Shabbat Shalom to all the Hebrews in the current Diaspora of 2014
Shabbat Shalom and welcome to the Fresh Wind of Torah. We would like to encourage you to actively be a part of the exciting and wonderful work that the Father is doing in the earth today, that is the awaking of Zion for over 400 years of slumber and sleep. A sleep, that the father himself brought on our ancestors because of their disobedience to his covenant and his laws. Today the Ruach of the Holy one of Israel is brooding over the scattered Hebrew people and causing them to awaken and realize who they are as a nation of dispersed people. Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Isaiah 52:1
The scattered Hebrews are those who were taken through the transatlantic Slave trade in the 1400 A.D. "The LORD will bring you back to Egypt in ships, by the way about which I spoke to you, 'You will never see it again!' And there you will offer yourselves for sale to your enemies as male and female slaves, but there will be no buyer." Deuteronomy 28:68
Lust For Gold
When the Portuguese first sailed down the Atlantic coast of Africa in the 1430's, they were interested in one thing. Surprisingly, given modern perspectives, it was not slaves but gold. Ever since Mansa Musa, the king of Mali, made his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1325, with 500 slaves and 100 camels (each carrying gold) the region had become synonymous with such wealth. There was one major problem: trade from sub-Saharan Africa was controlled by the Islamic Empire which stretched along Africa's northern coast. Muslim trade routes across the Sahara, which had existed for centuries, involved salt, kola, textiles, fish, grain, and slaves.
As the Portuguese extended their influence around the coast, Mauritania, Senagambia (by 1445) and Guinea, they created trading posts. Rather than becoming direct competitors to the Muslim merchants, the expanding market opportunities in Europe and the Mediterranean resulted in increased trade across the Sahara. In addition, the Portuguese merchants gained access to the interior via the Senegal and Gambia rivers which bisected long-standing trans-Saharan routes.
Beginning to Trade
The Portuguese brought in copper ware, cloth, tools, wine and horses. (Trade goods soon included arms and ammunition.) In exchange, the Portuguese received gold (transported from mines of the Akan deposits), pepper (a trade which lasted until Vasco da Gama reached India in 1498) and ivory.
Shipping Slaves for the Islamic Market
There was a very small market for African slaves as domestic workers in Europe, and as workers on the sugar plantations of the Mediterranean. However, the Portuguese found they could make considerable amounts of gold transporting slaves from one trading post to another, along the Atlantic coast of Africa. Muslim merchants had an insatiable appetite for slaves, which were used as porters on the trans-Saharan routes (with a high mortality rate), and for sale in the Islamic Empire. Origins of the trans-Atlantic slave trade By Alistair Boddy-Evans
So here were are almost 614 years later or, 214 years after the official end of that Period of capturing and scattering. But we are still largely oppressed and afraid, some are angry some 70 years after civil rights. This is why many of the Hebrews do not really understand who they are and what really happened. The scriptures admonish us to study to show ourselves approved. Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
Once we start studying and discovering our true identity and the history of our people as we relate to the Most High then begin to humbly understand that ll these events happened to our people because of our ancestors willing disobedience. So it is up to our generation to correct the error and present ourselves to the Most High to understand his covenant and put it into active loving practice in our daily lives.
Let’s do it together!
2 Chronicles 6:37-38 yet if they shall repent themselves in the land where they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to you in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done perversely, and have dealt wickedly; if they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have carried them captive, and pray toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, and the city which you have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for your name:
1 Kings 8:47-48 yet if they shall repent in the land where they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to you in the land of those who carried them captive, saying, ‘We have sinned, and have done perversely; we have dealt wickedly;'
if they return to you with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies, who carried them captive, and pray to you toward their land, which you gave to their fathers, the city which you have chosen, and the house which I have built for your name:
Jeremiah 14:20 We acknowledge, Yahweh, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against you.
Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, until they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face. In their affliction they will seek me earnestly."
Mark 1:15 and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand! Repent, and believe in the Good News."
Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,
Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this, your wickedness, and ask God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.
House of Judah and House of Israel the only way to find favor in the sight of the Most high is to REPENT and turn from our sins.