Father In The Lord
FATHER IN THE LORD
Someone told me in confidence that after
Dr. Paul Enenche finished building the hundred
thousand capacity auditorium, 'Glory Dome,'
the number of pastors that want to be his
sons-in-the-Lord increased astronomically!
Nigeria, people submit to their fancy in men,
not actually to the cause of the Gospel!
This is the concept of spiritual fatherhood in
practice in church circles in Nigeria.
It's about lust of the eyes, inordinate ambition,
Everything is wrong with it!
It is unscriptural and inappropriate.
It is true we can follow men and emulate
the good examples of faith that they set forth.
In scripture, we are told to follow God, men,
spiritual leaders, examples of faith, what
is good (1 Corinthians 4:16, Ephesians 5:1,
Philippians 3:17, 1 Thessalonians 1:6,
Hebrews 6:12, 1 Peter 3:13.
But when we follow men because of their
status, platform, or wealth, it is their fancy
that we are after, not the Gospel.
The concept of spiritual fatherhood in practice
in the church in Nigeria is a big minting industry.
That's the fact!
People are loyal to men, not to the cause of the
Their pursuit and drive to connect with men
has nothing to do with the Gospel.
It is entirely a personal success drive.
Everything is entrenched in the strive for
success and recognition.
This is the reason it is easy for them to
gallivant from one 'father' to another every
The whole thing is a craft of mind game.
It has no connection with the Gospel.
This post is a public post; any pastor, from top
to bottom, can challenge it and present
scriptural facts of how what they practice
in this regard has helped the church.
The truth is, the concept of spiritual fatherhood
in practice in the church in Nigeria only
makes some men rich.
The idea runs on tithe and offerings.
Majority of pastors who gallivant from one
supposed father to another really do not
know what they are doing except that they
heard that they need a "cover" in ministry.
In quote, this "cover" are men!
As unfortunate as such a remark, it is the
driving wheel for this unscriptural practice
You hear words such as, "Without a father
you can't fly farther."
"Without a father you don't have a feather."
"You need a father to fly farther."
The whole idea is a drive entrenched in
personal success ambition for church
growth, not the spiritual development of
God's people under their watch.
This is the reason a pastor could abandon
the people he's called to minister to and
begin to chase one man all over the country
with a "money seed." Why?
He wants to be accepted by the man and
be divinely granted the spiritual impetus
to also have his church grow to become
a "mega church."
This is the idea that drive this thing!
Is that what the scripture teaches?
First and foremost, it is a serious financial
crime for a pastor to dip his hands into
church money and make a transfer of it
to one man under any guise.
That is recklessness!
Church fund is a trust and it is communal.
It is not individually owned; so God couldn't
have told any man to act inappropriately.
People who claimed they heard God told
them to do such things didn't really hear God.
It was their mind that was replaying a
Preachers who do such things always claim
to want to connect to a "higher grace."
It is sorcery to want to use money to
buy the gift of God.
We can honour men, but to want to "tap"
something from them through money is
Acts 8:18-20 says, "However, when Simon
saw that the [Holy] Spirit was imparted
through the laying on of the apostles' hands,
he brought money and offered it to them,
Saying, Grant me also this power and
authority, in order that anyone on whom I
place my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.
But Peter said to him, Destruction overtake
your money and you, because you imagined
you could obtain the [free] gift of God with
That is what most pastors do in their bid to
connect to "higher grace."
You can see that the idea that drives the
concept of spiritual fatherhood in practice
in the church in Nigeria is faulty!
This is why it is easy for pastors to gallivant
from one father to another.
They change fathers like 'wrapper!'
In Ephesians 4:11, Jesus told us he gifts the
church with different ministry offices for
GSW'S NOTE: I was a Personal Assistant to
many pastors I was raised through Kings
I saw a lot I promised the Holy Spirit i will
never encourage, promote or allow anything
i saw as wrong to become my culture
I have never allowed anybody to submit
his or ministry to me
I have many brothers and sisters
We are all brethren and we have one Father
8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you
have one teacher, and you are all brothers.
9 And call no man your father on earth, for
you have one Father, who is in heaven.
10 Neither be called instructors, for you have
one instructor, the Christ. 11
The greatest among you shall be your servant.
(Matthew 23:8-11 ESV) - Jesus
28And we know that God works all things
together for the good of those who love Him,
who are called according to His purpose.
29For those God foreknew, He also predestined
to be conformed to the image of His Son,
so that He would be the firstborn among
many brothers. (Romans 8:28-29)
-Paul writing about Jesus!
If Jesus is not our "Father in the Lord"
How can any man of God be?