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https://www.facebook.com/Illumeably/videos/255895358148905/
This awesome lecture (linked by Mrs. Angela Lee Duckworth) is nothing more than a worldly version of many of the of the New Testament and specific the author of many of its writings the Apostle Paul on how to “succeed”.

God impressed in my heart as I watched it that if we lived life with “grit” commitment to Him, His Word, His teachings, and led by His Holy Spirit then we would garner the means of “success”. Not as the world views it but if an eternal one.

I am not the smartest, I’m not the best looking, I’m not the wealthiest…I am not a lot of things but what I am most importantly is a child of God who does his best to keep his commitments and who does not quit AND who raised his kids to hold their commitments once they made them (my daughter will attest to that).  

If you signed up for something you followed through and you definitely weren’t allowed to quit ESPECIALLY if I put $ in it, 😂.

This taught my children to first be wise in choosing their commitments and if they did commit that they would have to follow through even to the point of loss and this was BEFORE we became Christians…even more so now.
Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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I have one of the biggest hearts in the worlds towards refugees but I’m also telling every one of you as an anti-terrorism briefer that MANY of these “refugees” are ISIS or ISIS affiliated soldiers that are doing EXACTLY what one of their leaders said when he said:  ‘We will use refugee crisis to infiltrate West’.

As I view the footage of the refugee crisis through the prism of my trained, anti-terrorism trained eyes, I see MANY among the refugees who appear to be soldiers.

How do I know? Allow me to paint you a small picture through my militarily trained (also anti-terrorism trained) eyes.

MOST TRUE refugees have a level of malnutrition that is apparent since one of the first things that happens when the body is malnourished is that the body has to eat off of itself to secure protein for vital body functions thus the body of a malnourished refugee is going to look different from the body of a “soldier” who has been training.

Simply put, muscles will NOT grow when a person is malnourished and in fact they will get smaller.  Even when a person loses weight yet is still at an acceptable nourishment level there is a difference in the way that they lose weight than in the way that a person who is in a constant state of malnourishment loses weight.

The muscles become gaunt and the vein structure retracts and the state of a persons skin, hair, eyes, etc., changes during malnutrition to where they are easily recognized next to a person who has been training and receiving at least one proper meal a day.

Further, the muscle memory movement of a refugee will be different from a soldier as the soldier’s body will tell the tale of training regardless of how much they try to hide it (it takes years to learn how to hide these signs from a trained observer). Thus, when viewing footage there are certain ways of viewing the movements of people ESPECIALLY when they are committing acts of violence (riots, looting, protesting) when they are not consciously thinking of being covert in their movements that proofs who they are.

When they speak there is a difference if one is paying attention.

How many of you have ever spoken to someone who you immediately knew was a soldier?

A properly trained soldier can become skilled enough that he/she can be put in any environment and hide his/her soldierly traits enough to pass as a “civilian” but a properly trained interviewer can discern little subtleties that can give up their true identity.

Having said all of this…are any of you on EITHER side of the aisle so sure that our government can tell the difference between a refugee and an ISIS soldier?

You better be sure because you, a family member, or a friend may be a future beheading or bombing victim because THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO!

I have been sounding the alarm bells during EVERY ADMINISTRATION since President Carter that we do not do enough to secure our nation from terrorists both far and domestic.

September 11, 2001 should have taught us a lesson to take this threat more seriously and that we should handle it devoid of political alliances yet today we are witnessing the same lackadaisical attitude towards those that would enter our country to harm us.

This will ultimately result in another 9/11-style attack in our near future and what’s sad is that WE (BOTH sides of the aisle) are the ones that are allowing it to happen due to our political infighting and political biases.

This threat is very real and I know from what I’ve learned that it’s not IF but WHEN something is going to happen and THEN I suspect that people on BOTH sides of the aisle will quit the political posturing as this nation lays down more of its citizens to “rest” because they were killed by people that we “let in” to this country simply because we desire to look good in the eyes of the world.

Ron

The “linked” song (“Dear Hip-Hop” by Christian rap artist “Bizzle”) takes me back to the day that I gave my life to Christ http://(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN2KzLMlGpA.

On that Sunday God opened my eyes to the evil that abortion was so I immediately became pro-life after a lifetime of being pro-choice.

The other thing that God did on that glorious day was that He took me back in time (through visions) and showed me how “hip-hop” (and MOST) secular music (even some and a growing amount of “Christian” music) was being used by the enemy to lead or keep people led away from hearing and receiving the Gospel of Jesus Christ and thus salvation.

We see it in the alliances that many churches have with hip-hop artists who proclaim the Name of Jesus yet defame His Name not only with how they live their lives but also in the very profane and blasphemous words that they speak while proclaiming their Name (sometime with leaders from the “pulpit” in the audience clapping their hands and shaking their hands in approval).

I’ve read the Bible through almost every year that I’ve been a Christian and I cannot find anywhere where Jesus is on record degrading women, inciting violence, preaching disobedience to authority (EXCEPT when obeying that authority would make the disobedient to God), disrespectful to parents, and teaching people to idolize money, women, fame, and the trappings of this world.

Being one who used to “rap” (as taught to me by my boy “Flow”) I was in lock-step with every move that the industry made growing up to include every new artist, every new move in the industry, all of the news, and the cultural progress that initially was made through expressing the frustrations of growing up in the “hood” which was the original intent of “rap”.

This original intent was eventually, as all things that are not Holy Spirit led, corrupted by the enemy and has been perverted to the point that it bears little resemblance to what I knew and respected as a young man who wanted to change the world with my voice.

Oddly, one of the new movies that just came out is “Straight Outta Compton” and when I saw the trailer one night I immediately became nostalgic for a second because it took me back to that time in my life.

BUT as I reminisced God reminded me that I was seeing that period through rose-colored glasses and as He removed those glasses and the apathy that had built up to what really occurred hidden beneath a layer of time He showed me how that one group N.W.A. (Niggas With Attitude…name speaks for itself) not only transformed “rap” into hip-hop but also glorified the “gang” lifestyle that was filled with drugs, violence, thuggery, crime, and “God-less” behavior and that led to influencing many in my generation and generations since to reduce their ability to hear the voice of God.

There are many people, even some of my friends and family (many of the “Christians”) who will not like the fact that I’m “messing with their music”.

No matter…you can keep “your music” because if you’re claiming it you are aligning yourself via that choice of claiming it with satan and thus you have placed yourself in opposition to Jesus…your choice.

This is not to disparage ALL artists out there because I know of many that are trying to put out a positive message but the minds of the people have been so ingratiated towards the sin-nature of much of today’s hip-hop music (AND MOST MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT) that positive, salvation-filled messages are drowned out and so they compromise and take the “good with the bad” of the industry as if making the choice of not listening to the poison is not an option.

Within a month of God showing me the truth in the matter I threw away MOST of my hip-hop music YET I held onto the music of one of my favorite artists (Jay-Z) at the time because I “so identified” with him and his music “spoke to me”.

However, one day as I was riding in my car “bumping and thumping” some of Jay-Z’s music God spoke into my heart that I in my willingness not to discard something that He had shown me was destroying me Spirit that I was idolizing it and thus putting my god “Jay-Z” (that is what ANYTHING that you put above God is in your life) above the TRUE GOD and I had a choice to make…..him or Jesus….as you can surmise…I CHOSE JESUS!

I rolled down the window and threw that last CD (which was my favorite one “The Black Album”) out of the window that day and never looked back at it.

The only interaction that I have with today’s hip-hop culture is that I keep up with the music/culture as the Holy Spirit guides me so that through me Jesus can expose to the children (and people) that He allows me to minister to how the enemy schemes through the aforementioned media to “steal, kill, and destroy” them due to their “lack of knowledge” of what the enemy is trying to do.

Lastly, and to show God’s greatness, He starting putting Christian rap in my hands that mirrored in the style that I liked YET with God’s Spirit behind it to “save” lives instead of destroying it.

He also prophetically showed me how many “Christian” musicians would start “selling their souls” to become popular and how much of the “Church” would allow it and I can sadly say that I can see and hear the prophecy that was placed in my heart so long ago ringing truer and louder today than I ever thought that it would.

Let’s pray,

I thank you God for opening my eyes to the schemes of the enemy and I pray that today you open the eyes of ALL of your children to satan’s scheme of utilizing music, television, social media, etc., to reach and destroy hearts that were meant to live through You.

I pray that every parent realizes the influence that these evils are placing in their children’s hearts and souls will “kill, steal, and destroy” them and I especially ask for forgiving them for even teaching them to listen to it as they entertain themselves with it while they are in the room, the car, or where ever they are.

I pray for that person who is right now at the reading of this that is so offended at this post because this is your attempt to show that person that THIS is their time to stop their idolization of this evil and for them to see it for what it is.

Reveal the darkness of the lyrics, the evil in the story lines of TV/movie plots, and Holy Spirit please reveal in their hearts the truth so that instead of wasting their time being angry of me for saying what you have prompted me to say that they will repent and stop destroying their “life” with the enemy’s scheme that THEY are allowing through their acceptance of it.

I pray all of this in Jesus’ Name!

Amen!

By the hand of your eternal servant,

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

According to the Tuskegee Institute: From 1882 to 1968 – 86 years – the Ku Klux Klan lynched 3,446 black people.

This total is statistically accomplished by Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers with the killing of black babies in less than 4 days according to Walter Hoye (President of the Issues4Life Foundation) and is backed up by the statistics found at Tuskegee and/or other “rights” tracking organizations.

Further, Documentary filmmaker Sixx King used the same numbers provided by the Tuskegee Institute to show that in 2011 more than 7,000 black people (FBI statistics DURING the Obama administration) were killed by other black people who is a number that is more than double the total amount of blacks killed by the Ku Klux Klan during the aforementioned period in ONE year.

The moral is that we continue to be worried about a darn flag and/or the KKK or other racists killing black folk when we as a community have become the biggest proliferators of the “killing” ourselves.

We riot, protest, etc., anytime a white kills a black but are loath to do the same when blacks die at the hands of blacks and we also support the organization whose founders had the stated goal of eliminating “blacks and other undesirables” (THEY SAID THIS AND WE STILL SUPPORT THEM) AND with the goal of recruiting the “Negro” preacher to help in doing so no less (sadly, many “preachers” BOTH white and black support abortion providers under the guise of women’s health).

To quote Malcom X dear friends (since so many of you like to do so) “you’ve been bamboozled, you’ve been hoodwinked” and what continues to be baffling to me is that not only do black people ignore or make excuses for these truths they disparage any black person (like myself) for even speaking this truth to try to reveal the trickery and deceit that far too many have fallen for.

The Holy Bible teaches us in Hosea 4:6: Hosea 4:6 (KJV):

6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

AND in Isaiah 5:13 (KJV): 13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

Now, while the Bible is clearly talking about a lack of “spiritual” (or “word”) knowledge in these passages we must not forget that what happens in the “spiritual” is similarly manifested in the “natural” (our realm) thus we are literally killing ourselves because we allow mere men to dictate history to us instead of studying it and making a decision NOT to allow it to repeat itself.

Yes, racism and those who spread it and utilize it as a tool to “kill” must be rooted out from our society but we must also root out the “others” that are killing us are we are being Biblically “foolish” in not dealing with it.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

It concerns me that anyone kills anyone yet I continue to be deluged with more concern when someone white or a police officer (especially if he is white) kills a black person even though it’s a verifiable fact that black folk are being killed at almost an 87% clip by other black folk than by a white person.

I keep on telling all of these black folk that continually make a bigger deal out of things when it concerns blacks against whites or whites against black or “black or white vs other” that they are idolize for their race above God.

This is NOT me saying this but it is what God spoke into my heart when He dealt with me over it which is why I don’t look at things as black or white anymore but evil vs good.

No one has to believe me yet if you claim Christ His word verifies what He has spoken into my heart in Galatians 3:28: There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Now, as a “Christian”, you MUST question yourself as to whether you are living by or are willing to change your ways to meet this Biblical “truth” given to us through the prophet or not…I choose God…as for you and your house…whatever floats your boat yet I pray that you relent to God’s word on this.

In the end does it really matter who killed who? Is the families loss more simply because of the race involved? More importantly, does,God love the killer less than He loves the killed depending on the race of either one?

The “Christian” (a lot of people call themselves this without understanding the TRUE meaning of what it is to be one) who is more concerned about his or her race and values his or her race’s plight over any other race is not being a representative of Christ but is representing the attitude of the father of this world…the devil.

I know, it goes against what we as black folk (and white, and “other folk too) have been taught but it is truth nonetheless so I must speak it.

When a black kills a white its evil and black folk lose their mind because it is evil yet when a black person kills a white person they are so not similarly lose their mind even though it is of the same evil.

When Christ comes back does any right thinking Christian honestly believe that Jesus is going to judge the white that killed a black harsher than the black who killed a black?

I can assure you that He will judge them just the same and since this is a known truth I don’t see how ANY Christian of any skin color can continue to do the opposite of what the One whom they claim as “Father” would do.

So you can save your comments because God has spoken on this one to me and what no one says but Him matter to me on this one.

Martin Luther King Jr. has the same line of thinking as Christ did on this issue and is rightly hailed as a hero because of it yet the black community has eschewed this Christ-centered and RIGHT way of thinking for a revenge and “color-first” mentality which we claim to be fighting when we protest racism but in actuality are practicing when we do as the “racist” does…its in-Christ-like…period!

Ron “Big Black my tag not my identity” Garrett

This is a DIATRIBE (by Steven A. Smith of ESPN) that EVERYONE needs to listen to (courtesy ESPN “First Take”)  (https://www.facebook.com/james.frazier.399/videos/757867674246941/?pnref=story).

I have been preaching this message to the kids that I work with in ministry, with their parents in the “hood, with my spiritual sons/daughters, with my own children, etc. for as long as I can remember.

No one owes you ANYTHING!!!!

This generation (led by many in MY generation) has proliferated the idea that people looking for a job, or a loan, or “whatever” they need can do so with the attitude of “I gotta do ME!” without any consideration for what the person or entity ‘s wishes/desires that they are trying to receive what they need from is ridiculous and needs to quit being taught.

Pull your pants up, don’t wear “club clothes”, cover up your tattoos, groom your flipping hair, be prepared mentally/physically, and do all that you can do educational-wise to be prepared for the position that you are interested in obtaining or for the funds that you are seeking.

Common sense yet many people today walk into “you name it” place as if they run the joint and can tell the boss what to do and if the boss runs them off for that foolishness they then cry racism, sexism, and discrimination.

I had this happen at a new job one time. Normally when someone is new they try to NOT make waves with everyone (the new co-workers) but I couldn’t care less as long as I’m doing the right thing and living by God’s standards with respect to my employer.

There was this young lady that worked there who every time I walked by her desk was in the phone, was dressed like she interviewing for a model’s position at Victoria’s Secret (yet didn’t have the tools to do that job either but still wore the clothes anyway much to EVERYONE’S dismay), and was always late coming in, late coming back from her breaks, took extra breaks to smoke, took double the lunch break that everyone else took, etc.

One day our boss who was one of pf the nicest people I’ve ever met mentioned to her that she needed to REDUCE (he didn’t even tell her to completely STOP it) all of theses activities because it wasn’t fair to the other employees.

After he left she then went around to all,of the black folk and got them in a group and started the whole victim mentality thing because the boss was a white, Jewish man.

What was worse for me is that many of the people who,we’re now involved in wrongly shredding this man’s character were “proud Christian’s” and let you know every minute of the day that they were.

So I, being who I am approaches the group who,we’re now plotting to file a complaint against our employer who had been guilty of doing nothing but his job and politely said “what are y’all doing co-signing what this lady is doing for? Number one she is lying about what happened because I heard it. Number two you should know better because our boss had stood up,for each of you and does the best he can to support and fight for you and IS NOT RACIST! As Christians we must NEVER sign on with evil and these lies and what she is doing is evil. What you ALL are doing right now is why when true cases of racism come up that many people view them with skepticism.

Lastly, (pointing at the lady), every one of you know that what the boss has told this lady is true..I know not only because I’ve seen it with my owns eyes because YOU complain about it everyday YET you are sitting here allowing this woman and satan to control you into doing something that is wrong that could permanently harm this man.”

By the time I had finished speaking the throng of people had whittled down to just two or three and the woman and they left me and her standing alone.

Coming from a purely “black perspective” (since I had not yet determined if she was a Christian or not) I politely told her that what she was doing is exactly what retards ANY progress that respectable black folk are trying to make and THAT was the reason that I called her out for it.

She is since working somewhere else for about a third less than what she’s making now and our boss who has since passed on is STILL a much revered man and I can assure you that the people who allowed themselves to get caught up in that nonsense are probably glad that I stepped in because the would have regrets for besmirching a good mans name.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

P.s.- every time I hear Steven A. speak I think of my Cuz Vandous E Stripling when he is on one of his rants, LOLLL

To the “brother” who was irate at me because I seemed to not be up in arms about the whole Confederate flag debate…let me ask you this.

Where is your protest to “ban” BET and other black (as well as MOST media outlets) for putting out the filth that so many black parents allow into their households.

I’m more concerned with the violence and depravity that is going on today than I am of what some depraved, evil person who used the Virginia battle flag (it was this before it was a “rebel” flag”.

Black men are proudly paraded in front of the cameras as deadbeat, violent, and most of the young ones are seemingly affiliated with a gang.

Our women are held up as little more than whores and sexual objects in music videos, reality programs and we seemingly cheer it on and want MORE, MORE, MORE!

I know that they have some “good” programs on but even during those they promote the “filth” so unlike you, “brother”, I’m not giving them a pass on it…so sue me.

So excuse me if I don’t get in a tizzy over a damn (Biblical use) flag that some chose to pervert and use as a symbol for racism.

I’ll be more impressed when black folk (and everyone) starts protesting out front of BET for promoting black women as “hoes” and black men as “thugs” that are only good enough to be a “baby daddy”…AND IT SEEMS OUR PEOPLE ARE PROUD OF IT!!!

So if you come at me with an idea to protest something that is “race related ” know that my answer will be “okay, I’m with ha but only if you do,what I do,and boycott BET and other media for “hoeing” out black folk for money.

AND, you can continue your protest against a flag that some perverted and used as a symbol to “kill” the body of a man be he black, white, or “other”.

I’m more concerned NOT with what “man can do to kill me but with that that can “kill” me in Spirit, take me away from the will,of,God, and lead me down the road to Destin and that is what this “filth” does. God I,pressed this upon me long ago.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

P.s. – and yes I know that ALL other media does it too but this is meant for the many black folk I know who know more about what Jay Z and Beyoncé are doing than they are about how Jesus ACTUALLY tells us how,to live our lives for Him. And NONE of you hypocrites who feign love for Him can tell me that He would sit on the couch with you and watch that filth or listen to it on the radio.

I know this because HE is the one that convicted this former rapper of pursuing the depravity of much of the Hip Hop/ R&B world (and pop, country, etc). Good music can be found in all of the genres but you have to swim though so much filth that it’s not often worth it.