18. Where there is no vision, the people
perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
above passage of scripture doesn’t say
“Where there is no vision, the LEADERS
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.
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?
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
the Cap fit, Let them wear it”
Ask any of today’s sitting members of Parliament
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
there is no vision, the people perish”
Now, here’s the worst of the worst when it comes to blind
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
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
About this time some of the men and their wives raised a cry of protest
against their fellow Jews.
They were saying, "We
have such large families. We need more money just so we can buy the food we
need to survive."
Others said, "We have
mortgaged our fields, vineyards, and homes to get food during the famine."
And others said, "We
have already borrowed to the limit on our fields and vineyards to pay our
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."
When I heard their
complaints, I was very angry.
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.
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
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.
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
Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen
Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int’l