This generation thought that ecstasy would take place at the end of the last millennium / beginning of this.
In the 70s, 80s and 90s, as the millennium was drawing to a close, there was a “church boom”. Many ran to the Church not because they understood Christ or His love, but the “fear of going to the fire of hell” did it … it was an awakening based on fear rather than love.
The foundation of fear continues until the millennium up to the present day. This fear factor has given rise to many fear-related doctrines and beliefs that have driven the wheel of progress of the Gospel of Christ.
Some of these fear-related beliefs or doctrines are:
I. Extremism of the tithe doctrine. “If you don’t pay, the devourer would come from heaven.” I believe in tithing and sowing as a sign of honor to God. I do it as direct and not as threatened. If you love Christ, giving to his works takes place without effort. You cannot use Malachi to intimidate me when Ephesians tell me that “Christ redeemed me from the curse of the law”. And you bring Malachi to enslave me. If you have to live according to Malachi, let’s go to the Old Testament and abide by all the laws there, don’t select the ones you have to obey.
II Extremism of the “father in the lord” doctrine, a colleague sent me today the devotional morning of one of the main Pentecostal churches today. I cried when I saw the passion with which the writer spoke of “submission” and “father in the lord”. He never mentioned parents at birth in any way. When they want to capture men, they go to the Old Testament to import things that fit their control system.
The extremism of this doctrine says nothing about the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He caged many to the point that God himself cannot reach his people because they need to access God through the “father in
III. They tend to lose focus and apparently don’t know where they are. Nigeria joined in 1914. There was a revival called Azusa Street in 1906-1915.
You see that the merger occurred at the top and in the last days of awakening.
God’s plan is for the south to evangelize the north. The Igbo had to do this. In Nigeria, they have the highest percentage of Christians and are well rooted in northern Nigeria of any ethnic group. Artists of the caliber of Nnamdi Azikiwe, Odimegwu Ochukwu were born in the north. This is to tell you how they settled in northern Nigeria before independence.
The Church of the Assemblies of God, which is a branch of the Asuza Street Revival, was based in Enugu, arrived in Nigeria in 1934, its council was inaugurated in 1964. After 20 and 50 years, respectively, after the merger.
Two years after the inauguration of the Council of Assemblies of God, there was a coup in 1966 which subsequently led to war.
The Igbo who were supposed to run with the Gospel returned home and fought to survive the difficulties of the post-war period.
Emeka now listens to Umar, instead of a joyful state of mind when he sees someone to testify with Christ, something dies in him.
This is the same when Ngozi sees Zainab and continues like this … And that’s how the devil wanted it.
In the midst of the war, in 1968, Archbishop Benson Idahosa inaugurated the mission of the Church of God. With the help of this man, God turned south-west, as the south-east did not move.
It is never a coincidence that over 80% of the Church’s confessions that have great national coverage and acceptance are initiated by men from the southwest. Call them, redeemed Christian Church of God, living faith, deeper life, mountain of fire … the list is endless.
Pst Chris and Christ Embassy are among the many ramifications of that awakening of the Assemblies of God despite the fact that he would later meet Archbishop Ben Idahosa of blessed memory, who advised him to the Ministry.
That hatred and hatred that the Grand Ministry of the Southeast Commission isolated after the war found expression in the church through the Goodluck Jonathan government. Many Southeast leaders have gained voices in the Church and have sown a seed of hatred that has spread to them north since the war.
The Church has almost followed that path of hatred and in the last elections of 2019, it has manifested itself well. The church now generates hatred for those whom Christ says love.
As a Christian in China, your main ministerial college is Buddhism, in India it is Hinduism and in Nigeria it is Islam … “What will separate us from the love of Christ”? Policy?
Since COVID-19 has come to deflate and question many man-made doctrines, it is time to look inside, ask yourself; “What is the central mandate of the Nigerian Church?
After COVID-19-19, I see a didactic awakening that exposes men to Christ and not men to a man of God or father in the Lord than he does to God.
It will be an awakening based on the Person and love of Christ as evangelization as its core. When I say evangelism I mean evangelism. Non-members seeking awareness, we call “evangelism”. Evangelism in which we bring Christ into the world, if our beliefs, despite the hatred, will conquer them with the Love of Christ. Where will we go after those who never believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior. These are the people who rejoice when they accept Christ. He is not a man who accepts Jesus as Lord and believes in his heart that God raised him from the dead, but he is still fighting with the flesh in some areas. The apostle Paul calls him “SPIRITUAL BABY”, he is a candidate for Heaven, but we confuse him with “evangelization” to persecute spiritual children to fill our buildings and not after unbelievers, to fill the sky.