By Somto Okonkwo
For Family Writers Press
In our society today, religion has been murdered by prophetic terrorists. Many have become religious fanatics and extremists which gives credence to their many prophecies albeit canal. Most Nigerian prophets have turned themselves into willing tools in the hands of the powerful political elites because of love for money or to be famous. Those conversant with the Holy Book will agree with me that fake prophecies by fake prophets did not start today, suffice to say that it is as old as human existence.
Jeremiah 23:16 says “This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.”
Like many of the prophets in the Holy Book, Elijah did not seek to be God’s messenger, instead God chose him for the job. Once called, Elijah did not hesitate to take on his mission, even though it appeared that his life would be threatened, he always stood for the truth.
It takes a man of courage and integrity whose sitted in the midst of liars, prowlers and cowards to always stand up for the truth not minding those around him. Elijah stood up against 450 false prophets of Baal and the 400 false prophets of Asherah on mount Carmel in a show of power to know who was serving a true God. We all know how the story ended. The world today still has its Ahabs and Jezebels.
Just like Elijah confronted over 800 false prophets on Mount Carmel, Nnamdi Kanu is also facing his own battle against false prophets in Nigeria. Even though we have few genuine ones, we still have those who are seriously desperate and determined to frustrate Nnamdi Kanu in a bid to disway him from his agitation for the sovereign state of Biafra. There is a click of constellation called the cabals who are behind the wheels of power in Nigeria and desperately doing everything they can to continue holding unto it. Their only nemesis right now is Nnamdi Kanu. These cabals have already jailed him, tried to bribe him, carried out assassination attempts, killed Biafran protesters so as to dampen the resolve of the people to Biafra struggle and stop the Biafra movement, threatened him with war, in fact they have even bribed most Igbo leaders and political elites to speak against Nnamdi Kanu and now they have started bribing prophets too.
However, many religious extremists have sprouted from all angels since the Biafra agitation started making waves in Nigeria and around the world. Many surfaced for personal enrichment and fame, while others are genuinely seeking the face of God in their quest to better the society. An example of a prophet of Baal in Nigeria is a Lagos-based prophet and General Overseer of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church in the person of Prophet Elijah Ayodele, who recently revealed that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will not actualize Biafra and might die in the process of his agitation. This same Elijah Ayodele has been accused in the past of many dubious and false prophesy by those who have fallen victim of his misleading prophesies.
According to him “Nnamdi Kanu’s life is at risk especially because of the way he talks, his misuse of words.
“Forget about all he is doing, let him continue to pray to the dead souls.
“Kanu will not lead Biafra. Biafra vision may be actualized in the nearest future, he will not lead the Igbo to actualize the vision.
“He is taking some wrong steps that will fail him to actualize his dream as a leader of Biafra.
“Then the Igbo should not expect the presidency in 2019. Their time has not come.
“I am talking as a prophet not as a politician. Kanu is still going to face a lot of challenges and if he is not careful enough, he may miss it”.
“He must be careful so that he doesn’t lose his life in the cause of this struggle. He needs to be extremely careful and watchful.”
While genuine prophets are seeing the spirit in Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, false prophet Ayodele is seeing death and failure for him. I believe it makes more sense to call these false prophets “false profits” or prophets of profit like the ravenous wolves who want to exploit, extort, and fleece the sheep, the false prophets seek to do this only “because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money” (Titus 1:11).
Anyways, to contradict and debunk what this so-called prophet Elijah Ayodele said another prophet, this one is unalloyed, I say unalloyed because the Holy Book says “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.”
Yet another prophecy from the senior pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, prophet Joshua Iginla has urged the federal government of Nigeria to dialogue with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Addressing his members, the clergyman said what is inside Nnamdi Kanu is greater than what anyone could imagine. Prophet Iginla said Nnamdi Kanu might be a “small boy,” but bigger than what one sees physically.
He said, “What I saw last month, is different from what I am seeing now. A puppy is now developing the features of wild animals. This prophetic word is going to be negative but it is very important that I say it.
“Take the Biafra agitation serious. Dialogue now. I am not an Igbo man, but I am telling you what I was shown in the spirit.
“I am seeing great people, important people of this nation, coming together, saying its time for dialogue, but its too late.
“This is not a cry of a baby, it is a cry of an adult. Dialogue now. The bible said, blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
“Please, there comes a time when there is revolution and even the power of God cannot stop it. Please dialogue now.
“There is a spirit in this young man it is bigger than what the physical eyes can see. You see him as a small boy but the spirit inside him is very huge.
“Everyone in authority should take the Biafra agitation serious. This is not the time to arrest anybody, listen to your children.”
In conclusion, Ezekiel 13:9 “My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations. They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord God”. And I ask, can God give different prophecies about a particular man to different prophets at the same time? Many people have been terrorized by prophetic terrorists and their life shattered, while families have been broken. As we ponder over this, it’s important to always remove the weed from the crops or chaff from the food.
Edited by Ebere Okolie
For Family Writers Press
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