Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | January 21, 2009

Yes You Can

Forgive me dear readers. Lately, I really have not been inspired to write on my blog. I’m not going through or anything. Actually, the blessings of the Lord maketh rich and addeth no sorrow. I’ve just been so busy YET I try to post as much information as possible on my blog to keep everyone coming back for more. Tonight however, I am inspired to write. I want to share my thoughts on today’s activities concerning our new president.

Years ago, my grandma (we will just call her Grandma P.) use to sit me on her lap and tell me “I may be dead and gone but you know what, you can be the President of the United States if you want to”. I thought grandma had lost her mind. Me, a little black boy, grow up to be President of the United States. NO WAY! That office was reserved for white folks only. I grew up in a black and Latino neighborhood, I went to an all black church, and well, white people were just individuals that I periodically shared a subway ride with in NYC going to school every day. I’ve never been a racist by no means however I knew there was something different between blacks and whites and for some reason, back in the day we just DID NOT mix. Who would have thought that the tables would turn so many years later.

I now go to a multicultural Apostolic Church. My pastor is white and hey, my little brother even got a white girl pregnant (pray for him, he is sooooooo not saved and refuses to heed the voice of the Lord). Anywho, I write all of this to say this. Obama must have had a grandma like mine that told him “Little boy, I may be dead and gone, but you CAN be the president of the United States of America if you want too”.

Understand this, the ceiling has truly been raised. No longer do I have to look to an entertainer or sports star to make my earthly role model. I now can look toward the highest office of the United States of America and say “Wow, someone that looks just like me made it to the white house and if he can do it, so can I. And if I don’t do it, my offspring at least will be given an opportunity to do so” TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Saints, this is the Lords doing. Whether you voted for him or not, Barak Obama is YOUR president now. It is time to put the bigotry and hatred away (and if you dont, in hell will you lift up your eyes….yeah I said it…you cant get to heaven with hatred for your brothers and sisters in your heart). Its time to slowly pull the bandage off of our wounded souls. Its time to bridge the gap. Its time that we become a people full of love and kindness. Its possible. Oh yes it is. I’ll tell you how.

First you must experience being born again. Jesus said to Nicodemus (in the Holy Bible) except a man is born of the Water and of the Spirit he CANNOT enter into the kingdom of God. When one is born again of the water (water baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ) and Spirit (receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in tongues) you truly can make a difference. You’ll be full of the love that God can only give. You will experience the Peace that passeth all understanding. You’ll truly be able to say I love my neighbor whether he is black, white, rich or poor. If you truly want to chant YES WE CAN, YES WE DID, YES WE CAN, try Christ today. Now, I cant promise you that everything is going to be rosy. The days will be long and the road may get a little bumpy (this goes for you Obama and you new staff too) but if you make Christ your Lord and Saviour today, get baptised in His Name and receive the precious gift of the Holy Ghost, you will be able to say for all of eternity when the Lord comes back to save us all, YES I DID……… I MADE IT!


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