Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:32, 33).
I remember watching a movie once, where these kids were restless, selling drugs and chasing girls. Notably, that what a lot of the kids do around here even off the screen. However, this one boy named Cain (Tyrin Turner) had grandparents who worshiped God all while staying in the projects amid the occurrences that take place in the projects. Cain, although he seemed kind of rough; I think he just needed to be steered in the right direction. The grandparents were the type of people who around them one had to walk (or at least act like you’re walking) a narrow path. His friend, on the other hand, was a wild one, and one day he went to visit Cain at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Grandpa was talking about the Lord, and the boys were sitting there looking at each other like when is this going end? Turner’s friend, actually was listening, because he said, “How can God love us when we live like this? Look at how we live?”
I think that this is most heartbreaking cry of the poor among the so called blacks, “How can God love us when we live like this?”
The above scripture tell of the tribulation we face and how our people have been scattered among nations, enslaved oppressed and gives reference to the vast tribulation we face as black people. I never understood it until now. How one race could face so much pain and yet still have so much faith in God. It is because despite all the difficulty we face that somehow if we didn’t have that faith, we are bound to give up. Even with stolen identities, even with not seeing ourselves in the word of God we have held strong, even when accepting the fact that a white God made us, we accepted that since he made us he would take care of us; and, then to find out that we are lied to…that the God we have so faithfully serve has, in fact, wrote the book for us.I come today to tell you who are receiving this word that God really does love you, beloved, even though you might not know his name. That is ultimate love, to love a people that don’t know Him. Hallelu Yah God!
And so I write you just in case you don’t understand the oppression, the affliction, that this is not about you but about Your Father, and your heritage. People are jealous because you are chosen. They would rather kill your life, trick you, ostracize you than to let you live.
I think about the word where Jacob wanted to marry a man’s daughter, and he and the girl’s father make agreement where he would work for him for a time and he and the girl could marry. However, when the time came for the girl to go, the father tricked him and gave the oldest girl instead, and when Jacob found out that he went to the man and he was told that it was their tradition that the eldest daughter marry first and that if he would work another few years then he would give him a flock to take as well. To a man who didn’t have much this would seem a great deal and so despite the trick he worked…because he loved the girl. There was this thing with the spotted sheep increasing and the girl’s father claimed those, and then the plain ones would increase then he wanted those. (Genesis 29).
In my mind I can see that Yah has blessed us with increase despite manipulation and heartache in this land that is foreign to us. People can deny our right to have what belongs to us, but Yah still provides increase when we trust in him. People can trick us but they can’t steal Yah’s love for us.
Hear this that Yah has not forgotten us. He loves us more than and will do more than we can ever imagine. Now unto him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that you can ever ask, think or even imagine. (Ephesians 3:20). Be encouraged and wait on Yah and in due season you will reap if you faint not.
Peace and blessings to ya!