Arkansas State Coordinator Leads Intercessors to Honor MLK
Most people will honor or celebrate a holiday within the bounds of a single day, or maybe over the short season of a few weeks. However, in our spiritual journeys we are called to a steady and enduring faith in God, where we are encouraged and spurred on by brothers and sisters in Christ—even at times by the believers who have transitioned to glory with the Father.
Many Christians today see Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to be a great spiritual encouragement and example of faithfully following the Lord, even as he has preceded us into Heaven. Dr. King’s impact reverberates across America in both spiritual and secular places, and each January the national holiday honors his efforts. We rejoice that God’s work through King’s life is woven into the fabric of the America we live in today!
For Rev. Arthur Hunt Jr., the NDP state coordinator in Arkansas, the life of King is not just an encouragement but a map of where God is moving Christians to go.
“Reverend King was a Biblical rights leader, and a Biblical rights activist,” Hunt said. “An activist has to activate something, so he was activating the Word of God—he was demonstrative and a practitioner of the work of God and His Word.”
Thirty years ago, the Lord captured Hunt’s heart with the vision of honoring the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Over the years this calling has manifested though hosting memorial events on the MLK Day holiday and educating others to reframe our culture’s understanding of the exact nature of MLK’s life work.
‘It's important because he's the only pastor, prophet, preacher, minister with a federal holiday, and it's important because we're teaching people, so you can use it as a teachable day,” Hunt said.
Hunt desires to leverage this teachable day to point to the God of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who is the God of the Bible, and the same God who activates believers to live a prayer-care-share lifestyle today.
Over the weekend of April 3-4, 2021 Christians across the world will remember the crucifixion of Christ and celebrate the Resurrection of our Savior. This year, these dates coincide with the final sermon of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his assassination the next day. To honor the significance of these two dates aligning, Hunt and a team of aspiring artists will be in Washington D.C. to pray at the MLK memorial.
This event will be a culminating moment after months of prayer and worship to see the church united and focused on “Just God”—this is the sentiment where the Just God, No Brands, No Labels event draw a name.
While the celebration of MLK Day has passed, Christians are still encouraged to use his example to launch into more prayer and more faithfulness to the Lord our God!