Tag: Love one another
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” Nelson Mandela
“20If 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? 21And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” John, The Apostle of Jesus Christ (1 John 4:20-21 KJV)
While there is a revolution in the land, with people strongly pointing out injustices and being a voice for social equality and justice as never before, so too this is happening in the church. The violence attached to protests in the land is because of anger due to certain events and the fear of the unknown, uncertainty and mistrust.
In the church there is also a revolution underway by those I feel compelled to call the remnants, the no nonsense pursuers of God, overcomers from their personal tribulations (of the Rev 7:9 type), and as written towards the end of this poem the “triumphant warriors”. These God ordained warriors/remnants are not physically violent unto destruction, but as end time John the Baptist, they are spiritually violent in terms of their building of the Kingdom of God that suffers violence (persecution, affront of the enemy etc…) by way of intercessory prayer, spiritual warfare, vocal expression and strong stand against social inequality and injustices.
Prophetic Word Poem:
Rise of A “Love-Truth Tramps Hate-Lies” Revolution
Liars sing to the tune of a shrieking lyre, a deceptive song, claiming to be in the light as leaders, peacemakers, church workers and members of notable fraternities.
They abide in darkness ’cause of hate for their brother of a different mother and father, from a different land altogether, a place much further.
Delusional and encaged in hollow rage they live in twilight and are sick in their minds ’cause of the deceiver’s dynamite.
They dwell in ancient chambers with hellish ideas of who is who, delighting in the master and slave relational status quo.
The window blinds to their hearts are down. Blind, they think they can see, a walking dead living on dead end street.
Embossed on their hearts as a badge of honour is hate for another race, one of a foreign land or religion and are chocked with unforgiveness towards their neighbours.
They drown in the sea of hate, spouting venom in divisive hood, beating the drum of falsehood, scheming a race and social war in many a neighbourhood.
Triumphant Warriors are on the rise; some on bended knees, others in action so the world can see, as they fight for God’s love and unity to be man’s keen priority.
Forever destroyers of satanic agendas and judgements, the heavenly regiment sound the Most High’s gong with this redemptive truth in their song:
“Forgive and you shall be forgiven by the Father. Love God and one another, regardless of skin colour, race, social status and one’s gender”.
©Deborah E.Nyamekye 12/11/2016
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I don’t even know how to begin to describe what I am feeling and need to put in words. David who became king of Israel pondered about how God could be mindful of man in a universe so great & vast… (Psalm 8). God is about people, the extent of which I feel right now at 5am in the morning as I lay here.
The extent at which God loves and cares about you and me is indescribable; it has so engulfed me I feel myself welling up in tears, my throat is choked. This is why I say I don’t know where to begin.. I find it hard to describe it in words, it is an overwhelming feeling of profound love. The following are thoughts that penetrate this feeling:
If humankind would collectively spend as much time being mindful of one another as they do on climate change, animal rights or wildlife preservation Issues there would be a great change in interpersonal relationships for the better, we will see more of the God kind of love and peace that we all, even non Christians desire and seek.
If many Christians who are not doing so would refocus and reprioritise so that whatever they do is rooted in or motivated by love for God, then sermons and actions will fulfil God’s command that we love one another. Act of love towards one another and giving to the poor and needy would be effortless and the norm.
Yes a relational God has a passion for people first and foremost above all else. If people were as He is or consciously made efforts to be oh what a different world this would be!!
Thank you LORD and help us, we pray!
1O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all [things] under his feet:
7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;8The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, [and whatsoever] passeth through the paths of the seas.9O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth!