Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Issue Of Esau: Who He Is And What He Represents

The house of Jacob will be a fire and the house of Joseph a flame;
the house of Esau will be stubble. (Obadiah 1:18).
 
 
          In the last year since I begin this blog, I have on more than one occasion been struck by the profoundness of God and his ways.  In researching the identity of the Israel of Jesus’ time and linking them to present day Black aka (African-Americans) and their prophetic value to the culmination of the age, I have read and viewed discussions as to the identity of Esau (Edom).  Probably to the surprise of many a white person, some ardent Hebrew Israelite people have assigned him that identity accompanied by a great deal of vitriol and disdain.  Because there is a lot to discuss with this topic this article will be long but not exhaustive.  I ask that the reader exercise a longer attention span if needed.
            When I first dealt with Esau in my thesis The Principle Of The Second: The Age To Come and available on Amazon, I analogized him to the nations as in the one not chosen as the representative of God even though he and Jacob were twins born of the same mother and father.  From my blog it is plain that I contend white people as we know them today are the sons of Japheth just the albino version of the Black Dravidian Indian type people such as those of the Romani Gypsies.  Please read my article The Making Of The Races: What's Melanin Got To Do With It.  So, why am I writing about this now?  One night I woke up thinking about Esau so I felt it needed some attention as I have seen people flailing around wildly assigning all sorts of people the identity of the ancient Israelites.  I hope this article helps to clear up some of the confusion and add food for thought.
            In ascertaining the identity of Esau, the first place one must start is in Genesis 25: 22-23.  As a point of background for this scripture Isaac and Rebekah are about to become parents for the first time and Rebekah is experiencing some commotion in her womb.  When she inquires as to why of the Lord, He reveals, “Two nations are in your womb and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”  “So when her days were fulfilled for her to give birth, indeed there were twins in her womb. And the first came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over, so they called his name Esau. (vs. 24).  From the start it is obvious that Esau is a son of Shem via Abraham and Isaac.  However, his physical characteristic of being described as red has led some to believe he was white I am thinking because some white people exhibit a redness in the face.  But is this really the case? 
            Are babies really born red as in the crayon?  I have never seen that so in researching the Hebrew word for red I ran across a more likely scenario of Esau’s appearance.  Another way of describing Esau per Strong’s concordance is ruddy.  There are several words for ruddy but the one that conveyed a logical sense of the coloring of Esau was the Hebrew word saroq defined as an adjective sorrel as in horses.  Horses that are sorrel have a reddish-brown coat (I will provide a graphic below).  A reddish-brown color is only seen with people who are in their original state of melanin. Whereas, Esau may not have been of a dark chocolate/black skin tone he was not an albino (white) either. 
In Lamentations 4:7-8 the Nazarites are described as being brighter than snow and whiter than milk and more ruddy in body than rubies and like sapphire in their appearance.   If one took this passage at face value, he might be confused with the snow and milk comparison of the physical appearance of the Nazarites, but it is clear that in describing them as ruddy the author is going back to a reddish-brown appearance and not a white appearance given that in the very next verse he states, “Now their appearance is blacker than soot.”  The reason they are now blacker than soot is due to a famine they are experiencing.  Only someone who is in their original state of melanin will get black as soot in a time of famine.  The author is describing a people who were once brilliant, dazzling and jewel like in their appearance and are now due to famine unhealthily black. 
To further negate that Esau was born albino (white), there are several definitions of white in Hebrew according to Strong’s concordance and none of those definition are used to describe Esau.  If Esau was born white, the Hebrew word I think that would have applied is laban which is “to be white.”  Intriguingly Rachel’s father’s name was Laban which may or may not indicate that he was an Albino.  The other aspect of Esau which is little focused upon is his hair.  And it is this little detail which clears up the distinction between the original physical Israelites and everyone else.  Esau as earlier mentioned is described as being hairy.  But what type of hair did Esau possess? A quick trip to Genesis 27:16 reveals that Esau had the hair of a goat.  Goats have fine straight hair as opposed to the wooly coat of sheep.  When the combination of Esau’s reddish-brown skin and straight goat like hair is put together , the appearance of Esau inclines toward Black Japheth. 
In contrast, the other type of people in the world who have woolly type hair are the sons of Shem and Ham.  Shepherds and sheep are symbolically tied to Israel and in Daniel 7:9, the vision he has of the Ancient of Days is that is his clothing was white as snow and the hair of his head like pure wool. (KJV).  God does not do anything by accident and he deliberately although they were twins made a distinction between what the son of the promise would look like and what the son who was not of the promise would look like.  Therefore, all nations in the earth today who practice some form of Judaism and have goat like hair can be ruled out as being of the son of Shem in the line of Jacob.  This would include Mongol Native Americans, mixed native Americans and white Spaniards (Latino’s), and host of other people groups from Sephardic to Yemenite Jews.  Often times what one see’s in some of these groups is a mixture of people with goat and sheep like hair from interracial marriages.  The hair tends to be looser in curl to straight wavy. 
It is known from the bible that Esau mixed with Hamitic nations in his infancy, but he according to the book of Jasher also mixed with the Romani Japhetic nations of the people of ancient Rome.  As usual around Christmas time the media talks about Jesus.  This year was no exception and an article was written extolling what the real Jesus would have looked liked according to forensic science of the people of that time.  Although it was never shown image wise what the model revealed,  an image of a man who was in appearance mulatto looking is what most readers concluded a  Semitic man of Jesus time would have looked like.  However, as noted above in Daniel, the Ancient of Days identifies with a people of a wool-like hair texture and who were probably various shades of brown skin tones such as reddish-brown.  The graphic as you will see in a separate post is of a man with a light tawny skin tone and straight curly hair.  It is more comfortable for people to think of Jesus this way in the age of Japheth because to think of him as he really would have been is too much to bear.  No one wants to imagine a negro with an afro as the Son of Man even if it is true.  
So now the question becomes what happened to Esau?  There are various theories as to the fate of Esau.  Some have noted that he mixed with other nations , that he merged with the Romans during their time of rule or that he is a part of the Askenazi Jews.  All of these assertions can be true, but I think the most telling fate of Esau is that when he sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of red stew in which he became known as Edom, he forever lost his identity either out of war or intermixing or both.  In the book of Obadiah it is prefaced by a little history detailing that when the King of Babylon conquered Jerusalem, Edom who had a contentious relationship with Israel from the birthright incident joined forces with the Babylonians and cut off the fleeing Judeans and took hold of their possessions.  Obadiah 1:10-15 states, “Because of the violence against your brother Jacob you will be covered in shame, you will be destroyed forever.  On the day you stood aloof while strangers carried off his wealth and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them….You should not wait at the crossroads to cut down their fugitives nor hand over their survivors in the day of their trouble…The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your deeds will return upon your own head.”
When Jerusalem was once again attacked in 70AD and the Israelites scattered, it is notable that Edom seemed to disappear as well.  Whatever happened to the Edomites it is apparent that unlike Israel no one assumed their identity.  I am of the persuasion that it was surviving Edomite practitioners of Judaism who transmitted the knowledge of Babylonian Judaism to the Askenazi Jews and who may have merged their dna with those particular sons of Japheth.  In any event, in a very real sense Obadiah’s prophecy that they will be destroyed forever has surely taken place because once your identity is gone you are gone.
What Esau represents: The difference between sheep and goats
The bible is a book which has above and below surface meanings.  By differentiating Esau and Jacob by two kinds of livestock via their hair, God was not just making a physical statement but a spiritual one as well.  I have never been around sheep or goat so I looked up some characteristics about them.  According to bibletool.org, “Goats are capricious. They are impulsive and unpredictable, devious and contrary. If they are not poking their heads through fences, they may be standing on their hind legs, stretching for those tender leaves just out of reach. Goats are never content with what they have.
They are experts in opening gates and squeezing through small gaps because they hate to be confined. Fences that will handle sheep, cattle, and horses will not hold goats. They will work tirelessly to spring themselves from any situation they deem inhibiting.
Consequently, goats are not very good followers. "Gregarious behavior" is a term that refers to the flocking or herding instinct which is found strongly in sheep, cattle, and horses. Again, this quality is rather weak in goats; they prefer leading or going off on their own. Meat packers use this instinct in sheep and goats to their advantage. They will train an old goat, appropriately called a "Judas," to lead sheep to the pens for slaughter. A well-trained Judas will lead group after group of sheep to the slaughter all day long.”  If ever this description doesn’t sound like the age of Japheth I don’t know what does. 
"However, a sheep follows its Shepherd peacefully moving forward with the flock. He is content to be led because he has faith in Him. A sheep responds to his Shepherd's voice and goes where He directs. On the other hand, a goat follows only its own lead, creating disunity when he comes in contact with others in the flock. Because of his independent nature, he often finds himself in contention with the Shepherd for leadership of the flock, leading some astray. A goat often eats things—a symbol of ingesting spiritual instruction—sheep would avoid because they have no real value and cause sickness."  By associating Esau with a goat God was making a statement about the rebelling first sons of God and Satan who sold their birthright because they were not content with what they had and like Esau they will one day be destroyed and replaced by sheep like second sons of God in their place.  I don’t believe it is a coincidence that a Baphomet statute, an image of which is below, is of a figure with a goat head and transgender body and is associated with Satan.  It is clear that biblically such a figure would not come from a people with wool-like hair, but certainly from those with goat-like hair as it stands in contrast to the appearance and nature of Yeshua the Son Exemplar. 
Furthermore, it is telling that whenever Israel was on the run for their lives, they never headed in the direction of the sons of Japheth (goat-hair people) but in the direction of the sons of Ham other wooly haired people. Even in Genesis Shem is never positioned next to Japeth in the table of nations but next to Ham.  This is so despite Japheth and Shem being first and second in birth order.  I believe this positioning is to let the reader know that Shem and Ham were closer to each other in physical appearance than to Japheth.  I could write a little more about this but this article is already very long.  It is my hope that it serves to clear up some confusion or maybe add fuel to the fire about Esau and the sons of Japheth.  Below in other posts are images to illustrate my thesis.
 
 
 
 

 


Image of the Baphomet (goat)

<b>Baphomet</b> by shapudl on DeviantArt

In this image of Baphomet one can see his goat like appearance and male and female body parts. He seems transvestite, transgender or hermaphrodite.

Now, the Satanic Temple, in the name of “protecting the children ...

This Baphomet is what Satanist of some sort wanted to erect in Oklahoma. It is an apt image of Satan because he definitely stands in contrast to the sheep and Shepherd like characteristics of Jesus.

The ruddy color and afros (wool hair in pictures)



This young man's skin tone is what I think falls along the line of ruddy (reddish-brown) and what Esau's skin tone may have been akin to.



Here are some men of the same group with afro's. They are Hamites.

Diana Ross with an afro. Back in the 70's like with the post of the O'jays afros were in style and worn proudly. I think it's one of the things that made black people produce cool nice music. Yep, I going to attribute the great music of that generation to the afro's.  If only young people today who wear that style today would discover the afro pick.

 This is a graphic of the (kefti) Cretans or ancient Minoans bringing tributes to Egypt. You can see the reddish-brown color and long straight hair that would distinguish them as Black Japheth of the same ancestry as Black Dravidian Indians. I imagine Esau had an appearance along these lines with an exceptional hariness.

Picture of a goat and sheep





The above is a picture of a goat and one of a sheep.  The difference in the texture of hair provides a great contrast. The sheep looks like it has a little afro the top of it's head.  The goat hair is the type of hair Esau had.

A viable example of ruddy in the bible as illustrated by a sorrel horse



Image of a sorrel horse. You can see the brilliance of the reddish-brown color.  I have seen a similar color like this on people. It is a pretty skin tone. This is what saroq (ruddy) would look like or somewhere along these lines. This is the more the color range of Esau and the Nazirites.



This is another example of a sorrel horse. They seem to come in a range of the reddish-brown color.

Image of Popular Mechanics Jesus



This is the image floating about the web from Redbook. It never said this was the forensic reconstructed image of Jesus but since it's featured at the top one assumes this is what forensic reconstruction would re-create. As you can see he looks like a white guy with a slight tan or a mulatto person. It is too bad people will not read the bible in detail and consider the repopulation of Israel by other racial groups after their multiple expulsions.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The Age Of Shem An Addendum: The Issue Of The Church

Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.” 
Ezekiel 10:16 


Well, I’m back.  I did not expect to be posting again but I noticed there were some issues I  wanted to address and in this article I aim to that.  I expect that if I am successful this will indeed be the last of several articles on this blog for a space of time unless I feel a need to post again.  I dedicate this post to my great aunt Inez Morrison who passed away August 28, 2015.  She will be sorely missed, but may she now bask in the presence of the Lord.  I apologize in advance for the length of this post.
The Widow of Zarephath Church
                In the course of my readings of other authors who are of the view that Black Americans  aka (African-Americans) are Hebrew Israelites many of them cite Deuteronomy 28 in regard to the blessings and cursing of Israel in terms of the keeping or breaking of the covenant with God.  Our condition is by their reading of Deuteronomy 28 due to the breaking the covenant .  Thus, their answer to that is to keep the commandments.  As I have written before some of them are messianic but believe the law should be kept as well.  I do not have a problem with that in terms of observing the feast times and keeping the Sabbath, but one author went into more detail in how the Sabbath was established in Old testament times via the moon so that it may not necessarily be a Saturday as most today who observe the Sabbath do so on a Saturday.   
                If one were to be technical, it is obvious that no one can keep all the provisions of the Law as many of them had to do with living in the land of Israel.   While in the land of Israel, the people were required to present sacrifices.  If some people argue that keeping the covenant requires observing all of the Law then they are already falling short by not offering the sacrifices required to the priest of the tribe of Levi.  If we are in exile, just how much of the Law is God requiring of us to keep in order to return to the land in a controlling position? If I asked all the various groups this question, I am sure I would get a different answer from each one.
                As I wrote in a previous article the notion of Black Americans having Hebrew heritage or affiliation is not a new one.  There have been Black people observing the Torah and having their own synagogues in this country as early as the reconstruction era.  A group of African Hebrew Israelites who followed Ben Ami Ben-Israel are in Israel today observing the Law as they understand it.  Even in Africa  tribes such as the Lemba have been for as long as time has been around keeping the Law of God as they know it.  Many people new to this subject have pointed this out about the Lemba as well as among the West African Igbo people and among other tribes that exhibited Israelite characteristic prior to the Atlantic Slave trade.  If these people were practicing the Law of God as best they knew how, why did it not prevent them from being enslaved and sent in exile to countries among the Atlantic ocean? 
                In Matthew 19:16 a young man asked Jesus what could he do to have eternal life?  Jesus response was if you want to enter into life keep the commandments.  He asked which ones? To which Jesus responded, “You shall not murder, commit adultery, bear false witness.  Honor your father and your mother and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (vs. 18)  “All these things I have kept from my youth,” replied the young man (vs. 20).  Notice that Jesus told him at bare minimum to keep the commandments given to Moses from God on mount Sinai and not the Levitical ordinances.   In Acts 10:12, Peter has a vision where he is commanded to kill and eat all kinds of four-footed animals, wild beasts, creeping things and the birds of the air.  He exclaims in horror “Not so Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean.”  
        My point in citing these scriptures is that there were Israelites who were keeping the Law just as the young man and Peter were.  Everyone knows about the Pharisees and Sadducees and their interpretations regarding the Law which often butted heads with Jesus.  All in all I am sure there were religious sects of all kinds who felt they had a lock on what the Law required, yet none of this prevented the devastation and sacking of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70. AD.  Therefore, what is suggested is that a deeper consideration is needed in regards to why God allowed the Israelites to be sent into exile again.  If He is a God of justice, would it not seem unjust or overkill to send a people into the worse exile they have ever known where they do not even remember who they are if their only issue was executing the law incorrectly, debating to eat or not to eat, to wash or not to wash, what to do or not to do on the Sabbath and other such things. 
          Moreover, when Israel was sent into exile in Babylon God gave them a time period of 70 years in which they would be gone and a remnant returned.  He did no such thing with the Roman depopulation in 70 AD.  Instead, Jesus framed the exile in the “time of the gentiles being fulfilled” so that in terms of years it remains indeterminate.  Also, all of Israel’s previous exiles did not result in the extinguishment of their memory of who they were.  I would suggest that the reader read my article Israel The Ultimate Dispersal Part Two, as it intimates why the justice of God would require the most horribly comprehensive exile Israel has ever known.   Therefore, it stands to reason that if a return to the Torah and law by many Black groups over the years whether they are messianic or not has not ended the time of the gentiles then there must be something else God is requiring.
                In the meantime the church once the apostles were dead and Jerusalem destroyed fell into the hands of the gentiles and it is without doubt filled with all kinds of wrong practices that many an Israelite would find offensive.  As some have pointed out it is undergirded by pagan ways simply because Constantine was a pagan gentile and yes many of those practices have stayed with the church until this day.  It is as a wise teacher used to say “gentilic” and generally far away from its Hebraic roots.  It is a widow of Zarephath church.  What do I mean by that?  When Israel missed who was sent to them, God post the death and resurrection of Christ would sojourn with them who believed on the one He had sent.  He would sojourn with people who were outside the covenant, many of whom did not know the laws let alone follow them.  He would dwell with people who were illiterate and only knew what the Roman Catholics would tell them. 
              Somehow in all the gentile mishmash of Catholicism and Protestantism some people would manage to become a part of the spiritual house of Israel and the biggest irony is that Hebrew slaves in exile would come into that which they did not come into when Jesus was among them.  In this sense God fulfilled his word when in Ezekiel 10 it states, “Thus says the Lord God. “Although I have cast them far off among the Gentiles and although I have scattered them among the countries, yet I shall be a little sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.” (vs. 16).  It is notable that in addition to a being a place of refuge a sanctuary is the room of worship in a church or previously the holy of holies in the ancient temple of Jerusalem.
                The widow of Zarepahth of Sidon was not of the house of Israel but Elijah would nonetheless dwell with her during the famine he instigated.  Jesus makes reference to this in Luke 4:24 and foreshadows the same the event occurring with the church.  Specifically, the passage reads, “Assuredly, I say to you no prophet is accepted in his own country.  But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up for three years and six months and there was a great famine in the land; but to none of them was Elijah sent except to Zarephath in the region of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.”  (vs. 24-26). 
            What Jesus brought home to the people in the synagogue who he angered with his words was that God was not above leaving the confines of his own law and the ways of Israel to do the unconventional.  Consider that the widow of Zarephath would be seen as beneath the Hebrews someone not to associate with and not only that but she was a woman without a husband housing a strange man.  That surely would have raised a few eyebrows in Elijah’s day.  In conclusion , it is evident that ending one’s examination of the plight of Black Americans of Israelite heritage to the curses of Deuteronomy does not go far enough.  Israel’s house being left desolate may have encompassed those curses but for the purpose of fulfilling the times of the gentiles a deeper contemplation is needed.
                                                                                 What Is The Church?                                                                                  
                In our society today definitions do not mean much.  The people in the media will take definitions and re-define them in accordance to whatever agenda is being pushed.  The issue that has been on radar for the last several years is gay marriage and now transgender people.  It is without question that homosexuality has been as demonstrated by the bible around for quite some time.  It was around during the days of Abraham and during the days of the early church and with that during Jesus’ time.  Although I have never read about it in gentile society, they could have had same sex marriage.  When God called Israel to be his people he set out for them ways to conduct themselves sexually.  In the early church the apostle Paul reaffirmed this with the gentile believers as they were coming into the covenant of Israel.  If God wanted to make an exception to homosexuality being a sin if people were married he certainly could have done so when he was giving Moses the law for living in the land by the Israelites.  Additionally, if the early church fathers wanted to make such an exception because Jesus loves everybody and we live by grace they could have done so if God had given them such a revelation.
In Abraham’s time people were not just engaging in homosexuality, but fornications of all kinds including what we would call today married couples swinging.  This is noted in the book of Jasher and was equally cited as an abomination being done in Sodom and Gomorrah.  In that book one really gets a view of just how crazy they were as their sense of justice was equally horrible.  They like our society would probably call two men getting married husbands even though it makes absolutely no sense definition wise.  They would probably call a man a woman and vice versa even though they do not have the anatomical equipment to support those definitions despite modern day surgical advancements. But that is the world and there is a certain expectation that in our natural sinful state without any sort of moral standard we are inclined to do whatever evil in the eyes of God that our hearts can imagine. 
In the midst of this same sex marriage wave in secular society, the church necessarily gets drawn into the conversation because surely if people including people who are in our families and who we love are homosexuals than surely the church cannot still consider it a sin.  Inevitably, there have been some churches who have agreed with the secular adherents and allowed homosexual clergy and conducted same sex marriages and what not.  Thus, the question becomes what is the church? If I asked  several people this question I would likely get several different answers.  What the church is not is a building where people merely assemble to hear a good message preferably one that does not offend them in any way.  What it is most definitely is a body of people who have been called to be the people of God.  It is a calling and a high one at that.  It is not a social club ,which when you neuter what makes it unique, is  exactly what it becomes-a place where the power of the holy spirit is never manifest to change anyone’s life and one in which even low level demons laugh at because they know you are a hollow shell and no threat to them. 
Christians often give off the impression that God is desperate for everyone to be a part of his kingdom.  Often times in church they will give blanket invitations to accept Christ with no explanation of the sacrifice which is required of one’s life to follow him. Jesus had already stated that if anyone desired to come after him that he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Him. (Luke 9:23) . If you can sit in a church day in and day out and not give up any of your ways that are contrary to what God demands to be a part of the kingdom of heaven then you have not been called or born again. In this sense the church is analogous to the marine branch of the army.  As they advertised in their commercials years ago they are only looking for the few and the proud.  They are looking for people who have the courage to want to be among an elite class of people and will sacrifice a cushy life to do so.
I am not saying homosexuals should not attend churches because that would be like saying fornicators or other sinners should not attend churches.  However, what they should not do is bring a worldly mindset into the church where they have concluded they were born a homosexual and there is nothing no one can do about it including God and therefore, the church should just accept it and not speak against it.  That is a dangerous attitude to have because with knowledge comes accountability and if you know what the word says and persist in not doing it what argument will you have when you stand before him. What sacrifice for sin is left? An attitude of Father have mercy on me is what anyone who understands the holiness of God should exhibit when they are challenged to bring their life into conformity with his Word.  It is this demeanor which caused Jesus to tell the one criminal who hung on the cross next him , “Assuredly I say to you today you will be with me in paradise,” when the man insightfully said, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” Conversely, the criminal who had a haughty attitude and blasphemed him received no such assurance. (Luke 23:39-43).
 It is better that people who have a problem with homosexuality being a sin from the church perspective and want to live that life find another faith to practice or belief system.  They should live the best life they can and take their chances in the court of God when they are resurrected on the day of judgment.  This doesn’t mean that parents who are a part of the body of Christ can’t continue to love and pray for their children who are of this lifestyle as well as other family members but loving family and friends of the homosexual lifestyle should never usurp the standard of God as it is us who must come up to Him and not Him down to us.  
To conclude, when God called Israel he set the standard high for them to be his people.  If he had wanted to come through nations who worshipped other gods, he could have done so.  But it is axiomatic that he would not come through nations who worshipped demons so he called Israel to be set apart in order to have a vehicle in which to spoil principalities and powers and make an open show of them.  He continued this high call with the church that would now include gentiles.  Whenever some nation or some people purport to be of God and behaves in ways that are opposite of what God requires it is dubbed a mystery.  Therefore, if Jerusalem is suppose to be the city of God and all kinds of wickedness takes place in her God calls her Mystery Babylon.  If the church engages in all sorts of behavior which is contrary to God’s standard it becomes a mystery and a mystery is good for no one.  
The church is a separate institution from secular society and government.  Although it is lamentable for many Christians that the government has redefined marriage and now want to redefine gender in sync with the popular culture, what must be remembered is that the US is not called to be the church.  When God turned the world upside down in the days of the Apostles, he did not do so by appealing to the Roman government to change their laws about how they viewed sexual relations in their society.  He did it through the power of the Holy Spirit.  If people are being changed by that same power then it doesn’t matter how many definitions pop culture redefine because people will leave the kingdom of darkness for the greater treasure of the kingdom of heaven.
The following are songs that are gold and accompanied many of my ruminations.  The first is a song performed by the great grandson of my aunt Inez at her funeral in mime.




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My great aunt's great grandson did this mime at her funeral. He did a beautiful job and I post this song in remembrance of her..  This song is gold.

Richard Smallwood - Psalm 118 [His Mercy Endureth Forever]

This song is platinum all the way. I did  a lot of rumination to this song over the last year.  The vocals of women in this song is just perfection.  They keep all of their parts perfectly separate and then blended.  I was impressed to find out that Roberta Flack was his teacher.  What an experience it must have been to have such an awesome singer as a part of your life experience.  When I listen to this song, I see Daniel and the Hebrew boys singing this song when God delivered them from the fires of the fiery furnace, from the death edict of Nebuchadnezzar and from the jaws of the lions in the lions den.  We need his mercy to indeed endure forever.

23rd Psalm Jeff Majors

This song is platinum.  I made reference to it in an earlier article as an initial factor in entertaining the notion that Black Americans were a part of the tribe of Judah.  I could just visualize David singing the song in much the same way.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Age Of Shem: The Conclusion

I will bring you into the wilderness of the peoples and there I will plead
my case with you face to face. Ezekiel 37:35
         On June 17, 2015 Dylan Roof a young white male of 21years of age executed 9 members of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  His victims were six black women and three black men including a state senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney.   He was amazingly or not so amazing captured on June 18, 2015.   The media later reported his affiliation with White supremacy ideology and in one article Roof as justification for his perfidy after being welcomed and treated kindly by the parishioners allegedly said, “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country and you have to go.”  It is intriguing that Roof picked a small group of Black American church members in which to make a statement.  Anyone who has not been living under a rock in the Andaman Islands would know that Black Americans are hardly taking over anyone’s country; however, Hispanics maybe Black Americans nope and given that he killed six women some of them elderly he or she would know that they are not raping other women. 
            Also given that we are in a war with Islamic terrorist and they are the ones who our government proclaims was responsible for 911, it would have been more logical for him to attack the nation of Islam or some other mosque with mostly Black American adherents.  But the message that the anti-christ spirit which operated in tandem with Dylan wanted to send was not a natural one but a spiritual one.  Black Americans are definitely not taking over this country as it is not their country to take over.  But what some Black Americans who are of Israel and born of the spirit of God can do is fulfill the time of the gentiles which is the time of the sons of Japheth. 
I have mentioned this in several articles but I have not given the answer to the question of what fulfills the times of the gentiles? It is a simple yet complex answer but I will not give it here for two reasons: (1) It is not something to be cavalier about.  The spiritual implications of igniting the war which removes the principalities and powers of the air are momentous.  In my mind there needs to be a people spiritually ready for such an event. (2) I do not have an audience nor have the Israel of God been revealed yet in it’s entirety although, it does seem as if Lord is unveiling the eyes of some people.  So, for now I will watch and wait.
            I have written about fulfilling the times of gentiles and concluding the age.  I understand it is not a way of thinking of most church people or Christians so they may be a little lost when I use these terms.  I wrote about this in a little thesis titled The Principle Of The Second (The Age To Come).  It can be found on Amazon.  But the gist of it is that this age is the natural age of  the governance of man and the concomitant governance of fallen principalities and powers. It begin with the sons of Ham and concludes with the sons of Japheth. Both of these brothers have been instrumental in the lives of their brother Shem particularly those of the line of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  However, in the Principle Of The Second I use Esau to represent the nations or this natural age.  The line of Shem is called to be the priesthood and representatives of God.  When the age of Japheth concludes, it time for the age of Shem to begin. 
           The age of Shem is a spiritual age characterized by the reign of the Lord Jesus in the heavens with those deemed worthy to rule in the first resurrection and this should be some members of the gentile body of Christ and even those of Israel.  How the Lord determines this I do not know, but certainly Revelation gives some indication of who will be counted worthy.   The age of Shem is also characterized by a natural and restored Israel to the land of Israel where they will be the leading nation and showing other nations how to live and worship God in that age.  I give the rationale for this age and the last age in the Principle and will not reiterate it here, but suffice it to say that it is the reason Black Americans are targeted sometimes subtly and overtly for extinction.
 Our lot here is more difficult than other people groups and we suffer from not just outside devises and schemes of the enemy but inside as well.  I do not mean to suggest that in the general population everyone is steaming with hatred for Black Americans.  Some people surely do and the people of the mindset of internet sites such as Stormfront will probably throw themselves in the sea when their day ends.  I have met and know good people of all races and I have learned many good spiritual lessons from white pastors and teachers.  But even if America was without a wrinkle in terms of its relationship with  Black Americans, it still would not nullify the need to conclude this age and progress on in God’s divine plan for history. 
            Needless to say there are factions in the world who do not want to see the age of Japheth close.  It is the reason history has been so distorted with the erasure of black/brown people at the foundation of civilizations particularly the black sons of Ham and Black Japheth whose identity had been lost in a historical fog.  I am reminded of the epic and best in my opinion Wimbledon tennis final between Rodger Federer and Raphael Nadal in 2008 when Raphael was trying to win his first Wimbledon. I was on pins and needles as the match changed momentum from Rodger to Raphael and I could feel how badly Rodger who had won the event several times consecutively did not want to give up the crown.  Raphael had to dig deep and have great determination to take that title all the way into the shadows of the evening.  When Raphael finally won he collapsed to the grass in tired elation.  It is the same with this age.  The heavenly rulers nor the current earthly rulers in the sons of Japheth want to lose their crown so they are holding on to it like a gorilla with a banana.
            When I came to the conclusion that Black Americans or at least some were the Israel of the Ultimate Dispersal, I did not do any cartwheels or felt like I needed to get a soapbox and thump my chest about the sins of White people against us.  In all of Israel’s history, there was nothing that happened to them that God did not allow or state would happen due their sins committed against him.  What I really felt was Oh man, of all people Black Americans. These people are all over the place. Some are clearly gone and adhere to the spirit of Babylon and that’s okay.  Just choose this day who you will serve and not be lukewarm.  Many are regular church people who have never given any thought to prophetic issues and only know Jesus is suppose to return someday.  If only they knew how close to them that day is and how they are ideally situated to make it happen.  Then I thought we are the same people of fame and notoriety described in Jeremiah and Ezekiel and doing the same things they did to get expelled from the land.  Those were some difficult people. We’ll never get out of this age if we’re talking about Black Americans.  Just being honest.  On many occasions I thought the Father surely has reserved seven thousand at least who have not bowed the knee to Baal.
           Can these bones truly live?  Despite my initial lack of optimism, these bones can indeed live.  So, to all my sisters particularly Black women who feel you have been looked over, walked upon, taken advantage of by Black men and the world at large lift up your heads because you are loved of the Father as it is you whom he chose to enter the world and do for us what we could not do for ourselves.  To my Black brothers, the creation awaits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. (Romans:8,9).   It is not the type of sons exemplified in the heavens that the creation awaits, but ones in the manner of Jesus the Son exemplar.  Therefore, lift up your heads as it is such sons who can lift the foot of your enemies from your neck and be all you were meant to be. 
To the nations all over the world of dark skin and hue who have felt the sting of having a natural sunscreen in the age of Japheth, lift up your heads as the day is coming that when Israel is restored you will be as well.  To my white brothers and sisters who care about truth and worshipping and seeking the Lord with all your heart know that he is no respecter of persons and is just and true in his judgments and you in no way are left out of his presence because at the end of the day there is no law against love, kindness patience, gentleness, helping the poor and such things.
            To the dry bones in the valley “Hear the word of the Lord! Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you and you shall live.  To the breath “Come from the four winds, O breath and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 
            I have for the time being concluded my writings on this blog.  It has been quite a task and not without it’s spiritual reprisals. I have forgotten more things than I can remember to write and to do so would make this blog much longer than it already is.  I have endeavored to lay out a theme and support it with accurate analysis.  These are interesting days to be a believer in Lord Jesus.  Just as Jesus had a forerunner in John, Satan has a forerunner and it is revealing itself day by day in our society. Thus to the saints my parting word is don’t let human sentiment change the truth you know.  In all of society’s changes strive to always be a royal priesthood and holy nation for it is only Satan the god of this world and wisdom who is the god of “tolerance.”  Below is a video and song by Donny Hathaway.  I thought it would serve as a nice musical conclusion for all of us who yearn to be free of this age.




Donny Hathaway - Someday We'll All Be Free





I want to share this beautiful song by Donny Hathaway as I conclude this blog for now.  It is a great message for Black Americans and know that if you really want to be free, it is nearer than you think. Not by might or power but by the spoken word.  This is gold all the way.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Prophetic Excellence In Exile

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17

           Over the course of this blog I have examined prophetic issues as it relates to the history of mankind and how it is determined from the divine perspective of God.  I have maintained that Israel is the fulcrum upon which history turns and identifying the correct Israel of Jesus’ speaking on that fateful day that he spoke over Jerusalem is paramount.   I have shown in previous articles that it is impossible that the Jews we know of today specifically the white Askenazim Jews are the Jews of Jesus’ audience when the desolation of Jerusalem’s house was foretold by him.  This is for two reasons: (1) The Askenazim Jews are the sons of Japheth Noah’s oldest son and additionally identified as being of the gentiles.  This is how he is differentiated from the sons of Ham. 
     
           Also, we are in the age of Japheth the last age of the fleshly governance of man in which Jesus designated as the times of the gentiles. The previous age was the black sons of Ham.  (2) Jesus foretold in keeping with the previous history of Israel that they would be taken captive by the nations or in exile again which occurred approximately around 70 a.d. White Jews have never been taken captive by the nations this side of Jesus’ resurrection and furthermore, Noah prophesied that Japheth would dwell in the tent of Shem.  A tent is akin to someone’s house and identity and can only be taken over if the original owner is no longer there.  The Roman siege of Jerusalem would serve to fulfill Noah’s prophesy.  
            Moreover, Jesus said that Judah would be gone in captivity until the times of the gentiles are fulfilled.  Therefore, since we are still in the time of the white sons of Japheth Judah is still gone in captivity from the land and the times of the gentiles which did not end when Israel became a nation again under white Japheth lets us know they were not the people of Jesus’ speaking.   One may ask why does it matter that the correct descendants of the 70 a.d. Jerusalem be identified?  Isn’t anyone practicing Judaism or some form of the Torah sufficient for the task of being Israel?  I would suggest that one read my article Prophetic Particularity.
            After much reading , reflection, research and inquiry of the Lord, I concluded that Black Americans aka African-Americans, Negroes or better from my standpoint People X  are the pertinent Israel of the Ultimate Dispersal because whenever God sent Israel into captivity it was always in the dominant empire of the day which America (symbolically the Egypt and Babylon) of her day would qualify.  My coming to the people of Judah conclusion about Black Americans was not one that filled me with any particular joy but with a sense of bleakness.  When I look over the landscape of Black America I see a people scattered in many directions with Jesus’ words weighing heavily upon us.  There is nothing more desolate than being stripped of your identity because you have nothing in which you are united.  There is nothing so to speak that draws you around the camp fire together. 
          It will take nothing short of a reverse Damascus road experience for the scales of a lost identity to drop from the eyes of the Israel who is really Israel among Black Americans.  Yet, it is evident that God is doing that among some people and I don’t mean the Black Hebrews who are shown on video being combative with people.  In the course of last year and this year there have been riots in Ferguson, Baltimore and New York over the police killing of Black males.  There have been reports of such happenings with Black females.  When that is not happening, you have killings of Black males and females at the hands of their fellow Black citizen.  Whether the police killings are legitimate is often divided along racial lines.  When it is other Black on Black crime we seem to have no words as to why we contribute so heavily to our own cutting down.  Either way that amongst many things contributes to a desolate house among the Black collective.
            Whether or not a Black American who happens upon this page agrees with me or not about being the Israel of Ultimate Dispersal, one fact that is incontrovertible is that we are a people in exile, but even in the midst of that we can be excellent in exile.  I give by way of example four young men of the royalty and nobility of the house of Judah who if there was anyone I would want to meet after Jesus in the hereafter it would be them especially Daniel. I cannot say enough how much deep respect and admiration I have for Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah.  Their names were changed in their captivity by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar to Belteshazzar, Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego.
 Although Nebuchadnezzar changed their names, he could not change their identity.  Daniel and his fellow Judeans decided early on they would not be consumed by the culture of Babylon and begin their spiritual resistance by refusing to defile themselves with the king’s food. (Daniel 1:8).  Because of their stance God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom and to Daniel the understanding in all visions and dreams. (id. 17)  When the king interviewed them he found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. (id.19).
            Perhaps like many a bible acolytes, my favorite accounts of the Hebrew boys are when Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold which he wanted everyone to worship and Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego with gumption and conviction told the king they would not worship it and of Daniel being thrown into the lion’s den for refusing not to worship God under a devious decree instituted by his enemies.   In the case of the image of gold Nebuchadnezzar was so angry with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego that he ordered the fiery furnace which he was to throw them in to be seven times hotter as he surely replayed their words of defiance If that is the case our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.  But if not, let it be known to you O king, that we do not serve your gods nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up  (Daniel 3:17) in his head. 

            What Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah did was basically give the spiritual middle finger to Nebuchadnezzar.  They were the real NWA (Negroes With Attitude) and I am convinced that as God observed their confidence in His ability to deliver them His ears perked up.  However, it was the "But if not" I am inclined to believe that propelled him to leave His throne and show up in that fiery furnace with them.
            Daniel exhibited the same gumption when He was thrown in the lion’s den and God rescued him.  Throughout his time in Babylon Daniel exemplified a spirit of excellence in whatever he did so that his enemies could find no error or corruption in him.  He may have been a captive in Babylon but Babylon was not a captive in him.  My word to Black Americans is be prophetically excellent in exile particularly those who are born of the spirit of God as your forefathers were.  In a culture which presents many images of gold for us to worship before such as doing whatever makes you happy if it means engaging in all sorts of fornications, abortions (child sacrifice), homosexuality, transgender, fatherless homes, misguided feminism, worship of money and material things, selfish ambition, crude language and thoughts, rudeness and general unkindness let us resolve not to worship before those images. 
              In reference to a sermon given long ago about Stephen the martyr by my pastor, be so determined in your commitment to God that He literally stands up from His throne when He sees you defying the cry to worship the images of gold set up by the culture of Babylon.  When you exhibit that type of excellence of devotion and commitment to him, you can bypass a lot of the devious schemes of your enemies, but if you are doing what is violative of his law and of men do not expect to escape the sword.



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Music and Black Americans: The Innocent Avenue To The Pathway Of Destruction Part 5

The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left
Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and shows everyone how stupid he is
Ecclesiastes 10: 2,3
           In the movie The Hunger Games the main character is young girl by the name of Katniss Everdeen who lives in district 12 of the fictional world of Panem set in a dystopian future. Part of living in this world is that teenagers age 12 to 18 according to Wikipedia must participate in a contest to the death when called upon or chosen by the powers that be.  When Katniss sister is chosen from her district she volunteers to take her place.  As would be expected, Katniss with skill, moxie and bravery survives to the end along with her fellow district partner which is not suppose to happen.  They become sentimental Romeo and Juliet figures for the non-sacrificing city populous and one of uneasy rebellion for the ruling elite. 
          Given that I did not read the books that the movie is based upon, I did not glean from the first or second movie how it is that the majority of the population ended up being oppressed by the few, but what I did notice is that the people who lived in the capital city wore colorful clothing and appeared eccentric, superficial and given to alternative lifestyles while the people in the districts were definitively heterosexual and living as such with families.  Why do I bring this attention to this? It is because it is evident this is the way our society is being herded.
            When President Obama on May 9, 2012 declared his support for gay marriage it was as if a flood gate was now opened for not just closet homosexuals to pop out the closet every other day but now anyone who wanted to express themselves different sexually would find the usual support by the media and  superficial people of the public.  Oddly enough or not the Hunger Games was released on March 23, 2012.  It is an interesting synchronicity where  the shift was signaled not just here on earth but in the heavens so that now no matter how fruity the notion if it made the few men who wanted to become women happy then they should be lauded for their confusion and placed before the public as someone to be admired for their stance and bravery. 
            One need look no further than Bruce Jenner of the Kardashian Clan and Lavern Cox of Orange is the New Black born a male but as only modern society can accomplish now magically a woman.  Also, now at the expense of the majority these miniscule people in number now need to be catered to such as some cities passing laws so that transgender men can use women’s public bathrooms.  Apparently, it does not matter to these officials that little girls and women could be preyed upon by any burly male declaring he is really a woman just so long as his feelings are assuaged and society is tolerant of whatever tomfoolery an individual or a few people think of next.
              In keeping with the fruity (colorful) people trend needing to be recognized and given a public platform to bludgeon the masses with “I’m a victim of discrimination too song,” Black Americans especially men must be targeted as needing to be more accepting and tolerant and open to new definitions of masculinity.  Once again, we are the minority of choice in need of accepting whatever moral sludge the pagan sons of Japheth and their black cohorts throw our way.  It is Black American men who are suddenly and need to be the face of homosexuality and transgender lifestyles. 
 I give by way of example an article titled the Importance of Young Thug and Jaden Smith Challenging Hip-Hop’s Masculinity.  Without citing yet one word from the article, why is it important that masculinity be challenged let alone hip-hop?  Only people who are firmly situated and aligned with the kingdom of darkness would make such a statement.  However, the article begins “ American society is being increasingly more open to gay people, but the hip hop world seems to be lagging behind. Hip hop gossip sites still write salacious articles making snide remarks about allegedly gay rap stars. Atlanta-based rapper Young Thug has courted controversy by wearing dresses and calling his homeboys “bae.” Jaden Smith, son of rapper-turned-actor Will Smith, faced backlash when he was recently pictured wearing a dress.” 
           Quoting a sociologist, we now find out in the article why this masculinity needs to be challenged. “Dr. Earl Wright II, a professor of African studies at the University of Cincinnati, said Young Thug and Jaden Smith are forcing hip hop, and society in general, to reevaluate what it defines as “masculine.” “What is important is that what he (Young Thug) introduces to the hip hop community, along with Jaden Smith, is the idea that there is more than one way to be a male and man in this nation,” said Wright, who teaches a sociology course on hip hop. “In a society where one’s manhood is largely defined by a person’s ability to physically control the body and actions of others, Young Thug and Jaden Smith’s ‘revolutionary’ presentation of self provides an opening for young males, who do not fit the traditional notion of masculinity, to find a comfortable space for themselves within hip hop culture.”
           So, according to this professor these confused young men are showing that there is more than one way to be a male and man in this nation.  Really? It does not take a rocket scientist to know that men who are acting as women and given to homosexual proclivities will be taken out as viable candidates for marriage and reproduction decreasing an already shrinking pool of quality black males for females. No sensible woman wants to be in a relationship with a man who wants to wear her dresses and makeup.  It is only another way in which the spirit of Egypt still lives with the declaration from pharaoah to “kill the male infants.”
            Therefore, just as gangster rap primed a whole generation of Black males who imbibed the spirit behind the music for prison and death, the powers that be are once again using rap as the vehicle of destruction of Black males and by extension the Black American family by now advocating and pushing to the forefront Black males who act, behave as and want to be women and or gay.  It is an agenda that is not exclusive to rap but pushed in television such as on the hit TV show Empire and undoubtedly on other shows which I know not of.  Interestingly, Bill Clinton acknowledged in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on May 7, 2015 that the omnibus crime bill he signed into law in 1994 with the three strikes provision resulted in the over-incarceration of people.  Ironically, it became law of the land just as gangster rap was in full steam.  I am sure per that anonymous email cited in my previous article that it did what it was supposed to do and that is fill jail cells with ever more clueless colored faces.
           Lest anyone misunderstand my position, I am not saying that people who commit crimes should not be responsible for their actions and make restitution to society or that people are suddenly devoid of free will because they listen to crappy negative music. But what I am addressing is the spirit behind the people who would promote crass, dumb-downed, criminal flavored lyrics and depictions by its’ artist to youth who are impressionable and in search of someone they can emulate when they are the product of fatherless and broken homes or reside in depressed inner cities.  
          It cannot be contested that American society has steadily exalted dross above gold and promoted bad behavior above that which is good.  It is often the case if you behave contrary to standard morals you will be awarded with publicity, money, a reality TV show and who knows what else.  Ecclesiastes 10:5 sums it up thus:  There is an evil I have seen under the sun, the sort of error that arises from a ruler: Fools are put in many high positions, while the rich occupy the low ones. I have seen slaves on horseback, while princes go on foot like slaves.”  That my friends is a society in the image of the Hunger Games.  This concludes my exposition on Music and Black Americans. The following are examples of dross.