New Year Prophecies and Promises – by @myunicy
It is the time of the year again when we hear predictions, make promises and projections. Even as it has become our ‘ritual’ every year especially at most churches’ cross-over night services.
We begin to hear different versions of prophecies and promises from the various General Overseers ranging from the Redeemed Christians Church of God (RCCG), Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Latter Rain Assembly, The Synagogue of God, CAC, Cherubim and Seraphim and a host of others. Some of these prophecies and promises are positive while some are negative.
Please, before you crucify me for mentioning your church, get me right. I am a Holy Bible believing man too. And I do not mean to undermine any church or man of God.
Now, let’s examine together the predictions of some of our General Overseers, then I will leave you to draw your conclusions.
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye of the RCCG predicted at the church’s cross-over night service at the Redeemed Camp for the New Year, Adeboye reportedly urged Nigerians to pray fervently against outbreak of diseases and natural disasters in the world. He similarly predicted floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes in the previous year.
On the brighter side, Daddy GO, as he’s fondly called, enthused that some people would experience deliverances, unexpected promotions, miraculous open doors and so on. Can I hear someone shout halleluiah? Some people are already claiming these goodies.
Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the then president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and the current president of the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) prophesied in 2009 that it would be very fruitful. He reminded the bible scholars that Number nine symbolizes fruitfulness. A discerning mind readily knows that a woman carries pregnancy for nine months before her delivery. Isn’t that fruitfulness on its own? It is a pure logic. Even a baby Christian knows this.
If I’m not wrong it was in that year there was massive sack of bank workers, including my humble self. Thanks to Almighty God, as I have got over it. And I am doing well in my private business now. I know a lot of people are still unable to find their feet up till today. As thousands became jobless, millions died of preventable diseases. Hunger and other deprivations took tolls on a large number of people. About 75% of persons in Nigeria further went down the poverty line. Economic meltdown even bit harder. Are these not the signs of fruitfulness? Well, you can answer that by yourself.
Imagine when a certain General Overseer said that not all the senators and House of Reps members would win back their seats to the National Assembly in the next election. Do we have to be told that? Who do not know that in any election, there will surely be winners and losers? Or do you have to visit a soothsayer before you know that it’s not all the people that contested in an election that will win? Just as it is not all the candidates that sat for an examination that must pass.
The mistrust and suspicion that the Nigerian people have had for the government at various levels both in the past and in the present was borne out of their failed promises. When President Goodluck Jonathan promised the nation with his transformation agenda last year, how many of those transformational projects have seen the light of the day? Instead of the “fresh air” that the fedora hat man from Otueke village in Bayelsa State promised the masses during the 2011 general elections, up till now, it is the polluted air of massive corruption, kidnappings (or maybe adultnappings), killings by the Boko Haram sect, motor accidents, airline crashes, human rituals, etc that fill Nigerian atmosphere. Just as the 6,000MW still remains a pipe dream after many years.
Then you begin to ask yourself: where are the good roads, quality health care delivery, pipe borne water, youth employment, etc that the government promised? As we are about to enter the New Year, some people are already stockpiling fuel in their homes to power their generating sets during the yuletide season. They are skeptical and not sure whether there will be both fuel and power supply at this time.
As usual, President Jonathan has recently promised again that year 2013 will be better than this year 2012. Let’s pray that he will work the talk this time around. We all know that talk is cheap.
Even as I try as much as I can, to be optimistic about the promises of the year 2013, but I look around I do not see the indications on ground that will strengthen my hope that year 2013 will be better off both socially and economically. (Pidgin English) abi if Saturday go sell market well well, no be for Friday you go
As much as I know that Nigeria is a pious nation; we believe that prayers must settle all the hydra-headed problems that are confronting us as a nation. Even the ones we caused by our own insatiable greed and selfishness.
Then, I join other fellow prayerful Nigerians to pray to God as follows:
•To frustrate any power or attempt to cause fuel crisis as we had it in January this year.
•To put an end to Boko Haram massacre in the North, kidnappings and deprivations in the East and Niger Delta respectively, rituals and armed robbery in the West.
•To guide and give the concerned authorities in the educational sector the wisdom to ensure a strike-free academic sessions and a problem-free health system.
•To put fear in the minds of our leaders to eschew corruption and ensure good governance.
Then, above everything, for us to have the wisdom to be able to discern truths from lies, and to take with a pinch of salt most of the prophecies and promises of the incoming New Year 2013.
Season greetings to you all folks. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance.
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