Black Christians : THE FESTIVAL OF BREADS: The Delicious Smell of Freshly Baked Bread;

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    THE FESTIVAL OF BREADS: The Delicious Smell of Freshly Baked Bread;
    Flat Bread, & Holiday Fruitcakes...Shewbread

    3 Mandatory Yearly Festivals; Passover, Tabernacle & The Feast of Weeks (Part I)


    Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
    [EXODUS 23:14]

    Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God ...in
    the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of
    tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty: Every man shall give as he is able, ...
    [DEUTERONOMY 16:16-17].​


    Why? For what reason would these mandatory FEAST have to be observed? If they were not observed then it was stated that people’s souls would be cut off. If unleavened bread was even found in the home during the days of observance that soul would be cut off from the Creator God. All of these festivals were instituted to be observed FOREVER. Now too, more ancient pagan festivals have been strategically coupled together with the mandatory Hebrew-Israelite festivals instituted at the time of the EXODUS in 1436 B.C. My other question revolves around my own church experience. I wonder why the Black Church did not teach and stress its importance as they are outlined in the very Book of the Covenant. It was further stated that these festivals were instituted as a memorandum and in order to continually teach their crucial importance and significance in regards to how to respond to future events. So even though we may be allowed to observe these festivals during this governments’ federal holidays, if we don’t know the importance of them, then to observe them would be of none affect. It would be just as well to go out and get drunk, buy some presents and call it a day. Because the very covenant that outlines these festivals are made available, it shows that the Black Church has failed in general so, the responsibility becomes on an individual basis. And for this reason, I wish to share. I’ve written about it extensively in my fourth book of my series (though presently not in print). Two of the mandatory annual festivals had greater emphasis over past times but, the third one which seems to have been the least emphasized, is actually the most important observance of all times, especially in these last days; THE FESTIVAL OF BREADS [also known as INGATHERING, The Feast of Weeks...].

    Every time I think about driving down Grandby Street in Norfolk, Virginia, my mind always goes to the incredible memory of the smell of freshly baked bread coming from one of the nearby bread factories. And sometimes it takes me farther back in time when I was younger and temporarily living in the deep south with one of my aunts. Always around Christmastime in December, it was a tradition back at home in the north and in the deep south, that the women in the community had to bake their special bread cakes and give it to someone else. They had to bake enough for their neighbors, their own family Christmas Dinner, and especially for the church Christmas Dinner. There was always much talk and preparation about who was good at baking certain kinds of breads. It seemed that each and every woman had their own specialty. And if ‘Miss so and so’ did not come over and bring her special pie or cake then, either she was sick, shut in or mad at somebody. Feelings would get hurt. Some women were good at baking fruitcakes, or cornbread, blueberry muffin cakes, apple turnovers, apple pies, pumpkins pies, homemade buttermilk biscuits and much more. And if young women were really good at it, within the next nine months, September became a time when babies were born. It was a time when men were on the move looking for some good food, good company, and good sex; the way to a man’s heart. My aunt was good at making just about anything homemade. It was the first time I realized there was a difference between store bought bread and freshly baked bread. So when I came to realize that the FESTIVAL OF BREADS was a major yearly solemn observance, I did more research and found out that even before the time of the EXODUS, the making and baking of breads encompasses an enormous significance in regards to humanity. It was directly related to the very plight of the Hebrew-Israelites and many other black civilizations of whom had become severely suppressed down into awful servitude and enslavement. In fact, the worse form of slavery was that of THE GRAIN SLAVES and for this reason, I need to go back a little farther before expounding upon the mandatory institution of the Feast of Breads.


    The Ancient Corn Festival & the Barley Festival; THE BEER FESTIVAL
    More can be gained from grains than sweet smelling bread. Historians show depictions of the ancient original Maya [Blacks] stoned drunk and falling out during their annual Corn Festivals from their much desired beer that they extracted from corn grain. Their worship of the Earth Mother as ‘the goddess Ceres’ [cereal goddess] and ‘the Corn goddess’ goes thousands of years back in time and ties to ancient productions of other grains considered sacred to them such as the rice grain and wheat grain and more. The new age image of the Earth Mother, the Lady Liberty, though as ‘Ashteroth’ [white] connects back to the original Earth Mother, Cybele [Shibboleth], the rotund, nude, Black goddess, sometimes depicted blowing her ‘horn of plenty’. Like the original white or pale yellow color of the corn grain, the goddess Ashteroth became the epitome, the full manifestation of the supreme goddess. She represented euphoria, the ideal image of victory. But long before the time of her full elevation, many a human sacrifice rituals were conducted in her honor and other gods and goddesses as well, during the seasons when various grains were harvested, fermented and used for the making of breads and grain alcohol. In ancient Egypt where the Hebrew-Israelites eventually became suppressed down into a miserable lot of being GRAIN SLAVES, it was the ‘barley grain’ that the ancient Egyptians came to depend upon for their major Fall Festival, the BARLEY FESTIVAL or, THE BEER FESTIVAL. And this very grain marks time and history with accuracy regarding the very footsteps of the Israelites and even goes back to the time when grain cultivation and production first began in ancient Mesopotamia.

    The Chaldeans [Black Babylonians] were the first to be tied to the earliest grain cultivation and production. From this region, people went from being hunters to being planters and gatherers. Grain cultivation spread from this region, eastwards, northwards and into Europe where bread began to be cultivated and known to have ‘gluten’, a pasty substance that caused people to appreciate bread production even more so. In Egypt it was the barley grain that became used extensively because it was a great source for bread making. for beer making and for other purposes as well.

    Barley became a main staple and a vital production in the Old Mediterranean world for bread and for making beer. It was so dependable, not only with accuracy in times and seasonal changes but also, in other measurements as well. It became the very ‘unit of measure’ upon which today every kind of measurement stems from. The SI unit of measurement ‘the gram’ comes from ‘the barley grain’ [barleycorn] and the Chaldean month of ‘OCTOBER’ means ‘the month of barley’, the very month the barley grain matured. The Egyptians and early Celtic people used this term to define their month ‘SEPTEMBER’ [i.e. September/October equinox; Lunar Calendar variations] for the very same reason; the barley grain. Although in Egypt, barley crops could be grown and harvested three times during the year, it was in the month of SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER that the barley crop was depended upon for their annual BEER FESTIVAL and, today we know this ancient festival as THE OCTOBERFEST or, THE HARVEST-FEST or etc. For this reason and much more, we can confirm that the Hebrew-Israelites left Egypt during the month of SEPTEMBER; the time of the barley crop production. It was the very time of the Exodus. In fact, the Bible gives a detailed account of Moses addressing the pharaoh concerning the barley crop and other crops in which the Israelites were enslaved to harvest around that very time. -- Cont. P. II, III.



    Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. EXODUS 12: 15

    And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.

    And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever. EXODUS 12:14, 17.​


    *Unleavened Bread; 'Flatbread or, bread with no yeast'.

    Lady Liberty [Statue of Liberty]
    http://www.nps.gov/stli/historyculture/index.htm
    http://manhattan.about.com/od/historyandlandmarks/a/statueofliberty.htm
    http://www.freemasonrywatch.org/statue_of_liberty.html
    Barley grain
    http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch410.html
    http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/egypt/dailylife/breadmaking.htm

    The goddess Ceres
    http://crystalinks.com/ceres.html
    http://www.licares.org/Potpourri/Ceres/Ceres.htm
    http://www.dartmouth.edu/~milton/reading_room/elegiarum/elegy_5/notes.shtml
    http://paganizingfaithofyeshua.netfirms.com/no_4_attis_cybele.htm
    http://encyclopedia.farlex.com/Rhea+Cybele
    http://www.inanna.virtualave.net/mother.html
     
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    ...The enslaved people who built the pyramids endured intense desert heat, heavy labor lifting huge stones, and dawn to dusk hours on a spartan diet. Their meals consisted of a mere three loaves of barley bread a day and an allotment of beer--made from barley, of course.

    Before the Common Era, barley carried a great deal of importance since it was the major staple grain throughout the entire Near East, Egypt and Greece.

    In ancient Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Egypt barley was frequently served in the form of porridge or unleavened bread. These ancient civilizations also developed the art of malting barley for making beer.
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