Originally, the church is not a four wall building but a local congregation of Christians Acts 2:42-44; these Christ followers have Christ-like qualities, and His characters are embedded in them. To be part of the Church, there must be a genuine conversion and confession of Christ according to Romans 10:10. A believer must be in a state of innocence Genesis 2:25, and a state of being right with God. The Church is a place where her leader is a genuine example for others to follow, who truly represents God; meaning that, he must have Christ-like qualities, which must be obvious to all, and his calling must never be in doubt. If there is need, he is ready to die for the sheep, just as Christ did, John 21:15-18. He has to be a man, which God has placed a demand upon, who has been created for that purpose. His mind will centre on the purpose of leading the lost back to God; he must be someone who has at no time, has negotiation with the Devil and its agents.
However, today, what do we see? We see a dead church everywhere at the nooks and crannies of our society. We see where some leaders are not called by God but by their stomach (economic challenge). After running through lots of evil thoughts within himself, on how to make it in a godless society, he concluded by calling a friend or two together (his co-tricksters), and they put together some amount of money for a place of worship (location) and immediately share positions among themselves: Senior Pastor, Bishop, Pastor and Assistant Pastor. A business church kicks off, after agreeing/conniving to pick only a selected portions of the Bible to preach. The one on tithes and offerings tops the list; ‘Give, they will say and it shall be given unto you becomes a mantra and a deafening monotonous song’ for them. This group of pastors, evangelists, etc, cares for money and titles than the souls of men. These are the people Jesus called ‘hirelings.’ If you are not a giver in their church, you are in for a hard time, they will frustrate you out immediately. Mind you, they are not givers themselves; they only preach it with tears in their eyes to play on emotions of people. They will sound very emotional, they can tell you to borrow and bring to church, which is not rooted in the Bible. Their target from the beginning was to be billionaires at the expense of the gullible. If anyone in need shows up, their bank accounts are out of the question, they will pass the bulk to the members- if such helpless person is favoured at all. The tithes and offerings are always misused. They build uncountable mansions, buy very expensive cars, jets, and have many secret wives and concubines. Hell is waiting for these people; it would be good for you to repent NOW! The most dangerous thing a man can do is to attract God’s anger through deception. It is only in a dead church that the same way the pastor is not in tune with the Spirit of God, the members equally are out of tune; this is the reason you will see people during worship hour answering telephone calls, or chatting with friends while church service is going on. It is in a dead church that a pastor plays God and members dribble each other. About a year and half ago, I had cause to visit a church, somewhere in Ajangbadi area of Lagos; what I observed saddened me greatly. As the service started, I saw church members including the Assistant Pastor, ran out of the church en-mass in the middle of the service. The sudden way it happened caused me to panic inside the church; after inquiries, I was told that the Pastor and his wife just arrived, and that was how they receive them. Just imagine it! It is only in a dead church, you will see a pastor demands compulsory donations for number of cars for his carnal use, rather than using it for God’s work. I know a pastor in Festac, who was fond of doing that, until a member of his church got him arrested. Anytime such men runs out of mobility, all they do is to compel their members to donate compulsorily. Since such men are not called, little wonder they do not preach salvation, they are not interested in repentance, so they do not bother to preach it. The day a guest minister centers his message on repentance and holiness; that would be the end of their relationship. This group of pastors has chains of girl friends, all over town. They believe they are free to embrace even married women to transfer anointing as they call it. Their God is their belly, and since they know that soon their nakedness will be exposed, they preach against other churches so that they will not lose their brainwashed followers. They discourage their members from giving to outsiders. Preaching against fornication and adultery is a taboo in their churches; they are guilty of all these vices, so needless preaching it. They exhibit pride; they look down on the poor ones that have nothing for them; in fact, they preach against them and most times such members backslide or leave for other churches. They get richer and their members get poorer, prosperity preachers or robbers in the house of God, are everywhere; look around you. The judgment of God is starting in His house – just wait and see! Since they lack the Spirit of God, they see no vision but false prophetic lies; every day they display before their members, “thus says the Lord.” . . . Lies, lies . . . and lies. They are deceiver and most people that are foolishly attracted to them– are not ready to serve God, so they easily believe lies. The spirit of error has set into the Church, and it is spreading fast like a malignant growth. These satanic pastors introduce strange deliverance, which includes breast touching and hugging. I attended a vigil, where a female pastor uses her breasts for deliverance. I was amazed as she pressed her breasts on the chest of men during deliverance service. Many are still practicing deliverance like Occult practitioner. One day, a woman brought her baby for dedication; despite all the gifts she brought to the church as thanksgiving, the prophet still told her in front of everyone that she need to bring a generator to the church by the end of the month. He said, the generator will represent the light of the baby’s life and, if she did not have money, she should try to borrow. He did not stop there, he went further to say that, those who were waiting to see him should hold money before coming into his presence. I was shocked beyond words. Most times ungodly levies are introduced in the church, for example ‘battle-fighting offering’. Which chapter and verse can we get this in the Bible? These evil leaders smile to the bank daily, forgetting that they will surely reap their evil soon . . . miserable leaders indeed! They claim the anointing they do not have. Most members too, are not interested in serving God in Spirit and in Truth; that is why you see a lots of eye service, gossip, seductive dressing, fornication, and adultery inside these kind of churches. Many women go to dead churches to lure their unserious pastors to bed: they are partners in sin in the dead church. Please do not forget, we shall all sleep one day, no evil doer shall go unpunished, but you can choose to turn around today and receive life. (HEBREWS. 9:27) During testimony time, if you are testifying about God’s goodness in your life and you do not mention their names, they will stop your testimony abruptly, but for those that will refer to them, they will be given adequate time to entertain them. This type of pastors produces back-to-senders creams, apron, oil, soap, sponge, brooms, handkerchiefs, and perfumes for their members to buy. Maybe one day, they might be able to produce a cream for those who will like to enter heaven without works, and of course, many blind followers will buy it – May God helps us! When it is offering time, they would tell their members to bring fat offerings and ask them to wave the offerings in the air for all to see in order to discourage those that have little offerings to give; and the pastor would keenly watch, to see those who will wave a lower denomination banknote so that he can mark them. We must repent because the night is far spent! It is only in a dead church that bodyguards always surround pastors, because he has so many enemies, which he has created on his way to the top ladder of life. He has cheated so many people, especially on his way up and so, he needs so many human guards to protect himself. In the dead church, they over-task their members financially in other to open uncountable branches; they expand unlimited branches without true worshippers, even if an armed robber comes to the church in an expensive dress and car without repentant heart, these pastors would roll out red carpet to give him an undeserved attention without telling the guest the truth of the gospel. They serve money, not God. Today, we have forgotten that we are the church, we are God’s temple. When you defile your bodies, the Holy Spirit  cannot live in you. In a dead church, a female pastor comes out half-naked to minister to an audience, who are busy staring at her open body and excess makeup; having the appearance of a showbiz personality than being a pastor. GALATIANS 5:19 says: “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious . . . sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, idolatry and witchcraft, hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy, drunkenness, orgies and the like, I warn you as I did in time before, that they who live like this, will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Fellow believers, Ezekiel 34:8 and 9 says, “As I live, saith the Lord, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and fed not my flock. I will require my flock at their hand; I will deliver my flock from their hands.” In JEREMIAH 23:1- 2, the message is: “Woe be unto the pastors that destroys and scatter the sheep of my pasture saith the Lord God of Israel, against the pastors that feed my sheep, ye have scattered my flock., and driven them away and have not visited them. Behold I will visit upon you the evil of your doings.” 12 “Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness, they shall be driven on, and fall therein, for I will bring evil upon them.” 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 sent them not, nor commanded them. Therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord.” Verse 40: “I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgiven.” Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 says “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God, and keep His commandments, for that is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.” Please join me to pray for the resurrection of our churches. Some are alive but very few.
May the mercy of God abide in us as we repent from our sins in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.


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I am a recipient of His Marvelous Grace, my life is a testimony to the Truth that Jesus Christ is Real. My past was forgiven, my present is renew, and my future is guaranteed. What more can I ask for? If my intention in pursuing been a Christian, and in figment of my imagination of serving God during my years at the Synagogue was a full-time job; Now, that I have known Christ, The Truth, it is a lifetime Job for me.

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