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Exodus Chapter 4 Commentary

In the Book of Exodus, Chapter 4, we delve into a pivotal moment in the liberation of the house of Jacob (Akobe) from the oppressive rule of Pharaoh in ancient Egypt. This chapter carries immense significance for an Afrocentric perspective, as it highlights the divine calling of Moses and the indomitable spirit of the Bantu community.

The chapter begins with Moses grappling with self-doubt and uncertainty. He questions his own abilities and expresses concerns about his eloquence and effectiveness as a leader.

This introspection is a relatable experience for many individuals, especially those of the African diaspora, who have been conditioned by a society that perpetuates self-doubt and marginalization. It reflects the internalized oppression that stems from centuries of colonization and systemic discrimination.

However, the Great Spirit, the Creator of the house of Akobe (the Bantus), reaffirms Moses’ purpose and assures him of the divine guidance and power that will accompany him on this liberatory journey. This affirmation resonates deeply within the African diaspora community. It reminds us of our inherent strength and resilience, rooted in a rich ancestral heritage that predates the era of oppression.

The Staff or the Rod

Furthermore, the symbolism of Moses’ staff holds significant African symbolism. The staff represents ancestral wisdom and spiritual authority, reminiscent of the staff carried by African griots and diviners, who were the guardians of oral tradition and cultural knowledge. Scripturally speaking, the Rod represents the Word of God (the Great Creator).

Through the transformative power of the staff, Moses is able to perform miraculous acts. His acts symbolize the restoration of the Bantu people’s connection to their spiritual roots. And also their ability to reclaim agency in the face of adversity.

As Moses embarks on his mission to confront Pharaoh, he is accompanied by his brother Aaron, who serves as his spokesperson. This partnership between Moses and Aaron exemplifies the importance of collective action and solidarity within the community. If a community does not work together, it will perish. The Great Spirit will emphasize in future talks with Moses that if someone does not abide by the set rules of the community, they will be “cut off from among his people.”

Setting the Captives Free

It emphasizes the significance of unity and collaboration among African peoples, recognizing that liberation cannot be achieved in isolation but through communal effort and shared goals.

When Moses and Aaron present their demands to Pharaoh, they bear the weight of the Bantu community’s collective aspirations. Their words echo the voice of the Great Spirit, who proclaims, “Let my people go, that they may serve me.”

This resonates with the Afrocentric belief in the inherent dignity and self-determination of African peoples. It emphasizes the right of African communities to practice their own spirituality and traditions, free from the constraints imposed by colonial and oppressive systems.

Pharaoh’s resistance and the hardening of his heart reflect the entrenched nature of oppression and the reluctance of oppressive powers to relinquish their control.

Oppression Only Relinquishes by Force

Despite witnessing the manifestation of divine power through miraculous signs and plagues, Pharaoh remains steadfast. He was steadfast in his refusal to liberate the Bantu people. This narrative serves as a reminder that the struggle for liberation is not linear. Instead, it requires sustained resistance and unwavering determination.

Ultimately, Exodus Chapter 4 conveys a profound message of hope, empowerment, and resistance. It reaffirms the Afrocentric belief in the divine interconnectedness of all African peoples and their shared struggle for liberation. It underscores the importance of ancestral wisdom, collective action, and the unyielding spirit of the Bantu community.

As we navigate our own personal and collective journeys, may we draw strength from the narratives of Exodus. And the timeless wisdom they impart, embracing our ancient African identity.

Also for us reclaiming our rightful place in the complexity of human history. While this is aimed at the Jew (Yawa/Bantu) first, it is clearly for all oppressed people, who, we all are the children of the Eternal Father.

The Land of Shem

Unfortunately for us who trusted and went along with modern theology and scripture, unbeknownst to us all, all of this story takes place in the land of Shem. The land of Shem is otherwise known as the continent of Africa. The land of Canaan is in the southern parts of Afrika.

This is the land given to the house of Akobe, and to their fathers, Isaaka and Abram. 

Old maps are confirming the way, the Spirit of the Great Creator is leading the way. He is toppling lies and things of no profit.

Visit our series Unprofitable Lies. We are rewriting the narrative of the scriptures, putting back what was taken out, and taking out what was erroneously placed in the ancient scrolls.


Minister Koko


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With all love and Spiritual regards


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