Prophecy is a divinely inspired prediction and instruction. Prophets are special beings in possession of spiritual gifts to communicate with heavenly bodies and predict future events before they happen. God uses prophets to communicate his commandments and give guidance.
There are several instances in the scriptures where prophets predict accurately and converse with God for direction and instruction.
However, several modern pastors have abused the power of prophecy. The problem of false prophets that occurred during the period of Paul, Barnabas has not disappeared, it is still occurring in the early Christian communities.
Recently, WITHIN NIGERIA published a report titled; ‘2023 Nigeria election: One God, one poll, nine prophecies and three winners’. In this report, pastors who claimed God spoke to them about winners of 2023 presidential election were highlighted.
It is a tradition for Nigerian pastors and prophets to predict election outcomes. Sometimes, they predict future events to demonstrate to their throngs of followers that they possess some sort of supernatural ability or able to discern God’s genuine will.
While some pastors claimed that God told them about outcome of elections and winners of presidential election, some prophets prophecised that there would not be election in 2023.
As the electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announces presidential results across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), this reporter decided to compile a list of Nigeria pastors who prophecised that there would not be any election in 2023.
Apostle Paul Okikijesu
Apostle Paul Okikijesu of the Christ Apostolic Miracle Ministry prophesied that there will be no election in Nigeria in 2023 if the politicians refuse to change their ways.
According to him, presidential aspirants must stop shedding blood of the innocent.
According to his words; “Thus says the Lord: If the politicians refuse to change, there won’t be any Election in 2023,” Apostle Paul Okikijesu stated.
He continued; “If the politicians continue with bloodshed and continue to honour the darkness more than I the Lord; then no election will take place in Nigeria in 2023. No election will take place in 2023 if the presidential aspirants refuse to stop bloodshed.
“Thus says the Lord: No Election will take place; if the presidential aspirants refuse to stop bloodshed, if they refuse to cater for the poor and honour the religious advisers. If they refuse to cease seeking the lives of others, and stop seeking the downfall of each other; because these activities will increase from June 2021 until January 2022.
“Thus says the Lord: There will be no Election in 2023, if the presidential aspirants do not stop taking a swipe at one another. If they continue to investigate each other, in order to ruin one another’s reputation; because these activities will lead to various mysterious events that will not make the Election take place,” Apostle Paul Okikijesu stated.
Prophet Coming of the Lord
Ahead of the 2023 general election, a cleric of The Last Day Church of God called on Nigerians to pray against revolution in the country.
He particularly called on Christians and ministers of God to go into fervent prayers, noting that he sees a revolution and not election in 2023.
The cleric, known as Prophet Coming of the Lord, gave the revelation yesterday while speaking to journalists at his residence in Otokutu near Warri, Delta State, saying the lord revealed so many things in an encounter on his recent sojourn to a prayer mountain, stressing that the 2023 election will be tough.
He emphasised on the need for genuine Christians to embark on serious prayers to avert a revolution that will be worse than the #EndSARS protest, adding that many people will die as a result of “that mother of revolution that will come before, during or immediately after the 2023 elections.
“Nigerians, I am not seeing any election taking place, I am seeing a revolution not election. This revolution, the Lord said it would start like crisis and snowballed into war. They will burn police stations, and it will look like the continuation of #EndSARS protest. And this will be more than that protest. Vehicle will not move for more than one month.”
The cleric stated that the revolution would be ignited by Nigerian youths in response to the economic situation in the country, adding that they will begin the revolution to foist on Nigerians their preference.
The clergyman was quick to warn the youths not to push the country into crisis that may end up claiming the lives of many promising youths, adding that if they want a change, it was only proper for them to pursue it in a manner that will not endanger the lives of other Nigerian citizens.
“They will kill policemen, soldiers and other security agents. Many youth corpers will die. We should prepare as Nigerians must pray against this not to happen and pray for peace. And the Lord said I should warn Nigerian youths to sit down as He is the one that will give power to whom He desires to give. That no one can give power except him,” he said.
Apostle Dr. J.O Afolabi Okoto-Jesu
The founder of joyous miracle gospel church and ministry, Apostle Dr. J.O Afolabi popularly known as Okoto-Jesu declared that God told him that proposed 2023 election will not hold in Nigeria.
This was made known by the general oversea while dishing out prophecies for year 2023 to his church members during Iyanu-Ayo Okoto-Jesu World Outreach Sunday Service which was aired on social media platform.
‘Our dearest people in the entire universe. It is God’s word. That’s how I was shown by God. It changeth not. There won’t be election in 2023, he stressed.
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