A New Justice Movement
“Related to further healing the race issue, and a new justice movement, God gave me (Will Ford) a dream about the dreamer, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the dream, my friend Lou Engle and I were driving in a SUV to the church, but we couldn’t get there without picking up Dr. King. As we pulled up to his house, Dr. King came out with a white duffle bag with black handles. He went to the curb and dumped out everything in the duffle bag. Once it was empty, surprisingly, he threw away the bag as well. Dr. King then walked over to our vehicle, and opened the door to ride with us. This was consistent with anyone who desired involvement with Dr. King’s organization in the sixties. No one could be a part of the movement if they had racial hatred or bitterness in their heart. The Lord was saying to me, ‘Empty yourself of any souvenir of unforgiveness, bitterness, and resentment. Get rid of your ‘white baggage’, and ride in the new movement that will bring revival and justice to everyone in America.’” (William Ford, III)1
“Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” (Ephesians 4:3; NLT)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Whatever color you are, be bold and ask the Lord if you have any racial baggage. Don’t be afraid to let Him show you. Be quick to repent and ask Him to change your heart.
“While I’m all about us having a dialogue regarding race, etc., I want us to be very careful about not being divisive.”1 Pray that the Lord will “correct the narrative” and show us how to have racial dialogues that bring healing instead of dividing us further. Ask the Lord for His Spirit of Wisdom to be poured out. “The truth is we need each other’s perspectives to heal our today, so together we can shape a better future for our tomorrow.”1
Ask the Lord to put you in His unfolding storyline of racial reconciliation in America. “What storyline will you be a part of? The healing or the hurt? This is our shared moment in history.”1
A prayer you can pray:
Dear Lord, the United States is currently experiencing another wave of racial unrest. I want to be a part of the healing of this issue in America. To do that, I will need Your help, Lord, to see exactly what is in my heart and mind regarding race. Expose my heart, so that I can clearly see how to repent. I want to be one that could participate in Dr. Martin Luther King’s movement. I want to be a reconciler of men and a participant in this new justice movement. Give me the right words and the right actions that bring healing instead of further divisiveness.
I will ride in the new movement of revival and justice, and be a part of God’s storyline of racial reconciliation in America!
1 Excerpted from William Ford, III’s article with Dutch Sheets, “Our Race Dilemma – What Color is Your Baggage?” Elijahlist.com, July 12, 2016. 7/12/16.
Read more about William Ford, III here.