On the Eve of the 2015 New Year Programme of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria, Fr Mbaka gave a message of change after assessing the state of Nigerian Nation. The sermon was delivered to millions of Worshipers during the popular 31st night programme of the Ministry at Adoration Permanent site, Umuchigbo Iji Nike. This message like wind has blown to all parts of the world generating widespread reactions and comments from foreign observers, the National leaders, politicians, Church Leaders, the elites, the academic and critics. It is discussed in every street, market, public and private places raising earth-quaking dusts as the wind of the message continues to blow across the nation. Here is the full transcription of the message which some critics have been doctored in some print and social media for some ends.
This is our New Year message: From the oracle of the Holy Spirit, we are announcing change” -Fr Mbaka
PRAYERS OF BLESSING AND COMMENDATIONS
Heavenly father, we adore you as we enter into the New Year now, this is 2015 now. As I open the Book, the first place I open in this new year Isaiah 29 and the Book of Life gave the revelation in verses 7 and 8 .And the multitude of all the nations that fight against you, those who distress Nigeria, those who put the Nigerians into confusion and suffering, I don’t know how many they are, but the Bible says they shall become like the dream of the night (Shouts AMEN!). You will wake up and you will not see the dream. Father I bless Nigeria. And the Bible continues in Verse 14, therefore behold I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people , even a marvelous work and a wonder, for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. What will happen? Those who think they can interpret the destiny of this country; they are going to make a mistake this time. Those who are making themselves the God of this nation, only one God we serve, His name is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings.
Therefore we lift our hand up to bless this year, 2015 we bless you. 2015 we welcome you. 2015 we love you. 2015 we anoint you. We bless this year for every family gathered here, we bless this Year from the North to the South, from the East to the West. Every part of this country is handed over to God in this year.
ASSESSING THE STATE OF NIGERIAN NATION
“In the year 2014, we had a lot of bloodshed in this country. People were dying like rats without anybody asking about them. This country suffered a lot of blood experience. Many of us witnessed that people were in tears. Just like the ancient world, the year 2014, the 4 in it had the Peen in it, which had to do with death. Our leaders failed us with reckless abandon and nobody asked them question.
“The so-called democracy was a hidden autocracy. It was deceptive and questionable quagmire. Nigerians suffered hunger unnecessarily. We heard about oil subsidy being removed and added, whatever be their jargon, nobody understood them. We heard about minimum wage, the civil servant suffered, the minimum wage was not paid and we were all calm. In 2015, Nigerians will not be calm again (the congregation shouted AMEN!).
CLAMOUR FOR CHANGE
“We need change. Whatever it will be, let it be as God stands. This is my golden message to my beloved country. What actually is happening (Ogini na eme?). Look at the multitude of our youths, the quality young men, quality young women, brilliant youths but nobody has plans for any of you. Our so-called leaders should come and apologize. In 2015, it shall not continue like that. The shout of AMEN rent the air.
“By the grace of God, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we are announcing spiritually, change! 2015 should not be a year of any hooligan maneuvering to hijack power. This is our New Year message. Listen, when you go home, tell anybody you see that from the oracle of the Holy Spirit, we are announcing change (AMEN). Can somebody help me to shout change (shouts of change by the congregation) in Jesus holy name.
Look at what it’s like, as I’m yet to bless your families, bless your industries and bless your destinies. Come 2015, your plans are blessed, your visions are blessed, your locomotive society are blessed. Your families are blessed. We are decreeing blessing this year, I am not saying next year but this year 2015. The year has already started. I cover this year with the blood of Jesus. I seal this year with the blood of Jesus.
TRACING THE ANTECEDENT OF THE CURRENT NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT
My message is in two branches (folds). Number one branch now, I am blessing all who will participate in this message, what is the theme? The theme of this first message to my fellow countrymen is from good luck to bad luck. Once upon a time, the whole countrymen were crying for a leader who will help us move forward with our economy, have an authentic democracy, give our unemployed youths jobs, enable our power to be steady, who will industrialize Nigerians, who will encourage mass education and agriculturalize Nigeria? Having in view that oil will soon drop; give us security in a maximum level. By the grace of God, there emerged a Goodluck, there emerged a Goodluck, there emerged a Goodluck and all of us were happy. The Goodluck met Yar’ Adua and Yar’ Adua died. May the Holy Spirit help me as I utter this message, I know many will misunderstand it, but it will stand the test of time and you will know I’m speaking the truth.
When the Goodluck met Yar’Adua, the Yar’Adua had a badluck and died. Before we knew it, the Goodluck met our oil and the oil had a bad luck and poured away. Before we knew it, the Goodluck met our naira and our naira had a bad luck. Where are we going? What is the fate of this country? Shall we continue to experience the Badluck ? (Loud chorus of No) We need change (shout of change from the congregation).
As I’m speaking with you, most of our civil servants did not celebrate their Christmas. The Christmas season that should be a Goodluck season became a bad luck time for our Nigerians forgetting that very soon, from 3rd January, the students will go back to school and their parents are going to pay school fees. From where? Are they going to use their urine to pay? (Shout of NO from the congregation). But you have to drink, where is the good water even if they are going to use their urine? Are they going to use their stool to pay the school fees of their children? (Shout of NO from the congregation). You have to eat well now to defecate.
I meant that every prophetic voice in this country should open. all the muscled voices should open. Even if you were bought over drop whatever they have given you and speak for the destiny of this our Children?
WORRIES ABOUT THE NATION’S POSTERITY
What is the fate of our children? Tears fill my eyes when I see our young graduates hopelessly walking along the streets. What is the meaning of kidnaping? Kidnaping is the grandson of unemployment. Boko Haram is a grand great great child of the same unemployment, mass looting and poor governance.
I’m not saying that Goodluck is a bad man. He is a good man. But he cannot lead Nigeria. As things stand right now, from the oracle of the Holy Spirit, Jonathan should quietly resign honourably and let Nigeria be. The destiny of Nigeria is greater than Goodluck Jonathan. The Goodluck in the Jonathan has become a bad luck to Nigerians. Whatever brought him in should send him back and let Nigeria be.
This is city without any hope, let me tell you, by this time in few months to come, many are going to lose their jobs and there is no alternative. During election, Jonathan will answer Azikiwe and Ebele and become an Igbo man and after election, the Ebele, the Azikiwe will vanish from his identity. Who is fooling who actually?
Look at our federal roads, we are not even asking for new ones. Roads built by Buhari and Babangidas the so called Hausa people cannot be maintained. Follow Enugu here to Onitsha, children born some years ago do not know again that there was a lane along the other side of Eziagu and we are all saying continue. The continuity of Jonathan means disaster to Nigeria.
We need change. May the Holy Spirit help me to vocalize what he has given to me while I was waiting on him to give me a message to my people. I’m worried about the future of you my children. Go to school! go to school!! Mention any government school that is functional in Nigeria now? Our schools are dilapidated. Nigeria like an egg is about breaking in the hands of Jonathan Goodluck and we cannot allow it to happen.
MERCHANDIZING OF GOD’S ANOINTING BY MEN OF GOD
It is so unfortunate that Pastors are becoming vultures around the president. Pastors are becoming hawks, hungary Easus around him, eating the porridge of Jacob and selling their prophetic rights. Anointing is being merchandised in Aso Rock; some carrying our naira, turning it to dollars and carrying it in jets and moving out of the country.
Listen, this is the voice from the pulpit: All these men of God, who are telling Jonathan to continue because they are benefitting one thing or the other, you should question your apostolic and prophetic anointing. What the Bible says is that Samson did not know that the Holy Spirit had left him. Watch wether the Holy Spirit is still in there. When a man is eating well and his children are hungry, is that man worthy to be a father? (Loud chorus of no) A mama who should be eating very well and his children are naked and famished with hunger; would you call her a mother? (Loud shout of No)
Listen, any moment they will begin to tell us that this one is a Christian the other one is a Muslim. I don’t believe in that. Who is a Christian more than Judas? Did Judas not betray Jesus? Judas was not just a Christian, he was not just a mere apostle, he was a super apostle like a cardinal but at a time he messed up and Bible says his office, let another take. That is the normal thing.
PAINS AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
The way Nigeria is going right now, Goodluck’s office let another take. I’m not campaigning for anybody. I’m filled with tears over what is happening in Nigeria. Some of us who have Non-Governmental Organizations funding charity, I know what I’m suffering. The more they are looting our resources, the more they are rendering you unemployed, the more some of us suffer the more. If I have been paying for the school fees of 500 people, it would now jack up to 3000, or more.
ABDICATION OF GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITIES TO PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
What the government should do, individuals are now struggling to achieve. When there is no road, no power, all this fake promises… where is the power?, They will build Onitsha bridge, that Onitsha Bridge, has it now been built? No. After 6 years, and Goodluck has what it takes to do whatever. He surrounded himself with hooligans. By the time he comes down, Jonathan would regret many people he worked with. He played himself into the hands of hooligans.
My interest is about the wellness of this country. Nigeria must survive from what we are passing through by the help of God. The same God who saved us from Ebola will save us from this bad luck season. (The shouts of AMEN from the congregation rent the air)
Look at it, there was a time there was an argument about pension fund, such billions. Who is talking about it now? Billions and we were hearing it… from excess crude oil money; where is the impact of that excess crude oil money? Now from oil boom, it has met a bad luck; it’s now oil doom. If my father will be my leader and my siblings will all die, let a stranger be my leader and let my family be. All I’m trying to tell you is that we have not entered into any covenant with anybody.
Last time, the First Lady came here. We are not partisan, we welcomed her. We did a spiritual drama here. Lifted four birds to fly up, the main one that should fly up refused to go. I did everything possible and that one is the healthiest of them all but it refused to fly. We want it to fly up for Jonathan and the spirit of God said, ‘don’t disturb it, don’t you see the meaning’.
When God rejected Saul, David took over. Let me tell you, in annals of history of Nigeria, we have never experienced bloodshed as we have in the time of Goodluck. If Good luck means bloodshed for Nigerians are you waiting until your own blood is shed? (Shouts of no from the congregation rent the air)
WHY WE NEED CHANGE
We need change, however God will do it. The Bible says in the book of Jer 8:22 , Are there no more Prophets in Gilead ? Are there no more anointing? Why are my people dying and perishing like this? The worst scenario is the insecurity if you go to the northern part of Nigeria.
My fellow priests, my fellow pastors, don’t just stand up to attack this message, because you have mouth. Think well and pray well before you put your mouth in what is happening now, the voice is beyond your own contribution. Listen, are you waiting for your own church to be bombed before you speak out? If you go to Maiduguri, some parishes have closed down. Go to Potiskum. People no longer go to churches on Sundays Northern parts of this country. Now imagine a scenario where a president cannot fight a simple insurgence. This is not an external country attack o. It is just not like another country invaded Nigeria. It is an intra distraction. And many of us are claiming that it was because Buhari said that he was going to make Jonathan’s government ungovernable. Listen; let’s assume Buhari said something like that, even though it’s not Buhari who said it. So if you are the president and somebody says something like that, will you not arrest such a person? Someone told you that he will make your government ungovernable and allowed the person to be moving about freely. And you want to contest for the Presidency again? It won’t work. Amen.
The fact we have on ground is that it was Adamu Ciroma who said it. Buhari said he should be quoted at the occasion he said it. “Tell me where I said it” Buhari said and people who are claiming that if Buhari becomes the president of Nigeria, he will Islamize Nigeria. Forget not that he once been the President of this country under military regime and he could not islamize Nigeria. It was Babangida who did the islamization. if he couldn’t Islamize Nigeria as a Military President, will be try it under democracy? (echos of No) ” .The House of Assembly, House of Representatives and Senate will debate on it grossly before it is approved. Remember and don’t forget that Buhari’s las daughter is married to a Christian and his deputy is a Christian. So let them not cage us and bamboozle us with nonsense to continue to render this country a dust bin. Very soon you will look at Nigeria and it will be like a casket. What is remaining? The financial disaster has now defied every type of economic definition.
As we have now entered 2015, this message will hit Aso Rock, many people will hear it that we need change. We are praying that we not be alive to witness the attack of Boko Haram in this Eastern region. God forbid
Go and ask question, the value of Naira to dollar in the time of Buhari’s regime. Dollar was respecting Naira. Under Buhari, Nigeria had three refineries; none of them is functioning now. We don’t have any refineries any where working. We don’t know what is happening, the quantum of money they are looting out of this country, gross indiscipline , gross embezzlement and injustice perpetrated here and there. The pit these people are digging now cannot be covered by our children’s children. In case you don’t know, a mistake of one leaders in one regime can Cause an intergenerational harm to the unborn children. How are we preparing for our Children to survive in this country? And here the Lord made me to announce all these ones, the NNPC 20billion that made Sanusi to go, where is that money or does it mean that money never existed? Has it been explained away? 20 billion Dollars not Naira. And you are looking for job. And when they say minimum wage, how many states are paying that minimum wage? And we say continue, continue to do what? Do you want to experience your own badluck? (Shouts of No).
CORRUPTION AND INDISCIPLINE
Holy Spirit, in the years 2015, please helps Nigeria to experience Change, intrinsic and extrinsic change. In this quatum of corruption to the marrow, no checkmating, no disciplinary action anywhere, all of us who were alive during Buhari/Idiagbo regime, knew what it means. Nigerians started queuing up and became the most disciplined country in the whole Africa. Now there is no discipline anywhere. People are now kidnapping even themselves to take money from their parents. Children are kidnapping their parents, there is no job. This is like sitting a volcanic eruptional zone. Very soon, all these Engineers we are producing that have no jobs, give it few years, if you say you are a rich man you can hardly come out.
I am crying for the future you, a critic has not seen. There is something ahead I am seeing which you are not seeing. I pity our Children, Someone will finish school and have no job, and the ones working are being owed salaries. N1 cannot buy $200 at the black market.
So what is our hope about the future? How many unemployed people do we have and what is the government plan to engage them, practically almost zero. We hear about the agricultural loan here and there, giving to who and who? Where is the impact? It is just like the Chimaroke’s water flowing in the television. That is the way we hear about the Agricultural loan. They show us refineries, working where? That is the tragedy of 2015, as the Crude oil is dropping now to fifty something, the refined oil is prized higher. How can we define this? In other countries that have refineries, the refined oil is going down as the crude oil is going down and that is what it should be. So let them tell us what they want to do with Nigeria?
ATTACK ON THE CHURCHES
Let me go back a bit, to the issue of insecurity, the Reverend fathers and pastors that would start to say that Mbaka said this or that, listen. Do you know that the Church in this Country, Pastors and Priest are offertory dependants? Since Jonathan cannot protect his subjects, if those throwing these bombs bomb one or two churches in this East, will you still go to Church? (No, loud choruses). Even the pastor will pack and go to the village. Their pot-belly will shrink and they will find it difficult to fuel their cars. Go to the Northern part and ask how many people still go to church. The Bishops there are crying around looking for supporters. Last time we did fund-raising in Enugu Diocese to support the Northern church because there is no church any more. What is still holding the Church is the power of God. Mathew 16:19 Jesus said, the gate of hell shall not prevail. Are we to hold our hands and be watching the bad luck to meet the church (Loud echo of No).
INADEQUATELY EQUIPPED MILITARY
The worst is that the Military men who should be attacking the insurgency are not fully armed. Our military men are great, wonderful, they can fight any evil but when you give somebody catapult to fight another with AK47 how will the person do it? Look at simple Cameroun there, they are using air strike to fight their own Boko Haram and Nigeria here is toying with the destiny of the country. When one, two or three churches are bombed, everybody will vanish. If one or two schools are bombed, would you allow your child to go to school again? (Echoes of no). So understand why we need change. Somebody who can handle what is happening now should come. If you have a hookworm in your stomach, you don’t need to drink paracetamol because it cannot handle it, what you need is a hard drug. If you have cancer in your body, you go for chemotherapy and other higher medical treatments. You don’t just take vitamin C to treat cancer. Nigeria is cancerous right now, politically economically and otherwise. We need change (Long shouts of Change) our message to our countrymen, if one or two market are bombed in this Eastern region, will go to market?
I used to prophesy it before it happens, how many years ago, one early morning I started crying, three years before the Boko Haram started , that our children in the North should begin to come back, that I saw blood rolling. Blood, blood, blood, and some people told me ‘every time you begin to say something’. Is it not happening now? If they bomb any church, from the pastor to the priest, the Bishops, wahala will happen. The same people tell Mbaka (referring to himself) to keep his mouth shut will ask where is Mbaka, let him come and say it. How they close the mouth of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Ezekiel, where are the prophets of our time?
LEADERS NEGLECT OF DOMESTIC HEALTH CARE
The Holy Spirit is being grieved and in sorrow. Men of God are living now in opulence with politicians. How many jets have I? What are you doing with jets? When you die to where will you carry the jet? How many of our members are employed, how many have quality education, do we have any functional hospital in this country? All these so called leaders, ones they are sick they fly abroad to treat themselves. We are left here in Nigeria to die as if we are not human beings. Why can’t they bring the same European technology to Nigeria? They are promise and fail. They use us as toilet tissue which they need only when they want to defecate. Now they want to defecate again, they have come for us to vote for them. What have you benefitted from the one you voted all these six years, tell me. If somebody like me should be crying like this, you must know it is from the Oracle of the Holy Spirit. I am one of Jonathan’s fanatics, I support Jonathan good luck to any level but I want to tell you, the dove could not fly up. If my dove would not fly up, why should I stand up for the person? The word is change.
WASTE OF MILITARY MANPOWER
Now soldiers are being lost every day. You think your brother in the army may still be there if you aren’t careful, he has already being buried. Those who to North to fight, in Bornu and co, the ammunition of Boko Haram are stronger than the Nigerian army, and they will be killed, their vehicles taken over. And when a soldier refuses to go, they will court-martial him and kill him. We don’t want our military boys to die again in the hands of any President so called. They have the right to live. Look at this military people that used to have prestige; now they have been brought out on the main road to be taking N20 and N50, they have been corrupted. Those who are being killed by Court martial and those who are being killed in the camp, we don’t know the number. What is happening? What a blood-shedding government. In 2015 the Nigerians are asking Good luck we don’t want more bloodshed or if you want bloodshed, go and shed your own blood. Last time in Ebonyi state they brought home one captain, then the other time a colonel or major unannounced. They were killed in Bornu. Our young boys, Igbo boys are dying in the Northern part of this country. We are not fighting any battle; it is not a North /Igbo battle or Hausa/Christian battle. It is Leadership weakness when you have weak leaders this is what you experience. So anybody now coming to tell us vote for Good Luck, Good luck now means bad luck. He can answer it in his baptismal card but for Nigeria what it means is bad luck. To BE CONTD IN NEXT EDITION.