Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sons & A Destiny Called Nigeria - Part 1


Permit me to give a defense on the following mail on the issue of Nigeria which I have always shy away from and i'm doing so from a strictly Spiritual perspective since true Christians are called to judge ALL THINGS Spiritually. 1 Cor. 2:15.

Firstly, these developed nations that my brother tried to analyze in his mail below have experienced more ungodliness than many underdeveloped nations like Nigeria which is still enjoying ‘packets’ of spiritual grace on the average, though incapacitated by legitimate economic needs (food, cloth, housing, job etc). On the contrary, I see a depreciation of the grace/faith life in many developed nations, despite the economic privileges/advantages which has now become their pride and in some cases, idols. 

Deu. 32:15 …But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. I can therefore deduce that "It is easier for God to save a crude 'ifasan' that once served 'dumb idols' than a professor Emeritus that serves his intellectual glory or a ‘Super Star’ with 'sophisticated idols' traceable to his achievements!

No wonder when someone ministered to a white man some time ago and asked if he wants to allow Jesus come reside in his heart, his response was 'CAN HE PAY THE BILLS'. Would you get that response from even a Muslim in Nigeria? I love all tribes, tongues, kindred and nations but pray they wake up from their slumber!

The corruption (that works by lust) that is troubling developed nations in a monumental proportion is more than we can find in underdeveloped or developing nations like Nigeria. Haven’t you noticed the increase in perversion/depraved minds in some developed countries all in the name of being more civilized? Many have become ‘weak nations’ though glorying outwardly like the Laodicea Church, they keep saying ‘I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, but they know not that they are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked'! They need strength that can only be administered by the True Church which would ultimately rise out of the likes of Nigeria! Rev. 3:17

On the other hand, the corruption that is ravaging Nigeria is being insincerely confronted with weak earthly laws (from the judicial/corruption agencies) whose intelligence remains inferior to the Laws of Sin and Death. Their wisdom is from beneath, remains devilish and can’t really get the job done!

Satan can clearly see the potential of Son’s that would cut short his reign arising out of the likes of Nigeria. There is a critical mass of Saints (Sons) whom the Lord called ‘His Brethren’ that must attain a Kingly and Priestly stature in their Souls to judge the illegality of the reign of the Prince of the Power of The Air. 

Satan knows that there is something mysterious about Nigeria and he fears the declaration of another chapter of ‘had I known, I wouldn’t have troubled the soul of this nation’ 
(1 Cor. 2:8). God be praised, because out of these ‘buffeting’ shall the wheat be separated from the chaff and vessels (saviors) would arise that would carry an anointing that has hardly visited the earth, one that would break the chains and curtain of darkness that have kept this nation imprisoned. 

Satan knows that There Is A Power In The Gospel that is superior to Nuclear Power, so he has fought the church to a place where they have built a tabernacle around the glories of the acts of God's Hand. He dreads ‘BELIEVERS’ journeying out of The Milk arena (NEEDS) to partake of the Meat/Strong Meat where ‘KNOWLEDGE/KNOWERS’ who would ultimately be able to operate the Power Hidden in The Gospel, for then would a mightier deliverance than was seen in days of Moses/Daniel/Peter break forth and influence other nations. (Rom. 1:16/2 Cor 6:7/Dan. 11:32/1 Tim. 2:4/Heb. 5:14)

Nigeria hardly has anything to Glory in but we would soon see why we should extensively Glory in God and not in ‘Goods’ as has been the state of some nations whose souls are primarily known for producing goods. Something GOOD would ultimately come out of this 'Nazareth' of ours! 
Once God's plan to raise Sons can be discerned in Nigeria, Satan and his cohorts would suffer colossal losses beyond what we saw through the early church and we would see a glory superior to that which was once seen on the streets of Jerusalem in the book of Acts! Nations of the earth (including United Nations) would hear of a wisdom they cant resist or gainsay, one that would not only solve elusive earthly problems of nations but also give direction for nations to rediscover their identity in God, so they would send their emissaries to inquire from them in fulfilment of Isaiah's prophesies.

Satan knows the Lord would raise an army unto himself, he knows that they are not in palaces, yet he can’t locate the caves and dens where they are being kept by the Lord. He knows such Sons have the potential of aligning and running with the prophesies of prophets like Ezekiel and Isaiah’s about his fall. He dreads those who would not just ‘Talk The Walk’ but ‘Walk The Walk’ and commit God to avenge the disobedience over Nigeria like He did against Sodom when Father Abraham’s walk assumed a qualitative dimension, when his obedience was complete. He is fighting with all his might because our true deliverance would be the source of salvation to these developed nations.

- Does God want to humble nations of the earth through a mysterious plan to showcase His Power through a nation like Nigeria like he tried in vain with Israel?
- Is there something about the ‘foolishness of God’ that is about to confound all that Satan represents through Nigeria? (1 Cor. 1:25)
- Does Nigerian’s desire to rise up economically and technologically come with a motive of competing or being like other heathen nations? Are we jealous enough to desire the light of the Gospel shine through us and empower us to minister life unto the degradation of other these nations? Should we continue savoring the carnal glories of these nations?

Satan is managing the ignorance and darkness of nations with a ‘high wisdom’ that the church (you and I) must grow above. The least of his wiles and weapons are spiritual (though perverted), so it would takes weapons that are not carnal to contend with such. How I wish most of the intellectually appealing ideas/weapons could get the job done. (Eze. 28:12/Eph. 6:11/2 Cor. 2:11/2 Cor. 10:4)

Nigeria is purely a unique nation and a company of Kings and Priests would ultimately arise from here unto The Lord and this is Satan's headache!

I perceive that the Lord’s counsel to developed nations is "Restore The Ancient Landmark Which Thy Fathers Set and Return to Your first Love, if you ever had one"! Job. 24:2/Prov. 22:28

My earnest prayer to discouraged Nigerians is that God would help you see what He is seeing in His Eternal Plan so you would rejoice, though you seem forsaken and 'barren' but with Great Mercies shall the Lord gather you and your Children would be more than the children of the married wife and the wisdom of His Face shall be your inheritance! (Isa. 54:1-8)


Tayo Fasan

Sent: Thu, October 14, 2010 5:18:25 PM

Subject: Re: What will our expectations produce?

Let me throw another pebble in the pond!

I'm currently doing a study (personal) on the relationship between the wealth of nations and adherence to the Christian faith.
I'm currently puzzled as to why an atheist country like China is powering through to becoming the next world super power.
I'm puzzled as to Japan was until recently the 2nd largest economy in the world and no its not a Christian country
I'm puzzled as to why secular(read unbelieving) Europe is arguably the richest continent on earth.
I'm puzzled as to why South Africa with it's legacy of apartheid is the largest economy in Africa.
I'm puzzled as to why seemingly religious nations like Nigeria is behind in many developmental indices.

Will Nigeria's problems be solved by positive confession and prayers alone. I believe not.
More questions racing through my mind....
Is China's technological advancement a product of Biblical prayers and positive confession? Hmmmmm
Is the rise of the asian tigers traceable to Christianity? Hmmmmm
Is the tendency to live much longer in Europe obtainable today because they are Bible believing Christians?

While the prayer sessions are going on for Nigeria we've got to start asking questions of leadership in Nigeria. This i believe is what Charles Sogbesan satire is all about. An avenue to ventilate one's frustration with the leadership in Nigeria.

While the Save Nigeria Group ventilates its frustration via marching in our streets and demonstrating, others like Simon Kolawole do this by writing weekly in the newspapers, Gbenga Aruleba does his via his Focus on Nigeria show(not sure if he's still the presenter), Chinua Achebe does his by rejecting a national honour from a corrupt elite that is part of the problem etc

Our collective 'God dey' mentality in Nigeria i believe is part of our problem. It's turned us all into a 'siddon look' people.
God will not come down and change Nigeria. We have a believe that our faith in God alone will equate into prosperity. See where our faith without works has landed us!
We must be willing to do what the prosperous nations of the earth did. And no China, Japan, India and the emerging economies of today have not earned that title by prayers and fasting! If these non-christian nations can power into economic advancement by WORKS alone, imagine what adding WORKS to our FAITH will do. I believe it will produce an unimaginably rich country. But alas our FAITH remains without commensurate WORKS. That's why its dead!!!!

My research continues!

Your brother still,