Religion of Friday, 8 March 2013
Source: The Ghanaian Sun
Pastor Kumuyi says corruption has become a plague for which the continent desperately needs a cure: "It has marred our democracy, stifled social service, scared foreign investors and tainted the nation’s image”.
"We may continue to roam in the circle of underdevelopment if we do not uphold the truth, righteousness and honesty in all our dealings. We can only build the kind of future we want if we put the nation in order starting from our homes where the right values that makes up for a sane society are entrenched," he said.
Kumuyi made this known at a media conference at the just-ended Deeper Life Bible Church Retreat.
The spiritual talk had been tagged ‘Highway to the Promised land’ and was attended by a mass of Christians from all walks of life deeply stewed in the Ministry of Christ Jesus.
The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church challenged politicians to be more committed towards nation-building across all countries in Africa this very year.
According to him, past seasons were supposed to be a time of sober reflection and not a time for needless controversy. He said: "Our future wealth and health, our peace and prosperity depend on our collective willingness to repent and sow the seed of righteousness in our society."
Kumuyi who fell short of dismissing prophetic claims, said such promises could only materialise this year "if our politicians stop the stealing and are ready to serve and the people willing to work and lead righteous lives”.
The highly-respected preacher used Mathew 6 vrs 33 to remind Christians of the utmost desire of God for mankind which is for them to make it through to the Heavenly kingdom at the close of the day: "What many teach now is believe it and receive it, but all without righteousness and godly living is a deceit of the devil which will never draw unto us the blessing God desires for his children"
He stressed that God wants us to be useful and develop spiritual ambition that will impact on others. He said there is nothing wrong with teaching on prosperity but it behoves us to balance it with obedience and holiness in all our ways.
He asserted that God wants us to prosper in all ramifications of life, but such quest for materialism that does not glorify him is detestable.