Africa, “Christianity”, rebellion, and Daniel 7:25

Africa, “Christianity”, rebellion, and Daniel 7:25.

The prophet Daniel, speaking of powers that will rule over God’s people and the world says this regarding a ruler or power, which represents a principality, and a principality is the spirit that drives or resides behind the character of a nation, or group of nations.

He will speak words against the Most High and try to exhaust the holy ones of the Most High. He will attempt to alter the seasons and the law; and [the holy ones] will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. (Daniel 7:25 CJB)

The fourth commandment is this:

“Remember the day, Shabbat, to set it apart for God. You have six days to labour and do all your work,  but the seventh day is a Shabbat for ADONAI your God. On it, you are not to do any kind of work—not you, your son or your daughter, not your male or female slave, not your livestock, and not the foreigner staying with you inside the gates to your property.  For in six days, ADONAI made heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them; but on the SEVENTH day he rested. This is why ADONAI blessed the day, Shabbat, and separated it for himself. (Exodus 20:8-11 CJB)

CAPITALS emphasis mine.  Shabbat means Sabbath or seventh day.

On March 7, 321, however, Roman Emperor Constantine I issued a civil decree making Sunday a day of rest from labour/work, stating:

“All judges and city people and the craftsmen shall rest upon the venerable day of the sun. Country people, however, may freely attend to the cultivation of the fields, because it frequently happens that no other days are better adapted for planting the grain in the furrows or the vines in trenches. So that the advantage given by heavenly providence may not for the occasion of a short time perish.”

The venerable day of the sun, means to venerate, worship or respect the sun on a that day, and of course Sunday has throughout history been a day which Pagans have chose to worship created things.  Note this scripture again from God’s law:

“Therefore, watch out for yourselves! Since you did not see a shape of any kind on the day ADONAI spoke to you in Horev from the fire,  do not become corrupt and make yourselves a carved image having the shape of any figure—not a representation of a human being, male or female, or a representation of any animal on earth, or a representation of any bird that flies in the air, or a representation of anything that creeps along on the ground, or a representation of any fish in the water below the shoreline. **For the same reason, do not look up at the sky, at the sun, moon, stars and everything in the sky, and be drawn away to worship and serve them; ADONAI your God has allotted these to all the peoples under the entire sky.** (Deuteronomy 4:15-19) 

** Starred emphasis mine **

“Christians” are told not to worship created things (Romans 1:25, Galatians 4:8-11), as the Jews were also exhorted to avoid, yet in traditional “Christianity” we have it explained to us that Sunday is our day of rest and worship. But, is rest and worship on Sunday the commandment God gave us? Let’s look at the scriptures people use to justify this:

On Motza’ei-Shabbat (after the Sabbath/on the first day of the week), when we were gathered to break bread, Sha’ul addressed them. Since he was going to leave the next day, he kept talking until midnight. (Acts 20:7 CJB)

Every week, on Motza’ei-Shabbat (after the Sabbath/on the first day of the week), each of you should set some money aside, according to his resources, and save it up; so that when I come I won’t have to do fundraising. (1 Corinthians 16:2 CJB)

Notes in parentheses () mine. Now consider, are these scriptures giving us COMMANDMENTS, or are they examples where because of certain situations or needs people met on the first day of the week?

Moving from the historical, to the near present. In 1998 The International Standards Organisation (ISO) published ISO 8601 to standardise date and time related data. As part of this standardisation, Sunday became the seventh day of the week.

What you should be seeing here is a changing and drift away from what God commanded, to these man made rules.  BEWARE, sin is like an iceberg, you see only the tip, but you can’t see what lies beneath the surface!  Yahshua (“Jesus”) said:

‘These people honour me with their lips,

but their hearts are far away from me.

 Their worship of me is useless,

because they teach man-made rules as if they were doctrines.’

“You depart from God’s command and hold onto human tradition. Indeed,” he said to them, “you have made a fine art of departing from God’s command in order to keep your tradition! (Mark 7:6-8)

Today “The Church” teaches us all kinds of things that shut out the righteousness, justice and peace that God desires for mankind, this is on top of the atrocities committed in the past in the name of Jesus Christ. People must learn not to follow the ways of European Christians, who have brought death and destruction to Africa and many parts of the world with their doctrines of White Supremacy. Look, they have made God in their own image, and we see murderous, rapacious greed masking itself as holy empire, as British empire, as European dominance, as American empire, we see homosexual priests and priests that abuse children; these things are not what the faith we believe in is supposed to be about, these things have no part at all in our faith.

The thief comes only in order to steal, kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, life in its fullest measure. (John 10:10 CJB)

Compare that with what European teaching has done for Africa?  Do you have life in full measure? A full understanding of God’s purpose for your life and your standing among nations, or do you feel oppressed and exploited, like America and Europe are lands of promise that you want to flee there because Africa is hell?  Who made Africa hell and who perpetuates the demeaning of a race because of the colour of a people’s skin, Africans or Europeans? 

Therefore know this, that European teaching and example has also brought reproach to the Word of God, and sadly they will not rebuke their own to the extent that is needed to ensure repentance and justice is ever satisfied.  God’s justice is supposed to be the light of the world, not something that man can improve on, yet after 2000 years or more of man’s tampering with God’s commandments by preferring his own we see the world in no better condition, and we see tyranny and iniquity ever reaching into our lives with subtle and even brutal force.

In truth Sunday keeping is a mark of apostasy and rebellion against God’s commandments, where we take our lead from the teachings and doctrines of men, rather than our Lord Messiah Yahshua.  Really, if Messiah Yahshua is our only sovereign and Lord (Jude 4), why do we take commandments from Roman Emperor Constantine and The Pope? Remember the Romans were the force that destroyed Israel, demolished the temple, how is it suddenly that they are creating the “Universal Church”.  When we empty the Word of God of its power and follow the teachings of men, we become a laughingstock and mockery to the people around us.

Do you pray for miracles and see nothing happen? Does your pastor take your tithe and promise you blessings that never materialise? Is church more a lifestyle routine, rather than a lifestyle that brings change?  Yahshua said “by their fruit you will know them” (Matthew 7:15-27).  If you are not seeing change, even bitter change, you are in the wrong place. Follow God’s commands and reject people who work lawlessness through their rejections of God’s commandments in favour of their own rules!

May God bless you as you keep his word wholeheartedly. Shalom.

Ghislaine Maxwell & the Maxwell web of intrigue

I recently watched the documentary “Filthy Rich” on Jeffery Epstien. This guy “allegedly” appears to be a very slippery character and sick satanic pedophile, with links to many wealthy people such as Prince Andrew, Ghislaine Maxwell, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump etc. Even his death was highly suspicious! 

I feel sorry for the victims and how the system has let them down. It’s striking how poor justice in the USA is, it seems like people in power deliberately covered up this web of abuse. 

I didn’t realise that the family Ghislaine Maxwell comes from has a intriguing history with links to Palestine, spying and web technologies, as the following video details. 

 

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.

A war on black people

I heard about the case of Stephen Clarke some time ago, and this is yet another one where US Police have killed an innocent, unarmed man and subsequently have not been punished for doing so.

The lawyer defending the police officers even had the guile to bring up some issues about Stephen Clarke to try to cast a negative light on him, but these are things the officers would not have known at that time and given them cause to act in the way they did. Read the full story on BBC News.

But this got me thinking as the anger and sense of loss in me diminished, I think there is a device within white culture that makes white people scared of black people or feel the need to pity them. 

It seems in white and Euro-centric culture Black people always have to be either a threat or the victim, the for example the victim of slavery, colonization, famine, murder etc and in every case it seems that justice is out of our reach, we are left helpless and in mourning.

I wonder if the reality of who black people are, not just for white people, but for black people also, lies in that space where between being a threat or being pitied, there is a discussion, and an exploration of our humanity, that allows us a voice to express who we are, what we want; and somehow to give us the space and freedom to move beyond the narrow bounds of what white people seem to think we can be.  In short, it is a struggle for self definition.

It occurred to me as I prayed last night, that currently, and for some time, there is a war against black people. A war that works on many levels which bind together to establish a powerful structure of almost control:

  1. Military Power: Africa has always slacked the power to protect itself against sustained and repeated foreign invasion. African society is not without violence and war with neighboring countries, but, the focus of society in terms of funds has never been on building a military force either to significantly defend the borders of African countries, let alone project military power overseas.
  2. Colonialism: This comes as an extension of military power, and has social, cultural, religious and economic pillars that underpin it’s all-encompassing grip on cultures it subverts and undermines.
  3. Economic Exploitation: Africa is rich in resources but poor in wealth. Much of its wealth is extracted by foreign powers at little cost, and then often processed and sold on at great profit in the developed world. It’s hard to believe that in the 21st century, people are still regarded as resources to be trafficked, and arguably I would say that the economic domination of African countries leads to destabilization and poverty of opportunity that causes people to search for work elsewhere and run the risk of falling into the hands of human traffickers. This sits alongside the mismanagement and greed present in African countries where those who control the resources are corrupt.
  4. Spiritual Hegemony: Many people acknowledge there is a God. When the main religion of the world has doctrines about the subjugation of “black” people, it seems that even that which should elevate our being and set us free, actually in the hands of some people, and indeed as the unspoken narrative in some cultures, will impose further chains on black people.
  5. Language: The power of the English language especially, but also Spanish, French, German, Dutch and Portuguese as the languages of colonizers has spread far beyond these countries national borders. When people in a colonized country have institutions set up that have their primary dominion in a language that is not their mother tongue, that creates a barrier, and yet another area of separation and domination.  For example one may not be able to read, speak or understand the language of the colonizer, and if that is the language of law, religion, commerce etc, then you are at an immediate disadvantage.
  6. Financial Power: At the end of this process, we have what the developed world thrives on, Financial Power. You could even link this to Psalms 52 and 49, people who boast that their wealth makes them civilized, they see wealth as their security, it buys them enjoyment, pleasure, a defence against any power that would seek to undermine the status their wealth achieves for them.

All the points I have described above lead to this point and point to an objective of total domination.  Given all of this, and the sheet weight of the societal apparatus that is used to control black people, a black person must be careful not to fall into the trap of believing they are who society seems to depict them as, one has to break the stereotypes, not just of poverty, but of bling, for example – avoid the extremes. Focus on being disciplined within yourself, not comparing yourself to others as the world does – to feed on envy, but focus on achieving the goals which help to express you as you truly are.

Universal declaration of human rights, for some…

Here is an excerpt of an amazing article I found on The Black Agenda Report

Therefore, it is not a coincidence that the same year the UDHR was promulgated, Israel was born as a nation after it terrorized over 750,000 Palestinians into leaving their homes and territories, and Dutch white nationalists assumed power in South Africa, commencing the formalization of their system of racial apartheid, and is the same year both nations were welcome into the community of nations without much controversy.

Full text here.

Unjust police actions don’t just affect black people

Yes it’t true, black people are more likely to be racially profiled, stopped, or killed in the USA and in the UK to some degree. But there is a deeper issue with police officers abusing the power they have. Look at this video of how a police officer handles a nurse who is doing the correct proceedure according to law.

When those who are supposed to protect us according to law abuse there power, we are in real trouble. I’ve said it before:

Punish the guilty WITH JUSTICE, not the innocent WITH INJUSTICE!

Courtesy The Washington Post – Full Story

The seed of the far right in the USA

After seeing what has happened in Charlottesville, it is now clear, and it is now simple. If a one black man or muslim goes brandishing arms in a protest, they are very likely to be shot and seen as a criminal or a terrorist. Let a group of white people march with arms under confederate and neo-nazi flags and the response is different. Yes these far right groups have been belatedly condemned, but the only arrest seems to be over the crazed man who drove his car into the public killing Heather Heyer and injuring 19 other people.

What of the people who carried guns and threatened to use them to a peaceful march?

The reason the law of the USA, or at least the way it is applied by those in authority is different for the criminal and the terrorist versus the far right-wing extremists is because far right-wing extremists are expressing points of view that “secretly” those in power in the USA have. This viewpoint of America being white and being over-run by foreigners is ingrained in the constitutional fabric of that society, even Jefferson – seen as the founder of the nation – had black slaves. From that point on trying to push for true equality and freedom through law has always been like trying to push water uphill.

Monuments, street names, parks and other such cultural artefacts cry aloud of America’s violent and hypocritical past in terms of race relations. The huge irony is that it is Europeans who have invaded the countries of other people, displacing native American Indians, the Aborigines in Australia, and even the natives in Southern Africa – not to mention the disruption and exploitation practiced in many other African countries, South America, India and so forth.

In terms of a race feeling threatened by the influx of a foreign culture, truly, history tells us that only Europeans have really managed to work that particular behaviour on other nations, and the fear of the same being worked against them is patently ironic – surely there is a name for such arrogant blindness? Often people are only in the countries Europeans inhabit by historical legacy (descendents of slaves), indigenous inhabitants, and the spill over from other nations which is a legacy of the European system of capitalism where people go in search of better paid work, largely due to the resources and industry in their own country being heavily exploited by foreigners. Even where these workers are illegal, they play an important part in the economies of the countries they reside – note Trumps policy of cracking down on illegals is causing a shortage of workers to harvest crops, which will ead to scarcity and increased prices – that won’t help the forgotten poor that Trump claims to represent!

These views of racial xenophobia are crass, flawed. conceited and blindly hypocritical. The problem is all such racial bigotry comes from an irrational mindset that doesn’t realise the historical issues that feed into the current day situation, and doesn’t acknowledge the worth of all people in society (even illegal immigrants). We have created the society we see today both the oppressor and the oppressed, the stong and the weak, the advantaged and the disadvantaged. If there is a problem with society and we try to overlook away the past, that past will just come back to haunt us another way. Indeed the reason we are still dealing with far right views and huge inequality today, is because society has not yet adequately dealt with those issues justly and fairly – and the longer society tinkers with the edges of these problems, the more insidious these problems will get.

European culture, whether in Europe or America or Australia has a devouring appetite to consume the resources of other countries and then to marginalize the people of those countries and make them appear as parasites. Indeed, demonization of other cultures feeds the already ingrained notions of superiority that the far-right groups cling to, it affirms their world view. At the less overtly extreme end of the spectrum it justifies the perpetual nature of exploitation of other countries which itself feeds into the vicious circle of exploitation, greed and prejudice. Mr Trump is playing a key role in ensuring through the office of the American Presidency that the status quo remains unchanged, perhaps even that its grip is tightened.