"And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" ---(Revelation 18:1-2,4)
ow let's end this! For those ardent readers and followers of this column for the past four years, the spiritual kabuki between one Temitope Balogun Joshua and I have not been hidden. I have never met this man in my life; neither have I visited his Synagogue of Satan being thronged by numerous spiritually-blind humans looking for quick fixes to innumerable vicissitude of life assailing them. You see, miracles and magical healings are not the signs to look for in churches that are blessed by the Holy Spirit. As I have pointed out in this column, Mr. Temitope Balogun Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) which I will rename Synagogue of Satan according to our Lord Jesus Christ is not a Holy Spirit-filled and follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to Revelation 3:9: ""I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars--I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you,' T.B. Joshua is not worshiping the True Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. We must be extremely careful these days not to confuse the many Jesuses that are being worshiped in many of these man-made and fake churches around the world. When you attend any church and are uncomfortable with what is taught and the doctrines being dished out to you and yet the "pastors" there tell you, we are Christians too and we all worship the same Lord God and are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ too, pause and apply these seven check lists as stated in the Holy Bible to confirm or reject such a church. These seven check lists should not be limited to TB Joshua and his charade going on in Ejogbo, Lagos, Nigeria, but even to those "traditional" mainstream church organizations that advertise themselves as the authentic worshippers and followers of our Lord Jesus Christ.
First, what type of Christian Doctrine do they preach in this church? In other words, ask the church pastor or its leadership to define the Jesus Christ they worship here. Simply because a church congregation or organization gleefully mentions or shouts the Name Jesus Christ all the times doesn't mean it is a church of the Living God. There are further seven characteristics of the True Jesus Lord and Savior Jesus Christ they call in the church to be taken as referring to our Lord Jesus Christ namely: (1) Is this Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary; (2) Did this Jesus Christ live a sinless life for 33 years on this planet earth about 2,000 years ago; (3)Did this Jesus Christ die on the Cross and was Crucified; (4) Did this Jesus Christ resurrect and came back to life three days later; (5) Is this risen Jesus Christ the Lord God Almighty in the flesh Who died for your sins and the sins of the whole world; (6) Is this Jesus Christ the only way and not one of the ways to eternal life; (7) Is this crucified, killed, risen and glorified Jesu Christ of Nazareth coming back soon to judge the living and the dead and only Him and Him only can any soul make it to heaven? If any church you are attending or plan to attend doesn't met these seven qualifiers in the Jesus Christ being preached, I warn you just as Apostle John warned in 2 John 1:10: "If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them." Any one, pastor, group of people, church organization or whatever fanciful title paraded preaches that our Lord Jesus Christ is a prophet and not the Lord God Almighty Himself in the flesh should be completely avoided. Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself said it plainly and unambiguously in John 14:6: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father but by Me."
There is no wiggle room in those declarative statements. It's either this Jesus Christ Who uttered those words was a heretic and lunatic or He is saying the truth, the gospel truth and nothing but the truth. No human figure or historic personage had ever uttered or will ever utter those words in human existence. It's nonsense and highly hypocritical for you to say you believe in Jesus Christ and have taken Him as your Savior and refuse to declare His Lordship and Deity.
The second thing you should know and ask the pastor or church leadership is the Triune Personality of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If it's very heavy or difficult in the mouth of the pastor or leadership to attest to the Deity of our Risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, that is a church of the Anti-Christ. There is a qualifier laid down in scripture to identify an anti-Christ. That is why every genuine seeker of the real truth was admonished thus in 1 John 4:1: "Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world." So how does one test the spirit? "This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world." (1 John 4:2-4). There are three that bear testimony to the Truth of our Eternal Lord God Almighty and the Three are One, although the Three perform various functions in their three distinctions. As I have expatiated in the past in this column; the Lord God Almighty, the Father purposed salvation; the Lord Almighty the Son who is our Lord Jesus Christ carried out salvation and from the Risen Lord Jesus Christ unto Glory and till now, the Lord God the Holy Spirit is applying salvation. You can't have any of the Triune Part if you do not embrace the Three. John 3: 38 made this unambiguously plain thus: "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on them." John the Apostle went further in his elucidation on this vital matter of eternal destination when he disclosed in 1 John 5:7: "This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: The Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement."
The third sign or thing to establish in order to be sure and truthfully convinced that your church or any so-called Christian assembly and organization is the real deal is their attitude to the sovereignty of the Lord Jesus Christ in matters of salvation and all other matters on earth. Do they believe or teach any extra-works that you will need to do before your prayers are answered or before you make it to heaven? In addition to the Lord Jesus Christ as the Only Door and not one of the doors to eternal life; do they teach members to use any other thing for "extra help" or go somewhere or use another name in addition to the Sovereign Lord Jesus Christ? As Apostle Peter audaciously and fearlessly told his Pentecostal Audience in Acts 4:2: "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." Apostle Paul similarly made the point in his letter to the Hebrews that no extra works are needed by anyone outside the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, Hallelujah! Any church that tells members to contribute money to buy ram, cow, goats, chicken, burn incense, candle and the rest traditions and customs of demon worshippers are what they truly are: Satanists. Hebrews 10:1-10 could not have been direct thus: "The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming-not the realities themselves. For this reason, it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, 'Here I am-it is written about me in the scroll- I have come to do your will, my God.' First he said, "Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them"-though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will." He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all."
The fourth element, thing or sign to look out for if you want to know whether your church, or the church you are planning to join or attend is truly a church of the Living God is the Biblical ground of the church. How is the word of God preached? Do they devote more time to playing church than on spending precious time on the revealed word of God? Many churches have become mere spiritual clubs and or organizations. They spend more time in organizing committees and announcements, instead of studying and meditating on the revealed word of God. The Lord God Almighty warned Joshua and the children of Israel in Joshua 1:8 thus: "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." Any church where the Holy Bible is relegated in the background, or members are told to revere another book more than the revealed Will of God in the Book of Life is a church of the Other. I am not saying that churches cannot supplement Bible Reading with study aids and reading guides, but when some useless pamphlets and books authored by humans and certainly not dictated by the Holy Spirit are actively promoted, Apostle Paul warned genuine believers to avoid such anti-Christ groups in Colossians 2:8 "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ." That was why Paul warned genuine seekers of the Narrow Truth of God's Salvation in 2 Timothy 2:16: "Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly," and such anti-Christian teaching "will spread like gangrene."
The fifth sign or thing to look for in a Godly Church is not only the time allocated to Bible Teaching, but what exactly do they teach? There is a lot of garbage being dished out to unsuspecting, innocently-naive and ignorant members nowadays. The Internet is full of such bizarre teachings and un-biblical sermons people are exposed to in many of these so-called churches these days. The admonition of Apostle Paul to the Berean Church is as important then and even more so now. "Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true" (Acts 17:11). No matter how sensible, persuasive, convincing, enticing, alluring and beautiful any doctrine or teaching from any human being; if it cannot be confirmed in the Light of the Gospels of our Lord and Savior, such cleverly-contrived doctrines are of nil utility in Christian Salvation. Don't submit to any gibberish and nonsense that are being peddled in many of these pseudo-Christian churches around the world today. Such purveyors must be stopped and silenced as Apostle Paul directed Titus, because these religious racketeers are ruining lives. Folks, this is a serious matter, because we are talking about matters of peoples' lives and their eternal destinations.
The sixth thing or sign to look for in any church you attend or are contemplating joining as a member is the emphasis on holiness and righteousness. Look at the lifestyle of your pastor, his/her spouse, the church leadership and the way they live. The evergreen words of our unchanging Lord God Almighty in Leviticus 20:26 "You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own" remain true and through then and today and always, for He doesn't change. Leave a church where the pastor is sleeping with church members and stop saying tongue-in-cheeks, "No one is perfect" and "We are all sinners." There are some churches whose members are steeped in unimaginable sins and everyone pretends all is well. That is not a church bought with the precious blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The last and not the least is the emphasis on miracles. The Lord God Almighty is still in the business of miracles; beginning with the Greatest Miracle of all; the Lord Jesus Christ coming to the world as a baby in order to die for us and reconcile us back to the father. This risen Lord still continues with miracle working today, but we are warned that in the latter days, which we are in now, religious racketeers and charlatans like TB Joshua will emerge using demonic powers to bamboozle, hoodwink and beguile the people. Those that will be deceived are desperate for quick fixes and as 2 Peter 2:1 disclosed: "But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves." For the above seven reasons and more, I have decided to release my latest book titled: "2017 Prophetic Warning To Worshipers At Synagogue Church of All Nations(SCOAN); Between Temitope Joshua And Moshood Fayemiwo." I wrote this book as directed by the Holy Spirit. He said I should use the book and its contents to send a powerful message to T.B. Joshua and his throng that by next year, that place known as SCOAN at Ejigbo in the outskirt of Lagos, Nigeria will be more. Let's end this charade.
There are two other books that will be released to the Christian community in the first quarter of this brand New Year 2017 which I will disclose in this column next week. Please, if you have any loved one, relative, friend, neighbor, acquaintances, friends, colleagues, and the rest that attend TB Joshua's so-called Synagogue, please you owe it to them to warn them to stop visiting that demonic ground. It doesn't matter all the philanthropic activities of this man which some have suggested as proofs of his calling. This is not about persecution. This man doesn't have the Holy Spirit of the True Lord God Almighty. He is a witch doctor. He controls some high ranking demons in the spirit realm and he carries out their Satanic biddings on earth. Demons can also prophesy and issue out regular predictions, which do sometimes come to pass. The Holy Bible is full of such demon-inspired and Satanically-induced miracles, prophecies and predictions. In my other book, co-authored, titled: "The Kingdom of Satan Exposed," there are copious examples of celebrated and mediagenized preachers and so-called pastors that use occult and Satanic powers to prophesy and pull off miracles as TB Joshua is doing in Nigeria. The man is a fraud. In this latest book, I want you to read more and see what the Lord God Almighty will do that SCOAN next year 2017.
READERS REACTIONS AND LETTERS
Greetings Sir., I thank God for His ever-abiding presence with you and His gift upon your life. I just finished reading ?the prophecies and predictions for 2016 (Part 1). We are earnestly waiting for the remaining parts God willing. We thank God for using Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to midwife the birth of the President Muhammadu Buhari Administration. My earnest prayer is that he (the Asiwaju Tinubu) hearken to the message of God and do the needful. We don't want to miss him so soon, even though we know that, one day, if our Lord Jesus Christ tarries, we will give account to God of our lives spent on earth after death. In fact, I thank God so much for giving you to us at such a time as this. May His oil on your life never run dry in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. Thank you Sir. Yours in the Lord Jesus? Christ---Mrs. Musa Christiana, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
Dear Prophet of God Almighty, I thank God Almighty through His Son-Jesus Christ for revealing Himself, His divine plan, warning and misery through you to us. Most importantly, I thank God for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit who dwells mightily in you. It is my hope that this great Nigerian president-PMB surrounds himself with people who can relate your messages directly to him. He really wants to help our collapsing and shattered nation but he needs divine directions. I believe is high time for me to personally connect with your ministry. I will get in touch with you very soon sir. Once again, thank you for being a vessel honor unto God Almighty. Yours sincerely, ---
Mr. Kehinde Akolade, Lagos, Nigeria.
Dear Dr Fayemiwo, how are you? I hope this email finds you and your family in good health. I have been an ardent reader of your writings and predictions, which are published weekly on Nigeria world website. I must say without equivocation that you are a true prophet of the Most High God. In this day and age with a lot of false prophets with their fake predictions and utterances, reading your articles with the predictions coming to pass have made me believe that there are still people that are truly called to bear witness to the Awesomeness of the Most High. Thank you so much for all you do and I am looking forward to reading your predictions for the coming year, 2016. Remain Blessed,
---Brother Chris Asanya, Owner Clothes Quarters Laundromat 32 Normand Street, Winooski, VT USA