Nigeria will survive its present predicament- Prophet Mustapha

by Church Times

The General Overseer of Seed of Christ Golden Church, Apostle Solomon Mustapha also known as Sebioba has expressed confidence that Nigeria would get out of the woods.

He also commented on his prophecy that the dollar would be disgraced saying he was only voicing what God told him

He however warned that the government and Nigerians in general should not expect that prophets would be the ones to fix the country.

Mustapha made the comments during an interactive session with newsmen at the Ogun State chapter of his church on Wednesday, February 14.

He said he had no apologies concerning the prophecy he made that the dollar would crash against the naira because he only relayed what God told him.

“The work of the prophet is to declare the word of God. When I said the dollar would crash, I was simply obeying God. The point is that the following day that I made the prophesy, the naira began to gain value and it gained value for about a week before it began to lose value again. So, I wonder why people were picking holes in the prophecy. Prophets are to prophesy not fix exchange rate?”

He said it is unfair to blame a bad economy on the prophet who says what he hears from God.  “It was what God told me what I shared with the people. Elisha prophesied concerning the situation in Samaria in Bible times and things changed almost immediately. What happened in the time of Elisha was worse than what we are experiencing today. People were eating themselves. If God could do it then, he can do it now”

Mustapha however noted that the prophet can’t play the role of the government. “The role of the prophet is to declare the word of God. It is left for the government to do the needful” He said.

The cleric who claimed to have been called by God in early 2000 said he does not patronise those in government. “If they want to seek counsel on what to do, we can counsel. But I will not go out of my way to meet government officials. I stay in my lane.”

Concerted effort

The situation in Nigeria according to him calls for concerted efforts on the part of both the government and the people.

He said, “We should pray. But then, I think we need to begin to change our confession concerning Nigeria. In the US, the slogan is, God bless America. Their dollar has the inscription, in God we trust. But what inscription do we have on our naira?” he asked.

According to him, “The prophecy of God concerning Nigeria is that the country will be better. And we must also know that prophecies may not happen immediately.”

He cautioned politicians and government officials against corruption while urging them to stop siphoning the nation’s wealth abroad and gratifying their selfish desires.

What young people should do

He pleaded with young people to begin to think outside of the box if they want to get out of poverty and the frustration in the country.

“Sometimes I wonder why a university graduate will keep complaining there is no job. If you went to the university to study a course, why must you be looking for a job when you can start something small? The bane of many young people is that they want to start big.”

He cited the instance of a veterinary doctor he counseled to start rearing chicken after he searched for a job to no avail for four years.

“The beauty of the story of this young man is that he has become a successful farmer now. He started with just about 10 chickens. His farm is now so big that he now travels in and out of the country. People should learn to start small. Anything you want to do, if you start from the top, you will come down.”

How ministry began

Citing his example, he said, “I left a five-bedroom flat in Ekiti to go to Ibadan to do ministry. God asked me to go to Ibadan. I left the comfort of where I was. My wife and I rented a one-room apartment in Ibadan and we pleaded with the owner of a primary school to allow us to use the place for our church meetings. That was how we started. Today, the ministry has grown.”

He said the ministry has been involved in many social works and has invested heavily in people’s health.

“Our ministry sponsors eye operations for about 200 people at every given time. We have a hospital in Abuja where these people are attended to. We house them, give them food for the period they are in the hospital, and sponsor their eye surgeries like the removal of cataracts. We also buy artificial limbs for people who need them.”


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