I remember as a child in Jamaica my mother and her friend Miss Ruth would sit on the veranda discussing the Rapture. I was always at my mothers feet when she and her friends would gather, I loved her so much I could not stand to be away from her for too long. I remember one particular night as these two women spoke and I listened, I became afraid, because according to what they said Jesus was coming back for only a few people, and they would be caught up in the air to go with him to heaven and others, the sinners would be left behind. This was some scary stuff, and I prayed in my little heart for my mother not to be left behind, I do not remember if I prayed for myself, but I do remember feeling afraid.
Growing up in the Christian Church represented fear to me.
My mother would sing this song in haunting tenor, and the words would make me cry;
1 O come and mourn with me awhile;
O come ye to the Saviour’s side;
O come, together let us mourn;
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified.
2 Have we no tears to shed for Him,
While soldiers scoff and Jews deride?
Ah! Look how patiently He hangs;
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified.
3 Seven times He spake, seven words of love;
And all three hours His silence cried
For mercy on the souls of men;
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified.
4 A broken heart, a fount of tears,
Ask, and they will not be denied;
Lord Jesus, may we love and weep,
Since Thou for us art crucified.
She would repeat this particular line; Jesus, our Lord, is crucified, Have we no tears to shed for Him!
Maybe these were the words to the song she loved the most, or maybe she did not know all the words, but these were the words which came from her over and over again, and again it impacted me a great deal. As I have said many times before, I loved my mother very much, and when I would hear her sing this haunting song, with misty eyes of a dying savior upon the cross, I cried too. It made me sad. Then I would go to Sunday school and be told tales of this wonderful benevolent man, who did so much for mankind only to be rewarded with death, and still while on the cross he managed to forgive.
Then in church some sister or brother who wanted to show how well they could sing would begin to sing this song;
The song was so touching with the words of this great “HE”, and all that He could do. He marveled me, in songs, stories, and of all his goodness when the preacher spoke of him, HE was perfect. How perfect was HE! I never cared that HE did not look like me. He was Jesus, and he was the beloved savior. I never believed in the rapture, as I have said before, I grew up into Christianity, but I grew out of and away from it and for that I thank the almighty God who opened up my eyes and took me away from its foolishness.
I must however say that I am happy to have experienced it however, if not for my experience, what rights could I have to even to speak on it and its false teachings. I had a conversation years ago with a man I knew who had gone through the Lucumi initiation in receiving Obatala, he was Jamaican but during his initiation which in Lucumi tradition they wear white all year round, the first year of it, In Africa we do not do that. He would still go to the revival churches elekes (Orisha beads) and all, and beat the drums and key the people, which means to work them up into a spiritual frenzy, calling or pulling down the spirits. I asked him one day, why if he was being initiated into Santeria/Lucumi, did he still go to church, and he said that he needed to learn more than what the church taught him, he needed to learn and have spiritual powers, so that when he went into church as a preacher, he would heal and prophesy, while delivering the WORD!. In other words, he wanted to be a spiritualist who would learn traditional ways which the church were either against or did not teach, the congregation would have no idea that he was an initiate and so they would just see him as an ordinary man of God who preached and relied upon the Word of God! Can you see the deception? And trust me, he is not the only one! The continuous cycle of deception through religion. O Ma Se O!!
Can you imagine the amount of deceivers who call themselves Pastors and Bishops, they the same one who condemn me when I pass them by head held high, dressed in my full white, with Orisha Osun beads and Orisha Ifa beads around my neck, wrist, ankles and waist, proud of Orisha and Proud of serving them, Proud as a Priestess, Proud Iyanifa!
I had to walk their road to be able to understand them, and I am glad I did. Jesus ain’t coming back?, who the hell knew!! lol!
God is Wise!
This morning I found these articles on the internet, I had heard about them, but I thought it to be too funny, so I did not pay it any mind. Look at the reason which they say they believe , Jesus is not coming back, I was on the floor laughing, is this serious?
Anyhow, I also found the second, (Our Black people, I wonder if there is hope for them), look who ah bawl out sey ah lie, this is not funny to me it is sad!
Read and let us discuss this please! What do you think, is this a hoax or is it real? Did the Vatican really put this out?, If so it is so very funny!
A SPOKESPERSON for the Vatican has officially announced today that the second coming of Jesus, the only son of the God, may not happen now after all, but urged followers to still continue with their faith, regardless of the news.
Cardinal Giorgio Salvadore told WWN that this years 1,981st anniversary is to be the Vatican’s last in regards to waiting for the Lord to return to Earth.
“We just feel Jesus is not coming back by the looks of it.” he said. “It’s been ages like. He’s probably flat out doing other really good things for people somewhere else.”
Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus promised his disciples that he would come again in chapter John 14:1-3 of the bible: “There are many homes up where my Father lives, and I am going to prepare them for your coming. When everything is ready, then I will come and get you, so that you can always be with Me where I am. If this weren’t so, I would tell you plainly”
The Vatican defended Jesus’ broken promise, claiming “he was probably drinking wine” at the time when he made the comments.
“Having the ability to turn water into wine had its ups and its downs.” added Cardinal Salvadore. “We all make promises we can’t keep when we’re drunk. Jesus was no different.”
The church said it will now focus attentions on rebuilding its reputation around the world, but will keep an optimistic mind for the savior’s second coming
HEAR THIS ONE HIM NOW, AN AFRICAN AT THAT!
The President of the Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference, the Most Rev Joseph Osei-Bonsu, has refuted media reports that the Vatican had stated that the second coming of Jesus Christ may not happen.
“The publication is the fabrication of a mischievous and malicious person. The views stated in it do not come from any Cardinal in the Vatican,” he declared in a statement.
He said none of the 216 Cardinals bore the name Giorgio Salvadore and explained that there was, indeed, a Cardinal Salvatore de Giorgi, an Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo.
He said Cardinal de Giorgi, an 83-year-old retired Archbishop, was not the spokesperson of the Vatican.
“The official spokesperson of the Vatican is called Fr Federico Lombardi,” he stated.
The Most Rev Osei-Bonsu explained that if a Cardinal of the Catholic Church had made those untrue and blasphemous statements about Jesus, he would be called to order by the Pope.
That, he said, was because the views espoused in the publication went against Catholic and, indeed, Biblical teaching.
“The second coming of Christ or the Son of Man at some time in the future is part of our Christian tradition. It is found in the following passages in the New Testament: Matthew 24:3, 27, 37, 39; 1 Corinthians 15:23; Hebrews 10:24; 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 3:13; 4:15; 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1, 8, 9; James 5:7, 8; 2 Peter 1:16; 3:4, 12; 1 John 2:28.
“It is also found in the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed that we recite in church: ‘He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead’,” he stated.
The Most Rev Osei-Bonsu, who is also the Bishop of the Konongo-Mampong Diocese, said no one knew the time of Christ’s return, as was written in Mark 13:32, “But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
He explained that ‘that day’ clearly referred to the Parousia, the return of Christ at the end of time, and stated that if neither the Son (Jesus) nor the angels knew the time of the second coming, how would any Cardinal, or any person for that matter, know?
On claims in the publication that Jesus was drunk at the time He made the prediction, the Most Rev Osei-Bonsu said there was no evidence in the Bible, or anywhere else, that Christ was “drunk” when he made that statement.
“The publication is just malicious and blasphemous and I would urge all Catholics and, indeed, all Christians, to ignore it and treat it with the contempt that it deserves,” he said.
– See more at: http://graphic.com.gh/news/general-news/21850-ignore-claims-that-jesus-will-not-come-again-catholic-bishops.html#sthash.aP9Unf2N.dpuf
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[We will reap whatever we sow]
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Obara Meji is a spiritualist, Ifa-Orisa practitioner, and teacher of metaphysics. Since 2011 she has used her online platform to share her personal experiences to those seeking answers about spirituality. Her teachings will expand into short stories, novels, and public speaking to continue her mission of bringing enlightenment to the world.