Kick Racism out of the boat!!!

Dr. King stated this years ago. “We may all have come in different ships, but we’re in the same boat now”.

America needs to open it’s eyes and ears. Hear the word of the Lord. If your ancestors arrived here voluntarily from the ports of Spain or from the canals of England or against their will from the great Passage Way of the continent of Africa, we’re here now and we’re all in the same boat. We’re all immigrants and we’re all suppose to be equal.

There is no one race of people that is superior to another. Nationalism is simply xenophobia in disguise. (Hood or otherwise). Xenophobia is the fear of people unlike you that you don’t understand and can’t control. Pharaoh’s xenophobia led him to try and destroy the children of Israel, but the more they were afflicted, the more they grew. Affliction brought them together.

Dr. King was a great man who gave his life for a just cause. Just causes and justice is a major concern of our God and it should be a major concern of ours. Yet, the church prophets are speechless in matters of “Justice”. The so-called prophets of God are hidden away in massive sanctuaries conducting meeting that are driven by well played music that emanate from unconsecrated musicians and singers. Instead of a “bible in one hand and news forms, “fake or not” in the other hand, they choose to hold the bible in one hand and their offerings and bank statements in the other. We cannot continue to allow those who are suppose to speak for God to prophesy what God is not saying to gullible, unconsecrated, weak saints who don’t know the God of the bible for themselves.

If America is a shining red apple of hope and freedom to the rest of the world, then Racism is the rot that resides, hidden at it’s core. It’s not until you take a bite into it that you realize looks can be deceiving.

Here is what the Lord says concerning some of what we call, our worship services:
Amos 5:23-24
23 Away with your noisy hymns of praise! I will not listen to the music of your harps. 24 Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice, an endless river of righteous living.

Listen to the word of God as it relates to the way our judicial system has handled the defenseless and minorities.
Isa 59:14
14 Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found.

This my friends is what America has demonstrated since it’s inception as a nation. Someone has got to stand for justice, someone has got to herald the message of righteous living that disarms and pricks the conscience of the unrighteous and affect their rulings, to the tune of reversing their judgments. Well, someone did:

Isa 59:15-16
15 Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who renounces evil is attacked.
The Lord looked and was displeased to find there was no justice.
16 He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm,and his justice sustained him.

The Lord himself stepped in to save. I am of the persuasion that things are going to get worse before they get better. As believers we are in this world but we are not of this world. As believers we salt and light and we must give ourselves to the just cause of human equality and the fight against the rotten core of racism. Dr. King gave his life for this cause but before there was a king, there was a KING of KINGS.

It is our job to pray for all of the men and women, Christian and non-Christian, who stand together to fight injustice in this land. We need to be praying for all of the people who are on the front lines risking life and limb for a cause greater than their bank accounts and popularity. Let’s pray to God to raise us prophets that will speak truth to power and warn and encourage the people of God to not forget to cry out against injustice in the land. To educate our people concerning the struggle, while we’re singing our “church” songs and teaching the bible to people who should know it by now and ought to be living what it says and not just hearing what it says.

We know the system is corrupt:

Isa 59:4
4 No one cares about being fair and honest. The people’s lawsuits are based on lies. They conceive evil deeds and then give birth to sin.

If it was not for the Lord, I would seek vengeance and take matters into my own hands for the personal acts of injustice that I have experienced in my lifetime. All I have is my own personal testimony. I found the answer to the peace and power that I needed to overcome the oppressor in the word of God. So, to all of my brothers out there who only see the bible as the book the slave masters used as a guide to subjugate their “property”, not so. Anything can be abused. This book called the bible changed my life. It also explains the conditions of most men, listen:

Matt 13:15
15 For the hearts of these people are hardened, and their ears cannot hear, and they have closed their eyes—so their eyes cannot see, and their ears cannot hear, and their hearts cannot understand, and they cannot turn to me and let me heal them.’

He healed me when I turned to him. Like it or not. My testimony is my testimony. No, I have not forgotten. Every nationality has their own story and their own history that must never be forgotten. I know the struggle but in the words of Dr. King. “We are in the same boat now.” I chose to turn to Jesus. He’s all about Justice. If you can’t get physically involved PRAY and speak truth to power.

So, since we’re all in the same boat now, for smoother sailing, “We need to kick racism out of the boat”.

Keep fighting for justice but the real battles been fought and the victory has been won. Trust Jesus and fight some more!!!

—Vaughn McLaughlin