A Prayer of Forgiveness with Dr. Joseph L. Green

A Prayer of Forgiveness with Dr. Joseph L. Green

Pray this prayer of forgiveness to break down wounds passed down from one generation to the next. Hear how Dr. Joseph L. Green unites people to embrace our uniquenesses to be Kingdom Citizens.

33 Minutes • 17 days ago

Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: Dr. Joseph Green

Pray this prayer of forgiveness to break down wounds passed down from one generation to the next.

Hear how Dr. Joseph L. Green unites people to embrace our uniqueness to be Kingdom citizens.

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: This is a podcast about forgiveness; forgiveness that leads to reconciliation and a reconciliation that leads to a movement. I'm so excited to introduce you to a man that many of you know. His name is Joseph Green. He's a PhD and he's a pastor. He's got a heart to see forgiveness spread throughout our country as it relates to how we treat one another. I'll let him be more specific for you. We're going to get blessed today, and may I also say we're going to be held accountable for what you have to say today. We can't say that we didn't know, that we haven't been told, or that we haven't thought about it. You're going to force us to think through some things that maybe we've swept under the rug or swept outside of the church lobby. It's time to come to account for it and to ask for forgiveness and to build and build. So, I hope we do that with this podcast.

Dr. Joseph Green: Me too. I've pray that is the result as well. I do believe that God is going to do that.

Dr. Steve Greene: So, pastor, tell me about the ministry of reconciliation. Try to explain that for us so that we can come to where you are.

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·         Trayvon Martin: Moving from Tragedy to Reconciliation

Dr. Joseph Green: It was probably about five or six, maybe seven years ago, I started to see a lot of stuff that was happening in America. We know racism and prejudice and division has always been around, but it seemed like it was really rising to the surface once again. You had the Trayvon Martin incident, the Michael Brown incident, there was rioting, Black Lives Matter, all these things were happening. So, as I began to pray into that, I really felt like the Holy Spirit was saying, you’ve got to look deeper beyond the surface. there's a reason why these things are coming to the surface, coming to a head as it hadn't done for many years. So, with that, I began to really pray into the ministry of reconciliation. The Bible tells us that Jesus was reconciled back to the Father. And because of that, we have been given the ministry of reconciliation. So, I started to look and delve into the Scriptures about what is the ministry of reconciliation. We know we came from God and God had an original intent for us to be in His likeness and His image. Of course, because it would happen in Genesis 3 and other parts of the Bible, we were separated from God and we missed that and we lost that, the imago day as it was, the image of God. And so, the ministry of reconciliation was reconciling, going back to God's original intent and plan and purpose. In a nutshell, there were four major components of the ministry of reconciliation that I saw. First of all, it says, God created the heavens in the earth. So, he's the sovereign Creator of all things. He didn't just create the church, He created the heavens and the earth. The Bible says the spirit and the natural realm. The second thing it says is let us make man in our own image. So, God is pro-life because He's the creator and the source of life. He says male and female, He created them. So, male and female come together and the covenant of marriage is the image and likeness of God. Then the fourth thing I looked at was it said was let us. As I began to really study that out. Deuteronomy 6 says the LORD our God is one. But that word one is the Hebrew word echadh, which means He’s unified; He’s the unity. Some people call it the Trinity, whatever you might call it. Jesus prayed in john, Chapter 17, “Father, let them be one as Me and You are one.” So, that unity in the midst of diversity, every tribe and every tongue that was created by God, God's intention is for us to be reconciled not only to Him, but to each other. That made sense for me as to why there was such racial division and unrest and prejudice and bias that was really coming to the surface again. People were fighting across cultural and ethnic lines like never before, or hasn't been in recent times. I believe it's because the enemy is trying to as he always does, distort and twist and disrupt God's plan, which is for us to come together, every tribe and every tongue coming together as one. So, we started the ministry of reconciliation to re-establish the teaching principles of what is God reconciling us back to, what are we as a church supposed to be demonstrating for the world? If the church doesn't get it together as far as every tribe and every tongue, then how can the world do that? The thing that I see in churches is that we have been very separated. Some people have said the most segregated time in America is on Sunday during church services. So, reconciling every tribe and every tongue coming together, unity in the midst of diversity can't be something that just happens. It should be something that we as the church are pursuing, especially in this time and this season.

Charisma News Coverage of Racial Healing

·         Tony Evans Urges Racial Reconciliation in Zimmerman Verdict Aftermath

·         Help Start a Racial Reconciliation Movement

·         How the Church Can Lead Racial Reconciliation

Dr. Steve Greene: Yes, good word. I want to probe into this new thing you've started this year, a new project, because I believe that movements come out of this heart that you have for reconciliation. And, you're not the only one with his heart. I think we all cry out. There a lot of hands lifted across sanctuaries on Sunday mornings, crying out for, for lack of better words, some kind of spiritual reconciliation with all people of all races … that not just two that we are very concerned with today, but that all racial and ethnic groups be one. So, you started a movement? Can you tell us a little bit more about that?

·         Book Dr. Joseph Green to speak

Dr. Joseph Green: The 2019 Movement stems from the ministry of reconciliation because as I began to see some of the major hindrances of us coming together with this thing of racism, being an African-American male, I really started to focus on the African-American community because that was one of the primary targets. Like you mentioned, it happens between all various races and cultures. But this black and white issue had had been kind of the focus from Trayvon Martin to Mike Brown to some other things that were happening in this country. So, I started to look at the black community and some of the issues we were facing. There's a breakdown of the family. There's an attack on males, an attack on babies, and there's economic oppression. Then the Lord starts to show me some of the patterns in the Bible. So, there's this 400-year pattern throughout the scriptures. The first one was when God told Abraham, I'm going to make you a great nation and make your name great. I'll bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. Then the promise in Genesis 12 was that every nation would be blessed through Abraham's seed, which means all of us coming together in the spirit of unity because of Abraham's seed.

·         Genesis 15:13: Then He said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will live as strangers in a land that is not theirs, and they will be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years’” (MEV)

Then in Genesis 15, He tells Abraham but for sure, your descendants will go into Egypt for 400 years and then I'm going to deliver them. When I saw this time that God was going to deliver a people from bondage in Egypt, there was an attack on the males, an attack on the babies. Pharaoh says all male children, all male babies, are supposed to be killed by the Hebrew midwives. There was a breakdown of the family and the family structure, obviously. And, there was economic oppression. He said, I want you to make bricks without straw. So, he was oppressing them, wanting them to do more with less resources. Then the Holy Spirit was showing me that there's other patterns, but the second pattern is from the Old Testament to the New testament and it is called the silent years. So, the same thing was happening. Jesus was oming to bring deliverance in the earth. There was attack on the males, an attack on the babies, economic oppression, and there was a breakdown of the family. Now, to put it in modern terms, I look at it as the abortion industry. Even though African-Americans only makeup of less than 13 percent of the population, 35 percent of all abortions are done to black mothers. Then we make up about 7 percent of the population and 35 percent of abortions are done to black mothers, I look at the attack on the males. When you look at the incarceration rates, when you look in many of the urban areas where there's concentrations of black people, you see economic oppression. You see a breakdown of the family.

So, in 2019, 72 percent-plus of babies are born outside of wedlock in the black community. Now back in the 1960s, it was the opposite. Only 22 percent was born out of wedlock. So, I take that as a breakdown of the family. When you see those same patterns happening, and God says that at the end of that pattern, I'm going to send deliverance, and that deliverance is the reconciliation peace that we looked at. As I began to pray into that, I recognized that 1619 was when the first African slaves came to the British colonies of North America in what was known as the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. When I when I realized that and understood that 2019 represented the 400-year anniversary, and that the same pattern that had been happening throughout the scriptures was happening here in America, inside of me something began to stir. I felt like the Holy Spirit say, could it be that this is the generation that I am raising up to bring forth this reconciliation peace that helps to fulfill the promise that was given to Abraham, that every tribe and every tongue, every nation will be blessed and come together?

·         Galatians 3: If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (MEV).

Galatians 3 says that if we're in Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek, bond or free. We are all one and heirs according to the promise given Abraham. So, I believe that since we are all Abraham's seed, this is a time and a season that God wants to raise up people, His church, His body, His bride, to help to reconcile back to His original intent, plan and purpose, which is the foundation of the 2019 Movement.

Dr. Steve Greene: So, pastor, how's it going? What kind of progress are we making? We're a quarter of the way through the year. What's the status?

Dr. Joseph Green: It's been phenomenal. Actually, we launched it in September 2016 and since then, I've traveled various states and cities, and I've been able to present this. With the election of President Trump, and I'm not a Democrat or Republican, I'm a kingdom citizen. So, I'm not giving into partisan politics. But there was a lot of people … and I have pastors that are pastors of larger, multicultural churches, and they said that they saw friends that were friends for years split because of this political climate. Black members of their churches stopped coming because they were upset, and they said, I don't understand how this happened. We've been friends for 20 years. How did this happen? And so, as I began to really look at it, I recognized and understood that there was some things, and you had mentioned forgiveness, but I just recognize that there was some un-dealt with spiritual wounds that hadn't been addressed, which is a hindrance for reconciliation. So, every time I'm able to present it, at the end of the presentation, I've had people come to me and they said, man, thank I thank God that you presented that because it gave me a deeper spiritual perspective that helped to overcome this emotional brokenness that we've had and separation inside of the churches. It's really been a healing, a great healing opportunity, whenever I've been able to present it. That makes me know that it was God that gave it to me. I didn't come up with it on my own. It’s Holy Spirit-inspired.

For the rest of Dr. Greene’s interview with Dr. Joseph Green, please click here.

 

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: Dr. Joseph Green

Pray this prayer of forgiveness to break down wounds passed down from one generation to the next.

Hear how Dr. Joseph L. Green unites people to embrace our uniqueness to be Kingdom citizens.

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: This is a podcast about forgiveness; forgiveness that leads to reconciliation and a reconciliation that leads to a movement. I'm so excited to introduce you to a man that many of you know. His name is Joseph Green. He's a PhD and he's a pastor. He's got a heart to see forgiveness spread throughout our country as it relates to how we treat one another. I'll let him be more specific for you. We're going to get blessed today, and may I also say we're going to be held accountable for what you have to say today. We can't say that we didn't know, that we haven't been told, or that we haven't thought about it. You're going to force us to think through some things that maybe we've swept under the rug or swept outside of the church lobby. It's time to come to account for it and to ask for forgiveness and to build and build. So, I hope we do that with this podcast.

Dr. Joseph Green: Me too. I've pray that is the result as well. I do believe that God is going to do that.

Dr. Steve Greene: So, pastor, tell me about the ministry of reconciliation. Try to explain that for us so that we can come to where you are.

Charisma News Coverage of Trayvon Martin

·         Finding Hope After Trayvon Martin Tragedy

·         Pastors Preach with Trayvon Martin-Style Hoodies After Zimmerman Verdict

·         Trayvon Martin: Moving from Tragedy to Reconciliation

Dr. Joseph Green: It was probably about five or six, maybe seven years ago, I started to see a lot of stuff that was happening in America. We know racism and prejudice and division has always been around, but it seemed like it was really rising to the surface once again. You had the Trayvon Martin incident, the Michael Brown incident, there was rioting, Black Lives Matter, all these things were happening. So, as I began to pray into that, I really felt like the Holy Spirit was saying, you’ve got to look deeper beyond the surface. there's a reason why these things are coming to the surface, coming to a head as it hadn't done for many years. So, with that, I began to really pray into the ministry of reconciliation. The Bible tells us that Jesus was reconciled back to the Father. And because of that, we have been given the ministry of reconciliation. So, I started to look and delve into the Scriptures about what is the ministry of reconciliation. We know we came from God and God had an original intent for us to be in His likeness and His image. Of course, because it would happen in Genesis 3 and other parts of the Bible, we were separated from God and we missed that and we lost that, the imago day as it was, the image of God. And so, the ministry of reconciliation was reconciling, going back to God's original intent and plan and purpose. In a nutshell, there were four major components of the ministry of reconciliation that I saw. First of all, it says, God created the heavens in the earth. So, he's the sovereign Creator of all things. He didn't just create the church, He created the heavens and the earth. The Bible says the spirit and the natural realm. The second thing it says is let us make man in our own image. So, God is pro-life because He's the creator and the source of life. He says male and female, He created them. So, male and female come together and the covenant of marriage is the image and likeness of God. Then the fourth thing I looked at was it said was let us. As I began to really study that out. Deuteronomy 6 says the LORD our God is one. But that word one is the Hebrew word echadh, which means He’s unified; He’s the unity. Some people call it the Trinity, whatever you might call it. Jesus prayed in john, Chapter 17, “Father, let them be one as Me and You are one.” So, that unity in the midst of diversity, every tribe and every tongue that was created by God, God's intention is for us to be reconciled not only to Him, but to each other. That made sense for me as to why there was such racial division and unrest and prejudice and bias that was really coming to the surface again. People were fighting across cultural and ethnic lines like never before, or hasn't been in recent times. I believe it's because the enemy is trying to as he always does, distort and twist and disrupt God's plan, which is for us to come together, every tribe and every tongue coming together as one. So, we started the ministry of reconciliation to re-establish the teaching principles of what is God reconciling us back to, what are we as a church supposed to be demonstrating for the world? If the church doesn't get it together as far as every tribe and every tongue, then how can the world do that? The thing that I see in churches is that we have been very separated. Some people have said the most segregated time in America is on Sunday during church services. So, reconciling every tribe and every tongue coming together, unity in the midst of diversity can't be something that just happens. It should be something that we as the church are pursuing, especially in this time and this season.

Charisma News Coverage of Racial Healing

·         Tony Evans Urges Racial Reconciliation in Zimmerman Verdict Aftermath

·         Help Start a Racial Reconciliation Movement

·         How the Church Can Lead Racial Reconciliation

Dr. Steve Greene: Yes, good word. I want to probe into this new thing you've started this year, a new project, because I believe that movements come out of this heart that you have for reconciliation. And, you're not the only one with his heart. I think we all cry out. There a lot of hands lifted across sanctuaries on Sunday mornings, crying out for, for lack of better words, some kind of spiritual reconciliation with all people of all races … that not just two that we are very concerned with today, but that all racial and ethnic groups be one. So, you started a movement? Can you tell us a little bit more about that?

·         Book Dr. Joseph Green to speak

Dr. Joseph Green: The 2019 Movement stems from the ministry of reconciliation because as I began to see some of the major hindrances of us coming together with this thing of racism, being an African-American male, I really started to focus on the African-American community because that was one of the primary targets. Like you mentioned, it happens between all various races and cultures. But this black and white issue had had been kind of the focus from Trayvon Martin to Mike Brown to some other things that were happening in this country. So, I started to look at the black community and some of the issues we were facing. There's a breakdown of the family. There's an attack on males, an attack on babies, and there's economic oppression. Then the Lord starts to show me some of the patterns in the Bible. So, there's this 400-year pattern throughout the scriptures. The first one was when God told Abraham, I'm going to make you a great nation and make your name great. I'll bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. Then the promise in Genesis 12 was that every nation would be blessed through Abraham's seed, which means all of us coming together in the spirit of unity because of Abraham's seed.

·         Genesis 15:13: Then He said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will live as strangers in a land that is not theirs, and they will be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years’” (MEV)

Then in Genesis 15, He tells Abraham but for sure, your descendants will go into Egypt for 400 years and then I'm going to deliver them. When I saw this time that God was going to deliver a people from bondage in Egypt, there was an attack on the males, an attack on the babies. Pharaoh says all male children, all male babies, are supposed to be killed by the Hebrew midwives. There was a breakdown of the family and the family structure, obviously. And, there was economic oppression. He said, I want you to make bricks without straw. So, he was oppressing them, wanting them to do more with less resources. Then the Holy Spirit was showing me that there's other patterns, but the second pattern is from the Old Testament to the New testament and it is called the silent years. So, the same thing was happening. Jesus was oming to bring deliverance in the earth. There was attack on the males, an attack on the babies, economic oppression, and there was a breakdown of the family. Now, to put it in modern terms, I look at it as the abortion industry. Even though African-Americans only makeup of less than 13 percent of the population, 35 percent of all abortions are done to black mothers. Then we make up about 7 percent of the population and 35 percent of abortions are done to black mothers, I look at the attack on the males. When you look at the incarceration rates, when you look in many of the urban areas where there's concentrations of black people, you see economic oppression. You see a breakdown of the family.

So, in 2019, 72 percent-plus of babies are born outside of wedlock in the black community. Now back in the 1960s, it was the opposite. Only 22 percent was born out of wedlock. So, I take that as a breakdown of the family. When you see those same patterns happening, and God says that at the end of that pattern, I'm going to send deliverance, and that deliverance is the reconciliation peace that we looked at. As I began to pray into that, I recognized that 1619 was when the first African slaves came to the British colonies of North America in what was known as the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. When I when I realized that and understood that 2019 represented the 400-year anniversary, and that the same pattern that had been happening throughout the scriptures was happening here in America, inside of me something began to stir. I felt like the Holy Spirit say, could it be that this is the generation that I am raising up to bring forth this reconciliation peace that helps to fulfill the promise that was given to Abraham, that every tribe and every tongue, every nation will be blessed and come together?

·         Galatians 3: If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (MEV).

Galatians 3 says that if we're in Christ, there is neither Jew nor Greek, bond or free. We are all one and heirs according to the promise given Abraham. So, I believe that since we are all Abraham's seed, this is a time and a season that God wants to raise up people, His church, His body, His bride, to help to reconcile back to His original intent, plan and purpose, which is the foundation of the 2019 Movement.

Dr. Steve Greene: So, pastor, how's it going? What kind of progress are we making? We're a quarter of the way through the year. What's the status?

Dr. Joseph Green: It's been phenomenal. Actually, we launched it in September 2016 and since then, I've traveled various states and cities, and I've been able to present this. With the election of President Trump, and I'm not a Democrat or Republican, I'm a kingdom citizen. So, I'm not giving into partisan politics. But there was a lot of people … and I have pastors that are pastors of larger, multicultural churches, and they said that they saw friends that were friends for years split because of this political climate. Black members of their churches stopped coming because they were upset, and they said, I don't understand how this happened. We've been friends for 20 years. How did this happen? And so, as I began to really look at it, I recognized and understood that there was some things, and you had mentioned forgiveness, but I just recognize that there was some un-dealt with spiritual wounds that hadn't been addressed, which is a hindrance for reconciliation. So, every time I'm able to present it, at the end of the presentation, I've had people come to me and they said, man, thank I thank God that you presented that because it gave me a deeper spiritual perspective that helped to overcome this emotional brokenness that we've had and separation inside of the churches. It's really been a healing, a great healing opportunity, whenever I've been able to present it. That makes me know that it was God that gave it to me. I didn't come up with it on my own. It’s Holy Spirit-inspired.

For the rest of Dr. Greene’s interview with Dr. Joseph Green, please click here.

 

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

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A Prayer of Forgiveness with Dr. Joseph L. Green