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Slavery in Egypt ~ Slavery in the USA

Today, I am going to provide you with some information pertaining to God’s people being slavery in Egypt and compare it with God’s people being enslaved in the USA.

Hundreds of thousands of Africans, both free and enslaved, aided the establishment and survival of colonies in the Americas and the New World.

However, many consider a significant starting point to slavery in America to be 1619, when the privateer The White Lion brought 20 enslaved African ashore in the British colony of JamestownVirginia. The crew had seized the Africans from the Portuguese slave ship Sao Jao Bautista. 

Between 1670 and 1808, nearly 1,000 cargos of enslaved Africans entered the port of Charleston. 

Let’s go to Egypt when God heard the cry of His people and He sent Moses who led  over three million Israelite slaves out of Egypt, they had been in slavery for four hundred years. God had prophesied this to Abram.

Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years" (Genesis 15:13).

When I study history of the African Americans, the more is revealed about the evil the United States of American has done to my people. That’s why I kept getting “The blood of the slaves are crying out from the ground.” It kept going over and over in my head; just couldn’t shake it and the scripture came to me about Cain and Abel.

And He [God] said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground" (Genesis 4:10). God detested murder, so after the flood He had man to establish human government (Genesis 9:1-16), and that is where capital punishment started.

I received further confirmation as I was searching out more history. I came across a fourth of July speech by Frederick Douglass, and this sentence confirmed, encouraged, and motivated me to continue bringing out more truth. His entire speech was incredibly strong, bold and ad a lasting impact even in today’s era.

However, this is the statement that was confirmation to me saying that the United States is guilty of millions of my peoples’ blood crying out of the ground: There is not a nation on the earth with guilty of practices more shocking and bloodier than are the people of the United States at this verry hour. Frederick Douglass, 1852.

Yet, I love my country, regardless of what is wrong; I pray for our country. The other thing is, everybody reaps what the sow. Cain did not get away with killing his brother Abel- He was a vagabond wandering aimlessly.

So, how do I connect slavery in Egypt to slavery in the United States. Two places thousands of miles of part holding people in bondage, in captivity, in slavery and brutalizing them. [inducing cruelty, violence, or insensitivity to the pain of others by repeated exposure to violence].

How do I respond to the actions of evil people who are doing the same thing today? I always use scriptures to line up with whatever is being conveyed. So, Paul the apostle is the one who suffered imprisonment, he was beaten, tortured, shipwrecked, and so on.

Paul knew he had to suffer much for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul also understood that suffering was from his past (reaping what he sowed) Galatians 6:9-10 – Paul was willing to suffer but as a human being like us, we can only take so much before we cry out to God.

Therefore, Paul asked God for relief because a messenger from Satan was sent to buffet him [torture, torment](2 Corinthians 12:7). Although Paul was a man of color, he didn’t suffer because of his complexion. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us (Romans 8:18). Paul was looking through the eyes of faith – For we walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).

Through it all, Paul knew that he was safe in the arms of Jesus, and when his time on earth was up, he was ready to be with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8, 2 Timothy 4:6-8).

~ Betty A. Burnett ~

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