Feature Article of Thursday, 14 February 2013
Our Creator in his wisdom placed within every human being everything necessary for life health happiness success and then provided us with the mental and intellectual ability and capacity to maximise and efficiently utilise these resources.
However, he also established laws and principles by which the relationship between creation and the creator should function. When these laws are violated, the results are lack, poverty and failure. The Bible is the master success book. It is the miracle tool that produces success in every area of our lives. The writer of Joshua admonishes us to study the word of God. The word of God is life; you can apply it to every dead area of your life. If you come to a dead end of your life, your marriage, your business, your education, apply the book of the law which is the word of God.
“It is the Spirit that quickened; the flesh profited nothing. The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life” – John 6:63
The Bible is very vital for success in every sphere of life. You will be inspired and equipped to fulfill your assignment. It will make you outstanding among your peers. You are born to command attention so attend to the word of God. Nobody can attend lectures on your behalf for any reason for you to write an examination and pass. It’s your responsibility to attend lectures if you are to pass an examination. This is the reason we need to pay maximum attention to the word of God.
“My son, attend to my words; incline your ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from your eyes, keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life unto those that find them and health to all their flesh.” – Proverb 4:20-22
Knowledge is such a powerful tool for the attainment of success. Lack of knowledge is one of the causes of the present conditions prevailing in the world today. Nations as well as governments are perplexed as to how they can deal with lack of education in our society. Social concerns such as HIV AIDS, drug abuse, unemployment, famine as well as poverty are some of the effects of lack of knowledge. It is also very interesting to note that lack of knowledge in our world today is one of the tragic diseases that have destroyed many able men and women as well as many organizations.
If Jim Jones a Christian cult leader who some years ago led over one thousand members of his organization to commit mass suicide had in his membership people who were well informed, he could have been the only one to perish.
Unfortunately due to lack of knowledge, over one thousand ignorant members perished with him. Beloved ignorance is a killer disease. It is a weapon of mass destruction; don’t allow yourself to be destroyed by this weapon called ignorance. There was another incidence in Waco Texas where David Koresh led the members of his congregation to commit mass suicide after he convinced them that, the battle of Armageddon had commenced. It’s amazing how his followers ignorantly believed him to the peril of their lives. Any time in the history of the world when people ignore knowledge, the end results have always been destruction.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” – Hosea 4:6
Beloved such tragedies could have been avoided if the followers of Jim Jones and David Koresh had searched the scriptures to see if the teachings of their respected leaders were in compliance with the word of God. Though their followers were sincere but they were sincerely wrong. The reason why the followers of Jim Jones and David Koresh were destroyed was due to lack of knowledge. My prayer for you as you read this article is that, destruction will be far from you. You will not be a victim by this weapon of mass destruction. Beloved, remember that the only treatment for ignorance is knowledge so invest in it and you will have a colorful destiny.
AUTHOR OF THE BEST SELLING BOOK APPOINTMENT WITH DESTINY
BISHOP GEORGE OFORI-NYADU THE BISHOP OF EXCELLENT CHAPEL PRESIDING BISHOP OF ALL NATIONS INTERNATIONAL CHURCHES GRAND PRAIRIE TEXAS USA