AN UNBELIEVER FROM CHINA AND A GENUINELY BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN FROM NIGERIA: James 2:16 KJV
“Know why prayer with fasting can never replace the hard work and dignity of labor” – 2 Thessalonians 3:10 KJV, Psalms 128:2 KJV and Genesis 2:15 KJV”
Nothing can subtract hard work from success, but only add to it.
2 Thessalonians 3:10 KJV
“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat”
Genesis 2:15 KJV
“And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it”
Psalms 128:2 KJV
“For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands…”
James 2:16 KJV
“For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
- Work came first before prayer with fasting in creation – Genesis 2:15
- Work is a gift of blessing from God to humanity – Genesis 2:15
- Prayer-Faith without works is dead – James 2:16
- Faith without action is dead as prayer without action is dead also.
In USA and Europe, the citizens go to work to build their economy but Nigerians go to fasting and prayer for God to come down to come and work for them on the ability God has given them to build Nigeria!
Joshua 5:12 KJV
“And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.”
The miracle of manna ceased when the children of Israel arrived the Canaan Land (the Promised Land ) because no nation is built on miracles; no nation is technologically developed based on miracles : Joshua 5:12.
God created bamboo tree and other trees but He did not make table and chair for man.
Miracles don’t build nation. Signs, wonders and miracles don’t build industries but rather turn the industries into the religious worship centres as the case in Nigeria.
Many top mega churches are buying up factory buildings, warehouses, etc – and turning them to worship centres.
Electricity, good water system, good road networks, good healthcare system, functional educational system, etc are not provided by miracles, signs and wonders or by sleeping, fasting and prayer in the church. Faith without work is dead as prayer without work is dead also.
Why Nigerian Christians are not advancing in technological innovations and advancements – in medical sciences, science and technology to counter the unbelievers who are making waves in medical sciences, science and technology? Nigerian Christians seek miracles, signs and wonders through prayer with fasting.
Nigerian Christians were praying with fasting when Malaysia came to Nigeria and took our palm seedlings to grow their Agricultural sector and Malaysia became the greatest export of palm produce in the world – they built a great factory!!!
Why Nigerian Christians are not holding technological power in the world over the unbelievers? It is because the prosperity gospel pastors have gotten their priorities wrong and based everything on fasting and prayer for miracles, signs and wonders! Whereas the whole world is waiting for the manifestation of the children of God who are Holy Spirit filled to be exposed to the knowledge, wisdom and understanding from research and development that will rule the world in the fields of medical sciences, science and technology : Romans 8:19 “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”
As long as Christians who are Holy Spirit filled are not making effective efforts to make themselves available for this responsibility, the unbelievers will continue to have dominion in medical sciences, science and technology as there is no vacuum in the spirit realm!
When God was looking for a Christian to give him or her idea for facebook, the church pastors kept them (the Christians ) in the churches to be fasting and praying for miracles, signs and wonders!!!
Prayer with fasting is good but prayer and fasting cannot replace science and technology. Nigeria, the most religious country in the world, the prosperity gospel preachers never put it into subconscious mind of their members the need for Nigerian Christians to use their brain and mind for science and technology but prayer with fasting to seek miracles, signs and wonders. For instance as Nigerians were on prayer mountains praying, Singapore desired and sought after technology. And today Singapore is one of the most wired countries and technologically advanced ICT markets in the world!!! Singaporeans are highly connected, avid users of technology and voracious consumers of data.
Look at the India, as Nigerians were on Prayer Mountains praying, India desired and sought after technology ICT.
What of South Korea, Japan, most especially China? Today, as Nigerians were on Prayer Mountains praying and fasting, China desired and sought after massive modern industrialization.
Muslim countries like UAE desired and sought after massive infrastructural development but Nigerian mega churches desire and seek after the largest and the most beautiful worship centre or church building in the world.
With all the religious activities of the prosperity gospel preachers/pastors in Nigeria, the country becomes one of the most corrupt in the world! prayer with fasting can never replace technological development.
With all the prayer with fasting, casting out Satan and speaking in tongues, our educational and health care delivery system are in a mess. While on Prayer Mountains praying and fasting, Ethiopia and Denmark are giving their citizens the best of education in the world.
Prayer and fasting without hard work can never win the “senior” world cup, if it works like that Nigeria would have won world cup several times. While we were organizing and mounting big speakers for crusades in our stadiums in the cities nationwide and in our places of worship, USA was mounting man on the moon.
Some church buildings collapsed and killed many because the building structures are supported only with fasting and prayer without considering the application of sound structural building engineering knowledge. This is the same false principle applied to business proposals before jumping into business since we are going to back it up with prayers with fasting. And when such collapse, we blame Satan the devil.
The Christians are kept in the church to be praying and fasting for miracles, signs and wonders as unbelievers are taking over the power of Internet.
The Christians in Nigeria are kept in the church to be fasting and praying for miracles of good governance while the unbelievers are participating in politics and electioneering thereby taking over political positions and power in Nigerian government.
It doesn’t work like that! The Christians must fully participate in politics, electioneering, etc., the Christians must go into politics after the church must have trained them in the order of Joseph, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego , Ezra, Nehemiah, David, etc., on how Christian politicians must behave in government as one with God is a majority – Romans 8:31 “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
It is the righteousness that will bring about good governance in the country which must be hallmark of Christian politicians and all those Christians in various leadership positions – Proverbs 29:2 and Proverbs 14:34 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn…. Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Read this scripture again, the Bible says it is not prayer with fasting but righteousness exalts a nation.
The righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the believers can never be found present in the life of any unbelievers.
The establishment of good governance in Nigeria is expected to come from Christians in positions of authority or power – in various leadership positions : Isaiah 54:14 “In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.”
No matter the number of days and years of fasting and prayer, without active participation in politics, we Christians are just wasting our time and spiritual energy as God will not come down to fix Nigeria for us by good governance since the unbelievers will never have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside them.
AN UNBELIEVER FROM CHINA AND A GENUINELY BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN FROM NIGERIA
An unbeliever from China and a genuinely born again Christian from Nigeria planted a corn/maize seed on the same good soil. When the corn started growing, there came drought and the growing corn started dying as a result of lack/ absence of water.
The unbeliever from China had knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes required in Agriculture to grow corn and keeping on supplying water needed to the dying corn and the corn survived and yielded much fruits but the genuinely born again Christian from Nigeria refused to have the knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes required in Agriculture to grow corn but he rather depended on fasting and prayer to grow the dying corn – and after days and months of fasting and prayer, at the end, the corn died.
Instead of Nigerian Christians to understand the processes, procedures and principles God had already put in place and apply them, they will continue fasting and praying for days, weeks, months, and years – and at the end, nothing happens but failure, disappointment, frustration, doubt, etc. , and they remain in abject poverty for life because you cannot continue doing the same thing every time – and expect the different result!
But the General Overseers and their senior pastors who ask you to fast and pray for days, weeks, months years are living in luxury, affluence, opulence, and using the church money from the poor church members to fund their flamboyant lifestyles.
Look at China, United Arab Emirates (Dubai ), Singapore, etc., that are not as religious or Christian nations in terms of population as Nigeria and compare these countries mentioned to Nigeria, the headquarters of extreme poverty of the world! Definitely, something is wrong with our Christianity in Nigeria – we are not practicing true Christianity in Nigeria because Scriptures cannot be broken as Nigeria supposes to be a blessed nation lending to many nations and never to borrow. But Nigeria is borrowing even from China!
Nigeria according to the Scripture supposes to become a blessing to many nations if we are serving God truly in righteousness and holiness – and doing and applying principles, processes and procedures God put in place for us to use to flourish as a Christian nation – John 10:35 KJV and Deuteronomy 28:12 KJV “……..the scripture cannot be broken…… The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.”
But Nigeria with all the years of fasting and prayer yearly , is still borrowing money from China by year 2020/21. Nigerian Christians, please wake up and think – and let us begin to practice true Christianity in Nigeria!
You cannot use fasting and prayer with number of days, weeks, months and years to turn God to magician as God is not a magician.
You must do the right things for your Christianity to work; even after your spiritual exercise of fasting and praying, go and learn skills and apply them.
Work! Work!! Work!!!
Never you wait for God to do that which ability to accomplish He has already handed over to you.
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Note: Proverbs 23:23 NKJV “Buy the truth, and do not sell it…”