By Moshood Fayemiwo;Nigeria World
The world is in turmoil. There is fear everywhere. Government has failed its people. The rich are getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Virtually all the world’s institutions are in shambles and cannot be trusted anymore. Stable societies once thought of as matured democracies are cracking. Terrorism is everywhere. Our cities are crumbling and today’s youths are so pessimistic of the future as it has never seen. Sexual immorality, perversion, deviance and unimaginable and unheard atrocities are assailing humanity as never seen. What is going on? Someone called and asked: Dr what’s going on? Thank God Almighty Who came in the flesh to give us a head up on the signs of the Last Days. What we’re witnessing now are just tips of the ice-bergs waiting for the world. Terrorism is still at its infancy, my friend. A time is coming that humanity will rue these current days as better compared with the foreboding ailments about to be unleashed on the world. Don’t take my words for it, but the Words of the King: “For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you dare not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation, will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.” (Matthew 24:5-8).
Did you see that Our Lord Jesus Christ didn’t say these are the signs of the end of the world? He said, these are the signs of the beginning of birth pains, so these are signs of the beginning, but not the end itself. Then He continued: “Then they deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come” (Matthew 24:9-14).
The world is right now at the threshold of Matthew 24:9-14. We are witnessing the signs of the beginning of the end, but not the end yet. As a matter of fact, through the revelation of the Holy Spirit, there is a total of 400 years between those two eras. I will not be here when the second part is about to start. In fact, during that time, no one will be able to write what is being written here and it will be illegal to publish such by law. The anti-Christ is not here yet, but he’s knocking right at the door. We shall elucidate more on the concatenation of events that will presage the anti-Christ in this column in future piece.
HOW DID WE GET TO THIS LEVEL? When Satan-formerly known as Lucifer- said in his mind he wanted to be like the Lord God Almighty (“How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens, I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit.” Isaiah 14-12-15), he committed more than an egregious act, he committed high treason. He rebelled and one third of the angels in heaven supported his rebellion against their Maker. The Almighty God ordered their banishment and total expulsion from His Presence. Of course, the rebellious renegades fought back, but they were soundly and eternally defeated, Hallelujah! (“Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down-that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him”-Revelation 12:7-9). The reasons Lucifer rebelled against his Maker and why one-third of the angels supported him could be gleaned from the Holy Bible and our best seller: “The Kingdom of Satan Exposed,” and will not be repeated here.
It was after this episodic tragedy that the Lord God Almighty decided to create the human race. We came into the picture to humiliate Satan and his rebellious hordes and worship the Lord God Almighty. As we saw later, our First Parents; Adam and Eve, messed up in the Garden of Eden. Consequently, the power, authority and dominion that the Sovereign Lord God Almighty gave to the human race was stolen by Satan. In fact, Satan admitted this, while tempting our Lord Jesus Christ: “The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. “I will give You authority over all these kingdoms and all their glory,” he said. “For it has been handed over to me, and I can give it to anyone I wish.…” (Luke 4:5-6). Adam and Eve didn’t relinquish the power, authority and dominion over the earth to Satan and his demons; rather, Satan stole it, because he is a thief. What Satan and his demons did with that power is the subject of this week’s spiritual discourse in our Christian Walk.
PRINCIPALITIES AND POWERS: War has traditionally been the tool used by the Sovereign Lord God Almighty to re-order societies. Satan and his rebellious renegades lost the war in heaven. The True Lord God Almighty triumphed over Satan in heaven. Satan and his acolytes-fallen angels deceived Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, which resulted in the expulsion of our First Parents from that Elysian abode. Now Satan and the fallen angels had the opportunity at last to becomes “gods” on the earth, courtesy of the disobedience of Adam and Eve. The first thing Satan did was to organize the entire global system after his convoluted mindset. This current worldly system is run by Satan and his minions. That is why the Holy Bible warned us-the true worshippers of the True Lord God Almighty, the Father in 1 John 2:15-16: “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For all that is in the world-the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not from the Father but from the world.…” Satan is the one currently running the world system, that is a fact; ignored, denied or unacknowledged. He runs the world beginning with traditions, customs and traditions. That is why Apostle Peter screamed thus: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers…” (1 Peter 1:18 NKJ).
Anytime you are asked to do anything or participate in any rituals, religions, celebrations, festivals etc. in your city, town or family, because “it is part of our tradition,” ask those people to tell you how did this practice start? Satan and his demons don’t come out and tell human beings plainly to worship them, rather, they hide under traditions and customs. Few years ago, I asked those festival-goers in Chicago how the annual Lallapaloosa festival began and no one could tell me. My wife and I were in New Orleans for a vacation few years ago, and people urged us to tarry a while in the city to watch Madi Gras festival, and we declined. “You’d love it,” a friend implored. We politely declined. Most of the festivals celebrated around the world; from Africa, Asia, North America to Europe, the Caribbean, Latin America and the rest are demon-energized and Satanic-inspired celebrations.
Principalities are different from demons. For those that have read our book: “The Kingdom of Satan Exposed,” we explained these differences. In virtually all the cities, towns and villages of the world; from megalopolis of New York, Beijing, Tokyo, London to tiny isthmuses around the world, principalities exist to rule people. About ten years ago, while relocating from New York to Chicago-the largest and third largest cities in the US respectively-the Holy Spirit showed me the six principalities controlling the city of Chicago: Southside, South west, North side, Downtown, Eastside, and Mainland encompassing the Chinatown and environs. Every time the principalities strive for territorial supremacy, they exhibit the spiritual struggles through gang members. This is the reason Chicago is a violent city and always in the news. Paradoxically, throughout my 10-year stay in that city with my wife, not a single violence reached our neighborhood. In fact, I told my wife to leave our main doors open most of the times, and no demon could play around our areas. Yet, we hear of horrible news around us, but hasn’t the Lord God Almighty promised His own: “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked” (Psalm 91:1-8). Praise the Lord!
I was on a visit to Nigeria with my wife few years ago, and a childhood friend called me, if I would be able to make it to my hometown of Owo. I said I had a lot on my plate. “You should make it so we can go to Igogo Festival,” he admonished. I laughed. The Igogo Festival he was referring to in my native town is a demonic festival. Every summer, my people converge at the king’s palace to worship a python, which is a principality that still lives at the thick bush at the palace down to Uka Street. That python is responsible for all the disunity, killings, hatred and other woes in that ancient city. But who would believe us, when they are told to stop this Satanic festival? It’s all over the world, mind you! It is not only in my town of birth. Satan is everywhere.
Friend, I do not know where you’re reading this piece around the world, but if you want to discover the primality controlling your city, here are the 10 checklists to use as revealed in the Holy Bible and by the Holy Spirit. First, the name of the festival and its origin. Names are not just ordinary nomenclatures; they say a lot about our spiritual state. The Baal of Peor is the same as Baal of the Sidonians and so every native began their names with that demon-god or principality: Baalzebub, Balaam, Baal-ath-beer-a city inhabited by this demon (I Chronicles 4:33); Ethabaal etc. A neighbor in Chicago told us few years ago, he was going to Mexico for a vacation. We wished him safe journey, until he added: “And I will use the vacation period to watch Santa Muerte.” I asked him, if he knew the meaning of the festival? It is a celebration of the demon-god of Death. The second characteristic of demon-energized festivals and traditions is the origin of the festival. Do not just be content with being told it is part of our culture and tradition, but ask, how did the culture start and tradition begin in the first place? Our Lord Jesus Christ chastised and excoriated the Jewish leaders for annulling or voiding “…the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do.” (Mark 7:13ESV). The third thing to look out for is the time of the festival. Is it at night? Every act of evil is done under the cover of darkness. Our Lord Jesus Christ declared: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they set it on a lampstand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.…” (Matthew 5:14&15). Evil parades a slender body in darkness and the children of perdition converge in darkness. The fourth sign is enactment of certain codes and rules. It is for freedom that we have been set free in Christ Jesus, Hallelujah! Any organization, body, association, even so-called churches and congregation that prescribes certain codes and rules for members and behave as a separate group have all the spiritual imprimatur of occultism. As Apostle Paul warned in Colossians 2:16-17: “Therefore, do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the body that casts it belongs to Christ.…”
The fifth sign to look out for in a demonic-principality in any city, town or village festival or festivities is discrimination and segregation. Are certain groups of people excluded? Is membership in such organization, association, body and company that organizes such festivals open to all and sundry? As Apostle Paul warned again in Ephesians 2:14-18: “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law of commandments and decrees. He did this to create in Himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.” Even, if they called themselves Christians, and tell you what to wear, and how to dress, or what to eat and not to eat; and basically, they are out to run your life. If they dictate a certain pattern of lifestyle for you, get away from such assembly. It is a cult and a demon-principality that is in charge. The sixth sign is the misogynistic attitude and policy of demon-principality associations, clubs, cults and festivals etc. Immediately they tell you your wife and women are not allowed to join, or women are segregated or ostracized, stay away. The Words of Life declared emphatically in Galatians 3:27-28 thus: “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Any place of worship so-called, where women are separated and kids are torn away from their parents and wards are ostracized during worship is a cult and Satan is in charge, no matter how pious and religious they proclaim and advertise themselves.
The eighth sign is the indecency and the immoral ambience pervading the celebration. Have you seen the sexual orgies and bacchanal nudity that characterize Madi Gras festival in New Orleans? Do you see the Umhlanga sexual dance in Swaziland where the libidinous appetite of an African king is appeased every year? Such festivals are demon-principality controlled but presented under the veneer of tradition and custom. The ninth sign is the unexplained tragedies and deaths that accompany many of these demon-energized and principality-controlled festivals. Every time the Indian worshippers of the Hindu goddess; Kumbh Mela swim at the Ganges River, deaths must occur. Why will it not be so, since Satan has three-fold ministry thusy: “…to steal, kill and destroy,” (John 10:10). The tenth sign to look for are the songs and music that accompany these Satanic festivals, celebrations, festivities, church movements, religious organizations and cults. Listen to the lyrics, be attentive to the meanings of the words and songs being sung. Whom are the singers giving glory to? If I listen to any song in five minutes, I can easily tell you whom the author/singer is glorifying; self, Satan or the Almighty God? Hallelujah!
LATEST ON APOSTLE SULEIMAN AND THE CHILDREN OF PERDITION
I disclosed in this column last week that my friend, attorney Festus Keyamo should retrace his steps and desist from following the path of destruction in the current misadventure of a prostitute hired to rubbish the ministry of Apostle Suleiman. I have never met Apostle Suleiman in my life. I have never met any of the women, especially the so-called Stephaine Otobo, the lady said to be resident in Canada. I have read all the salacious stories in the newspapers and especially online. I have prayed over it and I want to publicly declare that Apostle Suleiman is a true man of God, period. The only person I am concerned about is my friend, Festus Keyamo. Please Festus, pull the plug off this matter, so you will not experience a monumental tragedy that will surprise you yourself, in your private and professional lives. The True Lord God Almighty warned: “”Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm.” (Psalm 105:15).
It is not for fun that the True Lord God Almighty issued this warning. I know that the level of discounted morality in Nigeria is so atrocious that, it is herculean most times to differentiate genuine men and women of God from the charlatans that dot the Nigerian scope, but this one is different, trust me. Stephanie Otobo or whatever is your name, you’re threading on a slippery slope and dangerous spiritual paths. You must publicly apologize to Apostle Suleiman and also publicly recant all the rubbish and lies you have told about this man of God before the year 2017 runs out otherwise, you will be surprised of your calamitous end. It is not enough for your parents to disown you and apologize on your behalf; you must do it yourself openly and publicly. This is not a threat and I am not bluffing. You have up to December 31, 2017 to do this public apology. If you do not render an unreserved, manifestly penitent and sorrowful apology to Apostle Suleiman between now and December 31, 2017, I will announce publicly in this column what will happen to you and your sponsors. Enough for now.
Dr Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo is Chancellor and Provost; The Jesus Christ Solution Center Training School & Bible College in Cameron near Texas which will take-off later this year.