Deal With the System
In Africa, we pray and fast just to get admission into schools as if not being able to get admission is a spiritual problem. Friends, the problem is the system. Deal with the system.
Prayer is good, but getting admission requires a working system. If your system is rotten, you will need to fight to clean it up and then admission will come naturally once you meet the requirements.
In Africa, we call on holy ghost fire to destroy any evil holding our jobs or anything that is preventing us from getting employed.
Well, that evil that does not allow people get job easily is the system. Your government created that system.You will need to clean up your system. You will need to hold the people you elected accountable. Holy Ghost fire in the Bible does not work the same way the holy ghost fire you see in African magic does. Don't drag holy ghost fire into this.
Is it not in Africa that preachers will be telling their members that they are the next in line to drive their own car as decreed by the holy spirit, and the people will begin to shout "Amen" to the point of losing their voices?
Well, driving a car has nothing to do with how much you pray. The problem is your system, deal with it. In a working system, someone can drive the latest Range Rover sports without paying at once. He or she pays bit by bit as long as he or she can. There is insurance for health, for cars, for even their dogs. They don't go to church to give testimony for these. It is the system, the structure.
One big problem with us in Africa is that we have over the years used religion to spiritualize everything including having constipation.
You are shouting "God forbid" that you won't die from police guns, yet you sit down at home saying you cannot join the protest against police brutality or even support those who can simply because according to you, the holy spirit has not spoken to you about it.
The way some of you use the name "holy spirit" in anything, one will even think he is your errand boy.
Religion is not suppose to enslave us, it is actually supposed to do the exact opposite. . .it is supposed to liberate us.
Rev. Fr. Kelvin Ugwu