Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. ~ Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV
Many are saddened by the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Nevertheless, we should ask ourselves this question: what can I do as an American citizen to insure that this type of behavior does not happened to anyone else? I believe good things happen to bad people, as well as bad things happen to good people. It is truly disheartening that a 17 year old African American kid was murdered and the suspect was acquitted. Some Americans think that is not fair for the Martin family to suffer a lack in justice. Please understand, there is a difference between human justice and Biblical justice.
What is Justice?
Justice is carrying out wise judgment based on the laws and characteristics of God. Justice requires a person to verbally confirm God's truth and carry it out. Only when a person sets aside their own will, will they understand the justice of God.
Settling for human justice never leaves the victim whole. When someone is sentenced to prison for a very long time this seems to gives us a since of comfort and tends to make us think that justice was served. At best this form justice is a very small part of the equation "Vengeance is mine says the Lord I shall repay." I can hear your emotions boiling on the inside as a result of George Zimmerman's non guilty verdict, please understand that God has the final say. He's all knowing, He is all powerful, He is omnipresent, and He does not sleep nor slumber as my great grandma would say. This case in tragedy did not catch the Lord our God by surprise. As a nation we can rest assure that God has a plan and purpose for each of our lives. Sometimes it is very hard to accept what God allows in our own lives as well as others. David said,"my times are in your hands." Now that's the proper attitude!
Scripture teaches us that the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy.That is Satan's goal to keep us all oppressed, as he breeds on confusion. As we are on the social media sites, let us remember that as believers we are to be sowers or (posters) of peace if we expect to reap a harvest of blessings. Some situations in life you have to love your way through them, even when you don't understand why.
Unfortunately, it appears that Zimmerman is the enemy. Keep in mind that we wrestle not against flesh in blood, this is a battle but its a spiritual battle. Are you girded up with your armor in the spirit so that you can fight effectively? I hope so, if we continue fighting this battle in our natural strength we will fail. I hear the Lord saying, "if my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land ~ II Chronicles 7:14."
If we are to move forward, anything that we have in our hearts such as unforgiveness against anyone it needs to be released now (Matt. 5 22-24), so that we can pray effectively asking God to give us the strategies we need to overcome. The Bible says: " if any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." James 1:5
I believe we can expect that all things are working for the good even though it doesn't look good. This happened so God may be glorified.
Let us pray,
Father we thank you for your grace and mercy that is renewed every morning. I thank you that we are gaining a new spiritual perspective in respect to the death of Trayvon Martin. Lord we do not understand why but we're going to trust You, for You are justice. We will seek you first and your righteousness and every other thing will be added unto us. I thank you for strengthening the Martin family and using this as an opportunity to show how great you really are in their lives even though it appears in the natural that You are least. May we internalize that Your power is made perfect and weakness. I thank you for the wake up call in America, for You are truly up to something. I pray that our discernment will be sharpened so that when You speak we will move quickly! We will not operate from the flesh mentality, but under the directions of the Holy Spirit. Help us to always remember that change will not come by might, nor by power, but it will be by Your spirit .
in Jesus name,