REPENTANCE AND BEING AN EXAMPLE:

  

Baruch 4:28 For as it was your mind to go astray from God: so, being returned, seek him ten times more.   


By repenting you will be an example: ITimothy 4:12  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 


This is important to note, some of us so-called blacks and hispanics not yet with true understanding can become very angry, resentful and hateful towards people that look like they are from other nations.  Us and our forefathers faced racism and oppression and were taught many lies, so we may then try to return the hatred we received and avenge our mistreatment, as is the custom of some.  The Israelite sufferings are prophesied and a result of our sins (Deuteronomy 28:1-68, Leviticus 26:1-46, Daniel 9:12) and the LORD punished us by the hand of the nations (Jeremiah 17:4, Luke 21:24, Deuteronomy 28:47-48, Deuteronomy 28:68).  Therefore devoting energy to hating Caucasians or our enemies/oppressors past or present, is not redeeming the time, nor applying wisdom.  The LORD is having mercy in allowing many of us a reprieve in the lands of our captivities and oppression, and permitting us to return to him in these last days.  Our main concern and priority should be repentance (Malachi 3:6, IKings 8:46-50, Mark 1:15, Ezekiel 18:30-31);  



 The LORD commands us how to behave (ITimothy 4:12, Deuteronomy 4:6-8, Philippians 2:15) and the Lord Christ, John the Baptist, the Apostle Peter and the Apostle Paul, Daniel, Judas Maccabees, Abraham, King Solomon and King David, etc., were all held in high regard by other nations and even enemies, because they conducted themselves as men of honor, and applied the scriptures, so people RESPECTED them: Mark 6:20.  Some Israelite groups are focused on hate and teaching doctrines of men, instead of applying the instructions of the LORD and following the great examples of the forefathers who lived in similar conditions during the Roman Empire, or Babylonian and Medo-Persian captivities.  We are not going to bring forth any changes with our carnal strength: Jeremiah 31:10-11, nor by hating the people the LORD set up to rule over us temporarily.  We are not followers of Martin Luther King's "turn the other cheek" doctrines, but worshippers of the LORD, and if our trust is in the Lord, we must love our neighbors and the strangers even if they are not dispersed Israelites: Acts 10:24-26.  Deal with honor, you may be angry for a time, but be blameless beloved brethren (Ephesians 4:26-27, Jude 1:9)! 
 


 If we put our trust in the LORD any encounter we have, even one filled with ignorance or threatening the LORD will direct us in dealing with it (Colossians 4:5-6, Isaiah 54:17, Proverbs 28:1, etc.).
 


 Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
:6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 



 Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
 


 

Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

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