Prophetic messages play a major role in religion, especially in Christian don. They ensure the preacher’s credibility as a true Man of God. They also help the church members to trust their preachers. But prophecies can also make or break any pastor.
For some Nigerian preachers, their messages sometimes come true while at other times, have become subject of controversies. Perhaps, this may be the reason why many are quick to label some ‘fake prophets’.
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, many prophetic pastors have been revealing ‘what God told them about the election’. For instance, The Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, has a warning for President Muhammadu Buhari concerning his second term bid. He was said to have shared it while delivering his New Year message.
Mbaka was quoted to have said: “The Lord says, Nigerians, captive Nigerians, you will be speedily rescued; Nigerians, things are very, very difficult, hard and tough nowadays. The hardship is not from God, they are man-made; the wicked cabals and satanic agents in this country have wickedly kidnapped the goodwill and good intentions of Mr. President, Muhammadu Buhari; his good intentions have been kidnapped.
“President Buhari must wake up and sit up immediately or…heaven demands him, heaven demands Buhari, our President to change all those who are holding and caging him in captivity. If he will not change them, he will be changed; Mr. President, wake up; sit up. God said you are toying with the privilege given to you; there is no time; Nigerians are dying in your hand; people are not happy with your system. Change or you will be changed.
“So, Mr. President, as I was waiting on the Lord, I’m asked to advise you, don’t come out for 2nd tenure, after this retire peacefully. Mr. President, you are the cause of your own problem. God gave you an adviser, a wonderful mentor, a visionist, a matriarch, in the person of your wife, Aisha, but you don’t want to listen to her, that woman is heartbroken because she understood that you are not yourself. Come back to yourself or you will cry by the time you will be sent out of office. So, those who are encouraging you to come out and run again, they want to disgrace you shamefully and publicly.”
He consequently endorsed Dankwambo for President in 2019, when he declared: “If Mr. President, Buhari will not continue, if you go to Gombe, it was a rural state, the present governor there, Ibrahim Hassan, has turned that place into almost an ultra-modern city and that man was a former Accountant-General of the country.
“If you go to Gombe, you won’t know Gombe again. Why can’t such a person come out? I don’t know the party he is in; and he is still a young man; in his early 50s, whether in PDP or APC, I don’t know but whoever is doing that kind of magic in Gombe can handle Nigeria. A man who did PhD in Accountancy, chartered in marketing, chartered in Accountancy, a lot of things, a guru, we need somebody with such aura.
“And the Gombe people will tell you, he does not discriminate between Muslims and Christians, he is shielding even Christians there. He gave some pastors land, gave land for churches. I am not campaigning for him, but I am talking about somebody who can lead us forward, somebody with vision, with agenda, to change Nigeria is not difficult; wherever such a person is, let his party make him available for Nigerians to see it.”
Source: New Telegraph