A final audience of the From Slavery To Victory: One Man’s Journey (FSTVOMJ) Radio Special is all other Americans professed to be Christians not of African or European descent.1 What God calls out as sin to be repented of by His professed people among black and white Americans, He also calls out among all for He “shows no partiality,” (Deuteronomy 10:17; Romans 2:1-11, NKJV). Thus, FSTVOMJ speaks to all professed American Christians as each has need to humble ourselves, seek God in sincere prayer fully confessing and repenting of sin! Perhaps if many do, as Scripture and FSTVOMJ assert, God may relent and give temporary relief from judgment (Joel 2:12-14).
If any of us professed Christians say “we have no sin” requiring repentance and that certainly should not be a factor in God judging our nation, the apostle John is used of Him to declare “we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us,” (1 John 1:8, NKJV).2 Such a one not only shows he has no ongoing fellowship with God who as absolutely holy is totally set apart from sin, but no regard for how serious it is to Him; condemning Adam for only one act of disobedience and decrying several of sin’s deeds with the strongest possible human word of revulsion saying He “hates” them (Genesis 3:17-19; Proverbs 6:16-19, NKJV). Such a one also calls the living God “a liar,” (1 John 1:10, NKJV).
The same eyewitness apostle to the sufferings of the Lord Jesus speaks to believers making it abundantly clear our fellowship with God can and will be severed at least temporarily when we walk purposely in the darkness of sin. If we say to the contrary, again, “we lie.” Otherwise, walking “in the light” (signifying holiness, spiritual, moral and ethical purity) of His Person made possible by the blood of Christ, we enjoy continuous fellowship with God (1 John 1:1-7, NKJV). When we sin and we do, John instructs, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” because of Christ’s atoning sacrifice (1 John 1:9, 2:1-2, NKJV).
John does not leave out repentance in his instruction as though it is not required with the act of confessing sins. He assumes his convicted readers know it has been required from ancient times among those that know God and as when they first came to Christ (Job 42:1-6; Acts 2:36-39)! Now, those who participated in the latest event at the Non-Denominational Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky purported to be a “revival” saw many students, staff and others who came to the campus appear to get real with God about their personal sins and that’s good; an exemplary step in the right direction for all since among the large number of whites, there was also a sprinkling of other hues.3
As it is written, the God of the Bible “is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit;” testifying, ‘“I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones,’” (Psalm 34:18; Isaiah 57:15, NKJV). Only God knows who walked away from Asbury fully revived by Him.4 Indeed, unless any did meet God there or going forward do so in complete humility, grief over, confession of and repentance not only from all of their own sins, but those of the fathers and entire Body the Lord also grieves over, no spiritual revival everyone claims to want took or will take place.
The Lord has led me in several posts during this New Year and many over the years to well express His displeasure with the proud refusal of guilty professed Christians to repent from every sin written in His Word.5 From the nation’s founding by professed Christians in the majority until now, there has been unbelief, divisions, racial and ethnic bigotry, oppression, violence, murders, idolatry, sexual immorality, adultery, divorce, shacking, rebellion against God’s set order of mankind, thefts, falsehoods, coveting and greed to name some. He expects the world governed by Satan to rebel against His Word, but not those called out of it to Him (John 17:6, 14-16)! And yes, scores practicing these sins have been religionist impostors and apostates (Matthew 7:21-23; 1 Timothy 4:1-5).
Give Him some credit; ‘“the Lord knows those who are His’” and they do not practice ‘“iniquity,’” (2 Timothy 2:19-21, NKJV).6 However, when they do, He is grieved and seeks for their repentance even through judgment--no exceptions! Therefore, judgment in part has come upon the great numbers of professed Christians in America who faddishly follow after the sins of the unsaved and nation as a whole many revere to the point of idolatry because such sinning is completely willful.7 In doing so, the guilty purposely trample upon “the truth” of salvation and “the Son of God,” consider His blood initiating the New Covenant as something “common” and insult “the Spirit of grace.” As it is written, ‘“The Lord will judge His people,’” (Hebrews 10:26-31, NKJV). Let His people then, repent!
1 The radio special Webcast begin date and time will soon be announced in select media and on social media. Interested contributors can make designated gifts for the
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2 It is one sad thing to lie to one’s self about not having sin, it is a whole other wicked thing to judge God gracious and merciful on His punishment of it in a nation of sinners
(2 Chronicles 12:1-12; Psalm 103:8-10; Romans 3:10-20, 23)!
3 I rejoice that professed Christian college age and younger students of various ethnicities were together turning to the Lord with a more sincere and deeper devotion which
I pray will endure since it is their generation that faces so much of the evil that is coming! Read the October 23, 2016 post, Revival For Seeking Saints, under the category,
4 See the article, The Aftershocks Of The Ashbury Revival, Inside Higher Ed for what surprisingly appears to be a good faith secular effort to understand what was happening
as the author cites several Christian sources.
5 See for examples, The Sham Cry For Revival posted August 17, 2014 and on September 26, 2021, I Have Sinned, I Repent, both under the category, Call To Repent.
6 In only the short time I have been on earth (less than seventy years) I can say with certainty it used to be widely understood authentic Christians do not practice iniquity. This
is the main reason my book, The Strong Man Of God has added to it, Back To Basics because in so short a time the basics of biblical Christianity have been abandoned.
Get the book in the Strong Man Store, among internet booksellers and brick and mortar bookstores.
7 It is worth repeating. The professed Christian men in the majority who founded America cautioned that apart from holding to the morality and authority of God’s Word, the
experiment with nationhood in which they sowed the first seed of failure by not extending God’s gift of freedom to all, would fail as it is now, doing with its divided corrupt sec-
ular and spiritual houses. In this regard, the founders unknowingly spoke prophetically from God as did the first century Jewish religious leader who warned fellow rulers the
way to halt the popularity of Christ was to kill Him not realizing His death was in God’s will (John 11:45-53). All that they feared because of Him came upon them anyway
(Luke 19:41-44, 21:20-24)!
There is an important secondary audience of the From Slavery To Victory: One Man’s Journey (FSTVOMJ) Radio Special.1 It is Americans of European descent that profess to be God’s people as Christians. For truly, there would be no such thing as black American history if it were not for the imperialist European nations that competitively made their way to Africa with Christian missionaries and items to trade beginning with the Portuguese in the 15th century.2 It was not long before the black natives of the continent as slaves became part of the commodities these nations took back to their home ports and colonial holdings in what was called a New World and included North America.
In the fully blown slave trade that eventually developed, the European spawned colonies in the land destined to become the United States of America became a prime destination. As Ruler over the nations, all that was taking place and later unfolded was under the watchful “eyes” of God in His permissive will who works it in and rules over the affairs and kingdoms of men (Job 12:7-25; Psalms 22:28, 66:7, 103:19; Daniel 2:20-21, 4:1-3, 17, 24-26, 34-35; Amos 9:8, NKJV)! Surely then, the kingdoms of Europe operated with the foreknowledge and permission of God and as agents of His will though, it was not entirely perceived by them or their envoys that explored the lands beyond.
Still, as the Lord led me to assert in FSTVOMJ there was at least a superficial sense of heavenly sanction some had who at first brought Catholic, then later, Protestant missionaries to preach the Gospel to the peoples they encountered and establish churches throughout the newly discovered lands. Shortly thereafter, however, friendly trade and negotiation with the indigenous peoples including my West African forefathers gave way to conquest by superior force of arms which God had not put into their hearts, but Satan as they were driven by a lust for territory and wealth they could just conquer and take respectively (Ezekiel 28:11-19; 1 Timothy 6:6-10; Revelation 6:1-2).
Though the Most High had not put it into the hearts of European conquerors to begin violently conquering the lands they came upon and plundering the peoples including taking slaves as with those of Africa, He nevertheless used this too, within the limits of His permissive will. For their actions continued to fulfill His purposes of judgment upon all the nations of the earth beginning with Israel He had announced over two millennia earlier (Jeremiah 25:1-33, 27:1-11; Zephaniah 2:4-3:7).3 The cruelty of Europe’s kingdoms in their conquests that more than a millennium had professed such adherence to Christianity was only surpassed by many of their settled in colonists toward their slaves.
Starting at Jamestown, VA in 1619, a small number of Africans were first brought to this land and sold as indentured servants. Later, most with their progeny and newly brought slaves became chattel.4 Among the colonists of Great Britain’s thirteen colonies nearly all would have claimed to be Christians; a number in the New World ostensibly to more freely and fully practice their biblically rooted faith. Yet, the harsh, violent, oppressive and immoral treatment of their chattel by the many guilty white professed Christians can nowhere be found sanctioned by God in an objective reading of the Bible nor the racial bigotry and discrimination historically practiced with minorities of all hues.5
All such ill-treatment of minorities by white professed Christians that are guilty indicates willful disobedience at best; the fraudulence characteristic of impostors and Christianity as the counterfeit religion of men at worst.6 Indeed, if the world was to know Christians were Christ’s disciples by “love for one another,” then, American Christianity beginning from colonial times with how the many guilty white skinned professed Christians mistreated those of black and other minority skin hues as well as the Jews they labored to convert to the faith has failed miserably to the great displeasure of the Lord (John 13:34-35, NKJV).7 Moreover, through repeated practice with the unsaved over four centuries racial bigotry and discrimination are in fact systemic. This is sin and a great evil not to be minimized!
For this cause and all of the same kinds of wickedness the Lord had me cry out against among professed Christian black Americans thirty years later, our nation among the agents of Europe He once entrusted to preach the Gospel to make disciples of other nations, baptize and teach them His Word along with dispense His judgment are about to be severely judged. This is as it was with every nation He ever used to punish Israel or in the main, where is mighty Egypt, Babylon and Assyria (Jeremiah 46:1-26, 50-51; Nahum 2:8-3:19)? Not Russia or China, but the living God who repeatedly sends destructive calamities as correction is to be the nation’s priority concern led out by professed Christians who proudly now, will not receive it, seek Him or repent (Isaiah 1:1-6; Amos 4:6-5:15)!8
1 The Webcast of the radio special begin date and time will be announced soon in select media and on social media. Interested contributors can make designated gifts for the
Webcast at https://fromslaverytovictory.org/Donate and receive one of the limited collectible Commemorative Cassettes.
2 See the article, European Exploration: The Age Of Discovery, Encyclopedia Britannica.
3 Read the four-part post that begins February 26, 2017, God Of Restoration And Judgment, under the categories Bible Prophecy, Biblical Worldview, Black History and The
4 See the article, First Africans In The Jamestown Colony (1619), Black Past.
5 Read the February 12, 2023 post (and particularly footnote 5), Leaders Can Get Their Nations In Trouble, under the categories Black History and Call To Repent.
6 Read the two-part post beginning August 21, 2016, Christianity The Religion Of Men, under the category, Instruction.
7 Seeking zealously to please the Lord and do His will, no aspiring strong man or great woman of God in the image of Christ can be comfortable an extended time with disobe-
dience to His command for Christians to love each other harboring attitudes of racial superiority or any animosity toward a brother in Him (Colossians 3:12-15). This reality
is as the Lord leads me to write about in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics. It is available in the Strong Man Store, among internet booksellers and brick
and mortar bookstores.
8 See the two-part post that begins January 16, 2022, Arriving At These Times, under the categories Bible Prophecy and Call To Repent.
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