Freedom From Legalism -Pastor Woodrow Walker, II

Legalism is defined as the “excessive adherence to laws or formulas,” and as its name implies, it is a rigidly constructed concept that does not consider variables that may require acts of mercy and kindness, even when the act may be judged as wrong or substandard. Unfortunately, legalism is the rule of engagement among both liberals and conservatives. Whenever stringent rules are established without mediatorial intervention, the rules eventually become harsh and condemning. The temptation for Eve in the Garden of Eden was to elevate mankind to the level of God through knowing both good and evil apart from Him. God said, “Man has become one of us,” implying that he can then establish stringent rules to govern his own behavior apart from Divine intervention. Whenever and wherever the power is in the hands of a feelingless people who can only reference established laws and lack the understanding of the purpose for laws in general, abuse will always be the consequence. Jesus made it clear that He did not come to destroy the Law, but to fulfill it. He was referencing God’s intent for the Law in relation to sinful, lawless, and fleshly deeds. All was accomplished through our Lord, and Savior Jesus Christ. His life was lived in keeping with the meaning of the Law rather than the mere letter of the Law. He reminded His disciples by saying, “you have heard that it was said…., but I say unto you,” His life was the full expression of God’s intent. In that moment, He became our Mediator and Intercessor—both standing with us and for us before the Father. 

Whatever view a people-group may have of Christ will determine their position. Some see Him as a Liberator from all oppressive forces, and they can then justify taking whatever means necessary to free themselves from oppressive forces. Another group may see Him as the One who is Righteous and executes Justice, where He develops a police state to impose strict punishment on those who are in violation of the law. 

God became Man in the Person of Jesus Christ. Humankind then is given consideration, but not as an excuse for bad behavior. Forgiveness of sins is granted towards those who put their trust in Him. The incentive to please the Father is motivated by His love that resides in our hearts through the Holy Spirit. Jesus prayed a prayer of forgiveness because of the ignorance of mankind. Then He instructed and imparted to them the wisdom and power to live differently. Without a Mediator, the laws that govern the life of the unborn is legislated without consideration given to the life of those who are born. The juxtapositions that cause many politicians, and now theologians, to express these contradictions expose the realization that the mission of Jesus Christ is not fully understood. Because of the expediency of national progression, slavery can be justified while the slogan can still be, “in God we trust.” The history of this nation has been sanitized as if it has always been for righteousness, but when its unrighteousness is in question, those truths are viewed as an evil ploy to undermine the heroes of the Founders of America. To be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ requires an honest assessment of who we are and where we are. Then the grace of God can be dispensed upon this nation as His message can be both heard and received by all.

“2024: Embracing a Greater Purpose” – Pastor Woodrow Walker, II

This year, we are focusing our attention on intentionality, what it means to be intentional, and in reaching or God-given goals. We may have been intentional in the past in relation to goal setting, however, there is a higher goal and greater purpose for life in general and for each specific life lived. To embrace a greater purpose, one must see God as being greater than his or her ambitions prior to encountering Him. When we see Him, as the Prophet Isaiah stated, as being “high and lifted up,” our faith then must rise to the occasion. He can only be described using superlatives, higher than, greater than, or mightier than any other thing used in comparison to Him. It requires all of us to look up with our sights set beyond what we currently see and look out beyond the lengths formerly used as our measure. 

Jesus said, “lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” (John 4:35) Lifted eyes enable one to both look out and look up at the same time. Spiritual insight can only develop within the heart of the believer when he is challenged to explore the deep and hidden mysteries of God. Forty-four years ago, we embarked on this phase of our journey as a Church. Many things have changed and influenced the culture to consider which course of action ought to be taken. Although there are more choices today than ever before and people making these life-defining choices, God’s Truth remains the constant with the potential to stabilize the instabilities of these uncertain times. Our ministry has served as a stabilizing force, along with many others that refuse to compromise their standard. Yet, our purpose will always remain in constant need of clarification rather than redefining. 

The more we mature as a ministry, growing both in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord, the more we must reexamine our position and engage in introspection. Jesus was specific and clear regarding His mission when He adamantly stated, “for this cause came I into the world.” We are to bridge the gap, change mindsets, and transform culture to the standard of Christ. The cultural gaps between the standard of Christ and collective cultural behavior of this generation are wider than ever before. What we have is much needed, but the question is, are we relevant? Ministry is more than a choice, but it is a calling that requires all that we have and all that we are. The whole person must be wholly involved if every individual called would come to understand the greater purpose for their existence.

As we move forward in the direction that Jesus Christ has commissioned us, we discover aspects of who we He is and who we are along the way. Our truest identity is rooted in our purpose, and life without a purpose for living is a wasted life. You are not responsible for what you do not have, but you are responsible for what has been given to you. As God instructs us throughout the year 2024, may we discover that there is more of life ahead than what has been left behind. Then, we can count the number of our days differently as opportunities in preparation to reign with Christ throughout eternity.

You have undiscovered and unrealized potential, and the wisdom of Christ will reach deep within your souls as you are attentive to His Word and are being discipled to draw it out!

“What’s In Your Hand?”-Pastor Woodrow Walker, II

Ex 4:1-2 “Then Moses answered and said, “But suppose they will not believe me or listen to my voice; suppose they say, ‘The Lord has not appeared to you.'” (2) So the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

Moses, the Liberator, and Lawgiver was given the awesome task of challenging the Pharoah and the governmental systems of Egypt with proper tools for their liberation. He first received a word from God to affirm his identity. It was his attachment to God, the Great I Am, that provided evidence that he was already equipped to participate in an endeavor far beyond anything that he could imagine. His assignment for us is always beyond our abilities alone. It is by and through His grace that we are provided the essential tools to fully participate in what God is doing. God made it clear that He is and was able to accomplish whatever He chooses whenever He chooses. Then, since He called Moses, He made it clear that He was with him. The threat of rejection and doubt of acceptance causes a leader to be reluctant even when the path has been cleared before him. 

God provides the way as He guides His people to their expected end. He asked Moses a question that is still a question to us; “what is in your hand?” The hand is attached to the body, and He reminded Moses that he had useful hands. Then God opened his eyes to the reality that the endowments provided for him had an expanded use. Likewise, your attachment to God requires your detachment from all other things that would distract or delay progress. Whatever Moses had been holding on to had to be released. The shepherd’s staff, or the rod used as protection, was no longer needed as such. He was Moses’s protection as he then provided guidance to the generation of God’s chosen people. 

God has placed in your hands what is needed to accomplish the level of the assignment currently given to you. He asks you to take a second look at what you already have – your family, your loved ones, your friends, and your church body all have important parts to play. “For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have (2 Corinthians 8:12). He increases the gifts as the need for them increases. Nehemiah had a trowel in one hand and a sword in the other as he was rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Both hands were occupied, one with an instrument for war and the other with a tool for service. Just like with Nehemiah, God has placed in your hands the wherewithal and resources to fully serve Him. 

We thank God for His provisions to complete the task that is assigned to us. His gracious gifts are sufficient for all seasons and every challenge, and if we are open to him, He will teach us to rightly use what He has so freely given. 

“Church Hurt”- Pastor Woodrow Walker, II

Church hurt, whether real or imagined, needs healing. The wound left within the soul of the individual can hinder further spiritual growth and cause one to become a prisoner of the past. As with a spouse who is living in an abusive relationship, it is best to guard yourself from unnecessary harm. Measures are required to remedy the problem that could cause future damage to the one who is being victimized. The pain is not to be ignored, for the feeling is real and a legitimate signal that something much deeper is occurring. However, the question is, what is the real source of the pain? Is it inflicted by others, or does it stem from a perspective that needs clarification or modification?

What is insulting and injurious to one may be a means of conviction to another. The church is comprised of imperfect people who are called together so that they may grow together. Growth pains are a part of interpersonal relationships, where each member enters with baggage from their past. When one or more members do not live up to the other’s expectation, that could become a cause for offense. If all members are not committed to the same God-given objective or vision, the relationship will be short-lived. When one is born again, a commitment is made to the vision, and thus the commitment is solidified towards one another. “Where there is no revelation (vision), the people cast off restraints.”  Proverbs 29:18) It is the Spirit of His grace that holds us together and enables individuals to work through their disagreements. Only when those who love the Lord are postured to see beyond their own personal pain will they be equipped to overcome it. This could be something that caused pain in the past and was triggered by an occurrence that caused that pain to resurface. When our sights are set on the things above, the friction and tension presently experienced can work together as a means of producing spiritual growth. Iron sharpens iron, and as hard as it is, the hardness produces sharpness by producing a cutting edge. These situations shape us to develop into ministers of grace by becoming discerning enough to help others get through situations that they may face and not being overly preoccupied with self-interest and self-centeredness.

Even though we all are hurt at one time or another or in one form or the other, what ultimately matters is how we interpret our pain. Through prayer, we must take whatever issue we may have with others to God. When we pray about the situation, we give God permission to show us His view regarding the matter. If it is an individual within the church, which is comprised of individuals, the person that hurt you does not represent the whole church. Isolate the pain to where it generated rather than making a prejudgment against the whole church. However, be mindful that whatever manner in which you judge others will be the same measure in which you will be judged. Go to them and them alone, knowing that we have been called by God to be Peacemakers. If it is not resolved, then bring another with you. If you cannot resolve it with a witness, bring the situation to the nearest leader within the church. God heals the brokenhearted and mends their wounds. You are a part of making your church a healthy church.

How Important is Your Stewardship to You?-Pastor Woodrow Walker, II

“As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Peter 4:10-11)  

Our proper management of all things entrusted to us reflects our attitude towards the benefactor. When we view what we have as gifts from God, His Lordship over us will determine its use. It is not left to us to do as we please, but rather, we are compelled by His love abiding in our hearts to do those things that are pleasing to Him. Selfish ambition is akin to selfish gain, where it absorbs but very seldom releases anything. Even when something is released, the decision to do so is determined by the one who thinks of himself as being in control. When the self-willed authorize the disbursements of gifts, then it ceases from being God’s ministry to those who need personal ministry. Even when God gets an honorable mention, He is subjugated by the arrogance and pride of the one who sees himself as the source. This is a very delicate matter, particularly from the surface that the motive is not easily detected. There are false ministers as well as false prophets who are engaged in doing good deeds, yet the hidden agenda is to accomplish something other than the things that glorify God through Jesus Christ. A good steward must be faithful to God and committed to His Word.  

Stewardship of gifts also has to do with the management of money, and money is a representation of our time, our talents, and our treasures. Money makes a good servant, as one writer said, but a poor master. Several Scripture speak of putting God first as well as prioritizing His work and mission. It is true; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Matt 6:21). When people lack commitment to ministry as faithful stewards, it is just a matter of time before their interest starts waning away from which they were loosely connected. Loyalty to God and commitment to His ministry are not short-termed assignments that occur until a better offer comes along. True commitment requires finishing the assignment given by God to the faithful. When one abandons or is a deserter from the assignment given by God, he must show evidence that he has done what he was called to do, or he shakes the dust from his feet as a testimonial judgment against those who have rejected his ministry. Any other course speaks more of his character than the character of the ministry that he judges.   

Paul says, let a man so consider us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful. (1 Cor 4:1-3)  

The mysteries of God are revealed through Christ’s interaction with His Church. His gifts and talents have been given for a purpose much greater than is realized in this present time. As we are faithful stewards, He reveals to us the mystery behind the seemingly simple gifts that we are allowed to manage.  


“What Course of Action Should We Choose? – Pastor Woodrow Walker, II

Our nation is at a crossroads where gender confusion has been normalized while the institution of marriage has been redefined. Moreover, the ugly and hateful acts of racism and discrimination are being hidden under the guise of generalizations that appear to neutralize its current effect upon society. As was prophesied through Scripture, there would be wars and rumors of wars, nation against nation, and people-group against people-group. The whole of society, as well as individuals, must make choices as to which path they will choose. Decisions are not made arbitrarily, and the path taken is based on who one chooses to follow.  Subsequently, leadership is of utmost importance since we are being led to a destination based on the choices that we make. It has been said by many that you get to make your own choices, but you do not get to choose the consequences of the choices that you make. The natural disasters along with global climate of unsettled disturbances are interconnected. What is happening around us are but reflections of what is happening within the souls of humanity. When those who lead follow the course of this world system, especially those who had been chosen by God to be salt and light to this generation, disaster is soon to follow. It is the transgressions of spiritual leaders that hand their congregants over to the will of Satan to do whatever he pleases. These are the wolves in sheep’s clothing that work as emissaries for the evil one. As Joshua admonished the people to “choose this day who you will serve,” we are admonished to choose this day who we will allow to lead us. The character of the leader is important as none are perfect, but all must commit to a perfect standard.

There is a difference between a transgressor and the sinner. Eve was deceived because she had only heard God’s instructions from and through her husband. However, Adam was not deceived. He received his instructions directly from God, yet he chose to disobey God having a motive that overruled what he had knowledge of. The sinner has not seen the light, thus leans to his or her own understanding based on the appearance of things. He neglects his own soul in pursuit of other desires, but that does not produce complete satisfaction. Conversely, the transgressor decides against the knowledge of God, moving away from what was once known. Now that knowledge, once attained, is now being ignored. ‘The destruction of transgressors and of sinners shall be together, and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed. For they shall be ashamed of the terebinth trees which you have desired; and you shall be embarrassed because of the gardens which you have chosen.” (Isaiah 1:28-29)

The apostles waited on the Holy Spirit to prompt them into action rather than impulsively react to peer pressure or the whims of the crowd. Likewise, there are some who test the current wave of culture and jump in front of the parade of fools as their appointed leader. Lucifer led the people from the highest hill (Isaiah 14:13), and as a result of self-promotion and elevation, he was able to exalt himself above the stars and to sit on the mount of the congregation. When the Holy Spirit takes the lead, uncertainty occurs. Those who think strong leaders are those who are the most confident in themselves may find themselves being misled by one possessed with the pride of Lucifer. One must wait on God to tell them and show them what to do. “O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” (2 Chronicles 20:12) We ought not be so prideful as to think more highly of ourselves than we ought to think. God will impart into the hearts of His humble servants what is needed when the time comes to apply His wisdom to the subject matter. We must learn to trust God even when we do not see Him and even when it appears as if nothing is happening. It is in those moment that God is doing His greatest work! I admonish you not to be misled by what appears to have it all together. It could be a false image of success to deceive you into believing that the fruit that appears pleasant to the eyes can make you as wise as God Himself.

“War and Peace” – Pastor Woodrow Walker, II

There is a high price of freedom in a war-torn world. The fallen nature of man has always been to contradict and to be in competition with God. The world was created out of chaos, and before the order of this world was established, chaos ruled. The former disruptions must be examined unless they are repeated. The battle in the heavenlies for dominance took place whereby the ambition of Lucifer, an archangel created by God, refused to settle into his designed and assigned role. Human beings could not handle the pressure of the responsibilities to control his environment. What if God was to relent and give man the power and authority to rule independently of Him? The spirit of competition would not end with man against God, but the competition among men would lead him to self-destruction. Peace is the product of submission and not competition. To acknowledge God as God, the Creator of all things, would lead mankind to a place of asking a different set of questions. If He created all things, then what were His intentions? How can the synergy of all things work in perfect harmony? Somehow it has always been easy for creatures to forget their origin, and thus accept their roles. (I am speaking of the role of human beings in relation to other created things. Man was never intended to dominate his fellowmen, but to respect and honor the humanity of all human beings). The primary objective for living must be to glorify God and to reflect His glory through the positions that He has ordained for our lives.

Freedom is not free, neither is it cheap. Battles ensue when the purpose is not fully understood. Is freedom sought merely to do a thing or is it sought for a people that may become what they were intended to become? The Church is to steward the grace of God as managers of His Divine order. When (a) dominance and control become the new order within the Church; (b) when competition and self-promotion become the way to gain the advantage over fellow brethren within the Church; (c) when the standard of righteousness is being compromised for the favor of the masses and in the eyes of the secular and blinded world viewed as church growth, then the original battle continues on earth as it was in the heavenlies!

Nehemiah decreed, “And I went out by night through the Valley Gate to the Serpent Well and the Refuse Gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem which were broken down and its gates which were burned with fire” (Nehemiah 2:13-14). He was crying out before the king and before God that our cities are unprotected, and the people are vulnerable to attacks from every hand. He was in fact saying, “We need watchmen on the walls who are spiritually aware of the entry points of the enemy and builders who would rebuild the walls of defense.” Merely fighting wars without walls would merely delay ultimate defeat. Freedom can only be won and preserved when the Godly standard is erected again. An eroding standard merely leads to changing oppressors and choosing the styles of bondage that are most suitable to one’s taste. True freedom can only come when the Son of God, the Prince of Peace sets us free. Then we will be free indeed.

“Father Love” – Pastor Woodrow Walker, II

Love is the attribute of God that completely defines His character. God loves because He is love and He is the uncreated One relationally expressed through the Personhood of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The mystery of God follows the same pattern expressed through the mystery of love. True love is not merely warm affections, but the foundation on which all of life is established, preserved, and secured. Love is sacred and we were set apart to become beneficiaries of His love. I am loved, you are loved, and we are loved even before we understood or knew its meaning. It is only when the question of “what is love” is honestly raised that we are on the right path of discovering its meaning. St. Augustine said, “Love God and do as you will.” knowing aspects of His love will govern behavior. Your will is directed by your passions. However, the opposite is also true. If you do not love God, then whatever you love the most will take control of your life.

Those who explore the attributes of God often fall short of being compelled to fully follow Him. They are attracted or even some repulsed by what they think of Him, but they have not known the fundamental aspect on which all others are established. Here are the following principles: 1. God is love. 2. God is Father.3. The Father is love. 4. The Father loves His children.

These are irrefutable and undeniable truths by which nothing in life can alter. He is the Father of all Creation, thus providing for all the privilege of entering relationally into the eternal bonds of the Father and the Son. The bonds were broken as a result of the Fall. Therefore, the Eternal Son was sent to model by becoming like sinful man, and ultimately sacrificed His life to redeem man back to God’s original intent. His purpose for your life is for you to have your share in the glory of the Eternal relationship that preexisted Creation.

These are the blessings of knowing Him. Ephesians 3:19 says “to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” To have access through Jesus Christ to all that the Father possesses. All other expressions are mere facsimiles or a cheap copy of what originated from Him. Unfortunately, if no more than what exists now is known, by default that is all that you are left to settle for. The further you are removed from Him, what appeared as love begins to fade in the shadows of self-interest and personal gain. In the eyes of a spiritually blind world, success is determined by these futile worldly trappings of false security.

“God so loved that He gave…” (John 3:16) The measure of success is not determined by how much one has attained or received, but rather, how much are you willing to give away. Sacrificial giving: the extending of the soul with one’s sights set on future generations. God established marriage for procreation and as an illustration of the love of Christ for His Church. Families are the ideal illustration whereby the mother’s nurturing love is tempered by the guidance and protection of the father’s love. The children must only receive love and learn how to respond to it. Fathers are foundational to the family unit. God gave Himself fully to His Son as the Son gave Himself fully for the redemption of fallen humanity. We are the whosoever(s) that must believe in Him that we might become recipients of the Eternal Life of the Father and the Son.

“The Mystery of Life” – Pastor Woodrow Walker, II

Life is complex and has more components than any scientific exploration has yet to fully discover. When examining life, the whole process must be taken into consideration. Everything that is currently alive is a part of life in general. Then, that part of life that personally affects you as an individual, is a part of your personal experience. What is life and what is its meaning? The philosopher dedicates his life to the quest of explaining its meaning. The scientist explores its depth and dimensions. The poet articulates his feelings as inspiration enters his mind. The preacher must interpret life from its Source and how all these interests and professions converge into one. Life is sacred because God is the Giver of life. Whenever He gives something, it is with an intention to serve a particular purpose.

When the term, Sanctity of Life is used, many definitions can apply. But I believe the most accurate definition for sanctity is “inviolable,” which means never to be broken, infringed upon, or dishonored. When life, generally or specifically, is broken, infringed upon, or dishonored, the individual or group’s attitude towards God is expressed. What you really think of God is conveyed through what you think of life. One’s actions ought not to be regulated by a political party or any association or affiliation, but rather, our understanding of God manifesting Himself through the Person of Jesus Christ. He stated in John 10:10, “I am come that you may have life and have (life) more abundantly.”

Your individual life had a beginning, and there was a time when you were not, but there will never be a time when you will not be. The mother is the channel through which eternal creatures are brought into this world. Where you spend eternity is yet to be determined, but eternity awaits every human being. The inviolability or the sacredness of life means that your life is never to be broken, infringed upon or dishonored. If your body is sacred, sanctification of your body is to set it apart for the exclusive use of God. That means every act done in the body must be done to glorify Him. Marriage is sacred and the marriage bed is undefiled. Sex is a gift from God and its pleasures are to be fully enjoyed. It is also for procreation.  Eccl 11:5 “Just as you’ll never understand the mystery of life forming in a pregnant woman, so you’ll never understand the mystery at work in all that God does.”   He is doing more than you realize through the bonds established as husbands and wives fulfilling their duty of pleasing one another.

The mystery of God is at work when He is in charge. The inception of the life of a child is the blessing of that sacred union, and that life is fashioned and formed according to His pleasure so that the legacy of the couple can be carried on. Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” The word “formed” in Hebrew is yatsar which means “to mold of to fashion.” God was saying, before you were given shape, I knew the potential contained within you and the possibilities of your future.” You were an idea in the mind of God before you were an embryo. He knew what was to come forth through the embryo even before it was given shape.

When life is not sacred to the person, the tendency is to circumvent God’s plans. To circumvent a thing is to find a way around what usually would be viewed as being an obstacle. This is often based on a lack of understanding regarding the inability to see into the future. Rather than viewing a situation as an obstacle that needs to be removed, God would have us see it as a problem that must be solved. Would you demolish the entire building after discovering that there was some structural damage? Rescue and recovery are the works of Jesus Christ, where He came to redeem us from the consequences of former defects and past mistakes. What may appear to be a thing that needs to be circumvented is a blessing that is contained within it, so your life is sanctified for His exclusive use. His love is contained within our previous mistakes.

“Christ as the Center of Change” – Pastor Woodrow Walker, II

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

I do not remember the source, but someone once said that “Christ is our eternal contemporary!” He is always in vogue and current as the remedy to the most current issues facing life. It is amazing to know that the same Person with the same word can address the most unusual situations. While many things are erupting from unexpected places, the solution resides in the Eternal One. Yet we are obligated to seek Him with humble hearts in order to discover the answers that await us.  “Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more” (Romans 5:20). His grace anticipates the modes and movements within society at whatever age they may occur. None of these things were able to take God by surprise as things have changed and are constantly changing. God’s perfect world, where He pronounced His goodness upon it, was corroded when the innocent blood of Cain was absorbed into it. 

Now many generations later, the sin of humanity has caused further erosion upon and within the crust of the earth. Sin is an intrusive force that corrupts everything in its path, and when the creative Word of God is reinterpreted, ignored, or trampled upon, negative changes occur to disrupt His creative order. Unfortunately, one of the results of the Fall in the Garden of Eden was the corruption of the minds of Adam and Eve. Even this present generation is left with creative but corrupted minds. Innovations like Artificial Intelligence (AI), space exploration, areas of art, education, and sciences have catapulted to a level beyond any other generation in recorded history. However, because of their affluence, there are many people that have rejected or denied God completely. 

  God was in the middle of change as He provided the antidote to man’s dilemma in the Garden of Eden. It was blood for blood—the Blood of His Son in exchange for the self- deprecating blood and suicidal blood of murdering one’s own brother. Each act of sin is an act of rebellion against God and every act of rebellion against God is a self-inflicted wound against one’s own soul. Jesus Christ came to redeem mankind from the penalty and judgment that comes from God against sin, and tendencies of self-annihilation. 

There are many movements today orchestrated by well-meaning groups of people with the intent to address the offenses in history against people-groups and society as a whole. The cry for justice is growing louder as many become more aware of the atrocities measured against fellow human beings with the same magnitude of Cain who slayed his brother Abel. Throughout history, human life has been minimized among the ignorant who unknowingly lose their own dignity and cheapen themselves in the process. Yet amid all the stirrings, the Lord is prompting hearts to seek after Him in revival. He alone is able to set the record straight and change hearts in a new direction. He alone is able to restore and compensate for the years destroyed through slavery, by Jim Crow laws, and all forms of racial discrimination that exist, even to this present hour. Let us pray for revival among the churches first for cultural stability, and then by the church, may all come to the realization that without Christ we can do nothing. But with Christ, we can do all things as we receive the strength that He alone provides.