od has spoken again to us as we begin the journey of 2017. So beckon to your family members to join you and listen attentively to what God has to say to us. Pick your phone and call your friends and others who are far from you to tune to us right away as we pray.
Listen to what God is telling Nigerians as we begin the journey of 2017.
God has said it before and He is repeating it that Nigeria has no business with poverty. The wealth, which He gives us is sufficient to make every Nigerian comfortable. But our ungodliness is our obstacle. Our greed, selfishness and inconsideration for fellow human beings, every one of us except a few, are our enemies.
God says that He sees how religious we are in Nigeria but we do not obey the tenets of the religious books, so the majority of us are worse than Pagans.
God says it is yourself you are fooling and not Him with your eagerness to observe religious rituals.
The Politicians and Preachers on both sides of the isles are insincere and do not have the love of their people. They are only concerned about their pockets.
But God says that you the populace have the greater fault as to how the politicians reap and rape you because your behavior is not different from that of Esau, who sold his birthright for a piece of meal. You sell your fortunes and the fortune of your generations to the politicians, for the cost of a few peanuts.
Besides, you are very selfish and wicked to yourselves. You do not show mercy to yourselves. You sing praises of those who decimate you. You prefer to be second class citizens in your own country. You worship and respect human beings, His own creation than Himself.
God says that except we immediately, every one of us convert our religiosity to godliness, we shall die in our poverty, we shall run Nigeria aground, kidnapping of human fellows for ransom will continue.
God says that except we immediately, every one of us convert our religiosity to godliness, armed robbery by the jobless youths will escalate and we are certainly on our way to hell; no matter what number of times we pray in the day, even should we convert Churches and Mosques to our bed rooms. God says that we need Inter Religious Solemn Assembly in every towns and cities of Nigeria
God says He gives us a President who is godly and who loves the nation but we have handicapped Him with our ungodliness. You are running to the hills and the mountains and highways looking for miracles at the expense of your souls. The greatest miracle you need is for your soul to be right with God. Seek ye first His kingdom, He says and all other things shall be added unto you
The summary of our way out is to love other human fellows as ourselves. This is the only option left for us, which can allow the national wealth to go round every one of us.
Do you think that this injunction is only for those in government?
No, it is for everyone in whatever capacity, in whatever position, in whatever job you find yourself.
Do not dupe nor cheat anyone in this new year.
Do not make life difficult for anyone in this new year.
Purpose to make everyone that cross your path happy. Purpose not to let anyone leave you unhappy.
God asked me to tell you that all these things, which He is saying to you is for your own good. He does not personally need anything from any human being but He said once you do good to any of His creation, whether he is a very important personality or not, you have done it to Him. And if at the same time it is evil you do to any of His creation, it is Him you have done it to.
Then the Lord reminded me His words, as documented in the book of St. Matthew chapter 25 as to how He will judge us on the last day.
"But when I, the Messiah,[e] shall come in my glory, and all the angels with me, then I shall sit upon my throne of glory. 32 And all the nations shall be gathered before me. And I will separate the people[f] as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and place the sheep at my right hand, and the goats at my left.
34 "Then I, the King and judge shall say to those at my right, 'Come, blessed of my Father, into the Kingdom prepared for you from the founding of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you fed me; I was thirsty and you gave me water; I was a stranger and you invited me into your homes; 36 naked and you clothed me; sick and in prison, and you visited me.
37 "Then these righteous ones will reply, 'Sir, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you anything to drink? 38 Or a stranger, and help you? Or naked, and clothe you? 39 When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?'
40 "And I, the King, will tell them, 'When you did it to these my brothers, you were doing it to me!'
41 Then I will turn to those on my left and say, 'Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.
Truly, you did not miss prayers and other religious services when you were on the earth, you fasted regularly but let me remind you of that day when you paid certain people to kill your political opponent. Let me remind you of the day, which you butchered one of my daughters, one of my sons for ritual purposes in order to attain a position or in order to be rich. You buried one alive. Do you remember how that my son, how that my daughter wept profusely in agony, begging you, to spare his life, yet you refused. It is me you refused.
Do you remember times when you hid files of some people, debarring their progress and you took gratification before you passed the files to the appropriate places. It is me you did all these to.
You were in Police uniform, but you have set a time for yourself when you must move into your house under construction, you stopped my son on the road and charged him with flimsy excuses. Do you remember how he begged and begged you, telling you he had no money on him, yet you did not allow him to go until he went to look for money wherever. You did all to me, the God of heaven and earth.
You were a Custom Officer, do you remember how difficult you used to be to importers, how you used to levy them for your personal gain? Do you remember how that importer showed you all the custom papers, yet you took money from him before you let him go. Those people, you were difficult with, are my children. Therefore, it is me you were difficult to.
I gave you the priviledge to study in the beautiful countries of the world. After you returned home and occupied vantage positions, rather than using the opportunity towards improving the lives of your people, you used it for your selfish interest and taste for high life. You were buying mansions across the globe with the commonwealth, thereby made your own people sub-human. It is me, God you were wicked to.
Truly, you did not miss prayers and other religious services when you were on the earth, you fasted regularly but I will remind you of the days you insisted that the contractors must share their contract money with you before you process their files for payment. Let me remind you of projects, which you supervised but, which you condemned because the contractors did not yield to your demands, thereby causing those contractors heavy losses. You did all these to me.
You were a member of the syndicate who took money from students before they were given admission to higher institutions? You did it to me.
Do you remember you once insisted that one student of yours must yield to your sexual advances before you graduate her!
Do you remember how that girl pleaded with you to allow her to be faithful to her fiancée but you insisted that you must have your way before you give her the employment paper?
Do you remember how that woman pleaded with you to let her be faithful to her husband, yet you insisted you must have your way before you promote her? It is me God you did it to
Do you remember as a Driver, you were in the habit of removing vehicle parts of your work place to sell? It is me God you were stealing from?
As a trader, you used to import fake products and fake medications for sale, thereby killed so many of my creations. You wronged me.
You were a trader when you were on earth and you often create scarcity of market commodities, causing many of my creations to go hungry for many nights. It is me you starved.
You were a Motor Mechanic who dealt with my creation with insincerity? It is me you were insincere with.
You cheated your business partners, a lot. It is me you were cheating because they are my creations.
You bought things on credit with a promise to pay the balance at a certain time but reneged and when you were called, you would not even pick the phone. You put such people into serious anguish. You ruined their business. It is me you caused anguish because those fellows are my children.
At a time, road construction was going on in your area and you insisted that the contractor must share his contract money with you else you will disturb the work, in spite it is your area that was being developed? It is me you troubled because the contractor is my son.
You once sold a piece of land to someone, after some years, you demanded that the person must come and rebuy the land else you were going to sell it to someone else and if he institutes a court action, you will not answer. That person, which you caused anguish, is my son.
I prospered you, so you had people working for you in your company. But you treated your staff shabbily. You did not accord them the respect due to a human being. You tramped on them and talked to them as if they were no body? You constantly put blames which were yours on them.
Therefore, every one of you on my left side, who I have found faults with, workers of iniquity, depart from me, all of you into the lake of fire, which burns forever"
My friend, God has spoken, you can weigh yourself in the light of all, which God had just said and determine whether you are on the right side or the left side. It is not late, so far you still have your breadth, I hope you will immediately repent, ask Jesus to take charge of your heart and cross to the right side to avoid eternal condemnation to hell.
Let us pray.
Sam Aweda, Pastor, Jesus for the World Revival Mission (Peoples' Church)