Silence Will Not Always Be Golden
The reason why silence has been golden in Nigeria is related on one hand to the African culture and on the other, to the wrong understanding of the anointing.
Anointing has been treated like the immunity that the Nigerian presidents and governors enjoy. People are silent because overtly and covertly, the anointed has insisted on his anointing more than in God. Worship in the church has been more for them than for the Lord.
One of the things that will happen and that has started is the demystification of the anointed. It is greatly needed in Nigeria.
The anointing does not make anyone invincible, it rather empowers for service. The Lord will not waste a generation because people dissociate from unfruitful works of darkness that should be rebuked and exposed.
The scandals under cover are more than this celebrated one. This is a child’s play compared to others.
There is evil in the church and the Lord will not cover it. He is patient in mercy but will not cover the evil that stains His church.
We have foolishly respected the anointing more than CHRISTIAN living.
Kenneth Hagin was sent in the 1960s to warn those who had greater tents and meetings that he had.
They were great guys with great and impressive exploits. They started to die one by one. Hagin told some of them that derided the warning that when they are gone, he will still be here.
Young ministers, have been taught that the only way to earn the grace on the famous ones is never to see their wrongs or errors. A generation that delights in results that in Christlike life was surreptitiously raised.
Even fake anointing has been honoured. Who wouldn’t since we all want ‘to make it’.
We understand and could relate with Jesus’ rebuke of the Jewish religious leaders because they were not on his side.
The greatest damage today is not from those who are not on his side.
It is from those who have called His name and suppressed the truth for a lie
It is from those who respond more to the time than to the timeless word
It is from those who skilfully appeal more to people’s felt need than to the transformation needed
It is from those who fill the pews with people who cannot be vouched for in the public;
It is from those who accomplish great projects with the support of those they will back away from when EFCC comes calling
It is from those who merchandise the anointing, because their god is their belly
It is from those who glory in things that will result in their shame;
It is from impressive rhetorics that has not promoted the culture of righteous living.
It was in prophecy in the USA for decades; mega churches that were the flagship of the Christian faith folded up; the facilities were sold.
Homosexuality; ponography; pimping; sexual immorality; financial impropriety et al caused the grace to gradually leak until some became a shadow of their past.
The game is stronger today. Patronage of content beyond and outside the Biblical corpus has strengthen many to continue to make appeal. Suppression of the truth by those who know and created an enabling environment in the church for immorality and unrighteousness has been the forte for some’s continuous appeal. Money, money, money and promise of wealth is why some keep their pew in the church.
We have forgotten that days on earth are numbered. We have believed that exploits that appeal to men will be the same as that which Christ will look for on that day. We have promoted corruption in CHRISTIAN organisations
The impact of the church is great in those days, the compromise of the church is greater today. Scammers flourish more after sunday services because everyone must make it. Member have confessed that they got into scamming because they know what their pastor also did to make it.
The prophetic has lost its cutting edge of social reformation for righteousness. Social reformation has related more with geographic landscape and real estate.
The church in its earliest days of glory had no Estate until it was corrupted in the third century by the Roman Constantine. Those who misunderstood history thought it was the beginning of breakthrough when the political power and exposure started to diminish the church of its sanctity.
The words that should wake up a generation from its slumber has been suppressed for soothsaying and signs. The soothsayer is wealthy as he is the seer for those who never cared to be transformed. The practice brings more money to His pocket and satisfy the lazy patrons with promises of temporal protection and non-transforming guidance of a medium.
Those who discern sit in silence afar off. They will not speak and are not tired of watching the drama.
The cleansing of the church will not start on the day of rapture; it will begin now. The chaff will be separated from the wheat.
A new breed of young ministers will be raised. They will refuse the kings dainties. They will depart from honouring corruption to true reverence of the chief shepherd of the church. They will discern the error that lurks around today’s ‘greatness’. They will think more of the vision of the Lord for a church without spot and without blemish and run from the blemishes and the wrinkles that characterise the church that half-heartedly look forward to the coming of the Lord.
Relationships shall be redefined. Sweet counsel that leads to the Lord shall be desired in place of impressive deliberations for worldly success.
Altars of worship shall be cleansed; performance and performers shall find their level. Pure worship shall be restored. Entertaining art shall give way to reverence for Him that sits on the throne.
The problem will not be solved in its entirety. As many will more will be revealed on that day.
Scandals haven’t rocked the Nigerian church. The ones coming shall be more bewildering than what brown envelopes can suppress.
They have not spilled the beans because with their disappointment they are still afraid to speak because of ‘Daddy’s anointing’.
By the time the demystification of the anointed has trended, more stories shall be told.
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light
(for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)
and find out what pleases the Lord.
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.