“So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.” Matthew 20:16 KJV
And. . .Here we are one hundred fifty-six years later, and another fight is won!
JUNETEENTH IS A NATIONAL FEDERAL HOLIDAY
What does this mean to the African American Community? Number one and for most is...”A PROMISE IS A PROMISE FROM GOD.” What is the promise? GOD promised His dear children that, He would never leave us or forsake them. (Deuteronomy 31:8) Never...means never.
When President Biden signed the bill on June 17, 2021, that JUNETEENTH is a Federal Holiday, it was GOD screaming out loud...A PROMISE IS A PROMISE. There was a lot of hard work put into a national marker be in place to commemorate that GOD keeps his promise to deliver His people in the last place. HISTORY was made for the BLACK SLAVES and their descendants. Just as GOD did with His chosen children, the Israelites slaves, when He used Moses to lead them out of Egypt. Thank you, President Biden, for allowing GOD to use you to sign a bill for such a historical event.
Spiritual Knowledge is Power…Educational Knowledge is Power…Here are some Juneteenth educational facts to remember when you teach your family and do your praise dance and give GOD the Glory for 156 years later. May the USA embrace this Federal Holiday.
Eight facts to know when you are commemorating Juneteenth and its history. (From The CNN Archives and OM comments)
The day's name is a blending of the words June and nineteenth.
It commemorates June 19, 1865: the day that Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their emancipation. That day came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Even after Lincoln declared all enslaved people free on paper, that hadn't necessarily been the case in practice. (O.Ministries...BUT GOD)
Juneteenth is also known as Emancipation Day. People across the country celebrate with food and festivities, much like the Fourth of July. (O.Ministres...LOOK HOW GOD PUT THE LAST FIRST…JUNE 19, THEN JULY 4).
All but one state and the District of Columbia recognize the milestone of Black liberation in some shape or form. For example, some companies honor the occasion by giving their employees the day off.
Despite being celebrated since 1865, it was only until 1980 that Texas became the first state to make Juneteenth a state holiday.
With President Biden’s signature, Juneteenth is the first holiday to be approved since Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which was established in 1983.
Juneteenth has often been overlooked by non-Black Americans and omitted from history books. However, momentum to recognize the occasion was generated by the Black Lives Matter movement last year. (O.Ministries...HALLELUJAH!)
Despite certifying Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Black Americans continue to face systematic challenges such as the racial wealth gap, disproportionate incarceration, and persistent health disparities. Therefore, activists say the holiday shouldn’t be seen as a substitute for substantive action but a step in the right direction. (O. MINISTRIES...AMEN)
A PROMISE IS A PROMISE FROM GOD!
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
Thank you for being the greatest promise keeper in life. May we praise you for those you use to bring Glory to your name for our good. And, may You Bless President Biden and the United States of America with great peaceful peace. -In JESUS name amen.
O. M. Nugget:
PRAYER AND HIS PROMISE EQUAL JUNETEENTH 2021.
Food For Thought:
“I prayed for freedom for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs."
- Frederick Douglass, a leader in the abolitionist movement