Sunday, March 18, 2018

An Order To 'Kill The Boy Babies' Happened Twice in Scripture

"African Mother" by Janet McGrath
"African Mother" by Janet McGrath


Exodus 1:6-16

Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, but the Israelites were fruitful and multiplied greatly and became exceedingly numerous so that the land was filled with them.

Then a new king who did not know about Joseph came to power in Egypt. "Look," he said to his people, "the Israelites have become much too numerous for us. Come, we must deal shrewdly with them or they will become even more numerous and, if war breaks out, will join our enemies, fight against us and leave the country."


So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh.

But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites and worked them ruthlessly.

They made their lives bitter with hard labor in brick and mortar and with all kinds of work in the fields; in all their hard labor the Egyptians used them ruthlessly.

The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah, "When you help the Hebrew women in childbirth and observe them on the delivery stool, if it is a boy, kill him; but if it is a girl, let her live."
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Matthew 2:1-5; 7-10, 12, 16

After Yahushua was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people's chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. "In Bethlehem in Judea," they replied...

Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him."

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the start they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.

And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

When Herod realized he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.
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Assessment of the Two Instances

Each king, in each instance, was motivated by different fears. But their agenda was the same. Kill the male children and spare the females.

As seen with the king of Egypt, he felt the Israelites had grown too many in number. And because they ad been kept as slaves and treated harshly, the Pharaoh feared they would retaliate against the Egyptians if the opportunity emerged.

As for Herod, one can surmise that his jealousy and indignation made up his fear. His was a fear of someone else stepping into his limelight. This was a newborn baby. And he was still being talked about and being visited by Magi who traveled hundreds of miles to pay homage to him.

The scripture says 'Herod was disturbed' by what he heard. Therefore, based on what age the child would be from the time of the Magi's visit to the moment of Herod being tricked by them, this king's order was that all male children two years old and under were to be killed.
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The Killing of Males Today

While this is a sensitive subject and everyone would like to not talk about it and behave as if racial murders don't happen. Many hope the reality will simply go away, as long as no one talks about it.

Truth doesn't go away. The truth remains constant. It forces humanity to see it (truth) and take ownership of its revelation.

The thing with those in power is that they often alter the truth to fit their narrative. Their control of the media and other information outlets allows for 'slanting' the truth. And we all know that 'slanted' truth is no longer true in its purest form. --Which then becomes deceit.

Yes. Black males are still being executed today. Though public hangings and burnings are no longer literal. They've been modernized to fit neatly within the law. And the stereotyped image of black men being 'thugs, animals and a public nuisance' has been shown to the world in movies and reported propaganda. --so that when the news breaks of 'another' black man dying unjustly, it will be widely assumed that 'he deserved it.'
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In the final analysis, we are brought back to scripture and what is written. It is written that a people would go into captivity in a strange land for four hundred years. After which time there would be a reckoning. YAH's people would be released from their pronounced punishment and then Divine intervention would ensue in the form of the Great Judgement.

These details are written in ancient scripts, namely your bible that sits on the mantlepiece gathering dust or tucked away in a drawer full of other papers and discarded items. Get it. Dust it off and read it.

Efforts were made to blur the lines of truth and hide key mentions in the book, nevertheless, it is also written that (paraphrasing) 'nothing is hidden that won't be revealed'.

There is too much wisdom to include in one or two articles. It is therefore expedient for you to read, research and study for yourself. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Seek YAH while He can be found. Knock at the door of knowledge and understanding. And He will answer you. Ask for wisdom. He will grand it to you --as long as you are not asking amiss or with impure motives. YAH tries and reveals the intent of every heart. When you come to Him, you must come right or not at all.
Shalom

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