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MONSTERS, DICTATORS AND DEMI-DEVILS

Monsters, Dictators and Demi-devils are not born. Every human being is born innocent and it is society’s input which changes the whole ball game. Most dictators (with a few exceptions) start out well and with good intentions. Dictators and/or Demi-devils are made by a close elite circle of people with a common agenda with the Dictator/Demi-devil. However usually the masses are used to deify and to spruce up the image of the Monster. It is foolhardy for any community to surrender power to one individual and not suffer the consequences of such a suicidal act.

The African political community has contributed a sizeable number of dictators to the global list. This is not a laughable matter because this has led to a reversal of the gains of liberation and independence from colonial settlers in Africa. By default the African religious community is equally accountable for creating monsters masquerading as Demi-gods whom I prefer to call Demi-devils because the Most High God cannot share his glory with humans. They usually play the RACE OR ETHNIC CARD in politics or the RELIGION CARD to the religious in order to trump up support from the masses. Their strongest and most effective tool is propaganda which they use to brainwash and blind their followers from reality. This is usually characterised by hate speeches against those who question the system from inside and outside. Unfortunately monsters do not have permanent friends or permanent enemies for strategic reasons hence its difficult to know if you are still comrades in arms. The moment a monster has entrenched himself in a position of power and authority, its an uphill task to remove them without causing some damage to innocent people.

Typical of monsters, they survive by drinking the blood of the masses (Metaphorical Language at play here). But once in a while the monster wants to drink the blood of one of its own lieutenants. This is one of the enigmas surrounding the behaviour of a monster. Trouble comes when the blood of the lieutenants tastes sweeter than that of the povo. The monstrous behaviour of a dictator/Demi-devil gets noticed when the inner circle of loyalists are no longer trusted hence their elimination one by one. It is these lieutenants in fear of annihilation who eventually turn against their monster/master hence mobilisation of the masses to fight their corner. No monster can survive without the support of his lieutenants and the masses. No Cult Leader can survive without the support of his religious lieutenants and parishioners too. Hence the best people to remove a monster are those who made that monster. But truth be told, its easier to make a monster than to remove it. In some cases some monsters are discovered too late. One sad example is Jim Jones who killed over nine hundred of his Church members by making them to drink cyanid poison with the hope of a better tomorrow in the sweet bye and bye. Forewarned is forearmed.

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Posted by on November 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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GOD’S GONNA GET SOME GLORY OUT OF YOUR STORY (John 9:1-3, Philippians 1:12)

Are you aware that your story is for His glory? God is gonna get some glory out of every chapter of your story. Some of the things you are going through may not be glorious but God is in it. The Johanine corpus gives us a setting where Jesus is confronted with a case of a man born blind. The question was; Who caused this situation of being born blind? Is it the sin of the parents or the victim? Those who posed this question had what is well known in academic circles as DEUTERONOMISTIC THEOLOGY. This theology has it that misfortune is a result of sin. This theological framework blames the victim for his suffering. Bad things happen to bad people as a punishment from God. Similarly good things happen to good people as a reward from God. It was inconceivable that BAD THINGS DO HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE. Whenever someone suffered misfortune he had to do a lot of soul searching to find out where he went wrong or missed the mark. The community was also quick to judge you harshly for any misforne which befell you. This is the same thinking Job’s friends had when evaluating Job’s plight.
Jesus’ response to the plight of the blind man focused on demystifying this notion hence Jesus’ answer, THIS BLINDNESS IS NOT A RESULT OF SIN, BUT THAT THE WORKS OF GOD MAY BE DISPLAYED. In other words this man’s blindness does not need any research into the cause. His story is for his glory. Having said this, then Jesus miraculously opened the man’s eyes leading to God getting all the glory. 
The Apostle Paul similarly reassures the Philippians of his story of imprisonment. He asserts that all the adversities which happened to him helped in advancing the gospel. His suffering and possible execution did not in any way curtail the propagation of the gospel. Could it be that all the adversities you are facing are by divine design for the advancement of the gospel? Could it be that God may deliberately not remove some thorns in your flesh and he gets glory through his sustaining grace? Could it be that today’s Christians prefer golden chains and crosses to adorn their necks rather than carry a blood stained cross in their daily walk? Could it be that the modern Church has classified the crucified life as an outdated Theology suitable for Primitive Christianity? I beg to differ. Check out the following for your consolation:

# Your story may littered with sickness and suffering like the ten lepers but God is gonna get some glory out of your story

# Your story may be littered with betrayal like Joseph but God is gonna get some glory out of your story

# Your story may be littered with barrenness and childlessness like Hannah but God is gonna get some glory out of your story

# Your story may be littered with being dropped and dumped like Mephibosheth but God is gonna get some glory out of your story

# Your story may be littered with being born, bred and buttered in pain like Jabez but God is gonna get some glory out of your story

# Your story may be littered with loss and misfortunes like Job but God is gonna get some glory out of your story

# Your story may be littered with grief like Naomi or the widow of Nain but God is gonna get some glory out of your story

# Your story may be littered with being a fugitive like David but God is gonna get some glory out of your story

# Your story may be littered with threats like Mordecai but God is gonna get some glory out of your story

# Your story may be littered with bills and debts like the Prophet’s widow but God is gonna get some glory out of your story

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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