The General Overseer of Resurrection Praise Ministry, Archbishop Samson Benjamin took to the streets to express his disappointment in the Buhari-led administration on Sunday in Lagos.
According to the cleric, God ordered him to protest because He was not delighted with the government and the current condition of the country.
He added that this spiritual protest comes barely a year ago where he has been seeking the face of God over the country’s plight. He revealed that he hasn’t e aten food cooked by fire or any pleasant food since September 15, 2019 till date.
“From the 15th of September 2019 up until this moment, I have not eaten food cooked by fire or any pleasant food, I have been seeking the face of God over this great country.
“Last week, I had a mortal vacation, which was a solitary confinement where I didn’t talk to any human to be with the cabinet of the trinity, I didn’t see the sun, moon, clouds.’
“What you are seeing me do here right now is what the Prophets of Old would do. God will ask them to carry a symbol when he wants to pass a message to the leaders of the nation.
“He said to me ‘Go and carry a coffin on your head, it is not furniture or anything for interior decoration, it is good for nothing, it is at the end of the life of a man that he is put into a coffin.”
Benjamin quoted the message he heard: “Tell the leaders that they have intentionally depleted the common resources that belong to this great country and have brought hardship on the citizens, I am not happy with it.”
The Archbishop warned Nigerians to make the truth known to their leaders while describing the country as a disappointment to God “who brought people of various ethnicities together and gave them the resources”.
“But those in power have chosen to make the commonwealth of the country their personal property, this is the reason I am carrying this coffin, God is not happy, and he is saying it is not political leaders alone, including the religious and traditional leaders.”
When asked why didn’t meet the President at the Presidential villa in Abuja, Benjamin said that God hasn’t ordered him to do that yet.
“Human rights is the right of citizens of this country, we have found ourselves in a government that sees you as an enemy when you are being constructive in your criticism.”
“Secession cry is everywhere, the question is, Is it God’s will that all these must happen? We need to sit down at a round table and look at it again what and what put us together, whether those things are still workable today or are no longer workable”, Benjamin said.
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