MANIFEST OF INTERCESSORY PRAYERS FOR NIGERIA, JULY 1-3, 2017
rayers and praying were not parts of the original plans of the True Lord God Almighty for the human race ab intio. It was part of the fallout of the disobedience and eventual fall of Adam and Eve, after they disobeyed the Lord and were subsequently driven out of the Garden of Eden. Prayer and praying are avenues through which fallen human race reaches to the Lord God Almighty to intervene in our affairs. The first act of prayer was recorded in Genesis 4:26b: "And men began to call on the name of the Lord." There were three levels of human existence before the fall of Adam and Eve namely: creation in God (we are all in God when He breathed unto Adam the breath of life in Genesis 2:7: "Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being." As we read in Acts 17:28: "For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, for we are also his offspring.) This is the reason the Lord God Almighty is the Source of Life. If Satan could create human beings, he and his demons will not be struggling with the Great Alone for the souls of human beings. This was what John was telling us in John 1:3-4: "Through Him (Jesus Christ) all things were made, and without Him (Jesus Christ) nothing was made that has been made. In Him (Jesus Christ) was life, and that life was the light of men." Those who have dealt or are dealing with Satan and his demons know what we're talking about here. The first thing you notice about Satan and his demons is there is no life in them. In the Spirit realm, outside the Lord Jesus Christ, there is no life elsewhere, period! The True Lord God Almighty the Creator exists in Himself in situ before creation (Jon 38). The Spiritual realm followed thereafter the Godhead. Adam, and by extension, you and I existed inside the Father first, before we were birthed. No soul could be birthed without the Source of Life instructing one of our two guardian angels to take out of the Source of Life and plant that part into our mother's womb which became a living soul. This was what the True Lord God Almighty meant in Jeremiah 1:5: "Before I formed you in your mother's womb I chose you" The Psalmist got it right in Psalm 139:3 when he disclosed thus: "Certainly you made my mind and heart; you wove me together in my mother's womb."." The key word is "formed" or as other Bible translations rendered that word: "knitted."
Why all this background in our intercessory prayers on behalf of Nigeria? Because, the Word of Life says that "if we pray in accordance with His Will, He hears us" (I John 5:14-15). How can you pray for anyone or anything, if you have not ascertained the will of God for or on that person or thing? We receive all manners of calls here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, but as a matter of Divine Instruction, we do not just pray for anyone or on anything. For those who have called us, they know that we do not pray for anyone who is above 20 years old other than to give their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ (Numbers 14:29). The prayers for unbelievers are markedly different from believers. Still, the prayers for believers are different from born-again Christians. Yes, it is possible to be a Christian-that is, a believer-and ye not a born-again Christian. We have made this spiritual point and Biblically-based fact numerous times in this column. In addition, there are certain things we do not pray for here, like prayer for financial blessing for example. There is no prayer for money-making in the entire Holy Bible so, we don't offer such prayers here. We tell you what to do, and not to pray instead for this is what the Holy Bible contains. Human beings act and not pray when it concerns matters of financial blessing, period!
The second existence after Adam became a living being was the Spiritual Realm. He was put in the Garden of Eden and a helper, Eve later joined him. The final and third existence was the earth. Because Adam and Eve were invested with Power, Authority and Dominion, the Lord God Almighty first handed over the earth to Adam (Gen. 2:15). When Adam and Eve sinned and disobeyed their Maker, the Lord God Almighty took over the earth from Satan by cursing the earth. Satan then introduced another abode to function known as the "world." The earth is different from the world. The True Lord God Almighty currently doesn't control the world. He rules and controls the earth, but Satan is currently the god of this world. As Apostle Paul disclosed in 2 Corinthians 4:4: "In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them," (KJV). Our Lord Jesus Christ referred to Satan as the prince of this world: (I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me: John 14:30). Repeatedly, genuinely-born and heaven-bound redeemed children of the True Lord God Almighty were warned in I john 2:15: "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them." Yes, we are on this planet earth, and in the world physically but we are not of this world. What does that mean? Simple: you don't see things the way Satan has programed the people of the world to see things; you don't hear what the people of the world hear; certain places you do not go, certain books you do not read, certain things you do not do; you do not use your min the way Satan and his demons have arranged human thoughts etc., because we are strangers in this world. In short, the world's mindset is diametrically-opposed to the redeemed and regenerated children of the True Lord God Almighty. Yes, we're physically in the world, but we are not of it as born-gain Christians. Apostle Peter used an apt word: pilgrim. "Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;" (I Peter 2:11). The New Living Translation used words that immigrants in North America will be familiar with thus: "Dear friends, I warn you as "temporary residents and foreigners" to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls." It is this inability of many Christians to understand that the True Lord God Almighty doesn't rule the world, but only rules the earth that has led to numerous headaches and heartaches in Christendom. That misunderstanding too is also responsible for many unanswered questions and prayer requests. Many church leaders and pastors have also compounded the dilemmas of some believers when they taught their congregations errors by teaching egregious claims and Biblically-untruths and assertions such as; "God is in control of everything in the world," "Everything happening in the world is ordained by the Lord," or "Whatever will be will be," etc.
If the True Lord God Almighty is in control of the world, why is there so much crises, evil, injustice, poverty etc. in the world? If the True Lord God Almighty has ordained everything as organized and spiritually-immature church leaders shout on top of their lungs, why should we prosecute rapists, child molesters, kidnappers, thieves, armed robbers etc.? Know this and chew it from now onward: The True Lord God Almighty Who created the heavens and the earth is NOT in control of the world, but oversees the earth, but rules only in the lives of those of us who gave our lives to Him freely and deliberately and claim Him as our Personal Lord and Savior, period! That was why He declared matter-of-factly: "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me." (Revelation 3:20). That is an open invitation to all human beings that will ever walk the earth, but it is optional and a choice. Only those who accepted that invitation have the right to be called His real and authentic children and those are the people He rules in their lives; hence He is their God. On the other hand, those who rebuffed and rejected that open invitation do not have the right to call Him their God and Jesus Christ too doesn't have the right to refer to the latter as His children, period! This is the way He has set up the system. Now let's turn our attention to how Satan rules the world as opposed to how the Sovereign Lord God Almighty governs the earth. This will assist us tremendously to properly channel our intercessory prayers on for our fatherland from July 1-3, 2017.
THE WORLDLY SATANIC SYSTEM IN NIGERIA
It is important for us to know how Satan operates in Nigeria and the human agents he uses so we will know how to channel our intercessory prayers on behalf of our nation. Here are the six broad categories of human agents in Nigeria's Satanic world: -
Leadership Gateways: - Majority of Nigerians have been deceived and continually being bamboozled by their Satanic leaders planted in apex of leadership that the culprits for the state of arrested development in Nigeria are ethnicity, religion and the Otherness. The Hausa-Fulani blames his/her Ibo neighbor as the cause of poverty in northern Nigeria; the poor Ibo peasant is told that once all Yoruba and Hausa-Fulani people living in eastern Nigeria return to their tribes, it will be well for him/her etc. The Satanic leaders sow these seeds in order to have free reign on state resources. Go and conduct research on all known malfeasance, public stealing and financial corruption in Nigeria, and you will see the level of "ethnic representation" in all the cases. Why is it possible for a Hausa-Fulani man, Ibo, Yoruba, Efik, Ibiobio man etc. to gather together as one and share stolen money and come out smiling? Has it ever occurred to you that the Hausa-Fulani people who are profiting from the system have been able to intermarry with the Ijaw people and the Oturkpo families are giving their daughters out to Ibo men and Yoruba rich families are inter-marrying into Ibo families without qualms? When Satanic leaders ditch out free money and free meals to poor Nigerians and sponsor their marriages and pilgrimages, do our people know the spiritual implications? Here then is the first prayer point in our intercession for our native land: "Lord God Almighty, I come before You as your redeemed child to pray for my country Nigeria. You said in I Timothy 2:2 that: "First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men…" I am praying for all Nigerian leaders, from the local government…(name all ) that the fear of the True Lord God Almighty will enter into their hearts and they shall rule justly and govern our people with good conscience for the betterment of Nigerians. Lord God Almighty, I hand over those of our leaders who are oppressing our people that you will judge them accordingly in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen. Omnipotent Father, Omniscient Lord and Omnipresent Savior, all those Nigerian leaders that have made pacts and covenants with Satan in the kingdom of darkness to perpetually diminish our people and continue to further the agendas of demons and principalities in Nigeria should desist from their evil in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Lord of all Creation, I stand in the gap for Nigeria that in the forthcoming elections, raise up people who fear You and willing to do Your will and plant them in leadership positions in Nigeria in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. "(You can enlarge this prayer point along these lines: bad leadership, new leadership and new mindset in the forthcoming elections accordingly).
Demonic Agents: - Satan and his demons cannot further their malevolent agendas in any family, society, village, town, city, nation and the world without cooperation with and from willing and pliant human participants. Just as we have those of us that have been genuinely raised up by the Holy Spirit to engage in spiritual battles on the Side of the Truth-our Lord Jesus Christ-so also Satan and his minions have assembled their human agents as well on the side of Falsehood. We bring Life, Salvation and Joy of the Lord while the myriad activities of the other group are to steal, kill and destroy. That is why we are enjoined as a matter of command to "Fight the good fight of faith" (I Timothy 6:12), because our "enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." (I Peter 5:8). In Nigeria, Satan and his demons have assembled a menagerie of human agents prowling across the Nigerian federation devouring souls. You and I can stop them. Here is a model intercessory prayer point in this regard: "Sovereign Lord God Almighty of the heavens and the earth, You have given us power and authority through the Blood of Your only begotten Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Calvary Who commanded us thus in Mark 16:17: These signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons;…Lord, all those that have bandied together as Satanic agents and demonic allies in Nigeria are destroyed from our land in the Mighty Name of Jesus, if they do not repent. Father, You did not make a mistake when You created me and put me in Nigeria, Omnipotent Father, rid our land of demonic agents in all areas of our public lives in Jesus Precious Name, Amen. Witches, wizards, necromancers, ritualists, etc. in local government administration, states' houses of assembly, government houses as governors, deputy governors, commissioners, advisers, personal assistants, members of house of representatives, senators, ministers at the national level, … (list all of them to Aso Rock Presidential Villa), that are furthering the agendas of Satan and his evil demons in my nation, destroy their evil powers in Nigeria in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Eternal Lord God Almighty and the Rock of Ages, any witch, wizard, necromancer, ritualist etc. that may be planning to become LG chairperson, member house of assembly, governor…. (list all of them to Aso Rock Presidential Villa) in the next elections in Nigeria shall not succeed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen." You can enlarge the scope of your prayer point here as laid in your heart by the Holy Spirit.
Religious Racketeers: - These are sheep in wolf's clothing, who are deceiving the unwary and the ignorant. Apostle Paul telegraphed the emergence of these demonic agents in the Last Days. They are mushrooming in Nigeria at such an alarming rate that they have shipwrecked the faith of many. I have had cause to call out some of these charlatans in this column in the past. Let's call on the Most High God to rid our nation of these religious wolves and a model prayer point goes like this: -
"Lord God Almighty, I worship You, I praise and adore You. There is no One like You. I thank You for the salvation of my soul through the sacrificial Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesu Christ. I thank You for preserving Nigeria, my nation, for the peace and togetherness prevailing, even though Satan and his demons are exerting all powers to turn us against ourselves. Whether Satan and his demons like it or not, civil war will not break out in Nigeria in the Mighty Name of Jesus Amen. Lord of all creation, I join my other brethren, and pilgrim in the world to cry unto Your Holy Name in accordance with Your Words that, if those of us, who are called by Your Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek Your face and turn from their wicked ways, then You will hear from heaven, and You will forgive their sin and will heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14). Lord of all creation, we confess the sins of all religious racketeers, the iniquities of our forefathers and the disobedience of our founding fathers, Lord heal our land, forgive our transgressions and look unto us from heaven and make us great in Nigeria in Jesus Precious Name, Amen. Rock of Ages, remove bad, greedy, fake and evil leaders from our nation, in our next elections, punish those religious charlatans that are being used by evil leaders to perpetuate disobedience, satanic agendas and demonic manifestoes in Nigeria in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen. "(Again, you can enlarge this prayer point as directed by the Holy Spirit).
Spiritual Forces: - Everything reproduces after its kind. Love attracts, hatred repulses and evil destroys. Wherever demonic forces operate, they simply respond to the demonic activities taking place. Just as there are no empty spaces in the physical world, because air circulates everywhere; ditto, there is no vacuum in the spiritual realm. Many demonological activities are going on in our various government houses, inside Aso Rock Presidential Villa and many of our institutions are dedicated to strange gods and goddesses. No nation neglects the True Lord God Almighty and prosper, but because we who are the the genuine and true children of the Lord God Almighty are in this land known as Nigeria and can claim her treasure for the Lord God Almighty Who will soon restore all things. In Ephesians 6:12, we know the spiritual forces we are up against thus: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens."
Now that we know the spiritual forces we are arrayed against, let's do what the Words of God commanded us to do as intercessors for our nation, Nigeria accordingly: "For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, by fitting your feet with the preparation that comes from the good news of peace, and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints" (Ephesians 6:13-18). Remember, you cannot intercede for your nation, if you have not given your life to the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Dabblers: - Its alarming how hypocritical many Nigerians are out there. There is a hybrid of Christianity in Nigeria. Those who go to church on Sundays and have some bushes and far-away places of worship they go to at night and during the week. Theirs is that, all roads lead to the same place if your worldly problems are solved. These are the dabblers, who patronize religious racketeers, demonic agents and Satanic amanuensis. We must pray against these forces so that the Sovereign Lord God Almighty can look down from On High and forgive us as a people. Pray this model prayer point as it is convenient for you: "Lord God Almighty, I bring all dabblers in my family, village, town, city and nation to you now and ask for forgiveness on their behalf. These are those furthering the activities of Satan and their human agents in our land. Wherever they may be in my family, village…, Lord uproot them and their activities in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen."
The Laodicean Church: - The tragedy that could befall any town, village, city or nation is the existence of the Laodicean Church. Like a lie; any lie can easily be punctured with truth, but a half lie is the most difficult to debunk, because it contains a smidgen of truth but it is not the truth. Our Lord Jesus Christ had harsh words for the Laodicean Church in Revelation 3:14-19: "To the angel of the church in Laodicea write the following: "This is the solemn pronouncement of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator of God's creation: I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth! Because you say, "I am rich and have acquired great wealth, and need nothing," but do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked, take my advice and gold from me refined by fire so you can become rich! Buy from me white clothing so you can be clothed and your shameful nakedness will not be exposed, and buy eye salve to put on your eyes so you can see! All those I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent!" The future of every nation and by extension the earth is in the hand of the church, because the True Lord God Almighty will demand for the souls of our fellow human beings from us. Consequently, as the church goes, so the future of the human race.
The Lord God Almighty didn't tell the church to change the world. the world is going to be destroyed by the Lord Jesus Christ upon His return, thus, it is not the duty of the church to change the present worldly system. That was the reason our Lord Jesus Christ didn't pray for the world in John 17:6-9: "I have revealed your name to the men you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have obeyed your word. Now they understand that everything you have given me comes from you, because I have given them the words you have given me. They accepted them and really understand that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I am praying on behalf of them. I am not praying on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those you have given me, because they belong to you" So what is the duty of the church on earth today, if it is not the duty of the church to change the world? In every society, village, town, city and nation, the Church of Jesus Christ is supposed to be the embodiment of the Bridegroom and a replica of heaven on earth in such a way that the people of the world will run away from the world, abandon the world and enter the church for salvation and sanctuary. If people of the world can't see a reflection of heavenly glory in today's church, nothing will make them abandon the world for the church. In fact, heaven will be unattractive and offer no escape to what the world is offering a dying human race. Unfortunately, most of today's churches are being run like institutions of the world. Most churches want the world to accept them, which is the exact opposite of the role of the body of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have even been shown in Nigeria, where spiritual whores have a place in the Atlantic Ocean in Lagos where they go to kiss the harlot and Jezebel in order to obtain fake rings, adulterated Satanic oil and all kinds of demonic powers to perform miracles. This breaks the heart of our Lord Jesus Christ as He told Ezekiel four thousand years ago.
"And he said to me, "Go in and see the wicked and detestable things they are doing here." So, I went in and looked, and I saw portrayed all over the walls all kinds of crawling things and unclean animals and all the idols of Israel. Standing in front of them were seventy elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan standing among them, each man with his censer in his hand and the fragrance of the cloud of incense rising. He said to me, "Son of man, have you seen what the elders of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? They say, 'The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.' Again, he said, "You will see them doing things that are even more detestable." Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the LORD, and I saw women sitting there, mourning the god Tammuz. He said to me, "Do you see this, son of man? You will see things that are even more detestable than this. "He then brought me into the inner court of the house of the LORD, and there at the entrance to the temple, between the portico and the altar, were about twenty-five men. With their backs toward the temple of the LORD and their faces toward the east, they were bowing down to the sun in the east. He said to me, "Have you seen this, son of man? Is it a trivial matter for the people of Judah to do the detestable things they are doing here? Must they also fill the land with violence and continually arouse my anger? Look at them putting the branch to their nose, Therefore, I will deal with them in anger; I will not look on them with pity or spare them. Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen to them." (Ezekiel 8:9-18).
This abomination is rampant in many Nigerian churches today. The shrine of "Omu Iya" (Suck Mama's Breast) is where these religious whores go to nowadays to obtain demonic powers inside the Atlantic Ocean. "Pray against the Laodicean Church in Nigeria now. Enlist the hosts of heavens to expose and destroy their demonic activities in Nigeria. Decree that they be put to shame so that the authentic and genuinely called children of the Most High God in Nigeria can propagate the true gospel. Call on fire, brimstone, sulfur and thunder from heaven to rain on the activities of Satanic agents in Nigerian Church so that the true sons and daughters of the Living God can manifest for His Glory. Decree and establish that Nigeria will not disintegrate, the agents of darkness will not prevail in Nigeria and this nation will be used by the True Lord God Almighty for His evangelistic works until the whole of Nigeria is ignited with the unquenchable Light of the Good News of our Lord and Savior, from the east to the west, north to south in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen."