“…Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever,
THE LAWKEEPERS’ JOURNAL
(ABRIDGED BUT STILL EXALTS THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL!)
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(Please know that we do not determine each New Hebrew Year with the sighting of barley, hence, the reason our Calendar Months are different than others. We use the Lighted “Sign” in the Heavens, as Commanded in Genesis.)
May Our Most Merciful GOD
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel
Continue to open the eyes of the "Dry Bones"
In preparation for our RETURN to our heritage
To serve and worship HIM in ways, whereby,
HE will finally be pleased with HIS Covenant People!
(Ezekiel 37th Chapter)
Lights from Jerusalem with a message for the world!
EXALTATION TO GIVE GLORY TO THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL:
“How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever?
how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily?
how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes,
lest I sleep the sleep of death;
Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him;
and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved.
But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.
I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.”
Psalm 13th Chapter
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAWKEEPERS, CO.:
ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,
ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME
FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:
Well, well, well…..the table has turned so to speak. The following article discusses government sponsored slavery of white people in Uzbekistan. This is yet another example of the beginning of the fulfillment of prophecy:
Despite Cosmetic Reforms, Modern Slavery Is Alive and Well in Uzbekistan
December 5, 2014 by Judith Mazdra
While the Uzbek government has taken steps to address the use of child labor, the country continues to use modern slavery during the annual cotton harvest. Each autumn, the Uzbek government coerces an estimated 1.2 million Uzbeks into modern slavery to harvest cotton through a variety of threats, public humiliation, and beatings. That’s almost four percent of the population, making Uzbekistan one of the worst perpetrators of forced labor in the world.
Mounting international pressure has forced the Uzbek authorities to curtail the use of child labor in recent years. But this has not had a major impact on the scale of the problem. Rather than fundamentally reform the cotton production system, the government has simply shifted the burden from children to adults by increasing the number of adult laborers.
A recent report from the Uzbek-German Forum for Human Rights [PDF] on forced labor during this year’s harvest illustrates a variety of abuses perpetrated by the state.
While the number of child laborers fell, Uzbek authorities put some of the heaviest work quotas on public workers, particularly those in the education and health sectors. That had the adverse effect of undermining the operations of key public services during the fall harvest.
In some parts of the country, parents were forced to pick cotton in place of their children, and those who could not or did not want to go to the fields had to pay for replacement workers regardless of their age, physical condition, or financial situation. One mother who could not afford to hire a replacement worker for the harvest had to leave her two children home where they died in a fire while she picked cotton for the benefit of Uzbekistan’s top leaders.
Farmers also were subject to government pressure, tasked with fulfilling very high production quotas. Authorities threatened farmers and laborers with the loss of social benefit payments, employment, utilities, and land leases, as well as the imposition of fines and criminal prosecution. These tactics were so severe and humiliating that at least one farmer committed suicide.
Poor and unsafe working conditions also explain the increasingly high number of accidents and deaths during the 2014 harvest. At least 17 people died this fall, six more than last year. Workers were not only made to work long shifts and often spent several weeks in the fields, but in many cases they had to use their meager harvest wages to pay for dismal food, unsanitary housing, and unsafe transportation.
Despite a government decree this year prohibiting the mobilization of child labor, local authorities continued to coerce children into working in some parts of the country, particularly towards the end of the harvest when there was intensified pressure to fulfill quotas.
And when forced to decide whether to risk their jobs by failing to meet their quotas or follow laws banning child labor, these local officials opted to put children to work.
The Uzbek government’s reluctance to change the cotton production system is unsurprising given that, as my colleagues have written, the system in its current form is incredibly lucrative for the country’s elite.
International pressure does work. Multilateral advocacy on these issues through engagement of governments, civil society, international organizations, and the private sector has created mounting pressure, moving Uzbekistan to make some attempts to address its use of child labor.
But more needs to be done. Governments and multilateral institutions that partner with Uzbekistan must communicate clearly to authorities in Tashkent that their government needs to eliminate all forms of forced labor if they want to develop their relations with the rest of the world.
I close with the following:
Let’s put away what is actually a superstitious practice created by man-made religions.
Let’s stop trying to be like all the nations which worship false gods.
Let’s put our hearts and minds on truly exiting this evil land called the United States of America and return to our beautiful land that is the apple of the eye of the MOST HIGH!!!!
Let us return to the land of our forefathers, the land of our inheritance……ISRAEL!!!
LEAD, FOLLOW, or GET OUT OF THE WAY!!!
Let’s stop trying to be accepted by other nations
and return to our own homeland
and be about the business of rebuilding YIHOVAH’s Temple
so that we can have HIM in our midst
and be the blessed nation that we are supposed to be.
May ELOHIM have mercy upon the whole House of YISRAEL and deliver all of us who Fear HIM back into HIS Land.
For the kingdom [is] the LORD'S: and he [is] the governor among the nations.
Love GOD, Yisrael !!!!
ALL PRAISES BE TO THE MOST HIGH YIHOVAH,
ELOHIM OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME
FOR HE IS WORTHY TO BE PRAISED!!!
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD:
HalleluYah!! HalleluYah!! HalleluYah!!
Rosh Chodesh Shalom to All!
Yehudah ben Yacob,
The LawKeepers, Co.
THE TORAH READINGS FOR THE NEW MOON,
AND GOD’s SEVENTH DAY SABBATHS
DURING FEBRUARY 20TH – MARCH 21ST 2015
“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.”
NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH:
FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH:
February 18,19,20, 2015
"…and thou shalt know that I am the
LORD: for they shall not be ashamed
That wait for me." Isaiah 49:23
Genesis 1:14 - 19
Exodus 10:1 - 3
Numbers 28:11 – 15
I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29
Psalm 81:1 – 10
Exodus 10:1 – 3
Exodus Chapter 2 - 4
Genesis 17:1 – 19
I Samuel 12:8
II Samuel 6:1 – 8
I Chronicles 15:1,2
Nehemiah 9:6 - 31
Jeremiah 31:31 – 36
II Kings 14:21 - 27
II Chronicles 20:5 - 30
II Chronicles 33:9 - 20
Nehemiah 1st Chapter
Psalm 88th Chapter
Isaiah 30:18 - 26
Isaiah 48:8 - 22
Isaiah 63:4 - 19
Jeremiah 16:9 – 21
Exodus 24th Chapter
Psalm 19th Chapter
Psalm 130th Chapter
Leviticus 10:8 - 11
Deuteronomy 4:1 - 40
Ezekiel 20th Chapter
Jeremiah 32:15 - 44
Psalm 119:25 – 40
"Yet I am the LORD thy God from
the land of Egypt, and thou shalt
know no god but me: for there is
no saviour beside me." Hosea 13:4
“And I will feed them that oppress
thee with their own flesh; and they
shall be drunken with their own
blood, as with sweet wine: and all
flesh shall know that I the LORD am
thy Savior and thy Redeemer,
the mighty One of Jacob.”
SHABBOT READINGS – 2/28/15
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Exodus Chapters 5 and 6
Genesis 15:1 – 18
Genesis 17:1 - 18
Exodus 21:1 - 11
II Kings 18th Chapter
II Kings 19:1 – 7
II Kings 19:32 - 37
Deuteronomy 4:12 – 20
Isaiah 35th Chapter
Isaiah 8:13 - 20
Ezekiel 11:16 - 21
Ezekiel 34th Chapter
Jeremiah 30th Chapter
Psalm 9th Chapter
Psalm 83rd Chapter
SHABBOT READINGS - 3/7/15
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Exodus 7th and 8th Chapters
Jeremiah 1:1 - 10
Deuteronomy 32:7 – 21
Isaiah 11th Chapter
Isaiah 14:1 – 7
Isaiah 42:1 – 9
Isaiah 44:21 – 28
I Samuel 3:19
Isaiah 45:11 - 25
Isaiah 49:22 – 26
Isaiah 56:6 - 8
Isaiah 58th Chapter
Psalm 36th Chapter
Psalm 121st Chapter
Joshua 22:1 - 9
Joshua 24:1 – 27
I Chronicles 28:1 - 10
II Chronicles 30th Chapter
II Chronicles 34:29 – 33
II Chronicles 35:1 - 19
Ezekiel 20:33 - 44
Isaiah 37:18 – 20
Psalm 100th Chapter
SHABBOT READINGS – 3/14/15
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 – 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Exodus Chapters 9
II Samuel 7th Chapter
I Kings 18:30 - 39
I Chronicles 17:20 - 27
Isaiah 43:1 - 21
Isaiah 45:4 - 8
Isaiah 46:9 - 13
Psalm 50:1 - 6
Isaiah 50:1 – 3
Jeremiah 10th Chapter
Jeremiah 25:4 – 7
Malachi 1:1 – 11
Psalm 57th Chapter
SHABBOT READINGS – 3/21/15
Genesis 2:1 - 3
Exodus 20:8 - 11
Exodus 31:12 – 20
Jeremiah 17:19 - 27
Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15
Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Isaiah 58:10 - 14
Exodus Chapters 10 and 11
Genesis 13:14 – 17
Exodus 32:1 - 14
Deuteronomy 1:10 – 17
Deuteronomy 4:5 - 10
Deuteronomy 6th Chapter
Deuteronomy 10:12 - 22
Deuteronomy 28:62 - 68
Psalm 40th Chapter
Exodus 28th Chapter
Numbers 1:47 – 54
Numbers 8:24 - 26
Psalm 22nd Chapter
March 20,21,22, 2015
Depending upon the time and where one lives on Earth…
WATCH FOR THE NEXT NEW MOON WATCH – OUR HEBREW NEW YEAR:
MARCH 20,21,22, 2015
WHAT WAS THE DURATION OF THE PLAGUES OF EGYPT
AND THE TIME BETWEEN PLAGUES?
February 15, 2015
When Black Hebrew Israelites first came into the knowledge of our identity, most of us catered to the Jewish Calendar and observed the dates listed for all the Hebrew Holy Days, not knowing that these days were all suspect. In later years we learned that the “Jews” added months to their calendar and worse, they tampered with the Holy Days and the dates, as well. When we realized the import of Genesis 1:14, we also learned that the Jewish Calendar did not start each new month with the Sighting of the New Moon Crescent, which changed the dynamics of the entire calendar year, causing the Holy Days to start one to three days earlier than they should. (The Karaites are the only “Jews” who observe the New Moon Crescent as the start of the New Month.) Moreover, concerning the Jewish New Year, it is established via a “barley search” coined and started by White European Sanhedrin Jews and not by GOD’s WORD in Genesis 1:14, whereby, we are Commanded to use the LIGHTS in the HEAVENS for SIGNS to determine SEASONS, DAYS, and YEARS:
“Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”
Actually, White “Jews” purposely use a bogus canon in order to keep the true Israelites in darkness. They know that people who think like Sammy Davis, Jr. and choose to convert to their “Judaism” will want to seek the GOD of Israel, but the last thing in the world these “Jews” want is for Blacks to return back to the GOD of Israel. Hence, the Rabbinate and other White so-called “Jews” exhibit and observe their Talmud, which is a “Judaic” religion invented by “Jewish Scholars” during the Greek and Roman Era. Therefore, Jewish folk observe their own man-made religion that portrays their scheme of things – not GOD’s Book of the Law. Hence, we must be extremely cautious of accepting anything “Jews” publish and term lawful and valid worship of the GOD of Israel.
We have yet to realize all there is to know about GOD’s Deliverance of the Children of Israel out of the Land of Egypt. The other day I thought about the period of time between each Plague/Miracle and the duration of each Plague/Miracle hoping to learn more information about the Phases, SEASON and time of GOD’s WORKS and Deliverance of the Children of Israel out of Egypt. And to be perfectly honest, I did have this notion of a “barley search” in mind. I was thinking that if there were long periods of time between each Plague after the barley and flax were burned, then of a truth, barley cannot be a factor for determining the New Year. Reason being, barley was already present and a ripe plant before the end of the Plagues upon Egypt. So, how much time passed before the Holy ONE declared the Beginning of the Year for Israelites? It is of utmost import to understand that one can find mature barley in Egypt in February and in March, depending upon the region. And in finding barley at these times certainly cannot be of any help in determining the start of the Hebrew New Year, especially since the “SeasoN” is what must be determined FIRST before declaring the observance of the Beginning of Months and then the Passover fourteen days later.
Unlike the time of the “Equinox”, that occurs without fail the same time every year making it possible to determine the Spring Season without error, the search for barley is sporadic and can take as long as two months before locating a mature plant. Thus, the “Equinox” that is in accord with Genesis 1:14 pinpoints the annual Season of Passover.
Again, one might find barley, but one must still have to wait on the “SEASON of Passover” first before calling the Hebrew New Year. And while awaiting this SEASON, if ripe barley is found it is still of no consequence. Thus, finding barley is impractical, as it is no indicator for Seasons, Days, and Years, and this is the whole crux of the matter.
“…the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.” Leviticus 23:4
It should also be noted that the GOD of Israel proclaimed the time to observe the Hebrew New Year for Israelites well AFTER the Plague of hail and fire upon the barley and flax. So, again, how can barley be a determining factor for calling the Hebrew New Year?
Barley can only be used to prove that it grew in the Land of Egypt before the Israelites departed Egypt. It cannot be used to denote the SEASON of Passover and nor can a search for barley be in agreement with Exodus 12:2 - “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.” Not to mention that such a search for barley is found nowhere in the Hebrew Scriptures.
And do note that the hail and fire that consumed the barley and flax took place in Chapter 8, and the GOD of Israel informed us to start our Hebrew New Year in Chapter 12. The timing here is another discrepancy.
I went online to see if I could find any information on the period of time between each Plague/Miracle and the duration of each. And I found some really interesting responses, which follow my Message.
We have to be very careful about falsely interpreting the WORD of GOD, for when we do, invariably people are led astray, just as so many Israelites have been deceived about an unfounded “barley search”.
If we would just hold fast to GOD’s WORD and FOLLOW IT in all respects, as it is written, Our GOD of Israel will open our eyes to one revelation after another. And with all my heart I pray that we will soon be ONE in worshipping the CREATOR GOD of Israel HIS WAY and for HIS GLORY and PRAISE!
FEAR AND GLORY THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL ALWAYS!
Frank W. Nelte
Some people claim that the timing of the barley harvest in Israel should be the deciding factor as to when to start the new year for determining the observance of God's annual Feasts and Holy Days.
That claim is obviously not correct. God did not hinge the start of a new year on the state of the barley crop, even if on occasions in the first and second centuries A.D. the pharisaical leaders of the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem decided to use the state of the barley harvest to start a new year one new moon later. This question is addressed in more detail in some of the articles in the Calendar Articles section of this website.
However, a major motive with people today wanting to use the barley harvest to determine the start of the year is to justify starting the year AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, frequently even before the end of winter. That is in fact the opposite of what the Talmud records the leaders of the Sanhedrin occasionally doing ... they at times decided to start the year LATER rather than earlier.
These decisions today are invariably made by religious people who have a clear vested interest in the outcome of "their investigation of the state of the barley crop". Some people in the churches of God look to the Karaites in Israel for this information regarding the state of the barley.
Now IF the state of the barley harvest really was an important factor in determining the start of the year, which it is not, THEN at the very least I would like to have an objective assessment made by people who have no vested interest of any kind in the outcome of the investigation concerning the state of the barley harvest.
SO HERE I HAVE A LETTER FROM AN ISRAELI OFFICIAL IN THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE.
The following is an accurate and faithful copy of a letter that I have in my possession. It was written by the DIRECTOR OF FIELD CROPS DEPARTMENT, of the EXTENSION SERVICE of the MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, of the STATE OF ISRAEL.
The author is a Mr. N. Bar-Droma. The date of the letter is JUNE 8TH, 1983. The letter has the REFERENCE NUMBER 35/24. The address is given as HAKIRYA, TEL-AVIV.
is the exact text of this letter, without any corrections or alterations having
been made. The only thing I have done is delete the recipient's name to
preserve his anonymity.
START OF THE LETTER:
Canada VIL 5P6
I received your letter of May 12, in which you asked for some data about barley. It is real coincidence that recently I have been receiving two other letters from different countries, all dealing with the same subject. Well, first of all, I want to give you some general information about barley growing to day in our country, which may use as a background for better understanding. As a matter of fact, barley has been diminishing steadily in our country for the last 10-15 years and covers today no more than approx. 10% of the total small grain production. This trend is due to the much lower prices for barley in compare with wheat prices, whereas the yields of both grains are more or less at the same level. The main region for barley growing is in the Negeb (South) between Beer Shebah and the Gaza strip. In the Jordan Valley there is hardly any barley left to day. Among the Arab farmers in the vicinity of Jericho there can still be found some small patches of barley.
This year was a very exceptional one, from climatic point of view. We have had an extreme wet and cold winter and therefor there was a great delay in the ripening of wheat and barley. Both are sown as a rule, in November and the harvest starts around the end of April - the beginning of May. As stated, this year the first wheat and barley have been harvested not before mid of May in the Jordan Valley.
[end of page 1 and continues on page 2]
However, it is not right of course to make a comparison between to-day and the Ancient time, not as far as concerns the variety of barley and not the way of harvesting. To-day we have to wait with the harvest until the grain is entirely dry which means a moisture content of 12-13% only. Otherwise the mechanical harvester does not perform a clean threshing and the grain cannot be stored without further drying. In the ancient times and even to-day with primitive methods the barley and wheat were harvested with a sicle and left on the land in sheaves for further drying. Therefor the crop could be harvested a couple of weeks earlier even if the barley would have been harvested with 20% moisture content. As you probably may know, at Passover the first Omer of barley was brought as sacrifice to the Temple and before this day, the new barley was not allowed to be consumed neither for the animals. New wheat was not allowed to be consumed before Pentacost or at least as long as old wheat was still available. In the Talmud, it is mentioned that there were years that the barley was not yet ripe at Passover. In order to be able to bring the Omer sacrifice of barley in time to the Temple, they used to sow barley upon some flat roofs in the Jericho valley, which would be ready and apt to the Sacrifice on the Passover. The Omer is not a big quantity of grain. I guess that this rather extended answer will satisfy you but in case that there is still any information required, don't hesitate to write again.
Director Field Crops Dept.
(signed below this)
END OF THE LETTER
Here are some comments regarding this letter:
1) This letter was written in 1983 only about 3 weeks after the barley harvest had started in the middle of May.
2) The writer was obviously knowledgeable about barley, being the director of a department within the Ministry of Agriculture in Israel.
3) The writer states that NORMALLY the barley harvest STARTS at around THE END OF APRIL. This is about 6 weeks LATER than some Karaite "experts" today claim to find "ripe barley". So Mr. Bar-Droma's comments are considerably at odds with the claims of some religious leaders who find "ripe barley" around the middle of March.
4) For the year 1983 the Jewish calendar started the year on MARCH 15, and Nisan 14 was on March 28. The actual lunar conjunction, expressed in Local Jerusalem Time, was on March 14 at 8:05 p.m., which was the first part of March 15. So in 1983 the Jewish calendar started the year on the day of the lunar conjunction. The "first Omer of barley", as Mr. Bar-Droma called it, would theoretically have been required on Sunday morning, April 3, during the Days of Unleavened Bread.
But for 1983 that was still about 6 weeks BEFORE the first barley was being harvested in the Jordan Valley, according to this Ministry of Agriculture official. Presumably the religious "barley experts" in Israel had also managed to find some ripe barley 6 weeks before the barley farmers themselves found it that year?
5) Mr. Bar-Droma acknowledged that barley could be reaped "a couple of weeks earlier" if two favourable factors came into play:
A) Harvesting by hand permitted reaping earlier with a higher moisture content, and then letting the sheaves dry further in the fields.
B) Using specific varieties with shorter growing seasons also allows reaping at an earlier date.
Combining these two favourable factors could in biblical times have brought the time of the barley harvest forward from the end of April to the middle of April (i.e. a couple of weeks). That is still about 10 days LATER than "the first Omer of barley" could theoretically be required when Nisan 1 is never earlier than the first day of spring (March 21/22).
6) So when we expect barley to be ripe for the wave offering around April 5-10, then we are still expecting barley to be ripe A FULL THREE WEEKS BEFORE the Director of the Field Crops Department stated barley is NORMALLY harvested in this age.
Now people have, through genetic modifications, produced varieties of barley that require a shorter growing season, so that these varieties can be used in colder climates, like the northern USA and southern Canada. And if such genetically manipulated varieties are grown in Israel today, then they could perhaps be ready for harvesting around April 5-10? But anything earlier than that must be viewed with scepticism, if Mr. Bar-Droma's views carry any weight.
So when the Jewish year starts on March 14, as it did in 2002, and when the Passover is on March 27, and when the wave offering would theoretically have been required on Sunday, March 31 (in 2002), THEN THAT IS A FULL MONTH BEFORE BARLEY IS NORMALLY REAPED IN ISRAEL TODAY!
I believe that under such circumstances the claim of having ripe barley available by March 31 is highly suspect of ulterior religious motives.
IF the barley harvest was to have any influence at all in determining the correct new moon for starting the year, then it surely has to be this:
The state of the barley harvest could PERHAPS cause the start of a year to be postponed to THE FOLLOWING NEW MOON (thereby giving the previous year a 13th month), but the state of the barley harvest could NEVER DETERMINE THAT AN EARLIER NEW MOON SHOULD BE USED TO START THE YEAR!
To use barley to try to start the year AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE is to misapply the intent of the instruction to bring a wave offering of the new barley.
If you would like to receive objective information about the barley harvests in Israel, why not write your own letter to the Field Crops Department of the Ministry of Agriculture of the State of Israel? The information they give you is far more likely to be free from religious bias, than, for example, the information various religious sects are likely to provide. But there is no reason why Mr. Bar-Droma's comments should not still be correct today, about 20 years after they were written.
Frank W. Nelte
Q: #219. How long did the 10 plagues of Egypt last?
By: Steve Shirley
A: The Bible does not tell us the answer to this question, and as a result, there are numerous guesses. These range anywhere from about a month to about a year (the Jewish Mishnah says 1 year). Based on my studies, I am guessing about 4-5 months. Here is why.
We do know several facts for sure. First, the Bible says in (Ex 7:6) that Moses was 80 years old when the 10 plagues started after he spoke to Pharaoh. After the plagues were done, and Pharaoh finally let the Israelites go, they wandered in the desert for 40 years (Num 14:33-34, 32:13). Moses died at the end of the 40 years at the age of 120 (Deut 34:7). Therefore, if Moses was 80 at the start, wandered 40 years, and died at 120, the plagues had to have ended in under a year.
I believe we can narrow this time down even more by looking at a few other facts. We know the duration of 3 of the plagues. The first plague lasted for 7 days (Ex 7:25), the 9th lasted for 3 days (Ex 10:21-23), and the 10th was for one night, beginning at midnight (Ex 12:29-31).
While we don't know the length of the other 7 plagues, it is my guess that none of them were much longer than these. I don't think they could have withstood them, except for a very short period of time. For example, I read somewhere that it would only take a few days for a swarm of millions of locusts (the 8th plague) to destroy every bit of green vegetation in sight. This being said, if we make the average length of each plague say 4 days, we have a total of 40 days that the plagues lasted. This is also a Biblical number that corresponds with the lengths of other punishments i.e. 40 years of wandering in the desert (Num 14:33-34, 32:13), 40 days of rain for Noah's flood (Gen 7:4,12), Goliath tormented Israel for 40 days before God helped David kill him (1 Sam 17:16), God gave Nineveh 40 days to repent or be destroyed (Jonah 3:4).
The biggest problem we have is not knowing the length of time between the different plagues. My feeling is that it was not a lot of time. A few other facts can help us in making this determination. I believe that the timeframe between the 7th plague (hail) and the 10th plague (death of the firstborn) was no more than a few months. I say this because (Ex 9:31) says that when the hail came, all of "the flax and barley were ruined, for the barley was in the ear and the flax was in bud." (Ex 9:32) "But the wheat and the spelt were not ruined, for they ripen late." We know that "flax and barley" are in bloom in February, with wheat and spelt being in bloom a month or two later. Also, when the 8th plague was sent (swarms of locusts), God said they would destroy "every plant of the land that the hail left." (Ex 10:12). This means that it shortly followed the hail, still before the wheat and spelt were in bloom (probably in late February or early March).
We also know that the last plague fell either in late March or early April, because that is the time of the Jewish Passover, when God passed over the houses of the Israelites and did not kill their firstborn because they had the blood of the Passover Lamb covering the doorframes of their houses (Ex 12:21-27).
Therefore, the timeframe for the 7th plague through the 10th plague was almost certainly no more than a month and a half to two months. This works out to about 2 weeks at most for each (the length of the plague plus the warning proceeding it). If we carry this out to the other 6 plagues, we get 12 weeks. So, the total is 20 weeks or about 4 to 5 months for all 10 plagues.
Length of the Plagues
Written by: Dake, Finis Jennings Posted on: 01/06/2005
Category: Bible Studies
Dake - The Ultimate Study Bible Commentary Notes
We're all familiar with the ten plagues that God brought on Egypt in the process of delivering the children of Israel from their bondage. But have you ever thought about how long these plagues lasted, how many days it would have taken to implement them? Consider the frustration of Moses in this regard:
And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated this people? why is it that thou hast sent me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all. (Exodus 5:22-23)
The notes on page 69 of The Dake Annotated Reference Bible are a typical example of the kind of detailed analysis Dake gives to such questions:
Length of the Plagues (Ex. 5:23)
Just how long Moses had been back in Egypt is not known, but doubtless only a few days or a few weeks at the most. God had not yet been given time enough to deliver Israel. He knew that several more weeks would be needed before this could be realized.
The Days Named for the Plagues:
One day to go before Pharaoh and perform the serpent miracle (7:10-15)
Seven days for the miracle of the waters to blood (7:15-25)
Several days for
frogs to cover all Egypt and accomplish the purpose in making life unbearable
One day to destroy frogs (8:10-15)
Several days for the lice plague to have the desired effect (8:16-19)
Several days for the flies to plague all of Egypt. Two days are mentioned for bringing and removing them (8:23, 29)
Two days-one to announce and one to destroy the animals of Egypt, besides time for Pharaoh to harden his heart (9:1, 5, 7)
Several days for boils to be upon the Egyptians (9:8-12)
One day to announce the next plague (9:13); one day for the plague (hail) to begin (9:18); and one day for Moses to be called (9:27)
Two days for locusts to cover Egypt (10:4-6, 13); one day for Moses to be called (10:8-11); a day or so for the locusts to cause their destruction in Egypt (10:12-17); and two days to remove them (10:18-19 with v. 13)
Three days of darkness (10:21-23) and one day to call Moses (10:24-29)
One day to ask of the Egyptians and to slay the passover (11:1-10; 12:29-36)
It took at least three to seven weeks for the ten plagues. Twenty-six days are named, besides an unspecified number of days for certain plagues to become effective and perform what they were designed to do: On the basis of ten days for the first plague (7:25) and the ninth plague (10:22), and supposing that the other plagues lasted this long, at least fifty days were needed for the plagues.
THE SOAPBOX SPEAKS:
WE HAVE BEEN DUPED!
When we speak truth, by all means necessary, we must present all the facts. Sometimes in doing so, we, Black folks, sound radical and appear to be hate moguls, but in most instances, this is not at all the case. I am sure Rep. John Lewis of Georgia has no animosity against Whites when he speaks about the Civil Rights Movement and his skull fractured at the evil hands of White policemen. And like the “Jews” who say “Never Again” about their Holocaust, descendants of Slaves must trump their efforts and say, “Black Lives Matter”, and we want Justice for the forced migration that caused our captivity and enslavement. Not under any circumstances can we allow our past to be forgotten nor the horrific abuses Black Peoples endured and still endure be forgotten. The Slave Trade, whether believed or not, is directly related to Biblical Scripture, and the peoples of the world must learn the TRUTH of the matter. Let me be clear; the Slave Trade of which I speak has nothing whatsoever to do with “Noah Cursing Canaan”. We have been duped in more ways than one, but mainly due to belief in the White Man’s god who has done nothing for Blacks or for the perils in this world.
When Blacks come forward to speak about their past, invariably the topics will be about the Slave Trade, heinous and cruel suffering, Jim Crow Laws, segregation, Whites burning Blacks Alive, lynching, impoverishment, Ghetto life, police brutality, etc., etc., and in all instances, the core reasons for all these woes stem from White Rule and Control over descendants of Slaves and other minorities and other nations. And from all these occurrences, what have the perpetually oppressed and suppressed learned? NOTHING, except to feed that ubiquitous burning desire to be just like our captors!
At most we should be aware of our history, and at least, we should know to identify and reject the brainwashing that has especially plagued Blacks and Hispanics and kept us molds and puppets of those who rule over us. The worst experiences are to have brainwashed and ignorant Blacks giving us directives. They can either make your life miserable, or like Clarence Thomas, the US Supreme Court Justice, the US President Barack Obama, and the Black Caucus, they can serve no purpose for the oppressed and for those discriminated against.
Blacks have got to wake up to the fact that the White Man’s system of democracy and constitution are in no way in place to improve the lives of minorities and provide a “Pursuit of Happiness” for descendants of Slaves. It hasn’t happened, and given the curse upon us (Deuteronomy 28th Chapter) it won’t happen. Actually, the White Man’s POWER, SUPREMACY and RELIGION are his worst destructive means ever used to control the peoples and nations he has taken captive and exploited. Indeed his governance has been the Black Man’s downfall and demise, exactly as he has planned. But what the White Man does not take to heart is that, he, too, will be served GOD’s Judgment for his evil and wicked ways.
While the White Man purports to have the religion of the Universe and a “Saviour of the World” – a White, blue-eyed man-god, this deity has not stepped up to the plate for minorities. It doesn’t take a genius to know that this JC, man-god isn’t even a friend to minorities, and much less a god. Of a truth, it would appear that he is aligned with the powers-that-be to sustain the White Man’s repression of minorities. Look at history, as it speaks for itself and in volumes.
From the times the European so-called “Jews” entered into Israel, from when Khazars converted to “Judaism” and claimed the Land of Israel, and from the Christian Era unto this day, this present World Order has been about the triumphs and achievements of White Power Moguls. That which depresses me to no end is that too many Whites (not all) feel that they are the only people on this Earth that matter and deserve consoling in view of tragedies and catastrophes. Millions die every year in Africa from hunger and disease, but which one of the White Nations gives a hoot. George W. couldn’t have cared less about the Katrina victims, as his compassion for them and their families was absolutely nil. And the money that was poured into the country to help those who were left homeless from this hurricane went to goodness alone knows where. Too many of the people who suffered after this hurricane never saw a dime of these donations. Condaleezza Rice, Bush’s Secretary of State might have made a mistake in letting it out, but she said at least some of the donations went to universities. I heard this with my own ears. And what about the US Congress that stands for “Justice for All” but will not discuss the worst human rights crime against a people known to man? This Slave Trade took freedom from human beings and completely ethnically cleansed millions of Blacks, and the Whites of this wealthy nation do not feel they owe Blacks anything after they Slaved for centuries under inhumane conditions. But let one of them burn his or her mouth on coffee at a fast-food restaurant, and he or she can sue for a million dollars and get it.
The White Man’s Slave Trade in Blacks demonstrated more influence and power over the world than this JC, “Saviour”, and the reason is that he has done nothing to prove himself a “Saviour” of the oppressed, the suffering, or anyone else. And there is no reason to believe that this man-god has any connection with people other than what’s written in the “New Testament”. Neither does the pope, clergymen, or the powers who espouse to this religion and who spend their Sundays singing and worshipping this man-god, seem to know how to end this Hell on Earth but rather, they perpetuate it by oppressing the poor and defenseless. It should not come as any surprise that those who suffer and believe in JC find no peace - only endless grief and misery.
Thus, I have written another Message replete with GOD’s WORD hoping that people will realize their fate and the fate of this world and read it and learn the GOD’s TRUTH regarding why the CREATOR of this Universe has allowed HIS Earth to transform into a Sodom and Gomorrah and a place of terror, violence, war, and mourning.
People have given every man-made religion that exists a change to identify and prove Divine SALVATION, and it hasn’t happened. Now, give what “Thus Saith the LORD” a chance to prove that HE is the ONLY CREATOR and SAVIOR that can end this mayhem and establish HIS Peace and HIS Happiness on HIS Earth. Of a TRUTH, there are no other alternatives.
And by all means share this link with others and discuss it and weigh GOD’s WORDS. Do note, there is no “Thus Saith the LORD” in the “New Testament”, and that alone should raise red flags and pose problems straightaway.
By the way, the Greatest Prayer Ever is not the Christian’s “Lord’s Prayer”, and after one reads King Solomon’s Prayer, it will be clear as to why. King Solomon’s Prayer, unbeknownst to many, is pertinent to these days in which we now live, as well as the past.
King Solomon’s Prayer: I Kings 8:23 – 53
GOD’s RESPONSE that is a real eye-opener: I Kings 9:1 - 9
WE’VE BEEN DUPED!
NEVER UNDERSTOOD THE BIBLE?
FROM THIS LINK BELOW LEARN THE GOD’S TRUTH
COME OUT OF DARKNESS
AND STOP WALKING BACKWARDS!
THE WORST THING PEOPLE CAN DO TO THEMSELVES
IS TO ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE DUPED!
NOW, READ GOD’s WORD IN A NEW LIGHT!
WE’VE BEEN DUPED!
PEOPLE SEEK TRUTH IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES
AND DON’T KNOW THAT IT CAN ONLY BE FOUND
IN GOD’s WORD!
“To the law and to the testimony:
if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
SEEK THE CREATOR GOD AND FOLLOW HIS WAYS IN TRUTH
AND BE AMAZED
WHEN HE REVEALS HIMSELF TO YOU!!!
PROSE AND POETRY CORNER:
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
Yes, we have a SAVIOR,
HE is a GOD.
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE is the GOD of Abraham
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE made a Covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE gave Abraham the Land of Canaan
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
We Israelites are HIS Chosen/Covenant People
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE designed a Righteous Book of the Law for HIS People to live FOREVER
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE Delivered the SEED of Jacob out of Egypt
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE fought the idol worshipping Canaanites for HIS People
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE punishes the wicked and scattered the Israelites for disobedience and idolatry
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE caused HIS People, the Israelites, to walk in darkness for millennia
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
Now, HE has opened our eyes to Know HIM and HIS Righteous TRUTHS
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
And HE PROMISES to cause our RETURN
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE hears the prayers of us who CALL upon HIM
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE wreaks havoc among the heathens who control HIS Earth
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE tries the Righteous and sets stumblingblocks before the wicked
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE reads our hearts and knows our intentions
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
WE HAVE A SAVIOR!
HE is the Merciful GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME
FOR WE HAVE A MERCIFUL SAVIOR
HE IS GOD AND THERE IS NONE ELSE!
We have the same GOD that SAVED the Children of Israel out of Egypt
and that PROMISES to WORK HIS PLAGUES/WONDERS again in our behalf.
But this time to SAVE the Children of Israel
who are scattered throughout the “Four Corners of the Earth”.
And from HIS WORKS,
we will know Our GOD of Abraham and know to return to HIM in TRUTH!
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time
to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from
Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from
Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath,
and from the islands of the sea.
And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel,
and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”
“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said,
The LORD liveth,
that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands
whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.”
“And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places,
that thou mayest know that I, the LORD,
which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee…”
“And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh;
and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine:
and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.”
(February 15, 2015)
READING FOR THE SOUL:
A Prayer of Moses, A Man of GOD:
O satisfy us early with thy mercy;
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days
“LORD, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth. For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants. O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children. And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.” Psalm 90th Chapter
A Prayer of King David:
who is God save the LORD?
or who is a rock save our God?
“I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.
For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;
With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.
For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.
For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.
He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.
Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.” Psalm 18th Chapter
“…the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth,
to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.”
II Chronicles 16:9
“Yet I am the LORD thy God from the
land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.
According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled,
heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.
Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:
I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.”
Hosea 13:4 - 9
FOR YOUR INFORMATION (FYI):
[After ISIL burned a Jordanian Pilot alive, Americans expressed total outrage at this atrocity. They forgot that this is exactly what they had done to their Slaves stolen from the shores of Africa. When you read the history of these burnings at picnics, nonetheless, the SLAVERS felt justified in these crimes because of the Slaves revolting against their heinous and cruel captivity – like they were supposed to accept this abominable abuse just as they had accepted the White Man’s blue-eyed god. Now, even since the end of Slavery (1865), there is still excessive cruelty against descendants of Slaves, and the mode of murdering Blacks, today, is done by the racist Police Force that is supposed to serve and protect but is guilty of serving up dead Black men, women, and children every chance these officers get. T.Y., Editor]
Jordanian pilot burned alive: Moaz al-Kasasbeh was 'heavily drugged so he would not scream'
SLAVES BURNED ALIVE
May 1st, 2011 Headsman
On this date in 1830,* a slave named Jerry was executed in Abbeville, South Carolina … by burning to death.
The slave was the property of a Miss Elizabeth McQuerns, a schoolteacher who hired him out — in which capacity he raped the wife of his subcontracted master.
This case is treated in an April 1990 piece for The South Carolina Historical Magazine by Lowry Ware, titled “The Burning of Jerry: The Last Slave Execution by Fire in South Carolina?” But in addition to being the last execution by fire in South Carolina, it might well be the last in the United States. (The quotes below are all via Ware.)
“Judicial,” for slaves, was of course something less than a robust vindication of the defendant’s rights — and burning sentences imposed in colonial and antebellum America were almost universally used against black slaves. One pictures a context not unlike that of extrajudicial burnings to follow in the decades yet to come.
According to a copy of the trial transcript McQuerns later filed for compensation (the original trial record is lost, Ware says), the Court acquainted [Jerry] that they were to proceed immediately upon trial and would hear his answer to the charge against him and whatever witnesses he had to produce in his behalf as well as against him.
The witness produced to support the charge against the prisoner was heard and examined and there being no witness in behalf of the prisoner, the court after mature consideration of the case found the prisoner guilty … [and was condemned to] be sent to the Gaol of the said District and there remain until the first day of May next and then be brought back to an old field above West Donald still house, and there burnt to death between the hours of twelve and two o’clock.
But previous to awarding and ordering said sentence to be executed appraised and valued said Negro slave man named Jerry at four hundred dollars and direct the sum of ____ to be paid to Elizabeth McQuerns the owner of said Negro and the remainder of the sum of ____ dollars to ____ agreeably to the Act of Assembly made and provided.
Such a dramatically anachronistic sentence surely made its impression.
As remembered, decades later, by a minister named Samuel Leard who witnessed the execution as a teenager,
thousands of men, women and children, both white and colored, assembled together in an old field not far from the residence of Mr. Donald to witness the execution of a beastly criminal by burning alive at the stake. The crime cannot with propriety be named — the name and the memory of the criminal ought to be consigned to eternal oblivion. But there sat the prisoner, the waiting impatient crowd, the immense pile of pitch pine logs and kindling wood scattered around, the sheriff and his posse, the temporary platform for the preacher … for it was determined that the fiendish criminal should hear his own funeral sermon pronounced … As the poor doomed man ascended the pile, he began to pray audibly and this was kept up continuously during the process of chaining him to the stake, and until the mounting flames deprived him of a wretched life. This was the last execution by fire ever seen in South Carolina.
-Abbeville Press & Banner, July 2, 1879
In 1833, the Palmetto State humanely legislated that “that “on the conviction of a slave, or a free person of color, for a capital offence, the punishment shall be by hanging, and not otherwise.”
* The scanty documentation remaining of this case leaves the date less than completely ironclad, but the one issued in sentence attested in this piece will have to do.
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[Before it is over with, Israelis will find themselves looking for another country to control and call their own…Uganda didn’t work, so they might be coming to a neighborhood near you! And if you hear the noise of bulldozers razing homes in your area, just remember that you got the 411 here. T.Y., Editor]
The Opinion Pages | Op-Ed Contributor |NYT Now
For Israel, Two-State Is No Solution
By NAFTALI BENNETT
NOV. 5, 2014
Credit Marta Monteiro
JERUSALEM — Recent events in the Middle East are a reminder of how the old models of peace between Israel and the Palestinians are no longer relevant. The time has come to rethink the two-state solution.
This past summer, Hamas and its allies fired over 4,500 rockets and mortars at Israel, demonstrating once again what happens when we evacuate territory to the so-called 1967 lines and hand it over to our adversaries. Peace is not obtained. Rather, we are met by war and bloodshed.
The rise of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, and other extreme elements in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, make the risks just as clear. Israel cannot afford to gamble with its security. There are no second chances in the volatile Middle East.
That is why, for its security, Israel cannot withdraw from more territory and cannot allow for the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank. If we were to pull out of the West Bank, the entire country would become a target for terrorists who would be able to set up rocket launchers adjacent to the Old City of Jerusalem and on the hills above the runways of Ben-Gurion International Airport and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
Take the Jordan Valley. The Palestinians demand that Israel withdraw from this narrow piece of land, which borders Jordan. But if we do so in today’s climate, we potentially open the door for the Islamic State and other extremists to flood into the new Palestinian state. We cannot take that risk.
How do I know? Because it happened. Not once, not twice, but three times.
In the mid-1990s, we pulled out of Palestinian cities as part of the Oslo agreement. In 2000, the second intifada erupted and over 1,000 Israelis were killed in attacks carried out by terrorists, many of whom came from the very cities we had evacuated.
When we pulled out of Lebanon in 2000, we saw a significant strengthening of Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed militia. During the second Lebanon war six years later, Hezbollah fired more than 4,300 rockets at our cities.
And in 2005, we withdrew from the Gaza Strip and handed it over to the Palestinian Authority. We were told that Gaza would turn into the Singapore of the Middle East and that peace would grow out of the greenhouses the Jewish residents had left behind.
Instead, those greenhouses were used to cover up terrorists’ tunnels dug across the border into Israeli towns and villages. Gaza quickly turned into a fortress of terror.
But this does not mean all hope is lost. There is still much we can do to improve ties with our Arab neighbors, to generate peace and to cultivate economic prosperity for all people who live in this land.
The secret is bottom-up peace. After more than two decades of working on a single solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — the establishment of a Palestinian state — it is time to realize that coexistence and peaceful relations will not be obtained through artificial processes imposed on us from above. Instead, I propose a four-step plan.
First, we would work to upgrade the Palestinian autonomy in the West Bank, in the areas largely under Palestinian control (known as Areas A and B, according to the Oslo Accords). Ideally, this will be done in coordination with the Palestinian Authority.
The Palestinians will have political independence, hold their own elections, select their own leadership, run their own schools, maintain their own social services and issue their own building permits. They should govern themselves and run their day-to-day lives. Israel should not interfere. Much of this already exists, but we can do better.
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This Palestinian entity will be short of a state. It will not control its own borders and will not be allowed to have a military.
Gaza already functions like a state, but the Hamas government in control there is bent on Israel’s destruction. As long as Gaza remains on this path, it cannot be a party to any agreement.
The second step will see the massive upgrade of roads and infrastructure, as well as the removal of roadblocks and checkpoints throughout the West Bank. The objective will be to ensure freedom of movement for all residents — Palestinian and Israeli — and to improve their quality of life.
No peace, though, can last without economic viability. So the third step will be to build economic bridges of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
In my former career as a high-tech entrepreneur, I saw how diverse people from different backgrounds could learn to work together in pursuit of economic prosperity. Already, there are 15 industrial zones in the West Bank where Israelis work alongside about 15,000 Palestinians. These zones pump about $300 million a year into the Palestinian economy. Imagine what another 15 industrial zones could do.
Lastly, I propose applying Israeli law in Area C, which is the part of the West Bank controlled by Israel under the Oslo agreement. The Palestinians who live there would be offered full Israeli citizenship. We can start with the known settlement blocs that everyone agrees will remain part of Israel even under a final status agreement. By applying Israeli law and asserting national sovereignty in those blocs, while upgrading Palestinian autonomy in Areas A and B, we will reduce the scope of territory in dispute, making it easier to reach a long-term agreement in the future.
I am aware that the world will not immediately accept this proposal. It seems to go against everything Israel, the Palestinians and the international community have worked toward over the last 20 years. But I will work to make this plan government policy because there is a new reality in the Middle East, which has brought an end to the viability of the Oslo peace process.
The regional upheaval and disintegration of nation states oblige us to act responsibly. We must work toward realistic goals that are capable of providing real security and economic prosperity.
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Africans and their obsession with other people's religion
Africans and their obsession with other people's religion
by Cheryl Sanchez
Will this fatal attraction to other’s people religion
spell final destruction of African Communities worldwide?
In this essay, the writer will attempt to do three things. 1) To provide evidence to Africans for the purpose of questioning their own ”obsessive attitude towards Christianity and Islam. 2) To show a link between under-development and religious ideas. 3) To question whether these aforementioned religions have contributed to the stagnation of Pan-Africanism, anti-African attitude and disunity amongst Africans? The writer will be calling on Africans worldwide to reject the gods and religions of the colonial masters, as a matter of urgency. Amazingly, the Europeans have ditched those gods, which were used to serve their capitalist expansionists “needs”. They now have” new gods” in form of the markets, the stock exchanges, multi-national companies and football, which have edges out the” old gods” to the back burners. On would be hard-pressed to see a church in Europe in any European city packed with European punters. This obsessive attraction may have much do with a learnt behaviour taught in childhood, by parents.
In the first paragraph, I have the term Africans to refer to people who are normally referred to as “black people”. For me, black is a colour and not, an ethnicity. Black is a very limited adjective and is only ever used to describe African peoples. Chinese, Korean and Japanese are never ever described as yellow people. It is absolutely unnecessary to put black in front of the words-Caribbean/America and British. The 80 million Africans living outside of the African continent, courtesy of the slave trades-West and East remain Africans.
When I use the term Christianity, I am including the older as well as the newer non-conformist so called-”Black” churches. A “black church” refers to a church where the majority of churchgoers are either Africans from the continent or of African descent. It does not refer to the ideology preached within these buildings. It is the same old message from a dodgy ancient history book about ancient people’s from a far off continent. The writer also acknowledges and is aware of the existence of African Christians in the Lower Nile/Ethiopia area (Coptic Christians). Also, Africans in the rest of Africa had religions similar in outlook and practices as the Chinese, Japanese and Native Americans eg ancestor worship as opposed to Jesus and Allah worshipping.
What does history tell us about the slave and colonial masters and their version of Christianity?
The history books covering the period book between 1700-1900 and, one could discover how religion-especially Christianity and Islam came to be introduced to Africans and for what purpose religions were used. It was introduced to Africans during the slave trades(West and East). Initially, part of the enslaving process, after capturing Africans was to impart religion to the “savages”. The Europeans introduced Christianity and, the Arabs introduced Islam. Another part of the enslaving process was to deculturise people by penalising Africans for their home grown practices. One could see 2 distinct camps being formed amongst African people’s. During the that period 1700-onwards, the Bible was the only authority believed and used back then ,until the rise of science came about in Europe. Can you imagine how lucky the ruling classes back in Europe felt, when they saw the potential of the bible, as a tool to enslave peoples, to further the mercantile mode of capitalism.
Historical accounts have given a plethora of evidence to show that, the slave masters both European and Arab practised what they believed to be the “truth” from the Bible and from the Koran. They also provide in-depth accounts of the scale of brutality, torture, theft, terrorism, murder unleashed on unsuspecting and trusting Africans. Both Islamic and christian traders, adventurers, priests, investors and criminals armed with the bible and the Koran and “gifts” to achieve their goal of slavery, colonialism and the development of Europe and the under-development of Africa. Missionaries were used to soften up the Africans, on behalf of the ruling classes, both on the African continent. In the Americas- religion was tolerated by the master because, they saw the potential of these ideas to keep the slaves ”cheerful”
Is any wonder why slave masters opposed the abolition ideas and literacy amongst the slaves, when the bible supports slavery, subservience, discrimination of all types including gender, ethnicity and non believers and all of the above?
Christianity, capitalism and cruelty in Africa.
The main reason for expanding the missionary outreach work in Africa was to make it easier for the capitalists both state and individuals arriving in Africa, intent on making their fortunes and fortunes they did make eg Cecil Rhodes- and the Royal South African Company, which eventually became involved in diamond mining. The Jewish family who was invited to South-Africa back in 1890’s and now rules the diamond world-The Oppenheimers in South-Africa. In order to make personal fortunes, the state officers on the ground had to terrorise many Africans, forcefully move them from their land, steal and impound their cattle(Money), force them to leave their land and their families, separate families and turn them into waged slaves/paid labourers.
Zimbabwean writer M. Gazi (2004) provides evidence of how the state gave land to returning soldiers from both European wars in both Zimbabwe and Kenya. Afterwards, laws were enacted to give European owners of land a semblance of legality. D. Anderson (2005) gives similar accounts of what was done in the 1950’s to various ethnic groups in Kenya, in order to re-settle Europeans in best part of Kenya-The Rift Valley/Happy Valley areas. The methods /tactics were the same enlist collaborators, beat or incarcerate those dared fight back, label them “terrorists”, exclude them from the political process and use the colonial orientated education as a means of causing disunity.
T. Pakenham (1992) and other writers provided evidences about the African Holocausts both in South West Africa (German) now modern day Namibia. The Hereroes,Namas were nearly wiped out in German occupied SWA. Their methods used included starvation, concentration camps, hard labour, splitting up families, land grabbing, killing livestock. Some recent estimates put a figure of approximately 3,000.000 Hereroes and Namas were killed During all these atrocities the missionaries just continued their missionary field work as normal. This action shows that, they agreed with the colonials anti-African destructive policies totally. Lands which were stolen from the Africans in SAW were passed unto German nationals for the purpose of winemaking. Most of them like their neighbouring Boer/Afrikaneers share the same religion-Calvinism.
A. Hochschild (1998) produced a page by page account on how another unknown European monarch of a newly formed country Belgium in 1937-the size of Jamaica became mega rich from Congo’s rubber. The writer itemised the following methods used to coerce Congolese to work.. The state officers working for the King used murder, starvation, exhaustion, exposure to the elements, disease and cutting of the hands. Women were imprisoned and denied food and water until their husband or male relatives brought the right quota of rubber. Leopold did not have much money to invest in such a large area of Africa so, he looked to rich Americans from both Jewish and Christian backgrounds to invest in his African moneymaking schemes in The Congo.
Leopold was able to court people like Senator Nelson Aldrich-Rhode Island, John Pierpont Morgan-financier and father in law of John D Rockefeller jr and the Guggenheims-owners of the Guggenheims Museum in NY, Bernard Bauch and Financier Thomas Ryan. Leopold also used bribery by stealing Congolese artifacts, which he then gave to the American natural History Museum. Off course, when the time came for Leopold to declare as the “independent Free state of Congo”, he could depend on the USA through his investors, to recognise this scam. Hochschild says “millions of Congolese died within 5 years of Belgium colonisation” died. Today, in DRC-45,000 die a month.
The Islamic method then and up to the present is till enslavement. Eastern Slave trade where many peoples from modern day Malawi,. Mozambique and Tanzania were taken as slaves to work on plantations. Some were used as guards in harems and, as servants of the wealthy Arabs. The enslaved Africans of the east took on islam, some had their testicles cut off if they worked in the harems. Off course-skin tone was used as a criteria to enslave people. So, people with the most melanin were “natural slaves”. A practise still practised in northern Africa especially in Mauritania and Sudan. See Campaign of Terror: State sponsored Repression of Africans, which was the outcome of a 3 reports beginning in 1990-1993. The “the weak state of Mauritania is using old colonial methods to keep Africans in their powerless state eg detentions, sexual harassment, theft of possessions. Confiscation of legal documents, forcible expulsions and massacres.
Islamic Hausas in northern Nigeria have been placated for years since 1967 with a larger share on the national income of Nigeria-I suspect this is done, due to larger numbers of this ethnic group within the Nigerian army. During the Biafra War for Independence from Nigeria in 1967, Hausa took the opportunity to murder thousands of their christian neighbours-The Igbos. What made or still make the Hausas turn on the Ibos then and now in the northern Nigeria? It is as if they have to remind the Ibos that,” they are Moslems and they are in charge of the means of coercion-the army” It as if the Nigerian state is unwilling to practice social justice and treat people fairly. It as if the religious obsessions within Nigerian societies almost de-humanise or de-sensitise them from acting against man made social and economic inequalities. So, whilst the natural resources-oil is located in the eastern and southern parts of Nigeria- it is the north which disproportionately benefits from the south and eastern oil income.
And the Response of Africans Worldwide to the plethora of anti-hueman evidences.
Collectively, nationally and internationally-Africans have more or less tended to collude with both Christians and Islamic slave and colonial masters, by accepting and maintaining the master’s left-over. They provide a plethora of excuses-excusing the ideology, whilst blaming the few powerless, misguided individuals. By disconnecting the limitations or shortcomings of the ideology, they avoid questioning or criticising the religion. This enables them to retain practices and observances to the letter. There is a huge gap between beliefs and everyday practice. This a reflection that, many of the religious dictums are not practical for the modern societies. They are unachievable by most believers. Most religious zealots maybe afraid to accept the reality of t6he many inability to answer major questions facing mankind or many complex problems faced, by the majority of mankind eg the environment ,food production, the international division of labour etc.. On top of which many poor Islamic Africans save their hard earned money to attend the Haj to Mecca, which becomes quite risky journey for the well melanated Africans, as they are often captured upon arriving in Saudi-Arabia. The darker their hue-the more likely they can be captured to be enslaved by their rich Saudi Islamic Saudi “brothers”. All in the name of Allah- Segal R (1995).
Some Africans have colluded with the local political and capitalist classes who are managed by their European handlers. This has had fatal outcomes and a loss of political leadership with the murders of Patrice Lumumba in 1961, Dr. Walter Rodney in 1970’s, Thomas Sankara in 1987, Dr Eduardo Mondlane and the suspicious death of Machel Samora and the many members of the Black Panther Movement who are gunned down. Some collaborators help overthrow their leaders, to assist their ex-colonial master like what happened with Nkrumah. Kwame Ture was not permitted to return to Trinidad, during the 70’s as he was seen as a person non-gratia for his radical Pan-Africanist views. The long imprisonment of Mangaliso Sobwuke in South-Africa and the murder of Bantu Biko in 1977. Amilcar Cabral
Those fervent African catholic church goers are not even aware that, catholic Italian scientist Dr Anthony Gallo has registered himself as co-creator of HIV virus by applying for the patent certificate. This information is widely available on the internet site www.boydgraves.com. They failed to noticed that, many Christians in Rwanda from both ethnic groups took part in the killing or as they called the acts-Interwehamwe_”We kill together”. Pastors often help by using their authority to get greater numbers of people into church for faster extermination. We shall never know with accuracy how many Africans have been killed the Biafra War, the Rwanda -the Inter ethnic proxy war and the continuing war in DRC nor in the Proxy war in Sierra Leone-over ownerships of the diamonds. The so-called army men have been educated in faith schools-catholic or Church of England. They kill indiscriminately, on behalf of the west and for power to rule ,not necessarily to lead.
The obsession with both organised and non-conformist have actually stood in the way of transforming us from slaves to people. As a result-we still behave like slaves in the midst of modern, complicated, capitalist societies in the UK, USA/Europe and Canada. Our communities are reproducing many sport people, pastors and singers and musician but very low figures in the sciences and other disciplines and or professions, which means we are not as prepared to handle problems within these societies, as other ethnic groups. The consequences of the low production of business people, professionals and thinkers and scientist leaves the door open for illiterate pastors, preachers and politicians to come in and steal their minds, hearts and their MONEY!
Hill. N (1967) spoke of 5 persistent “evils” in most societies but more obvious in under-developed societies. They are poverty, fear, ignorance, illiteracy and hopelessness. The writer would like to add a few more to his list of five evils. They are organised religions (not ancestor worship or eastern religious philosophy), wastage of time, money and opportunities, intolerance, skin/colour discrimination, which occurs between different African ethnicities. This skin/colour discrimination or prejudice has been described as pigmentocracy. Fran Fanon(1967) also has another evil to add to the ever-growing list of evils. He said that “the national city based bourgeoisie is also a persistent menace/evil”- The national middle classes and the religious leaders have been standing in the way or progress and development in the many “proxy , independent states Africa states”London /Modern Examples of religion doing harm and not good!
Two recent events have confirmed the deadly consequences of the unhealthy obsession with organised religions. The killing of Victoria Climbie at the hands of her christian “looney aunt and the boyfriend, in 1999. The couple were regular attenders of those noisy non -conformist “African” churches. Apparently, the couple complained of the child’s behaviour to the pastor, who confirmed that, the 8-year old girl was demonised or possible a “witch”. Young Victoria-who was born in Cote D’Ivoire was sent her to have a “better life” Instead this young child was tortured to death in a house in north London by 2 Christians. Many Africans blamed Social Services or some accused the lady of being a “barbaric African” .Some accepted that, the couple may have “misinterpreted the bible”. Nobody from the African community publicly criticised the region or the system of beliefs of the couple Church attendance levels instead of falling, have increased with even more fervence and zealous since the murder of this young child.
Following the 1990 premature of Victoria Climbie, the general public and professional alike generally apportioned blame to Haringey Social Services. In particular, a lone, unsupported, newly qualified African British social worker was singled out as “incompetent”. She also faced prosecution in a law court along with the actual perpetrators in this religious based murders, where the business of nurturing, protecting, caring for and facilitating child development never occurred. In spite of the Lamming Report, where Lord Lamming made a host of recommendations aimed at safeguarding vulnerable children who have come into contact with social services and other health care professionals, which he hoped would safeguard children and prevent death and injuries.
Unfortunately, another young Africann/Angolan national had a lucky escape from certain death in a north London rivulet. Again, the relatives of this child were regular attenders of a local “African” church called the Combat Spirituel Eglise-Congolese Church) owned by a group of young, unemployed men. Again, the pastor in this real life case diagnosed the child of 9 as being demon possessed or a “witch”. She needed to be delivered, which came at an exorbitant price. In addition, other unpalatable methods were encouraged as a methods grubbing hot chillies the eyes, starvation/fasting, name calling, beatings causing common assault and grievous bodily harm. The female, church-going perpetrators planned to place the child in a laundry bag , tie the top off to avoid escaping and finally to be thrown into a nearby river. Fortunately- a male relative stepped in and the young child had a lucky escape. When Hackney Social Services caught up with the child- she had 43 different marks ie. Long term physical abuse!
Another African Caribbean gentle man who rents from a 63 year old Nigerian landlord had a strange tale to tell. He recounted how a female child was kidnapped and held hostage in the same north London flat shared with his landlady. The young girl was kept isolated, restricted from moving around the house or, even meeting her personal hygienic needs. She lived and behaved like a hostage. The tenant managed to talk to the young girl and offered her a meal, which she ate ravenously. The girl claimed ,”she was kidnapped from a village in Nigeria and brought to London for sale or for slavery / She could not be certain. The next day-the girl could not be seen or heard. It is as if she vanished into thin air. He swears that, the girl was sold into slavery in the UK. The landlady failed to provide any explanation as to the girl’s” sudden departure”. So, the Lamming Report, Safeguarding Children Policies, Area Child Protection Committees and the many other government initiatives failed to protect this vulnerable foreign child.
BBC2 aired a documentary on Monady03rd April @23;20 at night. The content focused on the prevalence of child abuse in these non-conformist, unregulated and noisy “African” churches. The writer took note of the time and wondered, what was the point of airing such an important issue so late at night? It should have aired @20:00pm. The programme showed incidences of child abuse and abuse of young ,vulnerable, illiterate women happening in these churches. Victims are often afraid to report the perpetrators as, they are held in high esteem. There is an urgent need to carry out research and the findings to be taken seriously. The research should be led by a social scientist or a social anthropologist. If we are serious about our vulnerable within our community-we must not treat religious leaders and or their religion as a “sacred cows”.
The intention in this essay was to seek proof of whether there is a god or gods. The writer questioned why Africans worldwide were drawn to other people’s religion, in spite of the documented atrocities committed and written by the ancestors of the perpetrators of those crimes against Africans worldwide. The answer seems to lie in the ant-African psychological legacy kept alive since the 1600’s to the present. If there are any “demons” worth casting out of our minds at present-it would have to be those 2 major “demons-the religions of the slave and colonial masters. It is those cultural legacies which need to be “exorcised” from our communities on a grand scale. We cannot move forward and develop as a “freed community” if, we continue to hold unto cultural practices belonging a time past, when we were slaves and de-humanised. Before the Europeans arrived, we had our worshipping routines-let us regain our confidence in our ancestor worship rituals. Our ancestors would be pleased to see us cherish what is ours.
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Great article. The facts of history don't lie. And those facts are well stated in this article. Both Islam and Christianity have plagiarized much of the concepts, tenets, and practices contained within them. However, both religions have polluted their religions with foreign ideas that come from outside of Afrika. The religions of Islam and Christianity and the beliefs that evolved out of them, are not indigenous to Afrika or her people. Certainly, only those blinded by their beliefs will deny that both Islam and Christianity were forced upon our people and only used to subjegate us to those who now ruled over us. The facts of History more than proves this. Here's a quote that is quite appropriate for this conversation. It says,
Discussion posted by TheBlackList:
[My response to the above article: T.Y., Editor]
HEREIN ARE ANSWERS TO PONDER
FOR THOSE WHO SEEK THE GOD’S TRUTH
BECAUSE GOD’s WORD AND HIS SALVATION ARE NOT FOUND IN THE CHURCH!
October 27, 2014
I have so much to share that I really do not know where to begin. Right or wrong, I will start by saying that “Cheryl” did great by posting “Africans and their obsession with other people's religion” (Africans and their obsession with other people's religion. I do not know “Cheryl” and never heard of her, and I don’t yet know what all she believes. Nevertheless, the information she brought forward is right on point.
Truly, those who rule over Black groups have put us through the ringer, and we just keep spinning out of control without any direction or ideals about realizing our own self-determinations. I cannot tell where “Cheryl” is taking us with her post, but I am eager to find out, and in the interim, please let me share with you the knowledge the CREATOR has shown me in the Hebrew Scriptures, because it is the only Truth we’ve got (not all but certainly wherein is written “Thus Saith the LORD” and the Psalms). Just know that not under any circumstances do I choose to be the leader of anyone. My endeavor is to boast of My GOD, live among my people, enjoy life with my children and my children’s children, etc., while worshipping the True and Living GOD, and living off the fat of the Land of Milk and Honey in GOD’s Peace like my forefathers should have done.
You see, today, we can’t enjoy life for a myriad of horrific reasons. People fear to leave their homes and are even shot by stray bullets while in the place they believe to be the safest - church. Cops are killing young Blacks, Blacks are killing Blacks, and the government is finding all kinds of ways to keep us oppressed, impoverished, and an inferior people. But things can be better for us if people of color would just take the time to understand why we are cursed and are not rising above our predicament, no matter our wealth and/or education. Look at it this way, if you heard on the TV that Best Buys is selling everything in the store at a 75% discount, or that Stuart Weitzman is having a Shoe Blowout – All shoes are $100 a pair, people would break their necks getting to these stores. Well, I am giving you information about Our CREATOR GOD and it won’t cost you a dime; it’s all free. How many of us will weigh GOD’s WORD up against what descendants of Slaves have been led to believe?
We need answers as to why we descendants of Slaves, or rather so-called Black Peoples suffer the way we do. Read the reason from the WORD of GOD. HE does not lie.
“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Numbers 23:19
“… thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.” Deuteronomy 28:29
This verse alone speaks volumes. As a group, “Blacks” do not prosper. And if given a 100 JC’s, still we, as a People, would NOT BE SAVED! The hundreds of gods of Egypt, the hundreds of idols of Africa, and including the White Man’s, blue-eyed JC man-god have not saved Blacks out of the hands of those who rule over us in Africa and in the countries where we have been scattered throughout this world in view of the dilemma of the heinous Slave Trade. Given what the White Man has done to people of color, we really are in the “hands of our enemies” and “heathens” just as Our GOD has said. These are the situations that must be pondered in order that we come to the GOD’s TRUTH of the matter, as to why we are so miserable and really cannot prosper or enjoy life.
Let me first try to make it understood that, believe it or not, this world is in shambles and a loose cannon ready to blow, and it is all because of us – the Children of Israel who defied the True and Living GOD by not living according to HIS Book of the Law.! That sounds preposterous, but I assure you it is true. Ours forefathers were Commanded to keep GOD’s Righteous Way of Life “forever”, but they didn’t, and as a result we are paying the price for their disobedience. They rejected GOD’s Ways that determine Righteousness.
“And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.” Exodus 24:12
“When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:” Deuteronomy 31:11,12
“For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?” Deuteronomy 4:7,8
Israelites would not Keep these Righteous Laws, Statutes, and Judgments. What more could the GOD of Israel have said to our forefathers and to those of us living today to make it understood that we must OBEY the CREATOR GOD or face HIS punishments? What more could HE have said to make us understand that HE is a Righteous and Just GOD and SAVIOR for those who follow HIS Ways of Righteousness?
“Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” Isaiah 45:21,22
“He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man, Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.” Ezekiel 18:8,9
But though these are GOD’s WORDS, people still will not take heed to do HIS Will.
When the CREATOR GOD of Israel scattered HIS People from their Land, HE gave HIS Earth into the hands of the heathen to punish HIS Covenant People because of their great transgressions against HIM. And the White Man has been so evil that he has done everything in his power to keep GOD’s WORD in the Hebrew Scriptures hidden from us, and actually, he has done a darn good job of it. His “New Testament” is the biggest farce and the greatest evil of all times. This “New Testament” Book, because of Israel’s sins, is a curse and has the People of the LORD GOD believing in the worst lie ever told – that the CREATOR GOD is a mere man!
The books of the Hebrew Scriptures wherein is found Thus Saith the LORD focuses on belief in ONE GOD – the GOD of Israel, HIS Righteous Walk of Life, and punishment for disobedience. The “New Testament” focuses on belief in a “man” who forgives sins and who gives folks everlasting life. But yet there is no WORD of GOD to validate this claim, and more importantly, there is no evidence of this assertion either. Thus, we must search GOD’s WORD to determine HIS TRUTH from lies because we have been terribly deceived as we endure this endless infliction by those who hate us – though they gave us this White, blue-eyed man-god to worship. Something to think about, right?
No matter what this White Man tells us, we accept it – hook, line, and sinker. And not only that, we want to be just like him. That, too, is part of his scheme to keep us brainwashed and disliking ourselves: our skin color, our hair, and our people. In truth, we are a people constantly dragged through Hell on a daily basis. And we are thoroughly confused the whole while we are walking in darkness.
Believe me, we had it the best a Nation of People could live, and we prospered and owned gold mines, silver mines, and precious gems. We had the ONE True and Living GOD, and HE gave us a “Good Life”: fertile Land, power, and an abundance of wealth unrivaled by any other nation. Israel was the “Glory of all lands”, and yes, we had it all. There was nothing we needed, and more importantly, Our GOD of Israel kept us safe from our enemies. They feared our forefathers because of Our GOD that lived in the midst of the Children of Israel. Like I said, we had it all!
“Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.” Isaiah 60:21
“Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God; In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:” Ezekiel 20:5,6
Yes, we had the ONE True and Living CREATOR GOD, and we had everything to go with our most Loving relationship with HIM. And HE warned our forefathers scores of times to be true to HIM and not to worship other gods, or we would be scattered from the Land. They did not listen, and enslavemwnt was our punishment in the lands of the most ruthless barbarians that ever existed.
“Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god. I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels. Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways! I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.” Palm 81:8 – 14
The GOD of Israel saved HIS Covenant and Chosen People out of Egyptian captivity, gave them the Holy Land, and gave them bumper crops, as well as cared for and fed the poor. But they still turned to false gods. Our wicked forefathers, the Children of Israel, flatly refused to obey GOD’s Book of the Law and sought after their own man-made gods, as well as the gods of the surrounding nations to worship them. They forsook the CREATOR GOD that had given them all their hearts’ desires.
The GOD of Israel said that the prophets speak a vision of their own hearts and not out of the MOUTH of the LORD.
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.” Jeremiah 23:16
“But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.” Jeremiah 23:22
Above is just more evidence that we must be obedient to GOD’s WORD and NOT belief in JC, for this “man” cannot save and cannot eliminate evil and unrighteous. Only obedience to living and doing GOD’s Book of the Law can accomplish this endeavor.
If GOD punished the wicked prophets for following their own visions, doesn’t it stand to reason that HE would also punish all who are responsible for spreading this false doctrine that was invented by the imaginations of the “New Testament” writers, specifically so they could change HIS Ordinances?
“The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.” Isaiah 24:4 - 6
“How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
“Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 23:26,27,32
With the CREATOR GOD and my forefathers, there were many “last straws”, but the time the remnant of the Tribe of Judah returned from their 70-year captivity from under the Ancient Babylonians and still would live according to GOD’s Righteous Book of the Law, HE finally washed HIS Hands of them and scattered them among the heathen.
“Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Also, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land. Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations. And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
“And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
“Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none. Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients. The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.” Ezekiel 7:1 – 4,9,25 - 27
“Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.
“Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.” Micah3:4,12
“And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter. In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD. Behold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee. Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it. And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee. And thou shalt take thine inheritance in thyself in the sight of the heathen, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.” Ezekiel 22:11 – 16
IN THEIR AFFLICTION THEY WILL SEEK ME EARLY!
“I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.” Hosea 5:15
Think about it; living among the heathen is terrifying. Or do you think that this life really isn’t all that bad living among the heathen…We can wear Nike sneakers and rap and play sports and sing happy songs, and we can worship any kindda way we choose ‘cause we got multiple ways of worship.
But we also have to deal with corruptions at every turn while this “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” looks the other way and at times even condones vicious acts in the courts that are clearly against descendants of Slaves who all know are the defenseless and those who have no voice? Our life among the heathen is Hell, and there is no other way to describe it.
This life is festered with vice, porn, crime, child and spousal abuse, drugs, murder, cruelty, nakedness, red light districts, ghettoes, schools of hard knocks, gangs, poverty, injustice, corruptions, immoral religions, race hatred, discrimination, police brutality, racial profiling, violence, war, sickness, cancer, Ebola, endless sorrows, and the list goes on… This is not only life in the lands of the heathen, this is sheer misery, heartache, and desperation on Earth watching Black suppression and how it destroys us and our progeny. We live the worst curses a nation of people can endure! And the heathen has us believing that “America the Beautiful” is the “Greatest Country in the World”. And then we pick up the newspaper in the morning only to learn that another young “Black” kid was shot dead by “New York’s Finest” or by another city’s police officer, or possibly that President Obama appointed another White person to the Supreme Court of the United States to deal with “Justice for all” in this “Land of Liberty”. This is our fate all because our forefathers committed the worst abominations imaginable.
“And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:” Deuteronomy 28:14,15
“Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.” Deuteronomy 28:41
“The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me. The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.” Deuteronomy 28:20 – 22
“The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:” Deuteronomy 28:43 – 45
The Children of Israel and the wicked heathens all wanted to worship other gods, and the CREATOR gave them their wish but not without consequences. Their man-made gods would be incapable of saving them even unto this day, and HE knew it.
“And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.” Deuteronomy 28:64
“Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us. But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah. Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 2:27 - 29
“There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines. Jeremiah 30:13
“To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left. And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection. See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.” Deuteronomy 32:35 – 39
“Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.” Lamentations 5:8
And that’s the Truth, for “none” would mean “no one”, including JC all because this curse is upon us until the CREATOR GOD REMOVES IT. GOD DID NOT LIE! All this and worse atrocities happened to the scattered sheep of the House of Israel at the time of the Slave Trade and during the time of their enslavement at the hands of their enemies.
Thus are the conditions of this world. The CREATOR GOD wanted a World replete with HIS Righteous Laws, Statutes, and Judgments, so that the Peoples HE Created would worship HIM, but instead, HE gave everyone their hearts desires, which was to live as they choose. And as a result all Hell has broken out, and this Earth is in total chaos and mayhem. The White Man cannot enjoy life no matter how rich he is, and descendants of Slaves cannot enjoy FREEDOM under their control. And I cannot stress enough that the reason for all this distress, misery and despair are due to the worship of false gods and due to the neglect of Our MAKER – the ONE True and Living GOD.
The White Man gave us his religion to make sure we, Israelites and descendants of Slaves, would not find out the Truth of this matter. And lo’ and behold, it worked because so-called Black People cannot give up JC. Folks eat this false god up and swallow him whole with all the tribulations that come with him, and they still are not saved.
Countless times our forefathers turned to false gods, and HE caused their enemies to rule over them. But each of those times HE repented and gave them back their freedom and their Kingdom. But when the kings of Israel, HIS priests, and HIS prophets were determined to disobey their ONLY SAVIOR and DELIVER to choose other gods and to commit wickedness and believed that they would never be cast from the Land, the GOD of Israel scattered them just as HE had said HE would. And from the days of Malachi unto this day, Israelites have lost their ethnicity to others and have suffered at the hands of our enemies.
“And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it. And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste. Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies' land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.” Leviticus 26:32 – 34
“And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.” Deuteronomy 4:27,28
“Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. And HE GAVE THEM INTO THE HAND OF THE HEATHEN; and they that hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.” Psalm 106:40 - 42
“And the heathen shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity: because they trespassed against me, therefore hid I my face from them, and gave them into the hand of their enemies: so fell they all by the sword.” Ezekiel 39:23
Moreover, given the fact that there were no prophets at the time of the JC “Coming”, we have to realize that there was no WORD from GOD – only the wicked imaginations of men to propagate their evil religious inspirations. And it is the Slave Trade and our enslavement for our sins and disobedience that proves the “New Testament” to be without GOD’s TRUTH and without any credibility whatsoever. GOD removed HIMSELF from the midst of HIS People, HE dismissed HIS Prophets, and then ended all visions, direction, and counsel to them and to anyone, and HE left HIS Covenant People to fall into the hands of their enemies in order to fulfill the curses upon us written in Leviticus 26th and in Deuteronomy 28th Chapters for forsaking HIM for false gods and for rejecting HIS Righteous Book of the Law. Thus, we know that GOD’s LAW is forever and that not under any circumstances can it be revoked with the likes of a “man” as Christians are led to believe (Romans 10:4).
HOWEVER, THERE IS HOPE FOR US, AND IT IS OUR LAST CHANCE:
“Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.” Nehemiah 9:27
Therefore, we must cry again to the GOD that counts – NOT just to any god but to the Most High CREATOR GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. HE is Our GOD that gave HIMSELF a Holy Name representative of the People HE Loves and named and chose for HIMSELF to show forth HIS PRAISE.
“And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.” Exodus 3:15
”This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.” Isaiah 43:21
“The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.” Joel 3:16
The Land of Israel stands as a Witness for the CREATOR GOD and HIS TRUTH and more so for HIS POWER and GREATNESS and HIS Love for HIS Chosen People, Israel. This GOD is all we’ve got and is our only chance for Redemption out of this Hell. Given all that is written in “Cheryl’s” post it would be impossible for us to rise above this White Man’s authority and oppression on our own. Without a doubt, we will need the GOD of Israel that launched this evil captivity and these barbaric Rulers over us. This is the GOD we have no choice else to call upon. And perish the thought of appealing to the US Congress and/or the Black Caucus. My goodness!!! The only way these people will be a voice for descendants of Slaves is when the CREATOR GOD brings them to tremble first, and don’t rule it out. These public servants are bought every day, and presently there is no Justice Department to serve us. If there were, descendants of Slaves would not still be fighting for voting rights, civil rights, human rights, as well as recompense for the murder and maiming and pain and suffering endured in the Slave Trade, during enslavement, and even since post-slavery.
No other god has established a land for its worshippers and called it by HIS Holy Name. ONLY the CREATOR GOD of Israel has chosen the Land of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake and for HIS People, the Nation of Israel. HE is the ONLY GOD that has done such a thing to honor HIS Beloved People proving that HE is indeed GOD and not a god made by men’s hands or a god imagined with a pen.
The Europeans who call themselves “Jews” make a weak attempt to make themselves the Children of Israel, and that’s because of their power and authority throughout the world in this wicked world order. But you see, history is on our side and so is prophecy. They were never scattered slaves, and they were never the tail and their enemies the head. I think you will agree that these White so-called “Jews” are filthy rich and are not the accursed mentioned in Leviticus 26th and Deuteronomy 28th Chapters. Truth be told, they are the ones who control us and help keep us in darkness in order that they sustain their LIE! By the way, these people also invented a new religion, “Judaism,” and published their own religious books, however, not one of them was ordained by the CREATOR. Their Talmud and other books, unfounded by GOD’s LAW, destroy their credibility because they deceive and turn people away from GOD’s TRUTH, as much as the “New Testament”. These so-called “Jews”, or rather Israelis, are pompous and arrogant, and they really believe that the GOD of Abraham will not keep HIS Promises to Abraham and his SEED and will give them the Land of Israel instead. These people delude themselves, and above all people, they will get their just deserts; mark my words. It is these Israelis and those allied with them to do their bidding whom Ezekiel prophesied are the “worst of the heathen”:
“Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.” Ezekiel 7:24
They have taken Israel’s identity and usurped Israel’s Land and have deceived the world with their wicked civilizations that order this world. Our enemies want us under their control, therefore, we must stop buying into their gods, their ways, their culture, and their customs because their ideals keep us under their dominance and under their philosophies, which mean absolutely nothing to the True and Living CREATOR GOD. The GOD of Israel has already endorsed HIS “Perfect” Way of Life and HIS Holy Days, but true to the heathens, they have completely disregarded them for theirs. Consider what the CREATOR GOD told HIS Chosen People, Israel, in regard to the heathenish Canaanites, and know that this should be our same attitude concerning the heathens of this day and age:
“Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth forever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.” Ezra 9:12
“Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.” Exodus 23:32,33
“Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly. But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire. For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.” Deuteronomy 7:3 - 6
Not every Black is an Israelite, but those who are must seek to RETURN to Our GOD and to our heritage, for Our GOD has a Plan for us. And those who are not, by all means, seek HIM, as well, for HE hears the prayers of all who call upon HIM. O’, did you think GOD was racist? No, HE is not. Let me make that perfectly clear! HE just hates evil, wickedness, and disobedience to HIS Book of the Law and color has nothing to do with it.
“Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people. The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.” Isaiah 56:1 - 8
Our GOD of Israel is waking up the “Dry Bones” (Ezekiel 37th Chapter), if we will only hearken to HIS WORD and to HIS CALLING this time, and HE will save us all out of this captivity just like HE saved our forefathers out of the Egyptian House of Bondage.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” Isaiah 11:11,12
“And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.” Jeremiah 23:3,4
“Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.” Jeremiah 23:7,8
The “New Testament” falsely teaches that JC is of the seed of King David (Matt. 1:1). No, no, no! Is the man born of a virgin or born by way of copulation? Christianity can’t have it both ways. Hence, if JC was born of a virgin, he cannot be of the lineage of King David. For the “New Testament” to suggest that he is, reinforces the fact that this man-god is indeed suspect. Anyway, GOD’s Prophet Jeremiah makes no mistake about this matter. It will be the seed of King David that will reign over GOD’s Kingdom and who will Judge Righteously and Justly, and Jeremiah did not studder.
“And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.” Isaiah 11:1 - 5
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.” Jeremiah 23:5
Power and Wealth are Blessings from GOD, and they again await us when we RETURN to Our GOD and SAVIOR and embrace HIS Book of the Law and WALK HIS Paths of Righteousness.
“There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:5 - 9
“The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame. At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.” Zephaniah 3:17 – 20
So, now perhaps it is surely understood that we do not need JC! It doesn’t get any better than this!
We have to wake up to the GOD’s TRUTH, reason being Our GOD of this Universe has something so very special for us and for our children for generations to come if we will only RETURN to HIM, CALL UPON HIM, and LIVE and DO HIS Laws, Statutes, and Judgments. The GOD of this Universe is a GOD at HAND, and HE fills Heaven and Earth awaiting us to embrace HIM and HIS Ways. I’m not just a Messenger who EXALTS and BOASTS of this GREAT GOD, but I am HIS Servant, as are all Israelites, who passionately want to worship My GOD in HIS Holy Temple. We have so much to look forward to, and because these are the Latter Days, it won’t be long now but we cannot waste time, as GOD is on a Mission to take back HIS Universe and destroy the wicked from off HIS Earth.
In that the CREATOR GOD of Righteousness is Our GOD and we represent HIM, then we must set up not only HIS Kingdom of Israel in Righteousness but also GOD’s entire world. This Earth, as it is now, cannot continue, and that is not to say that it will be destroyed. Where the heathen has transformed GOD’s GOOD Earth into a place uninhabitable for human beings, we must change it to meet GOD’s Divine Standards. Therefore, we must end the injustice and cruelty that prevails against descendants of Slaves and against all nations and people who suffer at the hands of the powers-that-be. We must organize a means for the impoverished peoples of Africa to thrive and be productive. GOD’s Chosen must be exemplary with all peoples, nations, and tongues and share GOD’s Way of Life in order that we will all live under the umbrella of HIS LAW and serve HIM with ONE CONSENT.
In GOD’s World Order obedient people will enjoy genuine justice, experience humility, GOD’s Peace, and HIS Happiness and see an end to war. No more will wicked Rulers divide and conquer and exploit others for their resources and riches. And above all, people will not be called “chattel” or treated as such, and there will be no tenets to perpetuate “survival of the fittest” because all who will worship the GOD of Israel will survive and will rejoice in knowledge of HIM and in HIS GOODNESS and will observe HIS Holy Days. And there will be no reason to fear the cruel and heartless enemies or heathens because there will be none. The Most High GOD will deal with all the evil and wicked individuals who have brought misery and grief upon us and to the helpless and those who have subjugated peoples around the world. Understand also, that there will be no politics/democracy, the works of corruption to perpetuate greed. As it is written, the GOD of Israel has already planned for a Righteous King to reign over the Kingdom of Israel and one who will rule in the Ways if the CREATOR GOD.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” Isaiah 2:2 – 4
“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Jeremiah 23:5,6
“Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.” Zephaniah 3:8,9
“The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide. The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged. Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off. But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.” Psalm 37:29 - 40
“Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come. Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel. And they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof and all the abominations thereof from thence. And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. But as for them whose heart walketh after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, saith the Lord GOD.” Ezekiel 11:16 - 21
GOD’s WAYS are all new to those who do not read the Hebrew Scriptures and to those who do live by the “New Testament” Book. Sadly, most of us do not realize the control this White Man has over us and over the world. Resulting from the sins of our forefathers, we have lived at the mercy of our enemies who rule over us, albeit, in a culture burdened with the ways of the heathen and their wicked customs.
“Blacks” have feared at the shaking of a leaf for millennia, but not our Captors. However, today White folks are scared out of their wits of this Ebola plague. Nevertheless, this plague is to wake up the World, especially the descendants of Slaves in order that they will cease to believe in the White Man’s JC, man-god, and turn to the ALL-MIGHTY CREATOR GOD of this Universe. Believing in JC and in other gods has been our demise. When we change and return to the True CREATOR of this Universe, then HE will return back to us and HELP, HEAL, and DELIVER us out of this mourning because we TRUST in HIM with our whole heart, soul, and might. And I can’t stress Trusting in HIM enough!
“The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.” Nahum 1:7
If people continue to worship JC and all other false gods, then know of a surety that these “Latter Days” will not fair well with them. The Hebrew Scriptures have proven this. Sin manifests destruction and punishment. And proof of this fact is that GOD scattered HIS own Beloved People from HIS Holy Land to endure a heinous Slave Trade, which was a direct and obvious result of disobedience and the worship of false gods! The Most High CREATOR GOD wants HIS due, which is for this world of Peoples to worship ONLY HIM in TRUTH and in Righteousness forever.
Again, my desire is to boast of the CREATOR GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and disseminate HIS TRUTH that it shine on HIS Earth. We have walked in Darkness for far too long, and now it is time for HIS LIGHT to shine in order that all who seek HIM will find HIM and worship HIM for all the GOODNESS HE will manifest for us.
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.”
SEE ALSO: THE REASON FOR THE SLAVE TRADE
'We need all hands on deck'
Patterson leads call for justice for crimes committed under slave trade
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
PATTERSON... the masses of Caribbean people are still to be brought on board the reparation train
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (CMC) — The second Caribbean Community (Caricom) Conference on Reparations began here on Sunday night with reparations activists joining political leaders in calling for justice for a region that is still reeling from the social and economic effects from the transatlantic slave trade.
"I implore all of us to see ourselves as working towards one aim, one destiny -- the search for justice and repair of our societies; societies which were disfigured by colonisation; societies that continue to suffer the legacies of enslavement and native genocide," said PJ Patterson, former prime minister of Jamaica.
"We need all hands on deck, wherever we are located in the west, in the north, in the east, because the tentacles of colonial injustices were spread far and wide and their legacies continue to be far-reaching to this very day.
"The masses of Caribbean people are still to be brought on board the reparation train. They are stuck at the halts and stations all around the region and indeed in the Diaspora, waiting for reason to board. If we do not wish to have them waiting indefinitely on the platform, or worse boarding the wrong train, we need to use this forum to settle all the unanswered questions around the struggle for reparatory justice," Patterson said.
Patterson was among several speakers lending his voice to the cause. University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles, and Dr Julius Garvey, son of Jamaican Negro rights activist Marcus Garvey, also spoke at the start of the three-day event.
In delivering the feature address, Garvey lamented that Africa is being re-colonised.
"We also see Africans as the poorest people on the planet. In America, the wealth of the average African American is one-twentieth of his or her white counterpart. It almost seems that nothing has changed in 100 years so we still have to speak of repairing the breach, which, in my view, is the full meaning of reparations.
"I would like to suggest that the struggle for reparations is and should be firmly embedded in the struggle for us to repair the damage caused by 500 years of Euro-American dominance so that we address the root causes of the problem," Garvey said.
Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne, who is also the Caricom Chairman, said the transnational slave trade led to the separation and destruction of many families and of the cultural values, tradition, beliefs and artifacts of our people.
He said that Caricom's concept of reparations is not defined by or limited to economic reparations. It also includes reconciliation, racial equality, inclusivity, equality of opportunity and justice.
"The atrocities committed against our people rank among the worst examples of human barbarism. This institutionalised trade in humans and its attendant atrocities have resulted in a state of underdevelopment in the Caribbean and Africa, 180 years after its abolition," Browne said, adding "notwithstanding these atrocities; what we seek now is reparation, not reprisal."
He said the region does not hold present-day Europeans responsible for "the evils of the ruling classes that controlled their societies and enriched themselves from the cruelties and barbarism to which they subjected our ancestors in this region".
However, he said that it does not preclude them from the acknowledgement of such wrongs. Instead, they should commit themselves to "the noble action of resolving them by honouring our reparatory claims."
Patterson stressed that people should refrain from placing blame at the feet of Africa where some leaders were induced by intimidation, bribery or greed to collaborate in the capture and transport of Africans who were destined for slavery.
"There is no principle of law which permits the organisers of a criminal enterprise to escape responsibility because others collaborated in carrying out the enterprise. Legal responsibility is not affected by any collaboration," Patterson cautioned.
"The most serious penalties under criminal law are reserved for those who organise the criminal enterprise and profit most from it."
Prime Minister Browne said: "Simply stated, our contention is that our predecessors in this region were subjected to the most inhumane treatment that would today be legitimate matters for trial by the International Criminal Court.
"In the course of that treatment, they were deprived of their liberty and the right to their lives; they were treated not as human beings, not even as animals -- they were treated as "property" to be used or disposed -- as suited the thinking of their owners."
The regional conference, which is being convened by the Caricom Reparations Commission (CRC) is being held under the theme "'An Expert Conference on Caribbean Reparations: Scientific Engagement and Community Mobilisation'.
It is aimed at intensifying discussions regarding the scientific and popular discourse on the CRC's 10-point plan on reparatory justice which was adopted by Caricom leaders at their Inter-Sessional summit in St Vincent and the Grenadines in March.
The 10-point plan includes reparation in the areas of public health, education and literacy.
This conference is one of several activities to address the issue of reparations for Caribbean countries whose people suffered as a result of the transatlantic trade and chattel slavery.
CLOSING SCRIPTURES THAT EXALT THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL:
“LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who
shall dwell in thy holy hill?
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness,
and speaketh the truth in his heart.
He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour,
nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
In whose eyes a vile person is contemned;
but he honoureth them that fear the LORD.
He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
He that putteth not out his money to usury,
nor taketh reward against the innocent.
He that doeth these things shall never be moved.”
Psalm 15th Chapter