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.