Like any other denomination, Celestial Church is no exception but the most important aspect and the significance of Harvest is to remind all Celestians that God shall one day separate the sheep from the goats, the wheat from tares.
Those that obey and do the will of God shall rejoice while sinners shall weep in agony (Matt. 25:31-46, Matt. 13:38-43) CCC Hymn 731 Stanza 3 & 4)
A feast that will enable people to reflect on their past and amend their ways.
It must be celebrated in a way that sinners should repent and turn to God. The joy of feast is to attract people, while properly arranged spiritual programs will discourage sin and win souls for God. What is the benefit of spending thousands of Naira / Dollars to celebrate harvest feast and no single soul is won for God? Rather people exhibit their sinful activities to mislead others, so as to give them tickets to hell fire.
Some Churches spend thousands of Naira/dollars on pamphlets of beautiful color prints with no spiritual gain. They hire musical instruments and artists to sing praises to man in order to make money while many members are suffering in poverty. The congregation are hungry, no cloth to wear and fatherless could not pay their school fees. Masters of ceremony of world standard are usually engaged to use their sugar-coated mouth to exalt and praise people, instead of God. Pasting of currencies on peoples’ head mostly the choir which is abomination in the church of the living God.
(ref. CCC Constitution pg. 35 clause 106)
Calling people the Father or Mother of the Day while Jesus Christ whose blood was used as the foundation of the Church and for remission of our sins is not recognized as the Father of the Day. The glory of God is given to man; what a shame!.
The programmes of some church parishes during harvests are carnally formulated to show the quality and dignity of people in their various categories in the Church. They allow sinners to mock the Church, but no man can mock God. Gal. 6:7-8
“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Programs like ASUN or SUYA NIGHT and MUSICAL JAMBOREE in shameless regalia and worldly dresses with dances of shame are joyfully adopted. Choir no longer sing praises to Almighty God or render melodious songs of repentance that will touch the hearts of sinners so as to make u-turn to God. Instead, they sing songs that are carnally oriented to earn money (Juju,hiphop,Fuji music etc.)
Many have gone astray. The remaining time is short. How have you done yours? What is your opinion? Please drop them at the Comment section below.