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

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MEMORIAL

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Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

Psalms 56:8

 And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.

Exodus 2:23

  Howbeit he will not stretch out his hand to the grave, though they cry in his destruction.

Job 30:24

 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?

Psalms 42:3

Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.

Psalms 80:5

Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:

Psalms 106:44

Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;

Hebrews 5:7

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:4

According to the dictionary a memorial can be a structure or a statement of facts presented to a sovereign, a holiday, or anything used for the purpose of commemoration.

In America we just had a day of celebration honoring our dead referred to as Memorial Day.  A few days ago we celebrated the independence of our nation. The nation of Israel was given a special charge by the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to celebrate their freedom from Egyptian enslavement.  This holiday is referred to as PASSOVER. This is considered their most popular holiday.  Another commemorative time for them is called the Feast of Purim. It memorializes how Queen Esther saved the Jewish people from destruction.  This was an ugly plan made by Haman; a man who hated the Jewish people. In the Muslim world they commemorate the Ramadhan holiday in remembrance of the first revelation of the Quran received by Mohammed. This is celebrated during the ninth month of the Muslim calendar.

It was interesting to note that the Statue of Liberty, which stands in New York City harbor, emphasizes African American enslavement in this country.  This was a gift from France to America.  At first there was a chain that was attached to the body of the statue; but because of protests it was removed.  However there are chains around the feet of the statue in remembrance of our cruel and unjust enslavement.

Did you know that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the Giver and Sustainer of life, also has a special way of commemorating?  He uses our tears and our cries. Every tear from the very beginning has been recorded in His book. Just think the very first tear ever cried has been recorded as a memorial. He will never forget and He is committed to its resolution.  Just knowing this about Him tells me I can trust His words. It also tells me about His character and integrity.  He is a God whose word you can rely on. He most definitely has the power.

Your comments are welcome.

Lucy Payne

Lucy

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