Three days after the burial of former President Mills, I keep asking myself this question: did he conquer?
From all accounts of the former president, I would say he was a good public servant. However, his legacy as a president leaves room for little to be said. The summary of his tenure in office would be described as, "He was a man of PEACE! Does such a description suffice as conquering for a former sitting president? Well, I hope by the time you finish reading this write-up you will come to a conclusion of your own. So, lets start with his personality.
On his personality, I would say his character was undoubtedly without blemish, which is a bold thing for me to opine, (well this is in fact arguable on so many levels) for a politician of his status. By consensus, he was an honest, humble, caring, selfless, hard working, and a peace-loving man. In short, he was a man of integrity. But this integrity, albeit being displayed on the national platform through his conduct as a public official, could not translate into his leadership style. As a president, he was not that much of an inspiration.
I should not be too critical of him because personally, I have achieved nothing. I stand for something, that I cannot represent because I am a coward. But no, not this man. He was no coward, he might not have been a good leader, but yet still the solemn truth remains, he stood by his principles. That to me commands the greatest respect and admiration of all. This fact was ultimately displayed during his funeral. That was the sort of man he was. He could have been a great leader.
However, I will argue further that his reign might not have been for the purpose we all hoped for. Like the parable spoken by Jesus, the potency of a seed is displayed when dead and buried. I believe, the purpose for him being elected was so that he could die at this point in time, to save our Great nation from the doom that was pending. His death I posit, has alleviated our country, Ghana, from a disaster many might not have believed existed. His death, has revealed the true nature of his election into the highest office in our sovereign state: the UNITY OF THE PEOPLE.
Ghana will experience peace. Ghana will reign supreme on the African continent, and the world in the NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE. The sacrifice has been paid, just as it was some years ago. The path to greatness has finally been further enhanced. Yes, he came, he saw, he died, and YES AGAIN, HE DID CONQUER. Perhaps not what we expected of him, but what his maker expected of him. In the end, that is what matters. Solomon even said it, the sole purpose of man is to serve God! He served, he is at peace. Now its up to us to run with the torch.
Former President Mills, you might not have been the leader I expected you to be, in fact, although your reign was full of disappointment in my eyes, I want to you to know, wherever you are, that you sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. It is very much appreciated, especially by those of us who understand the dynamics of what has taken place. There is no need for me to say may your soul rest in peace, because you are at peace. Thank you for conquering.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Didn't even know today was the 1st of April. This is not how I expected to start the month. God forgive me. Its been too long and today I finally gave in to it; its just too hard trying to hold back anymore. I am definitely weak in all this. Have to keep it together this month. No messing around. That's how I want it but life has a way of messing with my head.
God be my helper
Sunday, January 22, 2012
This message is not meant for everybody, the content is hard to imbibe. I am not sorry for writing it, because this message is for the elect of God. Say what you want, the truth is not always what is pleasing to the ears.
Many years ago I heard a message that in the fullness of time revolutionized my world. it was spoken by one of the greatest speakers --in my opinion-- of our time. He is one of the less than ten people I have encountered who have gotten the message right (This is not to imply that there are less than 10 people who have gotten it right).
A Diversion: I always knew I was different, my life is the evidence of this factor. The stories my mom told me about my childhood and from the experiences I have had growing up. My belief in a higher power, a God who has dominion over all living creatures, has been at the zenith of my existence. Over the years I always thought I had it all figured out: the concept, the belief, my existence and how I function. Apparently, I had it all wrong. As hard as the truth might hurt, I had also fallen prey to the greatest deception perpetuated by the devil to on Church of Christ.
I guess you are wondering what this great deception is. This deception is deep rooted in the fundamentalism of the Christian Church today. Only a few enlightened ones have caught the vision; those who get it right are scorned, mocked, lied against and abused by the (1) CHURCH, and the rest is obviously (2) the world. Any attempt to try fix it will lead to one being branded a HERETIC. I believe the greatest deception the devil has succeeded in carrying out against the Church is the preaching of CHRISTIANITY. I can hear the voice of your thoughts also screaming HERESY! Believe it or not, that is the truth, that is why Jesus has not come yet; because I have faith that the moment this deception is rooted out, Christ will come for his elect as promised.
This is the kind of message that would have you burnt at the stake some centuries past. I Know, but it is about time the children of God and the Church of Christ lived out their true potential.
With the premise of this write-up established, it is paramount I make clear what I am NOT saying.
1. I AM NOT SAYING JESUS IS NOT THE CHRIST
2.I AM NOT SAYING HE DID NOT COME TO DIE FOR OUR SINS
3.I AM NOT SAYING HE REMAINED IN THE GRAVE AFTER HIS DEATH
4.I AM NOT SAYING HE IS NOT SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER
5.I AM NOT SAYING HE DID NOT SEND THE HOLY GHOST TO US
With this said, I can see you ask the question, "What are you talking about then?" Well I am talking about a simple message misunderstood, misrepresented and reduced to its lowest form. I am talking about a MISCONTRUED DIVINE MANDATE, which has been proclaimed for centuries; if God does not intervene, which I believe he is doing, this deception will continue to the demise of the Church. What is this deception I am talking about? Well if you know your Bible very well and you have allowed the Holy Spirit to lead you to all truth, you will AGREE with my next phrase, "PREACHING CHRISTIANITY." This the greatest deception the devil has succeeded in carrying out. He has been able to achieve what God in his nature was trying to destroy, ESTABLISH RELIGION. As hard as it is to believe, it is the truth; remember, the devil does not want you to believe this.