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Blind Authorities
By Pastor Allen
Nov 21, 2011 - 11:45:11 AM

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Prov.29: 18. Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Please note:   The above passage of scripture doesn’t say “Where there is no vision, the LEADERS perish.
While we as a nation spend countless hours, days, weeks, months and years arguing about political and religious differences the facts / truth still remains; our people are perishing.

Here’s where the rubber meets the road!   Our leaders (Political & Religious) are blind; these are the voices of influence in our land.

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1. Politically:
It is an evidential fact that’s been proven day by day; that today’s politicians can’t see beyond the next general election. One of the most disappointing / heartbreaking sight to see; is that of watching the House of Assembly proceedings on television. Thanks be to God (Yahweh) that the Politicians / Statesmen of yester-year (Ed Moxey, Cecil Wallace Whitfield, etc;) were not as educated as the Highly Educated blind politicians today and operated as they are now doing .
If there was ever an option in politic that allows the people to think and speak freely, based upon the way things are going in this country today; it’s safe to say that such option has been deleted a long time ago. How can the political leaders, in all good conscience ask the young men and women of our society to conduct themselves in a civilize manner and to be upright citizens; when they (The well paid Politicians) conduct themselves in the most immature, unethical and corrupt manner?                               
Many years ago a very bad political precedent has been set in this country that still reigns today, and if someone dares to talks about it they would be marked / deemed a villain and will feel the wrath of our corrupt political and judicial system. Despite the Statesmanship of many of our forefathers we can’t continue to ascribe to the ostrich syndrome; that’s if we’re intending to move forward, upward and onward together as a nation.   How is it that a person / a candidate can enter politics two pennies short of being bankrupt; and then five years later he / she is a millionaire?   But, then again; I must remember that this is still the Bahamas and we’ve always had / still have the best political leaders and aspiring leaders that money can buy.
As a politician or a P.L.P / F.N.M crony the above statement may offend you; I do sincerely hope and pray that it does. Like the song says “Who the Cap fit, Let them wear it”
Ask any of today’s sitting members of Parliament “What’s the country’s National Vision?” then ask yourself or any other Bahamian the very same question. While you’re searching for the answer to the question ponder this “Prov.29: 18. Where there is no vision, the people perish”
Now, here’s the worst of the worst when it comes to blind authorities:  
2. Religiously:
We’ve got countless number of spiritually blind religious leaders (so-called Bishops, Doctors, Prophets, Apostles, Pastors, etc;) who can’t see beyond their church building, their next money making conference, the promoting / selling of their new book or tape series; meanwhile many of their congregation are perishing as their homes are being foreclosed on, losing their jobs, can’t pay rent, medical bills and school fees. Ask the religious leader about vision and they would quickly tell of some building structure that they’re constructing for God.
Unbeknown to these blind religious leaders, a Godly vision will always be for the betterment of His people; and not the constructing of some sanctuary / place of worship that will belongs to a denomination or the religious leader. This gives further credence to “Prov.29: 18. Where there is no vision, the people perish”.

God takes it personal when His people are being abused and taken advantage of by those in leadership position (especially political and religious). He will always raise up a man to cry out against such wicked leadership.

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NLT: Nehemiah.5: 5:1.   About this time some of the men and their wives raised a cry of protest against their fellow Jews.
:2.   They were saying, "We have such large families. We need more money just so we can buy the food we need to survive."
:3.   Others said, "We have mortgaged our fields, vineyards, and homes to get food during the famine."
:4.   And others said, "We have already borrowed to the limit on our fields and vineyards to pay our taxes.
:5.   We belong to the same family, and our children are just like theirs. Yet we must sell our children into slavery just to get enough money to live. We have already sold some of our daughters, and we are helpless to do anything about it, for our fields and vineyards are already mortgaged to others."
:6.   When I heard their complaints, I was very angry.
:7.   After thinking about the situation, I spoke out against these nobles and officials. I told them, "You are oppressing your own relatives by charging them interest when they borrow money!" Then I called a public meeting to deal with the problem.
The prophet Habakkuk, complained to the Lord concerning the deterioration of law and order, the perverseness of justice that was taking place in the land.

NLT: Hab.1: 3.   Must I forever see this sin and misery all around me? Wherever I look, I see destruction and violence. I am surrounded by people who love to argue and fight.
:4.   The law has become paralyzed and useless, and there is no justice given in the courts. The wicked far outnumber the righteous, and justice is perverted with bribes and trickery.
The Lord then spoke to the prophet Habakkuk and gave him a vision along with this instruction.

KJV: Hab.2: 2   And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
As the Bahamas goes through this vicious cycle of abuse at the hands of both political and religious leaders; and being plundered by foreigners both far and near. It’s rather repulsive and a nauseating stench to the nostrils of God to see His people being exploited by today’s religious leaders who are skillfully using the word of God to build their kingdom.

Bishops, Doctors, Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, etc; if your vision is that of constructing a huge building for worship services you really don’t have a Godly vision; but rather a building project of which you’re trying to sell too your followers.
If you’re sitting in the seat of authority as a leader (Politically or Religiously), seek God (Father Yahweh) for His vision concerning the people you’re leading.  
For question or comments contact us via E-mails:pastormallen@yahoo.com or kmfci@live.com or 242-441-2021
Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen
Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int’l

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