Summary: Let the blessings of the healing power of Christ Jesus stay life persecutions.
“YOU'VE HEARD THAT...”
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (June 28, 2016)
“And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised; To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears” (St. Luke 4:17-21, King James Version [Christ healeth the sick]).
Greetings In The Name Of Jesus,
My sisters and brothers, I find myself in reflection, “I wish I had done more, stronger and longer but all that was for me to do was the business of God of my time and of my generation. Many of the things that you now do were not afforded me in my time and my generation, so I strongly feel I did break the glass ceiling that bound the women of my day because many of the things I accomplished were 'firsts'---I was the first to do that which sometimes made me feel sad and glad that my generation and the generations before me were held back from---by psychological beat-downs contrary to the spiritual uplifting received in church service “to be a conqueror, an over comer, a warrior, a soldier for Christ Jesus” only to step-out of the church to face the world---engaged in spiritual warfare within our own hearts and minds to do the impossible to believe that all things were possible---ready to beat-down the walls of contention that burst our bubbles and sent us back unsuccessful in our quest to achieve.” Wait on the LORD, I say. For Israel could not free themselves before the four hundred years and more of slavery to Egypt before God willed it so. For the children of Israel could not accept their freedom, in their hearts and minds since release from slavery, just because it was so, for the moment Moses did not appear back to lead them in a suitable enough time for them to accept they preferred to go back into the ways of slavery the practices of slavery the traditions of slavery---still chained and bound, although they witnessed miraculous plagues God sent upon Egypt and the incredibly miraculous parting of the Red Sea---just to free them---but in the weakness of their hearts and minds they needed Moses for their comfort and reassurance for they were so fragile and beat-down from the psychological effects that tormented their hearts and minds for over 400 years even though their Almighty God was right on the mountain top and had been with them through all the years of slavery---the weakness of their conscious was evident and the strength of Moses' conscious was evident because he took a life when he found out the one being persecuted was his kin and all that was known before that fleeting moment of routine persecution on the slaves---the Jews, now known to him as his people was placed in a new perspective that he was not their persecutor but there in pharaoh's house to make a difference as Esther became queen to make a difference in later years of bondage, to help deliver the Jews because he was the one raised in the house of Egypt's pharaoh while his mother, sister, brother---and all his people made bricks to build pharaoh's city suffering under hunger and thirst---forced to accept pharaoh has their God instead of their living God who every nation known to man on earth knew the Jews belonged to---but they were taken, without cause after the death of their brother, Joseph died.