And what does that say about Jesus? After all Jesus was of the same seed that produced the Adam clan, who arose in East Africa … making Jesus the half-brother of a black Adam.
At Hebrews 7:14, in a book which I believe was written by the African refugee and Jewish priest John Mark, he says to us that it was “evident” that our Lord arose from the Tribe of Judah — which is to say a man of color. I should know who the Tribe of Judah is, as I was stationed in Ethiopia/Eritrea as a Navy intelligence specialist. Their prophecies told them in the 14th century that they would have a black messiah. And that he would be called the “Lion of Judah.”
Jesus had a special racial bond with St. John Mark of Cyrene, which is in ancient north Africa, what today is Libya. John Mark is the mysterious “other disciple,” the “Beloved Disciple.” He was a Levitical priest.
What does that say about Jesus?
In East Africa, I could not have lived, worked with and met with a more kind, hardworking and intelligent people. The people of Judah in Ethiopia, Eritrea and elsewhere in the region can consider themselves of the Tribe of Judah, suggesting that Jews of the original Judah fled south to the Horn of Africa when Babylon invaded Judah and Jerusalem and take the people of Judah captive around 587 B.C.. Some lucky and holy few made it out. And headed south.
Ethiopia is the only independently Christian nation in all of Africa. The Bible speaks of the Ethiopians one day bringing a gift to the Lord. We can only imagine that the Ark is in Axum and can be accessed and carried.
Why does the racial identity of Jesus matter?
It matters because Jesus himself said there would be deceivers. Presumably these deceivers will be white or whitish. Jesus, in terms of his universal DNA, was an African. Don’t forget that.
There is so much more to say.
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