Posts Tagged ‘politics’

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

Amos‬ ‭5:21-26‬ ‭(NIV‬‬) ” I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to me. Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Though you bring choice fellowship offerings, I will have no regard for them. Away with the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps. But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! “Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel? You have lifted up the shrine of your king, the pedestal of your idols, the star of your god — which you made for yourselves.”
(Please note that the questions that are posed by me in this piece are questions that God asked me to pose as I wrote it.)
As I conducted my daily quiet time with God and read His Word this morning He showed me again what He has been placing on my heart when He has me speak to His people (and myself) on hypocrisy, righteousness, duplicity, honesty, and walking in agreement with the world on issues instead of walking in the standard of HIS Truth (see the scriptures below from Amos).

So many people go to church, give their tithes/offerings, lift their hands up, jump, shout, scream, cry, have religious meetings, etc., not realizing that while those things are things that are “good” without God they mean nothing.

How do we leave God out of these things? We have left God out of it because we leave God and His truth out of our daily lives BEFORE we go and do these things.
He has shown me how we leave Him out of and walk in disobedience in many areas but the two that He constantly uses as glaring examples are politics and issues dealing with “race”.

In politics we have His people aligning with their preferred party so they castigate the other party of their wrongs yet when their party does the exact same thing they are either silent or make excuses for their aligned party.

In “race” issues His people who SHOULD ONLY be aligned with HIS race will castigate even the innocent of another race that is doing or has done evil things yet when the people who they identify with as “their kind” (this is nonsense if you claim Christ whether you like it or not) perpetrate the same kind of evil towards others they either make excuses or remain silent.  

This behavior is unGodly NOT because I say so but because HE says so both in His Word (look it up..start with Gal 3:28) and via revelation to me some 12 years ago when He told me that I could NOT serve Him with my “black first” or “black pride” attitude the way that He designed me to. I either had to serve it or Him…as you can see I chose and will always choose Him even at the expense the black community’s shunning of His Word from me that I mostly serve and love (love everyone but He has mandated this as my main mission field).

No matter the issue be it politics, race, religion etc., the standard should ALWAYS be Jesus!  

Our love, our ways, our way of doing things will fail since we’re not perfect but HIS love, His ways, and His way of doing things never will because He is so let’s today declare that we will stop aligning with things that have no chance to “save” and align with the truth of Jesus.

If this is you today (speaking to someone in particular that is reading this right now…he knows who he is) wipe that scorn off of your face towards me right now because you disagree with this word EVERYTIME He has me write it (YES…He sees your face, hears your prideful words that you speak against His servant simply for doing his job.  Know that the servant doesn’t give a rip though only in the context of where you are being disobedient to the Lord…I fear for you there).

God has a couple of questions for you with your “prideful” self.  

Are you really wanting to be on the side of your racial pride instead of on His side? Why do you even go to church if you are not willing to serve and listen to Him as Lord?  

You believe in Him and that’s “good” but don’t you want to receive all that He has waiting for you? You pray everyday but you have made your “race” your God since you sometimes overlook the Truth to walk in agreement with your race even when they walk against God’s teachings…do you really think that God doesn’t see your duplicity and cowardice to follow Him instead of worrying about what your “race” will think?

As I close, Joshua’s said it best Joshua 24:15 (KJV): 15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Lastly, there are many of you (along with the other that God had me speak to earlier) who continue to castigate me for simply speaking the word that God gives me on these things.

I beseech you to go to His Word to witness if what He has told me is true or not. 

 What is sad is that most of you already know but just like the Israelites in the desert you have become so “stiff-necked” that you continue to defy God in this area and it will eventually cost you.

And with that…I’m out!  

Have a blessed day!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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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

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I am posting this following comments from a thread that I felt was good for dialogue concerning some of the “inciting” that Pres Obama has done while in office. I am on record numerous times as to how I feel about Mr. Trump and much of his rhetoric yet I feel that people are being hypocritical when they do not hold our President and the other Democratic candidates to the same standard that they hold Mr. Trump and Republicans to. (I, however, as an independent have no such need to take sides and can honestly report what my God-given brain can see—-enjoy…or not…it’s still the truth:

“The difference is that far too many black folk and Democrats give Pres Obama cover when he incites or race baits. He has done both numerous times in pre his presidency and during it but he continues to be given a pass because so many worship him due to their “pride” in his being the first black president or because he is the Democrat savior.

Either way I don’t have that problem because the Holy Spirit instructed me long ago away from my “blackness” into a life of “Christ-ness” which caused me to trade in my “black card” (which has so many strings attached to it…go against anything “black” and they will pull it with tha quickness) and I received a Jesus card that has no songs attached and can never be taken away from me and is eternal.

People…including many in the “body” are loath to criticize theirs”hero’s” this includes Dem, Repub, black, white, etc., which is why Pres Obama can say the same thing and so many give him a pass. Hillary, Pres Obama, and Bernie Sanders have said many of the same things that Trump has said over the years yet the media and their supporters gloss over it with utter hypocrisy.

As a former Democrat I can clearly recall the numerous racist statements that Hillary, Bill, Strom Thurmond, and others said an as a young man I twisted my head sideways like a dog in amazement, looked around at other blacks thinking “don’t y’all hear this too?” YET black folk gloss over those racist statements and continues to vote for those party bosses with little to no accountability. They decree the “rich” yet fail to acknowledge that they are in bed with them making back room deals with them.

Pres Obama rails on Pres Bush’s “oil money” yet black folk,and Dems fail to check his allegiance and the money that he, Michelle, Valerie Jarrett, Al Gore, and Rahm Emmanuel have made pre and during his presidency on “clean energy” while making policy with the EPA. Yet, people get so upset with me simply because I have the depth of character given to me by Jesus to point out this truth,and not give Dems or Repubs alike a pass when they do wrong.

I have no issue if we disagree on policy issues but I refuse to compromise and gloss over when anyone (including politicians or anyone else) lies,or,practices duplicity and dishonesty….period!

(The following is a response as to what the “context” of the attached statements from Pres Obama”

“By the way…I recall the “context” of EVERY one of those statements (attached) and the were all not helpful during the situations in high they were prevented. Yet, if you know his history and his belief (Saul Alinsky) that a “crisis” must NEVER “go to waste” and must always be used to further the socio-communist agenda (regardless of the chaos that ensued…Alinsky-ites relish chaos because the can keep people at their bidding in it…its how they keep black folk voting for who they say instead of who they individually believe in…can I say “control”.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Rahm Emmanuel, Valerie Jarrett, etc., are all Alinsky-ites and their bible is not of the Christian God but is Alinsky’s book “Rules for Radicals” and NO Holy Spirit filled Christian can read that book and not be overcome with a sense of the evil,within its pages. They also relish the doctrines of “Chairman Mao”, Lenin, and Stalin.

Lastly, these are the same doctrines that created Hitler yet these people believe in them and no one bats an eye and I SMH @that.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/feb/08/beyonce-black-panthers-homage-black-lives-matter-super-bowl-50

We (black folk…I’m still one since no one seems to be big or tough or willing enough to take my “card”…but I’m Jesus FIRST, ALWAYS, AND FOREVER!) cannot say that we desire an end to racism and then support groups that are racists.

If one is a “Christian” the support of ANY hate group (black, white, or “other) is un-Godly and hypocritical yet even if one does not identify as a Christian the hypocrisy of ANYONE supporting a group that hates people because they belong to another race is similarly hypocritical.

I’m going to let the cat out of the proverbial bag right now…as a youth I considered myself a junior Black Panther because back then the group was more about protecting black people and black neighborhoods from the evils of the racist people who were trying to harm them.

But as I grew up I started noticing that the group was itself starting to resemble the very people that they were supposedly fighting against…racists.

Our history teaches us that though many white people where racist that there were also many that fought racism and even died alongside black people in the pursuit of justice.

As I became more and more literate in history I realized that it was not white people who I had a problem with but with the racists that prevailed in their group.

I inherently knew this yet it was not until I gave my life to Christ and He firmly but lovingly let me know that not only was my black first mentality wrong but that it was also evil and a perversion of His justice in how racism was to be dealt with by the Christian…righteously via Jesus Christ.

Whether anyone likes it or not I MUST forewarn the “Christian” that you MUST let go of your pride so that you can take this wrong mindset/attitude before God, repent of it, and ask Him for forgiveness so that He will heal your heart of it because He has taught and shown me through scripture, wisdom via His Holy Spirit, and through revelation that “pride” in your race, culture, or whatever that comes before the Word and will of God IS NOT in line with Him and therefore MUST be cast out of the Christian’s life or be subject to judgement.

I know that this is heavy but scripture bears this out (Matthew 6:14-15: For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others for their sins, your Father will not forgive yours”.) meaning that if one holds onto this in their heart that they are in danger of themselves not being forgiven and thus facing hellfire if you believe in that sort of thing….I do…because God has told/shown me so.

The Black Panthers the Ku Klux Klan, and other hate groups do not practice God’s word and thus are not to be aligned with or supported even if they once began as an instrument of Justice to help the oppressed.

Lastly, we must not let pride and the past/current injustices that occur at the hands of “man” sway us from an unwavering path towards total submission/obedience to Christ Jesus for no amount of loyalty to your blackness, your whiteness, your Hispanic-ness, your Asian-ness, or whatever “ness” you claim as your heritage can get you into Heaven…Only Christ can.

Ron “Big Black”Garrett

 

At one time we (The United States of America) stood as a vanguard at the wall of freedom to protect it’s gates against the evils of socialism and communism.

Now, many have forgotten that those two evils never overtake a society by force in the beginning but just as it is with the proverbial “frog” in the pot of water overtime they turn the heat up a little at a time and soon enough the water is boiling hot and the frog then dies…this is what is happening now to us.

We see now in the political landscape of today in the United States that socialists/communists (they used to not be able to run for office or work in our government for good reason) whose main political ideology is to completely do away with the rights of the individual to give way to the right of the “collective” can now peruse their wares (their ideology) wide out in the open for all to see and sadly the people, many of whom have been indoctrinated via our governmental educational system seem to be buying it.

Throughout history in any society that succumbs to their seductive titillations they start out with the taking of more and more liberty under the guise of fairness and equality for all but I’m the end the result is always the same…the people lose the ability to govern themselves because they chose to believe the old and proven tactic of the politician….”I will take care of everything for you”…but to do this they (the politician/the government) MUST always remove God out of the equation.

Those who think that this is a good thing must realize that just like the children of Israel who were blessed to be lead by God only to succumb to the world around them and pester God to give them a king who God warned them eventually abuse and enslave them…so will it be with us in this country if we fail to recall history’s lessons in regards to socialism/communism.

Let us all remember that Hitler, Stalin, and many of the most ruthless, evil-minded rulers that ever walked the face of this earth were born out of the very mindset that is sweeping our country today…and we must stop it.

The way to do this is the ONLY tried and true way that has ever worked throughout history and that is for us to call upon God to once again lead this great nation through His Son Jesus Christ.

Be blessed and God bless America!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28

There can rightly be no preeminent qualifier before the term “Christian”. There is no adjective that may take precedence over the description that we are first and foremost followers of Christ.
We are not white Christians. We are not black Christians. We are not Latino, or Asian, or Southern, or Northern, or urban, or country, or liberal, or conservative, or progressive, or socialist, or any other modifier that would exalt itself and exert it’s influence over our values and our behaviors BEFORE that of “one who follows Christ.”
If I have followed the biblical model of repentance, belief, and confession to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, then I am before and above all else now a bondservant of Jesus Christ. I have willingly chosen to surrender any and all beliefs, assumptions, experiences, any part of my heritage, culture, or race, my political preferences, social status, preferred peer group, and any other thing that would define who I am as a person to the ultimate authority of the ideas and principles lived out and taught by the person Jesus Christ.
Where my traditions, my worldview, or my understanding comes into conflict with the principles of God’s holy word, I must yield.
Who I associate with must yield to Christ.
How I view others must yield to Christ.
How I view myself must yield to Christ.
How I perceive the world must yield to Christ.
If the way I was raised, the ideas I have been taught, the experiences I have lived, and the expectations that have been projected upon me by those who surround me, work with me, have the same skin color as me, have the last name as me, or live in the same neighborhood as me are in ever in conflict with the character of my Savior, then I must change.
And I cannot know who I am created to be, until I know Who He Is.

Only when this absolute surrender becomes the primary defining factor of who we are will we experience unity. And only upon the foundation of unity can we begin to see the beauty and creativity in God’s diversity. We will then be free to express our cultures, our ideas, our race, our gender, our language, our art- a canvas of limitless possibilities, in incredibly different and beautiful ways, as our Creator speaks His voice through each unique person, lovingly shaped and formed by Him. When we are WHOLLY and FIRST a follower of Christ, submitted in all that we are to him, we will be able to break off the deeply ingrained prejudices, fears, and misunderstandings that divide.
I am a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ whose skin is this color. I am a follower of my Lord who is this gender. I am a believer in the Way who lives here or there, or who dances or sings this way, or who specializes in exercising the mercy of God, or who is gifted in encouragement, or who runs a business, or speaks this language, or is able to relate to people in these circumstances, and on and on.

If ANY idea that I hold filters first through a lens of race, culture, or background, rather than through the lens of the JESUS CHRIST, then I have yet to make Him fully Lord.

Adam Sullivan