A lot of Bruhz called us to asked us what we met when we referenced Revelations Chapter 3:14. A lot of Bruhz also called to ask us why it is so important that we organize a complete commitment to cultivating our existing bank and utilizing it as our main financial institution.
It may be a Revelation for some Bruhz to know that If we moved all our money out of commercial banks and into our own Credit Union (and manage it professionally), we could pay every single brother that ever pledged dividends. That is called profit sharing and it should not be a revelation for any of us to understand that concept is only natural among “true” brothers. Yes, it may be a revelation that profits from our illustrious fraternity could not only be shared by the brotherhood, it could also be used as the financial backbone which can build an economy for Black Self Determination rather than allowing only the elitist thieves in leadership to profit. It may also be a revelation that all Bruhz invested would have privilege to all financial transactions and have a direct voice in how the money is managed.
In the context of challenging the greed and corruption of our leadership, we referenced Revelations Chapter 3 Verse 14. In that particular section, there is a strong parallel between experiences
“The Amen” starkly described what we are experiencing within our fraternity approximately 2000 years before we were founded. The Amen said to the Church, “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”
Those are words of complete disgust with the hypocrisy of rulers of the church who professed teachings of God but did not live the teachings and only used them for exploitation. This lead to a popular disenfranchisement with the church because the masses began to see it as fake. The same is happening with Omega.
Perhaps it can be interpreted as either your spirituality should mean everything or it means nothing and there is nothing in between. In comparison, our life’s commitment to Omega can mean everything to us or nothing.
Bruhz use the term “Lukewarm” in a similar way as “The Amen” describes it in the book of Revelations. Based on our required reading and interpretation of “Members vs. Men”, true brothers of Omega understand that a Bruh either lives by the ritual, principles and by-Laws of the fraternity enthusiastically or they are considered “Luke”.
The Amen told the church that it was “Hot” on meaningless and selfish matters but cold on matters of true spirit and righteousness.
It is as if The Amen was foreshadowing an analogy of the modern shift in attitudes of some men within Omega. Some brothers are “Hot” about how they can make themselves individually and materially rich at the expense of other brothers or humanity in general. They are “Hot” about vessel of decadence and hedonism. They are “Hot” on distractions from the true needs of the people they sworn serve. However, they are ice cold when it comes to true organization for self-determination, cooperative economics, collective work and responsibility and higher spiritual attainment.
In the book of Revelation, Chapter 3, The Amen is speaking directly to men similar to Omega’s elitist corrupt leadership in the following verse: “Because you say, ‘I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,’ and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor, blind and naked.”
We are here to remind our corrupt leaders that their selfish, wicked thievery and deceit is wretched, miserable and poor.
We are here to bring vision to their blindness and a warm covering of truth, reconciliation and forgiveness for their naked souls.
We seek to infuse Omega into the overall liberation struggle of Black people internationally as God and our founders intended.
We seek to build an economy within Omega committed to that struggle.
The question of our place in time is “Will we be “HOT” on that?
And if not, where will our place be in history and in the souls of black people if we knowingly deny this call of duty?
The book of Revelations is certainly revolving full circle towards Omega.
Let’s get “Hot”, Let’s get Free, The Revelation is we can be all that we can be!