here are certain groups of people that do not belong to your life, if you want to make it in life in God's Way. There are some women that some men have sexual intercourse with and such men will never, ever attain Godly success in life. There are some business men that you conduct business with and never, ever again will any business you embark upon succeed. You can pray from here till tomorrow, go to night vigils, fast for days and nothing will move. Prayer is everything, please do not get me wrong, but the Word of Life says in 1 John 5:14: "This is the confidence we have in approaching God; If we pray or ask anything in accordance with His Will, He hears us." So it is not prayer that should come first in such instance, but discernment. There are certain people, no matter how close they are to you, even as your spouse that you should avoid. When they are your spouse and you look at the circumstances you got married to such partners, you either ensure they make adjustments or you part ways with such spouses. Are you saying that I should divorce such spouses-husband and wife-when the Holy Bible says we should not divorce? Yes, and I will explain through the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God on how to meander this delicate and controversial matter. I have explained this divorce issue with the Power of the Holy Spirit in previous articles in this column. I also elucidated more in my co-authored book: "The Kingdom of Satan Exposed."
The success we are talking about here is good success. The Lord God Almighty distinguished between bad and good successes in Joshua 1:8 (NIV). No matter your status, achievement or attainment in life, if you didn't know and accept Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior, your success is nothing and you will be lost eternally. Consequently, the successful person is the person who can conveniently and confidently say; "I came to this world, lived for the Lord Jesus Christ my Creator, accomplished His Will for my life and I'm returning to Him Who sent me here and will demand an account for my life." For you to be able to utter those life-defining words like Apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:7: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith (and the time for my departure is at hand," you must not keep company with these 21 group of human beings.
First, steer clear and part ways with anyone who is not a born-again and regenerated man or woman of God. When we say steer clear or part ways, we're not saying one should not interact or have friends that are non-believers. We are in the world but not part of the world. We are supposed to pray and demonstrate the love of our Lord Jesus Christ to non-believers, hoping that the god of this World-Satan-will fail in blindfolding them and their eyes will be opened through the Holy Spirit and be saved. But outside this general understanding, it is extremely dangerous spiritually for a genuinely born-again Christian indwelled with the Holy Spirit to continue to maintain a relationship with a non-believer and a phony Christian. A sister once approached me about sundry spiritual problems she was going through. As I was about to pray, the Holy Spirit told me to ask her, what was her relationship with her husband? "Dr, he-referring to her husband- calls himself a Christian, but he consults with herbalists and only goes to church to check out the ladies," was her reply. That is the genesis of the sister's spiritual problems. As long as the sister stays in that relationship, she will not fulfill her destiny. The husband is the Achan in that sister's life. So what should the sister do? Remain in the relationship and continue to pray for the Lord God Almighty to save the husband or give the husband ultimatum to change his ways or the sister should get out of that relationship.
It is very important to ascertain which side of the spiritual divide a person belongs to before you allow such a person moves closer to your circle. I love non-believers, I pray for them always but you can't live with me or stay in my house here in Cameron, Texas if I don't know your exact relationship with the King of kings and Lord of lords; the Lord Jesus Christ. I can't have intimate and deep relationship with you, if you think and believe that Jesus Christ is one of the ways and not the Only Way to heaven. If you cannot tell me and affirm this statement of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in John 14:6: "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me," then you cannot live with me or stay in the same roof with me and my wife period! I do not hide this and I live by this credo. Any relationship that is not based on this fundamental truth cannot stand, because light and darkness cannot co-habit, period.
The second person that doesn't belong to your life is the person who constantly utters this statement: "We're all sinners." These phony Christians glee when caught in sinful behavior to excuse their sinful and demonic entrapment instead of the need for genuine repentance and urgent need to change their ways and submit themselves to proper deliverance. Apostle Paul hit the nail on the head in 1 Corinthians 5:11: "I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people." I don't care the title you parade in any church organization, if your lifestyle doesn't conform with those professing to be believers of our Lord Jesus Christ, we cannot hang around for long as buddies. This statement commonly uttered by sinners is a lie of the devil. I am not a sinner, because the Holy Bible says in I John 3:9: "No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God," thus, when any person come to me and blurt out: "We're all sinners" with smugness to justify their sins, I avoid such devil's children.
Another set of people you should avoid are those who shout anytime you're rebuking a sinner with this unbiblical refrain: "Do not judge." Again, this phrase is a self-justification for immorality, for when our Lord Jesus Christ said We should not judge, what he was referring to was that we should not say any person will go to heaven or hell. In other words, only the Lord Jesus Christ has the Power to judge every soul on that Day. But we have the right to rebuke sharply anyone who says he or she is a believer of our Lord Jesus Christ but sinning. We are commanded in 1 Timothy 5:20: "Those who sin should be reprimanded in front of the whole church; this will serve as a strong warning to others." I remember one of these phony churches I attended way back in Nigeria I those days and one of the assistant pastors impregnated one of the choristers and I insisted that the pastor must be brought to the front of the church for rebuke. The elders disagreed with me, because it would be a disgrace to the church. That was my last attendance in that church. Any church or Christian gathering where willful sins are committed and everyone pretends nothing is happening is a plague to avoid.
Do not associate with anyone who calls himself or herself a brother or sister and wants to be a parasite on your life. A Christian who is desirous of growing under your spiritual wings loves to be mentored. Take such as your protégé and develop them. A parasite wants what they can get from you, whereas a protégé wants spiritual nourishment. Elisha wanted the spiritual mantle of Elijah, Gehazi wanted the money of Elisha, Peter wanted eternal life through the Lord Jesus Christ, but Judas Iscariot wanted to make money through the Lord Jesus Christ. Delilah wanted to make it through Samson, whereas Priscila wanted to make it in life with Aquila. Solomon wanted to learn from the wisdom of his father, King David, whereas, Absalom wanted his father's throne. Over and over again, the Holy Bible warned us to use discernment to know those who want us for what they can get, in family, marriage, at work, in the neighborhood, church etc.
Steer clear of those who want to be your co-dependents, rather than spiritual companions. A co-dependent woman barrages you every day with what you are doing to support this family, but will never articulate what she is doing to support you so you can support the whole family. A co-dependent person cannot articulate in a single sentence what he or she is here on the earth to accomplish. They may be talented, but they lack dedicated talent. Demons are always happy to use people that co-depend on external powers to use them. That is why religion is very attractive to co-dependents. The Holy Bible says in Psalm 32:9: " "Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you." To the co-dependents, every act must be ascribed to the Lord God Almighty. Teetered to religious dogmas and indoctrination, they assumed they must submit to everything told them in any house of worship or uttered by supposed man or woman of God. They have forgotten that every believer was warned 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." Religious racketeers and charlatans have invaded sundry hearts to deceive the unwary and the ignorant. Simply because an act or command came from so-called man or woman of God doesn't make it spiritual in the light of the Word of Life. Yet, the co-dependent takes it hook, line and sinker. Avoid such ignorant and sincere fools, if you must succeed the God's Way in life.
There are some selfishly generous and co-dependent people whose pre-occupation always is to look after themselves and those in their inner circle. It must always be about themselves and their interests. They hardly do anything without that silent self that constantly whispers to their little brains: "What is in it for me?"
Steer clear of anyone that have hidden agendas. Lot was a tagalong to Uncle Abrams because of his selfish agenda. He ran into trouble several times that Uncle Abrams had to rescue his butts but he didn't learn. He wanted to make it big in Canaan without the help of Big Uncle Abram. Judas Iscariot was a disciple not for any higher glory, but to make money. That hidden agenda became clear when he sold his lord for 30 pieces off silver. Delilah didn't love Samson, but pretended to with a hidden agenda.
Keep wide berth with anyone whose desired objectives and interests are solely earthly. Because they are myopic and live by the elementary objectives of food, clothing and shelter, if you cast lots with them, they will derail the plan of the Lord God Almighty for your life. This is how Apostle Paul described such people in Philippians 3:18-20: "
For as I have often told you before, and now declare even with tears: Many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ…"
Anywhere you go to and manipulation is obvious, even in any Church gathering, the spirit of Satan is at work. The goal of the Christian message is open, nothing is done under the table and whatever is of the Lord is apparent and accessible to all. The Lord Jesus Christ says that: "No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light," (Luke 11:33). No matter the miracles or supernatural works being done in any church or spiritual organization, if there are classes, demarcation, segmentation and discrimination based on sex, age, and other categorizations, stay away. Satan and his demons operate with hidden powers. Occults and gang members operate the same way.
The Holy Bible says we should run our race without competing with one another. In the Journey of Life, the author, director, and producer is the Lord God Almighty. Each and every one of us is an actor/actress and we are expected to act well our part as directed by the Great Author and Director; the Lord Jesus Christ as revealed in Acts 4:12: "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." I have a close friend whose friend seemed to be competing with him always. Initially I warned him but he didn't listen. Later, when that friend nearly ruined him, he came to his senses and cut off the friendship. Stay away from those who take life as a competition.
It is for freedom we have been set free by the Blood of the Lamb, thus we are admonished that, "If the Son of Man shall set us free, we are free indeed (John 8:36). A sister called me and told me how controlling and possessive her husband is, even to the point of telling the sister which calls to accept or ignore. Even the children are being terrorized by the man who is supposed to be a loving and caring father. I asked the sister when the possession and controlling streak started and she said since they got married. And the man called himself a pastor! I told the sister the husband was a demon-possessed man who needed deliverance. We are told in Galatians 5:1: "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." The greatest weapon of Satan is fear. The greatest weapon of our Lord Jesus Christ is Love. Since, "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love, (1 John 4:18), run away from any pastor, evangelist, wife, husband, friend, colleague, relative, in-law, associate, family member, neighbor, acquaintance etc. that display such tendencies.
Steer clear of unreliable and bi-polar person, treacherous and double-dealers who cannot be trusted. They break hearts, they lie and cheat. Only the person that truly loves can be trusted. Any one you confide in and let out your secrets breaks your heart once will turn you into a train wreck waiting to happen. Cease all communication and end your relationship with such a person. Move on and walk into your God-given destiny without such unreliable, treacherous and unstable people. There are certain people you do not need in your life, if you must make the final journey of Godly success. This is one of them. You need the spiritual gift of discernment to discover them and remove them from your life like a jigger.
Success breeds success. Love attracts love and hatred keeps company with repulsion and loatheness. Some of the most poverty-stricken nations of the world live on aid and hand-outs from Western and developed nations which they hate. You cannot have what you despise. Anyone who hates a successful person cannot and can never be successful in life. A cousin came to my office begging me to look for a job for him. He read religious studies, but wanted to work in a bank, because the bank chairman was my friend. I was willing and ready to help him get the job until these words came out of his mouth: "You know I'm older than you and my mother has been complaining that young men like you who we thought would not make it while growing up are now successful." His mother was my paternal aunt, a witch whom I have written about her satanic activities in the Fayemiwo Family in this column in the past and in my co-authored book: "The Kingdom of Satan Exposed: Activities of Principalities and Demon Worship in our World." How can your own children be successful when you have sacrificed eight of your children to Satan, killed and murdered other human beings for rituals and the two surviving children will be successful in life? Whatever we sow, we shall reap. Any one, no matter how close the person is, if he or she is bitter, annoyed, incensed, and will not celebrate your success is someone you should not welcome into your life. The Holy Bible says it all in Romans 12:15: "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." A sister called asking prayer for the fruit of the womb after many years of waiting on the Lord. The Holy Spirit directed that the Christian sister should look for a child and adopt him or her. The sister listened and obeyed the commandment of the True Lord God. Two years later, our sister had her own biological child. You can't attract what you hate.
The Psalmist warned us Psalm 1 thus: "Blessed is the one, who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers," Those are two pernicious human beings that will abridge your future as a child of the True Lord God Almighty. Wicked people are those who say they do not need their Creator in their lives. They say they are the owners of their lives and can run their lives the way they want, so what did the True Lord God Almighty say to such wicked souls? "Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'The potter has no hands'? (Isaiah 45:9). The moment any human being says; he or she does not need his Maker and run his or her life his or her own way, that is the day the person is thoroughly finished. The mocker is the one who shakes his or her fists at the Sovereign Lord God Almighty and makes jests of us who are serving the True Lord God Almighty. The mocker will cry, bitter cry on that day as our Lord Jesus Christ warned in Luke 6:21b-22: "Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man."
There are still many more, but these are enough for you to avoid so you can become what the True Lord God Almighty created you for and sent you to this earth to accomplish.
READERS' LETTERS THIS WEEK
Dear Sir, I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I was really blessed after reading your article titled: "The Spiritual Law of Addition and Elimination for Success in Life."( https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/060916.html). I realized and perfectly understood that everyone was created by God for a purpose. Also, there is need to identify and follow this purpose in order succeed in life. My question thus goes; how do I know the purpose of God for my life? I really want God´s perfect will for creating me to be fulfilled? Thank you and God bless sir---Selina Abiola via email.
Dear Selina Abiola, I have written numerous times in the past on this topic and I will advise you search my past column articles on this topic. If you can't find it, I will write about this important topic once again in the future. You are not the only person that has sent me email requesting for an article on knowing God's Will for one's life. Watch out.
Re: "The Spiritual Law of Addition and Elimination for Success in Life" Dear brother in Christ, just writing to say your article on the topic stated above is timely and God inspired. I spent a long time counselling my niece on the need for separation from some people in her life. On getting home later at night, I found myself reading your article. This is not a coincidence; I bless God for your life. I have since asked my niece to read it and I pray as she reads, the holy spirit will minister to her. Thank you and God bless---Ms. Lydia Shola Tella, Nigeria.
Dear Dr Moshood, I thank God for His faithfulness and what He has committed into your hand. Last year December, I sent mail to you and you replied me asking me to pray.
Today by the grace of God I completed the article on the "The Spiritual Law of Addition and Elimination for Success in Life. Thank you Sir for this revelation knowledge and truth. May the special grace of God the major decision has taken a natural course without me going to war. The letter below narrated my story. As God may have it, I saw my wife coincidently at a shopping complex in Unilag a month ago. Seeing me she ran away like one being pursued. I called her by her name and said to her that she has demonstrated the part or Proverbs 28:1.
At the moment am moving forward asking God to help me fulfil my purpose in life. Main while, am trusting God for a Miracle Job, take custody of the children in order to raise them with the fear of God on a firm foundation to the glory of God.
Please God's Servant, pronounce blessings upon my life that as I turn 43 years tomorrow, The Lord God Almighty will turnaround my life for good to bring me into His purpose and fulfil His mandate for me. Please I will appreciate you send me materials that will prepare me and give insight into my work with Him,
Thank you Sir. Please give my regards to your family. ---Brother Godwin B. Lagos, Nigeria.
Praise the Lord God Almighty that you obeyed the Voice of the True Living God and did what the Holy Spirit directed. I am happy that the Acahan has been removed and you're free now to seek the Face of the Living God Who will arrange situation and circumstances in your life to bring His own woman to complete you. I will continue to pray for you as you requested in your private letter (not published). It is well. Remain Blessed in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.