By Bishop David Oginde
- Bishop, these people have stolen our votes again…what is God saying?
- Bishop, the Lord has finally confirmed prophecy…its Uhuru again!
- Bishop, I am hurting…my heart is bleeding! Please pray with me.
- Bishop, God is soooo good!
13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”
The Danger of Dichotomy
- Love or Hate
- Black or White
- Right or Wrong
- Alive or Dead
- Male or Female
- Rich or Poor
- God or Satan
- Cause and Effect
- Jubilee or NASA
- Winners or Losers
- Us or They
If this is how we think, Jesus would ask, how different are we? Don’t even pagans think that way? And Paul would add: Oh foolish Kenyans, who bewitched you? You claim to be Christians and yet you act in the flesh!
The Blessing of Trichotomy
14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”
When God enters man’s world He is not for us – so that we can use Him for our own selfish ends, nor is He against us – so as to oppose our plans. God enters our world as Emmanuel – God with us! And when He comes, it is about establishing His Kingdom and demonstrating His power among us…not fulfilling our preferences!
3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.”
Living in trichotomy
The truth is that when we move from a two dimensional worldview to three dimensional view, our perspective on everything changes. We immediately recognize that we are men and women on a divine mission.
This means that even in the current scenario, we must move from viewing politics from the narrow prisms of Jubilee or NASA. Instead, as we look at the political arena, we must ask what agenda God has for Kenya.
We too, as men sent from God, we must have the Sword of the Spirit – the word of God – in our hands. Our every response must be by the Sword. Every Twitter message, every Facebook Post, every conversation, must carry the heavenly agenda.
That’s what it means to stand up and be counted. This is what it means to Hesabika.