2) Assemble [a team]
3) Ask [for help]
4) Formulate [a plan]
5) [Be] Peaceful
Exodus 3:10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt." 11 But Moses said to God, "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?" 12 And God said, "I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain."
Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, David Richmond and Ezell Blair, were four black college students who in 1960 sat down at a “whites-only” lunch counter at a Woolworth's store in Greensboro, NC. These students refused to leave the counter after being denied service. Despite the taunting from many whites gathered around the stools, these four men were unified in their belief that they were free to be served like anyone else. This peaceful sit-in fueled other like protests in the country. Four years later, the segregation of public places was made illegal.
What struck me about this sit-in was the fact that is was non-violent. The students did not waver in their beliefs. Most importantly, they did not use weapons or a massive army of like-minded individuals to force Woolworth's to serve them.
God said to Moses, "I am sending you to Pharaoh...". He didn't say that he was sending Moses with an army. He didn't tell Moses to take weapons with him. God didn't instruct Moses to use force. He just told Moses to go and that God would be with him.
Restoration of this nation must occur using non-violence means and tactics. Be peaceful. Moses was. And so sh
- Believe that the use of force does not change hearts
- Act by following Biblical principles
- Serve the movement by being peaceful