For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle,
accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
Presently and unfortunately continuously as Black people, we face crises that demands a response, a pathway that directly addresses the unacknowledged and muted evil of racism, the malignant cancer that permeates our society’s structures and systems. The symptoms of structural and systematic racism, including but not limited to the atrocities of police brutality and individual as well as collective marginalization of Black people as destructive and dangerous demands, not a proxy response, but a personal lived experienced narrative. No one can speak to and/or more appropriately drive our narrative like us, the authenticity of our lived experiences informing, shaping, and executing that which will bring us life. These are perilous times and if we, as Black people, are going to successfully navigate and determine our pathway forward, we must lead as well as wean ourselves off the breast milk of others, including the well-meaning, for they are immune from our lived experiences of the malignancy that threatens our very life. There may be responsibilities and/or modalities of support for our cause, but be clear we must lead, go in for ourselves to Receive that which is necessary for our eternal flourishing. Christ died so we would have direct access to the Creator for both the revelation and power necessary to flourish in the life and life more abundantly promised. Originally, the High Priest on the Day of Atonement, a specific event, would access God on behalf of the people in order that they be reconciled with His purpose and plan for their lives. After the process of time, it became apparent that which separates from God, sin, resulted in a malignancy of exploitation and unrepentiveness among the leadership, their structures and systems as well as the people, consciously and subconsciously, so God sent His Son as a sacrifice. The sacrifice of Christ removed any and all barriers giving direct access to the revelation and power of God to Receive for ourselves in order to lead and drive our own narrative for flourishing in our life and life more abundantly. Catch The Wind of God’s Spirit to live and flourish, directly blowing on and to you!