Why is Jamaica not prospering?
by Jim Hanson
Jamaica has more churches per capita than any other nation in the world so why is it not blessed when the Bible says in Psalm 33:12, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!"
Why does it have such a poor economy when the Bible says in Deuteronomy 28:11 - 15 -"The Lord shall make you have a surplus of prosperity, through the fruit of your body, of your livestock, and of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.
The Lord shall open to you His good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain of your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
And the Lord shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be above only, and you shall not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God.
And you shall not turn aside from any of the words of God, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
But if you will not obey the voice of the Lord your God, being watchful to do all His commandments and His statutes....then many, many curses shall come upon you and overtake you!!!
I believe that Jamaica will never prosper as a nation as long as its peoples' faith in Jesus is just a lip service faith.
I am a Christian minister and I have observed
over the years that almost everyone on the island professes a belief in Jesus Christ but I have also observed that so many of these professors will flirt at the drop of a hat with members of the opposite sex, whether unmarried or married, they will drive like insane madmen, displaying little road patience and many of them drink rum or red stripe like fish or smoke themselves silly with the ganja.
Yet they profess to have faith in Jesus and they attend church religiously.
I believe that because of these sins that show that the peoples' faith is not wholehearted, God is withholding the island's prosperity and that He will do so until its people truly humble themselves before Him and repent of their sins and turn from all of their wicked ways.
2 Chronicles 7:14 Amplified Bible - If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.
I also believe that God is so loving and forgiving that He will do this on an individual basis for each person on this island who repents and becomes wholehearted for Jesus.
2 Chronicles 16:9 - For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.
So why don't you become one of the first to truly repent and join me in discipleship under Jesus Christ?