MY LATEST ENCOUNTER – SHAME UNTO FALSE PROPHETS
Brethren! How are you fearing? The Good Lord will uphold us till the very end. I know many will rush to say Amen. Why have we become people of Amen, Amen Christians? is that a prayer? Of course Not at all, I am only mimicking the faithful Lord, who promised never to leave us, nor forsake us, even till the very end… Hallelujah!!! And I am persuaded that His Infallible Word must surely come to pass; He will never ever fail. 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
Let me share this with you:-
It happened a month ago, on one cool evening of the day which I decided to take a walk around the Estate where I resident. As I was going from one street to another, enjoying the scenery of different building architectural preferences of my neighbors and the beauty of God’s creation around me; I was at the same time speaking in tongues to stay connected in the spirit so that my eyes and thoughts will not put me in sinful trouble. Suddenly I overheard a man walking ahead of me speaking to someone on his phone, instructing the other end user to allow any of his guests who come for prayers to wait for his return. Though I was not eavesdropping, but his voice was loud enough for me to hear him loud and clear, and since I enjoys fellowship with other children of God so much, I was excited to connect with him, believing it would be another opportunity to talk about Master Jesus Christ, and His Kingdom to come with a brother of 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
It also occur to me to enlighten him not to make people dependently perpetually on him for prayers; but to teach them how they too can talk directly to their Father in Heaven, this is one of the reasons why Jesus Christ came. Yes, to teach us how to cast our net into the waters to fish, rather than been a weakling who always wait at the doorsteps to beg for fish each time we are 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 is fellowship or communion, with God or, more commonly, with fellow Christians.), no one is a custodian of the Power of God. On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit splits Himself into all, not only to some selected few. As many as are willing and obedient. I hoped In my heart that this man will not be offended if I discuss this 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 take us to heaven, 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 sin.
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, naive and gullible on a very large scale on daily basis cannot erode 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 genuine prophets and prophetesses of God no doubt, to deny that 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, but many people don’t understand that the Infallible Word of God is the Book of prophecy, so that as you are reading, meditating and speaking the Word into your life and the lives of others, you are simply 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 place where “word of prophecies” are peddles for money, fame and honor. People have itching ears to hear that there is someone in their families, or offices that are behind their woes. Man is inquisitive by nature, and he 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 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.
Like in the synagogue, most of the people that are pushed out to confirm Joshua’s prophetic messages for them before the 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 Joshua had said over the microphone about them; but because Joshua is working hand in hand with his agents (his disciples), who had earlier met with the people outside the gate, and informed Joshua about the issues of life which they had earlier discussed with them. Joshua in turn will use the information he received from the informants to form basis of his prophecies in the open service, that is why these ‘disciples’ will compel their victims to come out by force and confirm anything. Some ‘disciples’ do fall into trouble with 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 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 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 centre which he do 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 centre is not far, I am free to join them. He was happy as we chat on the biblical doctrines as we move along. When we got to his fellowship centre, we entered through a gate into the compound and we met 3men and 2 ladies. They greeted him, 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 pray that everyone under the bondage of falsehood, false doctrine, false teachers, false churches, we ask you in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ to set them free; 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 the next Wednesday for fellowship and I said OK. The next Wednesday was my appointment with my doctor, and as I was rushing home, something was telling me “don’t you see that some things were not right in that place? So, 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.
Yesterday morning around 9:30, I received a call from Prophet Bassey, he said God told him that there is something I had been praying for a loooong time ago, that He, God is ready to do it for me before tomorrow. Inside me I thought if God want to speak to me, Bassey is the least that 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 in town, or to further your education, buy a house, marriage, or you wish 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 prophet; this is a general problem. See my brethren, I am saying all these because these are the ways which false prophets usually use to capture their victims. Anyway, Prophet Bassey said, God told him that I should call him (Prophet Bassey) by 12midday to pray for me so 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 he was a liar, but he was going somewhere and I decided to go with him and uncover his shame. Anything that is not in the Bible is a lie friends. It interest me to see the end of the matter. I ask him ‘what would I do with the money after prayer.’ He said “dont worry, I will tell you after.” I laughed and decided not to call him. By 11:30, he sent me an 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, but rather, he called me by 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, believing I will call him back, I did not. 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 centre, 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, I travelled to my village, I will give the envelope to a poor person around here. He said, ” Noooo, I will text you a FirstBank account to deposit the money. 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 chasetising him, I said, prophet Baaaassseey, if you put something in your mouth, that is not my portion, stop deception. He quickly dropped the phone on me. I sent him a text before he might block 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 ur clique.”
Why are we saying all these? Jesus Christ warned us that “Watch and Pray” the time is evil. Naive, 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 had 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
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 satan. 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 Christians, who don’t read your Bible, keeping malice with God and don’t like fasting, 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