I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. Dan 7:9
November 4, 2022
The articles written monthly on my site are those that are inspired by the Holy Spirit and would not be written otherwise as shall be explained later within this writing. The title above refers to a conversation with an audience of black people only, though the followers of my site are from various racial backgrounds and probably only a few are black, but I pray this message reaches its intended audience by the grace of God. The Spirit of God inspired me to be quite blunt in this writing and I know a lot of people are not used to bluntness in their churches. That is unfortunate, but that was my fair warning to the timid. When we read through the Old Testament scriptures, we find God dealing very bluntly with His people in the wilderness and Moses was often caught between a rock and a hard place in speaking to a holy God while leading an unbelieving people. They were in trying, dangerous and yet miraculous times that required bluntness. One strong message we get out of that time is that God wanted to speak directly with His people, but they feared God’s voice and requested that Moses be their intercessor for God’s words (Ex. 19:10, 20:9). And so it was that God allowed a man or spokesperson to speak His words to the people in His stead. From that time forward God promised to send His people a prophet that would declare His word.
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. Deu 18:15-16.
From the time of that announcement, we have seen in scripture and in ministry both good and bad examples of prophets. In our day, many churches say that the pastor is the prophet, but that does not ring true. Moses led the people by the voice of God as a friend of God. Moses was told by God that he, Moses, would be as god to Pharaoh, and Aaron would be Moses’s mouthpiece or prophet as well as his sister Miriam as prophetess (Ex 7:1, Ex 15:20). Aaron and Miriam dealt directly with the people as did the Levites while Moses waited on the Lord for instructions. In the New Testament book of Ephesian, we see that the Lord directed the church to be served by several leaders: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (Eph 4:11). The word is established by two or three witnesses. The list started out with apostles and prophets who heard directly from God before we get to the position of pastor. I mention this only because I started my ministry identifying myself as a prophetic voice in service to God and thought only to speak and write what God spoke in my ear or put in my mouth to relay to others. It was not until this year that the Spirit of God revealed how profound an office He had made available to me when He opened up the scriptures to my understanding. I entitled my notes on this study: “When the Prophet Comes.” This teaching so thoroughly left me speechless, but it cleared up some things as well. The Spirit taught me through the scriptures, as He often does, about the calling of Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. Many prophets were sent to the people after Moses and before him were Noah and Abraham. When I studied through the scriptures of Deuteronomy for clarity about prophets, I learned that prophets are usually sent during a time of trouble or change when God wants to speak to His people as a whole to give new instructions. I personally have always felt ill-prepared to hear God’s voice because I had no point of reference but the scriptures alone and later my experience seemed different than some I encountered. God always confirmed His word after I accepted it by faith. My study showed me that God had a unique way of speaking to Moses:
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. Exo 33:11
And lest some believe that I think too highly of myself or think me pompous, let me say that today God speaks to all His children in a similar fashion by the Holy Spirit who abides with us. The body of Christ is many members. Knowledge may be limited but God will speak to all that will hear and according to their faith. Our speaking the same thing confirms the Word and witness that it is God. The point I am making is because we are in a turbulent time God wants to give direction to those that are tuned in and will hear. Of course in a time of trouble He uses the ministry of prophecy because that is usually when the people are dull of hearing and He needs a vessel to intercede. I have heard the Holy Spirit from the early days of salvation and grew gradually into writing or speaking those spiritual impressions. I record on this site how this ministry has grown from those early days.
This writing is addressed to the black population because God always sends help to the downcast but it may not be of much comfort to the white community. With all the screaming, violence and legislation being considered to establish white people as superior, God has something to say about it. Even though God has walked me through the scriptures and revealed to me more than I ever hoped to know, I only share the portion He leads me to share at that specific time. During this troubling time, He has unfolded to me the mystery chapters I thought I would never understand. We should remember that in the book of Revelations all but one of the churches had flaws and got corrected. This is the time when black people need to come up higher, but they must not, let me say that again, must not imitate the white population’s flawed ways and errors. There are specific scriptures throughout the bible that have given this warning, but it seems few have understood them. Too many of these ways have already been absorbed and have already proven to be stumbling blocks to those who rely on them.
It has become obvious to most people by this time that white leaders have led us into error, but are determined to continue leading through error and lies until they have their way and everyone aligns with them. Don’t do it! The truth has been available for generations to guide the white community in the right way. They have had their own prophets and leaders who spoke to them enough truth and some have accepted this truth and worshipped the Father and the Son in the knowledge they had, but this generation is determined to follow a different path and spirit of their own choice and make others follow into error with them. Again, don’t do it! God said: Learn not the way of the heathen (Jer. 10:4). The truth is still the truth and God has a plan for all people, regardless of color or ethnicity. I believe God rises up a spokesperson in every group that seeks Him for direction or sends them His prophets for help as He did with Peter and Paul for the gentiles. Black people need direction at this time or they will otherwise of their own accord or through pressure, follow white guidance into error.
The Church in Trouble
First of all, as it has been previously stated and proven, the direction of this church generation has been walking in error for the past forty years. The present church order and motivation are flawed. The church order and setup has always been described in the books of Acts, I Corinthians, Ephesians 4 and throughout the teachings of the apostles of the New Testament. The direction of the church is for the well-being of God’s people as they grow in maturity and love in a relationship with their God. The teaching of lust for money, wealth and power reproduced in most church members is a false gospel that has reaped the predictable chaos and hate God warned us of. “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (1Ti 6:10)
God does give the believer power to get wealth, but wealth comes in many types and ways. One man’s wealth may be a farm with fresh fruits, meats, and vegetables sufficient to feed him, his wife and eight kids without borrowing from anyone. Within the body of believers, God meets every need, but everyone will not necessarily be flowing in money. Love, provision and family may be all some people want or need to be satisfied unless provoked to greed by others or tempted by Satan through a spirit of jealousy or competition.
The lie was sown that every Christian needs to have millions of dollars and a mansion. If you have a million dollars or more it should provide the needs of several people in your family or congregation, not just yourself. Jesus taught it was better to give than receive and exercised a ministry of giving. He promised every saint his own mansion in heaven. The church has been taught to seek personal wealth which is an error that has led to greed in the church and everywhere else. It has caused the church to lose its witness of a compassionate Christ to the world. Jesus taught a love of God and neighbor that would influence the world to seek our God. Believers seeking the kingdom would gain an inheritance of blessings.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Mt. 6:33
Progression of a Black People
The ancestors of black people originating in Africa lived a communal life or sharing among tribal members, the complete opposite of American culture. Black people were robbed and prevented from following any African traditions in slavery and later family unity was hindered by government laws that provided finances and services but split up the family. Even though the dark arts in African culture were abominable; neither is America’s culture God’s way. American Christianity imitates the ways of the world and presently operates under a spirit that is anti-Christ, not the love of God. Before that statement sends anyone into shock, let’s review the scriptures.
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 1Jn 4:3
This culture is focused on, was birthed through and operates in greed, oppression, lust and covetousness. The state of affairs today in America reveal that the system of capitalism is an ungodly system based on greed, not the love of God. The pilgrims that sought to be delivered from Europe’s oppressive rule and authoritarian leadership have begotten an America that failed to convert to Christ’s ways of love in their practice of Christianity. The error is not Christianity, which is a practice of Christ’s ways, but the error is in the practice of those who profess Christ. Oppression of black people and disruption of their normal black family life in order to supply a normal family life for whites is not Christianity. Their oppressive leadership has caused family imbalance and impoverishment in the black community that Christ cannot be pleased with. Black needs and susceptibility to greed may cause crime in mostly black communities but an increased crime rate also results in hostility and loathing in a white community that feels privileged. Black people came into American oppression due to the disobedience of the ancestors, but that does not excuse the cruelty of white people whose own laws and bibles called for the release of slaves after a specified number of years. It is imperative that with the liberty that remains, black people promote black history for every black person so that progress continues through each person’s ability to see the errors of the past and the path to overcome oppression.
There is animosity between blacks and whites because of slavery that is a demonic spirit that can only be removed through the power of God. Holy Ghost revivals that came into the New Land should have brought deliverance, but not every church embraced the Holy Spirit. True exercise of the Holy Spirit’s power brings liberty and boldness that infects the land like it did on the day of Pentecost. Church rituals may teach obedience and civility because of rules but they do not change the spirit that determines how we treat each other. The nature of greed and racial supremacy will not be eliminated by legislation. God will remove it as black people come into truth by the power of Christ and refuse to be bound by oppression any longer. They cannot afford to wait on white people to change and get it right. Black people are responsible with the liberty now available to secure their own salvation and that of their people. Selfishness in religious leaders can hinder people from coming into the truth but the truth is readily available for those who will press through obvious false doctrine. Jesus said His people perish due to a lack of knowledge.
A white minister with a large public ministry was instructed by God to deal with the racial problem in America. I know because the Spirit of God told me so as I watched his television ministry in the early 80s. Imagine my amazement to hear through his broadcast that African people had built him his own home in Africa although he disobeyed God’s instructions to help eliminate racial bias in America. When I initially watched his ministry, I wondered if Christian life could really be so easy; but as I continued to watch and seek God, I found several flaws in his doctrine. His ministry would go on to actually endorse the racist ex-president.
The Spirit of God led me to write a book in 2017 entitled: “Christianity and Ethnicity: Is Christ Concerned About Race?” I provide a list of my books on the website. This book addressed racial conflicts and particularly addressed whether or not it was wise for black people to join churches pastored by white clergy. The book was inspired as a warning for black people against the possibility of being brain washed under a white gospel that sought to keep black people in submission to white power. The problems of white supremacy have since been exposed; but, as written, some black people are fighting against their own race on the side of white people. It is proof that the teaching was timely and needed. The prophetic word always comes before the need manifests; and if people would hear it then, it could prevent stumbling into harm later. We now see the error being duplicated in various places. A black rap artist previously married to a white person now says slavery was a choice. He endorsed the racist ex-president and rants in public that white lives matter too. Unbelievably, some blacks are working with white racists who plot efforts to keep black people oppressed. These things should not be but it shows that black ministers have failed to teach their own people properly. It is not too late to get this teaching message out.
Civil Rights Fight of Equality for Black People
God allowed me to walk through some things before they surfaced in society to learn the lessons that could be transferred to others to prevent ensnarement. I attended a white church for a short period and enjoyed the experience but realized something was missing in the fellowship and never chose that path again. I went to school and started my work history in offices in Washington, D.C. and was accustomed to interactions with white people but was concerned about the lack of black personnel while maturing in a multi-racial environment. I returned to a southern town ignorantly expecting equality. Though I made a good salary as an administrative assistant working in many executive and corporate offices in D.C. as a permanent and temporary worker throughout D.C., including Capitol Hill and the Pentagon; when I returned to my hometown in Virginia, I reluctantly took a 50% salary reduction to get a clerical job in early 80s. Expecting to advance through my skills, I was surprised to be discriminated against after my department head put in papers for my salary increase. The personnel office claimed it was insufficient funds in the municipal budget that hindered my nominal raise, but there were sufficient funds for the white secretary in my office and in other departments. I share my story because I want to show how even in my harmlessness and naïveté at that time, racial discrimination plagued me. Many of us need the assurance that it was not what we did that caused us to be mistreated because we will be told that it was our fault, but we need to know we are dealing with a system built on hate.
I pursued the grievance procedure with the assistance of an activist black minister who turned on me in the grievance meeting and took the side of the white administrators. This was where I first witnessed God’s promise to give us great boldness and wisdom to stand before the enemy. Convinced God was with me, I filed with the regional Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about 1984/5. My case went without action throughout my many inquiries and a change of representatives, until I discerned that I was being compromised. Eventually, they issued a determination, despite the mountain of evidence I presented, that there was no discrimination and I was issued my letter of option to sue. I was to learn later that the EEOC was chaired by a black man named, Clarence Thomas, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982, who did not believe that racial discrimination existed in employment. I, on the other hand, had a strong faith in God to vindicate me. One online source states:
“Thomas is best known for insisting that racial preferences are bad policy and bad law. Indeed, it was during his tenure as chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the 1980s that it had shifted from a group based approach to civil rights enforcement to an individual based approach. Furthermore, it was his rejection of group based relief in civil rights cases, particularly affirmative action that led liberal civil rights groups to oppose his elevation from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia up to the Supreme Court [in 1991].“ Source: Wikipedia
This was the same Clarence Thomas who sits on the Supreme Court today. A black man born in the southern state of Georgia, appointed to court by George H. W. Bush (1990) and succeeding the famous Thurgood Marshall’s first black appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court (1991); Thomas strives to persuade the nation that racial preferences are unconstitutional. While he himself as a black man, married to a white woman, in question of supporting the racist ex-president, continues to fight against black rights in a racially biased nation. I unknowingly was earning my degree in racial disparity in American society. I took my letter to sue and filed a case with the local court but did not know at the time it was destined to go nowhere. The news papers later reported that the whole town of Danville was found to be unchargeable in a lawsuit between the white municipality and one of their white officials because corruption was normal practice in the city. Without suitable legal representation in a town known for its prejudice against blacks; I still full of faith in God, released my case into His hands to fight a battle too big for me. My faith as a new Christian was being tried on every side but I held on to my faith.
The U.S. Supreme Court is about to weigh in on the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and we already know the opinion of Justice Clarence Thomas. With the majority of right wing justices and Thomas’ persuasion, blacks stand a good chance of losing the Civil Rights Bill that has been a support for black civil rights in America since 1964. My point is that black people need to be more aware of the white community’s use of black people as their pawns to do the bidding under cover for whites in high places to subvert the rights of black people. It’s an old story. The bible gives us a path to overcome but we must stand together and follow that path in faith. We must also utilize the gifting of Christ to recognize the disguises of the enemy and overcome his ensnarement.
The struggle of the 60s is not over and every generation must do their part for deliverance. We must relay our stories to the next generation so that we do not lose ground to ambivalence or lies. The torch of progression must be carried from one generation to the next for black people to prevail against oppression. And we must be allowed to tell our stories so that others can bypass our stumbling blocks and step up higher. We cannot afford to be silenced. The rights to our inheritance are a promise from God and a legal right through the U.S. Constitution. Black people have to be willing to fight for their natural and spiritual rights and should not endorse or follow any leader who is not willing to fight for or protect their liberty as a black person or child of God. The issues and truth are being confused now because of the mixture of relationship between races, politics, religion and other public affiliations. Shakespeare might have said in a play: “To thy own self be true”, but Jesus has taught us the value of preserving our own soul. He has given value to the uniqueness of who we are. He both preserves our soul and restores the breaches that come to disrupt our stability. Abraham was a man of God but when his nephew was taken into bondage by an enemy, he rose up and went to war to win all the people and possessions back. Our power comes from the righteousness of Jesus Christ who has promised to stand with believers who will believe for their right to their inheritance. The bible is our blueprint for the battles against oppression that come to prevent us from enjoying true liberty. While living in and surviving the southern experience after growing up in the big city, God showed me the trials we must go through to prevail, but we cannot win a war that we do not fight. After having run ahead on various fronts, I know that God’s plan works, but it takes faith and a united people to work the plan.
It is important that we as a black community inform our people in advance of current dangers and prepare them spiritually to stand alone when necessary. Our warfare is a spiritual one with a devil that defies black liberty and our battles will be, as Jesus told us, in the home, in the city, in the church and in the government, in the spirit and in the natural realm. We have to win small battles in our flesh and in the home court before we can fight the big battle for our people. Like in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem after captivity, we must carry our weapon of the Holy Spirit while we rebuild the wall against the enemy.
Spiritual and Mental Confusion
In the midst of unrest and the pandemic, people are stressed but black people should not allow their minds to be further traumatized by going to white therapists. If white people believe they are more superior to blacks, why would we allow them the liberty to work on our minds or psychic? We must remember that white people first stole us from our land, enslaved our bodies, deprived us of our history and families, whitewashed our history, took our language, taught us spiritual lies about God, refused us proper education, have perverted the gospel, and tried to lead us into spiritual submission. The bible states that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places, but the battle we face is called white supremacy or white nationalism and it comes through white people. Even though every white person may not be the same, we have enough evidence to know what kind of indoctrination we are contending with. After accomplishing as much liberty as we have today, they are trying to send us back fifty or more years. With what liberty we have left, we should not surrender our mental capacity or spiritual rights to oppression.
White Christian ministers like the popular evangelical, Paula White, preached to blacks about living in a trailer, befriended the popular black minister, Bishop T. D. Jakes, and went under his ministry leadership to evangelize black people, bought him an expensive car, reached national celebrity status, and later stood as spiritual advisor to the racist ex-president who touts hate of black people and promotes white nationalism, while calling on the angels of Africa for support of the republican presidential candidate. As black people and Christians, we have to use discernment in our relationships. God gave it to us for just that kind of scenario. We are seeing confusion resulting from black people trying to adapt to white conditioning and it is driving them mad because it is unnatural. We have to know where the enemy is lurking. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy but we know whites are openly trying to subvert black empowerment and force on us white supremacy. They are so bold as to use us (and our angels) to beat us! The enemy is not hiding any more but he thinks black people are so ignorant that he can do anything to us because some of our leaders have sold out to them. We cannot afford to be foolish. This is not a fight about democracy; this is a fight against black empowerment and liberty, to suppress blacks and uplift white authority. Lest some think me a racist, let me say that God has taught me to love all people, but we have to first love ourselves and our people. We should not give them power over us to defeat us. Hate directed against a people requires that those people protect themselves as a people. All ethnicities have a right to liberty and only the devil fights against God’s liberty. So call it what it is. Pharaoh of Egypt was dark skinned and the Israelites he tried to kill were dark skinned, but God fought Pharaoh on behalf of the Israelites’ right as a people to enjoy freedom.
A Battle of Democracy or Discrimination
Suppressing the black vote is not about democracy; it is about keeping black people in bondage. We must know who the enemy is and how he fights. Remember that white people lead as democrats and as republicans but blacks have no power base as a people. The black leaders we have, appeal to white power as if blacks were still in slavery. They have found no base of authority against whites because we have not found unity among ourselves. White people have deliberately kept us divided against each other like a marriage with three people in it. The church should be our way of coming on one accord and arriving at spiritual and natural liberty, but we have allowed the church to be infiltrated by white theology, ideology and politics. The bible reveals God’s plan to bless black people and all believers and we must understand the Word of God and choose the way of Christ. White people have had generations to learn more about us than we know about ourselves and they want to know the plans of black people in advance so that they can subvert them. Our best plan is to come to unity in the black community to promote our history and rights and not relinquish anything God has ordained for us. The devil is a bully and he has always insisted on his way but we must remember that all believers have power over the devil through Jesus Christ who already defeated him. That is our victory! We walk in that victory and have a right to possess our inheritance through persistence. Every nation and ethnicity has a right to Christian liberty and anyone who fights against our right is an enemy. Here are some links for more information from a white person’s point of view on the racial issue.
- White Woman Tells The Truth About America Pt. 1–
- Educator Jane Elliott Talk on Racism -put “Jane Elliott videos” in browser for selection of videos.
- Anti-Racism Educator Jane Elliott: ‘There’s Only One Race. The Human -https://youtu.be/eFQkLp5u-No
- My Message: What In the World is Going on? Christianity and World Issues–https://youtu.be/XqRhtWMsyio
- My Message -Religions in America – https://youtu.be/AzBcoMUHmuo
A Christian Past of Discrimination
For those who can remember or know the history, it was a humble black man seeking God’s power that hid his head inside a wooden crate while he cried out to God and got in touch with Him, causing an overflow of the Holy Spirit that touched every one who attended, black and white. From that touch that caused the Pentecostal Movement, the majority of spirit filled churches were birthed that still operate after the 1906 outpouring. The black man was William J. Seymour and the Azusa Street movement changed blacks and whites alike who established churches across the nation. From that humble beginning, there was a black and white fellowship for a while until whites pulled out and established their own churches. Over the past 116 years, white Christians have gone from fellowship with blacks to efforts to overthrow or suppress black people and yet still claim to be Christian, righteous and superior. The great move of God they experienced in 1906 has subsided and they now claim that Donald Trump is their god, while some whites have put away faith in God all together.
My dear black brethren, white people cannot lead you because they do not know your God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Black people have suffered great hardships to know God and the Lord requires each person to carry his own cross. The white community is today saying they are their own god or are appointing some man to be their god. God said we should not follow the heathens. They have a plan to run things their own way and appoint their own god. Sound familiar? Read Ezekiel 28. They have lost their way and will use your spiritual connection to God if you let them. The biblical virgins that were ready at the Master’s coming went in and the ones who had no oil remaining in their vessels were told to go to those who sell to buy some oil because those entering had none to spare.
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Mt 25:9-10
It is the will of the Lord for every nation of people to make it in, but the enemy uses some people to prevent others from entering. The wise virgins chose not to lose their salvation for those who were foolish and lost their opportunity to be saved. We must all do our own spiritual warfare and suffering to enter into the kingdom and carry our own cross. The fable of the scorpion and the frog tells of the scorpion’s desire to go to the other side of the lake by catching a ride on the back of the frog. The frog denied him because he feared being stung and they both die. The scorpion questioned: “Why would I do that and cause us both to die?” So the frog allowed the scorpion to get on his back; and while crossing the lake, the scorpion stung the frog and they both began to drown. The frog sinking asked: “Why did you sting me, now we will both drown.” The scorpion said: “Because it’s my nature.” That is why people groups have to deal with their own problematic natures to come to Christ. They cannot arrive on someone else’s back (or use their angels). Therefore, Jesus said: “And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem (Lk 24:47).” There are beliefs, traditions, curses and practices that must be recognized and some broken in ethnic people groups and individuals. They do best in understanding their own customs to be discarded or kept. In Matthew 10:5, Jesus told his disciples not to go to the gentile nations but go to the lost sheep of Israel first. We have seen that trying to do things our own way does not work and trying to let other ethnic groups lead us in their beliefs do not work. It is time to listen to God’s directions. His instructions tell us: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (Act 2:38).” The Holy Spirit is the inward voice of God for each of us individually to help us cross over from our sinful ways through our wilderness journey to get to our heavenly home. Read my book (Christianity and Ethnicity: Is Christ Concerned About Race?) for a more in depth understanding of this issue. We need to understand ourselves before we try to wed other people. Both the bride and the groom make preparations to come together in marriage because both carry their own baggage. Black people have a lot of baggage but so does the white community. No nation of people is without sin and many problems need to be solved in every culture of people. Jesus is Lord of all and He knows how to work on us individually and collectively to bring us together as a multi-ethnic family in earth and one family in heaven. Notice Jesus gave His disciples specific instructions for specific results. When we do it our own way, we get the kind of mess we are dealing with today. Christian is more than a word but it represents a people that are real in practice of faith in Christ and true to their Christ. The righteous community must arise as representatives of Christ to bring civility and peace to the land. Truth is not optional; it is required. Peace comes from the Prince of Peace, who is Christ and Christ knows those that are His. The Holy Spirit has come to work in our hearts to bring us into one people in Christ so we can have the wholesome life that Jesus purchased for all God’s children.
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation… Act 17:26