This Generation vs Parenting. An Evil Generation.
The Zimmerman/Martin tragedy is not about race, it is about PARENTING! This morning I would like to ask you to take a few notes. (Proverbs 30,- Proverbs 31:1-11. Genesis 1:26,27; Deuteronomy 10:17; Acts 10:34; Romans 2:11; Galatians 3:28) and later read them when you are home, asking the Holy Spirit to help you understand them fully. Not one of us know everything, this is why we must be re-teachable.
I would like to elaborate a mintue on the story of the sad Trayvon Martin affair what the media WILL NOT tell you! First, there are NO winners in this tragedy. Trayvon Martin is dead. George Zimmerman will live forever with the fact he killed another human being even if it was in self defense as the jury concluded, and never have a normal life again. The Bible teaches division of any kind is from Satan and there is only ONE race, the HUMAN RACE!!!
We all know and believe that Zimmerman is guilty of murder, because he killed an unarmed boy. A young man that will never know what it feels like to grow up and have sons and daughters of his own.
Another reason I want to elaborate about the Zimmerman/Martin case. As the actual facts came out during the trial of George Zimmerman, it became apparent that the REAL story had nothing to do with race but parenting!!! We know what the TV has told us. We know what the testimonies has been given. But what we don't seem to mention here is the life of a young man that many would say was in the wrong place at the wrong time. This story everyone looked at was about a wannabe cop . But This was not about a "wannabe cop" racially profiling, hunting down, and killing of a "child in a hoodie who only had a bag of Skittles and can of iced tea" as the media portrayed. Did Trayvon Martin had more than enough time to get back to his father's house, but chose instead to confront Zimmerman, break his nose, and participate as part of the violent attack? Not one of us was there. Only God, Satan, Zimmerman and Martin really knows what happened.
I am in no way minimizing the very real issues that have existed and exist today between the black community and some in the police department. Nor am I minimizing the fact our criminal justice system often treats black men and women unfairly. Those issues are very real, I believe I know this even better then some. Yes these issuses are very real but have NOTHING to do with the facts of the Trayvon Martin case that I want to speak on.
Let me say from a personal perspective, I found the news little more than a forum for race baiters. I was not surprise to see Sharpton and Jackson, men who are supposed to be representing God filled the news alone with the case of Zimmerman verses Martin.
Equally as sickening but not surprising were the irresponsible, comments of many pro athletes and celebrities with huge followings on social media. Worst of all though were black pastors who actually went into their pulpits on Sunday with a "hoodie" to protest the verdict. Of all people in our society who should rise above Satan's sick game of division, it should be men called by God to lead the people in ways of righteousness, not add to the hatred and division that already exists.
Of course, while this high profile trial gave a platform to those who seek to divide people by skin color under the guise of civil rights, there is never a mention of the hundreds of young black men being killed in the streets of our cities every single day. BLack on Black crime. Nor mention was why several thousand black babies aborted each day, adding to a culture of violence and death our children grow up in that says human life is not precious or has no value? No, that would require a real conversation and a real debate about why that is happening and how to stop it. It is much easier to create a race controversy even if the facts have shown from day one, that what happened to this young man was wrong, and no amount of talking will change it. A young man is dead! And no one is paying for the taking of his life. But in our neighborhoods this is normal. Black on Black crime is a lifesyle. So these folks in the justice system does not fine it a major issue. See our children are killing each other every day and it does not make the news, in the hunting of who killed whom and why they killed whom they killed. We don't march and demand from those who are suppose to protected us the heads of the one pulling the guns etc among our people.
Martin is dead, we can't bring back. No matter how our people might march. This young man is gone, like so many other young men and women that are shot down, beaten down and just straight up murdered everyday. Another reason these folks fought for Zimmerman so tuff. Murdering teens is a way of life among the Black neighborhoods, even as they sit on their porches, travel to their stores, and no one is ever found or charged for the taking of these young people lives or the crime committed. How many parents know the where about of their children once they leave their home?
What nobody was talking about after the not guilty verdict was delivered was the real issue in this case.... is PARENTING!!!. I pray for and have sympathy for the parents of Trayvon Martin in losing their child. However, I submit to you that if they had been real parents PRIOR to his death, this sad tragedy most likely would have been avoided. I know to some that may sound very cold to put blame on the parents, but that is where a big portion of the blame lies.
I have stood before you often and spoke of my own sons incarcerations. My sons didn't just wake up one day and decide to go to prison. My children was PK children. For you who don't know what Pk children are. It means preacher kids. Some preacher kids are among the worst in the world.
There are cold hard FACTS that came out during the trial, even though many of these facts were ruled by the judge not to be heard by the jury. And these facts had nothing to do with the boy being killed. But being a young black man as all black men that enter the court system their past catches up with them, and if they reach past the age of thirty and never been to prison strangely they get more time then any routiners.
The only reason Trayvon was in Sanford on that February night was because he was serving his 5th suspension from school in a year for infractions like fighting, possession of stolen goods, and possession of marijuana. These were all crimes that could have been prosecuted, but were re-classified as school violations. See you know and I know that because we aren't disciplined for crimes committed, does not mean we have gotten away with the crime. Because Trayvon Martin problems was classifed as school violations, he did not go to jail or prison, which might have saved his life. Which might have turned him around. A lot of mights I am sure you are saying. But we all know the Word tells us to Train up a child. To not spare the Rod. The devil desire our children. There are parents sitting here right now would have been tearing down the school doors to find out why their child was suspended, and they wouldn't have made it to five times.
The autopsy showed that Trayvon Martin had marijuana in his system at the time of the incident. But we know most 13 year old in the Black community has tried marijuana or something stronger, so this was used against this young man knowing it was a way of life for Black children. I am not saying all Black children uses drugs, but it is a known fact that drugs are popular more so than food. A forensic look at his phone showed that in the 3 months prior to the tragic incident, Martin had pictures of pot and guns as well as numerous text messages about fighting. It was apparent from his cell phone he was infatuated with smoking pot, guns, and fighting, all within the months leading up to that fateful night in Sanford.
This should also tell you people that there is just something the mighty cell phone shouldn't be used for and the statement "priviledge use" when the salesperson promises as he promotes the product is lying. Had it been priviledged information, the FBI wouldn't have been able to get it, especially since it had nothing to do with the pulling of the trigger. With just this little knowlede doesn't this sound like a lot of the young boys and men right here in this neighborhoods? Don't it sound like someone you know?
Most of us are parents in here today. Married or single, does not matter at this point, we are parents, we have responsiblities for towards the children we bring in this world. I wasn't the best parent, nor was I the worst. I too failed my children in many ways because they was Pks. Preacher children. Just in case some of you don't know what P.K mean.
We are all so busy trying to get other right, our own are left to themselves. There is a few responsiblp parents in here today. I mentioned a few a few sermons back and was later told I up set them. I didn't understand the upsetment because I spoke out of being proud to know of young black women who are strong, and loves their child enough to be not just present themselves as a good parent, but a loving parent that is obedient to the Father. Spare not the Rod. Amen! Train up a child in the way he should go. Amen!
There are children setting right here everyday that is a terrible once out of the sight of their parent. Suspention is nothing new to them, nor their parents. Some parents are glad when the police come and take them away.
Any responsible parent would realize that if their 16 year old son was suspended from school 5 times in a year, had done ANY research into the things he had gravitated to like smoking pot, fighting, and guns, they would have stepped in since something is seriously wrong. Also, how does a responsible parent allow a 16 yo to get a "gold grill" put into his mouth? Where did the money come for such an expensive item since Trayvon never worked? Once again, you may find this a cold look at this sad affair, but it is a very legitimate one.
The Bible speaks of "Generational Curses." A few of you know of it, but many of you refuse to acknowledge this as a truth in this day and age, so the devil smiles and keep you confused, leading you to believe that medications, or confinment will help your child. The only thing that is going to help that kid is Jesus, Jesus Christ. See I know that One of my own sons was never locked up, or served time in prison, but once he left the Church the devil was standing there waiting on him, even moved him into the home of his helpers. Satan desires your children, and we are giving them to him when we ignore God's laws, and rules. My other son was a street warrior. He loved the streets, but when he came home with something I didn't buy, his father didn't buy or I didn't know where it came from, it was not allowed in our home, knowingly.
From the moment this son was able to walk, he loved the streets, had the personality of a saint, but took no mess off anything that moved. Inherited from his father, so his father said, and I am not speaking of Satan. Like my own sons and many of the children here, Trayvon Martin sported evidence of the need to be saved, to be question, to be loved, to be helped. Materialism does not offer love. Lonilness does not offer what a child needs, a child left to his own can lead to nothing other then self destruction. Very few children left unattended makes it in this life, outside of traveling to and from the prison, especially if he's black like me.
It does not offer the teaching of responsibility. How many of you know your child/ or children up in here? I was told a few months back when something was taken from me, that the parent, did not hesitate to say I know my child, and acted upon that statement, restoring the item missing. I take my hat off to that parent today for being a responsible mother, single mother who knows her children. Paying attention to them, A parent that are not silent in their wrong doing. She realizes that her children needs a lot of help and the only way they are going to get it is to place them in the care of the Lord. Not just Sunday go to church Christians but every day Christians.
For all of those black hosts and commentators in the media trying to fiqure out what to tell their children, about what happened to Trayvon Martin and why Zimmerman walked, it is simple. They need to take the history of this young man, and talk to them about his lifestyle, helping them to desire better and greater things then to apply these things to their lives, and then they need to get books, tapes and movies on parenting and study for themselves so they can use with the Bible the Road map to life.
Everything a parent need to know about parenting is in the Word of God. Parents need to tell their children to love the Lord your God with all your heart. Love others. Don't fantasize about and try to emulate the hip-hop culture that is about sex, drugs, violence and DEATH! Explain to your children why those black "entertainers" who make millions glorifying a culture of drugs, violence and death are NOT of God but of Satan himself. They are NOT to be admired but shunned!
Parents you need find time and speak to your young children about the breakdown of marriage. They aren't too young to know these things. They sit before TV, listening to and seeing all the garbage before them that you are paying for, so why isn't it right to tell them the Truth. Our people act as if they no longer believe in marriage. So our children leave our homes with spouses have babies, and never honor the Word of God. Yet run to church claiming God has spoken to them. When God says I will not, I will not live in an uncleam temple. We are supposed to be temples of God and I tell you our temples needs cleaning.
We need today, my people, to speak to our young people about the break down of the family and how it is the number one issue in our culture, since it is the foundation of our culture.Telling them how shacking and sleeping around or with a person they are not marred to is out side the Will of God.tell them how Nearly 50% of black babies are born out of wedlock. Most women are raising the childen alone. Unemployment isn't the white man's fight but our own, lack of eduation, lack of skill. The Word tells us even stronger. "my people are perishing for the lack of knowledge, for the ejection of knowledge." Once our people couldn't go to school, now they won't go to school. The poverty rate amongst blacks is at an all-time high and has only gotten worse with our first black President. There are the churches in our communities that we see are the minority communities and we used to be the social and spritual heart of those communities. Sadly, that is no longer the case.
The majority of the last 2 generations of young blacks have abandoned the church. It has never been part of their life. They see the church as nothing more than another hustle. Without the parental nurturing and supervision, they have gravitated to the gangs and a life on the streets. Death or prison is the natural end for such a life.
This is not just a "black" problem. It is a problem for people of every skin color in 2013. The lack of parenting and parental nurturing and influence is rampant in all neighborhoods today. Once again, it is simply the byproduct of a culture that has turned marriage into little more than a legal date or abandoned it all together, and the better percentage of several generations who have never been to church. It is a problem that will continue to get worse, and the ONLY answer is to work on turning these young adults to followers of Jesus Christ.
Sadly, with the help of true follower of Satan, racial divisions are alive and well today. They may be worse than they have ever been in several decades. The Trayvon Martin tragedy is not even a real issue in the scheme of things, but does give us a glimpse into where the real problems are in our culture.
Unless we get back to bringing young men and women to faith in Jesus, unless we get their parents saved and they understand their Godly role in the life of their children, unless we create a culture where life is precious and people have worth, nothing will change. That is why I keep trying to share with you that the only hope and answer for each person and our race, is to turn back to God and His Truth and bring the lost andFUNDAMENTAL and FOUNDATIONAL problems in the minority communities that are leading to nearly half of black young men ending up in prison, and the blame is on the churches in our communities! hurting the real hope that is only found in a relationship with Jesus Christ!
The parenting issue as God's Word teaches was never discussed during the Zimmerman/Martin tragedy. "Racists? Look around yourselves if you, at men and women wearing the cloth who are perfectly OK with killing babies and the radical homosexual agenda, on top of supporting REAL racism spewed by Sharpton who are flunging common law, instead of divorce and marriage, Jesse Jackson Sr, who just fathered another child by another woman who is not, his wife. What does God say about these things? "Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them." (Romans 1:32)
Our children are watching, they placed these men on pedestals. What are they to think? Our leaders and preacher are doing it, our parents are dong it, so why can't we? What is good for the goose is good for the gander. People, people, look around you at the rest of the race baiters who profit off exploiting black people, often hiding behind the cloak of Christ. Know that I am praying for you, and be richly blessed, and pray you understand what I say here is not about a one-sided opinion about a dead child and use the word of God to say it was about parenting.
Revelation 2:12. God will not be mocked by a church more worried about offending sinful men than God Himself. God cannot and will not bless sin! "Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them." (Romans 1:32) the Bible clearly teaches there is NO division of sin. Sin is sin in God's eyes. THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT TO GOD, ALL SIN IS EQUAL. Those who commit the sin of abortion or homosexuality commit sins no greater or no less than someone who chooses to commit the sin of gossiping. Sin is a choice! Our children hear us on the phone, speaking to our husbands, our wives, our lovers and it lodges deep within the brain and heart. It settles within their spirit.
You are born black or white, you are born with black eyes, brown eyes, blue eyes or green eyes, The Bible is our ultimate authority in ALL matters. You either believe God, or reject God. The choice is that simple. REPENT, ASK GOD'S FORGIVENESS, AND THROUGH HIS POWER TURN FROM THEIR SIN. Just like anyone who chooses to commit murder, or adultery, or engage in ANY sin can go to Heaven if they will repent, ask God's forgiveness, and through His power turn from their sin. It is your faith in Jesus Christ that saves you.
But IF you choose Jesus as your Savior, how can you continue to engage in sinful activity? How can you blatantly sin against the God that you proclaim to love? Jesus said if you love Me you will obey Me!!! unrepentant rebellion to God makes a mockery of the ministry. You can't cut out the parts of the Bible that you don't like. Once you start down that road, you have made yourself God.
However, we live in a free society. The devil desires our children, and we openly give them to him. Mama, Daddy, step up to the plate and ask God to help you save your child. He's waiting.
Those who follow Christ, we have a responsibility to pray for them, for God to open their hearts to the truth of His Word, and to turn from their sin. Only God can change hearts, Until Jesus returns, we will always have those who choose to take the life of an innocent baby or a perverted form of sex with those of their own gender, just like we will always have those who choose to pervert sex by having it outside of the bonds of marriage and other sins. While we can never accept their choice since it is clearly against God's Word, we must pray for them, just like we must pray for everyone who is battling any sin in their life. Let me tell you that God has never stopped loving you and is simply waiting for you to turn from your sin and come back to Him. We serve a God of deliverance from sin, a God of forgiveness, and a God of restoration.
I pray today that you hear these words, and choose to find freedom from your sin today. That freedom is only a prayer away! The church is exactly where men and women who struggle with sin need to be. However, not in the pulpit leading the church, but in the pews seeking the Lord for His strength to find freedom from this sin they are in bondage to!!! If we are going to truly get victory over racism, or raising our children in the love of God it has got to come from an understanding of what God says about these issue and by people who are willing to follow what God says in the Bible.
Like in all matters of life, when we need the Truth, the real answers, we have to go to our final authority in all matters, the Bible. One of the greatest weapons of Satan is division. The enemy has figured out every way imaginable to divide men. Since virtually the beginning of the human experience, man has fallen into Satan's trap of division based on the color of a person's skin or their ethnic origin.
While racism has always been an issue in this country, the fact is it is an issue in every country. This divisive mindset Sadly, in some form it is practiced everywhere on the planet. The fact is, there is only one race, the human race!
People may have white skin, black skin, brown skin, yellow skin, red skin, or any other color skin, they may have different ethnic backgrounds, but they are all part of the same race, the human race! The Bible says that ALL MEN are created in the image of God. God created all men equal. Satan is the great perverter.
It is Satan, not God, who seeks to divide men by their skin color, ethnicity, financial means, and any other way you can dream up to divide people. God created men equal to live in harmony with one another. It is Satan who introduced division into the human experience.
In God's plan of redemption, there is no division. John 3:16 says that God so loved the world, ALL men. It says that WHOSOEVER BELIEVES. That is a universal call to ALL MEN regardless the color of their skin or where they live. In 1 John 2:2, it talks about how Jesus laid down his life for EVERYONE. Everyone means ALL MEN, the entire human race. This Satanically inspired way we have of dividing ourselves through racism, prejudice, and discrimination all make a mockery of what Christ did on the cross. He faithfully and obediently went to that cross to die for the sins of ALL MANKIND.
You also have the Biblical example of Jesus during His earthly ministry. Again, racism is not a new phenomena to the United States in our history. Forms of racism have been part of the human expedience since the very beginning. Jesus commanded us in John 13:34 to love each other as He loves us. He used people of other ethnic backgrounds often in His parables. One of the most powerful is the story of the Good Samaritan.
If you remember, the Jewish religious leaders passed by the man who had been robbed and beaten and laying on the side of the road, leaving him to die. It was the Samaritan, the non-Jew, who honored God by stopping and ministering to the needs of the injured man. Don't forget, it was Jesus who told his followers to make disciples of EVERY NATION, reaffirming the value of all men. God's Word laid the Biblical foundation all men are created equal and those who seek to divide men by the color of their skin are not of God, but of Satan!
Those who truly seek to serve and follow the Lord are not looking to divide men but unite them. A true follower of Christ understands that God created all men equal, that we are all part of the human race. Racism, prejudice, and discrimination are NOT of God, since we are hurting someone God created and loves and Jesus died for! Sadly,
That is truly a shame since the one sanctuary from racism should be the church. Yet sadly, most churches don't lead the culture, they allow the culture to lead them. So rather than modeling what God says about this issue, in far too many churches, they perpetuate this ungodly attitude men have for other men who look different than them.
They better wake up since when we die, and stand at the gates of Heaven, there won't be a line for whites, or a line for blacks, or a line for Asians, or a line for Hispanics, or a line for those from the Middle East, just like there won't be a line for Catholics, or Baptists, or Methodists, or Pentecostals. No my friend, when you take your last breath there will only be two lines. One for those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ and one for those who have rejected Christ! The Bible proclaims those who reject Christ will be cast into the flames of hell for all eternity, and those who know Jesus will be welcomed into their eternal home with God their Creator in Heaven. At that moment, Galatians 3:38 will be realized, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all on
It doesn't matter how old you are, whether you are a man or a woman, what your skin color is, what nationality you are, how much money you have or don't have, this is a universal message that is applicable to everyone. You see, nobody that has lived very long in this sin-filled and evil world has escaped the trials and tribulations of this life and not experienced some sort of pain. EVERYONE knows the pain that comes from time to time during this journey we are on. For some, that pain was experienced in your childhood through mental, physical, or sexual abuse. Some have experienced that pain later in life through failed relationships, many through being divorced. Everyone has lived through the pain of the death of a loved one. Many of you have experienced the pain of financial hardships. Others have lived through the pain of losing your job or other employment and career issues. Sadly, some have lived through the experience of being a crime victim. Everyone has experienced the pain from making poor choices at some point in their life. Most have had to experience the pain of some bondage such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, food, money, shopping, lying, or a myriad of other bondages that people get caught up in. NOT ONE PERSON HERE HAS NOT HAD TO LIVE THROUGH THE PAIN THAT COMES FROM LIVING THIS LIFE HERE ON EARTH. Today, I want to share a word with you that could be one of the most important things anyone has ever told you. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KEEP LIVING WITH WHATEVER PAIN YOU HAVE FROM YOUR PAST. Let me repeat that, because I really want you to hear these words clear. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO KEEP LIVING WITH WHATEVER PAIN YOU HAVE FROM YOUR PAST. If you are, that is only because you have CHOSEN to live with that pain!
The fact is, God has made a way through faith in His Son for you to put the pain of your past behind you and live your life in freedom. Jesus has told us to give Him our burdens, that He would carry them for us. The Bible tells us to cast our cares on Him, because He cares for us. You see, God doesn't expect you to carry the pain of your past with you each day. He wants you live FREE from your past so that you can enjoy the abundance that this life has to offer. Just hours before going to the cross, Jesus told His disciples that in this world, they would experience trials and tribulations. But He told them to "be of good cheer" because HE has overcome this world. You see my friend, trials and tribulation are part of this human experience, but God has made a way through His Son for us to still enjoy the abundance that this life can offer despite those trials and tribulations. The only reason you are carrying the pain of your past with you today is because you have chosen to believe the LIE instead of the TRUTH. Jesus tells us in John 8:44 that Satan is a liar. He is the "father of lies." When he speaks, he speaks his native language, lying! God on the other hand is TRUTH. The Word of God is TRUTH. The lie of Satan is that you have to carry the pain of your past around with you each day like a 1,000 pound anchor around your neck. The truth from God is that you can take that pain of your past and give it to Jesus. HE WILL GLADLY TAKE THAT 1,000 POUND ANCHOR FROM YOU TODAY!!! Everyone has experienced some of the pain that this life offers. So many of you have never let go of that pain and have simply learned how to live your life each day with that pain. Because of that, you are missing the fullness of the joy, peace, and abundance that this life can offer. Because of that, you are not completely fulfilling your purpose in this life which is to serve and glorify God with your life. Because of that, you are not living in total freedom and victory each day. Right now, this very moment, I want you to pray this prayer.
"Dear Father, I thank you for this day. I know that today was not promised to me, but it is a gift from You. Dear God, You know the pain I have today from what has happened in my life. I am tired of carrying this pain with me day after day. It is robbing me of my joy, of my peace, of knowing the abundance that this life can offer. I trust Your Word today that tells me that I can give this burden to You, that You will take it from me. I trust Your Word today that tells me to cast my cares on You, because You care for me. In the name of Jesus, I give You the pain of my past today. In the name of Jesus, I surrender it to You. Take it from me, and fill me right now with Your joy, with Your peace, and let me live from this day forward in FREEDOM FROM MY PAST! In Jesus name I pray, AMEN!"
I will be praying for you. God loves you SO MUCH! He cares about you SO MUCH! We live in an evil and sin-filled world. Because of that, we all will experience pain in this life, but God has made a way so that we do not have to carry that pain around with us for the rest of our days. He has offered to carry it for us, to take it from us. I pray today that you will trust Him and give Him the pain of your past and live in FREEDOM from this day forward