JUSTICE MINISTER'S DEATH: YOUR GUILT by Bola Olu-Jordan
At the wake of the death of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bola Ige, last December, many do not realize that it was not a person that was killed, it was not man, it was not Ige. It is justice in the land that was murdered; for he, Ige, was the representation of God for justice in Nigeria! "...for there is no power but of God, the powers that be are ordained of God, whosoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God and they that resists shall receive to themselves damnation. Rom.13;1-2.
What WE have done, collectively as a nation is: WE have resisted authority over us and have murdered justice! Eccless.10:8 says: "whosoever breaks an hedge the serpent shall bite"
To many, "it is some angry, ungodly people that did it and they should repent if they don't want the wrath of God" but to God, it is you and I that did it! And so we are poised, with generations unborn, for the consequence of evil that was done in our land.
In the book of Joshua, at the battle against Ai, God had given Israel the promise of victory and Joshua and the rest of the people could hardly wait for the exploit, but what happened? They were defeated by the lowly rated Ai and 36 loyal, holy and innocent soldiers died for the sins they knew nothing about. The family and children of these innocent victims were left to bear, for life, the consequences of the sin of another, whom they did not know. Hos.4:6 says: "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge", not for lack of prayers, not holiness, not faith, but knowledge. No wonder Paul says: "...I had rather speak 5 words with my understanding ... than 10 thousand words in unknown tongue in the church " 1Cor. 14:19 But a man barren of knowledge will do otherwise under the influence of zeal and holiness, yet it is a folly!
Daniel says: "they that KNOW their God shall be strong and do exploit" Not those who only want his gifts but don't want to know the giver just as we see in churches today with many Pastors as collaborators, 'stealing' gifts from God and giving it to people so they can remain popular rather than introducing the people to the giver of all things! They are afraid that the people will know the truth and when they know the truth, their 'meal' will cease. God call them 'workers of iniquity' regardless of what man call them. In the end, He said He will tell them: "I know you not, you workers of iniquity" regardless of the strange miracles they do.
It was Achan that sinned, but before God, it was the whole nation! Josh. 7:1. Just as when God imputed on us Adam's sin even though we did not commit the sin directly, but to God, we were in his loins when he sinned, so, we did it together. We are sinners, not because we sin, but because we inherit sin. A child born today, as 'new' as he is, is still a sinner by - inheritance. In like manner, as many as receive Jesus are righteous by inheritance, because Jesus is, and we were in His loins when he paid for the sins of Adam by death because; 'the wages of sin is death', so to God, Adam's sin, in as many as believed in Jesus, has being atoned for and God sees those people as righteous as Jesus as he sees others as sinful as Adam. So as many as are under the Adamic nature are sinners regardless of their works of righteousness, which to God, is still filthy rags, infact it is even a debit (Rom. 4:4 "to him that works is the reward not reckoned of grace but of debt") but as many as are under Jesus nature are righteous by inheritance.
The same happens when a Pastor sins, the whole congregation have sinned before God. That is why there is nothing as pathetic and sorry as for a man to be under a wrong anointing, ignorance regardless! The more reason why we are to try every spirit and pray for our leaders (1Tim. 2:1)! This is God's mystery and "As the heaven is higher than the earth so is His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts" God is a God of Principles. He does not lower his Principles and Standards because of man's ignorance. His principles are His personality which does not change!
In Joshua 7, the Bible records that the children of Israel sinned, yet it was Achan ONLY that committed the sin! In judgement against Achan, his whole house was destroyed including his innocent wives, children, brothers and sisters and even his oxen, cattles and sheep! Everybody in his household who did not know what he did or who could not have identified with it, if they had known, but they suffered death with him. vs 24-25. Before God, they did it together!
Daniel "understood by books"(Dan.9:2 ) that the time of captivities of Israel was finished, yet when he prayed, he identified with the sins of the fore-fathers, confessed and repented of them with supplications, fasting, sackcloth and ashes for forgiveness of 'our' sins. (Ch. 9:5-19.) He did not ask God to forgive 'them' but he constantly used "we", although he knew nothing of many of the sins.
430 years of slavery of Israel in Egypt, the people that committed the sins were long dead and gone, yet their generations were the ones that suffered for the sins they knew nothing about.
Was it not the religious title holders and Priests of Jesus' days, representing a fraction of the Jews, that rejected him and delivered him up to be killed? but God said Israel rejected Him and so, He 'abandoned' them and came to us, Gentiles, up till today, until the time of the Gentiles is finished, which can be anytime from now. The priests opposed him then just as they do today doing themselves services in the name of God!
In the same vein, when somebody in our generation past make a covenant, curses, hexes, cantrups, negative words, vexes, ligatures, bewitchments, spells etc, it is binding on generations to come, so, a warlord, warlock or a strongman is assigned to effect it except 'if any man be in Christ' can he have authority to bind the strongman loose himself and cast it away and then break the covenant. A Born Again Christian who does not bind, loose, cast away and break the covenant is bound by the covenant as long as he lives, although he has been delivered, he needs to appropriate the deliverance by consciously and deliberately breaking the covenants, ties, bonds back to his family origin.
The lesson learned from these is that, we need to consciously and deliberately repent, ask for forgiveness and receive pardon by faith for the sins 'we' have committed against justice in our land, yea, against God. Not the killers of Ige alone sinned, as a nation, we have all sinned and we all need to repent so that the evil can be taken away over us as individuals and our children and children's children and indeed, the body of Christ. We must stand in the gap for '…if the Lord will mark iniquity who can stand'? We need to go before the Lord and repent. Murdering a God-placed man is a sin, let alone the representation of Justice! 'Who can lay his hands against the Lord's anointed and be guiltless'? David knew the gravity of this even though everybody knew the Lord had departed from Saul, Saul himself knew, but who is man to judge the man God has not judged? David had several 'God-arranged' opportunities, but he had knowledge, he knew the consequences! Now this is knowledge!
How I wish that a National Prayer Conference on this was convened and the truth and the gravity of this made known to the body of Christ and we all seek the face of the Lord with fasting, confessing the sin, repenting of it, asking for forgiveness and receiving pardon by faith
I call on you Pastors and people holding pulpit positions in churches and in various public ministries, let us make this known. Call a solemn assembly, call people to the conference of repentance. Be a watchman for the body. Send this piece to as many as you know. It took only Daniel to pray and intercede for the land and God heard!!! We have to stand in the gap for this belowed nation. Remember, a broken and a contrite heart God will not despise.
For as many as will yield to this call for repentance, let us come together in the spirit on a set day to wait and stand in the gap, repenting of the sins of this nation. It's supposed to be NOW, but as to allow the message to get to as many as possible, let us come together in the spirit on the last Friday of the month of January, i.e, 26th of January, 2002.
Our pattern of prayer will take something like this, but not exclusive. We are to pray as the spirit directs but this is to serve as a guide. I know the Holy Spirit will give us the prayer vocabulary to use. It is not in the volume of words but of the heart.
We may use the below as the prayer guide, please, make additions as the spirit directs:
Father, in Christ Jesus name, we lay down at your feet all present and past sins of this nation, my state, my city, my community, my family, myself, our ancestors, our predecessors, nationalists, the colonial masters, the military governments, civilian governments, all sins of our leaders; past and present, back to pre-colonial period and independence and even beyond, We lay them all at your feet, we repent of all the sins of this nation, all our past sins of witchcraft, murders, refusing the gospel, lies, 419s, sexual perversions, blasphemies, occultism, paganism, idolatory and in particular, the murder of Chief Bola Ige, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of this nation and all other sins that I can not remember now, We repent of them all and confess them to you, renouncing them before you right now, Lord Jesus Christ, on behalf of this nation; we repent for all whom we may have hurt by our past actions and sins and ask your forgiveness for all our past harms to others. We receive forgiveness by faith in Christ Jesus name. Having received forgiveness in Jesus name, I bless my family and this nation to 1000 generations and I bind Satan and every ruler spirits assigned against this nation and all spirits not of the Holy Spirits, the spirits above, below and around them, I bind them all in Christ Jesus name and lose this nation from them all. I bind every principalities, thrones, dominions, altars, powers, rulers of darkness, wicked spirits in high places and all spirits not of the Holy Spirits. I take them all into captivity and permanently bind them and lose this nation from all hexes, vexes, bewitchments, enchantments, spells, curses, rituals, psychic operations, occult subjection and witchcraft manipulations. I lose this nation immediately, continually, permanently and forever in Jesus name and forbid all the demons and spirits from retaliating over my family, my home, my work, me and mine and over every of my interests and on this nation in Jesus' name. I cast them all to dry places to wander there and never to return to this land again or any land again.
I uproot all and every evil thoughts and imaginations, I bind them and cast them down as vain, cancelled, never manifested, never come to pass, cursed and destroyed at their roots and render them of no effect all in Christ Jesus' Name
I decree all these to come to pass in Jesus Christ' Name. Give thanks to God for the forgiveness as well as the deliverance. Pass this message across to as many people as possible.