SERPENTS.. (Cont.d)

They know they are not going to Heaven.

These Children of Hell! These Serpents! These Generation of Vipers!

They know.

That’s why they keep coming up with different form of “fables” (that shows how far gone their dementia is…) just to make the gullibles see Heaven as unattainable.. #SMH

Read one of such “fables” below;

A “Christian” woman died and couldn’t enter into heaven, she was sent straight to hell…

Why?

…She took two match stick from her neighbour’s matchbox without permission.
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Even as at then I knew everything was wrong about that sermon.

A soul Christ died for and who believed, went to hell because of 2 match sticks? #SMH #SMH #SMH

(….it is that thunder & fire you all are so fond of calling that will still destroy you all at the end, if you fail to repent NOW)

Matthew 23:13
“But WOE UNTO YOU, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.”

Matthew 23:15
“WOE UNTO YOU, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the CHILD OF HELL than yourselves.”

#ToHeWhoHasEars #PersonalRelationshipWithChrist #HolySpiritIndwelling #THEWORDOFGOD

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SERPENTS..

I didn’t know why I became so much aware of this particular Man whilst attending RCCG then, until The Holy Spirit explained it all clearly to me later.
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The Man was very vivacious.

And He could sing too; he had such a sonorous voice.

He was a “worker”.

But he wasn’t amongst the choristers,

He was in the sanitation team.

Although he was poor, he was very rich.

And although he was mid age, he was very agile.

You’d find him washing the toilets at times; even during Sunday services.

And anytime he gets to join the service, there’s always no dull moment,

As you’d find him making affirmative remarks with his so loud voice, whilst the sermon is ongoing..

..Until he suddenly fell sick and died.
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After I was spiritually attacked by the Occultic pastors and The HolySpirit dealt with that,

The HolySpirit explained to me that The Man also was spiritually attacked but he didn’t survive it, and so many others have been attacked and are still being attacked by these serpents camouflaged as “Pastors”.

#CursedChildren!!! #2Peter2:14-22

Matthew 23:33
“Ye SERPENTS, ye GENERATION OF VIPERS, HOW CAN YE ESCAPE THE DAMNATION OF HELL?”

#MyExperienceInOneOfRCCGShrines
#PersonalRelationshipWithChrist #HolySpiritIndwelling #THEWORDOFGOD

Venison For Blessing!

The first time I heard this narrative preached was about 10 years ago. It was the birthday of a frontline church leader in this nation and he had asked his church members from all branches to provide a venison so he could bless them. The venison was a house in London.

Since then, I have seen it practised and preached in different ways by many in penticostal circles. Matter-of-factly, it has become a culture ingrained in the fabric of an average penticostal patron and the message sits well with them. Contributions are made from all branches to sponsor events and lifestyle of the head or various heads of denominations as the case may be.

Indeed many pastors have grown to feel a strong sense of entitlement and they make demands in exchange for blessing. Genesis 27 is the anchor scripture as the narrative is built around Isaac requesting for some venison to bless his son, Esau. It has become a manipulative way of getting into the pockets of undiscerning followers, to sponsor the lifestyle of a preacher. The leverage is the miscarriage of the concept of “spiritual fatherhood”.

Before you get it twisted, I have no problems with providing support for church leaders in times of need. Paul said the elders that rule well deserve double portion of honor. But I take a strong exception to the manipulative idea of “venison for blessing “. When they make it look like your covenant blessing depends on it, they are defrauding you. It is a huge lie on all fronts and I will attempt to tell you why.

First, nobody in the Bible got a blessing by providing some venison, not even where the concept originated from. Isaac had asked his favorite son, Esau to provide him some venison to eat so he could release the blessing to him as he was close to his grave. Indeed Esau fetched the venison, but did he receive the blessing? No!

What is a venison? It’s a game or a hunt. It’s a wild animal hunted for food. That was what Isaac wanted in order to release the blessing. He didn’t want a domesticated animal but a hunt. He didn’t want what was available, he wanted what had to be hunted for.

Isaac loved venison and he had promised the blessing would be transferred at the instance of a venison, much like prophets of today promise their listeners blessings if only they could provide some kinds of venison, a house, a car, a lavish birthday party and the list goes on. But you know the rest of the story. The blessing got transferred to another person by eating a domesticed animal, not a venison.

The supplier of the venison did not get the blessing, someone else did. Hence the concept of venison for blessing is scripturally unsound to start with. It is all gas!

Hear me friends, God is the giver of the blessing. He gives to whom He wishes, and He doesn’t wait for your venison.

A little background history of the life of Esau and Jacob may help us to have a grasp of the total picture. Although, as a set of twins, it was prophesied that the older shall serve the younger, their real life experiences showed that the older had always had an edge over the younger even from the womb.

The twin struggled to outdo each other in the womb but Esau won, he came out first. One couldn’t mistake one for the other as Esau came out with distinct physical features that would attract the attention of anyone. He stood out even as a new born baby. As a clinician, I have seen attractive babies straight up from the womb and I have also seen those with nothing appealing.

Esau got well ahead in life while his twin brother struggled all the way. Esau became a gifted hunter and this was an unusual ability that none of his ancestors had as they were all herders and farmers. It is common knowledge that hunters were highly rated in those days than farmers.

So Esau was like that son who knew his way around town. As a man of the field, he knew how to “hunt” for contracts and businesses and execute them. He was comfortable enough to have married two wives while his twin had none. Of course no one would marry a man who couldn’t feed himself, let alone another person.

For too long, the idea of Jacob “dwelling in tents” with his mother had been misconstrued for piety and good conduct but I have a different view of that. Jacob was tied to his mother’s apron strings. He didn’t know his way around town. He needed his mother to survive. His mother was protective of him just like a mother would seek to give more attention to any of her children that’s not doing so well in life, while fathers are always proud of the one doing well.

So while Isaac loved Esau and believed he deserved the blessing because he had been eating from the “goodies” he often brought home and saw him as capable, Rebecca was convinced Jacob was the one who needed the blessing to rise and get ahead in life.

A long story made short, Isaac did not eat any venison, he eat meat from domesticed animal and all the blessing got released! Not even a single one remained. By the time the venison showed up, no more blessing could be released.

Dear friend, whoever tells you he needs a venison to release a blessing to your life is lying to you. A venison represents the lust in heart of a servant of God. It represents a merchandise of the gift of God by a servant of God. He is using his privileged position as a leader to armtwist you. He has set aside the counsel of God that says “freely you have received, freely give”.

Jacob got the blessing by mercy, not by venison. It wasn’t because he was preferred or because he was deserving of it. He couldn’t even meet the requirements yet he got the blessing. Even the domestic animal had to be prepared by his mother because he couldn’t do it. That’s what it means when He said “I will have mercy upon whom I will have mercy. I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion” Rom. 9:15.

While Esau was busy looking for venison, mercy located Jacob. His father thought he didn’t deserve it but mercy said he did.

When he expressed worries that his father might find out he wasn’t Esau and put a curse on him, his mother stood in line for him. She said “let that curse be on me”. This is exactly what Jesus did for you sir. He took the bullet for you. He was made a curse for you when he hung on that cross so the blessing might be yours FREE OF CHARGE.

“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles THROUGH JESUS CHRIST; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Galatians 3:13‭-‬14 KJV.

See, the emphasis is “through Jesus Christ”, not through venison, not through tithes and offerings, not through any covenant seed whatsoever.

If you are in Christ Jesus, you have found mercy. Latch on it my friend. Let no man tie your destiny or blessing to a venison. It is all gas! Nobody gets blessed by venison, it is by mercy and you have obtained that mercy through Christ’s finished work at Calvary.

As the kids in the pen were provided in place of venison and Isaac eat and released the blessing, so also Jesus was the lamb of God provided on your behalf.

So when people read Gen 27 and see venison, all I see is Jesus. When they read Malachi and see tithes, all I see is Jesus. When they read Leviticus and they see the firstfuits and first born redemption offerings, all I see is Jesus, the first born among the dead.

Jesus is the message of the Scriptures. He declared to His listeners ” you search the scriptures …..These are they which testify of me…John 5:39.

It is a new day.

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free, it may piss you off first.

~ NINYO OMIDIJI.

Mysteries Unfolding…

“God” in Genesis 1, is the CREATOR. The Most High GOD.

“LORD God” in Genesis 2, is an Angel{EmmanuEL} (as their names -e.g; MichaEL, GabriEL, EmmanuEL, etc- ends with “God” and they are mostly referred to as ‘God’ ~Gen 32:30, Hosea 12:3-4)

“LORD” in Genesis 4, is the SERPENT {a.k.a The BEAST} -who successfully DECEIVED Adam&Eve in Genesis 3- and which led Adam and Eve to start communicating with God via it.

Genesis 3:1
“Now THE SERPENT was more subtil than ‘any’ BEAST of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”

Revelation 12:9
“And the great dragon was cast out, THAT OLD SERPENT, called the Devil, and Satan, which DECEIVETH the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
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Job 1:6 ~ Revelation 12:10

The above verses of the scriptures enlighten us on how the Angels -“sons of God”- had to present themselves before the Devil who accuses them before GOD day and night.
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After GOD finished with the SPIRITUAL creation in Genesis 1 via “Light” -CHRIST-,

The “LORD God”{EmmanuEL} -CHRIST- started with the PHYSICAL creation in Genesis 2:4.

Ephesians 3:9
“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:”

Colossians 1:16-17
“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

#PersonalRelationshipWithChrist #HolySpiritIndwelling #THEWORDOFGOD

EXPOSING THE REAL HEART OF SATAN..

(expanded sermon)

I felt led today to expand much more on this topic I once wrote about, just to do justice to it. Lets get right on it!!

Before the Lord Jesus was about to be crucified, the Disciples asked him how will they know that the end has come and what will be the signs of his second coming. You see, the Lord Jesus, knew that in the end times there would be devil worshipers, witches, blood drinkers etc.., but when He looked at the end, He never warned the church against all these people. What did he warn them against?, He warned against False Prophets. Why, you may ask me.

Why didn’t Jesus warn His children of the illuminati,
Why didn’t Jesus warn us of devil worshippers who cause accidents and drink blood?
Why didn’t Jesus warn us of Witches who shuttle between Johannesburg and Bushbuckridge everynight using the broom technology?
Why didn’t Jesus warn us of the occult masters, and all the “evil” spells they cast on people?

Why would our Lord, before He was crucified, why would he warn people against false prophets that come preaching in his name, prophesying and casting away devils (Mathew 7:22)?

Because Jesus was trying to show us the REAL HEART OF LUCIFER, the fallen Cherub!!

May the Lord give me grace, as I take time to expose the heart of satan for who he is, not what he is trying to make the world believe he is.

You see, I know you’ve heard people saying they are exposing the kingdom of darkness and they start telling of how they were Satanists, drinking blood, devil worshppers..etc,

You hear many testimonies of witches who were “caught out” by a prophet during church service, and they are meant to confess how they went to night clubs to seduce men and give them the spirit of limitation..hehe

You have heard someone saying they had joined the ILLUMINATI and were singing for the devil, right??

We have all heard of this.

BUT God, allowed the prophet Isaiah to look deep into the heart of Lucifer, and this is what Isaiah said..

Isaiah 14:12-14King James Version (KJV)

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH.

The last sentence tells us something VERY VERY important. Satan wants to be LIKE THE MOST HIGH!!

You see, in other words, SATAN DOES NOT WANT TO BE WORSHIPPED AS SATAN, HE WANTS TO BE WORSHIPED AS THE MOST HIGH.. AS GOD!!

All the people that are devil worshippers..witches, etc, all worship Satan as Satan. Lady Gaga calls the devil “my dark prince”, she worships him as a DARK PRINCE, not as GOD!!!

These people are really giving satan the worship he really does not care about, he doesn’t want to be worshipped as Satan, he doesn’t want to be worshipped as the dark prince, he wants to be worshipped as God!!

We wouldn’t know this UNTIL God gave Isaiah a preview of the Heart of Lucifer.

The only way Satan can get worshipped as God then is through DECEPTION!!

What in the world is Deception??

The word comes from the word -TO DECEIVE. Now the dictionary says, to DECEIVE mean to cause someone to believe something untrue, usually with an ulterior motive in mind. In other words, belief is very important in DECEPTION. If you tell people lies and they don’t believe them that is not deception because people caught you out. But if you tell people lies and they BELIEVE those lies, and they stand on those lies as the ABSOLUTE truth, now that is DECEPTION.
There is ONE word that characterizes the end times in the Bible. ‘DECEPTION’. Our Lord Jesus Christ spoke of the days we live in, this is what he says. Matthew 24:4 “Jesus answered, See to it that no one deceives you.”

Ephesians 5:6 “Let no one deceive you with vain empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.”

Vain empty words like “I SEE MONEY COMING TO YOU”!
IN THE REALMS OF THE SPIRIT I SEE YOUR BMW IS LOCATING YOU”,
“MIRACLE MONEY IS RUNNING AFTER YOU, SLOW DOWN SO IT CAN CATCH UP WITH YOU”, etc.

No one that is deceived can ever believe they are deceived. If they knew they were deceived that is not deception anymore. And the worship that satan wants can only come from DECEPTION. Let me give you an example. Lets say you join a mighty church, after a year or 2, it gets revealed to you that the church leader gets his powers of miracles and prophecy from fallen angels. Now you know. When you stay in that church, you are not deceived anymore. You are now knowing that you are serving satan. You start to give him the worship he doesn’t want, because you are no longer innocently worshipping him as God, now you are worshipping him as your dark prince, and that kind of worship does not tickle him, that’s not why he was kicked out from heaven.

So, satan needs to be worshipped as “God”, so he has to keep the deception going. If it is obvious then it won’t be deception. So, everything has to look right;

– He has to preach to sinners,

– He has to ask them to come to the front to receive “Jesus”, etc.

If a fake R100 note looked fake, if it was printed in a different color, who would ever be deceived by it? So it has to look like the original in EVERYWAY, yet being false.

How did the devil pull off this HUGE scam???

You see, if I’m busy doing some serious work, and my 2 year old boy is disturbing me, I give him something to keep himself busy with. I give him a toy car. I cant give him my real car, so I give him a TOY car!! A toy car will keep him busy for days..

So, Satan, because he wanted to shift people’s focus from HIS REAL WORK and His master plan of being worshipped as “GOD”, he created toys!! His toys are devil worshippers, illuminati, witches and wizards, while he was busy with something serious.
Tell me.. how will a Satanist, or illuminati, or someone with tattoos written 666, how can that person DECEIVE the Church of God??? How??? There is no deception there,

So If you want to find where Lucifer is, you will find him BEHIND THE PULPIT, and he normally likes to expose “The kingdom of Darkness” too -whereas he’s actually just exposing his toys.., but his real scheme is hidden from the eyes of the masses. Let me prove this by the Bible. He likes to expose “Witches” that came to church to test his powers. Satan likes to expose HIS TOYS so that no one EVER knows what he is really busy with.

So, listen to this and listen to this very very carefully. The only place Satan can be worshipped as God, is in the “church” by “Christians” who TRULY believe that he is God!! And they do it so innocently and ignorantly.

Like I was showing someone the other day, that this new trend of commanding angels, calling and praying to angels to do things, is nothing serious deception.

People being told that their angels are lying idle, they must command them. So people slowly left the worship of the true God, they are now calling on names of angels.., “Michael come to my house and fight witches, Gabriel, it is your year of 2018, bring me miracle money!!!”

Colossians 2:18

Do not let anyone who delights in FALSE HUMILITY and the WORSHIP OF ANGELS disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.

Let me tell you, Isaiah tells us, Satan has no business in hell, Satan’s desire is to ASCEND into heaven, not DESCEND into hell…, He wants his throne above the stars of God. The stars of God, are Children of God. Remember God asked Abraham, can you count the stars, and said, so shall YOUR SEED be. The spiritual seed of Abraham are stars!!!

Our Lord Jesus, was not killed by the Satanists or witches, he was killed by so called “men of God”, Pharisees, Saducees, people that spent all their time in the Temple. Jesus said to his disciples, I hand picked 12 of you, and one of you is a devil, Talking about Judas. Judas was not a devil worshipper, Judas did not have 666 tattooed on him, in fact Judas went with the 70 and cast out devils and did miracles. That is why when people came back happy to Jesus that devils are subject to them, Jesus said, that’s nothing, don’t be happy because you can do “delieverance” but be happy when your names are written in heaven!!

The Bible says in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 “Let no man DECEIVE you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
– Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, shewing himself that HE IS GOD.”

The Bible says, this man is sitting in the TEMPLE OF GOD!! SHOWING HIMSELF THAT HE IS GOD!!!

The man of sin is not sitting in a night club, he is not sitting on the broom flying to Bushbuckridge, he is IN THE TEMPLE!!

He is deceiving people into believing he is God.., you see, he is worshipped as God NOT Lucifer! In fact, the real Lucifer is pretending to be in the forefront fighting the “kingdom of darkness”, and he himself appears as the angel of light!

When we Christians call the kingdom of darkness, we are just referring to lucifer’s toys. The real kingdom of darkness is not what you think it is.

The REAL kingdom of Darkness is holding the Bible, is doing “deliverance”, The REAL KINGDOM of Darkness tells you to pray to the “God of So and so”, because then your breakthrough will come quicker. The real kingdom of darkness says you must pay some monies to be protected from evil, it has made you buy stickers thinking they are protecting you from EVIL, the real kingdom of darkness is what sadly many Christians are worshipping, but not KNOWING!!

Do you now see that deception is NOT what you think??? Do you now see why JESUS CHRIST was praying, and sweat and blood were coming out of his pores.., you see, Jesus Christ was seeing the REAL KINGDOM of darkness.. and that is why He said, BE YE NOT DECEIVED, for many shall come in my name and shall DECEIVE MANY!! NOT many shall come with tattoos, and muti, and drinking blood.. Mathew 24:24 “For the shall arise FALSE PROPHETS, that would deceive many, but they will not deceive the ELECT!!”

We live in an age of COMPLETE DECEPTION. If you are one of those people who wake up at midnight and pray “dangerous prayers” to fight off evil witches, unfortunately you spent all your life fighting toys, may the Lord reveal to you the real heart of satan –“I WILL BE LIKE THE MOST HIGH”

1 John 4:1

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because MANY FALSE PROPHETS have gone out into the world.

~ Pst. D

The pdf link to this sermon is here http://www.back2God.org/assets/HeartofLucifer.pdf

SIGNS OF UNBELIEF AND IDOLATRY.

I Don Tire Part 126
Signs of unbelief and Idolatry

In Traditional Religion: The people hang artefacts in their properties and on in their bodies e.g skulls of animal, animal leathers, feathers, staff, sculptures, special sticks, they run to appease in shrines and a on designated alters which is a particular place where their immovable gods are stationed for life, etc

In Christianity: This is a mirror of traditional religon
They hang Chaplets, Cross of any material, denominational identities like wristbands, neck bands, stickers, handkerchiefs, clothings and Calendars with the photos of denominational Lords, they equally run to appease in shrines and face designated alters which is a particular place their golden calf usually sits, etc

Once there is an object symbolizing God aside from Christ, its idolatry brothers and sister, the difference is that God’s name is an icing on it.

Christ simply said “by their Fruits you shall know them. and no one comes to the father expect through me” not through any Church or any of our self exalted brothers who happen to own a church….The church of Men is not the same as the Church of Christ, The Church of Christ is a movement, its like wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it. the church of men are identifiable by their denominations and doctrines, its conspicuous and after people’s money and properties as seeds

Its time for Africa to rise up against any form of idolatry and slavery. There is simply nothing to show for all we think we have done or paid God.

This is exactly what Jesus faced in his time…Religious leaders were his major obstacles. They aint entering his kingdom and not allowing you and I to enter either. Jesus said woed them for this.

History is repeating. Towers of Babels rising, Money changers back in Prayer houses. Temple taxes are back, artifacts are back. love for oneself are back via the gospel of prosperity, we are gradually sliding into oblivion thinking we are pleasing God and doing right in his sight.

Lord have mercy
Only Truth can instruct.

~ Frank Eze

FIRSTFRUITS..

Proverbs
3:9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the FIRSTFRUITS of all thine increase:

3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

~ The LORD was honored with the “FIRSTFRUITS of all thine increase”, as recorded in the verse below;

1 Corinthians 15:20
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the FIRSTFRUITS of them that slept.

~ And “So shall thy BARNS be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine” is being fulfilled even till now with more Souls -who are personally relating with Christ- being begotten with the word of Truth..

Matthew 13:30
“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but GATHER THE WHEAT into my BARN.”

1 Corinthians 15:23
” But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.”

James 1:18
“Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
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Revelation 14:4
“These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the FIRSTFRUITS unto God and to the Lamb.”

#ToHeWhoHasEars #PersonalRelationshipWithChrist #HolySpiritIndwelling #THEWORDOFGOD

The “Cash And Carry” Gospel.

We were teenage boys and girls, with only a few in their early 20s. We had one thing in common – We were on fire! We went everywhere around us with the gospel.

The town that played host to us knew we were there as we sought to leave no stone unturned! Fearlessly, We combed all the neighboring towns and villages with the message of the kingdom.

We were mostly poor students from poor backgrounds. Some among us only managed to eke out a living. Yet, lack of money couldn’t pose a barrier or limitation to us.

We had no physical structures. No vehicles, not even a bicyle to our name as a group but we organized meetings and crusades. We did ministry and we were impactful .

In our lack, we gave willingly. We had an immensely deep sense of satisfaction and godly contentment.

We had nothing to hide or prove to anyone. We had fellowship among ourselves and we grew in leaps and bounds, both in number, love and in giftings. We ate our meals with gladness and simplicity of heart, reminiscent of what you find in Acts 2:46.

Long story cut short, we had a first hand experience, that a fat account or a constant flow of funds is not requisite to an effective ministry.

The mantra, “money is the requisite vehicle for the gospel (“Owo ni keke ihinrere”) is one of the fatest lies that has travelled seamlessly from one generation to another.

Come to think of it, if money was to be requisite to the gospel, Jesus would have asked His disciples to wait for the “coming of money” before setting out. But no, He asked them to wait for the power of the Holy Spirit.

If money was requisite to the spread of the gospel, Jesus would have chosen those who had plenty of it, the affluent and “money bags” of his days for the assignment. But he chose those at the lower wrung of the social ladder.

Unfortunately today, we have evolved an expensive version of the gospel. We run “Gucci ministries”. Sad but true, that’s the only idea of ministry that most people are conversant with.

My position on this can’t be popular, but I’m convinced that the gospel is not expensive sir! No ! The church of Christ is not expensive to run, church organizations are.

I guess it has become pertinent for us to start differentiating between the church of Christ and church organizations.

If it becomes expensive, it is no longer the church of Christ, it has become an organization. A religious organization.

But Christ didn’t leave His glory to go to the cross so as to establish another organization or religion. No sir!

I hate to admit that much of what dot the ministry landscape today is not the church of Christ. They are organizations.The fact that we go through all the religious motions, notwithstanding.

Church organizations are keen on numbers and crowds but the church of Christ is keen on souls and and their welfare.

Church organizations are keen on packing the auditorium full of people but the church of Christ is keen on filling men with the love of Christ.

Church organizations are keen on building personal empires but the church of Christ is keen on community impacts.

Church organizations need to organize “special programs” with diverse themes and advertise solutions to human problems to keep people coming but in the church of Christ, men and women are moved by the love of Christ to gather and fellowship.

Church organizations are keen on image laundering. Inviting big names in the “church industry” in the guise of “impartation” has become a tool for image laundering for them. But the church of Christ couldn’t be bothered. She is only keen on one thing, the image of Christ.

Anything to draw the crowds and get the numbers, including comedians and singers, will do it for the church organization.

Church organizations are keen on both personal and cooperate gains. They suppose that “godliness is gain” and will turn the Bible on it’s head to convince you. “Godliness with contentment” is alien to them. But for the church of Christ, “what things were gain to me I have counted loss for Christ” is their watch word. Phil 3:7.

Money and material acquisition drive the church organizations but the church of Christ is driven by love for humanity.

Church organizations are desperate for attention. They want to be known for success and their yardstick for such is what obtains in the world system. They are always trying to prove to you they are “called”. The church of Christ is rest assured of the calling. She’s got nothing to prove to anybody.

Recognition by kings and political office holders is a sign of success and God’s approval to the church organizations, but to the church of Christ, “a servant is not greater than his master, if they persecute me, they will persecute you”.

Church organizations are many and diverse as they come (exemplified by the various denominations) but the church of Christ is one.

The church organizations can’t fellowship without a choir, instruments, public address system, buildings erroneously named “church”. But for the church of Christ, it is a matter of “anywhere two or three are gathered in His name”.

A lot of what I call “ministry paraphernalia” have taken the front burner in the church organizations.

The buildings, the projects, “special programs”, the travels, hotel bills humungous honorarium, the private jets, private schools, houses in London or Canada, the lavish lifestyles have become some of the paraphernalia of church organizations.

This is why ministry in the church organizations has become expensive to run. This is why money, in the name of all kinds of offerings has taken the front burner. This is why many churches would rather close shops than stop churning our different kinds of offerings with fancy and catchy tags.

I bet many people cannot imagine ministry outside of these. Many young ministers are hoping to jump on the bandwagon. This is simply a lost generation. This is one generation that needs to be re-introduced to Christ and His ways again.

Anyone who says he needs a private jet to preach the gospel around the world is running a “Gucci ministry”. It has got nothing to do with Christ. Even Jesus in His days didn’t own a donkey, He borrowed one.

Jesus said my yoke is easy and my burden is light but the model of ministry that has been sold to us is money-gulping and burdensome to the people.

Yet, people are made to pay, having been given false hope that their escape from economic misery depends on it.

Ministry has become “cash and carry”. Gifted preachers have become merchants. This generation has witnessed the emergence of well sought-after preachers with a strange “anointing for fundraising”. whatever that means…. They craftily twist the scriptures to attach people’s blessings to money.

Inspite of the cacophony of voices misconstrued as ministry today, the discerning remnants know that the true ministry is not expensive. Church organizations are.

Hear me sir! Money cannot be the face of the gospel. Not the gospel of the kingdom. To make material acquisition the fulcrum of ministry is to do violence to everything the Christian faith stands for.

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free, but it may piss you off, first.

~ NINYO OMIDIJI.

The “Cash And Carry” Gospel.

We were teenage boys and girls, with only a few in their early 20s. We had one thing in common – We were on fire! We went everywhere around us with the gospel.

The town that played host to us knew we were there as we sought to leave no stone unturned! Fearlessly, We combed all the neighboring towns and villages with the message of the kingdom.

We were mostly poor students from poor backgrounds. Some among us only managed to eke out a living. Yet, lack of money couldn’t pose a barrier or limitation to us.

We had no physical structures. No vehicles, not even a bicyle to our name as a group but we organized meetings and crusades. We did ministry and we were impactful .

In our lack, we gave willingly. We had an immensely deep sense of satisfaction and godly contentment.

We had nothing to hide or prove to anyone. We had fellowship among ourselves and we grew in leaps and bounds, both in number, love and in giftings. We ate our meals with gladness and simplicity of heart, reminiscent of what you find in Acts 2:46.

Long story cut short, we had a first hand experience, that a fat account or a constant flow of funds is not requisite to an effective ministry.

The mantra, “money is the requisite vehicle for the gospel (“Owo ni keke ihinrere”) is one of the fatest lies that has travelled seamlessly from one generation to another.

Come to think of it, if money was to be requisite to the gospel, Jesus would have asked His disciples to wait for the “coming of money” before setting out. But no, He asked them to wait for the power of the Holy Spirit.

If money was requisite to the spread of the gospel, Jesus would have chosen those who had plenty of it, the affluent and “money bags” of his days for the assignment. But he chose those at the lower wrung of the social ladder.

Unfortunately today, we have evolved an expensive version of the gospel. We run “Gucci ministries”. Sad but true, that’s the only idea of ministry that most people are conversant with.

My position on this can’t be popular, but I’m convinced that the gospel is not expensive sir! No ! The church of Christ is not expensive to run, church organizations are.

I guess it has become pertinent for us to start differentiating between the church of Christ and church organizations.

If it becomes expensive, it is no longer the church of Christ, it has become an organization. A religious organization.

But Christ didn’t leave His glory to go to the cross so as to establish another organization or religion. No sir!

I hate to admit that much of what dot the ministry landscape today is not the church of Christ. They are organizations.The fact that we go through all the religious motions, notwithstanding.

Church organizations are keen on numbers and crowds but the church of Christ is keen on souls and and their welfare.

Church organizations are keen on packing the auditorium full of people but the church of Christ is keen on filling men with the love of Christ.

Church organizations are keen on building personal empires but the church of Christ is keen on community impacts.

Church organizations need to organize “special programs” with diverse themes and advertise solutions to human problems to keep people coming but in the church of Christ, men and women are moved by the love of Christ to gather and fellowship.

Church organizations are keen on image laundering. Inviting big names in the “church industry” in the guise of “impartation” has become a tool for image laundering for them. But the church of Christ couldn’t be bothered. She is only keen on one thing, the image of Christ.

Anything to draw the crowds and get the numbers, including comedians and singers, will do it for the church organization.

Church organizations are keen on both personal and cooperate gains. They suppose that “godliness is gain” and will turn the Bible on it’s head to convince you. “Godliness with contentment” is alien to them. But for the church of Christ, “what things were gain to me I have counted loss for Christ” is their watch word. Phil 3:7.

Money and material acquisition drive the church organizations but the church of Christ is driven by love for humanity.

Church organizations are desperate for attention. They want to be known for success and their yardstick for such is what obtains in the world system. They are always trying to prove to you they are “called”. The church of Christ is rest assured of the calling. She’s got nothing to prove to anybody.

Recognition by kings and political office holders is a sign of success and God’s approval to the church organizations, but to the church of Christ, “a servant is not greater than his master, if they persecute me, they will persecute you”.

Church organizations are many and diverse as they come (exemplified by the various denominations) but the church of Christ is one.

The church organizations can’t fellowship without a choir, instruments, public address system, buildings erroneously named “church”. But for the church of Christ, it is a matter of “anywhere two or three are gathered in His name”.

A lot of what I call “ministry paraphernalia” have taken the front burner in the church organizations.

The buildings, the projects, “special programs”, the travels, hotel bills humungous honorarium, the private jets, private schools, houses in London or Canada, the lavish lifestyles have become some of the paraphernalia of church organizations.

This is why ministry in the church organizations has become expensive to run. This is why money, in the name of all kinds of offerings has taken the front burner. This is why many churches would rather close shops than stop churning our different kinds of offerings with fancy and catchy tags.

I bet many people cannot imagine ministry outside of these. Many young ministers are hoping to jump on the bandwagon. This is simply a lost generation. This is one generation that needs to be re-introduced to Christ and His ways again.

Anyone who says he needs a private jet to preach the gospel around the world is running a “Gucci ministry”. It has got nothing to do with Christ. Even Jesus in His days didn’t own a donkey, He borrowed one.

Jesus said my yoke is easy and my burden is light but the model of ministry that has been sold to us is money-gulping and burdensome to the people.

Yet, people are made to pay, having been given false hope that their escape from economic misery depends on it.

Ministry has become “cash and carry”. Gifted preachers have become merchants. This generation has witnessed the emergence of well sought-after preachers with a strange “anointing for fundraising”. whatever that means…. They craftily twist the scriptures to attach people’s blessings to money.

Inspite of the cacophony of voices misconstrued as ministry today, the discerning remnants know that the true ministry is not expensive. Church organizations are.

Hear me sir! Money cannot be the face of the gospel. Not the gospel of the kingdom. To make material acquisition the fulcrum of ministry is to do violence to everything the Christian faith stands for.

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free, but it may piss you off, first.

~ NINYO OMIDIJI.

The “Cash And Carry” Gospel.

We were teenage boys and girls, with only a few in their early 20s. We had one thing in common – We were on fire! We went everywhere around us with the gospel.

The town that played host to us knew we were there as we sought to leave no stone unturned! Fearlessly, We combed all the neighboring towns and villages with the message of the kingdom.

We were mostly poor students from poor backgrounds. Some among us only managed to eke out a living. Yet, lack of money couldn’t pose a barrier or limitation to us.

We had no physical structures. No vehicles, not even a bicyle to our name as a group but we organized meetings and crusades. We did ministry and we were impactful .

In our lack, we gave willingly. We had an immensely deep sense of satisfaction and godly contentment.

We had nothing to hide or prove to anyone. We had fellowship among ourselves and we grew in leaps and bounds, both in number, love and in giftings. We ate our meals with gladness and simplicity of heart, reminiscent of what you find in Acts 2:46.

Long story cut short, we had a first hand experience, that a fat account or a constant flow of funds is not requisite to an effective ministry.

The mantra, “money is the requisite vehicle for the gospel (“Owo ni keke ihinrere”) is one of the fatest lies that has travelled seamlessly from one generation to another.

Come to think of it, if money was to be requisite to the gospel, Jesus would have asked His disciples to wait for the “coming of money” before setting out. But no, He asked them to wait for the power of the Holy Spirit.

If money was requisite to the spread of the gospel, Jesus would have chosen those who had plenty of it, the affluent and “money bags” of his days for the assignment. But he chose those at the lower wrung of the social ladder.

Unfortunately today, we have evolved an expensive version of the gospel. We run “Gucci ministries”. Sad but true, that’s the only idea of ministry that most people are conversant with.

My position on this can’t be popular, but I’m convinced that the gospel is not expensive sir! No ! The church of Christ is not expensive to run, church organizations are.

I guess it has become pertinent for us to start differentiating between the church of Christ and church organizations.

If it becomes expensive, it is no longer the church of Christ, it has become an organization. A religious organization.

But Christ didn’t leave His glory to go to the cross so as to establish another organization or religion. No sir!

I hate to admit that much of what dot the ministry landscape today is not the church of Christ. They are organizations.The fact that we go through all the religious motions, notwithstanding.

Church organizations are keen on numbers and crowds but the church of Christ is keen on souls and and their welfare.

Church organizations are keen on packing the auditorium full of people but the church of Christ is keen on filling men with the love of Christ.

Church organizations are keen on building personal empires but the church of Christ is keen on community impacts.

Church organizations need to organize “special programs” with diverse themes and advertise solutions to human problems to keep people coming but in the church of Christ, men and women are moved by the love of Christ to gather and fellowship.

Church organizations are keen on image laundering. Inviting big names in the “church industry” in the guise of “impartation” has become a tool for image laundering for them. But the church of Christ couldn’t be bothered. She is only keen on one thing, the image of Christ.

Anything to draw the crowds and get the numbers, including comedians and singers, will do it for the church organization.

Church organizations are keen on both personal and cooperate gains. They suppose that “godliness is gain” and will turn the Bible on it’s head to convince you. “Godliness with contentment” is alien to them. But for the church of Christ, “what things were gain to me I have counted loss for Christ” is their watch word. Phil 3:7.

Money and material acquisition drive the church organizations but the church of Christ is driven by love for humanity.

Church organizations are desperate for attention. They want to be known for success and their yardstick for such is what obtains in the world system. They are always trying to prove to you they are “called”. The church of Christ is rest assured of the calling. She’s got nothing to prove to anybody.

Recognition by kings and political office holders is a sign of success and God’s approval to the church organizations, but to the church of Christ, “a servant is not greater than his master, if they persecute me, they will persecute you”.

Church organizations are many and diverse as they come (exemplified by the various denominations) but the church of Christ is one.

The church organizations can’t fellowship without a choir, instruments, public address system, buildings erroneously named “church”. But for the church of Christ, it is a matter of “anywhere two or three are gathered in His name”.

A lot of what I call “ministry paraphernalia” have taken the front burner in the church organizations.

The buildings, the projects, “special programs”, the travels, hotel bills humungous honorarium, the private jets, private schools, houses in London or Canada, the lavish lifestyles have become some of the paraphernalia of church organizations.

This is why ministry in the church organizations has become expensive to run. This is why money, in the name of all kinds of offerings has taken the front burner. This is why many churches would rather close shops than stop churning our different kinds of offerings with fancy and catchy tags.

I bet many people cannot imagine ministry outside of these. Many young ministers are hoping to jump on the bandwagon. This is simply a lost generation. This is one generation that needs to be re-introduced to Christ and His ways again.

Anyone who says he needs a private jet to preach the gospel around the world is running a “Gucci ministry”. It has got nothing to do with Christ. Even Jesus in His days didn’t own a donkey, He borrowed one.

Jesus said my yoke is easy and my burden is light but the model of ministry that has been sold to us is money-gulping and burdensome to the people.

Yet, people are made to pay, having been given false hope that their escape from economic misery depends on it.

Ministry has become “cash and carry”. Gifted preachers have become merchants. This generation has witnessed the emergence of well sought-after preachers with a strange “anointing for fundraising”. whatever that means…. They craftily twist the scriptures to attach people’s blessings to money.

Inspite of the cacophony of voices misconstrued as ministry today, the discerning remnants know that the true ministry is not expensive. Church organizations are.

Hear me sir! Money cannot be the face of the gospel. Not the gospel of the kingdom. To make material acquisition the fulcrum of ministry is to do violence to everything the Christian faith stands for.

You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free, but it may piss you off, first.

~ NINYO OMIDIJI.