The cankerworm that has eaten deeply into the fabrics of the celestial fold is factional division and the question to us today is what have we gained and benefited from all this.
What good has factions and divisions done for us
Here are some of its consequential effects over the years :
1. Delayed Developments
Development has been far from the church due to division.
Celestial had the vision of a megacity, a worldwide auditorium like the redeemed camp a long time ago at Imeko which the pastor founder orchestrated before his demise but it took over 30 years to even complete the basilica.
Division drawback development over the years for the church
The church has been stagnant in many spheres.
It still exists in the shadows of the past like a storey building of a great man who died but the children left abandoned and now covered by dusts
3. Rippling Divisions
The division from the central led to other subdivision.
Even sector of the church is a faction of this and that today, divided against its ownself.
From the topmost leadership, to the prophets, the sidesmen, the youth, there is division and separation existing.
A Paul and Apollos Saga, A Paul and Barnabas separation.
Mushroom ministries started growing and making heads all over sponsored by divisions and lack of control
Many churches and parishes remain seperated and on their own since the division at the top started
4. Abandoned Projects
Many good works that have been started by the predecessors have been abandoned and left untouched.
It took cries and wails to ensure the basilica is where it is today.
Take a look at the KM 45 and 53 grounds, it’s really an embarrassment for a mighty church as ours
5. Power Tussle
There has been this power tussle to be the head endless for many years which has made us derail from the mission and the vision of the church at large
There is someone who eyes that position of the pastor for his own gain and reasons and would do anything to even get there, and say anything to just be in that position.
He would even go dirty and dig deep to get there
We have taken ourselves to court over and over again with no head and no tail
6. Unaccountability of Funds generated
There has been no transparency and accountability on the revenue and funds the church generates.
The Monetary returns, dues and fees are means the church uses to generate revenue and yet it lacks in financial power and prowess
Many have embezzled and pocketed the church funds for their own selves when the church is ignorant of accountability.
The church is taken for a ride and a fool
The respect, integrity and recognition the church had in our father’s span has been tainted with factional dirts, worldly debris and dreg from those who ain’t even up to the church.
We aren’t even recognized as a church because of the way we are so divided like the minions of darkness
8. Dwindled Spiritual Power
One of the cause of the dwindled spiritual power as of old is because of the continued division at the topmost authority.
The Holy spirit can never flourish in disorganization, and confusion.
Worldliness has come to stay and even dug its root in the church because the division brought in a chase and competition between ourselves.
Whom has the most members, the best of women, the most prominent of ranks, and the wealthiest among us, the highest of authority
Have you taken a study to see how the ranks have increased over this years.
10. Lost Values
The values of the church which was respect, love and humility are all gone because of division.
We are enemies of each other, with no respect, no love and full of pride
A child of yesterday can disgrace an elder with no remorse
11. Satanic Eruptions
The satanic eruptions that the pastor founder saw when he encountered luli in 1947 symbolic of a peacock, a white monkey with two teeth and a snake are all manifesting
The love of money, position and women is spreading like wildfire today
12.Divided and Unregulated Teaching practice
As the top is divided so is the teachings also divided.
What you are taught in parish A by shepherd B is different from what you are in by Parish B by Shepherd B
Strange customs and teachings mixed with the church and produced the modern celestial we have today that is corrupted
13. The Spread of Landlord Shepherds and Churches
Mushroom parishes and churches established by individuals whom would find a space without standard and turn it to a church became a wildspread all over that today they make a large percenttage of the celestial parishes we have today
14 Indiscipline and moral decline
Polygamy, adultery and fornication flourished in this divided era because there is no authority to check, regulate and put all in place.
Anyone can do anything and go free with it in the church
15. A Rising Revolution
There is a rising revolution coming that will sweep away division, faction and dramas very soon and put everything in the right place
By Brother Tola Adele