VOX POPULI: THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE AND THE SUPREME VOICE OF THE TRUE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY
The crowd was huge; the sea of heads was ecstatic and jubilant waving hysterically to the invading armies of Adolf Hitler that invaded Austria. The Anschluss or “annexation” of Austria had begun. It was March 1938 when Hitler, fueled by his monomaniacal zeal of a Greater Germany, decided to set aside all international law and treaties and grabbed another nation's land. He justified his thuggish behavior on the ground that German-Austrians had sought help with the homeland and since Hitler himself was born in Braunau on the River Inn in northern Austria, he had the right to annex Austria. The whole episode was artfully orchestrated from Berlin and later given legitimacy by Austrian Chancellor, Kurt von Schuschnigg through a stage-managed referendum where it was reported by government officials that 99.8% Austrian-Germans supported the illegal annexation. The occupation and annexation clearly breached two international agreements signed by world leaders at the end of WWI in 1919: the Treaty of Versailles and St. Germain in June and September of 1919 respectively. The rest of the world pussy-footed which emboldened Hitler in his madness and as they say, the rest is history. Now fast forward to March, 2014, exactly the same month of March, another thuggish fellow called Vladimir Putin sees himself as Hitler's alter-ego. The same month 76 years ago that Hitler invaded Austria, Putin invaded Crimea, a part of a sovereign and an independent Ukraine on the same jejune reason Hitler gave for invading Austria in 1938; to protect ethnic Russian nationals in Ukraine. Just as cheering crowds welcomed Nazi soldiers into Vienna, Austria and legitimized Anschluss by a doctored referendum, Putin re-enacted the same macabre with cheering Crimea-Russians and Muscovites on the other side. Mr. Putin strolled into the Duma to a cheering crowd of Russians as Hitler did on March 12, 1938 into Austria after Anschluss.
In our statistics and data-driven world, the legitimacy of an act is always viewed from the prism of people. If the majority supports a cause, an action or a policy, it is deemed to be legitimate and permissible. The Romans invented the expression in Latin: Vox Populi, which simply means “the voice of the people.” As the space between Right and Wrong became blurred and moral values sank to the bottom in our world, Satan and his demons have elevated deceit to monotonous past time. In time, idiotic and un-Godly expressions such as, “Vox populi, vox Dei,” or “The voice of the people is the voice of God” became popular expression. But looked at critically, never in the history of the human race has the voice of the people represented the voice of the True Lord God Almighty. Any time the majority speaks; they are most likely influenced and goaded by that Old Serpent known as Satan or Devil. The majority speaks on behalf of the Devil. Just as the majority welcomed German Nazis wildly and excitedly into Austria in March 1938 which precipitated WWII and we saw again this month, March 2014 jubilant crowds applauding Putin for annexing Crimea; the voice of the majority soon turned into Satanic majority as Hitler later caused the deaths of over 50 million souls. We do not know the final cost of Russia's Putinization until the current episode finally unravels. But keen students of history and people with sharp spiritual eyes and Godly understanding know that since the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden from the beginning, sin-soaked human beings haven't changed much.
When Papa and Mama Noah were combing the Nilotic World pleading with the people to live straight and forsake evil as the assured judgment of the Sovereign Lord God was imminent, they were laughed to scorn. How could millions perish and only eight human souls survived The Deluge in Noah's Day? But hear our Lord Jesus Christ as He compared Noah's Days with ours in Mathew 24: 36-39: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” For 120 years, The Noah Family went through the length and breadth of the world appealing to their fellow human beings to listen to the Voice of the Sovereign Lord God of the heavens and the earth and all that are in them warning of the inevitability of His Judgment. See the world around you and shudder at the moral cesspit we have fallen into? The voice of the majority indeed!
The people of Sodom and Gomorrah were materially blessed indeed. There was enough to eat, everyone was well-fed, stomachs extended and men with potbellies lived it up. The women had big asses and earrings; latest fashion and life was full. The cheeks of every citizen in the Twin Cities were robust just as God complained to Ezekiel in Ezekiel 16: 49: "Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.” So in addition to the abominable practices of sexual immorality of sodomy and lesbianism which incurred the burning and destruction of the Twin Cities were arrogance, high material lifestyle and elitism, eroticism, smug aloofness, perversion of justice, neglect of the poor and the needy, careless and detest to the needs of the orphans, the fatherless and widows. In that sinful city, Papa Abraham could not wager on just ten righteous souls after Mr. and Mrs. Lot and their two daughters. Genesis 18: 32: “Then he said, "Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?" And He said, "I will not destroy it on account of the ten." Again, the Great Judge on the Judgment Day, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ drew analogies between the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and our present day in Luke 10:8-12 “When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.' But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, 'Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God has come near. I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.” How could 10 righteous souls not be found in the Twin Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah when the voice of the people is the Voice of God? Not true; the voice of the majority is the voice of Satan.
Anytime you embark on any Godly act, event, plan and spiritual activity that will uplift the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, do not go-ahead with it if you do not suffer opposition and attack from the majority. When you're harangued and criticized by the majority in your church, people assail your character and speak ill of you for standing for what is right as contained in the Book of Life, do not be intimidated and do not doubt your sanity. You are indeed on the right course. Hear what the King says in Luke 6: 26: “Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets.” Any spiritual activity not inspired by the Holy Spirit, initiated and commissioned by God will never ever be attacked, opposed or confronted by Satan. The litmus test of ascertaining the authentic Will of God in any spiritual act or activity is the level of attack and badmouth from the majority of human beings, including sadly some fellow Christians.
The Lord God Almighty had been faithful to His people all along right from the time He unshackled them from Egyptian thralldom. He proved His Awesomeness by mysterious powers and miracles, sent food from heavens to feed the mammoth and forgave the cantankerous bunch each time they sinned. After He endured their monotonous infidelity and grumblings in the wilderness all in His determination to fulfill His own part of the bargain and agreement He had with his friends; Abraham, Isaac and Israel, the Jewish people were on the threshold of fulfilling their destines. Anon, a new nation was about to be delivered. A nation through which the Lord God Almighty would use to come to planet earth in physical form to save sinful humanity was afoot but pronto, the majority blew it. How could 10 spies be wrong and only 2-Joshua and Caleb-got it right? Among the so-called majority were 70 spiritual juggernauts that made the Sanhedrin earlier chosen by God to assist Moses in administration. These so-called spiritual men spoke in tongues, prophesied and were elders of the people, but took stones to kill Joshua and Caleb for turning in the minority report on behalf of the Sovereign Lord. Then the Lord God Almighty pulled all the stops in Numbers 14: 10-12: “But the whole assembly talked about stoning them. Then the glory of the Lord appeared at the tent of meeting to all the Israelites. The LORD said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them? I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they.” But Moses interceded on behalf of the people but nevertheless, the Lord passed a judgment on over 2 million souls who prided themselves as speaking on behalf of the majority thus in Numbers 14: 26-35: “The LORD said to Moses and Aaron: “How long will this wicked community grumble against me? I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites. So tell them, 'As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very thing I heard you say: In this wilderness your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me. Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun. As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected. But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness. Your children will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the wilderness. For forty years—one year for each of the forty days you explored the land—you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.' I, the LORD, have spoken, and I will surely do these things to this whole wicked community, which has banded together against me. They will meet their end in this wilderness; here they will die.”
I entered a church here in North America one day and was stupefied to hear they were conducting an election to choose the church pastor. The last time the apostles conducted an election was in Acts 1: 26 when lots were cast between Barsabas and Mathias to replace Judas Iscariot. As soon as the Holy Spirit arrived formally on Pentecost Day in Acts 2: 4, no church should conduct election-cast lots-on electing a pastor. You are either called by the Holy Spirit to be a pastor, evangelist, teacher, or apostle (Acts 13:2) or you called yourself. If you called yourself to do the work of the Lord, you will carry out your own will and not the Will of God, and if it's your will, it will soon be hijacked by Satan for his will, because anything outside the Will of God is self-will and Satan's will. When you operate in self-will and Satan's will, you will win the applause of the majority but as our Lord Jesus Christ observed in Luke 16: 15b: “What people value highly is detestable in God's sight.” Your church may be full to the brim; people in and out of the church may be praising and applauding you, you may be the media darling of the world, you may be flying up and down in your private jets and live in million dollar mansion and think you represent the successful instrument of the True Lord God Almighty. After all, the voice of the majority of the people is the voice of God. You're wrong! Those mammoth crowds that welcomed Nazi German forces into Austria later cursed Hitler. Go and write this down: those Russian nationalists who trooped out in their thousands in the Kremlin the other day cheering Vladimir Putin penultimate week for annexing Crimea for Greater Russia will one day curse Putin when the international community is through with Vladimir. When the economic sanctions bite harder and bread and groceries become scarce and Russia becomes an economic pariah, those Russians who were egging on Mr. Putin the other day like a winning gladiator and their children will curse him to his face. Putin never witnessed the horrors of WWI and WWII and because he came to life in 1952 after the peace-loving peoples of the free world vowed never again, coupled with the fact he is a poor student of history, he would soon find out that nukes do not put food on the table and credit cards cannot be made out of Kalashnikov.
When next you want to separate the voice of the majority from the Voice of the Truth; anytime you want to know the Voice of the True Lord God Almighty as revealed in His Word and sincerely want to do His Will and not fall into error; here are seven basic questions to guide you. First, what is God saying? Second, what is Satan saying? Third, what are you saying to what God has said? Fourth, what is Satan saying to what God has said? Fifth, what are people saying to what God Almighty has said? Sixth: what is the Holy Spirit saying to all that Satan and the people have said? Seventh and finally, what am I saying to what Satan and people have said to what God and the Holy Spirit have said?
NEXT WEEK: We will provide answers to the seven questions posed above using the revealed Word of God in the Holy Bible to know the wills of God and Satan and other wills on earth, including your own will.
This is huge! Something of global importance, an earth-shattering event and a cosmic occurrence is in the offing in the world. I don't know what it is but the Holy Bible has predicted it and we shall all see it with our very eyes soon. This event is part of end-time prophecy and it's about to take place very, very soon in the next 12 to 24 months. I don't know what it is; I repeat again, I wasn't shown what it is but again, it's HUGE. The whole world will be shocked; from the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun; from the East to the West; from the South to the North, the planet earth is about to witness a catastrophic event. The Divine Hand of God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the universe, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is about to intervene in the affairs of humanity. The world media, the commentariat, the scientists, the astrologers, the men and women of earthly wisdom and their ilk will be talking their heads out but will not be able to explain but those who know the True God will be unshaken and unperturbed. What is it? I wasn't shown but was only told (Luke 21:11 & 25).
I have been repeating the above prophetic words almost a year since this column debuted and as events unfold around the world, I will not comment on the unfolding drama in Syria. Also in the news is the current rapprochement between Washington DC and Tehran. The other day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama on the new tune being sung by the Ayatollahs of Iran on the sanctions crippling their nation. We will not comment on the recent U.S. Government shut-down too, which has come and gone, but may occur in the near future. Again, let's keep our fingers crossed as events play out in the most volatile areas of the world, but one thing is certain, biblical prophecies are being fulfilled right before our eyes.:”
The last time I wrote the above prophecies was December last year and a Christian brother called me from California few days to inquire if the recent air tragedy involving Malaysian Flight MH370 disappearance was a confirmation of the prophecy. No.
Dear Sir, I have a question that will fall into the category: Interpretation of Dreams (early morning of Tuesday March 25, 2014). In my dream, I was trying to get immunization by injection. A friend who had his already was helping me. I already had a Yellow Card but so many obstacles including dodging check points that arrest people like me who were trying to get immunized. Some centers had run out of the injections. At last I got my injection and then I woke up. What is the possible interpretations sir? --- A Christian Brother who requested anonymity-Beijing, China.
Your dream was self-explanatory, direct and straight. As my co-author and I explained in our book: “The Kingdom of Satan Exposed,” which I knew you purchased and applied the principles of Interpretation of Dreams the Holy Spirit showed us as revealed in the book, the meaning of your dream is victory.
Prof. thanks for the mail. I want to thank God for making my path to cross with yours. Sir, whenever God wants to helps a man to stand spiritually He (God) connects him with another man that is more knowledgeable than the man himself directly or indirectly (i.e. through his resource materials) like for examples; Joshua and Moses, Paul and Timothy, Elijah and Elisha. Sir, your write ups have opened my eyes and broaden my knowledge about spiritual issues and I can engage in spiritual discussions with people, which prior to knowing you I couldn't. Sir, may the Lord continually keep, guide and give you the wisdom to attend to questions thrown at you. Yours faithfully---Efe Oghenede, Kaduna, Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, West Africa
Dear Oghenede, thank you very much for your letter. I am happy and especially grateful for what the Holy Spirit is using all these articles inspired by Him through us in the lives of people all over the world. I want you to understand that I am really not the person writing these spiritually-inspiring articles but the Holy Spirit working through me to reach human beings across the world. When I receive letters such as yours, which are numerous and come from different parts of the world, I am indeed humbled and I praise the Almighty God for being His Voice and instrument in spreading His Word. I want you to focus your attention on Him and not I and you will continually be blessed in His Holy Name in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Now concerning the questions you asked in your letter and wanted answers to, I had earlier on answered the questions in my past articles. Besides, the answers are in the book: “The Kingdom of Satan Exposed” which I remember you bought few weeks ago. I know the book is dense but find time and space to finish the book. Go to the section on Interpreting Dreams and How to hear from the True Lord God Almighty in the book and you will find answers and more to the five questions you asked in your latest letter. Once again, thank you.
BIRTHDAY WISHES: I made another year on March 16, 2014 and I want to thank all those who called, sent email, letters and wished me long life and prosperity on the august occasion. For those who know me intimately, I don't celebrate birthdays not for any spiritual reason please but on a very personal note. I value the day I was regenerated and gave my life to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ more than my earthly-physical birth, nevertheless, I thank all those who felicitated with me. Thank you all and I wish you the same wishes and kindness you extended to me on that day. Remain Blessed.
*Dr. Fayemiwo , formerly professor of Biblical Exegesis at Kingdom Bible College and Seminary, Tucson, AZ is CEO, Alternative Lifestyle Communication, DBA Chicago and co-author of the latest book: “Coming to America.” The collection of his articles in The Christian Walk column has now been compiled into a book by popular demand and the book titled: “Walking the Christian Walk: Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior” is available now for free. Visit his company's website and find out how you can obtain your free copy of the eBook at: www.allternativecommunication.net