By: Charles Awuzie –
How a respected man of God died on prolonged fasting! This is a painful story… I am literally weeping as I type this message…
I arrived from Cape Town 2 days ago and went straight to pay my last respect to someone I once respected. Someone saw me and ran to me in tears. He said to me “he died as a result of a prolonged fasting. He became hypoglycemic due to low supply of glucose to his brain resulting to low brain energy. He became too weak and passed away”. He went on to say “Pastor Charles, never stop teaching the truth. Religion is a silent killer. Nobody will say that this death is connected to fasting but everyone is saying he has finished his work on earth.”
If you noticed, my activities on facebook for the past 48 hours have been minimal – I am literally heartbroken. I am heartbroken because I lost a friend. I am even more heartbroken because I lost that friend to RELIGION. I should have boldly declared that fasting for 100 days before the new year will not take you to a higher dimension of anointing in ministry. I should have boldly declared without fear that we grow in the things of the spirit majorly through KNOWLEDGE. I am in tears. I failed in my assignment. I was trying to take things easy lest I hurt more people. But religion wasn’t taking things easy. I was about to declare seize fire, but RELIGION will never lay down it’s sword. Who will deliver my generation from religion and reintroduce them to The Finished Work of Christ? Who will sacrifice pulpits, friendships, mammon and the good will of fathers to raise an anti-religion voice? Who?
Oh Lord, open our eyes of understanding to realize that everything we are or will have is solely based on THE FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST. Our fasting, our seeds, our offerings, our tithes, our church going, our religiosity and our self righteousness can not add to that which you did by the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ. Teach us to fast moderately. Teach us how to watch our bodies while we fast. Teach us to be intelligent and wise sons and not fools who are fooled by religion.
I hate religion and any idea that under estimates the finished work of Christ.
Fast for 100 days and let me feast for 100 days too… Bring a blind man and I will open their eyes IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. The power is in the name of Jesus Christ, not in our endless search for power. We have this power already. Ignorance said we are powerless but by revelational knowledge, we see our power.
To my late friend, I didn’t tell you how much I loved you but God knows that I admired your gentle soul. I didn’t say it because society has conditioned us not to express love to same sex lest we be misunderstood. Another reason why I am anti society. I will tell more people that I love them henceforth. Who knows when they will leave us and we regret the fact that we didn’t tell them how much we admired them.
This death has ministered to me more than any sermon on YouTube.
May we all REST IN CHRIST before we REST IN PEACE.