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Yesterday’s Prophecies, Today’s Bad Dreams

An alternative subtitle for this section might have been, “Beyond PVCs.” By strange intuition, some observers of the Nigeria political landscape have been unable to share in the ‘PVC’ hype; they have been unpersuaded with the common agitation to ensure registration and possession of a Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) in the opinion that the good outcome of the next elections would rest solely on that.   In some societies, yes; in some other societies, unfortunately, No.

Early in this political dispensation, we published a burden in an online post entitled “Body Language.” Not everyone liked it. One or two readers wasted no time in lashing back, one of them doing so in language that is not fit to repeat here. Apparently from the perspective of their political affiliations, they interpreted the message as being ‘politically motivated,’ as ill-intentioned ‘ethnic bias’ pretending to be prophecy. Today, that prophecy, in several respects, already mocks us impudently in the face, more real than a bad dream; and some of those that then scorned have regretted their earlier hastiness.

Talking of body language, we have heard it frequently lamented these days about a Government in place that ‘has little respect for the law.’ A group of human right lawyers lately mourned that there were heaps of court injunctions that the present Federal government is yet to honour. If that is true, will they respect future court orders? Could a man be without some grand agenda who puts his own people in every strategic gate of the nation? The National Security Council is virtually an Islamic and Fulani caucus. It has never been so bad. The heads of defence, the army, the air force, the police, the immigration, customs, education, media, the intelligence agencies, the Federal electoral agency – INEC, organs of the judiciary, and so on, are deliberately and blatantly Muslims; hard core defiant Muslims. Could all of this be simple coincidence, or a ground plan ahead of some decided agenda merely waiting for a date? Could anyone have done so much by consecutive stubborn mistakes? Will this Person conduct a fair election? Will his brother whom he has put there as Head, for whatever Purpose they are already sworn to, release a credible election result? Will the blood of humans mean more then than the blood of heathen dogs and baboons which had meant nothing before?

There have been suppressed outcries in sections of the country about suspected plans to deliberately disenfranchise those sections, especially the largely Christian south as well as Christian communities in the north of the country. Voters cards are generally inaccessible in those places and registration process is as hard as going through the proverbial eye of a needle, etc. In the largely Muslim communities, however, it is alleged that INEC officers go from place to place to ensure registration, and even children are mass registered.   Does all this describe a scene where Somebody is about to conduct a credible election, or would respect the ‘unfavourable’ outcome of one? What some have seen, who see, is a Pharaoh who, in the event of a voters’ situation that threatens his perpetuation on the throne, would create national crises using his armed ethnic militia already posted into the nooks and crannies of the country, thus warranting the unleashing of Constitutional prerogatives that would legitimise continuing on the stool. If they ‘saw’ well who have so interpreted the times and seasons, we need more than PVCs to take us to Promised Land; we need radical divine intervention. Does that mean anyone should throw away their voter’s card? No, but this season calls for much more that only God can give. It is why some seers say they see no election coming, as if to say we might have been rehearsing in vain for a show that will never be.

No Islamization Agenda

We have had it vigorously denied, even by our own Christian Vice President, that there is ongoing Islamization in Nigeria aided by the present government system. His view is strangely strongly shared by some christians on his side of political affiliations. Maybe somebody needs to explain what ‘Islamization’ means.   It does not necessarily mean the forced conversion of non-Muslims; it means the enforcement of an Islamic worldview and outlook upon a society, even where the people do not immediately convert.

Is Iran an Islamic country? Is Saudi Arabia an Islamic country? Yes. Is every resident of those nations a Muslim? No, but there is an unmistakeable law and aura of Islam which is thrown over everyone, in one way or the other.   It does not take a billboard for even the blind to see it. It comes out in the culture, in the educational system, in the architecture, the dress codes, the laws, the institutions of government, the holidays observed, everything conforms to that religious creed. Such a society carries the bold ‘stamp’ of Islam from the very gate: airport, seaport, highway, etc.; it is ‘called’ by the name of Islam even if it carried its own label. That is part of what those who understand are protesting against in Nigeria. Islamization does not in all places at all times mean forceful conversion; that may be ultimate; it is the bringing of everyone under their black flag, as a Muslim or as a dhimmi – a slave of Islam.

Should Nigeria by stealth or by force be ascribed the identity of Islam? Does the sustained gruesome killing of Christians look like anything other than a jihad? When employment and recruitments into government agencies have to respect Islamic holidays, the Islamic religion, and Arabic; when Christian businessmen and women are being deliberately wrecked, and Muslims empowered over them; when school uniforms and other official attires have to be hijab-compliant, what more do we say? We pardon our brethren who do not see what the rest of the world already mourns. Sometimes it is sorcery; high level blinding sorcery, against which we also need to battle over their adamant heads.

We have had strange deaths lately, which is another side to the conflict. Some of the deaths smack of sophisticated enemy intelligence operation with stealth toxins, etc. The casualties have been prominent and vocal anti-establishment advocates of justice. The General Secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr Musa Asake, from Southern Kaduna in the terrorised Middle Belt region of Nigeria, died overnight after a strategic Kingdom meeting in the middle of this month of May. The media announcements were a subtle mockery of us. They said that he had died ‘two weeks after leading a mass church public protest against the killing of Christians,’ as if to say, ‘Behold the end of your spokesman; march out again let’s see.’ We are not surprised that the government media, almost entirely under Islamic and Fulani supervision, would put the narrative that way. The month had hardly ended before there was another ‘breaking news’ of the death from “an undisclosed ailment” of Dr Bala Takaya, Chairman of the Middle Belt Forum. All the deaths have occurred on a Sunday morning or thereabouts. Strange deaths of high profile spokesmen within the same embattled region, within a short period of each other.

Two months ago, in the last week of March, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the same troubled Middle Belt region of Taraba State, Rev Dr Ben Ubeh, was crushed to death by a truck where he had been standing by his car off the road on his way to an “official engagement” in Yola, another state capital in the same region. It was Sunday morning. Was there a Friday plotting for the Sunday actions? On top of all of that, the recent murder of catholic priests and worshippers during an early morning mass, as it had happened in Enugu State about a year ago. With all of these, it is strange that anybody would still allow themselves to be paid to call this jihad a backyard conflict between cows and grasses, between herders and farmers. What grasses were what cows looking for in the church where the priests were killed? Time to wake up.

Continued in part 3 of 3

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From The Preacher’s diary,

May 28, 2018.


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    • Prophets of God, Stand Up, and Don't Give in to the Spirit of Intimidation

      Yesterday as I sat with the Lord, I heard Him say, "Sound the alarm! A spirit of intimidation is coming against many of My prophets right now. Tell them to continue to stand and not give ear to this spirit of intimidation, but to be encouraged and know that they are now moving into a new land of inheritance."

      The Lord keeps speaking to me about how there is a battle over the prophets right now to "muzzle" them and "silence" in many different ways, but I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying "Now is the time to get up on your feet and speak!"

      For this spirit of intimidation is coming to cause you to cower, to cause you to shrink back and to cause you to bow beneath its taunts and lies. But stand strong, prophets of God; hold the stones of the Word of God in your hand and continue to hurl them in faith.

      This spirit of intimidation and fear is raising itself up like a Goliath because there is a crossing over taking place right now where you are moving into a new land of inheritance. I heard the Spirit of God whispering "So many things are about to change. So many things are about to change." and all around me, I could see the "landscape" changing.

      There is shifting, a positioning and transition that is taking place over many prophets right now. The Lord is leading you into new places, new opportunities, new realms and new places to decree the Word of the Lord, and the enemy knows how the glory of God is going to be displayed as He moves powerfully through you, so he is attempting to cause you to run into the caves like Elijah.

      Do not run. Do not withdraw. Stand! Stand! Stand! For I see the Lord has assigned more angelic hosts with you than ever before. The enemy is whispering his lies of danger and harm, but the Lord is decreeing His protection over you. You are overshadowed by Him as you make Him, the Most High, your dwelling place.

      The Lord showed me that Psalm 91 is very key for the body of Christ right now, but especially the prophets. This spirit of fear and intimidation is doing all it can with its lies and foreboding to see you move from a place of rest and confidence in the Lord to a place of anxiety and fear to hinder your intimacy, cloud your vision and steal your clarity. No more!

      In this vision, as I saw the landscape change, I saw Jesus standing in the midst of this new landscape with a huge smile on His face, and He looked at the prophets of His heart and spoke: "You shall know My peace, My rest and My empowerment like a tidal wave in this new land of inheritance. For what I am calling you to and positioning you into is bigger than you have imagined and the spirit of intimidation would seek to cause you to withdraw, but I say unto you that greater shall the demonstration of My power be through you. Greater shall the demonstration of My goodness, My kindness and the power of My spoken Word. This spirit of intimidation would seek to keep you hidden, where this is the time where I am positioning you to shine and reflect Me brighter than ever before."

      Embracing the Fire; Releasing My Power

      The Lord showed me that many prophets have been in intense fire, and it is not something to think of as strange. For there have been fires of opposition, but there have also been fires of purification that the Lord is releasing to prepare you for the new land of inheritance that He has for you. It's a new land of destiny and a new land of partnering with Him and all that is yours in Christ.

      The fire has been hot, but in the embracing of the fire of the Lord, there is a deep maturing, preparation and strengthening that is taking place within you. The Lord's heart is for you to flourish in this new land, and the Lord has been working deeply in the hearts and souls of His prophets in this season to bring to the surface things that would hinder and hold you back. The Lord has been inviting the prophets to embrace the fire and allow the Spirit of God to do whatever He needs to do to prepare you for this new land of inheritance. Embrace His fire to purify and prepare you.

      The fires of opposition have been turned up seven times stronger, but the Lord is encouraging you to look not at the fires of opposition, but to look at Him. In the fire of opposition, He is strengthening you and deepening your trust in Him and His protection and what He speaks, so you are unaffected by the wind, waves and large flames that surround you. I continue to hear the Spirit of God decreeing over and over "You will not be harmed. You will not be touched. Stay close to Me and abide in My Word, for the lies of the enemy are poisonous darts sent to attempt to extinguish your faith, hinder your movement and bring confusion upon you. You will not withdraw, you will move forward in greater boldness because of the empowerment of My Spirit."

      "At that moment the earth shook beneath them, causing the building they were in to tremble. Each one of them was filled with the Holy Spirit, and they proclaimed the word of God with unrestrained boldness" (Acts 4:31, TPT).

      The Lord showed me that in this new era we have entered as the body of Christ, the prophets of God are going to begin moving in the power of the Spirit like Elijah and Elisha. There is going to be a significant increase of the power of God displayed through the prophets and the spoken word of the Lord through them, the decree of God to release creative miracles, bringing sudden shifts, alignments and breakthroughs. This is why the spirit of intimidation is attempting to silence you.

      I kept hearing the Lord say "My prophets are going to move in greater resurrection power! There will be powerful demonstrations of My resurrection power through My prophets in this season. Dry bones, bodies, dry and dead places suddenly coming to life by My resurrection power that is released through the decree that will flow out of the mouths of My prophets. In this new era, I am increasing the display and demonstration of My resurrection power especially through the prophets, and this is why the spirit of intimidation has come to attempt to silence My prophets and cause them to withdraw and go into hiding in fear, so they do not move further into this place of carrying My resurrection power like never before.

      "But I decree today, that this spirit of intimidation will flee as the power of My Spirit comes now upon My prophets and brings a shaking and shakes off the fear, the lies of death, the foreboding, the darkness and infuses them with strength and boldness."

      "Prophets of My heart, in this new land of inheritance, awaits you a new level of boldness and faith in the power of My spoken Word, My protection and My fire. Arise! Arise! Arise and do not fear. For I am with you, I go with you and I go before you. Shake off the fear by the decree of My Word and know that the land of inheritance awaiting you is filled with greater joy in partnering with Me to see My glory and kingdom displayed. There has been great pressing, but my prophets, you will now carry new wine and power in Me."

      It's time. It's time for you to arise. Stand! Stand! Stand! For a new land of inheritance awaits you, and you will be left in awe and wonder of the signs, wonders, miracles and major displays of My power that will manifest at the 

      "My prophets I am inviting you in the library of heaven to read and see the new blueprint decrees of My heart over cities and nations in this new era. For I will show you with greater accuracy and clarity the decrees of My heart over cities and nations that will set them alight with the fire of My love and see My glory and power displayed. For I decree as you seek My heart, seeking not your own agenda or name in lights, but truly seek to know My heart, I am now releasing greater secrets of blueprint decrees of wisdom and revelation for cities and nations to bring major transformation by the power of My Spirit. For I am moving those who are seeking My heart, My prophets who are in the secret place to hear My heart into greater increase and manifestation of their governmental authority. The enemy is fighting this, but he will not prevail. For I decree that you, My prophets will decree the blueprint decrees over cities and nations that will suddenly expose the works of darkness and bring significant breakthrough, shifts and demonstrations of My truth and glory that will bring monumental shifts. It's time!"

      "You are not defeated, My prophets, you are victorious in Me, and you will see my manifested victory in and through your lives like never before. Don't give in to this spirit of intimidation, it's come to steal, but before you is not the lies that this spirit speaks, but life, increase and a major increase of seeing My power moving through you as you decree My Word. Stand!


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      I do not know where you stand, but please, do not stone me. I have sometimes been stoned or smitten by someone who thought I did not prophesy right because I did not speak according to their words and their camp. I am not the first (1 Kings 22:24). My concern is with the said ‘Daniels’ that failed because the Church didn’t pray for them. Agreed, some Christians have gone into seats without fully appreciating the spiritual mysteries about those thrones they were approaching to sit on, and things were sometimes further spoilt for them by commercial Christians and Balaam-priests who sought to profit themselves (not the Kingdom) by the position of those messengers in the palace. Daniel survived Babylon not by prayers from Jerusalem which at the time had been ravished and its priests scattered; he survived primarily because, from the start, he made up his mind where he stood in and with Babylon: not to corrupt himself with the royal and lavish seductions of that new land; not to “defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank” (Daniel 1:8). Esther also made up her mind to stand with her people or perish trying to do so (Esther 4:16). The Nigeria ‘Daniels’ of which that prophet spoke have been of a different breed. Maybe the priests in Jerusalem should truly have prayed better. They got lost in Babylon, even if they were sent by God; even if…

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      About three decades ago in parts of Nigeria, the United States and the Caribbean, there was a thriving doctrine that upset not a few Christian establishments. For lack of a better adjective, the simple Christian folk who did not have much time for grandiose religious terminologies, especially in Nigeria, simply described the adherents of that doctrine as the ‘Anti-Babylon’ brethren. The doctrine itself they summarised as, ‘Come out from among them.’ The theological outlook of the Anti-Babylon movement subscribed virtually everything under a ‘world system’ that went by the name of Babylon. The serious ‘remnant Christian’ was to be no part of such Babylon-systems, especially the Babylon-church system. That Christian needed to ‘come out from among them.’ It was one zeal stretched too far in certain respects.

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