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1 John 4:17-21 

“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”

Are you saying I cannot just proclaim my love for God and that be my identification as being a “Christian”? No you cannot.

This past week has been a revealing week spotlighting the heart of man. Not only as a country, race, culture, religion but most importantly, individually. Where have you stood in regards to the many events that have taken place? The horrific and demonic killing of the American journalist by ISIS, the aftermath of the killing of the unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri that has grasped the attention of not only the United States (that is becoming an oxymoron) but also the world. What of the crisis in Iraq concerning thousands being murdered not only Christians but also Muslims by terroristic bullies who sole purpose is to be feared, and in control? Where are you, where do YOU stand as an individual? It does not matter the country, the race, the culture, the religious belief or non-belief… where are you?

For instance concerning the event in Ferguson Missouri, it was stated that it is a “They” problem, meaning black people. That how they are raised and taught. It was stated “it’s their culture, it is what we should expect from “them. It is how they think. I wrote in response that I submit it is not a black or white (and throw in every other race and culture), thing. It is the heart of man. I have never been to Ferguson and I do not know anyone in Ferguson, so I do not know what “they” think. The truth is it is not a “they” problem. It is a “we” problem. If we look at ourselves as separate, superior and more “Godly” (whatever God you are worshipping or not worshipping) then we are disconnected. So what part of the we conversation are we? Are we the “we” that does the looting? Are we the “we” part that guards the stores and homes and confront the “we” looters”? Are we the “We” that hear of these crimes perpetrated upon our businesses and neighbors and without being solicited go and help clean up the mess and board up windows? All 3 of the “We” were demonstrated in Ferguson this week. Are we the “we” that will put political parties motivated by division based upon classism, racism, and greed aside and stand united against the spirit of murder, rape, torture and extortion? I live in America but I am neither “conservative” nor “liberal”. Forget that nonsense. I AM A BELIEVER!!! Deal with that Democrats and Republicans. Our (citizens of this world) skin color might vary but our spiritual opposition is the same. Prejudice, division, hate and the spirit of antichrist. 

So 1 John 4:17-21 basically says stop with the bravado, the grandiose idea you have of yourself. All of you religious radio and television personalities that act as if you care about the cause of Kingdom while you really care about the size of your bank account… I declare you shall receive your just reward. IF YOU DO NOT LOVE those you do see, the people of different races, cultures, creeds, religions, sexual orientation, financial class, colors, ages, etc. How can you love God whom you have NEVER seen? In fact through John the apostle that Jesus loved, God, not me but God, calls you a liar!! Accept their choices no, but love them through their choices. Of all of the HUNDREDS of churches of all denominations that proclaim the name of Christ in the St. Louis area, why did they not join together (black, white, yellow and brown) and have a worship service in the streets by the THOUSANDS and pray that the His Spirit would so saturate the place that the looters would have bent their knees in humble submission, police would have laid down their shields and refused to bring harm bending their knees in humble submission. That news people, CNN, FOX, ABC, MSNBC, CBS, BBC and others would not have sought out the chaos but would have bent their knees in humble submission. That the cities across the nation and yes even the world would have seen such a manifestation of Christ that their knees would be bent in humble submission. That the cry of you can kill indiscriminately ISIS but at the name of Jesus, every knee WILL BOW and every tongue SHALL confess that He is Lord. “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” In your nation, your city are you showing love, not yours but His love or are you just talking? Have you positively effected just one person this month by being Christ to them? Or is it a “they” problem. In response to my comment noted previously, silence. I wonder if people this weekend, in our mosques, synagogues and churches heard a message of loving and coming together as passengers on this ship we call earth and joining together to rid this atmosphere of hate? 

I finish with this. A coworker during a lunch break asked me are we living in the end times, spoken of in the Bible. I responded affirmatively. The signs are all to clear and the stage has been and is being set for the return of Christ. In America we are concerned about racism, but it is a diversion, a smoke screen. The real culprit that will catch you by surprise is classism. This will supersede race, religious beliefs and political ideas. But that is another topic.

Insert Your Name Here…


Just a thought today I wanted to share… thanks in advance for your indulgence. We so often under estimate the power of words and forget through our speech we are able to create. Through your own confession of I am so “—-“ (you fill in the gap)., you become. I am so sad, I am so lonely, I am so sick, I am so happy, I am so blessed. What ever you vocally confess becomes your reality. So what are you articulating, confessing? Well for many our confessions based off of what we see or how we are feeling at that moment has not worked for our good, so let’s put His Word to the test. Let’s confess and verbally articulate who He says we are and His promises to those who believe. I am the head and not the tail. I am the lender (not only in monies, but wisdom, understanding, guidance, joy, peace, compassion… and not the borrower.) Let’s make it personal and “Insert Your Name Here”. AND NOW LET THE WEAK SAY I AM STRONG. (Joel 3:10)

Psalm 1:2 – “But (insert your name here) delight is in the law of the LORD; and in His law doth (insert your name here) meditate day and night.”

I underlined the word meditate which in Hebrew is “hagah”. This is more than to think about something. It actually means to mutter or talk under your breath. You ever see people on the street that are seemingly talking to their self? Sometime we think there is a screw loose somewhere? Well that is “hagah” EXCEPT we are to mutter (or murmur) the Word of God. (lol) “Hagah” also means to regurgitate or chew it again and again.. break it down so to speak. So as we today chew on a passage of Scripture let break it down, word by word. (for example “The Lord is my Shepherd” ..”the” (not just any but a specific definitive), “Lord” (one who reigns and is in control, JEHOVAH, the all existing one, the one who spoke the universe into existence) “is” (right now.. not shall be or could be but at this very moment) “my” (Douglas’) “Shepherd” (guide, director, protector, ruler, provider, watchman, healer, companion)…. you get my drift?… (cool huh?)

Ok NuMind readers, it is confession time…. Let’s make it personal… (mutter away)

Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon formed against (insert your name here) shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against (insert your name here) in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of (insert your name here) the servant of the Lord,
And (insert your name here) righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.

Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day which the LORD has made; (insert your name here) WILL (decision of my personal choice, not based on how I feel) rejoice and be GLAD in it.” (This has nothing to do with whatever transpired on yesterday or will transpire tomorrow.. but TODAY I choose to rejoice)

Romans 8:35-39 – “Who shall separate (insert your name here) from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, for thy sake (insert your name here) is killed all the day long; (insert your name here) is accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things (insert your name here) is more than a conqueror through him that loved (insert your name here). For (insert your name here) is persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate (insert your name here) from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Psalm 34:1 – “(insert your name here) WILL (again a decision of my personal choice, not based on how I feel) bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in (insert your name here) mouth. (insert your name here) soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us (NuMind) exalt His name together.”

Galatians 3:26, 29 – “For (insert your name here) is a child of God by faith in Christ Jesus. And if (insert your name here) be Christ’s, then (insert your name here) is Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

Romans 8:28 – “And (insert your name here) know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. (Douglas’ question sometimes.. why am I going through this Lord, what the purpose?) For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be CONFORMED (adapted, molded, and reconfigured) to the image of His Son…”

2 Corinthians 5:21 – “For He hath made Him to be sin for (insert your name here), who knew no sin; that (insert your name here) might be made the righteousness of God in Him.