“In Memory of Ancestors – In Protection of our Descendants”
(From The Biblical Perspective By Ted Hayes, also AKA Shochur Padramas Rewts, Yoseph-Ebed Melech 8/2004)
REPARATIONS LEADS TO and IS ATONEMENT-ATONEMENT Between GOD & Humanity, and Humanity & Humanity
* This Principal Message Applies to all Peoples
Reparations is the same as Restitution and/or Reconciliation which means to compensate, pay back, restore, redemption, repair, heal, etc. for an injustice, wrong deed or sin done to God and/or the community of Humanity.
The Hebrew Prophet Moses teaches that the way to atonement with God and Humanity is via heartfelt confession of wrong doing and making AMENDS – REPAIRATIONS-RESTORATIONS, even adding 20% of the principal or original offense.
See below Restitution – The Principal Plus.
Read and Study the HEBREW HOLY SCRIPTURES – The Torah, or “Old” Testament of the Bible in Leviticus 5 and most particularly Leviticus 6:1-7
Reparations, IS GENERATIONAL Responsibility…not Guilt. There is a huge difference. God will hold one Generation responsible and accountable for the wrongdoing of previous ones…even thousands.
The Second Commandment of the Decalogue (Ten Commandments) states that GOD will hold children – descendants responsible, not guilty for the deeds of parents – ancestors… “visiting the iniquity (rebellions-sins) of the fathers” – ancestors “upon the children” – (descendants) “to the third and fourth generation of them that hate me” (Exodus20:5) and “….recompenses (compensate-pay back) the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them….” (Jeremiah 32:18).
GENERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY is found in the prayer of Prophet Daniel
He prays “O Lord, to us (today) belongs the confusion of faces, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers (ancestor of yesterday), because we (generational-collectively, past & present) have sinned against thee…because of our sins (today) and the iniquity of our fathers (ancestors of yesterday) (Daniel 9 9-13)
Moses teaches “and they shall pine (slowly die) away in their iniquity, also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them” And “if they confess their iniquity (sin), and the iniquity of their fathers (ancestors)…”
GOD REMEMBERS: Humanity may forget the past sins of their ancestors against another people, but GOD does not… See reverse side… “I REMEMBER”.
Jesus Christ teaches that without REPARATIONS, GOD will not hear prayer nor receive praise and thanksgiving. (Mathew 5: 23-26) See reverse side Jesus and Reparations
- The SOLIDARITY and ONENESS of ANCESTORS/DESCENDANTS: GOD who is eternal, and presides over time, resides in the past, present and future simultaneously, observing and noting the behavior of each generation in their respective times on earth.
Samuel 15:1-9 demonstrates that GOD remembers the deeds of one people against another, even hundreds of years later. The fathers – ancestors of a people known as Amalek unjustly attacked the ancestors of Israel hundreds of years earlier. GOD says “I remember”, not Israel’s children, nor those of Amalek remembers, but rather GOD Himself remembered… and He, not Israel, is demanding REPARATIONS from Amaleks’ children.
RESTITUTION: THE PRINCIPAL PLUS
Moses teaches that when a person has done wrong in the sight of GOD, violating any holy thing even though in ignorance, once the trespass is made known, he/she is to seek forgiveness from GOD and make atonement with HIM by confession, followed by RESTORING to GOD, and/or humanity the PRINCIPAL and even to add a fifth (20%) of the original principal.
It is only after confession of wrong doing followed by REPARATIONS is forgiveness granted and atonement finished. In fact, Moses teaches that “if a soul sin and commit a trespass against the LORD and lie unto his neighbor in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbor, or have found that which was lost and lies concerning it, and swears falsely in any of all these that a man does, sinning in it, that person must repent, confess RESTORE.
JESUS and REPARATIONS
Jesus Christ says that when a person comes before GOD in prayer, but is somehow reminded that their brother is offended or has something against him or her, that person is to leave off seeking GOD and go make amends (confession of the wrong, be remorseful about it, seek to make repairs) for any damages done according to the teaching of Moses.
Then, and only then is that person to resume their prayerful relationship with GOD Who IS the AUTHOR of Reparations (Mathew5:23-26). In the Last, the Day of Judgment, JESUS CHRIST as JUDGE actually holds His own generation accountable for the past deeds (sins) of generation gone by. He says to His generation – “you be (are) witnesses to yourselves, that you are the children (descendants) of them that killed the prophets. Fill you up then the measure of your fathers (ancestors)… that upon you (the present generation) may come (all) the righteous blood shed upon the earth… all these things shall come upon this generation.”(Mathew 2 30-37) (Rev. 20:11,12)
The Prophet Isaiah says of GOD. “For behold the LORD comes out of HIS place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity (sin); the earth also shall disclose (make publicly known) her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.” (Isa. 26:20-21)
WE (today) are the children (offspring-descendants) of our fathers (ancients-progenitors), and simultaneously the fathers of our children.
Reparations: Sign of the End of All Generations – The Consummation of the Ages
“And He (Elijah the prophet) shall turn the hearts of the fathers-ancestors to the children-descendants and the heart of the children – descendants to their fathers- ancestors, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse” (The Bible-Malachi 4:6)