The other reason Black American Christians are blinded is due to their own willful amnesia and abdication of their keeping charge of God’s holy sanctuary by letting foreigners in this case gentiles do it for them per Ezekiel 44:6-8. What do I mean by willful amnesia? When I begin the examination of who Black Americans are identity wise and the reason for our predicament in this country, I noticed in my own experience whether outside or in the church, Black American negro people never discuss our history or status in this country or the world even. We talk a lot about the society at large but we never really talk about us as a collective. And when I thought it about it, it was highly weird that in church itself we never asked the God to explain our people’s many issues.
Whatever the difficulties we faced and face in life we just historically kept pressing through them. We cover the pain with emotional releases in church but never asked him who is the Alpha and Omega the reason for the pain in the first place. I imagine after all the running and drama since the fall of Jerusalem in 70ad that landing upon the shores of America kind of caused a capitulation to the difficulty of escaping a call gone awry. Kenneth M. echoes this sentiment in his book The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South. He writes, “Before the Civil War, American Negroes developed no cultural nationalism, no conscious pride, in African ways. At most they preserved some of their old culture when it had a direct relevance to their new lives, or they fused it with things taken from the whites. If anything, most ante-bellum slaves showed a desire to forget their African past and to embrace as much of white civilization as they could.” As indicates, it wasn’t just that Whites stripped Negroes of their culture and history, but Negroes themselves did not want to remember their African past, they did not want to remember who they were.
Perhaps, my ancestors felt that they did such a horrible job being the people of God that maybe they would let the Gentiles have it, they would in essence trade places by becoming a pauper whilst formerly they were a prince as in Mark Twain’s The Prince and The Pauper. They would capitulate to the hand of God and go to sleep thereby letting the gentiles this time non-purposely run the sanctuary of God. Also, I think by becoming a pauper Black Americans at least for a little bit were free from the responsibility of being a priesthood nation. In some measure forgetting their past and identity enabled them to live as they may have wanted. They now had the chance to be like other nations. The Problem is of course other nations will never treat them like well other nations. This has been demonstrated throughout the course of American history. The issue of reparations and the fact that other aggrieved nations by the US received them readily demonstrates this most glaringly.
I am sure would have much preferred that Israel had come to her senses and maintained her position and had not traded being a prince to being a pauper. As the Apostle Paul I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! (Romans 11:11). with Israelite scriptures in tow, the Gentiles became quite rich literally and spiritually.
, I am once again convinced, would not have preferred that the church into the hands of the Gentiles but his overriding concern for justice and his wrath would let it be so. But the good news is that he does not hide his face forever. However, the question for Black American Christians today is do they want to be released from the spell? Do they want to be released from their willful amnesia and participation in the magic of Gentile I know some have been but many are still under spiritual anesthesia. It reminds me of a movie I saw recently called Dark Crystal The age of Resistance. In this little fantasy film of like characters, there is this planet inhabited by little beings called whose overlords are buzzard like beings from another planet called .
These beings were put in charge of the power source of the planet a huge crystal by a priest or sage like being called who they offered a chance to fall into a deep sleep and travel the Galaxy. While is off touring the galaxy, the have been abusing the Crystal draining of its power in effort to live eternally. This abuse of the planet is causing it to die and when a discover that the are using the crystal to drain the of their life in order to extend their own lives he rallies some select to fight back. When wakes up from her long sleep to discover what the have done, she has to find a way to get her power back and help the in their quest to save their world.
There is definitely a familiar spirit that operates in the movie industry. and the are analogous to true Israel. is Ezekiel 44. She gave up of the crystal to foreigners, beings who had no love for the crystal or the and who were happy to take tithes from tribes whether they could afford it or not. It is just as the Israelite priest once did in handing over their duties of tending to God’s sanctuary to the uncircumcised in flesh and heart foreigners. It is this of their calling and position which accounts for the actions of Botham Jean’s brother. It is strange that when Black Christians are wronged by heathen White gentiles, they are quick to express forgiveness. Instead of such actions lending credibility Christian faith for the outsider looking in, it it.
It gives instead credence to the Christian gentile spell that a casual on looker can see that Black Christians are under. Matthew18:15-35 deals with the issue of forgiveness. Without going into the whole section, what is important to note is that the question of forgiveness had to do with one’s brother in the faith not one’s enemy who have no love for you. Peter asked how often shall he forgive his brother who sinned against him not some outside gentile who hates him. Also, if a person has wronged you and truly wants your forgiveness and to make they need to obviously ask you first, the same as we first ask of God to forgive our trespasses.
It is just not realistic to forgive someone quickly who has never acknowledged their wrongdoing or even asked for forgiveness particularly when a life of a love one is taken. If it makes the person appear shallow and the scriptures devoid of reality of the human condition and psyche. But if negro Christians operated in their fulness and gave up their role of playing the pauper, of being the prodigal son wallowing in the pig pen, they would correct the gentile Christian perspective on forgiveness and many other scriptures.
As I wrote in The Principle The Second: The Age To Come only when Israel is put at the center of their scriptures does the bible prophecy make sense. How I long for the scales to drop from my brethren eyes. They are in some measure sitting ducks due to this blindness. I wish I had known when I fellowshipped with them in my early years what I know now. How much easier I think it would have been to convey this age defining information to them due to proximity alone. But sometimes with God the journey is never quite straightforward or easy to figure out. There is also the question of numbers and timing.
But I can understand why it is easier to stay under the spell. This journey of identity and our position in the world is a painful one. It was so painful the ancestors didn’t want to remember anymore and they passed that willful lack of remembrance their descendants. Well, dear people this article is very long and the subject is a complicated one to wrestle I will end with this-”For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly the revealing of the sons of God.” Romans 8:19 does the creation await the revealing of the sons of God? It is simply because it would like to be free from its own bondage.
The revealing of the sons of God is the end of the age and a sabbath rest for a weary creation. And lastly this depends on true Israel shedding her pauper position and resuming her princely role for as Paul writes, “For I speak to you Gentiles; inasmuch as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if by any means I may provoke to jealousy those who are my flesh and save some of them. For if their being cast away is the reconciling of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead. (Romans11:13-15) The resurrection is literally waiting on the merging of natural negro Israel and spiritual negro Israel into one complete identity. Once again I believe I can get this done with minimal 300 of such individuals in which case I will then write my magnum opus and put us in the third act and conclusion of the time/age of the gentiles. I would still like a chariot out of here though. Hey, It never hurts to keep asking.
To God Always,