Spreading God's Love Thru Prayer
The Africans who were sold into slavery were captured by their African enemies known as the Edomites.
The captured slaves were the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Yacob (Jacob). They were called Israelites as a result of God changing the name of Yacob to Israel.
The Israelites were given the land of Canaan to be their possession forever, but because of their constant disobedience to God's commands and laws, the Israelites lost the right to live there. God had promised the land of Canaan to Abraham and his descendants, but the enemies of the Israelites wanted the land for themselves:
"The Lord spoke to me 'Mortal man' he said, 'the people who are living in the ruined cities of the land of Israel (the land belonging to Israel - which was Canaan) are saying: 'Abraham was only one man, and he was given the whole land.
There are many of us, so now the land is ours.' (Ezekiel 33:23-24).
Slavery was the final punishment for the Israelites.
When the Edomites sold the Israelites to the Europeans, the Edomites claimed the land of Canaan as their own possession:
"The Lord spoke to me 'Mortal man' he said, 'denounce the country of Edom.
You were Israel's constant enemy and let her people be slaughtered in the time of her disaster, the time of final punishment for her sins.' (Ezekiel 35: 1,2,5).
The Edomites benefited for a short time when they captured and sold the Israelites into slavery, but since that time Africa has been stripped bare by the Europeans.
The scramble for Africa has seen the worlds richest continent robbed of its gold, silver, diamonds, oil, cocoa, coffee etc.
These valuable commodities have been taken by the descendants of the very nations the Edomites had sold the Israelites to.
Today, Africa is a continent ravished by starvation, pestilence, corruption, greed and war.
The descendants of the African nations who sold God's people into slavery are suffering the consequences. (Scriptures taken from the 'Sunrise Good News