In America we celebrate Black History Month. Like most human beings, we celebrate what we know and what we have seen, but never is it the entire story of a people. We choose what we think is important in our limited human existence. Yet, according to Almighty God, the story of the Afro-American people has never been heard by most of the world. It is a prophetic destiny and vision that began long before the first slave was brought to our shores. It is a destiny that God spoke over the lives of a people, but we never heard or received. It is a prophetic vision that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw in the spirit realm, but few today rarely understood. It’s a story that is virtually untold, but one that is about to be displayed in a magnificent way for all the world to see. This is God’s story. HIS-story; God’s Prophetic Vision for Afro-Americans. Here is what I shared with my ministry partners earlier this year. It’s a story about God’s Covenant with the African people.
In 1997, the Lord kept talking about giving great amounts of wealth to Black people in this nation. He said it was payback (Recompense) for what our ancestors had suffered. Then prophecies began circulating all around the churches in Los Angeles that God was raising up Black millionaires and billionaires. In 2010, the Lord told me that it wasn’t just in America, but for all those with African blood around the world. God was recompensing them for what they had suffered in past generations.
Recently, the Lord said that America still has its people in slavery and that chain must be broken in order for the nation to prosper. Everything America does in this presence day is overshadowed by both the guilt and the pain and suffering of our heritage of slavery. This was not God’s plan for America, but He still has a plan for the nation and specifically for Afro-Americans. That plan is written in the Bible.
God showed me that the destiny of Blacks in America parallels what happened to the Jews in Egypt. Abraham had a promise of great wealth and power for his seed, but God let him know that his seed would be enslaved for four hundred years. God allowed them to be enslaved, just so He could take down a wicked nation (Genesis 15:12-16). God promised Abraham that his seed would be set free, and that they would come out with great substance. They had the promise before they were enslaved. Remember that this also happened to Joseph. He had a dream from God, but his brothers were envious and sold him as a slave. It was the same envy that enslaved the Jews. Now consider that their ancestor Joseph was also a slave, but he arose to the highest position in Egypt (Genesis 41:39-44). God gave Joseph a plan to preserve the wealth of Egypt and it made that nation the wealthiest in the world. After Joseph’s death, God’s people became wealthy and strong. A new Pharaoh who didn’t know Joseph decided to enslave the Jews. They were enslaved, not because they were weak, but because they knew their heritage and they waxed strong. Slavery was meant to break the Jews down; to enforce hardship so that they would forget God’s promise. They were enslaved because Egypt feared their wealth and power.
Now, shift to America and how Africans were enslaved by force. How could those with a promise from God be enslaved by strangers? How could those who were descendants of great wealthy kings become subservient to a race of rogues and thieves in America? They were separated from their roots and broken by hardship, with little or no hope of salvation . . . and yet, they knew God. They knew Jesus Christ and His promise before they left Africa.
Beloved, God is in the process of answering the prayers of our descendants who knew Him before they were sent as captives to America. Many saw this nation as the Promised Land in which they could start a new heritage for their people. They had a promise from God, but they did not expect that they would be held as captives for four hundred years in this nation. But, God knew. And He had prepared a plan that would more than make up for the pain and suffering of our ancestors in this land.
God is about to bring Blacks in this nation OUT OF BONDAGE WITH GREAT SUBSTANCE. But we have to do it God’s way. We who are in Christ, are considered Abraham’s seed and heirs to the same promise God gave the Jews. Afro-Americans protest and complain about injustice, and yet they don’t realize that God is loves justice. Joseph was enslaved. He was falsely accused and imprisoned. He did not retaliate. Joseph went to God. The Jews were enslaved and brutality treated. They did not retaliate in word or deed. They cried out to God for justice. This is the Season of God’s Justice. Plead your cause before the Court of Heaven. God will reward you greatly!
“For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant with them.” Isaiah 61:8 (NIV)