Shalom Uvraka (Peace and Blessings)
I've chosen to share with you the ancient African Hebraic distinction between righteousness and religion. Just to be clear I am not proseltyzing or advocating my belief over yours, I am simply placing before you the redemptive path as understood and expounded upon by the ancient Northeast African prophets of Israel, and the teachings of Ben Ammi Ben Israel, the Anointed Spiritual Leader of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem. Please bear with me, this could get quite lengthy.
Righteousness vs Religion
Ahneeahm Ben Israel
There is a distinct difference between religion and RIGHTEOUSNESS. Religion, by its nature, ultimately fashions you in the image of man... whereas righteousness, by its nature, will fashion you in the image of God, there is a difference between the two. The only thing that religion requires of you is that you follow the traditions of that religion, and there are over 20,000 different religions on the face of this planet. If you want to worship the devil, you can find a religion that will allow you to worship the devil, if you want to worship a snake, you can find a religion that will allow you to worship a snake, because religion with and of itself simply represents the traditions of men, it is here so that you can do whatever YOU want to do. Take your pick, and if you dont like it, switch.
But Righteousness on the other hand isnt that lenient, your character and humility and behavior determine whether or not you are a righteous brother or sister, that is to say that an individual can be exceedingly religious yet still remain a wicked person, but to be exceedingly righteous one must exemplify and exhibit a certain character, and do certain things that justify their claims of being a 'righteous' Man or woman. If you are religous you do whatever YOU want, but through righteousness you are bound to only do whatever GOD wants, BIG difference! Harry Truman was religous, and he went to church the following Sunday after destroyinig the lives of millions of Japanese farmers and village people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But he clearly wasnt righteous, now was he?
Religion didnt save the ozone, religion didnt stop the rainforests from being destroyed, religion didnt prevent slavery, religion didnt prevent AIDS, not uh not by a long shot, but spiritual wickedness in high places went about actively bringing these monstrosities into existence and those that were supposed to be representing the Creator and standing up for His best interests were too busy arguing about religion to do anything about it.
I'm an African Hebrew Israelite, that is my Nationality, not a religion. I belong to the African Hebrew Israelite Nation of Jerusalem, I have a land, language and culture. I dont practice a religion, my PRACTICE is righteousness, my doctrine is truth, my culture is Hebrew, none of these have anything to do with religion. Religion has been created by men and has only kept division in the midst of men. At some point we must realize that the religion that one professes doesnt reveal to you one's character. When you come around me I dont wanna hear whether you are a Christian or a Hebrew or a Muslim or a Buddhist, that entire conversation is irrelevant towards the building of our relationship. With the brothers and sisters that come into the midst of our community in Israel we only want to be sure of one thing; your character, and by your character we will discern and determine who you are and what God what you serve.
And then we talk about spirituality... because it seems to me as if lot of people have been caught up in this conversation about spirituality. Well thats all good and fine but we've got to understand now that there are DIFFERENT Spiritualities...there are different spiritualities. Cause I say spiritual things, my Abba Ben Ammi says spiritual things but on the other hand lets not forget that our adversaries are saying spiritual things too! Cause there are DIFFERENT spiritualities. We can all testify and verify the fact that there has been some spiritual WICKEDNESS in high places, is that correct?
You have got to follow me now because other than that, how can you explain the ozone layer? How can you explain racism, how can you explain deforestation, bottling and selling WATER, salmonella-laced peanuts, syphilis experiments, the transatlantic slave trade, the military industrial complex, biological warfare and legalized homosexuality? And those are just a FEW examples.
Everything that you do is spiritual, by definition because it is of or relating to your spirit! A rapist has a foul and unclean spirit, and the act of rape is simply the outward manifestation of that which is within him. His spirit influences his mindset and his mind determines his actions, and we who are of God must be with a discerning eye so that we can identify the character (spirit) of a rapist and keep him from the midst of our children. But deception plays a role here because a rapist can put on fringes and cords of blue, call himself a Hebrew Israelite and slide right into one of our mitsibah(parties)
I am trying to illustrate to you all what the true distinction is, these are very critical times and except that we grow to understand who we are and what role we play in this spiritual warfare we are going to continue LOSING. The difference is between righteousness and religion, your spirituality (exemplified by your character, behavior, actions works thoughts and deeds) versus the religious traditions that you have been raised up and grown into (over 20,000 of them on the face of this planet)
The Bible in its truest form is not a religous book, and for thousands of years it had absolutely nothing to do with religon! I gotta tell you ya see because the Bible hasnt enslaved you, cause when I speak to the brothers and sisters in the world I sometimes feel the need to bring up the topic of the Bible, and they, not quite fully understanding history, are quick to respond by saying that the Bible has enslaved us. But the Bible hasnt enslaved, not by a long shot, but individuals have come and extracted components OUT of the Bible, then proceeded to formulate a RELIGION that has enslaved you. This religion (Christianity) and all of the various forms that it breaks down and has distributed itself into has enslaved us. NOT the Bible. The formulated doctrines and ideologies with their pagan roots in Europe have succeeded in increasing their influence over the Tenakh(Bible) and subsequently it became a tool, or a vessel in which our spiritual enslavement could be accomplished. The RELIGION, religious ideology and artifician DOCTRINE has enslaved us.
None of the prophets came to teach the people about some new religion, or some new organization they were promoting.. RIGHTEOUSNESS was the objective, as it is now, and all of the sons and daughters of Yah must come influence of truth if we are to get out of this predicament that we are in. The man is gone the woman is gone the air is gone the food is gone the trees are gone the children are gone...EVERYTHING is gone in our race, and people are walking around with PhD's and big screen televisions talking about how much we've 'progressed'.
LOVE is gone in the African-American community, things arent getting better and they are only going to get worse if we continue along that path. They keep trying to convince us that things are going to get better further down the road, just a bit more down the road just keep votin', just keep prayin, keep payin your taxes and things are just to get better. But things simply are NOT going to get better if your going down the wrong path! Laws of relativity govern every single force on this planet, unseen unwritten laws that dominate every single aspect of your life you cannot circumvent move around duck under hide from or kill yourself and avoid these relative laws. Relativity is present when we consider the simple fact that going down the wrong path, in the wrong direction, with the wrong leadership, is not going to get you in the right place. 450 years of doing the wrong things has led us to the predicament that we're in. And until we start doing the right things, moving in the right direction and falling the influence of truth, we are going to keep getting the wrong results! What good is that 52" television if I have to worry about my crackhead cousin STEALING it from me!!!
Getting further and further away from God is not progression, that is regression. This increase in preaching and decrease in teaching is not progress, it regression, because it has led to an increase in emotional feelings and a decrease in understanding. And finally, to be getting caught up in these religous debates and so-called 'spiritual' ideological belief systems that have been imprinted upon our brains from birth is simply not progress, it is regression.
This is how the truth sets you free. Redemption is a process, and it begins with teaching. Religion is not the answer, because only the truth, the acceptance of and perpetuation of brings everlasting results. Truth sets you free from being bound by the lie, and religion demands that you defend it. This ancient Hebraic, Yah-centered truth based REDEMPTIVE knowledge, that I've gained access to through the wisdom and teachings of Abba Ben Ammi Ben Israel.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live -Deut 30:19