Everybody lies from time to time, it’s just human nature. We don’t wish to be dishonest but sometimes well, we can’t help but bend the truth a little, Pastors are exactly the same when it comes to telling lies. Unfortunately for these 6 Nigerian pastors, they lied using the name of the Almighty God. The lies from these pastors came as a result of their prophecies which never came to pass.
According to Hebrew 6:18 “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie…” So when a pastor’s prophesy fails to come to pass it clear that they lied about God revealing it to them. Deuteronomy 18:22 said: “When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.”
Below are 6 Nigerian pastors whose prophecies failed woefully.
1. Rev. Chris Okotie
Rev. Chris Okotie is the Senior pastor of the the Household of God Church, Ikeja, Lagos. During the build up of the 2003 Presidential election, Rev. Chris Okotie, told the world that God ask him to vie for presidency and he would come out victorious. He contested then for the seat of the president under the Justice Party and was loosed woefully as the election was won by former President Olusegun Obasanjon. Fast Foward to 2007, he used God’s name again as he contested for the presidential seat under the Fresh Democractic Party . He was humilated again as the election was won by Lae President Umaru Yar’Adua.
In 2014, Okotie was at it again when he told the world that God asked him to contest the third time in 2015.
“I will run in 2015, God willing. God spoke to me about my participation in the political process, which was why I took the step in the first place. He has not said anything contrary. I don’t want to talk about our strategy for now, we have learnt from our past experience, we don’t want to talk about it for now,” he said. The 2015 election was won by President Muhammadu Buhari.
2. Prophet T.B. Joshua
During the build up to the 2016 America Presidential election, the Genearl Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) , shock the world when he prophesied that a woman would become the next president of the United States of America. He was making reference to Hilary Clinton. But on the D-day, President Donald Trump won the elction. in an attempt to save his pride, Prophet T.B Joshua said it was the prayers of the Americans that changed the outcome.
3. Pastor Tunde Bakere
Pastor Tunde Bakere is the Senior Pastor of the latter Rain Assemble. In 1999. the name of the pastor was in the lips of Nigerians when he prophesied that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo would not be sworn in as president in 1999. Pastor Tunde Bakare said he saw the crown hovered around the President’s head a twice, moved closely as if to settle down, and just as Nigerians clapped and cheered, the crown flew off. He said the second crown came along and that this time, it was the crown of death and declared to the consternation of the nation that the crown seemed to settle on the President’s head squarely,in other words Obasanjo would die. Well, he God never showed him anything as it was all lies. Obasanjo was succesfully sworn in a the president of Nigeria , he ruled for eight years and he is still hale and hearty this moment.
4.Apostle Johnson Suleman
Apostle Johnson Suleman is the senior pastor of the Omega Fire Ministry. During service, he said that the Governor Nasir El-Rufai would die in 3 days if he did not revoke the controversial preaching bill he came up with. Uptill date, the state government has not revoked the bill. The noise over it has been muted and El-Rufai is still very much alive. Also, Suleman prophesied that, except Americans prayed, President Barack Obama would seek the third term with a likelihood of the presidential elections not holding. Well, that turned out to be all lies as it never happened. Again, during the build up to the 2015 presidential election, Apostle Suleman prophesied that President Buhari would win the eastern states. He said, “I saw most eastern states won by the APC at the national level.” But, Buhari lost all eastern states to the PDP woefully.
5. Pastor Samuel Akinbodunse
In the build-up to the 2019 presidential election, Pastor Samuel Akinbodunse, a Nigeria pastor based in South Africa said God revealed to him that Buhari would not emerge winner of the election and that he would die. He said:
Please Nigerians, warn Buhari that he is going beyond his boundary. That the Lord said his tenure is once and not twice. If not, he will not see the election o. If you know him and how to email the Presidency of Nigeria, please write him a text. If he made a mistake to campaign for elections, before they vote, he will die.”
“And I am saying the truth, I am saying the truth. Tell him the same voice that spoke when people said Jonathan would be the President of Nigeria, the same voice is speaking to him that he must not make that mistake. Let him eat whatever he wants to eat inside sugar that he is now and leave the sugar ‘jejely’. If not, he will die. That is just the message.”
Buhari did not only win the election, he is still alive.
6. Bishop Wale Olagunju
Still on the 2019 presidential election, Wale Olagunju the presiding Bishop, of Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministries, Ibadan, Oyo State prophesied that Buhari would lose the 2019 election to PDP presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, He said:
“Let me congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for winning the ticket of his party, the All Progressives Congress, and let me also make it clear to him that he will lose to Atiku Abubakar. Let me also congratulate Atiku in advance because he will win the next presidential election come 2019,”
Did it come to pass? No.