Sunday, September 22, 2013

The First Man (Adam) was Black

For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. – Luke 8:17  KJV

God created the first man (Genesis 1:26).  The word “man” in the Hebrew is the word Adam which means ruddy, that is, a human being (an individual or the species, mankind, etc.).  In addition, Adam means red which is to show blood (in the face), that is, flush or turn rosy.  Adam was the name of the first man.  But, it was not just a name; it identified what and who he was. 

God made Adam in His image and after His likeness (Genesis 1:26).  The word “image” in the Hebrew is the word tselem which means to shade; a phantom, that is, (figuratively) illusion, resemblance; hence a representative figure, especially an idol.  The word “likeness” in the Hebrew is the word demuth which means resemblance; concretely model, shape; adverbially like: - fashion, like (-ness, as), manner, similitude.

And hath made of ONE blood ALL nations of MEN for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; -- Acts 17:26  KJV

According to Acts 17:26, God made from one blood all nations of men.  Adam was the first man and from Adam all nations of men were made.  The word “blood” in the Greek is the word aima which means derivation; blood, literally (of men or animals), figuratively (the juice of grapes) or specifically (the atoning blood of Christ); by implication bloodshed, also kindred: - blood.  It is my belief that there was a play on words in the phrase “blood, literally (of men or animals)” as regarding the origin of the white man and the black man.  According to our school curriculum, the origin of the white man originated from the “blood of men” and the origin of the black man originated from the “blood of animals.”  But, the verse says, ALL nations of men which includes the black man also.  Therefore, black men, white men, and every color of man in between came out of Adam.  

Just a side note, God made everything to produce after its own kind.  So, humans produce humans, cats produce cats, dogs produce dogs, and so on.  But, a human and an animal together cannot produce offspring.

The one-drop rule is a historical colloquial term in the United States for the social classification as Negro of individuals with any African ancestry; meaning any person with "one drop of Negro blood" was considered black. The principle of "invisible blackness" was an example of hypodescent, the automatic assignment of children of a mixed union between different socioeconomic or ethnic groups to the group with the lower status.  See One Drop Rule

According to the One Drop Rule, all people are black people.  The black man is a descendant of Adam which means that Adam was a black man.  If Adam was a black man then all his descendants are black people.  It does not matter what color your skin is, you are a descendant of a black man.  If Adam was a black man and he was made in the image and after the likeness of God then God is black which is why scripture describes Him as a black man (see Daniel 7:9 and Revelation 1:14-15).

In summary, the black man descended from the first man (Adam).  Therefore, Adam was a black man from which all nations of men descended with different shades or hues of black skin color ranging from white to black.  Adam was made in the image and after the likeness of God.  Therefore, God is black which is why scripture describes Him as having hair like wool and feet the color of brass as written in the KJV bible.  The word “brass” in the Greek means burnished copper.  Jesus was probably the skin color of a reddish brown copper coin.  See chart: US0001 Lincoln Wheat Copper Color Scale

A good article to read about the color of copper coins is Grading the Color of Copper Coins


King James Version Bible
Genesis 1:26
Daniel 7:9
Luke 8:17
Acts 17:26
Revelation 1:14-15

Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
By James Strong
Copyright 1890

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Book of Revelation Outline

In the Book of Daniel, God decreed 70 weeks from the command to restore and to build Jerusalem until the end of this age (see Daniel 9:24-27).  The word “weeks" in the Hebrew means a week of years (1 week = 7 years).  The first 69 weeks started when Nehemiah received the command from Artaxerxes, king of Persia, to rebuild Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 2:5-11) and ended some time before the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (around 33 A.D.).  This leaves the 70th Week of Daniel, a 7 year period, to take place in the future.  God put a gap of time (from 33 A.D. to the present) between the 69th and 70th Weeks of Daniel.  That gap of time is for the salvation of the Gentiles (see Romans 11:11-32).  According to the Book of Daniel, the 70th week will begin with the signing of a peace treaty between Israel and the world dictator, the Antichrist (see Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15, and 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

First 69 Weeks of Daniel (around 450 B.C. to 33 A.D.)
Gap of Time (around 33 A.D. to present)
70th Week of Daniel (a 7 year period from the signing of the Israeli peace treaty to the end of the world)

The Book of Revelation is about the 70th Week of Daniel.  It is a prophecy of symbolically real people, places, and events that will happen in the near future.

Jesus’ Warning to the Seven Churches (chapters 1-3)
Jesus is Worthy to Open the Book with 7 Seals to Commence the 70th Week (chapters 4-5)
The 70th Week of Daniel, a 7 year period (chapters 6-9)
During the Middle of the 70th Week of Daniel (chapters 10-14)
The Wrath of God on the Unrepentant (chapters 15-19)
The Commencement of Eternity Future (chapters 20-22)

Chapter 1
                Greeting to the Seven Churches (verses 1-8)
                The Alpha and Omega (verses 9-11)
                The First and the Last (verses 12-20)

Chapter 2
                The Church in Ephesus (verses 1-7)
                The Church in Smyrna (verses 8-11)
                The Church in Pergamos (verses 12-17)
                The Church in Thyatira (verses 18-29)

Chapter 3
                The Church in Sardis (verses 1-6)
                The Church in Philadelphia (verses 7-13)
                The Church in Laodicea (verses 14-22)

Chapter 4
                The Throne Set in Heaven (verses 1-11)

Chapter 5
                The Book Sealed with Seven Seals (verses 1-10)
                Worthy is the Lamb (verses 11-14)

Chapter 6
                The First Seal Opened (verses 1-2)
                The Second Seal Opened (verses 3-4)
                The Third Seal Opened (verses 5-6)
                The Fourth Seal Opened (verses 7-8)
                The Fifth Seal Opened (verses 9-11)
                The Sixth Seal Opened (verses 12-17)

Chapter 7
                Twelve Thousand Sealed From Each Tribe (verses 1-8)
                A Multitude in White Robes (verses 9-17)

Chapter 8
                The Seventh Seal Opened (verses 1-2)
                An Angel Offers Incense (verses 3-6)
                The First Trumpet (verse 7)
                The Second Trumpet (verses 8-9)
                The Third Trumpet (verses 10-11)
                The Fourth Trumpet (verses 12-13)

Chapter 9
                The Fifth Trumpet (verses 1-12)
                The Sixth Trumpet (verses 13-21)

Chapter 10
                An Angel and Seven Thunders (verses 1-7)
                The Sweet and Bitter Book (verses 8-11)

Chapter 11
                The Prophecy of the Two Witnesses (verses 1-6)
                The Beast of the Bottomless Pit (verses 7-14)
                The Seventh Trumpet (verses 15-19)

Chapter 12
                The Woman with Child (verses 1-6)
                War Against the Dragon (verses 7-12)
                The Dragon’s Persecution of the Woman (verses 13-17)

Chapter 13
                The Beast of the Sea (verses 1-10)
                The Beast of the Earth (verses 11-18)

Chapter 14
                The Redeemed with the Lamb (verses 1-5)
                The Angels’ Messages (verses 6-13)
                The Ripe Harvest (verses 14-20)

Chapter 15
                The Seven Last Plagues (verses 1-4)
                The Tabernacle of the Testimony (verses 4-8)

Chapter 16
                The Seven Vials of God’s Wrath (verse 1)
                The First Vial (verse 2)
                The Second Vial (verse 3)
                The Third Vial (verses 4-7)
                The Fourth Vial (verses 8-9)
                The Fifth Vial (verses 10-11)
                The Sixth Vial (verses 12-16)
                The Seventh Vial (verses 17-21)

Chapter 17
                The Woman and the Scarlet Beast (verses 1-6)
                The Mystery of the Woman and the Beast (verses 7-18)

Chapter 18
                Babylon is Fallen (verses 1-3)
                Babylon’s Iniquities (verses 4-8)
                Babylon’s Destruction (verses 9-20)
                Babylon Will Be Thrown Down (verses 21-24)

Chapter 19
                The Judgment of the Great Whore (verses 1-3)
                The Elders and the Four Beasts (verses 4-8)
                The Marriage Supper of the Lamb (verses 9-10)
                The Righteous Judge (verses 11-18)
                The Capture of the Beast (verses 19-21)

Chapter 20
                Satan Bound for a Thousand Years (verses 1-6)
                The Lake of Fire and Brimstone (verses 7-10)
                The Book of Life (verses 11-15)

Chapter 21
                A New Heaven, a New Earth, and a New Jerusalem (verses 1-5)
                The Fountain of Life (verses 6-14)
                The Golden Reed (verses 15-21)
                The City’s Light and Glory (verses 22-27)

Chapter 22
                The Pure River of Life (verses 1-6)
                Jesus Will Come Quickly (verses 7-11)
                The Bright and Morning Star (verses 12-17)
                Come, Lord Jesus (verses 18-21)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Someone Just Came Into My Apartment

At 1:49 pm today, someone came into my apartment while I was lying here on the floor asleep.  I heard someone put a key in the door and enter the apartment.  It sounded like a man's voice speaking.  He must have seen me because straight away he locked my door and vanished before I could get up to see who it was.  I called my son on his cell phone to ask him if it was him that doubled back around and he said, "no."  So, I called the management office to report it.  This is the second time someone has entered my apartment with a key besides me or my son.  The first time someone did that it was the maintenance man.  Here is that post: A Man Tried to Come Into My Apartment

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rejection by Which One

If someone rejects you for having a baby out of wedlock and they reject you for now being celibate then the only thing left to be is in the middle.  But the middle is lukewarm or compromising.  It is neither hot nor cold.  In fact, here is what Jesus had to say about it as he was speaking to the church of Laodicea in the book of Revelation:

Rev 3:15-18  KJV
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.  Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 

That word spue in the Greek means to vomit.  So, you see if I had a choice as to which one I would accept rejection from it would be that someone or that group of people than for me to be rejected by Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  Said another way, I would rather be rejected by you than to be rejected or vomited out by God.  God does not accept people who are in the middle.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

To Hadas Moshe about (I AM)

Exo 3:14  KJV
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 

The following definition of (I AM) is from the Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible:

A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary): - beacon, X altogether, be (-come, accomplished, committed, like), break, cause, come (to pass), continue, do, faint, fall, + follow, happen, X have, last, pertain, quit (one-) self, require, X use.

I Googled both words (hayah) and (eheye).  It turns out that both are used depending on which translation you are reading.  Also, there is a footnote in the New Living Translation using either phrase: (I AM WHO I AM) or (I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE).  

I understood His name to mean that He exists.  People have never seen God since He is spirit.  Moses was sent by God to deliver the Jewish people from Egypt.  God would do His wonders through this man.  I am sure that He did not want Moses to take the credit for those miracles.  The people needed to know that there is an invisible God in heaven and not a man performing such wonders.  But, of course this is my understanding.  Perhaps, you are correct in your translation.

Monday, April 1, 2013

To The Outcast in Society

Here is something to encourage those who are feeling like an outcast, alone, and isolated from the rest of the world.  The following verses are from the King James Version (without the apocrypha):

Luke 6:22  
Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. 

Luke 6:23  
Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. 

Luke 6:24  
But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Same IP Address

A window popped up on my desktop saying that another computer on my network has the same IP Address as my computer.  There was another router on my network.  This is the second time now that this has happened.  This is the information that I found when I looked at it's properties:

Router: RalinkAPS
Manufacturer: Ralink Technology Corp.
Model: Ralink Wireless Access Point
Model Number: RT2860
Serial Number: 12345678
MAC Address: 00:26:f3:69:31:78
Unique Identifier: 28802880-2880-1880-a880-0026f3693178

Thursday, March 14, 2013

How Jesus Christ Saved Me

R. Kelly gave his testimony on how Jesus Christ saved him.  Here is my testimony: 

In 1991, I was unemployed and could not pay my rent.  I had been through so much hardship that it began to take a toll on me.  I woke up that fateful morning and sat down on my couch thinking about my life and the trouble I was in.  I spent the whole day thinking about my troubles and how to get out from under it all.  It was now night.  And the only thing I could think of was to kill myself.  Then I began to think about how to do it.  What would be the best way available to me?  Just as I had decided on how to do it, I began to get anxious and felt a real sense of desperation come over me.  In that moment, I said, "Lord I don't really want to die I just want a way out from my troubles.  If this is all there is to life then I don't want to live it anymore.  I have made a mess of my life and I don't know what to do.  Lord if you don't save me this night I won't live to see tomorrow."  In an instant I felt peace and joy.  I felt alive in a way like never before.  I felt His presence in the room with me.  The thoughts of suicide left me.  I felt all the doom and gloom leave the room.  I turned on the lights and started to dance and sing unto the Lord for what He had done for me.  I gave my life to Him.  I said, "I give you my life, you lead and I will follow.  You take control because I don't know what to do.  Tell me Lord what you want me to do."  And from that moment on I made the choice to spend the rest of my life with Jesus Christ.  I hope you found this encouraging and that you ask the Lord Jesus Christ to save your life.  He will save you and set you free.  May God bless you, your friends, and family in the name of Jesus Christ, amen, amen!  See R. Kelly's testimony by clicking the link below: 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Strange Computer Happenings

Something strange has happened today.  First, while on Yahoo I tried to click on a couple of articles and the website said connection refused.  Second, while on YouTube I tried to sign-in to leave a comment to a video and Chrome said that multiple files where being downloaded to my computer then it asked me if I wanted to allow this or deny it.  The file it was trying to download was named ajax.  I clicked deny and then cleared the download.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Two of the Same IP Addresses

About ten minutes ago, a window popped up on my laptop saying that another computer on my network has the same IP address as my laptop.  I checked the network and saw two routers listed, mine and another one.  The other router was RaLink.  I clicked on it's properties and everything listed was unavailable.  After I clicked off of it, it disappeared from the screen and the only one listed was mine.  So, I updated Windows and Norton, afterwards, I decided to do a full system scan of my computer.  I feel like someone is trying to set me up.  At 5:27pm, Norton has completed the scan and no threats were found.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Doctrines of Demons

The following verses are from the King James Version of the bible (without the apocrypha):

1Ti 4:1  Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils

1Ti 4:2  Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 

1Ti 4:3  Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 

1Ti 4:4  For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 

1Ti 4:5  For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. 

Who forbids marriage?

Celibacy is a Gift from God

1 Corinthians 7:7 (NLT 1st edition)
I wish everyone could get along without marrying, just as I do.  But, we are not all the same.  God gives some the gift of marriage, and to others he gives the gift of singleness (celibacy).

The entire chapter of 1 Corinthians 7 is about celibacy and marriage.  Celibacy is the renunciation of sex and marriage.  It is a gift from God.  In Matthew 19:12, Jesus spoke of eunuchs who chose not to marry and they do it for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven.  It also bears witness and is a sign of things to come at the end of this age for all eternity.  Not many people have this gift, it is only given to those who can receive it.

Celibacy and marriage are of divine origin:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Do Not Yield

The life of each believer strengthens and encourage other believers to continue in the faith, reminding them that they must enter into the Kingdom of God through many tribulations. --Acts 14:22

That word tribulation is the word thlipsis in the Greek.  It means pressure (literally or figuratively): -afflicted, (-tion), anguish, burdened, persecution, tribulation, trouble.  We all go through pressure in life.  When we do we gain our strength and encouragement from one another to not give up our faith but to continue understanding that this to will pass.  Everything we experience in this life is only temporary.  The paradisiacal life we have in Christ Jesus is eternal.  So, hold on to what you have (your faith in Christ) and do not give up or yield.  

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Armor of God

What should a believer in Christ Jesus fight evil with?  The following verses are from the King James Version (KJV) of the bible, read the passage Ephesians 6:10-20 for the full context:

Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 
Eph 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 
Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 
Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 
Eph 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 

Your fight is not with people but with evil spirits working through those people.  The fight is spiritual not physical.  Your armor is spiritual not physical.  You are to put on the full armor of God, which is, according to Ephesians 6:14-17 (New Living Translation):
  • truth
  • righteousness
  • the peace that comes from the gospel
  • faith
  • salvation
  • the word of God (bible) 
For the believer, these are your armor and weapon.  Also, we are commanded to pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit.  In addition, we are to stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere.