2016

2016 Resolutions

Here we are 18 days into the New Year.  If you are like so many of us, most of the New Year’s Resolutions have been broken.  We still have the same bills to pay.  In fact, we may have more bills because of our celebration of the holidays.  Anyway, you may find yourself going back to the familiar; sluggishness, depression, full of cares, fear, and anxiety. Remembering what you went through in 2015 may bring about a sense of gloom and doom.  However, there is another way you can choose to look at it. Yes, I have broken all of my New Year’s resolutions.  As usual I still have bills to pay that I don’t know where the money is coming from. While it is true I had a very difficult time during 2015, but at least I lived to see 2016.  Eighteen days later in the New Year I am still breathing.  There has got to be a better hope somewhere for me in 2016.  God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, my plea is reparations/compensations from on High in Jesus Name, Amen.

Your comments are welcome.

Lucy Payne

Lucy

REMBERING…

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Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.

(Isaiah 43:26)

Now here comes a descendant of the slave system here in the United States praying to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob regarding my claim/appeal.  I think myself happy because You have given me the privilege to come before You knowing that You, “THE JUDGE AND JURY OF ALL THE EARTH HAVE AND WILL CONTINUALLY DO RIGHT.”  I come in accordance to Your promise to bless those that bless Abraham and his descendants.  You are God Almighty who made this promise. The slaves here in the United States built up the foundation of this country spiritually, financially, politically, and powerful enough to embrace the Jews, the Nation of Israel, and other descendants of Abraham.   We built the foundation strong enough to bless and embrace this entire world through the labor, personal sacrifice of their dreams, lives, ambitions, etc.  The slaves were never compensated for their enormous contribution.  You have stated “a laborer is worthy of his hire.”  “Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn.”  Because of this deprivation they were unable to leave an inheritance/compensation to their posterity.   You have stated an inheritance should be left not only to the children, but to the children’s children.  Their deprivation is still our deprivation today under the headings RACISM and INEQUALITY.   They did not receive their blessing as promised.  Please remember You had to bring deliverance to an enslaved people thousands of years ago.  They, too, experienced rigorous bondage and suffered the massive slaughter of their children as a means of birth control.  You had to miraculously deliver them.  No power on earth could accomplish such a task.  Freedom finally came after over 400 years of rigorous servitude.  You made sure they were properly compensated.  You made sure they were in tip-top health.  Above all You gave them Your supernatural divine protection and provisions during their wilderness experience.  Finally, You gave them divine order, purpose, destiny, and a piece of eternal real estate.  It is interesting to note that when You made the original covenant with Abraham, you let Abraham know what would befall his people hundreds of years before it took place.  You single-handedly, miraculously delivered them as You promised Abraham when You initially made the agreement with him.  It was during this time that You promised to curse all who cursed Abraham and his descendants and to bless all who bless Abraham and his descendants.  You are the God who cannot lie.

In like manner, You knew beforehand all that would befall the slaves here in America.  This was not a surprise to You.  You knew about the suffering, the racism, the bigotry and all that it entailed.  You are never without this knowledge.  You, however, needed people who knew how to build a world, a civilization, a nation in all areas because they had this knowledge before the call of Abraham.  There was a need to build up this country quickly to bring relief to the scattered Jewish people because of heavy persecution in Europe, Asia-Minor and other parts of the world.  Here they could come and worship as they chose.  They could also become wealthy in order to bring about the return of the Jews to the Nation of Israel in 1948.  The slaves built this country and were an enormous blessing to the Jewish people in accordance with Your promise to Abraham.  We are, therefore, humbly requesting that You examine our claim/appeal and do according to Your word.  We are also humbly asking for reparations/compensations from on High, in Jesus Name.

OUR RALLYING CRY IS:

REPARATION/COMPENSATION FROM ON HIGH IN JESUS NAME!

Your comments are welcome,

Lucy Payne

Lucy

IS THERE NOT A CAUSE?

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There are many who say the African American community is not entitled to any form of restitution or reparations for enslavement.  They conclude that all of the slaves that were involved are dead.  They do not see how this peculiar institution of hundreds of years ago has any effect on their posterity today. They have concluded that our communal dilemmas are of our own making by the choices we have personally made for ourselves.  For example, we live in a democracy based on Judeo-Christian principles of personal freedom and responsibility. A person is responsible for their own attitudes and actions and progress.  If a person chooses to live his or her life in a demoralized manner, that is their choice and they are responsible for the consequences.  Statistics show that at least 70 to 80 percent of the African American children are born out of wedlock to single parent permanent households.  These are basically teenaged girls who are not ready to be parents because they are children themselves.  These households must rely on state welfare to take care of themselves.  This one area causes heavy consequences.  For one the single parent has limited herself for education.  She must now devote herself to child rearing.  She is not able to find gainful employment because of her limited education.  There is a great possibility that her children will follow in her footsteps from generation to generation. Some have noted that during slavery there were more two parent households among the African American community. Hence, slavery cannot be blamed for personal choices and their consequences. 

Violence among African Americans is another area of concern.  Black on black crime is a serious concern.  This cannot be blamed on slavery. 

The house bill entitled 40 Acres and a Mule calls for a study to show how slavery has affected the present day African American community.  This bill is still pending and has been for many years.

Finally, many have concluded that there is no reason for reparation because of the fact that this country went through a civil war that brought emancipation to slaves here in America.  Good people died that we might enjoy the freedoms of this country. What we do with those freedoms is our business.  Some people have stated that they would be willing to engage in another civil war before allowing reparations to the black community based on slavery.  There is just no cause for a black settlement. 

Your comments are welcome.

 

Lucy Payne

Lucy

WHAT IS THE PROMISED LAND SCENARIO FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS TODAY?

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I have asked some African Americans this very important question to see if they could answer it.  In looking at our plight here in this country and all that we continually face; what would be our solution that would be satisfactory to all of us?  For example, I have heard it said by many Jewish leaders that if they had a land to go to that they could call their own they would not have been as vulnerable to Adolph Hitler or other worldwide persecutions that they have had to endure.  They needed a land to call their own for the sake of their families, especially their children.  Many Jews are returning to the land of Israel.  Their return is called their (Aliyah).  This land was promised to Abraham and his descendants through Isaac, Abraham’s second son, as an eternal inheritance.  The Jews state that although they have been scattered throughout the world because of their own disobedience to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, He promised them restoration.  The people that settled in the land had no claim to it.  They were never established as a nation.  Israel under Jewish leadership was previously a nation. Consequently, this is the Jewish answer to their problems, their own land. 

If the same God came to you stating He is in full agreement with our claim of being a blessing to Abraham’s descendants and He wanted to in turn bless us for this according to His word, how would you tell Him to bless us to the complete satisfaction of all African Americans?

Your comments are welcome.

Lucy Payne

Lucy