Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pastor Warns Congregation That a Curse Will Be Brought Upon Them For Talking About Him

Christian Oyakhilome




According to Christian Oyakhilome, founding president of Believers’ Love World Incorporated or “Christ Embassy” in Lagos, Nigeria, he is not like other pastors or ministers because he is a “Man of God.” He further stated during his sermon last week that anyone who speaks against him would bring a curse upon themselves and he demonstrated this by effectively excommunicating a female pastor.
The 50-year-old pastor went on to say that he and others like him had received revelation from God which could not be contradicted or discussed. He further stated that anyone hearing someone else speak against a “man of God” should remove themselves from their presence.
The exact reason Oyakhilome suspended one of the Lagos pastors, Michelle Okojie, was not given, but it is believed that she had spoken out about her leader’s divorce. The founding president only insisted that members of his congregation should stay away from Okojie because she had committed “subversive activities.”
Although Oyakhilome was not physically present at the Lagos church to speak to his congregation, they viewed him via telecast from the branch in Pretoria, South Africa. He appeared on the huge screens with three other pastors and announced the benefits of a new church app that is available to its members.
Praising the app, one of the pastors claimed that he had received good news amidst all the bad that had been publicized about the war in Ukraine. He added that the app told him of several brethren in the war torn country, which were continuing the work of God and distributing Rhapsody of Realities, the organization’s daily devotional.
The best-selling author and television evangelist did not discuss anything to do with his divorce from his wife, Anita, but warned his members indirectly against speaking about such matters. The only mention of the challenges he is facing was to state that you should take hold of Scripture to be a guiding light in the darkness and to reiterate that he was different from most because he was a “man of God.”
According to a statement issued by Ray Okocha, the church’s Secretary General, Pastor Michelle Okojie had been visiting church members in private and slandering their leader. He added that Romans 16:17-20 and Titus 3:10 tells them to stay away from those who will try to disrupt the church.
 
Jeremiah 23:
29 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.

32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord.
 
Matthew 7:
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.