Remembering the Dreamer

MLK and his Bible

But let judgment roll down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream. Amos 5:24 ERV

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. quoted this powerful scripture in his famous I HAVE A DREAM speech. He believed God’s Word. He took his Bible, the one President Obama will place his hand upon next week, very seriously; so seriously that he repeatedly risked his life to proclaim its message of love for God and love for neighbor.

Uncle M.L., like everyone, was far from perfect, but he loved the Lord. It was God’s Word that he used to unite a movement and change our nation.

Uncle M.L. was born on January 15, 1929. In remembering him today, I can tell you that he was a kind and gentle man who was used as a strong prophet of God.

Many people called him the “Black Moses,” and the “Modern Day Apostle of Love.” He was a Baptist preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ who was also called to lead the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. loved Jesus and preached his Word. His sermons such as Rediscovering Lost Values and The Death of Evil on the Seashore reflect his devotion to the Lord and his obedience to God’s call. The themes of his teachings are strongly reflective of the need of God’s love, human repentance and forgiveness.

Dr. King was a family man. As one whose bloodline includes ancestors who were not only powerful Gospel preachers, but ex-slaves, Irish sharecroppers, educators, musicians, entrepreneurs and civil rights leaders, we can understand and appreciate how God called Dr. King as a modern day Moses and gave him a prophetic DREAM to help to set the captives free.

He and my father, Rev. A. D. King, are brothers, fallen soldiers of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement who now reside in Heaven. Many people don’t even know that Martin had a brother and a sister. He was a beloved uncle and family member.

The year 2013 will mark several significant landmark anniversaries including 150 years since the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, 100 years since the formation of the Federal Reserve System, 50 years since the MLK ‘I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH’, and the 40th year landmine Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in America. This will surely be a year of transition and there is a need for a deep spiritual awakening. In fact it’s time for America to wake up before the dream becomes a nightmare.

Thank God that Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. Happy Birthday Uncle M. L.

2 Responses to “Remembering the Dreamer”

  1. Justo Romero jr says:

    First saw you on Glen Beck show years ago. Your message/mission is a powerfull one, truly a message from God. The Unborn need a voice to change people’s hearts.
    You are blessed in this work that you do.

  2. J. Irwin Allen says:

    I too am a dreamer, much like Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. My dream would be to see all of your Uncle’s dreams come true in my lifetime. His dreams were truly God’s wishes for all Humankind. The shame of it all is that it appears there is far too much evil occupying our world. The most powerful evil emanates from the Middle East (Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen, ect) where the male psyche dominates and dreams of dominating more than the Women of their land. They dream of dominating the entire World with the Muslim Caliphate.

    Let’s pray and hope that the dreams of your Uncle and all who love him, will ultimately prevail. Some wicked battles may lay ahead, but God knows the heart of the righteous can overcome the evil that tries to dominate and control all Humankind.

    Praying with you for Peace and Good Will.

    J. Irwin Allen

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