Monday, June 28, 2010
You Don't Need A Man Who Will Not Speak Up For You - Rev. Dr. Felix G. Williams, III
My friends, I have been convicted by the Holy Spirit. I have been meditating on the sermon preached by my Pastor, Rev. Dr. Felix G. Williams, III on June 27, 2010. I could not help but to reflect back on my life and how far God has brought me. To God Be The Glory.
Rev. Williams spoke to the women directly, telling us we need praying, anointed men in our lives. As women, we need men who will speak up for us, men who will call out our names to the Lord. I agree with Rev. Williams wholeheartedly. This sermon brought me to a place of thanksgiving. I thank God for releasing me from the grip of men who were too ashamed to pray for me, men who did not stand up for me, men who abused me, men who only misused me. James 5:16 tells us, "Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."
I did not stop there with Rev. Williams’ message. I went on and did some research on domestic abuse. I found that one out of three Black women and one out of four White women will become a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. I currently have 217 friends on my Facebook page, of which 105 are women. Two out of every seven girls/women on my Facebook page will be or have been a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. Think about that my friends. I have already counted myself in that statistics.
My Sisters, we need to get strong. We need to begin to stand on the promises of the Lord. We need to understand that we are covered by the blood of our Lord and Savior. Sisters, God promises us a new beginning, all we have to do is call on His name, ask for whatever we need, in the name of Jesus and it will be given to us.
My brothers, take responsibility and start standing up for your family, your wife, your girlfriend. Rev. Williams asserted that men are abandoning their responsibilities. Stop the abandonment, become a God’s man, a praying man, an anointed man. You can start by going to the Lord in prayer for yourself and then for your family, for your loved ones. Men, stop taking the easy route, that is, stop giving up so easily and leaving your family to go and shack up with some other woman and her kids. Put a ring on your woman’s finger, if she is not the one, let her go. My Sisters, if a man is not going to put a ring on your finger, let him go. It is the will of God that men and women live in holy matrimony, not in sinful abode.
2 Corinthians 6:14-17, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore come out from them and be separate”, says the Lord. (NIV)
My friends, Rev. Williams said, and I agree, that the devil tries to come to you with somebody who can manipulate your weakness. This is when you need to separate yourself. Pray and meditate upon God's word and sanctify yourself daily (Rev. Dr. Felix G. Williams, III, Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church).