Jesus the Emancipator – 1
We fight demonic deception by telling the truth. One of the great deceptions of our time is this: “Christianity is the religion of slavery.” This lie comes from the tragedy of Christians buying and selling slaves in this country. However, at that time, the buying and selling of slaves was practically universal among all nations and peoples–a fact supported by the historians who have studied and written about slavery–like Mark Meltzer and Sean Stillwell.
The reality is that something happened around the year 1800 to transform the world out of slavery. That thing was: The Second Great Awakening. What caused this great awakening? King Jesus did. It was a feature of Kingdom advance in Britain and the U.S. Jesus decided it was time to get rid of the international slave industry that had bedeviled the whole world for centuries.
In the next few newsletters, I would like to summarize what I have written in Glory Through Time about the abolition and emancipation movements, and their roots in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
To introduce this subject, I deal with the issue of why we are so often blinded from seeing what Jesus does in answer to our prayer–“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” –And why, even when we see these things, we are so quick to forget the role that Jesus has had in transforming the nations. If Jesus hadn’t done these things, we would have very few of the blessings we take for granted today.