The Heavenly Father…
The most loving…compassionate & beautiful being that ever has been…or ever will be!
Haters gonna hate…no matter what. That’s right. And, Jesus dealt with the same bullshit that the children of God…are dealing with today.
Jesus walked as a sinless being…ALWAYS.
Meaning??? Meaning…He never did anything wrong. Meaning…He never disobeyed the Heavenly Father in any way. Meaning…He was the BEST human being…that has ever walked this place we call…earth.
When Jesus walked…as a man…on this earth, He was following the will of the Heavenly Father…with the dictate of teaching others what the Father wanted them to know. And, while He walked…He walked in love. PURE LOVE!
The Devil is gonna be the Devil…& his human workers…follow him…lock, stock & barrel. And, the Devil…& his human minions taunted, mocked & harassed Jesus every chance they got.
HE-E-E-E-E-E-L-L!!! They called Jesus (who has NEVER stopped being God) the Devil. And, that’s the worst thing you could ever call any being. Why? Because it represents the complete opposite of God. It represents a being that is everything ugly…that Jesus is NOT!
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Matthew 12:22-30 tells us this… “22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.“
Do you see??? While Jesus, through the power of God, went through the countryside healing & casting out devils…the Pharisees devilish asses…accused Jesus of being “the Devil.”
So, what IS IT for devil chasing humans…to call “children of God”…the names they call us??? The names they so easily…& so venomously spew from their hate-filled hearts. It is nothing for them…to do this…because this is what evil-ass folks do.
If you are a “child of God” pay attention to how many people come at you wrong…on any given day…at any given time. They don’t need a reason to verbally attack you…physically attack you. Meaning??? Meaning…you don’t have to do anything to them…that they could perceive as an affront to them. Meaning…you don’t even have to know them. Yes…the Devil…will even send strangers to mess with “children of God”…OVER NOTHING! YES!
I can’t tell you how many times that I hear stories from folks…explaining how they were minding their own business & then, they were verbally or physically attacked by someone…out of the blue. During this Covid pandemic that we are going through…I was standing in a grocery store line (before any Covid vaccine had been released)…waiting for my turn to put my groceries on the belt…that moves the food towards the cashier. Now, anyone that really knows me would tell you…that I am a stand-off kind of person…when it comes to interacting with other humans. Meaning??? Meaning…I believe in having my space…between myself & others. And, I was like this even before Covid showed itself on our shores. In a heartbeat…I tell folks…”3 FEET…3 FEET!” YES! And, I am neurotic about it. One of the reasons for this is that “I KNOW” that the devil & his demons are real. “I KNOW” that demons are attaching to &/or possessing a lot of folks. “I KNOW” that these demonic spirits can easily jump from one person to the next.
I don’t have any desire to fight off…any more demons than the Heavenly Father has already allowed to be on my plate…at any given time. I don’t have time to fight off…any more demonic shit than I have to.
Soooooo….with that said…
With Covid…showing its ass, I am “happy” to stand 6 feet away from folks in any line…in any store. Being neurotic…I stand farther away than the 6 feet rule.
So, back to the grocery store line. I looked down at the floor and saw the markers that said…stand here (which is suppose to be the 6 foot marker spot between me and the person in front of me). I actually stood a few more feet behind the 6 foot marker. YES! I wanted more distance.
Sooooo, I’m standing in line…a few feet behind the 6 foot marker & this White woman in front of me…started exclaiming to me… “YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO BE 6 FEET AWAY FROM ME…I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M GONNA DO! I DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M GONN DO!” So, already knowing how neurotic I am…already knowing that I am standing farther than 6 feet away from her…I still look down. And, yes! My ass is still about 9 feet away from her.
I look at her and exclaim back to her… “WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? I’M STANDING WAY BEHIND THE MARKER!” This woman is not putting her food on the belt to move the line forward & just stands there looksing at the cashier (who is way too silent, she should have intervened because she saw how far away I was from this woman). For me, the woman is now putting the rest of us at risk, because no one with good sense was trying to stay in any grocery store longer than they had to be. Covid was floating around everywhere and there was no vaccine being given to anyone. Then, she started talking crazy again by saying… “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO! I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!” By that time, I had…had it. I exclaimed to her… “YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO…BUT, I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED TO DO! STOP TALKING CRAZY…AND PUT YOUR FOOD ON THE BELT!” By that time…another lady came in the line…behind me & evidently heard what was going on. This lady said to me… “Why is she bothering you when her ass is way up there?” I said… “THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!” I then said, “EVIDENTLY SHE CAN’T COUNT, BECAUSE IF SHE COUNTED THE 12X12 SQUARES ON THE FLOOR, WHEN SHE IS LOOKING DOWN, SHE WOULD SEE THAT I’M MORE THAN 9 FEET AWAY FROM HER!” At that time, the woman in front of me, who had been saying that I was within 6 feet of her, counted the floor tiles and realized that I was more than 9 feet away from her. She looked up at me with this dumb ass look…and started putting her food on the belt.
I then, told the woman behind me that this woman was probably angry that Trump had lost the election…and was taking out her anger on any Black person she saw. I said…since I had been standing in the line, she had been saying I was too close to her. Then, the woman in front of me said… “I didn’t say that.” Before I knew it…I glared her and exclaimed… “YOU DID TOO! STOP LYING! YOU HAVE BEEN HARASSING ME EVER SINCE I’VE BEEN IN THE LINE AND I HAVE THE GOD GIVEN RIGHT NOT TO BE BOTHERED BY YOU! SO, STOP HARASSING ME! STOP HARASSING ME! STOP TALKING TO ME!” And, she did. Then, another store clerk, came to me & invited me to come to another line. That’s what I did and they gave me a big bottle of hand sanitizer…for free.
O.k… Do you see…
I turned the table on the woman by speaking the truth. I resisted her at every step. I never gave into her lies…of telling me that I was standing closer to her than I was. I pushed back at her devilish ass. You see… She was trying to make herself appear as a victim….when she was in fact…the perpetrator. YES! She was perpetrating lie after lie after lie. She was trying to make folks think that I was putting her life at risk by being too close to her, when I was actually 9 feet away from her. Now, even with being given the truth, at first…she was still trying to make herself a victim. So, while she was pretending to be a victim, I showed all who were present…that she was the perpetrator of lies & that she was in fact harassing me. And, then I told her in no uncertain terms… “STOP HARASSING ME! STOP TALKING TO ME!” And, she did. She shut up & put her food on the belt & the line moved forward.
Another child of God that I know…told me that she (a Black woman) was driving, minding her own business when a White man in a truck…pulled beside her at a stop light. When she glanced over, he stuck his middle finger up at her. She said it made her sooooo mad. She said she followed him for a little while, but then, stopped doing that.
You see… The Devil will work through anyone he can in order to harass the children of God. He will! Remember, the Devil is roaming…to & fro…across the earth seeking someone to devour. Not my words…but, those of the Heavenly Father. And, the Devil is seeking out any human devil…he can find…to help him in his quest to steal from…kill…& destroy God’s children.
1 Peter 5: 1-11…tells us this… “5 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 11 To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
We MUST…as God’s children…be extremely vigilant! We MUST…as God’s children…be ever watchful! We MUST…as God’s children…be willing to stand-up for God’s will to be done in earth as it is in Heaven!
A child of God…MUST act in the way the Heavenly Father expects us to…at all times. We are soldiers in God’s army. This means that we do not walk in this world…with fear in our hearts. Meaning??? Meaning…we should not be afraid to speak the truth…&…stand-up for what is right. You see… Standing-up for what is right…is standing-up for what is “Righteous.” Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “Righteous” as… “acting in accord with divine or moral law : free from guilt or sin,” …”morally right or justifiable.“
We…as God’s children…should not go throughout any day…afraid to speak-up and speak-out for what is right in the sight of God. You need to do this…regardless…of the fact that you WILL BE…attacked by Satan, his demons & his human workers.
COME ON PEOPLE!!!…
You need to understand that being attacked by the Devil…his demons & his human followers…is par for the course. Jesus already warned us about this. HE DID!
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Jesus said…”6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. 16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:6-31)
Let’s take a look at Harriet Tubman.
This woman was a God fearing woman…who stood up for God…in her determination to free Black folk from enslavement. She was born in a Dorchester County, Maryland…which is the neighboring county to where I was born, raised & still live. Slavery was legal in the state of Maryland…during Harriet Tubman’s youth…& she & her family members were enslaved in Dorchester County, Maryland. During Harriet Tubman’s lifetime…Dorchester County, Maryland…was hell on wheels…in terms of the inhumane treatment of Black folk. The Refugee: or the Narratives of Fugitive Slaves in Canada, quote Harriet Tubman as saying… “I grew up like a neglected weed,–ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Then I was not happy or contented: every time I saw a white man I was afraid of being carried away. I had two sisters carried away in a chain-gang,–one of them left two children. We were always uneasy. Now I’ve been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is. I have seen hundreds of escaped slaves, but I never saw one who was willing to go back and be a slave. I have no opportunity to see my friends in my native land. We would rather stay in our native land, if we could be as free there as we are here. I think slavery is the next thing to hell. If a person would send another into bondage, he would, it appears to me, be bad enough to send him into hell, if he could.“
The Library of Congress’ … “Headlines and Heroes blog“…states “Harriet Tubman escaped slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 1849. She then returned there multiple times over the next decade, risking her life to bring others to freedom as a renowned conductor of the Underground Railroad. She was called “Moses” for her success at navigating routes, along with knowing safe houses and trustworthy people who helped those escaping from slavery to freedom. Prior to the Civil War, newspaper coverage of her successful missions was not extensive, but what is there serves to document the breadth of her successes in engineering these escapes.”
Now… What Harriet Tubman was able to accomplish…in leading folks to freedom was no small feat. HELL NO!!! You must know that the worldly odds were stacked against her…in terms of the law…man power…resources, etc… At the time, Harriet Tubman had “bounties” placed all over her head. Meaning??? Meaning…the enslavers wanted her captured… “DEAD OR ALIVE.” Under the laws of man…Harriet was not viewed as a “hero.” NO! Even though she was working for God…to free Black folk…who were being wrongfully held in bondage…treated so cruelly & inhumanely…it was she who was looked at as the criminal. YES! She was looked at as a “thief” who was stealing these Black folk from their so-called human owners. Make no mistake about…Harriet’s life was in grave danger…at all times.
Harriet never let the fact…that many White folks wanted her dead…stop her from carrying out her mission to free Black folk from lives of enslavement. Christianity Today states… “Tubman was not satisfied with her own freedom, however. She made 19 return trips to the South and helped deliver at least 300 fellow slaves, boasting “I never lost a passenger.” Her guidance of so many to freedom earned her the nickname “Moses.” Tubman’s friends and fellow abolitionists claimed that the source of her strength came from her faith in God as deliverer and protector of the weak. “I always tole God,” she said, “‘I’m gwine [going] to hole stiddy on you, an’ you’ve got to see me through.'” Though infuriated slaveholders posted a $40,000 reward for her capture, she was never apprehended. “I can’t die but once” became her motto, and with that philosophy she went about her mission of deliverance.”
Children of God…must walk with the same “fearlessness” that Harriet walked in. While danger surrounded her at all times…she kept walking in the will of God. She followed the will that God laid out for her life…& left it up to God…to take care of her.
Jesus tells us… “25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? 28 And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:25-34)
Psalm 54:4 tells us… “Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord upholds my soul.“
Ignore all the entrapments of this devilish ass world…follow God…& leave the rest to Him. Remember, He IS God! No human arms are long enough…powerful enough to box with Him. Anyone who hates on & attacks one of His children…have to answer to Him! Roman 12:19 says… “19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”
Beloved Children of God: May God Bless You & Keep You!!! I love you dearly!
Iris R. Whiting ©