ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2023 /Christian
Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Dr. Alveda King, she is available
As we approach the 2023 MLK Holiday and March for Life, I
embrace an annual custom of seeking insight for the New Year by studying
"prophetic" messages. While I am often blessed by prophetic messages
published to strengthen, edify, warn and encourage I tend to season dire
warnings with faith, hope and love.
While I agree with many of his words, I pray that we acknowledge and also
apply the faith, hope and love; the power of Christ's blood and victory to
overcome the challenges. Therefore, this is an addendum to Chris' visions.
I see God's glorious church - The Bride of Christ - shaking out the wrinkles
in the bridal raiment; without spot or wrinkles - on the rise. CHRIST HAS
OVERCOME. - as occupants of God's Kingdom, we occupy until Christ's return.
WE HAVE OVERCOME.
The victory remains IN CHRIST.
"When peripherals collide, convergence is imminent." Dr. Alveda King
Meanwhile, as we fast approach the 2023 Martin Luther King Holiday and March
for Life weekends, many of us are seeking the heart of God for direction for
the Body of Christ during these exciting and pivotal days. Here's a thought:
As we March for Life, The American Dream should not be the
With 2022 quickly falling away, 2023 is already ablaze with celebrations and
controversy. While awaiting the annual Martin Luther King Holiday and March
for Life events, I must admit that the collective sigh of relief from many
over the election of the new Speaker of the House is a breath of fresh air.
Also, there is personal loss for me and many others during this season. Two
of my sweet sisters - civil rights icon Cleo Orange and freedom fighter
Diamond (of Diamond and Silk) - have passed away. They will be missed. May
God comfort and heal all of us who mourn.
Only God knows what lies ahead for America. One thing is for sure, we should
all add more prayer on our agendas going forth. We must worship God first
and foremost; then act accordingly.
The March for Life and The Martin Luther King Holiday are bookmarks on
America's new calendar every year. With the overturn of Roe v Wade
- sending issues of life back to the states for further deliberation - the
sanctity of life issues are more important than ever.
Meanwhile, along with this MLK Holiday, August 2023 will mark 60 years since
my uncle stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered his famed
"I Have a Dream" speech which brought a divided nation to a standstill and
presented a vision of unity, peace, and most of all hope to a people who
were intensely divided.
One line from my uncle MLK's words always stands out to me. In his address,
he said that "when the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent
words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were
signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir."
My uncle went on to declare this note was a promise "that all men – yes,
Black men as well as white men – would be guaranteed the unalienable rights
of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
During his lifetime, as I was growing up, I could see firsthand how deeply
my uncle truly believed in the promise of the American Dream. He didn't
believe our nation was irredeemably stained by racism and prejudice;
instead, he laid out a vision where one people could come together under our
shared values and pursue one American Dream.
Of course, we have never fully reached this vision; after all, truth must be
upheld and victory won in every generation. Yet, my uncle's dream of a
nation where people are not "judged by the color of their skin but by the
content of their character" is closer than before.
We as a people have made enormous progress in uniting behind one shared
American dream where values — not race — come first. And thankfully, we are
finally recognizing that the concept and narrative of separate races is
false. It's a spiritual and scientific fact that humanity is one blood/one
That's part of the reason it is so horrifying to see so much of the progress
we have made get rolled back in front of our very eyes, and the American
Dream becoming impossible for so many. The Biden administration has
abandoned the policies that led to spectacular growth, and instead pursued
policies that lead to rising inflation and unemployment, skyrocketing gas
prices, a crisis at the southern border, increasingly out-of-reach
homeownership, failing public schools, and an abortion radicalism that
disproportionately targets minority communities.
On the other hand, we needn't look far to see what policies can really
benefit our communities. Under the Trump administration, we had a leader who
put the uplift of forgotten communities first, and a policy platform that
delivered. From new investments into impoverished communities through
Opportunity Zones, to the First Step Act's historic criminal justice reform,
to record-lows for unemployment for minority groups, to increased funding
for HBCUs and an embrace of school choice, we saw the sort of policies that
worked — and can work again.
This embrace of freedom, and the ability for each and every individual to
pursue the American Dream, is the sort of vision that can both deliver for
the Black community and unite the nation. In my mind, when we unite as one
people behind a shared understanding of the American Dream, there is no room
left in our hearts for prejudice.
Again, at the end of the day, let's embrace the truth that Christ has given
us victory over evil. Acts 17:26 is evidence that we are the one-blood human
We must unite in faith, hope and love. Our nation can never be strong,
great, or independent when it fails to uphold the dignity of all God's
children, from the womb to the tomb. It is up to all of us to stand up,
fight for what's right, and defend what we believe.
This is the blueprint for making the American Dream accessible to each and
every citizen today, and this is the vision we need from our leadership to
unite as one people. Then, and only then can my uncle's dream be fully
realized, as we embrace life and human dignity from the womb to the tomb and
Then, together in the beloved community, we can we join hands and sing the
words my uncle proclaimed from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial nearly 60
years ago: "Free at last, free at last. Thank God almighty, we are free at
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Alveda C. King, PhD, serves as Chair of the America First Policy Institute's
Center for the American Dream. She is the daughter of the late slain civil
rights activist Rev. A. D. King and the niece of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., as well as a Christian evangelist; graduate of Aidan University; and
is founder of SPEAK FOR LIFE, and ALVEDA KING MINISTRIES (www.alvedaking.com).
Dr. King is also an acclaimed author, FOX television host, NEWSMAX blog
contributor, twice elected to the Georgia State House, past presidential
appointee, recipient of Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a film,
and music veteran.