Change In Nigeria – TILTING THE SPIRITUAL PLATEAU


 We have allowed plateaus for the enemy to develop sporting fields and play!

Isa 57: 4 “Against whom do ye sport yourselves? 

(NKJV – who do you ridicule?)

(NLT – who do you mock?)

against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue?

are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood”

What is a PLATEAU?

  1. a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons. 
  2. a period or state of little or no growth or decline: to reach a plateau in one’s career.
  3. Psychology. a period of little or no apparent progress in an individual’s learning, marked by an inability to increase speed, reduce number of errors, etc., and indicated by a horizontal stretch in a learning curve or graph. 
  4. a flat stand, as for a centerpiece, sometimes extending the full length of a table. 
  5. to reach a state or level of little or no growth or decline, especially to stop increasing or progressing; remain at a stable level of achievement; level off: After a period of uninterrupted growth, sales began to plateau (verb)
  6. to cause to remain at a stable level, especially to prevent from rising or progressing: e.g. Rising inflation plateaued sales income.

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I refer to the shared audio clip that went viral for a while on Whatsapp:

AUDIO PROPHETIC MESSAGE (excerpts)

“It is the sinful, flamboyant, undisciplined and unchristian lifestyles of many christian leaders that opened the door for this scourge or bloodshed.

When a christian starts to live his life carelessly he is releasing demons from where they are chained. As a christian if you give your life to holiness as you deprive your body of excesses of the flesh – pleasures of sin and carnal lifestyle, you are binding and chaining the demons. Little do many know that when a christian, the righteous, suffering of their bodies is equated to the shedding of the blood of Jesus Christ.

When you decide to burst loose and mingle your life with sin, you invariably open up great doors of hell, and therefore must be visited by those same occupants of the hellish space.

Christians in Nigeria to set up a powerful interdenominational body which will be vexed with the power to unite, monitor and sensor all activities of all christians. The body must embrace all doctrines that are supported by Bible testimonies. All expensive lifestyles of all christian leaders must be checked and sanctioned. God’s riches are to be spent on the poor and not to be used as instruments of oppression”

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How did we get here?

No matter how we desire it, the whole peoples of Nigeria cannot and will never be saved and become righteous. No matter how much we want it and pray, those who will choose to defy the Lord and His Ways will continue to do so.

Isaiah 26: 10, 11

“Though favor is shown to the wicked, yet they do not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness they deal perversely and refuse to see the majesty of the Lord.

Though Your hand is lifted high to strike, Lord, they do not see it. Let them see Your zeal for Your people and be ashamed; yes, let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them”

It will not happen that all will change.

America, the great nation of God was founded by both “The Pilgrims Fathers” and “The Illuminati & FreeMasons”.

Look at the dollar bill, you will see the clash!

“In God We Trust” versus The Eye of Osrios!

What then is the way out? 

How do we get of this conundrum?

Our children are scattered all over the world.

Soon there may not be anything called “The Nigerian Culture”

The “Yoruba or Ibibio or Itshekiri or Ijaw” Culture.

Due to economic failure reasons, the brilliant, the bests, the privileged, the desperate, the failure, the lucky and those without choice, have found themselves in various parts of the world… as gloried refugees called immigrants. 

We are a good example of nations that are victims of the New World Order Agenda.

Acts 17: 26 AMP

“And He made from one [common origin, one source, one blood] all nations of men to settle on the face of the earth, having definitely determined [their] allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (their settlements, lands, and abodes)…”

Change Strategies:

I want discuss 4 Strategies before we pray. 2 were part of what I had prepared in Johannesburg and 2 additional ones added from my two brothers.

How will there be a change in our nation that may attract our children back?

That may bring some peace, justice, equity and prosperity to our land?

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#1. Salt Strategy

However, even previously cursed lands had been healed in the past!

2Kings 2: 19-22

“And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren. And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land. So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake”

How do we CAST SALT in these waters? 

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#2. The Little Strength Strategy

On Day One, dear Ps Andy spoke of God engineering a situation in which an angel trace Gideon as his folks where they were hiding. The angel spoke into the inner divine potentials of Gideon 

Judges 6:12

“And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him and said to him, The Lord is with you, you mighty man of [fearless] courage”

(NLT – “Mighty hero, the Lord is with you!”)

(MSGE – “God is with you, O mighty warrior!”)

Inside each of us, no matter our present spiritual state, there is strength – a light, a potent power that can re-ignited!

Day Three, Ps Dele spoke of the perplexed army of David in Ziklag, who, walking under the leadership of a man who knew how “encourage himself in the Lord”, reengineered themselves, and pursued, overtook and recovered all! From Strait to Spare!

Inside each of us, no matter our present spiritual state, there is strength – a light, a potent power that can re-ignited!

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#3. Principle 10

Day Two, Ps Andy also made reference to “Principle 10” in accomplishing national deliverance and recovery.

Gen 18: 32 NKJV

“Then he said, “Let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak but once more: Suppose ten should be found there?”

And He said, “I will not destroy it for the sake of ten.”

Inside each of us, no matter our present spiritual state, there is strength – a light, a potent power that can re-ignited! The concentration of such can work mighty things.

Lev 26: 7 – 9

“And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. 

And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you”

God even confirmed the possibility of a greater dimension of triumphant numerical ratio in battle with the enemies, if only we are standing in the place of His strength in 

Deut 32: 30

“How should one chase a thousand,

and two put ten thousand to flight,

except their Rock had sold them,

and the Lord had shut them up?”

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#4. Strategic Positive Infliteration

Alexander the Great in one of his famous quotes, said 

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion”

The whole peoples of Nigeria cannot and will never be saved and be lions.

It will not happen. America, the great nations of God was founded by both “The Pilgrims Fathers” and “The Illuminati & FreeMasons”.

Look at the dollar bill, you will see the clash!

“In God We Trust” versus The Eye of Osrios!

As long we may sprinkle a few excellent ones amongst the swarm of ordinary ones, there must be osmosis. If only we can get a few die-hard well trained marines (special ops) and scatter them amongst the weak and unfocused, something will happen.

We are God’s best soldiers. We are His fighting force!

Jer 51: 15 – 25

He has made the earth by His power;

He has established the world by His wisdom,

And stretched out the heaven by His understanding.

Everyone is dull-hearted, without knowledge;

Every man has become stupid and brutelike, without knowledge [of God];AMP

Every metalsmith is put to shame by the carved image;

For his molded image is falsehood,

And there is no breath in them.

They are futile, a work of errors;

In the time of their punishment they shall perish.

The Portion of Jacob is not like them,

For He is the Maker of all things;

And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance.

The Lord of hosts is His name.

You are My battle-ax and weapons of war:

For with you I will break the nation in pieces;

With you I will destroy kingdoms;

With you I will break in pieces the horse and its rider;

With you also I will break in pieces man and woman;

With you I will break in pieces old and young;

With you I will break in pieces the young man and the maiden;

With you also I will break in pieces the shepherd and his flock;

With you I will break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen;

And with you I will break in pieces governors and rulers.

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#5 Rolling All Into One

You prepare for war in the time of peace.

We must prepare ourselves to be effective salts sprinkled at different sources.

We must prepare ourselves to be conquering lions among swarm of sheep.

We must be effective battle-axes to sharpen other mattocks (an instrument for loosening the soil in digging, shaped like a pickax, but having one end broad instead of pointed).

For us to do that deliberately, intentionally, purposefully and effectively, we must TILT THE PLATEAU shaping out in our lives.

The Permanent And Effective Remedy – Tilting The Plateau 

Jesus Our Example

We usually stopped growing, away from the Lord’s pattern 

Luke 2:52

Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man

This statement is a summary of eighteen years in Jesus’ life, from the time he was twelve years old until the narrative picks back up at age thirty. From 12 to 30, a total of 18 years.

This was a time of relative obscurity, but it was the majority of our Savior’s stay on earth. What a marvelous description is given of how he spent those days!

First, notice the fact that He increased, that is, He was continually growing. 

Too often we tend to plateau in our walk with God

We reach a certain point in our faith;

We stop growing, stop studying, stop seeking a deeper relationship with God

Many of us allow whole years to go by in which we stagnate spiritually, but externally we are involved in a lot of religious activities and services while on contrary, the course of our Savior’s life for these eighteen years was one of continual growth.

As a truly human child, his mental and emotional faculties were limited at first.

But as his body and mind matured, so did his capacity for knowledge and emotion and fellowship

Note: Maturity of BODY and MIND must be directly reciprocated

          in expansion in capacity for KNOWLEDGE, EMOTION & FELLOWSHIP.

[Since I became a christian, I have had 6 major damaging attacks on my emotions from fellow brethren. Six times, I had been shockingly, unexpectedly taken to the cleaners!

Each time, I thought I was going to die! The seventh is knocking!

Suddenly I realised that, i had like a sitting duck for the enemy to mess up.

Now, I tilt the plateau – no more mess! All mess must become message!]

The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,

yet he opened not his mouth:

he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,

and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb,

so he openeth not his mouth.

He was taken from prison and from judgment:

And he made his grave with the wicked,

and with the rich in his death;

because he had done no violence,

neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief:

And each step of physical maturity brought with it increased spiritual maturity

As His capacity grew, so did His relationship with God.

It is almost always the opposite with us. 

Children are usually rather innocent and trusting and affectionate. 

But as they grow up, each additional experience and phase of 

physical growth leads to less innocence, less purity, less trust.

As a human, Jesus’ mental and emotional and physical capacity was always filled to the brim with love for God, purity of heart, and a desire to please his Father in heaven. Our goal should be the same.

May we never stop increasing in the love we have for God and the pleasure we bring to God.

Song:

I’m pressing on, the upward way

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Prayer #1 Turn Provocation to Thirst For God

As the deer pants for the water brooks,

So pants my soul for You, O God.

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

When shall I come and appear before God?

My tears have been my food day and night,

While they continually say to me,

“Where is your God?”

When I remember these things,… what things?

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Prayer #2 Praying In The Holy Ghost With Positive Imaginations

Ezekiel 47: 3 – 6

And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; 

the water came up to my ankles

Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; 

the water came up to my knees

Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; 

the water came up to my waist

Again he measured one thousand, and 

it was a river that I could not cross; for the water was too deep, water in which one must swim, a river that could not be crossed. 

He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” 

Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river.

See this, fixate on those graphical images, fire your imagination and pray!

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Prayer #3 Tilting The Plateau From Inside – Reconsecration

Psalm 51: 

  • Create in me a clean heart, O God,
  • Renew a steadfast spirit within me.
  • My soul must continually pant for more of you, O God.
  • Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
  • Uphold me by Your generous Spirit
  • O Lord, open my lips
  • Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God

Do not cast me away from Your presence,

And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,

And sinners shall be converted to You.

The God of my salvation,

And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.

O Lord, open my lips,

And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.

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Prayer #4 Declaration Of Rededication & Warfare

Isaiah 26: 9 – 16

With my soul have I desired thee in the night;

yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early:

for when thy judgments are in the earth,

the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

KJV

Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness:

in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly,

and will not behold the majesty of the Lord.

Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see:

but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people;

yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

NLT

Your kindness to the wicked

does not make them do good.

Although others do right, the wicked keep doing wrong

and take no notice of the Lord’s majesty.

O Lord, they pay no attention to your upraised fist.

Show them your eagerness to defend your people.

Then they will be ashamed.

Let your fire consume your enemies

Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us:

for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

O Lord our God,

other lords beside thee have had dominion over us:

but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

They are dead, they shall not live;

they are deceased, they shall not rise:

therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them,

and made all their memory to perish.

Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord,

thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified:

thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.

Vrs 16-20 NLT

Lord, in distress we searched for you.

We prayed beneath the burden of your discipline.

Just as a pregnant woman

writhes and cries out in pain as she gives birth,

so were we in your presence, Lord.

We, too, writhe in agony,

but nothing comes of our suffering.

We have not given salvation to the earth,

nor brought life into the world.

But those who die in the Lord will live;

their bodies will rise again!

Those who sleep in the earth

will rise up and sing for joy!

For your life-giving light will fall like dew

on your people in the place of the dead!

Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers,

and shut thy doors about thee:

hide thyself as it were for a little moment,

until the indignation be overpast.

Go home, my people,

and lock your doors!

Hide yourselves for a little while

until the Lord’s anger has passed.

Look! The Lord is coming from heaven

to punish the people of the earth for their sins.

The earth will no longer hide those who have been killed.

They will be brought out for all to see.

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Prayer #5 Prayer For Mercy & Deliverance 

Psalm 25 

UNTO YOU, O Lord, do I bring my life.

O my God, I trust, lean on, rely on, and am confident in You. Let me not be put to shame or [my hope in You] be disappointed; let not my enemies triumph over me.

Yes, let none who trust and wait hopefully and look for You be put to shame or be disappointed; let them be ashamed who forsake the right or deal treacherously without cause.

Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.

Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long.

Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercy and loving-kindness; for they have been ever from of old.

Remember not the sins (the lapses and frailties) of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your mercy and steadfast love remember me, for Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He instruct sinners in [His] way.

He leads the humble in what is right, and the humble He teaches His way.

All the paths of the Lord are mercy and steadfast love, even truth and faithfulness are they for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.

For Your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity and my guilt, for [they are] great.

Who is the man who reverently fears and worships the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that he should choose.

He himself shall dwell at ease, and his offspring shall inherit the land.

The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.

My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He will pluck my feet out of the net.

[Lord] turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

The troubles of my heart are multiplied; bring me out of my distresses.

Behold my affliction and my pain and forgive all my sins [of thinking and doing].

Consider my enemies, for they abound; they hate me with cruel hatred.

O keep me, Lord, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed or disappointed, for my trust and my refuge are in You.

Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for and expect You.

Redeem Israel, O God, out of all their troubles

Lessons from all these:

#1 The sad story of Jeroboam 

What you received by God’s Grace & Mercy,

Never endeavour to maintain by your own wisdom & strength 

#2 The sad story of David

Prepare for war in the time of peace

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