Every epoch in human history brings its own booming business and now, the business of Jesus Chris has become a very lucrative enterprise even the PFDJ is venturing into. And some gibberish talking, bible wielding, scriptures-flaunting and self-crowned prophets have committed themselves to working against the aspiration of the Eritrean people by aligning themselves with PFDJ. After banning and incarcerating and disappearing Pentecostal and the Jehovah witnesses for decades, PFDJ has now embraced prayers and certain pastors have embraced PFDJ.
The YPFDJ’s 14th Conference opened with these prayers: “God save us from those who work as maids, may God save us from those who relinquish their national responsibility… and may next year we gather in Massawa, amen!!”
Some Pastors, those who were supposedly called by God as one of the “minsters” of Jesus to shepherd his flock have finally abandoned their grace and embraced PFDJ by participating in the YPFDJ 2018 Conference. Pastor and NASA engineer Eritrean Fessehaye Ghezae attended the YPFDJ 2018 Conference, claiming he came there to inspire the youth and share with them that if they work hard, burn the midnight oil, they will succeed. That the sky is the limit and that he is a living proof of a humble beginning who rose to the pinnacle or his story from rags to riches if you want to use a tired cliché. Nothing that Tony Robins or the books of the late Dr. Wayne Dyer could not tell them, but still all good and noble assertions. Noble words in the midst of an ignoble company. Maybe as a disciple of Jesus Christ he did it out of love and that engineer Ghezae was called to help the YPFD victims, that mere mortals like me cannot fathom. But unlike his high priest, we did not hear him say, they do not know what they are doing, forgive them, we did not hear him cast their demons, we did not hear him telling them that Jesus was their savor, we did not hear him praying for the Eritrean journalist, pastors, elders, and leaders languishing in Ela-Ero and dying in the high seas and victims of human traffickers.
The Kidnapped Eritrean Youth:
I am generally very critical of the diaspora YFDJ and have called them names, horrible names, albeit befitting their character: despite their opportunities their countries offer them to know better, despite the educational opportunities that they have, despite the human rights they enjoy, the dignity they cherish, they have sided with the PFDJ, an entity that has inflicted untold suffering according to the testimonial of hundreds of Eritreans, an entity that has been accused of modern slavery and gross human right violation befitting a referral to the Hague. But lately, I have become sympathetic with the diaspora YPFDJ as it occurred to me that, like their brethren in Eritrea, they too, have been kidnapped. Whereas those in Eritrea are physically kidnapped from their warm homes and bosom of their beloved parents and family to Sawa at the tender age of 17 and younger, and since the PFDJ is unable to kidnap diaspora youth physically; they have opted to kidnap them emotionally and intellectually and hence, their perpetual allegiance to their tormentors, the tormentors of their brethren, their willingness of obedience to dogma.
In the latest YPFDJ Conference, the attendants called at the top of their lungs, EPLF፡ EPLF፡ EPLF, Yes, YES, EPLF today, EPLF tomorrow and EPLF yesterday! They summoned it with force and with all they might, conjuring surreal images of an anguished parent calling on a dead child and when the child fails to answer, the parent console themselves that the child is in a better place, in heaven. The PFDJ through the YPFDJ, undaunted, and subconsciously admitting that EPLF has gone to its eternal repose, it is in a better place, they invoked its omnipotence: “EPLF you are everywhere you have been spotted in Washington DC, New York, you have braved Sweden’s snow, while others panted in the scorching heat; you have emerged in Lagos and Sena’a, even in their belly, in Addis Ababa and planet Mars will be in your reach tomorrow. A “YPFDJness” donning “Zurya” and a sparkling Bisha gold, roamed the entire globe from Beijing to North Korea’s capital, as if to sear in the minds of the gathered that while EPLF is long dead, supplanted by YPFDJ, it is watching you, it is not here, but it is not dead either, like Elijah and Enoch it has ascended to the heavens, it is looking down at you, and by looking down I mean both watching you and is disgusted at you.
In the dramatic scene where a diaspora father is indoctrinating his son, brags about spending sleepless nights online to fight the enemies of Eritrea abroad and goes to work in the morning with only a few hours’ sleep. The son asks why does Eritrea have so many enemies and the father replies because we refuse to kneel down. The drama decries the welfare recipients in the diaspora for abandoning their country, though the PFDJ does not shy away from dutifully collecting the 2% tax from welfare recipients and those performing the honorable maid jobs. Their action is reminiscent of the hypocrites that Jesus bluntly called the outwardly emasculate Pharisees and despite their clean garment and touting Godly words that they are rotten from inside. And that is what these pastors who are embracing PFDJ are doing by invoking the noble words or what author Napoleon Hills calls the “Laws of Success”
Eritreans, pray with me: May God save us from those who relinquish their responsibility of shepherding the flock and instead flock to PFDJ, may God save us from those who invoke the words of the Lord in the house of worship but inwardly harbor affection of the devil incarnate instead of casting him out of our youth who have been possessed by him.
Also Pastor Fessehaye Ghezai pray with me, the Holy Spirit just spoke with me and to me: “Vershit lamtoke frrefet maltook, aykerus srvertetd chamramaa”: (translation: you will cast demons in my name, you will heal the sick in my name, you will perform miracles s in my name, but I will say to you that I do not know you).
Also, Pastor, I really hope the YPFDJ members heed your call so they can be a success story for Eritrea like you as they march from rags to riches, but also since you promised to meet them again, please do not forget to tell them to go from riches to rags like Jesus, our savor did when he descended from the Kingdom and was born in the barn for our sake and endured humiliation for our salvation. The diaspora YPFDJ should also try to relinquish their riches and try the rags in Sawa and brave the scorching heat of Dankalia. Thank you and God Bless You.