THE CHRISTIAN WALK

Sunday, November 17, 2019
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Cameron, Texas, USA
CAN A TRUE BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN BE IN POLITICS AND BE ABOVE-BOARD?

hen the True Lord God Almighty created the human race, He gave Adam, the representative of the human race-the Man- the most potent and greatest form of power needed to control the four levels of creation. That form of power is His Spoken Word which the Almighty God used to create the heavens and the earth, the angels and all things in all realms including Man himself. "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God from the beginning. Through Him all things were made, without Him nothing was made that has been made…" (John 1:1-3). (See also Gen. 1:1-3 and Colossians 1:15-20). We have defined power here as the ability to enforce a will; to say this is what you want done and you have the ability to ensure it is so and your desire prevail as God Himself said: "…so My Word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I sent it…" (Isaiah 55:11) because "… who is like Me, and who can challenge Me" says the Lord (Jeremiah 50:44).

This greatest power in all realms is what is called Spiritual Power. In order for Man through Adam to exercise this untrammeled Spiritual Power, the Almighty Father gave Adam the legal instrument needed in Gen. 2:16: "And the Lord God commanded the man: You are free to eat from …" This is what is called Authority. Power devoid of Authority is "def acto" and Power exercised with Authority and legal instrument is called "de jure." Adam possessed these two levels of Authority on behalf of the human race to control the earth.

Satan had power but lacked authority and this is how the Almighty God has set up His System, He allowed Satan, who had hitherto been banished from heaven as Lucifer on account of pride and rebellion to struggle with Adam for authority. Satan as a fallen spirit had his spiritual powers stripped from him aftermath of his rebellion: "And there was war in heaven…" (Revelation 12:7-12). Satan's defeat introduced the second form of power known as Supernatural Power. Many believers, even teachers of the Word of Life use Spiritual Power and Supernatural Power interchangeably surmising both are one, but they are markedly different. It was in his attempt to legitimize the Supernatural Power he had aftermath of his fall that Satan tempted Adam in order to obtain de facto Authority. As a matter of fact, Satan confessed to how he deceitfully obtained this authority thus: "The Devil led Him-our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ-to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he-Satan-said to Him-our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ-"I will give you all their authority-(emphasis mine)-and splendor, it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to, if you worship me, it will all be yours" (Luke 4:5-7). Do you see how Satan obtained his authority now over the earth? This is the second form of Power known as Supernatural Power, which is where religionists, marabout, voodoo priests, stargazers, herbalists, religious racketeers, diviners, astrologers, witches, wizards, fortune-tellers etc and the rest as I listed them in my co-authored magnum opus: The Kingdom of Satan Exposed.

(https://www.amazon.com/KINGDOM-EXPOSED-Activities-Principalities-Worship/dp/1634900898). But Satan's authority is nil-de jure; that is, it was not obtained legitimately.

The third form of Power that Satan introduced aftermath of the fall of our First Parents, Adam and Eve was Physical Power: "And Cain talked with Abel his brother, and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him" (Gen. 4:8). Cain, like those who have the power of physical desire and strength such as boxers, wrestlers, world armies etc subdued Abel and triumphed over him. So also Lamech used this form of power too (Gen.4:23). Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Leonard, Floyd Mayweather, and wrestlers such as Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, Triple H. Goldberg etc all possess this Physical Power, but it is of Satan, period! Here too are the greatest military powers on earth such as; the United States, Russia, China, India, France, UK, South Korea, North Korea, Israel, Germany etc with lethal weapons capable of destroying themselves and the rest of the world. These military powers and physical strength are Satanic and demonic, because the Almighty God has said: "…for by strength shall no man prevail" (I Samuel 2:9b). And elsewhere He disclosed: "…Not by might nor by (physical) power, but by My Spirit -referring to Spiritual Power-says the Lord of hosts" (Zechariah 4:6). King Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian army relied on this physical power and the Lord noted: "…Then they-referring to the Babylonian armies and soldiers, the greatest military superpower of their day-sweep past like the wind and go on, guilty people whose strength is their god" (Habakkuk 1: 11). As physically violent and menacing the Legion demoniac was, when he encountered the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the argosies of demons that indwelled in him bowed: "When he-the Legion-saw Jesus, he cried out and fell at his feet, shouting at the top of his voice; What do you want with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, don't torture me" (Luke 8:28). This type of Physical Power was given by the Almighty God to Samson for a particular task (Judges 16).

The fourth form of power introduced by Satan and his fallen angels in order to build more authority on earth was the Power of Sex. In Nigeria for instance, it is called Bottom Power. Here in the West, it goes by sundry nomenclatures: Feminine Power, Women Liberation, Female Emancipation, etc popularized by French philosopher; Charles Fourier in the 19th century. But its origin actually began from antiquity as disclosed in the Book of Life thus: "When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God-referring to fallen angels-saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the Lord said; My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years. The Nephilim were on the earth in those days-and also afterward-when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown" (Gen. 6:1-4). The Nephilim were the hybrid creatures of illicit sexual perversion perpetrated between the fallen angels and human beings and were later referred to as the children of Anak or Anakim (Numbers 13:33, Deuteronomy 2:10 and Joshua 10). As a result of this illicit sexual liaisons between fallen supernatural beings-Satan and his demons-and fallen human beings to pollute God's Spiritual Order, which was a continuation of the rebellion engineered by Satan in heaven, the Almighty God decided to destroy the human race because of this omnibus evil: "The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.

The Lord regretted that He had made human beings on the earth, and His heart was deeply troubled. So the Lord said: I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created-and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground-for I regret that I have made them. But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord" (Gen. 6: ibid.) The animals and other creatures were also infested by the demons as bestiality was widely practiced. This abomination has now being revived in Canada and parts of Europe where humans can lawfully have sexual intercourse with animals. In northern Nigeria, this wickedness is practiced. Sex has been so fetishized by the human race that its potency on life from time immemorial is staggering. Samson missed his destiny via Delilah on account of this sexual power. The children of Israel lost 24,000 soldiers in one day to sexual immorality (Numbers 25:9), although Apostle Paul didn't get the exact numbers correct (I Corinthians 10:8). If you doubt this power of sex, ask great men in history who were conquered and subdued and in our contemporary world, Gary Hart, Bill Clinton and many others that have been brought down by the Power of Sex. Although couched in many fronts and lingos as fight back against the de- essentialization of women, it is nothing more than matriarchal hegemony over men in rebellion to the Word of Life: " Wives, submit to your husband as to the Lord. For a husband has authority over his wife just as Christ has authority over the church" (Ephesians 5:22). This is God's Order and He doesn't change (Hebrews 13:8).

The fifth form of power introduced by Satan and his fallen hordes after stealing Spiritual authority from Adam was Political Power. The Tower of Babel (Gen. 11:1-9) was the first time Satan and his fallen angels attempted to introduce Political Power and institute One World Government but as usual, the Almighty God intervened and "…from there the Lord scattered them-the whole human race-over the face of the whole earth" (Gen. 11:9b). Having experimented with the Tower of Babel and Satan saw how effective it was, Satan will attempt this Tower of Babel once again before the Second Return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, but with two other earthly powers: One World Government, One World Religion and One World Economy. These are the unholy Earthly Trinity that the Son of Perdition acting as Satan's emissary would employ to dominate the world leading to the direct and physical intervention of the Lord God Almighty Himself in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ just as He did in Gen 11:1-9 above. (See Revelation 13:1-18 & Revelation 19:1-21). The remaining three forms of Power are; Economic, Intellectual and Artistry/Creative. Under Economic Power you placed Job, Solomon, Mansa Musa, and in our day; Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Aliko Dangote etc and the rest materially wealthy human beings on earth. The Intellectual Powerful ones are the educated, philosophers and cerebral souls such as the Three Oriental Philosophers of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, William Shakespeare, our own Wole Soyinka, Chinua Achebe, and many more learned souls. The Artistry and Creative Powerful souls range from great artists like Jubal and Zillah (Gen. 4:21-22); Bezalel and Aholiab (Exodus31:1-6, 35:30-35; 36:1-7), master sculptors such as Michelangelo, Picasso, Ben Enwonwu, Taiwo Oyewale a.k.a Twins Seven-Seven, our own King Sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Osita Osadebey, Rex Lawson, Orlando Owoh, Dan Maraya Jos, and those with great artistry and entertainment powers as gifts from the Lord God Almighty.

It should be noted that of all these eight forms of powers in the Holy Bible, there are only three that are the most important and all human beings are directly affected. These are: Spiritual Power, Supernatural Power and Political Power. Take Economic Powerful people for instance. They want to ensure that anyone with Political Power will not threaten them and as Aliko Dangote who I co-wrote his first and only biography once said: "I am keen and interested in who rules Nigeria, because a bad person in government is not good for business and I don't want to be poor" (See link to the book:

(https://www.amazon.com/Aliko-Mohammad-Dangote-Biography-Richest/dp/1618978853).

Of all these eight forms of powers, every human is affected by these three, either directly or indirectly and that is why Political Scientists define Politics as the authoritative allocation of resources. No matter your status in life, you belong to a family and a collection of families make a community and groups of communities make a society and collections of societies make a nation and where there is a collection of these levels of relationships in varying degrees, politics is involved. Consequently, those of us with Spiritual Powers cannot be insouciant to politics. But just as those with Economic Power, Supernatural Power and other forms of powers are also interested willy-nilly in political power, there are dangerous slippery banana peels that people with Spiritual Powers must watch out for in annexing political power.

THE SIX DANGERS AWAITING BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS IN POLITICS

Control by Supernatural Powers: - When I ran for the presidency of the students union at the University of Lagos in the mid 1980s, one of my campaign managers came to me at 12midnight one day with a charm. He told me how to use it and it worked as I won in a landslide. Another took me to a village in Oyo State and every concoction I was asked to prepare were done and it guaranteed me success. I was given an amulet by a Muslim cleric for favor which I put in my pocket throughout the election. One of my classmates who gave me the charm is a popular politician right now in Nigeria occupying a prominent post. Woe betides anyone who discounts the intersection between politics, voodoo, charms, juju and the occult. I am exposing all these, because I was once there and as Apostle Paul disclosed; "And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God" (I Corinthians 6:11).

There are two prominent and popular shadowy supernatural organizations ruling the worldly system namely: the Illuminati and AMORC. I discontinued my membership of the latter after I gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I disclosed how the former contacted me few months ago to join it. Most people may think it is only in Africa and the underdeveloped world that voodoo and the occult are used by politicians; you are wrong! Here in America, there are intersections between political power, the occult, witchcraft and voodoo. Recall the satanic powers wielded by late Zairean president (now DRC) Mobutu Sesezeko and his acolytes to maintain his tyrannical hold on that nation. In Nigeria, foundation rites involved blood sacrifices went into the construction of the apex seat of government called Aso Rock, Abuja. As a matter of fact, Muslim clerics, mullahs and marabout were consulted by former military dictator, retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida before that Aso Rock was chosen as the seat of government. A lot of demonic activities go into struggles and maintaining political power. The deaths of the first sons of Chief Obafemi Awolowo and Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola during their political travails in the 1970s were not accidental. A popular politician sacrificed his son recently in Nigeria when the pact he made with Satan for political power, money and influence reached reckoning and he was about to be taken out. If the masses knew the behind-the-scene activities of their leaders, military men and those in power in their various nations around the world, no genuinely-regenerated and truly-born again Christian will have anything to do with politics on earth. When Satan said: All the splendor and authority in the world have been given to him and he could give it to anyone he -Satan-wishes if that person is prepared to worship Satan, it is not an empty boast. Truth is; Satan is the god of this current world. When our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said; "…for the prince of this world-referring to Satan-is coming, and he has no claim on Me" (John 14:30), the Lord Jesus Christ could not have lied. Friend, do you have what it takes to confront the prince of this world? Think twice!

The Pride of Life:- I knew a classmate of mine who entered politics because of me, thinking we were after each other and struggling for relevance. With a benefit of insight, I laugh at his warped and myopic wisdom. Satan and his demons have been studying the human race since they got our First Parents: Adam and Eve, to fall in the Garden of Eden and they have discovered that at the back of every human being lurks that silent demon called pride. Look at how politicians and leaders adorn themselves and conduct themselves in office; the motorcade, the outriders and blaring sirens and noise, the security details and all the razzmatazz of office. Do we need all these showy adornments for good governance? Even here in America, it is the same except the blaring noise. John the Baptist said it all: "He-referring to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ-must increase-becomes greater, and I must become less" (John 3:30). Anywhere you see anyone who says he is a true man of God jostling to be in the limelight, watch his lifestyle closely for there are many charlatans, religious racketeers and deceivers who think Christian ministry is a celebrity platform. I was a guest of a highly-placed government official in an African nation few years ago and he asked me to fly with him in his official jet and I demurred until my wife persuaded us to fly in the private plane out of courtesy. Folks, many are in politics for the limelight and pride of life and not necessarily to serve the people. See how Apostle John put it: "For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-comes not from the Father but from the world" (I John 2:16).

The Lure of the Flesh: - What is the lure of the flesh in the life of humans? Anything done to gratify our worldly desires which political power is an open sesame, especially in many morally-debased societies and morally-discounted nations around the world? The Word of Life expressly commanded us to crucify the flesh with its passions and desires (Galatians 5:24). This is not aspirational, but a settled and done deal act of the human will in concert with the Holy Spirit. It is after this finished and settled act that you can state audaciously in your Christian Walk: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here" (2 Corinthians 5:17). Satan didn't organize the worldly system to get rid of the old, because he and his demons rule this current worldly system as presently constituted through their human hirelings via culture, custom and traditions ("You nullify the word of God by the tradition you have handed down…"Mark 7:13).

After I ghost-wrote the autobiography of the traditional ruler of my town, His Royal Highness, late Oba David Victor Folagabde Olateru-Olagbegi III, the Olowo of Owo who joined his ancestors early this year, the Olowo of Owo offered me a chieftaincy title. I told Kabiyesi I am already a King and he would be demoting me as a chief. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is the King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 1:5; 19:16). That small king is me and that small lord is me. Spiritually speaking, I am already a king and lord. Satan and his demons know this fact, their human agents know this fact, but some born-again Christians aren't even sure of their spiritual identity so I told Kabiyesi I couldn't demote myself to be called a chief when I am already a king; Hallelujah!

The God of Mammon: - The True Lord God Almighty didn't create money and so those of that are spiritually-knowledgeable know that there is no prayer for money. Consequently, political power is one of the most veritable outlets for making money. In emerging societies where there are weak institutions, those who can bulldoze their way to political power have access to state resources with which they help themselves. As late Kwame Nkrumah, first president of Ghana aptly disclosed: "Seek you first the political kingdom and all the rest shall be added unto you." Money indeed is a god in the lives of many human beings for they can fight, kill and murder to amass wealth which they will not live to spend in their lifetimes. Take the late Sani Abacha for instance and the late political ogre of Zaire (now DRC), Mobutu Sesezeko. How can a human being steal $5b out of a country when millions of your country men and women are starving, roads and bridges including infrastructures are falling apart? If a person spends N1m per day, it will take you 300 years to finish spending $5bilion. Can you imagine someone like Abacha with that kind of money squirreled abroad and still cling onto power in Nigeria? People often assert that the politicians in the West are not corrupted compared with their counterparts in developing nations. I ask; are those politicians in the West angels?

When you hear of a former president of America or UK being paid $10m as speaking engagement after leaving office, do you know the story behind that money? Where do the former presidents and prime ministers in the West get the money to build presidential libraries and NGOs after leaving office? You see, the strong institutions in Western democracies are responsible to checkmate high incidences of corrupt practices in advanced democracies, especially the rule of the law. In the case of Africa, the masses are politically illiterate and most of the members of the middle class and elites have bourgeois aspirations as well. It is extremely herculean for a true born-again Christian to stay among maggots and not eat excreta.

The Lure of Sexual Power:- This is one of the most often ignored drivers of graft, corruption, evil and mismanagement in most developing nations, especially Africa. Most African politicians, notably Nigerians are not only stealing public money for themselves, but the obscene larcenous behaviors of most of them are caused by the demands of their wives, concubines and bevy of mistresses. I call it "dynastic corruption."The institution of marriage is very weak in African nations. Politicians keep plenty of women in their harems which they need public and pilfered money to keep and maintain their debaucheries. A genuinely-converted and truly-regenerated man or woman of God will find it difficult to operate in such an immoral ambience. I remember a lady who occupied a high position in an African nation and when I was taken to her few years ago, she made amorous advances at me. As soon as she was told I am a man of God and a friend of their president; she knew of course that never, I repeat never have I cheated on my wife, she quickly lost interest in me. She is the fifth wife of her Muslim husband and she couldn't ask me for a bribe.

Love of the World: - You have to be loved by the people in order to get votes from the masses/voters. Some politicians are ready and desperate to do anything to win the accolades of the masses. In addition to using supernatural powers furnished by Satan and his fallen angels, including their human agents; the internecine struggles and fights among politicians for political power cannot be of the Lord. See how Apostle James described such worldly love: "For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice" (James 3:16). In the kingdom of darkness, it is dog eats dog; step on other peoples toes, wound them, hit them hard, inflict pains on your opponents, even it is possible, murder and get rid of them to pave way for your political ambition. Are these the behaviors of those who will inherit the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Haven't we been warned: " Do not love the world or anything in the love-especially political power-If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them" (I John 2:15). Does that mean a truly-regenerated and wholly-redeemed born-again Christian should not be in politics and government? There are only seven reasons that a born-again Christian can play politics and we shall disclose those seven reasons or instances next week as we conclude the series.

REGISTRATION STILL-ONGOING FOR BREAKTHROUGH 2020

The Holy Spirit is working wonders; because He is the Greatest Boss in heaven and on earth. Our forthcoming Breakthrough 2020 slated for January 17-19, 2020 was inspired by Him. He-the Holy Spirit-is planning the spiritual event and He is the One drawing precious souls from around the world to this wonderful event. There is no better way to set the tone for a New Year than be present at this Holy Spirit-filled event here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center in beautiful Cameron, Texas United States of America.

Do not be deceived and stop procrastinating, Time doesn't solve the myriad issues and problems of life, but action, practical action is what is needed. You can't go alone by yourself in the Journey of Life. You need a partner; a genuine man of God and the army being raised up in these end times by the Holy Spirit to help precious souls to storm the gates of hell and thus fulfill their destinies on earth. Folks, if you look onto government and politicians for solutions to the many complexities of life in these trying times, you will be sorely disappointed. If you think things will get better, you are ignorantly mistaken. There is only One Place to find security and refuge: In the Wings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Join us by registering today for this life-changing event.

For those that have already registered, please fill out and return your Registration Form to enable us prepare for our attendees accordingly. It shall be well in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Call Dr Gerald Onukwugha at 973-454-5411 now or email him: gonukwugha@gmail.com

HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY TO PASTOR TUNDE BAKARE OF THE LATTER-RAIN ASSEMBLY LAGOS, NIGERIA

I first met Pastor Tunde Bakare 31 years ago when I was on national assignment in Ogun State. He came to Ijebu-Ode Local Government Secretariat to hire the Itoro Hall for a Christian program. All efforts by him to use the venue were frustrated by a powerful traditional ruler, in cahoots with some local politicians and PTB took the matter with shrug of resignation. Our paths crossed again in 1989 at the Gateway Hotel, Abeokuta Ogun State when he was a guest speaker at a Christian Conference alongside a Christian sister of mine; Ms Oluseyi Olajube. Our one-on-one contact occurred two years later when my boss, Prince Henry Odukomaiya, then Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief, Champion Group of Newspapers, Lagos called me to do an investigation into the sale of the property that Pastor Tunde Bakare bought from the erstwhile company that currently houses the Latter Rain Assembly. I met PTB personally as a Reporter/Feature Writer for the Sunday Champion Newspapers and PTB opened up on all that transpired about his purchase of the property. I reported back to Prince Henry Odukomaiya that "there was nothing there to report there" and thus the newspaper had no story to tell.

For more than three decades, I have watched him personally and also through feedbacks from friends, acquaintances and precious souls I have sent to him through one of my Spiritual Pathfinders; Dr Segun Oshinaga; some of these people PTB was not aware were from me. PTB is an authentic man of God. He has no guiles and is boldly transparent. He is solid, intellectually sound and Biblically vigorous both as a lawyer and genuine man of God which are rare qualities in Nigeria. He is not into blatherskite both on the pulpit and on the soap box, but in his task of speaking honest truth to power and a genuine crusade for national metanoia which our nation desperately needs, he has rankled frayed nerves, mostly from bread and butter politicians. As PTB embraces his kismet, I pray that he will live longer to serve Nigeria and Nigerians at home and abroad will witness the Nigeria of our dream.

Happy 65th Birthday to the Nahum of Nigeria! May the Almighty God guide your footsteps and guard your soul in critical decision-making so you do not derail in the Mighty Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we both serve and worship!

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