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The Living Perfect Master and founder of One Love Family, Satguru Maharaj Ji, has expressed his concern over pastors who regularly make predictions about the outcome of elections in Nigeria.
Disagreeing with the practice of prophesying election results, Maharaj Ji said that the pulpit should not be used for political purposes.
He said, “What happened during the last elections in Nigeria has greatly undermined the credibility of Christianity. Some prophets confidently declared that one candidate would win while another would lose.
For instance, some of the comments made by these pastors includes “If this person wins, I will become a herbalist; if that person wins, let them cut off my hand; if this candidate wins, that person will die before their wish is fulfilled.’
In a press release by the One Love Family Minister for Information, Ojo Mogbadewa, reacted saying “None of these prophecies came true, yet they call themselves prophets. Prophets of what? It is absurd to say things that God has not instructed you to say. The pulpit in the house of God is where truth is upheld and propagated, not a platform for political campaigns.”
“It is a tradition for Nigerian pastors and prophets to predict election outcomes. Sometimes, they predict future events to demonstrate to their throngs of followers that they possess some sort of supernatural ability or able to discern God’s genuine will.
“Before February 25, 2023 presidential election, some Nigerian pastors delivered varying prophecies on winners and losers of the election.
Whereas some of the clerics claimed that God spoke to them and they were sure that the former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, would win the presidential election, some said it would be Peter Obi of the Labour Party while others prophesied that Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would become the next Nigerian president.
“Though with varying prophecies, all the pastors and prophets claimed that they received their prophecies from God.
“However, the outcome of the presidential election has turned some of the clerics to what could be described as fake prophets whom according to the Holy Book of God, the Bible, those who God did not send nor spoken to as captured in the book of Jeremiah 23:21-22 which said, “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.”
“Some of the pastors and prophets whose the outcome of the presidential election has proven wrong and to be fake include the spiritual leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, who prophesied that Atiku of the PDP would emerge the next president of Nigeria.
“Ayodele had in a statement by his Media Aide, Oluwatosin Osho, listed some of the assignments given to Atiku when he becomes the president to include restructuring, fixing the education sector, reducing the price of petrol, and reviving the economy.
“Among these three candidates, Atiku has been given an assignment from God to fix the nation within four years. If God gives Atiku victory in this election, he is to use only four years for this special assignment.
“If he wins and refuses to do the will of God for the people, he will see the wrath of God.
“He will not complete his term because God’s anger will be placed on him. His assignment is to form an all-inclusive government, take care of security within six months, restructure before his term ends, reduce petroleum prices, fix the education sector, and revive the economy,” the cleric had said.
“But Ayodele’s prophecy has been proven to be fake as Tinubu of the APC won the presidential election according to the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“Similarly, a popular pastor and founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, in his prophecy said that God showed him Obi of the Labour Party as the next president of Nigeria.
“Oyakhilome on Friday, February 17, 2023 in what looks like indirect endorsement of Obi said that Obi is God’s preferred choice for Nigeria to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
“In his narrative and spiritual description of the three top candidates, the cleric said that the first candidate in his revelation was not himself but under the devil’s influence, saying “He is under the influence of a devil. The devil was mocking and laughing, scoffing at Nigerians. The devil is using him. It is a wicked spirit of darkness, a mocker. The devil’s name is jackal. A jackal is a trickster, a swindler, who usually operates on behalf of another for the purpose of deception. This demon is mocking Nigeria. But he has been cut off.
“In the spirit, the second candidate, if you let him get into office, you will have no country. You would have sold your country.
“The third candidate was winning. He didn’t want to lose, but he was afraid of winning. Then I prayed, and the Lord gave him wing to fly.”
“But Oyakhilome’s prophecy has been proven to be fake by the outcome of the election as Tinubu emerged president-elect.
“Also, the General Overseer, King of Kings Deliverance Ministry Worldwide, Prophet Emmanuel Chukwudi, prophesied that Atiku would win the presidential election, claiming that God told him the PDP’s candidate would emerge victorious in the election, but his prophecy has come as fake with the victory Tinubu.
“Pastor Tunde Bakare, said no presidential candidate on parade for Nigeria’s presidential election will emerge, declaring that “new good candidates will emerge.”
“He asserted, “Before we cast any vote, a new breed without greed will emerge.”
“Four candidates, Bola Tinubu, 70, of the ruling All Progressives Congress; Atiku Abubakar, 76, of Peoples Democratic Party; Peter Obi, 61, of Labour Party and Rabiu Kwankwaso, 66, of the New Nigeria Peoples Party are considered as leading the pack of 18 presidential candidates across political parties.
He declared further that “there’s going to be a resurgence, a new thing will happen and God will give Nigeria two people, two opportunities to choose to move the nation forward.”
“With his prophecies, it has showed that he’s a fake pastor because the APC candidate, President Bola Tinubu won the election.
“What all these has proven to us now is that religion is a paper tiger. There’s no power there. If power was there, they should have been guided to know that this hour is not for sensationalism, semantics, diatribes, and statements that will heat the polity.
“Even after the petition tribunal came up, they Still took the picture of Peter Obi to the church. The question now arise: Are they not aware that there’s an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that conducts election? And after the election, President Tinubu was greeted by all world leaders but because the constitutional provisions must be followed that’s why they went to Supreme Court, with what intentions? Is it of the public interest or personal interest?
“Intially, they said President Tinubu did not attend Chicago State University and this time around, they want to force the Supreme Court to accept extra evidence not minding the tendacious attitude of the press and religious groups which today people are saying all of them where given money.
“Religious leaders are playing politics with the life of Nigerians by changing our minds. Very soon they will come out to say Jesus is coming back tomorrow instead of them to come out and tell the world that Satguru Maharaj Ji is the expected messiah, they are building houses and mansions in the name of the Creator which we know they are aided and abetted by the Europeans who do not want the people to be in knowledge but rather to control their destiny and to be able to reproductively engage in perception that will make the economy to be strong.
“In the wake of Corona Irish pandemic, all the pastors went into hiding and nobody heard any thing about their healing powers. It took my Divine Interventionist role to kill and bury Coronavirus during My “Absolute End To Modern-Day Slavery And The Only Way Forward” public lecture held at Lagos City Hall, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria on March 21, 2020 with concrete assurances that if humanity denounces racism and hatred and embrace the culture of Love, Coronavirus will not resurface on earth, till eternity.
“Hence, pastors are agents of negativity who lack true knowledge of the Creator, Maharaj Ji which is Light and in Him there is no darkness. Imagine a pastor boasting publicly to kill his fellow brother/sister for being insulted. The Creator is Love! He neither threatens nor destroys Saint and sinner alike! These out – pour of misleading negative vibrations from the Pastors have plunged humanity into a statr of chaos, confusion, misery, pains, agony, pandemics and environmental hazards like wildfire, hurricane, tsunami typhoon etc.
“The American Ambassador predicted Nigeria cannot survive before or after the 2015 General Elections but Satguru Maharaj Ji asked America to take back their words and the American Ambassador came to Ibadan to beg, through a Press Conference retracting this statements for fear of karmic reactions. The US Ambassador said “In my opinion, I am not worried in the least that Nigeria is going to disintegrate in 2015. Regardless of what someone may have said, the question is that we are now here in 2015: do we see signs that Nigeria is going to disintegrate or fall apart or something? But I don’t see those signs.
“So, today we are asking them, where do they stand? For the past 63 years they have been flirting with the lives of the people.
“Enough Is enough, because the Ancestors are not happy with these pastors for misleading humanity to believe that they are healing in the name of Jesus, whereas they are using Nucleus “African Insurance,” Maharaj Ji Warned.