JESUS HELP YOU TO BELIEVE

5486c7cc-8b0d-470b-9bf3-3ac690311128Jesus told a man to believe in God as He healed his son because of his unbelief in Mark 9:23-25. Jesus told him, believe, all things are possible to all who believe. So 24 the father said with tears, now Lord I believe, help my unbelief. 25 Jesus saw people running near them rebuked the unclean spirit said, you “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more. Jesus knew that some people even doubted God’s power discredited His miracles to beelzebub. A belief in the power of God by faith heals some people. But despite belief, faith in God in action Jesus taught the disciples some healings need fasting or power of agreement. The father believes in Jesus did not need the man’s faith to heal his son. Healing of his son’s life can change to enhance life. Deliverance from idols, pagan practice reconcile man with God. Believer equipped to deliver seek God’s help in Jesus Name through fasting too.18cdf4db-57ed-41d4-a8da-dd124ca746f1Jesus’ home town Nazareth did not see many miracles due to their unbelief. It’s faith of trusting God that helps a person to receive healing. Other cases requires combinations of healing and the use of medications. Faith and medicine is the issue in some churches people prefer to die than be treated with medications. In Genesis God formed Eve by performing surgery on Adam, took his ribs to create a wife for him. Hezekiah ill about to die, God sent a prophet to tell him prepare to die. He cried to God who changed HIS mind extends his life 15 years. God told him to prepare herbs to drink for three days and go into the Temple to worship God. Issue of whether to limit healing to stop using medications and live by faith in God goes on. God performed surgery on Adam and prescribed foods or herbs to eat. As modern large pharmaceutical companies did not exist doctors mixed own ingredients for the patients. Others took prescribed herbs home to boil and drink for many days before health gets better. Most families had their garden of herbs for treatments of ailments. Others foods are medicines organic and rich in minerals and nutrients. Some choose to combine treatment with medication but issues of side effects are treated too.xHealing is instant or a complex process to consider not definite if require longer treatments. Can affect people who reject medical treatment of doctors or hospital costs bankrupting the family. Many lose jobs if unable to work due to illness. The woman with the issue of blood received medical treatment is not cured touched Jesus garments to be healed. So families sacrifice everything to provide the most affordable treatments. Loved one may not survive life worse financially. Jesus healed a young boy whose father asked for healing but disciples could not heal the boy. Trust and confidence in healing power of God in Christ Jesus or prayer is not enough. In some cases Jesus asked  mocking doubters to leave the room for privacy to heal a person. To prevent the mixed messages or a misunderstanding best check believes to receive God. And reject negative words affecting patient’s unbelief for faith. The healing process works through love, hope or will to live, looking forward to a healthier lifestyle. 24563 Healing is process so God’s believer can trust God to get well. Giving up hope by negative thoughts of suffering depresses person to gives up on themselves to lose the will to live. Edzard Ernst is Emeritus Professor at University of Exeter said a “reason why most put ‘negative energy’ in inverted commas is simple its a pure figment of the imagination of fantasists.  Some VIPs take this nonsense seriously the result is desperate patients believe them and choose the nonsense over the best that real medicine has to offer. And can hasten deaths. Their condition may not be worse as joyful hopeful person’s cases. A positive person endures better than ones who focus only on a negative inconvenience of illnesses. So rapidly go downhill despite the excellent teams of  experts doing their best to help them. Its important to remember Jesus said some are healed by fasting and prayers. Jesus told disciples they could not heal a boy encountered to pray for needed fasting.downloadfile-129 The root of some problems needs more than prayer it requires fasting. Beginner doing a first fast do half day with water to  prepare body to adjust. Eat well the day before to give strength to your body to endure better. Give thanks to God for your life, family blessing and worship God in Jesus Name. Repent of your sins in Jesus Name through blood of Jesus to ask God’s grace and mercy. Forgive the people who mock, hurt, offend you and focus on God. Write a prayer request list dated and space for testimony date. Best deal with one request unless an urgent emergency need arises. Read the fasting text in Bible that refers to your need. Do not set any fixed time for God’s answer. Trust God’s timing, wisdom and solution even if it’s not what you asked for. God does not answer prayer not HIS WILL to show off to satisfy your ego and pride. It is God’s desire to answer prayer but not a supermarket list to supply your wants. ed1ec0f1-8fcb-4412-922f-67d62f27c083God meets your needs not your wants to prove he is a great provider. Be realistic don’t assume because you love God HE will do as you demand. Sometimes after fasting you may not get instant answers because fasting is not blackmail to force God to fast track your request. God is so Sovereign and loves you first, love Him more than material things.  Do not think accumulating material things equals the higher status before God. Look at Jesus who wins souls as priority than boast in wealth. The blessings of God makes rich and adds no sorrow if acquired rightly. If half day fast worked well then check with your doctor to try a full day fast if approved and your health is alright. Do same things you did during half day fast and drink water. Do the three days fast if you feel well and approved by doctor. Jesus fasted 40 days prepare your body by short day fasts before 21 or 30 days fast if your doctor agrees. Fasting fulfills God’s plan, purpose in your life through Jesus Name in humility by thankfulness to God. Having done all stand because knows even if answer was not granted. 61k09qfysRLPraise, Thank, Glorify God for eternal life reunion in the resurrection. God is for all nations all people Galatians 3:28, says “In Christ there is no Jew or Gentile slave or free, male or female, (black or white all are one in Christ Jesus.” WORD of God from Abraham to Jews first and to ALL NATIONS as countless as stars of heaven and sand of the sea. Christ loves ALL NATIONS grafted in God’s kingdom.
Jesus whipped money changers he told, God’s Temple is HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS not only Jews. God told Peter in vision kill and eat animals from four corners of world in Acts 10:9-11:18 Peter said, 14 “Lord “I don’t eat anything impure because Kosher food he thought is for only Jews as children of God. God told Peter to go to baptise Gentiles. Peter was shocked the Gentiles received Holy Spirit he felt was exclusively for Jews. It is lesson God taught Peter and all not to discriminate against Gentile believers.
Jewish proselyte male converts in ALL NATIONS under the sun went to Israel at passover three times a year. Its why Ethiopian Eunuch or Simon of Cyerene from Africa from ALL NATIONS as black convert Jews. Jesus told disciples to start from Jerusalem to Judaea to uttermost parts of the world to make disciples of ALL NATIONS. This is how Christianity spread from the Jews to non Jews. NATIONALITIES_700x442ALL WHO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST ARE CHILDREN OF GOD, JOINT HEIRS WITH JESUS, ROYAL PRIESTS WILL RULE ALL NATIONS. WORSHIP GOD, UNDER JESUS KING OF Kings. In heaven near throne of God is countless multitudes of people from ALL NATIONS, TRIBES LANGUAGES holding palm branches saved in GREAT TRIBULATION. The New Jerusalem from heaven will come down into Israel with all these countless multitudes from ALL NATIONS in the New Heaven and New Earth with God to dwell among all men forever on the earth. Be not ashamed of gospel its power of God to save the Jews FIRST then to Gentiles in Romans 1:16. The first apostles and disciples were all Jews. In Acts 1:8 they all received power when the Holy Spirit came upon them to preach in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and go into ALL NATIONS in the world.”

GOD’S DIVINE GRACE MERCY

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TACKLING DIFFICULT PEOPLE

wp-1578833977605.jpgQuestion: “What does Bible say about dealing with difficult people?”

Answer: We all know people we find so “difficult”and deal with difficult people. A difficult person is very condescending argumentative, belligerent, selfish, and flippant, obtuse, simply rude. Difficult people “push one’s buttons” and stir up trouble. Dealing with difficult people is an exercise in patience, love, and grace. Response to difficult people from Jesus’ interactions He never displayed attitude of harsh superiority or dismissive pride. He showed His authority under control to rebuke when necessary in John 8:47 to deal with the difficult people, remain silent in John 8:6 when asked questions in Mark 11:28–29 in Scripture in Mark 10:2–3 tells story in Luke 7:40–42. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus dealt with difficult people in love and humility: “I tell you: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you pray for all who mistreat you.wp-1578834206139.jpg If someone strikes you on a cheek turn the other. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. Give to who asks you, if anyone takes what belongs to you don’t demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you” in Luke 6:27–31. Never give tit for tat: “Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult repay evil with blessing, for this you were called inherit blessing” in 1 Peter 3:9. In dealing with difficult people guard against pride.wp-1578834096919.jpg Its important to recall advise given by apostle Paul in Romans 12:3: “By grace of God I say to you don’t think too highly of yourself. Think of yourself with the humility by faith God has given you” in Philippians 2:3–4. When difficult people approach you deal with the situation in meekness. Love is the key to “Love your neighbour as yourself” in Galatians 5:14 to show God’s love to all difficult people. Wisdom is needed to deal with difficult people. In Proverbs 12:16 patience is the key to such relationships: “A fool shows his annoyance at once but the prudent man overlooks insult.” Proverbs 20:3 says peace-making of honour to avoid strife but fools quickly quarrel.”wp-1578834341622.jpg Proverbs 10:12, encourages giving love, “Hatred stirs up conflict but love covers all wrongs.” Proverbs 17:14 is foresight on “Starting quarrel like breaching dam as disputes breaks out” Best to avoid the situation altogether choosing carefully whom we associate with: “Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered” in Proverbs 22:24. Dealing with difficult people in life is unavoidable but do not respond in the flesh to bring out worst in you. Deal with difficult people by the fruit of Spirit in us in Galatians 5:22–23.wp-1578834322634.jpg By the grace of God, deal with difficult people in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. Extend love, grace, and mercy God extends to us, careful not to be difficult people ourselves. 2 Timothy 3 says in the last days the perilous times shall come. People will be lovers of  self, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful and ungrateful. 4 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, fierce, despisers of those who are good traitors, 5 heady, highminded lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; wp-1578833839523.jpgHaving a form of Godliness, but deny HIS power from such turn away. 6 This sort creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of truth. 8 As Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses they resist truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 They will proceed no further their folly manifests to all 10 Know God’s doctrine for life’s purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, love, forgive like Jesus.wp-1578833896562.jpg9 They will proceed no further 11 So endure persecutions afflictions for the LORD delivers out of all. 12 Live Godly life in Christ Jesus despite persecution. 13 Evil people and seducers get worse deceiving and deceived 14 Continue in the things you learn and know 15 From childhood. You know Holy Scriptures to make you wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God is profitable doctrine for correction and instruction in righteousness 17 so the people of God perfectly furnished to do good works.

Recommended Resource: Who’s Pushing Your Buttons? Handling the Difficult People in Your Life by Dr. John Townsend

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OUR EYES ON YOU JEHOVAH

tumblr_ptfy1xYOS61tjj2sjo1_500In 2 Chronicles 20:2-30 great multitudes came against Israel beyond the sea and Syria in Hazazon Tamarn En Gedi. 3 So Jehoshaphat scared seeks the LORD and proclaimed a fast in Judah. 4 Judah got  together to seek the LORD so all cities of Judah came. 5. Jehoshaphat, Judah and Jerusalem in house of the LORD said, 6 “O LORD God of our fathers You are God of heaven and ruler over all kingdoms and nations. In Your hand is POWER and MIGHT no one can withstand You. 7 You God drove out inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel given to descendants of Abraham Your friend 8 to dwell built Temple in Your name. You said, If disaster comes sword, judgment, pestilence famine, affliction cry You will hear and save. 10 Ammon, Moab, Mount Seir You did not let Israel invade from land of Egypt did not destroy them 11 Reward us by attacking us out of Your possessions given to inherit. 12 O God, will You not judge them? We have no power against a great multitude against us or know what to do but our eyes are on You.” 13 Judah, with the little ones, wives, children all before the LORD. The Spirit on Jahaziel son of Zechariah of Benaiah of Jeiel Mattaniah, Levite of Asaph in assembly. 15 He said, Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat The LORD says, ‘Don’t not be afraid of the great multitude the battle is the LORD’S. 17 Go tomorrow to Ascent of Ziz to find them by brook  in wilderness of Jeruel. 17 You do not need to fight in the battle, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD who is with you, Judah and Jerusalem!’ Don’t fear or be dismayed the LORD is with you.” 18 Jehoshaphat bowed his head and face to the ground, Judah and Jerusalem bowed before the LORD to worship the LORD. 20 Levites, children of Kohathites and Korahites praised the LORD with loud voices. 20 The morning in wilderness of Tekoa, Jehoshaphat said, “Hear me, Oh Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God to be established so believe His prophets to prosper.” They appointed singers to the LORD to praise the beauty of HIS holiness, went before army sang, “Praise the Lord, HIS mercy endures forever.” 22 Sang praises to the LORD ambushed Ammon, Moab, Mount Seir defeated, made end of Seir so they destroyed one another. 24 Judah came to wilderness looked at the multitude of dead bodies. 25 Jehoshaphat and people took spoil, abundant valuables, precious jewelry in three days had so much. 26. On fourth day in Valley of Berachah so blessed the LORD in place called Valley of Berachah valley of Blessings valley of Jehoshaphat for Jehovah God’s victory over Moab and Ammon main road from Hebron to Jerusalem. 27 All returned to Judah and Jerusalem with Jehoshaphat in front, with joy the LORD made them rejoice over enemies. 28 In Jerusalem they played stringed instruments harps, trumpets in house of LORD. Fear of God fell on nations who heard the LORD has destroyed Israel’s enemies. 30 God gave Jehoshaphat REST OF GOD. We pray in agreement Father God gives you REST OF GOD in VICTORY in Jesus Name. We praise you LORD, thank you Jesus thank you Holy Spirit for comforting us daily.

CHOCOLATE COCOA HISTORY

4c5fac28b63b8d018ddf1f40a5193a8fChocolate’s cocoa history dates to 5000 years as cocoa-based confectionery the archeological finds says Ecuador people from ancient Mayo-Chinchipe culture ingested a cacao-based in 3,300 BC. The Maya civilisation peak from 250 to 850 CE is first evidence human’s consumed chocolate as hot drink. Aztecs made it so popular and dyed it red achiote seeds. It is “Food from God” nobility, kings, chiefs drank so is scientific name for chocolate is theobroma cacao. In mid-1700s Carl Linnaeus Swedish made classification of animal and plants species. Britain’s first shipment of chocolate was mistaken for sheep poo when a Spanish shipment of cocoa beans was off course, seized at a coast of Britain in 16th century assumed contents sheep droppings and burned it. Cacao fruit in an Ecuadorean rainforest is cacao-based substance first ingested. The Pope stopped the priests arguing in 17th century as two orders of Catholic monks ask if chocolate was a drink to be consumed if fasting. Pope Alexander VII decreed chocolate beverage drinks monks allowed if fasting.20191012_224622.jpgIMG-20191013-WA0004.jpg1570957965885497972497589516589.jpgPeople receive heart-shaped chocolates on Valentine’s Day since 1935. Chocolate was associated with rebellion. In France and Spain chocolate drink reserved for privileged and in England consumed by intellectual, political thinkers. In 1660s Charles II threatened to close down the chocolate and coffee shops rebels where radicals congregated. In the 1930s, a box of chocolates cost 10 weeks’ rent. Solid chocolate invented in 1847 big brands industrialised chocolate fondant centres was popular. Sold in handmade boxes decorated with silk tassel, lace, Cadbury Fancy Box. By 1930s, ornate confections popular is expensive the Rowntree’s box priced at 100 shillings a rent 10 shillings a week. Popular chocolate bars are 100 years old. From the golden age of cocoa-based creativity in 1920s,1930s products like Cadbury’s Flake, Fruit and Nut, and Crunchy bars in 1920s Mars Bar in 1933, Milky Way and KitKat in 1935, Maltesers in 1936, Aero and Smarties in 1937. First fondant eggs in 1920s but the Creme Egg Fry’s product branded later Cadbury’s.15709140345921898763941735144302.jpg15709577132403422594441858102305.jpg1570959284218922480331549334500.jpg White chocolate was made medicine for children in Switzerland in 1930s doctors wanted to give the children in hospitals a vitamin-enriched milk to drink. The children thought milk was babyish and cocoa butter added as white chocolate. This nutritionally enhanced chocolate product was popular widely sold and is modern still available in Europe today. Unofficial KitKat’s dark chocolate mixed with Ryvita in WWII. Second World War Rowntree’s stopped producing KitKats or Chocolate Crisps made guns factory workers and families missed KitKats so tried hand-making unauthorised filled moulds with strips of Ryvita. Poured in dark chocolate for soldier’s ration. Only one chocolate bar made from the British grown cocoa beans as plants thrive in equator temperatures of 16°C+. In 1932, workers at Rowntree’s factory in York grew cacao plants in Britain produced a plant in a hothouse, to harvest one pod of cocoa beans. This made a single tiny chocolate bar for Queen Elizabeth II. In 450 BC Aztecs in Latin America used the fermented cocoa seeds into powder and drunk bitter. Seeds had so much value it was used as currency. Then Westerners joined them and tasted it bitter so added sugar to sweeten cocoa drinks and bars. 20191013_101929.jpg20191012_223843.jpg20191012_223613.jpgTetteh Quashie from Ghana brought the cocoa seeds to Gold Coast and thrived so became a global commodity exported. A tropical temperature suited cocoa best it flourishes in Ghana, Ivory Coast and in Nigeria exported into Western countries Belgium, Britain Cadbury World, Nestle of Switzerland among top 15 countries. 15709666448414663460037240615432.jpgIn 1591 the first transatlantic chocolate cocoa reached Spain turns into popular product as demand grew. The cocoa tree planted from seeds grown is harvested by difficult process by slaves used in its production. History of cocoa process of industrialization of chocolate used slave labour on plantations to supply world with cocoa beans to make chocolate. international_chocolate_organizations_bg.pngThe islands of São Tomé and Príncipe a then colony of Portugal and West Africa archipelago were first to cultivate cocoa among the world’s largest producers in the 20thcentury. The increasing demand from Europe cleared more acres of this plantations. Slaves from Angola of more settlers and more machinery increased supply chain of cocoa and chocolates.15709669144015420792004222029435.jpg

screen-shot-2015-03-12-at-7-45-58-pm.pngThe British Journalist Henry Nevinson documented plight of plantation slaves in articles, magazines and book Modern Slavery published in 1906 in a Harpers Monthly Magazine.“A long line of men and women at intervals of about a yard, were clearing plantation. ..To the back of every woman clung an infant’s head lay between her shoulders, bumped against her back as she struck hoe in the ground.15709668577338478487483041897377.jpgscreen-shot-2015-03-12-at-7-11-13-pm.pngFive or six yards behind them officers stood, white men, or three parts white, dressed in traditional planter style of big hat, white shirt, and loose trousers. Each carried an eight foot stick of hard wood, whitewood, pointed at ends” Nevinson’s work included numerous photographs, descriptions of the working conditions that fueled controversy in Great Britain.1570913992381271102547401987556.jpg15709576587538243842794166318413.jpg157095762463894220843834516828.jpgwp-1570973939028.jpgwp-1570975857142.jpg15709616753066208273275664093074.jpg1570957416522359261156549676512.jpgIMG-20191013-WA0001.jpg20191012_223727.jpgIMG-20191013-WA0006.jpgDespite attention to business practices of Cadbury company of Great Britain as biggest owner then of these plantations manufactured chocolates. It publicised situation, shows complicated network dodges blame. Public pressure results in government intervention investigations court case. Cadbury stopped purchasing from São Tomé and Príncipe tranferred the cocoa plantations into West Africa.15709589640531476278166812542906.jpgwp-1570974378415.jpgwp-1570974323215.jpgIMG-20191013-WA0008.jpg15709581362018921958481800225620.jpg15709601948667178737729845178804.jpg15709574448313460189514792968319.jpg15709580230053693676271048576345.jpg15709580965951627154621136725728.jpg15709580676498724700736445595630.jpg1570958672381763599102141026146.jpg20191012_223649.jpgDespite official abolition of slavery the slaves were transported another 400 years and ongoing in parts of the world. In 2001, slave ship MV Etireno carrying several hundred children from Benin were reported missing refused entry to Gabon and Cameroon rescued children. 15709609201355720542936295948445.jpgUNICEF becomes involved investigating reveals slave trafficking operation links West Africa in Ivory Coast. Ivory Coast is the world’s largest supplier of cocoa beans provide 43 % of world’s supply. IMG-20191013-WA0003.jpg15709610769421398615502886880121.jpg15709612150727871124352297305669.jpg15709610018138559175942143094065.jpg15709613775144636840332272573726.jpg15709616191443179012462901860512.jpgThe 600,000 cocoa farms in Ivory Coast account for one-third of nation’s entire economy half the world’s supply for chocolate trade. Most people who are trafficked tricked and lied to with fantastic job prospects with good pecks assured. Find themselves enslaved and victims abused by such traffickers.15709127031975255928808816704229.jpg15709122732244232830728597531413.jpgIMG-20191012-WA0007.jpg
15709125937671682014492957299521.jpg1570912315162438997010313738705.jpg15709152571901898279892588286755.jpg15709152270256971228287323585406.jpg15709151587383094067555383762175.jpg15709151843573151428979682105142.jpg15709143369542848624500990035780.jpgwp-1570979760414.jpg15709137549442769275504908743346.jpg15709150777064823325467641070824.jpg15709124520911926464681554713213.jpg1570912497702511151652750979082.jpg15709149649204204772370625945755.jpg15709149883824262627048778293816.jpgHuman trafficking and child slavery in cocoa and chocolate industry continues today. The Freedom Project investigated series by CNN broadcasted on chocolate industry and government of Ivory Coast address modern slavery in plantations.15709138939523342688749804279542.jpg1570991586829225328139591335123.jpg15709915420956794392330243494243.jpgcacao_photo_8-498x327.jpg15709917056801320040547398428411.jpg15709916241188296576054514775087.jpg15709940654191196607743158215198.jpg1570914640871285281432986836431.jpg15709963627551472745859322635130.jpg15709938622796684368964997672713.jpg15709940303113896639172690823035.jpg15709937734724174395920450358998.jpgwp-1570994671869.jpgwp-1571007286187.jpg15710070494287827044677125274229.jpg15709974957951724047021802272273.jpg15709941748594251023928542528722.jpg15709949682263479862376989604565.jpgwp-1570996871409.jpg15710077035061774160667874051637.jpgwp-1570996769232.jpgwp-1570997036473.jpgwp-1570997695826.jpgChildren at seven years old are working harvesting cocoa pods and beans for the sweet chocolate delicacies of Western people. Education is not compulsory in some countries and due to school fees so many cannot afford to pay. Therefore children work family business to gain skills even if illiterate become farmers.  15709145074994809227748061131838.jpg15709142467478737125626412808158.jpg15709139495294799173970323903708.jpg15709144649192665944281729331706.jpg15709146612125841173579566817033.jpg1570914213505158368728100696923.jpg15709147119983881069686190393130.jpg15709143857771503011103315736757.jpg15709147788696943767045855007937.jpgCNN report felt public must know about it to take action and to stop it, said Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin with Rep. Eliot Engel of New York in response: “How many people know the wonderful chocolates they eat are produced by child labour.15709123579155304010273066167215.jpg15709136806434425289464165586051.jpg15709135207818673941076417422835.jpg15709133791519192219027226466769.jpg15709132986567961157504701423115.jpgAgreed a voluntary protocol signed by heads of chocolate industry to stop child labour to certify the cocoa trade as child labour free. The working conditions in cocoa growing bring awareness of a fair trade by consumers. A researcher noted lack of evidence of ethical consumption among end-user improved situations of the child workers on West African cocoa farms. Consider questions on the rights of cocoa farmers and conditions faced by producers. Concerns of safety or well being ignored by its sold to government as sole buyer. Western countries ensure West African cocoa grown is harvested to Belgium and G7 countries but these workers are not afforded equal rights.

JESUS’ SUPERBLOOD DNA & U

IMG-20190928-WA0017.jpgJesus Christ’s SUPERBLOOD DNA of 2,000 years in Christian history drips on Adam at the spot buried. Jesus’ BLOOD is said to ran down crack in stone wall that fell on Adam resurrected as a saint in Jerusalem. When Jesus cried out in a loud voice gave up His Spirit that moment the curtain of temple tore in two from top to bottom. Earth shook, rocks split, tombs opened in Matthew 27:50-51 the dead came out alive seen by many.15696928877838231693452752180389.jpgEarthquake on the day Jesus died is said to drip Jesus’ BLOOD. Romans crucified Jesus who died for sin of the world. The Jesus SUPERBLOOD DNA is UNIQUE did not contain Y male chromosomes. Jesus conceived through Holy Ghost miracle created by God so did not match human DNA. Attempts from Turin Cloth did not match human DNA. As Priceless SUPER BLOOD of Jesus directly created by God incomparable to human DNA.20190928_184352.jpgUNIQUE status of Jesus’ BLOOD shed for mankind for forgiveness of sins on the Cross. Father God FORGIVES ALL sins as Jesus is raised from death in Jerusalem seen by many people is wonder working Power in the BLOOD of Jesus. FORGIVES sins Jesus said, “they do not know what they were doing.” He forgave Barabbas chosen by “CROWD FROM ALL NATIONS under heaven in Jerusalem for Passover feast celebrations. Barabbas mentioned in all four gospels of New Testament in Matthew 27:15–26; Mark 15:6–15; Luke 23:18–24; John 18:40. IMG-20190928-WA0018.jpgTrial of Jesus by Pontius Pilate a Roman governor said Jesus is innocent so not worthy of death in Luke 23:15. So Pilate knew Jesus is hated by the chief priests handing Jesus to him in Mark 15:10 so looked for way to release Jesus. Pilate gave choice to release Jesus or Barabbas murderer in Luke 23:19. In Matthew 27: 25, ALL THE PEOPLE rejected Jesus and said “HIS BLOOD be on us and on our CHILDREN. ALL THE PEOPLE FROM ALL NATIONS ARE FORGIVEN by Jesus whether Jews or Gentiles. 15696931614245162818366070061888.jpgReplacement theology a lie because no one can replace Israel CHOSEN BY GOD JEHOVAH. Modern generations had NO control over choice predecessors made. so CHOOSE LIFE NOT not to be victim of curses of death of the past. The Choice of Barabbas could be a ‘yes’ answer but further invoked death, “Let His BLOOD be on us and our CHILDREN. So modern generations pay the price for their past choice but the GOSPEL GOOD NEWS IS JESUS HAS FORGIVEN ALL THAT DAY so CLAIM FORGIVENESS AND BREAK FREE from a death curse Jesus has FORGIVEN.15696930762004127569221499745546.jpgMatthew 27:25, His BLOOD be on us and our children is misused by the Christian anti-semitism distorts this statement to promote racism. The Bible says the sins of the fathers will not be visited on their children not guilty of death of Jesus. The fathers will no longer eat sour grapes so children’s teeth is set on edge. PEOPLE FROM ALL NATIONS under heaven in Jerusalem agreed Jesus to be crucified. So Jewish generations cannot be blamed using Matthew 27:25 for hatred by the Church. Who made you judge? The Day of LORD is for KING Jesus Christ. IMG-20190928-WA0015.jpgError of invoking GOD’S SUPER SACRED UNIQUE DNA BLOOD OF JESUS death by ALL THE PEOPLE FROM ALL NATIONS CROWD is sin. To deny Matthew 27:25 text is sin misleading people to ignore FORGIVENESS from Jesus. Jesus forgave Barabbas and prayed for FORGIVENESS FOR ALL NATIONS present at Jerusalem. Receive the FORGIVENESS Jesus paid the price for you with HIS PRECIOUS SHED BLOOD freely given. Israel is not RESPONSIBLE for Jesus’ death on Cross or replaced by CHURCH or NATIONS.15697718851878301714933286254255.jpgPeople on pilgrimage to Jerusalem three times a year. They are Parthians, Medes, Elamites, Mesopotamians, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Phrygia Pamphylia, Asia Egypt, Libya Cyrene, Rome, Jews, proselytes, Cretans and Arabians all the people under heaven met in Jerusalem. Together with resident Jews as Bible text says, “dwelling in Jerusalem were Jews devout men from all nations under heaven.” Most were Jews by birth but in crowd was Gentiles converted to Jewish faith. Devout Jews together with the proselyte Gentiles Christians saved present in crowd from all nations under heaven for festival celebrated by Jesus.15696931104693004769993702182808.jpg nor right to deny Matthew’s details of a ‘blood curse’ because the racist’s use for anti-semitism. All NATIONS and PEOPLE need FORGIVENESS OF JESUS whether a Jew or a Gentiles. Replacement theology lies because nobody can replace Israel CHOSEN BY GOD JEHOVAH. Teach and educate people on the living history of the BLOOD OF JESUS to break curse of death. Today I call heavens and earth as witnesses to set before you life, death, blessings, curse CONSEQUENCE OVER GENERATIONS in Matthew 27:25. Jesus  BLOOD speaks life unlike blood of Abel in Hebrew 12:24, cries for vengeance and punishment. IMG-20190928-WA0016.jpgOUR COMPASSIONATE GOD FORGIVES by MERCY, GRACE to RECONCILE ALL to Jesus who prayed FATHER God FORGIVE THEM they know not what they were doing. On the Cross Jesus FORGIVES ALL AS AN OFFER WE CANNOT REFUSE. The crux of matter is ACCEPT FORGIVENESS of JESUS MESSIAH LORD AND SAVIOUR. Stop eternal and the spiritual death of sin separation of God by rejecting Jesus.15697634998624618490773650867844.jpg20190928_180959.jpg Christ is Hope of GLORY but hated Jesus by anger of Israel losing children of His generation of 0-2 years old slaughtered coast to coast in all the twelve tribes in Israel. Created hatred for Jesus and the anger not saving from Roman bondage. Leaders set up Jesus due to fear of His popularity of the crowds. Fears Jesus will take power from them paid people to lie and chose Barabbas to be set free on a pardon on compassionate ground.15696927527911641221047547043538.jpg Precious BLOOD of Jesus directly from God is more Holy than ordinary sacred blood. The transfer of sin to 3rd and 4th generation to 300 years is punished but God BLESSES for 1000 generations. Sins of fathers transfered to the descendants was part of the problem in the past. And innocent generations are weighed down heavily by DNA sin encumbered BLOOD OF JESUS. ALL THE NATIONS FORGIVEN by JESUS so are SAVED from sin of death over themselves or children. 15696918663726283906425018102990.jpgThose who target Jews must understand ALL implicated by CROWD from every nation under the heavens in Jerusalem during crucifixion of Jesus. A corporate punishment by association implicates ALL NATIONS represented in Jerusalem. REPENT to CHOOSE LIFE not by death of innocent Jesus’ BLOOD shed. Jesus is giver of life, blood saves, heals, cleanses from error, do not perish in Jesus Name. Understand sin against Jesus FORGIVEN by JESUS TO ALL NATIONS not just Jews so attack against Israel and God’s plans, purposes harassing Jews is against GOD WHO CHOSE ISRAEL as HIS people too.IMG-20190928-WA0014.jpgMake informed choices not to follow the crowd to sin against Elohim Jehovah. So Bible says CHOOSE LIFE so you or your CHILDREN may LIVE in Deuteronomy 30:19. Its incredible insight, CHOICE OF WORDS has CONSEQUENCES over other GENERATIONS. They said “crucify Him let His BLOOD be upon us, our children in Matthew 27:25. Jesus’ BLOOD speaks life not blood of Abel in Hebrew 12:24 crying out for vengeance punishment. FEAR GOD WHO KILLS THE BODY AND SOUL because there is no rest for all the wicked souls in the hell fire. They world must properly be taught and EDUCATED on BIBLE HISTORY important matters.15697719168722568944145576865301.jpg IMG-20190928-WA0012.jpg IMG-20190928-WA0013.jpgJesus’ COMPASSION and FORGIVENESS, MERCY, GRACE, PEACE RECONCILED to. God as Jesus prayed FATHER FORGIVE THEM for they know not what they were doing. Jesus FORGIVES AS OFFER WE CANNOT REFUSE. This is the crux of the matter FORGIVENESS GIVEN BY JESUS MESSIAH LORD AND SAVIOUR in GIFT of an eternal death. So spiritual death of sin separating us from God is removed by Jesus Christ Hope of GLORY. BLOOD OF JESUS for ALL WHO ACCEPT FORGIVENESS OF JESUS to SAVES ALL from sin of death curse of past for GIFT of eternal life in Christ Jesus.15696915482765091568587023211655.jpgWoe to the world because offence must come but woe to that man by whom the offense comes in Matthew 18:7. Life in a less than perfect world is full of offence, God forgives as others forgiven by you. Respond with love as forgiveness begins with God’s pardon for sin to forgive. The Bible ssys with God,“all things possible in Matthew 19:26. Secret cause of stress plaguing millions of people unforgiven or not giving forgiveness says Dr. Don Colbert, MD. And Choosing to forgive is for your physical and mental wellbeing. Toxic stress levels rise by unforgiveness harboured. Refuse to lift or sip poison of anger, hatred, racism projected onto others. Choose to forgive to do good for total healing of mind, body, soul and spirit in Jesus Name. REVERSE CURSE SO BLOOD OF JESUS COVERS YOU AND BLESSES YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN IN JESUS CHRIST NAME.

MOSES/ISRAEL/CROSS/REDSEA

giphy.gifGod’s people safely crossed the Red Sea as God told Moses to raise his stick up so the sea parted to walk on dry ground. In Exodus 12:29 at midnight Israel left Egypt and in Exodus 14:27 in morning appeared at Red Sea. Egyptians chased them but in six hours the Jews entered Red Sea to safely pass to other shore.15694123241955097815540926192848.jpg15694121419236347393319151113545.jpg15694112440201146684755458898322.jpg15694195640632659964315835755391.jpg15694137330673110498607959219389.jpg15694112053304128772184861679618.jpg15694116334594972027571022835312.jpg15694197434494091984519926200347.jpg15694138144058617377246618318160.jpgIMG-20190925-WA0010.jpg15694133992844109182071327762073.jpgIMG-20190925-WA0009.jpg15694148410012363923266432904609.jpg15694129961112191210653578675628.jpg15694143004806978802933251010001.jpg15694143728276928992467170713455.jpgIMG-20190925-WA0006.jpgPharaoh and his army drowned in Red Sea after the Exodus, changed his mind because of loss of a vital Israelite work force. Pursued Israel to Red Sea after he watched Moses and Israel cross Red Sea in Exodus 14:28 copied Israel in red sea.1569427820034208656777047872090.jpg15694119863757791939153653612819.jpg15694116755157172832651126118793.jpgIMG-20190925-WA0008.jpg15694196138145858426093934761484.jpgPsalm 136:15, God “overthrew Pharaoh and his army in the Red Sea.” God told Moses to lift up his staff to miraculously part red sea by God’s power authority. It is not by might not by power but by the Spirit of the LORD Jehovah. The people without understanding of Spiritual things of God try to copy miracle of God imitating entered pathway of Red Sea. Things of God are spiritually discerned God overthrew Pharaoh and his army.15694115351631718709396634268254.jpgRameses drown in Red Sea after Moses split sea using God’s power. Moses stops Red Sea after they safely millions cross. Jews prepared for Exodus with blessing of God in Passover. After the stubborn resistance caused plagues, death still Egypt wanted control of enslaved Jews. But Pharaoh drowned in the Red Sea with his army so did not survive. 15693581434292515686777692540656.jpgCrossing the Red Sea was God initiated in bible narrative of Exodus. Pharaoh’s army engulfed by the Red Sea in Exodus 15:4 Pharaoh’s chariots army thrown in the sea despite finest chariots of gold and a strong army. Pharaoh’s chariots or army could not stand against Elohim God’s powerful heavenly hosts. 1569358017343516734793707653963.jpgGod uses HIS supernatural miracles to defend Israel. Larger armies even better equipped by human standards totally annihilated by Elohim in Bible. GOD’S PEOPLE, GOD’S PLANS ON EARTH for Israel continues until God comes back to dwell on earth. God proves that those fighting Israel FIGHT GOD JEHOVAH NISSI THE MIGHTY ONE IN BATTLE.15693576409153132105163891065325.jpg15693578306881730801810535802811.jpg1569357946817256361700212105238.jpgExodus 12:31 says Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron at night and said, “Get up, go away from my people you and people of Israel. Go and worship the LORD as you said. 32 Take your flocks your cattle and go. And pray good will come to me also.” 33 Egyptians tried to make people hurry out of the land for fear they, will all die from more punishment from God. 34 So people took dough without yeast, tied pots in their clothes on their shoulders.15693578769287660601779627229678.jpg 35 People of Israel did what Moses said,  asked Egyptians silver, gold and clothes 36 The LORD gave people favour in the eyes of the Egyptians. Egyptians gave all they asked for took best things of Egypt.1569358054260226797318647284794.jpgExodus 37 The people of Israel traveled from Rameses to Succoth about 600,000 men on foot, women and children. 38 Groups of people went with them with many flocks cattle. 39 They made dough brought out of Egypt to make loaves of bread. 40 The people of Israel lived in Egypt 430 years. 41 At the end of the 430 years on same day all the LORD’S people left Egypt at night. 42 The LORD brought them out of Egypt so this night is for the LORD to be remembered by all people of Israel forevermore. God made a way where there was no way to save Israel. Some put confidence in chariots and in horses but Israel’s confidence is in God to fight for them because the battle is the LORD’S.  

THE AFRICANS IN THE BIBLE

1568307998234350287588732800503.jpgGod declares to African people in Psalm 68:31 that “Cush shall reach out arms to God as early Church loved this promise, saw a black man help Jesus carry Cross. considered Cush to be a metaphor for the Gentile Bride of Christ. The Psalms predicted that one day people would recognize the spirituality of the Cushites, and declare that they had been born anew in Zion in Psalm 87:3-6. Isaiah said God will bring remnant from Cush in Psalm 11:11, redeemed people bring gifts to Zion in Psalm 18:1-8. Zephaniah said from beyond rivers of Cush, God’s people bring offerings in Zephaniah 3:10. Amos expresses God’s concern for Cush: “‘Are you not like Cushites to me people of Israel?’ says the LORD” Zephaniah 9:7.15683073793472425722686661667645.jpg

Biblical scholars are aware ‘Cush’ refers to all of Africa, sometimes to all Africa except Egypt, and sometimes to ancient Nubia, stretching from modern Aswan in the north to Khartoum in south. Most of this area lies in the Sudan. But how is the general reader to understand Cush and Cushite used 57 times in Hebrew Bible are in a designation for an African nation and people? Some versions of the Bible translate “Cush” as “Ethiopia,” but this does not ordinarily designate the modern country of that name. David Adamo suggested the best translation is simply “Africa.” All of us have a right to know and applaud important biblical role played by Africans. People of the African descent claim the deep roots of their ancestors in the Bible.15683069277985189522243142459692.jpgAfrica is in Old Testament from Genesis one of rivers of Eden is around whole land of Cush, and another encircled land of Havilah that yielded gold, onyx and bdellium in Genesis 2:10-13. These products found in antiquity in the area known as the Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia. Tigris and Euphrates rivers located in Babylonia, shows good reason to believe rivers of Eden lay in Africa. We are told oldest human remains may be traced to Africa. Hagar, the Egyptian concubine of Abraham, derived her ancestry from south of Egypt. She alone of all the Bible characters gives God a name in Genesis 16:13. Like Abraham, she meets God in and is given a promise her progeny will become a great nation in Genesis 21:18.15683105750826963769477824241236.jpgmmmmmMoses’ Cushite wife aroused jealousy of sister Miriam in Numbers 12:11-16. Miriam, who resents her black sister-in-law, becomes white with leprosy until she mends her ways. This Cushite wife Zipporah is Moses’ father-in-law Jethro the priest, who instituted  judicial, administrative and sacrificial patterns of Israel in Exodus 18:1-27. He and his family received the exiled Moses during Moses’ forty years as shepherd in Sinai. Zipporah had understood importance of circumcision and performed the ritual on their sons in Exodus 18:1-27. Cushite wife helps Moses looks to father-in-law for guidance and direction in Numbers 10:29-32; Judges 1:16.15683067809035397664470500877270.jpgWhen Israelites settled land of Canaan there were Africans among them. Some  left Egypt with Israelites at the time of Exodus; others came military invaders in 1 Kings 14:25-28; 2 Chronicles 12:2-3; 14:9-15; cf. 16:8. The Ethiopian colony at Gerar buffer between Egypt and Judah. Ethiopians became permanent residents in Palestine, remaining there until time of Hezekiah in 715-685 BCE. “Journeyed to entrance of Gedor, the east side of the valley, to seek pasture for their flocks, where they found rich, good pasture the land was broad, quiet, peaceful, former inhabitants of Ham in 1 Chronicles 4:39 -40. Group of Philistines, Arabs, settled near Ethiopians in 2 Chronicles 21:16.15683060779121682956306936306740.jpgPersons of African descent appear took active role in Israel’s social and political life. A bride in Song of Solomon is black and beautiful in Songs 1:5. A Cushite who possessed tact, discretion and high position in the royal court appeared as a trusted courtier sent to tell David news of Absalom’s death in 2 Samuel 18:19-32. Africans enjoyed royal favour, as Solomon married an Egyptian princess in 1 Kings 9:16, 24; 2 Chronicles 8:11 and received Queen of Sheba in 1 Kings 10:1-13; 2 Chronicles 9:1-2. Influential queen ruled African peoples both sides of the Red Sea. Queen Sheba, may well have come to Solomon to negotiate and trade treaty with his growing maritime power. Tested him with hard questions, in the end she told him all that was in her heart. It appears that in this black woman Solomon found a kindred spirit with whom he could discourse freely.15683118638493056538262816214734.jpgThat relationship was sexual evidenced alliance did indeed produce children as the ruling class black Jews. Zephaniah, a descendant of Hezekiah, is called son of Cushi and brings the special prophecies of Cush in Zephaniah 1:1; 3:10. Jehudi, a courtier sent to Jeremiah with message from Baruch to King Zedekiah had the  Cushite ancestor in Jeremiah 36:14. And Baruch stands before the king, reading the words of God but king slashes scroll cast into fire in Jeremiah 21, 23. Ebed-Melek, confidential advisor of the king, is identified as Cushite four times in Jeremiah 38:7, 10, 12; 39:16. Believing Jeremiah was bringing God’s authentic voice to Judah, Ebed-Melek risked his life to rescue the prophet from cistern and secure for him a hearing with the king. Jeremiah commends the courtier’s faith in Jeremiah15-18, proclaims to him special covenant of God’s protection.156833171072865783293502443737.jpgIn Genesis 16 Hagar meets God who has promised to provide for her and son. 15683285280597530140274396867836.jpgIMG-20190912-WA0008.jpgIMG-20190912-WA0009.jpg15683283082642766521076979514161.jpg15683284047696941858969006489791.jpg15683969308308576360979223589953.jpg15683063656013498788289630592015.jpgCushite pharaohs ruled over Egypt, they contracted military alliances with both Israel and Judah, especially during the time of Twenty-fifth or Cushite Dynasty. Sabacho in 716-701 BC, is So in 2 Kings 17:4 contracted an alliance against Assyria with Hoshea, king of Israel, while Tirhakah (690-664) came to aid Hezekiah as Jerusalem was beseiged in 2 Kings 19:9; Isaiah 37:9. A mortuary figurines of Tirhakah reveal his African features of enormous statue still towers above great temple complex at Karnak.15670948767161078613926685946495.jpgThe kingdom of Cush continues to play a role in New Testament we read of the conversion of the Candace’s Ethiopian treasurer in Acts 8:26-39. Candace was the royal title of Queen Mother of Nubia powerful African nation located in what is Sudan. Greek was spoken in the court, so the chamberlain would have had no problem reading a Septuagint version of the prophet Isaiah; and Philip, a Greek-speaking Jew, easily communicated the Gospel to him. Candace wielded the real political, military power from capitol city in Meroe while her son served as a religious figurehead. Royal mother gifts to God on behalf of the kingdom sent by her chamberlain with gift to Jerusalem.Tirhakah_artTirhakah

Tirhakah, king of Ethiopia, waged war against Sennacherib during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah (2 Kings 19:9; Isaiah 37:9) and drove him from his intention of destroying Jerusalem and deporting its inhabitants, according to blacksinthebible.org. God used this African king to protect the Jews as HIS chosen people. Also the Arts civilization flourished at high level throughout her realm, twice her forces engaged the Roman army in battle.15683124595885667631283936059650.jpgTo the north Cyrene, capital city of the Roman province Cyrenaica famous for three schools of philosophy and native sons excelled in medicine, mathematics, rhetoric and literature. Most famous or illustrious of these was the astronomer Eratosthenes, who in approximately 200 BC computed circumference of earth with remarkable accuracy. The brilliant Hellenistic poet Callimachus, director of library at Alexandria acquired the great reputation for versatility of aptitudes. And the athletes from Cyrene excelled in Olympic competition especially in horse chariot racing. Ships carried corn, oil, wool from fertile fields of Cyrene and contraceptive sylphium to Rome. Cyrene maintained a monopoly on the herb until became extinct over harvest in AD 200. Citizens of Cyrene roamed far and wide through Mediterannean world merchants, athletes, philosophers and orators, mercenaries, entertainers. The Jewish community of the city had a deep interest in Judaism and produced an important literature including a five-book history of Maccabees by Jason the Cyrenian in 2 Maccabees 2:43. The close ties with Jerusalem is Simon of Cyrene Libya helped carry the Cross of Jesus. A devout Jew goes to Passover, Jerusalem. He became a believer his sons known to Christian community in Mark 15:21; cf. Romans 16:13.1568307998234350287588732800503.jpgAn African synagogue of the Cyreneans and Alexandrians, first objected to the preaching of Stephen in Acts 6:9, other natives of Cyrene were early adherents of Christianity and carried good news to Cyprus in Acts 11:19-26. The Cyrenians and Cyprians travelled to Antioch with innovated Gospel approach to the non-Jewish Greeks. The revolutionary action drew attention of the Jerusalem Council, and Barnabas was dispatched to assess this new development. Convinced of the authenticity of the mission, Barnabas strategized with the leaders and went to Tarsus to seek out Paul. Implementation of African’s dream require involvement of multinational and multicultural task force. As the church at Antioch prayed, searched the Scriptures and strategized for a full year core of leaders developed. Of the five named, two Africans Lucius of Cyrene and Simon called the Black in Acts 13:1-2. Translations fails to inform us “Niger” is Latin for “Black” Simon of Cyrene. Missionary agency in large part initiated, strategized, promoted directed by Africans. The story of Acts tells us Paul and Barnabas promptly sent to Cyprus, home of some members of the Antiochene community in Acts 13:4-12. Archaeological evidence of arrival of the Gospel in Cyrene by the end of first century AD Christian burials inside the Jewish cemetery at Cyrene.15684580861912112964805784651956.jpgByzantine writer on interpretations of Biblical questions in the first half of the third century of the common era. Suidas (s.v. Ἀφρικανός) says Africanus was a Libyan philosopher supported by Julius’ works written in Greek shows author’s knowledge of Latin. He was a native of Latin North Africa the son of Christian parents from a noble family. Took part in expedition with Septimius Severus  against Osrhoene in 195. Is a friend of Abgar VIII. of Edessa whose materials from his works in archives of city. These relations reveal Oriental knowledge of Syriac, fourth chapter of his Κεστοί, he gives Syrian name of a fish. Familiar with conditions of Jews in Babylon in the Susanna Epistle Jews were living under their own jurisdiction in Exile. His works in Biblical criticism Hebrew language known. He was presbyter and bishop of Emmaus (Nicopolis) Palestine headed embassy to Rome on behalf of city. He was contemporary and friend of Origen lived in emperors Heliogabalus and Alexander Severus times. Africanus highly valued in Christianity of interest to Judaism. These works are: five books, founder of Church history, predecessor of Eusebius, source and pattern for the Byzantine chronographers for extracts from his work preserved fragments. His history of world seven epoch weeks like Jewish “Lepto Genesis” Jubilees, earliest history of human race, Jewish history synchronised general history. Put Moses 1,020 years before first Olympic date of Justus of Tiberias. Africanus source are traced various facts found in Africanus’ history parallel Josephus. In Biblical stories Africanus legends origin found in the Apocalypses and the Midrashim.15683064907397689947182494053598.jpgAFRICANS IN THE EARLY CHURCH15684524981767689343288530996876.jpg1568453317180494040346684595245.jpgClement of Alexandria in 150-215 was a Christian philosopher with keen desire to win pagan intellectuals to Christ. He directed catechetical school, Alexandria and wrote important exhortations to the heathen and Christians calling them to a more perfect life in Christ. Another African, Origen in 185-254, became the director of a catechetical school at age 18 was finest mind the church produced in 300 years. Origen highly successful in debating Jews, pagans, Gnostics credited with destroying Gnosticism. Important biblical scholar, theologian, an exegete, pioneer in biblical criticism produced Hexapla comparing six version of Bible.15684526730534572263193667551376.jpg15684528353382475705494581185241.jpg15684525396155447266077609462099.jpg15684527520384885477447801125455.jpg1568452774226694314850693388142.jpgIMG-20190913-WA0002.jpgHe influenced theological thought for centuries. Tertullian in 160-225 a pagan lawyer converted to Christianity. He authored the apologetic and theological, controversial works, first theologian to write in Latin. He formulated doctrine of Trinity, and coined nearly a thousand new words to explain Christian truths. Athanasius in 296-373, was Bishop of Alexandria and a major theologian and writer. He was the chief upholder of the doctrine Christ was both man and God and principle opponent of the Arian doctrine Jesus was man not God. As a very young deacon, he was influential at the Council of Nicea. And opponents referred to him as the “black dwarf.” He was repeatedly exiled and persecuted, but his principles ultimately prevailed at the Council of Constantinople in 381.15683136550409031563494505743307.jpgCyril, who died in 444 was a Bishop of Alexandria. He brilliantly represented, systematized teachings of Athanasius and Alexandrians. He was a vigorous opponent of heresy. Perpetua, Felicitas two martyrs died in Carthage arena in 202. Their story was widely used in the winning of others to Christ. Cyprian Bishop of Carthage died martyr in 258. Possessed profound knowledge of Scriptures, wrote important theology, fought heresy, and insisted on unity of the Church. Lactantius in AD 317 is best known for his Institutes, described as the “most comprehensive apology Christianity created before the end of the time of persecution.” The major theme of Institutes is justice. Lactantius insisted that God had given humanity a way of life open to all people regardless of race, education, sex, colour or creed. St. Maurice of Aganum born about 287, a Roman general who refused to kill Christians during a slave revolt in Gaul. He told the emperor Maximian: We cannot obey you without denying God, Creator of all things is our Master and yours if you acknowledge it or not. He was slaughtered by imperial decree with his regiment for defense of slaves.15683063971748743997771719083155.jpgG. Marius Victorinus in 280-363 was a neoplatonist professor of rhetoric with a brilliant record philosopher scholar. Educated in Africa but taught in Rome, wrote theological, devotional works, led to conversion of Augustine. Augustine in 354-430, Bishop of Hippo, was one of the Doctors of the Church. A profoundly influential theologian, he dealt with three heresies: Manichaeism, Donatism, and Pelagianism. Augustine remarkable insight into the human heart and soul. His most famous work is Confessions, describing his conversion to win others to Christ by detailing the philosophical basis for Christianity. And Monica in 331-387 was Augustine’s prayerful and powerful mother. Zeno of Verona was the bishop of Verona from 362 to 375. Over hundreds of his tractates survive and collection of sermons. Optatus of Melevis was Bishop in North Africa. He worked to reconcile Christians during Donatist Schism, and was influential in the East and West as well as in Africa. He died before 400 AD. By 480 Victor of Vita Bishop in the province of Byzacena. He described survival of Church during invasion of vandals. Saw persecution as religious and political. Bishop Vigilius of Thapsus participated in religious synod between Arians and Orthodox in 484. Produced important theological and ecclesiastical works.15683134503836206460010102808726.jpgFulgentius of Ruspe in 467-533 a Roman civil servant resigned his post to enter priesthood. In 507 was elected bishop of Ruspe. Later driven out of Africa by the Vandals, instrumental in popularizing Augustine’s work. Three early African popes: Are Pope Victor I in AD 189-199 popularized Latin as common language of church making  Christianity more democratic and accessible to ordinary people. Pope Melchaides in 311-314, also known as Meltiades persecuted prior to reign as pope, considered one of African Christian martyrs. Pope Gelasius I in A.D. 492-496 worked to settle conflicts in church and believed “civil and sacred powers of divine origin is independent each in its own sphere.”15683136036864992702812355303110.jpgLet us thank God for the important role played by Africans in Bible and early Church. Let us share Good News Christ died to redeem people of all races and nationalities. Let us proclaim that God’s love knows no boundaries. And let us affirm the amazing diversity of God’s creation! CBE advances the Gospel by equipping Christians to use their God given talents in leadership and service regardless of gender, ethnicity, or class. Together with supporters and ministry partners from 100 denominations and 65 countries, CBE works to inspire and mobilize women and men with Bible’s call to lead serve as equals in Christ.IMG-20190913-WA0001.jpgIMG-20190913-WA0000.jpgPaul says in Colossians 4:9 “Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, who is one of you and Paul says in Philemon 1:10 Onesimus has become a son to him. Why did Jesus and Hebrews turn white in history books of Albinoes as Hebrews and Blacks originally lived and ruled in countries taken by thirty years war on continent and British civil wars of the 1600s. These race wars with religion are focal points Europe’s ancient Black and Catholic Rulers. Albinos chased out of homeland in Asia by Mongols into Black lands of Europe brought massive influx of millions of Albinos changed Europe in over two thousand years. Since then they portray Jesus and Hebrews white in books to impersonate history.

Some Black Verses In The Bible

Job 30:30, “My skin is black.
Song of Solomon 1:5, “I am black, lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.

Solomon 1:6,“Don’t stare at me because I am black for sun burns me. Mother’s  sons angry with me made me caretaker of their vineyards but I must take care of my own vineyard.

Job 30:28, “I mourn for comfort, I stand in the assembly and cry out for help.
Lamentations 4:8, Appearance is black like soot, They are not recognized in the streets; Their skin is dark, their bone is like that of wood.

Africans In Bible And Early Church