DROP THE SEED!
“…LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day
that thou art God in Israel….”
I Kings 18:36
“…that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LORD God,
even thou only.”
II Kings 19:19
“And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, MAKE MENTION THAT HIS NAME IS EXALTED.
“Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things:
this is known in all the earth.
“Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion:
for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.”
Isaiah 12:4 - 6
“And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness. The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.”
July 21, 2003
The story of Samuel and the establishment of the first and second kings in the Nation of Israel is absolutely fascinating. In the very first book of Samuel we can learn again about the importance of serving the ONE GOD of the Children of Israel and the merits of following HIS Ways. We can also realize what it means to be a Righteous Servant of this GOD of Israel that was the ONLY GOD that revealed HIMSELF to Abraham and HIS Seed.
I find the story of Samuel to be awe inspiring. Although this man of GOD cannot be compared with the Great Prophet Moses, he certainly comes close. And his books, like Moses, are revelations of the fact that there is but ONE GOD in Israel, and that HE wants the Israelites, HIS Chosen People, to follow and serve no one but HIM and with ALL their heart leaving no room to believe in anyone or anything else. This was Moses message, and this was also Samuel’s. Both of these men were chosen from birth to Exalt the Most High GOD of Israel and prove that HE is worthy to be worshipped and served by HIS Chosen People, the Children of Israel, as well as the entire world.
“That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” Deuteronomy 16:20
“I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
“That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.” Deuteronomy 30:19,20
“And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.” I Samuel 7:3
I remember the first time ever reading the books of Samuel. That which caught my attention and made me know that GOD was indeed with Samuel was the Scripture highlighting the fact that GOD never let Samuel’s words fall to the ground, i.e., all that he prophesied came to pass. The Israelites needed no greater evidence to prove that Samuel was indeed a man of GOD. And shouldn’t this always be our litmus test for proving and accepting those who will be leaders in Israel, and better, those who will lead and guide us in the Paths of GOD’s Book of the Law?
“And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.” I Samuel 3:19
“And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go.” I Samuel 9:6
[THAT’S MORE THAN WE CAN SAY ABOUT THAT “MAN” IN THE “NEW TESTAMENT!]
“Moreover as for me, God forbid that I [Samuel] should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:”
I Samuel 12:23
How wonderful it must be to have a direct connection with the True and Living GOD, the CREATOR of the Universe, the GOD of Israel. I feel that the Holy ONE of Israel is with me but not like HE was with Moses and Samuel. Although HE, without a doubt, enlightens me and encourages me to Exalt HIM and HIS LAW, I do not experience the sensational relationship that GOD had with these two men. But then, it’s not really necessary, either. And I’m not sure that I would want to bear the burden and the responsibility of these men, knowing the rebellion and defiance of the Israelites to GOD’s written LAW that they faced.
On the other hand, there are so many Israelites who are yet the “Dry Bones” who know nothing about the GOD of Israel and who follow after false gods. They need the opportunity to know and choose the Righteous Path to follow.
That which is so amazing is that so many of these people who walk in darkness believe in these various adverse religions but know well in their hearts that there is no satisfaction or joy in belief in their doctrines. And worse, in following these religions, there are no answers for the suffering an despair experienced throughout the Black Diaspora whether Blacks are in the lands of their captivity or in lands distinctly known as “Third World” countries. Of a truth, is there another category in which we can group Black Peoples today? Not even are the Black middle and upper classes with so-called good jobs happy and gratified with their lives, and to the fullest doesn’t even come into consideration for this is a dream that cannot even be imagined.
While watching one of the cable channels interview this young Black Brother (whose first name I can’t remember, but Martin is his last name) who made it to fame in football, I wanted so much to be able to talk to him about My GOD of Israel. I wanted to tell him to give My GOD an opportunity to show him the Truth of the matter concerning why we are in the United States and the reasons for all the sadness and afflictions we suffer at the hands of this White Man in “his” country and the reasons for the death and grieving that plagues our lives. This Brother had seen much death in his family and had lost many friends, and had questioned belief in the X-tian god, jc. But still and all he turned to the church for solace not knowing what else to do. I felt so sorry listening to him talk about the horrible events that so effected his life and the people he loved. But, unfortunately, there was no way to reach him, to inform him that he had a choice, that he could either serve the ONE True GOD who loves him, or he could continue to believe in a man-made god who has only proven himself to be no more than a liar and (OBVIOUSLY) incapable of saving those who believe in him and who continuously suffer on this planet. The facts speak for themselves, and those who look to him as a “saviour” are the very ones most disappointed, for in no way has the man in the so-called “New Testament” saved the Slaves, their descendants, or anyone from the evils that grip this heathenish and wicked Planet Earth.
Yet, I have to believe that there are Blacks who are cognizant of the fact that something is terribly wrong when the White Man we serve has no interest in the welfare of descendants of Slaves. I have to believe that some Blacks are wise enough to understand that the White Man’s efforts to prevent the spreading of disease and the wasting of natural resources are for “his” preservation and longevity. I have to believe that some Blacks are savvy enough to realize that conserving energy, ending pollution, and defending America is all for safeguarding the status quo that sustains the White Privileged in absolute control of all minorities, i.e., keeps the White Man healthy, so he can continue to be enemy to the oppressed. And I have to also believe that some Blacks know that there must be a Divine reason for all the degradation and cruelty we face and have desires to know answers so that we, the despised and hated in this world, can know the Truth and rise above the second-class positions that only we monopolize so well.
I wanted to tell Martin that we have a GOD that does not fail - a GOD that keeps all of HIS Promises, the good ones, as well as the bad ones, if we do not follow HIS Paths of Righteousness.
“And ye have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto all these nations because of you; for the LORD your God is he that hath fought for you.
“And the LORD your God, he shall expel them from before you, and drive them from out of your sight; and ye shall possess their land, as the LORD your God hath promised unto you.” Joshua 23:3,5
“Be ye therefore very courageous to keep and to do all that is written in the book of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right hand or to the left;
“That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them:
“But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.”
Joshua 23:6 - 8
“One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
“Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.”
“And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.
“Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come upon you, which the LORD your God promised you; so shall the LORD bring upon you all evil things, until he have destroyed you from off this good land which the LORD your God hath given you.
“When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.”
Joshua 23:14 - 16 (See also Deuteronomy 28th and Leviticus 26th Chapters)
There is much to glean from knowing the GOD of Israel and following HIS Ways. IF this Awesome GOD can CREATE a Universe, animals, and “man,” then of a certainty, then HE can ALSO CREATE a perfect Way of Life for all mankind to live and do that will enable people to live in Righteousness. Then once HE has designated such a Path of Righteousness, it should not be changed but accepted totally and followed to the letter. After all, who or what else has the power, authority, and Might to produce such an ideal and concept greater than what the All-Mighty GOD can and has already founded?
I wanted to tell Martin that “Man” has sealed his own fate by replacing what the True GOD and CREATOR has established with the imaginations of his heart. No Creature should assume to be wiser than the very GOD that CREATED it or him. As we can all see, this would be a tragedy. Hundreds of religions plague this Earth in every place that man inhabits. And we can safely say that all of man’s religions stem from the origin of false worship IF they are not the Way of Life designated by the CREATOR of this Universe. Not to mention that all these different religions teaching adverse ways to follow are no more than the epitome of confusion.
In knowing the history of the Children of Israel, GOD’s Chosen People, and their relationship with their ONE GOD of Abraham, Martin would be able to see the key that opens the door to Divine Wisdom and Truth, i.e., if he would consider what “Thus Saith the LORD” and not what thus saith “man.” And if I could plant this seed - not teach it, but just plant it where all could see and avail themselves of this knowledge, then more people who seek the All-Mighty GOD for HIS Truth will find HIM and the Wisdom and Knowledge necessary to rise above the detriment and maladies of this horrendous captivity that plagues us.
“For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
“When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:
“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
“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.
“But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
“When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
“(For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.”
Deuteronomy 4:24 - 31
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
“Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
“And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.” Jeremiah 29:11 - 14
“I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
“Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
“Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
“Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
“Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.
“The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
“I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.”
Isaiah 42:8 - 14
Few Blacks realize that the US and its Constitution were NOT established to meet their needs and serve them with justice, equity, liberty, and freedom even though President Bush uses “freedom” in just about every last one of his speeches ad nauseam. He’s obviously talking about “freedom” for Whites, folks - not us! Freedom and liberty elude Blacks and other minorities in this country and no one knows this better than Bush. And sadly enough, the great majority of us continue to reach for the so-called American Dream. Then, when education is achieved and admirable positions are filled, they still can’t understand why we are yet taking two steps forward and three back. They don’t realize that there are many well-to-do Blacks making good money, but they are not in positions that help Blacks as a whole. And for sure, Blacks do not perceive exactly how they are kept well away from employment and power that would give them the authority to make laws that would change the racist makeup and standards that perpetuate discrimination and race hatred and that inhibit Black self determination.
Take for example the H.R. Bill 40 that Congressman Conyers continues to introduce in Congress (since 1989) just for the government to investigate the effects Slavery has had on descendants of Slaves. Year after year, this Bill is introduced, but it is completely ignored, and this racist US government could care less about the effects US Slavery has had on the Black psyche, the present barbaric conditions of Blacks in America resulting from enslavement, and the racism that we face today in every facet of this life.
President Bush speaks of the squalor in Iraq, but he has a blind eye for the squalor in his own backyard and throughout the inner cities of the United States. White America speaks about how Saddam Hussein and his sons murdered, maimed, and beat men, women, and children and how they raped and abused women, even married women. They talk about all their “despicable acts” and wonder how anyone can have “sympathy” for them. But they conveniently forget what the Slave Masters did to Blacks stolen out of “Africa.” These barbaric and cruel Whites committed these same evil acts and more for generation after generation ever since the 16th century when Black Slaves were first brought to this Western Hemisphere. And modern-day atrocities are still taking place: police brutality, racial profiling, imprisonment with false evidence, inferior school districts, poor health care, racism, double standards, and assured ghetto communities where Blacks learn to become the real monsters of society. These are all savage injustices that keep Blacks out of the economic, corporate, and educational mainstream in efforts to sustain regression and acute illiteracy and impoverishment among Blacks. And worse, the United States sends the Black (as well as White) tax dollar to Israelis and converted peoples (of all nations) to the Talmud who have immigrated to this Middle Eastern country and to scores of other countries enabling these places to build better lives for its populace while Blacks are left to survive the best way they can in the ghettoes and in the richest nation in the world, nonetheless. Yet, there is no “sympathy” for descendants of Slaves who are still victims of the worst enslavement ever known to man.
The terror of 911 was a horrifying experience for the victims, their families, and for everyone in the country. Indeed, the lives of Slaves were ongoing terrors of major proportions and consequences that they lived every single day of their lives. Surprisingly, Bush can speak of the horrors of the Slave Trade on his recent trip to “Africa” and US involvement in this enterprise, but he can’t apologize for all the evils and endless terror White Slave Masters inflicted upon the Slaves for centuries at a loss to 100,000,000 human beings. Blacks couldn’t think for themselves, couldn’t learn to read, and couldn’t function independently. They couldn’t even bathe unless they received permission from their White inhumane Slavers. And these pitiful Slaves were forced to breed child after child for their Masters’ greed in efforts to make themselves rich and make America the Great and the Beautiful. Without a doubt, the Slave Masters were happy when Slave women became pregnant. This breeding meant more free labor in the fields and in the house and more profit for making the United States an Industrial Giant.
As a result of this heinous captivity, many, many Blacks ended their lives and their children’s lives by committing suicide. And others wished that their Slave Masters had indeed ended their misery as Saddam ended some of the people’s lives in his country. Don’t get me wrong, by all accounts, Saddam Hussein is/was a merciless and cruel man. And so also have been the Slave Masters and their governments (all over the world) that promoted forced migration, ethnic cleansing, and the enslavement of Blacks out of “Africa.” Hence, if both Saddam Hussein and the Peoples of European descent who constitute the US government and supported Black enslavement are guilty of crimes against humanity, then they, too, should ALL be held accountable for this crime even in their demise, and yes, even though shackles are no longer on the ankles of captives. Let’s deal with all heartless criminals, then and now! Enough of world leaders and their systems of government that turn their heads to its subjugated and vulnerable peoples and who lend deaf ears to the plight of the impoverished and those who have no voice or power to make changes in the very government that destroys and renders them of no import or consequence.
With all the destitution in the United States and all over the world, some woman in the July 3, 2003 edition of PREVENTION Health Magazine (White and rich for sure) is worried with grief because she hadn’t seen any butterflies. Well, well. Ain’t that a shame!!! GIVE ME A BREAK! Some children retire to the floor at night for a bed and fall asleep worried with stomach pains because they had nothing to eat, and one Ardath Rodale posts “Reflections” about butterflies! Ms. Rodale, where is your compassion for the Human Rights of an oppressed and degraded people? Where are your “Reflections” on what the What Man has done to Blacks out of “Africa?” And why are you worried about butterflies when the affluent and powers-that-be should be concerned about people and eliminating hunger, poverty, and ghetto life in the richest country in the world?
THERE IS A GOD, MS. RODALE, AND HE SEES AND KNOWS THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER! HE SEES THROUGH PROPAGANDA AND KNOWS THE REAL DEAL, MS. RODALE! AND BUTTERFLIES HAVE NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH IT!
Some of us who are in the know, are wise enough to comprehend that there are answers to resolve the Black dilemma. These answers lie in returning to the GOD of Israel, the only CREATOR of the ONE Righteous Way of Life. And once we drop this seed, those who seek Truth and GOD’s Ways will reap a whole new Way of Life and purpose for living and procreating. And the “Head,” those who rule over the “Tail” (the impoverished and afflicted) mentioned in Deuteronomy 28:23,24 will answer to the All-Mighty GOD for all their injustices (Jeremiah 30:11).
“Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.
“For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
“For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.” I Chronicles 16:24 - 26,31
If we will just drop the seed, the Holy ONE will do the rest. HE is able to read our hearts and know our true motives whether we will worship ONLY HIM according to the Ways HE set forth at the hands of HIS Prophet Moses or not. And HE alone is responsible for opening the eyes of the blind, leading those who walk in darkness, and raising up special ones to Exalt and serve HIM and bring LIGHT to HIS Book of the Law. Of a Truth, only the Living GOD has this ability to know the worth of the “man” HE CREATED and chose to Exalt HIM in Righteousness. Therefore, if the seed of knowledge is dropped on fertile ground, i.e., in the hearts of those who thirst for GOD’s Truth (HIS Book of the Law) to do HIS Will, then, it will grow and thrive with GOD’s BLESSINGS!
GOD’s BLESSINGS entail many factors. We learn through HIS WORD how HE loves OBEDIENCE and how HE - not man - chooses an individual after HIS own heart to rule HIS Kingdom “forever.” We also learn that when Israelites come in the Name of the LORD GOD of Israel to Exalt HIM to prove HIS existence that there is a GOD of Israel, that then GOD helps these people with their endeavors. Just as the True and Living GOD chose Abraham, Moses, Samuel, and HIS devoted Prophets, HE yet chooses special ones - those who serve HIM in Righteousness - and let’s make no mistakes about it. To date, nothing has changed.
“And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.” Isaiah 1:26
“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.” Isaiah 2:3
“And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
The Holy ONE of Israel is still there watching and waiting for HIS People to return to HIM, so that HE can show us exactly how much HE loves us and wants to re-establish us in our heritage
“But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.” I Samuel 13:14
“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” I Samuel 15:22
“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied
“This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
“And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give you into our hands” I Samuel 17:45 - 47
“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
“Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.” Hosea 6:1
Those who the GOD of Israel has chosen to represent HIM will follow HIS Ways and Judge Righteously according to what’s written in HIS Book of the Law. And these GOD-FEARING Peoples will not be joined with the wicked, but “their eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land” and will “cut off all wicked doers from the city of the LORD” (Psalm 101st Chapter).
“O israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.
“Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.” Hosea 14:1,2
“For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
“Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?” Malachi 3:6,7
“Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.” Malach 3:18
“Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.” Malachi 4:4
We can drop seed after seed, and although there will be some success in our efforts, the real test to prove Israelites and bring us to our heritage for GOD’s Holy Name’s Sake lies in whether we will be obedient to Our GOD of Israel. And when we prove ourselves to be worthy, then and only then will the ONE True SAVIOR, the GOD of Abraham and Moses, manifest our freedom and enable us once again to live in dignity and safety. Our GOD proved HIMSELF that HE can SAVE and defend HIS Chosen People, the Children of Israel, so why not believe that HE can DELIVER us again from the lands of our captivity? DROP THE SEED - Declare that which is the GOD’s TRUTH and sow in Righteousness.
“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. ”
O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS JUST AND GOOD!
Servant of the Most High GOD of Israel for HIS Holy Name’s Sake