There are many sacrifices the priest has to make on behalf of the people to complete the circle of atonement. The most important of these sacrifice is called the sin offering, that is the sacrifice of two he goats, these goats are spotless, they look alike they are only separated by the casting of lots to determine which goat should be set aside for God and which goat should be set aside for the public. The goat set aside for God is to be slaughtered and served as food to the public; her blood is sprinkled on the altar and the tent of meeting for its cleansing. See Leviticus 16: 6 to 22 See John 6: 51. “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” “Aaron is to take the two goats and present them before the Lord at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting. He is to cast lots for the two goats-one lot for the Lord and the other for the Scape-goat. Aaron shall bring the goat whose lot falls to the Lord and sacrifice it for a sin offering. But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord to be used for making atonement by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat”. Jesus Christ symbolized the first goat hence the title Son of God and the instruction See Matthew 26: 26 to 28.’’ Take and eat, this is my body’ ‘’Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins’’ do this in remembrance of me.’’
The Scape Goat for the Public: At the end of the first sacrifice, the live goat is presented to the priest alive, the priest is to place both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the iniquities and transgressions of the people, whatever their sins may have been, they are imputed on the head of the goat, because she is the scape goat, the goat is than carried off to the wilderness through a designated man, this goat will carry on itself the iniquities of the public to an inaccessible region, were its set free in the wilderness, were its expected to perish, for the sins of the people. Against all odds this goat survived, that is why Christ referred to him as ‘‘Him who overcomes” See Revelation 3: 21.” To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcome and sat down with my Father on his throne.” See Revelation 3: 12 ”Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name . “See Revelation 2: 26. To him who overcome and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nation-“See John 15: 26. “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me.” See John16: 7 and 8. “But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment:” See John16: 12 to 14. “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you”
If we understand the individual we are awaiting is not a baryonic man, a Soldier or a returned Jesus Christ we should proceed to examine his personality as directed by the scriptures, he was born into a family, He is a namby-pamby fellow; See Isaiah 35: 3. Isaiah 42: 2 and 3.Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the street. A bruised reed he will not break, and a Smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope.” See Revelation 3: 15 and 16, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm- neither hot nor cold-I am about to spit you out of my mouth’’ He develop like any other individual; he was a mundane fellow with passion desires and idiosyncrasy See Isaiah 21: 4 He was an agnostic’s fellow Isaiah 45: 4 and 5. He is the eldest of seven of his mothers children, he was a sick man, See Jeremiah 10: 19, who worshiped God in melancholy Psalm 119: 67 and 68. “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word. You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.’’ The servant of Gods illness is not an everyday type of illness it was an indenture mark on him with which mankind were to recognize and identify him hence he words of praise for God in Psalm 23: 3 “He restored my soul” and God’s declaration in Isaiah 48: 10 and 11, “See I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. For my own sake, for my own sake, I do this. How can i let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another.” Isaiah 53: 1 to 12, the untimely death of his mother was a traumatic turning point for him at a time when he was still in his formative years see Jeremiah 15: 9 to 21 He was a homeless man, ‘Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the son of man has no place to lay his head see Luke 9: 58,” He was insolvent and alone see Jeremiah 15: 17, Isaiah 63: 3, He is a bird of passage on earth like all mortal, at some point he is expected to die, See Isaiah 22: 25 “In that day,” declares the lord Almighty, “The peg driven into the firm place will give way; it will be sheared off and will fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut down,” The Lord has spoken” The savant of God disquisitions is on the salvation of mankind but for the sake of identifying him, his race and nationality is well highlighted through the color of his skin black Revelation 6: 5 and 6. And the color of his country’s national flag, Green see Solomon song of songs 1: 16. The choice of word for the color green in the scriptures is the word verdant the green color of a newly sprouted grass.
Before his death he had to resolve the puzzle that is the scriptures. He holds a carte-blanch over the law to harmonize, amend, repeal or make new. The laws of God were perfect, but the elites and leadership doctored these laws to sort their whim hence the need for a review of these laws See Jeremiah 8: 8.The title of his message is reconciliation; review 2nd Corinthians 5: 18 and 21. He is not from the Hebrew nation, the Hebrew nation of Israel have cease to be Jewish hence the choice of word ‘’Israel of God’’Galatians 6: 16, a word God used in describing the Nigerian nation. With regards to the Hebrew nation Moses said in Deuteronomy 32: 5 and 6 ‘‘they have acted corruptly toward Jehovah; to their shame they are no longer His children, but a warped and crooked generation. Is this the way you repay Jehovah, O foolish and unwise people? Is He not your Father, your Creator, Who made you and formed you? See Deuteronomy 32: 21 “They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are not a people; I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding” speaking of Nigeria nation God said in Isaiah 9: 2 “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has down see Isaiah 63: 16 The two Israel; one for mankind and the other for God, Israel of God Nigerians speaking for themselves in; Isaiah 63: 16 said ‘’But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, Our Redeemer from of old is your name. Hear the Hebrew Nation’s argument in; Isaiah 63: 19, we are yours from of old; but you have not ruled over them, they have not been called by your name. Abraham does not know the Nigerian nor does the Hebrew nation acknowledge Nigerians as children of God; God continued in Isaiah 66: 9 where He ask a the question “Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery’’ Say your God? Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her all you who love her, all you who mourn over her for you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breast; you will drink deeply and delight in her over flowing abundance,’’ for this is what the Lord says; I will extend peace to her like a river” Nigeria is the country God said He made in one hour, to use His words in Isaiah 66: 7 “Before she goes into labor she gives birth; before the pains came upon her, she delivers a son. Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children. Do I bring to the moment of birth and not give delivery?’’ says the Lord. Do I close up the womb when I bring to delivery?’’ says your God. Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her; rejoice greatly with her, all you who mourn over her. For you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance’’ For this is what the lord says: I will extend peace to her like a river. See Isaiah 66: 7 to 12
Further on Nigeria as The New Kingdom of God: God said in Isaiah 65: 1 to 5 “I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, ‘Here am I, here am I.’ All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations — a people who continually provoke me to my very face, offering sacrifices in gardens and burning incense on altars of brick; who sit among the graves and spend their nights keeping secret vigil; who eat the flesh of pigs, and whose pots hold broth of unclean meat; who say, ‘keep away; don’t come near me, for I am too sacred for you!’ such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day. Finally God said to the Hebrew’s Israel in Isaiah 65: 15. ‘’You will leave your name to my chosen ones as a curse; the Sovereign Lord will put you to death, but to His servants he will give another name.
Nigeria is an African nation with a little over one hundred and seventy million population, The Nigerian national Creed is “To Revive the Stature of the African Man and Restore the Dignity of Man in the World.” her waters is among the best waters in the world she is endowed with fresh waters from her revers, streams and lakes there is salt water from the Atlantic, underground water abound from the coast to the Savannah region of the country. Nigeria is divided into two half's by her two main waters the Niger river and the river Benue. The country was named after one of her waters the Niger river. Nigeria national motto since independent in 1960, is Peace, Unity & Freedom, in the late seventy the word Faith was added. I will call them my people who are not my people; and I will call her my loved one who is not my loved one; and it will happen that in the very place where it was said to them, you are not my people, they will be called sons of the living God” To further emphasize the significant of the metamorphosis from nominal nation to becoming “Gods Kingdom” God said in Isaiah 45: 11 “This is what the Lord says- the Holy one of Israel, and her Maker: Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands? Continuing on this metamorphosis Jesus Christ said in Matthew 21: 43. “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit” The African American and Africans dispersed in Europe and other parts of the world by the slave trade and black Africans held in colonial bondage in Africa were those the Bible and the Quran was referring to as Jews and people of the book respectively. The elects and Saints of God, the Africans were those God substituted the violent Hebrew people with. Please Note; the word (Saints) does not imply righteousness it was a word to identify the elects of God Review Revelation 3: 9 “Those who claim to be Jews though they aren’t” Do no forget the passage from Psalm 37: 11 “But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace” If God wanted the strong to inherit the land He could have said so too but He didn’t. The Nigeria Chief City Abuja is the New Jerusalem, The Hospitality concern in Abuja Abuja Sheraton Hotels and Tower’s is the Mountain of the Lord (God Residence) that all nations should look to for salvation, Nigerian people are those referred to as Jews, priests and a holy nation in a Cobden world (Kingdom of God) See Micah 4: 1 to 5. In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and people will stream to it. Many nations will come to say, “Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for Strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. (Recycled) Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Every man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the Lord Almighty has spoken. All the nations may walk in the name of their gods; we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever. Mankind will find the choice of a Hotel for Gods residence ridiculous since many person does not find it worthy of themselves hence many referrers to investment in hotel as sin business or sin enterprise. Arthur Hailey in his book titled Hotel made this plain. “Traveler, pray lodge in this unworthy house. Come in! Come in… An English translation of a sign Arthur Hailey said was at the door way of an inn in Takamatsu Japan. Gods in His argument for His choice of a Hotel in Isaiah 66: 1 and 2 said He made everything, He inspired man to make them manifest (come into being) Therefore mankind cannot make choice of residence for Him nor question His choice of residence “This is what the Lord says: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Where is the house you will build for me? Where will my resting place be? Has not my hand made all these things, and so they come into being?” declares the Lord still on His choice of residence see Isaiah 32:13 “Mourn for all houses of merriment” From His departure from His first house among the Hebrews He asked for a Hotel in its place Jeremiah 9: 1 and 2 Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people. Oh, that I had in the desert a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers, a crowd of unfaithful people see Haggai 2: 6 to 9.This is what the Lord Almighty says: In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty” What is the desire of all nation in the twenty first century? “Peace” If peace is the desire of all nation what that declaration from God implies is that there will be no peace for mankind until mankind accept His design and arrangement of His world.
Tree Improvement specimen:To transfer the Jewish stature on the Africans and the Nigerian nation, the Africans and the Nigerians had to share historic parallels with the Hebrews with few fall offs in conformity to how God made the promise to Abraham review Genesis 15: 13 “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred year” Using the tree improvement techniques for illustration Africans and the Nigeria nation were not considered suitable to uphold the status as Jewish but for the special favored of God on them. See Romans 11: 11 to 24. Tree improvement is the practical application of a tree’s genetics for the cultivation of another to establish Seedlings in continual cultivation of trees in an Orchard. Israel is a peculiar people set up by God as a nursery for new ideas for the acculturation of mankind the world over. Should Israel fail in this responsibility it affects the whole of mankind. This is why she is referred to as “The Joy of the whole world” The Hebrew people failed in this responsibility hence God made provision for a new Israel in place of the failed Israel, the new Israel here referred to as the Israel of God has to experience parallel history with the Hebrew Israel with few fall offs to transfer the Jewish status on the Africans. This is way Nigeria and Africa had to experience Slavery via The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade See Jeremiah 16: 14 to 15, the 1914 Unification of the north and southern part of the Nigeria nation, See Ezekiel 37: 15 to 23, the Nigeria civil war, Isaiah 7: 16, the 1993 annulled presidential election Isaiah 7: 1 to 9, the mysterious death of her leader General Sani Abacha and many more historical parallels. The history of the Trans-Atlantic and the Trans-Sahara slave Trade is well documented for posterity to learn from. The trade in human stated innocuously about the year 1441 when prince Henry of Portugal sent out his seamen to find the sea route to the east, on getting to the coast of Africa they captured about twelve Africans among these twelve were men, women and children. They said they were going to Portugal for evangelical purpose,during extra curricular works hours the physical energy these twelve Africans exude made the Portuguese conclude Africa should be their source of labor. Consequently evangelical reasons gave way to greed and greed ultimately led to cruelty. For seven years after the first twelve Africans were taken to Portugal over one thousand Africans were captured and sold in what came be known as the Lisbon slave market.
The opening up of trade links with what was known as West Indies now the Americas by the Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus in 1492 altered the nature and scope of the trade in human. Columbus trade link was responsible for the opening up of farm works with the European discovery of new treat in sugar and tobacco and the massive industrial exploration of minerals in that part of the world for their various home governments. This link was responsible for the greatest traffic in human beings that the world come to know as the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, for few years after Columbus landed on San-Salvador the Spaniards conquered Mexico, Peru and many West Indies Island with the Portuguese colonizing Brazil in 1531.
The Europeans opened up mines as well as plantations for the industrial cultivation of sugar cane, tobacco, Cotton and Indigo as a result massive labor force was required to maintain these industries. The aboriginal populations of America (Often referred to as Red Indian) were few and considered too weak to stand the rigors of hash labor (Endless work hours)many died while working the plantations and mine. It was therefore suggested by a priest a pastor Lass-Carsca a European Clergyman familiar with the African slave exploits in Europe that the Africans should serve as a source of labor through the slave trade which was already flourishing in Europe among European nations.
The first barge of African slaves arrived in America about the year 1510 with Portugal controlling a monopoly of the trade in areas of Africa that exported slaves to Spanish colonies in North America until they were displaced by the English and the Dutch in the second half of the 17th century with more European nation joining in on the trade at about the second half of the seventeenth century.
It was estimated that for the time the trade lasted over twelve million Africans had been forcefully taken to Europe, North America, south America and other West Indies nations with many more of these Africans dying on the trip to their new world before the end of this obnoxious trade, history recorded many forms of cruelty against the Africans some times before they gets to their new world, a case in point was that of an English slave ship captain a Captain Collins Wood in 1781, who chose to jettison 132 of the 470 slaves from the west Africa coast meant for the island of Jamaica, at sea because he would make more money from the insurance payout on his human cargo from his insurer in London.
The New place of Manumission: Like the directions of the trades traffic indicated Almighty God informed mankind “That it shall no more be said the Lord liveth, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The Lord liveth that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the North and from all the land whiter he had driven them. The land of the North here was referring to North America, the United States of America. In the words of George Orwell “History to the defeated may say “Ala’s but it cannot altar or pardon” Every European nation with colony in the Americas was involved in this obnoxious trade. Britain Portugal France Spain Netherlands Denmark and German. The whole of what is referred to as the Americas north, central and south are places the Africans were forcefully taken to and sold as articles of commerce for forced labor, sexual amusement and other entertainments. Among these nations are the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Canada, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Cuba, Haiti, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Paraguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Panama, Uruguay, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Bahamas, Belize, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Curacao, Virgin Islands, Aruba, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda Dominica, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Greenland, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean, Anguilla, Saint Barrthelemy, Saint Pierre, Miquelon, and Montserrat. North America the United States is the Africans place of Manumission as against Egypt for the Hebrews people the former Israel.
As photography and video’s haven’t been invented when these events took place the twenty first century man’s only means of knowing what happened were the sincere records kept by abolitionist in Europe and works of brilliant writers and poets like Harriet Beecher Stowe and poet like Frank Sayers. Sayers record death as the best solution for an African rather than face up to the humiliation of endless toils, working in extreme weather condition, hunger,cruelty and beatings in his poem he titled “The Dying African” here replicated for those who haven’t seen it before.
The Dying African
On my toil-wither’d limbs sickly languors are shed,
And the dark mists of death o’er my eye-lids are spread;
Before my last sufferings how gladly I bend,
For the strong arm of death is the arm of a friend.
Against the hot breezes hard struggles my breast,
Slow, slow, beats my heart and I hasten to rest;
No longer shall anguish my faint bosom rend,
For the strong arm of death is the arm of a friend.
No more shall I sink in the deep-scorching air,
No more shall sharp hunger my weak body tear,
No more on my limbs shall keen lashes descend,
For the strong arm of death is the arm of a friend.
Ye ruffians, who tore me from all I held dear,
Who mock’d at my wailings, and smil’d at my tear,
Now, now shall I ‘scape-every torture shall end,
For the strong arm of death is the arm of a friend.
A Poem by FRANK SAYERS
The present civil unrest in the Savannah region of Nigeria is a prelude to her proclamation as the Israel of God. An action God compare to a woman’s birth pains. The moment she delivers her child she forgets her birth pains, in its place the joy of child birth. See Romans 8: 19. “The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God” The spate of violence going on all over the world can attest to this declaration.
Mankind should refrain from graphically representing God. The blank space in the Nigerian flag depicts the monotheist stature of God, God is one not three.