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“PLEASE”… JESUS THE CHRIST is Saying!

So Easter has come and gone, so why would Jesus  be saying  “PLEASE …”? Take a guess.  We use the word please to be polite. But in this sense JESUS is saying ” PLEASE”  being used as A DECISION WORD. Like we as humans sometimes say please when we disapprove of something said in a conversation, or when we do not agree in general with something. For example: When confronted with something not pleasing to me I say Please in a way as if to hold back my attitude or temper. I know some of you know exactly what I am saying… lol! Or we say ” child please you better gone on… lol!  In other words “be gone.” So JESUS  is saying “be gone with the lies…” He’s saying PLEASE quit fooling ourselves, and others.

I waited to write this after Easter day because no one would have read it before Easter.

In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into beginning through Him, and not even one thing that was created came into being without Him. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men John 1:1-4

And undeniably great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, was justified in the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the Gentiles, was believed on in the world, was received up in glory. I Timothy 3:16

Christ Jesus Who although He existed in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but emptied Himself, and was made in the likeness of men, and took the form of a servant, and coming in the likeness of men.  And being found in appearance as a man,  He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even to death of the cross. Philippians 2:6-8

The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him, and said, “Behold! the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world!  John 1:29

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:25

Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Truly , truly… before Abraham was born, I AM.”   John 8:58

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending”, says the Lord, Who is, and Who was, and Who is to  come… the Almighty”…. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last… even the one Who is living: for I was dead, and behold, I am alive into the ages of eternity. Amen. Revelation 1:8, 11, 18

This day Jesus was hung on a cross to save us was His  calling to be fulfilled to justify His being.  It was the most terrific and ultimate act of a spiritual battle for the lives of us. This battle many of us do not understand nor will some ever understand; this battle is spiritual and it is between Jesus the Christ, the Son of God the Savior of humankind, and satan we call him the devil, which is the  adversary of God and the destroyer of us; oh by the way satan hates us.  The battle between Jesus and satan started in Heaven and trickled down to earth. It went down to the Garden of Eden and on to Jerusalem.  But the battle is for control of the world and the people in it. This is a heated battle, a vicious battle, a brutal battle, a battle to the death.  It’s the between the power of God vs. the power of satan. The Advocate – Jesus vs. the adversary. Loving vs. hating. Good vs. Evil. Humility vs. Pride. Compassion vs. Brutality. Righteousness vs. sin. Forgiveness vs. condemnation.

Everything evil, and its unseen forces are all standing against one man, Jesus Christ, who is the Son of God. This battle is a major, major, major fight. This fight is to make sure we are saved, from a burning hell fire, from the eternal death. We make light of this battle, because we do not know enough about it. Therefore, because we don’t know much about it,  we tend to take it for granted; or better yet deny its existence. However, this battle caused Jesus to have to come down from His home and deal with all the destruction that was taking place here on earth.

Information on the Origin of the Battle: Before You can understand you need to know something about the Battle.   New King James Version (NKJV)

Ezekiel 28:12-19   

12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Revelation 12:7-10

“You were the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God;                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Every precious stone was your covering:
The sardius, topaz, and diamond,
Beryl, onyx, and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold.
The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes
Was prepared for you on the day you were created.

14 “You were the anointed cherub who covers;
I established you;
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created,
Till iniquity was found in you.

16 “By the abundance of your trading
You became filled with violence within,
And you sinned;
Therefore I cast you as a profane thing
Out of the mountain of God;
And I destroyed you, O covering cherub,
From the midst of the fiery stones.

17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty;
You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor;
I cast you to the ground,
I laid you before kings,
That they might gaze at you.

18 “You defiled your sanctuaries
By the multitude of your iniquities,
By the iniquity of your trading;
Therefore I brought fire from your midst;
It devoured you,
And I turned you to ashes upon the earth
In the sight of all who saw you.
19 All who knew you among the people are astonished at you;
You have become a horror,
And shall be no more forever.

Isaiah 14:  12-17

12 “How you are fallen from heaven,
O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How you are cut down to the ground,
You who weakened the nations!
13 For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol,
To the lowest depths of the Pit.

16 “Those who see you will gaze at you,
And consider you, saying:
Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
17 Who made the world as a wilderness
And destroyed its cities,
Who did not open the house of his prisoners?

Revelation 12: 7- 12

And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them!   Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.

 

Genesis 3: 1-5

Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.

Jesus is saying “I did not give my life to hang on a Cross for  a Easter, day, easter candy, easter dresses, easter suites, easter eggs, easter parties or an easter holiday. I hung on the Cross for You! Do not take a day and call it easter, which has no significant meaning for me. You can cut the celebrations and decorations because there is nothing glamorous about Me hanging on a Cross, being beaten until I could no longer stand on My own two feet. Nothing is cute about me being abused at the hand of sinners. The easter you celebrate is to please the sinner and the unsaved, but has nothing to do with Me at all. You have used my sacrifice to yourself and made it something quite comical. My death has nothing comical in it or about it at all. I died for you, do you know how my Father felt seeing His only son misused at the hands of sinners. Do you have any idea how I might have felt? No you do not. Sinners, and the unbelievers have taken this day to turn you all against Me. Ok, let’s say, or you may say “we celebrate this day because it is for the children”, ok, if you want to do something for the children, then TELL THEM THE TRUTH!!!! Tell them the truth early, the earlier the better, don’t let lies linger on.

Let me help you all: ALL of these days you celebrate were created by men, to stand for something that I went through, but men have no idea the damage they have caused. I suffered all of this  because of you all! If you want to celebrate something celebrate ME. Celebrate the Truth and why I came to earth, Celebrate MY Words and live by them. Do you have any idea at all….? Do You? Eggs do not represent ME,  new clothes do not represent ME, hunting eggs do not represent ME, dyed eggs do not represent ME, it represents what you want it to, which is all far from ME, and the true Crucifixion. How can I say this more plainly? There is nothing glamorous about Me telling  a evil world of people how to live. There was nothing exciting about me offending the establishment. There was nothing trendy about challenging a group of people set in their ways, and were completely sure they knew everything  about my life, before I Was.  There was no beauty in the assumption that I was  just a man or just a prophet. NOTHING, and I MEAN NOTHING!!!! But all that goes back to the Battle. The Battle for your Souls. Although I was born to take upon Me the sins of the world, I found no pleasure in doing so. I had to take this bitter cup upon my self to save you. But I pleaded with MY FATHER TO TAKE IT AWAY, TO CHANGE HIS MIND, BUT HE DID NOT. WHY? HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED A LOVE SO STRONG? No. YOU CANNOT EVEN COMPREHEND A LOVE SO AMAZING. How can I say this? Look around, when you love something you do not destroy it, you will go out of your way to save it. HE did not take it away because I had to die for you, if I had not you would all be dead in sins and dead in life. Nothing would be right about the world and the people in it! NOTHING! There would be no one in Heaven but us and the angels, no people or human souls. BUT………

This Battle CAUSED ALL OF THIS, THE BATTLE – IS THE REASON WHY I CAME. I had to come. When My Father created you all, He also developed a special love for you. It it un-explainable to you because you would not understand it. He took pride in designing you, and it was stronger than the love a parent have, after seeing a baby being born for the first time. It has a bond stronger than the bond of a parent after holding a baby in its arms the very first time ever. Maybe you are getting the idea, but you cannot completely understand it, because My Fathers love is deeper, much deeper.

Lucifer, Satan, The Shining One, Angel of Light, he has many other names. He committed the very first  sin. He was created like us, and SO HE created sin, so sin is nothing new. Satan was the first one to do something wrong on top of creating sin, he bragged about it, probably laughing and saying smart remarks about what he had done. HE LIKED IT!!!  Then he told his buddies he was going to be like God, in fact he told them he was going to be better than God. Isaiah 14: 14-15    But, God made him better and gave him extra talents and gifts.  Ezekiel 28:12-18

Satan became prideful in himself.  He had become so prideful that he though himself to be better than God, his creator. He revolted, rebelled, protested against God, in other words he turned against God. He hated God! He became jealous and wanted everything God had and more. He could not defeat God by himself so he managed to get other angels to help him in his fight against God. They wanted to take over, and become the new bosses of Heaven. Can you imagine that? Think about it. The fight got ugly. A battle is small, but a war is huge. So a war was  started in heaven.  A war between good and evil, humble and pride, hate and love, wisdom and ignorance,  compassion and hard heartiness, being righteousness or being sinful. Having a godly mind or having a wrong mindset. This war was so bad it followed satan to the earth, because God became tired of playing with satan, so he expelled him from his homeland- Heaven,  and along with him was 1/3rd of his  demon buddies. He was relocated to the Earthly realm. Revelation 12:7-10

So since the earth became his new home, ask Eve, he decides and was determined to mess up everybody lives here.  God also gave him dominion over the earth, actually God just let him control earth until his time was up forever. When I say control I mean the minds of men. But God only let satan think he was in control, because satan really has o get God’s permission to bother us.

Everything was God’s from the beginning and it will be in the end.  Satan is also the prince of the air. Ephesians 2:2

There is a war in Heaven, Michael and his angels  are in a war with the dragon , they are fighting  with satan  and his angels, over who will have control of the earth. This war has come over into the earth, its spiritual. It is spiritual to us because we cannot see it with the naked eye but we can see and feel the effects it has caused upon the earth. The reason it is spiritual is because we cannot see into the heavenly places with the naked eyes.  This war is spiritual in nature, but is felt in reality.

There is a 1st heaven which surrounds the earth, called the environment.  The 2nd heaven which is the atmosphere or space where the astronauts travel, where they can see stars and planets.  That is where the angels hang out. And the 3rd heaven is the Home of God/Jesus Christ.  That is where God handles all His business.  So! Everything that has aligned itself against God is and has to be of satan. But everything that is standing  and living for Jesus and His Word is of God. There is no in between. You are for God and against satanic influences or you are for  satan and working against  God and godly  principles.

Back to satan when he caused  Adam and Eve to sin, he gained a temporary victory.  Then Cain their son messed up and killed his brother. Satan just messed up everything for a time. After all  that,   the offspring of the first family just carried the sin on down through the family line. The sins were so great and steady piling up, becoming greater and greater, but the whole time   while God was watching  he was giving them chance after chance to change and repent. Some did but the other 99% did not. So God sent the flood but saved Noah to get the family started over again. Satan had accomplished a lot, caused lots of lost souls, destruction in the people hearts and minds, turned their hearts away from God. But God beat him again. God destroyed sin once again. Satan was defeated. After the flood satan came back again. The waters of the flood was like being baptized, God baptized and sanitized the land from the filth satan caused men to do. It was such terrible sins. He washed away their sins by water. God cleaned up and cleaned out everything except 2 of each animals and Noah’s family, to start a new human race. Boy, satan   was  angry for sure and still is; now he’s  thinking up a new plan to try to defeat God. You would think by now satan should have figured it out that he will NEVER defeat God!!!  However,  for some reason humans have given satan the encouragement,  helped him with will power, and his ego to make him think that he can win this war against God.  But he has the push or the urge he needs from us. Why? Because we refuse to stop sinning and the more we sin the more power we give satan to make him think he can be God’s/ Jesus equal. How? Because of the hatred, anger, deceit,  lying, murdering, lusting, adultery, greed, the fornication, self desires, all that stuff that God considers SIN, we do gives satan more power. He works on our mind and thoughts first. Because of us he thinks he has proven to God some big point. Humans have helped satan. Some know this but millions upon millions of us don’t; because we think we do good, but in Jesus eyesight we have committed terrible sins, sins against Him and the Father.

Satan roams the earth 25 hours a day and we all know there is 24 hours to a complete day, at least that is what we use as guides for every 24 hours. That means we have no time out of his presence, satan is always there to bother us, even in our sleep.

Job 1:6- 8  NKJV   Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord and Satan also came among them. And the LORD said to Satan, ” From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From GOING TO AND FRO on the earth,  and from walking BACK AND FOURTH on it.” Then the LORD said to Satan, ” have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth,  a blameless and upright man, one who fears GOD and shuns evil?”

 I Peter 5: 8-9  Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.

BUT GOD GAVE YOU A WAY TO ESCAPE HIM, OR AT LEAST A WAY OUT FROM UNDER THE RULE OF SATAN! IF WE CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT.

I Peter 5:9 RESIST HIM, BE STEADFAST IN FAITH!

Satan already know his final destination- Sheol, so guess what, he will have company and lots of it. Who? Many of us if we do not stop sinning and repent to God for forgiveness and cleansing. IT CAN BE VERY HARD FOR US TO UNDERSTAND HOW SATAN FUNCTIONS, and so many of us believe satan is not real. If we believed, it does not matter if we know it as a fact, but if we believe God is real, then we need to also believe satan is real. We do not have to visually see something to believe it real. God said he was real and that should be enough convincing to know he is real. So if the enemy satan  is real, then we need to be able to stand against him. God tells us how to do that.

 

So back to Easter,  Easter came about as a symbolic way to remember my death, and all the events that surrounded it. Instead of being truthful about it has been told to seem like a fairy tale. But come to my time period and experience it for yourself.  Lucifer, Satan, The Shining One, Angel of Light, he also has many other names; committed the very first  sin. He was created like us, but he created sin. So sin is nothing new. He created sin, he was the first one to do something wrong. Then on top of creating sin, he bragged about it, probably laughing and saying smart remarks about what he had done. HE LIKED IT!!!  Then he told his buddies he was going to be like God, as a matter of fact he told them he was going to be better than God. He even thought he was going to take over Heaven and be God. He wants our praises, he wants our worship and he wants our souls.

God sent His Son, Jesus the Christ to die for us, to conquer sin and do away with satan once and for all. Christ was bore to die 3 days for us. Jesus was promised to us long before he actually was born. Throughout the old testament his birth was foretold; His death was foretold also. See satan cannot predict your future, but he sure can make you think he can. He only knows that God has something great in store for us and he will do his best to keep us from it! But he sure could not keep Christ from being born. If he could have he would have. Why? Because he knew Jesus was about something  grand and great! He was bringing a gift to mankind. He was going to deliver a final blow to satan and his plans for mankind.  So  satan got very busy, satan knows he cannot ever defeat  Jesus Christ. Never as in infinity ever.  But  Jesus was arrested, had a trial,  and then ultimately crucified.  Jesus was innocent, He had never lied, murdered, lusted,  was no fornicator, never bared false witness, none of that stuff we are all so familiar with. HE WAS SINLESS. But  throughout HIS ministry HE was often treated unfairly. HE was cruelly executed by men who allowed satan to come into them. Satan used them, and they allowed him to. JESUS’ crucifixion could be considered the perfect example of  an unfair judicial practice.  Can you even imagine the shame and humiliation JESUS must have felt. But on the other hand, Jesus had to do it. HE HAD TO LET THE EVENTS HAPPEN, it was a mandatory action HE was in total agreement  letting this performance happen, just to benefit us. We are the one who actually benefited for HIS death on the Cross. He unselfishly gave himself up for us. We make light of the facts, and try to change Biblical history. But the truth of all of JESUS’ deeds and actions can never be hidden. Man has attempted to change history, Biblical history,  in  Matt 24:35  “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but MY words shall not pass away”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     All JESUS wants is for the TRUTH TO BE TOLD, and not lies.  Lots of people don’t understand Me nor MY Causes BECAUSE the TRUTH has been diluted. It’s not a game, it’s not a holiday. IT’S about the future of your lives and the live I lived. I LAY DOWN MY LIFE FOR THE SHEEP.MY FATHER LOVES ME, BECAUSE I LAY DOWN MY LIFE, THAT I MAY RECEIVED IT BACK AGAIN.NO ONE TOOK IT FROM ME, BUT I LAY IT DOWN OF MYSELF. I HAVE AUTHORITY TO LAY IT DOWN AND AUTHORITY TO RECEIVE IT BACK AGAIN. THIS COMMANDMENT I RECEIVE FROM MY FATHER                   I JOHN 10:15-18

MAN TOOK NOTHING FROM ME, I GAVE IT.  I DID THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHICH WAS TO GIVE MY LIFE AS A SACRIFICE FOR YOUR SINS. In Psalm 40: 6-8  “For this reason when He comes into the world. He says, Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but you have prepared a body for ME ( the human body Christ was given to come to earth). You did not delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin. Then said I, Lo, I come to do Your will, O GOD”..  Hebrew 10:5-7

Jesus was sad about having to leave, He had made friends and had lived on earth for 33 years. His heart was heavy but HE knew the time had come. If you could change places with Christ at the time, you could experience first hand the thoughts and feelings He must have felt. HIS heart was burdened for us. But… He took upon Himself everything that was wrong with society and us. His mercy and grace for us was what made HIM go through it. He endured all His sufferings in HIS body and in His flesh so that  He save us. His obedience to His Father, his willingness to obey saved us. There was nothing on the earth or in the earth that could take away our sins accept Jesus.  No more killing of animals as a way to atone for sin. Why do you think sin and the mention of sin in the Bible is such a big issue?  SIN WAS SO BAD THAT JESUS HAD TOO COME TO SAVE US. HE DIED FOR ALL OF US, BUT SOME OF US WILL NOT BE SAVED NO MATTER WHAT? WHY? BECAUSE WE DO NOT WANT TO BE. SIN IS ALL THINGS THAT HAVE COME UP AGAINST GOD AND HIS WORD.                                                         SIN IS IMPORTANT TO JESUS, BECAUSE IT DIVIDED US FROM HIM. HE DOES NOT WANT US TO BE SEPARATED FROM HIM. BUT SATAN SAW TO THAT, WHEN HE CAUSED THE SEPARATION OF ADAM AND EVE FROM GOD IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT EASTER IS ASSOCIATED WITH SIN.  WE CELEBRATE EASTER YEAR AFTER YEAR,  AND FORGET IT WAS BECAUSE OF YOUR SINS, SINS OF THE HUMANS.  I  WAS CRUCIFIED IN THE FIRST PLACE TO SAVE. IN HISTORY THE BLOOD OF GOATS, RAMS, BULLS COULD WASH AWAY YOUR SINS, THEY NO LONGER WASH AWAY SINS. THEY USED TO BE ABLE TO WASH AWAY SINS, BUT NOT ANY MORE! MAN CANNOT SAVE HIMSELF. One reason for that is people began to use animal sacrifices for evil purposes. So i had to do something different.

Why should it matter to you? God created the earth and everything in it to be a paradise, a lovely place, a peaceful place, a beautiful place, a place where no one or nothing would destroy it. A home to His creation, a place where He could dwell also, a clean beautiful place, A Holy place His kingdom on earth. But… but… but… satan came and messed it all up!!! Have u ever experiences a gathering of good friends, or a family gathering, everybody was happy and enjoying everything, until that one person or that one somebody showed up and just ruined everything … ok that is what satan did, he just ruined everything for everybody. he just messed up earth, and the joy and peace, harmony and love was gone.  He ruined it for all of us. So now we have to work with God to get all of that back.  Jesus had to come to restore everything we once had in common with God back to us again. If you are a true child of God you belong to Him, He owns us he paid a price for us. He gave His life for us.

 So Easter is not about eggs. Tell your children the truth now as children. Jesus is much more important than eggs, candy and new clothes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

JESUS also give us this important warning;  I Peter 5: 8-11

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. 10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. 11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

 Satan is a spiritual being that have poisoned the mind of men that have sided against God and the Bible. Don’t be fooled any more by lies humans have conjured up to fool you. Stop spreading and carrying on traditions that I have nothing to do with. Man say anything to sway your belief in ME, satan have gotten in men and convinced them to lie about ME and to lie on ME, But the thing that hurts me is YOU BELIEVE THE LIES. YOU BELIEVE THEM AND CHOOSE TO DENY ME!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slave or Not?

young or old you work in the cotton field

slaves picking cotton

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

Later attempts to explain this two and a half-year delay in the receipt of this important news have yielded several versions that have been handed down through the years. Often told is the story of a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news of freedom. Another, is that the news was deliberately withheld by the enslavers to keep up the labor force on the plantations. And still another, is that federal troops actually waited for the slave owners to reap the benefits of one last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. All of which, or neither of these version could be true.  For whatever the reasons, conditions in Texas, to keep things as they were, well beyond what was statutory.

General Order Number 3

One of General Granger’s first orders of business was to read to the people of Texas, General Order Number 3 which began most definitely with:

“The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer.”

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The reactions to this profound news ranged from pure shock to immediate jubilation. While many lingered to learn of this new employer to employee relationship, many left before these offers were completely off the lips of their former ‘masters’ – attesting to the varying conditions on the plantations and the realization of freedom. Even with nowhere to go, many felt that leaving the plantation would be their first grasp of freedom. North was a logical destination and for many it represented true freedom, while the desire to reach family members in neighboring states drove the some into Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Settling into these new areas as free men and women brought on new realities and the challenges of establishing an heretofore non-existent status for black people in America. Recounting the memories of that great day in June of 1865 and its festivities would serve as motivation as well as a release from the growing pressures met in their new territory. The celebration of June 19th was coined “Juneteenth” and grew with more participation from descendants. The Juneteenth celebration was a time for reassuring each other, for praying and for gathering remaining family members. Juneteenth continued to be highly revered in Texas decades later, with many former slaves and descendants making an annual pilgrimage back to Galveston on this date.

The freedom message reached different parts of African-American Slaves on various dates between 1863-1864

January 1st:. New York, Boston, MA, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee.
February 1st: Philadelphia PA.
May 8th: Eastern Mississippi.
May 20th: Florida.
June 19th: East Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Southwestern Arkansas, Southern Oklahoma.
August lst: Ontario Canada.
August 4th: Northeastern Arkansas, North Central Tennessee, Central Oklahoma, South Central Tennessee, Central Oklahoma, Southeastern Missouri, Southwest Illinois
September 22nd: Indiana, Illinois, Ohio.

Most states celebrate Juneteenth during the month of June. (Including The 19th)

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America and Juneteenth

 

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.

So now knowing that, are you slave or free? I would say I am free, but is that really the truth? You would say you are free, but is that really true?

According to us, yes it’s true. So freedom it is. Does that make it so because we say so. Does that mean we are because laws and constitutions say we are? Does that make it so? If your parent tells you to do something,  do you have to do it? If you don’t what happens? If the Mayor of a city tells you to do something and you don’t, what happens? When the Governor tells you to do something and you don’t, what happens? If the police tells you to do something and you don’t what happens? If your doctor tells you to do something and you don’t, what happens? Are you getting the point? So are we really free?   We are free physically, but are we free mentally? Many of us say, yes. Some of us are. But the majority of us are not. Some of us remember things, some of us do things, and some of us live through things. Some of the things we go through causes us to wonder are we really free?  Being free to do as you please can cause some of us to lose our freedom!  Is our minds really free? No we worry about all sorts of things.  We worry about tomorrow, when we shouldn’t. W e worry about things that we fear when we shouldn’t. We worry about what the day or night may bring, when we shouldn’t. So are we free?

The US slaves were set free, but worries about the unknown, caused doubt.  When given a chance to enjoy real freedom  most were hesitant. How would you react? Or would you choose to stay in the same old situation, because of fear of the unknown. Some have never experienced slavery, but most have; rather they know it or not!  It starts in the mind. Slavery has to be in  the mind of the person.  You can be a slave and be free, or you can be free and still be a slave!

Speaking of Slavery!

Every major ancient civilization depended heavily on the service of slaves, conquered people set to a variety of tasks by their masters.  The scripture states that the Hebrews became slaves of the Egyptians,  under whom they carried out forced labor ‘in mortar, in brick, and all manner of services in the field’. Exodus 1:8-14

During the time of Apostle  Paul the in the Roman empire over half the population or more may have been slaves.  Depending  on the interest of the ruling masters. Joseph was sold as a slave to the Egyptian Potiphar.

Then Daniel and other young Hebrew males were taken into captivity to Babylon., where they were trained for high levels of government services.                                                                                                Daniel 1:1-7, 18-21

The majority of slaves in those days were often used as property to be bought and sold as needed. Males were often assigned construction  or in mines to dig and worked so until exhausted to death. The women were maid servant, were usually sold to well to do men for service to their wives or daughters . But most were used for sexual pleasures for men.

But not all slavery was between nations, according to the Old Testaments the Israelites had both Jewish and Gentile slaves. The Jews who were too poor to pay their debts or who were convicted of theft sometimes sold themselves into slavery. In  contrast to other cultures of the day the Jewish law protected slaves and even granted them certain rights.                                                                                                          Exodus 21:2-11, Leviticus.25:39-55, Deuteronomy.21:10-14

If you would like to know more , it all located in the Bible.

However, I must say, when it comes to slavery, it can be a terrible thing for anyone. Being a slave is no fun! Being used against your will is terrible for the one being used. I know in the US slavery was a welcomed entity, however some greatly opposed the Institution of Slavery. If I may, I would like everyone reading this article to take a moment; stop reading and close your eyes and think back. Now let your mind wonder what would have been if….. or  place yourself in the moment, and time. Let yourself become a slave. Go back to the plantation and  stand before your master and go inside the mind and body of a slave. You for a moment become the slave. Look upon your master’s face and see his frowns, and the yelling and the whip sliding across your back. Stop and look at your children being snatched away from you, to be sold right before your eyes. Look at your wife being sold, or your husband being sold. You hear your daughter screaming from the barn, while she is being raped by  the massa or the massa’s son. ALL YOU CAN DO IS STAND THERE AND ENDURE THE PAIN. You are waken up every day around 4:00 am to go into the fields to pick and package cotton. Your fingers hurt, your back hurt, your legs hurt and your stomach hurts. No where to run, nowhere to hide. You are A SLAVE, and you ain’t nothin but a black nigger, who deserves to be treated like a nothing and a nobody. You hear all the names you are being called, you hear about all the beatings they enjoy giving, you hear about all the lynchings. But what can you do! What can you do!  The only thing you can do is PRAY!  You have no identity anymore, you have no home anymore, you have your heritage stolen, you have you history stolen, you are nothing and nobody but a slave. You work, work, work and work for them but where is your wealth! It’s been stolen too. Now you can come back. Now why do you hate  me? Can you feel the hurt and the pain. That’s the story of a slave!

Steal Away, Steal Away to Jesus

We’ll stand the storm

 Sweet Canaan

        “Go down Moses Way down in Egypt land. Tell  ole Pharoah, Let my people go”

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But God is forgiving and so are we!

God has forgiven!

Now as for slaves, I can be a slave, you can be a slave, we all can be slaves, to the unforseen!  We could all be slaves behind money, or a slave to drugs, strong drinks, sex, racism, a slave to hatred, a slave to the anti-christ spirit. We could be a slave to a lawlessness rebellious nature. Then again we can be a slave to deceiving others, or a slave to lying to others, or a slave of being attracted to the same-sex person, or a slave to bad addictions, a slave to corruption, or maybe a slave to sin. Maybe you can have a murdering spirit, anger, or suicidal, or a slave to divination, of fear of thing and other people.There are so, so many things you can be a slave to. So that is why I said earlier;  Are we  really free. I know some of us are slave free. We have no slave in us or over us. But for some of us we are a slave to something. The things that we are a slave to, can be to the death of us. Say for instance you would like to get rid of your slave, but you can’t, because it’s so hard to depart yourself from your slave, when you think about all the profit you will lose.

Back to slavery: Once the slaves were declared free it was so hard for some to walk away. Addictions can be as addictive as slavery. Both were and is so hard to let go, to get rid of. If you are addicted too any thing you can stop being addicted over night you usually have to go and get some help. So being a slave to something or someone is not healthy.

Remove the chain of prisoners, who are chained unjustly. Free those who are abused!

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These are all some type of addiction, so if addicted then “You Are A Slave”.

1. Being a slave is hurtful.

2. It destroys you and others.

3. Being a slave is losing something dear to you.

4. Being a slave is TO BE  taken away from the things you love.

5. Being a slave is having no say so about anything.

6. Being a slave, you have to do as your master tell you.

7. Being a slave is a killer.

8. Being a slave is having your real identity taken away from you!

9.  Being a slave means you have no life, but the life your master has chosen for you.

10. Being a slave takes away your pride., self – identity and  originality of the person you once were!

I’m sure you know what I mean. When you become a slave you lose all of self you belong to what ever or whom has the control or power over you. So can you imagine how slaves in US history must have felt. You were somebody in your homeland,  then you came here as a slave and lost everything, your identity, your namesake, your family, our health, your culture, you get the idea.

“And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you and ye shall return every man unto his possessions, and ye shall return every man unto his family.” Leviticus 25:10 KJV

Many of our ancestors were brought here more than  one hundred years ago: many of our Fathers, many of ourselves have fought and bled for the independence of our country. Do not expose us to sale. Let not the spirit of the father behold the son robbed of that liberty which he died to establish, but let the motto of our legislature be: The law knows no distinction”. James Forten (1766-1842)

I know some of you are asking today, ‘How long will it take?” I come to say to you this afternoon however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because truth pressed to earth will rise again. How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever. How long? Not long because you reap what you sow. How long? Not long, because the arm of the moral universe is long, but it hands toward justice.” Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

Freedom is a hard-fought thing and millions are in chains, but they strain towards the new day drawing near. Paul Roberson (1898-19760)

Your petitioner therefore prays your Honorable Court to grant him leave to sue as a poor person, in order to establish his right to freedom. Dred Scott (1795-1858)

 

BUT !  THERE WAS AND IS ONE AND ONLY ONE-WAY OUT!  HOPE IN JESUS CHRIST. Some chose to die at their own hand than to suffer at the hands of their slave owners. BUT THE HERO’S WAY OUT WAS TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST INTO YOUR LIKE AND BELIEVE, HE WOULD COME THROUGH FOR YOU! SO ITS TIME NOW TO GIVE IT TO JESUS CHRIST!

In every human  Breast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love and Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance; and by the Leave of our Modern Egyptians I will assert, that the same Principle lives within us.                                                          Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784)

When the day comes and you have been set free – YOU REJOICE! Because you have been set free!

Father, Oh, Lord Our God and Saviour Jesus Christ, we call upon you Father to heal the land and Father please set your captives free. Lord on High we need you to day, Lord we Thank You today. God you are our Father and we need you in our live so that we can live for you. Lord we need you in our live to see the world and the people in it through Your eyes. Lord you are Our Keeper, Our Deliverer, Our Protector, and Our Master. Lord Our Father, help us humble ourselves so that we may be able to love others as you love us. Lord Jesus please God, keep us in Your hands so that we may not destroy each other. Lord kill the hatred in each of us. Lord help the world heal. Lord and I pray for the heads of states and the heads of the nation. Lord please clean their hearts, help them understand that we were created to serve you in the Highest.  Lord let them see that every decision affects the masses. So Lord help them turn from their wicked ways and turn to You once again. In Jesus ‘ Name I Pray Amen, Amen, and Amen!!! Father heal the Land!

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