Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Audio of Pastor E.A. Adeboye's comment on Eternal Security Doctrine at the OAU, Ile-Ife, January 2018

Listen to Pastor E.A. Adeboye's message on "Grace" and the Eternal Security doctrine (here). 
 Pastor E.A.Odeyemi's treatment of same is (here).

Thursday, March 22, 2018

NIGERIA: UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES – PROFFERING SOLUTIONS (By Bosun Emmanuel)


My name is Bosun Emmanuel. I am appealing to you to kindly read this short article. Thank you.
I wish to commiserate with every Nigerian Christian on the various calamities befalling us in Nigeria. It is unfortunate that we have to experience this distress, but it was avoidable. Over the years, we Nigerian Christians have been unable to unite and harness our enormous potentials for the Common Good of all. However, it is better late than never that we embark on remedial actions. The consequence of maintaining the current attitude of disunity and indifference is eradication of Christianity, our culture, our ethnic identity, and the annihilation of our lives. Therefore, we have no option but to commence building structures to engage those determined to destroy us.
At the onset, I have at the back of my mind the contentious and argumentative nature of some of us. In an attempt to look liberal, civilized, rational and logical, some Christian elites have often ended up burying their heads in the sand like ostrich. Many of us deny the obvious and spend a lifetime living in denial. That should stop. The handwriting is clear on the wall. For someone like Pastor Adeboye, who traditionally sees no evil and speaks no evil, to cry out and complain it should be clear the issue has gone beyond “be careful”.  A prominent Church leader described most Christian elites as “ignorant and arrogant”. Many Christian elites do not understand the issues but they pretend that because they are educated, they know all things. They are “ignorant and arrogant”.
Our objective is to start a Movement to defend Democracy. All we need is to ensure that Democracy survives in Nigeria and everyone is safe. What Nigeria is going through is a Constitutional crisis and not a fight against corruption. Fight against corruption is diversionary. The real war is against the Constitution. The game plan of the Islamists is to make Sharia the source of legislation in Nigeria, over and above the Constitution. Once they achieve that, Christianity and Christians are gone. Every indigenous ethnic nationality in Nigeria is gone. These include the Muslims in the South who are exceedingly more “ignorant and arrogant” than Christian elites. They too, would be eradicated, after they have been used as pawns.
I have spent the past two years in the best school in the world - learning at the feet of the Elders. As the Secretary of the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF), I have learnt a lot from Christian Elders from all the geo-political zones in Nigeria and I want to share the knowledge and also use it to provide credible, functional, result oriented direction for the Nigerian Christians under the guidance of NCEF.
You may not be aware, but the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) is an arm of Christian Social Movement of Nigeria (CSMN). The first structure built by the Christian Social Movement is the NCEF to give counsel and direction (I am currently the Secretary of both CSMN and NCEF). I have the direct mandate of the NCEF to commence work on building a Movement of Christians, and other freedom loving Nigerians, to stand in defense of DEMOCRACY in Nigeria. If we do not succeed, then bondage, in the form of Sharia, shall capture the land.
I am inviting you to join the Movement. Together, we are strong. There are many Christian groups doing various things in different corners. Let us harmonize and forge a single indivisible force with common objective. We all want a nation where JUSTICE, EQUALITY, and FAIRNESS prevail. Not one group can do it alone. We need to harmonize and receive direction from the Elders. Since the Christian Elders represent all the geo-political zones, no part of Nigeria would be left out.
The Movement we are going to build is spiritual, political, economical, social, educational, and protective. Every Christian resource shall be deployed to defend Democracy in Nigeria. Once Democracy triumphs, the following are guaranteed: justice, equality, fairness, freedom of worship, freedom of choice, and freedom of association, accountability, and transparency. All these will translate into peace, progress and prosperity for our people.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
1.       Please visit www.csmnigeria.org and register. Kindly put functional email and telephone number. As you can observe, this article is titled #1. More will follow. If you are already registered, thank you. (However, only those who register on the Movement will receive subsequent information.)
2.       Please spread the word. We need to get every educated Nigerian Christian on this Movement. Politics is a game of numbers. However, do not use Social Media. For now, no Face Book, no WhatsApp, no Instagram. Let us quietly gather strength. Email is better since you know your contacts. Word of mouth, SMS, and email are better.
3.       We need money. Lots of it. However, individual contribution is self determined. Anything from N100 monthly is okay. Yes, you can give annually and there is no limit to what you can give. (Presently, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN and Mr. Solomon Asemota, SAN, have joined Dr. Nwankwo Tony in court to challenge Sharia. Even though the elderly SANs are working pro bono, there are still other legal expenses.) Do not forget the media. It will cost a lot to get the Christian narrative out into the open, locally and internationally. A lot of lawsuits are pending.
4.       The account number is: Christian Social Movement of Nigeria, Zenith Bank, 10 14 13 83 50
5.       Yes, we are going to build structures. The structures will be national, zonal, states, local, professional, fellowships, youths and so on.
6.       No, we are not going to start a political party. However, we aim to harmonize Christian resources and potentials into an indivisible force, identify a political party that satisfies Christian interests and negotiate.
7.       Yes, you can forward this message to your Christian contacts. For now, we want to keep it within Christians. When it is strong, other citizens committed to democracy can join.
Please JOIN US.
Please visit www.csmnigeria.org to register to be part of the Movement.
Bosun


Democracy without a democratic culture is a failure.

A country where the Intelligence Agencies control most, if not all non-government organizations (NGOs), professional bodies, such as the Nigeria Bar Association, Medical Association, Trade Unions, Media etc, weakens democratic institutions established to check tyranny in the land. The Military had compromised these institutions, weakened party politics by ensuring that Nigerians have the right to vote, but only parties controlled by the Islamists can be voted for as Independent Candidacy is not allowed.

Today, there are about 40 political parties in Nigeria. The Islamists are in control of ALL through proxies. Christians do not have a single political platform that can represent their interests. Most of the Christians in Government are mere proxies of the Islamists. The Islamists appointed them. When Christians cry out that Christians in Government are not representing Christian interests, it is because they do not understand the issues at stake.
To ensure that their hold on Nigeria is not broken, a fundamental right of citizens was abolished in the 1999 Constitution. Under the 1979 Constitution, Nigerians had the RIGHT TO VOTE and RIGHT TO BE VOTED FOR. It was based on this Constitutional “right to be voted for” that Dr. Tunji Braithwaite launched his independent candidacy under the National Advance Party (NAP) in 1978/79.

In the 1999 Constitution, the RIGHT TO BE VOTED FOR has been removed. Nigerians only have the right to vote, citizens no longer has the right to be voted for. This is a democratic aberration. In Nigeria today, you can only be voted under a registered political party. Meanwhile, all registered political parties, including INEC, are controlled by the Islamists. So, how do you get a Christian President, or Christian Governor, or Senator, or Member of the House of Rep that is independent minded and not a proxy of Islamists?

This is why Christians must build a Social Movement that will be powerful to demand true change. This is why you are needed to reach out to your friends and acquaintances, and your friends reach out to their friends, to join the Christian Social Movement.

HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
      Encourage your friends to visit www.csmnigeria.org and register. (Functional email and telephone number, please). As you can observe, this article is titled #2. More will follow. (However, only those who register on the Movement will receive information directly from us.)
      Please spread the word. We need to get every educated Nigerian Christian on this Movement. Politics is a game of numbers. However, do not use Social Media. For now, no Face Book, no WhatsApp, no Instagram. Let us quietly gather strength. Email is better since you know your contacts. Word of mouth, SMS, and email are better.

      We need money. Lots of it. However, individual contribution is self determined. Anything from N100 monthly is okay. Yes, you can give annually and there is no limit to what you can give. (Presently, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, SAN and Mr. Solomon Asemota, SAN, have joined Dr. Nwankwo Tony in court to challenge Sharia. Even though the elderly SANs are working pro bono, there are still other legal expenses.) Do not forget the media. It will cost a lot to get the Christian narrative out into the open, locally and internationally. A lot of lawsuits are pending.
       The account number is: Christian Social Movement of Nigeria, Zenith Bank, 10 14 13 83 50
       Yes, we are going to build structures. The structures will be national, zonal, states, local, professional, fellowships, youths and so on.
      No, we are not going to start a political party. However, we aim to harmonize Christian resources and potentials into an indivisible force, identify a political party that satisfies Christian interests and negotiate. Politics is a game of numbers.
       Yes, you can forward this message to your Christian contacts. For now, we want to keep it within Christians. When it is strong, other citizens committed to democracy can join.Please JOIN US.
 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

EXHORTATION: I was born for this purpose


“Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then?  Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king.  To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.  Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice” John 18:37

Jesus, in replying Pilate during His ‘trial’ said “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world.”  Jesus had a very clear understanding of what God sent Him to do in the world.  It was this clear sense of mission that dictated all that He did and informed where He went.  Not only did He understand God’s purpose for His life, He was absolutely committed to fulfilling it.  He lived a purpose-driven life.
         God has a very clear purpose for every man and woman in life.  God has a very clear purpose for your life.  True fulfillment starts when an individual discovers the purpose of God for his or her life and makes a quality commitment to pursue that purpose with singular focus.  May the Holy Spirit give you a clear understanding of the plan and purpose of God for your life.
          How do you discover the purpose of God for your life?
        First, you must understand that God has a clear agenda for your life, and you must be committed to carrying it out.
       Secondly, you need to spend quality time with God, to fellowship with Him, to pray and ask Him questions about His plan and purpose for your life.  If you seek Him sincerely, He will speak to you clearly.
       Thirdly, you should find out what you are naturally good at doing, what you enjoy doing that gives you fulfillment.  You should discover your natural gifts and talents, and the things you do that give you good returns.  Then you should dedicate your entire life to God, asking Him to equip you with grace, anointing and power to carry out the plan and the purpose He has for you in life.
        Finally, make a quality decision to commit yourself fully, without any reservation to doing what you know to be the will of God for your life.  Go right ahead and plunge yourself into the doing of it with singular focus, without looking back.  At the end of your life you will be able to say like Jesus said:
“I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do” John 17:4    

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BILLY GRAHAM’S DEATH:


Church Arise! celebrates the grace of God that helped Billy Graham through his life and ministry without his denying his faith or getting involved in any scandal, despite the great stature and influence that God granted him. There’s certainly no need doing an obituary in this newsletter, and those interested in some biography of Rev Graham could find various angles on the internet.  For instance here
    Without any doubt, we believe (just like we wrote concerning Ariel Sharon’s death and the Jewish nation, see Vol 16 qtr 4), that Dr Graham’s departure from here also has a definite prophetic meaning for the gentile world to which he was sent.
      We are therefore happy to share the message below, attributed simply to “Messenger” from Benin City (Edo State, Nigeria) sharing some credible prophetic insight into the event.  Hope you are refreshed as you read through with discernment.

“In 2012, the Lord said to me that He was keeping Billy Graham alive as a sign to this generation. He said that he represented Methuselah to our present generation. I also repeated this in 2015 and December 2017 where I declared it in a  prophetic meeting.
     On 21-2-18 someone who heard me say this in 2015 sent me a text that Billy Graham was dead. I prayed a simple prayer and asked the Lord what this means to this generation. Perhaps He may want to expatiate on the word He gave in 2012.
     I woke up this morning (22-2-18)  with the word of the Lord on this matter. Thus saith the Lord:
Billy Graham’s death signifies a continental shift in My Global Calendar for the Nations.
     It signifies the end of the Era of America’s global witness to the world.
     It shows that the season of Ham is fully come and to the Hamites led by Nigeria (Pisonia) have I committed the Era of the Gospel of the Kingdom (See Matt.24:14) as distinct from the Evangelical/ Pentecostal Gospel championed by America.
     The re-alignment of the stars (Gen.15:5) will bring about shifts and changes in government. I will break the Toga of Nimrod and occultism over Africa and raise a new generation of leaders in the mold of David that will be My light to the nations and through whom I will give impetus to the Era of Africa’s Global witness to the Nations.
     Just like Methuselah’s death released My hand to bring a flood that swept away an era of corruption and unrighteousness and brought about a new era of hope to mankind, Billy Graham’s death will bring about the same landmark.
     A flood is coming but not of waters but of swift changes that will sweep away corrupt people, systems and institutions including religious systems, governments and institutions that are built on the culture of Nimrod to be replaced by institutions that will be built on Covenants, Vows and Sacrifice.
Even NOW, Nigeria will see a firstfruit of these changes.
     Son, declare this to the Nations – A continental shift has occurred: The season of Ham (Africa) is fully come and it will no longer be business as usual.
@ 3.03am, 22-2-18
Messenger – Benin City.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Updates in NWO’s targeting of Christian businesses for destruction in the US


In the US, the 8 years of Obama administration were used to carefully lay the foundations for solid assault on traditional sexuality.  As a desperate measure to secure funds required to save his campaign for second term in 2012, Obama did the unprecedented and broke his own records by affirming support for same-sex marriage.  His second term in office then saw an all-out assault on traditional sexuality.  By tweaking the word “gender identity” Obama was able to transfer all protection from discrimination on gender basis (basically to protect females) to mean freedom to choose one’s own gender identity. Talk of evil genius!  

While we have some sensational socials, news about bathrooms etc (thankfully now revoked by Donald Trump), following this law, the most serious assault were on businesses. Systematically, creative artists such as photographers and bakers were targeted by homosexuals who insist they must provide service for gay weddings or close business.  (Attempts by such targeted businesses to make referrals to businesses that have no religious objections are vehemently rebuffed!). Next in line of course were churches who would also be required by law serve the homosexual agenda.

With the divine intervention in American (and generally, human) society with the triumph of Trump over Hillary Clinton who would have completed the hatchet job started by Obama, the world is now offered a window of sanity.  In our opinion, this is a divinely-appointed opportunity for last-minute revival before the Rapture and the eventual short-term total take-over by the antichrist.

The homosexual establishment had their cases well-prepared, solidly backed by the Obama gender identity law.  The format of the charge against the Christians can be summarized by the Judge’s pronouncement against Aaron and Mellisa Klein who lost their business when ordered in 2015 to pay damages totaling 135,000 USD for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding (see vol 16 qtr 4). Judge Garret had argued:

"The Kleins seek an exemption based on their sincere religious opposition to same-sex marriage; but those with sincere religious objections to marriage between people of different races, ethnicities, or faiths could just as readily demand the same exemption," 


To come out of this satanic cul-de-sac, the Christians have now adopted a new position hinging their objections more on freedom of creativity rather than freedom of religious expression.  Ironically, this is more acceptable in society today. The central argument is that nobody should be compelled to use their creativity to serve subject matters they do not subscribe to. 

To the glory of God, this new perspective is proving too hard a nut to crack by the gay movement, and a number of court victories are now emerging. In one such landmark victory set in California, Superior Court Judge David Lampe summarizes the Christian position:

"No artist, having placed their work for public sale, may refuse to sell for an unlawful discriminatory purpose. No baker may place their wares in a public display case, open their shop, and then refuse to sell because of race, religion, gender, or gender identification. The difference here is that the cake in question is not yet baked. The State is not petitioning the court to order defendants to sell cake. The State asks this court to compel Miller to use her talents to design and create a cake she has not yet conceived with the knowledge that her work will be displayed in celebration of a marital union her religion forbids. For this court to force such compliance would do violence to the essentials of Free Speech guaranteed under the First Amendment"