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The biggest problem of the Black Race is not poverty or under development. It is disunity. All other problems the Black Race face are a symptom of this one problem and until we address it, all our efforts at changing our destiny to one of progress in all spheres of the human development index may be an arduous one.

And disunity will continue to be the problem of the Black Race as long as we remain ignorant of our origins as a people and why we are so prone to division.

It is no coincidence that Haile Selassie, the former Emperor of Ethiopia, was along with Kwame Nkrumah, the pioneer of pan-Africanism. He was very well versed in the history of the Black Race and understood how we got to where we are as a people.

Ethiopia or Cush (the King James Version uses Ethiopia but almost all other versions use Cush) is actually the First Nation mentioned in The Bible in Genesis 2:13.

Ethiopia or Cush was a generic name given to what is today known as black Africa.

Scholars of The Bible understand that when the Old Testament of The Bible makes reference to the nation that is known today as Ethiopia, the term used is Seba or Sheba. This evident in Psalms 72:10; Isaiah 43:3; 45:14 as well as the entire chapters of 1 Chronicles 9 and 1 Kings 10.

It is only in the New Testament (written centuries after the Old Testament) that Ethiopia was used to refer to what is today the modern nation of Ethiopia.

The term Ethiopian (or Ethiope in the works of Shakespeare) referred not to a person from Sheba, but to a person of the Black Race and we see proof for this in Jeremiah 13:23:

“Can an Ethiopian change the color of his skin? Can a leopard take away its spots?”

In translating that verse some other translations (Holman, Young) use the word ‘Cushite’ instead of Ethiopian. Cush simply means a Black person.

Now, investigate for yourself the meaning of Cush in Hebrew. I have a Hebrew dictionary here and the meaning of Cush in the Hebrew language is black. http://www.christiananswers.net/dictionary/cush.html

From Genesis 10:7 we understand that Seba or Sheba was actually a grandson of Noah and the son of Cush.

It may come as a surprise to many that the original inhabitants of Egypt were black folk just as the face on the Sphinx is the face of a black man.

This is actually a historic fact.

Wikipedia says about Ham that “According to the Hebrew Bible, Ham was one of the sons of Noah and the father of Cush, Mizraim, Phut and Canaan, who are interpreted as having populated Africa and adjoining parts of Asia. The Bible refers to Egypt as “the land of Ham” in Psalms 78:51; 105:23,27; 106:22; 1Ch 4:40.”

Noah gave birth to Shem, Ham and Japheth (Genesis 5:32). Ham is the father of the black race which is known in The Bible as Cush. In fact, Ham was the father of Cush who was the father of Nimrod, the first man who tried to rule the whole world.

The original name is not quite Nimrod. People familiar with the origins of the Yoruba people (the largest tribe of Black People in the world) will actually be surprised at Nimrod’s real name.

In Arabic, Nimrod is known as Namrud.

Long before they had contact with Arabs or Europeans, the Yoruba had an oral history of their origins which they traced to Odùduwà (also known as Oòdua) who they cite as the son of Lamurudu, a priest/King from the Middle East.

The Arabs have Namrud and the Yoruba have Lamurudu. Could this be a coincidence?

The people of Cush or the sons of Ham as they were called were the people who enslaved the Hebrew nation for 400 years in Egypt hence Psalm 78:51 says “He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt, the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham”.

You might ask yourself, if this is true, then why are the people in modern day Egypt Semitic Arabic people?

Ezekiel 29:19-20 answers that question.

“Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am going to give Egypt to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and he will carry off its wealth. He will loot and plunder the land as pay for his army. I have given him Egypt as a reward for his efforts because he and his army did it for me, declares the Sovereign LORD (NIV).

The ancient Egyptians were invaded and defeated by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon who drove away the Cushite Black descendants of Ham and repopulated Egypt with his Persian and Chaldean people. This was Nebuchadnezzar’s modus operandi and he did the same thing in other nations he conquered.

Now, it you think that this is far fetched, then read Ezekiel 30:4-5:

“A sword will come against Egypt, and anguish will come upon Cush. When the slain fall in Egypt, her wealth will be carried away and her foundations torn down. Cush and Libya, Lydia and all Arabia, Kub and the people of the covenant land will fall by the sword along with Egypt” (NIV).

If you actually read these verses in The KJV, the word used instead of Cush is Ethiopia.

At the time God used Moses to deliver the Israelites from their bondage in Egypt, this great prophet was married to a Black woman.

Numbers 12:1 says “Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite” (NIV).

Moses was a prophet sent by God. He foresaw the coming of The Messiah in Deuteronomy 18:15. However, many of the customs Moses implemented were already in existence.

A number of my readers would have grown up in African villages. consider that even before the white man came, if you committed a sin in any African village and you go to the native priests, you had to sacrifice an animal as a sin offering.

This practice exists in every black African village.

Before the white man came, if you were married and you died without a child, the brother that is next in line to you inherited your wife.

If there was a dispute between people, you went to a shrine to swear an oath.

If you wanted to divine the future or to know if a person died a natural death or was murdered, you went to a diviner who would throw the divining beads or instrument on the floor and read it.

All these practices existed in Africa before the coming of the white man. But guess what? All of them were also practiced by the ancient Hebrews from the time of the exodus out of Egypt till this very day.

A lot of the practices of the ancient Hebrews were derived from Egypt, and a lot of the practices of ancient Egypt were derived from Nimrod’s empire. That is the nexus.

As I have elsewhere written, there is a reason why the buffalo is hunted by the wolf and it is not for lack of strength on the buffalo’s part. One on one, the buffalo is stronger than the wolf. However, because buffalo will not unite to fight wolves, they become weaker because the wolves are united.

Again, as I have previously written, the biggest culture shock Africans have when they travel outside Africa for the first time, especially for studies, is to find out that they are more intelligent than the average person in their host nation one on one.

However, because black folks are not willing to unite, we are weaker as a people and that is why we have become subservient.

Genesis 11:6 says:

“The LORD said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them”-(NIV).

You see, the most successful nations are those nations who understand the principle of Genesis 11:6 and they are trying to replicate Babel by bringing all the races of the earth to live in their country as one united people.

That is the idea behind the United States of America. That is the idea behind the United Kingdoms of Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the British Isles. That is the idea behind the European Union.

China has caught this spiritual principle and is now opening her doors to all races. The Arabs have also caught the vision and have the United Arab Emirates, UAE.

When you hear of the term ‘The New World Order’, think Babel revisited.

But, why is it necessary to know these things?

Hosea 4:6 says “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”.

Hosea 6:6 gives the antidote to that destruction when it says God ” I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God”.

That knowledge of God is what is known as Hagia Sophia in Greek, translated into English as Holy Wisdom.

John 8:32 says you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.

Even the Philosopher, George Santayana corroborated this verse when he said “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.

The problem is that the black race has not had leaders who have known this truth so they can begin the process of delivering their people.

Daniel 9:1-3 says:

“In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom—in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes”-(NIV).

If not that the Hebrew nation had a man like Daniel who studied the Word of God and knew that the Israelites were only meant to stay 70 years in Babylon principally as a punishment for not keeping the Sabbath, the Hebrews would have continued there beyond 70 years.

You see, the reason why the Black Race is disunited is because Black people ruled the world through Nimrod in Babel and they United the human race against God which is why God said in Genesis 11:7:

“Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other”-(NIV).

It is not that God did not want the human race to be united. God loves unity. It is rather that He did not want the human race to be united against Him.

Language was God’s weapon to fight the unity of the human race against Him thus He concentrated that weapon amongst the Black Race because they were the driving force of the resistance against Him.

This is the reason why you find that the darker a people are, the more languages they speak and the lighter they are the less languages they speak.

In fact Nigeria has over 350 languages and that number increases to over 500 if you add dialects!

So what’s the solution?

The Black Race needs leaders that understand the times we live in and who can foster unity amongst Africans, but this time, a different type of unity from the one we had in Babel which was unity against God.

In 1 Chronicles 12:32 we read:

“And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment”-(KJV).

The reason why the men of Issachar had rule over their fellow Israelites is because they “had understanding of the times”.

The reason why the black race are under the influence of other races is because those races have “understanding of the times” while we fighting each other.

African leaders have to begin to study the core values that made black people dominate the world in Nimrod’s empire of Babel and those core values were unity and understanding the value of time.

Then the leaders of the Black Race have to understand what destroyed the hegemony the black race enjoyed in Babel, which is that our unity was against God.

The greatest commandment is to Love God and then to love your neighbor. The only things you can use to project both of these loves are first time then money. The only way you can amplify the effect of these is by building unity at any level and the only sustainable purpose of unity is to use it to serve God and humanity.

In other words, if the black race can unite under God, begin to value time over money, and devote the best and the first of their time and money to serving God and humanity we will return to the place of strength we once occupied in Babel.

May God bless you and open your eye of understanding as you read this piece.

Reno Omokri is the founder of the Mind of Christ Christian Center in California, author of Shunpiking: No Shortcuts to God and Why Jesus Wept and the host of Transformation with Reno Omokri (Monday at 12am on San Francisco’s KTLN, Chanel 25 on Comcast). [This article was First published on Vanguard]