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ABOUT ALTAR OF EQUALITY

Background Information

 

We spent the year 2018 (January 1st – December 31st), in prayer and fasting, asking Our Father to intervene and stop the bastardization, forceful assimilation, and debasement of Cameroonians by Camerounian administration and military (or modern-day enslavement Africans by Africans). The LORD opened our understanding concerning the cries of Africans, and other Africans who had been sold by Africans into slavery. We understood that the genocide in the Cameroons will provoke His Gideons in Cameroon to tear down the existing multiple altars of various gods and replace them with altars unto Jehovah according to how He reveals Himself to the people. We were led to raise an Altar of Reconciliation with mandate to reconcile African citizens to God, African nations to God, and the African continent back to God. Africans will raise an altar to the Lord in the heart of the continent, establishing an alliance with God that’s pivotal to the recognition and restoration of our dignity, and from there we will reach out to the Assyrians and Israelites.

Read what the scriptures say in Isaiah 19:19-25 NIV,

“In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border. It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. So the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the Lord. They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the Lord and keep them. The Lord will strike Egypt with a plague; he will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them. In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing on the earth. The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.””

Origin of Four Hundred Years of Slavery

  • It is written in Genesis 15:13-14 ESV that,

"Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions.”

  • In Genesis 46:6-7 NIV we read about the offspring of Abraham fleeing from their land (Canaan) due to famine and going to Africa as sojourners:

“So they took their livestock and their goods, which they had acquired in the land of Canaan, and went to Egypt, Jacob and all his descendants with him. His sons and his sons’ sons, his daughters and his sons’ daughters, and all his descendants he brought with him to Egypt.”

  • Genesis 47:5-6 NIV gives us an insight into the mind of the Pharaoh who welcomed the offspring of Abraham into Egypt.

"Then Pharaoh spoke to Joseph, saying, “Your father and your brothers have come to you. The land of Egypt is before you. Have your father and brothers dwell in the best of the land; let them dwell in the land of Goshen. And if you know any competent men among them, then make them chief herdsmen over my livestock.”

             It is evident from the above that Egypt’s first plan for Abraham’s offspring was not to treat them like servants. However, as time went by, there came a Pharaoh who had no regard for Joseph and he turned his people against Abraham’s offspring, branding them as a potential threat that could eventually endanger Egypt’s security. Pharaoh went ahead and enslaved the Israelites as we find in Exodus 1:8-14 NASB. It reads,

“Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. And he said to his people, “Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we; come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and it happen, in the event of war, that they also join our enemies and fight against us, and so go up out of the land.” Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses. But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were in dread of the children of Israel. So the Egyptians made the children of Israel serve with rigor. And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage—in mortar, in brick, and in all manner of service in the field. All their service in which they made them serve was with rigor.”

Pharaoh enslaved the Hebrews with intent to diminish their numbers but, we notice in verse 12 above that the Hebrews instead multiplied and grew thereby yielding results that Pharaoh dreaded so he had to change his tactics. He moved ahead and commanded the Hebrew midwives to kill all Hebrew male children at birth. But the midwives, who feared God and were conscious of their vocation to protect and birth life, chose to lie to Pharaoh that Hebrew women gave birth before they got there. This tactful resistance to Pharaoh’s command caused the Hebrew population to continue to multiply as we find in Exodus 1:15-21.

“Then the king of Egypt spoke to the Hebrew midwives, of whom the name of one was Shiphrah and the name of the other Puah; and he said, “When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him; but if it is a daughter, then she shall live.” But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive. So the king of Egypt called for the midwives and said to them, “Why have you done this thing, and saved the male children alive?” And the midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women; for they are lively and give birth before the midwives come to them.” Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty. And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them.”

The Hebrews kept increasing and this caused Pharaoh to unleash a sweeping command to everyone in Egypt to throw every Hebrew boy child into the Nile. We find this in Exodus 1:22 CEV as,

“until finally, the king gave a command to everyone in the nation, “As soon as a Hebrew boy is born, throw him into the Nile River! But you can let the girls live.”

The Bible is silent about the number of Hebrew boy children who were drowned in the River Nile by this order. However, we know that God saved the life of His servant Moses who was born at the time when this order was in place.

 

  • Now it came about that when Moses was forty years old he decided to jumpstart his calling ten years before its time (Acts 7:23 -25), and instead caused his people to stay in bondage for four hundred and thirty years (Exodus 12:40-41) when God had said that their bondage would last for four hundred years (Genesis 15:13).

 

  • Acts 7:23-25 NLT reads as follows:

 “One day when Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his relatives, the people of Israel. He saw an Egyptian mistreating an Israelite. So Moses came to the man’s defense and avenged him, killing the Egyptian. Moses assumed his fellow Israelites would realize that God had sent him to rescue them, but they didn’t.”

  • See also Exodus 12:40-41 NASB

 “Now the time that the sons of Israel lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And at the end of four hundred and thirty years, to the very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.”

And Genesis 15:13 NLT,

 “Then the Lord said to Abram, “You can be sure that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land, where they will be oppressed as slaves for 400 years.””

  • ​In 1 Chronicles 12:32 NASB we read,

“Of the sons of Issachar, men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command.”

We understand that on August 25, 1619, a set of slaves from Africa were brought to Point Comfort (known today as Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA), in the very manner as prophesied by the prophet Isaiah in chapter twenty and verses three to five.

  • Isaiah 20:3-5 KJV

“And the Lord said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia; So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.”

 

           This involuntary walk of shame brought about by connivance between the West and Africans against other Africans marked the beginning of our four hundred years of retribution punishment for what we, Africans, did to Abraham’s offspring. Some two hundred and sixty-five years later (November 15, 1884 – February 26, 1885), major European nations met in Berlin and set ground rules for the colonization of Africa to pit Africans against fellow Africans and plunder Africa. The impact of the Berlin Conference was not supposed to last beyond one hundred thirty-five years but seems like it will continue for another thirty years just as was the case of the Israelites leaving Africa. These extra thirty years could come from the activities of the French whose Franco-African cooperation accord, under the false pretext of ensuring future development of the continent is an anti-African mask (unfavorable economic ties, diplomatic loyalty, military, security and political patronage) that enables France to support dictators and other corrupt African puppets in order to defend its interests, however arbitrary they may be, at the expense of the African people.

 

          This accord has a thirty-years cycle which Africa must have to break. August 25, 2019 was commemorated as the 400th anniversary of the landing of slaves in the United States of America. This ushered in a season and a time when like sons of Issachar the church must arise and call forth God’s justice over Africa, Africans, and the Africans who were sold to slavery by Africans. It is time for Africans to ask God to restore our dignity, respect, and unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Christ and Daniel as Exemplars:

 

In Luke 4:16-21 NASB we see how Christ demonstrates an understanding of the times (as he read from Isaiah 61:1-2a).

“And He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up; and as was His custom, He entered the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to read. And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed,
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him. And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.””

As Christ read from Scripture and testified to his audience that he was the fulfilment of that Scripture so too are we called upon to pay attention to the times and seasons so that we can walk in God’s plan for our generation.

Daniel read from the book of Jeremiah and entreated The LORD to set his people free from captivity in Babylon as we find in Daniel 9:1-3 NASB.

 

 

 Daniel 9:1-3 NASB.

“In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of Median descent, who was made king over the kingdom of the Chaldeans in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years. So I gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.”

                 As mentioned earlier, we spent the entire year of 2018 in prayer and fasting not knowing what the Lord has in store for us. We observed from Genesis 12:3 how the Lord told Abraham that,  “I will bless anyone who blesses you, but I will put a curse on anyone who puts a curse on you. Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you.”

And it ministered to us that the curse that took root on August 25, 1619 had to sunset on August 25, 2019, and that going forward Africans are to enjoy blessings on earth because of Abraham. Our Christian perspective is that 2020 is the first Year of Equality and we, as children of God, are called upon to establish it.

               To accomplish this task, we will work in collaboration with servants of God (envoys from Africa), who understand altars and foundations, to pull down the altars of slavery and raise altars of Equality in the US. It is imperative to accomplish a task like this in its year of prophecy so that we will benefit from the unction that goes with it.

See Psalms 68:31 NASB which says, “Envoys will come out of Egypt; Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.”

Way Forward

 

We intend to mobilize as many as two thousand people, especially in the East Coast, to witness the launching of the Altar of Equality in Hampton, VA. This event shall take place on August 08, 2020, at Continental Park at 4 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651 from 08:00AM to 01:00PM. The Altar shall become a pilgrimage destination as we shall go back annually to celebrate anniversaries of Years of Equality.

The Altar of Reconciliationa and Equality was launched on:
 

Date: August 8, 2020

 

Time: 08:00AM - 01:00PM

 

Venue: Continental Park, 4 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

 

The curse that took root on August 25, 1619 sunset on August 25, 2019 with the restoration of the EQUALITY and DIGNITY of AFRICANS.

 

People came and witnessed what was on God's Mind concerning the aftermath of 400 years of slavery of Africa as a continent, and Africans all over the world.

 

Got questions?          

 

Contact Us:

Email: info@toms-lifestyle.org

Mail: The Outgivers Ministries, P. O. Box 86362, Gaithersburg, MD 20886

Website: www.toms-lifestyle.org

How Can You Help?

 

  • Join the movement and help with outreach

  • Tell family, friends, colleagues, church or community members, acquaintances, etc.

  • Sponsor an information-sharing meeting where you reach out to your relevant network and invite them to your church or home or an agreed-upon venue, and we share the message with them. During such meetings, we will be looking for volunteers to:

  • run with the vision via media - tradItional and social media;

  • contact Christian artists to perform at the event;

  • reach out to politicians to solicit their support and attendance;

  • link up with other institutions that share similar objectives;

  • organize information meetings; and,

  • prepare flyers, banners, etc. 

  • Sponsor a missionary

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