Saturday, 20 August 2016

IN THE NAME OF THE LORD


Have you guys noticed the upsurge of prayer houses in Nigeria? In almost every street there is a small shack or room where people meet at specific days of the week to fellowship. Most of them have very funny names like 'last bus stop', 'miracle must come down', 'run for your life' and so on. Don't get me wrong, praying is a good thing and probably whoever started this trend had good intentions, and there may still  be few genuine ones out there, but for the others, do you know the kind of atrocities that go on there?





I remember few years back, I was in a gathering and  a group of girls were discussing about relationship palaver, and one of the girls shared her story of how her boyfriend was misbehaving and she discovered that he was cheating on her. In an attempt to keep her relationship, she met her 'papa' from her prayer house and told him about it, and he asked her to bring her boyfriend's picture and a bottle. The picture was put into a bottle and closed and according to her the implication was that mean he was stuck to her forever and I was like eheen! Now if that isn't witchcraft then I wonder what is.




In our quest for quick answers to prayers and signs and wonders we take ourselves to places we have no business with. Do you know the origin of their powers? We get deceived by this people when we do not study the Bible and know God for ourselves. Ephesians 4:14 in the Bible says that "...Then we will no longer be infant, tossed about by the waves and carried around by every wind of teaching and by the clever cunning of men in their deceitful scheming. No one will be able to come at you with lies when you already know the truth from the Bible.


The sad thing is that majority of the people who attend these prayer houses do not know any better, let's not even talk about those who do but still remain there. It is this same people that will tell a pregnant woman not to go the Hospital for antenatal care and delivery because they can handle it and in the end when there are repercussions that they can't deal with, they abandon them and leave them to their fate.


They encourage young girls to do runs. Maybe the word 'encourage' is too strong, but how else do you describe a situation where a man of God supposedly sees a vision of someone sinning against God and instead of trying to preach to the person to change their ways they are telling them how to manipulate the situation. They will gladly receive runs money for 'assignments' even when they know where it's coming from so you can 'receive' your miracle of breakthrough.


Miracles, signs and wonders, prophecies and the likes are all good but the Bible says to test all spirits, so you do not become a victim. Try to stay safe people, God bless us all.

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