THE INEVITABILITY VERSUS POSSIBILITY OF GOD'S BLESSINGS AND PROPHECIES
f a seer or prophet/prophetess told you that you would be a great and successful person in life, that is not a cinch. If it was prophesied into your life that you would be a king or queen one day, you aren't a shoo-in. Whatever you are going through in life right now is not a guarantee you will come out of it or the matter will be resolved positively. Time doesn't solve any problem, actions do. From Genesis to Revelation, all the blessings and promises of the True Lord God Almighty aren't guaranteed, until the recipients of the blessings do something to appropriate the blessings. The Holy Bible is not a book of destiny, you have read it numerous times in this column; rather, it is the Manual of Life given us to decide. Rarely is the will of the Sovereign Lord God Almighty done in the lives of human beings and in the world. That is why our Lord Jesus Christ told us to pray that the Will of the Lord should be done on earth (Matthew 6:9-10: "So then, this is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven"). The Lord God Almighty controls all events in the heavens, and thus His Will is supremely done willy-nilly there. The reason the Will of God is inevitable in heaven is because Satan and his renegade cohorts have been flushed out of heavens and thus cannot oppose the Will of our Lord God Almighty over there: Revelation 12:10-12: "Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night has been hurled down. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them!"
You look around you and the world; poverty, homelessness, injustice, hardships, inhumanity from man to man etc. all over and you wonder; doesn't the Lord God Almighty care? If the Lord God is a God of Love, which He is, why can't He solve all these problems? The answer is simple: The Sovereign Lord God Almighty has given every human being on the surface of the earth two choices: obey and serve Me and My blessings will be upon you or disobey and dishonor Me and My curses will be upon you, period! (Deuteronomy 11:26b-28: "Take note-I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing if (emphasis mine) you take to heart the commandments of the LORD your God that I am giving you today, and the curse if (emphasis mine for a qualifier) you pay no attention to his commandments and turn from the way I am setting before you today to pursue other gods you have not known"). Three people called us here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center asking for prayers on their career paths and roles they wanted to play in the political life of their nation. All three said, they had been prophesied to from births they would play prominent roles in the political life of their nation and we checked them out, and the three were saying the truth. So, we asked the Holy Spirit which one of them has the Lord God Almighty destined to occupy the position the three were aspiring to occupy? "I have destined the three of them to be governors of the same state," the Holy Spirit replied. I was confused. "Lord, how can the three be governors at the same time, certainly, it should be one person?" we asked. "Whoever among the three that obeys and carries out the commandment I will tell you to tell them will be governor," the Holy Spirit replied. "Suppose all three obeyed and carried out the commandments and instructions You gave me?" The three will become governors in quick succession, but Satan will convince one not to obey the instructions and commandments, while one will refuse to wait and imbibe My fruits of patience and long suffering. I do not rule the earth by destiny, I want every human being to cooperate with Me to fulfil My plans for each of them. Only those who obey Me will fulfil their destinies and those who disobey Me will also fulfil their destinies," the Holy Spirit informed me. There are only two destinies-if we should use the word as commonly used among humans-that await each one of us: heaven or hell, period!
I have disclosed it here before and I am disclosing it again; the current governor of Kogi state; Alhaji Yahya Bello was not supposed to be the governor of that state. The man who would have been governor was Dr Musa Wokili, former deputy governor of the state under the late Prince Abubakar Audu who governed the state between 1992 and 1993, and again 1999 to 2003. When we told Dr Wokili what the Holy Spirit showed us about the 2015 governorship election in the state, and how it would pan out, we told him to relocate from Kaduna to Lokoja and put his hat into the race. "Something miraculous and extraordinary would happen which you would not believe and the coast would suddenly clear and you would become the governor of the state." He thought we were joking. He said Prince Abubakar Audu was a grassroot politician and had the political machine no one could rival in the state. To assure him that the most dependable political machine anywhere on earth was that of the Holy Spirit, I told him once again the assurances of the Holy Spirit here in this column on Sunday August 09, 2015
It isn't in any human being's destiny to be poor, jobless, unemployed, barren, single, homeless, be miserable, be a failure, etc. The Sovereign Lord God Almighty is a good and perfect God; everything He created is good at creation, for the statement "Behold, the Lord God saw everything He created is good," resonated throughout His creation. I will never want to spend eternity with a God who is mean, who is loving but makes people He has created to be poor, homeless, unemployed, barren, single, miserable, a failure etc. The Holy Bible says, "The Lord is good all the time and His mercy endures forever" (Psalm 100:5); not some of the time or occasionally, but all the time. Furthermore, the Bible says; "Taste and see the Lord is good" (Psalm 34:8), so, can a good God make His created beings miserable, homeless, poor, jobless, barren, unemployed, a failure, etc.? If the Holy Bible says in yet another instance of the goodness of the Almighty God: "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows" (James 1:17), then it is an oxymoron for the same Good God to inflict pains and miseries, poverty, joblessness, failure, homelessness, bareness and other disabilities commonplace in the world on His created beings whom He loves.
When the Sovereign Lord God Almighty created Adam and Eve, He gave them all they needed for life. As a loving and caring Father, He didn't create them to be harassed by Satan and his demons; certainly, He didn't intend that their children; you and me, would be on earth to be tormented by another set of creation known as Satan and his fallen angels. In fact, death did not come into God's Mind; neither did He create hell and hell fire for us-Adam's children. All His blessings and goodness were freely and bountifully available for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, but there was a "but" to the enjoyment of these heavenly blessings. Adam and Eve must demonstrate that the Good Lord God Almighty Who provided all these blessings and goodness was a Loving God Who should also be loved back for His loving kindness. The only way Adam and Eve could reciprocate this Love was to obey His Commandments, period! ("Jesus Christ said: "If you love Me, you will keep My commandments"). That same God demanded this obedience from the beginning when He commanded our First Parents thus: "And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden.
but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die." (Genesis 2:16). Why did the Lord God Almighty give Adam this command? To know that Adam appreciated all His blessings in his life and show his love back to a Loving and Kind God. The most practical way to demonstrate your faith in a person is to show trust and trust is the demonstration of obedience and obedience is the sign of love. Throughout human history, the Lord God Almighty the Creator deals with us through this method. How did the Lord God Almighty know that Noah feared and loved Him in his generation amid evil and wickedness that pervaded the pre-Deluge World? Noah obeyed the Lord, when He was instructed to construct the Ark. "Noah did everything just as God commanded him" (Genesis 6:22). In Genesis 7:5, the righteousness, obedience, faith, trust and love of Noah for the Lord was again reiterated. Noah and his children went to their neighbors to deliver the same message Noah received from the Lord God Almighty, but what did their neighbors, friends, relatives, acquaintances, country men and women do with the message of salvation? They scorned him: "You're lying, nothing will happen, everything is OK," so they said to Noah. Our Lord Jesus Christ, God-in-the-flesh drew analogy between Noah's Age and our current worldly system when He said: "Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.…" (Luke 17:26-27). Unbelief pains the Lord more than sin.
Ditto in the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; when Lot went to the center of the Twin Cities with a bullhorn and announced thus: "This place is about to be destroyed by God, because of the sins of the people," they laughed him to scorn too. Even his future sons-in-law didn't believe him. "So, Lot went out and said to his future sons-in-law who were pledged to marry his daughters, "Hurry and leave this city! The Lord is about to destroy it!" But they thought Lot was joking" (Genesis 19:14). A sister called me from Georgia requesting for prayer to secure employment. The Holy Spirit told me to put her on three-day regimen of prayer and fasting, including certain scriptural activities and then instructed her to plant a seed to demonstrate her faith and trust in Him for a good job. The sister scorned the commandment and she is still unemployed as at the time of this writing. Another unemployed man in Dallas called and the Holy Spirit gave the same instructions. The latter complied and called back three weeks later with a testimony. "The same place my application was earlier rejected called me and hired me," he told me on the phone. Why does the Lord God Almighty often insist we should sow money as a seed as a demonstration of our faith, trust and obedience to Him? Our Lord Jesus Christ answered that question off-pat: "Wherever your treasure is, there is your heart also," Matthew 6:21). The NLT renders it plainly: "Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be." The Lord God Almighty knows the power of money and material things in the affairs of human beings. Money is not a creation of the Lord God Almighty. Satan created money in the world. Satan and his demons use money as fiduciary gods and goddesses among humans; thus, money has become a demonic tool in the hands of fallen spiritual forces to steal the souls of men and women from God. Because the Almighty God and Satan are poaching for the souls of humans, the former knows the way we spend our money determines our trust and faith. That is why our Lord Jesus Christ disclosed the obvious: "…you cannot serve both God and money" (Matthew 6:24). Believe me, Money is a god that some people worship. The moment you can walk away from him, so he will not rule over you, you have conquered money. It is not the amount of money that we have that determines its sway over us, but our attitude to it as an indispensable possession. Money isn't compulsory in life, but only necessary.
The Holy Spirit has a markedly different approach to money, as compared with other blessings of the Lord God Almighty on earth such as; longevity, wisdom, fertility, success, marital bliss, marriage, spiritual warfare/victory, divine health etc. Most of the blessings of God are appropriated by prayers, but the Lord God Almighty in His manifold wisdom hasn't prescribed prayers for financial blessings. In other words, He instructed me never to pray for money in my life and I stick to that commandment. Similarly, He instructed me never to pray for anyone for financial success, because He-the Holy Spirit-didn't create money. Prayer is asking the Lord God Almighty to do what He has promised, and since He didn't create money on the earth, He didn't prescribe prayer in His Word for money-making. And I searched throughout the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation and found nowhere prayer was needed for financial success. The commandment of God for His children for financial success is one word: "Give" (Luke 6:38). The Lord God Almighty instructed me one day to plant a financial seed I had never done in my entire life. I demurred, because it was so big in my eyes, but reluctantly complied. My wife looked at me, as if we were both out of our minds for sowing such a large financial seed. I will never forget that financial breakthrough in my life; 21 days later, the Lord God Almighty surprised us beyond our wildest dreams. He gave us a financial breakthrough that was more than our annual household income, Hallelujah! So, I asked the Lord: "Why don't Your children get this secret?" The Holy Spirit replied: "My people don't trust Me that I am capable of blessing them financially beyond their wildest dreams, so they don't trust Me and by extension don't love Me with their money." The amazing thing about God's Law is that, it works for anyone, including unbelievers, who fulfil its requirements and put it into operation.
Have you ever wondered why those who aren't Christians, who do not even worship our God, but engage in philanthropy and generous giving are stupendously rich? I noticed this while growing up in my native town of Owo, Ondo State with my late uncle; a Moslem, Alhaji Tijani Dauda. I was a Moslem and I saw firsthand how the Law of God as far as financial success works, irrespective of your belief. He would instruct us in those days to prepare food, especially on Fridays after Juma'at Service meant for beggars, blind and the handicapped, homeless and the poor. He didn't joke with zakat and zadaqat as taught by the Other Side. I couldn't understand why He did all these charity and alms giving acts during his lifetime. I thought he was showing-off, until I became a born-again Christian and was shown the secret by the Holy Spirit. My late uncle was very rich going by the standard of my native town, so I asked the Holy Spirit one day: "My late uncle and those in his religion do not worship You, yet he was very rich, where did the blessings and financial success of people like him come from? Certainly not from Satan and his demons?" The Holy Spirit replied me straight away: "Yes, you're right, that all good and perfect gifts come from Me, according to My words (James 1:17). The riches and money came from Me too, according to My words (Matthew 5:45), because all My blessings have requirements and will be appropriated by any human I created that fulfills the requirements attached to the blessings."
Leafing through the Book of Life, from Genesis to Revelation, the word: "if" permeated through all the blessings of the Lord God Almighty, both personal and corporate blessings. Yes, Papa Abraham is often referred to as the father of faith, which he was, but he did something practical to demonstrate his faith and trust in God. "Sometime later God tested Abraham. He said to him, "Abraham!" "Here I am," he replied. Then God said, "Take your son, your only son, whom you love-Isaac-and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you…" (Genesis 22:1-3). We know the whole story but what the Lord God Almighty said thereafter after Abraham passed the test was highly instructive in Genesis 22: 12c: "Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son." Did it mean that the Lord God Almighty didn't know that Abraham feared the Lord before this incident? Yes, the Lord God Almighty didn't know, until He tested Abraham and Abraham "proved" to the Lord that he trusted and had faith in God through his obedience. If you think the Lord God Almighty would do anything for you without faith, trust and obedience to His instructions and commandments, you're living in a fool's paradise. A sister called me recently for prayer for a particular blessing and I told her what to do as instructed by the Holy Spirit. When I told her to sow a financial seed, she began to argue. I told her matter-of-factly the instructions I received. She eventually complied. "Dr, I am glad I listened to you," she told me later in her testimony. "Do you know that the exact amount down to the cents was what I received as my tax refunds after I sowed the financial seed?" Some people have missed their blessings, especially financial breakthrough, because of flouting the instructions of the Holy Spirit. Of course, there are many religious racketeers and false prophets around these days, just as we have fake professors, false professionals, false and adulterated petrol. As Apostle Peter disclosed in 2 Peter 2:1 "There were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you." But just because we have false adulterated products in the market does not mean we do not have genuine products as well, but there are also genuine and true men and women of God.
Financial success and other blessings of God have conditions as revealed in the Word of Life. In Exodus 19:3-5, we read: "Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain and said, "This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: 'You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. Now if (emphasis mine) you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' Do you see that word: if" in that scripture? The blessings and prophecies of God are not inevitable, but possibilities, if the requirements attached to such blessings are met. More than 33 times, the word: "If" was used on all the blessings of God Almighty in His Inerrant Words: Exodus 19:5: ("And now, if you will diligently listen to me and keep my covenant, then you will be my special possession out of all the nations, for all the earth is mine…"). Leviticus 26:3-5 ('" If you walk in my statutes and are sure to obey my commandments
I will give you your rains in their time so that the land will give its yield and the trees of the field will produce their fruit…"). Deuteronomy 11:13-15 ("Now, if you pay close attention to my commandments that I am giving you today and love the LORD your God and serve him with all your mind and being, then he promises, "I will send rain for your land in its season, the autumn and the spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine, and olive oil. I will provide pasture for your livestock and you will eat your fill." John 14:15: ("If you love me, you will keep My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever."). This compulsory word: If" prefixed all the prophecies and blessings of the True Lord God Almighty when He speaks through His genuine prophets and the truly called. Even in the work of salvation, there is one requirement: John 3: 16 is the only requirement, period! The "if" qualifier in that career-defining and eternal-defining verse is "whosoever" will give his or her life to the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved.
OUR 3-DAY INTERCESSORY PRAYERS ON NIGERIA: -We thank the Lord God Almighty for the opportunity He gave us to stand in the gap for our nation. For those that participated in the three-day intercessory prayers on behalf of Nigeria, I thank you all. Do not ever think for a moment that our three-day prayers were in vain. The Lord God Almighty inhabits in the praise worship of His people and He hears us, if we pray in accordance with His Will (2 Chronicles 7:14). Nigeria will endure, trust me and please go and write this down; soon, very soon, you will begin to see changes in Nigeria. Meanwhile, if you participated in that intercessory session of July 1 to 3, 2017, please write or email to me. In your email, tell the Holy Spirit three major things-juts three and not more than three please- you want to see happen in Nigeria between now and 2019. I am waiting.
LETTERS OF THE WEEK
Thanks for the letter exposing false men of God. Dr Moshood, I believe your God whom you serve and worship. I'm a student in school of ministry here in Kenya and I have been by the Holy Spirit to be a woman of God. Pray my brother, with me so I would know the direction God wants me to take. I am eager to go into ministry and serve His purpose, but want to be sure without any doubt about His direction for my life--- Sister Annarita Kariuki. Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa.
Thank you for your email, sure I will join you in prayer and it shall be well for His utmost in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
I am one of your fans. I love your articles a lot. They are inspiring and spirit filled. Your scriptural quotations to your prophesies are very wonderful and another school on its own. I want to inform you that I already joined you in the fasting and prayer for three days (1st - 3rd July 2017) for the unity and progress of our country Nigeria. My utmost regard to your family. Thanks, and God bless---Mr. Cyprian Nwachukwu via email.
The intercessory prayer for Nigeria s is long overdue. I believe the Lord impressed this upon your spirit. There is currently a fierce battle for the soul of Nigeria. The forces of evil are hell-bent. But unfortunately, the children of the kingdom of Light are fast asleep. If we will repent and seek the face of God in true repentance, God will hear and heal our land. 2 Chronicles 7:14. God rules and reigns in the affairs of men. Jesus is Lord! Best regards, ---Olanrewaju Daodu, Osogbo, Osun state, Nigeria.