Barbados (April 15- 19, 2004)
It is always so interesting when you recognize God has you on a line to deal with certain things.
While in Barbados the meetings were great, but I also recognized God had me there for a purpose. I spent time at the museum, which I always like to do as I find many things that give clues to the entrenchment of the enemy that is in a land.
Barbados is a relatively small island on which at one time there were 1200 plantations. It is the Eastern most island in the Caribbean and as such was a slave trade port. While at the museum we found several interesting things. The English slave trade, relying on Africans, was developed to service the highly profitable sugar economy. It was unique in its vast movement of people. There was an oppressive legal structure and a system of divide and rule along racial lines.
The museum contained records of a male and female deity spirits that were worshipped. The female deity was named Atabeyra – Mother of the sea – supreme female spirit of human fertility and childbirth. The male deity was named Yocahu, which means giver of cassava, which is a food eaten in the islands. There was also a dog spirit – Opiel-giaobiran – he who cares for the souls of the immediately deceased. It has the symbol of death, the skull with canine teeth of a dog.
We also found out they have a Trafalgar Square with a Lord Nelson column that is older than the one found at Trafalgar Square in London, England. We dealt with the lines of the enemy as we had done in London. The square in Barbados sits in front of the port where the slaves were traded. We dealt with the trafficking of the souls of men and repented for the participation of England and the U.S.A. and the part we played in this. I told them the Word of God says those whose sins you retain are held in the spirit realm and everyone is bound up in the sin, but those whose sins you remit or forgive it looses the people, nations everyone and everything to be free to be who God designed them to be. The pastor there really began to release the slave traders, the plantation owners, and everyone involved, which we believe will bring freedom to Africa, England, Barbados and America to be who God desires us to be.