One can only be remembered and cherished by his good works when he leaves the scene. Everyone will give account of his life to God Almighty.
GABRIEL BORIC OF CHILE
Good Legacies of Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa was an Albanian (Southeastern European) Catholic nun, who served God and humanity. After few months of training in Dublin, she was sent to India. There, she taught at St. Mary’s High School in Calcutta. Later, she founded the Missionaries of Charity Organization.
Suffering and poverty outside the convent school, made deep impression on her. She was granted permission in 1948, to leave convent school and devote herself, to working among the very poor in the slums of Calcutta, India. The Missionaries of Charity, had the task to love and care for those persons, nobody was prepared to look after. The society grew to become International Religious Family in 1965. It has grown to have over 4,500 nuns and active in 135 countries.
Duties of the organization include: managing homes for people dying of HIV/AIDS, leprousy and tuberculosis. It also runs soup kitchen, orphanages and schools. Members take vows of chastity, poverty and obedience. As well, they vow to give wholeheartedly, free services to the poorest of the poor. Her schools, hospitals, orphanages, etc, are free of charge. Her services and humanitarian activities, drew multitude of people to God.
“For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead. And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven” – 2Corithintians 5:14-15 & Matthew 5:16.
She received numerous honours including 1979 Nobel Peace Price. Mother Teresa was very critical of the ills in the society; including abortions. She died in 1997, at the ripe age of 87 years. She used her stay on earth to serve God and humanity. When her time was up, she left to be with her creator.
Godly and Ungodly Artists
An artist is somebody who is creative. He can be a musician, actor/actress, or graphic artist. If he uses his profession to project or glorify, the name of his creator God Almighty; he is a Godly artist. The LORD will eventually reward him for that. On the other hand, if he promotes idolatry, immoralities, etc, to lure people away from God, he is an ungodly artist. Eternal damnation awaits him unless he repents.
Many artists are instruments in the hand of the LORD Almighty, to bring multitude of people to His kingdom; as well as serve humanity. Take for instance gospel musicians. Real gospel musicians deliver messages in the form of music. Many people repent to worship God, while listening and enjoying the music. There are also morally upright musicians, who cannot be accurately classified as gospel singers. Yet, their lyrics are full of moral instructions. They use their chosen careers to admonish people, and instill the fear of God in them.
In contrast, perverse musicians lead many to hell, by their seductive and idolatrous songs; full of sexual perversions and obscene videos. They make a living from leading people astray. They actually make blood money. These are messengers of Satan in disguise. Unless they turn a new leaf, the wrath of God will fall upon them.
Furthermore, there are God-fearing actors/actresses, who use drama or acting, too project the image of God. By so doing, they turn many people from darkness to the marvelous light. You can call them drama ministers.
On the contrary, there are so many actors and actresses, who pollute the minds of people with their obscene languages, videos and pornography. Not only that, they themselves are fornicators, adulterers, homosexuals and lesbians. Some of them make more money from prostitution, than from acting. A lot of people are going astray, due to their unwholesome activities.
Remember, God is a consuming fire; slow to anger but mighty in power. It’s a terrible thing for anybody to be causing people to fall away from serving God, to be living promiscuous and ungodly life. “But whose shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea” –Matthew 18:6. The person is an arch-enemy of God awaiting severe eternal judgement of God. It’s a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God. If you indulge in such things, keep away from them now, for the LORD is not a respecter of persons. It shall be well with them that fear God.
Some actresses play the role of harlots, in mostly all the films they feature in. After being known everywhere as whores, they look for responsible persons to marry them. You cannot eat your cake and have it. In Nigeria, some actors and actresses are being financed to portray our people in bad light as fetish. They project our people as witches and wizards in nearly all their films before the world. They are being financed heavily for by those who don’t want anything good to be seen in our Igbo race. Those money bags only sponsor idolatrous, seductive films.
God said, “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me to give every man according as him work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” –Revelation 22:11-13.
The LORD can allow a misfortune to happen to somebody, for him to feel the pains of leading others astray himself. For instance, he may suffer material or financial loses; as well as bereavement. When he looses a loved one, it will pain him. Then, God will begin to remind him of people he has been leading astray, or sending to hell due to his public display of ungodly activities. Through your films, you lure people into harlotry or idolatry, (including consulting native doctors), and you think God will be happy with you and keep silent continuously? God is not mocked, whatsoever a man sows that shall he reap. The LORD knows those who are His. And let everyone who names with the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
Learn from antecedents of Jim Reeves. Gentleman Jim, as he was fondly called, was a gospel singer from Texas. During his youthful days, he was a good athlete. He won baseball scholarship to University of Texas. Later, he quit school to volunteer for military service, during the second world war.
He composed a lot of inspirational gospel songs; to remind us we are in a temporary world, which will soon pass away. Some of the songs titles are: The World is not My Home, I Fly Away, and Take My Hand. He was very conscious of his short life here on earth. He looked forward to that everlasting city not built with human hands; a place prepared for those who obey God. He died in 1964 at the age of 41 years. He left to be with his maker.
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof but he that does the will of God abides for ever” –1John 2:15-17.
CHIEF OLUSEGUN OBASANJO
Lay Your Treasure in Heaven
Laying treasure in the kingdom is an eternal investment; which cannot be stolen or destroyed. The treasure you have laid during your short life span on earth, guarantees eternal reward. It’s what you do for God that lasts. Every other thing is vanity.
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust does corrupt; and where thieves do break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven; where neither moth nor rust does corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” –Matthew 6: 19-21.
Your heart needs to be focused on heaven (kingdom of God); then you store treasure there. Repent of your sins, and you will receive the gift of everlasting life. Wise people lay their treasure in the kingdom of God. The benefit is eternal. What shall it profit a man if he should gain the world and lose his soul. They engage themselves in charity and philanthropy, like Mother Teresa.
King Solomon in all his splendour, despaired of life here on earth. He realized with time he would depart from the world; and leave behind his enormous riches; together with retinue of servants, household and property. “Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me. And who knows whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? Yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shown myself wise under the sun. This is also vanity” –Ecclesiastes 2:18-19. There is a time for every purpose: time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to reap.
Consider Job a billionaire; the man that feared God and eschewed evil. He was also a great philanthropist. This man shared his wealth with poor and needy; stored his treasure in heaven by doing so. The LORD blessed the later part of his life, more than the earlier one; with long life, riches and many descendants.
Cornelius was another typical example of a righteous man, who laid his treasure in heaven. He was a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always. He secured his treasure in heaven.
Emulate all those God-fearing men and invest in heaven. Share with others including ministers of the gospel. You need to be concerned about the future of your vast wealth, when you depart from this world; which will surely happen. It’s appointed unto man to die, after that comes judgement.
I have learnt of some rich men, who plan to give out most of their riches to charity, before they die. Also, they ought to give for the propagation of the gospel. Give massively for evangelism; and Jehovah will greatly credit your account in the great beyond.
Remember everybody shall be lowered in the grave, six feet below the earth for burial; whoever he may be in this world. For everyone will give account of his life before his creator. “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, ‘To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” –James 1:27.
Naked You Come Naked You Will Go
God Almighty creator of the whole universe, has allowed you to come into this world at this period for a purpose. You are here to mend your ways, worship Him wholeheartedly, and serve humanity; so that you will be fit to inherit life everlasting, he has freely given to those who obey Him.
Death is a constant reminder, that we will leave this temporary world one day. Inside the mortuary, you will see human corpses of all age groups, and works of life: children, adolescents, adults, educated and uneducated. They will be buried, leaving behind their properties. All of their bodies will perish in the ground. Moth shall eat them. Death can knock at the door anytime.
Commit your plans into the hands of God. He has the power to keep you alive. “Go to now, you that say, today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell. And get gain. Whereas you know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. For that you ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall live, and do this or that” –James 4:13-15. Life here is very short.
The LORD will make everything new. “And I saw a new heaven and new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away: and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” –Revelation 21:1-4. We shall reign forever with our God.
“Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosever lives and believes in me shall never die. Believe thou this.” That means when somebody repents to worship God in spirit and in truth, he has received the gift of everlasting life; even as he is still alive. When he dies, the real him the soul is merely separated from the body. The eternal life of the soul continues in paradise till the day the trumpet shall sound. The righteous shall be clothed with immortal bodies (bodies that can never perish). Meanwhile the soul of the sinner goes to hell, a temporary place of torment till the day of judgement. That judgement day, the righteous shall be separated and to go in for everlasting life; while the unrighteous shall go into everlasting damnation.
Possessions and beauty will fade away with time. “Thus said the LORD, let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might. Let not the rich man glory in his riches. But let him that glories, glory in this that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgement, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, said the LORD” –Jeremiah 9:23-24.
Emulate Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere
Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere of Omega Power Ministry (OPM), is an exemplary Christian church leader. He believes much in practical Christianity; helping out people in need.
His humble beginning, helped to shape his life in serving God and humanity. He wasn’t born with silver spoon in his mouth. He grew up doing some menial jobs like security guard, cleaner, and selling recharge cards.
Through the inspiration of God, the Apostle founded the Omega Power Ministry. As well, he floated humanitarian outfit, OPM Foundation. Some of the achievements of the foundation include: rehabilitation, empowerment, training and alms-giving. The man of God established Free-tailoring, and Computer Training centres. His church awards University Scholarship for indigenes across Nigeria.
All these laudable projects, are being financed by tithes and offerings of the OPM church. He is down-to-earth in helping the poor and destitute. He and his church, gather large number of destitute from the streets of Port Harcourt and beyond, to feed and help them.
The Church built housing estates, for people to occupy free of charge. Prostitutes and cultists are being rehabilitated there. The Apostle secures international passports and flight tickets, for members schooling or seeking job opportunities abroad. Multi-skill Acquisition Centers have been commissioned by the founder. They sponsor a lot of couple’s wedding. The list goes on.
His mode of operation is unique and different, from what we see around us. There are many wolves in sheep clothing in this part of the world. “For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ. Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things” –Philippians 3:18-19.
They live ostentatious lifestyle in the midst of abject poverty. They stoop low to squeeze out money from poor and jobless members, to fuel and maintain their fleet of exotic cars. The act of giving and receiving, revolve around their selfish interests. They blackmail and extort money from people; sometimes quoting the scriptures out of context.
Some persons after repenting from criminal activities, are not patient enough to go through proper training in the things of God; to change their mindset about this material world. Before you know it, they have been made ministers and assign Churches to take care of. Then, they will use that criminal mentality to bully on their members; and extort money from them.
Many Pastors scatter the flock under their care: due to very poor leadership training, and high handedness. “And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, thus said the Lord God unto the shepherds. Woe to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? You eat the fat, and you clothe you with the wool, you kill them that are fed: but you feed not the flock. The diseased have you not strengthened, neither have you sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have you ruled them. And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered” –Ezekiel 34: 1-5.
God is very annoyed with many so-called shepherds, who scatter the flock. He vowed to seek for His scattered sheep and restore them. He promised to deal with the hired shepherds and judge them. Christian Church leaders need to be organizing regular leadership training, especially for ministers working under them.
My prayer is that God Almighty will continue to strengthen Apostle Chinyere in this exemplary service to humanity. May he never relent in his efforts. Let the LORD continue to provide for him; so that he will always have more to help the poor and needy. Amen.
Nigerian Rulers: Redeem Your Battered Image
Nigeria has one of the worst governments, anywhere in the world. The country has been bedeviled since its independence, by occult rulers who disguise as Christians or Muslims, to unleash mayhem on the down-trodden masses. There is no difference between dictators, and those ruling in Nigeria. Wanton destruction of lives and property, has become the order of the day. Nobody cares to put a stop to them.
We therefore call for a change of attitude. Let them redeem their battered image, before the expiration of their painful tenure in power. The crux of the matter, is that many of our successive rulers are religious hypocrites; who make covenant with devils in occult societies, to the detriment of masses they misrule. Their conscience is dead.
No normal human being can organize for genocide, or massacre of other ethnic groups, for selfish political purposes. He is merely doing the bidding of devils he serves. He is a devil incarnate.
We therefore call on the Nigerian Government, to put to an end the conspiracy to invade Biafra land, and kill our people indiscriminately. The invaders come in different forms. The Fulani Herdsmen, Fulani Militants recruited as Ebubeagu Vigilantes by puppet Igbo Governors, and security agents. Therefore, there is a systematic destruction of our farmlands, burning down of people’s houses and shops, as well as bombing and killing of our villagers, by Nigerian war planes.
Menace of Fulani Herdsmen and other Fulani Jihadists, is central to insecurity anywhere in the country. If you are sincere about ending the so-called insecurity in Biafra land or elsewhere, first withdraw your armed kinsmen who are ravaging the whole place. And the situation will come to normal. Let them return to the North with their dirty and malnourished cattle; and there won’t be any reason to send fighter jets and armoured tanks, to destroy our land.
Those nomadic animals, Fulanis are using as fronts to wage war against our people, are not fit for human consumption anywhere in the world. We are entitled to self-defence. Let all these rubbish stop! Those sponsoring them to take possession of our land under any guise, are in a futile mission.
From Nigeria Government down to most state governments, owe workers and senior citizens for years. You pay yourselves and retinue of aids, and other sycophants around you; but you don’t care to pay the meager wages of your workers and pensioners. State Governors have virtually pocketed the Local Government funds. Imo State Governor does a kind of “selective or rotational payment” to favoured workers, with deductions here and there. Yet, workers and senior citizens are owed for years. There are multitude of people he hasn’t paid since more than three years he was forced on Imo people as Governor. God will judge the impunity of our rulers. Nobody checks on them.
You use part of the money you’re supposed to pay them to “fortify” yourselves with evil powers; or make yourselves “bullet-proof.” By the time people you owe or missrule come after you, you will arrogantly say you are above human destruction. Soon, your iniquity will become full before God. Then, He will knock off those evil powers from you. Your talisman or whatever will fail you. And those things you are afraid of will come upon you.
Anybody who claims to be “bullet or knife proof,” has a devil who follows him about. When he is shot with bullet or stabbed by knife, the devil will wedge it. But, time will come when the devil will flee from him. Then, the charm will fail him. And when he is shot or stabbed, he will die. He won’t be able to come back to query why his power failed. It’s much better to trust in God; than to trust in idols or charms.
Live upright life. Be fair to all. Stop oppressing people and being tribalistic. Pay people their wages. When your hands are clean, the number of persons coming after you will drastically reduce. And the LORD Almighty will take care of them.
Nobody talks about the outrageous high cost of refined petroleum products in Nigeria again. Our illiterate and wicked rulers keep on removing ‘fuel subsidy’ for decades now. The subsidy they always refer to is the cost of stealing, smuggling the crude oil to their family refineries abroad for processing. Then, the refined products are sent back to us at very high cost. Those ruling over us are profiteering from the gross neglect, and deliberate shut-down of our local refineries. May God deliver us from bad and unscrupulous rulers. Amen.
What is delaying the take off of Dangote Oil Refinery, in refining petroleum products in this country Nigeria? This private refinery supposed to have started production since January 2023. It being delayed by commissioning of the President. Why are they dragging their feet to commission a refinery, they can neither build or maintain? It’s a deliberate act to continue to syphon trillions of our naira in the name of fraudulent subsidy. This retrogressive Government should allow Dangote Refinery to start work. It will drastically reduce the importation of refined petroleum products; which has seriously affected the economy for ages.
Our rulers should produce our money in the banks. If you go to the banks to collect money, they will say they don’t have. Their Automatic Teller Machines (ATM), are not dispensing money whether old or new. Where have they taken our money to? It has been happening since this year 2023. The money circulates mostly among politicians and those in Government. Both the old and new currencies, are very scarce to get. People are suffering terribly and dying of hunger; while their money is trapped in the banks.
This is due to the obnoxious policy of Nigerian Government, and its Central Bank. The banks have now conspired with the Point of Sale (POS0 agents, to “sell” money to costumers at 40% commission. For instance, if you approach POS agent with your MasterCard (ATM card), to withdraw #20,000. He will give you #12,000, and keep the balance of #8,000 as his commission. If you question him, he will tell you the bank charges to them are also very high. That is to say, they share the commission with banks who give out the money to them. Who says Satan is not ruling in Nigeria? Our rulers have borrowed money left and right. The debt is running into trillions of naira, and tens of billions of dollars. Now, the new strategy to trap our money, in the banks, in the guise of currency swap. We have very crooked and dishonest people, at the helm of affairs.
We had a fraudulent Presidential election in 2023. It was massively rigged to favour candidate of the ruling party. Peter Obi of Labour Party who won with clear margin, was robbed of victory. All hands should be on deck to redress the anomaly. Satan and his agents want to plunge the country into perpetual darkness. But, the God we serve won’t allow it to happen.
Biafra Sovereignty: Panacea to Igbo Hatred in Nigeria.
There has been deep-rooted hatred against Igbo tribe (part of Biafra) in Nigeria since time immemorial. It is caused by jealousy and inferiority complex, on the part of Hausa/Fulani leaders, with Yoruba collaborators. They discovered the ingenuity of this group of people in Southern Nigeria, even before Nigerian independence. These Biafrans are very intelligent, creative, and industrious, like the Jews.
Therefore, they are hated and despised in Nigeria, just like the Jews by Egyptians of the old. Our people have been relegated to the background by our taskmasters. The latter are doing everything possible within their limits, to subjugate and kill our God-given talents. But, they are not the LORD who created us to be unique.
They have practically excluded us in the scheme of things: including governance and judicial appointments. We play second fiddle to them. Nigeria has been ruled over the decades by mostly mediocre, half-educated, ill-educated juntas, illiterates, as well as foreign impostors. They prefer a foreigner to rule over them than an Igbo man.
Biafra nearly succeeded to become a sovereign nation, during the civil war that ended in January 1970; but for the meddling of Britain, that imperialist nation in Nigeria. Britain supplied arms and ammunition, as well as personnel in exchange of our crude oil. Biafra soldiers were more tactical and fought gallantly. Before then, millions of Igbos scattered all over the country especially in the North, were massacred under the watch and tacit support, of Gowon-led wicked Government.
After the war which ended about 53 years ago, Nigeria ruling juntas came together, and resolved that no Igbo man would ever be allowed to rule Nigeria. That conspiracy has been sustained up to this moment. Peter Obi of Labour Party, was robbed of clear victory in this year (2023) Presidential Election. He is an Igbo man.
The last time somebody from South Eastern Nigeria ruled Nigeria was in 1966, in the person of Aguiyi Ironsi. He lasted for only 6 months, before he was brutally murdered and overthrown by Yakubu Gowon. It’s about 57 year now. No other Igbo man has ever governed the country.
We have been practically excluded from the scheme of things: including governance judicial appointments, industries and infrastructural development. There is hardly any federal industry in South East, to say the least. We have the least number of states among the six geo-political zones in the country. We have five, while others have six or seven. A lot of our communities were ceded to neighbouring geo-political zones after the civil war, in the name of boundary adjustment. For instance, Obigbo and part of Ukwa communities, were annexed to River State. These are pure wickedness orchestrated against us, by our occult rulers.
Nigeria is a lawless country under dictatorship. Nnamdi Kanu the Biafran leader is still being detained in DSS dungeon, despite several court orders to release him. World leaders, and almost all countries in the world, have called on Nigerian adamant ruler to release him. The LORD God we serve, will deliver us from the clutches of our own Pharaoh, and his idolatrous surrogates.
The recent stolen mandate of Peter Obi in 2023 Presidential election has proven that no Igbo will be allowed to govern this country. His labour Party won with a wide margin followed by People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and the ruling APC can third. Fulanis have been holding sway as Chairman of Nigerian electoral body INEC for about sixteen years. They do the bidding of those who placed them there.
We are looking unto the courts to do the needful, and declare the rightful winner. We are not wanted in Nigeria. They should allow us to have our Biafra. There, we will be able to attain our full potentials; and have a future for our yet unborn generation.