FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

for whom the bell tollsDid Jesus die for the COLORED PEOPLE? The IMMIGRANTS? Did he die for the LGBT? YES. The SOCIOPATH? HE DID. Surprised? But Jesus did. He died for everyone. why do I say so? In the last two days I read the following Bible verses which clearly say so.
Romans 8:29-39; John 10:1-18; Isaiah 53:1-12; John 3:16-17; Romans 10:9-13,20; Galatians 3:5,13,26-29 and many more.

I quote below two passages which my spirit perceives are the messages for us (Christians and non-Christians) today. The verses clearly include all regardless of racial, social class, economic, gender, physical, mental, emotional, educational, ideological, or other status and conditions. Because Jesus said that the Bible is spiritual, I would include the spiritual status too.  Indeed, Jesus has put the spiritual status as foremost in the matters of God and His ministry on earth. His Kingdom is not like what Pilate had thought. Pilate thought it was a political, military, and geographical entity. But Jesus said “NO.” The apostle Paul said clearly that Christians’ enemies are not flesh and blood. They are spiritual. When evangelical Christians forget or do not know this vital truth, we cannot pray effectively as we focus on the wrong perspective.

As an ordinary watchman, I do not know how to explain to the churches which continue to walk not in the Spirit for that matter. Being spiritual is not an issue in societies used to encountering the spiritual realm as a reality and norm.

Being spiritual places us on the right level with right focus and perspective. King David won his battles because he sought spiritual help. He asked God. God answered him and gave him the right strategies. So did Moses, Joshua, Deborah, Samuel and all who engaged in war. They asked God. (They did not ask the evil spirits or those with the evil spirits.)
Being spiritual does not mean we leave this world or become indifferent. Look at King David, Moses, Joshua, Deborah, Samuel etc. They excelled in both civil and military governmental responsibilities, and continued to live in prosperity and success. Deborah was a housewife and a mother. But she was also a military strategist, counselor, commander and judge with spiritual insight. Christian spirituality wins war. The key is the Holy Spirit. (Zechariah 4:6)

Colossians 3:10-15 New Living Translation (NLT)
10 Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. 11 In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.
12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

Galatians 3:26-28 New Living Translation (NLT)
26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes. 28 There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Finally, I add a little poem here from which I quoted the title of this blog.

No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.
(John Donne)