REAL ISSUE: Racism and prejudice have no place in the kingdom.
RESEARCH AND STUDY
In this series we’ve already discussed how to identify when your Word-level is low, provided you with a plethora of resources to replenish your supply, and gave you practical ways for you to implement your spiritual strategy on how to spend time with God. We won’t spend a lot of time on this, but another reason as to why you may be struggling with your Word-level is color.
As many of you know, growing up in the inner city, you develop an intense hatred for people of other races, particularly the Caucasian persuasion. Without sharing the specifics of my conversion, in 1998 I was flipping through the channels and ended up watching a women's' conference on Daystar and a white woman was speaking. Though I watched with suspicion, there was something different about this white woman; she spoke as if she actually cared about me. Today, I know that was the love of God but for that love to be coming out of a white devils mouth was preposterous. But yet and still, my tender spirit yielded to the call of God and I answered the prayer of salvation. If I would have turned the channel because she was a white girl, I would have missed my salvation – what the Lord Jesus refers to as my moment of visitation.
You have to be open to whomever God uses – African American, Caucasian, Latino, or Asian. Don’t get caught up in the color. Now my spiritual father is a white man from Mississippi who rides motorcycles and used to practice marital arts. I’ve been under his teaching for about 18 months and in those 18 months I have grown more spiritually than I did for ten years under everyone else. Your deliverance, breakthrough, or victory could be in a man or woman whose color is lighter or darker than yours. Be open because the spirit of the Lord comes in all sizes, shapes, and colors.
Repent and ask the Lord to forgive when you have refused to hear God’s Word through a person of another race. Ask the Lord to open your eyes so that you can see beyond a person’s color.
Begin to speak or greet people of different races. Just start by saying ‘Good Morning’ or ‘How are you?’ It’s a small step but at least you’re headed in the right direction.
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