When God Appears…

Plainly and simply, folks don’t be deceived, technology can’t fake when God appears [..] the Day of the Lord will come “like a thief.” On that Day the heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will melt and disintegrate, and the earth and everything in it will be burned up. (2 Pe 3:10).

From Babylon to America?

This is a good explanation of the prophecies common to both Daniel and Revelation. However, I would question the links Attila Kakarott (the video producer) makes between the church and the feet of clay and iron mixed (Da 2:33), he says the clay is the church, referring to the prophet Jeremiah and how clay is formed by God into whatever he pleases (Jeremiah 18), but the scripture says:

“You saw the iron mixed with clay; that means that they will cement their alliances by intermarriages; but they won’t stick together any more than iron blends with clay.” (CJB Da 2:43)

The scriptures go on to state:

“In the days of those kings the God of heaven will establish a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not pass into the hands of another people. It will break to pieces and consume all those kingdoms; but it, itself, will stand forever— like the stone you saw, which, without human hands, separated itself from the mountain and broke to pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold. The great God has revealed to the king what will come about in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation is reliable.” (CJB Da 2:44–45).

If the church is a union of itself and the fourth kingdom, then the church would be both the kingdom shattering those other kingdoms and one of the kingdoms to be shattered but that’s not possible! The scripture clearly states in verse 2:34 that a stone separated itself, from where it is not clear, but Yahshua said:

“I have given them your word, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world—just as I myself do not belong to the world. I don’t ask you to take them out of the world, but to protect them from the Evil One. They do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world.” (CJB Jn 17:14–16).

Thus even though we are born into earthly kingdoms, once we accept Yah as our God, as Yahshua as our Lord and Saviour, we are “born again”, not only into a new nature that defeats sin, but into a new kingdom that separates us from the world, its principles and mindset that drives its motives for change.

Why are Africans in China facing discrimination over Coronavirus?

I was shocked to hear that Africans in China are experiencing racism because of Coronavirus. The epidemic appears to have started in China with Africa not seeing cases for weeks afterwards, yet the Chinese seem to be blaming African’s for the spread of the virus?

Despite Africans being evicted from their homes, denied access to restaurants and hotels and being harassed by police the Chinese Foreign Ministry says there has been no racist treatment of African people. I hate it when something is obvious and people just brazenly dismiss it, the spirit of denial is odious.

We’ve seen Europeans dominate Africa in the past, and they continue to do so today. Now China, Africa’s new “economic ally” is really showing that it’s attitudes toward black people as a race are not too dissimilar from the Europeans.

More:
Al Jazeera article
France 24 article

The pride of Britain over Chagos

The United Nations has determined the UK’s decolonisation of the Chagos Islands “was not conducted in a manner consistent with the right to self-determination”. Thousands of people who lived on one of the archipelagos islands were evicted to make way for a military base, and those people suffered persecution in the communities the attempted to settle in. The UK however has ignored the deadline to make amends for the wrongs it has committed and is obstinately holding on to its claim to the islands.

Isn’t this just a case of the powerful and mighty abusing their power and ignoring the voices of the poor?

10) Do not move an ancient boundary stone
or encroach on the fields of the fatherless,
11) for their Defender is strong;
he will take up their case against you.

Proverbs 23:10 & 11 (NIV)

Power and might brings arrogance and even a crass insensitivity that should be a blot on the conscience of people who truly understand justice.

The servant leading the served

In today’s world the notion of having a servant is somewhat frowned upon perhaps because of the harsh treatment we see of servants throughout history and perhaps also because people who have servants are seen with suspicion perhaps relating to how they acquired the wealth to do so. However, in the UK we have had for some time the notion of Public Service, and public servants such as Politicians and the Police.

It’s interesting to note that in this general election campaign, the three main parties have 3 different approaches to Brexit, which actually shouldn’t really be about Brexit, but because the manipulation of our political system by people who try to force non binding declarations on people through binding constitutional process, it has been wedged into the general election as a devisive trigger to help a failing political parties disorderly plans. However, my point is, we can see Boris Johnson and the Conservatives pledged to leave the European Union, Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats pledged to remain, and Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party pledged to hold another referendum, this time making it binding and abiding by the decision. This BBC article holds further details.

I would argue that people not only dislike the notion of others having servants, but that people dislike the notion of being servants themselves, because in today’s especially, and arguably the prevailing opinion in the world is that the currency that makes people feel valuable is power. Our democracy is run according to a constitution, and our democracy should reflect the will of the people.

Jo Swinson said it partially right, with all the fractured opinion within Parliament, she doesn’t believe there is a clear path forward for those supporting “Leave” that will hold the majority opinion even in Parliament, let alone the wider country. In this case the Jo Swinson isn’t even prepared to put to the county, on whom our democracy relies the chance, now that more is known about Brexit and its implications, the chance to express their opinion – this is a case of the servant leading the served, that is us, the general public whom politicians are asked to represent.

Boris Johnson represents another case of the servant leading the served, his party has an ideological desire to leave the European Union, and they have chose not to recognise the flaws in the democratic process leading up to the initial vote, including the arguably binary yes/no option that didn’t reflect the complexity of the decision, along with the misinformation and potential flouting of funding rules; that this, has potentially put a minority opinion on the verge of becoming something that affects everybody. The Conservatives have made the brexit debate toxic and divisive by there mismanagement right from the original referendum, through David Cameron’s resignation, to Theresa May’s mistaken re-election bid with delay and dither in trying to push a deal nobody wanted through Parliament, the Boris Johnson and is prorogation and even more attempts to hide the facts, right up to his divisive decisions to sack members from his party at a time when he really needed the votes and then to call an election.

The reality is that Jeremy Corbyn’s labour party is the only party that wants to correct the flaw pertaining to Brexit by holding a legally binding referendum, now that we are all more aware of the facts surrounding Brexit, and not only that, Labour are pledged to find a credible deal and offer that to the people to vote on, taking it out of the hands of Parliament who have not performed well at this over the past 3 years. This is where the policy of a leader adopts the nature of a servant. Many politicians do not realise, that to truly lead, you have to serve, and serve not just who you prefer, but as a public servant, for everybody.

The media polarises issues and wants people to be at one end of the spectrum, leave or remain – if your persuasion puts you in the middle of that spectrum, then you are seen as having no plan, no conviction – but again this is where the single issue divisiveness of the election plays out. It’s clear that Jeremy Corbyn’s dedication is to democracy as a whole, not one specific issue. Many people will place their vote for a party based on their stance on Brexit, forgetting that this is in fact a general election with a multitude of other issues to be considered.

I only hope that the British public is mature enough to realise just how divisive this election really is, and rather than be strung along by manipulative politicians and the media which doesn’t fully realise that how it handles political issues is part of the problem, people can exercise good judgement and use common sense to arrive at a clear minded decision.

12 years minimum is not enough!

I found it hard to believe that Thomas Griffiths was jailed with a minimum term of 12.5 years for the murder of Ellie Gould. It was a pre-meditated act, Ellie was stabbed repeatedly 13 times and Griffiths had put Ellie’s hand on the weapon to make it look like she had done it to herself. Griffiths then tried to cover up his horrible act by calling Ellie and her friends afterwards as if nothing had happened.

This boy has taken the away the life of someone who had a promising future ahead of them, and I think he should serve at least 20 years so that he doesn’t see any of his youth when he gets out of prison.

DC:UL Demo Tracks

Just a quick post of some demo tracks I made a while ago.

Really could do with finding a better singer, as I am not that good!