Healing from racial injustice is possible through Jesus Christ. The Lord wants to bring healing and involve us in that healing work. But in order for us to be able to fully cooperate with him in bringing healing for racial injustice and beyond to the healing of America’s soul, we must first look at our own hearts and ask the Holy Spirit to search us.
The issues of racial injustice and racism fill the newsfeeds right now. As intercessors, we should discern what the Lord is doing with all of this and ultimately how should we respond?
There is much to learn from the bible, other intercessors along with past and current scholars on the subject. This three-part blog post will help us search our hearts regarding racism. Part one will cover our journey so far and will outline a way you can join a prayer initiative to bring healing to the soul of America. (Which must start with in our own souls and in the body of Jesus Christ.)
Part Two will look at some of the history past racial injustice in America and how it affects us today. Then we will see what the Bible actually says about the sin of racism.
In Part Three we will take what we have learned in Parts One and Two and search our own hearts for the sin of racism. This is in order to lead us to be able to pray together to experience Jesus’ forgiveness and healing.
We pray as you join us on this journey of searching within yourself, you gain understanding around the current times we live in and ultimately healing from any wounds the sins of racism may have caused in your life. We believe the heart of the problem of the sins of racism and the wounds from past and present injustice is the human human heart! And it is Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit who can bring true forgiveness and healing to our hearts, society and to the Nations.
The Prayer Battles So Far
We believe that the Lord is at work to restore the Judeo-Christian soul of America and the West and that in order to do this the demonic strongholds which the enemy is working through need to be exposed and defeated.
We have been engaged in a number of prayer battles dealing with the demonic strongholds based on Marxism behind the “Black Lives Matter” organization. These prayer battles have been covered in detail in two previous articles of Discerning the Times. Here is a brief summary.
Prayer Battle One
Using the image of an onion, as a strategy of how to pray against the BLM stronghold. Since this imagery, which many of you found so helpful, is strategic to continued prayer on this front we have included a brief picture of it here. Read the full article here.
Prayer Battle Two
As we continue to discern the strongholds the enemy is using, the Lord led us to pray for the leaders of the Black Lives Matter organization. These leaders, who are self-avowed Marxists, are, through their own words and actions, bringing curses upon America for the destruction of our Biblical faith and Constitutional foundations. The direction that the Lord gave was to pray that these leaders, like Balaam in the Bible, would encounter God in such a way that their curses would be turned to blessings. Read the full article here.
Join the Prayer Initiative to Heal the Soul of America
As tensions on race relations and civil rights escalate in America and around the world, we are called even more to the work of prayer. Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International is a ministry that knows the value of prayer and intercession. We have launched a global prayer initiative to bring healing to the soul of America and the West.
The United States is currently the epicenter of the spiritual battle that is being waged. From now until the end of the year we expect the spiritual battle as well as political clashes to dangerously escalate. We believe Jesus Christ is calling intercessors across the world as we take part in a global move of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is calling us to take part in His work of healing the soul of America and other Western Nations as well.
We believe the Judeo-Christian soul of America is under serious threat of being replaced by anti-God and anti-Biblical faith ideologies of Marxism and Communism. In 1920 Sir Winston Churchill, that great defender of “Christian Civilization” identified Marxism the “gospel of the Antichrist” which was opposed to and would destroy the good fruit of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. [foot note https://archive.org/details/ZionismVsBolshevismByWinstonChurchill] God is calling His intercessors to take part in His work of defeating the demonic strongholds through which Satan is at work, and then to pray for the restoration of the biblical faith and Judeo-Christian values foundations of America as well as that of Canada, the United Kingdom and other western nations.
The Lord tells us that we do not need to (physically) fight battles, or fear defeat, but stand courageous in Him (1Corinthians 15:57 & 2 Chronicles 20:17). So, we stand with the Lord in prayer to intercede on behalf of his people.
Ways You Can Get Involved
Mountain Top Equipping Camp 2020
At the Mountain Top Equipping Camp, August 20-22, 2020, we will be cooperating with the Holy Spirit in intercession and spiritual warfare to bring Jesus’ healing from the wounds of past and present racial injustice and praying for the fulfillment of Martin Luther King Jr.’s prophetic vision for America based on the Bible and America’s founding Documents …” that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights …”1
For more information about the Mountain Top Equipping Camp click here.
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As we begin the task of searching our own hearts for the sin of racism, we ask the Lord, in community, am I called God? Am I called to pray further into this subject of racism, for myself alone or also for others? Not everyone is called to pray for racism on a global scale or even for racism in a single country.
The Lord does call us, however, to search our own hearts and know Him. Psalm 139: 23-24 “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
In Part 2 of Searching Our Own Hearts for the sin of Racism we will look at some of the history of racial injustice in America and how it affects us today. Then we will see what the Bible actually says about the sin of racism and racial injustice.