Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Dance for Jesus and you will never suffer?

Sesekou Arrey-Mbi, the honorable Mfor Ngbe of Atlanta, 
This is your son speaking! This reply is in relation to the video above. I know that a prophet is never great in his home town, so I bear no such authority to make any objections, safe that which is recorded in the Book. Behold the voice of God speaking, " If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." I Corinthians 15:19. What then shall we say, if Jesus is only to be worshiped as a terrestrial goodies ATM? Why did the disciples suffer the cross, that they were killed, if we worship God only so that we are no more sick, so we can have wives and husbands, so our businesses shall flourish?  
Did we ever read Paul tell Timothy, “Indeed, all who desire to live godly lives in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” (2 Tim 3:12). Stephen was stoned to death. I am sure he was not dancing Jesus, or could he, when he was stoned and left in the street? I heard Jesus ask, "What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Perhaps all those who dance for Jesus and are childless are wasting their time. Perhaps those who dance Jesus, were called and sent like Apostle Paul, yet lived with chronic diseases did not dance God enough. Perhaps their moves were not that good enough! 
Behold my people, we were nor created to gain the whole world. The whole purpose for which man was created is to fear God and keep his commandments.(Ecc 12:13). Jesus rebuked the people, “"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.” (Lk 6:26). Just above that verse, it reads, “Woe to you who are well fed now, for you will hunger. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will mourn and weep.” The world loves its own because, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” Why then would anyone who loves and dances Jesus, be loved by the world that hated Him, up to killing him in the cruelest way a man should ever be killed?
If all our worship is to be beneficiaries of earthly things, then why would it seem to Paul “that God has displayed us apostles at the end of the procession, like prisoners appointed for death? We have become a spectacle to the whole world, to angels as well as to men.” Why must the apostle be at the end of the procession? Why leave us in bondage of the dearth that rapes us of our affluence and good life?
In that very crowd, there were and there are many who danced for Jesus and waved the white handkerchief greatly in spirit and in truth, yet have been bedfellows with poverty, sickness, disappointments, failures, poor business, bad kids, barrenness and many more.
My pastor with whom I ate lunch with almost every Wednesday was hit by a car, and he died a few days later. What shall I tell him? That his worship and dances for Jesus were in vain, else why would he be hit by a car? How can the prophet in the video say that, “If you worship Jesus, you no go suffer? If you worship Jesus, you become a big man. You become a billionaire. You worship Jesus, sickness go? You worship Jesus, good husband. You worship Jesus, you buy a new car. You worship Jesus you buy a new Jeep.” 
Is it everybody who has a good car, who is a billionaire, healthy, has a Jeep dancing for Jesus? In other words, we can now know the true dancers of Jesus from their possessions. Wouldn't it be harder for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle? What about those who cannot dance because they are disabled? Would they too go to heaven? Would they too please Jesus? If it is not so, then the prophet has gone overboard.  
Therefore, hear ye my people, Jesus did not come so that we only enjoy the things of this world. Jesus came so that we may have life abundantly, whether in dearth or in plenty, whether in sickness or in health, whether in trial or in peace that we may worship him in spirit and in truth for our recompense. I adjure you to take these words that were given to the Hebrews:

For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.  Hebrews 10:34-36.

Until then, “… ‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.’”

St Arrey of Ntenako

“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk). Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk). "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." (I Cor 15:19). "It is not how well you know a person; it is how well you treat them that they will live longer and happier with you." Hamilton Ayuk. Idle people write, idler people read, and idlest people read and whine that idle people are taking their time (Hamilton Ayuk).

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