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The United Kingdoms of Africa Association is a non-political, social development advocacy platform which acts as a unified voice for civil society and functions in support of Presidencies and National Government, Institutions and Citizens to support the National Development Plans of African Governments, Agenda 2063 of the African Union and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

July/August 2020 MESSAGE FROM KING DAVID

IN THIS ISSUE MESSAGE FROM KING DAVID

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SILENCING THE GUNS IN AFRICA - THE ROLE TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP CAN PLAY

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SILENCING THE GUNS IN AFRICA - KING DAVID

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US CHINA TRADE WAR

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POSTPONEMENT OF AFTZ

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ASPIRE TO HAVE A SPIRIT LIKE DANIEL

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JESUS/YESHUA’S TRANSFIGURATIONS DURING HIS TIME ON EARTH

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ARE YOU EATING FROM THE TREE OF LIFE OR THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE? PART 1

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RESTORING GOD’S ORDER THROUGH FOOD SECURITY

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JULY 2020 MOON PHASE PLANTING GUIDE FOR AFRICA

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DIASPORA - STAR OF THE MONTH

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MY DEAR FELLOW LEADERS AND CHILDREN OF GOD, again today the sun rises across the planes of the African horizon, shining gloriously as the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown quarantine is slowly being eased. I however, still can’t see any warm smiles or hear my children on our streets or in our schools playing. The devastation of Covid 19 remains and leaves lives ruined in its wake. We are the lucky ones. The pandemic is struggling to get a foothold in Africa, but unfortunately our neighbours’ economic misfortune has impacted on all African countries and will, for years to come. Many of our people have now been left destitute without an income, as many big enterprises and sectors such as the tourism industry have been forced to close or implement massive retrenchments. The impact of the hasty decisions made and the peer pressure leaders experienced to take action, are now taking its toll on our working class. The signs are overwhelming. IT’S TIME TO UNITE AND REBUILD My children, we must unite as a continent now and reach out to one another in support. We must recoup our losses and rebuild our resolve and momentum. However, we must focus now, on what is most important first. Our people need food security, safe shelter and medical care. As leaders we must use our resources to drive these objectives with innovative

ideas and planning with the help of government. Now is not the time to think of oneself or to encourage the reporting of neighbours for not obeying the Covid 19 rules that change every week. People are confused. As leaders, rather support and guide your people. Do not encourage a police state mentality. Take our lead and establish your own SEED AND FEED DRIVE such as UKAA is doing, in conjunction with Earth’s Call Foundation, in South Africa. Let’s launch these types of projects throughout Africa to help feed our people. I pray that you now truly care for your neighbours and your neighbourhoods and for God to reward you by blessing your own household. BE VIGILANT AGAINST HIDDEN AGENDAS I press upon you to contain quarrels and senseless ego driven war mongering! I pray to God to protect us now from the scavengers, the opportunists that want to rob us even further of our livelihoods and dignity. Be wary of their offers to give aid and assistance, my children. It comes at a price. See them for what they are. The enemy is amongst us. They create chaos and turmoil, then step forward with honey coated solutions and promises with hidden agendas to change us into robotic chipped slaves to allow even more controlled plundering and genocide while our eyes are averted and our focus is distracted. I say NO MORE!!

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July/August 2020 CONTINUE... MESSAGE FROM KING DAVID It’s time for God’s wrath and righteousness to prevail! Only then can Africa once again become the beacon of hope to sustain the world, this time as the bread basket. I urge leaders to be aware and to be vigilant. Take action. Stop these parasites from entering our borders. Protect your people. Their well-being must now come first. OUR BROTHERS IN AMERICA Violence and protest incidents plague our social media networks. I ask myself whether we can avert this? Is true oppression trying to come to light or are these riots instigated by the enemy trying to dominate our world? My children, getting paid to cause riots is a slap in the faces of the people who have fought the real struggle! You belittle our cause and you curse the good outcome we are working towards. Much has changed already! Don’t punish innocent bystanders for the crimes of their ancestors. The enemy supported by the devil himself, is amongst us and is instigating violence!! What or who is fuelling this blood thirsty aggressive fire in people? You can not fight fire with fire, my children. BLACK LIVES MATTER TO GOD but our Father God does not support destroying and plundering of properties nor harassment nor violence towards our neighbours. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” spoken by Jesus in Luke 6:31 and Matthew 7:12; IT MUST BE OUR GOLDEN RULE. Our fight for recognition is real. Our fight for the truth to come out is real. Our call for the historical facts to be rectified to give our children of Africa and God’s 12 tribes proper roots with dignity and pride, is real. The Godly curse is broken. We now have to focus on rectifying the system in a practical and organized manner. Burning down buildings and schools will only set us back even more and delay the recovery process. We are playing into the hands of the enemy. I order you to stop this, my children. THE FIRST AMERICANS WERE BLACK INDIANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT With the bad publicity posts also come the good, I am astounded by the truths that God is revealing. Dr. David Imhotep, a respected historian and the first person in the world to hold a Ph.D in Ancient African Ancestry, argues that all humans originated from the continent of Africa and this includes Americans. In his book “They Came Before Columbus”, historian Ivan Van Sertima examines navigation and shipbuilding; cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans; the transportation of plants, animals, and textiles between the continents; and the diaries, journals, and oral accounts of the explorers themselves to support the claim of an African presence in the New World centuries before Christopher Columbus arrived.

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In “The First Americans were Africans”, Dr Imhotep also makes this comprehensive case for a radical rewrite of orthodox history. He claims that by examining the scientific and geological evidence, it can easily be determined that people of African descent were in America before the Vikings or Columbus. And this includes both North America and South America. THE LOST TRIBES OF ISRAEL One of the most often debated questions in the world and Biblical history is “Who are the lost tribes of the Nation of Israel?”. Many myths and fables have been told of the whereabouts of the Israelite descendants while several nations continue to attempt to lay claim on being the descendants of the great legacy of God’s chosen and holy people like the Ethiopians, East Indians, Arabs and the Caucasians (white Jews/Jewish) just to name a few. That being said, my children, the Bible gives great detail as to who the authentic Children of Israel are and where they will be found in the last days at the second coming of Christ. The armies that Christ warned Israel about are the Roman armies that would invade Jerusalem in 70AD. This invasion caused many Jews/Israelites (the Israelites were people of colour read Job 30:30, Jeremiah 14:2, Revelation 1:13-15, Isaiah 29:22, Song of Solomon 1:5-6, and Lamentations 5:10) to flee the land of Israel into other areas of the world primarily fleeing into the western coast of Africa where the Jews resided for nearly 1,500 years. Scholars

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July/August 2020 CONTINUE... MESSAGE FROM KING DAVID have also documented this aspect of history. One book which documents this aspect of history is called “From Babylon to Timbuktu” by Rudolph R. Windsor. It must also be understood that the Israelites have been scattered into many countries due to slavery and oppression (Zechariah 7:14). Nonetheless, the Scriptures still stand true and accurate showing us that a great majority of Israelites dwell in America (Babylon). Please acquaint yourselves with your roots, my children. Study and read these findings and demand your government to rectify the educational system and for museums to reflect the true facts. THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR TRUE ANCESTRY Why? Because, my children, our pride lies in our ancestry. Establishing who we are, and achieving recognition and acknowledgement will heal the hearts of our people. It will close the festering wounds and dissipate the inner conflict and fiery aggression. Knowing who we are to God, acknowledging Him as our only God, and removing all other idols from our households and workplaces, will bring this restoration. Mark my words, my children.

The Holy Spirit is at work. It is evident! We cry in Africa but our Native American brothers and sisters lost their history, their land, their culture and is one of the least discussed genocides in the world history. We must stand united as God’s 12 tribes to seek our true heritage and make prophecy come to life. MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP God is pressing this matter on me to call out to President Trump to do right by our Native American brothers. Let economic advancement and greed no longer be the motive to drive the US government’s agenda but rather the healing of the psyche of it’s citizens. God has reset time, Mr President.

Give all peoples in America the necessary wisdom to process the rebirth they go through now with less pain, Father God and to protect and guide our destined diaspora people back to their countries of origin in Africa to settle and prepare to soon meet their Maker. A most joyous jubilation!

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You have a vulnerable emotional nation in your hands. Reset your agenda and then see God’s blessing on your nation as a whole. Babylon must repent it’s sins before God. Mammon must submit. Just know America, if you ignore God’s warning, you will face His wrath. We are in the end times. I pray for God to bless the people of America and Africa with wisdom.

SILENCING THE GUNS IN AFRICA - THE ROLE TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP CAN PLAY DEAR FELLOW AFRICANS Scholars and political analysts are unanimous in agreeing that most crises and violent conflicts in Africa are being driven by poverty, economic hardships, violation or manipulation of constitutions, violation of human rights, exclusion, inequalities, marginalization, manipulation and mismanagement of Africa’s rich ethnic diversity and resources, as well as relapses into the cycle of violence in some post-conflict settings and external interference in African affairs. SILENCING THE GUNS 2020 Undoubtedly, these challenges can be overcome, as long as the correct remedies are identified and are applied. Silencing the Guns in Africa is getting priority attention given the central thrust of Agenda 2063 and the overall AU Vision of building a peaceful, stable, secure, integrated and prosperous Africa, and the essence

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of Agenda 2030 on sustainable development goals. Notably, the 4th aspiration of Agenda 2063, which is the African Union’s strategic framework for socio-economic transformation of the continent over the next five decades, highlights the need for dialogue-centered conflict prevention, as well as the management and resolution of existing conflicts, with a view to silencing the guns in our Continent by the Year 2020. Agenda 2063 provides that in order to achieve sustainable conflict prevention and resolution, a culture of peace and tolerance must be cultivated and nurtured in our children and youth, among others, through peace education. Furthermore, in its First Ten Years Implementation Plan, Agenda 2063 stresses the imperative of ending all wars, civil conflicts, gender-based violence and violent conflicts and prevent genocide, as part

of Africa’s collective efforts to silence the guns in the continent by the year 2020. It is commonly known that all of the above conflicts have DIALOGUE and NEGOTIATIONS as a common denominator and do begin and end up in/within communities, hence their direct involvement through their Leaders is capital in all settlements. IMPORTANCE OF TRADITIONAL LEADERSHIP Traditional Leadership should be seen in the chain of frontline Non-State Actors alongside State Actors in the struggle to meet up with the dream and deadlines of 2063 as stakeholders at the base. The relevance in establishing an African Youth Front on the novel Corona virus as an AU framework to be used in engaging young people to come up with Youthled solutions in Africa’s multi-stakeholder efforts to fight the COVID-19 global pan-

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demic, should also hold true for the creation and establishment of a Pan-African Council of Traditional Leaders with a similar purpose. After all, what is good for the goose is equally good for the gander. As equally witnessed with COVID-19, acting individually, our Countries would have found it more difficult to come up with effective response policies and action plans. It is in this spirit that I will, as I conclude, make the following two (2) appeals to all, namely; 1. To set up, support and strengthen all existing Pan-African networks of Traditional Authorities to be transformed institutionally into federations with financial autonomy as a key requirement for speaking with a single voice, and 2. To commit to creating an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own Citizens and their tested and accepted traditional methods, representing a dynamic force in the global arena, in a win-win partnership with public administration at the base. By working in synergy of forces with our customs and traditions in focus, we will be bequeathing to the future generations, an Africa with an identity and a soul enveloped in its customs and traditions, one of durable peace, stability, freedom, prosperity and happiness in line with the well-thought-out 2063 development Agenda of the African Union. ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL This is the direction Silencing the Guns should take: that of “All for one and one for All” amongst its enablers. The biggest lesson of COVID-19 being our living and sharing together. Just as the AU and UN need each other so should be the State and Non-State Actors as well, in Silencing the Guns. We must build partnerships at all levels to be efficient with Traditional methods and their leaders given their rightful places at the forefront of development agenda within their communities.

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UBUNTU ! King Dr Robinson TANYI Kingdom of TINTO MBU, Cameroon. Secretary General, PACTCA – Panafrican Council of Traditional & Customary Authorities. mfawtanyi@yahoo.co.uk | +237670700077

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July/August 2020 CONTINUE... SILENCING THE GUNS IN AFRICA countries just as we have seen our Ethiopian brothers endure now. Apart from the tribal clashes, the abuse our people experience at the hands of soldiers, policemen and governmental officials must stop - especially the abuse migrants are experiencing at border posts. Civil servants in these positions are there to protect, guide and defend our people, not abuse and kill them. Please, all black lives matter, my children. Repent, Reconcile and Forgive. We now have a common enemy. We must fight this enemy as one.

UN Sculpture - Swords into plowshares statue. In 1959, a bronze statue promoting the slogan “Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares” was donated by the Soviet Union to the United Nations. It was sculpted by Evgeniy Vuchetich to represent the human wish to end all wars by converting the weapons of death and destruction into peaceful and productive tools that are more beneficial to mankind.

My Children, listen to my demand... We now need you to lay down the guns and focus on securing food for our people. I appeal to you to banish your aggression and to set aside the problems of the past that were mostly created by outside influences. These outside influences wanted to create chaos and instability in our

The prophet Isaiah prophesied this exact time: “and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” Isaiah 2:4 It is time my children to prepare the soil and to plant, as the season and moon cycles allow us to do. The locust plague has ruined many crops and our granaries are empty in these regions that are under attack. The locusts are spreading fast into central Africa towards the west. No gun can save us from this enemy.. Repent to God and burn your idols, my children. Heed God’s warning but also His promise if we obey His word. We cannot fight this locust onslaught without the help of our Father. The Book of Joel, Chapter 2 gives us exact directions in these trying times. Our Tradi-

tional Leaders must unite as one under one God. We are the children of the God, of Abraham and Elijah and of Moses. Return to our Father God and He will bless Africa and take our problems away, my children. The Bible describes the dead as no longer able to speak to the living. Ancestral worship is forbidden by God. Ecclesiastes 9:5 says, “The dead know nothing.” and Ecclesiastes 9:10 says there is no knowledge or wisdom in the grave. Psalm 115:17 calls the grave a place of silence. These verses teach that the dead have no voice upon this world, my children. Studying our ancestral history, can however bring life changing prosperity and food for our people. We can learn from our ancestors’ wisdom and from their mistakes. Acknowledging their mistakes is necessary before God in order to receive His blessing on our land. We must repent their sins, that caused our 400 year punishment, and famine and drought. This knowledge must drive us to look into the past so that we can change our future. God gave us 10 laws to guide our lives by and the 6th is : YOU SHALL NOT KILL. What is happening in South Africa currently where Farmers are being slaughtered, pains my heart. Only God can stop this hatred and revenge and the people that fuel this genocide. My children, we cannot win this war against ourselves and within ourselves. Without these farmers... who will produce our food and give our people jobs? Hatred and history have always controlled our destiny and therefor Africa will stay a “wilderness”, until we start seeking our Father God and keep ourselves accountable to obey His laws. May God give our leaders wisdom to steer the nation through this coming calamity. Amen.

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CALENDAR

THE US CHINA TRADE WAR ISSUE

AUGUST 2020 1 August

Benin I/Day

3 August

Niger I/Day

5 August

Burkina Faso I/Day

7 August

Cote d’Ivoire I/Day

9 August

Int. Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2020

9 August

Woman’s Day

12 August

Int. Youth Day

11 August

Chad I/Day

13 August

C.A.R I/Day

15 August

Congo I/Day

17 August

Gabon I/Day

31 August

African Traditional Medicine Day

31 Aug - 4 Sept

Arbor week

SEPTEMBER 2020 1 Sept

Spring Day

6 Sept

eSwatini I/Day

15 Sept

Int. Day of Democray

17 Sept

Feast of the Trumpets

21 Sept

Int. Day of Peace

22 Sept

Mali I/Day

22 Sept

Equinox

22 Sept

Mali I/Day

24 Sept

Heritage Day South Africa

26 Sept

Day of Atonement

30 Sept

Botswana I/Day

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Sub-Saharan African countries are experiencing economic distress from the U.S.-China trade war. African Development Bank experts warn that the trade tensions could cause a 2.5 percent reduction in GDP in resource-intensive African countries and a 1.9 percent reduction for oil exporters by 2021. The tariff tensions also risk indirectly undercutting U.S. goals of promoting African self-reliance, increasing U.S.-Africa trade and investment, and countering China’s expanding influence on the continent. U.S. protectionism, called out by several African leaders as destructive to their economies, risks adding to the perception that the United States is apathetic toward the region. Reducing Chinese Imports Diminished Chinese demand could further reduce annual exports of $75.26 billion from Africa. South Sudan and Angola, which rely on Beijing’s thirst for resources for more than a quarter of their exports, are especially vulnerable. Missed Commercial Opportunities African businesses are poorly positioned to benefit from commercial opportunities surfacing from the trade war. Manufacturers are diverting operations outside of China to avoid U.S. tariffs. Despite sporadic reports of Chinese entities approaching

Nigerian or Ethiopian producers, South Africa is likely the only country with the capacity to gain significant business from the trade war. Prompting an African Rebuke At the 2018 Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), President Xi stood alongside 53 African countries and promised to counter protectionism—an implied, Sino-African jab at the United States. Independently, the leaders of Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, and Cabo Verde and the former president of Zambia have also admonished the trade war and warned of its impacts on African markets. Slowing the Journey to African Self-Reliance The trade war could counteract U.S. efforts to boost African self-sufficiency in two ways. First, tariffs are indirectly harming sub-Saharan Africa’s economic growth. Second, U.S. appetite to invest in African markets is likely to decrease if continued tariff tensions slow growth in both sub- Saharan Africa and the United States. Damaging U.S. Prestige in Africa Since President Trump took office, African publics and leaders have noted a marked decrease in U.S. engagement with the continent, a drop in the number of high-level U.S. diplomatic visits, and the relative silence on U.S. policy objectives toward the continent.

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July/August 2020 CONTINUE... THE US CHINA TRADE WAR ISSUE Tariffs Increase Tensions with South Africa South Africa is the only sub-Saharan African country the United States directly targeted with tariffs, producing some economic anxiety and adding another irritant to perennially difficult U.S.-South African relations. South African companies are on a list of major exporters required to pay a 10 percent tariff on aluminium and 15 percent tariff on certain steel exports to the United States. Trade analysts also say these tariffs disregard the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which currently facilitates the flow of 6,700 South African goods to the United States, potentially weakening its credibility as a tool to attract foreign investment in the long term. Reinforcing Chinese Rhetoric in Africa The economic and political impacts of the trade war are working in Beijing’s favour. It would appear that the Trump administration’s battle to counter Chinese influence globally is backfiring in sub-Saharan Africa; U.S. tariffs inadvertently give ammunition to Beijing’s narrative and undermine U.S. efforts to stem Beijing’s political reach on the continent. Treat China Tariffs as Global Tariffs The tariffs punish other regions and key partners, an implication that is often ignored. U.S.-China negotiations postponed a substantial hike on $200 billion worth of Chinese products from 10 percent to 25 percent and signal the possibility of a deal to remove tariffs altogether. Officials in Africa and other nations (both developing and developed) recognize the threat posed by Chinese economic espionage and business coercion but, given the distraction of U.S. protectionism, will have less motivation to unite against Beijing.

regional trade and supply chains by lowering tariff and non-tariff barriers, is key to the region’s economic self-reliance and represents a formidable opportunity for the United States. Successful implementation of the CFTA would grant U.S. businesses various points of access to a consumer market of 1.2 billion people.

banned from importing and incorporating key US technologies into its products and services. This included both hardware and software. The ban was later extended to key technologies from non-US firms. These included the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, a major Huawei supplier.

Global supply chain opportunities

Africa needs to support this ban as it has no need for such advanced technology. It will serve no purpose other than to facilitate the rolling out of the COVI-PASS and eventually the microchip that will be used to track and manipulate the lives of all Africans.

The COVID-19 reality, combined with the ratcheting up of US-China tensions over trade, technology and supply chains, has opened up opportunities that African countries should exploit. Combined, they have exposed serious problems in supply networks across various sectors. These include digital products, food, pharmaceutical and medical supply chains. These sectors represent opportunities for African countries to develop new products, services and capabilities. They could, for example, provide answers to safeguarding Africa’s food security needs, local production of essential drugs and medicines, low-cost medical tests and equipment, and logistics. New Technology – 5G In May last year the US government put the Chinese firm Huawei, the world’s leading supplier of 5G network infrastructure, on its list of entities deemed to pose a significant risk to national security and foreign policy interests. Huawei was effectively

It is also impractical technology in a 3rd world country and until tested and proven to be safe, has no place in our communities. The above content was sourced from these articles: https://www.csis.org/analysis/ innocent-bystanders-why-us-china-trade-war-hurts-african-economies https://theconversation.com/african-countries-need-to-seize-opportunities-created-by-us-china-tensions-140448 https://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/ news/watch-debate-raging-on-link-between-5g-technology-coronavirus-pandemic-45124913?fbclid=IwAR2PpNVDgLo2Z1LGRAUIly2p0O2n9jwxu52ulDqJcPIedsaOe4AQWpQW9Nc

Support African Trade Initiatives The United States is promoting protectionism at a time when integration is gaining momentum in sub-Saharan Africa. The Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), a transcontinental effort to boost

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July/August 2020 THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE AFCFTA TRADING DATE AND IT’S IMPACT As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact lives, trade and businesses all over the world, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretary-General, Wemkele Mene recently announced the postponement of the commencement of trade under the AfCFTA. Commencement of trading under the AfCFTA was initially slated for 1 July 2020 (AfCFTA Trading Date). The AfCFTA Trading Date drew nearer and with the African Union unable to meet early in May due to restrictions and lockdown measures implemented across the continent, the postponement of the AfCFTA Trading Date was inevitable. PRO’S • Extended Time to Negotiate the Removal of Physical Trade and Non-tariff Barriers: The postponement grants African leaders the opportunity to continue discussions on the modalities and subsequently reach agreements on how best to remove physical trade and non-tariff barriers. • Opportunity to Develop Local Capacity in Essential Goods and Services: Despite the imposition of partial or total lockdowns in African countries by their leaders, recent trends have revealed that the trade in essential goods and services continues almost unperturbed • Opportunity to implement trade and investment policies and invest in critical infrastructure to accelerate investment: The postponement of the AfCFTA Trading Date is a good opportunity for the countries without the necessary critical infrastructure to implement policies to spur growth in the necessary sectors.

CON’S • Continued Trade with China: China is currently Africa’s major trading partner. Although, trade between China and Africa fell by 14% to $41 billion in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 due to the COVID 19 pandemic. • Lack of urgency to ratify the AfCFTA Agreement: Some countries with significant markets, like Nigeria, delayed signing the AfCFTA treaty and have exercised no urgency in ratifying the treaty. This postponement of AfCFTA Trading Date may be an excuse for countries with similar trade agenda as Nigeria to continue to delay ratifying the treaty. • Protectionism as the new order of the day: Nigeria has had its borders shut since October 2019 as part of its efforts to tackle smuggling and spur the growth of the domestic agricultural industry. With the postponement of the AfCFTA Trading Date, Nigeria, a country with an important role in intra-African trade, may see no urgent need to reverse its protectionist policy. Conclusion African countries should consider the positive and negative points above as negotiations continue toward the new trade commencement date, as the benefits of a successful implementation of the AfCFTA outweigh the disadvantages. The above information was sourced from: https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=a52128fdc575-4ee8-a802-362576ae5ae6

DO YOU KNOW THE LONGER LASTING LIGHT BULB WAS INVENTED BY LEWIS LATIMER? Carbon Light Bulb Filament was invented by Lewis Latimer in 1881 The light bulb itself was invented by Thomas Edison, but the innovation used to create longer-lasting light bulbs with a carbon filament came from Africa-American inventor Lewis Latimer. Latimer, the son of runaway slaves, began work in a patent law firm after serving in the military for the Union during the Civil War. He was recognized for his talent drafting patents and was promoted to head draftsman, where he co-invented an improved bathroom for railroad trains. The above information was sourced from: https://grist.org/climate-energy/meet-lewis-latimer-the-african-american-who-enlightened-thomas-edison/

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July/August 2020 ASPIRE TO HAVE A SPIRIT LIKE DANIEL

Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. - Daniel 6:3 Words from the book The Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz “He was abducted to serve an emperor who had absolute world power and was accountable to no one. Yet through it all, Daniel glorified God by his character & his conduct.” Daniel 6:3 “Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.” We should strive to have an extraordinary spirit like Daniel. Daniels’ attitude was one of always pleasing God and doing His will. Even in difficult times, Daniel refused to give in to any pressure around him. He believed with his whole being that his

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God will come through for him. What trust and faith this is in the almighty God who never fails us. Deuteronomy 31:6 “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” This is a promise we can make our own, in whichever situation we are. God is, still today, a miracle working God. Take a breath – that is how close God is to you. He is a prayer away and loves spending time with you. Daniel 9:16-19 ““O Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; because for our sins,

and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all those around us. Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and for the Lord’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your sanctuary, which is desolate. O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”” Daniel 9:16-19 NKJV

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July/August 2020 JESUS/YESHUA’S TRANSFIGURATIONS DURING HIS TIME ON EARTH

What did Jesus/Yeshua look like? That’s a question that no book in the New Testament clearly answers...yet many of us just assume it must be clearly documented. Growing up as children around illustrated Bibles and in a western culture, we were introduced to Jesus/Yeshua our Saviour, as a tall, handsome, bearded Caucasian figure with wavy, chestnut locks. It never occurred to most people that the Gospels were devoid of any physical description. Why is this so? Unbeknown to most people, there are clear examples of Jesus/Yeshua changing His appearance in the Gospels that should immediately bring to mind: the concept of Transfiguration. One such example is: After six days, Jesus/Yeshua took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he transformed before them, and His clothes became dazzling white, such

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as no fuller on earth could bleach them. (Mark 9:2-3) Other examples are: After six days, Jesus/Yeshua took with him Peter and James and his brother John, and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And He transformed before them, and His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became dazzling white. (Matt. 17:1-2) And while He was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and His clothes became dazzling white. (Luke 9:29) Mark explicitly tells of Jesus/Yeshua undergoing a transformation for His three closest disciples, though he mentions only the changing of Jesus/Yesua’s clothes as far as details go. Matthew and Luke both add that the appearance of Jesus/Yeshua’s face also changed. (John does not mention the Transfiguration). In Luke 24, we have another curious narrative about a post-resurrection appear-

ance of Jesus/Yeshua. Shortly after a group of women find Jesus’ tomb empty, Jesus/Yeshua Himself appears to two of His own followers (Cleopas and an unnamed companion) while they are walking to Emmaus. Jesus/Yeshua joins them and engages in conversation about the interpretation of the Scriptures while they walk, and yet they fail to recognize Him until they reach their destination, at which point Jesus/Yeshua vanishes. Whether transfiguration is involved is debatable, since v. 16 simply says “their eyes were kept from recognizing Him.” Jesus/Yeshua’ s vanishing act, however, implies that His body was not that of a normal human. Then we have the chapter of Mark, which was not original, but still dates most likely to the second century, that explicitly describes the encounter as polymorphism: After this He appeared in another form to two of them, as they were walking into the country. (Mark 16:12)

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July/August 2020 CONTINUE... JESUS/YESHUA’S TRANSFIGURATIONS DURING HIS TIME ON EARTH John implies a similar change in Jesus/ Yeshua’ appearance. During His first appearance to Mary Magdalene at the tomb, she mistakes Him for the gardener (20:14). John’s Jesus/Yeshua also seemingly has the ability to change His body’s physical properties, for He twice appears to the disciples while they are in a locked room (John 20:19-29) — a miraculous act that is also briefly recounted in the aforementioned long ending of Mark. There are other Gospel passages that can be explained as examples of polymorphism even if this is not explicitly intended. Some early scribes and narrators did interpret them that way, as we shall see further on. Reseach Luke 4:16-30,And Luke 4:29-30. The Acts of John and the Acts of Peter Jesus/Yeshua’s ability to take on different

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forms is developed further in the mid-second century. In the Acts of John, the Zebedee brothers are perplexed when they discover that Jesus/Yeshua appears differently to each of them, and that His appearance keeps changing. For when (Jesus/Yeshua) had chosen Peter and Andrew, who were brothers, He came to me and my brother James, saying “I need you; come to me!” And my brother … said: “John, what does He want, this child on the shore who called us? And I said, “Which child?” And he answered me, “The one who is beckoning to us.” And I replied: “Because of the long watch we have kept at sea, you are not seeing well, brother James. Do you not see the man standing there who is handsome, fair and cheerful-looking?” … And when we had brought the boat to land,

we saw how He also helped us to beach the boat. And as we left the place, wishing to follow him, He appeared to me again as rather bald-headed but with a thick flowing beard, but to James as a young man whose beard was just beginning. (Acts of John 87-89) According to the narrator, Jesus/Yeshua was also unusual in other ways. During the crucifixion, Jesus/Yeshua appeared to John as a cross of light. In the Acts of Peter, Peter teaches a group of Christians that Jesus/Yeshua had taken on human form as part of His salvific mission, and that His appearance varied according to the beholder: “For each one of us saw (Christ) as He was able, as He had power to see”.

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July/August 2020 CONTINUE... JESUS/YESHUA’S TRANSFIGURATIONS DURING HIS TIME ON EARTH In the next section, Jesus/Yeshua reveals himself to some blind widows, appearing as an old man to some and a youth or child to others. Peter concludes that the Lord’s “variety of forms” demonstrates how little people are able to comprehend the extend of the Father God. In both Acts of John and Acts of Peter, the Transfiguration is described as a preview of Christ’s true appearance. In the former, Jesus/Yeshua becomes a glowing giant whose head reaches the sky (much like the risen Jesus in the Gospel of Peter); in the latter, Jesus/Yeshua is transformed into a blinding, ineffable radiance. It is clear that He did not always appear the same from the remark of Judas when about to betray Him. For he said to the crowd that came with him, as though they did not know Him, ‘Whomsoever I kiss, it is He’. A little further on in the same passage, Origen uses Christ’s polymorphic character to defend the fact that Jesus/Yeshua, in the Gospels, has no public appearances after His resurrection. Jesus/Yeshua’s

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post-resurrection body was apparently invisible to most people: “All those who formerly saw Him could not look upon him, as He no longer had anything about Him that could be seen by the multitude.” For Origen, only the apostles had the capacity to see Jesus/Yeshua in His resurrected body, and even then, only intermittently. In John 8 occurs similar narrative incidents which takes place at the temple. “So they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus/Yeshua hid Himself and went out of the temple”. (John 8:59) Interestingly, numerous manuscripts of John append Luke 4:30 (“He passed through the midst of them”) to John 8:59 to describe how Jesus/Yeshua got away. The two incidents were clearly understood to be related. In both cases, Jesus/Yeshua becoming unrecognizable would be one way of explaining the escape. Christ’s appearance to Paul on the road to Damascus in Acts is also a resurrection appearance, albeit one that takes place

after the ascension. Here, Jesus/Yeshua appears to Paul in the form of a bright light (9:3), while his travelling companions see nothing at all. Lastly, there is the famous matter of Judas’ kiss. In Mark, Jesus/Yeshua has been regularly preaching in the temple, and He has become so popular that the priests can’t arrest him in public. (“Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not arrest me,” observes Jesus/Yeshua in Mark 14:49.) And yet, when the priests and other temple functionaries arrive at Gethsemane, Judas has to kiss Jesus/Yeshua so they know which man to arrest, as if He isn’t known to them by sight. Luke and John omit the kiss and have Jesus/Yeshua identify himself directly to the soldiers and priests, which gives Jesus/Yeshua a more direct role in the arrest but does not eliminate the recognition problem. Jesus/Yeshua: The lamb While researching this article, we found that unlike the Greco-Roman gods, Jesus/ Yeshua never took on animal forms. But thiz is not true, strictly speaking. Through-

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July/August 2020 CONTINUE... JESUS/YESHUA’S TRANSFIGURATIONS DURING HIS TIME ON EARTH out the book of Revelation (starting with 5:6), Jesus/Yeshua appears in the form of a lamb; and in fact, that is the only form in which He is worshipped. The book of Isaiah The Ascension of Isaiah is fascinating especially the latter portion, which tells of Jesus/Yeshua’s original descent from Heaven in order to take the form of a man. In this text, Isaiah sees in a vision how Christ Jesus, who resides in the seventh heaven with God the Father, will descend to the first heaven (our own world, which extends from earth to the firmament) in order to defeat the Satanic principalities and powers. It is a way of describing Christ’s mission that is also fairly common in the epistles. However, in order to do so, Jesus/Yeshua is required to travel unidentifiable, changing His form as He passes through the five lower heavens in order to resemble the angels that inhabit them. “Go and descend through all the heavens; descend to the firmament and to that world, even to the angel in Sheol; but to Hell thou shalt not go. And thou shalt become like to the form of all who are in the five heavens; and with carefulness thou shalt resemble the form of the angels of the firmament and the angels also who are in Sheol. And none of the angels of this world will know that thou, along with me, art the Lord of the seven heavens and of their angels…[so] that thou mayest judge and destroy the prince and his angels and the gods of this world and the world which is ruled by them” …. Ascension of Isaiah 10.8-10 Eusebius of Caesarea Eusebius, the influential figure known for his writings about church history, took much the same view as Origen. When Constantia Augusta, the half-sister of Emperor Constantine, requested a picture of Jesus/Yeshua, Eusebius wrote a reply stating that Jesus appeared in different forms during His earthly ministry, and took on a “glorified form” after Easter that surpassed the abilities of the senses to behold, and could not be depicted by “lifeless colours and shades”.

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Also, like Origen, he understood the transfiguration to be an early manifestation of that form.

Prayer: Lord, we acknowledge your greatness as you know our every need.

CONCLUSION Our earliest extant writings about Jesus/ Yeshua provide no physical description. However, He was often understood to have been an angelic or divine being who could take on any physical appearance, or even several at once to different people. This applied to His corporeal body on earth, whose physical characteristics He could alter, as well as the spiritual body which He possessed in heaven before the incarnation and after the resurrection.

We anxiously await the return of your Son, Jesus/Yeshua, the Messiah, to heal all the pain we carry and to truly set our souls free of all the racial crimes and sins of our past against each other and for trying to invent and claim YOU and Your Son for our own race or man-made religion, Lord.

The seeds of this belief are found in the New Testament and other early Christian texts, such as The Ascension of Isaiah. This belief was developed more fully by second and third century writers during Constantine’s era and onwards and is particularly prominent in the various apocryphal Acts as well as in early Christian art. It was eventually adopted by Docetists and Gnostics but is not an exclusively Docetic or Gnostic doctrine. All of the above are astounding Biblical facts that are very seldom shared by priests and clergy over the pulpit. A well-hidden mystery. Most of the above taken from compiled research.

We sincerely repent and ask for Your forgiveness, Lord. You love each and every being on earth. You sent your Son, Jesus/Yeshua to show us the way so we all can be saved. His return is imminent to set us ALL FREE from this earthly bondage. We acknowledge the drastic changes worldwide around us. The end times are here. We acknowledge the unveiling of truths and we vow to revisit and reset our beliefs as You bring the world and the Church to a stop to give us the much needed time. Your new Church is awakening. We are grateful for this blessing. We love you, Lord. Amen.

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A MOST CIRCULATED STATEMENT LATELY IS THAT JESUS/YESHUA IS BLACK. Was He? With all the above in mind, most certainly, He was what people wanted Him to be at a much needed time and what God, His Father required. He is the Son of God. He is a god in His own right with abilities and extraordinary gifts the Father, bestowed on Him to become the most referred to entity in the world today. This gift to become one of any of us, whether white, black or coloured, made it possible for Jesus/Yeshua to identify with each and every one of us and it enabled Him to show us the way to achieving eternal life in our own unique required way.

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July/August 2020 ARE YOU EATING FROM THE TREE OF LIFE OR THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE? — PART 1 God placed two special trees in the middle of the garden: one was the Tree of Life, and the other was the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Eating from the Tree of Knowledge was strictly forbidden and carried a severe punishment: … death. The LORD God commanded the man, saying, ‘You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Genesis 2:16-17 It is interesting to note that God granted Adam free access to the Tree of Life. In fact, because of his close relationship with God, Adam and Eve were partaking daily from that tree. This is the first of a two-part discussion on the mystery of the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil referred to in the Creation Story recorded in the Book of Genesis. These insights come from my personal relationship with the Lord and what He Himself revealed to me over a period of 38 years, and these truths led to the name of our foundation, “Infinite Grace”. When God created Adam and Eve, they were living in an intimate relationship with their Creator. They walked in communion with the Eternal God: they could see Him, walk with Him, and talk with Him. In other words, their spiritual eyes were open and they were created in God’s image and likeness, therefore, they were made to live an eternal life. God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and gave them the trees of the garden as food. And out of the ground the LORD God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:9

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In this wonderful place of perfect harmony with God and each other, Adam and Eve did not know sin. That is, until they met the father of sin. Satan came to Eve in the form of a serpent and tempted her and her husband to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Now the serpent was craftier than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” Genesis 3:1 The only way Satan could get them to sin was to create mistrust in God. He twisted God’s words to sow the seeds of doubt in God’s goodness and intentions. This is still the strategy Satan uses against us today. He wants us to doubt that God really loves us, and that He wants the best for us. He wants us to believe that God is withholding the best from us. Satan wanted Eve to become dissatisfied with the portion God had given her. Unfortunately, Satan’s plan was successful. When Eve and Adam ate from the forbidden tree, their spiritual connection to God was lost. They were instantaneously moved from enjoying eternal LIFE, to be-

ing subject to the forces of GOOD and EVIL (DEATH). Where once they had a relationship with God and relied on Him to make them righteous, they had to rely on knowledge to pave their own way through life. They sowed fig leaves together to cover their shame. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. Genesis 3:7 Self-determination leads to self-righteousness, the root cause of the problems and conflicts in the world from the time of The Fall up to today. Wars, hatred, envy, strife, idolatry and spiritual immorality are all caused by misguided self-righteousness. What’s more, God placed a warrior angel to bar the way to the Tree of Life. Adam and Eve lost their right to eat from the Tree of Life - something they could do before, as much as they desired. He drove out the man, and at the east of the Garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24 Why didn’t God want them to eat from the Tree of Life anymore? Because it would have forced them to live for all of eternity in a fallen state. The door to redemption would have been closed forever. That’s why God had to shut the Garden of Eden to them. God had to redeem the human race first, before He could give us access to eternal life once again. In His Infinite Grace, He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die a brutal death on the cross. The perfect lamb died to redeem us from the curse. His sacrifice on the cross lifted the curse so that through His blood we can be redeemed and through receiving His Holy Spirit we can reach eternal life. But first we need to make the personal choice of accepting Jesus as our Lord and

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July/August 2020 CONTINUE... ARE YOU EATING FROM THE TREE OF LIFE OR THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE? — PART 1 Savior and receive the impartation of His Holy Spirit that we can eat again from the “Tree of Life”. John 14:6 says “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father; but by ME.”

the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for our redemption. He paid the sacrifice determined by the law to set us free. Therefore, He fulfilled the condition of the law for all eternity.

In the time between the fall of Adam and Jesus’ crucifixion, God provided the law and the Ten Commandments to Moses. The law was a guide to protect His people against Satan and the destructive force of sin. The Ten Commandments are God’s blueprint to raise us up in holiness. Jesus and the Holy Spirit came to restore fallen man’s position to eat from the “Tree of Life” again.

Instead of the fleeting protection that animal sacrifices previously gave against sin and evil, the blood of the perfect Lamb is God’s eternal atonement for sin.

Does this mean that Jesus nullified the Ten Commandments states that He came to fulfill the law? He meant the 630 laws that were given to Moses but He never nullified the Ten Commandments as it is often taught in modern day church. Quite the contrary is true. As Jesus says in John 14:21 “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he is that loveth me, and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven – Matthew 5:19

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COMMANDMENT 1 You shall have NO OTHER gods before ME

COMMANDMENT 2 You shall NOT make OR WORSHIP IDOLS

COMMANDMENT 3 You shall NOT take the NAME OF THE LORD in vain

Since we receive life through Jesus, we should not go back to eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (law) to make us righteous. We are the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus. The law cannot give us life. We have eternal life through faith and love.

COMMANDMENT 4 Remember the 7th Day is God’s Sabbath. Rest and keep it Holy

COMMANDMENT 5 Honor your FATHER & MOTHER

Remember that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son for us. When we walk in love, we have fellowship with Him and partake in his divine nature.

COMMANDMENT 6 You shall NOT MURDER

In conclusion, as long as we are still in a world we are not able to understand or live in “AGAPE LOVE,” we need the law to be our guide and teacher.

COMMANDMENT 7 You shall NOT COMMIT adultery

Once we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we receive the impartation of the Holy Spirit. Only then will God Himself lead us to eat from the “Tree of Life”. Through His Infinite Grace we are now led by Faith, Love, Light and Truth.

COMMANDMENT 8 You shall NOT STEAL

COMMANDMENT 9 You shall NOT bear FALSE WITNESS - DO NOT LIE

Jesus made a comment in John 13:34 saying “A new commandment I give unto you. That ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” The Greek word for love used in this passage is “Agape”. “Agape” means the highest form of love, the love of God for man. Jesus did not nullify the other commandments with this statement He made. His intention was for the listeners to understand that when you love God above all and you love yourself and your neighbors as yourself, you will have no intent to harm them by stealing, lying, committing adultery or serving false gods, including self. Our relationship with God now is based on

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

COMMANDMENT 10 You shall NOT COVET - DO NOT ENVY

YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTH - THIS IS THE 1ST AND -

GREAT COMMANDMENT - THE SECOND IS LIKE IT YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR AS YOURSELF ON THESE 2 COMMANDMENTS HANG ALL LAW & PROPHETS Debra Meyer

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July/August 2020 RESTORING GOD’S ORDER THROUGH FOOD SECURITY have in a single moment been found lacking and in desperation. Most notably, we have also seen how the poor and vulnerable in our communities are the hardest hit by such pandemics through the lack or loss of employment, easy susceptibility to illness, which in most cases results from starvation and a nutritionally poor diet which leads to a compromised immune system.

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If the last one hundred years have anything to show, it is truly evident that we are living in the last days and that God’s plan for humanity and the world is about to be fulfilled. With that said, I am reminded of how our Lord Jesus Christ was overwhelmed with fear and excitement, while He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, as He contemplated the imminent hour of His death and the subsequent glory and victory of God’s redemption plan that would follow. So to, we as believers are simultaneously overwhelmed with dire emotions of fear and unimaginable joy as we diagnose this coming hour upon the world. As I write this, we have all seen world over, how the first of many to come pandemics have brought the world to its knees, we have seen how multi-national companies have had to shut down, we have also seen how the plans of men through their earthly kingdoms and governments, in spite of their intelligence and expertise,

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We live in an age, as rightfully predicted in the Scriptures, where there is a fierce competition of ideas and more dangerously, everyone is a teacher and for this reason, believers must now, more than ever, have a firm grasp on their Christ radar so that they can navigate through the storm of falsehood and deception that desires to win them away from salvation.This is evident in the myriad of interpretations you will find on any single search online, and the coronavirus pandemic is not absolved from this. Many as the interpretations may be but this truth cannot be hidden: Change only comes to bring correction and elevation. Therefore, there will be a position of power and advantage to those who will discern what God is calling for in this hour and are able to successfully adjust their hearts and actions towards this outlook. Luke chapter four and verse 17 gives a very clear message on what Jesus Christ’s mission is upon the earth and therefore His followers’ mission. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when

he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, {4:18} The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, {4:19} To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. {4:20} And he closed the book, and he gave [it] again to the minister, and sat down. On this mission the Lord’s Book is testimony and works opened and closed. As the Son of God, His primary message is to preach the gospel of God to the poor, which means as believers we are to first stand as defenders of the needy and oppressed amongst us, teaching them the truth about God and leading righteous lives for them to follow. God is not man that he should lie nor a familiar spirit that He should exhibit confusion. Genesis chapter one and verse 26 reveals God’s clear purpose and blueprint for mankind over his creation. {1:26} And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. As we are in the final days I believe we are in the days of restoration where God is resetting us back to His blueprint. This blueprint incorporates all aspects of life in how we worship God, how we uphold

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the integrity of our body temples through righteousness and the food we consume, how we engage in education, business and trade, our relations with fellow human beings, the animals and the environment and our relationship with money. A relationship of which we have dominion over money instead of serving or being enslaved by it. There is more and most profound truth to the saying, “You become what you eat,” which we as believers must wake up and apply our faith to in this hour for our next great challenge will stem out of this. In Genesis chapter one and verse 29 God in His awesome wisdom gives mankind the nutritional formula they will require in order to have dominion over all their affairs and creation He has entrusted them with.

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{1:29} And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. This is a picture that is far removed from what our society has become and to emphasize the importance of food in God’s redemption plan let us take this time to remember how food has been in the epicentre of God’s work since the beginning of time. Adam and Eve destroyed God’s plan by eating the forbidden fruit, Cane didn’t find favour with God because of the food he presented to God, Esau lost his birth-right because of his relationship with food, the widow woman of Zarephath on the other hand found favour because of her rela-

tionship with food and because food is important to salvation, God takes time to give us His dietary laws in the book of Leviticus 11. We know by revelation and spiritual understanding that more pandemics are to follow in the same magnitude and even more, which will bring more calamity upon the world. It is therefore our most immediate duty as believers to stand in our Christian commission and teach the gospel to the most vulnerable in our communities. And we must do this with the full knowledge that the first enemy to Godliness is poverty. Africa, though a crown of gold on God’s head and in all of His creation, has been falsely branded the poor continent. It has been chained down into subjection and miseducation.

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July/August 2020 CONTINUE... RESTORING GOD’S ORDER THROUGH FOOD SECURITY It is sad to see how, in the last thirty years we have won against illiteracy and enabled more and more of our populace to become educated, but in the same breath more and more Africans are losing their identity and heritage which was deeply rooted on the principles of being self-governable which directly resulted in them being self-sufficient. It is also sad to see how in the same period the more “educated” and “developed” the continent has become, the more people are forsaking their livestock farming and how their agricultural plots have become desolate resulting in more and more people depending on multi-national stores for food for every penny they receive. Poverty is nothing but an inability to feed yourself, your family, your neighbour, and your community. The principle of Ubuntu which is an African principle of being humane towards others by providing shelter and food, which is what our forefathers were able to live by for thousands of years, now unfortunately cannot see the light of day because of the self-induced state of poverty Africans have allowed themselves to be kept in. Dependence has caused African communities to be a target of foreign businesses and corrupt governments which have introduced vulnerability through poisonous, nutritionally void alien foods which continue to undermine African integrity and potential. Now is the time to go back to our roots and destroy this ungodly system of aid and dependence Africa has been sentenced

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into. Africa must once again be the producer and enjoyer of its own food from every household, community, kingdom and nation. “I do foolish things to confound the wise…” With that said, I must profess that this spirit of Ubuntu is on the rise again, now spearheaded by the youth of Africa and this has mostly been facilitated by the overwhelming rate of unemployment in the continent to which the youth have been its greatest and direct victims. African governments across the continent are unable to provide employment sufficient for the populace, and that is God’s design for Africa at this time. Because the hour has come for AFRICA TO RISE, an AFRICA that will no longer find solutions that are foreign to itself and perpetuate its bondage nor its dependency, but an AFRICA that will now be self-governable and self-sufficient and a lender to other nations. As one puts their ear on the ground you hear a resounding sound of liberty that is filled with the vibrant march of the young, and the nurturing love of our mothers, these: the young and the women of our kingdoms are who our leaders must rush to support and encourage the revival of our lands abundant with crops and livestock. Crops that are free of poisoning and that nourish our livestock so that in turn our bodies are nourished with the highest potency of God in order for all our people to stand healthy, in harmony with the African soil beneath our feet and rightfully govern our destinies by God’s charge.

This is the hour of the Injera of Ethiopia to be traded across all the boundaries of the continent, that the soursop of Ivory Coast may be planted and exported in great quantities that by it our land and peoples may be healed throughout the continent and the world. It is upon every believer and most especially upon every leader to play their part in the restoration of God’s order. Therefore, let every king, chief, sultan, prince, and induna right from the birthplace of the sun, Mpumalanga to the towering ancient pyramids in Giza sound the call in all places of their dominion, to avail their lands and resources to encourage every member and household of their kingdoms to plant nutritionally diverse crops for food and medicine and to grow livestock so that they can live and share with others. And let anyone amongst you blessed with resources use this time to sincerely consider the needy and thus righteously preach the Word of God by availing your gifts, not only to share but to empower others, thereby showing the character of Our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ in all honesty and truthfulness. Finally dear beloved, remember God’s work requires no man’s permission, it will and is happening as predestined, man is only invited to the labour and feast. Thank you.

PROPHET AQUINAS-BUNTU

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JULY 2020 MOON PHASE PLANTING GUIDE FOR AFRICA

FIRST QUARTER

FULL MOON

LAST QUARTER

NEW MOON

1-2 / 25 – 31 Aug

3 – 10 Aug

11 – 18 Aug

19 – 24 Aug

Northern Dry/Arid Regions Cucumber, Eggplant, Chilli, Okra, Pumpkin, Squash, Tomato, Beans, Maize, Peas

Northern Dry/Arid Regions Artichoke, Beetroot, Carrots, Ginger, Radish, Turmeric, Turnips

Northern Dry/Arid Regions None

Northern Dry/Arid Regions Coriander, Dill, Fennel, Lettuce, Rocket, Sage, Spinach, Celery

Sub and Tropics Regions Tomato, Beans, Maize, Eggplant, Okra, Peppers, Pumpkin

Sub and Tropics Regions Beetroot, Carrots, Radish, Spring Onion

Sub and Tropics Regions None

Sub and Tropics Regions Coriander, Basil, Dill, Fennel, Lettuce, Rocket, Sage, Spinach, Thyme, Sunflowers, Asparagus, Celery

Southern Dry/ Arid Regions Eggplant, Chilli, Tomato, Pumpkin, Squash, French Beans, Maize, Peas

Southern Dry/ Arid Regions Beetroot, Carrots, Radish, Turnips, Potato, Sweet Potato

Southern Dry/ Arid Regions None

Southern Dry/ Arid Regions Coriander, Dill, Endive, Fennel, Lettuce, Rocket, Sage, Spinach, Celery

Cut grass and prune to increase growth. Sow ornamental flowers

Cut grass and prune to reduce growth. Apply compost and mulch. Treat for pests.

Cut grass and prune to reduce growth. Apply compost and mulch. Treat for pests.

Cut grass and prune to increase growth. Sow ornamental flowers

NORTHERN DRY/ARID REGIONS SUB AND TROPICAL REGIONS SOUTHERN DRY/ ARID REGIONS

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July/August 2020 DO YOU KNOW? The American Indians are said to form part of the 12 Lost Tribes of Israel, and so does the Ibo people of Nigeria, and the Yoruba of Niger-Congo (the Negroes of West Africa-Negroland) who are also known to be the descendents of the ancient Hebrew Israelites. See our next newsletter for more information on this incredible revelation.

DIASPORA

Maria Engelbrecht

A diaspora is a scattered population whose origin lies in a separate geographic locale. Historically, the word diaspora was used to refer to the involuntary mass dispersion of a population from its indigenous territories, in particular the dispersion of Jewish people. This has since changed, and today there is no set definition of the term because its modern meaning has evolved over time. Some notable diasporas are the African diaspora including the

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descendants of those Africans who were mainly transported to the Americas during the African transatlantic slave trade

evil, darkness, unrighteousness and deceit this world has portrayed as being spread across Africa.

Fact: Whilst the United Nations estimate that there are currently 36.2 million African migrants living outside their countries of birth, the total scope of historically displaced Africans based on having heritage that binds them to Africa is estimated at 142 million according to Wikipedia.

I am making this column in this newsletter my personal responsibility to ensure we share success stories of real Africans making a significant difference on mother earth and:

God’s 12 tribes are slowly emerging and starting to acknowledge their anointing of our Father God. They are setting aside their idols, as worldly pressures escalate and the prophecies are realized. A key factor for Jesus/ Yesua to return. The rumor of many years is coming true! “Africa is Rising”, and Africa will be the “breadbasket of the world” in days to come. Even better news is that the generational curse has been broken! Africa and Africans have a second chance to stand up and stand strong no matter whether they were uprooted or not. Their DNA has a track record that supersedes the

• We will be honoring them for their selflessness contributions globally • We will apply their guidance and wisdom • We will salute them in their boldness • We will be sharing the emotional, spiritual and financial growth that will follow from the soil of Africa • We will work to make Africa the place that was intended before human interference took its toll • We will together build the UNITY that we all carry as true Africans • We will get Africa to a place where its descendants would return to, not for a visit but for a lifetime.

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Star of the Month

Theresa and I became so close that when her daughter had twins, a boy and a girl, her daughter named them “Jack Sims Mukoko and Mary Sims Mukoko,” I had been officially adopted into the Mukoko Family.

Former Mayor Jack Sims

A Humanitarian with an Indomitable Spirit, Strong Leadership Skills, Compassion And Passion-Driven with His One Goal To “Improve the Quality of Life”!* My Name is Mayor Jack Sims from the State of Maryland USA. I made my first trip to Africa in 1997 the same year I was elected the Former Mayor Jack Sims first African American Mayor of my city. Years later, in 2016, I was appointed Official Southern Cherokee Nation and The Red Fire People (SCNRFP) Emissary Representative and Advisor. These events proof now to be two of the most significant achievements in my life. Our Lord is linking the dots as we speak and as His plan unfolds the way forward is becoming clearer... I was traveling with the World Conference of Mayors delegation. When I arrived at the Nicon Hilton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria, it looked like I was in New York, USA. I could not believe it. It was like nothing I had ever seen on western television.

On one of my trips to Nigeria, I was invited by His Royal Highness Igwe P.N. Anugwu traditional ruler of the Kingdom of Mbaukwu, Nigeria, into his council. I received my Chieftaincy title to make it official. It was the proudest day of my life. In 2019 I had the pleasure of meeting Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the traditional ruler, or Ooni, of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife, whilst on a 6 day trip to Toronto, Canada. Another memorable and humbling meeting. During my many trips to Africa, I have met some of the most exceptional people I have come to know and love with all my heart. One extraordinary person has been Maria (Trudie) Engelbrecht from South Africa. Although we were at the same conference in Equatorial Guinea, we never had any personal contact; she was able to feel my spirit and sent me an email to let me know that she had sensed my presence. Others from Africa whom I have come to know and care about are Ambassador Wanle Akinboboye- Nigeria, His Royal Highness Prince Zolani Mkiva-South Africa, Ambassador Samba Faal-Gambia, Eugene Okon-Nigeria, Valentine Orare-Kenya, Wynslow Reeves-Liberia, and His Royal Majesty King David (King DR Tchiffi ZIE) whom I met during a ceremony at his palace. I was ordained United Kingdoms of Africa Minister of Trade and Industry, another honor I have cherished. His Majesty handed me

It was the first time I had ever been in the company of Kings, Queens, and Chiefs. WOW. Did I feel special? I didn’t even know that Africa still had traditional rulers; for me, that was the beginning! Over the next 20 years, I visited Gabon, Sierra Leone, Liberia, The Gambia, Nigeria (many times), Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, and Ivory Coast. In each one of the countries, I started to develop real heart-felt relationships. Each of the countries had something in common, but the one thing that got my attention was the children; many did not have shoes. I remembered the story that I had heard from one of my very close associates, Theresa Mulekye Mukoko, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She told me that she had to wrap leaves around her feet when walking to and from school. It was like a message from GOD that it would be my purpose or contribution in life to do all I could to place shoes on the feet of as many children as I could, not used shoes but new shoes.

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King David (King DR Tchiffi ZIE) & Mayor Jack Sims

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Jack Sims, Don Polk, Allister Coward, His Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of the Yoruba kingdom of Ile-Ife, and KEMI

a cane and said to me that “You Have The Power” another very proud day in my life. The answer to the question “Why I Love Africa” is “Because my family lives there”. In 1997, Jack C. Sims was elected the first African American Mayor of the City of District Heights, Maryland (USA). He served a third term as Mayor retiring in May 2018. On February 11, 2014, Jack C. Sims made history again! At a City of District Heights Mayor & Commission workshop meeting, there was a unanimous motion to honor Commissioner Sims by naming the city’s 1.4-mile park and pathway exercise trail. On April 26, 2014, the Red Ribbon Naming Ceremonies took place: The Jack C. Sims Exercise Park/Trail. Other notable achievements: • In 2003, Mayor Jack Sims received the Clan Chief Daiwor Togbah Woah-Tee and Dr. Samuel L. Banks Annual Humanitarian Award.

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• In October of 2013, Mayor Jack C. Sims became the first American and first African American to become the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Mkiva Humanitarian Award from the King David (King DR Tchiffi ZIE) recipients of this award include Nelson Mandela, former President Fidel Castro, and other world leaders. • Mayor Jack C Sims was appointed Official Southern Cherokee Nation and the Red Fire People (SCNRFP) Emissary Representative and Advisor (2016) • Minister of Trade and Industry for the United Kingdoms of Africa (2016) • Chairman, CEO and Managing Director of United Kingdom of Africa North America, Inc. (2017) • Honorable Jack C. Sims Retired Mayor, City of District Heights Maryland (2018) • African Premier Airlines- BOD (2019)

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July/August 2020

DIASPORA • Political & Business Development Advisor for Vantera Commodities Group, LLC., Relationship Director-CETS (2019) • Wenteleo Energy Group, Inc. Executive Vice President/Founding Director-Board of Directors (2020) • The World Conference of Mayors-BOD (2020) Mayor Sims was also crowned as Honorary Chief by several communities in the Republic of Nigeria and gowned as an Honorary Paramount Chief of Bong County, Liberia. Mayor Sims is active in national and international affairs and has visited many countries including Canada, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Haiti, Trinidad, Cyprus, Liberia, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, Virgin Islands and Gabon, West Africa. “Major Sims’ journey with the Cherokee is just now beginning and we look forward to bringing Africa and some of the 12 tribes of Isreal which were once part of Africa, together again, to connect them with their ancient history and to help fulfill the prophecy.” Maria

DIASPORA - AFRICA NEEDS YOUR EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS Please give Africa your time and energy.. Get involved and help elevate the Continent into the next era..

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