Oppression has us directing our energy in all the wrong places.
Are we ready to stand for a righteous cause? Why're our people trying to uphold a broken system? Psalms 62:7-10 shows that The Most High is our salvation and glory. But why don't we want YAH's salvation? Setting your heart upon riches is trying to live your American dream.
While we are trusting in oppression, it's doing something to us, as it says in Hosea 4:6.
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
What is keeping us from having knowledge? Accepting and trusting in oppression.
Ecclesiastes 7:7-8 shows that we've been mad! This is what oppression does to you. Living your dream out here doesn't keep you from being mad. We keep thinking that somehow we can turn all of this around for our benefit, but it's only been to our detriment, even with all that we have contributed to this society.
Isaiah 30 causes us to think, "Why aren't we going to YAH for the answers?" We seek protection from everyone else! We're seeking Egyptian protection from YAH because of our punishment. And somehow we think freedom is gaining strength from Pharaoh. YAH cries over us concerning this because we're so willing to fight for a fake dream. The Most High is telling Isaiah to write this down so even in the future, we would be able to see that this is about us. For whatever reason, our people don't want to see the truth. They want lies because what can we do about what is true? You can't be prideful in captivity. Everything we've ever done has been weaponized against us - who is doing that? 1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.
14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.
23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.
30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.
When does the oppression stop and the salvation begin?
We put aside what was lost and traded that in for something less. We're supposed to be living in the image of YAH. But why are we celebrating victories with the beast? And who is the beast? The prophets say the beast is the other nations. So you're trying to live an American dream that's in the image of the beast. We can't forget what we lost which was what YAH promised us. The only thing we should be waiting on is YAH. Vengeance is in the hands of The Most High. It's time for us to accept that there has to be some retribution for what has been done to us, and there will be some retribution! Our salvation is being gathered back together with our nation, retribution on the other nations, and everlasting life.
Zephaniah 2:1-3 gives the instructions for what we as a nation are supposed to be doing.
Before YAH gets here, we're supposed to gather ourselves together as a nation and operate in love (charity). It's time that we follow those directions before the anger of YAH comes.
Yawitazah & Dejyah Yisrael contributed this article.
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