Monday, 19 October 2015

When you begin to Gather, God the Father will be with you.

Day of National Prayer 18th October 2015. Proof of Zambia as a holy place
of Pilgrimage. 
There is more out there than what you see.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Give you a Rare Glimpse of the Spirit

My Dad had a personal library. In that library there were two complete volumes of encyclopedias. One of these was Encyclopedia Britannica , the other was a detailed but child friendly encyclopedia in that it had colourful illustrations alongside the very extensive  information it contained. My older brother and I used to refer to the encyclopedias in the library whenever there was something that needed explaining. My brother was often away at St Edmund's College, a boarding school in England. He and my sister were shipped off to boarding school abroad when they were still in primary school. He always came back during vacation with interesting new ideas. This one time Einstein was all the rage.  I should have been eight or nine years old. And so I was face deep in the encyclopedias trying to understand Relativity Theory, my brother would fill in the gaps. I remember him trying to use the Train Experiment to explain this. When I finally understood what Einstein’s theories on Space-Time were trying to explain I was a little disappointed because even though I had just grasped the basics of his theories my conclusion was that Einstein’s observations were either wrong or to be fair to him inaccurate. I try explaining why Einstein’s observations, as brilliant as he may have been, were flawed – here. There was plenty of information in those encyclopedias, but as much as I searched there were some things they could explain. For example if we were out in the open and looked at a collection of trees. This what you and probably everyone would observe. Admittedly, I would see exactly the same thing :

However if I switched my view from what I was seeing to observation in the spirit, no one else could see what I saw. Here is an observation of the same view but in the spirit.

In the spirit the trees appear to have an observable consciousness of some kind. It is difficult to describe. From the crown of every tree there is a distinctive tendril that is a light bluish hue. Some of these tendrils arch for hundreds of kilometers into the sky and they are all connected. All the trees are linked together in this way forming tremendous network that links them together to create a kind of consciousness. Not the kind of consciousness we have, but something quite different. They are all linked, over thousands of kilometers and what happens to one tree will be shared between all the trees.  Each tree is fixed in place by its roots, but through this network it can know, observe or “experience” what’s happening nearby or vast distances away: it does not need the ability to move from one place to another to do so. As much as I tried I could find nothing about this in the encyclopedias. Doesn’t this make you re-think how we as human beings relate to trees? Think about this the next time you are chopping down a tree or eating a vegetable.

An every day sunny sky observed through normal eyes will look something like this.

However, if you switch from the physical world to spirit, it is no longer a clear empty blue sky, but packed with circular heads or sprites of light spinning rapidly in perfect circles.

When the sprites are first observed it would appear as through they are moving randomly, and frenetically. However, closer inspection shows that each sprite is in fact moving in a uniform circular motion as shown above.

It looks like a random "swarm"of energy, but
 see if you can follow or observe an individual sprite in the gif above,
 it is actually moving in a circular orbit.The sky may appear empty

but it is in fact teaming with unseen energy. Think of this energy
as a curtain between heaven and earth. This is how close you are.
Each sprite looks like its “chasing its tail” as it spins in this perfectly formed circle. Some sprites even appear to be skipping across space, from one side to another when in fact not.They are in fact not moving randomly and frenetically in what seems a "swarm" as recreated above, but rather are packed tightly and all moving in place and in a highly energised fashion, in uniform circles, very organised, perfectly arranged in rows but in different stages of orbit perfectly and rather unnaturally equidistant from each other. It appears as energetic chaos with unpredictable movement when in fact it is perfect organised symmetry. 

The entirety of space is filled and teaming with this symmetrically arranged energy. Despite being in such great abundance and filling up space and the sky, modern science at present, it seems does not have a camera or lens able to detect these sprites and has no knowledge of the existence of this energy. Interestingly though some sprites become liberated from “chasing their tail” and when this happens they flash away and disappear. At night these “liberated” sprites can be observed in doors, some drifting like tiny specs of light aimlessly floating by while others whiz by. If a drifting sprite approaches an electrical bulb, it is as though it becomes energised as it will become brighter, abandon its slow movement and zip away. This happens to all the sprites that stray close enough to an electrical light bulb, some sprites even rip apart as they are pushed away by the light bulb consequently shooting off like a spray of light possibly as a result of the energy given off by the light bulb and the nature of its electromagnetic field. I could find no explanation of these sprites or light particles that normally cannot be seen with the naked eye in the encyclopedias either.When as a kid I asked my Dad what they were, he asked me draw them and I did. He didn't know what they were either. I don't know what he did with those drawings, This talk about them with my Dad is the last time I brought them up. I'll share it with you just to give you a glimpse of what you can observe when you enter the spirit and switch sight to observe the world in the spirit as you might switch from observing something nearby to something far off in the distance. There is a lot more you can see and to describe, but this will suffice for now.

When you put your hands together to pray you try to feel it, when you raise your hands in faith, you try to touch it. It is all around you like the air and moves like the wind. Christ described it in John 3:4-8 8The wind blows where it wants, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

It is spoken of extensively in Christianity, in ancient Jewish texts; out side this it is spoken of and only partly understood in ancient Sanskrit text where it is called kundalini, which means spiral or coil, Moses refers to it in the Bible. Therefore it is neither unheard of or new. Christ further states that  John 3:5-7 5Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again. 

Another interesting phenomenon or force I have encountered during meditation and prayer is bouyancy. The first time I experienced it, it in my early years in meditation, the bouyancy was in my upper body and it felt as though my elbows were being lifted. After this I could feel this suspension or bouyancy around my whole body as it attempted to lift off the ground. This, however, being unusual was a big distraction and would interrupt my devotion and concentration. You don't have to believe me if this sounds far fetched. There is a lot trickery, entertainment value and tom-foolery that detracts from true levitation making people think it is always a hoax of some kind. Don't let this mislead or hoodwink you from the genuine article as you may do yourself a disservice. My personal view is that it is simply another manifestation of spirit. To this day I often feel it in my hands during meditation and can feel the movement of this force or energy all around me. Since it is flowing like a fluid or wind, gently pushing or pulling. My conclusion is that this is a gravitational force being felt and touched. I believe it is called Chi in Chinese, Ki in Japanese or Prana in India. In Christianity this "wind" is well known as a manifestation of the Holy Spirit ( Acts 2:2, Ezekiel 37:9-14, John 3:8, John 20:22). For those who doubt that Jesus walked on water, think again, human beings are capable of bouyancy as a manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Since I am speaking from personal experience an attempt to rationally explain this seemingly irrational force in scientific terms, from my own personal sensation of touching it and feeling it flow as though it were a physical substance would lead me to speculate that is related to or a form of gravity, the very fabric of reality that is fundamental to faith. In my analysis "gravitational" forces as a quality of spirit are contained in all matter. The reason why a person in deep prayer and meditation can influence them is because to be accessed they only require a exceptionally tiny amount of energy. I can from personal experience concede and confirm beyond reasonable doubt that it exists.  

Having been born with the ability to see spirit, not only plainly see it with my own eyes, but also hear it, what I have recreated for you above is simply a re-creation of what is observed. You've heard about it and you have felt its power, but this is probably the first time you have had an opportunity to actually see it, get a glimpse what it looks like. Everything you've been told in the Bible is true. Your faith and belief rests on a solid foundation that you must hold onto.

There are Many Gifts of the Holy Spirit

As I have shown there are gifts of the Holy Spirit other than speaking in tongues such as the gift of sight by which spirit itself may be discerned. You have only to believe. Anyone might ask, but where in the Holy Bible does it speak of such a gift? You are only sceptical because of never having had an opportunity to observe in the spirit. When you enter the spirit you would not only believe what I am trying to explain here but whether it is day or night you will observe with your own eyes that the heavenly light of God shines very brightly as though it were the sun itself. When Peter, James and John accompanied Jesus after long and devout prayer they inadvertently entered the spirit for the first time. If anyone else had stood there they would probably have seen the men simply gathered there on the mountain. However, having entered the spirit they were able to see the heavenly light and their eyes were consequently opened to see Christ as he truly was. This scene in the Bible is called the Transfiguration.  Matthew 17:1-2. The men gathered on the mountain entered the spirit, that is, they entered the presence of God. But it is important not to miss what this description of events in the Bible is trying to teach. Technically it is not Jesus who changed or Transfigured that his glory might be revealed plainly to the Disciples. This radiance and  glory is constantly within him. In other words Christ is always in this Transfigured state. What the Disciples and many people reading the Bible do not understand is that it is the Disciples who in that moment were transformed in Christ's presence, enabling them to enter the spirit and thereby see it for the first time. It was a momentous event and privilege recorded in the Bible. Therefore the Transfiguration of Christ is in fact also very importantly, the Transformation of the Disciples by which in the presence of Christ, they were elevated into the spirit and consequently saw it for the first time in its true glory. This chapter of the Bible consequently attempts to teach the faithful that all you have to do is strive and be in Christ's presence and you too will be transformed and witness the glory. What the Disciples beheld was not Christ's Transfiguration which is a constant, but their own Transformation gained by being in his presence. I have recreated for you what spirit looks like, for you to have an idea or visualisation of it. I will try to recreate for you what a person who is Transformed, that is, who enters the spirit sees: the light or glory that is hidden from science and plain sight, but that is able to shine brighter than the sun even in the midst of what those who cannot see would call darkness, emptiness or blue sky. As it was with the drawings I gave my Dad. I will give you another rare glimpse of the spirit. I can describe and recreate this for you to show you that everything the Bible speaks about concerning heaven is real and hope it will help you to increase your faith and gain a greater understanding because, as I explained earlier I have been seeing this light, for which, for the present, there is no scientific explanation, since I was a child.

Modern science is only just beginning to understand the universe and how it works, and you are still in for a few surprises. If you do not believe in heaven, God and what the prophets have tried to teach mankind you really should re-think your position. There is a lot more to this world than what modern science is able to teach you. 

Your Spirit

You go about your business everyday believing that heaven does not exist, that spirit is a figment of the mind of the religious fraternity mainly because you are incapable of entering the spirit and thereby observing, not the physical world, but the more powerful spiritual world upon which it is built. Science does not as yet have the lens or instruments by which to reveal this aspect of human existence, therefore, since I have always been able to see it quite plainly allow me to be your guide. I have just explained the Transfiguration as the sudden ability of the Disciples to enter and observe the spirit in the presence of Christ. When they saw Christ he appeared transformed. What should not be downplayed is that and what the Disciples did not realise is that their eyes where also opened and lifted into the spirit to be able to observe the spiritual glory of Christ. What the Disciples saw is Christ in the spirit. What more amazing sight could there be than this. If they were not in the spirit they would not have been able to see Moses and Elijah. The presence of Moses and Elijah is further proof of the existence of heaven as these great men were long deceased during the time of Christ. How is it that they were still living, are still living and were able to appear to the Disciples as they spoke to Christ. I am going to explain this to you as simply as I can. If you were to see a person in the spirit, they would appear Transfigured, as Christ appeared to the Disciples. Why? For the simple reason that you are not just a physical being, you are also a spiritual being. Your spirit is the body you will inhabit after you die. Proof of this is in the appearance of Moses and Elijah. When the Disciples saw Christ they were no longer able to merely see his physical body, by the grace of God, they were gifted to see Christ, not as flesh and blood as they usually saw him, but in the spirit. He would have appeared as the Disciples described predominantly and continuously bathed in pulsing light as though clothed in the sun. Since can see this light I can give first hand reassurance that you are not just flesh and blood, very importantly you are spirit. Without being spirit, you could not continue to exist after you die and you would not be destined for either heaven or hell. When the Disciples saw Christ they saw him from eye level so to speak, therefore all they would have been able to see is the Christ glowing and bathed in light. Your spirit, or the light of which it consists is never at rest, it fluxes, ebbs and flows and I would describe it as a form of radiation outside the current understanding of modern science. To show you why it appears to ebb and flow I will recreate for you how your spirit "breathes" so to speak, but to do so I will have to recreate it to you from a birds eye view, as though you were looking down at a person in the spirit from heaven so to speak. It is possibly only from this view that you will be able to observe the movement of spirit that the Bible explains makes us more than just flesh and blood.We often talk about spirit in our faith, but no-one has been able to show how this spirit exists or lives within us and yet it is fundamental to our faith.

You are not just a physical being: If you observe a person's spirit at eye level rather than from
the top looking down as I have shown you here all you would see
is  continuous light ebbing and flowing like the sun. However,
as you can see a person's spirit is energy in continuous flow
around the body completely invisible to physical eyes, I would
describe it as a form radiation that exists but is as yet
invisible to science.

Although the spirit seems to appear and disappear as it ebbs and flows it is in fact consistently bright but moving out of one space into another. I can explain this to you not because I read about them somewhere, this is a first hand recreation of my own observation. Many people are atheists because there appears to be no physical proof of anything other than the physical world they observe everyday. This makes them dismiss the a belief in the existence of heaven, spirit. the resurrection and much of what is written in the Bible that relies on faith. The truth is, the Bible is accurate and it is misguided not to believe what it teaches about heaven and earth.

The Holy Spirit

And finally it would be inappropriate for me to speak of the spirit without paying tribute to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is quite different from anything that is observable in the spirit. The nature of spirit is that nothing can really conceal itself thoughts, feelings, emotions, presence and so on, are manifest in spirit and can be altered but cannot be hidden. One of the most unusual attributes of the Holy Spirit is that its presence cannot be seen, felt or discerned even in the spirit by other spirits. I have observed them come toward me until they are right next to the Holy Spirit completely unable to discern it is there, completely oblivious to the danger they have placed themselves in by coming in such close proximity to it. Such incredible stealth. Secondly the Holy Spirit has one pure singular colour, it glows like a hot white fluorescent bulb or tube does, but it is able to completely conceal this light at will. When, as a child, the Holy Spirit first came to me it appeared as a large sphere, white fluorescence, radiating light. I stretched out my hand to touch it. When I tried to reach out and put my hand into it a very powerful jolt of what felt like electricity traveled down my arm and shook my whole body until I fell back. Such incredible power. Some people who are touched by the Holy Spirit during prayer and deliverance may feel this and fall back, but may never actually see  that they were touched and altered or delivered by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has many attributes, it can assume any form or identity it chooses. I have seen the Holy spirit seize an unwanted spirit almost as though it were a physical object and fling it across the room like a rag doll. Unstated power. Incredible wisdom, incredible strength, incredible love. Truly not to be trifled with. There is a good reason why Christ warned humanity saying (Matthew 12:32) All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit shall not be forgiven unto men. 

I would try to recreate what the Holy Spirit looked like as I have done here previously with other things I have seen in the spirit. There is actually no need for me to do so as there are others, other than myself who have seen the Holy Spirit. This is pertinently evident. When Jesus broke bread at the Last Supper there is no mention of the shape of the bread. However if you have ever witnessed Catholic Mass or procession you may note the round shape of the Eucharist. If you have ever seen the Monstrance or Ostensorium this is exactly how the Holy Spirit looked when it appeared and revealed itself plainly to me as a child. I believe many people see this and simply speculate on what it is. The Monstrance, for me, is a recreation of what I saw. I do not believe anyone could ever re-produce this without a first hand encounter with the Holy Spirit. This is truly remarkable and is a testament to the fact that the Christian faith is built on very firm and very real foundations.

Monstrance in the Catholic Church

I’ll stop here. I think I’ve spooked you enough with observances in the spirit, lol.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Learning to Harvest

Why pilgrimage to Southern Africa to the location of three countries mentioned? Is Africa not said to be the place from which all of mankind has a common heritage? Does this not make it the proto-spiritual homeland of all humanity? What truer Holy Land can there be than this? The Southern Africa Pilgrimage makes not only spiritual, but Biblical and  geographical sense.

It is important to understand Scripture. Scripture is very practical, but it requires a discerning mind that is led by the Holy Spirit to understand what it teaches humanity. A farmer understands the seasons and the cycle of productivity: that the seed is sown, after it is sown it should find fertile ground, having found fertile ground it should grow and yield a crop; for instance cobs of maize on the stalk. When the stalks are high and maize is mature there must be a harvest that gathers the corn and clears the field. From this harvest a nation is sustained and nourished. This spiritual cycle is important and goes on and on in cycles of sowing and harvesting. Christ explains in the Holy Bible that (Luke8:11) ..the seed is the Word of God. A framer does not continually scatter seed, year after year, season after season without harvest.  Even when the stalks are high, heavy with cobs and mature the farmer does not continue to scatter seeds into the field in which the crop is ready. If he does so even the cobs which grew abundantly but were not harvested will be found dry and rotten when their husk is eventually pealed; not because they did not flourish, but simply because they were never harvested. To harvest is to be gathered. Without gathering in pilgrimage the saved were not annually presented to God through pilgrimage and therefore were saved but never harvested by the clergy. Christ refers to those who do not pilgrimage as the excluded. Though they may be saved in Scripture they are regarded as the excluded crop due to the fact that they were never presented to God through pilgrimage. Worse than a rotten yield, Christ goes as far as to describe the excluded crop as “tares” because not only do they not gather, they try to prevent the faithful from pilgrimage by speaking against it, dissuading the faithful from it or by being obstacles to it. Hence they are described as tares. Christ explains succinctly that the seed that is sown is the Word the of God.   The church through the clergy sows the seed into the minds and hearts of those who will listen through evangelism, preaching, homily and sermon. Humanity is the field. The sermon or homily is the seed that contains the Word of God that is scattered or sown. Christ explained that the quality of the yield is determined by the quality of the ground upon which the seed falls. Luke 8:4-15. The seed that falls on fertile ground grows to become the mature crop or congregation that is ready for harvest.

The missing step…

As an evangelist opens the Bible, quotes scripture and explains its meaning in the context of the audience and the lives they live today he or she is spreading the Word of God or Gospel and is scattering the seed. There are many denominations in the world today. Whether it is a priest or the clergy delivering the homily from the pulpit, or a gifted evangelist like Joel  Osteen, Joyce Meyer or T.D Jakes; the sowing of seed is well understood by evangelists, the clergy and congregations. When the seed is sown on good ground and matures it becomes the steadfast audience that accepts Jesus Christ into their hearts and minds. This is the mature crop in the field. It has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, has been Baptised and comes into the fold. The farmer does not then take more seed and scatter it into the fields where it will fall between these mature stalks. A good farmer recognises that before continuing the work of farming and sowing seed there must be a harvest. There must be a harvest before the same and new fields can be cleared and made ready to sow fresh seed. The period of harvest in the Bible is recognised as Pilgrimage or Gathering (Deuteronomy). The mature crop is harvested or gathered by being presented to God, in the homeland, the birthplace of humanity or the Holy land which I have explained can be observed in three countries in Southern Africa. Consequently the harvest cannot take place without pilgrimage.  An individual, family,  church or denomination that does not pilgrimage to harvest, that is, present the crop to God, is like a farmer who sows the seed on good ground, tends to it, allows it to mature, but does not harvest the crop when it is ripe. There is an important step missing in Christianity today. It is easy to see this step is missing in the farmer’s productivity cycle. In other words it is easy to point this out and say why does that farmer keep sowing seeds into his fields that are now overgrown and yet he never harvests the crop? Therefore the clergy should also be wary and able to use Scripture to identify what more they need to do to serve Christ and his the flocks.  If the preacher continues to preach without a harvest or misunderstands the meaning of harvest, then there is no presentation of the saved to the Father, for example,  due to the fact that there is no pilgrimage to Southern Africa. If there is no pilgrimage yet the priest, clergy or evangelist continues to preach the Word of God and people are truly saved by accepting Christ week after week, month after month, year after year anywhere in the world, this is the same as the farmer who scatters seed into a mature field without ever harvesting it. It falls between the stalks until it becomes unwieldy, something no good farmer who understands the cycle of farming does. Similarly a man or woman of God must understand that the toil of preaching the Word of God requires a time of harvest, however, many may be uncertain as to what harvest means in the work they do. Deuteronomy succinctly explains that harvest is a time of pilgrimage during which the Holy Bible says the crop is gathered or harvested by being presented to the Father in the spiritual homeland. Deuteronomy describes this scene as the faithful gathering from all the corners of the earth in pilgrimage to pay homage to and be presented to God in the spiritual homeland. Jesus Christ explains during his own pilgrimage to Jerusalem at an early age that this presentation of the saved to the Father is the lifework of his Mission on earth. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life to the Father, when you see him you also see the Father because the message he gave comes from the Father and he is the means by which those whom he saves are presented to God. He is the Word, the means by which the faithful are gathered . This gathering cannot take place without pilgrimage. Christ describes this presentation as the harvest or gathering and calls this Mission his Father’s business. It is his Mission is to spread the Word of God, that through salvation he may bring in the harvest, that is, gather all of mankind unto God. Without pilgrimage amongst the congregations, there is no gathering of the crop and therefore no harvest; which defies the true purpose for which the seed, which is the Word of God, is sown to this day - week after week, month after month, year after year. It is very important for a layperson and a religious leader to understand this pre-requisite of Holy Scripture. Harvesting which is gathering or pilgrimage to the homeland is not voluntary, it is mandatory of Christians who follow Jesus Christ and have accepted him as their Lord and Saviour. The pilgrimage renews the faithful and annually fulfils the life cycle of their salvation in the same way that harvesting and gathering the crop fulfils the productive life-cycle of the farmer. After the gathering the work cycle of the clergy is complete and the mighty blessing described in Deuteronomy bestowed upon the denominations by God, the Father, is likened to the prosperity, nourishment and well-being a harvested crop bestows upon a nation through the farmer’s work.

Failing to harvest has consequences on individuals, families and nations…..

Christ in Scripture describes those who do not pilgrimage, even those who are saved and yet do not pilgrimage, as the excluded. They are the spoiled or failed crop. Worse than them are those who undermine or work against pilgrimage; he describes the faithful and people in general who do this as tares. When observed they appear as wheat or part of the crop, but because they do not pilgrimage and dissuade the faithful from doing so they are false wheat; a hindrance to Christ’s Mission. Consequently Jesus describes them as “tares”. To fail to harvest is to remain cursed as is explained in Deuteronomy. The curse is caused by the saved being cut-off from God because they have not been presented to Him. If there is no pilgrimage then the congregations and the nations do not receive the blessing described in Deuteronomy that is the inheritance of those who come to Christ and are saved. A church must therefore take those whom it has brought to Christ and annually present them to the Father in the homeland, to complete the cycle of the work of the clergy and men and women of God that in so doing becomes the harvested crop. This act consequently completes Christ Mission on earth; it is the work he began to gather  the faithful to God. This process is one that it is important for the clergy and denominations to understand in their work. Gathering specifically for presentation to God, in a specific location that is our spiritual holy land or homeland (as is described of the three countries in Southern Africa) is a very important aspect of Christianity; without it they are leaving out a very important part of Christ’s work. This aspect of pilgrimage is made very simple, clear and succinct in Scripture. We may not as yet understand why gathering the faithful for presentation to God is so significant to the welfare of Christians, but Deuteronomy explains that we are compelled by caveat to do so under peril of persistent failure, calamity, poverty, death and strife as without pilgrimage we may be saved, but this salvation is not consummated by having been presented to God and we are therefore incomplete in the pre-requisites of our faith. Consequently, we ourselves and the nations will continue to suffer as a result of the caveat: a terrible suffering described in Deuteronomy consisting of one negative eventuality after another as every attempt individuals, families and nations make to gain progress is thwarted by what seem to be natural eventualities. By failing to gather in pilgrimage in this way we may be saved, but we become the cob that is opened and yet found to be dry and rotten because it was tended to well by the clergy year after, but was and is never harvested; that is, we become the excluded crop; excluded because it was never presented to God in the homeland. The Bible is very clear on this simple truth.

Why it is imperative the church and denominations must learn to harvest..

Pilgrimage by which the faithful are presented to God, the Father is a commitment that requires the clergy who are in our modern times the Apostles of Christ to present the saved to God, the Father. It is their role and duty, after sowing the seed which is the Word of God, to complete their work annually by gathering the harvest, which is presenting the saved to God in the spiritual homeland or holy land,  as in doing so they fulfil their own calling to the cloth or life work by fulfilling Christ’s Mission; this is not only common sense and sensible as observed in the productive cycle of the farmer, in the Bible it is deemed mandatory.  Pilgrimage is therefore very serious business, as Christ said, it is the Father’s business. To ignore it or fail to bring the faithful together from the far corners of the earth to the spiritual homeland to be presented to God and thus harvested is to fall short of completing Christ’s Mission and therefore falls short of bringing completion to salvation. This oversight should not be allowed to continue by those dedicated to serving Christ. Fortunately it can be corrected. (Matthew 13:30) Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn. Christ likens those who begin to conduct pilgrimage to Angels Matthew 13:39.. the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. Those who are saved and pilgrimage to the homeland are separated from those who do not whilst those who regard themselves as the faithful but speak against pilgrimage or discourage it are the tares or imposters who hinder instead of help Christ’s Mission. (Matthew 13:40) As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear. Rejecting harvest is rejecting to gather through pilgrimage, Jesus likens it to a rejection of him by those who claim to believe in him. Here Christ’s warning of what happens to the crop that is not harvested echoes what is written in Deuteronomy.

It is not safe for the faithful not to pilgrimage as in failing to do so they reside outside of God’s protection as the excluded crop. This demonstrates just how important it is to pilgrimage, without gathering there is no harvest, with no harvest there is no presentation of the faithful to God (an important duty of the clergy)  and without harvest those who are saved remain under the caveat by which they face the possibility of damnation (Matthew 13:40). Until a person, church, denomination or congregation pilgrimages; it may be considered saved, but it is not harvested. Christ explains clearly that the excluded crop is the crop that is not harvested, that is, the crop that is not gathered annually in pilgrimage to the spiritual homeland or holy land. Though many are saved through preaching, sermons, homilies and evangelism, it can be observed in the religious practices today that few are taught to gather in pilgrimage. Christ foresaw that in the future, which is our present time there may be a reluctance of the faithful, the congregations and those who lead them, to believe in the need to pilgrimage to the homeland: (Matthew 9:37 ) and seeing this He said to His disciples, The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Mark 12:19 also explains what happens when there is a reluctance, created by tares, to lead the faithful into pilgrimage to the homeland and the consequences. When the seed of salvation is sown, to remain true to Christ it must be harvested. This is achieved through gathering in pilgrimage to the homeland.

Pilgrimage and save yourself and those you care for: Avoid being part of the excluded crop...

What is being explained here is nothing strange. Try to understand Scripture as it was intended for you, in its simplicity. A church is like a mother. When the Word of God is taught by the clergy or the anointed  the spiritual seed is sown in her and she becomes heavy with child. When a person believes, is Baptised, accepts Christ as Lord and Saviour that child is born and placed in its mother’s loving arms. In any society or family, when a child is thus born it is customary that it is then presented to its father and placed in his loving arms. In Christianity this father waits to receive his child in the homeland. He waits for the child whom he loves to come, to be brought and presented to him. This presentation completes the holy spiritual family. Similarly, a person who is saved is intended to be presented to God, the Father. This is why in Deuteronomy pilgrimage is mandatory to remove the caveat. It is not something to be trifled with.  If the child is not presented to God through pilgrimage, it is instead considered as hidden, spirited away since it must be protected from this oversight by those who are meant to care for it. To fail to harvest the crop causes it to spoil or as Christ himself describes it, to be excluded: meaning the unfulfilled crop that is gathered and set apart to be burned. Those who contribute to this exclusion he describes as “tares” or false believers, false Christians and false leaders. They appear to do Christ’s work when in fact they hinder Christ’s work; they appear as wheat, true believers dedicated to Christ, they may appear to earnestly fight poverty and defend the weak when in fact they are not wheat but tares since they do not pilgrimage and therefore never harvest . Therefore the work they do that appears to be for Christ seems to never be fulfilled (poverty and suffering never seems to end comprehensively) because there is no pilgrimage and presentation to God, it's work was and remains never completed, futile as it is never consecrated, never harvested. This is all succinctly foretold in Deuteronomy. Every year a family will celebrate the birth of child, it is a kind of remembrance, renewal and rejuvenation. Similarly, every year Christians are expected to pilgrimage to celebrate their Baptism and entry into the fold; their birth into Christ by being presented to God, the Father in the homeland. Consequently there is a harvest expected of every year in the same way a family celebrates the birthday of a child every year. Every year when believers pilgrimage they are required to renew and reinvigorate their faith by pledging to remain true to the virtues and righteousness that sustains them from one pilgrimage to the next, year on year. This annual re-commitment is what sustains the church and its faithful enabling it to grow and very significantly prevent its decline.  Without being annually rejuvenated through pilgrimage the numbers of the faithful are destined to ebb instead of grow; a crop that is never harvested will eventually have lower and lower yields. Annual pilgrimage is how the churches and denominations not only gather the harvest, but also expand the hectarage of what is grown. The absence of pilgrimage to the Christianity by which the faithful are gathered and presented to God in the homeland is not only foreseen by Christ, it is also foretold in Revelation 12:1-6. The dragon causes a clandestine premature separation of the church  from Christ's Mission by preventing pilgrimage which is required for the consecration of the saved or faithful. Consequently, no harvest takes place. Until the pilgrimage is introduced and the faithful are gathered to the homeland from the far corners of the earth the churches and denominations (the woman) is described in Revelation as being in the wilderness. It is described as the flashpoint of an unseen war between heaven and hell relentlessly fought by the Angels against the serpent who deceives the whole world (Revelation 12:7-12). This grand deception creates un-consecrated or false Christians; whom the Bible refers to as a bad crop destined to be burned. It is a grand deception because the faithful themselves do not know that they are not consecrated as they have never been harvested; that is, never gathered in pilgrimage to be presented to God, the Father in the homeland. The deception is so complete they do not even know that an indispensable part of their Christianity is missing from their lives. This is why I emphasise that pilgrimage in Christianity should not be trifled with.  The absence of it, is the absence of a harvest. To fail to introduce it or to understand why it is critical to Christianity is described in the Bible as a grand deception. To be deceived in this way is to be cast amongst the those whom Christ refers to as the marked, or excluded crop as they do not fulfill his Mission and to hinder it is described as the often unseen influence or handiwork of the devil or what Christ in Scripture describes as “tares”. Revelation teaches that this war between good and evil has existed in Christianity for a very long time even though it is not obvious or visible to the faithful. When heaven triumphs in this war, Deuteronomy describes this event, Christians will begin to be seen to visibly travel and gather in the homeland, the holy land,  from every corner of the earth, to complete the foundation and function of their faith by being presented or consecrated to God, the Father in the homeland. In other words, the child will be placed in the father’s loving arms thus completing the holy purpose of Christianity. This triumph will visibly signal the defeat of the devil to the entire world. Since it is described as the act that lifts the caveat in Deuteronomy it is also the beginning of great providence, the end of poverty, economic decline, personal and national misfortune and the end of calamity amongst the nations; the beginning of true peace and prosperity.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Emanuel AME Church, Charelston

MTSRIEP, Gone but not forgotten

Tragedies of this nature emphasise why the struggle faced by Africans and innocent victims, regardless of where in the world they reside, is a spiritual rather than physical one. It is a struggle between good and evil waged in the hearts and minds of society where all it requires to take the lives of innocent people is for the morally bankrupt to gift or place a loaded gun or authority in the hand of a an individual with a misguided view, belief or philosophy that has been fed on discrimination while we all stand by and often can do little or nothing to prevent the very same kind of tragedy from happening again. After the well deserved eulogies for those whose lives were tragically taken and the carefully scripted words to describe what happened have been broadcast let's not pretend that anything real will have been done to prevent the next innocent victims of this kind of hate crime. There is a deep seated need to reclaim a positive heritage that is a sanctified moral guide and a people's only true hedge of protection.

The Africa Pilgrimage will be a source of renewed strength

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

It is time to mount up on those wings and pilgrimage to the homeland where you will be renewed, your strength will be replenished such that you will not grow weary and shall not faint, and all that stands in your way as an obstacle to the peace, prosperity and happiness you seek will be lifted as it is described in  Deuteronomy 30.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Pilgrimage

  1. pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person's beliefs and faith, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone's own beliefs.
  2.  - Wikipedia
  3. Unbeknownst to you, you have an obligation you need to fulfill..

  4. Did you know that if you are an African, a descendant of Africans or the Judaic religions such as Christianity living anywhere on the continent and in the world you have a Biblical obligation to return to your spiritual homeland in Africa in pilgrimage at least once a year with your children to pay homage and to pay your respects to God, the Father? This includes South Americans, African Americans, Africans living in Europe, on the African continent and every corner of the world; including Christians of all denominations.
  5. I have come to learn that this homeland today consists of three countries in Africa namely Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. 
  6. The Spiritual Homeland

Many churches,  church leaders, Africans, descendants, clergy and Christians today are completely unaware that this obligation exists as a caveat on their personal lives,the lives of their families and the lives of their congregations. Many do not even carry out a pilgrimage of any kind. A caveat is a limitation or warning that certain actions may not be taken without informing the person who gave the notice. In Deuteronomy the caveat is called a curse. In this case this notice is given by God in Deuteronomy 30 to His Children, His People, Abantu that is all Africans, their descendants and converts to the Judaic religions such as Christianity that they will continue to suffer and live unfulfilled lives until they begin to fulfill their obligation to pilgrimage to the homeland. Before they can achieve genuine success in the economy, in their lives, that of their children and generations they are required to return to the homeland to address God, the Father, inform him that they have returned and acknowledge him by promising to uphold the virtues of their faith. You are expected to bring your family, your children and generations to do the same and re-dedicate them to God before returning to ensure this tradition of pilgrimage, homage and respect continues from one generation to the next. 

The Blessing that awaits you here...

  1. You are missing out on one of the most tremendous blessings on mankind given by God spoken of in Deuteronomy 30. There is no place for evil to hide or escape the healing power of this blessing. This annual act does not only lift the caveat or curse, but is said in Deuteronomy to have the power to lift any and all curses. Generational curses, foundational curses, curses of any kind that unbeknownst to you have been placed on you and your family (persistent trials, misfortune, failed relationships or difficulties, infirmities; isn't this blessing amazing?)t is said to place a blessing upon you, your children and your family where when you return everything you put your hand to will begin to prosper and bear fruit. This prosperity is your spiritual inheritance given to you by God, the Father. Your responsibility is to seek it, to embrace it, by taking His hand in the homeland.

Just because you live here does not mean you are automatically blessed...

Many people living in these three countries do not realize that they too live under this curse or caveat. Just because you were born and live in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi does not mean you are automatically exempt from this curse. You have an advantage in that you are in the right location but to remove the caveat you still have to annually Gather together through Pilgrimage to a common location, rededicate yourself, your family and children to God. You have to take your family to God saying Father, here I am, here is my family and here are my children, I have brought them to present them to you. Re-dedication to God, the Father often involves having to be re-baptized in His name in a special dedication ceremony with water done to honor your first baptism after which you return home renewed promising to be good, to do good and uphold the virtues of your faith. If you fail to do so your blessing may be lost. 

The Re-dedication is required to take place annually in the homeland..

Many churches around the world are completely oblivious about the mandatory Pilgrimage in Deuteronomy 30.  This ceremony and gathering is specifically dedicated to God, the Father to present His Children or People to Him. It is annual, and it is a mandatory requirement of the all churches and denominations. By not facilitating a Pilgrimage to carry out this re-dedication service every year the churches and denominations are missing a great opportunity to bestow a tremendous blessing on their congregations.

They are unaware that they are required to annually perform a re-dedication or memorial baptism for all their congregations in no-where else but here in the homeland that the faithful living in the region and in the diaspora are expected to attend annually with their families and children. The churches and denominations are expected to say here Father are your children, we have brought them before you and re-dedicate them to you. After the re-dedication the families are expected to return home with this tremendous blessing promising to remain blessed by adhering to the virtues of their faith.

This Pilgrimage for re-dedication is supposed to be one of the most important annual events in the life of the churches, denominations and faithful but it has not as yet been implemented.

The countries that comprise a region where the faithful may find new hope and strengthen their faith through re-dedication to God..

The place where the re-dedication takes place, the caveat lifted and the blessing bestowed is imperative; the caveat cannot be lifted anywhere else. The three countries that constitute the homeland where re-dedication takes place can be considered to be represented by three very important emblems. In Zambia it is the eagle. The eagle can be considered the Father's emblem. Many people are unaware that the eagle is a symbol of God's sovereignty over heaven and all the earth [as you would see the eagle when it soars in the sky and over the earth] and the defeat of the devil [as an eagle is observed to kill the snake which is the symbol of the devil and purveyor of original sin used in Scripture]. In spiritual circles it is often said that an eagle does not kill a snake on the ground it takes up into the air (or the spirit). In Zimbabwe it is the Zimbabwe bird or dove which can be considered the herald of Christ. In Malawi it is the halo or sun, often depicted over the head of saints as this light can be considered representative of the Holy Spirit. These emblems are on the flags of these countries; placed together it can be seen that they cry out to the faithful that this region is the promise land, the homeland, the place of their re-dedication.

An eagle does not kill a snake on the ground...

Three reasons why the Africa Pilgrimage to Southern Africa is important..
The eagle such as that represented on the Zambian flag and in the picture above speaks to the Sovereignty of God over heaven and earth and the consequent imminent defeat of satan and all that is evil that plagues the world as foretold in Deuteronomy 30. This represents one of the blessings of the Southern Africa Pilgrimage and why it is important that people should look forward to it.

Isaiah points that the Pilgrimage will bring about greater understanding and appreciation of Christ as well as the importance of his role in changing the world through his teachings, humility and the ultimate sacrifice he made that those who believe may gain salvation and live. The dove as seen as the Zimbabwe bird on the Zimbabwean flag speaks to  the presence of Christ  in Pilgrimage.

The glory and power of God, the Father that shines like the sun is often revealed by the Holy Spirit. The sun such as that which appears on the Malawian flag speaks to the brightness and holiness of the halo often depicted as a crown over the heads of saints. Isaiah 66:5 corroborates what is prophesised in  Deuteronomy, which is that when Black Africans and their descendants begin to Pilgrimage to Southern Africa it will mark the end of their being disadvantaged and the beginning of a change of fortunes that sees the rise of African leaders, nations and people out of poverty, difficulty and strife to become a power house on the world stage.


For Black Africans The Pilgrimage is an absolute requirement...

For a black African to fail to Pilgrimage to the homeland identified in the three countries here in Africa spiritually and religiously for presentation and re-dedication to God is the most tragic oversight. They are hit by this caveat the hardest. Spiritually it can be considered the reason why Africans face such high and unshakable levels of poverty, economic strife, social unrest and problems not just on the continent, but anywhere in the world they have settled in the diaspora. This is a spiritual caveat. Deuteronomy clearly states that until they pilgrimage and gather in the homeland any effort they make to progress will be met with obstacles, opposition and fail. Your business, job, career, wealth, investments, relationships, health and so on will persistently face obstacles and fail.This is not just at the individual level, but at the family and national level wherever in the continent or the world they reside. This caveat is very real. It should not be taken lightly, especially by the faithful who have a place in their hearts for God. Until they realize this and move to correct this missing aspect of their lives through the Pilgrimage this curse will never be lifted. Have you ever felt your life is an ongoing battle? That whenever you make progress there are set backs? Have you watched yourself, those close to you, your brothers and sisters and your parents face one struggle after the next or watch what they have worked so hard for slip away? Don't just suffer endlessly. First You have to understand why this suffering, persistent struggle and difficulty clings to you. You need to look at your life and say have I, my children and my family been presented and dedicated to the Father this year? Or Ever? If you, your family and loved ones have never been dedicated to the Father in the homeland where He awaits you then you live under the caveat and must use every fiber of your being to believe, have the faith to Pilgrimage, re-dedicate yourself, your children and family to God and come out from under it. The blessing that the Holy Bible says awaits you when you do this will be unprecedented because what you receive is your spiritual inheritance from God. What gift can be greater than this? 

Its not enough to call yourself a Christian nation e.g. - Zambia..

Countries like Zambia almost understand this need, but not quite how the curse is lifted. This is seen in the fact that Zambia declared itself a Christian nation. However, this is not enough. Deuteronomy requires the people to first Gather together to a venue or one place, that is, - to Pilgrimage. Then to be presented to God, rededicated or re-baptized as a memorial or remembrance of their first baptism. This requires the involvement of clergy. Parents also have to present their family and children to God as a sign they are passing on their faith in God from one generation to the next. This presentation and dedication is not anything to trifle with. It is emotional and the most glorious period of the year in an individual and family's life. You are saying Lord, here I am, here are my children, we serve you, this family glorifies you. It is the most momentous act you can perform as you are dedicating yourself in the land where God has said he will receive your dedication. Surely what can you celebrate that is greater than this. The presentation of the People or Children to God by the clergy and the dedication to God of children and families by parents has to be verbalized, understood, embraced and treated as you would an offering.It is after this re-dedication that the curse or caveat is lifted and they return to their homes blessed until the next year or the next Pilgrimage.  

Non-instatement of the mandatory requirement to Gather or the Pilgrimage in Christianity is highly unusual and it is black Africans across the world who are suffering as a result of this persistent oversight in the churches and denominations..

It is unusual that this pilgrimage has not as yet been instituted. It is significant in that Deuteronomy clearly states that when the world begins to see this Gathering take place it will herald or mark the beginning of the end of the strife and suffering of all black Africans and their descendants regardless of where in the world they reside. It will mark the beginning of their unprecedented rise into prosperity. Everything they put their hand to will be fruitful because they have been dedicated to God, the Father and therefore move and work with His blessing over them. So why have the churches and denominations not instituted it when so many Africans on the continent and in the diaspora are experiencing very challenging and difficult times? A great deal of attention is paid to the charity work of religious organisations, which is noble, but why, as religious organisations, should they focus on charity whilst ignoring the act of faith which is required to end poverty and strife? If there is true compassion for the suffering of Africans then the Pilgrimage to the homeland should come to the fore and work should begin in the leadership of the churches and denominations to correct this very unusual oversight or they are being unacceptably disingenuous to the African people and people in general Christ came to serve.

If not God's business then whose business are you conducting?

Joseph and Mary pilgrimage every year to Jerusalem. This pilgrimage is recognised as a celebration of one's faith.

 Luke 2:41-42 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast

Pilgrimage is a duty to the Father, it is an obligation where one demonstrates to God he or she upholds the virtues of the faith. This annual rededication of oneself and family to God is considered mandatory of the churches and denominations, in the way a shepherd leads a flock to safety, they lead the faithful to God through this annual re-dedication. It is during this annual pilgrimage we see one of the most startling and endearing verses concerning Christ's Mission on earth. Jesus went missing for three days during the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Mary and Joseph were frantically searching for him. When they found him this is what he said to them:

Luke 2:49 And he said to them, How is it that you sought me? Knew you not that I must be about my Father's business?

Christ's entire Ministry is about the Father's business. Jesus says this to his parents during pilgrimage. If pilgrimage is so important then seeing pilgrims returning to their homeland annually for rededication should be one of the biggest and most significant events in Christianity. As Christ explains to his perplexed parents, he is attending to the Father's business. It is the entire foundation of his Ministry. If you do not pilgrimage and dedicate to God in the manner Jesus tries to explain to his parents then how can you be said to be conducting the Father's affairs? Yet it seems today many are still as perplexed about pilgrimage. If Christian churches and denominations do not even pilgrimage in this format today then they must ask themselves whose business are they attending to? Christ himself states succinctly he is about the Father's business during pilgrimage. It requires pilgrimage to attend to Him. This is a missing and urgent oversight that needs to be addressed by the faithful in order to keep them safe, attend to their welfare, for them to increase in numbers and strengthen their faith. If this is Christ's Mission and it is the Father's business, and yet you do not pilgrimage then whom do you serve and whose business do you claim to conduct?

The African Pilgrimage controversy...

Deuteronomy 30:1-20 makes pilgrimage to the homeland in Africa absolutely  mandatory for all Christian brothers and sisters as a pre-requisite to moving forward in their lives yet many Christian churches and denominations today do not as yet pilgrimage to perform this imperative commitment or renewal of one's dedication to God and renewal of their faith as a fundamental part of their worship. Or if they do it is not in the required format. This particular life transforming pilgrimage has a caveat in that it is place specific and cannot take place anywhere other than the three countries mentioned.

Black Africans on the continent and scattered across the world in the diaspora need to be alerted to this obligation and should be alive to the fact that there may be a specific reason why the leadership in Western dominated Christian churches and denominations very strangely do not pilgrimage to Africa. Any astute Western Biblical scholar would recognize the fact that according to Deuteronomy 30:7 when Africans on the continent and in the diaspora begin to gather in numbers to pilgrimage it will clearly mark the beginning of the end of poverty for black people and the rise of African economic prosperity, but it will also mark the beginning of the decline of Western economic domination of the world economy, international trade and global affairs. 

Any Western Biblical scholar who understands this may be moved to avoid implementing an African pilgrimage even if is deemed mandatory by the Bible. This is where black Africans and their descendants need to be very discerning about the churches and denominations in which they worship. Do they have the interests of Africans and their well-being at heart? If they do then they will have in place an annual Pilgrimage to the homeland that Gathers God's Children for re-dedication to Him in order to receive and perpetuate the blessing that is their inheritance. If they do not, then they do not have the congregations interests at heart and the faithful, especially Africans need to be cautious.

If you, the churches and denominations, care so much for the poor and down trodden as you may say - then why do you not Pilgrimage, something for which there is absolutely no substitute for?...Why? It simply does not add up or make spiritual sense why this oversight exists. Failing to implement this mandatory Pilgrimage  leaves Africans and their descendants who pay the price of the caveat to continue wallowing in strife, poverty and discrimination as perpetual underclass citizens of the world as a result of not fulfilling a spiritual obligation mandated by God in the Bible. This oversight may be  due to the fact that the upliftment of Africans in this way and the end of their poverty wherever in the world they reside heralds the beginning of the decline of Western domination of world economic affairs. The controversy is that if this is indeed true and known by modern day church leadership it is un-Christian as it goes against Christian values to keep Africans and black people across the continent and world impoverished under this Biblical caveat simply to maintain Western domination of world affairs. You cannot believe in Jesus Christ and not understand what a spiritual obligation like this in the Bible neither can you dismiss it non-nonchalantly. This missing and possibly deliberately unimplemented obligation is something Africans in North America, South America, Europe etc and the African continent need to wake up from their slumber, be alive and become alive to. You have an inheritance given and reserved for you by God and described in Deuteronomy. It is marvelous beyond words and sits waiting for you here - progress, prosperity, joy and a blessed life, everything you ever longed for. Africans, their descendants and Christians the world over need to be alive to this fact and need to take their destiny into their own hands by beginning to implement the Southern Africa Pilgrimage since anyone who does not have their interests at heart will not do them the justice or the courtesy of implementing the imperative need for them to Gather and begin this important Pilgrimage. It is not on the agenda, because it is considered someone else's problem; well guess what, you are that somebody else who needs to wake up and do your own heavy lifting as no-one will implement this for you; after all it a blessing that belongs to you, your children, your brothers and sisters, your family, your Mum and Dad, your blessing.

The intellectual dimension...

From a secular intellectual perspective talk of curses, pilgrimages and "Western domination" of global affairs may sound bizarre and insidious. Indeed it probably does sound strange to a non-religious mind. However, there is a difference between secular intellectualism and the religious imperative to understand human existence from a a spiritual dimension. An intellectual skeptic analysing the need for Africans to pilgrimage that leads to the lifting of a "curse" may describe the benefits of pilgrimage as simply religion applied as a conduit for reorganizing Pan-Africanism to exploit the synergies between Africans on the continent and those in the diaspora and might point out that this work is already being carried out through initiatives such as The Global Diaspora Summit held in South Africa in 2012, which lead to the World Bank operationalizing outcomes of the summit through creation of the African Institute for Remittance, the African Diaspora Skills Database, the African Diaspora Investment Fund and the Development Market Place for African Diaspora. The World Bank estimates Africans remitted US$64 billion to Africa in 2014. Clearly there is a tremendous economic advantage for Africans gained from closer ties between Africans in the diaspora and those on the continent that analysis would credit as the cause of an improvement in livelihoods. These synergies create mutual benefit that can dramatically enhance livelihoods and living standards. The processes however is not proving very effective and a pilgrimage may be the missing piece for bringing Africans together in such a way that harnessing these synergies actually begins to work. It being the case that pilgrimage makes both religious and secular intellectual sense is actually a good thing.

The fact that nations like China, Singapore and other Asian tigers are on the rise economically to levels that will soon be on par with Western economies already indicates that the decline of "Western domination" of world affairs is merely a sign of the times as global resources and industry become more equally distributed. Africans getting their act together, coming together and improving their social and economic lives is simply another cog in the slowly turning wheel of global affairs. As emerging economies and developing countries evolve there is likely to be a more equal distribution of economic and political power between the various spheres of influence in the world. This would explain why African governments supporting a Pilgrimage to Southern Africa as a wayof galvanizing cooperation and development amongst Africans would be exponentially transformative for the continent and the diaspora. Once again Pilgrimage makes both religious and secular intellectual sense. 

According to the Bible, even the best laid plans backed by African governments, academia, officialdom and credible bodies such as the World Bank though meticulously designed to succeed are not guaranteed to yield expected results due to there being extraneous circumstances interfering with outcomes that are not obvious to intellectual implementers. For instance a secular intellectual approach in an attempt to exclude religion might have claimed the Titanic was unsinkable based on an analysis of its engineering and the facts, whereas a spiritual mind might beg to differ. This is why even plans that appear water tight can fail. The churches and denominations need to also ask themselves, why do we not Pilgrimage to the homeland if it is prophesied to free so many disadvantaged people from poverty, strife and suffering. Could this oversight on the part of the churches and denominations come from the spiritual enemy of the faithful? The Apostle Paul makes this very clear where he writes, Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. There is more to best laid plans than pure intellectualism that determines whether they succeed or fail. This is why a wise intellectual accommodates the spiritual dimension in his or her plans. This why when God says Gather My People first from the far corners of the earth that they may return to their homeland to honour Me in Deuteronomy African governments should pay attention and churches should sit up ready to make a change. It means there are circumstances outside the intellectual mind that will interfere in their attempt to grow economically, to end poverty to arrest suffering and to wrestle the strife to the ground. To thwart these they must first bring the continent and the diaspora together for a religious rather than an academic or economic purpose. By bringing them together for a religious purpose the objectives of the academic and economic purpose, such as  "The Global Diaspora Summit held in South Africa in 2012" will succeed. Gather first in three nations in Southern Africa through Pilgrimage and the obstacles to African progress will be removed. African governments that accommodate the spiritual dimension in their best laid plans as an important aspect of success garnered through faith are the governments that will succeed. The Bible states this explicitly in Deuteronomy.

Deuteronomy explains this caveat explicitly:

Deuteronomy 30:1And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come on you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call them to mind among all the nations, where the LORD your God has driven you,

Deuteronomy 30:1 Requires Ministry: Reach out to all Africans and Christians on the continent and in the Diaspora concerning their need to return in pilgrimage once a year to pay homage to God in the three countries mentioned in Southern Africa. Support each other socially and financially that others may pilgrimage.

2And shall return to the LORD your God, and shall obey his voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul;

Deuteronomy 30:2 The Pilgrimage is most significantly a family affair. It requires that you should rededicate yourself and your family to God. It encourages you to take your children with you on the pilgrimage. 

3That then the LORD your God will turn your captivity, and have compassion on you, and will return and gather you from all the nations, where the LORD your God has scattered you.

Deuteronomy 30:3 The blessings begin for those who return. You will be freed from any kind of captivity you face, be it economic captivity, social captivity, unemployment and so on. As you pilgrimage each year God will multiply the numbers of those who return.

4If any of you be driven out to the outmost parts of heaven, from there will the LORD your God gather you, and from there will he fetch you:

Deuteronomy 30:4 Continue to pilgrimage each year and no matter how far or how distant the lands where Africans and Christians have been taken, they will begin to gather them with you to come to join you in pilgrimage.

5And the LORD your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and he will do you good, and multiply you above your fathers.

Deuteronomy 30:5 God will make it easier for more and more people to travel and gather in in the three Southern African countries. They shall see this region as their home. He will do good things for them and multiply what you have above any inheritance you have received from your parents and forefathers.

6And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live.

Deuteronomy 30:6 After this Pilgrimage God will set you apart. This verse speaks of the Actual Lifting of the Curse Having dedicated yourself and your children to God in the homeland  one blessing is that God will now set you apart from the rest of the world and all those who are still cursed. He will bless you to such an extent that you will love him with all your heart, all your soul and from then onward you will have life.

7And the LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies, and on them that hate you, which persecuted you.

Deuteronomy 30:7 Any and all curses upon you will be lifted and if anyone cursed you, hated you or persecuted you that curse will return to them.

8And you shall return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command you this day.

Deuteronomy 30:8 Having re-dedicated yourself to God through the pilgrimage to the Great Zimbabwe you may now return renew in your faith to do good and follow the teachings of Christ.

9And the LORD your God will make you plenteous in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over you for good, as he rejoiced over your fathers:

Deuteronomy 30:9-10 At the end of your pilgrimage if you remain faithful to the Lord your God any and all curses upon will be lifted and He will have blessed and will now you multiply everything you set your hand to, He will increase your fertility, multiply your assets, increase your wealth for the Lord will rejoice over you as long as you keep and sustain your faith and trust in him.

11For this commandment which I command you this day, it is not hidden from you, neither is it far off. 12It is not in heaven, that you should say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?

Deuteronomy 30:11  The call for you to gather is not hidden from you neither is it far of and beyond your reach. It is no longer out of your reach since what you must now do has been revealed to you today.

13Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14But the word is very near to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may do it.

Deuteronomy 30:13  Make an effort to carry out the pilgrimage and you will see for yourself the Lords blessing. No need bring it to you, you yourself should make the effort and you will succeed in it.
15See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil; 16In that I command you this day to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that you may live and multiply: and the LORD your God shall bless you in the land where you go to possess it.

Deuteronomy 30:15 On your return from pilgrimage remain steadfast in your faith. When you return to the land from which you came in pilgrimage you shall be blessed in it and it will welcome you.

17But if your heart turn away, so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 18I denounce to you this day, that you shall surely perish, and that you shall not prolong your days on the land, where you pass over Jordan to go to possess it.

Deuteronomy 30:17-18 If you return to sin and do not remain steadfast in your faith the blessing will be lost and the curse return.

19I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live: 20That you may love the LORD your God, and that you may obey his voice, and that you may hold to him: for he is your life, and the length of your days: that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 Through this annual pilgrimage you are choosing life and for your family to be blessed. You are rejecting death and removing the curse from you and your family. You are strengthening your faith and you will be at home in the land God promised you through your ancestors. 
The Spiritual significance of the Africa Pilgrimage
Until Africans and their descendants on the continent and in the diaspora realise how important Pilgrimage to the homeland in Southern Africa is they will continue to experience strife and will continue to be victims of discrimination.
Deuteronomy 30 in the Bible promises that the God's People will Pilgrimage.
When Africans and their descendants understand the spiritual significance of this Africa Pilgrimage as is explained succinctly in Isaiah and Deuteronomy they will begin to see that before they begin to rise out of the diverse stigmas and hardships they have endured into the worldwide economic prosperity; the Bible prophecies must first be fulfilled. It is this Pilgrimage that lifts the caveat and heralds their renewal, renaissance and emergence in the world as a mighty and prosperous people. As long as they do not make this initiative to Pilgrimage themselves no-one will do this for them.