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God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible ~ Noah

Posted on March 19, 2019 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible


Noah 


God’s Purpose for Noah

After Adam sinned, the earth was filled with sin; the sin was so bad that the angels (the sons of God) were having sex with the daughters of men (Genesis 6:2). God called Noah as a preacher of righteousness to warn the people about the flood (2 Peter 2:4), because the earth was filled with sin and sin was continually running rampart (Genesis 6:5-7).


The fallen angels who had sex with the daughters of men are still chained today to be reserved until the day of judgment because of their atrocious (wicked) acts (2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6). Angels are given the ability to take on different forms, especially the form of humans. God told Noah to warn the people there was going to be a flood that would destroy everything on the earth (Genesis 6:11-13).


Warning!

God used Noah to tell the people that destruction was coming, and if the people had listened, they could go into the ark and be safe. The people had plenty of time to take heed.


The Detour

The people did not listen, and they took the wrong exit because they chose their own way (Genesis 6:13).


Consequence

The people never got on Route 66, because they would not listen to Noah and they were destroyed (Genesis 7:21-23).


GOOD NEWS!!!

Noah, his family and two of every kind of species went into the Ark that God had instructed him to build, and they were safe. The pitch inside and outside covered (sealed) them with His redemption (Genesis 6:14; Ephesians 4:30). These are other ways that the Ark was symbolic of Salvation, which comes through Jesus Christ. God spared them of His wrath that would come upon all the earth (Genesis 6:13).


Notice that there was one door to the Ark which was the only way they could enter (Genesis 7:1). Jesus is the door and the only way to Salvation (John 10:9, John14:6). God gave the invitation for Noah and his family to enter the Ark (Genesis 7:1, John 6:37), and God sealed them in the Ark, which is symbolic of eternal security (John 10:28-29, Ephesians 4:30).


Next: Abraham


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                       BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God's Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible ~ Adam

Posted on March 15, 2019 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible


Adam 


God’s Purpose for Adam

God created mankind to have fellowship and relationship with them. He made Adam an earthly king to rule the earth and live on the earth forever; Adam was given a wife, so they could replenish and multiply the earth (Genesis 1:2-8.).


Warning!

God told Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam’s wife, whom he named Eve listened to the devil and ate the forbidden fruit; she gave it to Adam and he ate the fruit (Genesis 3:1-6).


The Detour

Adam took a detour when he disobeyed God; he used his own efforts to be in right standing with God (Genesis 3:6-7). The only way Adam could get back on course was to do it God’s way. Adam’s efforts were not satisfactory; that is the reason God clothed them (Genesis 3:21). Adam was warned that in the day he ate the fruit he would die (Genesis 2:17), but he took a detour which led to severe consequences (Genesis 3:14-19).


The Consequence

Adam and Eve were evicted from the Garden of Eden and they could not get back in the garden due to the sin of disobedience (Genesis 3:23-24).


GOOD NEWS!!!

God designed Route 66 to bring them back to Himself (Genesis 3:15), through Jesus Christ. God sent the Savior to take away sins. The first Adam brought death on every human (Romans 5:12); the last Adam, Jesus Christ brought spiritual life (1 Corinthians 15:45-49). On Route 66 you will see examples of the Savior to come. You will not see Jesus’ name. However, He is seen through types and figures, and a foreshadow of things to come; until He is physically revealed.


Note

Since Adam represents the entire human race, man will not reign again until the end of Route 66; just as God’s plan was from the beginning (Ephesians 1:9-10; Revelation, chapters 21-22).


Next: Noah


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett            BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Introduction to Gods Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 3)

Posted on March 12, 2019 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Introduction to God’s Road Map to Heaven by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 3) 


As we travel on our earthly journey by way of Route 66, the Holy Spirit will be the Navigator, who will lead, guide and give warnings on the journey.


For the readers who are not born-again, this will help you to understand more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Good News) and the wonderful plan God has for your life. To the born-again, this will give you a better understanding of Salvation, which will help you to witness and minister more effectively.


You will learn more about seeing Jesus through types and figures – Moses and Joseph were a type of Jesus; foreshadows of things to come- the Passover; and how the prophets of old wrote about Jesus, and the prophecies that have been fulfilled.


Since Route 66 may be a long journey, there will be times when we need to stop to be refreshed. This is called a rest-stop or rest area (Mark 6:31). You will also learn what the Sabbath means (day of rest).


There will also be times when we will veer off course, but the Navigation System will keep prompting us to get back on Route 66; the only road from earth to heaven. I caution you to be mindful to stay on course. Exiting off Route 66 to another road is dangerous and confusing.


There were some people in Genesis who did not follow directions; they were sidetracked and went in another direction which caused some major problems. I am going to share about a person who went in the wrong direction, the consequences and how God made a way for him and his wife despite their wrong choices. God’s love brought Adam and Eve back to Himself (Genesis 3:21), by way of Route 66; the road that is paved with redemption (Hebrews 9:12).


Next: Adam


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett              BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Introduction to God's Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 2)

Posted on March 8, 2019 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Introduction to God’s Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 2) 


Some of these messages were posted earlier in 2018. However, after being led to do daily snippets about People of Color from the Biblical Perspective, I believe the readers will get a better understanding of who Jesus is throughout the entire Bible.


Let’s go to why a body was prepared in the Person of Jesus, who is the Second Person of the Godhead (Hebrews 10:5). This was so God/Jesus could identify with humanity: Seeing then that we have a Great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:14-15).


The only way to become more intimate with Jesus is to know that He has been and will always be (Revelation 1:8, 22:13), this will cause your witness will be more effective to give others the answer of the hope that is in you about this wonderful Salvation that you have (1 Peter 3:15). You will understand that the entire Word of God is the Good News (Gospel) of Jesus Christ from the beginning to the end of the 66 books.


Why it is necessary to understand who Jesus Christ is throughout the entire Bible? Many people acknowledge that there is God or a god, but when it comes to Jesus, they do not believe that Jesus is God in the flesh (John 1:14).


For instance, there is a group who say that Jesus was a prophet like Moses. The Word of God says the Apostle and High Priest of our profession is Jesus Christ (Hebrews 3:1-6). Moses said that a prophet greater than himself would come after him (Deuteronomy 18:15). Jesus told some men on the road to Emmaus who He was, and He said it was written by Moses (Luke 24:13-35).


There is another group who say that Jesus was a god in John 1:1. A god can be anything, but Jesus was the GOD in the flesh (John 1:14). This is why the children of God need to defend the faith; no arguing (Philippians 1:7-9, Titus 1:9). But you cannot not defend the faith unless there is an understanding of who Jesus is from the beginning to the end (Revelation 22:13).


This series will reveal to the readers God’s plan for mankind from Genesis to Revelation. There will be some highlights of events that will help you to understand each of the 66 books of the Bible, and some principles that are beneficial for God’s children as they travel from earth to heaven.


You will also read and understand the different time periods and what they have meant in the past, the importance of today’s time-period or dispensation, and where we will be throughout eternity. This awesome journey will let you know the ultimate love of God and His perfect blue-print for our lives.


Next: God’s Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 3)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Introduction to God's Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible

Posted on March 5, 2019 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Introduction to God’s Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible 


This series will reveal to the readers, God’s plan for mankind from Genesis to Revelation. There will be some highlights of events that will help you to understand each of the 66 books of the Bible, and some principles that are beneficial for God’s children as we travel from earth to heaven.


You will also read and understand the different time periods and what they have meant in the past, the importance of today’s time-period or dispensation, and what will happen to us throughout eternity. This awesome journey will let you know the ultimate LOVE of GOD and HIS perfect blue-print for our lives.


The Almighty God in His great love for humanity created a perfect place to have relationship with mankind. However, the man rebelled against God and he was cast out of the place that was made for him to live forever (Genesis 3:22-24). God made a way for mankind to be redeemed to Him through Jesus Christ; this is what the entire Bible is about.


Life’s a journey – God (Elohim- plural) initiated His plan and the Godhead (God, the Father; God the Son-Jesus and God the Holy Spirit) was involved in creation and is still involved in our lives.


Prior to the journey, there had to be a beginning: God said (He spoke): Let Us make man in our image (Genesis 1:26). When God said: Let Us, He is talking about The Triune God, or God in three Persons (Elohim), not three different Gods, but one God in Three Persons.


Humans are the only part of God’s creation that are in the image of God, we are made of three parts – spirit, soul and body. Animals have a body and soul – the plant life have a body only. The angels that God created have a soul and spirit, but they can take on different forms; especially the forms of humans (Genesis 6:2, chapter 19).


You see the Spirit of God in creation (Genesis 1:2, 26), but where is God’s Son Jesus revealed in creation? For in Him all things were created (John 1:3, Colossians 1:15-17). This is further confirmation of who Jesus, God’s Son is: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word (Jesus) was with God and the Word was God. The same was  (Jesus Christ) in the beginning with God (John 1:1-2).


God draws people to Him (John 6:44) and His Spirit gives life (Romans 8:10), we are born of the Spirit (John 3:8.), we are baptized into Christ by the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13).


Jesus carried out God’s plan when He died for the sins of the World; He rose from the dead for us to be born-again (1 Corinthians 15:12-19). Salvation came through Jesus Christ, as the Holy Spirit’s power drew us to Him (1 Corinthians 12:13).


While traveling on life’s journey, the Holy Spirit, our Navigator will lead us as we surrender to Him (John 16:13).


Next: Introduction to God’s Road Map by Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus in Every Book of the Bible (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                         BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 29 Snippet For Leap Year "Lest We Forget"

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)

Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 29 Snippet


For Leap Year – “Lest We Forget”


Today, as the conclusion of the 29 Snippets is posted, I am excited because it was confirmed several times to continue with these posts. The devils were attacking me throughout this process, but God gave me courage to continue despite the obstacles. Writing and posting these Snippets daily was not easy, but it was worth it!


Although today is March 1, 2019, I am writing because leap year occurs every four years on February 29. Since that is so and there will be a span of time between what you have learned about people of color from the Biblical perspective, this is to encourage the readers to not forget so you will not fall back into that old mindset. These Snippets that I was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write have set some people free.


The Apostle Paul wrote this: Stand fast with the liberty which Christ has set you free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage (Galatians 5:1).


Please do not forget that you are a person of color, not black. You are not cursed; you are blessed. Nobody can curse what God has blessed, but if you allow people to define who you are, you cannot walk in freedom. Chains cannot be broken unless you know the truth as to who you are – Jesus came to set the captives free (Isaiah 61:1).


White is not a color, everybody has some color in their skin. Caucasians are the pale colored. I believe the name was changed to white people because white means purity and it gives a sense of superiority. This is ridiculous because white is colorless. You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free (John 8:32).


God's children are to see through the eyes of LOVE!


Next: Bi-Weekly Snippets Introduction to God’s Road Map to Heaven Way of Route 66 ~ Seeing Jesus Through Every Book in the Bible


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                                     BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 28 Snippet ~ Is Your Name Written in the Lamb's Book of Life?

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 28 Snippet

Is Your Name Written in the Lamb’s Book of Life?


You have learned about the church or the body of Christ, and what it has been called to do.


These are very important elements of truths that need to be understood:


1) The church is not in you, you are the spiritual church and if it wasn’t for the children of God there would be no church. The church consists of a body of born-again believers (1 Corinthians 12:27).


2) You must understand that water baptism does not save anyone and that it is only to be done after a person receives Jesus as their Savior (Matthew 28:19-20).


The sole purpose of water baptism is to show others that we are unashamedly being identified with the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ; we died to the old life, buried our past and we were resurrected into a new life (Romans 6:4). Does this say that we will never sin? Of course not! As long as we are in these flesh bodies, we are still being worked on. The precious blood of Jesus was shed to bring Salvation (Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14) and whenever we sin as a child of God, Jesus’ precious blood cleanses us from all those unrighteous acts (1 John 1:9).


3) You cannot obtain eternal life because one of your family members who attend church; they may not b be born-again either. It takes the blood of Jesus Christ alone to bring new-life (2 Corinthians 5:17).


4) Singing and shouting will not bring eternal life, Salvation has nothing to do with emotions. I went to a Nursing Home to minister with someone many years ago; a lady had been given the plan of salvation and it seems as though she received Christ as Savior by her confession, but she thought she was supposed to feel something. The lady didn’t understand, so it was explained to her that salvation was confession with the mouth and belief in her heart that Jesus died for her sins ….. (Romans 10:9-10).


There have been other occasions where the Spirit of God led me to people who were dying and had been in church for years, but they were not born-again. These people (quite a few) received Christ within hours before they passed.


Even still, there was a situation where someone very close to me had been in church for many years; attended Bible Study, Sunday school, sung in the choir, was involved in other ministries and supported whatever was going on in the church. Lightly put, they were there every time the church doors opened.


I wanted to make sure this person was not religious, but that they understood what Salvation was. When the person passed a couple months later, I was saddened to see her go, yet my soul rejoiced to believe without a doubt that she was with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8.).


Not only am I writing these prophetic messages to lovingly warn and bring correction, it is to open the eyes of those whom Satan has blinded, this helps to protect God’s precious sheep. My evangelist office is to carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth. How is that happening? Through the blogs, and personal witness to whomever or wherever the Lord sends me (Isaiah 6:8.). I am so passionately concerned for souls and that their names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (Revelation 21:27).


Day 29 -Leap Year Snippet Lest We Forget (Galatians 5:1)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett           BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 27 Snippet The Church is to be Different (Part 2) Revelation, Chapters 2-3

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective 


Day 27 Snippet The Church is to be Different (Part 2) – Revelation, Chapters 2-3


Since we are still living in the church age and looking forward to Jesus’ return, the church has not been perfected yet. When Jesus told John to write to the seven churches in Asia, He commended some of them for their good works, and warnings also came to some.


Each church had its own issues, as it is with the churches today. I am starting from the first till the last church.


1) Ephesus was called the loveless church (2:1-7): John starts with the angel (messenger) who is the pastor, and the commendation for their good works; they hated the doctrine of the Nicolaitans just as Jesus did. This doctrine divided the priesthood from those that would be considered the ordinary people. Jesus said they were all brothers (Matthew 23:8.) Jesus had something against them because they had left their first love; their love for Christ had diminished.


2) Smyrna, the persecuted church (2:8-11): No issues; this church was a suffering church who was in poverty and being tribulated, but they were rich in Christ. They were encouraged to be faithful until death.


3) Pergamos, the compromising church (2:12-17): They were commended for keeping the faith in Christ; yet they tolerated immorality and idolatry. They held onto the doctrine of Balaam, they were a stumbling block to Israel, ate things that were sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. There were those who held on to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans that Jesus hated. Standing out among others and being elevated. This is what Roman Catholicism practices- the priest, pope and titles of exaltation; they wore fancy elaborate robes. The podium that high and put them above everybody when they were speaking. Jesus hated this; He told them to repent.


4) Thyatira, the corrupt church (2:18-19): They loved, served and were patient, but they tolerated the cult of idolatry and immorality. The church allowed the Jezebel spirit to influence them. It was said to be a city that sponsored idolatrous feasts and orgies.


5) Sardis, the dead church (3:1-6): Some kept the faith; they are told to repent and strengthen what remained.


6) Philadelphia, the faithful church (3:7-13): They persevered in the faith and there was no criticism.


7) Laodicea, the lukewarm church was given no commendation (3:14-22): This church really thought they had it going on. They said they were rich and wealthy and had need of nothing, but Jesus said, you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in fire, that you may be rich; and white garments that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed and anoint your eyes with eye salve that you may see. As many as I love I rebuke and chasten, therefore be zealous and repent. Christ wanted them to be rich in Him and clothed in His righteousness, he warned them to stop before they would be exposed, and He wanted the blinders to come off their eyes.


Do you see your church in this message?


Day 28 Snippet Is Your Name Written in the Lamb's Book of Life?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                    BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG

 

Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 26 Snippet ~ The Church is to be Different

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets



Day 26 Snippet ~ The Church is to be Different


Now that many of you have learned the TRUTH about what we will be like when we see Jesus; that we will be glorified just as He is glorified; we all will have a bronze complexion. This means that every child of God will be glorified regardless if they fulfilled their assignment; finished their course.


Yet, we are called to fulfill our destiny and when it doesn’t happened, the status of rulership will be different. In other words, everyone will receive a crown, but the rewards are received according to works (1 Corinthians 3:11-15). We are not saved (born-again) by works (Ephesians 2:8-9), however, we have specific assignments (gifts and calling) that have been given to us (Matthew 25:14-30, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:8-11, Ephesians 4:11).


Let’s get to the church, which consists of a body of born-again believers and how we are to be different. First of all, there is a great divide and because of the divide many don’t experience a life of victory. These are some of the reasons that go on in the church that we need to repent from:


1) Feeling superior to others- I was in a church that the gifts were operating in and the manifestation of that superior attitude was revealed. The truth is that these people were babies (1 Corinthians 3:1-3), they needed to be trained. That is what the five-fold ministry Elders are assigned to do in the church. Because the church is not doing what God called her to do, there is a great divide (Ephesians 4:11-16).


2) Some pastors wanting to be put on a pedestal and think God reveals more to them than others. By the way, there are some that operate in the prophetic office who feel that they are God’s mouthpiece and they are more special to God than His other children. The true and living God that I know does not make a distinction in His children; everybody is one and the same in Christ (Galatians 3:28-29). Repentance is necessary.


3) Those who have put others on a pedestal and made a god or idol of them need to repent. The Lord God Almighty said He would have no other gods before Him (Exodus 20:3). The division in the church was about putting someone on a pedal. Paul wrote this: Is Christ divided, who was crucified for us? (1 Corinthians 1:12-13). It certainly was not Paul or Apollos.


4) There is a great divide because many people in the body of Christ are still babies (1 Corinthians 3:1-3) - envying strife, divisions (schisms), including what is called racism.


5) There are consequences to ungodly attitudes and actions. Many do not realize why they are sick and even some die because of ungodly actions. In the Church of Corinth, they fellowshipped over a meal and then there was communion, just as Jesus and the disciples did at the last supper (Matthew 26:26-29). There were people of different statuses in the church.


The more prominent ones ate the meal and drank the wine (got drunk); the ones of lesser status didn’t have anything to eat and drink. The prominent ones had superior attitudes. Paul told them they had food and should eat at home (1 Corinthians 11:17-34). This caused division in the church, many were sick, and some died because of their ungodly attitudes.


6) Unbelief /Pride – most of this has to do with the intellect; people leaning to their own understanding, rather than trusting God (Proverbs 3:5-6, Hebrews 11:1, 6). Many are caught up in the I syndrome, which is a spirit that has come from and through the devil for ages. It usually makes people feel good when the focus is on them; whatever is done should point to God.


Day 27 SnippetThe Church is to be Different (Part 2) – Revelation, chapters 2-3


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett          BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Description of Jesus (Revelation 1:12-18) Snippet 25

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Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Description of Jesus (Revelation 1:12-18

Snippet 25


For many years I have heard people saying that Jesus’ description was physical. When we look at the Word of God, there are natural/physical things that occur, but it also spiritual.


These are the characteristics of Jesus that John wrote:


1) Seven golden candlesticks - represent the church in its perfection



2) One like the Son of Man clothed with a garment down to His foot and girt about with paps of a golden girdle – dressed like a King with a golden girdle. Jesus came and fulfilled His role of Priesthood (Frankincense); Jesus sacrificed His life that we would have a new life (Myrrh), Gold is symbolic of His Kingship. The gold, frankincense and myrrh were brought to Jesus by the wise men when He was a baby (Matthew 2:11), prophecy of what would take place in the future.



3) His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow - His hair was radiant and was shining like a bright light.



4) And His eyes were as a flame of fire – They were piercing; He could see through whatever His eyes focused on.



5) And His feet like unto fine brass as if they burned in a furnace – they were purified and glorified, similar to how gold is refined.



6) And His voice as the sound of many waters – It was a booming sound of a waterfall, thunderous.



7) And He had in His right hand seven stars, and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword. the number seven means perfection. His Word is more powerful than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). The Word will destroy all the armies during the war of Armageddon. The stars He had in His right hand meant a place of honor of the church; it was like Jesus when He sat on the right hand of God the Father.


8.) And His countenance was as the sun shined in its strength. This was His glorified appearance and the church that He’s coming back for has been perfected.



You will be like Him, if you really have a relationship with Jesus. What do I mean? You must receive the Jesus who has these attributes and characteristics.


It does not matter if you have the palest complexion or the darkest complexion, everybody will be the same complexion our glorified Jesus is, because we will be glorified. You must remember that God is going to restore everything back to its original state, which includes the color that He created Adam to be (ruddy, reddish brown), simply put – Bronze!


We don’t know what Jesus will be like when He appears, but we will be like Him (1 John 3:2). We will be like John described the glorified Jesus.



Next: Day 26The Church is Called to be Different



Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                        BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 24 Snippet ~ Paul the Apostle was Thought to be an Egyptian

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 24 Snippet ~ Paul the Apostle was Thought to be an Egyptian


The story of Saul is an amazing encounter that brought him Salvation (Acts 9:1-9). He was a man of color and was educated by the best scholars; came from a prominent family, was of the tribe of Benjamin, the youngest son of Jacob. The Benjamites were one of the 12 tribes of Israel, whose former name was Jacob (Genesis 32:28). Although Paul was from ancestry of Benjamin, he was a Roman citizen (Acts 22:27-28).


Before Paul’s conversion, he persecuted Christians (Acts 8:3, Galatians 1:13-16). After Stephen preached the people were so upset that they stoned him to death and a witness laid his coat at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul (Acts 7:54-58).


Paul’s reputation was so bad that when God told Ananias He was sending Paul to him so the scales would be removed from his eyes, Ananias did not want to be bothered with him. God told Ananias that Paul would suffer many things for the sake of the Gospel; that he also would be sent to the Gentiles/Caucasians (Acts 9:10-20). Sometime after Saul’s conversion (new-birth), his name was changed to Paul (Acts 13:9).


Paul’s complexion was like the Egyptians; the people asked him if he was the Egyptian who let out into the wilderness 4,000 murderers? (Acts 21:38). Paul said, I am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, not of that mean city (Acts 21:39).


Paul wrote more books than anyone else in the Bible. The 12 Epistles (letters) are attributed to him and some say he also wrote the book of Hebrews because the writings are similar to his other books. Just look at God and how He worked in Paul’s life; he knew it was by God’s Grace that he was what he was (1 Corinthians 15:10).


So, regardless of what you have done, God can turn your situation around. His Grace extends beyond any sin you have committed or ever will commit (Romans 5:20).


I know, because He took all of my bad mess and cleaned me up (John 15:3, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Titus 3:5-7) and I am still being worked on, it’s a process (Philippians 2:12-13).


Next: Day 25 SnippetDescription of Jesus (Revelation 1:12-18)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett           BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Simeon, Called Niger- Day 23 Snippet

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Simeon, Called Niger – Day 23 Snippet


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Snippet 23 ~ Simeon, Called  Niger


Somebody has not searched the scriptures to see clearly what the Word of God is saying about people of color, throughout the Bible.


Acts, chapter 2, clearly states that the men who had gathered in Jerusalem were devout Jews from many nations. It is also known that Peter was also Jewish; he didn’t want to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a Gentile/Caucasian (Acts 10:9-48).


As we journey toward Acts 13:1, it is clearly shown that Simeon who was called Niger was one of the teachers or prophets at the church in Antioch. Some people say Simeon was called Niger because Niger means black. People were often referred to by the place where they lived. For instance, Jesus was called Jesus of Nazareth because he spent most of His life in Nazareth. Simon of Cyrene, Africa was the person who carried the cross for Jesus.


For your information, nigger derives from Niger (black); that’s a negative derogatory word that should never be used among God’s children, chink for Asians, crackers (poor whites) for Caucasians (Gentiles). These terms are contemptuous.


Let’s go to certain prophets and teachers: Simeon called Niger, Barnabas, Lucius of Cyrene and Manaen who were people of color and the awesome ministry they were assigned to do (Acts 13:1).


I thank God my Father and the prompting of the Holy Spirit to search the scriptures and historical accounts to open my eyes and the eyes of people, regardless of their nationality. It is important to know that all of us are God’s workmanship (His masterpieces) – (Psalm 139:13-17, Ephesians 2:10).


Next: Day 24 SnippetPaul, the Apostle was thought to be an Egyptian


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                        BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 22 Snippet -The Church (Pentecost)

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 22 SnippetThe Church - Pentecost


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


The Church – Pentecost


I want to share what Jesus said to Peter about His church, not Peter’s church (Matthew 16:18). Jesus is the Rock (Chief Cornerstone or foundation of the church); Peter was the little rock (petra) that Jesus used on the day of Pentecost to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:14-47) and God added to the church those who should be saved. The church was built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20). The church is a body of believers who can only be born-again or obtain new life (Salvation) by the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13).


I pray that you also have you received the baptism with the Holy Spirit, which is evidenced by speaking in tongues. If not, you are not experiencing the power that God desires for each of His children to have. The devil wants you to believe that tongues is not for today and that this was for the beginning of the church only.


If that was true, then why do some of God’s children speak in tongues and others do not. And why did Paul write about the gifts in Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4? There are some things that cannot be done without this power and the devil knows it; that’s why he wants God’s children to be ignorant and remain without power.


Jesus told the disciples/apostles to wait in the Upper Room until they received power from on high (Luke 24:49). I want to remind you that the disciples became born-again while they were with Jesus (John 20:22).


The Power that Jesus was talking about what would happen when the Holy Spirit came upon them while they were waiting in the Upper Room, praying and fellowshipping. This Dunamis (dynamite explosive) empowerment gave them to the ability to witness and minister (Acts 2:1-8).


The day that this powerful event took place is called Pentecost (Acts 2:1), when the Spirit of God lit on each of them and they began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4). Remember, I am still talking about Jews; not all Jews rejected Jesus. Devout Jews from every nation (not race) were dwelling in Jerusalem- listing of nations are in verses 9-11.


This was the beginning of the church age, which is called the dispensation of, or time period of Grace, and everything that happened then will continue until Jesus returns. This includes carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ; signs, wonders and miracles (Mark 16:14-20).


Next: Day 23 SnippetSimeon the Teacher from Cyrene and Other Teachers


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective Day 21 Snippet ~ The Last Supper, the Cross and the Resurrection

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ The Last Supper, Death on the Cross and the Resurrection 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 21 SnippetThe Last Supper, the Cross and the Resurrection


Yesterday’s Snippet was about Jesus and His disciples. Today, the concentration is on the final days of His life on earth, His death and resurrection.


This has been a major issue of hypocrisy and lies for many years pertaining to the Last Supper. The artistic paintings of Jesus and the disciples were Caucasians/Gentiles. And, they were hung on walls in some quote on quote black churches. The people of color did not know any better and at the time I didn’t either.


Years later, up comes this one with Judas as being the only “quote on quote” black person. So where does that lie come from? The devil of course! Many people of color have been called black because black means to be cursed. People, please open your eyes to what the devil has been doing against these particular nations. These nations are direct descendants of Abraham or the spiritual seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:28-29). They have suffered so much because the devil hates God and His children.


I wrote in the previous message that Jesus was a person of color and so were His disciples. They lived in the Middle East; the people in that area and surrounding areas were people of color. There are many paintings and none of them are true. No one knows what Jesus looked like; but when He is painted a person of color, that is true!


Another lie is, drawings of the Last Supper shows Jesus and His disciples sitting around a table; not true. It was customary during those times for people to sit on the floor and eat.


Let’s go to Jesus going to the cross at Calvary or Golgotha Hill, outside of Jerusalem (Matthew 27:33-35, Luke 23:33); the cross was quite heavy and Simon of Cyrene Africa who was a person of color, carrying the cross for Jesus (Matthew 27:31) who was portrayed to be white (Caucasian/Gentile). Simon and Jesus were people of color. You will not find some of these facts in the Bible, but a study of History will give insight about Jesus and others.


Jesus hung on the cross, was buried and the third day (Matthew 27:63, 1 Corinthians 15:4), He rose with all Power (Matthew 28:18-20) and commissioned His disciples to carry the Gospel to a dying world that Satan is the god of, and he is the one that still put blinders on peoples’ eyes (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).


Please stop believing the lie and search for the truth, which brings freedom when you know who you are in Christ, which includes the color of your skin. You can truly say: “I’m proud to be a person of color”.


Day 22 Snippet The Church


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                     BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 20 Snippet ~ Jesus and His Disciples

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 20 SnippetJesus and His Disciples


We are now moving from the message of one of the greatest kings who ever lived to the One who is the soon coming and greatest King of all. I am sharing a brief history of who Jesus; John the Baptist and the 12 disciples were.There were more than 12 disciples, but these were the ones who remained with Him.


John the Baptist was the forerunner who announced the coming of the Messiah (John 1:19-30). He also was a cousin of Jesus. John’s mother Elizabeth was Jesus’ mother Mary’s cousin (Luke 1:36). These women and their husbands were of Jewish descent.


Jesus began His public ministry when He was 30 years old (Luke 3:21-23), called His Jewish disciples and they walked with Him for three years according to historical calculations. However, they did not understand (Luke 18:34) many things He said and taught them (Matthew, chapters 5-7). He was deserted by all of them (Mark 14:50), denied by one of them (John 18:13-27) and betrayed by one who was the treasurer (Luke 22:3-4, John 13:29). Jesus was rejected by His own people (John 1:11).


The Jews were expecting Jesus to set up His kingdom while He walked on the earth. They desperately wanted to be free from Roman (Gentile) oppression. When Jesus didn’t meet their expectations, they wanted Him crucified; one week He was called Hosanna in the highest’, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord (Mark 11:8-10) and the next week they were shouting: Crucify Him (Luke 23:21).


I stated in two previous messages that Hollywood had Moses and Samson portrayed as men of color, but not my Jesus. I was moved more by the “Passion of Christ” than any other so- called Christian movie. But, as I was led by the Spirit of God to write these messages, my eyes came open to the truth pertaining to Jesus’ complexion. Mel Gibson had a person of color portraying Jesus, but he was not the color that Jesus was. Jesus was from the Middle East; His complexion was brownish or darker olive to moderate brown.


Next: Day 21 SnippetThe Last Supper, Death on the Cross and the Resurrection


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                       BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~Day 19 Snippet ~ Solomon (person of color)

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets                 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 19 SnippetSolomon (person of color)


Today, the snippet is about King Solomon (David’s son) and his reign as king. God told David that Solomon would reign after him. GOD appointed Solomon to sit on his throne (1 Kings 1:30, 35). David said: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel who has given one (Solomon) to sit on my throne this day (1 Kings 1:48).


These are some things that happened after Solomon began to reign as King:


The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and asked Solomon what he wanted the Lord to give him. Solomon said: Give Your servant an understanding heart that I may be able to judge Your people; that I may be able to discern what is good and bad. And the Lord was pleased with Solomon’s speech…. And, the Lord said, because you have not asked for yourself, neither have you asked for the life of your enemies but have asked for understanding to discern judgment. I have given you a wise and understanding heart.


There has been none like you, neither will there be any after you. I have also given you what you didn’t ask, both riches and honor, so that there shall not be any among the kings like you all your days…. (1 Kings 3:5-15).


After Solomon awakened from the dream, two women (harlots) came to the king and stood before him; one woman had laid on her baby and it died. The woman took the other woman’s baby and they went to Solomon for him to decide who would get the living baby. Solomon was going to take the sword and saw the baby in half. One woman agreed, but the real mother wanted the baby to stay alive. Solomon gave the baby to the real mother.


All Israel heard of Solomon’s judgment and they feared the king, they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to do judgment (1 Kings 3:16-28). Solomon was considered the wisest man that ever lived. King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom (1 Kings 10:23).


Because David had blood on his hand for having Uriah killed (1 Kings 5:1-5), Solomon built the temple. However, David gave Solomon instructions on how to build the most magnificent temple that ever was built (1 Kings, chapters 6-8).


Kings came every year and paid tribute to Solomon (1 Kings 10:23-29). Even Queen of Sheba from Ethiopia paid tribute to King Solomon (1 Kings 10:1-6); his fame was widespread. The Queen said: Until I saw with my own eyes, the half had not been told to me (1 Kings 10:6-7).


Solomon was disobedient to the Lord’s command, in that he made alliance with the king of Egypt and married his daughter and women of other nations which was forbidden by The Lord (1 Kings 3:1-3). He also built temples to the gods of his many wives; he had 700 wives and 300 concubines (1 Kings 11:1-10).


Solomon reigned over Israel 40 Years (2 Chronicles 9:30) and the Lord magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel (1 Chronicles 29:25).


Regardless of the bad choices Solomon made, God still loved and used him. He not only repented, but Solomon’s experiences were written by him in Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon for us to be encouraged. When we get out of the will of God, His grace extends beyond any sin that is committed (Romans 5:20).


Note: Even though this Snippet is written for every nationality, so many people of color have been put down, labeled as black (cursed), and you need to be encouraged to know how God worked through people of color in the Bible days.


Next: Day 20 Snippet Jesus and His Disciples


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                          BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Snippet 18 David

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ David                      


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 18 Snippet David


Some people are really going to be surprised to see what Jesus looks like. He is not the Aryan with blond hair, blue eyes and keen features. I am addressing this today because this Jesus (a Man of color) who will sit on the throne of His ancestor David is totally different from most of the artistic drawings that have been seen for hundreds of years.


These Snippets are to free all people who have a different perception of the truth from the Word of God (John 8:32) opposed to what the world says. Satan, the father of lies (John 8:44) is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4) and he is a liar who has deceived many people for ages; he has influenced some people to believe they are superior over others


The original Jews were not mixed with other nations. They were specifically commanded by God not to mix with outside nations. Although everybody has the same blood-line of Adam (Acts 17:26), people were distinguished by nations or nationality, not by color. Everybody had similar complexions until they changed locations.


Now to David, a man of color (ruddy, reddish complexion). God said he was a man after His own heart (1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22). God took a shepherd boy and elevated him to king of Israel. Even though God knew David would have flesh (lust) problems, that he would lie and even have a man murdered, David was anointed by God to lead Israel (1 Samuel 16:12-13).


David committed terrible sins and he reaped what he sowed (Galatians 6:7); the sword never left his house because he took the wife of Uriah, a soldier and had him killed. David should have been at war with the other kings as was customary (2 Samuel 12:10). Even though David committed these sins, it did not change God’s love for Him.


Let’s get a clear understanding of Jesus being the Son of David; Jesus came through the Davidic line (Matthew 1:6). There was no other king that had a loving relationship with God as David did. He wrote most of the Psalms; he also was a man of war (2 Samuel 11:1). David stood out among all the other kings.


Let’s see what happens when it comes to Jesus sitting on the throne that David sat on in Jerusalem. Of the increase of His government and peace, there shall be no end, upon the throne of David … (Isaiah 9:7, Jeremiah 23:5, Luke 1:32). God said I will raise up one like David (Christ). God made a promise that one of his offspring would sit upon the throne and that the throne of His kingdom would be established forever (2 Samuel 7:16).


Any child of God who feels superior over others, is not acceptable. The Truth will make you free! (John 8:32)

Next: Day 19 SnippetSolomon


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                            BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Samson

Posted on February 17, 2019 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Samson 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 17 SnippetSamson


This Snippet has some important history that needs to be known as to how God used people of color, but also the call on some of their lives was unusual.


These are some women that God opened up their barren wombs: Sarah- Isaac’s mother (Genesis 21:1-3); Rebekah, the mother of Esau and Jacob (Genesis 25:21); Hannah, Samuels’ mother (1 Samuel 1:1-20); Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:7, 13, 24). God opened the womb of the wife of Manoah, who gave birth to Samson (Judges 13:2).


After Joshua died, the people of Israel continued to do evil in the sight of the Lord, and God continued to raise up people to deliver Israel from their enemies. God chose Gideon who did not have the faith at first (Judges 6:15), but his faith was strengthened (Judges, chapter 7). Deborah was strong in faith and she was a mighty woman of God and warrior for Him (Judges 4:1-6, 9, 24). Both Gideon and Deborah were called to deliver God’s people and they succeeded.


On the other hand, Samson who had been called by God continually dealt with lust; he had a woman problem. Samson did not take heed to his parents or to God, when he was told not to intermingle with women from other nations. Although there were many surrounding nations, they all were people of color.


Samson’s strength was in GOD through the covenant that was made concerning his hair, and when the Spirit of the Lord would come upon him, he had incredible strength. The Philistines had a woman to find out where his strength was, and eventually she convinced him into tell her. Delilah secretly had a man to come in and cut Samson’s hair while he was asleep. Samson woke up and found out his hair was gone and so was his strength.


The Philistines made a mockery of him before three thousand people, they put out his eyes; this was humiliating. Samson called upon the Lord and said: O lord God, remember me when I pray, and strengthen me only this once O God that I may be at once avenged for my two eyes. So, he took hold of the two pillars and killed more people in his death than he had killed in his life (Judges, chapters 13-16).


God’s Grace was with Samson, as it has always been; it’s just that the embodiment of Grace came through Jesus.


Hollywood did it again; Moses “The Prince of Egypt” was a man of color, they produced a movie called “Samson” and he also was a man of color.


Next: Day 18 Snippet David



Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                    BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective (Part 2) ~ Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily ~ Day 16 Snippet

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective (Part 2) ~ Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 16 Snippet 


I am going to pause and say this; some people have already said that since they know who they are in Christ, it doesn’t matter how others look down on them or call them derogatory names. Jesus was called bad names (Beelzebub); the Pharisees (religious leaders) said Jesus only cast out demons by Beelzebub, the prince of demons (Matthew 12:24). The question was asked referring to Jesus: Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? This was considered a bad city (John 1:46).


Jesus knew who He was and what He had to suffer through on this earth, so I agree. I don’t agree with those who don’t know who they are in Christ and have allowed the devil to make them feel inferior to others. The people who really know who they are in Christ will stand for truth and walk in freedom. You have rights, so don’t let the devil use others to make you think you are lesser.


Peter, a Jew and a person of color did not want to take the Gospel to the Gentiles (Caucasians) (Acts, chapter 10). He called them unclean; God said to Peter: Don’t called what I have cleaned, unclean (Acts 10:14-15). The Jews thought they were superior to other nations.


What gives us the right to think we are superior or to call someone ugly names? God does not approve of people looking down on others or calling them names that are derogatory.


Now to some women of color. You read how God used some women of color in the Old Testament; now you will see how He used women in Jesus’ time, and after the church age begin in the new Testament.


Mary Magdalene ~ Jesus cast seven demons out of her (Luke 8:2). Some say Mary Magdalene was a Jewish woman who was a prostitute. However, there is no evidence in the Word of God that she was a prostitute. Mary Magdalene and another Mary were the first go to tomb where Jesus was buried. When they saw that Jesus was not in the tomb, the angel told them go and tell the disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead. Two women were the first ones to carry the good news; they ran and told the good news (Matthew 28:1-8).


Philip’s Daughters ~ These women who prophesied, they were endowed with the gift from the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:19, 1 Corinthians 12:10).


Timothy’s Mother and Grandmother ~ These Jewish, women of color taught him the scriptures during his child-hood years (2 Timothy 1:5); this contributed to his success in ministry. They were the pillars that Timothy needed. God also used others to mentor and train Timothy, especially Paul, the Apostle. Paul also referred to Timothy as his son (1 Timothy 1:2), which of course meant that Timothy was his spiritual son. Timothy’s biological father was Greek (Acts 16:1-3), meaning that Timothy was of Greek and Jewish descendant. Timothy was circumcised a Jew.


This is just a small number of people of color God used in the Biblical times.


Next: Day 17 Snippet Samson


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                       BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 15 Snippet ~ Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~  Day 15 Snippet 

Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


I love to share biblical history because it exposes the lies that the devil had many people believing for years, including myself. I want all the people of color to be free, just as I have and am still being set free. The devil was and is the influence behind some people feeling superior over others. This can be so with any fair- skinned, pale or lighter complexion person, including people of color.


Rahab~ This Canaanite woman was spoken of in the previous Snippet; how God used her to help His people possess Canaan by hiding the men that were sent to spy the land (Joshua, chapter 2). After Jericho was destroyed (Joshua 6:24), Rahab and her family were spared (symbolic of Salvation) (Joshua 6:25). Can you believe it? Jesus came from the lineage of Rahab, a prostitute (Matthew 1:5).


This should open some peoples’ eyes to the erroneous belief that Mary the mother of Jesus was without sin. Everybody that ever lived was born in sin. That’s the reason Jesus’ birth was from the Holy Spirit, who overshadowed Mary and Jesus was implanted in her (Luke 1:35). If Jesus had been born of a man and a woman, He too would have been a sinner.


Deborah ~ was a woman of war; a great leader and she was a prophetess who helped an army to win the battle on behalf of her nation. She told Barak that the Lord said for him to go into war on behalf of Israel. Deborah went to war with Barak and they won (Judges 4:4-5:1-2). 


Naomi and Ruth ~ Naomi was a Jew who embraced her sons wives who were from the ungodly nation of the Moabites (Ruth 1:1-15). After the death of her sons, Orpah went back to her people, but Ruth decided to stay with Naomi, instead of going back to her country.


This is what Ruth said to Naomi: Intreat (to ask urgently and fervently) me not to leave you or return from following after you; for where you will go, I will go and where you stay, I will stay; your people shall be my people and your God my God (Ruth 1:16). Recently I saw a short story about Naomi and Ruth, and they had pale skin. That is not true; they were people of color.


Later Ruth married Boaz, a distant cousin of Naomi’s deceased husband, Elimelech (Ruth, chapters 2-4). Jesus also came through the lineage of Boaz (Matthew 1:5). Boaz and Ruth were from two nations, but they were people of color.


Esther ~ This Jewish Queen set her people free (Esther, chapters 7-9). For this to happen, she married an ungodly King to save her nation (Esther 2:17), which was symbolic of Jesus redeeming people from their sin.


You will not see the word God in this book, but He was there all the time. The evidence is this: God redeemed His people the Jews through Esther, just as He sent His son to redeem mankind back to Him.


Day 16 Snippet Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                   BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG



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