News Letter: July ’12 “Our Children, Our Future”
Our Children, Our Future!
This month’s subject is “Our Children, Our Future”. GOD LOVES CHILDREN and has a plan for each child.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made…”
Whatever the stages of life we might find ourselves in, be it childhood or teenage stage, young adult, it could be extremely hard without Grace as guidance; what we sometimes call rhythm.
Let me take you back to a day in 2006, when I got so scared at the thought of raising my two boys by myself that I ended up with a serious stomach ache. I was not only thinking about the material things but the sense of responsibility to bring up responsible human beings. However, as most of us know by now, it takes more than money to bring up a child, it takes time and most people don’t have the time, time is a gift from God, living by example (it means we must be transparent in our lifestyle to our children), it takes openness -Today’s kids want things to be openly discussed, and trust (Trust is most important in establishing any relationship).
“Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the wonders of our LORD.”
“Guide a child in the way she should go, even when she is old she will not depart from it”.
I knew that I needed God’s grace to bring up my children, and I remember, just weeping non-stop and I said, HELP ME LORD!
Since then, I have learnt that GOD LOVES CHILDREN, and will do anything to help us parents to bring them up well. If you are reading this right now and you are on the brink of giving-up, I want to assure you that God will do the same for you & your children, single parent or married, grace is sufficient to you!
“Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.”
As parents, we are faced with having to have many conversations with our children. I truly believe that one of the first, and perhaps the most important conversation is to tell our children that they are divinely created. “I (God) am your creator. You were in my care even before you were born”. They were not an accident and that are not a shame but they are our pride and extension. Do you remember the story of Hagar when Sarah chased her out with her son Ishmael; “God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there”.
- When Joseph was a young boy, he was sold and thrown into a den and was left to die by his own brothers.
- When Moses was born, a decree came-out that stated, “kill the children”
- When Yeshua was reborn, the same decree was released; “kill the children, between ages of…”
- When Re is reborn the same decree from the underworld; “kill all children” ….There is a mass-murder of thousands of African children & immigrants.
Today we see even the most unspeakable crimes against children, just the other day we saw our children in South Sudan 🇸🇸 die in numbers at the hands of UNICEF during immunization procedure. Ibola virus is transferred to innocent people during these immunization weeks in Africa. We have seen the abduction of young girls in Nigeria 🇳🇬. There are a number of crimes against our children such as infant-rape, human trafficking, murder, young girls used for prostitution, children soldiers – children turned into killing machines, child labor , the list is endless. Adults tries to lure them into drugs, street children are used as guinea pigs to test drugs and all sorts of stuff.
The term children also refers to any human being who has not transformed or transmuted or reborn yet. A human being must transmute to become an adult and this process is core to our messages. As Africans we just passed an age of European and Arabic control during their age of Pisces in which they referred to us as children, which thus excluded us from the table of world governors. Colonization was a form of authoritarian rule, command and slave. Slaves are treated like or worse then children.
Achille Mbembe is a Cameroonian historian, political theorist, and philosopher who has written and theorized extensively on life in the colony and postcolony has stated that colonial powers demanded use of African bodies in particularly violent ways for the purpose of labor as well as the shaping of subservient colonised identities.
Colonisers viewed this violence as necessary and good because it shaped the African into a productive worker. They had the simultaneous goals of utilizing the raw labor and shaping the identity and character of the African. By beating into the African a docile nature, colonisers ultimately shaped and enforced the way Africans could move through colonial spaces. The African’s day-to-day life then became a show of submission done through exercises like public works projects and military conscription.
Europeans, Asians, Americans and the rest of the world have contributed and watched the African continent being looted to devastation. As we see the end of the Pisces Age we also see the increase in immigration as people try to follow the goods; hundreds and thousands of people (including Africans) risk their lives everyday. More than 22,500 migrants have reportedly died or disappeared globally since 2014 – more than half of them perishing while attempting to cross the Mediterranean, according to a study by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
When I was a little girl, only just 8 years old, I was molested, invaded and sexually abused and my innocence was stolen from me by those who were supposed to love and protect me. The thing that is hard to live with is the reminders of the smell of the breath of the perpetrator against you that lives with you for life. This thing held me hostage and messed me up for years, yet somehow, a stronger voice of unconditional love, would say, “It will get better, tomorrow will be better than today, you will see, just don’t kill yourself, I have a greater plan for your life”.
Let us love, protect and shape our children, our future. Let us teach them the path of Re that never fails. Let’s guide them to eat right and exercise their bodies so they can have healthy minds. Let’s talk right. Tell them they are loved and beautiful. Speak encouraging words to them daily. Let’s take time to encourage them to speak freely about anything. Let us discuss social media, media in general, food, music, sex, drugs, & alcohol with them, teach them because if we do not teach them, the television will, their peers will, the internet will. Do not speak over them, converse with them. Take the time!
Do not be discouraged, we will win, it takes men and women like you, “From the days of Abraham until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful women and men lay hold of it.”
To the Youth: Listen up; understand this young men and young ladies. This is a very significant time, specific and unique time, the new world is at hand. The times spoken about in the writings where the Holy Spirit will be poured upon all flesh and our sons and daughters will rise as creatives and innovators. The focus now, is on you. You! young people; God will use you in a mighty way to change our Africa our community our society & the world; you are the ones who will declare the New World. You may not have the parameters or the boundaries to be able to know how to protect your mind. And that’s why I, Re will teach you how. Since the focus is on you as our future, I know that you may feel a lot of pressure, but suicide is no option. I know that you may be feeling that your voice is not heard, you feel like the adults do not get it, you feel like you are a misfit, the odd guy out, you may feel all of this. Hear this; you are the chosen generation “The Water/Air Generation”, you will not be overwhelmed by the negativity around you. God’s ears are open to your cry. You will touch many that I cannot touch, reach people I cannot reach, you will go to places I or your parents cannot go. God will use you in a mighty way. Hang in there, we love you, I love you and God loves you. Bless You Always!
May the peace of God, the sweet sound of the Holy Spirit and the Grace be with you always!