The Raging Of The Wicked Against Innocent Nigerians
Psalms 2:1 ❝Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.❞
Acts 4:15 ❝But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. 17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. 18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done. 22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed. 23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. 24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: 25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. 27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. 31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.❞
An adage in my Bini dialect says ❛Na gbon rienrien ziro dan.❜ Meaning: The person who is enjoying life have no time to think of any evil.
Interestingly, the bible also speak about a merry heart.
Proverbs 15:13 ❝A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.❞ Proverbs 15:15 ❝All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.❞ Proverbs 17:22 ❝A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.❞
This is why the Southern people of Nigeria are known for enjoyment, especially those of us from South - South region, particularly we from Benin City, Edo State. We value life so much that even the militants in the creeks don't performed terrorism nor involved themselves in suicide bombing of Nigerians. All they do is kidnapping and once their demanded ransom is paid, they let go of their captives. The worst they can do is to bomb oil installations and pipelines, when their demands are being played with.
On the contrary, the Boko Haram terrorists people operating terrorism against the innocent Nigerians in the Northern part of Nigeria,� can be best described as ❛animals❜ because they know not the value of the human lives they are wasting in their terrorists activities against the Nigerian state and her people.
Since their hearts now reason like animals, they are now seeing other people as animals too, hence their continuous shedding of the blood of innocent Nigerians, and destroying worship places, markets, banks, eateries, viewing centers, Police stations, homes, government establishment, etc, all for just no cause. Psalms 94:21 ❝They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.❞
Foolishly and stupidly, the Boko Haram terrorists people also blows themselves up in suicide bombing. With their deceived mindset, they think that when they succeeded in killing people through suicide bombing, that 72 virgins are waiting for them in their satanic paradise, as a reward for their wicked acts. What a deceit! Exodus 23:7 ❝Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.❞ Ezekiel 16:23 ❝And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the LORD GOD;)❞ Psalm 68:2 ❝As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.❞ Psalm 94:23 ❝And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.❞ Job 8:22 ❝They that hate thee shall be clothed with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.❞ Psalm 28:4 ❝Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.❞ Psalm 55:15 ❝Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.❞ Nahum 3:19 ❝There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?❞ Psalm 139:19 ❝Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, ye bloody men.❞ Psalm 145:20 ❝The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.❞ Malachi 4:1 ❝For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.❞
Boko Haram terrorists people, there's no paradise for you. In fact, the fire awaiting you people in hell fire is unquenchable, and only Jesus Christ can save you from going there. Mark 9:44 ❝Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.❞ John 14:6 ❝Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.❞ Acts 16:30 ❝And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.❞
Make no mistake: The Boko Haram insurgents are not ❛Muslims❜ but pure terrorists, who takes pride in the killings of other people even though the Almighty God warned against killing. Exodus 20:13 ❝Thou shalt not kill.❞
The popular belief in Nigeria that Boko Haram means ❛Western Education is forbidden❜, is a well calculated theory to deceived the unintelligent mind. If that is the case, then the Boko Haram terrorists people are fools for using Western knowledge initiated devices and equipment to prosecute their demonic assignment of terrorism. The guns, bombs, vehicles, telephones, laptops, walkie talkie, ammunitions, photo cameras, video cameras, device chargers, Sim cards, memory cards, and every other technological development which usually aids their terrorists operations, are all products of Western education and technological advancement. So, who is deceiving who?
Anyway Boko Haram people, your wicked activities against the Nigerian people have been foretold by Our LORD Jesus Christ. John 16:2 ❝They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.❞
So, keep on doing your wickedness against Nigerians but you must however remember that, as the people you are killing are dying, so you terrorists Boko Haram people shall die one day. Okay. Acts 8:22 ❝Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.❞ Ezekiel 33:11 ❝Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?❞
Therefore, consider your evil practices today against the innocent Nigerians, and also consider the terror and agony awaiting you people in hell fire. But, I have introduced Jesus Christ to you people, because HE is the only name that can save. Acts 4:10 ❝Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.❞
⒈ Confess the sins of our past leaders, and ask God for mercy upon all Nigerians. Jeremiah 14:20 ❝We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.❞ Nehemiah 1:5 ❝And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments: 6 Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned. 7 We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.❞
⒉ Pray for repentance on behalf of all Nigerians. Daniel 9:16 ❝O LORD, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.❞ 2 Chronicles 7:14 ❝If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.❞
⒊ Enthrone Jesus King over Nigeria. Psalm 2:6 ❝Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.❞ Psalm 46:7 ❝The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.❞
⒋ Exalt Jesus and lift Him high in Nigeria. Psalm 46:10 ❝Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.❞
⒌ Ask for the help of God to quench the Boko Haram trouble in Nigeria. Psalms 46:1 ❝God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.❞
⒍ Pray that gladness and peace shall envelope Nigeria from henceforth. Psalm 46:4 ❝There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.❞ Psalms 122:6 ❝Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.❞
⒎ Pray for God's wisdom on President Goodluck Jonathan, so that he will overcome this traumatic era in Nigeria. Psalm 2:10 ❝Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.❞ Proverbs 20:26 ❝A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.❞
8. Pray for the Military and all the security apparatus executing the war against terrorism, that the Almighty God will help them so that their labour to defend Nigeria against the Boko Haram insurgents shall not be in vain in Jesus name. Psalm 108:12 ❝Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.❞ Psalm 127:1 ❝Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.❞ Isaiah 65:23 ❝They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.❞
⒐ Pray that God will give the Nigerian Military victory against the Boko Haram terrorists people in Jesus name. Psalm 2:9 ❝Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.❞
⒑ Pray that the gathering of the Boko Haram terrorists people, and all those sympathetic to their wicked course be scattered in Jesus name. Isaiah 54:15 ❝Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.❞
⒒ Pray that the wicked operations of Boko Haram terrorists people in Nigeria shall be desolate in Jesus name. Psalm 46:6 ❝The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. 8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.❞
⒓ Pray that the life of the Boko Haram terrorists people, and their sympathizers, sponsors and informants, shall be exchanged for every Nigerian they plot to kill in Jesus name. Psalm 2:8 ❝Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.❞
⒔ Pray that the Boko Haram terrorists people and their supporters shall fall into every ambushment they laid against the Nigerian people, as God did to Jeroboam, in Jesus name. 2 Chronicles 13:12 ❝And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper. 13 But Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind them: so they were before Judah, and the ambushment was behind them. 14 And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle was before and behind: and they cried unto the LORD, and the priests sounded with the trumpets. 15 Then the men of Judah gave a shout: and as the men of Judah shouted, it came to pass, that God smote Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. 16 And the children of Israel fled before Judah: and God delivered them into their hand. 17 And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men. 18 Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the LORD God of their fathers. 19 And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from him, Bethel with the towns thereof, and Jeshanah with the towns thereof, and Ephrain with the towns thereof. 20 Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah: and the LORD struck him, and he died.❞
⒕ Pray that the bombs, guns, and all the weaponry of the Boko Haram terrorists people shall be destroyed by the Holy Ghost fire in Jesus. Psalm 46:9 ❝He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.❞
⒖ Pray that the terrorists Boko Haram people shall turn their bombs, guns and ammunitions against themselves, that they will start to destroy themselves in Jesus name. 2 Chronicles 20:22 ❝And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. 24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.❞
⒗ Pray that the wickedness of the Boko Haram terrorists people shall be upon their own heads in Jesus name. Ezekiel 18:20 ❝The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.❞
⒘ Pray that confusion shall reign in all the camps of all the enemies of Nigeria in Jesus name. Genesis 11:7 ❝Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.❞
⒙ Pray for the entire Christian community in Nigeria, that God will strengthen them to become prayerful in standing for the gap for Nigeria in Jesus name. Isaiah 62:6 ❝I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence.❞
⒚ Pray for righteousness to be enthrone in every sector of the Nigerian state and among every Nigerians in Jesus name. Proverbs 14:34 ❝Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.❞
⒛ Pray that the Will of God will prevail in Nigeria now and always in Jesus name. Matthew 6:10 ❝Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.❞
Now praise and thank God for answers to prayers in Jesus name. Amen.