LESSONS IN DIVINE LEADERSHIP AND POLITICAL POWER.
By Dr. Moshood Fayemiwo.
Every human activity requires preparations. Professions are invented to channel members of organized human societies to productive activities to achieve three main objectives: (1) to enable individuals cater to their primary needs, namely: food, clothing and shelter; (2) to ensure each member of the modern society is actively and meaningfully engaged in one activity or the other for the overall peaceful co-existence in the society; and lastly (3) to maximize the potentials and God-given talents of every citizen in order to serve the rest members of the society. The Lord God Almighty made this to be so as we saw in the Garden of Eden when and where He put the First Man Adam and charged the man thus: "Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to tend and keep it." (Gen 2:15).
The Lord God Almighty in His infinite wisdom was the One Who ordained and invented "work." But after our First Parents; Adam and Eve messed up and were flushed out of that Elysian Abode, Satan, the implacable foe of God Almighty and the human race changed the order of leadership. Of all domains of power on earth, the greatest one next to spiritual power is political power. But lamentably, political power is the only power people are ill-prepared for in many nations of the world. You don't just call anyone to examine your health but a certified medical doctor when you are sick. You don't hire someone who is highly erudite and loquacious when you run afoul of the law, but a licensed, good and successful lawyer. On and on, we look for the best, the successful, the distinguished and those with track record to handle our professional activities, but when we are looking for the person that will decide who gets what, when and how in human affairs, there are no qualifications. This is sad and that is why most nations on earth are messed up, crassly mismanaged and idiots occupy political offices. A highly distinguished American and I engaged in a conversation over my native Nigeria few years ago in Washington D.C and he asked: "How and why were the likes of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Sani Abacha and the rest military thugs, buffoons and gangsters able to rule your nation in the midst of fertile minds like Bala Usman, Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and the rest intellectual minds your country is endowed?" I answered that precisely the same ailment that afflicts my native land, Nigeria is also present even here in my adopted United States and virtually all nations of the world; that is, there is no requirement to occupy public office. I explained further that soldiers in Third World nations used guns in those days of jackboot rule while politicians in America and the so-called advanced Western nations use ""elections," but the two are not requirements and qualifications, but mere processes. That was why America was able to produce the like of a crook such as Mr. Richard Nixon while we ended up producing a murderer like Ibrahim Badamsi Babangida and a psychopath like Sani Abacha.
In Divine Order and Political Leadership, the Lord God Almighty spelt out seven primary requirements for leadership. No family, village, town, city, county, country or nation can survive and thrive in breach of these seven requirements and qualifications for those aspiring to preside over their affairs. Let's examine two of these seven templates ordained by the Most High for leadership. The first is Submission to the Lordship of the King of kings and Lord of lords. Yes, you read that right! You can't provide the right and appropriate leadership for your family, village, town, city, county, country or nation without first bowing down and acknowledging the leadership and sovereignty of your Creator who is the repository of Power, Authority and Dominion. As His Word says in Proverbs 3:5-7: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil." The second is Character. I attempted to introduce a course for incoming freshmen at a Bible College sometime ago to be known as "Basic Fundamentals of Divine Leadership and Political Power 101." I want to make that course compulsory in our future Bible training school. The Holy Bible is the Manual of Life, period! In it you will find the templates for all matters under the sun. When the Lord God Almighty Father unchained the children of Israel from Egyptian thralldom, He told them in Exodus 19:3- 6: " Then Moses went up to God, and the LORD called to him from the mountain and said, "This is what you are to say to the descendants of Jacob and what you are to tell the people of Israel: 'You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles' wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.
Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words you are to speak to the Israelites." In other words, the Plan of the Almighty God was to use the Israelites as poster children of all that are good, excellent, perfect and benign to their neighbors, prompting their neighbors to desert their gods; the goods of ivory, gold and woods and come to the Rock, Hallelujah! Somehow, the memo got lost and as a Loving Father, He reiterated the original plan known as covenant in Joshua 1:7-8 thus: "Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."
SEPARATION OF POLITICAL AND SPIRITUAL POWERS
When the children of Israel demanded for a king, the Lord God was displeased not because they demanded for a king, but the reason for their demand. Nevertheless, He acquiesced to their demand but He cleverly separated the Kingship from the Priesthood. He made Saul, the son of Kish king by His prophet, Samuel. When King Saul was full of himself and began to plan a dynasty and disobeyed the Lord, the kingship was yanked off from him and God instructed Samuel to put David, the son of Jesse on the throne as Saul's replacement. Samuel went to be with the Lord and Prophet Nathan replaced him. No one could call out King David when he committed adultery and murder but Nathan. Nathan saw the installation of Solomon as king and the kingdom was divided through Prophet Shemaiah and Prophet Abijah who installed Jeroboam as king. On and on, the Lord Almighty used prophets to checkmate the excesses of secular kings. Today, He still does, because He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hallelujah!
In our modern day politics, politicians and state actors think and behave as if elections are the all-in-all of political power. Elections only do not win power and this is what I keep telling Nigerian politicians. If only they would listen. The days of anything goes and every shady character will aspire to lead our people, because of pilfered money, blood money acquired through dubious and questionable means are over. If still in doubt about the new era of political leadership that we are praying for in Nigeria, look back to the last 2015 presidential election in Nigeria. We are changing the course of Nigeria's politics for good and forever beginning 2015. It will never be business as usual again and forever in Nigeria. Character matters, I say it again and it will become a critical factor for political leadership in Nigeria. If we tell you and you ignore us, you may end up like the other man in Lokoja, because the Lord God Almighty, the King of kings and Lord of lords has decided to raise up a new generation of political leaders to cleanse our land. He has also graciously decided to raise men and women after His heart as spiritual guards, watch men and watch women over this beautiful land known as Nigeria. Thank you Lord God Almighty Who is totally in control and absolutely in charge in our nation, Nigeria.
REVELATION REPORTS: In tandem with our promise last week, let's visit some states of the Nigerian federation and see what the Holy Spirit is telling us in those states.
AKWA IBOM STATE: We wrote in this column sometime ago that the plan of the Lord God Almighty for each and every one of us is dependent on how we react to God's plan. Does this Lord God Almighty change? No, and never can the Sovereign Lord God Almighty change. But can human beings change? Absolutely! This is where the problem lies, because we humans can and do change making the plan of God for us to be determined by our actions. That is why we disclosed in this column in the past that the Holy Bible is not a book of destiny, but of decision. King Ahab ought to have died the very day a message from On High was brought to him by Elijah the Prophet, I Kings 21: 17-29: "Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite: "Go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who rules in Samaria. He is now in Naboth's vineyard, where he has gone to take possession of it. Say to him, 'This is what the LORD says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?' Then say to him, 'This is what the LORD says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth's blood, dogs will lick up your blood-yes, yours!'" Ahab said to Elijah, "So you have found me, my enemy!" "I have found you," he answered, "because you have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD. He says, 'I am going to bring disaster on you. I will wipe out your descendants and cut off from Ahab every last male in Israel-slave or free. I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat and that of Baasha son of Ahijah, because you have aroused my anger and have caused Israel to sin.' "And also concerning Jezebel the LORD says: 'Dogs will devour Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.' "Dogs will eat those belonging to Ahab who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country."
(There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, urged on by Jezebel his wife. He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the LORD drove out before Israel.). When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and fasted. He lay in sackcloth and went around meekly. Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite: Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in the days of his son."
Did the Lord change His Mind here on King Ahab? No. King Ahab changed his mind and amended his ways so the disaster announced to him was averted, albeit temporarily. When the Sovereign Lord God Almighty told Samuel His prophet to go tell Eli He had planned disaster for his family, it was a warning to avert the catastrophe that was hovering over the Eli Generation by the Almighty God. Instead of Eli to rein his useless boys and repent, he lackadaisically retorted in 1 Samuel 3:16-18: "Then Eli called Samuel and said, "Samuel, my son." And he said, "Here I am. "What was it he said to you?" Eli asked. "Do not hide it from me. May God deal with you, be it ever so severely, if you hide from me anything he told you." So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, "It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him."…This scenario has just played out in Akwa Ibom State. When I disclosed by the One Who called me that incumbent Governor Udom Gabriel Emmanuel would not finish his four year term here earlier this year, I added that, if the man did certain things, he would make it. Rather than for his political rival, Mr. Umana Okon Umana of the APC to also do something in the spiritual realm, he resorted to propaganda and calumny. Gov. Udom Gabriel Emanuel was sensible to apply God's wisdom. He sought the face of the Living God and as surely as the Sovereign Lord God Almighty lives and His Glory fills the heavens and earth, Gov. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel will not only finish his four year term (2015-2019), but will govern Akwa Ibom State for eight straight years (2019-2023). It is not; but or how, but it is a Decree of the Sovereign Lord God Almighty in His Seat from Heaven. Now you Nigerian politicians, I want you to listen and chew on this thenceforth; if any of you thinks you can buy the miracle of my Lord God Almighty with your stolen and filthy money, you must get your head examined. As surely as the Lord God Almighty lives and His Glory fills the heavens and the earth, Mr. Umana Okon Umana will never govern Akwa Ibom State; not now and never again. If I am Balaam of Pethor who was hired by King Balak in Numbers 22; if I am a ritualist and not a genuine man of God, then Mr. Umana Okon Umana will become the governor of Akwa Ibom State. The Sovereign Lord God Almighty, Who created the heavens and the earth and controls all things and His Sovereignty can never be questioned said in Numbers 12:6: "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself known to him in a vision, I speak to him in a dream." If it is this I Am that I Am, the Jehovah El-Shaddai and Jehovah Elohin that appeared to me and made me His watchman and spokesman in the Federal Republic of Nigeria; if I am indeed and truly the prophet of the Almighty Lord God and was genuinely called by Him, you Mr. Umana Okon Umana will never be governor of Akwa Ibom State. It is written and so it is placed in the scrolls and annals of the history of Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria.
BAYELSA STATE: The last time I was in Bayelsa State was in 2010 at the village of President Goodluck Jonathan. I didn't see what Gov. Seriake Dickson has been doing in the state ever since, but the Lord God Almighty told us that Dickson would govern the state for straight eight years. We told Mr. Timipre Sylva of the APC in the last 2015 governorship election that he would lose to Dickson. See the link to our predictions here:
Now Mr. Sylva is chasing another blind goose, because he will lose again not only at the Appeals Court but also at the Supreme Court. It is his choice anyway. But readers, I have just been told by The Holy Spirit that a woman will succeed Governor Seriake Dickson as the next governor of Rivers State in 2020. I was shocked when I received the divine revelation. Who could that be O Lord? Former First Lady, Madam Patience Fakabeleke Iwari-Oba Goodluck Jonathan will become the next Governor of Bayelsa State in 2020, if she throws her hat into the race. Wonder, wonder and wonder! Again, I repeat, why will you make her a governor in 2020 Daddy? I asked the Lord. The reasons will shock you guys when I reveal it later in this column.
EDO 2016: I advised Comrade Adams Oshiomole to look far and wide before endorsing his successor this year. A young man who nobody expects will change the face of Edo politics this year as the Sovereign Lord God Almighty sits on His Throne and superintends over all in heaven and earth and all that are in them. The next governor of Edo State is a Diasporan Nigerian known as Linus Idahosa. He has made a fortune for himself in the entertainment industry and his wife who we all know and beloved; Stephanie Okereke-Linus are young Nigerians coming to shake things up in Edo State. The election of President Muhammadu Buhari is changing the face of Nigerian politics for ever. As the Lord God Almighty shows us over and over again, traditions are being uprooted and what normally were considered "" taboos"" in Nigeria are being challenged and uprooted. This popular tradition of contesting for political offices on political party platforms is gradually fading away in Nigeria. The Lord God Almighty says He is raising up people, Nigerians who we would never consider as traditional politicians to cleanse up the Nigerian nation. Three innovations will shake traditional politics in Nigeria this year which began with the election of President Buhari last year namely: (1) Money politics. The Sovereign Lord God Almighty says to those politicians who think their financial war chest will win them elections thus: "You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked." (Revelation 3:17). Ask Vice-President Atiku Abubakar during the 2015 APC Presidential Election Primaries in Lagos; Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and how he was trounced in the Presidential Election; Sylva Timipre in the last and just-concluded re-schedule Bayelsa Governorship Election and the late Abubakar Audu in Kogi. (2) The futility of godfatherism and so-called party machinery as the Lord God Almighty warned in Psalm 146: 3: "Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save." He warned again and again the same in Isaiah 2:2: Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils…" Ask Yahya Bello, the Governor-Elect of Kogi State. Hallelujah! Lastly (3) the power of character which the Lord God Almighty says matters in leadership, which He will restore to Nigeria as a result of the prayers and intercessory supplications of His children on behalf of our motherland as He disclosed in Luke 6:43-44: "No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers." Governor Samuel Adams, cousin of second President of the United States and the 4th governor of the State of Massachusetts here in the United States of America once said that; "Private and public vices are in reality… connected… Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust be men of [exceptional] character. The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men…" Confucius, the Chinese sage aptly surmised that "The integrity of a nation is derived from the integrity of the home and the character of its leaders." I will soon begin a series on why Character matters in Nigerian politics in this column as we prepare for this years' governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States.
ON THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2016 DONALDSON JOHN TRUMP, HERE IS YOUR IMMEDIATE FUTURE, 2016:
Poor Donaldson Trump, the son of German-Italian immigrants threatening to drive us, Nigerian-Americans from our won country, the United States of America. What a j******! Trump doesn't know we all own this beautiful land now. As the late Anne Richard, first woman Governor of my new State of Texas, jocularly derided another white privileged kid basking in the power of racial pedigree, Donald Trump was indeed born with silver foot in his mouth. It is possible to make money, plenty of it in questionable and unethical circumstances, with puffy eyes and over-exaggerated ego and yet be stupid and dump. He needs to go and read how his parents and grandparents landed in New England as refugees in our land.
The hairy-headed tuppe often arrogantly asserts, he is rich and very rich indeed, after exploiting all the loopholes in the system leaking tax guidelines and filing for bankruptcies twice. I will soon tell Aliko Dangote of Nigeria to pay Trump's few billions without collecting a change and send this racist fatso back to Germany or Italy where his ancestors originally came from. Or may be, I should not go that far to Nigeria but put some calls to Adebayo Ogunlesi, Kase Lawal and just a handful of most of the best educated and wealthiest fellow Nigerian-Americans here to cut this bigot to size. Here is your immediate future Mr. Donaldson Trump; you won't even win the 2016 Republican Presidential Nomination, not to talk of standing in the general election, and so how will you drive away Latinas, Mexicans, Muslims, Nigerians, Black Africans, Cubans, Guatemalans, Haitians, and the rest beautiful and most hardworking and highly educated Americans that have made our adopted nation the bestplace to live on earth? Hey, watch your back in summer 2016 for you may get what you ask for; leave the United States of America permanently forever!
LETTERS THIS WEEK
Dear Dr. Fayemiwo: I found your teachings and prophesies fascinating. Please pray for my nation, Liberia. And may the Good Lord be with you.---Dr Richard V. Tolbert, 3, Kiss FM Road, Congotown, Monrovia, Republic of Liberia
Dear Dr,Fayemiwo. I have been following your yearly prophecies and all coming to pass. I am a Ghanaian anyway .Almost all Nigerian men of God all prophesied former President Goodluck Jonathan Jonathan would win the 2015 general election in Nigeria and you stood almost alone by prophesying for Gen Buhari. The trend has started again with almost every man of God giving it to the present President of Ghana, John Mahama. You have given it to Nana Addo per your 2016 prophecies. I pray that the Almighty God continue to reveal things to you as your prophesies are reliable. God bless you. Remember me and my family in prayers. Thanks----Mr Adaarko Accra, Ghana, via email.
Dr Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo is Spiritual Leader, Jesus Christ Solution Center, a non-denominational Christian Retreat Center at beautiful Cameron Village near Austin, Texas in the United States of America. He can be reached at 254-605-4035. His email is [email protected]