‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:29-32‬ (NIV):  “They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.”

This passage of scripture sounds like a lot of the church and many “Christians” today…especially the “approve of them” or the approval (saying that these things (these actions or “sins” are not going against God or even worse that He approves or is okay with sin.

Nor does this mean that we as Christians use the words of these scriptures to go out and beat people with them either. Jesus didn’t do that to “you” did he?  

I know He didn’t do that to me. He placed the choice in front of me…Him or the world…let me choose….once I chose told me to obey YET loved me either way but since I chose Him I gained His eternal life and became His eternal son.

Showing love towards people doesn’t NOT make one guilty of or says that we approve of sin either as so many in the church seem to think. We (the church) shun sinners and hold them to a standard that they don’t yet know how to attain with our “stinking in God’s nostrils” religion thinking that we are doing God some kind of favor when Jesus Himself hung with the “riff raft” not becoming one of them but changing them as they communed with, ate with, talked with, and listened to His message that was full of love, mercy, and grace (we don’t show a lot of grace these days especially towards the people of the world that don’t know any better).

If the people who run around “preaching” all of the time ACTUALLY, TRULY, and HONESTLY lived a Christ-like life out before the world (including their homes) it would do more to entice people who are not in the faith to want to be IN the faith.

YES, we never “water down” the gospel or walk in agreement with sin but what did Christ do when He met people? He often simply talked with them, found out about their lives, healed them of their ailment and THEN told them “go and sin no more” AND He did so in complete love, grace, and mercy.

It seems to me that He saved His most vitriolic comments for those who KNEW God’s Word church folk) who put the burden of the law around people’s necks without keeping it themselves, and the religious hypocrites of the day calling them “hypocrites” or “brood of vipers” revealing their true nature…I DO NOT WANT TO BE ONE OF THEM (hypocrites) and work daily to lay my life out before Jesus that I am not.

So let’s declare that today we will find at least one person to show the love of Jesus to without condemning them to hell before they even know that jell is real or showing them the Jesus that can keep them from going there.

Let’s walk our lives out before the world like the champions for Christ that we are filled with love as we exude pure, unfiltered grace, and mercy towards others as Christ has done for us.

Call, visit or show that person that you have a “beef” with that you forgive them even if they don’t forgive you so that they can witness for themselves that there is a God in Heaven that “forgives” and that you are choosing to forgive because He first forgave you.

Read the scriptures and proof me wrong in this…better yet proof the Holy Spirit that gave me this insight and put this word into my heart this morning as I communed with God.

Lastly, ensure that you know that I fully understand that someone that you approach may reject you…it’s cool and you are being no less than what Jesus said you would be at times…”rejected”. So show Jesus (to them) and move onto the next soul that He puts in front of you or minister Jesus into the next and every situation that comes before you today as you will undoubtedly be the only glimpse of Jesus that some will see today in this evil and dark world.

He loves you and so do I dear brother and sister!  

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

Gallery  —  Posted: July 29, 2017 in Articles, Religion
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Whenever something “racial” happens and you side with your “race” instead of inquiring of the Lord Who Is Truth and Who you claim is your God you sir, ma’am, child have yourself an idol that you revere MORE than the One that you claim to love above all else (His command, eh?) and you MUST ditch that idol.

This does NOT mean that we stand up or against in justices but far too often lately the Lord has shown me time and again that people of an affected race who claim Christ as Lord side with their “skin” no matter what even when their “skin” perpetrate wrongs when seeking justice lumping the innocent of another “race” alongside the evil in the offending race.

This is unGodly behavior and the Lord is sick of it and is warning whoever reads this or hears it via the passing of it to someone that there will be a great judgement for perpetuating this sin…IN HIS NAME SOMETIMES NO LESS!!

REPENT of this evil for the time of the Lord is near and His desire is that you throw this shackle off of your life and trade it for His burden for it is much “lighter” and chocked full of promise.

Oh yeah, there is one that is reading this right now whose words are “this n—- done lost His mind!” Know that the Lord SPECIFICALLY is pointing this message to you today for you have mocked His servant (your boy) for preaching this as HE has given to His servant to save souls in the past.   

Know that indeed that my “mind” is completely healed and it is yours that is sick and polluted by your “racial” thinking and black-first (insert YOUR race here for everyone else) mentality instead of a Christ first mentality and no matter how many times you go to church, how many songs to Jesus you sing, no matter how much “good” you do, no matter how many times you raise your hands or pay your tithe, etc., it is for naught in God’s eyes because you have an idol of your race that is your God…you know it is true YET you continue to disobey God because you fear being judged by your race.

Who do you serve? Who is truly your God?  

Search the scriptures to see if what God has had me say is true. You yourself has said (God just gave me this by the way) “yeah, I know what he (Ron) is saying is true BUT.”

There IS NO “BUT”…you are either obedient or not and your either serve God or your “skin god”….”as for me and my house….

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

Gallery  —  Posted: July 25, 2017 in Articles, Religion
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During my Bible study time today God showed me that just as it was with Israel as they went up to fight against the tribe of Benjamin for evil that the men of Gilead who were "Benjamites" committed we do not always succeed immediately at a task immediately EVEN when the Lord is with us (read the account in the scriptures found in Judges 20:1-21:25).

The Israelites lost two battles to Benjamin even after the Lord told them that they would succeed. However, the Israelites kept inquiring of the Lord and God gave them the victory when HE determined it to be.

As I read this the Lord put in my spirit to write to someone today that though you have been fighting a mighty battle believing God for a promised victory know that He has has already handed you the victory yet you MUST continue to trust in Him for it.

God promises us victory but what is important to note is that the victory may not always be attained in the manner that we wish it to be attained.

So stay strong today, gear up for your battle, fight with your Godly weapons as hard as you can, get your family of brothers and sisters to fight with you, be encouraged that God has given your enemy into your hands to be "utterly destroyed", and rejoice for your victory is surely near.

He loves you! He interrupted my daily routine with this "special broadcast" JUST FOR YOU!!!

He knows that you have fears and doubts but know that He already knows that you hides them in your heart scared to be judged by others for them, He is not offended by them but He does want you to stop being so religious that you fail to place them at His feet acknowledging that you are too weak to rid yourself of them and that you need HIS power to deal with them.

So lay the doubts and fears at His feet EVERY time they enter your mind and allow Jesus to do what Jesus does every day….fights for you and loves you with His perfect love!!

Be blessed and I pray for you to have strength in the Lord Jesus surrounded by His perfect peace in battle be they physical, spiritual, or both today!

Ron "Big Black" Garrett

Gallery  —  Posted: July 20, 2017 in Articles, Religion
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The sphere of influence that God has placed around you is NOT for you simply to be “liked”, admired, or just for your benefit.

He has placed you in your sphere so that you can be used to move people closer to Jesus, to spread the message of His salvation, to be an extension of His hands to do work through you, and so that you yourself may grow in Him as you serve others emulating what He has done in serving you.

We do this as we share our testimony and sometimes by not even saying a word but by how we live our lives for Christ before them as we sojourn through this “thing called life.”

He loves you! He wanted me to let you know that He indeed “sees the one who is reading this that feels invisible and unseen by Him.”

He sees you and YOU ARE LOVED BY HIM!!! Your job is to stop listening to and believing “others” and begin to trust and believe in Him.

I don’t know who this is for but know that I added this on and it wasn’t even a part of this message when I first received this message this morning so He gave it to me ESPECIALLY for you!!!

So be encouraged and know that HE IS WITH YOU AND HAS NOT FORSAKEN NOR ABANDONED YOU but loves you perfectly and infinitely!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

Gallery  —  Posted: July 15, 2017 in Religion
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I know that I’m sort of a stickler for these things and it gets on some of you guy’s nerves BUT IT’S HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY NOT “happy 4th of July!!!

It’s the day that we celebrate our country’s independence from 🇬🇧 as declared by the Continental Congress (actually two days earlier but celebrated on the 4th) by the thirteen colonies some 241 years ago agin from the British Empire.

Lastly, I also get ticked at Happy Holidays versus Merry Christmas since the reason that we celebrate that time of year is to recognize the date set aside by our people (Christians) to celebrate the birth of Jesus (even though it’s probably not the actual date).  

So it’s Happy Independence Day today and MERRY CHRISTMAS then from here on out folks 😂 😂 😂. 

Be blessed and have a Jesus-filled day!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

#funrantover #hadtodoit

Gallery  —  Posted: July 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

There are so many people who have no issue with not being on time for things be it work, lunch, meetings, etc. I’m not talking about when REAL things keep you from being on time like a TRUE health emergency, a TRUE car problem (if you know there is an issue with your vehicle take care of it…don’t put it off and then make an excuse), sitting in traffic due to a wreck (not talking about normal, heavy traffic…plan for it EVEN if you will be super early. Sit in the car and listen to 🎶 if you get to work too early.) or other TRUE emergencies (but realize that TRUE emergencies are not often ALL of the time and definitely NOT daily simply because YOU didn’t prepare for the next day’s task/work).

BE ON TIME!!!

Being on time is one of the best ways to put ones foot forward in any situation. I wrote the following as a comment about being on time to a friend as she was so proud of her son entering the workforce and being responsible.

“I’ve modeled this behavior for my kids for years and now that they are adults they now do the same.  

My mantra has always been that if you are five minutes early then you are five minutes late and what you do the day or night before will dictate your earliness or tardiness the next day. 

Lastly, I’ve always told them that there are very few excuses to be late and to be late FOR ANYTHING is akin to spitting in the face of the person, entity, customer, or business expecting you and basically telling them that their time is not valuable and that you don’t respect them as a man, woman, or business. ”

Rant over 😂

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

Gallery  —  Posted: June 6, 2017 in Articles, Freedom, Liberty
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I often settle for less than Jesus has in store for me.

Here’s the twist though …quite often with all of the distractions in my life I don’t even notice it.

It’s ONLY during my prayer time, Bible study time, my quiet time (with Him), and yes even the not so “holier” times in my life when Jesus walks me back through the past hours, days, weeks, years, and shows me the moments that I have “settled” that I even take note of it. 

Know if this is you also this morning please rest assured that God is not making you nor I aware of this to beat us down or discourage us.

In fact this message should encourage us that though we are being made aware of our “settling” that in doing so we are in the least hearing from His Holy Spirit so we have the ability in HIM to change and/or get better.

The message to you and I this morning is simple…Jesus never desires that we ever settle for less.

He wants us to continue to seek more and more after Him for we are by the royal bloodline that we inherit as His children once we have given our lives to Him and we are PRINCES and PRINCESSES so why not seek after all that comes with that inheritance?

It is only when we realize that we have “settled” that we (in Christ) are more willing to do what is necessary to NOT settle for less than what He has promised us.

For example…if you went to a very expensive top of the line restaurant that promises the most “wonderful, unbelievably juicy, mouth watering steak in the world (now I’ve gone and made myself hungry…dang!!!) and paid the corresponding very expensive price for it there is no way that you would dare sit there and remain silent if the server placed a plate with a simple hamburger and soggy fries before you. 

You would do everything possible and go to great lengths to ensure that you received the meal that was promised you yet in our walk with Christ we quite often even put up a fight for what is rightfully ours due to the “Blood” that Jesus shed for us that made us co-heirs to the “throne” with Him.

My prayer today is that you and I fall prostrate before Jesus today asking Him to reveal to us times that we have “settled” in the past so that we can know what “settling” looks like.

Also, let’s ask Him to reveal via His Holy Spirit in the future times that we begin to “settle” for less than He has promised us since He paid a horrible, gruesome, yet necessary death by being “hung on a tree” to do it so we should in my humble opinion at least fight to attain said promises.

He love you today!

He woke me up this morning ESPECIALLY FOR YOU (and me) to pen this message so that we may have hope that He sees our “stumbles” in our walk with Him and that He is always there to pick us up when we fall.

He reminded me that all babies fall as they learn to walk and that they must go through that full process before they can run YET babies are not downcast during the process but excited and it is that kind of spirit that we should have while learning THIS walk (with Christ…and if you’re having trouble getting excited…pray for that also…He is faithful and NOT bored with even the simplest requests).

I love you dear brothers and sisters and have a Jesus-filled day!!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett 

Gallery  —  Posted: May 5, 2017 in Articles, Religion
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