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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 22 Snippet -The Church (Pentecost)

Posted on February 22, 2019 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 22 SnippetThe Church - Pentecost


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


The Church – Pentecost


I want to share what Jesus said to Peter about His church, not Peter’s church (Matthew 16:18). Jesus is the Rock (Chief Cornerstone or foundation of the church); Peter was the little rock (petra) that Jesus used on the day of Pentecost to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:14-47) and God added to the church those who should be saved. The church was built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20). The church is a body of believers who can only be born-again or obtain new life (Salvation) by the power of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13).


I pray that you also have you received the baptism with the Holy Spirit, which is evidenced by speaking in tongues. If not, you are not experiencing the power that God desires for each of His children to have. The devil wants you to believe that tongues is not for today and that this was for the beginning of the church only.


If that was true, then why do some of God’s children speak in tongues and others do not. And why did Paul write about the gifts in Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12 and Ephesians 4? There are some things that cannot be done without this power and the devil knows it; that’s why he wants God’s children to be ignorant and remain without power.


Jesus told the disciples/apostles to wait in the Upper Room until they received power from on high (Luke 24:49). I want to remind you that the disciples became born-again while they were with Jesus (John 20:22).


The Power that Jesus was talking about what would happen when the Holy Spirit came upon them while they were waiting in the Upper Room, praying and fellowshipping. This Dunamis (dynamite explosive) empowerment gave them to the ability to witness and minister (Acts 2:1-8).


The day that this powerful event took place is called Pentecost (Acts 2:1), when the Spirit of God lit on each of them and they began to speak in tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance (Acts 2:4). Remember, I am still talking about Jews; not all Jews rejected Jesus. Devout Jews from every nation (not race) were dwelling in Jerusalem- listing of nations are in verses 9-11.


This was the beginning of the church age, which is called the dispensation of, or time period of Grace, and everything that happened then will continue until Jesus returns. This includes carrying the Gospel of Jesus Christ; signs, wonders and miracles (Mark 16:14-20).


Next: Day 23 SnippetSimeon the Teacher from Cyrene and Other Teachers


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective Day 21 Snippet ~ The Last Supper, the Cross and the Resurrection

Posted on February 21, 2019 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ The Last Supper, Death on the Cross and the Resurrection 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 21 SnippetThe Last Supper, the Cross and the Resurrection


Yesterday’s Snippet was about Jesus and His disciples. Today, the concentration is on the final days of His life on earth, His death and resurrection.


This has been a major issue of hypocrisy and lies for many years pertaining to the Last Supper. The artistic paintings of Jesus and the disciples were Caucasians/Gentiles. And, they were hung on walls in some quote on quote black churches. The people of color did not know any better and at the time I didn’t either.


Years later, up comes this one with Judas as being the only “quote on quote” black person. So where does that lie come from? The devil of course! Many people of color have been called black because black means to be cursed. People, please open your eyes to what the devil has been doing against these particular nations. These nations are direct descendants of Abraham or the spiritual seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:28-29). They have suffered so much because the devil hates God and His children.


I wrote in the previous message that Jesus was a person of color and so were His disciples. They lived in the Middle East; the people in that area and surrounding areas were people of color. There are many paintings and none of them are true. No one knows what Jesus looked like; but when He is painted a person of color, that is true!


Another lie is, drawings of the Last Supper shows Jesus and His disciples sitting around a table; not true. It was customary during those times for people to sit on the floor and eat.


Let’s go to Jesus going to the cross at Calvary or Golgotha Hill, outside of Jerusalem (Matthew 27:33-35, Luke 23:33); the cross was quite heavy and Simon of Cyrene Africa who was a person of color, carrying the cross for Jesus (Matthew 27:31) who was portrayed to be white (Caucasian/Gentile). Simon and Jesus were people of color. You will not find some of these facts in the Bible, but a study of History will give insight about Jesus and others.


Jesus hung on the cross, was buried and the third day (Matthew 27:63, 1 Corinthians 15:4), He rose with all Power (Matthew 28:18-20) and commissioned His disciples to carry the Gospel to a dying world that Satan is the god of, and he is the one that still put blinders on peoples’ eyes (2 Corinthians 4:3-4).


Please stop believing the lie and search for the truth, which brings freedom when you know who you are in Christ, which includes the color of your skin. You can truly say: “I’m proud to be a person of color”.


Day 22 Snippet The Church


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                     BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 20 Snippet ~ Jesus and His Disciples

Posted on February 20, 2019 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 20 SnippetJesus and His Disciples


We are now moving from the message of one of the greatest kings who ever lived to the One who is the soon coming and greatest King of all. I am sharing a brief history of who Jesus; John the Baptist and the 12 disciples were.There were more than 12 disciples, but these were the ones who remained with Him.


John the Baptist was the forerunner who announced the coming of the Messiah (John 1:19-30). He also was a cousin of Jesus. John’s mother Elizabeth was Jesus’ mother Mary’s cousin (Luke 1:36). These women and their husbands were of Jewish descent.


Jesus began His public ministry when He was 30 years old (Luke 3:21-23), called His Jewish disciples and they walked with Him for three years according to historical calculations. However, they did not understand (Luke 18:34) many things He said and taught them (Matthew, chapters 5-7). He was deserted by all of them (Mark 14:50), denied by one of them (John 18:13-27) and betrayed by one who was the treasurer (Luke 22:3-4, John 13:29). Jesus was rejected by His own people (John 1:11).


The Jews were expecting Jesus to set up His kingdom while He walked on the earth. They desperately wanted to be free from Roman (Gentile) oppression. When Jesus didn’t meet their expectations, they wanted Him crucified; one week He was called Hosanna in the highest’, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord (Mark 11:8-10) and the next week they were shouting: Crucify Him (Luke 23:21).


I stated in two previous messages that Hollywood had Moses and Samson portrayed as men of color, but not my Jesus. I was moved more by the “Passion of Christ” than any other so- called Christian movie. But, as I was led by the Spirit of God to write these messages, my eyes came open to the truth pertaining to Jesus’ complexion. Mel Gibson had a person of color portraying Jesus, but he was not the color that Jesus was. Jesus was from the Middle East; His complexion was brownish or darker olive to moderate brown.


Next: Day 21 SnippetThe Last Supper, Death on the Cross and the Resurrection


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                       BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~Day 19 Snippet ~ Solomon (person of color)

Posted on February 19, 2019 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets                 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 19 SnippetSolomon (person of color)


Today, the snippet is about King Solomon (David’s son) and his reign as king. God told David that Solomon would reign after him. GOD appointed Solomon to sit on his throne (1 Kings 1:30, 35). David said: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel who has given one (Solomon) to sit on my throne this day (1 Kings 1:48).


These are some things that happened after Solomon began to reign as King:


The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and asked Solomon what he wanted the Lord to give him. Solomon said: Give Your servant an understanding heart that I may be able to judge Your people; that I may be able to discern what is good and bad. And the Lord was pleased with Solomon’s speech…. And, the Lord said, because you have not asked for yourself, neither have you asked for the life of your enemies but have asked for understanding to discern judgment. I have given you a wise and understanding heart.


There has been none like you, neither will there be any after you. I have also given you what you didn’t ask, both riches and honor, so that there shall not be any among the kings like you all your days…. (1 Kings 3:5-15).


After Solomon awakened from the dream, two women (harlots) came to the king and stood before him; one woman had laid on her baby and it died. The woman took the other woman’s baby and they went to Solomon for him to decide who would get the living baby. Solomon was going to take the sword and saw the baby in half. One woman agreed, but the real mother wanted the baby to stay alive. Solomon gave the baby to the real mother.


All Israel heard of Solomon’s judgment and they feared the king, they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to do judgment (1 Kings 3:16-28). Solomon was considered the wisest man that ever lived. King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom (1 Kings 10:23).


Because David had blood on his hand for having Uriah killed (1 Kings 5:1-5), Solomon built the temple. However, David gave Solomon instructions on how to build the most magnificent temple that ever was built (1 Kings, chapters 6-8).


Kings came every year and paid tribute to Solomon (1 Kings 10:23-29). Even Queen of Sheba from Ethiopia paid tribute to King Solomon (1 Kings 10:1-6); his fame was widespread. The Queen said: Until I saw with my own eyes, the half had not been told to me (1 Kings 10:6-7).


Solomon was disobedient to the Lord’s command, in that he made alliance with the king of Egypt and married his daughter and women of other nations which was forbidden by The Lord (1 Kings 3:1-3). He also built temples to the gods of his many wives; he had 700 wives and 300 concubines (1 Kings 11:1-10).


Solomon reigned over Israel 40 Years (2 Chronicles 9:30) and the Lord magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel and bestowed upon him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel (1 Chronicles 29:25).


Regardless of the bad choices Solomon made, God still loved and used him. He not only repented, but Solomon’s experiences were written by him in Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon for us to be encouraged. When we get out of the will of God, His grace extends beyond any sin that is committed (Romans 5:20).


Note: Even though this Snippet is written for every nationality, so many people of color have been put down, labeled as black (cursed), and you need to be encouraged to know how God worked through people of color in the Bible days.


Next: Day 20 Snippet Jesus and His Disciples


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                          BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Snippet 18 David

Posted on February 18, 2019 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ David                      


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 18 Snippet David


Some people are really going to be surprised to see what Jesus looks like. He is not the Aryan with blond hair, blue eyes and keen features. I am addressing this today because this Jesus (a Man of color) who will sit on the throne of His ancestor David is totally different from most of the artistic drawings that have been seen for hundreds of years.


These Snippets are to free all people who have a different perception of the truth from the Word of God (John 8:32) opposed to what the world says. Satan, the father of lies (John 8:44) is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4) and he is a liar who has deceived many people for ages; he has influenced some people to believe they are superior over others


The original Jews were not mixed with other nations. They were specifically commanded by God not to mix with outside nations. Although everybody has the same blood-line of Adam (Acts 17:26), people were distinguished by nations or nationality, not by color. Everybody had similar complexions until they changed locations.


Now to David, a man of color (ruddy, reddish complexion). God said he was a man after His own heart (1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22). God took a shepherd boy and elevated him to king of Israel. Even though God knew David would have flesh (lust) problems, that he would lie and even have a man murdered, David was anointed by God to lead Israel (1 Samuel 16:12-13).


David committed terrible sins and he reaped what he sowed (Galatians 6:7); the sword never left his house because he took the wife of Uriah, a soldier and had him killed. David should have been at war with the other kings as was customary (2 Samuel 12:10). Even though David committed these sins, it did not change God’s love for Him.


Let’s get a clear understanding of Jesus being the Son of David; Jesus came through the Davidic line (Matthew 1:6). There was no other king that had a loving relationship with God as David did. He wrote most of the Psalms; he also was a man of war (2 Samuel 11:1). David stood out among all the other kings.


Let’s see what happens when it comes to Jesus sitting on the throne that David sat on in Jerusalem. Of the increase of His government and peace, there shall be no end, upon the throne of David … (Isaiah 9:7, Jeremiah 23:5, Luke 1:32). God said I will raise up one like David (Christ). God made a promise that one of his offspring would sit upon the throne and that the throne of His kingdom would be established forever (2 Samuel 7:16).


Any child of God who feels superior over others, is not acceptable. The Truth will make you free! (John 8:32)

Next: Day 19 SnippetSolomon


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                            BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Samson

Posted on February 17, 2019 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Samson 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 17 SnippetSamson


This Snippet has some important history that needs to be known as to how God used people of color, but also the call on some of their lives was unusual.


These are some women that God opened up their barren wombs: Sarah- Isaac’s mother (Genesis 21:1-3); Rebekah, the mother of Esau and Jacob (Genesis 25:21); Hannah, Samuels’ mother (1 Samuel 1:1-20); Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:7, 13, 24). God opened the womb of the wife of Manoah, who gave birth to Samson (Judges 13:2).


After Joshua died, the people of Israel continued to do evil in the sight of the Lord, and God continued to raise up people to deliver Israel from their enemies. God chose Gideon who did not have the faith at first (Judges 6:15), but his faith was strengthened (Judges, chapter 7). Deborah was strong in faith and she was a mighty woman of God and warrior for Him (Judges 4:1-6, 9, 24). Both Gideon and Deborah were called to deliver God’s people and they succeeded.


On the other hand, Samson who had been called by God continually dealt with lust; he had a woman problem. Samson did not take heed to his parents or to God, when he was told not to intermingle with women from other nations. Although there were many surrounding nations, they all were people of color.


Samson’s strength was in GOD through the covenant that was made concerning his hair, and when the Spirit of the Lord would come upon him, he had incredible strength. The Philistines had a woman to find out where his strength was, and eventually she convinced him into tell her. Delilah secretly had a man to come in and cut Samson’s hair while he was asleep. Samson woke up and found out his hair was gone and so was his strength.


The Philistines made a mockery of him before three thousand people, they put out his eyes; this was humiliating. Samson called upon the Lord and said: O lord God, remember me when I pray, and strengthen me only this once O God that I may be at once avenged for my two eyes. So, he took hold of the two pillars and killed more people in his death than he had killed in his life (Judges, chapters 13-16).


God’s Grace was with Samson, as it has always been; it’s just that the embodiment of Grace came through Jesus.


Hollywood did it again; Moses “The Prince of Egypt” was a man of color, they produced a movie called “Samson” and he also was a man of color.


Next: Day 18 Snippet David



Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                    BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective (Part 2) ~ Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily ~ Day 16 Snippet

Posted on February 16, 2019 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective (Part 2) ~ Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 16 Snippet 


I am going to pause and say this; some people have already said that since they know who they are in Christ, it doesn’t matter how others look down on them or call them derogatory names. Jesus was called bad names (Beelzebub); the Pharisees (religious leaders) said Jesus only cast out demons by Beelzebub, the prince of demons (Matthew 12:24). The question was asked referring to Jesus: Can any good thing come out of Nazareth? This was considered a bad city (John 1:46).


Jesus knew who He was and what He had to suffer through on this earth, so I agree. I don’t agree with those who don’t know who they are in Christ and have allowed the devil to make them feel inferior to others. The people who really know who they are in Christ will stand for truth and walk in freedom. You have rights, so don’t let the devil use others to make you think you are lesser.


Peter, a Jew and a person of color did not want to take the Gospel to the Gentiles (Caucasians) (Acts, chapter 10). He called them unclean; God said to Peter: Don’t called what I have cleaned, unclean (Acts 10:14-15). The Jews thought they were superior to other nations.


What gives us the right to think we are superior or to call someone ugly names? God does not approve of people looking down on others or calling them names that are derogatory.


Now to some women of color. You read how God used some women of color in the Old Testament; now you will see how He used women in Jesus’ time, and after the church age begin in the new Testament.


Mary Magdalene ~ Jesus cast seven demons out of her (Luke 8:2). Some say Mary Magdalene was a Jewish woman who was a prostitute. However, there is no evidence in the Word of God that she was a prostitute. Mary Magdalene and another Mary were the first go to tomb where Jesus was buried. When they saw that Jesus was not in the tomb, the angel told them go and tell the disciples that Jesus had risen from the dead. Two women were the first ones to carry the good news; they ran and told the good news (Matthew 28:1-8).


Philip’s Daughters ~ These women who prophesied, they were endowed with the gift from the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:19, 1 Corinthians 12:10).


Timothy’s Mother and Grandmother ~ These Jewish, women of color taught him the scriptures during his child-hood years (2 Timothy 1:5); this contributed to his success in ministry. They were the pillars that Timothy needed. God also used others to mentor and train Timothy, especially Paul, the Apostle. Paul also referred to Timothy as his son (1 Timothy 1:2), which of course meant that Timothy was his spiritual son. Timothy’s biological father was Greek (Acts 16:1-3), meaning that Timothy was of Greek and Jewish descendant. Timothy was circumcised a Jew.


This is just a small number of people of color God used in the Biblical times.


Next: Day 17 Snippet Samson


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                       BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 15 Snippet ~ Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~  Day 15 Snippet 

Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


I love to share biblical history because it exposes the lies that the devil had many people believing for years, including myself. I want all the people of color to be free, just as I have and am still being set free. The devil was and is the influence behind some people feeling superior over others. This can be so with any fair- skinned, pale or lighter complexion person, including people of color.


Rahab~ This Canaanite woman was spoken of in the previous Snippet; how God used her to help His people possess Canaan by hiding the men that were sent to spy the land (Joshua, chapter 2). After Jericho was destroyed (Joshua 6:24), Rahab and her family were spared (symbolic of Salvation) (Joshua 6:25). Can you believe it? Jesus came from the lineage of Rahab, a prostitute (Matthew 1:5).


This should open some peoples’ eyes to the erroneous belief that Mary the mother of Jesus was without sin. Everybody that ever lived was born in sin. That’s the reason Jesus’ birth was from the Holy Spirit, who overshadowed Mary and Jesus was implanted in her (Luke 1:35). If Jesus had been born of a man and a woman, He too would have been a sinner.


Deborah ~ was a woman of war; a great leader and she was a prophetess who helped an army to win the battle on behalf of her nation. She told Barak that the Lord said for him to go into war on behalf of Israel. Deborah went to war with Barak and they won (Judges 4:4-5:1-2). 


Naomi and Ruth ~ Naomi was a Jew who embraced her sons wives who were from the ungodly nation of the Moabites (Ruth 1:1-15). After the death of her sons, Orpah went back to her people, but Ruth decided to stay with Naomi, instead of going back to her country.


This is what Ruth said to Naomi: Intreat (to ask urgently and fervently) me not to leave you or return from following after you; for where you will go, I will go and where you stay, I will stay; your people shall be my people and your God my God (Ruth 1:16). Recently I saw a short story about Naomi and Ruth, and they had pale skin. That is not true; they were people of color.


Later Ruth married Boaz, a distant cousin of Naomi’s deceased husband, Elimelech (Ruth, chapters 2-4). Jesus also came through the lineage of Boaz (Matthew 1:5). Boaz and Ruth were from two nations, but they were people of color.


Esther ~ This Jewish Queen set her people free (Esther, chapters 7-9). For this to happen, she married an ungodly King to save her nation (Esther 2:17), which was symbolic of Jesus redeeming people from their sin.


You will not see the word God in this book, but He was there all the time. The evidence is this: God redeemed His people the Jews through Esther, just as He sent His son to redeem mankind back to Him.


Day 16 Snippet Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                   BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets ~ Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily

Posted on February 15, 2019 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 15 Snippet


Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


I love to share biblical history because it exposes the lies that the devil had many people believing for years, including myself. I want all the people of color to be free, just as I have and am still being set free. The devil was and is the influence behind some people feeling superior over others. This can be so with any fair- skinned, pale or lighter complexion person, including people of color.


I am going to piggy-back on Rahab and continue with other awesome colorful females that were used mightily by God.


Rahab~ This Canaanite woman was spoken of in the previous Snippet; how God used her to help His people possess Canaan by hiding the men that were sent to spy the land (Joshua, chapter 2). After Jericho was destroyed (Joshua 6:24), Rahab and her family were spared (symbolic of Salvation) (Joshua 6:25). Can you believe it? Jesus came from the lineage of Rahab, a prostitute (Matthew 1:5).


This should open some peoples’ eyes to the erroneous belief that Mary the mother of Jesus was without sin. Everybody that ever lived was born in sin. That’s the reason Jesus’ birth was from the Holy Spirit, who overshadowed Mary and Jesus was implanted in her (Luke 1:35). If Jesus had been born of a man and a woman, He too would have been a sinner.


Deborah ~ The wife of Lapidoth was a woman of war; a great leader and she was a prophetess who helped an army to win the battle on behalf of her nation. She told Barak that the Lord said for him to go into war on behalf of Israel. Deborah went to war with Barak and they won (Judges 4:4-5:1-2). Although Deborah was a judge of the Israelites, she did not usurp authority over the males.


Everything is not written in the Bible, yet we know it does not contradict itself. The scripture clearly states that a woman should not usurp authority over the male (1 Timothy 2:12-13). Males and females are given specific roles to function in. Example: Only women can give birth to children; man was not created to have children, but he does play a major role in childbirth.


Naomi and Ruth ~ Naomi was a Jew who embraced her sons wives who were from the ungodly nation of the Moabites (Ruth 1:1-15). After the death of her sons, Orpah went back to her people, but Ruth decided to stay with Naomi, instead of going back to her country. This is what Ruth said to Naomi: Intreat (to ask urgently and fervently) me not to leave you or return from following after you; for where you will go, I will go and where you stay, I will stay; your people shall be my people and your God my God (Ruth 1:16). Recently I saw a short story about Naomi and Ruth, and they had pale skin. That is not true; they were people of color.


Later Ruth married Boaz, a distant cousin of Naomi’s deceased husband, Elimelech (Ruth, chapters 2-4). Jesus also came through the lineage of Boaz (Matthew 1:5). Boaz and Ruth were from two nations, but they were people of color.


Esther ~ This Jewish Queen set her people free (Esther, chapters 7-9). For this to happen, she married an ungodly King to save her nation (Esther 2:17), which was symbolic of Jesus redeeming people from their sin.



You will not see the word God in this book, but He was there all the time. The evidence is this: God redeemed His people the Jews through Esther, just as He sent His son to redeem mankind back to Him.


Day 16 Snippet  Some Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                        BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG

 

Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Joshua's Conquest Possession of the Land of Canaan

Posted on February 14, 2019 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Joshua’s Conquest-

Possession of the Land of Canaan 2-14-2019


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 14 Snippet


Joshua whose lineage was of Shem, became the leader after Moses’ death and he was to take the people into Canaan, the promised land. This land was inhabited by Canaanites (Ham’s descendants), who would dwell in the tents of Shem, as was prophesied (Genesis 9:25-26).


The Canaanites who had inhabited Canaan, were not black; they were people of color, as were all the people in that locality and during that time span.


God promised to deliver the Israelites from their affliction in Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites to a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 3:20). Joshua was told to possess the land of Canaan and in doing so, prophecy was fulfilled (Joshua 21:43).


There was a woman named Rahab, a prostitute and a Canaanite that God used to help with the process of Canaan being possessed. She hid the men who were sent to spy out the land (Joshua 2:1-8). Rahab and her family were saved because she helped God’s people (Joshua 6:25)


God used an ungodly woman of color from an ungodly nation to be a blessing to His people of color.


Next: Day 15 SnippetSome Women of Color Whom God Used Mightily


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                      BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 13 Snippet ~ Moses

Posted on February 13, 2019 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets                  


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 13 Snippet ~ Moses


As I continue with the snippets, let’s talk about Moses who was raised up with the Egyptians, which proves even more that the two nations of people were very similar in complexion. Again, all the people had darker complexions, either by birth (genetic) or it was due to more sun exposure.


Pharaoh (king) had made a decree that all male babies two years old and under were to be drowned. Moses, whose name meant to be drawn out, was hidden in the Nile by his mother; he was found and raised by Pharaoh’s daughter, who allowed his sister to nurse him (Exodus 2:1-10).


God’s plan was for Moses to set the Hebrews (Jews) free from being oppressed by the Egyptians (Exodus 1:1-11). God eventually raised Moses up as a deliverer for His people (Exodus, chapters 3-12).


I am going to give further proof of Moses’ complexion in Exodus 4:6-7: And the Lord said furthermore to him, put your hand in your bosom. He put his hand in his bosom and when took it out, it was leprous as snow. And He said put your hand in your bosom again. And he put his hand in his bosom again; and plucked it out and behold it turned back to his original flesh. This certainly proves that Moses was a man of color.


Many people have said that Moses’ wife Zipporah was black; both Moses and Zipporah were people of color. After Zipporah died Moses married his second wife, an Ethiopian (Cushite); a woman of color. Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because his wife was not of their clan.


Because they spoke against Moses, the Lord was not pleased, and Miriam turned leprous (white as snow). Moses prayed to the Lord and after seven days Miriam returned to the camp normal (Numbers, chapter 12).


Note: Hollywood had Moses’ complexion correct in the movie “Prince of Egypt”.


Please stop believing the lies that the devil influenced so many people to think the people of color are the inferiors.


Next: Day 14 SnippetJoshua’s Conquest – Possession of the Land of Canaan


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Black History from the Biblical Perspective ~ Continuation of the Black and White Race? (Part 3) Snippet 12

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Black History from the Biblical Perspective ~ Continuation of the Black and White Race? (Part 3)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 12 Snippet


Today, as I continue the third part of the so called Black and White Race, you will not find race in the Bible pertaining to people. I will reemphasize that scientists also say Race does nor exist, but it has been manufactured socially to distinguish inferior from superior.


Satan has always tried to divide human beings, especially when it comes to one being superior to the other. Didn’t he get kicked out of heaven for wanting to be like the Most-High God? Didn’t he influence Eve by telling her should could be as gods? He also had her thinking that God was holding something back from her. He lied on God (Genesis 3:1-7, John 8:44).


Let’s continue with the Black and White Race versus Nation and see what the Word of God says. Race is defined as any different varieties of human beings distinguished by physical traits; by eyes, color, hair, body shape and so on. Traditionally the three primary divisions are Negroid, Caucasoid and Mongoloid. However, the Bible calls people nations.


The dictionary defines the:


Black Race (Negroid) as any of the dark-skinned traditional inhabitants of sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, or Melanesia or their descendants in parts of the United States. They are characterized by a dark skin, with black very curly hair. They are loosely called the Black Race, which is negative because they are considered cursed.


White Race(Caucasoid) Designating or of one of the major geographic varieties of human beings, including peoples of Europe, Africa, the Near East and India, etc. who are generally characterized by their tall stature, straight or wavy hair, having light colored skin; loosely called the White Race although it embraces people of dark skin color.


Mongoloid Race is characterized by straight black hair, dark eyes with epicanthic folds (denoting a fold of skin from the upper eyelid covering the inner angle of the eye, typical in many peoples of Eastern Asia and found as a congenital abnormality (birth defects) elsewhere. These people are relatively small in stature and often a person is affected with Down’s Syndrome. Most of the people are from Asia, the Eskimos and North American Indians are characterized with these nations.


Nationality: the status of belonging to a particular nation by birth identification as a natural origin. Example: I was born in the United States, but from African descent.


The word black means totally without light; in complete darkness, very dark, a member of a black people. This is the opposite of white, which lacks color. For ages the descendants of Ham were called black because of the curse that was placed on Ham’s son Canaan (Genesis 9:19-26); curse means sin or that the people are evil.


Since white is supposed to mean purity, some so-called white people who were influenced by the devil, have felt that they were superior because of the color of their skin. Well, I am here to tell you that some of them (not everybody is that way) have this whole concept wrong. God created Adam with color.


I will also say that every person who is not born-again has a black heart. Jesus came into a totally dark world to bring Salvation (John 1:5). One can be quote on quote white and have a black heart; one can be quote on quote of any other color and still have a black heart. God wants all of us to stop allowing the devil to conquer and divide us (1 Corinthians 3:1-10). Let's stand together, children of the Most-High God!


Next: Day 13 Snippet Moses


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                     BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History from the Biblical Perspective ~ Continuation of the Black and White Race? (Part 2) Day 11 Snippet

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Black History from the Biblical Perspective ~ Continuation of the Black and White Race? (Part 2) 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 11 Snippet


As I continue with the daily Snippets that are scripturally based, let’s go to what the Word of God says about His human creation.


The Bible is what we depend as our source of information. There is a saying that goes like this: “There are two sides to every story”. What I gather from the statement is there is a wrong side and there is a right side, a false side and a truth side. In other words, one is true, and one is a lie. We know that God’s Word is true, so where does the lie come from?


The devil is the father of lies, he enticed Eve to believe his lie and it turned her world upside down (John 8:44, Genesis 3:1-7). The devil has no new tricks; he just comes in a different way and it has been happening since he fell from heaven (Isaiah 12:12-14). He has divided human beings for thousands of years.


Let’s go to the so called black and white race. In the Bible, no one is ever referred to being white, and only three times someone is mentioned as being black. In Jeremiah 8:21, the prophet is speaking of black as the sadness of the heart; he is mourning over the desolations of the land. Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet; he wept over the sins of the people. The book of Lamentations, which means to weep or mourn is attributed to him.


When Job was vexed in his body, he said: My skin grows black and falls from me, my bones burn with fever (Job 30:30). Job did not say he was black, he said his skin grew black because of his affliction.


In the Song of Solomon 1:5-6, the Shulamite was black (dark) and lovely because the sun had tanned her from working in the vineyards. She said: Do not look upon me because I am black. Have you ever heard someone say, the sun cooked me? That was because the person had been in the sun constantly.


My point being, these people were people of color, but they were not black; these situations were used to describe the state they were in.


Next: Continuation of the Black and White Race? (Part 3) Day 12 Snippet


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                     BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History from the Biblical Perspective ~ The Black Race and the White Race? Day 10 Snippet

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Black History from the Biblical Perspective ~ The Black Race and the White Race? Day 10 Snippet


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


We are almost halfway through what is called Black History month and I am thoroughly enjoying searching the Word of God and finding more truths than ever. This is not to offend, but to convict those who have superior attitudes because of the color of their skin. Some know the truth, but refuse to deal with it, while others are totally ignorant of these facts. So, who is behind all of it? The devil is, of course!


I do not intend to discredit anyone who called people a race rather than a nation or nationality, nor are there intentions to make others look bad for calling certain (Nations) of people black and white. Whatever reason these people have been called what they are, could be because of ignorance. As for myself, it was just very recent that my eyes were opened to the truth and I am grateful to God our Father.


When the Holy Spirit prompted me to write “Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective”, I had no idea what all it would entail. These Snippets have opened my eyes to some of my past writings that need to be corrected. That is the reason there has been a delay in moving forward with certain aspects of my ministry.


God wants His children to be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11. These people searched to see what was being told to them was true, regardless of how much knowledge the teachers had, they wanted to be sure. These people were called noble, which meant they were excellent. God wants us to strive for excellence because He is Excellent.


Let’s go to white and black and see what they mean. In the Bible white is mentioned 75 times and black is mentioned 18 times. First of all, black is not a primary color, and neither is white. No color can come from white. However, colors can be formed from black. This is how these words are defined: You must look at the words in their context. On that note, we will find out about these so called black and white races in the next Snippet.

Next: The Black Race and the White Race? Day 11 Snippet (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                      BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) How the Gospel of Jesus Christ Spread to the Gentiles, Descendants of Japheth

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ How the Gospel of Jesus Spread to the Gentiles, Descendants of Japheth


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 9 Daily Snippet


It seems as though there is a flip back and forth with the messages, however, I am writing as the Spirit of God leads me. It is crucial for the reader to understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ; who it came to first and who was included in God’s plan of redemption (Salvation).


Let’s start from:

1) In Genesis 3:15 where God preached (prophesied- foretold) the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Good News).


2) God told the nation of Israel He would raise up a nation that would obey Him (Isaiah 65:1).


3) Jesus came to His own (Jews) and they didn’t receive Him; the Gospel was extended to the Gentiles (John 1:11-12).


4) The Gospel was extended to the Jews first and then to the Gentiles (Romans 1:16).


5) The Apostle Paul was sent to preach to the Gentiles (Acts 22:21).


6) Peter carried the Gospel to Cornelius, a Gentile (Acts 10:20-48).


Now, back to Shem, Ham and Japheth. Shem was the oldest son of Noah, and Abraham the father of many nations was a descendant of Shem. Later Ham, Noah’s second son would be in the tents (co-mingle) of Shem. Eventually, Japheth, the third son of Noah would also dwell in the tents of Shem.


This is where the Gospel of Jesus Christ was extended to the descendants of Japheth (Gentiles), also called Aryans who were from the European countries. They were very fair (pale) in complexion; had blond hair blue eyes and keen features.


Many people have been told a lie as to who they are from the Biblical perspective, pertaining to some being superior because of the color of their skin. God, our Father wants His children who have been suppressed due to lack of knowledge, to know the truth. Even though we are born-again, we will never walk in freedom if we are ignorant of who we are in Christ (John 8:32, 36).

Next: Day 10 Snippet   Black History from the Biblical Perspective ~ The Black and the White Race?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                      BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color from the Biblical Perspective ~ The Tower of Babel (Confusion) Snippet 8

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ The Tower of Babel (Confusion) ~ Daily

Snippets 



Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 8 Snippet


The reason I want to back to Genesis, is to share how the different nations started. Let’s move to the time when the whole earth was of the same language and of one speech, and it came to pass as they journeyed from the east, and they dwelt in the land of Shinar.


The people started building a tower to heaven; they were all in one place, but God wanted the people to spread over the earth to be fruitful, multiply, replenish (fill it) the earth and subdue it; just as He told Adam and Noah (Genesis 1:28; Genesis 9:1), but they refused to do it (Genesis 11:1-4), so God confused their language and they were spread out to different places over the earth (Genesis 11:5-9).


The different languages being spoken sounded like babble. The only ones who could understand each other were the close relatives who spoke the same language. God would not separate the close relatives, but distant relatives spoke a different language.


Remember this, even though the nations began during the Tower of Babel and different languages were spoken, their complexion did not change. They were still people of color.


Note: I searched out the internet for some answers as to how the nations started. One source said it was from Noah’s three sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth. The nations were formed after they were spread over the earth at the Tower of Babel, although the different nations were descendants of Noah’s three sons.


Next: Day 9 Snippet    How the Gospel of Jesus Christ Spread to the Gentiles, Descendants of Japheth


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett              BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Egypt and it's Knowledge

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Black History  People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Egypt and it’s Knowledge


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)

Day 7 Daily Snippets


It is known that everything started in Africa, therefore it is safe to say that knowledge came from Egypt. The Egyptians (people of color), invented many things that are still used today.


These are just some of the things that were invented by the Egyptians: mathematics, geometry, surveying, astronomy, accounting, writing, paper, medicine, the plough, they made bricks and mortar (Genesis 11:3).


The Egyptians also built the pyramids, created black ink, invented the sickle, built canals for irrigation, they invented the calendar, invented two types of clocks, surgical instruments, made wigs, cosmetic make-up, toothpaste and mummification, among so many other things [Wikipedia search]. Wouldn’t it stand to reason the Egyptians invented, created and built so much, being that everything started in the motherland?


The Greeks (Caucasians) went to Egypt, learned from them and took credit for what they learned. There is a book called “Stolen Legacy” that tells what the Greeks did with the knowledge they learned from the Egyptians.


Since no one taught the Egyptians, how do you think they learned? All knowledge comes from God and He gave them their creative ability. I will give you an example of how God gave some of our mothers the instinct to get herbs and roots from the ground and vines to aid in their sick children. Somehow it was known and people in medical science used these roots and herbs, made a formula, got it approved by the government and marketed these products that are called medicines at a cost.


Next: Day 8 Snippet  The Tower of Babel (Confusion)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                     BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective - Day 6 Daily Snippets

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets 2-6-2019


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 6: Joseph, son of Jacob

When Joseph was sold as a slave to the Midianites by his brothers (Genesis 37:23-36), there was a similarity in complexion; all the inhabitants in that region were people of color. This is to remind readers that many peoples of color, along with so called whites have been sold into slavery; sometimes by their own people.


Back to Joseph. God had a plan for his life, and it was necessary for him to go to Egypt to help set his family free (Genesis, chapter 47). On that note, there is a similarity between Jesus and Joseph. Joseph went into Egypt (symbolic of the world) to deliver his people from famine; Jesus came into the world to deliver people spiritually starved and needed to be delivered from sin.


Joseph was falsely accused and thrown into prison (Genesis, chapter 39), interpreted Pharaoh’s dream and eventually he rose to power and was next in line to the king (pharaoh) of Egypt (Genesis, chapter 41). Jesus was falsely accused, stood at the judgement hall and was sentenced to death (John 18:28-40; John 19:1-16).


But death on the cross and being buried in the grave did not keep Him down (Matthew 28:1-7; 1 Corinthians 15:4). After three days, Jesus got up, walked the earth, ascended into heaven and He is seated at the right hand of God the Father (Acts 7:55).


You may wonder why I am writing to you about the similarity between Joseph and Jesus. Joseph and Jesus were colored; they were of Jewish descent. The ancestry is in Matthew, chapter 1. I will reiterate that the dominate color of humans is reddish/brown.


Scientists recreated and did a DNA analysis of Semite skulls and came up with what Jesus may have looked like. The Semites were descendants of Shem, Noah’s oldest son, of whom Abraham the father of many nations descended from. Jesus was a descendant of Abraham.


What do you think about the people who feel superior to others because of the color of their skin? These high-minded, foolish people must feel the same way about Jesus, who was a Man of color.


The Word of God says: If anyone says he loves God and hates his brother, he is a liar and the truth is not in him: for he who does not love his brother whom he sees, how can he say he loves God whom he has not seen (1 John 5:20). Jesus said that all people will know we are His disciples by the love we have for each other (John 13:35).

Next: Day 7 Snippet  Egypt and it’s Knowledge


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett              BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 5 Daily Snippets

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets   2-5-2019


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 5: Isaac and His Sons


Isaac was Abraham and Sarah’s son of promise (Galatians 4:22-31). His wife Rebekah gave birth to twin sons, Jacob and Esau; Jacob had smooth brownish red skin which was different from his brother’s. Esau was hairy and his complexion was ruddy (red)-(Genesis 25:24-26). Any time you see the word ruddy it is referring to the reddish complexion of humans. Example: The Indians have a reddish complexion.


Most of you have heard of people inheriting attributes or characteristics of their fore-fathers. Well, Esau inherited his reddish complexion from Adam, several generations prior to his birth. It still happens today; we inherit looks, our ways, health issues and so on, from our fore-fathers. Sometimes generations were skipped before the inherited traits manifested again.


This story was reported by the New York Post: A black couple (people of Color) from Nigeria gave birth to a blond, blue eyed baby girl in a London hospital. What happened? Generations later the genes from their fore-parents surfaced.


Sandra Laing, a South African woman, born in 1955 was classified as colored by authorities during the apartheid era, due to her skin color and hair texture, although she was the child of at least three generations of ancestors who had been regarded as white. Things like this happen and there is not a thing anybody can do about it.


Genes that produce brown skin, and brown eyes are dominate genetic traits because they are part of God’s design; that is the way He created Adam. The majority of people in the world have brown eyes and brownish complexion.


However, there are many defects because of sin. People with red hair, albinism, leprosy and those who have other abnormalities are not part of God’s plan. Even though this was not part of God’s plan, He loves everybody.


God is trying to tell those who feel superior to others because of the color of their skin, that He made all people equal; there is no distinction.


Day 6 Snippet Joseph, son of Jacob


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett         BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Day 4 Daily Snippets

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Black History (People of Color) from the Biblical Perspective ~ Daily Snippets                 

2-4-2019


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Day 4 ~ Abraham, a descendant of Shem was colored, not white (no one is white, and no one is black). His original name was Abram, but after God called him, his name was changed to Abraham God told Abraham that He would make him a father of multitudes, many nations or peoples who are born-again and kings (those who will reign with Jesus throughout eternity) would come out of Abraham (Genesis 17:5-6). All born-again believers are the spiritual seed of Abraham (Galatians 3:29).


I am reiterating that Abraham was the father of many nations, and from these nations some physical characteristics would eventually change. Many people would have different skin tones, due to locality and some genetic defects. The only way to distinguish one’s nationality is by culture or features; many have the same complexion. For instance, those who didn’t intermingle with other nations usually remained the same complexion.


Jesus Christ our Savior came from the lineage of Abraham (Matthew, chapter 1).


As we journey through the Bible you will see the colored presence from the beginning to the end of the book.


Day 5 Snippet  ~ Isaac and His Sons


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett     BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG



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