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Part 2: Slavery ---BLACK HISTORY As Told By the Prophets of the Bible
This black history article will focus on US as a people. Not per say to focus on those who have contributed to the contributions and liberty to a great people, but the focus of us from a spiritual standpoint beginning with our forefathers in their oppression concerning slavery. We MUST realize that slavery has been in existence for black folks since the Babylonian era, even before then, which we will show you in these series. Therefore, I have much respect for our black contributors like Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Jean Baptist Point Du Sable, Paul Lawrence Dumber, W.E.B. Duboise, Sojourner Truth and a host of others that have been recognized in the month of February.
To know who made the stop light is good, to know who did the first open heart surgery is good, who made the ironing board, the cotton gin machine, all that is good. But to not know who you are before the shores of America, even before being captives in Egypt, is not good. This black history series told by the prophets of the bible is not focus on the things we have done for this country as a group of people, but to edify and educate you with knowledge and understanding as to who you are as a powerful and productive group of people in the eyes of God and men . We are the true Israelites of the bible. Please be advised we are not Hamites- African Americans, we are Hebrew Israelites. Part one color will prove that to you if you have not read it already.
Moreover, this is by divine order and not of man that we are the ONLY nation of people that has been scattered throughout all the nations on the earth against our will. We as a people have never migrated into a country by the masses. We will show you proof of this as well. Stick around and do some reading with us. If you have not read part one color, then you should consider saving this part as well to your documents.
We can remember 30 years as a free people according to Genesis 15:13 / Exodus 1 1-7, and 400 years in chains and bondage in Egypt according to Exodus 1: 8-13, in which Israel dwell in Egypt 430 years, according to Exodus 12: 40-41, but Egypt was not our own. Egypt belongs to the Egyptians. In the book of Exodus, God destroyed Egypt with plagues and the Israelites-known to be a black nation went to possess the land of Israel.
Our purpose for part 2 is to identify who do the conditions fit mentioned in Deuteronomy 28 regarding the blessing and the cursings; and to prove that slavery is a punishment form God and no one else, enjoy the readings.
In Deuteronomy 28 it’s telling us to listen diligently to the Lords commandments. It also tells us the blessing that will come on us IF we listen and DO the commandments. The commandments are the same ones God gave our forefathers on Mount Sinai in Exodus 20. If we had kept the commandments of God, verse 1 says we would have been set above all the nations of the earth. There are more than enough blessings spoken of from verse 1 – 14 that is good for the soul. Moreover, do you see any black folks above all the nations of the earth? No. I only see the Gentiles and that’s because God said in Deuteronomy 32: 21 “They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.”
God told our fathers they will turn to other gods, provoke Him to Jealousy and break His covenant (Dt. 31: 20). There are a couple things Paul mentioned which we should remember … “they have not all obeyed the gospel (Rom. v16)… But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people (Rom. v21)”. Our fathers were disobedient and did not listen to the voice of the Lord. Therefore, God had to put a “what IF” clause in the contract just in case we brake it. You can read about those “what IF’s” from Deuteronomy 28: 15-68. The jail sentence has been set and at this present time we as a people have to endure it.
All that we have read in Deuteronomy 28: 15-68, would this be anything you would think to suffer though or experience. The generational curses have come down through our families. Another thing we must take heed to is Hebrews 3:15-16 “To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation. 16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.” For those of you who are obedient to the word of God (hear and do His word) and have not harden your hearts, God is a witness to your faithful service and love for Him. There were believers then and there are some today that listen to God’s word.
When we read about the disobedience of a people what nation in pass time can you relate Deuteronomy 28: 25 with? I surely can relate verse 25 with the scattering of the children of Israel. Remember the Great Diaspora in 70 A.D. when the Israelites were kicked out the land and were sold and scattered throughout the Mediterranean world. Deuteronomy 28: 32 and history will clearly let us know their was a lot of selling and purchasing of slaves from the Babylonian era up until the time of the Atlantic Slave Trade, even beyond that point. “Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people… (v32)”
What nation do you think have been removed into all kingdoms of the earth? Read Deuteronomy 28: 36 and draw your own conclusions about what nation have been brought unto another nation during the slave trade. I see black people! They have been packed in slave ships and brought to America and brought to other nations as well. But God said when He bring our fathers to these nations, there will they serve other gods wood and stone. The wood and stone is referring to little ceramic knick-knacks that we think have some sort of religious value. Even the Christmas tree is an idol made from wood. Little metal and wooden crosses with Jesus hanging on it are a big idol these days. Regarding the names our slave masters use to call our pass relatives, you can recall names like coon, uncle tom, boy, negro, even the famous word we are called among ourselves… “nigger”. These are your proverbs and bywords mentioned in Deuteronomy 28: 37.
If we would have kept the commandments we would have been blessed above all people and called by the name of the Lord. If not, we would become an astonishment, a proverb and a byword. Today it does astonish other nations of people to see and hear on the news how we are shooting each other on the streets in urban communities. The news very much astonishes us when we watch the news about our own. A lot of times we can believe what we do to each other. Verse 41 shows us that every black parent is at some point concerned about their child dying on the streets from violence but, also parents are witnesses to their children locked-up.
Take a moment and thing about a group of people and see who the curses fit. Deuteronomy 28: 45-46 says these curse will pursue use for a sign upon our seed for ever. How long is forever? Look around. I still see curses in my community. What about yours? The killing, robbing, low or no positive productivity, we can go on and on. Furthermore, a sign identifies something or somebody. Look at the signs. Who is the real Israel? Because we have Esau who says they are Jews but do lie. The children of Esau fit more of the blessings but not the curses, but they were not scattered. “which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie” (Rev.3: 9). “I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan” (Rev. 2: 9).
God told us again in verse 64 that we would be scattered form one end on the earth to the other end and serve other gods wood and stone. Nevertheless, when we were scattered the Lord said he will bring us into “Egypt again with ships” (v68). Egypt symbolizes slavery. Moses and the Israelites did not go to Egypt in ships, they walked. We are in a strange land in captivity until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled.
Our God has moved us to jealousy with those who are not a people according to Deuteronomy 32: 21. Look at Deuteronomy 32: 26. No one remembers the Israelites as being a great people. The world just knows about African-Americans which the true Israelies are not. There is a group of people who call themselves the Israelis. We mentioned Revelation 2:9 and 3:9 about this matter.
The Edomites (white folks) are the children of our brother Esau. Remember Isaac had Jacob and Esau in Genesis 25: 25-34. Today, Esau seed has been claiming what Isaac blessed Jacob with; the first blessings from the beginning (Gen. 27: 34-38). At that time in history of our fathers, the firstborn receives the first blessings for the father. But now Ishmael claims to be firstborn and now Ishmael and Esau have been fighting over the land for a long time. Esau’s children are not the true Jews. Esau is not one of the tribes of Israel. Do the conditions exist among the children of Esau? No. We will prove to you in this article how Esau’s children pull this identity theft off.
The world doesn’t know and doesn’t care who we are, but the world accept the Israelis to be true Jews. If the Jews are back in the land of Israel then where is Judah’s other twelve brothers? We all know that the scriptures spoke about the children of Israel being divided in 1Kings 11; ten tribes to Jeroboam and two tribes to Rehoboam, Judah and Benjamin. Now, analyze Ezekiel 37: 19-22. The tribe of Israel and Judah will be brought together again at the appointed time. These two nations will not be divided anymore. All the tribes are not with so call Judah which they say they are the Jews and are back in the land. This will only happen when the Lord returns. Matthew 24:31 “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
Daniel spoke about Israel’s transgression against the oath that was written in the laws of Moses, resulting in the curses poured upon us (Dan. 9:11). God also said through the mouth of Daniel He watch evil and brought it on us (Dan.9:14). Let’s match this evil with some history. In Luke 19: 43-44 we see some evil relating to the time when Babylon destrying Jerusalem.
Atlas of the Bible pg. 201- “ In 68 the Roman commander launched a methodical campaign to isolate Jerusalem… The overthrow and suicide of the emperor Nero brought operations in Judea to a temporary halt as Vespasian prudently withdrew to test the imperial winds. Sailing for Rome in spring of 70, he left his capable son Titus, in charge of the campaign against Jerusalem.”
Atlas of the Bible pg. 202- “The walls enclosing the Temple and the upper and lower cities were the most formidable barrier of all. Postponing an all-out assault, Titus turned to starvation tactics. A certain amount of food had been smuggled into the city almost nightly during the siege. But now the Roman sealed off Jerusalem completely with a wall of their own, made of earth and some five miles of circumference (Luke 19:43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side...). From the outset of the siege those attempting to get through the encircling lines had been caught and crucified. Sometimes the daily execution reached 500; the crosses were never bare. Inside the city starvation and disease claimed a mounting toll. Bodies filled the streets and were stacked in houses. Thousands of corpses were thrown from the walls into the valleys below.”
Luke 19:41 “And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it” This is why Jesus wept over the destruction of Jerusalem. He knew the outcome of the city. Verse 42-43 line up with history. All this happen because Israel took the curses and left the blessings. All the destruction was orchestrated by God. Amos 3:6 “shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?” This is an event that was recorded in history. The Israelites went through this before they came to the shores of America.
Jesus gave us the prophecy of this great destruction happening, we went into history and read about this great destruction of Jerusalem, now what we need to do, since it was prophesied it was going to happen and it did happen, we need to know how long this prophecy will exist. Luke 21: 20-24 will show us that this prophecy is not over until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. The white folks are still running things all over the earth. Let’s see what another history book has to say about this same matter.
Faith survives the dispersion- The crucifixion of Jesus about AD 30 did not end Jewish resistance to the Roman occupation. In 70, when the country was again in a state of revolt, Jerusalem, the holy city, became the core of resistance to the Romans. Titus, the son of Emperor Vespasian, proceeded to lay siege to Jerusalem. The city fall and the inhabitants were enslaved in their thousands and dispersed throughout the Mediterranean world. The last Two Million Years- pg. 87
This took place in 70 AD. We are in 2009 AD, right! You subtract 70 from 2009. We have been in a continuous captivity for 1,939 years. This captivity has not happen to anybody else in the world but black folks. The one who call themselves Jews do not fit the conditions as slaves.
When Israel was in the land they were being governed by Herod whom was accepted as being a Jew, but Herod was an Idumean which are Edomites from one of the tribes of Esau. Now today the children of Esau which say they are Jews but do lie (Rev. 2:9; 3:9), are in the land believing that they are back in the land that God have promised them. Moreover, Herod was governor of Judea set up by the Romans and because of Esau selling out the real Jews in 70 AD; now Esau has a prophecy against him.
Obadiah 1:1 “The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom…8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau? 9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. 10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. 11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.”It is the Lord who hate Esau…Romans 9:13 “As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.” Even their fathers have lied to their own children. Moreover, the book of Obadiah told Esau he shouldn’t have stuck his nose in the Lord’s business.
Obadiah 1:12 “But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.”
God didn’t need any help from our brother Esau. The lord was going to jam us anyway because of our disobedience. Now, He’s mad at all the nations who had anything to do with Israel’s affliction. Zechariah 1:15 “And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.” Let’s look at Edom or Esau in the encyclopedia.
World Scope Encyclopedia – vol. 4- Edom: meaning red. “The name given to Esau on account of the red pottage secured him from his brother Jacob. The name was also given to the country settled by Esau having been previously known as Mount Seir. During the reign of David and Solomon, Edom was under subjection to the Israelites. Later the Edomites ravish the southern boarders of Palestine and were denounced by some of the prophets of Israel. After the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD the name of Edom or Idumea disappeared from the pages of Geography”
Edom conveniently disappeared in 70 AD at a time where Rome was scattering the Israelites into the world Mediterranean world, which left the land of Israel unclaimed by a people. Edom is not being called by their name any more because they took hold of the faith Judaism but is not part of Israels bloodline nor one of the tribes of Israel. And Israel is not being called by their name any more, but Israel is only being called by a proverb and a byword like Deuteronomy mentions. Black folks are only an astonishment to the nations where they have been scattered. I know I have mentioned Revelations 2:9 and 3:9 before in this article but, we only want you to see that history and truth is in the pages of the bible. You can always relate other sources of history to the bible like the Zondervan’s Pictorial Bible Dictionary
Edom- the Edomites were also subject to Babylon. Under the Persian Empire Edom became a province called Idumea, the Greek form of Edom. In 325 B.C. an Arab tribe known as the Nabateans conquered the eastern part of Edom’s territory. In Maccabean times, John Hyrcanus subdued the Idumeans and forced them to accept Judaism. When the Romans took over Palestine the Edomites also were included. From Idumea came Antipater, the father of Herod the Great. He became procurator of Judea. After the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 A.D. the Idumeans disappeared from history. Zondervan’s Pictorial Bible Dictionary
Since John Hycanus converted the Edomites (Esau- white folks) to take on Judaism they are now claiming to be the Jews. This is how the IDENTITY THEFT crept in. That is why the name Idumea disappeared from history and geography. Esau has stolen the true Jewish identity from the tribe of Judah. Amazing isn’t it!
Look at what the nations have done to us as a people. Joel 3:1 “For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.” And this is what happened when the Romans dispersed the Israelites throughout the Mediterranean world.
Look at the thoughts of the people that sold the Israelites to other nations. Zechariah 11:4 “Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter” Israel is the flock of the slaughter because Israel have been sold, killed and afflicted and now today are among the spiritually dead. Zechariah 11:5 “Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.”
Isaiah 42:22 “But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger…”
There is hope sisters and brothers. In order for you to be at ease in this captivity is to go back to the Law of Moses and do what you need to do to be at peace with God.
Deuteronomy 30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
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February 11, 2012… part 2, Slavery
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March 3, 2012 … part 5, The Adoption
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