Historical Correction: 40 Acres & A Mule!
Picture by Mick Haupt
The name Keturah means incense and comes from the scripture in Genesis 25:1-6. Keturah was married to Abraham the father of many faiths/nations. The unique thing about Keturah is she was an African woman. They had six Jewish/African sons which Abraham sent away without an inheritance. There are many stories like this is the world today but God had me zero in on this story regarding the Civil War. God is a God of restoration and He wants to restore everything that has been lost or stolen from all His people.
Joel 2:25 NKJ
“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.
Psalm 126:4 NKJ
Turn to freedom our captivity and restore our fortunes, O Lord, as the streams in the South (the Negeb) [are restored by the torrents].
God wants to correct a major wrong that was done to the African American people after the Civil War.
Some things we can pray and repent for but, there are others things that God wants something done both spiritually and naturally. This project has to deal with the land and the people regarding restoration naturally and spiritually. There was a situation that happened in the USA history in the Savannah, Georgia area in 1865 which was called the 40 acres and a mule. https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/the-truth-behind-40-acres-and-a-mule/
The Order by General Sherman-This was during the Civil War
Statement made by the African American Pastors: We looked upon Gen. Sherman prior to his arrival as a man in the Providence of God specially set apart to accomplish this work, and we unanimously feel inexpressible gratitude to him, looking upon him as a man that should be honored for the faithful performance of his duty. Some of us called upon him immediately upon his arrival, and it is probable he would not meet the Secretary with more courtesy than he met us. His conduct and deportment toward us characterized him as a friend and a gentleman. We have confidence in Gen. Sherman, and think that what concerns us could not be under better hands. This is our opinion now from the short acquaintance and interest we have had. (Mr. Lynch states that with his limited acquaintance with Gen. Sherman, he is unwilling to express an opinion. All others present declare their agreement with Mr. Frazier about Gen. Sherman.)
Some conversation upon general subjects relating to Gen. Sherman's march then ensued, of which no note was taken.
Clipping from New-York Daily Tribune, [13 Feb. 1865], “Negroes of Savannah,” Consolidated Correspondence File, series 225, Central Records, Quartermaster General, Record Group 92, National Archives.
1. Brackets in the original.2. The act, adopted on July 4, 1864, permitted agents from Northern states to recruit soldiers among black men in the Confederate states, crediting them against the draft quotas of the Northern states. (U.S., Statutes at Large, Treaties, and Proclamations, vol. 13 [Boston, 1866], pp. 379–81.)
Would you like to make history?
If so I am asking you to give toward this land project in South Georgia. I am asking you to help me correct history and write a new chapter in our nation. This land will satisfy one of the legal rights the enemy has had against the body of Christ/Ekklesia for over 157 years. Pray, pray, pray and ask God if you are to be a part of this project. No gift is too small. We need $160,000 to bring restoration to our great nation!
You can send you tax deductible gift to (a non-profit 501 3 c IRS approved organization)
New Gate International Church, Inc
P. O. Box 2156, Lilburn, Georgia 30048
or online www.newgateintl.org.Text to give: 770-727-2919, type in New Gate and give!
Thank you in advance for your consideration!
Thank you, thank you, and thank you in advance for your wonderful support!
Dr. Venessa Battle
Reconciler of the nations, restorer, healer of the land, deliverer, with a love for all of God’s people! Social entrepreneur with the heart of God to see restoration for all people!