There are too many powerless pastors in Nigeria, because the majority of them are actually fake. That is why the faith of many is waxing cold and they don't receive answers to their prayers. (see Matthew 24:12 ).
Our Lord, Saviour and Messiah Jesus Christ warned us of these wolves in sheep clothing in Matthew 7:5. So, if you know your Holy Bible, you cannot be deceived and fooled by these fake pastors who in many cases are ritual cultists and spiritualists using occultism for spiritualism to do their so called "miracles" to lure and trap ignorant and gullible people who don't have the Holy Spirit. Because, if you have the Holy Spirit you will have the gift of discernment to discern and test all spirits.
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.But in spite of all these clearly written and repeated warnings by Jesus Christ Himself, the fake pastors, ministers and bishops have succeeded in fooling and misleading millions of ignorant and gullible Nigerians who are too lazy to read the Holy Bible and who prefer lies to the truth, because true words of God expose their own hypocrisy too. So, they prefer pastors who will not admonish them for their unchristian lifestyles of conceit and deceit. So, fake pastors are deceiving the congregations who are also deceiving themselves by their fake Christianity.
~ 1 John 4:1King James Version (KJV)
They have become what I call "garbage in, garbage out" churches.
The Holy Bible is explicit on how to know fake pastors and preachers.
2 Timothy 3, New International Version (NIV)Fake pastors and ministers often shy away from preaching and practicing the commandments of Jesus Christ by avoiding God's emphasis on CHARITY which is the greatest calling of true Christianity. They skip preaching and practicing 1 Corinthians 13, which clearly addressed how best to believe, obey and worship God.
3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
6 They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7 always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. 8 Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. 9 But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
A Final Charge to Timothy
10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
You are wasting your time and money going to church, fasting, praying and worshiping God without Charity.
For where there is true love, there will no crime and there will be no evil.
That is why Jesus Christ said:
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
~ Matthew 7: 12. New International Version (NIV)
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.That is why our Lord, Saviour and Messiah said to Simon Peter in the following verse that majority of Nigerian pastors, ministers and bishops don't like preaching and practicing today.
~ 1 Corinthians 13New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Reinstates Peter
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”Follow Updates On Nigerians Report Online on
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
~ John 21:15-17New International Version (NIV)