The Founder and Leader of the Lord’s Parliament Chapel International, Apostle Francis Amoako Attah said the period where Christians spend most of their time praying and seeking miracles, and forgetting to avail themselves for work is over.
According to him most Christians have misunderstood the teachings of Christ hence, have become so lazy and narrow minded that they cast all their hopes on miracles.
He said as long as God has given all including Christians and believers the Grace to enter 2020, every Christian “must work.”
Apostle Francis Amoako Attah was speaking in an interview on January 1, 2020 soon after the Church ended its 31st December 2019 All Night Service.
He averred that Manna does not fall from Heaven anymore and that God has given his people the ability to work and survive, “when you work, God will bless your handiwork.”
Apostle Francis Amoako Attah also mentioned Exodus 16: 4 where the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions,” stressing that for 40 days Manna fell for the Israelites until they reached the Promised Land.
“We are in 2020; we have crossed into a new year, a new land in which we must work to build ourselves and to build our country. Laziness must not have a place in 2020,” he advised.
He also charged Christians to be Game Changers in whatever field they found themselves, adding that 2020 is a year of great sacrifices and those who are not willing to work for the nation to move forward in their respective areas, must be removed.
“Yes, there can be miracle, but you must work. Religion has made most Christians lazy. No, we must not enter 2020 with such attitude. There are lots we can do as Christians to help build the nation,” he said.
He said: “Work gives meaning to life. It is the form in which we make ourselves useful to others.”
He also noted that work is the basis for all that human beings are put on earth to accomplish and that since we are created in God’s image and divinely ordained for work, “We are to rule over the lower creation. This distinctive trait allows for self-expression, the potential to be used for great causes to serve the needs of the world and to bring glory to God in the process. As believers, our work should be excellent in every way. Christians should be the most desired of all employees or employers in the world. Because we believe in the dignity of hard work and strive to do our best with the motivation that we are representing the God who created us for His purposes.”
Apostle Francis Amoako Attah also mentioned that God’s Word gives mankind clear instruction to work hard as in Ecclesiastes 9:10 “Whatever your hands find to do, do it with all your might” and 2 Thessalonians 3:10 “If anyone will not work, neither let him eat.”
He believes that the growth and development of the nation Ghana will depend on the work of every individual and not the many productive hours they spend at the Churches.
He also explained that through work we serve people, we meet our own needs, we meet our family’s needs, we earn money to give to others and we love God.
“One of God’s love languages is obedience. When we work, we are obeying His great commandments to love Him and love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We bring glory to God by working industriously, demonstrating what He is like, and serving others by cooperating with God to meet their needs. In serving others, we serve God. And that’s why our work matters to God,” he said.
By PROSPER AGBENYEGA