This video spoke my mind in many ways.
Most Christian’s ONLY contribution to Nigeria is prayer. This is one truth many Christians and churches do not want to hear, simply because it puts a greater and valid and a more measurable responsibility on them and less on God.
An average Christian has been spoon fed to believe that all they need do is pray. I am not disputing the power and efficacy of prayer, but I am simply making a wake up call to Christians and churches that the onus of National Development is greatly on us. We are saved to bring about greater good to our environment.
The heavenly race is important but it begins with making the earth, which is your primary place of assignment better than you met it.
Genesis 1:28 is our first dominion mandate, it says:
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
-Be fruitful means you have the ability to bear fruit. And fruit cannot become possible without planting, sowing and working.
-Multiply means to reproduce in exponential measure. One has to beget two and two two thousand and on and on it goes.
-Replenish means to grow, to build up, to replace and to make sure there is always something.
-Subdue means to control, to cultivate.
-Have dominion means to rule over, to be Lord over or to be King or Queen over something.
For a very long time, religion has sold humans the idea that prayer is the master and only key to development, so they spend all their lives praying and not including a corresponding action to their prayers.
No wonder we are where we are. No wonder we are “enjoying” snail movement in our national development.
Prayer is good, Faith in the prayers in better, but corresponding actions backing up the prayers and mixing it with faith in the word of God to produce the result is the best.