IS THERE A CURSE ON AFRICA? [2]

Simon of Cyrene: An African who must take the gospel to the whole world.

(…continues from part one…)

2)            Cyrene is in North Africa, precisely in Libya. Cyrene, by interpretation, is ‘a wall’. God’s protective benediction placed Ham in His Divine calendar, serving as a wall of protective preservation. Simon means ‘hearing’ or ‘heard’. Though seemingly under curse, the progenies of Ham will hear the gospel and the vagrant African remnants will stand up to preach to a dying world this end time because God has heard the prayers of “…let Thy kingdom come…”

                Shem is the progenitor of Abraham – the grandfather of Jacob –. God Himself gave the name Israel to Jacob, who fathered the twelve tribes of Israel. Japheth is the progenitor of Europe. And Ham? He is the father of Africa and some nations of Western Asian people. Where is the largest percentage of the Third World nations from? Is it not of the Hamish progenies? A coincidental stance? Do not bank on it! I quote from Keil and Delitzsch Bible Commentary on the Old Testament concerning the resultant effects of Noah’s curse: “The Phoenicians, along with the Carthaginians and the Egyptians, who all belonged to the family of Canaan, were subjected by the Japhetic Persians, Macedonians, and Romans; and the remainder of the Hamitic tribes either shared the same fate, or still sigh, like the negroes, for example, and other African tribes, beneath the yoke of the most crushing slavery.”

wounded for our transgressions, bruisedfor our iniquities [Isaiah 53:5]

                It is very easy to say, “But Jesus did remove the curse of our sinfulness from us on the cross of Calvary.” That is very true. But it is also an undeniable fact that even for the forgiven soul the consequences of past deeds do tend to rear up the ugliness of their heads. A husband committed an adulterous act. He begged his wife. The wife forgave him. But four months down the line of time, the second culprit, the Madam’s maid, began to experience the protrusion of the belly. Yes, adultery has been forgiven; but the natural consequence of an erroneous deed is another bone of contention. Reuben definitely earned the epithetic ‘excellency of disgnity’ of Genesis 49:3. He made sure that Joseph was not killed, suggesting the pit hurl (Genesis 37:21, 22 & 29). What is more? Reuben pledged his two sons to assure Jacob, their father that he would bring Benjamin back to him. He showed true remorse when Joseph took them through harrowing experience in Egypt. But because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it; the dying progenitor’s verdict consequentially, was, thou shalt not excel.” As Jacob’s son, Reuben received an acknowledgement of one of the tribes of Israel.      

                It says that “Japheth shall dwell in the tents of Shem.” While Japheth means ‘enlarged’, Shem is defined as, ‘name’ or ‘fame.’ The word ‘tent’ is ‘ôhel (o’-hel): ‘a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance).’ The next word ‘enlarge’ is pâthâh (paw-thaw’): ‘to be spacious, be open, be wide.’ I believe this can be seen in variety of exegeses. I see a very profound explanation of this verse is in this wise: Shem is the progenitor of the Israel that hoisted the name of Jehovah Jesus, the Saviour of fallen Adam. The ‘fame’ of the LORD God and His salvific project, the accomplished business of the Lamb’s perfection – when sin was atoned for – was first published by Israel of Shem. The business is the proclamation of the word of God. Israel went from a community to another; then from the land of Israel to the land of the Gentiles: for does it not read, “… to the Jew first, and to the Gentile” [Romans 1:16].

                Shem, having successfully preached the gospel to the Japhetic Gentiles and Japheth had got born again, the two sons of Noah are found conspicuously dwelling in the tent or the tabernacle of the Lord God.

                When Japheth took the same word of God – for it cannot be in any way different from one person to another – there was a huge thirst and hunger for the glorious word of salvation. The Book was not only very voluminous, it was an arduous task making just the New Testament part of the Book. Necessity, the mother of invention, moved Japhetic Europe to invent the printing press. Voilà! Millions of the Bibles run in rapid circulation. Japheth, according to his name, enlarged the word of God universally.

Horus, Egyptian solar god, is of Ham.

                Ham, all the while, had been satisfying himself with the worship of variety of gods. Africa busied herself with the myriads of mythical deities. In the expansive drive of Europe, the progeny of Japheth, through seafaring brought the gospel to Africa of Ham, the son of Noah. Ham means ‘warm, hot’. The curse must not go directly to Ham. Why? Ham has his own calendar of divine timing for the proclamation of the word of Adamic salvation. Check this out. You will find out that Africa is the hottest in this end of time propagation of the gospel of atonement. Great teachers of the Word abound in the land of Ham. It is the Divine turn of Ham to preach till the rapture experience. Amen. Satan understands these things, so, he must do all he can to make it very difficult and if possible, outright impossible to continue Divine mandate according to God’s calendar in regard to Hamish duty in the business of the heavenly Father.

You must be born again to be free from Divine condemnation. Pray the sinners’ prayer. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”      

(…to be continued…)

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IS THERE A CURSE ON AFRICA? [1]

                The entire land of human habitation situated under the solar glare is, without controversy, under curse. Six thousand years of Adamic perverse, malice aforethought ways against God’s will is the resultant effects under which our world is wreathing. It is absolutely correct to blame the political ineffectiveness of Africa on bad leadership. There is another huge angle to the African failure.

                Why does this very world wreathe in calamitous trends today? The Bible has all the answers.     Adam and his wife sinned; they should be destroyed; but check out what God did: “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life” [Genesis 3:17], making Adam an indirect carrier of the curse.

                Minus Cain – the one I call the progenitor of the antediluvian miscreants – the first ten progenitors of the antediluvian age – those l call antediluvian saints – gave birth to biological sons and daughters, save the last one, Noah. The first nine – Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah and Lamech – according to the Bible records, “begat sons and daughters”. Noah fathered, biologically, only three sons: Shem, Japheth and Ham.

                After the Great Deluge, Noah, the progenitor of this present earth’s population, sacrificed unto the LORD God, Who blessed Noah, his wife, three sons, and the wives of his sons, eight in all. Genesis 9:1 “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” It was a re-enactment of Genesis 1:28. “And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered” (Genesis  9:2). You cannot curse whoever God blesses.

Inebriated father Noah

                Noah, mistakenly, got himself drunk with the juicy liquid of the vine. Unconsciously he threw himself into nakedness. Ham, who was probably with his son, Canaan, saw the drunken nakedness, and made a huge, offensive fun of it.

                Noah woke up from the sordid experience which flowed from the inebriant grapes; but knowing what Ham did. Noah could not curse Ham – he had been blessed already by the divine pronouncement of the Most High – so what could he do? The Bible says of Noah in Genesis 9:25-27 “And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26) And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 27) God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”

The fall of Adam’s race

                The similarity of this occurrence is when Adam sinned against the LORD God and He would not place the curse of Adamic perversion on Adam directly. Genesis 3:17 “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;” simply because the LORD God had already blessed Adam: Genesis 1:28 “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

                If God had placed a direct curse on Adam, it would have been ominous in certain ways. A negation of God’s infallibility, pertaining to the Logos, would have stood to challenge the validity of God’s benediction. It would have meant that Jehovah God, either did not think well before blessing them, or did not make use of His foreknowledge; or maybe God did not truly know the future. Jesus would not have had the enablement to subdue death. God’s benediction says: “and subdue it – i.e. the earth. Jesus came to the earth as a man. It must be an indirect curse, so that, one day Enos and the antediluvian saints would have the legality to “call upon the name of the LORD.”

Ham’s gospel participation


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                A direct curse could render the “call upon the name of the LORD” ineffective for lack of spiritual legality. The Messianic connectivity to Ham’s involvement came to ocular perception in Matthew 27:31-32 “And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 32) And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.” Cyrene is the Greek Kurēnaios (koo-ray-nah’-yos), meaning: ‘a native of Cyrene; a Cyrenaean, that is, inhabitant of Cyrene.’

You must be born again to be free from Divine condemnation. Pray the sinners’ prayer. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”  

(…to be continued…)

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