To those reaching out for the new.
Nothing wrong with a new generation of ministers wanting to take the Church in a new direction. The Church in Nigeria is ripe for a new wave of the Spirit. However it won’t be realized by attacking the old but by defining and substantiating the new with prophetic scriptures.
You will fail if your voice is divisive. It must be substantiated with scriptures from a heart void of offense. Once you start with a voice of attack and not words of knowledge, not with speech seasoned with salt ministering grace but with bitterness defiling, you lose 95% of the people you want to reach.
Understand this also, ministries are not born on the pages of social media but in the place of travailing prayer. If your soul hasn’t labored in prayer over the sound of the abundance of rain you have heard in your spirit, you will only have a “near birth” experience i.e clouds without water.
For those who have received in their heart a new direction, don’t make the mistake Moses made. He tried to effect it with his hand and committed murder pushing back on the timing of the fulfillment of prophecy. Murder in spiritual sense is slanderous speech, stop it. Whatever has entered your heart, sheath your sword, and enter into the groanings of the Spirit.
About Pastor Poju Oyemade
Pastor Poju Oyemade is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos. He is also the convener of The Platform and West African Faith Believers Convention (WAFBEC).