Friday, April 19, 2019

An Examinaton Biblical Duality And Its Relevance To The End Of The Age Part 3 Continued


There are many people who do not believe in the bible or assert that the events recorded never happened, but in actuality it is a most credible collection of writing given its historical accounts of actual kingdoms and empires and also its’ real depiction of the complex character of people.  It is a book as I stated before which is rooted in the grit and grime of humanity. It doesn’t sugar coat the deeds and action of the people who are the subject of the book or the nations around them.  It is a thematic book.  One of the overriding themes is worship, but in this article I will continue the examination of Duality.  In the previous article, I looked at Israel’s judgment and the reasons why they were judged and sent into exile.  But I also noted that the prophets often pronounced judgment but also God’s mercy on Israel and their future restoration so that dual contrasting prophecies were occurring at the same time. 

As we jettison to the arrival and lifetime of Yeshua (Jesus), we see this duality occurring yet again.   The story of Jesus has been told and demonstrated many times in the creative arts whether in theater or via Hollywood filmmakers albeit he is depicted as a white gentile.  But there is one question that arises which is never addressed in the films and in Christendom. If Jesus is all about love for his people and sacrifice, why did he prophesy the destruction of Jerusalem specifically declaring, “But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those day for there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.” Like 21:23.  Why was there going to be wrath upon the people? When this question is answered it is to use a phrase from the Black Authority in regards to the issue of reparations for Black American descendants of slaves akin to cutting the check spiritually with God-that is let us skip all the fluffy distractions and side matters which don’t get us to the core issue of resolving the wrath that has been upon us since the destruction of Jerusalem in 70ad. 

Before I address this question I am going to summarize the gospels as a back drop to the most significant example of duality in that of Yeshua aka Jesus.  The bible is a supernatural book in that it chronicles supernatural occurrences in the history of the people of Israel.  It is about the human execution of the power of God against those spiritual powers of the gods of other nations.  When Jesus arrives on the scene he is demonstrating the full power of God over the natural and spiritual world.  He heals many people of sicknesses and cast demons out of them.  His teaching is leap years ahead of the Pharisees, priests and scribes.  He is an outsider to the ruling religious and political class; a disrupter of their place and position in the wheel of subjugation by the Roman empire. 

Each step of his life brings him closer to his understanding of who he is and what will befall him so that one day before they head to Jerusalem, he asks the disciples, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man am? They responded, “some say John the Baptist, some Elijah and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”  He said to them “But who do you say that I am? And Simon Peter said You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matthew 16:13-16.  At this moment of revelation for Simon Peter we see that Jesus is at once the son of man and the Son of God so that the duality of Jesus person is revealed at this time.  The other most significant part of Jesus’ duality is that of his death.  Commonly, in Christianity we think of Jesus as having sacrificed his life for mankind and of God so loving the world that he gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16.

 He is seen as the good shepherd who gives his life for the sheep and whom the Father loves because he lays down his life that he may take it again, that no takes it from him but he lays it down of himself and have the power to take it again. John 10:11, 17-18.  We focus steadfastly on the surreal Son of the Living God aspect of Jesus’ death and glance over grit and grime of the Son of Man part. 

The grit and grime of Jesus’ death as the son of man is seen when he warns his disciples on three separate occasions that he will be handed over to the authorities in Jerusalem to be killed.  When Jesus enters Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover, he teaches boldly in the synagogues and performs miracles of healing.  He irritates greatly the teachers of the law so much so they look for an opportunity to terminate him.  They find it in Judas who sells him out for a mere 30 talents of silver.  I’m hoping that is at least equivalent to a $1000.00 dollars in today’s  calculation.  

But before Judas betrayal we find Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane praying.  He is not engaged in casual prayer.   Luke lets us know in chapter 22:42 that he prayed to the Father that he wouldn’t have to go through with his pending persecution, remove the cup from me Father if there’s another way; nevertheless not my will but your will be done.  In verse 42 and 43 we see that an angel appeared to him from heaven strengthening him. And being in agony he prayed more earnestly and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 

Dear people, it is evident that Jesus did not relish the notion of laying down his life as the Son of Man.  He was not overjoyed at the thought of undergoing a barbaric Roman execution.  I can imagine that fear gripped his insides and more than a few waves of doubt and trepidation washed over his soul.  He wasn’t in heaven surrounded by a legion of angels, he was on earth surrounded by callous, crappy, stone cold killing men.  Yes, he was in the theater of the grit and grime of envy and politics so much so that when they went to arrest him, they came as a multitude with clubs and swords as if he had been out thieving and robbing instead of teaching in the synagogue. 

We learn from Pontius Pilate that it is out of jealousy that the elders of the people and chief priests and scribes had delivered Jesus to him.  Matthew 27:18.   Pilate tried to get them to release Jesus but the people stirred up by the chief priests wants Barabbas a known criminal to be freed instead.  When he inquires what is to be done with Jesus, they cry, “crucify him.”  Pilate is shocked.  What has he done to be crucified?  Crucifixion is reserved for the most evil of actions.  But he could not persuade them as a lunatic rage had overcome the people and he washed his hands of the matter.

Question for the audience.  Where were all the people who Jesus had healed, driven demons out of and taught in the various towns and synagogues.  Surely, there were people in Jerusalem from the places Jesus had been doing miracles and whose lives he had personally touched among the hostile crowd.  Could not one person have spoken out and testified to Jesus good works and character.  Jesus had to be highly disappointed at the level of ungratefulness of his own people; at the level of cowardice to do the right thing.  This reminds me of the Brett Kavanaugh hearing where at the height of the me too movement the Democratic party was trying to stop his nomination by any means necessary so much so that they found a woman who claimed to be assaulted by him in high school.  Yes, folks high school. 

They would have gone back to pre-school if they had to given the level of animosity against him just for the being President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme court.  With no evidence of wrong-doing they wanted him hung out to dry.  The attacks were vicious and the witches were in full display because in their world you are guilty until proven innocent if you are on the wrong team.  Surprisingly Susan Collins was one woman who didn’t jump on the Me Too firing squad and condemn a man with a good professional record because a woman made an accusation with nothing more to back it.  She was not like the people in the crowd at Jerusalem who knew better, but were too afraid to go against the hostiles. 

When Jesus is on his way to be crucified after enduring mocking and beatings, women who are among the crowds mourned and lamented him.  But Jesus turning to them said, Daughters of Jerusalem do not weep for me but weep for yourselves and for your children. For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore, and the breasts which never nursed. Then they will begin to say to the mountains ‘Fall on us and to the hills Cover us.  For if they do these things in the green wood what will be done in the dry? Luke 23:27-31.   Here Jesus once again alludes to a future judgment that will not be pretty for his people, but we see in his capacity as the Son of God as he is being crucified with criminals on each side of him that he with voice probably hoarse and dry utters, “Father forgive them for they do not know what they do.”  

 In keeping with the tradition a duality of the prophets proclaiming judgment and restoration we see that Jesus pronounce judgment but also mercy by asking for the father to forgive them.  If Jesus had not asked for the people to be forgiven, If he had not loved his enemies who were his own people, if he had not blessed those who cursed him, did good to those who hated him, and prayed for those who spitefully used and persecuted him, I am convinced there would have  been none of his people left.  As if it was a trivial thing, they walked in the sinful ways of their fathers and just as Ahab willfully married Jezebel and served her god,  Judah willfully used the Roman gentile system to crucify not just a son of man or prophet but the Son exemplar, the Son of the Living God. Dear people God has an overriding concern for justice.  It is a running theme throughout the bible. 

When David was confronted by Nathan the prophet for his adultery with Bathsheba and actions against her husband Uriah the Hittite he lets him know that God will execute justice on Uriah’s behalf one of which is the death of the child who is to be born because David’s deed gave great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme. 2Sam 12:13,14.  Since only David and Nathan knew about his transgressors, what enemies of the Lord would have occasion to blaspheme him.  He is likely referring to rebelling sons of God in heavenly places and to Lucifer/Satan.   So we see from David who used the sword of the people of Ammon to kill Uriah the Hittite and God’s pronouncement of judgment on David and his house, we see similarly Judah used the Roman system of capital punishment to execute Jesus.

 I love my people and we have many great qualities, but a problem with us and Black men in particular from what I’ve seen on discussion with this topic is the inability to accept responsibility for their actions particularly as a collective.  They are more apt to blame women just as they focus on Jezebel as opposed to Ahab when it is Ahab who sinned against God not Jezebel.  She was only doing what she was raised to do.  He didn’t evangelize her to the worship of his God, but he left his God to serve hers.  It the reason why Elijah confronted Ahab and not Jezebel.  It is the reason Nathan confronted David and not Bathsheba.  Similarly, when they are not blaming women, they blame Esau who for them are all white men for their ills and troubles in this world.  Well, the gentiles are doing what they have been raised to do and God’s sword of justice will find and is finding those of them for whom it is merited.

Although David never killed Uriah directly, God is not crazy. He understood David was responsible for his death because he set him up to be killed by a heathen army. Similarly, David’s people set Jesus up to be killed by Roman heathens. But Black Americans who are aware of their identity of Judah will place the blame for Jesus’ death or ignore it altogether squarely on the Romans or gentiles or just the religious leaders, but without anyone in the crowd ever speaking up about the injustice of Jesus’ arrest we see that the people had no qualms about assuming responsibility for his death for themselves and their children.  And now we know why wrath visited the people of Judah and why the real Judah found in the Black diaspora has been pinned down. 

The powers that be have a vested interest in keeping Black Americans and other Blacks of the diaspora ignorant as to their true identity and even when they discover it if they take the more religious route of living out their identity and faith nothing about the status quo will change.  As for the gentiles they will continue the charade of Jesus looking like Brad Pitt with white gentiles showing no evidence of judgment for their trespasses against the Son of the Living God in Jerusalem.  But they are not needed to end the age.  Religion is void of power because it glosses over what needs to be confessed. 
When Judah(everyone not needed) has her own garden of Gethsemane moment and confesses to her ancestors real transgression then Yeshua will hear his people calling and ready his battle gear and the world will move on to the third act and final conclusion of the age and time of the gentiles.  It is not something ever in the hands of the sorcerers, magicians and wise men of Babylon.  They are not the fulcrum upon which history turns. God does not speak to them but to his prophets and his people the true, first and original natural and spiritual Israel. 

This article has been longer than I thought but necessary on this Good Friday and Passover.  I will continue my conclusion in the next article.  This ends my examination of biblical duality.

To God always,

The Glory

An Examination Of Biblical Duality And Its Relevance To The End Of The Age Part 3


Greetings to all who may happen upon this blog.  Since my last article, we have had quite a busy first quarter in the U.S.  Most amazingly it appears that the hypnotism of the magicians over the political eyes of some Black Americans has been stripped away.  The sorcerers glamour has cracked and the same tried and true tactics of the White political elite and their Black political gatekeepers per pastor Darby seems not to be a sure thing anymore.   Another surprising revealing as reported by the Daily Caller was the Democratic full frontal embracing of abortion up to birth where if the mother and family desired the baby once delivered could be resuscitated according to the Democratic governor of Virginia Ralph Northam.  Yes, dear people a staple of Baal worshipping societies is the sacrifice of babies.  It’s a very strange obsession to have.  This quarter also saw its share of devastating and historic snow and thunder storms.  Is the Most High trying to tell us something?  Well, Let us see if he is about to tell us something as I continue the examination of biblical duality and its relevance to the end of the age.

A pinned down Israel and its dual judgment and restoration

In the course of Israel’s history, he has always had trouble abiding by the covenant his forefathers entered into with the Lord God.  Whether without a king as during the time of Judges or with a king with the first installation of King Saul, the religious practices and ways of nations around him seemed ever a snare for him.  Therefore, God would always send prophets to let him know when he was really in the crosshairs of God’s pending judgment and urge him to repent while there was still an opportunity to do so. 

However, as books like Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Amos and others illustrate, a common theme in all of them is God’s judgment, but also his mercy toward Israel and Judah in their future restoration.  In all cases, where Israel and Judah is sent among the nations they are a reproach and a byword, taunt and a curse. (Jeremiah 24:9).  We see the fulfillment of this prophecy in the Black diaspora of the Atlantic slave trade, Indian slave trade or within the continent of Africa itself of those who are especially of the e1b1a ydna haplogroup.

Today, there are many Black Americans who have been awakened to their natural identity with those who adopt the heritage aspect of being Israel by rejecting Christianity and seeking to obey the laws , statutes and commandments of God as a way of correcting what they feel Christianity took from them and as a way to being restored to the land of Israel hence the 2019 four hundred year end to our captivity viewpoint of prophecy.  The flaw in the obey the laws, statutes and commandments group is the lack of specificity as to what transgressions of law led to Israel’s initial captivities by the Assyrians and then the Babylonians for the southern kingdom Judah and Benjamin. 

 Let us look at a few examples of what the ancestors did to anger the Most High. In Ezekiel 22:1-16, we are given an itemized list of Jerusalem’s transgression which led to their expulsion from the land.  It states, “Moreover The word of the Lord came to me saying, “Son of man, will you judge her? Will you judge this city of bloodshed? Then confront her with all her detestable practices and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: You city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols, you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed and have become defiled by the idols you have made. You have brought your days to a close, and the end of your years has come. Therefore I will make you an object of scorn to the nations and a laughingstock to all the countries. Those who are near and those who are far away will mock you, you infamous city, full of turmoil.

“‘See how each of the princes of Israel who are in you uses his power to shed blood. In you they have treated father and mother with contempt; in you they have oppressed the foreigner and mistreated the fatherless and the widow. You have despised my holy things and desecrated my Sabbaths. In you are slanderers who are bent on shedding blood; in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines and commit lewd acts. 10 In you are those who dishonor their father’s bed; in you are those who violate women during their period, when they are ceremonially unclean. 11 In you one man commits a detestable offense with his neighbor’s wife, another shamefully defiles his daughter-in-law, and another violates his sister, his own father’s daughter. 12 In you are people who accept bribes to shed blood; you take interest and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbors. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign Lord.

13 “‘I will surely strike my hands together at the unjust gain you have made and at the blood you have shed in your midst. 14 Will your courage endure or your hands be strong in the day I deal with you? I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it. 15 I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you through the countries; and I will put an end to your uncleanness. 16 When you have been defiled[a] in the eyes of the nations, you will know that I am the Lord.’

As can be seen from the scripture above, it is quite precise as to what some of Jerusalem’s sin were that would cause God to disperse and scatter them among the nations.  They were committing a lot bloodshed, trampling upon justice, and engaging in detestable lewd sexual conduct.  All behaviors unbecoming of a place that is suppose to represent the presence of God.  No where does it  just state that laws and statutes were broken without detailing how.  Similarly, Hosea 4:1-3 lets Israel know what God’s charge is against the inhabitants of the land, namely that there is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, lying, killing, stealing and committing adultery they break all restraint, with bloodshed after bloodshed. Therefore, the land will morn and everyone who dwells there will waste away…(vs. 3).  The second flaw in not being specific about what laws, statutes and commandments our ancestors broke is that we don’t know exactly what acts need to acknowledged and repented from.

 I will continue part three in the next article for the sake of length.

 

Monday, January 14, 2019

An Examination Of Biblical Duality And Its Relevance To The End Of The Age Part 2 Continued


I can think of no place currently that exemplifies this duality more than the United States (US).  Anyone who has read my articles on this site knows that I consider the US to be a type of symbolic Babylon as well as Egypt.  It seemingly inherited the sceptor of these two nations from spiritual standpoint in terms of the magic and sorcery it wields. What do I mean by this?  When one looks at the US from the outside, he may think this place is a hub of rationality and logic which has allowed them to achieve the technological advances and lifestyle many of its citizen enjoy.  Some of that may be true, but when you look deeper or just be observant of societal changes you understand that technology is just a vehicle for the wizards/sorcerers and witches to do their magic. 

What is their main medium for shaping society in the way they want it to go?  It is of course television via all types of programs and movies and these days even the internet.  They are experts at manufacturing non-existent realities and causing societal havoc and mayhem.  For instance, the homosexuality issue.  There was a time when homosexuality was not an issue in  the US.  I don’t mean there were not individuals who practiced homosexuality because nothing is new under the sun.   I just mean there was not some overwhelming persecution of homosexuals such as folks stoning them to death in streets or what not.  I would hazard to say, there weren’t many homosexuals as a percentage of the population to begin with.

 Since the wizards of Babylon needed to steer society away from biblical morality, they concocted the fantasy of homosexual oppression so that they were comparing it to the status of Black Americans with regards to the civil rights movement.  But again when you walk outside your house and live everyday life none of that is going on.  It was only happening on news shows as topics of discussion and later in Hollywood the primary distributor of Babylon’s magical influence and then they target their favorite group of people school children.  The next thing you know as an average individual trying to make a living and get your children an education, they are being exposed to homosexual issues before they can barely tie their shoes so that now you have them being proselytized into the notion of homosexual oppression so that once they grow up they are now ready to approve via law the redefining of the traditional meaning of marriage and woe to anyone who disagrees.

Their latest magical project and the steering of society in the image of the wicked one is transgenders, what use to be called drag queens for men-that is men who dress up like women or these days that is not enough it is men, boys, girls and women who may think they are another gender being given the stamp of validation on thought alone.  Once again, the wizards of Babylon manufactured an oppression or discrimination of transgender people.  How did they do it? They did it with bathrooms ladies and gentlemen. Yes, it became an issue around 2015 as to whether transgender men can use women’s restrooms in public facilities.

 Immediately, law makers were scrambling to pass laws against this notion which caused a non-issue to receive media attention in which the media as part of the coven of sorcerers who really run the US are obliged to frame the issue as one of discrimination and oppression of a minority group.  Then the sorcerers who run the school systems immediately put into place policies making sure Little Johnny can use the girl’s restroom if he feels like he is a girl instead of a boy.  Oh, as a teacher you come to work one day and you can’t call a girl by the pronoun her if she thinks she’s a boy or you will be fired when the day before it was okay.  Next Hollywood sends out its top witches/sorcerer celebrities or patsies such as Bruce Jenner who now goes by Caitlin Jenner and Celine Dion with her line of gender confusion clothing to make sure they validate the cause and of course television programs and movies featuring transgender males.

 For whatever reason, it always Black men who end of being the face of these movements.  It’s not Asian men (Chinese or Indian) or Hispanic men of mestizo/ native heritage.  Nope it is always Black people some way or how.  It like we are always starved for attention and don’t care how we get it. Judah is always made to look especially unworthy of their calling.  I really wish Black people would disappear from Hollywood.  They always manage to just look like an asinine tool for whatever is the current agenda.  Once again as with the homosexual issue, they must pass laws protecting and validating transgender confusion with corporations ready to fall in line with the agenda like well manipulated puppets.  But when you go outside and live everyday life like going to a restaurant, you don’t see any of what the magical wizards of Babylon is saying is a reality a reality.  I do not see adult men of any number ever trying to use the women’s restroom or vice versa.  But again the objective is really the children because you always need recruits for the agenda of the wicked one.  I believe this picture illustrates it quite well:
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So, just as in the movie the Wiz which featured an all Black cast, you had a television camera located around the people of Oz who at the wizard’s command they changed the color of their clothing to whatever he wanted at the drop of a hat, you have society who at the wizards of the US command change to whatever they want via the visual media of television and movies.  I think that was another theme in the readapted Wiz.

The other  foundational and main spiritual character of the US is that of Christianity which for all intended purposes has represented the kingdom of heaven and the main source of light in the country. It has of course constantly been mocked, harassed and denigrated by the weeds of the wicked one, but because mainstream Anglo-Saxon Christian evangelicals has considered the country a Christian one, it generally fails to see the true operating forces of the sorcerer weeds who with top notch Egyptian like magic make those things which are not as though they were, who make non-realities into reality and thus govern in the opposite of the biblical foundations of law and instead in accordance with the perverted perception of law of the wicked one.  I will continue this examination into duality in the next possible two articles.  


To God always

 The Glory

 

 

 

An Examination Of Biblical Duality And Its Relevance To The End Of The Age Part 2


In my last articles that I posted in the beginning of 2018,  I suggested that one of the reasons standard Christianity does not recognize who the Biblical Israelites are is because of its emphasis on a kind of sugary aspect of God’s character post the  death and resurrection of Yeshua (Jesus).  It is a kind of emphasis which served to disconnect true Israel and Judah from its historical tendency to be expulsed from its homeland and taken into exile by the nations and be most notably positioned in the Egypt/Babylon of its day.  Such an emphasis has made it difficult for Christian evangelist such as Jesses Duplantis to connect the dots as to why the negro in America had endured the tragic events of slavery and the Jim Crow era and still was able to sing of God’s amazing grace.  What he never addressed like many others was why the negro in the divine scheme of things was enslaved and subsequently oppressed, scorned and generally disliked in the first place. 

At this point I begin to think about the concept of Biblical Duality as a way to explain why this disconnect in Christendom and the awakened of Judah exist.  To begin this exploration a working definition of duality is helpful.  Duality is defined as having a double character or nature; the division of something conceptually into two opposed or contrasted aspects. For example, from a physical standpoint the world everyday experiences light when the sun comes up and darkness when the sun goes down.  But seldom are these two phenomenon occurring at the same time unless there is an eclipse.  From a biblical perspective, I’m going to look at several accounts beginning with 1Kings: 16:31-33. 
Most people with even nominal experience with the bible know about the story of Elijah and king Ahab or more specifically his showdown with Jezebel king Ahab’s wife.  I have written about it myself on this site. It is funny that because of this showdown  ministers like to do sermons on Jezebel, but neglect Ahab without whom there would be no Jezebel as verse 31states, “And it came to pass as though it had been a trivial thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat that he took as wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians; and he went and served Baal and worshiped him. “Then he set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal which he had built in Samaria.” (vs. 32). “And Ahab made a wooden image. Ahab did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him. (vs.33).

When Elijah arrives at Ahab’s abode he challenges a fundamental power of Ahab’s god Baal. He challenges him as the god of thunderstorms by declaring the lack of dew or rain except at his word. (Vs 17) .  Ah, thunderstorms. I certainly know something about that. I think some out there has tried appealing to this Baal.  Once Elijah has made this declaration he must deal with its consequences  as well and is sent by God to Zarephath which belonged to Sidon. (vs.9).  It is here where we witness a duality.  Why would God send Elijah to very place which is the source of Ahab’s and subsequently Israel’s sin.  The widow is a Sidonian like Jezebel.  From the Israelite perspective she is a pagan heathen by nationality and one would think a worshiper of Baal as well.  Apparently, she is not a worshiper of Baal so that she provides a contrast of light to Jezebel’s darkness.  Here God demonstrates that place of birth and nationality does not determine your eternal destination. 
This widow who lived in the heart of darkness and idol worship was found faithful enough of God to entrust with the care of his prophet.  She also served as a contrast to Ahab whose birth and nationality did nothing to secure his eternal life as he made the conscious decision to marry darkness and serve it.  Therefore, we find co-existing in Sidon representatives of the kingdom of darkness or Satan and a representative of the kingdom of light or God.  I am willing to believe that the widow of Zarephath was not the only such individual in Sidon.  Additionally, what should be noted about this dual character or nature in Sidon is that the Dark nature ruled in terms of governance.  Also, just to note when God sent Elijah to the widow of Sidon, he basically hid him in plain sight because he knew Ahab would be looking for him, but would not expect him to be in the heart of Baal worship itself.

We find in the book of Daniel another instance of duality when the kingdom of Judah is exiled to the original Babylon and their presence as a priesthood nation, although a defunct one, becomes the representatives of light through Daniel and the other Hebrew young men in once again a kingdom of darkness governed religiously by wise men, sorcerers, magicians and a crazy despotic king Nebuchadnezzar.  Jesus as well illustrates this duality in the parable of the wheat and tares in Matthew 13:24-30, where is likens the kingdom of heaven to a man who sowed good seed in his field only to have his enemy come and sow tares or weeds amongst his wheat. 

His servants once the wheat and tares have grown up together asked should they gather up the tares, but the man tells them “no," lest they uproot the wheat as well. Instead, he desired they should grow together until the time of the harvest and then he would have his reapers gather the tares in bundles but the wheat would be put in his barn. He later explains the parable in verse 37-43. To summarize the parable,  the field is the world, the good seed are the sons of the kingdom and the tares are the sons of the wicked one sowed by his enemy the devil.  The harvest is the end of the age where his angels will gather those things that offend and those who practice lawlessness and cast them into the furnace of fire and the righteous shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

Whereas in the previous examples we see duality on a smaller scale with Israel and some other nation, with the wheat and tares example we see that Jesus has expanded the concept to the larger scale of the world so that once again co-existing at the same time and in opposition to each other are the sons of light or the kingdom of heaven and sons of darkness or the wicked one. This double character or nature of the world will remain a reality as long as we are in this age but without a doubt it is the dark character which is steadily eroding the light and which progressively no longer hides in plain sight.  Part two continues in the next article.

Friday, January 11, 2019

An Examination Of Biblical Duality And Its Relevance To The End Of The Age Part 1


 
Greetings to all whom may come across this site and dare to read the articles as well to the friendly inhabitants of the world not seen in heavenly places.  My last writings were in 2018 and what a most intriguing and volatile year it was within the earth in terms of weather and other cataclysm, racial incidents and of course politics.  In the next series of articles I am going to be addressing Biblical Duality and its relationship to the end of the age.  I will be touching upon certain issues relating to Black Americans that have been in the news recently and tying them into my thesis.  Also, I will touch briefly upon the book of Revelation. Let us begin.

When The Ancestors Call: When Being Pinned Down Prevents You From Moving Forward

Last year in October I attended the play When The Ancestors Call by Dr. Elisabeth Brown Guillory esteemed and renown playwright in academia.  It centered around the main character Caroline who is a young Black American single doctor specializing in cancer treatment but who was herself a psychiatric patient due to issues stemming from her childhood.  After the play was over, I later thought about how it not only addressed issues which affected Black Americans historically but currently as well.  The primary theme of the play was one of being pinned down.  Caroline could not move on with her personal life until she got down to the root of what was pinning her down.  At this point it is helpful to give a short synopsis of the play. 

Caroline is struggling in her life where she is fearful and restless and so she seeks the help of a therapist who hypnotizes her in order for her to go back in her past and find out what is terrorizing her, but each time she would get so emotionally worked up he would bring her out of the hypnosis.  In the midst of all this she is still mourning the death of her grandmother Granny V and is in conflict with her sister Jackie over the care of her grandfather Pop.  It should be noted here that Caroline is played by a brown skin actress whereas Jackie is extremely light skin with long hair.  
One day when Caroline is talking to Pop, he talks about seeing Granny V in his dreams and he makes a confession to Caroline that he didn’t do right by her.  He explains that one day in what was the Jim Crow South maybe Louisiana, he came upon Granny V being sexually assaulted or pinned down by a white man but he couldn’t do anything.  He was basically frozen in fear and having flashbacks of slave ships.  He tried to run or move but he wasn’t going anywhere. He was pinned in place.  All these years he felt guilty for his cowardice but once he told Caroline he no longer felt pinned down. 

Caroline and Jackie’s parents were unstable in their youth so that they somehow ended up being partially raised by granny V and Pop.  It is revealed through Caroline’s hypnosis that their father was extremely abusive and their mother either abandoned them or passed away.  Also, we learn that Jackie is an alcoholic just like their father. It would appear they all had been having dreams or visions of granny V as the character lurked in the background.  Granny V served as the ancestor urging them to face issues that were keeping them pinned down.  Caroline finally has a breakthrough in her hypnosis as Dr. Bill urges her to look under the covers as child and when she does she remembers everything and confronts her sister Jackie. 
The audience finds out that when they (Caroline and Jackie) were children their father would leave them with an uncle who would molest Jackie who is the oldest and Jackie had in turn molested Caroline.  This made Caroline feel dirty and subsequently affected her relationship with men.  Jackie was in denial at first because she had blocked out what had happened to her, but then remembers and confesses to her part.  She also agrees to seek help and get treatment for her alcoholism so that she is no longer pinned down. 
Once the root cause of Caroline’s fear and emotional trauma is faced she is no longer pinned down and can finally move on with her life. The other sub theme in the play was that of colorism and its relation to beauty.  Brown-Guillory highlighted a duality in the Black Community through granny V when Granny V is seen praising photos of children with White/Caucasian features even though she was assaulted by a white man; however, she loved and favored Caroline because she is smart.  Brown-Guillory is certainly in tune with the psychological issues that afflicted some in the Black community both historically and still to this day.  Recently, there have been incidents in the news involving Black women and girls that have generated buzz about their worthiness and value in the Black community when they are attacked and even killed. 

It would appear the darker your skin the less protection and care anyone shows toward you but particularly in the Black community itself.  It seems we thoroughly subscribe to the skin tone racial hierarchy and caste system of not just America but the world at large which is why Black people especially men crowing about White racism is difficult to take seriously. The North Sentinel Islanders we are not.  The other issue which is highlighted in the play is that of sexual abuse.  Brown-Guillory spotlights the vulnerability of Black women and girls to sexual abuse not only to outside forces represented in granny V’s assault but also to that in one’s own family and community as experienced by Caroline. 
For a modern day illustration one can look to some of the female reaction to Surving R Kelly, which I did not watch, but had heard about from back in the day to see that from their own personal experience as well as that demonstrated by the women with allegations against R Kelly that Black women and girls especially if they are of dark skin tone are not taken seriously or dismissed first by their families and secondly by society at large when it comes to being victims of legitimate sexual assault.

There are many issues which keep the Black Community pinned down, but a lot of it has to do with not focusing in on root causes and sticking to surface examinations and easy deflections to concepts such as White Supremacy.  It is this same surface examination and easy deflection  within those who are newly awakened to their Israelite identity which prevents them from understanding what is needed to fulfill the time of the gentiles. 
The whole Black diaspora have in various ways been pinned down, but just as Pop was afraid to confront his fear and Caroline her fear we have been afraid to look under the covers and accurately understand  what has been the reason for our ordeal including the most damaging of all being the loss of identity.  I will answer the ancestors call and in the next articles attempt to pull back the covers through the concept of  Biblical duality.

To God always,

The Glory



 

 

Friday, March 30, 2018

What Is In Your Hand?: An Examination Of God’s Working In Concert With Human Agency In The History Of Israel And For The Fulfillment Of The Times Of The Gentiles Part Two


What Is In Your Hand? Getting To The Next Phase of Fulfilling The Time Of The Gentiles

There is without doubt many people who have their view of biblical eschatology and I am no exception.   For those Black Americans who have awakened to their identity as Judah, some have an expectation in one train of thought of 2019 or sometime thereabouts being the year of deliverance for them.  If that were to happen it would awesome especially of it meant the return of Jesus to restore the kingdom of Israel, but I am not of that viewpoint.  Those who are a part of mainstream Christianity do not fully understand prophecy because they do not understand the concept of the ages and the centrality of Israel in God’s movement within human history. 

Before I get to the gist of this writing, let me state that one of the reasons I am not a proponent of the theory of evolution which it is just that a theory is because it serves only to confuse and has no relevancy to human history.  For example, there was recently a BBC show about the Cheddar man of Europe being originally from Africa and dark skin.  There was a reconstruction of his face where he was dark brown with straight hair and blue eyes.  As always there were the ones who revolt against anyone with dark skin being an accurate depiction and then there are the assumed Black folk who parrot smugly that modern humanity begin with Black people in Africa. 

In my estimation, the view that everyone was once in Africa and there was a migration out is incorrect and contradicts the bible which holds that under Nimrod a son of Ham everyone was somewhere around where modern day Iraq is and even Abraham dwelled in Ur among the Chaldeans.   It would make sense once the tower of Babel was destroyed that people dispersed from a central locality and Cheddar man represents the Black Japhetic/Indian type people that went to the isles of Europe and became the ancient Minoans, Greeks, Etruscans etc and went into Asia (South, Central and East) whereas Black Shem was somewhere in the middle of Asia and the Hamites went down into parts of Africa.   Stating that people migrated out of Africa serves to confuse the identity of true Israel by maintaining that Sub-Saharan Africans never left their area and had anything to do with Egypt or other societies in antiquity. 
Simple minded white supremacist gentiles love this argument, but Satan will do anything and use anyone to confuse the true identity of Israel because unlike what Jesse Duplantis said in a speech about Black Americans, Satan doesn’t hate Black Americans because they are talented and kept singing amazing grace while being as he stated hung, burned, and having other atrocities committed against them and never blamed God.  Why would Satan care about whether someone like Michael Jackson was a good entertainer or any other talented Black American?   He has a kingdom he is trying to maintain and if anything they are a threat to that kingdom being that just as they were the key to Jesus’ arrival they are the key to his return. 

 Also, Jesse Duplantis comments about the suffering Black Americans have endured illustrate why it is White Christians and Black Christians do not know the identity of true Israel.  The major flaw of gentile Christianity is that they amputated a major part of God’s character so that he is one dimensional and only about love and spiritual self improvement.  He is more like a giant marsh mellow than the God of the bible. They forgot about the judgment aspect of his character that often resulted in the death of Israelites when their apostasy and transgressions were too great and unrepentant of.   Otherwise why would Black Americans have had to endure such atrocities that he cited.  Does God punish a group of people with such calamity for no reason?  No he does not.

This is where I agree with those who criticize the pagan aspect of Christianity.  The apostles were not pagan gentiles and unlike the church today would not be observing Christmas and Easter.  Many Christians including pastors in justification for not observing the original Sabbaths and feasts of God rely on Paul’s letter to the Colossians in 2:16-17 where it states, “Therefore, let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths.” “Which are a shadow of things to come but the substance is of Christ.” (vs. 17).  The key word here is “are”.  What many Christians do unconsciously in this verse is change the present tense ‘are’ to past tense ‘were’.   Paul never in this verse invalidates the proper Sabbath commandments and feasts of God.  He invalidated the pretentious judging of what people did during those feasts  by those who wanted to impose their own religiosity or spin on it which he called the commandments and doctrines of men. (vs.22). 

 It is my contention that if Paul and the other original disciples and Hebrews were around today they would still be observing the Torah ordinances with the exception of Levitical sacrifices because Israel is in exile.   Without doubt if gentiles had not stopped observing these ordinances and scrutinizing scriptures as they did in Paul’s day to see if certain assertions were true, they would not have severed a major part of God’s character and would have had much less difficulty in identifying who is true Israel from a heritage standpoint and prophetically. Also, continuing the commandments and observances would have probably curbed some of the doctrinal and behavioral excesses found in gentile Christianity.

One characteristic of social media is that it gives everyone an opportunity to vent about one matter or another.  Black people take full advantage of this technology.   Whatever the genre, Black people find it an ideal place to air disagreements/ beefs with each other.  This is no less the case among newly awakened and old Hebrews.  In the apostles day if they had an issue with another believer they confronted him and talked about it in person.  Now men just get easily offended and never address the issues other people bring up like the observance of the law.  Another pastor Omar Thibeaux who is now aware of being true Judah made such a video in response to a law oriented Hebrew who made his own video in critique of Omar’s understanding of law observance. 

This is when I came to the conclusion that I do not think the staff of deliverance is or will be necessarily in the hand of a man.  What do I mean by this?  In certain points in the time of Israel’s history God used or sent a man to be the main conduit of his power so to speak.  In the deliverance of the Hebrews from Egypt he sent Moses but he used something that was already a part of Moses to be a vehicle for his power.  In Moses case, it was a staff.  When he sent Elijah to confront the false prophets of Baal and to divide the river Jordan, it was Elijah’s mantle, the same mantle which Elisha used. He gave Joseph and Daniel the gift of being able to interpret dreams.   When Jesus came he was the embodiment of the Word so all he ever had to do was speak or issue a command.  In keeping with this theme, the two witnesses of Revelation I believe will be the catalyst for many of the events on earth such as the seals being opened as seen by the apostle John. 

Speaking of the book of Revelation Pastor Omar did a message on Revelation 14:6-11 where it is stated that Billy Graham was the first angel of that scripture due to his impact on the world with the gospel.  As much as that may be true about Billy Graham’s impact, Pastor Omar is incorrect.  He does something that many people do and that is take Revelation out of its context by applying it to certain current events.  Without getting further into it because Revelation is a whole series on its own, I maintain for us to be in the context of Revelation there must be an igniter and that igniter is the person who God has called and sent with their particular staff/gift which I am now inclined to believe may be a woman along with true born again Judah who are mature and are like Gideon’s 300, which may suffice as the least amount of people needed to get the job done. 

In other words my view of prophecy is not one where we wait for Satan to fumble the ball and we run into the end zone.  My view is that Judah are the ones who propel events forward and that God always works in concert with human agency however dicey I think that is, to move events along prophetically toward their ultimate conclusion.  Pharaoh never initiated the deliverance of the Hebrews from slavery, God initiated their deliverance by his calling and use of Moses. If it was left up to Pharaoh, the Israelites would have never been freed.  Likewise If it is left up to Satan we’ll never be free of him and this age.

 

Why A Woman?

Since I begin this blog and study of the identity of Black Americans biblically,  I have focused my gaze upon the community from all aspects.  I have paid attention to pop culture, politics, the state of the community, rascism, colorism,  negative black female and male relationships which some broadcast all over social media and which I wasn’t really aware of and just the whole gamut of issues.  It can be sort of exhausting really.  Life before social media was in some aspects a peach.  As with any new technology there are pros and cons and the internet can be a very informative place and it exposes you to a variety of information and viewpoints. 
On the other hand, it is a feeding ground for the dysfunctional parts of the Black so-called community to display ignorance, animosities and stupidity.  It is where I first learned there is a Black twitter.   I still don’t know what that is or where it’s located, but point being Black people are truly the people of the book because they always put themselves on “blast” as they like to say.   And it won’t be long before they put everybody else on blast who are doing all sorts of things.  It could be one reason why folks didn’t like Israel.  The bible and their scrolls put everybody business out in the open.  
Anyway, one of the issues of the day is Black females lack of finding viable Black men for marriage and family.  There are a hosts of opinions blogs, and videos on this subjects.  What is interesting is that Black women tend to not marry out- that is to other racial groups at the rate  of Black men.   They tend to stand on the battle field alone trying to save a community where their men are basically absent from the fight.  They tend to champion Black love where you never hear of Black men saying such things.   They fruitlessly try to be a one-legged stool or a one sided foundation for a house which is next to impossible because you can’t build a house with one side of a foundation.   They are out there in the social media world trying to hold on to the wisp that is black love particularly with this millennial generation and surely the one after where Black boys are trained  or just desire to see themselves with anyone but Black girls. 

The die-hard Black women are waiting for their “Kings” who don’t want to be kings and who frankly have no kingdom world wise anyway.  Those who haven’t left and exercised other options or at least entertained exercising other options, are hanging on by a thread wondering if their Black Kings will ever materialize to rebuild the Black community.    In this way, they my sisters remind me of the two Mary’s who waited by the tomb of Jesus in anticipation of something happening.  Because of their clinging to hope that he really was more than a man, they became the first witnesses to his resurrection.  The men on the other hand had moved on as men do.  They were probably getting their tackle together to resume their fishing careers.  It seems that women tend to care more about their racial/ethnic group and community than men.

 Men will leave a community in a minute to fulfill his own personal desires whereas women especially Black women wait by the tomb of their dead community hoping for a resurrection.  Well, I don’t know if Black secular America will ever come back to some sort of functioning community, but if I were a young Black woman out here today, I would not wait for  an ideal Black man to appear.   Young Black males live for themselves not for the community or racial integrity.  I see this in my own family.  We have our share of males and a female who married or date out the racial group.   I am sure there was never a thought about Black people as a whole and their own probable future disappearance genotypically and phenotypically into the white Japhetic race via their descendants.   There is no point in a young Black female who has good values and morals dying on the vine waiting on a long gone Black male.  If the community will diminish and disappear you may as well not be the sacrificial lamb trying in futility to hold it together on your own.

This used to concern me a little because obviously an authentic Judah/Israel is needed for the end of the age and I’m thinking ‘what a chess move by the opposition’ but then I realized everyone is not needed.  I think it can be done with a little as 300 Gideon type people.   Anyway, the two Mary’s is why I think a Black woman will be the one with the staff for the purpose of the conclusion of the age and also I think just like David could not build God a temple because there was too much blood on his hand, I think it the same for the men of Black Judah.  They carry a heavier level of responsibility and judgment.    The two Marys were faithful and held on to the hope of Jesus rising and likewise Black women over the course of the captivity in America have been the staple of the Black church. For good or bad, there is no Black church without Black women.  I had a pastor who used to say when people came out of the world it was always someone’s mother or grandmother who was on her knees praying for them. I never heard him mention fathers and grandfathers.

When I look at where we are prophetically, I am amazed  at how the answer to the question of what fulfills the times of the gentiles is so close you can kiss it on the cheek.  If only Judah knew what is in his hand.  I liken the situation to this.   A person goes to a restaurant and runs up a big bill.  He has in hand the right amount of money to pay the bill but instead he ask the owner if he could work in the restaurant a couple years until the amount is paid, or let him go to a bank and take out a loan and all the while in his hand is the money for the bill.    Another example is the remake of the movie the Wizard of Oz  with a Black cast and renamed the Whiz.  It starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.  I remember watching that movie when I was kid and liked the scene where the people of Oz kept changing colors to their clothes at the command of the Wizard.   I watched it again recently and I was struck how the remake was really an adaptation of slavery /captivity here in America.  

Diana was taken from her home by storm and placed in a land very different from her own.  In this land she encountered the scarecrow which believed he wasn’t smart and needed a brain, the tin man who wanted a heart and the lion who wanted courage.   These three characters are a representation of the Black man in America where is he considered to be not smart, doesn’t have a heart to feel pain like other people and lacks courage to face his enemies.   The other Black people they encountered were working as slaves to one of the wicked witches of Oz a representation of true spiritual nature that governs the United States, a symbolic Babylon. She frees them and they continue their journey to see the Wizard.  It should be noted that it is Dorothy A Black woman who frees the people.  When she realizes the Wizard is a fake, she  thinks she will never get home until she has a visit from the good witch so to speak which tells her everything she ever needed to get home was already in her possession.  They were on her feet.  The slippers she wore was her conduit of power to return home.  She needed only to click them which I think she did three times.

I’ve said before people in Hollywood demonstrate an understanding of spiritual things that I’ve never even seen in the church.   They are just on the opposite side of the mirror.   The Wiz is very much an apt analogy for True Judah to return home.   There is a way which doesn’t consist of fifty millions arguments about the law, who Esau is or any of those things.  There is a way out of here and it as simple as clicking our heels so to speak, but it is not without turbulent waters.  It is born of our relationship with the father and that is where the power is.  David was able to do the exploits he did because God was his father and he treated him as such.  He acted like a son whereas Saul behaved like an acquaintance.  It is likewise with Jesus.  He was able to do what he did because he had a relationship with God who he called his Father whereas the teachers of the law did not.  The power dear people is in the relationship.  When you are in the relationship with the Father and need help you don’t need to do 500 push ups and 1000 sit ups before he will save you from drowning.   

There is much I wish I could go into, but this post is already very long.  I am like the angel with sword drawn that stood before Baalam who set out to curse Israel.  I want so very much to let it find its mark but I yet wait for those  who can see that deliverance is a straight line, the shortest distance between two points as opposed to scraggly lines and loops that lead you everywhere but home.  I have included a video of Callie Day below rehearsing a fragment of Hear My Prayer.  I recently became aware of this video and when I heard her singing and just the range of her voice and the beautiful playing of the lady pianist, It made me say “ Yehuda.”  Dear People there is something to be said for obscurity.   Mrs. Day has a beautiful voice but it’s the sincerity and relationship that this woman has with the Lord that makes this song special.   I am convinced that if an awakened Judah ever sang the "Have Mercy" part of this song  like Mrs. Day, it conceivably could cause Jesus to stand up from his throne and say “I hear my people calling me.”  And if He hears want he wants from his people and their singing to him, I can imagine him readying his battle gear.    Dear People, sometimes less is more.

To God Always

 The Glory