Kingdom Action Steps: We Will Overcome, Forward As Brothers
There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” ~ Proverbs 18:24
Brothers, thank you for sticking with us through this series. Racism is a hard topic. It pokes at ancient wounds and current hurts. It picks a scab that is at the same time showing signs of healing well and being infected. As Kingdom Men we take stands. We are authentic. We stand with our brothers. We open ourselves to their perspectives, we broaden our minds, widen our hearts and open our hands. We don’t pull back when we get uncomfortable. We lean in! We fight the enemy harder!
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. ~Ephesians 6:12
The good news is this fight is not against each other. It is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities in the heavenly realms. This means we are fighting a supernatural fight. But since we have been repeatedly told that it is a natural fight we fight poorly. We keep fighting against each other and we keep getting it wrong. Wrong tactics, wrong enemy. We need to change our lens to change our perspective. We need to see as God sees, through His eyes. Through the eyes of the heart. He has given us lenses. The Joshua Commission refers to these as Lover, Warrior, Teacher and King. Each of us was created in His image to fight in the Kingdom’s battles and have victory. The Kingdom is at War with Racism. The lines are drawn. You cannot straddle this line. But you were created for Victory. You were created to lead your family, your friends, your community, your church, your party, this nation to victory! You have been discipled. You have been loved and called to love. Now go and do likewise!
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” ~Luke 10:33-37