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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

Matthew‬ ‭6:14-15‬ ‭(MSG‬‬): 
“In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. “You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others.” If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part.”
Galatians‬ ‭3:28-29‬ ‭MSG‬‬

“In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ’s family, then you are Abraham’s famous “descendant,” heirs according to the covenant promises.”

God woke me up this morning with a message from this passage of scripture (Matthew 6: 14-15).
He then proceeded to take me back to the same day that He cured me of my “black pride” when He instructed me that having it was akin to an idol because it had became the “center of my thought patterns” and that I viewed EVERYTHING that came before me through those lenses instead of the new lenses that He gave me when I surrendered my life to His Son Jesus Christ.  
One set of lenses opened my eyes up to see the world as I was intended to see it and the other (as God spoke into my heart that day) causes spiritual blindness and hinders God’s ability to fully use me in HIS work because as I peered at the world through my “pride” lenses i quite often would do the very same thing that I would accuse others of doing…prejudge  or be prejudiced towards them which caused me to miss out on an opportunity to change that persons heart toward Christ…yes, EVEN the racist.
Please note that this does NOT mean that I have to give up my admiration for the culture that I grew up with, or the connection that I have with those I grew up with.

What it DOES mean is that when it comes down to those things or the truth (Jesus) or even further anything in my “blackness” that comes against God’s Word…I MUST ALWAYS CHOOSE GOD!

One way has “pride” that can and has been twisted into our hearts by inference via our enemy the devil and/our flesh that wants payback for the evil wrongs perpetrated against us through slavery and racism which has caused us in the black (and the same in the white, Hispanic, Asian, etc when wronged or due to their “pride) community to remain set in a perpetual state of unforgiveness.
While the other way (God’s way) is full of grace, mercy, and provides everlasting life.
However, FORGIVENESS DOES NOT MEAN IT WILL BE RECIPROCATED BY THE ONE WHO YOU ARE FORGIVING!!!
We are to forgive and let God worry about the one our forgiveness is directed towards…”You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others.”
Prayer, 
Jesus, I pray today that I live as Your Word teaches us to. Remove pride out of my heart be it black, white, Hispanic, Asian, or “other” so that You can fully use me in Your Kingdom work that I was designed to do. 

 Help me to be bold enough to go against the community that I was raised in when their words, actions, or deeds go against what Your Word says. 

 For the person that is reading this and is thinking those thoughts of disdain towards the writer that you chose to speak this message today I pray that You wreck their lives in such a way that they are forced to remove their race-based “pride” lenses that is hindering their spiritual eyes where they cannot see so that the may see the world as You intended them to see it so that they can work with ALL that you place in front of them.
Lastly, I pray that You so infect Your people with the contents of these passages of scripture that we start being the church that You made us to be and treat/love each other as You have loved and treated us.
You loved us though we were evil and you looked past that evil with love that we didn’t deserve and You expect us to do the same with those (yes, even the racist) that we encounter so that we may become a beacon of prayer point for their lives thus showing the world that the ONLY one that can truly deal with racism properly is beautiful You.
We thank You Lord Jesus and we love you!

In Your Holy Name we pray.

Amen

‭‭RON “Big Black” Garrett

The genius of Sowell is his ability to take something complicated and explain it so All understand.  

I wish Mr. Sowell would run for the presidency but he like me wouldn’t make it through the convention process because we tell the cold, hard, truth and not many Americans have the stomach for it.  I often hear supposedly learned black folk misstate and even teach our children the idiotic fact that white men ruled and authored the slave trade when it was Africans (pure, black men/women) who sold their own kind into slavery and black folk seem to want to believe that you are only a slave if it is a white man of some sort enslaving a man of color when in fact over 90% of the slavery that has occurred in the entire world’s history has been any certain race enslaving people of its own race to include the Jewish people who as noted in the Bible even had rules on how they were treated but also when they could be set free. 

Further, one should surmise that if the black community is so enraged by the mere thought of enslavement then our community should be in complete solidarity with the Jewish community because it is proven factually that the Jewish people have been enslaved over and over again (though through their own disobedience to God as they removed themselves from underneath His hand….Hmmmmm, sounds like this country today doesn’t it?) 

The Bible says in Hosea 4:6 “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” and while this “knowledge” is the knowledge and wisdom of God the same could be paralled in this instance with the innate ability of many black folk who often show their ignorance (or destroy themselves and the black community as well) as they either inaccurately quote historical facts or purposely mislead blacks and others for their own ideological purposes. 

I pray that you enjoy this piece by Mr. Sowell as much as I did.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

 

 

Obama’s Dreams (by Thomas Sowell/ September 4, 2012)  

After reading Barack Obama’s book Dreams from My Father, it became painfully clear that he has not been searching for the truth, because he assumed from an early age that he had already found the truth – and now it was just a question of filling in the details and deciding how to change things.

Obama did not simply happen to encounter a lot of people on the far left fringe during his life. As he spells out in his book, he actively sought out such people. There is no hint of the slightest curiosity on his part about other visions of the world that might be weighed against the vision he had seized upon.        

As Professor Richard Epstein of the University of Chicago Law School has pointed out, Obama made no effort to take part in the marketplace of ideas with other faculty members when he was teaching a law course there. What would be the point, if he already knew the truth and knew that they were wrong?

This would be a remarkable position to take, even for a learned scholar who had already spent decades canvassing a vast amount of information and views on many subjects. But Obama was already doctrinaire at a very early age – and ill-informed or misinformed on both history and economics.

His statement in “Dreams from My Father” about how white men went to Africa to “drag away the conquered in chains” betrays his ignorance of African history.

The era of the Atlantic slave trade and the era of European conquests across the continent of Africa were different eras. During the era of the Atlantic slave trade, most of Africa was ruled by Africans, who sold some of their slaves to white men.

European conquests in Africa had to wait until Europeans found some way to survive lethal African diseases, to which they lacked resistance. Only after medical science learned to deal with these diseases could the era of European conquests spread across sub-Saharan Africa. But the Atlantic slave trade was over by then.

There was no reason why Barack Obama had to know this. But there was also no reason for him to be shooting off his mouth without knowing what he was talking about.

Similarly with Obama’s characterization of the Nile as “the world’s greatest river.” The Nile is less than 10 percent longer than the Amazon, but the Amazon delivers more than 50 times as much water into the Atlantic as the Nile delivers into the Mediterranean. The Nile could not accommodate the largest ships, even back in Roman times, much less the aircraft carriers of today that can sail up the Hudson River and dock in midtown Manhattan.

When Obama wrote that many people “had been enslaved only because of the color of their skin,” he was repeating a common piece of gross misinformation. For thousands of years, people enslaved other people of the same race as themselves, whether in Europe, Asia, Africa or the Western Hemisphere.

Europeans enslaved other Europeans for centuries before the first African was brought in bondage to the Western Hemisphere. The very word “slave” is derived from the name of a European people once widely held in bondage, the Slavs.

As for economics, Obama thought that Indonesians would be worse off after Europeans came in, used up their natural resources and then left them too poor to continue the modern way of life to which they had become accustomed, or to resume their previous way of life, after their previous skills had atrophied.

This fear of European “exploitation” prevailed widely in the Third World in the middle of the 20th century. But, by the late 20th century, the falseness of that view had been demonstrated so plainly and so often, in countries around the world, that even socialist and communist governments began opening their economies to foreign investments. This often led to rising economic growth rates that lifted millions of people out of poverty.

Barack Obama is one of those people who are often wrong but never in doubt. When he burst upon the national political scene as a presidential candidate in 2008, even some conservatives were impressed by his confidence.

But confident ignorance is one of the most dangerous qualities in a leader of a nation. If he has the rhetorical skills to inspire the same confidence in himself by others, then you have the ingredients for national disaster.

Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. His Web site is http://www.tsowell.com/

To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page <http//www.creators.com

NOTICE:  I traded in my “black card” for a “Jesus Card” seven years ago for unlike the “black card” the “Jesus Card” has much better benefits and has no strings attached for the Lord never tries to “guilt” me into liking things because they are “black” or black related.  He always gives me free will and trusts me to make a right and proper decision on issues that He allows before me and when I miss the mark He is faithful and just to correct my steps back onto the path that He has destined for me.

Jesus did not pluck me from a certain fiery and “hellish” death for me to only serve and love black people and He definitely gave me a voice to fight racism whether it be from the black, white, yellow, brown, or whatever community that I see it in.

You who claim to be Christians that continue to proliferate the support of “black only”, “white only”, or “whatever color only attitude know that you are in direct conflict with God and you WILL have to stand before Him one day to be held accountable for your racist attitude.

Also know that just because you do not like me calling out racism in the black community (or other communities) that your problem is not with me but is with God because HE is the one that has shown me that racism and this “identify with my color or my people” attitude is wrong and is of the devil!  We as individuals should not be owned by our community, by our race, by our people especially if you claim Christ as your Lord and Savior for when we give our life to Christ we lose our Earthly identity and take on the heritage and lineage of Jesus Christ as a co-heir to the throne with Him for all eternity.

As I sign off after this diatribe know that my name is just an Earthly nickname because whether you love me or hate me I will always love you but please never mistake my kindness for being a fool.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett