Tigray, Ethiopia. Photo courtesy Rod Waddington

The Ethiopian – Tigray Conflict

Ethiopia is the only ancient country in Africa which has never been colonised. The Europeans are making moves to destabilise it and put in power the people they want so that they can control it. Now, a coalition of people who are not even in Ethiopia are making demands of the Ethiopian government and threatening to overthrow it!

While no one can doubt the conflict between the Ethiopian government and the Tigray rebels is nasty and atrocities have been committted, the West must realise that sovereign nations have rights to quash rebellion in their own countries.

When western nations intervene in these situations by arming rebel groups and putting sanctions on governments that harm the people, they are using a very nefarious and evil form of control to change the power base in a country, and make no mistake this is deliberate. We’ve seen it all before, western nations wanting a regime change.

However what they fail to admit is that all nations have conflict and civil war, America had its own civil war, these are all part of how nations form and establish their identity. In Africa, I believe the struggles many nations had hundreds of years ago are happening today, and that could well be down to the huge impact the European borders that lie all over Africa, that have caused disruption to traditional lives. The looting of resources and people, and economic inequity in terms of currency valuations has an effec too. However, instead of African nations being allowed to grow and form as a natural progression of deciding their own conflicts, we have foreigners trying to manipulate the outcome in the name of “peace”.

Taking lessons in peace from a nation like America is a compete joke. They dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, carried on shamefully in the Vietnam War, used munitions that were coated with harmful chemicals that have harmed innocent civilians in Iraq long after the conflict ended, and we’ve seen their fruitless efforts in Afghanistan. Whenever they get involved, they make the situation WORSE, not better. Yet still they want to meddle, unwise people who repeat the same stupid “mistakes”, or so they would have us believe.

Why is it that western violence against other nations is ok in the eyes of the “international community”, but nations trying to manage conflict in their own borders is a terrible outrage?

This is hypocrisy and it saddens me. It is all part of the same old divide and conquer rhetoric of white supremacy, that has made the problem of conflict between our people worse for the last 500 years.

This article from Aljazeera explains more about the current situation in Ethiopia

Was America Founded on Biblical Principles?

There are many people of faith who are passionate about America being the land of the free, based on “Christian” freedom, but they forget we really only have one nation or Kingdom we should be proud of!

therefore here is what Adonai ELOHIM says:
“Look, I am laying in Tziyon
a tested stone, a costly cornerstone,
a firm foundation-stone;
he who trusts will not rush here and there. (Isa 28:16 CJB)

As you watched, a stone separated itself without any human hand, struck the statue on its feet made of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken into pieces which became like the chaff on a threshing-floor in summer; the wind blew them away without leaving a trace. But the stone which had struck the statue grew into a huge mountain that filled the whole earth. (Da 2:34–35 CJB).

“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— (Da 2:44 CJB).

We are not of the kingdoms of this earth, or are we? Genocides committed 1400 years after our Messiah told his disciples to go our and PREACH to all nations and make disciples of men doesn’t sound like the rules of the kingdom to me.

Rather it was Pope Nicholas V’s edict of Dum Diversas that gave Europeans free reign to “invade, search out, capture, vanquish, and subdue”. Isn’t this the words of the lamb that spoke like a dragon?! (Rev 13:11) Let’s just say some people are slow learners huh, but you would have thought well over a millennia to learn would have been enough?
There is no leftist or rightist, just as there is no Jew or Greek (Gal 3:28), that is a patently foolish division. There are only wheat and tares (Matthew 13:24-30) – I don’t see leftist and rightist tares or wheat spoken of in scripture, and when you make a division like this, you are alienating people in this group who may not have the same political affiliation as you. Why would you do that if we are bound together by the Spirit of Messiah?

Yet there is a wisdom that we are speaking to those who are mature enough for it. But it is not the wisdom of this world or of this world’s leaders, who are in the process of passing away (1 Co 2:6 CJB)

Why base your hope on the spirit of leaders who are already dead, whose nations and kingdoms are foretold to fall by scripture, defending them and their misdeeds over the Word of our Messiah in whom their was no violence or deceit?

Israel, Zionism, Apartheid and The Geneva Convention

Israel needs to think about innocent people and The Geneva Convention. Sending armed police into a place of worship with weapons is provocative, that was the spark that led to all this death and destruction on *both* sides. It’s sad when the authorities which preside over our societies seem to incite the violence and terror they are supposed to protect us from.

[Rulers,] does your silence really speak justice?
Are you judging people fairly?
[No!] In your hearts you devise wrongs,
your hands dispense violence in the land.

Psalm 58 1&2 (CJB)

Why the international community doesn’t bring Israel and Hamas to justice for war crimes is beyond my understanding. The state of Israel as we know it today was formed in violence and perpetuates its existence through violence. This doesn’t excuse the actions of Hamas either, who bomb Israel knowing that they have no way to protect the poor people within their own borders from Israel’s inevitable retaliation.

There are many in Israel and outside of it who believe in re-establishing Israel under some kind of Old Covenant regime of driving out the nations that existed there before them. If you believe in a twisted non-inclusive version of the Old Covenant alone, when even the Old Testament is inclusive (Isaiah 56:3), and not the grace afforded by the New Covenant, then the establishment of Israel as a “state”, 73 years ago, not by Yah, but by England and France (SykesPicot) as they divided up that particular part of the world, among many others, is your proof that Israel “exists”.

However, let’s look at some scriptures to examine what we can find about how Yah’s house is built, and the scriptural attitude to conflict to the time since Messiah began to establish His kingdom:

Then he answered me, “This is the word of Adonai to Z’rubavel: ‘Not by force, and not by power, but by my Spirit,’ says Adonai-Tzva’ot.

Zechariah 4:6 (CJB)

This is the word that Yesha‘yahu the son of Amotz saw concerning Y’hudah and Yerushalayim:

In the acharit-hayamim the mountain of Adonai’s house will be established as the most important mountain. It will be regarded more highly than the other hills, and all the Goyim will stream there.

Many peoples will go and say, “Come, let’s go up to the mountain of Adonai, to the house of the God of Ya‘akov! He will teach us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of Adonai from Yerushalayim.

He will judge between the nations and arbitrate for many peoples. Then they will hammer their swords into plow-blades and their spears into pruning-knives; nations will not raise swords at each other, and they will no longer learn war.

Isaiah 2:1–4 (CJB)

At that, one of the men with Yeshua reached for his sword, drew it out and struck at the servant of the cohen hagadol, cutting off his ear. Yeshua said to him, “Put your sword back where it belongs, for everyone who uses the sword will die by the sword. Don’t you know that I can ask my Father, and he will instantly provide more than a dozen armies of angels to help me? But if I did that, how could the passages in the Tanakh be fulfilled that say it has to happen this way?”

Matthew 26:51–54 (CJB)

Yeshua answered, “My kingship does not derive its authority from this world’s order of things. If it did, my men would have fought to keep me from being arrested by the Judeans. But my kingship does not come from here.”

John 18:36 (CJB)

For we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm.

Ephesians 6:12 (CJB)

For although we do live in the world, we do not wage war in a worldly way; because the weapons we use to wage war are not worldly. On the contrary, they have God’s power for demolishing strongholds. We demolish arguments and every arrogance that raises itself up against the knowledge of God; we take every thought captive and make it obey the Messiah.

2 Corinthians 10:3–5 (CJB)

Every scripture above teaches us to trust in The Spirit of Yah, not on our man made weapons. Many believers looking on at the conflict in Israel and Palestine are more amazed at the weaponry and iron dome defense system which is evident, rather than the working of the Yah’s power to bring peace, which sadly is not. Isn’t the name of Yah and his ways blasphemed among the nations when the nation that should be the light of the world practices such provocation, injustice and murder?

Put quite simply the “light” of apartheid enforced by violence isn’t the light of God’s law that will be a light to the nations and cause people to flood to Jerusalem and our Saviour, The Messiah. The kingdom of heaven isn’t about Jewish superiority, not about war over the right to the land of Israel, but about those who follow Yah from every nation under on earth (Revelation 7:9), the circumcised of the heart, not of the flesh, those who walk in the way of peace taught by Yehsua the Messiah, not those trying to build a kingdom by force. Notice that Messiah said:

Moreover, I tell you that many will come from the east and from the west to take their places at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven with Avraham, Yitz’chak and Ya‘akov. But those born for the Kingdom will be thrown outside in the dark, where people will wail and grind their teeth!

Matthew 8:11–12 (CJB)

I believe this points to the fact that a kingdom will be established in Israel prior to the return of The Messiah, the subjects of which will be cast out by The Messiah because their actions and imaginations run contrary to his teaching. Whatever they establish by tyranny will be overthrown with true justice.

Article: Al Jazeera
Picture courtesy www.zoriah.net

Excessive force by the UK police

I’ve taken a special interest in Dalian Atkinson as he is from my home town of Ipswich.
If anything from reading the BBC News article, it looks like they should have cuffed Dalian while he was unresponsive after being tasered 3 times, rather than kicking him and hitting him with a baton! Honestly, do we really employ people like this at all, let alone in the police force?
Full story on BBC News

When foreigners decide your borders

Whatever England (and many other nations for that matter) are doing to define and enforce borders isn’t working. Look at the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, where through careful negotiations the borders were set! We are being told one hundred years later, violence, discord and many of the same problems that existed at the time of drawing those borders still exist!

Now, if that’s the case for prosperous nations like Ireland and Northern Ireland,  having their borders set by England, a nation which shares much of its heritage; what will be the outcome for nations which have their borders set by foreigners and don’t share a common heritage with them?

  • Add to that having your resources owned by foreigners.
  • Add to that poverty and desperation for the resources that exist.
  • Add to that cultural and language barriers.
  • Add to that issues caused by religious differences.
  • Add to that the pressure to modernise, driving African countries into a system of world domination that not only exploits them but ruins the natural environment.

Africa doesn’t need colonial borders or borders set by any foreigner. Set your own destiny and forget what the Europeans are doing – #WakeYourLeadersUp

Foreign military presence in Africa

I know Nigeria has its problems with Boko Haram and groups like them, but really it is embarrassing to see African leaders seek the protections of their oppressors, the Europeans and Americans, to provide military protection in Africa. African nations should band together and create their own well trained continental military force to deal with trouble on the continent. Let the training that these “elite” troops have filter down to the armies of individual countries on the continent for the protection of the people.

Read more from this article on Reuters.

Maybe Africa needs a different kind of aid?

Ok, the United Kingdom is cutting its aid budget to Africa, and the media in England is going on all day about the harm this will do. But I’m thinking, if the UK and other foreign powers made companies who exploit resources from Africa pay a fair price for people’s labour and the resources they take, if they ensured the companies paid the relevant levels of overseas tax, if they put in place measures to stop “capital flight”, then African nations could have a better chance of standing for themselves and not needing aid.

That’s not to deny Africa has its own problems with corruption. However, sometimes another person’s charity, is just a way of keeping you down. There are those who keep you crawling because they are too afraid to see you stand.

This whole situation feeds into the narrative of Britain being successful and benevolent, while hiding their historical roots in violence and ongoing greed and oppression.

See this article in The Guardian for more details.

Were The Royal’s really worried about how “black” Meghan and Harry’s baby would be?

If it is true the British Royal Family would be worried about how black Meghan and Harry’s baby would be, that’s a sad shame and an embarrassment to this societies self professed quality of inclusiveness.

Many hundreds of years ago African kings were killed, their wives raped and no thought was given by Europeans including the British to how black the offspring of such horrible unions would be then. Harry has married Meghan on the basis of love in the 21st Century, and it is unbelievable to think that the Royal’s are potentially worried about a racist divisive issue like this. Meghan is barely noticeable as being a woman of colour because she is so light skinned, but that isn’t the point. This question should not be an issue.

Equality and inclusion clearly goes only so far. After the events of 2020, you would have thought that society would be waking up to the fact that we need to pay more than lip service to equality, we need an example from those in leadership of all types, and this stems from a true change of heart.

Article courtesy BBC news.

Deuteronomy 28

I posted this question recently on a Facebook group:

“Opening my bible, I just read Deuteronomy Chapter 28. Verses 15-68 sound like the pain Africa endures. What do you think?”

I had hoped to spark a discussion, but to my surprise someone threw the question right back at me, to which I replied.

To my mind Africa is under the spiritual rule of an evil force, in fact the whole world is, but Africa appears to bear the brunt of this at the present time.

Then, when Adonai gives you rest from your suffering and trouble and from the hard service imposed on you, you will take up this taunt-song against the king of Bavel:
“At last the oppressor is stilled,
his arrogance is ended!
Adonai has broken the staff of the wicked,
the scepter of the rulers,
which furiously struck down peoples
with unceasing blows,
angrily beating down nations
with relentless persecution.
The whole earth is at rest and quiet.
They break into song.
Isaiah 14:3–7 (CJB):

We can look at nations who throughout history represent the spiritual pattern of Bavel (Babylon), with this endless persecution of other nations. I believe economic, military, and cultural might help us to see where this power rests.

Nevertheless, many Africans still have to wake up to the realisation of who Yah is, and his power, that He alone is God, we are to worship the creator of all things, and not worship the things he created, or fall into the hypocrisy of European taught religion which paints Yah in their own image, but disregards most of the laws which Yah has given. If Africa continues to do this it will remain spiritually enslaved by Europe.

As I have said, many biblical laws are close to traditional African law, but all Europeans teach from scripture is about their version of “love”, which somehow allows them to enslave people, and allows them to ruthlessly exploit other nations and live in prosperity, and then hypocritically feel they are serving God by giving some level of charity to the very people they exploit in the first place.

One has to understand the following from a spiritual perspective:

Nahum 3:4 (NIV): all because of the wanton lust of a prostitute,
alluring, the mistress of sorceries,
who enslaved nations by her prostitution
and peoples by her witchcraft.

Undercover Police

I was at this anti-BNP rally in Plumstead (first 15 seconds of this video), absolute war zone! Why aren’t the police infiltrating child grooming gangs and real villains, instead of left wing and anti-globalist groups? It’s quite shocking that these officers had intimate sexual relationships with women, and were only doing that as part of their job.

This news report in the video below however, isn’t how it happened for me. I remember a peaceful protest, diverted into a playing field to listen to some speeches by activists. As we got near to the playing field, I got a huge nudge in the back, and as I turned round to see who did that, I realised that a row of riot police with shields were running past me into the field, which I thought was odd, and concerning. As soon as I got to the field, within 12 paces I had some (I assume) BNP thugs throwing punches at me, a friend and his mother. We looked around and all was chaos, fighting, police on horseback charging all over the show, but the media reported that the unrest was started by the demonstrators! We heard at the time that the BNP had infultrated the ARA (Anti-Racist Alliance) crowd in order to cause trouble and distrupt the march!