By Polycarp Gbaja
David walked daily with God, aquainting himself with the laws and ways of God. To the extent he was fully aware and conscious of the tenets and position of God’s people, in covenant with their Lord. The king, the priests, the war generals and captains of industry, along with the foot soldiers, seemed to have lost this, in the face of the challenge of Goliath, who stood like an invincible foe, seemingly superior to them, by sheer size, position and possession of physique, equipment and experience.
David, stepped forward, in communion with that presence, even on the stark grounds of open war, responding promptly, out of the REALITY of his awareness, consciousness, knowledge and covenant with God.
Goliath, with all his attributes stood NO chance. That was David’s reality. He wasn’t struggling to believe. He stood upon, walked, worked and lived that Covenant Word . He KNEW, without any doubt, what their world ought to be…
Such was his confidence, he dared him, without needing to take time off for some further special prayers.
His altar was his StandOnTheWord, for and with God. His prayer, was his confession, declaration and establishment, on the go.
And God showed up, like He always does, everytime we raise an altar, and the bar , by making a STAND for him, in faith and obedience .
Moses made that stand at the Red Sea.
Caleb and Joshua did, against the other doubting spies, “..We are well able, let us go up, at once…”
Ruth did, with a broken heart and uncertain future.
Jonathan did, with his armor bearer.
Nehemiah stepped forward, after prayer, boldly before the king, with a prepared plan and request. The Cupbearer transformed into the Deliverer.
Jesus did, calming the storm, on the sea.
With all due respects, who are the so-called owners and ‘ uncircumcised Philistines ‘ controlling the Nigeria system, with looted money, underserved positions, stolen mandates, structures & equipment, who dare to defy the People of The Land and the Armies of the Lord?
Have we not agreed, as a people, Critical Mass and the Ecclessia, that these liars, looters, killers and destroyers of our land, from different nationalities, parties and creeds, have done enough?
So, they seized and have held power like the bandits they are, permeating the entire livelihood of Nigerians with State-sponsored brigandage, multiple violations and reckless misgovernance.
The very outcome of the 2023 Elections is a powerful statement by Nigerians, that the time for change is now, not later. The attempt to subvert the true results are the desperate gimmicks of a corrupt, washed-up and discredited regime, to hold onto power by deception and by force, using the vilest methods of intimidation, corruption, compromise and the instruments of State.
Question is, can we show some grit, guts, boldness and courage and resolve here, for once? Could we, for a moment not whine in fear and doubt, like the children of Israel, trying to counter every possibility with complaints of impossibility, danger, inconvenience, resignation and attrition?
Because going back to the crumbs and cucumbers of Egypt seems easier and less trouble than fighting to victory. We must decide and resolve NOW, that this vileness will not continue. That THE SIEGE IS BROKEN, JERICHO’S WALLS HAVE BEEN COLLAPSED, THE SEA IS PARTED. It is our call to charge into our future with faith & confidence, resolved with a ZERO TOLERANCE for the garbage we have lived with for over 60 years. That ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. That the time for our rebirth is NOW. That the PRODIGAL leaves the foul pigsty of death, trauma and humiliation, back to the place of LIFE, FREEDOM, DIGNITY, REDPECT AND PROSPERITY. We should WAKE UP AND FIGHT, with everything at our disposal – spiritual, political, legal, moral, financial and physical.
PURSUE, OVERTAKE & RECOVER ALL
No Slowing, No Parking, No U-Turn, No Stopping._
Until we take back all that has been stolen from us, from the thieves who came to steal, kill and destroy.
Ya isa! O ti too! E don doo! Ozuola!
God is for us already!
▪︎ Rev. Gbaja, an Abuja-based Christian minister, sent this via WhatsApp