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Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

Within each of us is the innate need to belong— to be accepted— to be loved. This need is so strong that it at times overshadows physiological and security needs.

Sadly, in America where diversity isn’t honored but often belittled. Stereotyping reigns supreme. Arbitrarily…

Establishing the perimeters for what is socially acceptable.

Identifying individuals as them or us.

Condoning humiliating and degrading individuals perceived as weak or different.

This inability or unwillingness to unconditionally accept people births judgment, condemnation, prejudice and discrimination.

The only hope for true social justice is Jesus.

As disciples of Christ, we must continually remind ourselves. In Papa’s Kingdom there are no second-class citizens. All are made in the image of Him. To unilaterally reject someone is to reject Papa’s nature.

Only when we stop judging others as superior, equal or inferior. Then, and only then will authentic and loving relationships become a reality.

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do because you are His dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered Himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.

 Ephesians 5:1-2

New Living Translation

Sadly, many who call themselves Christian are more like New Agers than disciples of Christ. It’s all about I

If I follow the ten commandments… 

If I study the bible daily… 

If I pray daily… 

If I go to church and fellowship with other believers… 

If I serve my fellow man…

I’ll be happy.

I’ll be successful.

I’ll be protected from the woes of life.

I’ll be admired.

I’ll be worthy.

BUT

If your heart is continually focused on you and your circumstances, then they aren’t on the One who truly possesses the transformational power. As with everything in Papa’s  Kingdom, it’s a heart issue. 

What are your motives? 

Are you seeking Papa’s approval or man’s? 

Are you desiring Papa’s glory or yours?

Are you a vessel of Papa’s compassion or the culture’s ideal of social justice?

Are you depending on Papa’s divine supernatural power or manipulating the optics?

Are you establishing the foundation of your life on faith in Papa’s truth or empirical observation and the examination of human life as the pathway to truth. 

Join the growing multitude who are abandoning the “me philosophy” of the current age. Seek Papa and His rules of engagement, and everything else will fall into place.

“Not to us Lord, not to us—no, but to Your own name give glory because of Your loyal love and faithfulness!” 

Psalm 115:1 

Common English Bible

The walls of Jericho were high, fortified and impenetrable. 

BUT

Papa’s chosen— the children of Israel could destroy the opposition.

IF

They explicitly followed Papa’s command.

“See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the mighty warriors. Now you shall march around the city. All the men of war circling the city once. You shall do this once each day for six days. Also, seven priests shall carry seven trumpets made of rams’ horns ahead of the ark. Then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. When they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet. All the people shall cry out with a great shout— battle cry, and the wall of the city will fall down in its place. The people shall go up. Each man going straight ahead, climbing over the rubble.” Joshua 6:2-5  

The Israelites were obedient, and the walls of Jericho came crashing down.

What can be learned and integrated into your life?

Be engaged in the war to destroy your eternal soul.  

Be confident of Papa’s superiority.

Be assured Papa’s plan guarantees the victory.

Be obedient, even when it challenges your faith or understanding.

Be grateful before and after the victory.

What wall of opposition are you facing today?

Beloved, seek Papa’s wisdom and timing, and see what was once formidable turned into rubble.

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