Greetings to all in this new year 2020. I did not think I would be writing again at least not for a bit on this blog but 2019 proved to be a very active year in the Black community and the US in general. It was rife with the usual political contortions and grimacing along with among the common people select events of violence. It was a particularly violent one for Black American females and children. Death stalked the doors of the unaware from all walks of life and no doubt sadly still stalks. One such incident that captured headlines was the shooting death of Botham Shem Jean. Botham was shot unarmed in his apartment in Dallas, Texas by White police officer Amber who allegedly mistook him for a burglar in her own apartment. Yes, I know?? What is noteworthy about the trial of is at the end Botham’s younger brother expressed a whole lot of forgiveness of , hugged her and even expressed that he didn’t even want to see her go to jail. The brother like Botham are and were Christians.
The actions of Botham’s brother elicited a whole lot of nausea from some in the Black community as they could not understand his actions and attributed it to the failings of Christianity as practiced by Black folk. It of course got me to thinking, because it involved the issue of forgiveness and so much more. But before I get into the Botham Jean case, I want to dig into some scriptures which will frame the issue and give it a proper context.
A Vision The River
In the book of Ezekiel, Ezekiel the priest, son of has visions of God by the river as a captive in the land of the Chaldeans. If one reads the book of Ezekiel, they will know that his visions concern exotic beings or cherubim and many proclamations of God (Yah) and about the judgment of Israel, judgment of other nations, and restoration of Israel. The relevant verses for the purpose of this article are Ezekiel 7: 23 and 24 which reads: “Make a chain for the land is filled with crimes of blood and the city is full of violence; “Therefore, I will bring the worst of the Gentiles and they will possess their houses and I will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, and their holy places shall be defiled.” Also verse 26 reads, “Disaster will come upon disaster and rumor upon rumor. Then they shall seek a vision from a prophet but the law will perish from the priest and counsel from the elders.”
The other relevant verse is Ezekiel 44:6-8 which reads: “Now say to the rebellious, to the house of Israel, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “O house of Israel, let Us have no more of all your abominations. “When you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to defile it—My house—and when you offered My food, the fat and the blood, then they broke My covenant because of all your abominations. “And you have not kept charge of My holy things, but you have set others to keep charge of My sanctuary for you.” (vs.8)
The first verse chapter 7 of Ezekiel speaks of the pending judgment of Israel despite the fact that Israel and Judah had been judged and are experiencing captivity, so one can assume a future pending judgment is yet to come and it is no stretch of the imagination not to mention research that I have demonstrated on this blog that the judgment referenced in chapter 7 of Ezekiel is applicable to the negro people descendant of slaves in America as well as in other nations this side of the world and others dominated by Gentiles whose age we currently reside. But what I want to focus on is the phrase the worst of the Gentiles.
It is no doubt that the sons of Japheth father of the Gentile nations dwelling in the tent of Shem or in this case the houses of Israel. In the course of Israel’s captivities other nations dwelling in their land and homes was not unusual, but what makes the captivity of Israel/Judah unique today since the fall of Jerusalem in 70ad is that the Gentile nations not only dwell in their home but in their identity. In times past other nations were not interested in assuming the identity of Israel but not so with today's gentiles.
It is this aspect that makes them the worst of the Gentiles because where God in his anger toward Israel/Judah hid his face from them, once the Gentiles seized control of the church and scriptures although they didn’t start out that way, they gradually replaced the image of the true Israelites with their own. They literally replaced face and negro visage with an albino visage of gentiles. He became a White hippie with long hair and who it is said was the image of Cesar Borgia who was a homosexual.
I imagine the Roman Catholic church was always trying to get their pagan populace to convert and as their populations became whiter and whiter either through immigration or the populations breeding themselves out with them, I am sure it seemed expedient to re paint the old images with the faces of the increasing majority of the populations. It is what marketers of today do. They market to their target demographic. After a while once the White gentile takeover was complete, the people who know who the real Israelites are now find it difficult to tell the common people the truth especially the white ones in America. Instead they double down with the falsehood as if their life depended on it and I guess in some regards it does.
With regards to Black Americans they not only have the magicians and sorcerers of Babylon hiding their identity but Christians in the know as well. The Christian magic is interesting because the gentiles used the Israelites own scriptures to basically spell them. How do they do this? They do it by not grounding the bible in history and reality and by Whitening the true Israelites and the ancient black world. Christianity as it has evolved in America is one that is more emotional and far from the church as described by the Apostle Paul in his letters to the various gentile congregants. There is a lot of singing and preaching especially in the Black Church even Kanye West has gotten into it, but not a lot of actual examining and thinking.
I attended many church meetings and I was like most people in church. I heard a message, perhaps too many I used to think but after I left the church the building that was pretty much it. The Sunday’s or whatever day previous message was never brought up again. It’s not to say that I didn’t learn anything or that the sermons had no personal benefit it was just never revisited by the person who presented it. No one ever asked about the sermon or relevance to the outside world once I left the building. They just go on to the next sermon. Pastors literally never revisit messages they preach. Never ask your opinion. Bible study isn’t bible study. It’s more bible preaching.
The parishioners are never engaged in a conversation about the topic itself. They are never allowed to ask questions in a group setting. Nevertheless, I wouldn't have the knowledge I have now had I not attentively listened to many messages. The many pastors or teachers I listened to in addition to my own pursuit of fellowship with God laid the foundation for my understanding of Biblical prophecy.
However, this same gentile style of church keeps Black American Christians in that spirit of stupor God has given them where they have eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear.( Romans 11:8). They literally cannot see what is in front of them. But neither did I. I was just more questioning and curious about our collective state and condition. It is the same power Elisha once asked God to use on the Arameans. Elisha asked God to blind them and he led them away to Samaria, but it wasn’t a physical blindness or they would not have been able to follow Elisha, it was some kind of cloaking blindness where they didn’t recognize where they were. This concludes part one