisa Lowery Nelson (and the rest of our church leadership) are leading us into with the purchase and transformation of our new church home in the Butler High school facility.

When David gathered Israel before the crowning of Solomon as his replacement as King and for the commissioning for Solomon to begin the building of the temple he honored thanked God for the opportunity to help prepare for His house to be built by Solomon.

As I read these scriptures I recalled the “vision” walk through that our pastors provided for the servant leaders to not only view the future church home but to also provide the vision that God had given them as he blessed us with the opportunity to reclaim a facility that had long been thought as lost and was mothballed. But God saw something different and had planned for this day fifty years ago when the building was first built to be a house for His people to minister to His people, a home for the “lost”, a refuge for people who find themselves in life’s many “storms”, and a place where the Name of Jesus would be exalted as His message of Salvation is spread throughout the earth.

Just as David did in this passage Pastors Rusty and Leisa have already invested monetarily with money for this “building” (refurbishing and rebuilding in some cases) his church home but they have also tithes and lifted up offerings from their lives to the service of the Lord as an example of how “we” the servants of God can help.

I’m so proud and honored to serve side by side with these two people who live what they preach and I’m further honored to join with them in seeing this “vision” come to fruition as I’m sure that we all do.

I ask you to pray and seeks God for what you can do be it financially, prayerfully, or in service in building this new church home and I pray that we have this same spirit that David and Israel had when faced with the building of the Temple in our service and/or giving for the project.  

These are exciting times…I’m so stoked!!!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

(This link explains and horrifyingly shows how in the second trimester which MOST babies could live outside of the womb abortion is performed. It’s hard to watch but is necessary) 

The word “abortion” is so sterile that many people take it lightly.  
I did ALSO until I have my life to Christ and one day as I lay in my bed still having my pro-choice mind God awakened me and impressed upon me that I had been raised to believe the lie that HE was somehow approving of abortion.  
He then showed me through images in my brain of the evil that abortion is and how painful it was to the baby that was being torn apart in its womb.
Further, He impressed upon me that the spirit behind abortion was not something knew but was the same Spirit that killed thousands of babies as it sought out to stop His Son Jesus from coming into the world to save it and was the same spirit that people of Old Testament times worshiped that made them sacrifice their children by passing them “throughout the fire”.
Now all of this was in itself was painful and unbearable for someone like me who supported this evil for at the time some thirty odd years but the worse was yet to come.
God then let me briefly feel His “hot anger” towards the purveyors of this evil and Je gave me a glimpse of how I and so many others had been fed this lie through the public school systems, via our politicians that we trust to lead us as we elect them, and via generations of our very own family members who helped proliferate this lie simply because a political party who craftily has woven into its party platform tells them that “it’s the right thing to do”.
BUT…in His unmerited grace and mercy He also showed me His love for those that have undergone this procedure and that repentance, forgiveness, and restoration back into Him is available for those who have had abortion’s, for those that are accomplices to this murder, and yes…even to the doctors and medical staffers who do the murdering if they repent (turn away from) and ask for forgiveness for this grave sin.
As I lay in my bed that day I marveled at His grace and mercy for me as I through my votes for politicians that support it and my own self for teaching others that this murder was “okay” He forgave me (didn’t have to…but He is so loving that He did$ for my part in proliferating this murder.
I also seethed with anger towards the churches and leaders of them who even supported candidates this I did because I trusted them and to the other “Christians” who taught me that this murder was okay and even worse taught me that this “choice” was somehow approved by the CREATOR and AUTHOR of life and ironically I wanted to pull a “Peter” and “cut” them to open their eyes to what God had showed me.
Even further, I lost total respect for the many people (including family members and politicians that I admired due to generational teachings) who in their ignorance and unknowingly following of the “ruler of THIS world” had taught me that this “pro-choice” choice was a “right” and that I had come to so strongly believe in it because of the lies that were fed to them and this fed to me via ignorance.
What God impressed upon me next floored me…He simply admonished me to “forgive them” as I forgave you when as you were blind and under the “ruler of this world” and his schemes until I opened your eyes.”
Lastly, I asked the question “Lord, why do people including “Christians” continue to teach that this evil is okay?
He impressed upon me that just as I was blinded by the schemes of the enemy…so are they and “that they TRUST their leaders and seek them out for wisdom as they lead them down this path MORE than they seek Me for wisdom and trust in me.”
From that day forward abortion, nor was my teaching others to support it, nor supporting candidates who support it was a “choice” for me and I resolved to teach others of what THIS (abortion) is….a grave sin in the eyes of God that will be dealt with as ANY sin will upon the day of the return of His Son…our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when He returns and judges is all.

Prayer, Lord Jesus please forgive them and open their eyes as you have opened mine to this murder.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

http://www.israelvideonetwork.com/brigitte-gabriel-just-revealed-the-muslim-plan-for-the-destruction-of-america/

(The clip above is Mrs. Bridgette Gabriel describing how radical Islam plans to destroy this country from within)

As a person who at one point in my life came very close to choosing Islam as my religion I am keenly aware that she is speaking truth here though I will postulate that there are many Muslims who do not submit to that way of thinking BUT they don’t shout down the ones that are working to destroy this and every “Western” nation.

I have always been perplexed at the people that our President took on as advisors until I dug deeper into his past and found that he has always been surrounded and advised by these type of people yet I have been vilified and been called everything but a Child of God for only exposing the same truth that Mrs. Gabriel is speaking here. People (especially black folk) are so happy to have a black president (understandably so) that they ignore the troubling warning signs of President Obama’s friends/associates that they would be up in arms about if he were white and/or a Republican and again…I’m vilified for pointing this out and even called a “hater” simply because I do my homework and as a man of God and don’t idolize a man even though I respect his accomplishment (heck…I didn’t idolize any man BEFORE I gave my life to Christ…”man” in this sense infers women also).

Lastly, this should be no surprise to anyone when one considers that the Q’oran actually states much of what these Imams and groups state yet many Muslims will say that what these groups say is a perversion of true Islam yet they do little to nothing to shut these groups down.

So IMHO I agree with her and this is coming from a government- trained anti-terrorism professional who was also an International military student officer whose studies includes courses on Islam and Muslim culture/customs and again who almost became a Muslim AND a person who visited and eaten meals in Mosques while considering Islam as my religion before giving my life to Christ.

Just my thoughts.

Ron

I love it how all of these people who have armed bodyguards preach to the rest of us about gun control.

Hey Geraldo!!!! Hey President Obama!!!

The rest of us can’t afford personal bodyguards like you have and by the time the police get there we could already be dead.

This is why “we the people” have the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution that you hate so much.

I want and need to have as much firepower as my enemy has yet you would want me to depend on you for protection when you have shown an ineptness in protecting “us” due to your pathological ideologism to defend those whose only wish is to kill us and destroy our way of life.

You and every terrorist or enemy to this land and our freedoms must be aware that when I completed my duty in the armed forces that I never signed anything that berefeted me of my duty to protect and defend this nation….and neither did ANY of my brothers or sisters in arms …there are millions of us ready and willing to defeat our enemies and we will do it whether or not we have your cooperation or whether or not you choose to continue to pacify those that want to kill us or not.

I don’t say this out of disrespect because unlike you towards me…I respect you and will defend you though because I disagree with your political direction you obviously abhor me and those like me.

That’s okay though…I don’t need you or any of those that disagree with me to like me to defend you or them. I do it because it is the right thing to do and I do it willingly without any hesitation or mental reservation and I will until I die…this is what warriors do….which is why you don’t understand it.

I, we fight because God gives us the might, strength, and will to do so so I beseech you to put your idealism aside for,the sake of the nation and unleash the beast that is the 2nd Amendment minded American.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

http://gunsnfreedom.com/geraldos-armed-guard-in-jail-for-carrying-gun-in-baltimore-without-carry-permit/5334#sthash.kpAAVZGy.dpuf