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Remembering Hugh Masekela
And the Americanization of Ooga Booga

 

Today, my annual poem acknowledging Black History Month is shared.  A griot, musician, storyteller, and teacher, Hugh Masekela was forced to flee to the United States (USA) from his home in South Africa (USA), and he carried with him the rich culture, heart, and treasure of its people to six continents.  Masekela proclaimed a “promise of the future” and, at the same time, he projected a look to the human heritage and legacy many thought were irretrievably lost.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven:  and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.  And immediately I was in the spirit:  and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.  And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone:  and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats:  and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.  (Revelation 4:  1-4, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Acknowledging The Precious Things (02/01/2017); Prophesying By Music Ministers (11/06/2017); Poem — What’s In A Name? (06/05/2016); Poem for Amiri Baraka (01/15/2014); Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela:  An Acknowledgment (12/12/2013); GOD Speaking Through Song? (11/01/2013); Why Not One Bible? (11/02/2013); Recognizing True Prophets (05/02/2013); Jesus, A Party Animal? (05/03/2013)

 

JOHANNESBURG GOLD

For Jazz Giant, Hugh Ramapolo Masekela (1939-2018)
Black History Month 2018

 

What for?  A dust pouch fat after blasts to make the rock release its grip

To be never unknown in a place where slick is hip

A brief applause that pushes the cigarette salesman away

The wail of the coal train whistling through the starless day

From this side of the cavern to the next, from this side of the pain, to the other

It’s what I would do were I free to love again

It’s what I would do because I love my brother.

 

What for?  I stand, I teach, Pan African oneness, Negritude, escape from apartheid death

Or Miles Dewey Davis challenging me, calling forth my every living breath

Mbaqanga beginnings heard where the little head boys don’t graze

Six continents to span, to finally say, I’m here, Diaspora home, and praise

Our ancestors saying, I am here, and, free at last, and my own man

I am here and free, in a strange, new ingot hoarding land.
What is wrong with moving, changing, growing, never still

Loving long enough for sons to receive an overspill

Hear me under the earth, come up from down below

Never let injustice quench the light of possibility, or cage Unohilo

We are always safe in the arms of love, and the bishop’s gift was not by coincidence

Hear the trumpet calling us to heritage without mystery to “Ooga Booga” with new excellence

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©Michael Andrew Williams, 2018.  All rights reserved.

 

Acknowledging the fullness in the body of Christ, there is far more to be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended.  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

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THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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The apocalypse, endtime prophecies concerning the fifth trumpet, and final judgment against sin are topics, today.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Trunks” (Level 1 with 17 points, a member since June 15, 2012) posted the following:

 

Questions about the fifth trumpet in the apocalypse?

Okay, so I’m from Spain so I read it in spanish (just in case My grammar isn’t good or I said something wrong) The thing is I recently read the trumpets and the fifth sounds the scariest. But then I thought: God wouldn’t be capable of sending grasshopper scorpion tale with crown animals to torture us.

And I think I’m right. God isn’t capable of doing that.

In the Genesis book, he said he would never destroy the Earth.

And it’s right, everything that has happened it’s because of us so here’s my question: What if those grasshopper scorpion tale animal are a failed human experiment?

Like, humans are doing an weird experiment and they made that animal and somehow they escape and reproduce.

I think it makes sense because everything has happened because of us, why wouldn’t the animal be our fault too? What do you think about this theory? I want your opinion and what you think where those will come from. Thanks for reading. (PS. Those things can already exists but they’re locked somewhere)

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.  For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.  Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.  And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.  But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear:  Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.  Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?  But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore:  ye are of more value than many sparrows.  Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:  But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.  And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him:  but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.  (Luke 12:  1-10, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Mankind Destroyed? (01/24/2014); What Salvation Is (01/25/2014); Are We the Spoils of War? (01/08/2014); The Fullness of GODhead? (01/09/2014); A Partnership? (11/05/2012); To See With New Eyes (11/06/2012); Doom (09/20/2012); Contradictions? (09/21/2012)

 

“Trunks”, here are a few points to consider that are important to many mature Christian believers:

(1.)  Nothing is impossible to GOD.  Sin opposes the continued existence of all divine law, the Law Giver, and all Creation relying upon sacred law for divine order.  Because sin does not exist as material substance a person can hold in his hand, or spirit matter created by GOD, those who rely upon such finite tools as emotion, intellect, mathematics, philosophy and science are convinced that divinity is not able to destroy, eliminate and remove sin.

(2.)  The nature of final judgment.  The divine process to assign value to those objects, created beings and living creatures put forth by Deity requires that their spirit content be examined for agreement, congruence, and identity with divinity.  A divine record (we say, the book of life) detailing ones attitudes, behavior and conduct will be examined as the indicator of ones full spirit content from the makeup of GOD.

(3.)  Chaos will not be allowed.  The angels from the bottomless pit and other divinely created beasts that will torment mankind do so only at the command and direction of GOD.  This will be a final opportunity for mankind to return to GOD.  Those dominated through sin, unrepentant, and no longer endowed with sacred content within their awareness and self-will will be challenged, changed, or destroyed.  There will be no attack against those born again as children of GOD and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ.

(4.)  Believers are not to fear tribulation.  Christians face an enemy who specializes in deceit and spiritual confusion as well as the non-material, non-spirit influence that is sin.  Affliction, hardship and loss become a “normal” feature to prepare Christian believers for the transformation of the world they know along with political oppression, persecution, poverty, and rejection by the world.

(5.)  Prophecy reveals divine intent.  The work of prophecy is not so much predicting the future as making the nature and will of GOD visible to the created.  Along with commandments, proclamations, and promises prophecy declares divine commitments expressed through human events.  To cleanse and heal created beings and living creatures requires multiple sacred operations including atonement, baptism, death, rebirth, redemption, resurrection, salvation and sanctification.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (6.)  Believers are not to worry about the “end of the world.”  Christians are to focus upon the promises of GOD through Jesus Christ, our ongoing lives, and the service to GOD we are to perform.  Born again, believers are to await and prepare for the appearing of Jesus to harvest the earth of those who are his by faith (we say, the Advent, the Rapture, the Second Coming).  Do not be deceived or deluded by the many errors held among your enemies who are enslaved to unbelief.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Achieving ones Salvation after their death is the topic, today.  Also, there is more on the Advent of Christ.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers India” using ID “Agada” (Level 1 with 84 points, a member since 29 November 2013) posted the following originally asked at Yahoo Answers United Kingdom:

 

Can a sinner make heaven after death? If yes, how possible? If no, why?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Like a Thief? (12/01/2013)—Unbelievers mistakenly compare the coming of Christ (life, and eternal life) to the coming of death.  To say, there will be no further warnings from GOD, declares that, while things begun by GOD before the foundation of the earth will continue to proceed to their fulfillment, there will be no additional or new dispensation and sacred events (we say, messages, manifestations, miracles) detailing the consecrated purposes of the Almighty.  There will be no new Gospel or Spirit from GOD.  Yet, history now shows that there may be different contemporary demonstrations and expressions through words for the ancient things provided by GOD.  As a unique aspect of full Creation, created beings and living creatures whose makeup include awareness and self-will, come under the influence of sin that opposes the continued existence of divine law, holy person, and even the total universe put forth by GOD.  Believers in GOD have been given assurances and promises that their lives will be preserved with the Almighty by special operations of divinity.  The appearance of GOD as Jesus Christ, his birth, death, resurrection and ascension into the heavens have been stages in a full plan of salvation.  Further divine works must be accomplished that include the return of Jesus to the earth to receive all those who are set apart through their content of faith as his purchased and redeemed.  The Advent (also called, the Rapture or Second Coming) will be a public event, and not simply a private experience, or secret occurrence involving only Christian and Jewish believers.  The Advent that will occur follows hundreds of years of its proclamation wherein angels and men have had opportunity to learn, grow, be reconciled to GOD, and to be established under divine approval.  No one will suddenly “disappear without explanation.”  Trumpets and the shout of an archangel will announce the holy event.  At the same time, and all around the globe, every eye of the living, as well as the dead who are then raised up and restored to life, will see.  All will know, and all will physically and vocally acknowledge that Jesus is Lord, bowing and proclaiming with spoken words using all the languages from the earth.  With the understanding that Jesus is now occupied in the heavens completing works of atonement, judgment, and sanctification, believers are to live in expectation, gratitude, humility, joy, longsuffering and patience, preparing themselves for the great day of his appearing.  Believers in Jesus Christ as Messiah, as Savior, are to regard the revelation now in place before mankind and all Creation as immutable, an expression of divine person that is sealed, and will not be altered.  (See Isaiah 45:  22-23, Habakkuk 2:  2-4, Luke 17:  20-37, 1st Thessalonians 4:  15-17, Revelation 1:  7-8 and Revelation 22:  17-21, KJV.)

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool:  his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.  A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:  thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him:  the judgment was set, and the books were opened.  I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake:  I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.  As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away:  yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.  I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.  And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him:  his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.  (Daniel 7:  9-14, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Theoretical Forgiveness (07/03/2013); The Return in Glory? (07/04/2013); Come As You Are (06/29/2013); Freewill is Finite (06/30/2013); How Do I Repent? (05/16/2013); The “Jesus Way”? (05/17/2013); Repentance Must Come Before Resurrection (04/27/2013); Destroyed in Noah’s Flood? (04/28/2013); After the Rapture? (11/01/2012); Opportunity to Repent (11/02/2012); Chances for Change (09/15/2012); The Gospel not Logical? (09/16/2012)

 

“Agada”, here are a few points based on teachings from the holy Bible that are held to be necessary truth among Christian believers:

(1.)  Only willing and voluntary behavior display and reveal the content and spirit substance of created beings and living creatures. 

(2.)  Just as the dead are incapable of movement and speech, the dead are incapable of emotions, love, praise, remorse, sorrow for sins, thought, and worship to acknowledge GOD.

(3.)  All are to appear before GOD in judgment, however, those who are “certified” while they are alive will be received through Christ at the time of his return to harvest the earth.  In the advent (some say, the rapture, others, the second coming), only those in whom the seeds of faith and divine knowledge have been implanted will be taken up from the earth.

(4.)  Later, those accounted as wicked will also be “raised up” to appear in heaven in divine judgment.  This is a further divine act to reveal the character and nature of GOD as righteous, for all are given opportunity to appear “in person” to answer charges against themselves.  In what is called the “second resurrection,” the wicked will not be accused by Christ, or by Satan (who will already have been cast into the lake of fire).  All will then have to answer to the plain record in heaven that details their own attitudes, conduct and deeds.

There is far more to be said, correctly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (5.)  The record in heaven may only be changed through the application of holy blood, and atonement ministered by Jesus Christ.  Sins appearing in the Book of Life, that one actually has committed, is guilt of, and must be accountable for can be covered, and effectively erased and removed.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.  By sharing what we receive as our inheritance of truth from GOD we may shine forth as an unquenchable light to the world.  Happy Hanukkah to all. 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

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