Highlights’ are inserted between Chapter 20 and the concluding Chapter 21
because they contain additional insight into the subject of this book. These
insights could make much difference to Truth Seekers. You never know.
It could be the difference between Life and
Death, here on Earth or life and death, even after our first death; which is
called Second Death, which God Forbid, no one should aspire to.
In inserting this segment, I note
that being ‘Politically Correct’ is not an option for me because there is only
Here are some key points dancing
in my head:
- Jesus is Truth, Light and Life but Sin thrives
in Lies, basks in secrecy and like Covid-19 hates light so cannot stand
exposure to the light of truth.
- Love is Life, Joy and Laughter but
Sin is Death, Sadness and Depression
- Jesus is Love and Togetherness in
Unity but Sin Hates and Divides the People, pulling them apart from God and
from each other.
- Activities that bring Joy,
Happiness, Brotherliness like Sports and Games, make the World Happy; while
Human activities that Pollute or make Covid-19 thrive destroy the Wellness,
Beauty and Fullness of Earth.
- Covid-19 Isolates, leads to
loneliness and Bad outcome like sin does ultimately causing despair and death,
sometimes violent; like suicide and gunshots
- Humanity’s initial solution of
“shelter-in-place” appeared helpful at first, but was unstainable because Human
Beings are inclined to be communal, not in separate cages
- Humanity ultimately learned to
live in conscious awareness of potential Covid-19 but kept it at bay by
avoidance, sanitizing the environment and possibly sterilizing it with UV light
- Just as with Sin, we learn to live
with its potential injury, but keep it at bay by avoidance – Sanitizing through
Prayer and destruction by exposing it to the Light of Christ Amen
If you choose well, you will bear
much good fruit, that is, more people who see you will want to be like you in
goodness, mercy and all the virtues of the Holy Spirit
The coronavirus bore much fruit
too, except it was evil fruit with death as harvest. At the beginning of the
Pandemic we were told 1 person infected up to 2-4 people which expanded in
geometric proportion to encompass the whole world.
In a similar fashion, if you
choose well and influence 2-4 people by lighting up their lives, your light of
good choices will spread all over the world in the same geometric fashion, as
long as you pass on the torch.
Those who believe and trust in the Mercy of God, Our Father will get to the Universal Promised Land which is Heaven, Abode of The King Forever – Amen!
Model Leadership and Hope for Humanity
some Leaders, brag about how clever and invincible they are because they can Lie
and Deceive their Community, Region, Zone, State, Nation, Continent or even
the whole World with endless fabrications.
In fact, some
have become so proficient they even believe their own lies!
for them ‘a lie is a lie is a lie’ and it can only come from a source we
spoke about at the beginning of this book and clearly identified in John 8:44
to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out
desires. He was a murderer from the beginning,
to truth, for there is no truth in him.
When he lies,
he speaks his native language, for he is a liar
father of lies.”
[Bible Gateway-: father of
lies www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch- …]
In case you
do not recall why he got the ‘father of
lies’ title, here is the explanation:
“So, Satan is not only the ‘father
of lies,’ but of all those who suppress
the truth. From the beginning, Satan
has been a liar. He told his first
lies to Eve, to deceive her and draw her away from
God. (Genesis 3: 1,4)
He was the first liar which makes
him “the father of lies” in the same
way that Hippocrates is the father of modern medicine.”
Lying Leaders who think they are appointed by
God, better think again, because “by their fruit, you shall know them” [Matthew
lies for fruit, they let the World know who their ‘father’ is!
there is always Repentance if they so choose.
Good Leaders and Aspiring Good
toward accomplishing the right and truthful leadership responsibilities
need a Model to focus on.
characteristics of such a model based on ‘Common Good’ require that such
- Keep their Community Safe
- Maintain Peace and Good
- Provide appropriate Sustenance;
Food, water, sanitation and basic necessities
- Even provide occasional community Banquets
and Festivities to lighten the people’s heart and put a smile on their
- Help make them more Contented because
they are ‘not in desperate want!’
- And encourage the Spirit of Friendship
and Goodwill to one another
expectations are what every Human being deeply desires in their Heart from
their Leadership. And the Psalmist in Psalm
23 articulates it profoundly, for us –
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall
He maketh me to lie down in green
pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth
me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy
rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD
Good Shepherd, the Ideal Leader, identifies himself in John 10:
11-18, saying, “I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep….. And I lay down My life for
the sheep.” (John 10: 11, 15)
While no one
is asking any Leader to lay down their life for their followers and community;
the above quote, clearly shows the shepherd’s commitment to the flock’s
To make this
point stick, Jesus gave us Peter, as model Community Leader, a Shepherd for the
Followers. To succeed in this position, he must love first and then tend and feed the sheep and lambs.
“…Jesus said to Simon Peter,
“Simon, son of Jonah,
Do you love Me more than these?” …
“…Feed My lambs.”
“…Tend (Take Care of) My sheep.”
“…Feed My sheep.”
[John 21: 15-17]
It was only
after this Leadership Training that Jesus said to Peter, “Follow Me.” [John
21:19]. Not just as a Disciple but as ‘A Leader, A Shepherd’ of the people.
Humanity undergoes this Season of Deep Cleansing, Leadership should remold itself in the example of Peter
and in the nature of the Good Shepherd.
the people under your charge. If you cannot, maybe you should seek another job
or responsibility. Because it is only with love first, that you can find the fortitude to ‘tend and care’ for people.
Finally, Community itself, should consider remolding the pervasive
selfishness and mediocrity of future leadership by requiring “Leadership
Training Program for ALL Elected Leaders” before they resume their chairs.
all over the world, should look at this option for the “Common Good of
your Time and for Caring to read this.
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- The Telegraph [Harriet
Alexander, The Telegraph, May 17, 2020] Downloaded 05/21/2020
- The Holy Bible, New King James
Version (NKJV), Thomas Nelson Bibles, Thomas Nelson Inc. USA 1994
- Chizea, Dora Obi. The Problem
with Pleasure (2020) Dora Chizea
This excerpt from my book Deep
Cleansing ©2020 is the author’s view
and theory. It is informational and for reference, and not intended to provide
medical or spiritual advice or be a substitute for advice and/or care from the
reader’s physician or spiritual adviser.
Dora Obi Chizea www.dorachizea.com