It doesn’t take a deep argument for most people to agree that the black community in America has been oppressed since the foundations of this country were laid. As this nation grew and gathered it’s independence, it gained it’s strength with thanks in great part to the blood & sweat of free labor. This free labor of course being slavery. The oppression of a complete race for over 400 years with mass genocide and unspeakable cruelty. The oppressors enslaved people taking them from their homes in Africa and moved them by the masses to America. Many of the slaves not even surviving the journey to the new country. These oppressors destroyed much of Africa’s history. They removed all the kings & rulers of the land that stood to oppose them later. They did all of this to fund the American experiment. To build America to be the world empire it is today. Mission accomplished.
Because of slavery, the black community has never had a fair shot in this world today, especially in the United States. Our community has been the recipients of the worst things society has had to offer. This refers to violence, drugs, poor education, unhealthy foods, unfair policing, and all the like. Because of these factors, the black community never gained a unified front. The community took on the crabs in a barrel persona and never earned any power. We’d have our few individuals that became successful and we’d praise them. Them often being entertainers or athletes. But as a whole we never had unified power.
This lack of unified power later on led us to grasp & hold deeply to our African roots. We started gaining more knowledge of African history. It was finally something that the black community could embrace. The baby boomer generation of this country (45-65) especially have gravitated to it’s acceptance. We began to feel black pride because we now had history to claim like the other groups; i.e. the Jews, the Irish.
We take a lot of the African statues (idols) and place them in our homes. We tell stories in pride of our heritage about these kings & queens. We take on a lot of their names as nicknames for ourselves. We start to learn & adapt to their culture and symbols. Understanding & embracing a culture that we do not fully know, but feel more connected to than the European culture that we were driven to accept.
There is one main issue that we did not question nor concern ourselves with. This is the question of:
What was the religion & beliefs of those African’s we know the history of?
Did these people worship the same God that Christian’s do?
For a Christian this is the most crucial question. The reason why is if we do not know what god they serve, and they are serving the opposite god, we then leave the door open for the spirits attached to that culture to enter into our life. A stronger Christian knows that we do not fight against flesh & blood, but against spirits & principalities. If we do not test the spirits of the cultures that we embrace we attach ourselves to things we knowingly would not want to be attached to.
For example, a lot of northern blacks from the New York metropolitan area embrace African Egyptian culture. A lot of them commonly embrace Egyptian symbology. Now it’s easy to understand from early on in the Bible from Exodus, Moses freeing Israel from the land of Egypt, that Egypt was against God. They were pagans and embraced the mystery religion of Babylon. They worshipped Ra (another name for Lucifer). A lot of their symbols are still used today to represent the devil; the all-seeing eye. However, because we embrace it as African history, a lot of Christians bring their past Egyptian idols in their homes. You’ll see a number of “Christians” keeping idols of Pharaoh & pictures of Nefertiti on their wall. Keeping a large amount of idols throughout their home. Believing it shows their culture. They teach their children about Egypt and tell them to embrace it as their history as well. Transferring those spirits onto their children.
By attempting to embrace a culture, feeling desperate to have history, the black community embraces a culture that served a god opposite and in rebellion of the God they serve. This has proven to wreak spiritual havoc into the lives of these Christians. Eventually allowing their African history to replace their belief in The Lord. They then start searching for continuous knowledge that they also feel was suppressed and held back from them. The devil’s main lie. By this time they are so tied into bondage of African history and our struggle & mistreatment over time that they completely forget about the struggle, mistreatment, and persecution of Jesus Christ and His church.
This is why it is so important to understand the gods that people serve and place that in priority over your race and it’s tribulation. The main connection that a believer in Christ should have is their connection of their belief in Christ and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Race does not matter when you focus on the kingdom of God. When we place race at the top of this connection, we then fall victim to whatever plans the enemy wants to run with. We place false leaders in power naively trying to obtain our pursuit of equality in this world. We ignore the spiritual aspect of this leader. We take Jesus out of our families in order to fit African history in. We use their old devices like “spirit callers” and communicating with the ancestors. All things from the occult, but we embrace because we think it is just African culture.
If you are a black and have ancestry from Africa, it’s ok to hold on to the pride of being black as being strong people long ago. It is not ok to let the African’s history & it’s mission to regain power in this world take priority over our doctrine of Christ and His mission for our lives. It is not ok to forget who the actual enemy is. In all things, no matter who they are or were, no matter there race or creed, if they were against God, they are against you (the believer in Christ). Do not allow this bondage to overtake you any longer. It is broken in the name of Jesus!