“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony (Rev. 12:11). So many people, blacks in particular have missed the emphasis of Dr. King’s message. He preached and used the word of God to support his position. He preached about “The drum major instinct”, and “having a dream” about the races uniting and seeing the glory of the coming of the Lord. For nearly 44 years blacks have been (rain or snow) in the streets marching and singing “we shall overcome”. They’ve been riding “freedom trains” and having citywide events to bring attention to his message and legacy.
We should give honor to whom honor is due, but Dr. King’s message obviously is obscured from the masses of blacks who think marching and singing “we shall overcome” will help this nation unite. Blacks can’t even unite amongst themselves, how do they expect America to do so. Again, it wasn’t per se’ the man, but it was his message. If blacks and all Americans begin praying and honoring God by obedience to His word, there will be unity. We don’t wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual host of wickedness and rulers of darkness. By way of the blood of Jesus, we already overcame. Being pro-black doesn’t add much advancement today, being pro-Christ does. That’s what Dr. King was all about. So beginning from the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, throughout the month of February we’ll be hearing the song lyrics “we shall overcome”, I say when? Response, someday. Yeah right! Read the bible. Stop marching and singing. Win souls and make disciples.
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