As the writer of Proverbs 10:12 tells us, Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. As the numbers of hate crimes against African Americans, Asian-Americans, Jews of all races, and many others who are marginalized for various identities rise at alarmingly high rates, we become saturated with hateful messages, doctrines, and fear that can even come into our congregations and homes. As followers of The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, and Rachel we know “love cast out fear.” Though we are angered by the news of rising hate, rising incidents of police and intimate partner violence, and even verbal assaults towards women and people of color during election cycles Prophetic Whirlwind Ministries strive to be a Messianic Jewish fellowship of reconciliation, Biblical Justice, and healing. We understand that when members of marginalized groups read, watch, or hear of people with whom we identify in some way being targeted based upon their characteristics including, but not limited to heritage, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, age, ability, and the like this is painful and an attack on the imago Dei that we all possess.
Not only do our hearts grieve and our souls weep with every instance of hate, we at Prophetic Whirlwind Ministries unambiguously denounce the commission of all crimes against humanity including but not limited to racism, sexism, antisemitism (anti-semitism), homophobia, classism, and colorism. As we seek to work in the community please know that the views and opinions of the ministries, organizations, podcasts, radio shows, television shows, radio stations, TV networks, individuals, NGOs, government agencies, conferences, panels and any body that Apostle Onleilove Chika Alston, Prophetic Whirlwind Ministries staff, volunteers and those of our affiliated businesses HerWisdom LLC and Chika’s Closet are solely those of the organization, body or person and do not represent the views and opinions of Prophetic Whirlwind Ministries, Apostle Onleilove Chika Alston, HerWisdom LLC or Chika’s Closet staff and volunteers.
Violence and poor treatment of humankind are not in the tradition of The God of Israel, and we stand against any such occurrences whether verbal, written, or through acts of physical violence. We remain ever committed to shalom, justice, and mercy. We are committed to being led by the Ruach Ha’Kodesh (the Spirit of Yahweh’s wisdom) to connect, support, equip, and educate members of our community to cultivate and sustain a faith life and community of purpose, justice, and leadership. As always, we invite you to pray with us toward this end that we may continue our efforts to be a light to this world and reconciling agent between Africa and her Children scattered to the four corners of the earth.