I refer to the letter by Frank Fyffe, entitled, “Can Guyana ever be returned to its former glory?” (Kaieteur News, 08/06/14).
I am open to enlightenment as to what aspect of Guyana’s past can be described as being glorious. After describing in detail Guyana’s not so glorious present, Mr. Fyffe offers a way for Guyana to re-enter its glory, writing “only the truth can set us free” (John 8:32). God’s Word is truth (John 17:17).
A nation is made up of individuals like Abraham, who is acknowledged by Christians, Muslims and Jews as Father Abraham.
Abraham’s God-given purpose to become a blessing to the nations of the earth was fulfilled through his exercising his authority to command his children and his household to keep the way or Word of the Lord to do justice and judgment (Genesis 18:19). Father Abraham’s children obeyed his command because he earned their respect.
The final words of the Old Testament of the Holy Bible warned that “unless the heart of the fathers turn to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers, the earth will be struck with a curse” (Malachi 4:6).
Truth or the Word then hid its face for approximately 400 years, until revealed in the flesh (John 1:1 – 3) at Nazareth, where it was being asked, “Could any good thing come out of Nazareth?” (John 1:46).
For approximately 400 years, the glory which is of nations also seems to have hid its face from Guyana to the point where the world is asking, “Can any good thing come out of Guyana?”
According to truth, Guyana (described by ex-US President Jimmy Carter as having the most unrealized natural and human potential of 120 countries he has visited) is about to enter its day of glory in an epoch of truth.
At this point we may be inclined to believe that there is need for more preachers of truth.
Not according to Apostle Paul, the great exponent of the truth, who wrote, “For though we have 10,000 instructors in Christ, yet we do not have many fathers” (1Corinthians 4:15). Children without fathers or with fathers who are physically there, but are absent because of their refusal to carry out their share of responsibilities, are six times more liable to experience poverty and become dysfunctional in love relationships and in the work environment.
Given the overwhelming number of fatherless children in Guyana, the question may now arise, “As to how can Guyana’s great potential be realised?” “For the fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge” (Ezekiel 18:2).
Due to the availability of the indwelling power of the Spirit of Truth, occasioned by the crucifixion, death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:17) the day is here, “when men shall say no more that the fathers have eaten a sour grape and the children’s teeth are on edge” (Jeremiah 31:29).
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