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The Lukewarm Church

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The Lukewarm Church

“You are neither hot or cold so I will spit you out of my mouth to the lukewarm church, Ghana.” You say I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.” 

Hypocrites stop condemning people in the name of Jesus. Satan, socerors and those not in church are not bothered by hypocrites disapproving of them. Nobody cares what you like or dislike, what you think, you are not God. I’m the bible the evil spirit said to the fake Christians trying to rebuke it in the name of Jesus, Paul I know, Jesus I know BUT WHO ARE YOU!? it’s only those who don’t really know God or have powers from gods intimidated. 

The scribes and pharisees ” preach, but do not practice.” They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear! and lay them on people’s shoulders! but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger! They do all their deeds! to be seen by others! But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces! For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in! Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful! but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” 

These are the words of our very own humble carpenters son, son of God Jesus. Friend of prostitutes, samaritans, tax collectors, fishermen, sensible pharisees and lover of mankind. A couple of months ago there was a whole bouhouha about LGBT+ issues, have we forgotten to love. The kind of words used and cruel behaviour was shocking. Ghanaians have created their own sin book and decided the sins to persecute according to their cultural values. Adultery (doesn’t matter if your wife doesn’t cook and clean, you have money or you’re a man of God), going naked, tattoos, dreadlocks, going against other people’s ideas of what you should be and insult. Corruption, stealing, self righteousness, pride, being wise in your own eyes, earthly, sensual and demonic wisdom and being a busy body in other people’s affairs and judging are okay. 

The gospel is no longer the good news and Jesus’s time of mercy has been turned to a time of judgement. The gospel is for the sick and Christians are suppose to be the ones going around providing the medicine. That’s the good news of Jesus Christ. Nobody goes to heaven because they’re good. They go because God had mercy on them. Not because we loved God but God loves us. There will be some legalistic so called truth tellers saying they are ‘administering’ tough love. Yet the Bible says it’s the Lord that disciplines, not man. There’s a difference between gracefully convicting someone and condemnation, please look at Jesus. Let’s be honest most of the condemnation is for gloating about perceived superior righteousness. 

Justice weighed on false scales are an abomination to God. Akuapem Poloo was jailed because of a naked picture on social media, someone couldn’t go to school because of dreadlocks. Yet corruption is going on in the church and nation. The bible says train up your child the way they should go, therefore the world or media cannot be spoiling people’s children. People are complaining about money rituals and children wanting them. Yet seek ye first the kingdom of God is now seek ye first cash. That’s why many are seeking money and to be honest in Ghana without money you’re nothing. In the book of James, God makes it clear he won’t give you anything you ask for because you lust for what someonelse has. Period! So there’s only another way, con men, or blood witches. Witch doctors the proper ones don’t give money for money or take human blood for money. 

It’s a shame as a church we frown on learning other views. No one is saying practice them but know to have conversations about God. There is the good, bad and ugly in the bible. We don’t learn about traditional religion so don’t know Okomfo (high fetish priests) and witches are different. Yet they know the Bible exceptionally well. I study their religion for knowledge and I met some witches at university, very clever. Fetish priests deal in protection, help, healing and revenge. The Fetish priest and witch don’t care about whether you think what they do is bad! Yes especially the Fetish priests. They have the power of life and death in their hands. Unless you can offer them something better, like Jesus Christ having more power, they are not going to stop over something as silly as you think they’re evil. Even the bible says there must be atonement for sins, a Christian under grace has Jesus’s sacrifice as their atonement. Which gives them the right to call God ABBA father. 

However if a Christian rejects Jesus’s sacrifice or people are willfully in sin or sin against someone they have to pay the price for their sins. That means they’re fair game for the socerors. If I didn’t know Jesus and I had their powers, my goodness what I will do, I think sometimes they are very leniant. I’m praying God takes away my lust for revenge, because I even clapp for them sometimes. The Socerory or evil or the devil you consider evil won’t be stop because you think they’re. 

As a Christian the solution is putting on the full armour of God. So no one can defeat you, especially when you’re innocent. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. The devil is not scared of you. He went to tempt Jesus, asked God to destroy Job and Jesus said when demons are cast out they come back stronger if the holy spirit is not in you. See no evil, speak no evil, do no evil will never shoo away the devil. Ofcourse as a human naturally you’ll do evil. You may please a crowd. Nevertheless to Satan without Jesus you’re nothing. The devil isn’t chasing most of you either, you cursed yourself by taking the short bad road and have reaped what you sowed. 

Do you see Satan going for the Pharisees, Jezebel, Ahab and Goliath. He is busy chasing Job, Daniel, Paul, Peter and the likes. You think he cares about your money, Babylon the Great and Persia had more money, more intelligence and more people of high profile than we do. His job hopefully you know is to stop the spread of the gospel and take away everlasting life. Satan is probably happy with you. Your condemnation is keeping people out of a relationship with God because they feel unworthy of grace. He’s winning, you are living under the law and at the same time shutting the door to God by making people feel unworthy of grace. 

I know some think they’re well educated in God and the bible. They have money. Every knee must bow to them. Otherwise they will be unhappy. Some think their unhappiness with other people’s behaviour is a reason for people to change. It’s only witches who can be evil apparently. The politicians not fixing roads people die on to buy houses are sacrificing the blood of the innocent for money. The judges that let innocent blood flow without justice and innocent blood suffer in prison, for money and title like blood money. The examples are endless. 

Okomfo Anokye was greater than you. Babylon the great and Ancient Egypt had great mathematicians, writers, politicians of use, even the Bible calls them Babylon the great. Their brains were able to decipher things that we now study at a high level. They had gold, diamonds, and real gems. Not common paper money that some flaunt around thinking their impressing God or the devil. Paul and Peter were greater Christians than you. Solomon was wiser than you. David and job were richer than you. You will never be so big you amaze God or the devil. 

Even a murderer made it into heaven and the hypocrite pharisees did not. God’s thoughts are definitely not like ours. Repent, God still loves you, and it’s pitiful to miss joy in this world and the next. Love people to God not push them away.

Author: Akosua Darko

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London, UK