International Sin = Ghana’s Political Righteousness?
The proverb is self-explanatory. However, its context is underappreciated in this anything goes generation of ours. So let me try this one on you. What is a righteous nation? Are we talking about nations like the UK, the US or even Germany? Are these righteous nations? After all, in our modern predicament, these are among the “exalted” nations of this day. Now that you’ve had time to think about it, I am sure you realise that something has got to give, or else the proverb CANNOT be true.
Since there is evidence that the living God CANNOT lie, the proverb is truth, and everyone else is a liar. And so, let us face facts: based on various aspects of their judicial, economic and foreign policies, it can be said that the UK, the US and even Germany, are not, Biblically-speaking, righteous nations. In addition, these nations have increasingly seen God’s “favour” or good will, dissipate from their societies. Based on the latter and former reality, this article looks at one of the important influences behind dwindling Ghanaian political righteousness.
The Righteous Nation Defined
It is the nation that upholds the righteous decrees of the Eternal Godhead, along with His judgments: this is the righteous nation. Like the humble individual who experiences divine exaltation, the nation that chooses the righteous ways of Yahweh, the Creator of heaven and earth, will stand out judicially, politically and eventually, economically.
Examples of righteous nations have in our day, mostly disappeared into the smoke of international public policy. Each of the 196 countries in existence, because they participate in the global sin of usurious bilateral and multilateral lending and borrowing, have succumbed to man-made devil philosophy of different sorts.
As a result of this, we are seeing the increased manifestation of the evil-inspired government that the Hebrew prophets and apostles of old warned would come about in the times of the “end”. In this manifested reality, the Republic of Ghana is no exception.
The Beast of Revelation: Satanically Inspired Democratic Government
The Republic of Ghana is a nation with well-touted democratic credentials. Sounds good, huh? Do consider, if you are among the many who believe that democracy is the solution to administering effective justice, judgment and equity, think again. Divine prophecy reveals this truth. It is written, “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority” (Revelation 13:1-2).
Based on the contextual reasoning of the above passage of scripture, the “dragon”—another name for Satan the chief enemy of Yahweh—gave the beast its POWER, SEAT and AUTHORITY. These three manifestations signify the attributes of a government. The animal like attributes of a “leopard”, “bear” and “lion” indicate that this government is an eventual killing machine; this is with respect to additional prophecy that provides explicit details of these animal attributes. As well, the beast had “upon his heads” the name of blasphemy. Another passage of scripture in Revelation 17:10 contextually alerts us to the existence of seven kings; this is one of the significations of the “seven heads” of blasphemy. It is written, “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space” (Revelation 17:10).
Blasphemous kings? These are rulers who speak without reverence for the living God, His laws and His judgments. By the time of the Apostle Yochanan (John), five of history’s most prominent blasphemous rulers had already “fallen”: they were deposed, dead and gone! One was alive during the time of the Apostle John. And another was still to come in the future. Where are we in history with respect to this prophecy? We can know based on the revelation of the Holy Spirit and other recorded prophecies of old.
The Advent of the False Prophet or Second Beast of Revelation: a Drastic Economic Decree
Based on prophecy, a time is coming when there will be a global economic decree by what the Bible calls a “false prophet”. Here is the prophecy: “And he [the false prophet] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:16-17). Buying and selling are the fundamentals of any government’s economic system. The prophecy specifies that the false prophet [who upholds Satan-inspired government] will enforce the “mark of the beast”.
Since we are living in an age where, as is written in the Nebim or Prophets, governments “…call evil good, and good evil” and “put darkness for light, and light for darkness”, the disregard for and in some cases, the perversion of God’s holy legislations regarding economics must at some point receive the literal rebuke of the throne speech of the Most High. One of the many rebukes that is coming is the rebuke against bilateral and multilateral usury. This refers to nations and other institutions lending on interest to other nations.
Recently in the Republic of Ghana, even after placing significant trust in the intellect and experience of his finance minister Seth Terkper, President John Dramani Mahama, like his predecessors, gave executive approval for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. This Extended Credit Facility (ECF) is reported to be in the amount of US$918 million over a three year period. The intended purpose of the loan is to boost “growth”, jobs and macroeconomic stability. Much could be said about the true socio-economic impact of this loan, but that is another article. Simply remember that the divine understanding reveals that “the borrower is servant to the lender”. A borrower will always serve some interests of a lender.
And what did Ghana do to get this loan? It agreed to implement the policy advice of the IMF. As well, Ghana will be focused on the IMF’s number one priority: debt sustainability…this is code for getting its money back at all costs, even if this is “inimical” to the Ghanaian Republic’s economy. Because IMF loans require collateral, Ghana’s borrowing habits imply the eventual hijacking of Ghanaian land, labour and other resources, to serve foreign causes. This is all part of what the IMF calls “structural adjustment”. As in other nations that have been hit by the IMF bug, the service of these foreign causes, prophetically speaking, is predicted to finally end up in the globally-implemented spiritual decree known as “the mark of the beast”.
Conclusion: And so shall it be…
“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” The prominent western nations of our day are Biblically-speaking, unrighteous elements in the community of nations. Their policies are riddled with sin, self-interest and self-preservation; these are the kinds of policies that easily kindle the spirit of regime change and unjust wars between nations, when they are challenged. This is sin, and according to God, a nation that practices sin is a disgrace.
The leaders of Ghana are intoxicated with the policy advice of western governments and western institutions that promote international usury. Therefore, the righteousness of Ghanaian political leaders has become no more than decision-making that enables the furtherance of international sin. Based on divine prophecy, this will culminate in the revealing of the “man of sin”. It is written, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [the day of Yeshua’s return] shall not come, except there come a falling away [spiritual rebellion against Godly government] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition…” (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Amen (and so shall it be).
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