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The Devil Has a Thing for Black People

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Inspiration from New Creation Ministry —
By Augustus Henry (PhD)

In John 10:10, referring to Satan, the bible says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” Now, what do you expect from someone like that, who has been gathering strategies-of-destruction for thousands of years?   What chance do you, or your children stand against him? He is always strategic in annihilating the human race. This is about how he segments humanity and targets particular weaknesses. 

Satan explores the weakest among humans

His strategies include dividing and conquering. He also likes to isolate to operate. He acts as a predator and exploits the weak. When Satan looked to destroy Israel in Egypt, he could have gone after the destruction of the adult population but chose babies instead.

Exodus 1: 8-16, “Then a new king, …. began to rule in Egypt.  He said to his people, “There are too many Israelites …. We have to outsmart them ….”  So, the Egyptians put slave drivers in charge of them in order to oppress them through forced labour. But the more the Israelites were oppressed, the more they increased in number and spread out. Then the king of Egypt told the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, ‘when you help the Hebrew women in childbirth, look at the child when you deliver it. If it’s a boy, kill it, but if it’s a girl, let it live.’” The strategy: if you cannot break the adults destroy their seed. If the devil cannot destroy the plan of God directly in you, he will get to it in you through your children or someone else.

The Devil has different strokes for different folks

His most effective approach to the destruction of Black People has been division. The division you see among black people, is not a matter of chance, but of careful planning. He uses power and greed to conquer the European minds (They will kill for power). Just consider the history of the Europeans globally – the crimes they have committed to maintain power. Also, In the Middle East, he uses a culture of revenge and retribution. But for Black people, he utilizes the tools of division.

Division among Black people disguised by culture and religion

In today’s world, Black people are segregated by politics. They divide by nationality. Black West Indians believe that Black Americans are Lazy. Black Americans believe that West Indians culture is inferior. Western Blacks feel that Blacks living on the African continent are uncivilized, uncultured, and entirely corrupt. They support some religious organisations over justice-for-black people, even though those same religions have sustained, benefited, and still benefiting from the exploitation of Black people.

The Catholic church owned companies that traded slaves (R. L. Swarns, New York Times). But black Catholics are silent on that. The Adventist Church viewed blacks as a crossbreed between man and beast (Spiritual Gifts, vol. 3, p. 64-75; Review & Herald August 15, 1868), but black Adventists are ready to annihilate you if you talk about that.  Blacks in the biggest Pentecostal body in the United States, The Southern Baptist Convention, continue to back that organisation. It was created before the American Civil War in support of slavery. However, Blacks continue to defend that denomination, even though it continues to resist justice for people of African descent and others. Yes, the devil has used those organisations as tools of divisiveness.

Three historical events used as stratagem for black division

1 John 3:8, “The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” The bible says that God does not support division, but Lucifer uses it to destroy Black people:

Now tell me if the three events that follow is the work of Lucifer himself:

Event One

Willie Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there. “In my bag here, I have a foolproof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee every one of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least 300 years [2012]: I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves and make the differences bigger. I use fear, distrust, and envy for control. Take this simple little list of differences and think about them. On top of my list is “age” ….” The second is “COLOUR” or shade, there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantations and status on plantations, attitude of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine hair, course hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences …You must use the dark skin slaves vs. the light skin slaves, and the light skin slaves vs. the dark skin slaves. You must use the female vs. the male and the male vs. the female. You must also have your white servants and overseers distrust all Blacks. It is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us” (How to Make a Slave). Many White scholars have sought to dispute this letter, however, the events that follows cannot be discredited:

Event Two

In 1884 the leaders of fourteen European countries and the United States came together to discuss control of Africa’s resources. Known as The Berlin Conference, they sought to discuss the partitioning of Africa, establishing rules to amicably divide resources among the Western countries at the expense of the African people (PBS).

Whether it is local or global, division you see among black people is strategic. It is a well-orchestrated scheme to destroy God’s creation. One may be quick to reference the relevance to Christian salvation in this message, but I remind you that Jesus was the social justice pioneer.

Event Three

The Cornerstone Speech given by Alexander H. Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America, at the Athenaeum in Savannah, Georgia, on March 21, 1861: Referring to the US Constitution, “That government had been fundamentally flawed,” Stephens argued, “because it was founded upon the principle of human equality” (Teaching American History). Yes, you read this correctly. A man who could have been vice president of The United States argues against a country built on human equality – keep in mind that the Southern States along with Southern Christians, still support the confederacy.

Where can such an idea emerge that the principles of humanity and equity are destructive civil concepts? The Bible makes clear that God is equitable (Ps. 67:4). This can only derive from the prince-of-Darkness. Stephen continues, “Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition.”

The events above demonstrate a clear and systematic scheme to denigrate, divide and destroy Black people. But whose plan can that be? The Bible clearly states “Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all (Col. 3:11). So, we see that any plan that does not promote unity and equity is not of God, but the diabolical schemes of Satan himself.

The uniting tool for Black people

The antidote to the division that destroys the purpose of God in Black people or any other peoples, is unity in Jesus Christ. Belief in your religion, or economic status, or position of power will never produce in us the potential that God has placed in our humanity. Jesus came that he might reconcile the world to God; meaning that there is one banner under which we defeat the devil, whether we are black, green, yellow, or brown, that is at the feet of the cross. In that scenario, the European must give up power. The Arab must learn to forgive. The Asian, must accept the gift of faith, and the African will unite. Because everyone has equal access to God in Jesus Christ. In John 10:10, the bible says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.” But Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son (Colossians 1:13).

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