The Presidential election has been concluded and a number of Christians are wondering what happened.
First, there is no cause for despair or hopelessness. I think that what God has primarily achieved is to avert bloodshed and violence all over the nation, particularly in the northern parts of the country. For that, we should be grateful. Before the election, many of the brethren were seeing visions and dreams of corpses, mayhem, and violence all over the nation.
Secondly, a lot of credible prophecies have been released from heaven concerning the divine mandate of Nigeria. Whenever God makes a plan, that plan must come to pass. When He purposes, no one shall disannul.
A particular prophecy came in 2013 concerning concerted efforts of forces opposed to God's will for Nigeria. The prophecy specifically mentioned division and disunity in the Church over the 2015 election but God insists that His will shall stand.
While we await the next move of God, let us not relent in prayers and in thanksgiving. Faithful is He Who has promised. Nigeria is for Jesus Christ.
Concerning President Goodluck Jonathan, I think he has done what God called him to do. I hope that he was able to accomplish all; only God can determine that.
There are three things that I believe that Jonathan did that touched heaven:
1. Anti-gay stand
2. Support for Israel
3. The National Conference
Of course, there may be more.
Then there is the issue of corruption which nearly all of us are very dissatisfied with in the nation. Unfortunately, there is little any President can do about corruption in Nigeria unless the Constitution is reviewed. The main pillar of corruption is the Constitution; the 1999 Constitution is the legacy of corrupt military rulers. The National Conference has made recommendations that would commence dismantling corruption in Nigeria. The prayers now should be that the Confab recommendations should be implemented. This should be a major prayer point.
However, this election saga revealed a painful fact about the Nigerian church – we have very few committed Christians! The bulk of "Christians" are nominal Christians, they do not understand anything about the kingdom of God.
There is a lot of work to be done. That the church cannot speak with one voice on crucial issues of national importance is worrisome. Our focus should be on discipleship and discipleship program must start with the ministers of the gospel. Ordination into the priesthood must be controlled; only tested and proven disciples should be called into the ministry.
Do not relent in prayers for the nation and for the government. We should continue to pray that no matter the preconceived ideas or intentions, only the will of God shall stand in Nigeria.
The link below leads to an encouraging revelation of Nigeria. If you have not read it before, it makes encouraging reading. God bless you.