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IS THERE A CURSE ON AFRICA? [1]

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The sons of Noah

                The entire land of human habitation situated under the solar glare is, without controversy, under curse. Six thousand years of Adamic perverse, malice aforethought ways against God’s will is the resultant effects under which our world is wreathing. It is absolutely correct to blame the political ineffectiveness of Africa on bad leadership. There is another huge angle to the African failure.

                Why does this very world wreathe in calamitous trends today? The Bible has all the answers. Adam and his wife sinned; they should be destroyed; but check out what God did: “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life” [Genesis 3:17], making Adam an indirect carrier of the curse.

Cain, the first murderer.

                Minus Cain – the one I call the progenitor of the antediluvian miscreants – the first ten progenitors of the antediluvian age – those l call antediluvian saints – gave birth to biological sons and daughters, save the last one, Noah. The first nine – Adam, Seth, Enos, Cainan, Mahalaleel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah and Lamech – according to the Bible records, “begat sons and daughters”. Noah fathered, biologically, only three sons: Shem, Japheth and Ham.

                After the Great Deluge, Noah, the progenitor of this present earth’s population, sacrificed unto the LORD God, Who blessed Noah, his wife, three sons, and the wives of his sons, eight in all. Genesis 9:1 “And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” It was a re-enactment of Genesis 1:28. “And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered” (Genesis  9:2). You cannot curse whoever God blesses.

Drunken Noah [Genesis 9:25]

Inebriated father Noah

                Noah, mistakenly, got himself drunk with the juicy liquid of the vine. Unconsciously he threw himself into nakedness. Ham, who was probably with his son, Canaan, saw the drunken nakedness, and made a huge, offensive fun of it.

                Noah woke up from the sordid experience which flowed from the inebriant grapes; but knowing what Ham did. Noah could not curse Ham – he had been blessed already by the divine pronouncement of the Most High – so what could he do? The Bible says of Noah in Genesis 9:25-27 “And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26) And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 27) God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.”

Adam where art thou? (Genesis 3:3)

The fall of Adam’s race

                The similarity of this occurrence is when Adam sinned against the LORD God and He would not place the curse of Adamic perversion on Adam directly. Genesis 3:17 “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;” simply because the LORD God had already blessed Adam: Genesis 1:28 “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

                If God had placed a direct curse on Adam, it would have been ominous in certain ways. A negation of God’s infallibility, pertaining to the Logos, would have stood to challenge the validity of God’s benediction. It would have meant that Jehovah God, either did not think well before blessing them, or did not make use of His foreknowledge; or maybe God did not truly know the future. Jesus would not have had the enablement to subdue death. God’s benediction says: “and subdue it – i.e. the earth. Jesus came to the earth as a man. It must be an indirect curse, so that, one day Enos and the antediluvian saints would have the legality to “call upon the name of the LORD.”

“Jesus had been sentenced to crucifixion. He was carrying the cross and stumbled. A man named Simon from Cyrene was pulled from the crowd by the soldiers to carry the cross for Jesus. The story is in Mark in the New Testament in the Bible.The Bible Art Library is a collection of commissioned biblical paintings. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, under a work-for-hire contract, artist Jim Padgett created illustrations for 208 Bible stories encompassing the entire Bible from Genesis through Revelation. There are over 2200 high-quality, colorful, and authentic illustrations. The illustrations are high quality, biblically and culturally accurate, supporting the reality of the stories and bringing them to life. They can be used to enhance communication of Bible stories in printed, video, digital, and/or audio forms.”

Ham’s gospel participation

                A direct curse could render the “call upon the name of the LORD” ineffective for lack of spiritual legality. The Messianic connectivity to Ham’s involvement came to ocular perception in Matthew 27:31-32 “And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. 32) And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.” Cyrene is the Greek Kurēnaios (koo-ray-nah’-yos), meaning: ‘a native of Cyrene; a Cyrenaean, that is, inhabitant of Cyrene.’

Get born again – John 3:3

You must be born again to be free from Divine condemnation. Pray the sinners’ prayer. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”  

(…to be continued…)

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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.

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