Sunday Sermon: Se La Ma S’aku

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Prophet (Dr.) MKO Tibetan, CCC, Elisha Parish (Europe & Africa)

This morning, from the comfort of my hotel suite here in South Michigan, Chicago USA, I greet every believer around the world. I wish you Christ’s Peace in this perilous season. We were warned in the book of 2nd Timothy chapter 3 from verse 1 to 4 that “In the last days, perilous times will come when men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty and lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God”.
So, why worry about the killings and destruction going on around the world? Why worry about the economic recession and various misfortunes accompanying it? Those who can discern and who can fit into God’s plan according to Psalm 23 verses 4 will make exploit because He already promised to provide for their needs and guide them with his angel according to Exodus chapter 23 verses 20.

On this note, our sermon for today is “Se la ma S’aku”. The English translation is ‘Rat Race’. When you wake up in the middle of the night or early in the day, and sight a rat running around in your living room, either big or small size, you will notice how the rat will make a race in an attempt to evade your arrest. By nature, rats are unpleasant guests. Why? They destroy rather than build. They could eat up your certificate, eat and even urinate on your meal and as well, destroy your important documents. So you keep chasing the rat until you get it killed. But because the rat is smarter than you do, it keeps hiding and hiding until the day you finally get it off your apartment. That is what is called the Rat Race. It is a race that will always end the rat in a waste bin. In life, we all struggle on the soil to acquire wealth but at the end of our race, the same soil will swallow us.
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Life is just like a rat race, why? From the day you were born, you struggled to grow to be enrolled in a Nursery School; from Nursery, you get to Primary School, Primary to Secondary and finally, down to the University. After that, you start looking for a job and if you are lucky to find one, you begin to look for a woman to share your life with and by the time you find one, you set up an elaborate event called wedding. After that, the pressure to start rearing kids begins. Besides raising a family, you want to earn your own real estate; you want to buy one or two cars for you and your madam. Then, once the children start coming, you are thinking of raising them—getting them into good schools and nurturing them to become useful citizens. Why? Tori se la ma’a saku!
The Story of Lot & his wife…
Prophet MKO Tibetan
In the book of Genesis Chapter 13, we saw the story of the journey of Lot and his wife. When God told Abraham to leave his family house in Haran (Gen. 12:1-3) the journey was never about Lot or Lot’s family. The message was strictly for Abraham and his family, to leave the comfort of his family house in Haran, his relatives, and everything familiar, so that he might start fresh in another land.  God gave Abraham the hope of fathering a great nation; in fact, God said he would become the father of many nations! Abraham felt compelled to follow this great vision given to him by God even when he had nothing else to rely on.
Congregants during Sunday Service
Truth of the matter was that the vision was never for Lot and family—for we shall see how they ended their rat race in this story—Looti s’aku.
The vision Abraham received fits only him and Sarah his wife. The vision marched the needs and desires of Abraham and Sarah. The Bible made us know that Lot’s men and Abraham’s men later clashed at Bethel. In verse 5 of Gen. 13, the Bible enlightened us further, that Lot who journeyed up with Abraham also made riches in flocks and herds and tents.  And the land was not able to contain what they both possessed and that led to envy and jealousy because their possessions were so great. From verse 8-13, we saw how Abraham pleaded with Lot to separate from his family. He gave Lot the opportunity to pick the choicest part of town even before he did and Lot lifted his eyes and went for the plains of Jordan (where the empire of Sodom & Gomorrah was domiciled). Verse 14 said “And the Lord said to Abraham, after Lot had separated from him; ‘lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever”. He equally promised to make Abraham’s descendants as plenty as the dust of the earth. That was a covenant God gave Abraham immediately Lot left him.
Elder Female Worshipers during a Sunday Service
Psalm 127 verse 1 says “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who built it; unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain”.  Abraham prospered in a dry land and Lots went up to a mega city and he still missed it. Why? Lot wanted to set a table for himself instead of allowing the Lord to set a table for him like God promised in Psalm 23:5.
In Genesis 19 verse 25-26, we saw what happened to Lot and his family. At the time when the Lord rained brimstone and fire from the heavens on Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s wife who was too sensitive to what they were leaving behind looked behind and instantly became a pillar of salt—maybe Lot’s wife was spying the real estate and other things they were leaving behind and in the process, she turned to a pillar of salt—Iyawo Looti Sa ku. 
Some merry makers during in Sunday Sermon
From verse 30 to verse 38, we saw how Lot’s two daughters in the course of preserving his lineage gave him wine inside a cave and took turn to sleep with him and by that, they raised a family. So, in the end both daughters of Lot were with child by their father—Awon Omo Looti Sa ku!
Today, many Nigerians are like Lot; they don’t want to wait for the Lord to set a table before them. Instead, they will rather set a table for themselves. You starved yourself from Primary School up to the University Only for you, to find out that there is no job in the market. But because you don’t want to go back to the original factory which the Lord God founded for us, that is the arable land. God said we should till the soil and the land will bring forth results for us. But instead, we rather want to work in an oil company or work in the customs services or work in the immigration or join politics  while many other will love to travel out and die in the deserts of Dubai, Italy and elsewhere—Nitori ta ma saku.
The Prophet's Year 2017 Prediction Book
Yes, we are in a rat race. Every year, we disturb the government and organizations to sponsor us to Saudi Arabia or Jerusalem; we run from pillar to post because we wanted to be addressed as Alhaji or Jerusalem Privilege (JP), yet those in Jerusalem consistently live in fear of bombs. Every minute, the driver driving you around is warning you of an imminent bomb explosion— toripe a ma saku!
 We run to Jerusalem every year to claim holiness because we think that is the Holy Land. Former President Goodluck Jonathan was even duped down to Jerusalem with the promise that he is going to win presidential election but he was disappointed.  In Mecca, people die in droves and calamities of larger proportions do happen yet we still run and rush in to become Alhajis and Alhajas every year. Two years ago, many Nigerians died as a result of a fatal crane accident inside the so called holy mosque of Mecca but our people lack wisdom—toripe se la ma s’aku.
Prophet MKO Tibetan conducting a Service
Let’s look at the accident in Exodus Chapter 14 from verse 15, God told Moses to raise his rod and stretch out his hand over the (red) sea and divide it. And the same God made the heart of the Egyptians to be hardened up and as the Israelite went through successfully, the Egyptians and Pharaoh’s soldiers followed suit. But what happened? In verse 19, the Lord made us know that His Angel who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them and there was confusion in their midst as the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. The cloud came between the camp of the Egyptian and the camp of the Israelite; thus it was cloud and darkness to one side while it gave light by night to the other side so that the one (Egyptians) did not come near the other (Israel) throughout the night. If you read what happened between verse 21 and 28, you will marvel at God’s work. Awon Ara Egypt Sa Ku!
The Egyptian died while running hard in a tight rat race. They discovered late that they were in trouble. It is just like when you set a trap for a rat and the rat runs into the trap, you will see how humble the rat will turn and even act towards you. Most Nigerians are like the Egyptians who saw all the terrible signs but still ran along into the sea in their bid to chase and catch up with their divinely freed slave but they were consumed in their own skirmishes—Won saku!.
Prophet (Dr.) MKO Tibetan in a Praise-and-Worship Manner
Today you see greedy Nigerian Politicians, they are always running from one position to the other—they will start from Local Government Chairman to State House of Assembly member and from there they want to go to the senate and from the senate they want to become Governor of their respective states. Some Governors even ran from their two term tenure into the Senate and such men, when you see them in the senate session, they are always dozing because they are already worn out from sleepless nights and other mundane activities—won ma’a saku.
In present day Nigeria, some politicians are hiding billions of Naira inside soak-away, building sites, septic tanks and other funny-funny places. Is it because of the multi-million Naira Properties they want to acquire or the bullet proof cars they want to purchase; the gold, the jewelries and the nice clothes they want to wear to church or other places to oppress their neighbors? Have they forgotten what God promised to do with them in Jeremiah chapter 17 verses 11? The Lord described them as foolish men and women. He further cursed them “As a partridge that broods but does not hatch; so is he who get riches, but not by right; it will leave him in the midst of his days, and at his end he will be a fool”. No wonder, God is always troubling them with cancer, high blood pressure and all sorts of Egyptian illnesses. They are never at rest with their health system because he who steals will never be at peace with his conscience—Nitoripe won ma sa ku.
Proverbs 11 verse 3 says “The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them”. Today, the perversity of Diezani Maduekwe is destroying her, the perversity of Patience Jonathan is destroying her, the perversity of Obanikoro is destroying him, the perversity of Saraki is destroying him, the perversity of Goodluck Jonathan, Alex Badeh, Raymond Dokpesi, Dasuki and many others is destroying them, why?—won sa ma sa ku.
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Today, they are running up and down from EFCC, ICPC, Police Stations and the Courts of law, why? Same Proverbs 11 from verse 17 says “The Merciful Man does well for his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh”. Today, Evans the acclaimed richest Nigerian Kidnapper is singing behind the bar but what did verse 18 say about him? It says “The wicked man does deceptive work, but he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward”.
In Nigeria today, majority of our politicians don’t want to leave the limelight after ruling for so many years. They want to serve in the senate and from senate to Governor and from Governor to Emirship. The Senate President is dreaming of becoming Nigeria’s President and after that he can retire to become the emir of Ilorin while the Governor of Sokoto will equally love to become the Emir of Sokoto in retirement. We already have precedence, a former CBN Governor promoted himself to become the emir of Kano. They will never want to retire—Won ma sa ku ni!.
Why do you have to buy people’s conscience to remain relevant in politics? Why do you want to control the world? Why can’t you allow the Lord to run your race for you? Or can you add one day to your living days on earth? Politics has always been a dirty game right from the Biblical times.
The first act of politics took place in Genesis 25 verse 23And the Lord said to her; ‘two nations are in your womb, two peoples shall be separated from your body; one people shall be stronger than the other; And the older shall serve the younger”. That was a pure political statement by God himself. He made it certain from the womb that Esau will lose his seniority to Jacob and it happened.
The Prophet's Altar in Nigeria
In the book of 1st King from the beginning (Chapter 1), we saw how David’s surviving scion, Adonijah took claim to the throne of his father and prepared heavily to succeed David. He made sacrifices, invited all his full and half brothers to a feast but failed to invite Nathan the Prophet or Solomon the son of Bathsheba, his father’s concubine. But what did Nathan do? He went and sought out Bathsheba’s gut and made her go seek David’s blessing in his very old and sick condition; to make the old man have her own son, Solomon as king instead of Adonijah who was Absalom younger brother. He taught her what to say and how to say it. She went in and sweet tongued the King and Nathan equally joined her and at last, David was made to swear by the Lord God of Israel and he gave his kingdom to Solomon—that was pure politics. Solomon eventually rode on King David’s mule and Adonijah and all his men were disgraced when Jonathan brought the news of the newly installed King Solomon to them at their kingship feast.
The Prophet's Year 2016 Prediction Book
So, politics has always been dirty right from the Biblical times.
What are you running after? Can you learn a lesson from MKO Abiola? Can you learn a lesson from Sani Abacha? Can you learn a lesson from Yayah Jammeh? Can you learn a lesson from Funsho Williams? Funsho Williams ran a rat race to the hand of some devious people who took him out; same thing with Bola Ige. But remember that you are also going to run your own rat race into the hands of some people because Ecclesiastes 5 verse 13 says “There is a severe evil which I have seen under the sun: Riches kept for their owner to his hurt, but those riches perish through misfortune; when he begets a son, there is nothing in his hand. As he came from his mother’s womb naked shall he return; to go as he came; and he shall take nothing from his labor”Se la ma sa ku!
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NB: All opinions expressed in the course of this sermon are that of the Preacher and not of this blog.
(The Sermon/message is delivered by Prophet (Dr.) MKO Tibetan, Shepherd-in-charge, Celestial Church of Christ, Elisha Parish, Nigeria. 1-5, Celestial Way, off Zawiyat Street, Abule Iroko, off Abeokuta Express Road by Ajegunle Bus Stop, Ajegunle-Lagos. Tell; +234-8097-861617, 080-5485-3828, 080-37171-730 and 080-57070-783. Dublin Address: 15, Station Street, Balbrigan Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Phone: 009-35389960-9994, 009-3538-7669-6370, 009-3538-6103-3987. London; +447-96171-4893, +447-40542-6336)


  

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