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Changing with The World?

March 19, 2021

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December 2019, a renowned evangelist
departed this world
A lot of believers started sending goodwill
messages
This evangelist to them was the greatest
example of Jesus to the world in our time
He never took an offering during his
crusades
He shared free Bibles and books
He was a blessing.
Many told the story of how he negotiated
the release of prisoners with state
governments and how he ensured that
some communities without running
water got water
This man of God had been to many
nations in Africa preaching the good
news and many through him had come to
know Christ
A few days after the evangelist slept in
the Lord, a TV station’s crew cornered
another man of God in America
They met him at the airport and
interviewed him
They deliberately asked him questions
relating to his private jets and wealthy
lifestyle
The TV station had an agenda
They wanted to embarrass this
Man of God, who in their opinion was
too rich
They wanted to put his lifestyle in
sharp contrast with that of the departed
evangelist
They wanted to tell the children of light
what is good and acceptable and what
is not
They had become the standard-setter
TV news stations all over the world
believe they have the right to manipulate
information to set standards and call out
those who are not conforming to the norm
They have always done it and gullible
Christians always fell for it
Christians whose shallow realities
are easily manipulated by the
agenda-setting reportage of TV stations
I remember when I was working with a
news station, I was the producer of a
3-hour early morning show and I am
responsible for bringing in talking
heads and preparing the questions
they will respond to for the presenter
I brought in a guy to talk about the
Lekki toll gate, he was a Senior Advocate
of Nigeria and he was determined to
stop the government from collecting
toll at the designated post.
His argument was that the road was
constructed with the people’s money
and they shouldn’t have to pay tolls
to use the road
He had taken the government to court
and it generated a bit of uproar
He even got judgments in his favour at
the time
Ten minutes into his interview, the owner
of TV station arrived and summoned
me to his office
“Who is that man on my set?” he
asked me
I kept quiet
He monitors his own TV station day and
night and knows who it was
“Why did you put such a man on my set
without my permission?” He asked
I told him I had the permission of the
Head of News
The state government had been asked
to send in their spokesperson to
argue for the tolling while this man
would present his position for balance
The state government’s representative
was scheduled to be interviewed for
the first one hour
This man was scheduled to be interviewed
for the second hour and then the two of
them would be in the studio for the third
hour taking reactions from the general
public through social media and phone
calls
The TV station’s owner told me to get
the man off his set immediately
He said “I am the owner of the station
and there is something called ownership
influence.
I decide what I want to see on my screen.
That was what we did
We wrapped up the man’s segment quickly
and ushered him out of the station
We gave the rest of the time to the other
man whose argument would in favour of
the government
The people at home didn’t know any better
The press is always biased!
ALWAYS!
The gullible doesn’t know this
The one’s whose thoughts and imaginations
the press rely upon to see their donkey’s
ass stories would swallow whatever they
saw on the news and on the social media
hook, line, and sinker
This was the idea behind cancel culture
Someone sets a trap of
right and wrong and springs it to catch a
victim
They did it for Daniel in the Bible, those
envying him concocted a law and
convinced the king to sign it in order to
entrap him
They succeeded but Daniel survived by
the power of the Holy Spirit
The difference between Daniel’s time
and now is the mob
The press will feed their target to the
mob on social media to hound such to
death’
People with low self-esteem would
sometimes commit suicide over this
social media hounding
Some would be forced to resign their
jobs or to do a public apology for
something they genuinely find
ridiculous
We have seen the cancel culture or
the call-out culture work effectively
only as a weapon of the ungodly
They use it to clobber authority figures
until the weak ones among them cave-in
It is a very effective weapon in the
social reengineering efforts of
a few rich people who are determined
to restructure the world in such a
manner that everybody gets a voice
in the society
The LGBTQ community were the
greatest beneficiary of the cancel
culture, it was primarily created to
force every society to accept them
just as they are
Since bible preachers are the main
authority figures expected to endorse
and enlighten their flock to adjust to
the new realities being presented to
them in society and most of them
didn’t do so, the agenda of the press
then was to expose them as hypocrites
whose credibilities ought to
be called into question
When you see scandals upon scandals
being attributed to the church leaders
whose voice had become strong and
firm in order to dim their lights
You will come to understand why the
press would overlook the indiscretion
of some sympathetic supporters and
sink their teeth into the indiscretions
of those who they find to be opposed
to their agenda
We all know that the BIBLE is not the
standard of living anymore
The world has broken away from God
and his tyrannical instructions
We are in the age of Pseudoscience,
where everything is said
answer to science but none of the
agenda being set for the world can
stand up to scientific scrutiny.
How believers cannot see this is
shocking, to say the least
Like the foolish virgins, the oil in the
lamp of many had dried up and they
are factually comatose during their
watch
By now believers should have been
awakened to the agenda and keep
as far away from news and activities
that could subtly or blatantly corrupt
the mind as much as possible
We had been admonished to be as
wise as serpents and as subtle as doves
This was why I have been asking most
of us, whose position in many things
seems to be in agreement with the
world and their agenda to retrace our
steps
As the called-out ones, our position is
often at odds with the position of the
world
Daniel, Esther, Modecai, Jesus, The
Apostles all proved this point in their
days
There is no partnership between God
and mammon as there can never be
an alliance between light and darkness
For a while darkness and light might
seem to be heading in the same
direction but light is always plain while
darkness will have many hidden
agendas
We have seen this play
out in the last few months
It turned out the man of God being
set up as materialistic was the key
sponsor of the late evangelist.
It turned out the evangelist wouldn’t
have been able to hold his crusades
and be that generous if not for the
support of the prosperity preacher
Wow!

PS: Have you ever wondered why
most believers would rather watch
secular television stations rather
than the christian content owned and
operated ones?
It is because we have developed
a taste for the unwholesome
The nude bodies, lurid lyrics and
dirty jokes
We would rather feed the senses than
put our bodies under
We are more like Esau and Cain
than Daniel and Joseph
We are in the book as children
but not acting as the book stated
that the blessed ones would act
We have forsaken nothing but we
have deliberately made the choice
to embrace everything that will
give our flesh maximum pleasure
rather than feed our spirit
There is a perverse pleasure we
all derive in dragging others down
and dragging them violently on
the social media
We forget that it changes us
We lose ourselves in the things
we find ourselves doing so often
Many of us have changed with the
world rather than change the world.

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