UNDERSTANDING BLACK HISTORY:

KNOWING GOD

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As ISAIAH:  “LIVE A LIFE OF DEDICATION TO GOD WITH FAITH & VISION,” Isaiah 6: 8b: “Here am I send me.”

 

(Carl A. Patton FJP will be the keynote speaker for a Black History Program “Poor Man’s Supper” at New Zion Baptist Church, Saturday February 27, 2010 at 4 pm, 809 MLK Blvd., Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sponsored by the Women’s Ministry, of the Chattanooga District).

 

EXCERPT: ARE PROPHETS AND HISTORIANS INSPIRED BY GOD?

 

Greetings Brethren,

 

Peace be unto you. The visionaries’ today look as did Isaiah through spiritual eyes. They look back, today and beyond. What do they see? Will the Prophets of Old allow us to see Heaven? This man became a critical thinker by relying on his on-going conversion to allow him to see. He thus looked back and stepped into his destiny. Therefore his heart embraced his destiny. Meanwhile his flesh was predestined but his heart remembered David. He thus acted on free-will.

 

Isaiah 6: 1 “In the year that king Uzziah died I also saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.”

 

The Lord Is Good He is Also Great

 

When the corrupt king died as he was

stricken with the leprosy this great prophet

rose up to write and talk looking back

then and beyond.

 

Meanwhile we can see him standing there as

a prince of prophets with Jesus on his

mind as he told them then and now

of the real King.

 

He picked up the telescope but God fixed

the sight. He might look far off and come

back to the time he lived. He also may know

little of what he wrote.

 

The teachers and writers of the New Testament

would interpret many of his thoughts. As this is

the role of the true Prophet. But what of the

Historian? Especially those of today.

 

Can we see God through the eyes of Isaiah?

Can we see the Black Experience and the

times of all of humankind in knowing God?

“I saw,” so said the Prophet.

 

This same Prophet also noted the train and

robe of the Lord. As He was high and lifted

up. His glory fills our hearts and minds and

motivates the Historians the Prophets to verse and prose.

 

Cont. Part 2: Excerpts from Understanding Black History: Knowing God

 

Peace and Paradise,

Dr. Carl A. Patton writing for the FreedomJournal Press 3 February 2010 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.

 

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