Even now, thirty years later as the Lord had me assert in the 1993 From Slavery To Victory: One Man’s Journey (FSTVOMJ) Radio Special,1 there is still one last hope for a curtailment of black America’s self-destruction as judgment from Him. That hope is biblically defined repentance leading to the spiritual revival and salvation of many which the radio program seeks to spur in line with the mission and objectives of The From Slavery To Victory Education Project it generated in 1994.2 Over the past thirty years there has been no nationwide repentance to God’s satisfaction among black Americans professing to be Christians to date. Time for repentance and hope is running out!
Curtailing God’s judgment upon black America must begin among those who profess to be Christians because such ones knew (and know) better than to disobey Him in the first place as backsliders and rebels (James 4:17)! This is exactly why God on the occasion of the dedication of the Temple Solomon built gave him a warning. He would bring judgment upon Israel for their sins that could only be turned back by humility, seeking prayer, repentance, His forgiveness and restoration (2 Chronicles 7:12-14).3 Otherwise, though pleased to dwell at the Temple, in wrath for persistent disobedience God would remove it and the people from the land (2 Chronicles 7:15-22).
This latter thing God did to Israel twice; once in 586 BC as the Babylonians destroyed the Temple and carried the people away captive and again in 70 AD when the Romans burned the rebuilt Temple down and scattered most of those they did not kill to the nations. In the parlance of black culture, “God don’t play!” So, why are so many acting like God is playing with regard to judging sin among those professed to be His people? It can only be the devil’s inspired delusion of entitlement to sin out of being victims at work among many unsaved and professed Christian black Americans along with the lie God is no longer serious about or judging it (John 8:44; 1 Corinthians 15:33-34)!
Clearly also, many professed Christian black Americans among those choosing to be secular atheists, agnostics and apostates have decided no longer to believe the truth God is the One that brought our forefathers from West Africa to the New World in chains. Though as victims most do not want to hear it, in accord with His purposes the way our forefathers came and their enslavement was punishment from Him for sin (Lamentations 3:37-39).4 As well, it was so the willing might be humbled and in honest confession and repentance “turn back to the LORD” through the Gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ, as many did (Lamentations 3:40-42; Acts 17:22-31; Romans 1:16-17, 10:11-13, NKJV).
Too, it was God who brought our people out of bondage and into the opportunities to be unimpeachable “witnesses” of His grace, mercy and power to save, preserve as well as deliver souls from any adversity (Deuteronomy 6:20-25; Psalm 124; Isaiah 43:8-13, 61:1, NKJV). We owe God an incalculable debt of gratitude, loyalty and devotion! But the many to include every guilty professed Christian in their churches have repaid Him instead with narcissism fed rebellion; playing the harlot with other gods in idolatry, the cruel sacrifice of unwanted children and trusting more in sinful mortals, their governments, institutions and alliances than God to advance in the world (Jeremiah 2:26-37).
Yet, as He declared to Solomon, God who is longsuffering and merciful is ready to ease up on His ongoing judgment impacting all with only the humility, seeking prayer of sincere confession and repentance of the guilty majority among those who profess to be Christians rebelling against His will, way and Word as it is written! This is to be a full confession of and repentance from every spiritual, moral and ethical departure made from His Word.5 If you don’t know what all of that might be, ask the Holy Spirit to show you with your Bible open. To repent is to change one’s mind about his sins viewing them as a holy God does--not self, neighbor or a so-called “progressive” culture that includes numerous religionist and corrupt pastors with the churches they lead, false prophets and teachers.
Unless there is a turning back to God in full confession and repentance, there can be no forgiveness or hope of revival from Him that temporarily eases back on His judgment just as He had me declare in the FSTVOMJ Radio Special thirty years ago. Indeed, His judgment is to intensify going forward as God moves to consummate His plans to end this current evil age and bring forth the Kingdom of His Son!6 Therefore, time is running out in these latter days to get right with God and stop following the crowd in continuing rebellion and sin against Him. Every guilty professed Christian must decide for themselves whether to turn back to God or not. Those who refuse will personally endure His intensifying judgment and coming wrath (Romans 1:18-2:16; Hebrews 3:7-19; Jude 5)!
1 The starting date and time for the Webcast of this historic docu-drama will be announced in select media and on social media. Prospective contributors can make
designated gifts for the Webcast at https://fromslaverytovictory.org/Donate and receive one of the last number of Commemorative Cassettes.
2 Learn more about the project on its Web Site.
3 See especially the second part of the two-part post that begins August 2, 2020, Flavorless Salt Is Worthless, under the category, Call To Repent, to understand why
as the Lord has led me, I do not overuse 2 Chronicles 7:14.
4 I still remain amazed at how so many do not finish reading through our brief presentation, The Journey, on The From Slavery To Victory Education Project Web
Site. The primary reason no doubt, is that most view it through the deadly worldview of victimization. I challenge all serious black American seekers of truth to read
and soberly consider each of the five stops on The Journey unapologetically presenting a sound, biblical worldview of the black American historical experience as
has been done in this and the preceding February 26, 2023 post, Thirty Years Later…, under the categories, Biblical Worldview and Black History.
5 Read the August 31, 2014 post, Soul Deep Repentance, under the category, Call To Repent.
6 Believing this truth from God’s Word, the aspiring strong man and great woman of God in the image of Christ I write about in my book, The Strong Man Of God:
Back To Basics, prays accordingly (Matthew 6:9-13). Get a copy of my book at your favorite internet bookseller or brick and mortar bookstore, the Strong Man Store
and the FSTVEP Resource Store on The From Slavery To Victory Education Project Web Site.
As the Lord leads, I write on this twelfth day of February, Black History Month and the birthday of Abraham Lincoln to first acknowledge in the positive that leaders can and should lead their nations into God’s blessing through obeying and trusting in Him (1 Kings 9:1-9; Psalm 33:16-22)! Mr. Lincoln is just such an example of a leader when as a professed Christian white American, man of character and President of the then, divided States of America, he courageously set my slave forefathers free with the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. This act subsequently helped bring the Civil War over slavery between Northern and seceded Southern States to an end and reunite the nation.
At a time when both sides in the war were praying for God to bless them with success, He showed as Lincoln also acknowledged who was actually on His side as the just One!1 Indeed, the Lord Jesus Christ came to Israel at first on a mission “to set at liberty those who are oppressed,” (Luke 4:18, NKJV). When He returns to rule the earth as King, the Lord will deliver the remnant of Jacob from “the fury of the oppressor,” (Isaiah 51:9-16, NKJV). This is fully consistent with the Lord’s attitude toward oppression elsewhere written in His Word accessible to any that will objectively read and take it to heart (Exodus 2:23-3:9; Psalm 10:12-18; Lamentations 3:34-36; Acts 10:34-43).
Leaders can get their nations in trouble of the worst kind when they operate in the sinful flesh and blatantly disobey God’s Word. I wrote about king David’s fiasco (1 Chronicles 21:1-17) as an example in a December 2022 post.2 Another of many Bible illustrations is found in 2 Chronicles 21. King Jehoram had married into the family of wicked king Ahab and followed after their ways. He also murdered his own brothers to eliminate them as rivals. God responded in judgment that brought trouble on the land of Judah and the king personally; sending him a memo in the only recorded letter written by the prophet Elijah. Jehoram died as Elijah foretold and was buried without honor.
It was leaders north and south among the thirteen colonies who passed up the opportunity to do the right thing at the end of the Revolutionary War for “liberty” and extend it to all that incited the Lord’s anger. Having sent awakenings before and after that war along with raising up abolitionists as prophets who cried out against slavery and were rejected, He brought judgment and His will to bear in the Civil War (2 Samuel 2-3:1).3 As I have written in other posts, my forefathers were only supposed to be enslaved with hard labor a little while not perpetually for sin in their native land and to humble their hearts before God as was also the case with Judah (Psalm 107:10-12; Zechariah 1:1-6, 12-17).4
The Lord’s good intent is seen in His entrusting slaves brought to the New World to people as masters who largely professed to be Christians, supposedly feared Him and obeyed His Word (Colossians 4:1). But the many guilty leaders flagrantly chose not to heed His Word and no amount of denial about or dressing them up can alter the historical facts. For in an effort to deflect the tarnish of a heritage filled with the sinful and racially bigoted abuses of their colonial and after forefathers, many conservative white Christians today are rightly targeting the deceit embodied in progressivism’s liberal Critical Race Theory, but wrongly denying the hard truths still preserved in the historical facts.5
This approach finds no favor with God since it too, is deceitful and foils the humble repentance He requires to receive His forgiveness taught in Scripture as not only Daniel demonstrated in the Blog cited in the foregoing footnote, but others as well (Nehemiah 9:1-37; Psalms 32:1-5, 51:1-17; Isaiah 59:1-15, 66:1-2; Jeremiah 3:21-25, 14:17-22; 2 Corinthians 7:8-11). God punished the whole nation for the wicked decision of its leaders to deny freedom to all as He also answered the cry for it by humbled Christian slaves, their ostensible brethren (Psalms 103:6-14, 107:13-16, 39-43; Philemon 8-21). Therefore, let the guilty leaders of a now, divided America repent; carefully considering that only those fully obeying His Word as it is written and trusting in Him are on God’s side (Luke 11:14-28)!6
1 Read the President’s exact quote regarding someone’s assertion God was on the side of the Union North.
2 See the December 11, 2022 post, Christ Persecuted To His Birth, under the category, Instruction.
3 All Israel in the cited Scripture knew God had anointed David king of the nation instead of Saul (1 Samuel 16:1-13) and should have rallied to him after Saul’s death. Howe-
ver, they resisted His will. In the same way God’s will for men to enjoy freedom was well known to the nation’s founders who gave it to themselves and those that were white
skinned, but not all despite declaring and enshrining in their founding document “that all men are created equal” by God, “their Creator!”
4 Read the two-part post that begins February 21, 2021, Willful Ignorance Destroys, under the category, Black History and particularly the second part that addresses God’s
purposes behind slavery.
5 See the two-part post that begins January 16, 2022, Arriving At These Times, under the categories Bible Prophecy and Call To Repent. With relatively few exceptions, pro-
fessed Christian white America’s form of slavery was openly over the top violently brutal, oppressive and sexually exploitive in rebellion against, transgression and perver-
sion of all the spiritual principles, morality and ethics found in God’s Word. This not universally confessed and repented of evil has contributed to the rejection of Christian-
ity by untold negatively impacted, demoralized and embittered black males to this very day!
6 As I write in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics, professed Christian men as husbands, fathers, pastors, elders and ministry leaders are to set an example of
obedience as Christ did with His help. When we do not give heed to “the whole counsel of God,” just like leaders of nations we can be sure His judgment will catch up to us
too (Acts 20:26-27; James 3:1, NKJV). Pick up a copy of my book at your favorite internet bookseller or brick and mortar bookstore, the Strong Man Store and the
FSTVEP Resource Store on The From Slavery To Victory Education Web Site I urge you to visit to get more of a biblical worldview of black history as part of American his-
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