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    The Great Winepress of The Wrath of God By: Emmanuel Afraka Hail threatens Italy s wine crop August 5, 2002 Posted: 1:18 PM EDT (1718 GMT) ROME, Italy -- It is
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      The Great Winepress of The Wrath of God

      By: Emmanuel Afraka

      Hail threatens Italy's wine crop

      August 5, 2002 Posted: 1:18 PM EDT (1718 GMT)


      ROME, Italy -- It is feared that storms of hailstones the size of
      tennis balls have destroyed much of northern Italy's grape crop. For
      the second successive year, unseasonable weather looks likely to
      seriously affect the region's wine production.

      "So many months of work were destroyed in a few hours," Giancarlo
      Panarella, the director of Agrotec, an agricultural technology
      association, in Viterbo, told the Associated Press on Monday.

      He was speaking after hailstones weighing up to 700 grams (1.5
      pounds) fell on Saturday and Sunday.

      The hail tore through thin grape leaves and destroyed the grapes,
      Panarella said. Also ruined were fields of olives, corn, peaches and
      other crops.

      The Italian Agriculture Conferedation said early estimates were that
      the storms could cost vintners 200 million euros (nearly $200
      million).

      Where the grapes were spared, low temperatures -- dipping to 15C
      (59F) on Saturday -- might force winegrowers to postpone harvests by
      at least a week, Panarella said.
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      Could the recent news of a great Hail Storm destroying the grape
      harvest in Italy be related to the fulfillment of the following
      scriptures?

      REVELATION 8:7
      "The first angel [the Church of Smyrna] sounded, and there followed
      HAIL and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth:
      and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was
      burnt."

      REVELATION 14:19-20
      "And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the
      vine of the earth [like the grapes vines recently destroyed in
      Italy], and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God."
      "And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out
      of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a
      thousand and six hundred furlongs."

      REVELATION 17:21
      "And there fell upon men a GREAT HAIL out of heaven, every stone
      about the weigh of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the
      plague of the HAIL; for the plague thereof was exceeding great."

      Is the Wrath of God now being focused on those Romans of Italy, who
      change the Ethiopian Hebrew identity of Jesus into that of a white
      Jew? Remember they are responsible for the deeds and doctrines of
      the Nicolaitanes, which Jesus describes in Revelation 2:6 and 2:15,
      as things he hate. Remember, the deeds and doctrines of the
      Nicolaitanes not only involve changes the Ethiopian Hebrew identity
      of Jesus, it also involves associating the works of Jesus with gifts
      sent by jolly old St. Nicolas. Little do most Christian know that,
      in sending gifts to one another in honor of Merry Christmas, they are
      actually celebrating the Romans' success in changing the Ethiopian
      Hebrew identities of Jesus and John the Baptist into that of two
      white Jews.

      REVELATION 11:10
      "And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make
      merry [as in Merry Christmas], and shall send gifts one to another;
      because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth."


      Sincerely Yours,
      In The Spirit of Eternal Love,
      Emmanuel Afraka
      ____________________________________________________________


      A glimpse at one of the topics that will be discussed in Book Four of
      The Five Books of Emmanuel entitled "The Fifth and Final Gospel of
      Christ Jesus":


      Was Jesus Christ a Negro
      (http://www.nbufront.org/html/MastersMuseums/JGJackson/WasJesusNegro.h
      tml)

      Was Jesus Christ a Negro?

      A Rationalistic Review

      By John G. Jackson (1933)

      A little over a half century ago Kersey Graves created quite a furor
      in the orthodox religious circles by writing a book which flaunted
      the sensational title of The World's 16 Crucified Saviors. One of the
      most interesting parts of the book is a section in which the author
      discusses the racial identity of Jesus and offers evidence that the
      Christian Savior was a black man. The passage referred to reads as
      follows:There is as much evidence that the Christian Savior was a
      black man, or at least a dark man, as there is of his being the son
      of the Virgin Mary, or that he once lived and moved upon the earth.
      And that evidence is the testimony of his disciples, who had nearly
      as good an opportunity of knowing what his complexion was as the
      evangelists who omit to say anything about it. In pictures and
      portraits of Christ by the early Christians he is uniformly
      represented as being black. To make this more certain a red tinge is
      given to the lips; and the only test in the Christian bible quoted by
      orthodox Christians as describing his complexion represents it as
      being black.Solomon's declaration, I am black, but comely, O ye
      daughters of Jerusalem' (Sol, I, 5), is often cited as referring to
      Christ. According to the bible itself, then, Jesus Christ was a black
      man. Let us suppose that at some future time he makes his second
      advent to the earth, as some Christians anticipate he will do, and
      that he comes in the character of a sable messiah, how would he be
      received by our Negro hating Christians of sensitive olfactory
      nerves. Would they worship a Negro God?The question might arise in
      the mind of the reader: "Well, the argument of Kersey Graves sounds
      plausible enough, but really we need a great deal more corroborative
      evidence before we can give his conclusions more than palling
      notice?" This question, the writer believes, is justified. In
      questions of historical controversy only the most careful
      consideration of evidence should satisfy us.To say that the early
      pictures and images of the Virgin Mary and the infant Jesus represent
      them with black complexions is not enough. Our statement must be
      backed up by archaeological evidence. This evidence, fortunately, was
      collected by the Great British Orientalist, Sir Godfrey Higgins, and
      has been preserved for posterity in his monumental work, The
      Anacalypsis, or An Inquiry into the Origin of Languages, Nations and
      Religions.Sir Godfrey Higgins informs us that "In all the Romish
      (Catholic) countries of Europe, France, Italy, Germany, etc., the God
      Christ, as well as his mother, are described in their old pictures to
      be black. The infant God in the arms of his black mother, his eyes
      and drapery white, is himself perfectly black. If the reader doubts
      my word he may go to the Cathedral at Moulins—to the famous Chapel of
      the Virgin at Loretto—to the Church of the Annunciata—the Church at
      St. Lazaro or the Church of St. Stephen at Genoa—to St. Francisco at
      Pisa—to the Church at Brixen in Tyrol and to that at Padua—to the
      Church of St. Theodore at Munich—to a church and to the Cathedral at
      Augsburg, where a black virgin and child as large as life—to Rome and
      the Borghese chapel of Maria Maggiore—to the Pantheon—to a small
      chapel of St. Peters on the right hand side on entering, near the
      door; and in fact, to almost innumerable other churches in countries
      professing the Romish religion."There is scarcely an old church in
      Italy where some remains of the worship of the black virgin and black
      child are not to be met with. Very often the black figures have given
      way to white ones and in these cases the black ones, as being held
      sacred, were put into retired places in the churches, but were not
      destroyed, and are yet to be found there…"When the circumstance has
      been named to the Romish priests they have endeavored to disguise the
      fact by pretending that the child had become black by the smoke of
      candles; but it was black where the smoke of a candle never came and,
      besides, how came the candles not to blacken the white of the eyes,
      the teeth and the shirt, and to redden the lips? Their real blackness
      is not to be questioned."… A black virgin and child among the white
      Germans, Swiss, French and Italians" (The Anacalypsis, Vol. I, Book
      IV, Chap.I). My friend, Mr. J.A. Rogers, the well-known traveler and
      journalist, has seen quite a large number of these black images of
      the Madonna and infant in his European travels and has discovered
      that some of the images possess African features. Evidently early
      Christians must have thought that Jesus Christ was a member of the
      Ethiopian race or they would not have so stressed the dark hue of the
      skin of the Savior and his mother in their pictures and
      statues.According to Christian dogma, Jesus is the Son of God. Since
      children are, as a rule, similar in complexion to their parents it is
      reasonable to assume that God also is black. This conclusion is both
      logical and scientific. "There is a strong reason the think,"
      declares Joseph McCabe, "that man was at first very dark of skin,
      wooly haired and flat nosed." And since the bible tells us that man
      was created in God's image, then beyond all doubt God must be of dark
      complexion with unmistakably African features.Some of my friends have
      suggested that should it be generally believed in these United States
      that either Jesus or Jehovah was of sable hue that the Christian
      church would soon go out of business. They reason that white citizens
      of the nation, on account of race prejudice, would have absolutely no
      use for a black God: and the colored citizens would not have any
      confidence in an Ethiopian God who had so long neglected his own race
      of people. However, I do not think such a situation will come to
      pass, for the overwhelming majority of people do not believe what is
      plausible or what is true; they believe what is comforting or
      pleasing.
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