AGING OF THE ANCIENTS

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Methuselah  969   /  Jared  962   /  Noah  950  /  Adam  930   /  Seth  912  /  Kenan  910   / Enosh  905   / Mahalalel  895  /  Lamech  777   /  Enoch  365   /  Shem  600

Aging is seen as a progressive failure of near perfect renewal in humans between 20 and 35 years of age. This currently irreversible series of changes inevitably ends in death. Roughly 100,000 people worldwide die each day of age-related causes.

Although science is at great pains to explain the plausibility of the longevity of the above noted gentlemen, no one mentions the effect of gravity on the human body, or why this phenomenon is attributed to only this particular lineage of these patriarchs and not to their women folk, or the rest of the population in general.

Gravity is the most dominant force in the universe and once you are clutched as a fetus, the struggle worsens as one ages, and gravity always wins. It is the cause for the haggardness of the aged and it does not matter in which age or era you live or whether you are a body builder, anorexic, obese, or big boned, gravity is gravity is gravity. After more than a hundred years on earth, the flesh inevitably succumbs to its pull. Men know it from the transformation of their scrotums and women from their breasts. A 900year old man would probably be antiquated and petrified mush, but these men were ostensibly still virile at that age and their women could still bear children. (After Seth became father to Enoch he continued to live 807 years and  became father to sons and daughters’ Gen 5: 6-7). In Sarah’s instant, she and the 99 year old Abraham ‘were both old, being advanced in years and she had stopped menstruating’ Gen. 18: 11, yet a year later, she bore him Isaac??

Age initiates cervical osteoporosis in women and giving birth at that age, would inevitably result in fatality for both mother and child. As Abraham’s underwear was loin cloths and not speedos or jockeys, there’s no chance on earth his virility would have endured the depreciation of sperm volume either.

Then there’s senility, which refers to mental deterioration and infirmity or a condition of weakness of mind and body, usually associated with advanced age, characterized by dementia; the inability to remember simple, recent events, general confusion and bewilderment, and increasing debility.  Dementia is not merely a problem of memory or a single disease, but a non-specific syndrome. It reduces the ability to learn, reason, retain or recall past experience and there is also loss of patterns of thoughts, feelings and activities.

However, one should bear in mind that these spurious assertions emanate from the same scholars who subscribed to the idea that the sun was brought to stand still, that the Red sea was parted by the wave of a staff; heavens opening with booming voices, angels of men and old guys flying into heaven in fiery chariots. Their most radical brainwash was of a man ascending straight up into the heavens, and apparently, expected to return the same way, where everyone will see him hovering above the clouds amidst blaring trumpets. Their audience and fertile ground for these allegations were the ignorant and uneducated masses, the rural illiterate; the poorest of the poor and the simplest of the simplest. They would believe anything as long as it puts bread on the table.

For the hi-tech, modern and 21st century man, to still be dogmatic about these disingenuous and deceitful contentions shows how far the mind has progressed and the difference in attitude between then and now. To express faith in these preposterous and specious allegations, of people living for that length of time, on earth, reveals an anemic, lazy and slothful mental bearing. Unfortunately, the practice becomes part of their DNA and gets perpetuated by default, through generations.

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PRAYER

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Someone once said that “Prayer is the balm of your soul”. Prayer is also the medium to your godliness through the spirit, as it is the spirit that mediates between your body and your soul. Prayer is the path through which the spirit and the body are aligned. One prays through the spirit to comfort the body. Conversely, these days, the power of prayer is used ostensibly for vanity, enrichment, retribution, curses and punishment instead of spiritual piety. Whenever one witnesses anyone praying, one detects a sense of false affectation and an underlying will to impress. It is used as a tool for instant fulfillment to emolliate the ignorant and the downtrodden.
However, prayer has also become a weapon of vengeance and reprisal. No more the Comforter but the destroyer. No more the Good word but the invocation of curses and no more the Spiritual solace, but the burden of chastisement. Some feel that they can just jump up and invoke a prayer, naively unaware that it is of such a sacred journey between the body and the soul that it cannot just be dispensed at a moments’ notice. Usually when we pray, it is for spiritual comfort, supplication, beseech or an entreaty that has afflicted our physical world and that intercession cannot simply be brought up at the snap of the fingers with a, “I will pray for you” or a “please stand up and let us pray” sitting. It is too sacred for that simple action. True prayer needs the appropriate preparations for its efficacy.
You can ‘worship’ together for the comfort of a broken spirit but one can’t keep someone in one’s prayers, as it cannot be carried over or saved for later use. Every syllable in a prayer is unique unto its moment and only for that moment. Just as much as it is important to keep the afflicted in your HEARTS, MINDS and THOUGHTS, you cannot pray for someone else either. For if we could, the poor would be rich, hospitals would be empty, heartaches and misery would vanish and best of all, EVIL WOULD BE HOLY. Each soul has its own inherent prayer principles, which invoke its distinctive individual needs and is and will always be incomparable to and with no one else’, and can be for anything one desires. One does not need breath to pray or a verse to recite, it is spiritual. ONLY WOMEN COME CLOSE TO THAT SPIRITUAL SOURCE IN PRAYER, but are denied the sentience of its dynamics by ‘religious’ dogma.
For some cultures, prayer alone is inadequate and is fused with traditional myths to mediate success. Others pray multiple times a day but their custom is based upon violence and hatred. Some spend their entire days closeted in devout prayers, in the belief that it fulfills the spirit, while on their thresholds, woman and child abuse is rife. Then there are those who mutilate themselves through prayer for atonement, or even yet, those who openly humble themselves in prayer but are habitual abusers in secret.
Nonetheless, there are those who do not care at all about prayer, but fill the roles of the humanitarian, the caregiver, the ear that only listens; the smile to the lonely or the un-judger. They do it from the spirit, without any need for the reward that comes with prayer.
To fulfill a need is their prayer and their reward.

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THE RISE OF RASTAFARI IN SOUTH AFRICA

THE RISE OF RASTAFARI IN SOUTH AFRICA

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WHO IS JAH ROOTSMAN

WHO IS JAH ROOTSMAN

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Jah Rootsman | Hansa – Festival of Legends

Jah Rootsman | Hansa – Festival of Legends.

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Jah Rootsman | Hansa – Festival of Legends

Jah Rootsman | Hansa – Festival of Legends.

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MANKIND PART 1 BY JAH ROOTSMAN

“I HAVE MADE MAN AWARE THAT HE HAS REASON AND THEREFORE HE IS LIKE UNTO THE GODS”

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MANKIND PART 2 BY JAH ROOTSMAN

“THE REFLECTION OF LIFE IN YOUR SOUL IS NOT LESS THAN LIFE”

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“THE SERMON” LIVE BY JAH ROOTSMAN

“THINK NOT THAT I AM COME TO DESTROY THE LAW OR THE PROPHETS. I AM NOT COME TO DESTROY BUT TO FULLFILL”

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