Iconic humanitarians: God raises them up

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God looks for a good heart willing to commit to improving our social and spiritual condition. He is looking for voice who want to serve ALL people.

God looks for a good heart willing to commit to improving our social and spiritual condition. He is looking for voice who want to serve ALL people.

Iconic humanarians are sprinkled among us. Over the decades, there have been some amazing iconic humanitarians. We receently lost one, Nelson Mandela. To name a few in addition to Mandela, there were others like Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Harriet Tubman and Oskar Schindler. These people did things that seemed above what is humanly normal or possible.

These people were God apointed and God anointed. He put something special inside them. God gave them supernatural abilities and graces. He placed them in positions they could not have gotten any other way, but by divine appointment. The things they achieved could only be achieved by God’s grace and favor.

God enabled them to survive things that killed or debilitated others. For example, Nelson Mandela endured unimaginable horrible suffering in his life. Other iconic humanitarians had uncommon characteristics like amazing strength and courage, wisdom and charasmatic appeal. God gives some people the ability to be genius. He gives some a soft voice with mega power.

Supernatural is evident in the lives of certain people through their intelligence, their compassion and the doors that opened for them. God shields their minds and hearts from things and preserves them. God equips them especially for their task. If God did not raise up these apointed people, humanity would cease.

God raises up some on a grand scale, like ministers, certain celebrities and business people. I believe that God uses these people’s great influence and resources to change the world. God needs people to help sustain humanity and combat wicked forces. Some of these people are well known and some are heroic in obscurity. God does this.

When word of Mandela’s death went forth, I heard someone say, ‘there will never be another like him.’ Well, there’s not supposed to be. We are all one of a kind people. God is not going to stop raising up men and women like Mandela and other iconic humanitarians. There will be others. Perhaps not on such a large scale, but then again maybe so. Nonetheless, God will use them.

The voice of change is calling. You have to change to move forward. God looks for a good heart willing to commit to improving our social and spiritual condition. He is looking for voice who want to serve ALL people. We have to get into a place of responsibility lest our moral compass be desecrated and multitudes destroyed. Someone has to be appointed and anointed to stand no matter what.

With God all things are possible. Don’t always see the hands of “God, but you see his workings. “God gives some people the ability to be genius. He gives some a soft voice with mega power. God picks out these people, gives them supernatural wisdom and appeal” (Daniel 2:21 Jubilee Bible).

As we remember, honor and celebrate the iconic humanitarians and heroes of the past, we will begin to recognize new ones as God Himself raises up.

Janine Folks - Spiritual Columnist

About Janine Folks - Spiritual Columnist

Janine Folks is a licensed and ordained minister, inspirational writer of a weekly newspaper column, columnist for a national Christian magazine, self-published author of several books, and co-founder of a women’s prayer group called Women of Transition. Janine holds a B. A. in Liberal Studies with concentrations in Business, Sociology and Communications from the University of Michigan. Janine has studied Clinical Pastoral Education in Detroit, MI and works as a chaplain in the medical field. An avid roller skater, 2013 recipient of a Spirit of Esther Award from the Alliance of Women in Ministry, Janine lives in Michigan is a mother of three.