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The true and fearful height of idolatry in the Roman Catholic Church

Mexican Catholics celebrating and praying to Santa Muerte the demon of death

There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is destruction. Proverbs 14:12

The question is, which way is right and does not lead unto destruction and death? It is the way of the Bible which is God’s word.

My brethren in Christ, of whom we are of equal in fellowship; I beseech you to search for God and the true ways of God while you still have life.

And if you have God in you already, knowing it for sure and not just in belief, never not stop spreading the truth, especially to those who worship God in falsehood. For it is hard to think, that a man has lived all his years in the Christian Church, but when he shall die, he be counted amongst the haters of God.

May God judge me if I write these things to bring down any man or Church. May God be my judge if there be another motive other than, that men may know and be cautious about the true ways of the Bible and be not deceived. And also that men in the Church may find God while they still have life.

And I have faith in the Holy Ghost my Master and Jesus my Lord that He would save men from darkness and doctrines of Satan and men.

Having written about the Idolatry in the Church of the Romans and other Churches, and having also told of the origin of these idolatry, there is yet an untold reality. And it is about the level of idolatry in the Catholic Church.

I have said, that it is when men can no longer trust the unseen spirit God that idolatry sets in. And also, It is the lack of the knowledge of God that causes men to delve into paganism and idolatry even as Church goers who hold unto the Holy Bible.

Brethren, sin, wickedness and evil grows; I tell you the truth- it grows exponentially.

Accept a gay into the Church, and in 2 years there are five(5) – ten(10) gays in the Church causing an even larger number to derail.

Tell a single lie or break the law and you would be telling 10 more lies to help cover it.

Commit adultery and you would soon count the number of adultery and abortions you have done.

Accept a form of pagan worship and you will soon be counting the pagan gods and system in the Church; like wise idolatry. The more we commit these sins, the more we are given away to greater heights of them.

Therefore the only way that leads to life is total abstinence from what is wrong, sinful and unbiblical.

Pope, Catholic leaders praying before Pachamama– a goddess revered by the indigenous peoples of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother.

Many more forms of idolatry and all sorts of wickedness has been brought into Catholicism just because; sin grows to great heights. It does not wake up to vanish, but strengthens itself as long as we remain in it.

Apostle Paul said in Romans 1:20-22, Brethren Read Carefully;

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who [d]suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 

19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 

20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 

21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 

22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like [h]corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 

25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served what is created rather than the Spirit Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Therefore I am not wrong. When men engage in sin and this time, idolatry, they are given away and taken deeper to these.

1. The worship of Santa Muerte (Demon of Death)

Saint Death (Santa Muerte) being prayed to my Catholics in Mexico.

Called Saint of death by the Roman Catholics and widely known in Mexico, this pagan idol is a representation of death.

Although the Catholics in general and Mexican Authorities have rejected it, it has become difficult to stop men from seeing it as an object of reverence and worship like other idols which they have.

Men pray and seek protection from these things. They seek help from it and from anything visible but from the spirit God who lives above and in whom there is true help and power to overcome death. All this is because they know not God nor do they know His ways. They have grown to believe in protection from what they can see instead of the name of Jesus wherein we have all the protection and support we need.

Such is the truth I speak; that evil begets greater evil; sin begets greater sin, idolatry begets greater idolatry.

This is evil, it is wickedness and God will not overlook. Yes! He will remember.

2. Pachamama Idol Worship

The Pope, Priests and other people kneeling down before Pachamama in a sacrilegious idol worship.

Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous peoples of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother. In Inca mythology, Pachamama is a fertility goddess who presides over planting and harvesting, embodies the mountains, and causes earthquakes.

Brethren observe the trend, prior, it was idols of bible characters but as the years go by, it has entered pure pagan idols.

When men do not put an ancient and biblical land mark, these things are bound to happen.

The Eye of Horus

Egypt is the birth place of witchcraft in the world. And even now, spiritually, the ancient powers of Egypt remains and these things are spiritually discerned.

Horus is an ancient Egyptian god believed to be one of the strongest gods of ancient Egypt.

Illuminati / Satan worshippers. Notice the all seeing eye on their foreheads

His eye is believed to provide protection by his worshippers. It is normally called the ‘all seeing eye‘ or the eye of providence. It has also become a symbol of the illuminati/Satanists and the free mason occult plus the New World Order.

An illuminati announcement. Notice the eye and the triangle on the paper?

These things are not hidden. They are truths visible to all who are for, and belong to the truth.

But the question is, why would these things also be found in a Church of God? Why would men who claim to belong to God have these things amongst them? The pictures below speak volume.

Catholic Church in Poland with ‘Horus Eye’
Masonic triangle’ and ‘Horus eye’ in a Catholic church
A Catholic Priest white is robe and cap which has the eye of Horus and the triangle on it.

As can be seen from the Images above, somehow, somewhere these things have become part of the Roman Catholic Church.

Does light and darkness have anything in common? No! Of course not. But Men who don’t have God, men who don’t know God have done this wickedness to deceive the people of my God. A people who does not make time to see with their eyes that there is a biblical standard to the worship of God.

These things where not there from the initial stage of Christianity even of the Roman Catholic. But as I have pointed out, one evil begets another. Because they did not trust God and the Spirits power, they were given out to all depravity of the mind and deceptions by wicked spirits and evil men.

Pagans say the eye of Horus is all seeing and gives protection and providence, brethren, shall a Christian man seek protection from the eyes of a pagan god? Do we not see the level of idolatry and paganism in the present Catholicism? And know we not that God will not pardon men who do these evil things? Yes! He will remember.


Evil begets evil brethren, wickedness begets greater wickedness. We must ask ourselves, if the idolatry and paganism is growling to heights of accommodating satanic elements, symbols and idols, what would be done in 50 years coming if Jesus tarries? Surely it would be hard to think of.

This is a wakeup call with which I would like to close the idolatry episode of the Roman Catholic Church. I eagerly beg all Christian men to run away from idolatry and all forms of unbiblical system of worship, that REVIVAL may happen to us in one Spirit and one Power in Jesus’ name; Amen!

Christian Prayer Awakening! This is how to revive your dying prayer life


Barely a month after I had traveled down to AGDSN Umuahia for pastoral and theological training, I began to notice signs of death plaguing my already strong prayer life. Back then I could not understand why someone who could steam for 5 hours nonstop would find it hard to pray for just an hour. This was my first experience of spiritual declination.

The scripture records that Samson awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the Lord had departed from him. (Judges 16:20). This is how it was for me whenever I decided to make contact with heaven: the propelling synergy was no more. And due to much mechanical effort, 1hour became very difficult.

One evening, I knelt and cried to God saying, “Father, I am dying… I am too young to die.” Then I heard a still small voice say unto me, “Have you forgotten what I taught you?” Then I replied “Yes!

Actually, what God taught me was how to hold and stay with prayer points; but I did not quite get it back then. There are many preachers who ignorantly attack praying with points. It is just out of plain ignorance on what praying in the Spirit truly means. Speaking in tongues is not the only way to pray in the Spirit. I’ll leave a video clip for more clarity.

When I replied yes, the Holy Spirit became silent; and after some moment I got up. The next time I tried to pray something different happened. It did not seem too difficult to pray anymore. So I bounced back from the state of dying to praying long and effectively.

It was later that I discovered what happened: It was sorcery which broke me. Due to the lack of stature at that stage of my Christianity I was overpowered by Satan’s agents. Something struck me in the Bible school and sapped my prayer life. All these things that fight prayer we will fully bring to light in this series.

Another experience is this – About 2years ago, I began to pastor a church as the assistant pastor. And within the first two weeks, I started to stutter in prayer again. Initially, I did not fully grasp that something was wrong until it was revealed to me by the Holy Spirit.

Before that time, whenever God woke me up to pray at night, there was a quickening that could not be effectively explained by words unless by experience. I would normally wake with a strong desire to pray. This desire is called burden. It is one of the things God installs into our operating system should he desire us to walk with Him in prayer.
This strong desire will be backed up with wisdom and fire. It is this wisdom that shapes our attitudes until we ascend and begin to flow in praying synergy with the Spirit.

Again wisdom to pray is a vital part of God’s software which must be installed into the praying heart. Wisdom is the principle thing; No man can pray without wisdom.

This particular case was not a case of losing fire, but rather it was a case of losing wisdom and strength in prayer. I would wake up as usual, but then instead of standing and heating up until my spirit connects to His Spirit, weakness and lack of wisdom would cause me to sit down or lie down and then return to sleep.

This is not me I silently acknowledged. I was a man of prayer and power, full of zeal, and always on steam and synergy with the Holy Ghost. What has happened to me? Only God could tell; only Him could help. So I went back to God for help.

The day I was done with stuttering In prayer I took up a prayer point. I made sure that I did not bother God with much request that day. I remember going to a pastor’s prayer meeting and everyone was praying mightily, speaking in tongues and all that. But as for me, I sat down and communed with God in my heart saying, “Lord help me I am dying, I don’t know what is wrong with me.” All through that day I continued to tell God the same thing. I said, “Lord revive me… revive me… please help me Lord.

After the day was done, God woke me up at about 12 pm and by my God, I mustered 5 hours of prayer charge. That was it. All the weakness and foolishness of heart that plagued my prayer life was carried away. This personal awakening strengthened my faith in God as the one true revivalist.

I see those who are very eager to be called revivalists. I would not stop telling men that all our best efforts with the Holy Ghost can only motivate men to seek God. But until the Holy Spirit descends and begins a move in a man’s life, revival can never take place.

Revival is the pure work of the Holy Spirit. No man, no preacher can revive anyone even with all the prayer charge, hot sermons, and song chants.

After I was revived by God, shortly I was struck again. And it was the same symptoms of weakness and foolishness. But this time I spoke to the Lord, complaining about how I am back to struggling again after having been revived. As I was speaking, the Holy Spirit asked me a question: “Will you not go to the shoe mender as many times as your shoe spoils?” This reply became a strength to me. It is also the reason why I will never see spiritual death.

God had given me the code to cheat death. All I have to do is to always turn back to him for awakening, times of refreshing, and revival. What an amazing God we serve!

Brethren, I would like us to take a lesson on how I never allowed death to fully take hold of my spiritual life. How I would always cry out to God for help each time I noticed that I was dying. In fact I have taken a blow more than 5 times and with each case God has always proved himself able to raise the dead and dying.

Lessons from the Bible

And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:22-33, NKJV)

In the bible passage above, we see Peter whom Jesus had given clearance to walk on the sea just as He did. But as soon Peter saw the boisterous waves, his faith sank and he began to sink as well. Peter did not fully let himself drown but rather he exclaimed, “Lord save me!” When He called out, Jesus stretched out His hands and lifted him out of the waters.

When the revelation of this passage was downloaded to my mind, I knew that believers should not wait until death before calling out to Jesus to bring them back up from a fall in any area of their spirituality. There is a healer, a restore, a fixer, a revivalist, a defibrillator, and an awakening specialist in Jesus; we must learn to take full advantage of our Lord. And He whom the son of man shall set free from death is free indeed.

It is true that resurrecting what is dead is more difficult than reviving what is dying. So I encourage us all not to die but to leverage on the life-giving Spirit of God and revamp that prayer life so that we can again soar into the realms of the Spirit of God, in power and in glory; Amen!

Book: The Soul of a Priest by Leo Herbert Lehmann


“Papalism proclaims that all men have been redeemed by the sacrificial death of Jesus. Yet it has developed a dogmatic system that actually denies that redemption, even in another world, except to those who conform in every particular to its rules and regulations.

“It is more concerned about the doctrines and dogmas which it has evolved to preserve its external structure than in the saving message of Christ as set forth in the New Testament. Its basic defect is that it has restored a religious and social system which Christ severely condemned.

“It seeks to redeem mankind by a man-made system from which Christ freed us. It has restored the old fatalism of the Orient, which affirms that man is, and must ever remain, a mere creature of dust to be ruled to the end by external laws. It thus denies the sovereignty of the individual soul, the sonship of each with the Fatherhood of God, and of the full brotherhood of all men through Christ.” — Leo Lehmann, from The Soul of a Priest.

“The stirring odyssey of a soul thirsting after grace and truth.” — Agora Publications.

Level of Difficulty: Primer: No subject matter knowledge needed.

Book Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1 Conversions And Perversions
  • 2 My Boyhood In Catholic Ireland
  • 3 Seminary Days
  • 4 Rome
  • 5 Priest — By The Rite Of Rome
  • 6 South Africa
  • 7 My Duel With The Jesuits
  • 8 America
  • 9 Priestly Uselessness
  • 10 “The Valley Of Achor”
  • 11 My Clearing Vision Of Christ
  • 12 The Call Of Conscience

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2020
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0

Believe His prophets, and you shall prosper. The true meaning of II Chronicles 20:20

Believe His prophets, and you shall prosper

A young lady once said to me, ‘Pastor but the bible says believe in his prophets and you will be established’. She had noticed that a lot of the things being pronounced by many preachers do not come to pass. And the truth is that if the membership of Church starts to hold ministers accountable for their prophecies, many would be proven liars. 

My Answer to her was quick and biblical. Now let us see the bible passage that talks about believing in prophets.

Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Hear me, O Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” (II Chronicles 20:20, NJKV)  

The bible passage above says we should believe in ‘His’ prophets. If we believe in any preacher or so-called prophet who is not His own, sent from Him, speaking for Him, speaking His mind and having the Oracle of God (what God is saying now), we cannot be established by their ministry.  If the prophecy is from man’s will, it shall not come to pass.

For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21, NKJV).   

If men are speaking out of their own will, prophesying from their own minds and thoughts without clearly hearing from God, we are simply wasting our time and resource hoping that their ministry will prosper us.

If God is not speaking blessings, a true servant of God should not be speaking blessings. Sometimes God could be speaking curse, speaking rebuke, speaking warning, etc. The number one work of His prophet is to seek out what He is saying to His people, and to present His word undiluted. The word of God cannot fail! 

I used to be part of a certain Pentecostal church in the past. And I remember being part of many services in which preachers who visited us prophesied great things to us. And some used their own tokens as a means to collect money from the congregation. Whenever it happens that I get called up to minister to the same congregation, I would tell them, ‘If we do not return to a praying Church, we will never see any growth’. And I kept telling them that the blessing of God is not only based on giving out money.

These bold words did put me in a lot of silent trouble with some people. But you know, after many months, all the sayings of the preachers who prophesied good never came to pass, even for those who gave a lot of money to claim the prophecies. Why? Because those prophecies where from the will of men and not from God.  If you believe in it, even with all your heart, you will never see God at work in your life.

How to test, know, and differentiate a true man of God who is still in alignment with God from a false agent Part 2

False shepherd

Before we get right on with part 2 of one of the hottest posts on our blogging platform, I feel there is a need for us to know the true definition of a man of God. And just in case you have not read the part 1 of this treatise, see How to test, know, and differentiate a true man of God who is still in alignment with God from a false agent.

A man of God according to my definition which is also provable from the scripture, is a man formed by God, sent from God, backed by God, full of God and is on the side of God.

Now let us return to our discourse. What are other things you must look out for in proving the alignment of an acclaimed man of God?


This matter is very delicate, and I can assure you that applying this test can help a lot in nailing the false prophets.

Now, we know that society has its philosophy about contemporary matters. The government may have its laws on what is acceptable or not. The public also has their own opinion on things, and the organization or family one belongs to could have their way of doing things. But a true man of God will always stand with his God.

Any day, any place, any time you walk up to him to inquire about a matter, his opinion, judgment and stance is that of God. This is why he is a man of God.

A true man of God is an ambassador of the way, truth and life of God. His stance on abortion is that of God. His opinion on sexuality, marriage, morality, governance and all issues of life is God’s opinion which is provable from the scripture.

If you find an acclaimed preacher whose opinion on a matter is his own, or who swings with the society, his organization, his government against God and solid biblical views, he is a false prophet period.

Raise a delicate issue like homosexuality and watch him stammer and stutter, trying to answer a simple question that is a Yes/No question. He is not a man of God.

I have seen some big American preachers stuttering at the simple question: “Is homosexuality a sin?”. And I don’t care if they call themselves pastors, apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers, bishops or whatever title they have given themselves, it doesn’t change them from being false.

Being a man of God is not a title, it is a lifestyle, it is a commitment, it is a responsibility, and being true to that responsibility is what being a true man of God is about.

Also, being a man of God reaches down to our personalities and natural dispositions. When the Holy Spirit takes over a man, his human spirit becomes mingled with the Spirit of God such that he becomes Christ-like in thoughts, actions, will and lifestyle. The things Christ will love, he will learn to love, and the things Christ will hate, he will also despise. He will naturally stand on the side of God because the person of Christ is formed in him. This is what being a Christian truly means: Christ-like, God-like.

So, test him. If he cannot stand up for Jesus and be on the Lord’s side, that means he has not yet been formed like Christ, he is not even yet a true Christian, he cannot be a true man of God.

10. A true man of God must be a man of the spirit of God

No one is qualified to claim to be a man of God if he is not one of the Holy Spirit. Being a man of the spirit is shown in the fruits and temperaments of the Spirit. If he doesn’t show forth the fruits of the Spirit, question him.

11. A Church politician cannot be a true man of God.

If you see and have proven any acclaimed preacher to be a church politician, he is not true to the creed of true apostles of Christ, therefore he is not a true servant of Christ. He has also shown rebellion to the Lordship of Christ over His Church, and he has no fear of God; do not fear him.

12. Test if He is A full time believer, preacher and a doer of righteousness and holiness

From my short years in ministry, I have come to learn that no man hates messages on righteousness than those whose hearts are sold out unto iniquity and wickedness. They will fight it, cajole it and try to diminish the righteous way and life.

If he preaches against righteousness, he is false. Be wary and cautious when you are around a man who claims to be a man of God who does not believe in righteousness and holiness, who does not preach it and who does not live it. Run from any unholy preacher who hates to hear sermons on holiness and despises those who preach it. This is a major red flag.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

Do not be deceived, this is not how you know a genuine man of God. Learn How you are been deceived!


Men of God remain God’s major tool in building His church and His kingdom on earth. They have been mandated to lead, direct, teach and coordinate the body of Christ on earth; even Satan knows this. And having known the strong role Men of God play in Kingdom business, Satan majorly uses the priesthood office in defiling and destroying the work of God. Satan knows that if the servants of God are seduced, defiled and dead, it would become very easy for evil, sin and darkness to take foothold in the church of Christ.

There is so much to say concerning the activities of Satan against God using the very same office that was intended to be used by God alone. Using this wing of the church of Christ, Satan has done generations of harm, and dealt heavy blow to the kingdom of God.

Satan is not succeeding in sending millions of believers to hell because God has allowed him to succeed, but it is majorly because many believers are ignorant of the wiles of the enemy, especially through those who claim to be God’s servants. The truth is that in this matter, the church of God is not firmly equipped.

Therefore, inspired by the Spirit of judgement, I have taken it upon myself to educate the pilgrim on the very things that could make one misjudge fake apostles as true servants. There are things you just cannot see and conclude that one is a true man of God.

When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he sounds the alarm to warn the people. Then if those who hear the alarm refuse to take action, it is their own fault if they die. They heard the alarm but ignored it, so the responsibility is theirs. If they had listened to the warning, they could have saved their lives. -Ezekiel 33:3-5

You cannot know theme by their great speech and utterance

Having a strong ability in speech and utterance is a great asset. Many great and renowned men of God, both in the past and in the present are known for their great oratory abilities. But never you see fine and eloquent speaking resulting from great learning as a sign of being a true man of God.

Moses was not eloquent in speech, yet he was a true high prophet. Also, the disciples of Christ were not very schooled, and probably never had polished speaking. Nonetheless, they were powerful instruments of God. Take a look at the below scriptures.

When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished, and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. – Acts 4:13

Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”Exodus 4:10

It is good if he speaks nice and has great English. It is even better if he is an orator. But these things are not to be seen as a measure of who is true or false.

You don’t know them by their message

And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:14

There is no way Satan can creep into the sheepfold and successfully deceive them if he appears as Satan, we must acknowledge this. He has to masquerade himself as an angel of light by doing, speaking, and acting as a true messenger. And immediately the eyes and light of curiousity stops searching him out, then will he strike like the serpent that he is.

Therefore, do not imagine that anyone who preaches righteousness and holiness, and calls on the name of the Lord is automatically an angel of God. Do not conclude that those who have the ability to present the scripture with dexterity are genuine.

Bishop Eddie L. Long who once was a pastor of over 25,000 congregation, whose books are littered over various Christian libraries, and who was a well-established TV preacher was accused by many of his former congregants of sodomy. And do you know, at the time that he was molesting the young boys, he was also preaching and teaching Jesus whom he knew not. NYTIMES

Ravi Zacharias was accused of sexual misconduct after he passed away. It was so bad that after investigations, his team apologized to the victims. He was engaged in this lewd and evil act against God although he was great in Christian apology and evangelistic ministry.

One time in a church I used to be part of, a retired minister was invited to preach. He preached on repentance, heaven and hell. I also remember him preaching greatly in our church when I was still a teenager. But you see, this minister is a murderer according to the revelation of God’s Spirit. He is an agent of darkness and was a wicked church politician during his ministry years.

His wicked lifestyle didn’t deter him from preaching the truth. What were we expecting him to preach? That Satan is God? Even those who worship satan in secret, on climbing the Christian pulpit, declare that Jesus is Lord, even though their hearts are far from Him. Beware! Do not be deceived.

You don’t know them by their giving or charity

One of the greatest deceitful schemes of Satan going on in Africa today is the act of using charity as a means to deceive believers. The deceivers can only succeed in an economy of ignorant believers.

Concluding that a man is a true prophet of God because he gives out a lot of money in church service is like concluding that a genuine politician is one who gives arms and does charity in public.

It is true the Bible says that our good deeds to people should be done in the secrete, but I do not desire to enter into this argument right now. I just want to point out that Satan is an old gamer and that there is no tool he will not deploy, there is no form or shape he will not take just to give him the much-needed penetration into the lives of believers in Christ.

Take note, I am not condemning the charitable deeds of these men in their churches, neither am I in any way calling out those who do these things as false teachers or prophets. Just remember that:

Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.Matthew 24:4

You don’t know them by their testimonies

When we have reverential fear for God, it makes us run far from sin. I cannot ever think of climbing the pulpit area to say, “Thus says the Lord” when the Lord hath not spoken. This is out of great fear and dread of the God of the ancient. And sometimes we blindly would think other people would also have this fear for God, but no!

My Dad spoke of a man of God whom he invited for a ministration. A time came when he began to testify of the great things God had done through him. The people who heard rejoiced in awe of the great power of God. Just then, the Holy Spirit spoke to my dad, telling him that the stories were all lies. And my dad wept.

A deaconess told of a man who was invited to preach in a church. After the sermon, he raised a lot of money for the church. But when he was given his honorarium, he rejected it. Why did he reject it? The preacher said, “Do you guys know the kind of lies I told just to get this money?”

Many Christians of today are not after the true gospel of the kingdom. They very well like to be told ear-pumping stories and to be made happy. Whether the things hear are true they do not care to know.

Are testimonies of God’s power still real? Yes! God has not stopped doing mightily in our time. He is still a miracle-working God. What I am trying to say is that the heart of man is desperately wicked and deceitful. Do not listen to his testimonies and stories and conclude that he is a man of God. He could be lying and looking for a victim to victimize.

Sometimes, these testimonies made to make them seem as genuine could be true, but they could have also fallen away from God, making them old prophets. Therefore be ye shrewd as the serpent and innocent as the dove. For there is no length Satan cannot go in order to deceive us, especially if we are ignorant of his devices.

Never you be deceived by their dressing and appearance.

So, Samuel did what the LORD said and went to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” I Samuel 16:4

In the times of old, the prophets of God were not men of gorgeous apparel and men of great appearance. They lived in the mountains, far away from active socialization. On the mountains of self-seclusion, they spend a lot of time in seeking the face of God to know the will of God for the people. And whenever the prophets descend into the midst of the people, men tremble, and hearts are troubled because they cannot tell the purpose of the visitation, whether it be for bad or for good.

Now because these prophets had no need of active socializations, their appearance was ruddy and lacked much polishing. In those days it was easy to perceive a prophet by their appearance. This was how the Shunamite woman figured out Elisha.

And she said unto her husband, behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passeth by us continually. 2Kings 4:9

In those days, some men who were not prophets also put on rough garments and appeared ruddy like the mountain dwellers. The false prophets dressed and appeared just like the true prophets of God, but their ultimate mission was to deceive the nation of Israel and to lead them far away from God. Take a look at this prophecy by Zecharia.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive. Zechariah 13:4

From the later part of the scripture above, one can deduce the point I am trying to exact here. “…they wear rough garments to deceive.”

Now just as the scriptures say in Ecclesiastes 1:9, “…nothing is new under the sun.”, let us be very alert to know that the same thing that happened in the past is happening today.

There are clothings created specially for those who serve as priests or men of God. These clothing include white-collar shirts, Bishop neck shirts, Bishop suits etc. Others add a cross neck chain to their dressing, and the Catholic ministers put on white robes. Many denominations have specially decorated garments for their bishops and pastors. Christian, in judging who is true or false, let these things be far from your focus.

Another truth is this: today the priestly office is more financially capable than the former days. Men of God now dress in style today, and they put on rich and expensive wears. Even those who are very much new in ministry are looking to get some expensive clothing just to look good and nice for the eyes. Today you will easily hear things like, “You need to look like what you preach”, “If you are not blessed you cannot be a blessing to others”.

The standard of any generation becomes the tool of deception by those whose aim is to deceive. Today, the fake apostles also appear in great conditioning. They put on nice and costly suits and other goodies of fashion to appear to be the blessed of the Lord. And with this, they penetrate a crowd that believes that you judge a man of God who can bless them based on his great appearance and how rich they are. But the anointing does not reside in apparels, clothing, or in bank account.

I once had a conversation with a young man who believes that if a man of God is not greatly or richly dressed, he is not worth being listened to; because a man who is not blessed by God cannot bless him. We must bear in mind that the blessings of a man of God do not come as that of others.

Many servants of God are from humble beginnings, and by their years of labour will God enlarge their pockets. The Lord does not look at the wardrobe when he calls a man, and he that is called poor cannot immediately become rich; he has to put on what he has and can afford until he can do better. We must learn that the financial standing of Men has nothing to do with the anointing and grace they carry. If what the eyes see is your judgement of true apostles and servants of God, then you are already deceived.

Do not let large following deceive you

Finally, you must not be deceived by the large number of followers any preacher may have. Ever since the days of God’s mission work upon the earth, the genuine servants of God have never been widely accepted, especially in a vile and wicked generation. And ours is grossly wicked and evil. The more wicked a generation is, the less following a genuine servant of God will see.

In Acts 5:36, Theudas who was a deceiver was reported to gather about 400 followers. The number was much higher than the followers of Jesus despite that Jesus was true and Theudas was false.

This in no way means that those who have a large following are all false. No! But do not follow the crowd into error. Yes! One person can be right about a thing millions of persons are wrong about. To be safe you must look at it, test it, and judge it based on biblical standards before you jump at it.

And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen!

How to test, know, and differentiate a true man of God who is still in alignment with God from a false agent


In Matthew 24 where Jesus narrated the signs of the end time, He started by saying, “Do not be deceived”. And in the eleventh verse, He said, “For many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many”.

The above scripture is explaining to us the impact of the ministry of false ‘men of God’ otherwise called false prophets/teachers in the church. Their ministry will cause many to be deceived; and they shall lead many astray.

With the priestly and prophetic ministry full of many men and women claiming to speak for God, one of the ways we can surely avoid being deceived is by figuring out who these men and women truly are. We must know how to ascertain if they truly are from God, or part of the deceptive tools of Satan.

Is it biblical to test and know the alignment and positioning of the pastors, apostles, prophets, and teachers who minister to us in the name of God? Is it acceptable to prove them true or false? O yes!!! Look at these scriptures.

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. 1 John 4:1

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore, many of them believed; also, of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few. Acts 17:11

I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars… Revelation 2:2

Also, we must never forget the very words of Jesus, ‘they will arise and will deceive many’. This means that the deceivers will truly have success in their trade. But thanks be to God who has provided us with truth and wisdom which is able to steer us away from the deceptions of Satan. Therefore, it is up to us to decide if we will be part of the many who would end up being deceived.

I must say, these days it has become tough to figure out who is true and who is false, however, it is not impossible to know them.

One of the sure ways to survive on a battlefield is to be conscious of the enemy. The consciousness that an enemy can strike anytime, launch from anywhere, and is at close range will take away many foolishness, and set the mind on defensive and survival mode; this is true.

Similarly, in this Christian warfare and journey to heaven, we must be fully conscious that the deceivers are with us already. False teachers, fake men of God, old prophets are already with us; and they are many, very many.

This consciousness keeps me vigilant and in survival mode. And whenever I listen to those who claim to speak for God, instead of jumping up and down, I stay watchful, testing every utterance, trying every word, testing every spirit whether it be from God or of the enemy. I do this lest I be deceived and caused to lose my footing by those who are true apostles of darkness.

I was in a service in which a deceiver wanted to do his trade. A certain woman was there, and this fake man of God called her out as if she was in need of a Child. But just before he started his full trade, a toddler, the child of this same woman came out and held onto her mother.

And when he saw the toddler holding onto the woman, he asked if he was her child. And when she said yes, he instantly started another narrative. In that same gathering, the false man of God asked a family to bring 200 thousand Nigerian Naria for God to give them a male child.

It was crazy how that day went. But my pastor and many of the members were blind to the great error practiced by this false minister. In his next meeting, some women brought him gifts, and some knelt in honour of him.

Thinking about the event of that Sunday service, and how blinded those whom Jesus commanded to watch have become to the antics of Satan. I now realize the depth at which many believers have been deceived.

The church of Christ as it stands today has become blinded by empty godless deceptive and worthless charismatic activities. And because these things are empty and lack the support of God, the lives of men are not changed by them.

Christian, let no one mislead you by saying that you don’t need your senses in the worship of God. This is how they cause men to turn a blind eye to their wicked ways. If our brain is not needful, it would not be given to us by God.

The only area in which rationality must be kept aside is when God gives us a word of direction or an instruction. We must do it without putting it into second thought. But in every other thing we do in religion, be ye wise as the serpent, and be gentle as the dove; be on your guard always, lest you lose your crown and your reward.

Having built sufficient background for this discourse, we shall now look into how we can know the true servants of God.

1. know what is real and unreal

If you want to quickly know the source and alignment of preachers and acclaimed servants of God; you must first know and be acquainted with what is real and unreal. You must know what is true and false, what is genuine and ingenuine, and what Satan’s trade and the trade of God is.

When the heart and mind are calibrated on what is true and what is not, on what is of God and what is not; when we know what the bible says and what is erroneous to biblical truth, then we shall be quick to detect that which is not of the truth and is not an act God. Our minds and senses will work like an intelligent security system, detecting the presence of error.

If one desires to be a master in this test principle, one must show dedication and diligence in God’s word. Diligence in the word of God makes one exceptionally wise. And when you observe that what is been traded is not according to the word of God, or has been spoken against in God’s word, or is against the proven biblical doctrine and the sure ways of God, and if the psychology of the scriptures does condemn it, then most likely he is a deceiver who trades it.

2. By their FRUITS, you shall know them

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Matthew 7:14-20

Jesus in this teaching was helping us not to get deceived. He reminded us that the fruit of the wicked is wickedness, and the fruit of the righteous is righteousness.

When the deeds of a man are unrighteous and unholy, he cannot be the seed of God who is holy and righteous. When he is an ardent sinner, a vile man, a reviler, a homosexual, a thieve, a fighter, an abuser, a worker of iniquity, a liar, a corrupt man, immoral and wicked, he cannot be a branch of God. For these things are not seen in God, they are the true works of Satan. we must not be afraid to question the alignment of any acclaimed man of God whose fruits are of Satan.

Another way we can look at this testing by fruits is by observing the ministerial fruits of the man of God. Look at his congregation, look at his ministerial work. If is he producing saints instead of rebels, if he is building a righteous house instead of a wicked house, then he could be true.

But if he is raising a den of thieves and agents of darkness, whose hearts wander far from the Lord, his ministerial fruits attest that he is not of God. If he was ever called, then he has lost alignment, he is serving himself and running his ministry without God.

3. By His teachings and preaching

Catching them through their teaching or preaching requires that you must have solid knowledge of the scripture and the doctrines of faith. And I am not talking about what you were taught, I mean the knowledge gathered when you took time to read and study the bible over the years, and what you have learnt in following the Lord.

A great man of God once said, ‘Take the bible and read it on your own, then you will learn the unadulterated truth that is devoid of the deceptiveness of men’s heart, then you can form your own philosophy of what is the truth.’

It is hard to deceive someone who is thoroughly acquainted with the truth. It is just like a menu or dish. If you have thoroughly mastered the menu, when a new item is added to it, it will instantly taste strange. Even if the new item is sweetened, yet one will take notice and say, ‘this is strange to me’.

So, I study the scripture from Revelations to Genesis every year since God instructed me to take my bible study serious, to study it every day. I have read the bible over 5 times, I’m on my sixth read as I write this.

It is extremely hard to misinterpret a scripture in order to manipulate and deceive someone like me. It is hard to quote strange scripture to me, it is hard to dish me doctrinous or dogmatic meal from hell, it is hard to feed me from the wells of a lying spirit. For my eyes have seen the truth, my heart is forged by it, and my ears are calibrated to tests it. I know instantly when a Decepticon speaks.

I have not seen a story like this, so I said to myself when a preacher explained a bible passage during his ministration in our church. Like the Christians of Thessalonica, I went home to search the scripture to know if his words were true. And just like I first thought, it was a strange meal after all. He was indeed misinterpreting the scripture to suit his message.

I have heard sacrilegious things from preachers and those who claim to be men of God. I have proved some as ignorant, proved some as unaligned, and proved some as false. The Holy Spirit immediately takes me to the passages that prove that they are liars.

Thus, I know for sure that believers who do not make quality time to know the Word of Truth and to find out the way of God through the scriptures will surely fall cheaply to the deceivers.

4. Where is his appetite, what is his zeal?

Missions is the sole aim of all Christian ministry, and all that God does on earth. Whether the Lord does Good or Bad, it is because He has set a day when all men shall stand before Him.

If any man claims to have been sent from God, the very desire of God has to be printed upon his heart and shown outwardly through his ministry and life, this is the sign that he ever met with God.

Thus observe, if eternity of the souls of men is not his first appetite, if doing the work of God is not his first zeal, question his alignment; he could be false, he could be old and backslidden.

If you see someone claim to be a servant whose appetite is money, pleasures of life, worldly gain, fame, and every other thing minus the soul of the dead, take great caution he is not representing the person of God and Christ.

5. Where does his Loyalty lie?

I was once invited to help officiate a church board election. Later I was informed that the assistant pastor who was originally part of the conducting team, was working hard to remove the financial secretary of the church. The reason for this mischief was that his senior wanted the financial secretary gone.

This is an example of a pastor who has loyalty towards his pastor and leader but has no fear and loyalty towards God. He decided to enter into iniquity and wickedness in the church to find favour before man.

Do you see a man who has loyalty towards men, but does not care about how God views his actions? Do you see a servant whose respect for men is so high that he has no respect for God’s word? He is not a man of God; reject him.

6. Does he have the backing of God?

God will always back His work; He will surely make proof of His anointed servants. When God stops backing a man, there will be so much mechanical energy put into ministry but very little visible result. This is one of the reasons prophetic declarations fail; God is not backing the prophet.

Thus, if you have noticed that God is not backing the ministry of a man, if it is full of many mechanical efforts, but little manifestation and signs from God, question his alignment.

It is the Lord that confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem. Isaiah 44:26

Also, when a man of God says, ‘Thus says the Lord, this will happen and it does not happen or it turns out a lie’, he is not a man of God. When he says, I have this dream from the Lord or this vision and thus has the Lord spoken to me, be careful to observe if it comes to pass or not.

This is what I would do when men claim to be speaking from the Lord. I would pray to God and say, “Lord if You said this, prove it; if this is not from You, then prove it a lie.” When the church of today opens its eyes, it will begin to see those who truly speak from God and those who have come to deceive us.

I still vividly recall a pastor who claimed God spoke to Him. Then I lifted my hands and prayed, “Lord if it is You Who has said this, prove it true, else prove it a lie.” After 2 weeks the opposite event happened. He is a Liar and a false prophet.

If the prophet speaks in the LORD’s name but his prediction does not happen or come true, you will know that the LORD did not give that message. That prophet has spoken without my authority and need not be feared. Deuteronomy 18:22

7. A true man of God is of light and not of darkness.

God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). The Lord who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light (I Timothy 6:16) is not of darkness, neither does He dwell therein. Therefore, any acclaimed man of God who is of darkness or whose soul dwells therein is not a man of God.

Those who are of darkness are agents of darkness. And their true master is Satan -the prince of the dark world. He is the bastardizer of the souls of men, and he rules the hearts of those whom he separates unto darkness, filling their hearts with utter evil. Be not deceived!

And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth. 1 John 1:5

8. You can enquire from God if you are confused

It is not in God’s interest for His people to be deceived and to dwell in the deceptions of His enemies. Therefore the Lord often comes to the rescue of His elects and to the salvation of those whom He delights in, to preserve them from destruction and damnation.

One of the things I have learned about God is that He answers the prayers of those who have the right motive, and more especially if they truly belong to Him. Therefore, if by all other means we cannot prove the alignment of these men, then let us come boldly into his presence to ask of Him. This method never fails.

The Lord will quickly respond, but to those who fear and trust in Him. For the secret things of God are for those who fear Him (Psalm 25:14).

If the Lord says the subject of our inquisition is a true servant of His or gives us a sign that shows it, then the man is of God. But if the response of the Lord is otherwise, be ye watchful, for it is impossible for God to lie.

I am from a denomination in which set-up churches are often allowed to elect and choose their pastors. It is good for Churches to enter into prayers to test and prove their choices, and to know if their choices are true men of God.

Finally, 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. 1 John 4:1

God can reject a man of God; this is why God rejects His own chosen servants. Part 2

Rejected and kicked out by God.
What is righteousness?

Read part one!

5. Diminishing the word of God

God’s instruction to Prophet Jeremiah when he had been prepared as an instrument of ministry to a people void of knowledge, led astray by iniquity was, ‘Do not diminish a word‘ (Jeremiah 26:2).

Teachings that could not cause pain to the soul of the wicked, and thoroughly detach dirt from their hearts; smokey sermons that could not destroy the way of the vile; softened preaching that would not offend the unrighteous; teachings harmonized to achieve gifts and the goodwill of men. This was what characterized the ministry of the wicked prophets and priests of the Jews.

By this erroneous ministry pattern, they made the law of God soft and less fierce. Thus, the people departed from the counsel of God for those who will or will not follow the law. The result was that the righteous stumbled, and the wicked did not repent but delved into greater error.

With softened or diminished word, they healed the people slightly (Jeremiah 6:14). They could not tell them their sins boldly.

My Dad once spoke of a fellow invitee minister who approached him and said, ‘If you want to get the crowd, do not preach this kind of message.’ We all know the kind of sermon he was suggesting to my dad. The word which promises blessings to the wicked, and speaks peace to the perishing. The killer motivational Pentecostal sermon that is backed with thunderous amen shouts. Yeah! The kind that kills slowly, although the dead and dying absolutely love it.

Some church people once tried to push me into the dark corner of abandoning the fierceness of my message, but they failed woefully.

Indeed, I thank God that all through my dad’s over 35 years of ministry, he has not stopped preaching the raw gospel of the Kingdom, nor has he diminished the message of fire.

Since the beginning of Missions, the true prophets of God have always told the people their sins. Moses did, Isaiah did, Samuel did, Jeremiah did, Jesus did, and Paul did. But never has a sinful generation loved the word of God.

Jesus’ lifestyle and ministry were to be a sign spoken against, a sword piercing through the hearts of men, revealing the inner thoughts of men. If we claim to speak for Christ in a generation more wicked than the Jews of old, shall we then begin to crave the gifts and love of men, instead of daggering the hearts with truth and grace? God forbid it! For it is written;

Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. – Isaiah 58:1

When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul. -Ezekiel 3:18-19

We know that the wicked do not like to hear the truth, neither do they like it when their sins are exposed and the judgments of God against them proclaimed. Nonetheless, any preacher or minister who waters down the fierceness of the word of God for the wicked to find a soft ground is a wicked and a false prophet. Have nothing to do with him.

6. De-sanctifying God before men

The de-sanctification of God is the act of making God look vile, unholy and unrighteous, instead of pure, holy, righteous, mighty, worthy of honour, and hallowed. This is an act of great wickedness against God.

Then Moses said unto Aaron, this is it that the Lord spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace. –Leviticus 10:3

Nadab and Abihu disobeyed God by burning strange fire upon the altar of God, and the Lord of armies smote them instantly.

And the Lord, in answer to Moses and the generations that may ask why they were met with such harsh judgment said, “I must be sanctified by those whom I draw close unto me.‘Those’ here include all people of God, but more especially the priests and prophets of God.

This response from the Lord can be paraphrased thus, ‘My ministers must show fort that I am a great God, Who is holy, Who accepts pure sacrifices, and who is to be obeyed.’ We can also interpret it this way, ‘No priest must make Me look small and contemptuous before My people.’

This sacred ministerial code of conduct is why the Lord reprimanded the Israelites for offering Him unclean and unworthy sacrifices as if He were a nobody. And the Lord was deeply angry with the priests for receiving and presenting such sacrifices to Him.

Many are yet to understand God’s anger against Moses; and why Moses wasn’t allowed to enter Canaan. It was not just because of his disobedience; God could have easily pardoned that sin.

But Moses, for the position he stood in the achieve of times, being Israel’s foremost prophet, and first among men who knew God one on one; for he saw God, lived with the unseen King, and experienced things beyond human utterance. If God had not punished him, his disobedience would have echoed through times, and the Lord would have lost His honour and fear a long time ago.

And if he wasn’t punished severely, these days when men pride in their sins, citing David as an example of a man who fell into sin, Moses also would have been a bigger icon of gross disobedience, dishonour and negligence to the commands of God.

So, God wanting to send a fierce warning to Israel, and unto the generations of those who would be instructed by him, He slew Moses.

The Lord said to Moses, “Because you have not honoured me in the eyes of my people; you have not esteemed me before them.” (Numbers 20:12)

By this divine truth did God also slay Ananias and Sapphire. If He had allowed that error to go unpunished. The early Church would begin to learn the ways of deceit, lying, and contemptuous giving. And the Scripture says, ‘Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.’ Acts 5:11

Indeed, those to whom it is chiefly given, to make God appear holy, great, worthy of fear and obedience are His ministers. Today, He may not slay us for shaming His Glory, but He will dim our lights, shut our eyes, block our ears, and then drop us as He did to Nadab, Abihu and His great servant Moses- the Man of God.

7. Rebellion and disobedience

Rebellion and gross negligence to instruction was the sin of King Saul. Rebellion is outrightly doing your own will against the will of an authority. It is when you know the demands of a leader, but stubbornly refuse to submit to them.

God, after testing Saul, noted that Saul was a servant of his own will and mind. Israel’s first king was unwilling, unyielding, and lacking respect for the wishes and instructions of God. The Lord was quick to dispose him off; then found Himself a man who delights in pleasing Him, a man after His own heart.

What then do we think will happen to ministers who know what God wants but prefer to do something else, according to their selfish purposes and desires? And worse are those who have received an instruction from God and will hesitate in doing it.

God may not reject a man for delay in doing His work. But we must remember that there is time for everything under the sun. There is a time mapped out for the work of God; our God works with time. He will not continue to wait for anyone unwilling and unyielding. The task and office will be handed over to another person who understands the urgency of missions- the priceless soul of men.

Those who for one reason or another have delayed their calling, have already lost those things that were attached to early response.

There is also great error in doing God’s work without His instructions and counsel. This is to say, a man of God who wants to get it right should seek God to give him a plan and knowledge of how He wants the work to be done. And if the Lord tells us what He delights in, we must respond with timely obedience.

“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin…” Isaiah 30:1

8. Unrighteousness and Unholiness

Without mincing words, the first demand of the Holy Spirit from all followers of Christ is holiness and righteousness. It is the first consecration of all genuine servants of God. The gift and calling of God may be without repentance, but to carry and sustain the gift and call of God we must be righteous and holy.

Sin, iniquity, and wickedness are the weights that beset believers from reaching their maximal potential in Christ. This potential is based on the presence of the Holy Spirit in us. But if we begin to soil our hearts in the displeasure of God and His Christ, the Water of Life will be diminished, and the Holy Ghost will depart from our hearts.

How do we think to ourselves that a man who has lost the sanctifying Spirit of God is still a servant of God? The Holy Spirit departing from Saul was a sign of His rejection.

Indeed, one of the quickest ways to lose the move of God is by losing the God of the move. When God is lost, the move is over, the assignment is done, the calling is called off, and the anointings for the ministry will be stripped. God will no more back the saying of the prophet- a sign that the glory is no more.

Christian, nothing scares away the Spirit like unrighteousness, unholiness, evil, wickedness, and sin. Therefore, let all who mention the name of the Lord depart from iniquity, let them pursue righteousness.

“Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19

Our God is a Holy God, He is too Holy to behold iniquity. Not even His servants are spared when He avenges wickedness and sin against the law. For the soul that sinneth (be it the soul of a priest, or that of a prophet), he shall die.

9. Exercising ministerial gifts for money or gain

Ministry will feed the minister of God. God has strategized ministry in such a way that a faithful servant, with patience, will enter into divine abundance.

There are men of God who see ministry as their business venture, where they have to strategize on how to meet up with personal financial demands. No one who has this thought still has the light of Christian ministry.

Not that it is wrong to strategize on how to increase the financial capability of a ministry or a church, it is only wrong when garnering money is behind the programs, and churching we do. The intent and will of God must take center stage, it must be first.

Ministry is God’s business, not yours oh ye derailing servants. We must work hand in hand with the Master to fulfill His will and purpose. If we find a way to build and run a successful ministry devoid of the intent of Christ, we shall become big failures in His eyes. And although men may celebrate us, there shall be no reward for us.

No master rewards a servant who does his own will. He will not be settled, neither will he be praised. After many years, he would have done a lot, but he is still unprofitable to the master.

God's Servants Umah Ukpai

In the past, Rev. Umah Ukpai was known to collect money before he would pray for anyone. According to him, the Lord warned him to desist from such evil acts.

God's servants Apostle Arome

Apostle Arome was cautioned by God not to sell his sermons. According to God, the truth needs to saturate the space, so that the intent of God can come upon men.

Again, the only time a man of God will think that the gifts of God upon him are to increase his pocket and attain financial stability is when he has forgotten that the poor also have a huge stake in the ministry of the saints.

Today, some ministers demand to know their envelope size before they come to exercise the gift of God in them. This also is evil; it is wickedness against God.

Some check out the size of the congregation before accepting to minister in a gathering. Some pastors go through the financial books of the church before agreeing to pastor them. I would think that a pastor needs to inquire first if it is God’s will for him to lead that congregation. But the will of God is not the chief concern of many pastors. Having been close to the pulpit for years, I have solid proof of this.

Demanding money for deliverance is wrong. Selling messages is wrong unless on special request. I am one of those who strongly opine that the exorbitant sale price of Christian books at a rate that the poor and believing cannot buy them is also wrong.

For the Gospel was first preached to the poor, and the poor received it gladly. If it were sold, only the rich would buy it, but the rich would never have the humility and decency to go about spreading the good news. They would then have taken the message of life to their graves.

This is why Jesus started with the poor and uneducated; He ministered to those who could not pay Him. And in return, they carried His teaching about being the only thing they have, but ever hoping for a better place where they can have it all. And today we have become beneficiaries of the gracious labour of many poor men who prayed and laboured for our salvation. But today, many unwise preachers prefer to minister to the rich.

One day Jesus told me that His gifts are for His honour. Honouring God and making His praise and name visible in the land is the end product of a Christian ministry. Faithfully doing this, whether it pays or not is how you will know a man who still has the light and passion of Christian ministry. For freely you have received it, freely ye shall give saith the lord.

Man of God, flee from covetousness. All who engage in covetous ministry stand to be rejected by God, for their true God is money.

God can reject a man of God; this is why God rejects His own chosen servants. Part 1

Rejected and kicked out by God.

One may ask, ‘Can God do away with a vessel of His choice? Or can a man of God stand rejected, and his priestly garment revoked or stripped?’ In this teaching, we shall look into the answer to this question.

Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”

1Samuel 16:1 The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”

The most neglected area in pastoral training, is the part that installs into the mind of the vessel of God, that he can be rejected for the same office for which he was sanctified, anointed, and ordained to occupy.

In Bible school, we were very often encouraged to fan into flames the gifts of God in us, which is according to Paul’s instruction to Timothy. Very rarely did they tell us that we must be careful not to become a God reject.

In the pastoral training camp, I saw men of God lose their burning lamps, but hardly did I see those who became burning wonders. The untold truth is that we stand a better chance of losing the gifts and calling of God faster than actually fanning them into flames. Again, it is easier to lose your call and anointing, than fanning them into flames.

Here is the truth: Anointings dry up. A man of God can be rejected and divorced by God. God can choose another man to run that ministry, we can be stripped of the garment of ministry.

The Holy Spirit can depart from a man of God; and the gifts, power and authority can be given to another. Man of God, you can lose your calling without the possibility of retrieving it ever again.

I can still recall the day the Lord warned me and said, “If you are not serious, I will take away your calling and give it to your brother.

When God rejects a man, he is not called a false prophet, but rather an old prophet. He is called an old prophet because the workings of God through him, and the light of ministry have become a thing of old.

You normally would see them talking about the acts of God through them, but they can no longer produce the workings of God they speak of. Their gifts are gone, the anointing oil is clogged, the iron is corroded, and the mantle is stripped and given to another that will produce the demands of God.

“He always tells us of big things God used him to do in the past, but he cannot do it here for us to see.” This was the report of a friend concerning his pastor.

A fake prophet is better than an old prophet. He is a sinner suffering from a lack of the grace of God that brings salvation. But a man who has known God, and has tested of the grace of Jesus Christ, if he has turned in great rebel against God, he suffers from darkness and death. For Satan has poisoned his soul; therefore, have nothing to do with such a man.

Howbeit, by the calling I have received from God, I announce that there is healing for all who will turn back to God. For He said, “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from him.” – Hosea 14:4

I would like us to learn as I am always learning, that the gifts and calling of God may not be stripped all at once when a man is rejected. Example: When Saul lost his kingship, he wasn’t exactly removed from kingship.

A reject of God could still be on the pulpit pulling crowds, raising big money, and having big titles. Sometimes, he may produce the former workings of God. This is true. The manifestations will gradually die until he completely is cut off from the wealth of the ministerial graces God.

There are great preachers everywhere, why are we still heavily bedeviled? Why are we still yearning for the manifestations of the sons of God, and it is as if there is no balm in Gilead? A thing that was very easy for the apostles and prophets of old has become as hard as rocket science for us. Indeed, one man has become stronger than a million men. But the reason is very simple, many of the priests and prophets of today have become rejects. In that state men cannot become flames that can shake the world.

Is it that God is withholding His power from us? Or is it that he hasn’t given men mantles of greatness? No! Not at all! But before He would begin to unravel the mysteries of His callings in the lives of those He has chosen, many of them become rejects.

God doesn’t tell His servants all He has for them. He only gives them a little view of the script He wrote about them. Then He begins to test them continually for worthiness to carry the power and glory. Unfortunately, many fail before their calling and gifts could light up the world. They write themselves out of the things written about them. This is true! For the Spirit of Christ has caused me to decern great matters such as this.

Now we shall examine exactly the things that can make God reject a servant of God.

1. Not being on the lord’s side

A true man of God is a man under fierce allegiance to God, to please him always in the face of all men, and to be on His side as it concerns all issues of life. If he breaks this unscripted creed, he becomes unworthy to be a disciple of Christ. For if we choose to please men, religious leaders, church members, family, father, mother, wife, children, or society over God, it is a sign that our allegiance is not with God.

One of the early things God told me about a certain minister is that he loves his own more than God. He was very eager to please his family, and to look good in the eyes of men. But was not careful to obtain true honour which comes from the God who calls men into service.

In Matthew 10:37-39 Jesus said, “Any man who loves his wife, mother, father, or children more than Me is not worthy of Me”.

As ministers, I want to state clearly, that from time to time, we will be tested for allegiance to God. In that time, God will test us for whose side we truly belong, and He will know what truly is in our hearts.

Prophet Moses said to the Jews, “Who is on the Lord’s side, separate yourself and come unto me.“(Exodus 32:26) And the tribe of Levi separated and joined themselves to Moses as a sign of allegiance unto God. The brotherhood of the twelve tribes was not enough to change the heart of the Levites.

And when God saw that the hearts of the Levites were for Him, He ordained them as His Ministers, with an everlasting covenant. Thus, the Levites entered into the priestly ordination with proof of allegiance unto God. The other tribes became the laity of God’s people.

By this we know that only those on the Lord’s side amidst all pressures, situations, relationships, cases, and at all times can truly belong to the service of the Great God.

2. Utter misuse and abuse of the anointing and Grace of God

A prophet abuses his calling and gift by using the prophetic and ministerial grace granted to him by God for self-service.

The gifts and callings of God is for His honour and for the edification of the saints of God. It is not for self honour, self-aggrandizement, self-projection, cursing and hurting men, extorting people, making money, intimidating people and satisfying our pleasures and lust.

Another way you can misuse a gift and calling is not fulfilling it, or not putting it into use. If we cannot labour to fulfil the ministry handed down to us, God will simply find another man who will match heaven’s zeal with zeal.

“Then he ordered, ‘Take the money from this servant, and give it to the one with the ten bags of silver. To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away.”  Matthew 25:28

3. Desecration of the anointing and calling of grace

Consecration is all about keeping to the demands of a calling or an anointing. Whether it is the general calling of God, or the special ministerial call of grace, there are ordinances and laws that guide the called by God.

Violence against these demands is called desecration; and this causes the spirit of the anointing to depart from any man, both clergy and laity.

The consecrations of a prophet and a priest includes, Holiness and righteousness, diligence in the Word, obedience, prayer and seeking God. By these consecrations, they may be able to implement the judgements of God and teach others to do likewise.

A priest or prophet cannot drink alcohol. It is direct insult on the prophetic, priestly and teaching anointing. The Lord of Israel cautioned those who stand before Him, and those who teach His people to depart from drinking strong drink. Lack of consecration will dry any anointing, and if the anointing is dried, of what use are we in ministering grace and word?

4. Forgetting and neglecting the law of God

God did not choose prophets because He was looking to bless or prosper men. Job, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jabez, David needed no prophetic juggernaut to cause them to prosper in wealth, fame and honour.

The generation of old believed that as long as they were following the God of Israel, and keeping to His ways, that He will cause them to prosper. For it is written:

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3

Prophets were rather chosen to establish the people of God in the knowledge of whom God is. Without the knowledge of God, calamity, curse, desolation, plundering would be the lot of the people. Any other thing that comes with the prophetic ministry, and also, other ministerial callings, is a secondary function.

The people of Israel were unfortunate to have priest and prophets who did not seek out God like Moses and Samuel. Instead of great seekers of God and His law, they became great seers, great dreamers, and great in prophesying peace and prosperity.

They dished out things that God did not say, expecting their words to come to pass. But true prophecies should come from God. The people we are prophesying riches to, might not be in the good books of God. And God might be saying another thing to that congregation we are turning up with “If I be a man of God.” This is why prophets ought to seek and know what God is saying and must stay on His counsel.

Satisfying the people with prophetic declarations is not the reason for ministry. And we know that God sometimes fulfills the word of His servants, but not those outside His will and what He is saying. The God of Israel is a Great King, He will not abandon His word and ordinances for the word of a mere servant.

“You have not gone up to the breaks in the wall to repair it for the house of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the LORD. Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, “The LORD declares,” when the LORD has not sent them; yet they expect their words to be fulfilled.” – Ezekiel 13:5-6

One false prophet on the radio said that as a prophet, he has the right to change the word of God on a matter. He is merely overrating himself and overbloating the prophetic office. All true Children of God can intercede and bring about change, but only in some cases. Nothing can change the ordinances of God according to the scriptures. And you cannot change the mind of God by prophecy.

One minister said to his congregation, “…If what you are passing through is because of what you have done, I prophesy, you will not suffer it anymore…” This is wickedness! This is abuse!

Causing the people to ignore the sure counsels and judgments of God. To portray prophecy as a way into wellness instead of fulfilling the law of righteousness. And as for mercy, it is obtained by pleading with God, and by turning away from wickedness.

The prophets of Israel rejected the law and the judgments of God thereby ministering error to the people of God. They prophesied peace when God was saying disaster and plunder.

By this error, the sinners did not turn back to God, the hands of the wicked were strengthened as they gladly received word of blessings and favour from these traders who call themselves prophets. Israel knew their prophets and their words, but did not know their God and His law.

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.” Proverbs 28:9

In the later days, instead of the sayings of the wicked prophets coming to pass, the judgments of God according to his ordinances overtook the people. Because of a lack of Knowledge of the rules, ordinances, highways and judgments of their God the people perished.

And as for the wicked priests and prophets, they were rejected by God.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6

Today, we can see that many servants of God are practicing the same erroneous approach to ministry. Forgetting the law and biblical judgments of God, they have become fine prophesiers of peace, riches, favour, graces and securities. And while they are at it, many have lost their faith, thinking that God is a liar. But not knowing that these prophecies were never approved by Him. We must turn away from this prophetic wickedness!

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Exposed! The real truth concerning the blessings, and prosperity of a Christian Part 2

Bible laying open with teal colored book marks. Passage highlighted in yellow. Yellow coffee mug, notebook and pen in background

From part one of this series, I told us that there are other highly important things we must consider if we want to be truly blessed by God. In this article is another top requirement from God if you want to prosper.

Now let us see a scripture passage that can aid us in digesting the truth I share.

“And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.” Deuteronomy 8:18

I pulled out a bible passage which can help us understand this message better.

Moses in Deuteronomy 8:18, re-installed into the minds of the Israelites, that wealth, and God given riches are as a result of God establishing a covenant He had made with the fathers, which also applies unto them.

So, paraphrasing the text can read, ‘you shall remember the Lord your God, He giveth thee power to get wealth. And this is based on an agreement or a covenant made with your fathers, that he may establish it.’

Covenant is an agreement between two parties. When God enters into a covenant or agreement with man, He gives us instructions of what He wants from us. When we have done what He has said, in-turn, He will fulfill his own part of the agreement. This is called establishing a covenant. And a covenant cannot be established in the face of unfaithfulness and rebellion to agreement.

From the first part of this series, we traced the covenant that yields blessings back to the Abrahamic covenant. God’s word unto Abraham was that he would be blessed, and his generations will be blessed through him, if they will pursue after righteousness before God.

Carefully searching out the scriptures, we will find another word from God on what we must do to make our way prosperous. The word of God does not fail. When God tells us, ‘do this, and I will do this’, it becomes a sure agreement, a covenant word. And as long as men align to it, it will always prove itself true.

In Joshua 1:8, God gave out to Joshua a code, on how he (Joshua) can attain a prosperous rule, and achieve good success. Thus He entered into an agreement or a covenant with Joshua.

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8

Now, there is the factor of preparing for God’s blessings, or maturing to receive divine allotted wealth. This is the hidden word in the instruction which God delivered unto Joshua.

One may ask, ‘How does studying and meditating on God’s word, plus doing it, aid in prosperity and divine blessings and good success’? It is simple! But the answer has two parts.

  1. The Law of God is all about righteousness and Holiness. And we cannot forget the covenant of Abraham. So, by doing the requirements of the Law, Joshua would key into the Abrahamic covenant. And for Joshua to know the righteous requirements of the law, and have it in his heart always, he had to meditate on the word of God daily.
  2. The other part of the answer is the need for Joshua to grow in the knowledge of God. And this is the area we will touch in this article.

Knowing God is the principle of exploring and exploiting His divine graces. One truth preachers whose God is money will find hard to say is that ‘God desires us to know Him more than he desires sacrifice, money and gifts from us.’

“I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.” Hosea 6:6

And after we have grown in the knowledge of God we can then do exploits with what we know. Put in another way, we need to exploit the knowledge of God for the betterment of our lives.

“But the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” Daniel 11:32

In the knowing of God is;

  • Knowing His Judgments.
  • Knowing His dislikes and what turns Him off.
  • Knowing how He thinks.
  • Knowing what He truly desires from us.
  • Knowing how to relate with Him.
  • Knowing how to obtain His favour, and His help in time of need.
  • Knowing the righteous and holy ways of God.
  • Knowing how God blesses and prospers His people.
  • Knowing what He can do, and what He cannot do.
  • Knowing the zeal of God, and what drives His walk with man.
  • Knowing His word, His power, and His glory.

One of the reasons God does not bless us is because we are not yet grown-up in our affairs with Him; we are not matured enough to handle the wealth and riches that come from Him; we are still babes at heart and mind.

Riches can lead astray, but not for a man who has had a good and solid knowledge of God, and has become matured at heart by the things he knows. This was the second thing God was trying to achieve with Joshua.

There was a man whom I knew in his earlier days. He was a Church pianist and a brother in fellowship, until wealth surrounded him. Then his heart was led astray by the never-ending lust that comes with riches. He then began to sleep around with ladies in the church, and he impregnated some. He lost all fear for God, and started to engage in many fraudulent and deceitful means of increasing wealth. For whatever reason it was, he couldn’t be suspended by the Church. With his wealth he bought his way out of disfellowship.

This is a case of a man who obtained wealth without first washing his mind with God’s word, and preparing for it by His knowledge.

Now, God uses some things around us, to show and make us have knowledge of the deepest thoughts of His. This wicked man was the man through whom God opened my blind eyes to the fact that riches can derail men easily. Hence the need to prepare ourselves if we truly desire to prosper by the hand of God.

This brother who fell in the time of riches, could have been saved from destruction if he had good knowledge of God and His word, which has the power to change our hearts and mature it unto godliness. If he had known what he was supposed to know, he would not have stumbled.

The word of God sanctifies us; it prepares us for the blessings of God. Let us take lessons from this – No parent will give his or her child a gift which he or she does not know how to handle. No father will buy a car for a babe in age and mind. No man will give his children what will kill or destroy them. The process of preparing the mind to effectively put to good use the blessings, riches, and gifts we receive comes with growth; and growth is about amassing knowledge. It is not all about age, but maturing in mind.

Thus you can find a full grown adult with a baby’s mindset in handling riches. He cries to God daily to bless the works of his hands, and to enlarge his coast. But he knows not the Lord richly, so earthly riches will destroy his soul.

But knowledge matures the mind. The knowledge of God matures a believer in Christ. Without knowing the ‘whats’, ‘hows’, ‘wheres’, ‘whens’, ‘whys’ concerning our walk with God, we are bound to harm ourselves, and stumble into many great errors. But studying and meditating on the Bible will help us.

I know of a family for which I stood before God, earnestly praying for them to be blessed. One day God spoke to me, saying, “If I will bless this family, this woman (the wife and mother) will act in folly. She will cause her husband to leave the Church.” And as the Lord spoke, He played unto my eyes the vision of this word of truth.

This case unravels the deepest thoughts of the Great Monarch of all ages. He sees the future! And He acts to bring about a good end for those whom He has loved.

For this family, what hindered their prosperity was the lack of growth, the lack of preparation, and the lack of godly maturity. The woman could not handle the wealth they yearn for. This was a family of God, a pastors family. But the wife of the priest knows not the Lord as she ought to know Him; so, God couldn’t open the windows of blessings and prosperity. He has seen that it will bring destruction to them.

Again, a woman was sent by God to instruct a church where I worshiped sometime ago. This church was stricken by great hardship, and they direly asked that the God who blessed Jabez would come and open the doors of blessings and prosperity unto them. But God, instead of blessings, sent a woman of God with the word “Are you prepared for what you are asking for?”

Hence, brethren, there is a preparation and what we must do in order to convince God that we are ready to be blessed and given kingdom wealth. And it is done by growing and maturing in the knowledge of God. And we grow by studying it, meditating on it, and doing what is written in the book of the law. This is more pleasing to God than the seeds and sacrifices we give for God to prosper us.

Now, I do not say that we should seek to know God and stop giving. You do not yet know God if you do not serve Him with your wealth. Giving sacrificially is biblical, and it is required by God. But the corruption is the way giving out money has overshadowed the more important matters of faith, Christian maturity and Christian prosperity. The error is that greed ‘spined’ sermons and empty prophecies have overshadowed the truth of God.

Less than a month after I turned 29, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, ”You have served Me, and from now you will know that serving Me brings wealth.” That soon? Yes that soon and that young!

In the past 4 years I have read the Bible more than 4 times. I now have solid knowledge of God, His judgments, and His word. Riches would not easily cause me to stumble if I continue to grow in His knowledge and graces. Like David, I can also say, ‘Thine word have I hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against You.’

I remember some years ago when Jesus said to me, ‘you should read your bible everyday.’ May God bless that Sunday afternoon. It was the beginning of my journey of richly knowing God. And in my frequent study of this Book of the Law, I have gotten good knowledge of;

  1. Why I am a Christian
  2. The covenant of a Christian
  3. The power of righteousness
  4. The power of holiness
  5. Why God blesses us
  6. How God blesses us
  7. Things we must do for God to bless us
  8. Riches and Wealth are part of the great test. Read: Tested by Fire
  9. How to overcome temptations rising from wealth
  10. Seeing life beyond riches
  11. Giving is necessary, but money and seed is not the firsts things concerning God’s divine blessings. You cannot pursue giving while neglecting other weightier matters.
  12. You cannot claim to love and serve God without giving.

    Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first-fruits of all your crops;  then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.Proverbs 3:9-10 
  13. Giving that moves God does not start and end with giving in the church or church project. There are those who are put down by conditions of life, we must give them too. As an evangelist I have great need for support and partnership for my crusades and other projects; yet I cannot keep the truth from you God’s people. Even as you give to support God’s work, do not turn blind eyes on the less privileged. The poor and the hungry. If we turn our eyes away from them and only give into Church work or to men of God, we are deceiving ourselves.
  14. How to stay strong in the presence of great riches

Knowing these things and more can enable one to prepare and become ready for seasons of divine blessings and open doors. Not knowing them will make it hard for God to bless us. He cannot afford the error of stumbling because of His providence.

Finally, we must acknowledge that the eternal destination of man’s soul is more precious to God than temporal happiness on earth. That is to say that the soul of man is priceless to God. For this, the Eternal God wants us to enter His kingdom more than He wants to give us riches. If He can secure our eternity with Him, and foresee that we can be trusted with wealth, there is nothing good He will withhold from us in the right season. This truth is also sure!

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8

Exposed! The real truth concerning the blessings, and prosperity of a Christian Part 1


In the Christian church of today, there is an established leprous teaching about the blessings of God. It is a teaching that has corrupted the heart of God’s people, turning them away from God and His word, and leading them into trusting in lies and prophecies that are meaningless.

When there is a way which God has chosen to prosper His people, what is the benefit of prophesying blessings to them? Especially unto those who do not follow the sure ways of God?

In one of our Pastor’s meetings, a leader spoke and said, “These things we prophesy to them are just to make them happy. The only way they can become millionaires is if they work for it.” And then another pastor jestingly said, “it is to avoid heart panic.” Some of the available pastors laughed; but I was stunned that some knew this half-truth, but it is hidden from my people. It is half-truth because indeed, God can scale up the productivity of our labour.

The people of God are largely being manipulated and deceived by many preachers. The holistic truth concerning the way to prosperity is hidden from God’s people. What we have instead of truth is blessings, riches, and prosperity, dished through prophetic utterances; then money is collected, yet we do not ever get blessed.

There is a way that leads to the sure blessings of God. God can enlarge the coast of a man, and give him customers and connections that can scale up his divine provisions. But it is only when we follow His own way, and not the way of preachers, nor our own self-taught ideas.

Deuteronomy 8:18 “But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth.”

The teaching that money, seeding and giving is the way to obtain the blessings of Abraham is greatly over-exaggerated. This is where the major problem is.

There are matters that outweigh seeding and giving when it comes to divine blessings. And just as knowing the contents of the last pages of a book is not enough to pass an exam on the book, so is how pursuing after one truth of God’s blessings, and ignoring the main matters will lead to failed efforts to walk into divine blessings. This is principally why we sow and do not reap the blessings of God. We have not been told the wholesome truth, and so we don’t know the high ways of God.

And because we lack knowledge, we have acted in folly, and have imagined that God is what He is actually not. Many have backslidden because of the thoughts that God is unfaithful. But it is because we lack knowledge of the workings of God.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” -Hosea 4:6

“The folly of a man spoils his ways: and he blames God in his heart.” – Proverbs 19:3

I therefore beg, that my readers will follow this series until the end. Because their knowledge of the truth will make or mar their blessings in the God of Abraham, King David, and Jesus Christ.


Righteousness is the bush clearer; it fertilizes the ground; it breaks the fallow ground for God to begin the act of blessing a man. This is an untold truth. Righteousness is the FIRST requirement by God from anyone who would be prosperous, and be blessed by Him.

Before we get into proving the truth above, let me state clearly why you may not hear this truth from the pulpit.

Number one reason is ignorance. The ignorance of teachers and preachers of God’s word who do not eat the Holy Book before they teach, has cost the Lord Jesus much sorrow. They have taught God’s people from their own great ideas, and have ignored sound doctrine built on God’s word and principles. This is why I maintain that anyone who has not read the entire bible at least twice, is not qualified to teach in a Sunday school class.

The second reason is that very many church people live in wickedness and sin, both clergy and laity. Many of the rich in church are truly unrighteous and wicked.

If one maintains the massage, and teaches that righteousness is the number one requirement to be prospered by God, there is the fear that many who should have given money will draw back. Because men may not delight to sow where they will not reap. So, to keep the income and money flowing in the Church of Jesus Christ, the truth is shielded, and diminished by men who preach to us.

Meanwhile, if the truth were spoken to the people, the unrighteous would suffer momentary hurt, but they would have known the truth that could save them forever. Then, in the long run, they will increase in the fear of God. And in the fear of God, they will pursue after righteousness; turning their hearts to God. In righteousness, men will delight in knowing that God prospers the righteous; and they will no more shrink from giving to God when the truth is preached.

And if the Holy Spirit settles in the heart of the righteous, He will put the love and fear of God in their hearts. And this love of God will overshadow all acts of self, causing them to be willing and obedient in the service of God. By this godly transformation, a believer can give all he has to God whom he now loves, by the Spirit of righteousness.

“… the righteous give without restraint.” – Proverbs 21-26b 

Giving to God out of pure love and fear was the mindset of the early church. This mindset made them sell their belongings, and brought it to God. It was this same spirit that drove the spread of the gospel of Christ by many preachers. Righteous men and women who loved God, gave and sacrificed much for His work, including their own lives.

When someone loves, he naturally wants to give, to prove his love. No one, no sermon, can teach us to love God; but by His Spirit of covenant this is made possible. And the only way the presence of His Spirit is established in a man is when we pursue after righteousness (plus holiness and obedience).

And when the Spirit sows the seed of the Love of God in a man’s heart, he becomes a natural investor into God’s affairs.

I give because of the strong relationship I have with God. I love the Lord Jesus, and I want to see His work succeed; I delight in His praise; this is why I give much.

If men of God had known the secret to having members who support God’s kingdom with their resource, they would seek first the kingdom of God, and work to establish His righteousness in the lives of God’s people. This would be his number one task, not prosperity, riches, seeding, or money-compelling sermons. It is God who will bless His people; it is He that gives us the power to get wealth. And the Lord would add every other godly spice into the congregation, including the heart to give to God. Then God’s blessings will multiply much unto any people. For when they sow, they will reap in joy; and one who sows sparingly will reap sparingly. “For God accepts the sacrifice of the righteous, but hates the sacrifice of the wicked.” Proverbs 15:8

And when God begins to prosper His church which has returned to Him in righteousness and sacrificial spirit, the income of the church which shrank before, will once again blossom in increasing value.

Again, if they who were appointed by God to oversee the flock knew the powerful effect of having a Church that fears the Lord, they would invest all their strength in channeling the hearts of their membership towards the God who demands righteousness FIRST, from His people.

But today many men of God only think of the present, and the urgent need to increase the monetary value of the Church and their pockets. When a man of God has this mindset, his God is nothing but mammon. He has become a slave to the lust for riches. But a true man of God is dead to money.

Many pastors and church leaders are not willing to suffer a little loss for the people of God to be saved, and repositioned by the hand of God. They do not want a little downturn in finances, that better days will be put in place for the congregation, which will in-turn prosper them also.

Because we have deserted God’s truth; because we have not preached that God hates the sacrifices of the wicked, and that blessings is on the head of the righteous (Proverbs 10:6); because we have fronted giving money and seed as the principal need of the generous God of Abraham, the people of God has waxed strong in their wickedness, and have not turned from it. Rebellion and unrighteousness has filled the church of God, and many have lost absolute fear for God. And how shall they prosper in wickedness and grave sin against God?

He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Proverbs 28:13

Today we have members who do what is unlawful to make unrighteous gains. And because they are not told the whole truth, they think that the gains of their increased unrighteousness which will take them to everlasting burnings are the blessings of God; they call it grace when sin yields riches.

And when some have made vile money by deceit and evil ways, they return tithes and seeds to the Church. And although many pulpit merchants may know that wickedness is involved, they gladly accept it, and pray for it to be well with the unrighteous. But it shall be ill with the wicked, says the Lord.

God has prepared a day of recompense for the wicked; a day of sorrow, and and day of mourning. Here and hereafter, he shall reap the gains of his wickedness. The eyes of God is set to do them evil; “For God is a righteous God, and He is angry with the wicked everyday.” – Psalm 7:11

Whether he is sleeping, or eating, or driving, or singing, or dancing in church, or lifting up unrighteous hands, or preaching, or giving seeds and tithes, whatever, wherever, whenever, the anger of God burns against the wicked and the unrighteous.

The fewer faithful men must warn the Church of Christ concerning this.

For if all unrighteousness will lead to damnation, then it is not grace, or the hand of God that enriches the wicked at heart and deed.

The blessings of Jehovah, it makes rich; and He adds no sorrow to it. It will not lead you to destruction, nor will it separate you from God. That riches and open doors that will separate you from God is not a blessing; it is not grace. It is meant to cement your eternal destruction.

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death(even the second death). Proverbs 10:6

A. Abrahamic blessings

I have seen those who teach that God called us out of the world to bless us like Abraham. This is untrue! Abraham was not called out to be blessed. God has the power to bless him right in his fathers house. Just as Job was blessed right there in his own town of Uz.

With Abraham, God wanted a nation, a people, a generation that would fear His name, and to show forth His praises among the nations who knew other gods, that all men many see and know the one true God and His judgments. And Abraham was called out to be the father of that generation that would serve this purpose of God.

God was also going to give Abraham the Holy Spirit by which he shall know his God. So Abraham became a prophet. And Abraham was commanded to teach his offspring the knowledge of God. By this knowledge, the sons, if they will abide in it, will also attain to the blessings and covenants of Abraham. For it is written;

For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.” – Genesis 18:19

When God spoke the above to His angel, Abraham was already blessed. What remained was the promise of a great nation that would come from Him. But the number one rule was that Abraham will instruct his posterity according to the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice.

It is my belief, according to the spirit of teaching, that God delayed His promise to Abraham in order to teach His ways to Him first; for Abraham was a pagan before He was found by God.

So, because God was direly looking for a righteous generation, He made their greatness and blessings depend on righteousness and justice. And without righteousness there would be no Abraham’s blessings or any greatness for His offsprings.

All covenants have stipulations, and rules. Abraham’s covenant relied on righteousness.

The Lord’s anger with Israel, for which He allowed them to be plundered and destroyed by the enemies, famine, plagues, and wars, was based on this fact and truth.

And whenever the sons of Abraham failed in righteousness and justice, Abraham’s blessings were held back. Then they were plundered until they lost all they gathered.

At one instance, they imagined that God would accept the sacrifice of goats and sheep, and relieve them of their troubles. But the Lord rebuffed them, saying:

“I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” Hosea 6:6

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8 

“For Righteousness shall exalt a nation; But sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:34

These, my people, are the true words of our God. This truth is very consistent all over the Old testament. God cannot change from loving righteousness to mongering sacrifice and seed.

Therefore, if anyone wants to connect into the sure blessings of the Abrahamic covenant, tell him that he must register his interest with righteousness. It is God’s first demand.

B. Davidic Blessings

Now the days of David drew near that he should die, and he charged Solomon his son, saying:  “I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man. And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn; that the Lord may fulfill His word which He spoke concerning me, saying, ‘If your sons take heed to their way, to walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul,’ He said, ‘you shall not lack a man on the throne of Israel.’ – 1 Kings 2

Again, here was a man whom the Lord promised to make his generations great and established. But the terms were that his posterity must walk before the Lord God, in truth, and with all their hearts, keeping the judgments of God and obeying His laws. According to King David, by following these instructions, Solomon will be established into the Davidic covenant. David was also a son of Abraham, who prospered because He followed His God in righteousness.

“For a throne is established on righteousness.” – Proverbs 16:12

In his early years, King Solomon followed the God of His father David, and served Him in obedience and righteousness according to the ways of David, and God greatly blessed Him. In the later part of his life, he abandoned God. This evil was instrumental to the division of the Kingdom of Israel. For whenever a covenant is broken, the opposite of the agreement becomes the case.

Throughout the Lineage of David, righteous rulers like Jehoshaphat, Hezekiah, Josiah, who led the nation into righteousness prospered in their reign. Even if they became kings at a hard and cruel time, the hand of God would eventually turn the fortune of the nation around, and their kingdoms were greatly established.

But the kings who did evil in the eyes of God received plundering, famines, wars, and plagues until hard times befell the nation. So it was said in Proverbs 14:34.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people(even people of God).”

The inability of the descendants of David to keep to the Davidic covenant in righteousness and justice brought about the destruction and exile of Israel. The human dynasty of David ended with Zerubbabel. Right now Israel has no King, and no Davidic dynasty to rule. But God had already raised for Himself an everlasting arm in Christ Jesus, the righteous King whom He shall cause to inherit the throne of His father- David; and to His Kingdom shall be no end; for He shall reign in righteousness, equity, and Justice.

C. The Blessings in Christ

When God saw that the sons of Abraham had failed in righteousness and justice, God raised up another Father of Covenant, through whom a new generation of God seekers and God pleasers would be blessed and established. Again, that is, if they will follow the way of Him Who is the Father of the new covenant.

Jesus Christ was this father – the Father of those who worship God through Him. We know that Christ Himself is also a seed of Abraham, and that all Abrahams seeds are to be blessed by following the way of righteousness, justice, and mercy. Therefore, though we are in Christ, nothing has changed concerning our divine blessings from God. It must be tethered by righteousness.

And because the Lord Jesus who was before Abraham, who also established a covenant with him, knows what the Lord needs from all who want to be prospered by the hand of God, He said to His followers;

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

By doing this simple instruction, the promises of father Abraham remains for all the people of God. This is why I said that nothing has changed in how God blesses His people, both Jews and Christians; righteousness is our registration.

Let us cease all these motivational prophecies; for prophecy is overrated! When God has an oracle and instructions concerning His blessings, when He has told us what to do in order to attract riches, prophesying instead of declaring the oracle becomes deceit, and shouting amen to these prophesies instead of doing the word of God is foolishness. “For God is no respecter of persons.” -Acts 10:34. “He has exalted His word above all His name.”- Psalm 138:2.

There was no one prophesying to Abraham when God was blessing Him. There was no one prophesying to David, Solomon, Job, or Joshua when God was blessing them. But by doing what was right in the eyes of God, and by inclining to the judgments of God, the Lord prospered them in whatever they did, and blessed them wherever they turned.

It is the Church of today that has turned blind eyes on the scriptural issues of God’s blessings, and have pursued after prophetic declarations that do not work. Yes! We would all have been millionaires judging from the many prophetic declarations we receive at almost every Church gathering.

Corrupted by the lie that blessings are obtained by giving money, we have neglected the full oracle of divine blessings and prosperity.

True, it is more blessed to give that to receive. But the sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to God; we must first preach to them. We must teach the wholesome truth of God. By this, the flock of Christ will attain their true blessings and remain sanctified.

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11

“The righteous will flourish like the date palm; They will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” –

“The Lord knows the days of the upright, And their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, And in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.” -Psalm 92:12

“Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, For they shall eat the fruit of their righteous labour.” Isaiah 3:10

Proverbs 10:6 “Blessings are on the head of the righteous.”

I hope to have convinced us beyond doubt that the FIRST, and most powerful instrument of our blessings as Christians is our righteousness before God. Therefore, let us seek FIRST the kingdom of God and its righteousness; that all other things shall be added unto us.

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