Cleric cau­tions against 2020 prophe­cies

The Punch - - NEWS - Wale Oye­wale, Ibadan

THE pas­tor in charge of Geth­se­mane Prayer Min­istries, Vic­tory Chapel, Ibadan, Taiwo Durosaro, has warned Nige­ri­ans against fall­ing for fake proph­e­sies as the New Year ap­proaches.

Giving the warn­ing on Sun­day, Durosaro said, “The surest prophe­cies for the year are al­ready in the Holy Bible and the ad­di­tion to that are what you de­ter­mine to achieve for your­self.

“As a child of God, you need to trust fully and obey. If you do these things, no power of hell can stop you from be­ing ful­filled.

“It is sur­pris­ing that we are hear­ing the kinds of prophe­cies that some peo­ple give at this time. We hear peo­ple give prophecy that Davido will di­vorce with his wife. When God starts talk­ing about David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido and Whizkid to a coun­try with more than 200 mil­lion peo­ple, it sug­gests that God does not have any job; our God is not like that.”

Read­ing from the book of Luke, chap­ter 14, verses 28 to 30, he said, “One of our prob­lems as black peo­ple is that we don’t plan. We be­lieve that what is go­ing to be is go­ing to be, but I want to say that you can de­ter­mine what you want for your­self in the com­ing year.”

Speak­ing on the best ap­proach to life, he said, “The best thing is to do a per­sonal re­view of the out­go­ing year. In­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions will shut down and re­view their ac­tiv­i­ties. Black peo­ple lack the abil­ity to plan.

“Re­view your life for nec­es­sary ad­just­ments where you did not get it right. Re­view your spir­i­tual life. Re­view your fi­nances; per­haps you in­vested wrongly. If you don’t have plans for your life and money, some peo­ple have plans for you and your money. Some peo­ple will come with juicy but fake packages in or­der to swin­dle you. If you are not care­ful, you will be duped.

“Re­view your re­la­tion­ship with peo­ple. At­tend pro­grammes that will bet­ter your life. Are there peo­ple you need to move closer to or there are peo­ple you need to move away from.”

He added, “Write down your plans for 2020 and be spe­cific. Present the plans be­fore God to make it work. Don’t just say I want to be great; spell out how. Maybe you want to take a new course or train­ing. I don’t need a prophet to tell me that some­thing good is com­ing for me in 2020. Peo­ple should do dif­fer­ent things in the com­ing year and do things dif­fer­ently.”

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