The Bishop’s Opening

The Bishop's Opening

CHAPTER ONE

America’s Red Flag

1Here is what God is saying concerning the United States:
The colors of your flag are red, white, and blue;
why then is your land only red?
2The sounds of violence are within the ear shots of babes;
the musician no longer plays their instrument,
and the singer has ceased from singing.
3Nations have turned their backs on you;
even those who plead to you for their lives,
for you have exchanged vitals for vitriol.
4Open your eyes and weep! Feel remorse!
For your transgressions have piled up,
and you have prized rubies over me.

His Story of Slaves


5I showed belligerence to your fathers;
when I punished them with the sword and with whips,
my wrath was on display as in a stadium.
6I impoverished them even to the depths of their soul,
but my Holy Ones can afford my delight and favor;
for the sweetness of my charm has never left my necks.
7They have found their standing in Me,
and become my most precious of Messengers.
Because of this, they will receive my inheritance.
8Doesn’t my name bring about salvation?
Does it not both deliver and destroy?
Dare to praise me, and you will find refuge.

The King’s Meme


9For I am the LORD, a consuming fire;
Yeshua, the LORD of hosts.
I was severed from my brothers as in the days of Joseph.
10And my brothers came to me saying,
“Who are you to tell us you’re the King?”
And my authority is challenged.
11Therefore I instructed my muses to prepare a drink for me
with hyssop; for a libation, but for themselves.
Let them pursue pleasure within reason, 
lest the serpent beguile them.
12I commanded the powers to irrigate the land with dryness;
that the country shall thirst with nothing to quench,
and the ungodly shall drown in their appetite.
13Those who have respect to my name shall not be in chains,
they shall remain untarnished;
uninhibited and will escape the grip of the despot.
14Still the sacrilegious shall burn in their corruption;
it shall be heaped upon them as coals of fire;
yes even as meteors of wormwood.
15Their souls shall be tormented forever;
left desolate with no one to restore,
for they despised the only hand that could rescue.

A Waning Church


16O Israel, my ministers have become dispassionate;
my prophets are apathetic,
for their bloodshot eyes have not seen peace.
17And the minds of the wise agonize,
they seek knowledge from dusk until morning,
and yet no solution is found to cure.
18Because at the end of the Day, they’ve forgotten Me.
I am the Day, the Bright Morning Star.
The grind that the LORD requires has ceased amongst them.
19Therefore dancing shall cease from the clubs,
and skipping from the hearts of the streets.
Giddiness shall be known as an ancient relic;
20And the vigor of the strong shall fail;
even the fragrances and cosmetics.
Let those who keep judgment accept bribes no more!

21Keep the ways of the LORD and he will preserve you;
You will continue on Highways that the profane cannot enter.
22You will rest in the loveliest pastures that God has provided.
Justice shall be your front and rear shield.
For only the pure in heart can enter my presence.

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Castle Tea

Castle Tea House
T Drop Cap

hus it was settled. I made an oath to never venture in that direction again Duke. Not for a shilling, not even for a morsel shall my bowels soften. Our world hangs in the balance. Yet for her I suppose such amendments can be made. Courage demands a stand. For integrity then shall I advance My Lady. For Love (I Come Your Friend).

For Love (I Come Your Friend) – George Duke Cover

With Skim Milk

If you’re like me, you probably put on some weight since the Quarantine. Similarly, you probably took a good chunk of time to reflect, rest, and learn new skills: Consolidate. All education is transferable in my opinion. What matters is that your learning is developing U into what you value the most. If you haven’t figured me out yet, my main goal is to live a fulfilling life. Unfortunately, I haven’t solved the problem of being a short man. Dot. Dot. Dot.

Lots of Bubbles

One of the most frustrating things for me in these times is the rise of Tribalism. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in community. And sometimes it’s good to ostracize to protect the integrity of commonwealth. But we’re seeing a stronghold of anti-intellectualism; where the lack of critical thinking and empathy arises, opinions are shot from the hip without conciliation, and social and logical fallacies surround the gullible like a firing squad. Which soul is next to be subjected to cancel culture? This cannot be real right? Ignorance can be a form of witchcraft.

Talk on Cancel Culture by Gothix. What do you think about her talk?

What do you think about the Economy? I say the combination of falling housing sales, rising unemployment, and relatively strong stock market shows a disconnect between Main Street and Wall Street. How long do you think these inflated assets will remain? I don’t know as I’m not an expert on these things. In all seriousness though, I do believe in the law of gravity.

2021 Bitcoin Prediction

And Cinnamon Sticks

I Drop Cap

t’s a great feeling to come into your own. When you learn to love yourself with all your flaws – that’s when you begin to become perfect. When you finally heal that’s when you can bear the Casual(T)s. Like the continued violence in poor neighborhoods, laundering of money, and social injustice. The latter being taboo subjects around certain cultures. I still don’t find how many Evangelicals can preach the Suffering Gospel when very few are lynched in America. So “air of gas’ I tell you.

All these barriers slow down progress towards a universal meritocracy; where men are collectively refined to be elite – IF- desired, where markets are approachable for Main and Little Street, and life and freedom are promoted to its fullest. This will never happen so long as interdisciplinary subjects aren’t taught or promoted in business. Neither if we forget the legacies laid down by our ancestors. So, then my dear Sir, forgiveth mine iniquities being sheepish about God. If only thou hast preached the Name. Thy brother may have intercrossed, since we’re so ‘death of hearing.’

John Lewis
Cordy Tindell Vivian

Serving Hot

But what stands before us is not some dilapidated dream; an age in which injustices across the globe are unavoidable, where people are locked in their echo chambers; imprisoned by unsound group think and tribal talks. We’re no longer bound to the idea that our economy must operate under a zero-sum game; under the pretense of scarcity and classism. Our minds have been opened to entertaining the alternatives; those hybrid political and economical systems that challenges the status quo without demolishing the landmarks of Democracy. Our hearts have been warmed through this sensation of complete healing so let’s not doubt its effects on the soul. Never before have a few turns of events given us a greater assurance of hope. We can see the Promise Land from afar off. We are taking steps back to look behind and before and see that the old has passed away – and INDEED –  all things are becoming new.

How does it look? Can we get there quicker? What should we expect? If the prospects of an American Utopia seem too idealistic, let’s look at what things we can do to better our outlook of the future.

Six Ways to Make your Time on Earth Heavenly

Open Mindedness

  1. Be healthy: You’ll need to invest in yourself to see the Kingdom of Heaven is not only near you, but in you. And when you commune with the Supreme Being, you’ll find yourself more dispositioned to exert yourself spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically in a way that is both self-rewarding and profitable to others.
  2. Interdisciplinary learning: It’s easier to be in awe of the world and yourself when you can connect the dots of one subject to another. Learn new skills, go for an adventure, meet new people, and see if there is a correlation in your studies. You may find yourself pleasantly surprised!
  3. Get out of your comfort zone: It’s good to establish safety in the things that make you most comfortable, but you should not stay there. Do something that is difficult for you. Meet people who do not share the same ideas or values not to persuade them, but to get a better understanding. Make it an ambition to travel outside of your country.
  4. Be a thriver financially: It’s difficult to do the aforementioned if we are still in survival mode. If you are barely making ends meet, take a step back and take a deep breath. Say to yourself, “I am not merely a survivor, I am a thriver.” Daily Confessions are powerful. For those who have made Christ their refuge are more than conquerors, they are healers, redeemers, indeed saviors of this present world and the world to come. Envision yourself as a conduit of resources where you a freely giving things to enrich others. Think of systems and solutions that makes channeling these resources easier and accessible to everyone.
  5. Accept and see past flaws: While It’s important to maintain objectivity and to see the world ‘as is’, we must also understand that changes in this world are conditional to how people perceive the world and others. Pessimism belongs to a realist, but optimism is the root of all practicality. For what’s the purpose of pursuing any endeavor if it’s impossible to accomplish? Let love be our common denominator and see the beauty in our people.
  6. Expect miracles: Extraordinary events can happen and do happen whether you believe in God or not. What are the chances that supernatural events can conduct themselves in and through you if you don’t even believe they exist? It may not be wise to stack the odds against us by refusing to believe and act on the possibilities.

With Honey

If we take the time to practice those things and develop character, we may go far. Establishing rectitude is analogous to building a strong tower. It is strong because it’s foundation and composition has significant substance and longevity. For when James first heard her voice, his spirit was stirred.

‘Is she not the wisdom my fathers hath taught me?

I sat daily under the tutelage of my teachers.

They taught me how to incline my ear

And I ate amongst the prudent.

I shall sing to her in well-courted boleros.

In tempered mandolins do I string melodies.

Even in false trills do I compose codas.

She called me…Baby Yoda.’

And a T-Spoon

So, for many of us who are still in transition (my wife and I are still thinking through our next steps in moving…) do your best to keep a positive outlook on life. For some of you, the past year has utterly destroyed your livelihood and now you are back at the drawing board.

Solve for t:

t2 * (5-2) = 27

Don’t give up. Don’t be discouraged. Whatever state you may find yourself in, make sure you take the proper measurements to make the best decisions. Remember to remain positive throughout research. Bring solutions that can be tested and correspond to reality. You CAN push yourself to go the distance.

You CAN expect this of me My Lady. Not an hour, or a day goeth by idly. We are turning to a new chapter and a fresh story emergeth. Let it be written of us that we flourish in desolate times; that we may hold each other dear thus being a citadel unbroken – a Castle Tea. May we loveth well so that we may prevent ourselves and others from committing Casual (T)s, and that life and affection are the things that ever surroundeth us. Until we cross the other side. Farewell my love.

                                                            Consolidation

Can you read this entire blog hearing ‘Christ’ and ‘Crucified’ juxtaposed with every word?

“I think too many people presume to read the divine Scriptures and fall into such terrors as this,’ said Patricius sternly. ‘Those who presume on their learning will learn, I trust, to listen to their priests for the true interpretations.’
The Merlin smiled gently. ‘I cannot join you in that wish, brother. I am dedicated to the belief that it is God’s will that all men should strive for wisdom in themselves, not look to it from some other. Babes, perhaps, must have their food chewed for them by a nurse, but men may drink and eat of wisdom for themselves.”
― Marion Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon


The D in KnowleDge

DareDevil Logo

Don’t be two # because people won’t appreciate it and will challenge you. You know I’ll be the first to admit I’m not too fond of the saying ‘Starting over from scratch’, because ‘The Devil is in the Details’. That was before I was acquainted with the whole truth and the nature of unity. The sorrows that knowledge brings is like an onion; a hard peel to swallow. You can relate to that feeling I’m sure of. 

If I speak openly, it’s in Defense of the Gospel and to offend the rulers who oppress others with lies. If I’m quiet, it’s in ambition to lead a quiet life and to let my faith spread everywhere so that I along with the saints and the Heavenly hosts need not say another word.

So to give another Devotional, we will answer a baseless claim as we rightfully Divide the word of Truth.

No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. – Proverbs 12:3

ESV

If I could get a dollar for how many people have become rich by scamming others, I’d be a millionaire. Of course, this isn’t what this Proverb is really hinting at for these words are spiritual.

Two things we’ll do with the first clause so we can get the bigger picture.

1.) We’ll emphasize a word 

2.) We’ll add a word for clarity [ Known as Eisegesis ]

Dark Sayings of the Wise

No one IS established made permanent by wickedness, but and the ROOT of the righteous will never be moved.

Because on the way to the cross, Jesus took upon our infirmities, our weakness; our sins. And although the Beauty of the Divine was upon Him, he masked himself so that there was nothing to desire. There was much ugliness in his afflictions all the way to Death. 

He was beaten and bruised so that he would be the cream of the crop. Isn’t it strange that God would command his own beating? Talk about a hellthy dose of self-hatred.

Whip it. Whip it. WICKED GOOD. 

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Is 5:20

13When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, 14having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Col 2:13-14

Or in other words, while you are in the middle of doing dirty deeds (although we shouldn’t be sinning willfully) Christ’s resurrecting life is at work in you in accordance to your faith in Him.

No De nada

What amazing truth to know that God sent His Son to die for us! How obscure is it to know that this was predestined and not fulfilled until the appropriate time. For orthodoxy believes that Jesus is the firstborn of all creation. Yet he was not born until the days of Herod, in a manger and through the Spirit. Talk about abortion and pro-choice!!! Do we really believe that we should allow EVERY desire conceived to give birth? 

Article written by Jesuit Priest James Martin, S. J.

Sorry, but not sorry. I had to put it that way. Monists typically get the most flack when we put glasses on folks. People tend to see double and we like to avoid DVision. We gonna bond in this Aston Martin or no?

For those who are struggling with this notion of abortion as if Jesus said nothing about it we’ll take a D-tour so that it is abundantly clear that Jesus did speak of these things being Lord over PRO-LIFE AND PRO-CHOICE. 

It’s been said that those who believe in abortion are fake Disciples, but truly truly I say to you whatever a man leaves for my sake shall receive a hundredfold in the age to come.

The Dark Sayings of Jesus

I know the passage doesn’t fit the bill.

Pains me to give you an F in aching

The Doula IS-REAL

Nothing is covered up that will not be revealeD, or hidDen that will not be known. Luke 12:2

Unreal Engine

Unreal Engine

Happy New Years ya’ll. Have you been able to crack a smile during the madness? For those who have been praying for me and my family, thank you. We’re finding more ways to be thankful and to walk in the joy of Christ. And to the parents behind making that Batman game, I apologize for the mess. Know that we received word to exit from Deus Ex.

 I can tell you as one who is relearning what it means to love again there are things that I must cut out in 2021. – The Prototype

N Unsafe Base

Any healthy relationship will have a give and take, an ebb and flow, ups and downs. Mutual humility and submission will happen within reason. It’s one thing to compromise for the sake of peace.  It’s another when you are compromised without consent. Do you know how difficult it’s been for me perceiving what’s been going on with my brothers and sisters? ‘Bee”ing able to empathize and make a deep connection with others is the mark of a true sensei.

Maybe it was reaffirming that God will eventually bring everything to the light. Maybe it was when I started posting letters I wrote to myself as a form of instruction. Perhaps it was when I openly discussed Black Ownership over social media. Whatever the case was, it drew so much unwarranted attention to me offline. I say offline because people typically didn’t react tangibly to my posts. When I first discovered that my emails were compromised, I suspected it as merely a spiritual thing. Of course, there are few of us that enjoy true Fellowship of the Spirit. I do not mind you peering into my heart as we share a bond that lasts forever. I love every one of you including you noble one, although you get on my nerves sometimes.

But once I found out my emails were being sent to government authorities, even to people I know within my circle – without my consent- that meant war.

So, if we will apply the golden rule to our lives (no not the capitalist rule) we would do well to treat others the way we want to be treated. No backbiting, spreading slander, or sabotaging. Do we have an understanding?

NR Peace

If I never experienced the oneness that Christianity speaks of in the Bible, I couldn’t be a Christian. And for those who would say that I should just blindly trust in God I’m going to humbly say that you lack prudence as many people have been compromised, taken advantage of, and lied to on the basis of ‘blind faith’.

 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Jn 17:23 ESV

A basic overview of the study of knowledge is that a belief is formed by perception and is tested and validated as it is referenced by others. While arbiters are used to distinguish facts from half-truths, even objectivity must be called into question when exploring possibilities. The truth is we are now in a world where we are heavily surveilled; there are few secrets, little to no privacy, and constant bombardment of stimuli to manipulate people. If you didn’t figure this out already Christian, we have been in Babylon for a long time.

Three Ways to Find Inner Peace

When the world becomes chaotic around you, it can be easy to become anxious, irritated, or depressed. Here are three ways to regain serenity.

Meditation
  1. Practice Meditation: Get to your safe place where it is quiet. Quiet yourself, breathe, pray.
  2. Be Content: Whether you’ve accomplished much or not at all, whether you’ve gained or lost things, be content with what you have. Be grateful and be detached from the world for many things in this life is temporary.
  3. Make works of art: Whether that is in music, dance, poetry, or illustration, art can bring you to a place of tranquility.

For us as Christians, we’re taught to find perfect peace in Jesus. He’s the ultimate source of all protection; our refuge, and when no one else regards us, he will.

This is important as we’re still wandering through the desert areas. And as we’re looking for the wedding of the spiritual church with it’s heavenly body we must prepare ourselves and put away everything that is not of His nature. This includes all heresies, false accusations, ungodliness etc. The united church can have denominations by name, but not in essence. The time will come when the Catholics and Protestants will be reconciled to Christ and no longer condemn the other for tenets that are partially true.

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into Christ Himself, who is the head. Eph 4:15

Electric Eels

Researchers say that 2021 will have a pandemic of mental illness. I would have to agree with all the trauma of the past 4 years – including the breach of Capitol Hill – will leave a dramatic effect on the psyche for years to come. We shouldn’t dismiss the fact that there are twisted minds out there that takes pleasure in seeing others suffer. And as the pandemic ensues and our Economy is shaken; as our Democracy is on the brink of failure, I exhort you by the grace of God to stay sober and keep your head above water. It’s too easy to drown in the cares of this world with all of its troubles and sorrows.

So, for those who have found themselves at their breaking point; who are lost and feel like there’s no point in return; for those who are at their last breath, at wits end; those who are cornered to the wall, if you feel like you have lost all hope please know that I have extended my heart towards you. I know it means little sense I am expressing my feelings through words, but I hope that you could accept them if they can bring healing. O Darling, can’t you see that there is a greater heart behind mine? God loves you with a Divine love; a love so powerful he would rearrange the heavens for you just so you know that he cares. A love so thoughtful that he would guide you and take care of your every need. Our hearts may fail and may be faint in feeling for now. However, I believe that as we heal, we will birth a greater power in pure love like never before.

D in EngravD

Certainly we are in dark times as death looms among us. Mercy seems to be lost as the death sentence looms in our country. Many are dying due to lack of sensitivity and care, not necessarily through political judgement. Nevertheless we’ve experienced relief in the defeat of our current administration – especially – in the recent ban of Donald Trump from social media. Now the banning of Donald Trump gives off feelings of bad precedents and with good reasons. May my insights in Hermeneutics and Deontology serve as assurance that banning Donald Trump was indeed the right decision.

Why Donald Trump and Trumpism ought to be banned

I’m no political expert so those pundits that are certified check the accuracy of my claims. The breach on Capitol Hill and the banning of Donald Trump are two big blows to our Democracy. It proved that laws in and of themselves cannot guarantee order any more than elected officials can guarantee justice. This doesn’t mean that we have the license to do as we please or give in to lawlessness, rather it gives us the incentive to be determined to make our world better and beautiful for everyone involved.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 1st Amendment U.S Constitution

People who tend to side on the opinion that speech should never be censored tend to look at this amendment apart from the whole Constitution.

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Preamble U.S Constitution [Emphasis added]

My take on this if we will consolidate both passages is that freedom of speech and the press is designed bring about unity, justice, and peace. When we have perpetrators of those who undermine authority and the press (although fake news does exist), who illegitimizes government and the people it should serve, who favors the privileged while oppressing the unfortunate, I believe there’s a moral responsibility to check individuals by constitutional mandate. Otherwise we should make no complaints to injustice and allow anarchy or autocracy to arise.

There are two criticisms I want to address in advance:

  1. Freedom of speech should be allowed to be free no matter how obscene or hateful

AND

  • Christians should not get involved with these matters as they are merely worldly and will pass away.

I find the people in the 1st camp to be very hypocritical as they conveniently subscribe to that opinion when it serves their feelings of superiority or when they dislike or hate someone else. Because when it really comes down to it, they don’t exercise free speech; they lack the bandwidth to understand all the connotations that comes along with freedom; the lack the vocabulary to exercise free speech; furthermore, they don’t talk crazy when they are at their job, or talking to authorities, or when trying to win business; because relationships are built around TRUST and RESPECT. There are consequences when you speak a certain way in some circumstances (at least for some people). For some whites, they enjoy the privilege of being a spoiled prick in which their forwardness comes with NO repercussions no matter how much damage they’ve caused.  

AND

To my Christian family,

There seems to be a false dichotomy when it comes to Christian living between holiness and worldliness. While we want to be separate from the unrighteous and unclean, we must do so without denying Christ in the process. If we will continue to assert Christ’s Immanence and Omnipresence, we will remember who created all these things knowing that {Christ is all, and in all}. Do not forget those who are growing up in their roles in the Church and their purpose in receiving gifts from heaven. Neither should we forget to hope of Jesus’ prayer before he was crucified. I write these words to you and I hope you will see from the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Be blessed.

With Ever Growing Love,

James

The Black Gene

There’s no reason to repeat that the Constitution was not intended for Blacks. We were brought to the US as slaves. What are we willing to say about ourselves? Will we continue to consent to misleading Historical narratives, or will we try to Revision History by fulfilling it through Eternal Life? For over 200 years, my stories of my Black family have been blotted out to debase our significance, worth, and rank. Can you image? Centuries of our faces painted with dung, refuse, mud; all the things that men deem to be worthless. But no matter how others may look at my people, they will never destroy who we really are; men and women Imago Dei.

1Tender are the words of gentle rivers, but the bitter are lacking in Taste.

2Happy is the man that discovers knowledge, for wisdom bring pleasure to his Heart.

3Even the ungodly will praise the righteous when the nation is raised with Equity.

4Patience brings game to the diligent hunter, but hunger will remain for the Prude.

5Remember the days of pleasure, for many sorrows lie along the Road.

6Order brings life to the organized, how can Chaos be an Oasis?

7Trite remarks weary the soul, and idle thoughts are Tiresome.

8Originality is the pride of men, but the first will have a lasting Outcome.

9Temperance breeds success, and those who are consistent are Trustworthy.

10Yesterday is none of your concern, let Today bring about an everlasting Yield.

11Power is abused by the unrighteous, but those who live with integrity will be Predominant.

12Ever seen a man not proud of his own masterpiece? Me Either.

Epigrams 1:1-12

The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Gen 1:2 ESV


The Social Crisis

I know that you have this healthy obsession with me. I know you think that we are competing. You might also think that we’re fighting the same fight. You would be sadly mistaken in all three of those. – Joe Budden

If we’re not careful, we’ll find ourselves injuring each other just to get the carrot at the end of the stick. Selfish ambition leads to territorial ethos if we embrace a scarcity mindset and envy breeds bitterness to the senseless soul. With political and social tensions on the rise, now more than ever do we need solutions that go at the root of injustice.

The Beginnings of Social Justice

Without healthy conversations, there can be no true justice. Strategies must be taken to outflank attacks, people should cooperate with others, and effective actions must take place to ensure equity for all. What makes us think we can do this if we’re so quick to wrangle or condemn another? We administer death sentences and illegitimate verbiage yet protest violence. We speak in tones without considering its chord structure and become shocked when dissonance occurs. We can’t be unfair in how we socialize and then cry foul about social injustices. If we must ‘code switch’ let’s do so judiciously. Our words are powerful so let’s treat them as if they really do shape our world. For a man will be disciplined by his own sins while declaring the decrees of God in his defense.

Nuance and the Dangers of Dialect

We live in a complex world as complex humans. As much as we can try to simplify things to make things easier in life, it isn’t helpful when expressing problems that have many moving components. Mere slang or AAE can contribute more problems if Logic isn’t applied to avoid false equivalencies.

A simple way of understanding nuance:

Same ≠ Similar. Similar ≠ Different.

Moreover, it can be used deceptively to hide intentions. This is not to say that you can’t hide intentions using proper grammar – but only that without Logic- we are more prone to fall into a trap.

We can’t be unfair in how we socialize and then cry foul about social injustices.

Racy in Speech

Right hand 2 God – Nipsey Hussle

As much as we love to invent and reimagine language, we must not forget importations from the past. As much as we would like to forget History, we must remember origins if we want to avoid causing the same or similar problems in the future. In music, if we hold a note over a bar line, we call it a tie. If we want notes to be played smoothly across, we call it a slur. We can’t expect to improve racial relations if we don’t address how language has played a big role in perspectives. We shouldn’t be surprised if ethnicities become more diabolical as we demonize them. Neither can we find clear solutions if we have obscured language through arbitrary merging or omitting of sounds. Doesn’t matter how cool or relevant we make names, that N-word is problematic. Now this is where I lose my street cred but I don’t care.

Why should we care about the N-word?

Well number one, besides the fact that its casually used by people outside of our own ethnicity, it sounds too much like another N-word, “niggard”; niggard meaning a miserly, parsimonious, or stingy person. Have we been so casual with our slang that we have unwittingly communicated negative stereotypes amongst our own? If our words shape reality, let’s call things that will be useful in truly developing our communities.

Number two, the N-word is not a name we came up with ourselves, it was given to us by those who enslaved us. No matter how we want to do away with it’s etymology, our continuance of using the word amongst ourselves gives are adversaries an advantage. Let’s not give our enemies ample ammunition to keep us in a social prison. Let’s free ourselves through knowledge and prudence on acting upon it. If you don’t mind, I have a name for my Black People from now on that I hope one day will be adopted. I think it’s appropriate as it’s a name that transcends the narrative of merely being descendants of slaves; that gives due respect to the sacredness of the Negro; a term that could be universally appreciated by the Black Liberationist, the Woke Black man, the Black Enthusiast; the Eastern and African American churches, the Yorubas as well as the Hoteps. The Nugah.

Nugah

/noo-gah, nyu-gah/

noun. term referring to Negros in the image of God

variant spellings – Nougah, Newgah, Nuga, Nunga

the prototype

With etymologies shared between Hebrew, Arabic, Hindi and Egyptian languages, I think we may have gotten the Egyptian gods’ attention. As an ambassador of the Holy One who advances the Kingdom with Heavenly Hosts, I say to you Nun, be reconciled to Christ.

Refuse Refugee

There are three ways we can treat the unknown: Fear it, Explore it, or Despise it. Being a fighter doesn’t mean we war indiscriminately. We should know what is truly harmful and what is not. Simply putting bans on foreign neighbors is a lazy approach to protect the integrity of a nation. To shut out foreigners who are looking for sanctuary is at best hypocritical. Change in how we will deal with our neighbors will rise from our willingness to learn about different cultures and invite them into our lives.

The Beast – Fugees
SO PROUD OF YOU TAYLOR!!! We Came to Move – Taylor Gordon

However, as long as White Nationalism thrusts its’ power over others, there remains a battle not fought merely in political battlegrounds, but in the heavens itself. The Good News is that this war will not last forever and that great victory awaits those who in humility look to the things those who are proud and lofty take for granted. The image of idols shall be destroyed. Like a melting pot, they shall fade before the presence of the Son.

Informed Hell

Lack of sound information not only is dangerous to our psyche, it could destroy our soul and communities in the process. As of right now, sciences are battling each other to come with the correct procedure to counter the pandemic. Private companies and governments are eager to issue vaccines to go back to a state of normalcy. However, misinformation has caused many to mistrust the effectiveness of the vaccine. Moreover, with the loss of jobs, many will struggle just to get basic healthcare, a good hedge if the vaccine were to give side effects.

The tie is held across the measure while the slur sweeps over the passage.

This is where information overload can be detrimental. When risks are high what do you do? There are three main attitudes one can adopt: 1) If I live I live and if I die I die, 2) Avoid jeopardy at all costs and 3) Trust in God. Let those who are wise see how a Christian would adopt all three. The only information Christians will subscribe to is the Truth; this Truth does not come from the mouths of men but through the agency of the Holy Spirit.

Gunnar Grammar

Semantics have a way of rushing people’s emotions. Say too much and you might bore. Say too little and you might offend. And when hostile speech translates into actions how is one supposed to defend themselves? Does one continue to fire off shots or find some shield to cover?

We administer death sentences and illegitimate verbiage yet protest violence.

THE PROTOTYPE

As true circumspection is ignored, the issues of gun violence will not be solved. People who want power and safety will turn to force to acquire it, not considering those who may be in harms way. The time is coming where divine intervention will finally bring peace to warring factions.

He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. Is 2:4 ESV

The Ends of Social Justice

If we habitually practice speaking with integrity, we’ll see a healthy world manifesting around us. Listening to understand and act is the order of the day. Arguments over Capitalism and Socialism still command the economic framework of our country. Will we take the time to see the similarities and differences between the systems? Will we also take time to think which systems will work better for the greater good? Whether or not you will consider these questions, I already have my answers and it will benefit myself and all those who are connected to me.

I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. Gen 12:3

From End to End

In Christ, we have received an inheritance; a treasury of riches untold that cannot fail or be broken into; the birthright to endless domains and the keys to universes. I need Black people to understand this because we have consented to a false narrative; the narrative that we are poor and without generational wealth. While in a physical realm we may be found in straits, this is only a half truth. And a half truth is still a whole _______ . Thank God for molding us into the most blessed state. If we will believe that we are already royalty and prosperous, let us rest in the victory afforded for us.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done. On earth as it is in Heaven.

In Memory of Nipsey Hustle

I needed to nip that in the bud. Please respect the hustle. I whistle while I work. If only we humbled ourselves like children, we would’ve known all that the little people possess. Could there be mysteries  hidden in plain sight? Is Snow White just another princess fairy tale or a parable about Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven? Heigh ho! You gotta know my lowly rank you dig? I understand you all are successful entrepreneurs but we can’t be compared. You create businesses, by the grace of God I create universes, we ain’t the same! Heigh ho! Forgive me for talking crazy Yin Yang. This is how someone speaks when they have a heart of gold. Ain’t that right Jew Peter? Tell them Plew Toe! Praise God Almighty, this knee has made it home!  I got galaxies waiting at my command and constellations in row. I embody planets, and they orbit as fanatics. Ask me how do I know this happens? Simple! I shoot for the stars, “Big Bang” I planned it.

But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices stedfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth *heavens*. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD. Jer 9:24

The Planned Economy

If we can perceive the correlation between the Central Bank and the human psyche, we may find it more plausible to conclude that income is a matter of the heart. What an amazing gift we have as joint-heirs in Christ. You see how Capitalism could actually work? The validity of Socialism? What about Communism? Under man, these systems would be disastrous, but under the headship of Christ, it is most glorious! Let this thought be our stimulus check as we seek to enrich our world in every way. And Father I pray that you grace us as ambassadors of the Kingdom, that we will reconcile all things to Christ. If God is the source of all good, who can stop His hand from being good to us? I understand how it may look bleak for us now as we are in the middle of a pandemic. Just remember that nothing can keep us from the lovingkindness and tender mercies of God.

For a man will be disciplined by his own sins while declaring the decrees of God in his defense.

THE PROTOTYPE
Climate Change

The Climatic

Climax


Even as times are changing, we can still find hope. As much as we may want things to go back to what it used to be, the shocks the Pandemic caused as well as ignored social issues forced conflicts to arise. Things will not go back to normalcy, instead we should expect the culmination of all events to come to a head.

He nips tunes in the Milky Way/

Vibrates across the Galactical/

Up 3000 decibels/

This ring is from Climate Change/

A rise in temperature/

And heated temperaments/

Uranus I’m sorry your highness/

Plan X wasn’t your finest/

Scheme to keep them from trashing/

Divine Hits and racist tidbits/

Keep cashing like fishing/

Using fishnets/

They phishing over the Internet/

Using Sat turns with their jargon/

Like no one will Merc them/

I’m curious, can they hang with the fast n furious?/

Mars ain’t the top of the pyramid/

When Black fires their peers are livid/

That ain’t no way for living/

But that don’t end their sentences/

So we have recycled synthesis/

To reduce collateral damage/

There’s clean energy but it won’t stop the famine/

We’re climbing to climax/

Because Christ is the Social Crisis/

As the threat of pestilences approach in the years ahead, we must remember that God is the God of mercy and of justice. Be watchful and walk in the ways of Christ, for those who break Divine laws without trusting in His atonement will suffer for every wrongdoing. And if every mistake has cosmic consequences, imagine the type of intense punishment awaits for the infidel? Every man will be tested by fire, no human intervention can prevent that. Whether these fires will be of purifying righteousness or damning condemnation will be up to the one who practices the truth.

The Final Warning

When I first wrote this blog, it was in mixed exposition; a dabble of poetry and verse with prose suitable for talks about social justice. It was written by a man who had lost his way – who forgotten who he was – and took significant time in finding unwavering assurance of his purpose and calling in life. You have read words from a man. Now hear the word of the LORD:

If I have humbled my highest watchmen, will I not also come to you O children of the Hittites? Behold, the flames of reproach were heaped over my servants. I gave them to your possession for they have forsaken Me. And if Esau cries day and night for justice, will I not show pity? The LORD is near those who are circumcised in heart; to those who are made low and declare the LORD is my God. Vinegar shall be exchanged for honey and radish for syrup, and the forsaken spouse shall know Me. Those who have trusted in oppression and have acted niggardly towards my children shall receive recompense. I shall hunt them as a bear out of hibernation, and their prized treasures shall spoil.

Listen to me you rulers of Lakes and gravers of Gulfs. The oil spilt in contempt shall besiege you, in wretchedness shall you be doused. The fangs of the dead shall be your portion and in their toxin you will be tormented. Will I not war against the unjust tyrant? The LORD shall pour his wrath upon the despot, let the nations fear God. O Israel, your children shall not be given to the sword any longer. Behold, I shake the ground and the wrestler chokes your seed no more. For prosperity is the inheritance of the saints; to the godly who suffered bitterness and sore travail.

This is the word of the LORD. God Bless and I love you my n _ _ _ _ _ _.

And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. Matt 24:22 ESV

— The Bible