Volume 4, Issue 1 - December 2003 “I have set a watchman upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night. You that make mention of YHWH, keep not silence”. Isaiah 62:6
“THE MIS-EDUCATION OF THE NEGRO” [BLACK & AFRICAN….DIFFERENT AS BLACK & WHITE ]
Isaiah 1:3-4 “The ox knows his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel does not know, my people does not consider; they have forsaken YHWH, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.”
H ow can our people, who are confident in the fact that the Messiah was a Negro, and that we [so-called African
Americans] are the holy people, not even consider the history or traditions of the people we know are our forefathers?? How can we claim part of the history, while completely ignoring the rest?? The prophet, Isaiah, explained the actions of our people in the above scripture, [and the reasons for them], as well as the results that they would bring upon us. The “expression” of calling the habitat “a crib” in the scripture above was spoken in the same “slang” and [so-called Ebonic phrases] used by Negroes today. Frequently throughout scripture, Hebrews were hidden among and even confused with Africans. So then, are we African-Hebrews?? Absolutely not!! An African-Hebrew is an ‘oxy-moron’. Just as there is no such thing as a Caucasian Afrikaan [regardless as to how it’s spelled]. Euro-Gentiles in Africa are Europeans [by tribe/nation] living in or born in Africa. There is also a difference between Negroes and Africans; even in scripture.
Ramasees III & 3 Hebrew [Negro] slaves/captives
Throughout the bible, there are clues and prophecies on the identity of the Negro, even the fact that our people [in the end-times of today] would be blind to their true identity - (Isa. 42:19-20; Rom 11:10; Deut 32:26 “I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men”].
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Exodus 11:7 “But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD [YHWH] doth put a difference between the Egyptians [Africans] and Israel [Hebrews].”
From the hair [locks], to the facial features, to our various hues in color, these are Negro captives
While caught in the brutality of slavery, forced to forget our own customs, language and names, we thought we were Gentiles because (Euro)-Gentiles said we were Gentiles [through their ignorance of the scriptures]. Desiring to have the same liberties that our slave masters had, Pan-Africanism [the theory that all “blacks” – Negroes and Africans- must unite for solidarity in power], we were ‘Blacks’ and proud; so we turned to Africa for our identity [because we were bought and sold there]. Claiming Africa, [dominated by Islam, which began in 610 A.D.], we became “Black Muslims” identifying with [Arabic] Islam. This African pride [and particularly the so-called splendor of Egypt], caused us to identify ourselves as African [Americans]. Grabbing hold to EVERY belief, we’ve claimed the heritage of every nation except that of our own [which has been under our noses in the bible all along; while we look everywhere BUT there]!!! Acts 21:38-39 “Art not thou that Egyptian, which…made an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers? ..Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus..”
Even in the New Testament, Paul [a Negro – Hebrew] was thought to be an Egyptian [African], but Paul clearly identified his lineage. Phil 3:5 “Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Ben-jamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee.”
As noted in scripture and pictures above, there is a difference between the Negro/Hebrews and Africans INSPITE of the similarities in the ‘blackness” of their skin. By researching the histories and archaeologies of the nations who held us captive [Babylonians, Egyptians & Ethiopians [Africans], Arabs, Greeks, Roman, etc.], Negroes can find their likenesses etched on their walls and in their pages of history. America will never [willingly] admit to holding the holy people of the bible within the clutches of cruelty. But the prophet, Jeremiah, confirmed it -- that the Negro would be held fast in captivity by Babylon [America] until YHWH calls them home. Jer 50:33 “Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.”
The News Tribune featured an article [January 16, 2003] entitled Black, African: Different As Black And White, that captured the spirit of the differences and similarities of Negroes and Africans. A distraught mother enters the office of Sirad Ismali, a Somali Social Worker who has counseled dozens of African immigrant families in Washington. She, and many other Africans are fraught with worry and doing their best to keep their children from becoming “Black”. African parents are dismayed to see their children merging into what they perceive to be the ‘culture’ of Black American [Negro] poverty. [Unbeknownst to them and Negroes themselves, the ‘culture of poverty’ they speak of are actually ‘the curses upon the Negro brought on by our The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
forefathers’ rebellion, down to the 3rd and 4th generation; and are still with us today]. Placing all “dark-skinned people with course hair” into the same nation of people, Euro-Gentiles have, in past times, used the ‘Curse of Ham’ as a basis for explaining the Negro’s enslavement and continued captivity. But since Africans [of the seed of Ham] and Negroes [of the Africans & Negroes: Different Nations seed of Shem] are not of the same nation/tribe, the curse [which was actually upon Canaan, Ham’s son] is different from the curses upon us. [But, least of all, it must make a serious bible student curious as to what YHWH said about their nation or how many of the people suffering and dying from thirst, starvation and AIDS in African might be descendants of many of the African nations who once held Israel in bondage or descendants of one of the ancient African nations who fought against Israel as they attempted entry into the promised land of Canaan [which was inhabited primarily by African nations; [the Canaanites, Hittites, Jebusites, etc.]. Note YHWH’s prophecy of Canaan regarding the future in the millennial kingdom… Zech 14:20-21 “In that day, Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts…all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.” [Isn’t this a curse!?] The article continued with comments from Larry Norman, a black [Negro] man who served as a mentor to a young Sudanese [African] teenager. “The idea that African immigrants should have a natural affinity with blacks [Negroes], based on their skin color, is naïve”, Norman said. “One should no more expect Africans to slip into black social groups, than one would expect immigrants from the Ukraine to fit into other white social groups. The issue is, how do we deal with people who look like us, but are not LIKE us?” Knowing that Africans are of a different tribe or nationality from Blacks, and that they are nationally represented in America because they have a national homeland, the evidence supports the article that stated that assimilation into “black culture” does not work for Africans because if both were to apply for a job, based upon experience, chances are the African immigrant will get it. Florence Eyerabira, a Ugandan businesswoman who immigrated to Tacoma, WA in 1999 hits key points. “Before we came here, everybody told us, ‘blacks bad, blacks bad’. And to her dismay she has discovered that Blacks harbor feelings that date back to the days of slavery -- believing that African immigrants are the descendants of African slave traders who captured our ancestors and sold our people to white [Euro-Gentile] slavers. They say, “You are the people who sold us”. We say, “No”. Unfortunately, secular history and the bible says they did !! Psalms 83:5-8 “For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom [Esau, Jacob’s brother/Shepardic Israelis/Semitic], and the Ishmaelites Egyptians/Arabs] of Moab [Lot’s son by his daughter], and the Hagarenes [Abraham’s concubine’s descendants/Egyptians & Arabs]; Gebal [Syria/Lebanon inhabited by Canaanites], and Ammon [Lot’s son by his second daughter], and Amalek [descendants of Esau/Semitic]; the Philistines [descendants of Canaan/Africa] with the inhabitants of Tyre [Phoenicians/African descendants]; Assur [Semitic descendants] also is joined with them: they have helped the children of Lot.”
As servants of YHWH, we must understand one thing…we cannot not begrudge anyone, [including Africans and the Euro-Gentiles] for it was YHWH’s punishment for our own “sin” that brought slavery and captivity upon our people. Additionally, anyone who joins onto the ways and teachings of YHWH becomes a spiritual Hebrew and sons and daughters of YHWH. But the focal point of these issues that Negroes must come to terms with is this [which as spoken so well by Ismail, the Somali social worker]; “We ARE NOT African Americans [Negroes]. We are Somalis [Africans]. We have the same skin color with African Americans, but nothing else”. When will Negroes understand this? YHWH has a controversy with the inhabitants of the The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
land for their lack of truth, mercy and knowledge of him [Hos 4:1] but he also had a controversy with Judah [Hos 12:2] promising to punish them [and us, their descendants] for our ways in defying him. Moving back to the beginning [read Genesis 15:1-13], YHWH Elohim told our forefather, Abraham, that he [and his descendants through the seed of Isaac] would be given the land of Canaan as an inheritance. Abraham asked YHWH how could he know that he would inherit this land since he was, at that time, childless. Instructing Abraham to make him a sacrifice upon an altar, birds came down to feast upon the dead carcasses but, Abraham frayed them away. When the sun went down, he slept and had a horrific vision/dream. YHWH explained to him what he was seeing; but the fowls in the vision could not be frayed away from that sacrifice. Gen 15:12-13 “And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years…”
How could an event, so tragic as this one [the Holocaust of the Abraham’s Vision/Nightmare Negro] - - that involved all major nations of the earth, not be found in the bible? It is in the bible!! All over the bible; we’ve just been blinded [in part] and many of us do not understand that it speaks of our own history. Every ‘curse’ of disobedience in the book of Deuteronomy [and other scripture] spells NEGRO! These end-time prophecies are the ONLY things that no other nation on the earth can claim and it’s the proof of our identity! Deut 28:68 “And the LORD [YHWH] shall bring thee into Egypt [the land of bondage] again WITH SHIPS, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it [your land] no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen [slaves], and no man shall buy [save] you.”
Secular books like Edward S. Ayensu’s “Ashanti Gold, The African Legacy of The World’s Most Precious Metal”, Ashanti Gold Fields, 1997 and John W. Blake’s “The Quest For God and Gold”, 1454-1578, that confirms that is was Negroes who worked the copper, gold and diamond mines of Africa. In many of these books, however, Negroes were thought to be Africans due to the same misleading Euro-Gentile misconceptions regarding classification of race/tribes by similarities in skin color. Even the word ‘Ashanti” is Aramaic for “westerner/foreigner” with history noting that the Ashanti people arrived in Africa from the north well before the 17th century. Many of our people were sold to Africans by the Greeks and Romans while some migrated south due to Greek & Roman persecution in our land. Man’s lust for wealth and power brought on the struggle for The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
control of Africa. The Ashanti people actually sought assistance from the British against conquest but were ultimately conquered themselves by the British and colonized. Negroes were ultimately sold to the Dutch, Portuguese, English and Spanish by Africans to further the nations’ quest for riches and thus, spreading capitalism [and our enslavement] worldwide. Deut 28:26 “And thy carcass [dead body] shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.”
The Strange Fruit of the South; our people were the sacrifice in Abraham’s vision
Even the reparations we seek as payment for our unpaid slave labor are found in prophecy, but will not be given to us to be consumed upon our lusts. America will be judged for their cruelty and they shall be spoiled as Egypt was in the days of our forefathers. Casting their riches aside, those reparations will be for the regathering of our nation, thus, repeating history, but this time our enslavement will end!! Gen 15:14 “And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.”
JUSTICE DELAYED…OR DENIED??
Emmett’s open-casket wake Emmett Till August 28, 1955 - Visiting from Chicago, 14 yr-old Emmett Till is kidnapped & murdered in Money, Mississippi
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There is probably not a Negro alive, over the age of 35, that doesn’t remember the above open-casket photo of Emmett Till etched on the pages of Jet Magazine…forever claiming yet another place in the annals of Negro history, written with the tears of our grief. Till, bragging to his cousins about a white female friend in Chicago, on a dare, whistled at a nearby white woman who told her husband, Roy Bryant. Bryant and his brother-in-law later tracked down Till, dragging him from the home of his uncle and forced him into their car. His body was pulled from a nearby river a few days later with a 270-pound weight tied around his neck. He’d been shot in the head, one eye gouged out and was beaten so badly that his family could barely recognize him except for the signet ring on his finger. [His mother refused to close his casket exposing America’s hatred of our people throughout the world]. The two men were later acquitted by an all-white jury, but admitted afterwards that they killed Till for disrespect of whites. Many do not realize that it was with this “chilling and hateful event” fresh on the minds of Negroes, that Rosa Parks, in December 1955, [only 4 months after Till’s brutal murder] refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man. 1 John 3:15 “Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.”
Do Euro-Gentiles, so proud of their “Southern [Christian] heritage” understand the words of the Apostle John…that hatred is the same as murder in the eyes of YHWH?? A documentary on The murder of Emmett Till [for the "American Experience", by the award winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson], aired on Jan. 20 on most PBS stations in the U.S. with a TV movie scheduled to air in May 2003]. Chaney On June 20, 2002, the announcement came in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution that Mississippi officials turned their attention to one last unresolved hate crime/murder by the infamous Ku Klux Klan in 1964. The murder of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney. Also shot in the head, their bodies were eventually found in an earthen dam. 19 people were charged with civil rights violations but NONE were charged with murder. But according to the AJC.com, “loving Dixie”, The Good Ole South, is alive and well, especially in Georgia. Eric Johnson, president pro tem of the Senate says, relented that the ole flag will not fly again – referendum or not, but was quoted as saying, “I love Dixie, but it’s gone”. It’s no surprise, then, that The Urban League reported in CNN.com/Inside Politics that Negroes are facing the highest unemployment ever, are twice as likely to hold lower-paying jobs, have less prestigious jobs, and as for home-ownership, ‘they are STUCK in the Civil Rights era”. Homeownership rates are up at 74% for Whites while Blacks are at 48% -- the same national homeownership rate of 1940; in spite of Civil Rights! It is in this environment that Pres. Bush has chosen to fight against Affirmative Action that is said to give preference to minorities entering college.
Jeremiah 50:36-37 “…A sword is upon their horses … and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as wo- men; a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed”.
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seeking to spread the risks and burdens of a possible war with Iraq to the white, middle-and-upper-middle-class men and women who seldom volunteer to serve in the armed forces. A bill introduced today, January 13, 2003, is unlikely to become law since the Pentagon opposes it – but it throws a spotlight on issues of patriotism, sacrifice, and an all volunteer military that enlists the ranks of Negroes disproportionately. Beginning with the Civil War to The Buffalo Soldiers, Negroes clamored to fight in wars that really had nothing to do with them. First, used as servants, stevedores and spies by the North and guards to Whites in the South, the world looked on in amazement at this New Free Democracy as it staggered, killed and destroyed both sides. Our people, using the military as a means of employment and opportunity have always fought America’s prideful wars. In WWII, the 15th division of New York came from Harlem and parts of N.Y. City and became the 16th Div. in the French army [the 369th]. They managed to take the city of France after an artillery pounding, becoming known to the enemy as “The Hell Fighters”. Earning The Croix de Guerre for their actions in combat in the attack, they lost about a third of their soldiers due to casualties, but did not have one man captured. They became known as "the regiment that never lost a man to capture, a trench, or a foot of ground".
N OTES FR OM TH E ELD ER PR IEST Y A CH O V BEN ISR A EL (YHWH is pronounced Yahweh; He is The Most High, The True and Living God of Israel)
FEED MY SHEEP John 21:16 “He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord [Adonay]; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep”.
F ollowing “truth” will be simple for some yet, so hard for many. Many do not understand the depth of Satan’s hatred for anyone attempting to follow righteousness. So, he deceives us through things common to man -- sight, touch (pain or pleasure), hearing, smell, and taste. These things appeal to our logic and emotions. But rarely do believers consider that Satan began programming us with misinformation from the day we were born. Misinformation feeds the vanities of many and blinds us to the truth. When combined with the lust of the flesh, his deceptions become a lethal weapon that few are equipped to escape. Thus, many are called but FEW are chosen – Matt 22:14. The Children of Israel [Negroes] have a great responsibility to humankind since our people were chosen as a holy priesthood for the world. Black [Negro] preachers carry the greatest responsibility of The W atchm an – The U nited Congregation of Israel
all, to teach truth with dire consequences for those who do not. Christianity perpetuated the removal of Yahshua the Messiah’s Hebrew identity, and as a result, keep the Negro in a lost condition to his own identity. Since the truth of Israel and related prophecies of YHWH’s word and SPIRIT are revealed from Genesis to Revelation, it is very easy to disprove all the “philosophies” of Christianity…for that is what they are. The mistake believers make is trusting their salvation to another who may or may not be ‘truly seeking’ righteousness. Thus, preachers of Christianity have dug an open pit. Prov 28:10 “Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession”.
Ezekiel, the prophet has a strong message to Black preachers who are feeding the sheep [our people] with the bread of “error and unrighteousness” Ezekiel 34:2-4 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
Black preachers have used their power and authority (horns – Eze 34:21) to push the sheep way from the spiritual feeding trough until they were scattered and confused…wandering around in the Gentile’s lands assimilating unto all their ways. Teaching that the “law” is dead, they demand that the sheep “tithe” them into riches using the commandment of the tithe that comes from the law. Or, telling the sheep that they will “fly away’” in the rapture from the tribulation that is nigh upon us, the sheep will be unprepared for the spiritual battle that will engulf the entire world. Just as the world was, in Noah’s day, engulfed in YHWH’s judgments [the flood], no one flew away! There is no rapture. Black preachers have even begun using words like “Zion” and “Judah” when addressing their Black Christian members without giving them any understanding on the responsibilities that were placed upon the Israelites and what that means in our times. Other Black preachers have even gone to far as to actually tell their Black Christian masses that they are the Hebrew Israelites of scripture, but due to their indoctrination in Christianity cannot tell them how to worship YHWH in spirit and in truth. Thus, some have even brought in Jewish Rabbis (Edomites and/or Israelis) to teach their masses (who do not realize that these so-called Jews are the Hebrew imposters spoken of in the book of Obadiah). Then, there is the very important matter of the Christian Jesus and his doctrine versus the Hebrew Israelite Yahshua who are deities as different as day and night!!! But John 10:16 declares that all of Yahshua’s sheep hear His voice. He who has an ear, let him hear. This gives clarity to Yahshua’s words, “you know not what you worship, but we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews, [not the Christians, Jew-like people or any other nation]. In Romans 9:3-4, Paul quoted all that was given to his brethren, the Israelites:
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“For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: who are Israelites, to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of Elohim (GOD) and the promises”. Romans 9:3-4 Thus, Hebrew Israelites (who are so-called Black people) know who we worship and know what responsibilities have been given to us in covenant with YHWH; in both the Old Covenant and the New Covenant.
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