How are you fearing?
I am persuaded that His Infallible Word will never fail; as rain falls to the ground causing increase on the earth, the promises of the Lord must surely come to pass; He has never ever failed. He said, “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.” Matthew 28:20 NKJV
I will like to share this experience with you. I believe each and everyone of us have divers of experiences, but why I share my many experiences with people is to help my readers to tread carefully in life because there are many predators out there and there are uncountable gullible, naïve and vulnerable people out there. Take this one for example: –
It happen one certain cool evening I took walk around the Estate I resides. As I was going from one street to another enjoying the scenery of different architectural edifice in my neighborhood and the beauty of God’s creation around me; I started to speak in tongues to stay connected in my spirit so that my eyes and thoughts will not strayed (Psalm 119:10-11). And also, the scripture says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” 1 Peter 5:8.
Suddenly I overheard a man that was walking ahead of me talking to someone over his phone, instructing the other person at the other end to allowed any of his guests who visits for prayers to wait for his return before discharging them. Though I was not eavesdropping, but his voice was loud enough for me to hear him loud and clear, and since I enjoys fellowshipping with other children of God so much, I was excited to connect with him as a brother, believing it would be another opportunity to talk about Master Jesus Christ, and His Kingdom and to commune with a brother in the same household of God.
The psalmist says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing— Life forevermore.” Psalms 133:1-3 NKJV
Apart from having interaction as brethren, it also occur to me to enlighten him not to make habits of letting people of God to be depending perpetually on him for prayers; but rather, he should teach them on how the people too can relate directly with their Father in Heaven, reconciliation is one of the reasons Jesus Christ came to the earth (2Corinthians 5:18). Yes, to teach us how to cast our nets into the spiritual waters to fish (Matthew 4:19), rather than remaining to be a weakling who always wait at the doorsteps to beg for fish each time we are spiritually hungry. Jesus said to her, “…but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’ ” John 20:17 NKJV. God is our Father (koi·no·ni·aˌ koinəˈnēə/ which means fellowship or communion, with God or, collective, more commonly, with fellow Christians.). No one is a or should make himself/herself to be a custodian of the Power of God. The scripture says on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit splits Himself into all, He didn’t come only for some selected few. He come for as many as are willing and obedient to follow Him (Isaiah 1:18-19).
I was hoping in my heart that this man would not be offended if I discuss this matter in my heart with him, because many loves their gifts of the spirit above God’s commandment, but at the end, it is the fruits of the Spirit that will help us on our journey to heaven to be like Jesus Christ, not gifts. Jesus said, He would say to many who had performed mighty miracles that “I never knew you,” because they used their gifts to cover their many sins.
Anyway, the man was well ahead of me, so I quickly doubled up my steps to catch up with him and I asked, “are you a pastor?” He looked back and said, “I am prophet Bassey.” Hummnn… I usually have some strange reservations towards anyone who tags himself/herself as “prophet/prophetess” because of obvious reasons. My past experiences in the Synagogue, “church” of all nations, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria; where lies, deception, falsehood, hypnotism, occultism, brainwashing are use to beguiles the vulnerable, naïve and gullible on very large scale on daily basis cannot be eroded out of my memory in a light years to come, and this had made me to develop a zero tolerance for falsehood. Be that as it may, there are also genuine prophets and prophetesses of God no doubt, to deny this, is to deny the authenticity of the Word of God. The Book of Joel says, “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. “Joel 2:28-29 NKJV
Also in the Book of Revelation, it says, “and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5-6 NKJV
As Priests of the Most High God, we are meant to be prophesying to nations about the goodness and the coming of judgment of God upon the earth, but many people don’t understand that the Infallible Word of God is the Book of prophecy; meaning that as you are reading, meditating and speaking the Word into your life and the lives of others, you are simply prophesying. Revelation 19:10b says, “Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
This means whenever you are speaking the Word or testifying of Jesus Christ, you are prophesying. I am blessed beyond curses, no weapon formed against me prosper, I am a Child of destiny, Abraham blessings are mine, I shall not die, but live to declare the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living, …. So many Word of prophecies.
Unfortunately I was born in a part of the world maybe it is the same elsewhere I don’t know but let me talk about my environment where I know as I know my name. This is a clime where “word of prophecies” are peddles for money, fame and honor. People have itching ears to hear who and who is in their families, or offices that are behind their woes. We know that man is inquisitive by nature, and because of this, he (man) wants to know what tomorrow holds for him; people wants to know the unknown, or even the unknowable. This is probably why most people are so fascinated by those who claim to know the future or who claim to possess the gift of prophecy. Nevertheless, if we realized that Jesus is in our future, we shall have peace and rest in Him. The Word of God says, “I know the plans I have for you” (JEREMIAH 29:11). The Word of The Lord says, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee” ISAIAH 43:2. The Word of God says, “though your beginning may be small but your later end shall be glorious” JOB 8:7. The Word of God says, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” 1CORINTHIANS 2:9.
The Word of God has said many things to us about God, His Love and plans for our lives, we may not know them if we do not read it. When we have these infallible comforting Words in our subconscious, we shall no longer fancy, or give our precious attention to anyone who parades himself with the name prophet, because we have already known our future through the Word of God. To prophesy is not necessarily means to see something extra-ordinaire, but to speak the Infallible Word of God upon yourself, and belief what you have said to come to pass. Only God knows why He created us JEREMIAH 1:5, the more we trust in Him with our destiny, the more He will lead us into it. There is definitely no point or purpose enquiring about what tomorrow holds or who is your enemies within your family members from seers or prophets. The scripture has affirmed that satan is man’s sole enemy not any human being EPHESIANS 6:12.
As it is in the Synagogue, most of the people that are pushed out to confirm TB Joshua’s prophetic messages before the Emmanuel TV cameras are always in a confused state of mind. Why is this so? This is one of the Synagogue Abracadabra’s modus operandi, the more you hear, the less you understand. Their complaints are always: they do not particularly hear, or understand most of the things TB Joshua had said over the microphone about them; but because TB Joshua is working hand in hand with his agents (his disciples), who had earlier met with the people outside the gate of the Synagogue, and in turn informed TB Joshua about the issues of life which they had earlier discussed with them. TB Joshua in turn will use the information he received from his informants to form basis of his prophecies in the open service, that is why these ‘disciples’ will always compel their victims to come out by force and confirm anything. Some ‘disciples’ do fall into trouble with TB Joshua when things go wrong while patching this show. If it is a high profile broadcast, voice-over will patch the missing link, and there are so many occasions where TB Joshua do private voice over recordings in his office to voice the included missing part of the message which he did not remember to say in the open service prophecy time for Emmanuel TV packaging.
Now, I hope you understand where I am coming from? So, when this man said he was a prophet, I treaded softly, but I still engaged him in Biblical chat. He said he was heading to a fellowship center which he organize with other children of God around the block. I told him that I live around, and was just taking evening walk, if the fellowship center is not far from my location, I would be free to join them. He was happy as we chat on the biblical doctrines as we move along. When we got to his fellowship center, we entered through a gate into the compound and we met 3men and 2 ladies. They greeted him respectfully, and he quickly introduced me as an Evangelist, he told them that through his interactions with me, he believe I am gifted with the Word. They said I should sit down, I realized it was only one chair there, so I declined to be their chairlady while they stand. I quickly disengaged myself, promising to visit another time. So, they ask me to minister to them for 5minutes before leaving, and I opted to pray. My prayer was my life’ burden which goes thus, “Father, in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ, as a church, we ask for freedom for everyone under the bondage of falsehood, false doctrine, false teachers, false churches, we ask you in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, let them be set free Father; let the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ shine in their heart in Jesus’ Name we pray. They echoed Amen and I left.
I remember Prophet Bassey promised to call me on the phone for reminder of the next Wednesday for fellowship and I said OK. The next Wednesday was my appointment with my eye doctor, and as I was rushing home, something was telling me “don’t you see that some things were not right in that place? In the taxi I started diagnosing what could be wrong, hummnn… I agree that the environment may not be right and fortunately and unfortunately, Prophet Bassey did not call, so I removed them from my system for good.
You will know The Truth, and The Truth shall set you free
After a long time, one day, around 9:30am, I received phone call from Prophet Bassey, he said God told him that there is something I have been praying for a loooong time ago, that He, God is ready to do it for me before the next day. I thought if God wanted to speak to me, Bassey would be the least He would contact (I have my reasons); and also who amongst the living that does not have unfulfilled desires. Maybe you desire to go on holiday in Kuala Lumpur, maybe you desire to spoil yourself a little at the newly open Shoprite Supermarket in town, or you want to further your education, buy a house, get marriage, or you wishes one thing or the other for yourself and no money for these indulgences; they are still pending, we are all in this together even the so call prophets; this is a general problem. See my brethren, I am saying all these because these are the ways false prophets usually use to capture their victims. Anyway, Prophet Bassey said, God told him that I should call him (Prophet Bassey) by 12midday that day so that he can pray for me for that that loooong awaited miracle will take place within 17hours, and I must prepare 5,000 naira in a white envelope which I should write “that thing” at the back of the envelope. I knew instantly he was lying, but he was going somewhere and I decided to go along with him to uncover his shame.
Anything that is not Biblical is a lie from the pit of hell friends. It interest me to see the end of the matter. So I asked him ‘what would I do with the money after prayer.’ He said “don’t worry, I will tell you afterwards.” I laughed and decided not to call him. At about 11:30am, he sent me a reminder SMS which says, “Are you getting prepared and ready for the 12noon prayer. Follow the entire instructions and you will have a testimony.”
I laughed but I did not bother to waste my money to call him, he called at 12:08, challenging me if I was not conscious of time, and I replied that some other things took my attention. He dropped the line on me, believing I would call him back to beg, I did not (This is how they capture you, they try to make you desperate). He called again and started praying, I was replying Amen, amen as I was busy on my laptop. After the prayer, I quickly said goodbye, he said “Wait, Do you remember that fellowship center, go there and ask for Mama Bose and give her the envelope, I will instruct them to use it for God’s work. I replied, ah prophet, I have travelled to my village, I will give the envelope to a poor person around here. He said, ” Noooo, I will text you a Bank account to deposit the money, it has to be used here. I said there is no Bank in my village, giving to the poor is equally God’s work. Prophet Bassey said “stop arguing, stop arguing,” because I have zero tolerance for false prophet I started chastising him, I said, prophet Baaaassseey, if you inserted something in your mouth to command me, that is not my portion, stop deception, remember day of judgment. Bassey quickly dropped the phone on me. I sent him a text before he blocked me from his contact, which says, “Stop deception before heaven descend on you. God spoke to me about you 2weeks ago. I am so sorry for you and your clique.”
Why are we saying all these? Jesus Christ warned us that “Watch and Pray” the time is evil. Naïve, gullible, and vulnerable people are falling into the hands of these lots every second. Some of these evil people targets to have sex with female, married or unmarried; and some of these sex may be to initiates you into dark world. Some will take your hard earn money from you. Through this, many lives, home, marriage, career have destroyed. John 10:10 says, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 NKJV
BE WARNED- SALVATION IS FREE
In the New Testament, Salvation is free, Deliverance is free, God’s blessings is free, Healing is free, Redemption is free. The King left His Ivory Tower to the mundane to be ridiculed, humbled and humiliated to pay the debt that sets us free:
If anyone ask you to give anything in exchange for whatever you desire in life, he/she is not speaking for God.
Anyone who ask you to go and bathe in the flowing river is an agent of devil.
Anyone who ask for a sacrifice in exchange for your need is an hell representative; Jesus Christ paid in full.
Stop enriching hirelings to impoverish your soul.
Stop crucifying the Son of God the second time again.
Stop selling your glory to the agents of darkness.
Stop being led into the camp of the enemy against God.
Stop eating crumbs on the tables of demons.
The Bible says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJV
Prophet Ekeng Bassey and his likes, I have word for you… I am not your candidate anymore. My life is not tied to physical blessings, No matter what come, old things are passed away, all things are new for me by the Mercy of He, who lives and abides forever. “For we are the circumcision, who worship God in the Spirit, rejoicing in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh,” Philippians 3:3 NKJV
And to you lazy and crippled Christians, who don’t read your Bible, and you are keeping malice with God and you don’t like fasting; but you always look for prayer contractors that will help you talk to God, why would you say God is silent when your Bible is closed? The scripture says, Beware, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary Ekeng Bassey, Fatai Temitope Balogun alias T.B. Joshua and their likes are on rampage in the world, seeking whom they may devour. Resist them, be steadfast in the faith,” I Peter 5:8-9 NKJV
We are in end-time, do not take the mark of the Beast.