Refining the Church and Nigeria
A prophecy given by Pastor Olubi Johnson in April 2002.
For the refiner’s fire will pass through the land, saith the Lord. Yea it will begin in My sanctuary, it will begin in My church, yea, it will flow through the land even through the politicians and through the leaders and everything that is wood, and everything that is hay and everything that is stubble and everything that has hitherto defiled My Temple and everything that has hitherto defiled this land shall be burned away. And that which remaineth shall be refined as silver and as gold.
Yes, even from My church will emerge a leadership that will shine forth with My glory and with My power and with My excellence and from them shall flow forth My anointing and from them shall flow forth My counsel and from them shall flow forth My Word.
Yes, that will give direction even to the rest of the nation and, yes, the nation, the nation ‚Äö?Ñ?¨ Nigeria will be refined and will be refined and brought forth as gold even as precious silver and men will look and say “can it be? Is it that nation in which corruption was rife? Is it that nation in which there was ethnic, religious and political violence? Can it even be?‚Äö?Ñ?? But it shall be by the fire of My refining, saith the Lord. And as a new dispensation arises out of the ashes, it will arise in purity, and it will arise in glory and it will arise in prosperity and it will arise in power; for that which I have said and that which I have purposed even from times of old that have been prophesied even in the holy writ shall come to pass in this day and in this hour. I will bring it forth, I will bring it forth and I will perfect it even before your very eyes.
Therefore, thus saith the Lord, prepare your heart and let not your hand be slack in battle, prepare your heart in integrity and prepare your heart in purity and prepare your heart in consistency; for it is those that continue in My word that will survive the coming reformation. It is those that continue in My covenant that I will keep covenant with and I will write upon their hearts My laws and I will write upon their hearts My ways and they shall be established in righteousness and the coming shaking will not shake them for that which cannot be shaken will remain and they will remain saith the Lord.
As I the God who rules in the affairs of men rules over Nigeria I shall make Nigeria a people of the Lord and all that has divided the nation politically, that has divided the nation religiously and has divided the nation tribally I will burn away with the fire of My refinement. For My fire will blow through the land and your sons will be as plants grown up in their youth and your daughters will be as cornerstones polished after the similitude of a palace, your garners will be full affording all manners of stores, your sheep will bring forth in thousands and ten thousands in your streets, your oxen will be strong to labor and there will no longer be breaking in or going out and there will be no longer complaining in your streets; for happy will be your people because I the Lord God would have become your God saith the Lord.
For I will break the power of the pride of the political Pharaohs, the economic Pharaohs and the religious Pharaohs and I will set My people free; for in this land people will worship Me in Spirit and in truth. No longer will they worship Me under the canopy of covetousness but they will worship Me in spirit and in truth; for I will set My people free, I will set My people free and I will break the yoke of the oppressors and indeed Nigeria will become a land that is My land in which My truth will prevail, My holiness will prevail, My purpose will prevail and My destiny will prevail saith the Lord.