The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
Columns : The Pastor's Pulpit Last Updated: Feb 6, 2017 - 2:32:04 PM

Stay Focused
By Pastor Allen
Jan 22, 2013 - 9:35:42 PM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page
Here’s a truth / fact that not even you can deny!  If you’re not a focused person on and to your assignment /s no matter how educated or anointed you are; you won’t get very far in what you’re doing.

The greatest enemy to you being focused is call “DISTRACTION” and there are two facets of distraction, they are Healthy and Unhealthy Distraction; yet both of them have the very same thing in common and that’s the ability to distract.

What’s distracting you? Or who’s distracting you? Whatever or whoever it is that’s distracting you from fulfilling your God ordained assignment; I’m compelled to say this to you “Stay Focused”
As I move throughout these beautiful Bahama Islands, I can honestly say without a shadow of a doubt that we Bahamians should always be a people of continual THANKSGIVING and PRAISE unto God / Yahweh for His unlimited, bountiful blessings upon this nation and His tender grace and mercies towards us.

The most recent distraction to grip the Bahamas and the Bahamian people today is that of the Gambling Referendum; what I’m finding rather amazing in the midst of all this is that the CHURCH and its Leaders have all fallen head long into this sea of distraction.  And in so doing, church leaders can be heard saying some very foolish things in mounting their disagreement to the referendum.

This distraction is so methodically laid out by the enemy / Satan in that it has even put church leader publicly and blatantly at odds with one another.  Yet, these are the very same church leaders who will stand in the pulpits every Sunday Morning and preach / teach their congregations on love and unity.

This referendum is clearly showing that today’s church leaders would rather hold fast to their religious beliefs, than to the word of God.

Ps.133: 1. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
: 2. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
: 3.  As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.  
I’ve heard some of these church leaders as they cry out against the referendum say “This Referendum is dividing the Nation”  I’m saying “No, Hell No”  It’s the politics that you Religious Bishops, Apostles, Doctors, Prophets, Pastors, etc; have made your Lord and master that has and is yet dividing this nation. When we as a so-called Christian Nation have P.L.P. and F.N.M. churches and church leaders are we not divided?

In this country it depends on which political party is the Government at the time that various church leaders voices can be heard crying out that “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” And then when you do cry out, they’re very selective as to what they crying out against.

Again, let me make this emphatically; to gamble or not to gamble is one’s free will to choose; and yes, the negativity of gambling by far out weights its positivity’s. All I’m saying is that “ Church Leaders need to refocus, get back to that thing of which they’ve been called “THAT’S IF THEY WERE CALLED” because many of them just WENT out and started their own church; they weren’t Sent by God, and therefore the pulpit is just a CASH–COW to them.

So, check this out!

It took this gambling referendum to expose the division, immaturity and hypocrisy of today’s religious leaders; notwithstanding that as a nation we haven’t been hit with or seen the worst of the worst as yet.

Where were these (so-called, anointed caring for the poor and the morality of the nation) when various Governments was selling out this country and making allegiance and signing treaties with other nations and organizations that cares not for the God that we serve and worship? Or do we really serve and worship the One True God / Yahweh, the God of Israel?

I’ve been asking the average citizen and even some Religious Leader about #1.FTAA – Free Trade Area of the Americas, #2. WTO – World Trade Organization, #3. EPA – Economic Partnership Agreement, #4. CSME – Caribbean Single Market and Economy, #5. The Trilateral Commission, etc; And I was disappointedly surprised at the level of ignorance that’s out there; yet these are the same folks that will gladly and boldly declare that they’re making ready for the Lord’s return.

Again, as I listen to these highly esteemed and honored Religious Leaders mount their defense and petition against the referendum, and demonized any and everybody that opposes their views, I’m reminded of Yahweh’s reply to the prophet Jeremiah / a REAL PROPHET, (not like the thousands of Pulpit Profits we’ve got today), when he / Jeremiah complained about the wickedness in the land.

Jer.12:1.  LORD, you always give me justice when I bring a case before you. Now let me bring you this complaint: Why are the wicked so prosperous? Why are evil people so happy?
: 2. You have planted them, and they have taken root and prospered. Your name is on their lips, but in their hearts they give you no credit at all.
: 3. But as for me, LORD, you know my heart. You see me and test my thoughts. Drag these people away like helpless sheep to be butchered! Set them aside to be slaughtered!
: 4. How long must this land weep? Even the grass in the fields has withered. The wild animals and birds have disappeared because of the evil in the land. Yet the people say, "The LORD won't do anything!"
: 5.  Then the LORD replied to me, "If racing against mere men makes you tired, how will you race against horses? If you stumble and fall on open ground, what will you do in the thickets near the Jordan?
In other words, Jeremiah; It’s going to get worst than this, why are you tripping or freaking out over this that you’re now seeing? 
Bahamians, STAY or GET FOCUSED, don’t be caught off guard and led astray in dealing with elementary matters. If you can’t run with the foot soldiers right now, how are you going to run when the horsemen come?
For questions and comments contact us via E-mail:pastormallen@yahoo.com or kmfci@live.com or Ph.242-441-2023
Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen
Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int’l

Bookmark and Share

© Copyright 2013 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories

Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

The Pastor's Pulpit
Latest Headlines
Come, see a man...
Let the Church say “Amen”
Bahamas Christian Council owes an apology to Commissioner Greenslade
Stay Focused
It's Here!