By Idy James
(Another 31st night is here…)
This night, Africans will gather in their various places of worship, crying, wailing, weeping, gnashing their teeth, and clapping their hands while praying. All manner of anointing oil (for favour, marriage, contract, children, employment, promotion, victory in politics and against witches and wizards) will be blessed. Foreheads, palms, classified body parts, pens, files, and proposals will be anointed so that they will receive favour in 2021.
Depending on your problems, you may have to go to seven different junctions to break different bottles of ‘Original’ Jerusalem Virgin Oil so as to be detached from Near Success Syndrome, Ancestral Curses And Covenants, among other predicaments common only to Africa.
That’s not all. Because the Naira and other African currencies have been bastardized by your never-aware-of-anything leaders, your prophetic seed must be in dollars. $2021, $20000+1 and $201 are the various categories of seeds you must sow to attract the attention of God in any area of your problem in 2021.
The same people who Prophesied in 2019 about your marriage, employment, Visa, contract and children, among others, but never saw the lockdown, will still prophesy concerning 2021. Obviously, this time, Visa would be tactically deleted from the list.
Our young women would be carrying photographs of young men, both married and singles to the 31st night Service. Are we surprised? In Africa, marriage is a miracle and the prophet must Prophesy it to happen. Or, how do you explain the daily trouping of young girls to various spiritual houses with pictures of men, whether single or married, for prophets to make them leave their marriages (for the married) or force them (singles) to come see their parents?
Young graduates of Africa, who still use grasshopper, cockroach and rats as specimens in practical Examinations, would not see anything wrong in such certificates to agitate for a change in Education curriculum, but would pack the CVs neatly into a file, borrow a seed and an anointing oil for prayer and prophecies to get employment into an oil company or ICT driven Industries in the new year.
While African Heads of States are depending on God for the security of its citizens and borders, China and the West are using ICT-based drones to provide security in their countries.
To travel from Akwa Ibom State to Cross River State, a Nigerian needs to fast, pray and even cover himself/herself with the blood of Jesus, anoint every part of the body and still join a prayer fare in the park before the vehicle departs: all for safe arrival. Their leaders who ought to fix the roads are joining them in prayer for God’s protection.
Alas! After the prayer, they board their private jets to and from their trips. How on earth do we blame witches and wizards for deaths on African roads, when monies meant for this and other infrastructures are being mismanaged, misappropriated and outrightly embezzled?
Our fathers of faith gather in the various government houses every Saturday to pray for the progress of their pockets, sorry, our States, but never truly tell our leaders what true progress is.
While Americans were rejecting their sitting President, Nigerians, who have no President, went to the streets to protest against a free, fair and transparent election; something they may never see in their lifetime. These same people will be crying to God to either kill their leaders or help them change such leaders. Americans and other nations don’t beg God to change their leaders, they use their powers. They vote out incompetent leaders. In Africa, we don’t only sell our votes, we sell our voter’s card, conscience, reasoning, morals and future, then kill ourselves for leaders who only have strength to address us during campaigns but thereafter don’t give a damn about us.
In the end, we go to God because the Bible says the heart of the King is in the hand of the Lord…bla bla blaa…!
Check out today’s African Kings and tell me if their hearts is not in the hand of Lucifer.
How would Africa grow when the most thriving business is Religion? Every 5 poles in Africa is a church, a mosque or a Betnaija cubicle as the only thriving business. All warehouses, foreign brands that adorned Nigeria have since packed out or up and such buildings given up to Church. I was born to see Conglomerates like AJ Leventis, UAC, Lennards, Batta, Peugeot Automobile, among others. They were owned by foreigners who employed and trained Nigerians. However, a government that is purpose-driven would have intentionally duplicated these expatriates in Nigeria, so such companies would be ‘Nigerianised’.
However, most of those who went to these companies worked for their tummies and emptied all into the soak-away tanks. As these people left, all the know-how went with them. Today, our leaders are still happy to import shoes, clothes, cars, toothpicks, petroleum products and everything.
If Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, were to pull out of Nigeria, what do you think would happen? Of, course, we will invite more foreigners, especially from China, to bid for these explorations.
Before I understood my realities in CHRIST, I felt the Jews’ achievements in all areas of human endeavours was because they were the anointed of God. But this thought vanished after I read a piece from Amb Kuseme Idiong’s wall which I will summarize for your consumption.
The Jews are hardworking, resourceful and innovative. They are determined to rise above the challenges in their environment.
They are not Christians but Judaists. The main difference between Judaism and Christianity is the total rejection of Jesus as the messiah. They also do not believe a word in the New Testament. In their Holy Book there’s no New Testament.
Despite their abhorrence of Christianity and Jesus, they were smart enough to explore the commercial opportunities that pilgrimage offers. Israel makes billions of dollars yearly by commercializing a believe or faith they do not share.
Jesus was not killed by the Roman rulers of Judea, but by his fellow Jews who saw him as a threat to the Religious establishment. Over 2000 years after, they are yet to change their mind about him.
Look at the countries that are doing well in the world, you will see that it has nothing to do with their religious beliefs or special favours from God. It is about intentions, planning, right leadership and proper vision, and above all, selflessness.
The full character of God is found in JOHN 3:16…For God so loved the WORLD. Not the Church, not a particular race, tribe or tongue. God loves the entire world. God LOVES everyone, every Nation.
With this character of God, He sent Jesus to give man salvation for eternal life. This means that all that God needed to do for Man, after creation, was to offer salvation through Jesus. It means God was only interested in Man’s salvation having already given him Dominion over the land, sea and air at creation.
“Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 1:28, And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 1:29, And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 1:30, And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.”
The above is the summary of who Man was at creation. Man was given power to do exploits. Neither God nor Satan took any of these from Man. Sin only cut Man’s relationship with God but never destroyed what God had deposited in Man-Dominion over creation.
That is why, despite Man’s wickedness, riches, prosperity and wealth were never got through prayer, fasting and seed sowing. Pharaoh, as wicked as we are meant to believe, was loved by God hence God showed him a vision on how Egypt would escape famine. Jacob, who was loved by God, would have to go to Egypt, a wicked land to escape hunger! The difference? While Jacob was waiting on God, Pharaoh had an already organized and intentional government in place. While Jacob had salvation, Pharaoh had physical dominion(education, skills, administration, policies and development). While Joseph and Israel had salvation, Pharaoh had Dominion over the land, Sea, Air, etc.
God gave us head so we won’t give Him headache. He deposited everything in Eden for man. Salvation for man was to restore man to a son-father-relationship and a guarantee of life after now. It has nothing to do with physical wealth, financial prosperity, governance, etc. God has already given us power to determine all these.
Idy James is a TROUBLE-MAKER!