Prophetess Osinbajo’s vision for peaceful, one Nigeria is from pit of hell
By C. K. Ekeke
During Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Radio Biafra broadcast on Sunday, July 5th, 2020, he announced that Prophetess Oyetutu Osinbajo of Church of Light Evangelism Ministry in Bronx, New York will be joining him in the broadcast to share the vision that God has given her concerning Nigeria.
The Indigenous People of Biafra leader opened the broadcast with the greatest prayer of all time – the Lord’s Prayer and immediately invited the prophetess on the broadcast. Once the prophetess began to speak about one peaceful Nigeria of four independent regions, having four currencies, and Naira will still be in place, of centralized government, and so on, I was horrified and terrified. I asked myself, why did Mazi Nnamdi Kanu bring this false prophetess on radio Biafra – a hallowed platform for truth and knowledge? This is ludicrous, childish and out of place. Apart from the false vision the prophetess was talking about, she was inarticulate and incoherent. In fact, it was an utter garbage. I held myself to listen how Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will respond. Off-course, being a patient, humble man and wise leader, he handled the prophetess brilliantly.
For me personally, apart from IPOB, which is ably led by God’s chosen vessel – Mazi Nnamdi kanu, radio Biafra is perhaps the greatest weapon that God provided and protected for IPOB to tell the world about the great people of Biafra and their quest to be free from the damnable and abominable contraption created by the British Colonial master – Frederick Lord Lugard. Radio Biafra is a prophetic platform to unleash the gospel of truth, gospel of light and gospel of freedom and emancipation of the Holy Land of Biafra from one-Nigeria den of death. Radio Biafra is a divine platform for gospel of truth and life. So, it is a highly respected and hallowed platform and not designed for falsehood, chaffs and saboteurs. Radio Biafra is the greatest university and citadel of learning on the planet. It is not a place for falsehood, fake, incoherent and the unlearned.
After an excellent rebuttal against what the prophetess said by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the lines were opened and Biafrans who were lucky to call in to give their opinion were all impressive. They spoke well addressing the vision of the prophetess. Her vision of one peaceful Nigeria is off-course false and from the pit of hell. Additionally, it unattainable in present damnable Nigeria and even though it contains some conditions of Aburi accord, which was reached in January 1967, the ex-military dictator, genocidist and hypocrite, Major General Yakubu Gowon negated the restructuring that led to genocidal war of May 1967 to January, 1970 in which more than three million Biafrans – mostly children and women perished due to hunger and blockade of food and medicine.
Personally, I wanted to add my voice by way of writing this essay in order to enlighten our people on what true and genuine prophets do. As a theologian and bible scholar, I cannot listen to such garbage and falsehood that she claimed came from God without a response as I have always done in the past when time permits.
Let me state without any doubt in my mind that Prophetess Oyetutu Osinbajo of Church of Light Evangelism Ministry in Bronx, New York is a false prophet and biblically ignorant. Her vision is from the pit of hell. It is not from God but from Satan. Like Rev. Fr. Mbaka and other conspiratorial false prophets in Nigeria, she is not speaking for God of heaven but for her Yoruba and Fulani pay masters.
This is not the first time, these Yoruba and few Biafran ‘efulefu’ acclaimed prophets have been making what I call conspiratorial political prophecies.
In 2006, one Prophet Dr. Olagunroye Faleyimu made prophetic utterances that was published by Daily Sun on Tuesday, August 15th, 2006 in which he claimed that God told him that the late Mohammadu Buhari would be Nigeria’s president in 2007 – enumerating all the qualities of the ex-dictator. Off-course we know that Buhari did not become president in 2007.
In his 2015 New Year’s prophetic message, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, who claimed he received a prophetic message from God publicly asked ex-president Goodluck Jonathan to resign and vacate his office – calling ex-president Goodluck – a ‘bad luck.’ According to Rev. Fr. Mbaka, Goodluck leadership of Nigeria has turned into a national bad luck.”
In 2018, the Moslem Pastor of Omega Fire Ministries – Apostle Johnson Suleiman unleashed a barrage of criticism against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu saying that he would be ‘disgraced both locally and internationally.’ Today, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a globally recognized figure and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra who is received by Western leaders and political figures around the globe. Therefore, one can easily conclude that Apostle Suleiman is a false prophet. He did not hear from God of heaven.
Surprisingly, Rev. Fr. Mbaka, Apostle Suleiman, Prophet Dr. Olagunroye Faleyimu and other false prophets in Nigeria did not receive any vision from God that the man they prophesied that would bring change is a Fulani jihadist who is determined to Islamize and fulanize Nigeria.
Prophetess Osinbajo like Mbaka and Faleyimu did not receive vision from God that Buhari and his Fulani are pursuing jihadist plan and satanic agenda – to completely Islamize the country.
Today, Christians are being massacred in their thousands by a combination of Islamic government, terrorist military, Boko haram, Fulani herdsmen, Fulani bandits and Miyetti Allah. Ruga have commenced in many States and communities. Bushes and forests in the Eastern region are currently being occupied by Fulani from the Sahel regions of Africa. That was exactly the same tactics and strategy that were deployed to Islamize Turkey, Egypt, Syria and other nations to enthrone Islam in those nations.
Yet these so-called prophets who claim to be speaking for God are not speaking out against the killings, rape, massacre, slaughter, terrorism, and jihad being meted on the villagers and local communities around the country.
Since Buhari came into power in 2015, the attacks and assaults on Indigenous Peoples and Christian communities have escalated to a disturbing and horrendous level. Christians have become victims of premeditated harassment, assaults, kidnappings, rape, torture and extra judicial murders at the hands of a combination of world acclaimed terror groups such as Fulani herdsmen, Islamic State in West Africa Province, and Boko haram. The Nigerian government together with its security forces rather than take measures to protect its citizens have become complicit in the daily atrocities and crimes against humanity being committed against Indigenous Peoples and Christians.
Today, the Fulani herdsmen and Fulani bandits imported from the Sahel regions of Africa are kidnapping, raping young girls, married women, mothers, and massacring innocent and helpless Nigerian citizens in various communities and villages with impunity.
These prophets and prophetess have not spoken against these atrocities, massacre and slaughter of Christians – especially Christians in Northern Nigeria. They have not uttered a word to condemn evil and wickedness being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen against the Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria.
They have not spoken against the hundreds of churches being bombed and destroyed in the North. Like Mbaka, Faleyimu, Prophetess Osinbajo and others alike have never spoken out against the beheadings, butchering and massacres being unleashed upon unarmed citizens across various villages and communities in the evil contraption called Nigeria.
These fake prophets have not received any prophetic vision about the decimation of Christian communities in Southern Kaduna on daily basis and in Benue – where the Fulani herdsmen have over run the indigenes and taken over the displaced communities in Lower Benue.
The foreigners are seeing, shouting, writing and implementing policies to checkmate these atrocities against Christians in Nigeria but Nigerian fake prophets do not see these massacres or uttered any word of condemnation against this heinous and senseless slaughter of Christians in their own country.
Despite all the mayhem, massacres, and slaughter of Biafrans in Nigeria, prophetess Osinbajo and other self-appointed prophets have not come out boldly to condemn evil and wickedness.
Prophetess Osinbajo does not know that one peaceful Nigeria does not exist and will never exist. Prophetess Osinbajo does not know that Islam do not believe in constitutional democracy and will never practice tenets of democracy – because Koran is supreme to the constitution and Sharia is above democracy.
These fake prophets do not speak and condemn evil, wickedness, ethnic hatred, systemic injustice, economic strangulation, political oppression, religious violence, and radical Islamic political ideology of the Nigerian State against Biafra and other Indigenous Peoples of Nigeria. Today, a monumental political fraud and atrocities are going on in Aso Rock and all these coward, corrupt and fake prophets and apostles in Nigeria feign ignorance, while the people perish.
The rise of false prophets
One of the clearest statements of Jesus Christ in the gospels was His caution to be “Beware of false Prophets” who will arise in the last days. In the gospel of Mark 13:22, He said, “False Christ’s and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive many.”
As the prophets gain a place of influence in their ministry and success in society, counterfeits and imposters disguised themselves and began to act as God ministers and ambassadors of righteousness. Satan, who before the fall was an Angel of Light and now number one and chief enemy of God, began to plant false prophets in the church and society. These prophets who claim to speak on behalf of God quickly began to enjoy some degree of popularity, influence and success among the people. While their lives are full of hypocrisy, wickedness, lust, immorality, adultery, greed and self-centered indulgence, they manipulated the people with their ability and charisma.
In Oliver Discourse, Jesus warned, “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name. And will deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5). Jesus answering the disciple’s question: what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of age – gives the signs that will characterize the whole course of the last days that will intensify as the end draws nearer.
The first major sign, he gives in an answer to the disciples question, was that age of religious deception will be rampant on earth. False prophets and religious establishments within the visible church will increase and deceive many (Matthew 24:4-5, 11).
Today we are witnesses of the increase of church planting and establishment of ungodly religious organizations in the world. In the United States alone, there are about thirteen thousand satanic churches. Today the Nigerian society is saturated with all kinds of churches and ungodly religious leaders; yet, the headlines are full of horrible news of atrocities, rape and murder being committed by these so-called prophets and pastors against those who are entrusted into their spiritual care, while murder, killings, sorcery, rituals, witchcraft and all manners of evil and wickedness run rampant in the society.
The second sign, Jesus tells his disciples is the increase of wars, famines and earthquakes will be the beginning of birth pains of the new Messianic age (vs. 6-8).
Since the beginning of this century, there has been an unprecedented catastrophic events of unimaginable proportions. Many of us have vivid memories of the unprecedented disasters and rash of tragedies that have occurred since 2001— natural disasters, ethnic strife; religious wars, nuclear threat, and in 2020 – a new novel Covid-19 virus designed to wipe out millions of people. In addition to these conflicts and challenges, the United Nations and globalists are working day and night to enthrone ‘new world order.’
True prophets of God and what they do?
Since the beginning of time, true prophets of God and genuine spiritual leaders are called to speak truth to power, to speak against injustice, proclaim righteousness in the land and warn the people about the judgement of God. True prophets have always denounced sin, wickedness, and injustice by calling the nation’s political leaders to rule in the fear of God and to work to provide a just and fair society. Prophets are called to move society to a new way of thinking and living.
During the prophetic ministry of Isaiah who reigned during the time of Kings Uzziah, Jotham and Hezekiah, you will read that those kings were extremely wicked kings with exception of King Hezekiah, who ruled with the fear of God. Kings Uzziah and Jotham abused the power of their office and led the people astray. They crushed the poor for their own profit.
First, Prophet Isaiah challenged the rebellious people of Jerusalem and gullible Judah to repent of their sins and turn to God. He called on the people to clean up their acts. Isaiah denounced Judah for her idolatry and immorality and called for national repentance, prayer, and fasting.
Second, Prophet Isaiah rebuked the kings and rulers for their social injustice and called on the politicians to restore a just and fair society otherwise God’s judgment and destruction would come suddenly.
Third, Prophet Isaiah believed that God has something to say about Judah’s foreign policy and as God’s representative and ambassador to the Kings of Judah – Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah; he warned them about entering into an unholy alliance with Assyria.
Micaiah, a valiant and solitary prophet was not intimidated, but challenged the established religious and political order of his time. Without favor or fear, he delivered unpalatable messages to the nation when all the prophets during his era were lying to King Ahab to seek his favor. Prophet Micaiah spoke the truth without caring whose ox was gored.
And so, a true prophet of is called and commissioned by God as spokesperson to oppose the politically oppressed, economically exploited, and collective unrighteous—that is injustice of those in position of power and authority.
The prophets of God also goes deeper to announce punishments that are destined to occur if the truths of fore-telling are ignored and social injustice and ruthlessness of the powerful continue unchecked, inequities of power and privilege of the wealthy.
Therefore, true prophets are compelled by the Spirit of God to proclaim and deliver messages of moral and political judgement particularly to those in political authority.
This divine mandate of the prophets goes back to Moses, who accepted God’s call and commission to speak out against the enslavement and injustices of the Egyptian social order toward the Israelites – God’s own people.
During the period of the Judges, prophetess Deborah rallied the northern tribes of Israel against their enemies. Gideon, received divine commission to lead the resistance against the Medianities.
Also, the prophets of God were interventionists
For instance, Prophet Elijah intervened to the unlawful seizure of Naboth’s vineyard by King Ahab and his wife, Jezebel (1 Kings 21). Prophet Elisha sent one of his disciples to anoint Jehu as King for the purpose of setting in motion the overthrow of the unjust King Joram (2 Kings 9).
Therefore, the primary purpose of true prophets is to effect social and political change. True prophets do not compromise, support or conserve the status quo. Rather, the prophet’s role is to challenge status quo, injustice and not conserve it. The prophets’ call is to transform the social orders and injustice in which they lived and subjugated to.
Isaiah prophesied to those who ruled in his time to cease to do evil, to learn to do well, to seek justice and rescue the oppressed (Isaiah 1:16-17). Jeremiah prophesied in his time, “But your eyes and heart are set only on your dishonest gain, on shielding innocent blood, and on practicing oppression, extortion and violence” (Jeremiah 22:17).
In his own time, Micah prophesied to those in power, “Alas for those who devise wickedness and evil deeds on their beds … because it is their power, they covet fields, and seize them; house, and take them away; they oppress householders and house, people and their inheritance” (Micah 2:1-5).
Amos, in many ways, prophesized to the rulers of his day, ‘for thus says the Lord God, “For I know how many are your offenses and how great your sins. There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts” (Amos 5:12). Then Amos summarizes the prophetic imperative for all time, when he said, “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream! (Amos 5:24).
The courageous proclamations of these prophets of the God left few unjust practices unscathed. They prophesied against the unfair use of power and privilege and against those who deprive the innocent justice. They stood against corrupt economic policies: “Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his own people work for nothing, not paying them for their labor. “But your eyes and your heart are set only on dishonest gain, on shedding innocent blood and on oppression and extortion” (Jeremiah 22:13, 17).
The true prophets of God were outraged by gross dishonesty in the market place and seeking of profits regardless of the human cost: “Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land, saying, “When will the New Moon be over that we may sell grain, and the Sabbath be ended that we may market wheat?”—skimping on the measure, boosting the price and cheating with dishonest scales, selling even the sweepings with the wheat” (Amos 8:4-6).
They denounced political corruption and warmongering: “Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow’s case does not come before them.” (Isaiah 1:23) and its officials within it are like wolves tearing the prey, shedding innocent blood destroying lives to get dishonest gain” (Ezekiel 1:22-27).
Jeremiah 22:13 says, “Woe to him who makes his neighbors work for nothing, and does give them their wages “might have been written to protest the jobs and pensions destroyed by the corruption of government officials of today.
Ezekiel 22:27 says, Shedding blood, destroying lives to get dishonest gain”, could refer to unprovoked wars and military incursions.
Amos 8:4-5, “hear this, you that trample the needy, and practice deceit with false balances” might speak to deceptive corporate accounting practices, fraud and monumental corruption in government institutions.
The timelessness of these prophetic messages are striking.
That the Church leaders and Christians have not heeded the prophetic words is clear. And that is why Nigeria is so rotten and in such a big mess.
God speaking through prophet Isaiah repudiates the prophets, “Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” (Isaiah 1:16-17).
The purpose of true prophecy was never for personal gain, comfort or self-aggrandizement. Their primary targets were always the practices and policies that exploited and oppressed those rulers who were supposed to serve.
The biblical prophets were moved by the plight of the people and they risked their own life, socioeconomic class and status by standing up for the oppressed: the poor, children, women, elderly, widows and orphans. In other words, prophets took their stand against abuses of power and tyranny.
Jesus embodied this prophetic tradition and ministry of speaking out against the oppression and mistreatment of the people of Israel in his own scathing critiques of the ruling class of his day.
Jesus the prophet interpreted what was happening to the people of Israel who were being increasingly squeezed by colonial domination and internal exploitation of Rome. He taught them to read their distressing situation not as God’s will but as the consequence of the violations of God’s covenant of justice.
When Jesus issued his critique of the priestly aristocracy in Matthew 23:1-36, decrying their hypocrisy and corruption, he was continuing the prophetic tradition. When in Mark 5:1-10 he characterized the presence of the Roman military – the unclean spirit tellingly called “legion”– as a destructive, demonic force in Israel, Jesus was continuing the prophetic tradition. When he indicted Herod’s political machinations and institutionalized thievery by characterizing him as “that fox” in Luke 13:32 and elsewhere, Jesus was continuing the prophetic tradition.
Like Jeremiah, Jesus stood in the midst of Jerusalem and challenged the religious establishment for exploiting and misleading the very people God has called them to serve. Like Elijah, Jesus opposed religious leaders who claimed to be prophets yet ignored their responsibility to speak truth to power. And most of all, when he defied the entire Roman Empire, choosing to die on the cross rather than submit to Rome’s unjust authority, Jesus embodied the very best of the courageous prophetic tradition of risking one’s life and sometimes dying a gruesome death to utter the truth of God. The description of Jesus in Luke 24:19 is fitting: “a prophet mighty in deed and word.”
It is Jesus’ continuation of the prophets’ legacy of speaking against injustice that gives us insight into his denunciation of the financially rich in Israel, in such sayings as “Woe to you who are rich” (Luke 6:24). Like the prophets, Jesus does not condemn the rich per se, but those who gain or maintain their riches through unjust theft, subterfuge, exploitation, greed, stinginess, and especially violence.
The uncompromising example of Jesus Christ places upon every Clergy the responsibility to withstand the temptation to align oneself with tyrannical and fanatical leadership we see today in Nigeria society.
It is true that it is part of every minister’s calling to be a pastor to his or her parishioners, to be spiritual leader and teacher and a comforter to the sick at heart and those afflicted in mind, soul, spirit, and body.
Ministers of the Gospel must comfort the afflicted, but they also have the prophets’ duty to afflict the comfortable. It is every shepherds charge to stand against anything that would harm his or her flocks, be it by direct assaults on their well-being or by willful neglect. Every minister’s prophetic duty as a servant of the God of the Exodus is to bring good news to the poor and deliverance to the oppressed, not to bow to the desires of those in power simply because they are in power.
One witnesses the chumminess of today’s religious leaders with those in authority and wonders if these realize that by catering to the powers that be they compromise theory stolen prophetic responsibility and assume the rule of false prophets. Their unwillingness to speak truth to power or to empower others to do so represents a refusal to prophesy for justice and a betrayal for their sacred calling. Moreover, ministers who are cozy with those in power run the abiding risk of becoming servants of Baal, the god of the privileged few. That’s why any prophet who aligns with the tyrannical ruling class in reality is no prophet at all.
The Gospel of John paints the most radical picture of Jesus in this regard. John recounts that Jesus journeyed to Jerusalem at least three times (John 2:13; 7:14; 10:22). At every visit he scathingly denounced the priests, in one instance even declaring to them, “You are from your father the devil” (8:44). The twenty-third chapter of Matthew’s Gospel tells us that Jesus went so far as to call the priests “blind guides,” a “brood of vipers,” and white-washed tombs …..Full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth.” These very public challenges to their status and authority go far in explaining the priests’ murderous opposition to Jesus.
Today, false prophet’s prophesize all kinds of lies to enrich their never-satisfying stomachs, selfish and satanic desires. Jeremiah 5:31 informs us that: “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; and my people love to have it so.” Proverbs 29:2 says that, “When the righteous rule the people rejoice, when the wicked rule, the people suffer.”
This is exactly what is going in Nigeria and most of Africa today. Nigerians are suffering immensely today because the wicked are in authority and the false prophets condone it.
The church and true prophets have a duty to free God’s people from this oppression, bondage, and injustice but they have abdicated that divine and horrible task to deceive the gullible and weak in spirit. The fact of the matter is that Christianity is in serious crisis and the Church has lost her moral calling, mission, mandate and commitment to the people. The church has been hijacked and it is worse in Africa – especially Nigeria.
Today, what we have in Nigeria and most of Africa are 419 churches and false pastors and prophets. What we have today is “Modern-day designer Church,” a Church that is totally misconstrued, misguided and misinformed; where spiritual witchcraft and biblical ignorance are in abundance. What we have today is a Church that is bewitched, a Church that is preaching and teaching another gospel; another Jesus and a message of “get rich and get healed theology,” a perverted Church were the so-called men of God are preaching eisegesis rather than proper exegesis , what tickles the ears of their parishioners rather than sound doctrine, a church where ill-trained pastors and bishops are using pragmatic psychological philosophies for attaining success and for solving spiritual issues rather than sound exposition of God’s Word, a church where con men are using the Word of God and gullible Christians for lucre and for profit. What we have today as prosperity message is a muddled and schismatic gospel, Satan’s gospel, a 419 scheme, a toxic and deadly scam designed for the sick, poor, lazy, gullible and biblical illiterate. The danger of prosperity preaching and false prophecies are immense and it destroying Africa and rendering the populace senseless, unproductive and poor.
Discerning and responding to false prophets
False prophets have been around since the beginning of redemptive history (Deuteronomy 13:1-5), and they always find ways to get their human words out to the society at large. Jesus warned, Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves (Matthew 7:15). Saint Jude, in his brief letter to believers, warned against false prophets and told us how to respond to them by keeping ourselves in the love of God (Jude 21). Therefore, I have every right to question the prophetic utterances of Prophetess Oyetutu Osinbajo. If her prophecies were from God, why is she is not speaking against and condemning the evil and wickedness being perpetrated APC government and the abominable fraud in Aso Rock.
In the teachings and writings of Jesus, Apostle Paul, Peter, John and even Saint Jude, we are also encouraged to confront false prophets and their followers, doing so with a special dependence on the Lord and being careful not to get contaminated by their false teachings. The most dangerous characteristics of false prophets are that they claim to hear from God and to speak for Him. False prophets always appear to be pleasant and positive. They like to be with Christians and they know how to talk and act like believers – Pharisees and Sadducees for example. False prophets usually exude sincerity and thereby more easily deceive others. False prophets serve mostly their own interest rather than the ministry and mission. False prophets are not content with basic needs of life and ministry, but make excessive appeal for more. False prophets do not practice what they teach. They teach one thing and practice another. False prophets ignore and have problems with fundamental and controversial biblical truth. Their teachings are heretical. They are false prophets and should be ignored and not taken seriously.
Written by C. K. Ekeke