Summary: Restoration, is still paramount in the deep south, in a diaspora, that practiced redistribution of wealth and sinned against God, when they took, from their neighbors, and falsely claimed lands and properties that did not belong to them.
Lord, I Clearly See, Restore To Me
“Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,” (Leviticus 6:4, King James Version, KJV [Laws of the offerings]).
Greetings in the Matchless Name of Jesus,
Today, I am set before you to speak about issues, common to a modern society as much as, we found through research that the same issues, also were common, in the days of old, the early days of our ancestors. I want to speak to you about civil rights, economic justice, education, labor, and peace. Firstly, let us discover how miserably clever the forces of darkness were that delivered economic injustice, in the neighborhoods, communities, and township, of Camilla, Georgia, United States of America (USA). In the last 10 years, I lived in Camilla, Georgia, in Mitchell County. One day, I found myself, busy, some would say but on a much broader scope, I would say I was constructively involved, in sorting through the deeds, in the Deed Office. You see, brothers and sisters, the clerk, in the office, showed me my great grandfather's deed, dated 1904, which was proof of his purchase of his first land lot (250 farm/country acres) but it said Dougherty County. I did not know that what is now Mitchell County, was once Dougherty County. Let us say, so many counties grew out of each other and some originated the counties that are our counties, today. You know when you research, in documents and in oral history, you will find the puzzle pieces gravitate together, like a load stone does, commonly known as a magnet. Sooner than later, as the years passed by, since those discoveries of land ownership, I found myself, sitting at the table with the President, Vice-President, and four professors, of one of the nearby seminaries, from Florida and my neighbor, a deacon and superintendent of Sunday School/Mission School behaved strangely saying, “Take her; her family has 3,000 acres or more, from 112 to 93, I just have 200 acres.” Low and behold, I observed him behaving like, he thought they came to take all he had and lynch him or something. As baffled as I was, the spirits seemed to be in the church, for this articulation for the planning of the information session, held greater meaning than he aforethought because I do not think he planned or intended to behave that way. I remember my mother told me the country folks were not crazy when they behaved that way. She told me this to prepare me for what I would observe, in behavior, so, I could keep a sense of balanced thought and objectivity, while I lived in the deep south. As the old folks said many a day in church, “God is trying to tell you something.” The spirit spoke through my neighbor to deliver the good news of my inheritance. Lord, I clearly see, restore the lands to me. In those days, it was not uncommon for folks to come and set up house on someone's else land, never deeded, get loans and just pay taxes. It was the deep south culture to take, from their neighbor. It is was still sin. Amazingly, they hated the true owners and gave the authority over the land to those who they placed on their land, making them subject to strangers on their own land. How could they get away with this outright lawless behavior? I know the shyness of my family did not help. Yet, intimately, I found my family to strongly show attributes of leadership. However, they preferred the quiet of gentlemen than the loud bombastic mannerisms of con artist and men who took what did not rightfully belong to them. My great grandfather, instead of drinking his earnings away each time the railroad paid him, for he split rails, built the railroad, to get the money to buy the land, he saved his money. He did not involve himself in the wicked ploys of those, who took, which was to pretend the land they showed the buyers was still government land, knowing the railroad sold the land and deeded the land to my great grandfather, they still gave the land and loaned money to buy the land, to families, out of just practicing oppression and hate.