Because of the disobedience, rebellion, rejection and the unrepentive sins of our African/Hebrew forefathers and from our present generations against our Sovereign, Yahweh . . . the covenant agreement wherein Yahweh made certain promises . . . required His chosen people to conform to a lifetime of righteous behavior and obedience to His commandments, laws, ordinance, precepts, and judgements - in return for the covenant's promised forfillement.
I plead with you my African/Hebrew brethern . . . please, return from the ways of this wicked world. I plead with you, just as Yeremiah did in announcing the 'last warnings' before Yahweh's coming judgements . . . to 'walk rightly in your ways and your deeds'.
Yeremiah 18:11 (LEB) "So now then, say, please, to the people of Yudah (judah) and to the inhabitants of Yerusalem [jerusalem], saying, 'Thus says Yahweh, "Look, I am preparing evil 'that which causes harm, destruction or adversity' against you, and I am planning a plan against you.
'Please turn back' each one from his evil way, and walk rightly in your ways and your deeds".
Yeremiah 18:12 (LEB) But they will say, 'It is hopeless, for we will go after our own plans, and each one of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'
Remember when presidential candidate Barrack Obama's campaign was running on the 'promise of hope'?
Millions upon millions of people, espically African/Hebrew people . . . thought that a 'black' president would somehow change the plight of hopelessness for black and minority peoples; the poor, the young and the elderly, the mentally, physically, morally, and spiritually ill.
People were praying, pleading, and hoping for change.
But their efforts were in vain. They were and have been looking to the wrong source for any type of progress in equality, in justice, in employment, in education, in the economy, in health care, in housing, in politics, in religious choice or be it with and for Africans/Hebrews . . . in the elusive 'American Dream'.
It never occured. This was not in Yahweh's plan.
Yeremiah 18:11 . . . Thus says Yahweh "Look, I am preparing evil (that which causes harm, destruction or adversity) against you, and I am planning a plan against you."
But my African/Hebrew people 'did not' come back unto Yahweh. Our people went after their our own plans - "acting according to the stubbornness of their evil hearts". They did not, have not and do not direct any of their spiritual strenth in the manner in which they have used their mortal energy in 'any attempts' to convince evil people to be just and concerned with what is right and wrong or with assimilating to the ideals of decent behavior and character based on moral . . . if not the religious principles, they purport to live by.
Yeremiah 18:15 (ESV) But my people have forgotten me [says Yahweh] ; they make offerings to false gods; they [the false gods] made them stumble in their ways, in the ancient roads [the right way to a journey's end, a safe way], and to walk into side roads [the way of idolatry], not the [righteous] highway,
Return to the Yahweh
Joe 2:12 Therefore also now, saith Yahweh, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
Joe 2:13 Tear your heart, and not your garments, and turn to Yahweh, your Sovereign ; for He is gracious (compassionate and merciful), slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and relents from sending calamity (apocalypse - a disaster in which Yahweh destroys the ruling powers and people of evil).
Joe 2:14 (WEB) Who knows? He may turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a meal offering and a drink offering to Yahweh, your Sovereign.
Joe 2:15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify (proclam) a fast, call a solemn assembly:
Joe 2:16 (WEBA) Gather the people. Sanctify [render holy by means of religious rites] the assembly. Assemble the elders. Gather the children, and those who nurse from breasts. Let the bridegroom go out of his room, and the bride out of her room.
Joe 2:17 Let the priests, the ministers of Yahweh, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Sovereign - Yahweh and give not Thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: Why should they say among the nations, Where is their Sovereign - Yahweh?
Prayer for Spiritual Strength
Eph 3:14-21 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of Yahshua, the Messiah,
Yahshua often taught the people in 'parables' and terms they could understand. Two of my favorites were
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
Matthew 25:1-13 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
The Parable of the Talents
Matthew 25: 14-30
-15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
I have two parables my own : The Parable of adultery and the Parable of the Report Card
There was a man who had committed adultery and fornication with innumerable women through lies, deception, bribery, favors, and thievery . . . causing them and him to be in disobedience and rebellion, to become accomplice in every carnal (lustful) sin. What will occur with them?
Adultery is found in 33 verses, within 40 matches in the scriptures:
First place found - Exo_20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Last place found - Rev_2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds
In our civilized society, elementary, middle and high school educational achievement is determined by grading in the form of a report card. Grades - A, B, C, D, and F - failure.
> Grade A (academic) the highest level with an eligibility to attend any college.
> Grade B (achievable) the next highest level with an eligibility to attend a college without some additional requirements.
> Grade C (general) no eligibility to attend a college without more major requirements.
> Grade D (marginal) there may be hope in obtaining the 'American Dream'.
> Grade F - you are at the mercy of societies hazards.
In your relationship with Yahweh (god), what is your report card level? Will you meet the requirements to get into the kindom.
Ephesians 5:5 (WoY) For this ye know, that no whoremonger (physical or spiritual), nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater (god-worshiper), hath any inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah (jesus) and of Yahweh (god).
There are 613 and so commandments, laws, ordinance, precepts and judgements and Yahshua showed that obedience to them should and could be done.
Africans/Hebrews and gentiles come under the judgement of the law if any fail to be obedience to them or to accepting Yahshua as High Priest and King; and His intercession on our behalf for the mercy (grace, loving kindness) of Yahweh, our Sovereign.
I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life
Joh 14:6 (WoY) Yahshua saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Yahshua Came to Fulfill the Law
Mat 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Matthew 5:19 (WoY) 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 7:21 (WoY) Not every one that saith unto me, Sovereign, Sovereign, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.