I WILL BLESS THEM THAT BLESS THEE!

He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

Numbers 24:9

  And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

Luke 5:17

They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

Hosea 8:4

And the power of the Lord was present…

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Jewish Refugees aboard the SS St. Louis in Cuba

 Sometime ago I saw an old movie entitled VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED, which was based on actual events. The story’s underlying theme centered around anti-Semitism in Europe especially in Germany.  Approximately 900 passengers, mainly Jews were trying to find a country that would take them in as refugees.  The boat left from Hamburg, Germany heading for Cuba; which at first seemed willing to take them into their country. However, after they got there, the government refused to admit them. They tried other South American countries, but were refused entrance into them, as well.

 The Jews also asked the United States for entrance; but sad to say, our president denied them stating his country’s economy was already severely burdened.  That was a damaging decision.  Our constitution was based on the laws given to the nation of Israel by Moses.  We also used their policy of how to relate to strangers and the poor and the fatherless within our borders. Now that these Jews were facing a life and death situation, we turned them away. I believe that, our president, at that time, made a bad decision, leaving the foundational principles of our country.

 One certainty in that whole scenario is that the African American slaves built a sure foundation that remained strong enough to bring this country back from its difficulty. Afterward, they were purposely relegated to substandard; and it continues to this present day.

 

 In terms of the Jews on the St. Louis, who initially had high hopes for a better life until they were denied entry into the United States and other countries, most of them, feeling hopeless ended up back in the hands of death─back in Germany. There was one scene in the movie that was very heart wrenching to me.  A young boy and girl loved each other. They were excited at the prospect of making a new life in another country. When it didn’t happen they decided to intimately enjoy each other and then they committed suicide.  This country failed to live up to its standards. 

Your comments are welcome.

Lucy Payne

Lucy

 

Online reference: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/us-government-turned-away-thousands-jewish-refugees-fearing-they-were-nazi-spies-180957324/

 

 

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THE NATION OF ISRAEL

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The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Jeremiah 30:1

And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the Lord; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more forever.

Jeremiah 31:40

 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.  And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God. Amos 9:14-15

 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

Luke 21:32

Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;  I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth; Isaiah 43:5-6

For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: Isaiah 2:12

Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Ezekiel 37:12

That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.   Deuteronomy 30:3

Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Isaiah 66:8

20180709_203931_Film7My mother is in her eighties. In fact, she will be 88 in December.  When she was young she started attending this tent meeting church with her mother and she along with her mother made a profession of faith in the God of the universe.  There was one message that preacher spoke about and that was the Jews were going to regain their land and become a nation again.  After about 2,000 years of being out of the land they would begin again and become a nation.  The preacher, Pastor B.M. Nottage, emphasized that when that happened it would be a major turning point in wor20180709_204014_Film7_1531183589710ld history.

My mother, who was married by that time, said that suddenly in all the newspapers the headlines read: THE JEWS WERE BACK IN THEIR ANCIENT LAND AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL WAS REBORN.  That historic event happened under the presidency of Harry Truman at the end of World War II.   

There were many countries who opposed this; their major concern was the Palestinian community and the surrounding Arab nations.  Because of WWII, oil was a big problem for many industrialized nations, which included the United states. It is my understanding that they were looking for water, and oil was discovered.  One could merely scratch the surface of the land and oil would appear. That one resource has given the Arab nations a strong and powerful influence among the nations especially concerning Israel.

However, the United States still voted yes for Israel and congratulated the new nation on May 14, 1948.  Immediately, war broke out between the Jewish and Arab nations. 500,000 Jews surrounded by 50,000,000 Arabs.  The nation of Israel has managed to survive thus far with their major help coming from the United States.  They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary as a nation.

Again I state, the African American community via slavery and other subservient means made all of this possible. Their blood, hopelessness, and helplessness is still our deprivation. 

Your comments are always welcome

Lucy Payne

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I WILL BLESS THEM THAT BLESS THEE

The Balfour Declaration dated 1917 is credited with being the earliest document giving 20180709_204014_Film7_1531183589710the Jewish community rights to establish an Israeli nation in Palestine.  It was a document drawn up by the British government.

 

 

 

 

20180709_203931_Film7I had heard that it was something the Jewish community had done for THEM. during the war and therefore for compensation this document was drawn up. The United States accepted this document and lent their support. The foundation of this country had developed to the point where what we as a nation supported carried a lot of weight.  Again l state the foundations of this country was built on the blood of the African American slaves.  Their deprivation is still our deprivation.

 

Your comments as always are welcome.

 

Lucy Payne

Lucy

I WILL BLESS THEM THAT BLESS THEE: GENESIS 12:3

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”  

II Peter 3:9

 “Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.”

Jeremiah 1:12

“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”

Numbers 23:19

“And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.”

Genesis 4:10

Recently I received an email from the organization CHRISTIANS IN DEFENSE OF ISRAEL. They listed all the things that President Trump has done in defense of the nation of Israel since taking office.  They added that because of these things we as Americans would be tremendously blessed in special ways from the God of the universe, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  They talk with great expectation for the many blessings that only God could bestow on our nation at this time and we should look expectantly for it based on this one promise.  The same scriptures state that it is impossible for God to lie; and that this same God says that He hastens His word to perform it. He is not slack concerning His promises.  And there are many more promises contained in the Bible the Holy Scriptures, that state why the word of this God can be trusted. This organization was encouraging the American public to thank President Trump for his Israeli policies. They imply he is the only president that has done so much for the Nation of Israel.

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It is my firm opinion that no one has done more for the Nation of Israel than the African American slaves.  It was through their labor cruel suffering and blood that this country became wealthy and powerful enough in a very short time to become a world leader in a timely manner.  The African American slaves made all of this possible.  Through their deprivation and hardship they built this country’s foundation making it powerful to embrace the Jewish nation. Jewish people faced extreme hardship and cruelty in Europe and Asia. They started coming to America for hope.  The slaves made this hope. Slaves made this nation prosperous as the land of opportunity materially, financially, politically, and above all spiritually.  You could worship God as you please. They made for others what they were never able to enjoy.   Their blood still cries out. Their deprivation is still our present day experience. No one has been a blessing to the nation of Israel more than the African American slave. In my opinion the support Israel has received from this nation was made possible because of the foundation made through the blood of African Americans ancestry.

Your comments are welcome.

Lucy Payne

Lucy

HOPE!

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Why art thou cast down oh my soul. And why are thou disquieted within me. Hope thou in God. For I shall yet praise Him who is the health of my countenance and my God.

Psalms chapter 43 verse 5.

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Mark chapter 11:22 – 24

The dictionary definition for hope is: A feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen expect anticipate.  A feeling of trust.

There is however one Bible definition for hope and that is God and His word.  No matter what the care concerns or situations God is.

SEVEN GREAT INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES ON HOPE

Many people believe that when you lose hope well you just plain lose everything.

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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.

Helen Keller

Man can live about 40 days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air but only one second without hope.

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We tend to get what we expect.

Norman Vincent Peale

Hope never abandons you. You abandons it.

George Weinberg

He who does not hope to win has already lost.

Jose Joaquin Olmadd

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great as expectation and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.

Orlson Swett Marden

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Dale Carnegie

Like most African Americans I have had my share of feeling hopeless and eaten up with despair.  To me there  just must be an answer for myself and our community.  We have a constitutional and humanitarian right to share in the freedoms that we through our enslavement  have made possible for so many others not only in this country, but Israel, and the entire world.

When I first read about the Jewish enslavement in Egypt in the Holy Bible I found myself saying if their God could do it maybe He would help us with our continued enslavement and oppression. This story gave me a ray of hope. God’s promise to bless all who are a blessing to Israel really brought hope to my heart.

Just how have the African American community been help to Israel? Again I repeat our enslavement made this country rich and powerful enough to embrace the Jews in their time of need.  Many came here from Europe and Russia because of their continued oppression.  They found that America afforded them a better life.  The slaves made this possible.

Your comments are always welcome.

Lucy Payne

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SO MANY VOICES!

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There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.

I Corinthians 14:10  

I have not made a blog entry since December, 2017. It is not because I did not have anything to say; But there has been so many things going on that have a direct effect on our community. The question is how can all of this be categorized and made an asset instead of a liability.  It seems as though we as African Americans live under the feeling of utter hopelessness.  In the upcoming elections like the gubernatorial elections, we don’t have any black candidates. So, why bother? It will not be a help to any of our causes or concerns. We have voted in the past and supported candidates only to be ignored after the campaign. The problems we face are what we have had to continually deal with during and after slavery.

The election of former United States President Barack Obama raised our hopes only to bring back a feeling of despair when his term ended.  The most powerful position in the world known to man failed to be the bridge over troubled waters within the African American community.

I still maintain that supernatural intervention is the only way we will realize and enjoy the citizenship that we have made available to so many others via slavery.  Much like the Jews during their Egyptian enslavement their freedom was finally realized by divine intervention.  This same God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob promised to bless them that blessed their descendants.  No one has done this more than the African American community primarily during our enslavement.  We have yet to experience His supernatural intervention as a community.

Your comments are welcome.

Lucy Payne

Lucy

AFRICAN AMERICAN FORT KNOX

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 12:3

 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.

Genesis 27:29

 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

Numbers 24:9

 

 

 

FORT KNOX

When I was in elementary school I learned about Fort Knox.  My teacher explained that this was the place where our country stored the wealth or gold that we had as a nation. She pointed out that behind each dollar was an equal amount of gold at Fort Knox.  This made our money the medium of exchange for the world. Wealth helped to protect our form of government a democracy.  This is what I termed the’ Fort Knox effect.’

When the God of the Jews brought them out of Egyptian slavery He implemented the ‘Fort Knox effect.’  To a bunch of slaves He provided good health, wealth, supernatural justice, and protection.  He gave them order for their lives and a positive future, which also included eternity. He also promised them their own land. Other nations around heard of their Egyptian emancipation and responded in awe and fear. Forty years later this response was still the same.

African American emancipation leaves a whole lot to be desired.  Basically, promises were made such as forty acres and a mule or giving out parcels of land etc. Again it should be noted that President Lincoln wanted to round-up all black people and ship them to the island of Grenada to start their own nation. It seemed as though the entire American Civil War was blamed on the African American community.  Many believed if it were not for our presence here in this country, many problems the nation was dealing with would not exist. This is still the nation’s attitude today.  The questions still remain: How can we as Africans Americans realize the ‘Fort Knox effect’ that we have made available to so many including the Jewish nation via our American enslavement.

When I look at the overall condition of our community much of our problems can be solved the same way the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob helped them.  The health of our people is substandard.  Unemployment, education, and black businesses are not what they should be in order to sustain our families.  We are in need of wholesome wealth.  Seventy percent of our households are headed by single parents.  This in and of itself makes supernatural protection internally and externally a must, as well as a system of order. When confronted with the justice system a double standard dominates and is quite expensive.  As a community we seem to lack hope.  The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob kept the promises He made. He also promised to bless all who were a blessing to Abraham and his posterity. It is my personal belief that this is our ‘Fort Knox effect.’

Your comments are always welcome.

Lucy

Lucy Payne

THE LOOPHOLE

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“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.” 

Romans 5:20

As stated before the 13th amendment to the Constitution of the United States supposedly ended slavery in the country.  It however contained a loophole where slavery in practice could still exist via the Justice system.  If an individual received a felony conviction he/she could be treated in practice like a slave legally.

Although the Civil War was officially over the need for labor to rebuild the states was still needed.  The South was broke. However through this loophole cheap labor could be obtained via chain gangs and other prison-like entities. Many states created laws in an effort to subjugate the newly freed slaves driving them back to their former state.   Hate groups were created such as the KKK in an effort to intimidate the former slaves and keep them from living freely.  President Grant kept northern troops in the south to ensure this new freedom.  Many Blacks were able to make personal progress during this period known as the reconstruction era. However during the election of 1877 it was decided to pull the northern troops out of the south the only protection available to southern Blacks. Subjugation became the rule.  It would be another hundred years or the beginning of the civil rights movement before certain freedoms would be realized.  Up to this point the 13th amendment loophole became the rule of the day.  Cheap labor was needed and obtained using this law. This is still the case today through the Justice system.

I personally believe that through the grace and mercy and foreknowledge of God another loophole had been established whereby one could share in the blessing of Abraham and his descendants. In Genesis chapter 12 verse 3 He promised to bless those who were a blessing to Abraham and his descendants.  In my opinion no one fulfills this more than the African American slaves. The foundations of this country made the democratic ideology a reality. The slaves built this foundation but were never able to enjoy what they made available to so many others seeking freedom from persecution, etc. Jews were at the top of the lists. We through our enslavement gave them a place to go and flourish.  Not only that, but this country has been the main supporter of the nation of Israel in nearly every area. We have been the blessing now it is time to be blessed.  I believe it is going to take supernatural intervention for us to enjoy what we have made available to so many others.

Your comments are more than welcome.

Lucy

Lucy Payne

AFRICAN AMERICAN EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION

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If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

St. John chapter 8:36

When you compare our emancipation with the Jewish day of freedom it really makes you wonder.  They have been celebrating their day of freedom for thousands of years since its inception.  We, on the other hand as far as I can tell do not celebrate our so-called emancipation or day of freedom from our enslavement of 400 years. In Texas they celebrate what is called Juneteenth because they received the notice of the Emancipation of slavery two years later. But basically from what I see we do not celebrate our so called freedom from slavery.

 The overall reason for the American Civil War was to keep the country together at all cost.  According to President Lincoln the southern states did not have the right to break up the nation.  He wanted to save this union by any means necessary.  With or without slavery the union must be preserved. Up to this point the slavery issue had been used as a political power struggle.  When a state wanted to become a part of the nation the question of slavery or non-slavery would surface.  How could the balance of power be equally maintained politically?

 President Lincoln decided to use the Emancipation as a political threat to the states that pulled out of the union. In 1862 the President first issued the Emancipation stating if those states in question had not returned to the union by January 1, 1863 the slaves would be free. In other words slaves were free in the confederate states where Lincoln had no power.  To remove it as a political tool the Emancipation became law for the entire nation at the end of the Civil War.

 It should be noted that just before the end of the war President Lincoln called for a meeting with various members of the black community such as lawyers, clergy and black business men to discuss the future of the slaves in this country.  His plan was to round up all the black people and take them to the island of Grenada where they would have a place to live. His reasoning was that blacks would never be accepted as equals with the dominate white race in America.  The black people who attended the meeting vehemently opposed this as a solution stating that many of them wanted to share in the wealth in this country they made possible.  Some stated many were here before the dominant race, their ancestors going back generations. Still others stated they fought for the freedom of this country from British tyranny. They had just as much rights to this country as anyone.  They concluded that they could take care of themselves if they were not enslaved and bound by unjust subservient dehumanizing laws.

 THE CIVIL WAR AMENDMENTS

 The thirteenth amendment to the Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude.  But through the following statement a loophole was created whereby slavery could be practiced through the justice system.  This clause reads “except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”  The propagation of slavery would continue via the justice system.  This is why our prisons both north and south our overflowing with African Americans.

 The fourteenth amendment of July 9, 1868 gave equal citizenship, rights, and protection by the laws of this country.

 Finally the fifteenth amendment prohibited federal and state government from denying voting rights based on race color or previous conditions of servitude.

 However, in each case state government found a way to circumvent these amendments.

NO, the African American community does not celebrate their so-called day of freedom like Jewish people commemorate theirs.  When you examine what we have been going through continually, the question is still, “When did it happen? When were we made free indeed?

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 The quotes and amendment definitions were obtained via Google–Wikipedia

WWW.Britannia.com

Cornell University-Law-Amendment, Library of Congress (gov.)

 

 Your comments are welcome

Lucy Payne

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PASSOVER

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And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:  And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. 7And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.  And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord‘s passover. For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.  And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.  And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.                                                                                         Exodus 12:1-14

 

 To the nation of Israel Passover is the most important commemoration.  This time was instituted by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as a continual reminder of how He freed them from Egyptian slavery. They were under Egyptian rule for 430 years.

 What I find interesting is God told Abraham hundreds of years before that his people would go through this hardship. He further explained that He would personally have to deliver them. God told him this before Abraham had any children. Abraham believed God and was satisfied.

 The Israeli presence in Egypt began via of the enslavement of one of their family members named Joseph. Because of envy and jealousy Joseph’s 11 brothers wanted to kill him; but decided to sell him into slavery to some Ishmaelite traders heading to Egypt. They sold Joseph to Potiphar, a high official of Pharaoh, ruler of Egypt.  Joseph was just 17 years old when this happened to him. God had given Joseph the ability to interpret dreams. He was also committed to the God of his fathers. He knew that God was continually with him.  Whatever Joseph did God made it prosper. His masters prospered while he was in their service. They made Joseph the head overseer because of this. While in the service of Potiphar, Joseph was falsely accused of sexual misconduct by Potiphar’s wife.  As a result, he was put in prison. Even then the keeper of the prison recognized Joseph’s leadership ability and placed the entire prison under his supervision.  It was while he was serving in Pharaoh’s political prison that two of Pharaoh’s closest servants were placed in prison.  While there they both had dreams that really disturbed them.  Joseph interpreted both dreams accurately.  Later Pharaoh, himself, had two disturbing dreams.  He called for all the wise men of his court but they could not interpret his dreams.  Finally, Pharaoh’s cupbearer, who had been imprisoned by Pharaoh and was under Joseph’s care while imprisoned, remembered Joseph and how he interpreted his dream successfully.  He shared his experience with Pharaoh and Joseph was summoned to the court of Pharaoh. Joseph was 30 years old when he stood before Pharaoh. He interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh successfully. He explained that God was letting Pharaoh know that for seven years Egypt would have an overabundance of food. Then they would have seven years of famine. He suggested that Pharaoh pick out someone for the responsibility of food storage in preparation for the seven years of famine.  Pharaoh gave this responsibility to Joseph, thus making him second in command in the land of Egypt.

 Two years into the famine Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt to buy food because the famine was very severe in Canaan. They did not recognize Joseph when they saw him. Joseph finally revealed himself to them. He also made special provision for the entire clan to come to Egypt so he could take care of them during the famine. There were 70 people who went down to Egypt and lived in the territory of Goshen. 430 years later there would be approximately 3 million leaving Egypt and heading for the Promised Land of Canaan. Joseph died at the age of 110 but before his death he made the tribal elders promise to take his bones with them when they returned to the land promised to them hundreds of years before.

 Years later, another Pharaoh came to power who knew nothing about Joseph. He became concerned that the Jews in Egypt were multiplying too fast.  They were a people who worshipped one God unlike the Egyptians who worshipped many gods. He decided to make them slaves. He killed the first born males by throwing them in the Nile River as a means of birth control. But the Jews kept multiplying. They were in a sad position—they could not free themselves from Egyptian bondage. THEY NEEDED A DELIVERER WITH SUPERNATURAL ABILITY.  Moses tried to in his own strength but failed.  He had to flee for his life.  Many years later the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would send Moses back to Pharaoh with one message: LET MY PEOPLE GO.  

 There were ten plagues that God used to convince Pharaoh that He meant business.  It is interesting to note that each plague mocked the Egyptian gods. 

  1. Hapi–god of the Nile -plague waters turned to blood.
  2. Heket–Fertility-Head of a frog-plague frog
  3. Geb–god of the earth dust-plague Lice.
  4. Khepri–god of creation-movement of the sun-rebirth-plague-swarm of flies.
  5. Hathor–goddess of love and protection–plague of death of cattle and livestock.
  6. Isis–goddess of medicine and peace-plague ashes turned to boils and sores.
  7. Nut–goddess of the sky-plague hail rained down in the form of fire.
  8. Seth–god of storms and disorder–plague-locusts sent from the sky.
  9. Ra–The sun god-plague–three days of complete darkness.
  10. Pharaoh–The ultimate Power of Egypt-the son of Ra manifested in the flesh–plague–death of all the first born of Egypt.

 Credit to:  Ten Egyptian Plagues for Ten Egyptian gods and goddesses by IN THE DOGHOUSE.COM.

 During the first nine plagues God, through Moses, did everything for the Jews’ emancipation.  He gave special protection from these 9 calamities to the Jews while plaguing the Egyptians. But to be protected during the last plague they had to be obedient and follow God’s instructions.  Their salvation was now in their hands.  Each household was to take an unblemished lamb and on a certain day slaughter in a special way. Then take the blood of the lamb and put it on the door posts of their home. They were to roast the lamb whole with all of its insides and no broken bones.  They had to eat unleavened bread and bitter herbs with it.  They were to have all of their clothes on and their things packed.  If any of the lamb was left they were to burn up the rest of the lamb up before morning.  That night they were to stay in the house and not go out until morning.  That night their God sent the angel of death throughout the land of Egypt and killed the firstborn child, including Pharaoh’s son. Their God promised that when the angel of death saw the blood on the doorposts of the houses the angel of death passed over that house and no one was killed.

Pharaoh immediately sent for Moses and commanded him to take the nation of Israel out of his country. They were given gold and silver and precious stones by the Egyptians and clothing for their many years of rigorous servitude. This is why Passover is the most important Celebration.

 Just as He had promised hundreds of years before the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob kept His promise to deliver them. He is the same God who promised to bless all who were a blessing to the descendants of Abraham. Again I state no one could claim this like the African American slaves.  They, however, did not receive the blessings due them.  I firmly believe this is available to us as their descendants. I believe the only way we will achieve true freedom and equal rights will be via His supernatural intervention on our behalf in remembrance of the African-American slaves to which so much is owed. I WILL BLESS THEM THAT BLESS THEE.

 Your comments are welcome.

 Lucy Payne

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