This Masked Life

 

                                                                                 

 

In a madhouse, the hens crows louder than the roosters. What the bible called hypocrisy, the world called diplomacy. You may just be out of tune if you don’t know how to play this game. Any attempt to say the whole truth might fetch you a bad name – undiplomatic.

 

Nothing makes a man as mad as the truth, if there is no truth in it, he laughs it off. I often wonder why people are so diplomatic in saying the truth. Many questions have propped up in my mind as regards this issue. For example, why do people say good things about a wicked man after the death of the wicked man?

 

A fool may have his coat embroidered with gold, but it is still a fool’s coat. This is the case with the hypocritical lies we labeled diplomacies. The world system has taught people to live by lies directly or indirectly. If you are with the truth, you might not be popular by world’s standard. They told us to say the truth and let the devil be ashamed, but till now I doubt if the devil has been totally put to shame

 

I am yet to find out why reputable men including ministers of the gospel, with good wives, run secretly after loosely dressed and wild harlots while they condemn prostitutions in the public. There is a big gap between what we teach and embrace publicly and what we crave for secretly behind the scene. No wonder, the whores are not out of business and mistresses are at the increase. A hotel censored the use of its television cable network on adult stations, and was shocked when its viewers rose significantly during the hosting of pastors for a conference. You see, it is easier to pretend to be what you are not than to hide what you really are.

 

For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.’ – Job 15:34

 

The aged Devil could be rendered useless if only we can take deception away from him. We often worsened the matter when we pretend that we are not deceived after fallen prey to his deception. I see the whole world putting on hypocritical masks, pretending that all is well.

 

I just want to ask these few questions, maybe I can get relief from your answers. Do you remember the invention of contraceptives as means for family planning? In those days when married women (mothers) were dying as a result of complicated multiple births, then was contraceptives invented and it served its purpose – saved many women’s lives. But what have we today, when unfaithful wives that strayed into adulterous husbands engage in illicit sex making use of contraceptive as a mean of protection from pregnancies that could lead to disgrace and possibly divorce. So the producers of contraceptives put on their masks and sell massively making huge profits more from adulterers than from mothers that want to protect their lives. You can only imagine the sales when a world organization subscribes to the use of condoms among (unmarried & underage) high (secondary) school pupils!

 

Recently, I read from the internet that over 12,000 mosques are in United States alone, not to mention Europe, yet Christians are not allowed to have churches in the Arabian nations and we say it is a free world. It will shock you that over 653,000 Christians are persecuted and killed all over the world annually, yet Christianity is said to be the largest (members) religion in the world. Except love, what have you to do with the children of the bond woman, especially when they are ruthlessly killing our brethrens? In exchange for an oil – rich relationship, how many lives of her children would America offer on the table of friendship? Do you know that Europe would soon be taken over by ‘strangers’ with the rates their daughters are marrying the sons of Ishmael? But for God, the twelve Princes would have extinct the twelve Tribes. This calls for wisdom!

‘It's written, I'll turn conventional wisdom on its head, I'll expose so-called experts as crackpots. So where can you find someone truly wise, truly educated, truly intelligent in this day and age? Hasn't God exposed it all as pretentious nonsense’

                                                                      – I Corinthians 1:19 – 20 (MSG)

 

It was Reinhard Bonnke that wrote in one of his books that the proceeds from the sales of explosives (TNT) used in wars is now being use as the prize for Nobel Peace Award. Many countries stuffed their armories with expensive sophisticated weapons while their citizens go about without jobs living from hands to mouth, becoming destitute in their own lands. I wonder why governments prepare and prefer war to jobs creations and peace for all.

 

After looting their countries, many African leaders pretending all is well, engage in building public toilets to their people that are ravaged with so much hunger. What is the use of toilet to an empty stomach? The more they loot, the more honor their society poured on them. From the stolen money, another African leader built a massive church ‘for God’ and the people whose money he had stolen came in their masks to sing his praise at the dedication of the church building. Truly, religion is the opium for the masses.

 

This world would have been a better place for all, but for the masks on our faces. There are daggers in men’s smile! A terrible lie in a good smile wins our hearts these days better than a good truth wrapped in a frown face. On this same vein we have stylishly placed credentials above characters in our corporate organizations. If we can remove our masks, we shall see that any education that can not chisel out our character is of no importance to our societies.

 

I see another masked life whenever the church ordains an unmarried young man with the title of priest or pastor, and expects the unmarried young man to head and counsels families in a local assembly; giving them advice on marital issues of which he has no practical idea.  This does not make any sense to me. However gifted a person is, he/she can not teach effectively what he/she has not done. A travel agent tells you about a place, where he has never been from book knowledge, but a tour guide describes the place to you from experience. These days many travel – agent pastors are becoming heads of many local church assemblies.

 

How about the righteous accepting gifts from the unrighteous? Many preachers today are being sponsored by unrighteous and devil – may - care partners, who will never relent from doing their money making evil schemes, believing they can buy the Kingdom of God with money/gifts. So the preacher puts on his mask when accepting the gifts, and preaches against the vices only when he is comfortable.

 

Tired of these countless examples, I think I’m just going to bed; but this I know for sure, when He shall appears, we shall be like Him.

 

It is my prayer that we will manifest the Name (Nature) of God to men and women that come our ways – with no mask on; So that we can say like Jesus that:

 

I spelled out your character in detail to the men and women you gave me.’ – John 17:6 (MSG)

 

Preparing the Bride,

Segun Tewogbola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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