SCOAN Victims Seek Inquest & Police Intervention Against Threats



1. Conduct an immediate investigation into the allegations made by both local and foreign ex-disciples against T.B. Joshua and the Synagogue Church of All Nations.

2. Provide adequate protection and support for the individuals who have come forward, ensuring their safety and well-being.

3. Undertake a thorough review of existing laws and policies related to religious organizations to ensure they provide sufficient protection for the rights and safety of their members.

4. Collaborate with relevant authorities to address any criminal activities that may be uncovered during the investigation.

5. Issue a public statement condemning harassment, cyberbullying, and threats against individuals exercising their right to speak out against abuse.

The alleged victims also urged the police authorities to give due consideration to their plea and take appropriate actions to safeguard their rights and dignity.

The group is currently receiving support from rights group, Bisola Johnson Foundation/Freedom To The Captive Platform, as they navigate their ordeal.

Christy

How My Beloved Sister Died In SCOAN & James Obiorah Connection

By Christine

Dear Everyone,

Christy

This is how I lost my beloved sister to death through TB Joshua’ deception, and how late TB joshua stole from my family and also tried to sexually molest my 12year old daughter.
I’m the Swiss lady Christine she is talking about, and Mary is my beloved late sister, whom evil TB Joshua killed. Everything Ms. Theresa Johnson said is nothing but the truth. James Obiorah introduced us to this fake prophet. My beloved sister was just 24 years, was taking her medication and was in good health condition under the care of her European Doctors in Switzerland, until James Obiora came with some of TB Joshua’s miracle healing videos to our house, he pleaded with us to visit the prophet, whom he was calling his spiritual father, assuring us that our sister will be totally healed when we visit TB Joshua in Nigeria.

My daughter was not up to 14 years, she was 12years it a shame that this pedophile is not behind bars. What happened to my sister is beyond words and many innocent souls that I met in Synagogue that died around the same time my beloved sister past on. They were also asked and forced to stop taking their medication, I know several of them. I’m very disappointed and still very sad, in the manner that my beloved sister Mary was mishandled, hiring this testimony from THERESA BROUGHT BACK SAD MEMORY AND UNCONTROLLABLE TEARS, reliving this horror over again!

What Bisola did not mention is that they advised us to leave my sister Mary and one of our Swiss friends that also passed away behind, the reason was that it was just 5 day’s left for the miracle water that was done every month, we were told that once my sister bath with that water she will be permanently healed. That is the only reason we left her behind and fly back to Switzerland because we had to go back to work. She was in very good health when we left her and happy, she even escorted us to the car as we were heading to the airport, I can’t forget her beautiful smile as she was waving bye to me, little did I know that this was going to be her last smile. I tried to call her over 10 times every day when I got back to Switzerland but never had the chance to talk to her again.

Bisola and many other disciples that picked the phone kept on giving me excuses one after another, either she was sleeping or away in the crowd. A few days later, I received a very short phone call from Theressa instructing me to go to Zurich airport just a few hours before the flight landed at Zurich airport to pick up my sister, was very happy to hear that my sister was finally coming back home, but the joy did not last long! When I got to the airport, I almost passed out when I saw my beloved sister……She was in a very bad condition, it was the most horrifying and very painful experience in my life, that I will never forget, my sister was speechless and was in a coma lying half dead.

Bisola never told me the condition my sister was in when she called me, and when I called her to ask what happened she refused to pick up our calls, she only picked my phone one time very short when my sister died, and when I told her my sister died, we were blamed for her death, we were told that it was either our fault or my late sister’s fault, that she was healed but probably she had some sins she did not confess, I called TB Joshua, but he never picked our calls. They were so hurtless and cold-blooded, absolutely no sympathy or any kind words of consolation. The Swiss doctors almost sued us for allowing this fake prophet to stop my sister from taking her medication including the Swiss guy we brought to synagogue who also passed away later on.

A lady nurse from England that we met in synagogue also died shortly after going back to England, she was taken out of her medication too. I found it very difficult to forgive myself for ever taking my beloved sister to the Synagogue and letting her remain behind in the hands of those evil creatures. To be honest, when Bisola contacts me through Facebook, I was not happy and did not take it easy with her at all, after years of going through all the pains and the sorrows, not knowing what happened to our sister, and the most painful thing is her videos of testimony was all over on TV, even though they knew she was dead, they still used her videos of her planned fake testimonies that she was healed.

After the burial, I even flew back to the synagogue to find out what actually happened since they refused to pick my calls, but Bisola and all other disciples were not amazed to see me, TB Joshua hide from me, every one of them totally ignored me and was warned not to tell anyone that my sister Mary died. TB Joshua assigned few of his disciples to watch my every move and whom I was talking to as I was trying to investigate the course of the sudden death of my sister during those two days I spent there, I left to go back without any answer. I trusted Theresa so much and I took her as a sister, she begged me to bring my daughter with me the second time of our visit to meet TB Joshua, that he wanted to pray for her, knowing that this man was a pedophile and she even told me that TB Joshua wanted me to leave my daughter at the Synagogue church, when we said NO,

TB Joshua himself pleaded with us to let our daughter remain there, and we said NO. And for me to hear this to on this YouTube today that his intention was to destroy my innocent daughter live too is still very disturbing to me, and I’m glad we did not let that happen. It took me some time to forgive Theresa as she remorseful begged for forgiveness if took God to touch my heart to be able to forgive her. I felt her sincerity and guilt. I’m glad she was able to get out of that dark hole, I’m glad and admire her boldness to expose this evil practice in that Synagogue of Satan. I know Kanu, Amokachi and James Obiora, I also met some Nigerian actors and actress in the synagogue two of them died too. Since my beloved sister tragic incident. I have learnt the hard way, never to ever trust any of the so-called prophets or men of God. TB Joshua used us, we were like his Swiss bank, thinking about it want to make me throw out. Bisola called me several times and gave me a list of the things TB Joshua needed; you can be sure they were not cheap. Was in Synagogue more than 3 times, when I look back during those days, I always ask myself how blind was I……!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I Confirm that every word that Bisola saying about TB Joshua is nothing but the truth… I’m glad she is standing up for the truth. I’m so surprised to hear my own story and my name on this YouTube. People that are calling Bisola a liar are ignorant and most of them are totally brainwashed. Maybe because they have not experienced a loss of a loved one in such a brutal manner. TB Joshua killed my sister Mary……And many others that I personally met there, we exchanged the phone numbers, and that’s how I found out about their death. Visiting SCOAN was a curse for me, after Mary died, I lost 5 members of my family back to back.

Posthumous Trials For Late TB Joshua

By Samson Folarin
Contributor : Bisola Hephzi-bah Johnson

posthumous trial or post-mortem trial is a trial held after the defendant‘s death. Posthumous trials can be held for a variety of reasons, including the legal declaration that the defendant was the one who committed the crime, to provide justice for society or family members of the victims, or to exonerate a wrongfully convicted person after their death. Due to the heavy cost, they are usually held only under extraordinary circumstances.

In 897, the body of Pope Formosus was exhumed and taken to trial in what became known as the Cadaver Synod. Formosus died seven months earlier and was accused of perjury by John III. His corpse was taken to court, clad in papal vestment and propped on a throne. Witnesses came forward to testify against him. Formosus, after all evidence, was pronounced guilty. Upon conviction, his clothes were torn as his pontificate and decisions were revoked. The fingers he used in blessing the congregation were cut off. Then he was re-buried.

This macabre trial, which I came across recently, ran through my mind as I watched with horror the disturbing revelations from the BBC documentary on Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations. I wondered if TB could face posthumous prosecution for the allegations of rapes, abortions, assaults, occultism, slavery, and manipulation levelled against him by his former disciples and members, including five Britons. A South African woman even claimed she aborted three times for TB Joshua! I felt sad and angry at the same time.

Truth is, most of these heart-rending tales of abuse are not new. Late investigative journalist Kolawole Olawuyi unraveled this mess more than two decades ago. As a reporter on the Metro desk those days, I wrote several stories on this man, particularly the mysterious deaths and curious cover-ups in his church with the connivance of his indoctrinated disciples. Some of his former members also made videos and wrote books, desperately calling attention to the alleged atrocities of TB Joshua. Many of these stories were discredited and described as rantings of aggrieved and envious haters because late TB Joshua paid heavily on his hired Media PR who helped him to create a personality/character that doesn’t exit. Image launderer, dirty cleaner journalists who helped him to do the needful each time he was in trouble. Amongst them were: Dayo Thomas, Dele Momodu, Idika Kalu, Jide Osikoya, Bolaji Tunji, Sonny Irabor, Ogundipe, Femi Oyewale, John Edwards, Olabanji, and many others.

Instead, heads of governments and world leaders flocked to TB’s church at Ikotun Egbe, a backwater community in Lagos, to endorse his unconventional methods that made him a pariah in Nigerian Christian circles. But now that the BBC has made this film with graphic details and testimonies, maybe there will be a push for some retribution on his estate.

I, however, have two concerns with regards to the sexual allegations. First, there are many more TB Joshuas in Africa, keeping thousands of gullible ladies in religious bondage. These are felons with specialties in sophistry and sophisticated nonsense, who have perfected a system of keeping young innocent girls in sexual servitude. In Nigeria, a few of them have been exposed. Some of their victims have spoken to local media, revealing the dirty things done behind closed curtains, far from the klieg lights of public performance. But the justice system has failed them. Their cries of pain have been drowned by the hosannah screams of followers of these powerful and untouchable pastor-preneurs, who are being protected by a complicit, enabling society that shields them from accountability and responsibility.

In 1988, Jimmy Swaggart, a popular televangelist, was accused of consorting with a sex worker at a time the church in America was rocked with different sex scandals involving top pastors. Swaggart had exposed a few. With no hiding place, he sobbed in front of his 7,000 congregation, confessing to his “moral failure” as he resigned his position. I am not sure anything like this has happened in Nigeria, the most religious country in the world. And yet, we have an unenviable record of sexual exploitation through the pulpit. In a series of investigations I conducted last year on a particular prominent pastor accused of raping at least three of his female members, I discovered these pastors blackmail and harass their victims with compromised security agents. Attempts were made to bribe me as well, but I refused. Now, the accused is facing prosecution as his naïve members and followers are made to believe their ‘papa’ is only a victim of political persecution. There are more of his ilk. The unfortunate thing is that we may never know how much havoc they have caused until they die like several pastors whose licentious relationships only came to light after their demise. For TB, it was apparent in his lifetime, but he somehow evaded justice.

My second worry is that the BBC film has a lot of ramifications and implications. But the greatest for me is the toll it could take on Nigerians and the Christian faith. TB Joshua, in his lifetime, was one of the biggest exports of Nigeria. While the country struggled to attract tourists, the SCOAN effortlessly drew thousands of worshippers from different parts of the world. At a time, eight out of 10 tourists arriving in Nigeria were said to be going to TB’s church. Many converted to Christianity because of him. But now that the lid has been blown on Pandora’s box, the Nigerian Christian community will take a major hit. Many will turn sceptics. Some will backslide. A few might even want to stop going to church. With Nigeria’s bad reputation, true Christian leaders will face increased scrutiny when they go to other countries.

But whatever happens, I am strongly convinced that miracles, as supernatural acts of God, are real. There are also true ministers of God in Nigeria and Africa. Without making excuses for monstrous rapists, a few undisciplined preachers may have fallen into sexual sins because they could not handle the attention that comes with increased fame. Pastors are not the only ones guilty of this. There are artists who sleep recklessly with fawning female fans, lecturers who abuse their position as loco parentis to rape students, and managers who sleep with recruits and younger colleagues as condition for favour and promotion. A common thread runs through them all: abuse of power and indiscipline! The only difference is that spiritual leaders are expected to be beacons of integrity and chastity. When they fail, the mess is almost unforgivable.

I commend all the courageous men and women, particularly the former disciples, who spoke to the BBC after going through such horrendous and traumatizing ordeals at the hands of a man they trusted. To be a victim of sexual abuse and talk about it openly can be very difficult. Now their stories have a global audience. I understand that the plan was to confront TB Joshua with these allegations, but he died while interviews were running for the two-year investigations. I urge young girls facing sexual exploitation and enslavement whether in religious or secular circles to enlist the support of reputable rights groups and journalists. Don’t suffer in silence. Confront that fake prophet like Ajoke, TB Joshua’s daughter, did on behalf of those women, despite being ostracized by her father. The government and the church failed in the handling of the grievous allegations against TB Joshua, even after his guest house killed 116 people. There must be proper accountability for these crimes. I demand apologies from those who failed to defend the victims in spite of their outcry.

Notable posthumous trials

And I am still wondering, can late TB Joshua face trial like Formosus or we should allow God judge him, as Nigerians would say?

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TRIBUTE: 9Years After SCOAN Collapsed Building – No Justice For The Victims

9 Years today, it was exactly 3month after Abdul-Fatai Balogun alias TB Joshua celebrated his infamous birthday on 12th, June 2014 that his guest house collapsed on those who visited SCOAN from different walks of life in desperation for miracles; but ended up in body bags as they die violent death. Extremely sad and tragic were the many lies and cover-ups in SCOAN known to be deceptive; and up till today, nothing has come up to tell the world what truly happen, but we know exactly what happened. INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST WITH LEGAL PROOF THAT TB JOSHUA WAS AN ABUSER OF WOMEN AND WAS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BUILDING COLLAPSE is the house to open our eyes to the Truth. Our prayers and thoughts are with the families of the departed.

EVELYN JOSHUA

Evelyn Joshua’ Using Voodoo & Cheated On Late TB Joshua

Choose your leader with care, Jesus said in, “Matthew 15:14 N “Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.” Church business over the years has trapped many souls under bondage of undesirable elements who called themselves into the work of ministry they claim; especially in SCOAN where a dead man is still their general Overseer. Problem started when church gatherings become personality focused… definitely there is fire on the mountain. Church members belong to God, not person(s). Kindly watch the video below

Warning to SCOAN

Warning To Evelyn Onyisi Joshua & Worshippers Of The Spirit Of Late TB Joshua

Unfortunately, many people who joined SCOAN/Emmanuel TV in the recent time of year 2000 down are not in the knowing of the beginning or the starting point of the late charlatan called TB Joshua and never in his history he talked about his conversion, rather, he said he became born again inside his mother (Alhaja)’ womb. In my book “THE TB JOSHUA I KNOW” I wrote that, THE TELLTALE of cultism IS GONE, and PACKAGING that IS DECEPTIVE is gaining ground!
We must know that we are in the time of great deception spoken of by the Lord Jesus and His Apostles; we live in a highly polluted world where deception thrives from the topmost echelon height of the society to the grassroots. We are in time magicians no longer parade themselves openly the way they used to be known. They do not have the familiar telltale as it was in the time of old. They don’t do body-art of decorating their bodies with shells and cowries or rubbing local chalks on their faces to look fearful on the street or in the marketplaces like before. Everything revolves around in our present age and time. Today, satanists, enchanters, necromancers, occultists, dresses in designer’s three-piece suits like you. They package themselves in expensive shoes, Giorgio Armani perfume and powerful eyeglasses to look touché. They even carry bigger Bibles these days as a smokescreen so that you would not recognize them. Our Lord Jesus Christ warned, “BEWARE”

Since the demise of TB Joshua, just like usual cult organization; TB Joshua’s family and his ardent followers have made rigorous efforts to turn the late charlatan into a demigod for the world to worship. He was buried in grand style with a presidential-looking mausoleum where people go to this day to interact with the spirit of the satanist. The legacy of witchcraft, wickedness, and sexual perversion TB Joshua left behind has made indelible marks in the lives of many. May the memory of wickedness be cut off in Jesus Mighty Name.

THE BEGINNING MATTERS
THE PROCESS MATTERS
THE END LEAVES A MESSAGE

From the early 2000s all members of TB Joshua’s SCOAN worldwide had to buy his picture and put it up at strategic positions in their houses, preferably at the entrance, the gate, the door, etc. When I observed that it stroke a cord in my spirit but I held my peace. Before the end of the 2000s he rolled out other ones – ANOINTING WATER and ANOINTING STICKERS. I winked but not without blowing a warning signal.

In the early 2010s he rolled out yet another one – FAITH BRACELETS used to pray and develop faith. Spiritual minded people couldn’t contain this one and some sent out a warning that there something is coming ahead which many have refused to see.

The picture in strategic positions, the anointed stickers, anointed water and faith bracelets were seeds planted and nurtured – SEEDS OF IDOLATRY! I stand corrected. After the death of the charlatan the tree has already grown – Human worship at the grave. What! How did we get here, of all places to be buried, he was buried INSIDE THE SYNAGOGUE and a special tomb erected and positions around it for prayer “to receive revelations and miracles.” God have mercy!

Is 2021 offering us another religion with pilgrimages to another “Mecca” this time in Lagos?

Muslims pray with Islamic prayer beads called Misbaha at the tomb of their prophet, Roman Catholics pray with their Rosary kneeling down in front of statutes of Mary, now we have SCOANS praying with their Faith bracelets at the tomb of their prophet. Something is cooking. If you can’t see it please open your eyes.

What is 2021 offering us? Is anyone seeing anything?

I know stones will start rolling but before you roll out your stone of defense and insults can you think for a moment first? I don’t have a problem receiving the stones, in fact, I’m training myself to be comfortable with some stones thrown at me by my Christian Brothers and sisters who have refused to see with the eyes of discernment. But before you cast the first stone can you please try to search and locate where these things are justified in scripture?

Those who have eyes let them see.

Warnings are coming out from the Lord against SCOAN, Evelyn Joshua and the worshippers of the spirit of TB Joshua.

We pray they listen and repent

June Fasting And Prayers For The True Church And Those In Bondage

Be Prepared! Let’s Do it Again!
This has been going on for many years in case you don’t know. If you are concern and led, kindly join us closely or from distance to pray and to fast. No tithes, No offerings required. It is strictly service unto God. And please do not go on hunger strike, which is fasting without purpose. There is a purpose for everything. God bless! We keep you posted on the daily Zoom link.
Our 4 prayer points haven’t changed:

  1. Prayer for the true Church of Jesus Christ (not buildings but the people of God) and ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  2. Prayer for the pulpit bandits and charlatans to be exposed and repent genuinely.
  3. Prayer for the spiritual and religious captives to be set free and fulfilled God’s purpose for their individual life.
  4. Prayer for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to spread around the world. Blessings 🙏

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Thanksgiving & Mercy
Bible Text: “Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
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Give thanks to Him; bless His Name!” Psalms 100:4
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Bible Text: “Then Elijah said to all the people, “Come near to me.” And all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that had been thrown down.” 1 Kings 18:30
Prayer: We ask for Your mercy as we confess all our wrongs before You and repair the broken altar in our hearts by the washing and cleansing of Jesus Christ’ Blood for our right-standing with You.
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INNER POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR THE TRUE CHURCH TO BE ABLE TO OPERATES IN THE LIFE OF GOD.

Bible Text:
And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in Heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in Heaven.”Matthew 16:19 NKJV

Prayer: Father, we pray that no distractions, no power of the flesh or power from the pit of hell would render the authority which Christ has given to His people (Church) to be ineffective/useless. We pray for the fresh breath of the Holy Spirit to fill His people (Church) afresh that we might operate as God’s representative on earth as we ought to, in Jesus Mighty Name. The power of the gates of hades will fail/fall before the Church of Jesus Christ.

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SALVATION FOR THE LOST

Bible Text: This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the Truth.
1 Timothy 2:3‭-‬4 NLT

Prayer:: Dearest Everlasting Father, we thank You for Your good thoughts towards everyone You have created for Your Glory. This is the reason You have sent Your Son to the world of sin. We pray that Your will be done on earth as it is done in Heaven. May Your Reign of Justice, Peace, Love and Power be extended to the hearts of all men as everyone comes to the knowledge of Your Truth (Christ) to be saved genuinely.
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Birthright Compromised – How Come Esau Become A Beggar & Jacob A Grabber?


I want to give God, the Most Exalted One All glory, honor, and Adoration. I want to appreciate Him for giving us another opportunity to minister His infallible Word deposited into us by the power of His Holy Spirit? Every day we are witnessing is opportunity to do it better than yesterday. We cannot continue doing the bad we’ve always done and want to live in the freedom of Salvation, it is not possible. For we to live in the freedom of salvation, old things must give way to new. Today I want to talk about birthright compromised. Why did Esau become a beggar in his father’ house; and his brother Jacob became a grabber. What a dysfunctional family! I believe the wisdom of God would come into us and lead us into this eternal message for the reader and the writer.
I remember a night vision I had sometime 2014/2015, this will also bring some meaning into this message: Let me create a scenario here that will bring understanding: I remember in that vision of the night, I was holding something in my hand, and every person around me in the dream were trying to wrestle it out of my hand what I was holding; then, I woke up. Though, they didn’t collect it from me, but it was a tug of war. The scripture that came to my mind when I woke up was in Revelation 3:11 that says, “11 I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown” Revelation 3:11.
I thank the Holy Spirit for reminding me because it’s also necessary for the clarity of this message. In Revelation 3:11-13, Jesus was saying to all His followers that He would be coming soon, and we should hold all fast to what we have so that no one may seize our crown, the one who conquers all the blessings, and the promises are there.
Now, how come Esau become a beggar, and Jacob a grabber in their father’ house. This is a birthright war that led to a compromise. I want to set up a scenario here that will help with understanding before I go into the spiritual aspect of the message.
Citizenship anywhere can be acquired by any person automatically by the operation of the law, this takes place in situations: by virtue of the person’s birth within territory or because one or both of their parents is (or was) a citizen; or by marriage, or by application. Some Countries operates with Unrestricted Birthright Citizenship because they have nothing to offer, no papers, nothing. Anything comes and goes. Anybody can enter the country, you cannot do that in a country like the US, UK or Singapore. If anyone visited those countries without due visas, such person(s) would repatriate back to his original country and banned.
Also the Kingdom of God operates on protocol; there are members of that Kingdom who are citizens, but even though people were all invited freely, yet there is protocol. If we do not follow due protocol, there may be problem. We remember a man that didn’t follow the protocol, a man without the wedding garment that was thrown out, such fate may befall such person(s) (Matthew 22:11-13). But the moment we follow the protocol according to John 1:11-12 says, “He came to His own and His own rejected Him, but as many that receive and accepted Him, He gave them rights to become children of the Most High God.”
So, after we have fulfilled all righteousness and become a citizen of the Kingdom of God, we have rights and privileges to cry “Abba Father” (Romans 8:15). Rights to become children of the Most High God and if you have become His child, you can talk to Him and learn His ways. As you are all born into our individual physical family setup, you have such rights and privileges.
1. Right to habituate, because you are member of the family
2. Right to food.
3. Right to be educated
4. Right to water
5. Right to speak to your parents, no matter how high handed they are; you have rights to ask questions and to receive answer. That is what Jesus meant in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given unto you.” We have the right to call unto Him by ourselves as He promised to answer – Jeremiah 33:3; Mathew 7:7, we do not need anyone to help us. Many do not understand that the basis for answering answers to prayers is the revelation of God’ Fatherhood, which is the foundation to an effective prayer. If you don’t know Him as Father, you cannot confidently approach/engage Him for talk. It means you will be looking for a prayer contractor, and an intermediary. Jesus says in Luke 11:2 that we must approach God as Father. Father can do anything for their children. In one of David songs, it says, “As a father pity his children so the Lord pities them that fears (regards) Him. For He knows our frame: He remember that we are dust” Psalms 103:13-17.
6. Right to clothing, no sane parent has baby and leave the baby naked. When Adam sinned, God clothes him even-though Adam tried to clothe himself, the clothe he sown for himself didn’t fit, God had to come into the situation. So, as a child of God, if you mess up, go to God, do not run away from Him.
All we need to do is to return to him with all our heart (Zechariah 1:3). So, if you are born into a family, your needs are met by your parents. I don’t see a good parents that we have children and don’t care about them. If you are an owner of a property, it would be an abomination to be locked out of your property; you have rights to it. If you don’t know your rights is another thing; and if you don’t know your rights, you will be short-changed. People will deceive you to part with what you have. Jesus warned in Revelation 3:11, “Do not let anyone take what is yours.”
If you do not know your rights in your father’ house like Esau, to call on him whenever you have issues; your birthright would be placed on negotiation table of trading stock for bazaar, it would be wrestled from you, and you will be short-changed on what is due to you. There are some people that are streetwise targeting your rights, but you don’t need to be streetwise in the Kingdom of God, we must all be contented with whatever our portion is; you don’t need to grab another person’ destiny. Between birth and rights, some people only experience births without rights, and others enjoys both.
Now how do we get both birth and rights in one word? As I earlier mentioned if you are an owner of a property, it is an abomination for you to be locked out of your property, but it happens to some people; the preacher in his book of Eccl. 7:10 says he had seen another abomination on the earth, “While princess walk on the ground, slaves rides on the horses meant for the prince. It is an evil thing.” As a Prince, you should know that all that belong to your father belong to you, except you don’t know your rights. If you don’t know, that is when you begin to run to false prophets for help. And they will begin to trade on the rights that originally belongs to you, what happens afterwards is a compromise.
In the Kingdom of God, everyone that belogs there have equal rights, and that birthrights must not be traded, God forbid it, remember Revelation 3:11. Birthright must not be undervalued, God frowns at it, you must subject your birthright to be nothing of importance. Everyone has their place of strength and weakness, discover your own and maximize it. Birthrights must not be despised, God hated it. There is a purpose one is born into a family; birthright must not be devalued. You must not say. Oh, I cannot do it. You also have your strength. You need to You need to discover your strength. This is the reason God said Esau I hated because He had seen the end from the beginning. Esau despised his birthright because of instant gratification; what he ate and pass out in the toilet. He did not value his right, so he couldn’t stand present temptation. He could have confronted Jacob and say to him, “Even if I do not have money today, I have a positioning in this house. When our parents started to build family, why couldn’t you jump forward as the first born? That is my right, my birthright. That is my position. You can have all the money and build houses, hotels all around town; you are still the last born here. When we come to the family meeting, I have certain right you don’t have, and I am not going to trade it for peanut. If you go back to your home, you have all the rights to instruct your servants on what you desire; but here, in our father’ house, I will cherish my rights.
If you despise your birthright, where will you get another? When we begin to put things in this right perspective as children of God, life will take a greater turn, we will not take decision we would regret tomorrow. Many young women had traded their rights because of nothing, may the mercy of God speak for us all and that is the purpose we were talking this today. When challenges of life come, and we cannot call on God, something bad would happen because you will begin to listening to the voice of strangers. Jesus said My sheep would not listen to strangers (John 10:27-28). They hear My voice. That was the reason when Adam said “I am naked”. God ask him (Genesis 3:10-11), “Who told you that you are naked”. This was the same Adam that shine the glory of God to all creation, the same Adam that God brought all animals He made to; and asked him to name them and whatever Adam call them became their names (Genesis 2:19-20). What happen to Adam, he compromised his right by talking to a stranger and traded his birthright and lost his authority. You are now saying somebody told you that you are naked, a child of God is now saying he has family curse; who told you that? False prophet/teacher? Where were you when your grandfather, and father committed what they said they committed? What did the Word of God’ position on curses? You don’t know. They said if I don’t do this, you are under a curse, right?
Strange spirit told Esau that he would die if he didn’t eat, and he believed it and lost his right forever.
Talking about compromise. When we talk about compromise, compromise means changing the question to fit in the already made answer in your mind. I hope you understand that. You change the question. You don’t need to change the question to fit in the answer, you are only deceiving yourself by changing the question to fit the answer in your head. I remember a friend of mine who watch a broadcast on YouTube, and the much sweet, talked woman analyzed some life issues she had helped lots of people to find solution to. So, my friend needed an alibi, she asked me to watch the video and tell her my thought. Sincerely, I was disappointed in her because we have a stand on Christ and His Word, He said by their fruits you know them. The sight of the woman tells me a lot, so I didn’t bother to check on her and didn’t get back to my friend. After a month, my friend asked me to check on the video again, so I told her that Christ or nothing for me. It was 6months past that my friend confessed to me that she contacted the woman, because she had some issues, she said the woman began to tell her things that are not scriptural, that was when it dawns on her that Bisola was right. We must be careful, contacting some of these kinds of people can compromise our rights in Christ. It is an exchange for them, it is a transaction for them. Esther had just one direction she faced and it was a direction of no return, she said, “If I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16). The 3 Hebrews boys do not reconsider the situation they were about to face, minds fixed on God (Daniel 3).
Our help should be from the Lord, not on our feelings. Esau bowed to his feelings and placed his birthright on negotiation table, he lost.
Let me give you a scenario to understand, let’s agree that Esau was hungry and came home to be fed, and Jacob his brother was not playing ball to give him food without taking something in return; why couldn’t Esau cry to his mother, if he knew his mother didn’t like him much, where is their father? I have listed the responsibilities of parents from the beginning of this message; they are the providers. Let’s say in a home where there is good relationship. Yeah, there was no cats and rats’ relationship. Where no one is planning to usurp another one’ rights and position. where there were plans that one is planning to become greater than the second. Just one mother and one father, the same birth. Let even say that your junior brother was a selfish type, of course many siblings are selfish, and Edom was hungry, and Jacob refused to give him food. Why couldn’t Esau had shouted to mother. Let’s take it another way, if mother was acting out because of the prophecy she received during their birth, why couldn’t Esau had called on Dad? Maybe Esau was not in good relationship with them because he was a lazy type that do not do his chores at home. Which parent would show open love to such stubborn child?
Now, let’s bring it into our relationship with God as followers of Christ, you don’t pray as you ought to (Luke 18:1; Matt. 7:7; Jer.33:3). You don’t read the Word (Joshua 1:7-9). You cannot live successfully outside of God, ask those people who lived outside the Garden of Eden. You will know what happened to them. It was in that place, outside of the Garden of Eden, outside of the presence of God, even-though they could be rich in terms of silver coin and promissory note, building houses and cities, bearing children like rat. These are unbelievers’ measurement of God’ blessings. Yet, the presence of God is missing in their lives. Every time they must be negotiating living with satan, and there is no way you can outsmart satan. satan has been in the business of cheating before you were born, before everybody came to this place, satan will outsmart you of your glory if you don’t know how to approach God. But with God we don’t negotiate, He is the loving Father, even if you sin, you can reach Him. Go and ask the prodigal son, the moment he showed up at the porch of his father house, his father knew that, for his son to have returned home, he had repented, and the father restored him to his original position in the family. He commanded clothes to be brought, family heirloom was placed on him, ring in his finger and party was thrown. Angels are happy in heaven when the children of the Kingdom return home. We don’t negotiate with satan. God is a good Father, and it is His good pleasure to give us whatever we need. It does not offend Him if we ask all that we desire to live for the purpose we are created for. The scripture says, “Silver and gold belongs to Him, even cattle on a thousand hills” (Haggai 2:8; Psalms 50:10-12).
There is no doubt, there is wisdom or lessons in this birthright saga between these two brothers. Now, it’s Jacob’ turn, and this wisdom will be against Jacob. We mustn’t be what God does not want us to be. After many years of Jacob outsmarting people, his brother, his father, his uncle Laban, I’ve never seen someone like Jacob before. The important question is: does those things he took from people made him to be who he eventually become? No, those things will only bring sorrow, unrest into his life. Peace left him, you can’t do all that and you have peace. Peace left him and he ran away from home, he couldn’t go to the market without looking over his shoulder because of fear, he knew those he had duped would come for him.
He was always on the run, there was no correlation between his mind and his brain. This is why many pastors today have bodyguards because they know that some people are coming for them. They have stolen people’ properties. I remember when we were in synagogue, there was one man who visited TB Joshua from US.

He came with one beautiful car; and TB Joshua instigated one man called Nkechi to convinced him to give TB Joshua the car in exchange for the miracle he sorts for. After some time, the man didn’t get anything as miracle, he saw that TB Joshua had swindled him, and the man who introduced him to TB Joshua advised him to get a lawyer to repossess his car because he himself has earlier lost 10million naira to TB Joshua. Do you think if TB Joshua didn’t restore on time, would they not have hunted him? Those men have guts to confront TB Joshua, there are many other persons that didn’t have mind to confront him. Why should you be doing the work of pastor and surround yourself with bodyguards; who want to kill you? Those people you took things wrongfully from, but you don’t need to steal from anybody in order for God’ promises to be fulfilled in your life.

 The things Jacob took from people didn’t add up to God’ promises for his life. It wasn’t those source that prospered Jacob, so, stop being wicked to others. Grabbing, grabbing, grabbing, grabbing, grabbing will not help anyone. The Word of the Lord says, it is only the blessing of the Lord that makes rich, it is not the corrupted blessings you have stolen. The blessing of the Lord attaches with no sorrow; but the blessings you stole will add sorrows. Jacob become what he became because of God’ plan and purpose for him, stop outsmarting people, Stop helping God, you cannot help God. Yes, someone had giving you vision, or prophecy have said you would become a millionaire in life; ok, now what should we do? Must you become a bandit to actualize the vision? That was what Jacob did. He became a desperado at every turn, duped his brother, conned his father, and duped his uncle. Stop out-smarting people. Stop helping God; God is not crippled. God does not need anyone’ help to fulfil His promises. It’s God’ show, not ours. For Jacob to fully understand God’ path, God had to take him back to the beginning of time. When he escaped his uncle’ place in a hurry, in the dead of the night because of what he had done; he was afraid at the back (Uncle), and afraid at the front (Brother). What kind of life is this? So, when he got to Peniel (Genesis 32:24-32); that was when God met him, as he was in meditation in the presence of God, thinking about his life and the Angel of the Lord appeared. The Angel of the Lord asked, “what is your name?” the name he had was a bad omen on him. Jacob was taken back to the beginning of himself so that he could start a new spiritual journey in life. And he said to Jacob, your name shall no longer be Jacob, Israel. Now that he became Israel, when Jacob, I mean Israel got to Shechem, something happened to his daughter, Dinah. If it were the old Jacob, he would have done something very bad in taking a revenge, but because he has become a new man. He said to his children to allow peace to reign as he released everything into the hands of God to judge.

 So many of us need to go back to the beginning. We cannot use street wisdom to work with God or to help Him to fulfill His promises in our lives. We must develop relationship with God, if you don’t have relationship with the Father to speak to Him if you are in need, that’s when you will begin to negotiate your needs with people that will exchange your birthright like Esau. So now concerning you Jacob in the Kingdom of God, you don’t need to grab people’ things because they are vulnerable. No, you should not; we are saved by the grace, not of our own, so that no one will boast (Ephesians 2:8). The psalmist says, “Not unto us, he repeated it, Not unto us, but unto God Be the glory unto Thy Name.” Ps. 115:1-8), We must realize that He is our help in time of need; we must stop taking advantage of people like Jacob, pastors should stop tying people’ destiny down to get relevancy in life. Many places of worship have become polluted to the point that anybody that enters there can no longer be normal. It is not fair, it is ungodly, it is unacceptable; it is abomination before God. You must stop living another man’s life, all that you accumulated will end one day; what would it be your profit to gain the world and lose your soul (Mark 8:36-37).

For your birthright to be compromised means you don’t know who you are in the family like Esau, or like Esau who was lazy to cook, a lazy Christians that can’t read their Bible, have no time to pray, and too gluttonous to fast. You are always looking for a prayer contractor, asking every dick and harry to pray for them. Can you pray for me? Can you pray for me? Crippled minded Christians would keep asking around till they get to destiny negotiator that will grab their birthrights. If you become a beggar like Esau, transaction would happen on your birthright; exchange will take place and your birthrights will be compromised.

Now, this is for Jacobs in the house of God, please stop grabbing people’ rights; you would be what you would be no matter how long it takes. When you grab, you think God need help, but the Word of God says, “He rules in the affairs of men.” He knows everything, He can do everything by Himself. With all the things that Jacob stole, when there was food shortage in the land of Canaan where he lived, Jacob sent his children to Egypt; why couldn’t the food he had last him a lifetime? What a lesson we learn here! God bless you. Thank you very much.