Monday, July 11, 2016

Anita Oyakhilome: Beware Of Fake Men Of God

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When people talk about winning souls these days, I
feel absolutely concerned for the so-called souls. It
looks to me like a lion on a breakfast mission, in
search for his hunt; he hides behind the grass for
an unwise lamb that would wander away from the
herd in search of fresh grass. This will be an easy catch and good feast for the lion’s plate.
When I hear these people talk about winning souls,
I feel sorry for the souls who have no idea of what
they are getting into. It sometimes sounds to me
like blood-thirsty people desperate to count the
number of innocent, ignorant people who will give
their blood to be sucked. These souls are classified, as the needy, can undoubtedly be gullible in their
search for solutions and wanting to identify or
belong to a community.
These souls are caught when they are most
vulnerable maybe they have lost a loved one, in a
bad relationship with their parents or family, in
need of healing or desperate for a change. At this
point they will give anything and do anything
without a second thought.
When caught by the wrong hands, they will start
running in a wheel. Initially, the souls will be
treated with some measure of care, so they do not
detach. This will be short lived to prepare them to
be trained as unconscious servants. Once the
attachment is built, they would start attending endless meetings till they begin to be unavailable
for their loved ones and disassociate from their
families over time.
These souls will eventually give their energy away
and with time they begin to feel tired, unhappy,
sick, financially drained and depleted. Unknown to
them, this new community and friends may be
superficial. The souls might observe that sweet and
bitter method of sucking their blood has gradually robbed them of their self worth. They might realize
they have given their energy to somebody else and
they are now hanging in the spider’s web.
They are tied up with daily and weekly
responsibilities but if you look closely, their main
leader is seating in a place of convenience by
handling brief monthly meetings (not weekly) or
occasional gatherings.
When I hear about souls, I have sympathy for those
who give their blood to be sucked. They are simply
prey to be used as objects in some people’s game.
Incidentally, some of these souls have become
wiser in seeking the opportunity to reap the reaper
in his own game, like the buffalo who challenges the tiger.
Mt 7:21-23
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will
enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one
who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
22Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did
we not prophesy in your name and in your name
drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew
you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
An aggressive soul winner is hungry like a hunter;
he goes with all manner of tools and uses different
technique to capture his prey.
An aggressive soul winner is like a fisherman who
uses a net. This method of fishing is solely for
material or commercial purposes. On the other
hand a fish can also be caught by using a fishing
rod with baits or on the hooks to entice any fish
that ventures near to bite off the attractive bait. Unfortunately, if caught by a commercial fisherman
the fish is not going anywhere after all that effort, it
must be eaten.
However, if caught by a hobbyist, he will admire the
fish and put it back where it belongs, in its natural
habitat. Thank God for regulatory organizations
helping to stop brutal killings of animals whether
on land or sea.
Soul winning alone will not take you to heaven;
you win a soul by living the God life and your
personal interest in bringing somebody to the
knowledge of Christ. You have to be in a good
frame of mind first, not under fear or compulsion
that if you do not win souls you will go to hell.
There should be no ulterior motives like getting the
soul’s money eventually, you want a position or
seeking to be rewarded with treats or awards.
There are people who reach out to others daily not
for any earthly reward but to direct the souls to
their own churches, for benefits or for any selfish reason. These people recommend and make
available other authors, ministers and local
assemblies for the interest of the soul alone.
Every man should learn to take care of himself first.
He should learn to use his initiative and study for
himself otherwise he might become somebody’s
big catch or ‘meat’. At that point he would have no
one to blame.
I have written this for those who have asked me
questions on soul winning and their fears.
“And many false prophets will appear and deceive
many people. Because of the increase of
wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the
one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And
this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the
whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Mat 24:11-14
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last
days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of
money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to
their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love,
unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control,
brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of
God— having a form of godliness but denying its
power. Have nothing to do with such people.” 2
Tim3:1-5
Anita posted this on her blog:
https://www.pastoranita.org/beta/index.php/home/soul-winning

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