LETTER FROM JESUS CHRIST TO THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA

Office of Jesus Christ the Head of the Church

No 1 New Jerusalem Street,

Private Mail Bag 01,

City of the Living God,

The Heavenly Jerusalem.

February 27, 2012.

 

Dearly Beloved Children,

 

LETTER FROM JESUS CHRIST TO THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA

 

I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I thank you for the love you have for me and my kingdom. As a result of that love, you have continued to spread my good news amongst your people and made my message of salvation rooted in many. You that used to be the destination of foreign missionaries have surprisingly become a phenomenon in spreading my life-saving gospel beyond your shores. Your effort in taking my word to the very end of the world is impressive and worth emulation by other members of my body. Besides, I am aware of the persecution you are facing from Islamic extremists in your country. Of late, many of you have died; while some have gone through different forms of attacks as my witnesses. I am happy that you remain steadfast even when staring death directly in the face.

I however have some issues against you. I see that the love for money like cancer is eating deep into your testimony. Your obsession about material things of this world is luring you to turn my gospel into a business. Some of your shepherds live in massive material wealth while most of my sheep live in abject poverty. What has happened to my noble message of Christian suffering and perseverance? Sadly, your voice is almost unheard on the challenges of corruption facing your nation. What is your role in the child-witchcraft persecutions in your country? Inadequate attention to training and the noble task of discipleship by many of your leaders is putting the health of the Church which I have purchased with my blood at risk. No wonder, like sheep without shepherds, my children are confused about their identity as the light and the salt of the world.

For the sake of the faithful amongst you; I invite you to repent quickly and pursue the path of righteousness. My anger will consume you like wildfire should you fail to heed my warning. A word is enough for the wise!

The Owner of the Church,

Jesus the Christ

SIGHT versus VISION

Christianity Today Magazine  (world’s most widely read Christian magazine) through its writer, Sarah Pulliam Bailey directed its readers to read the blog-post I wrote on Dr. Tokunboh Adeyemo shortly after his demise on 18th March, 2010. Few hours ago, I was reading through some of the comments posted on Bailey’s article again; and I found particularly interesting  one by Arlyn Briggs on January 24, 2011. I thought you might find the comment interesting too.

Briggs writes, “I was fortunate to hear Dr. Tokunbo Adeyemo at a conference in Nairobi in 2005. I will never forget what he (Adeyemo) said about sight versus vision.”[1] Adeyemo said and Briggs quotes:

Sight sees problems, vision sees potential,
Sight sees plight of man, vision sees power of God,
Sight sees barriers, vision sees bearings,
Sight sees buffeting, vision sees blessings in disguise,
Sight sees the natural, vision sees the supernatural,
Sight sees the visible, vision sees the invisible,
Sight sees the present, vision sees the past, present and future,
Sight sees danger only, vision sees opportunity as well,
Sight sees dead ends, vision sees new beginnings,
Sight sees the status quo, vision sees the possibility,
Where sight gives up, vision goes on.

I hope you will be challenged by the quote above to be a man and woman of vision in life.


[1] Arlyn Briggs commented on Sarah Pulliam Bailey’s “African Scholar Tokunboh Adeyemo Dies” in Christianity Today, Posted on March 18, 2010.