“Good morning Papa”
“Glory Glory my Son”
After a tense moment of exchanging prophetic pleasantries.
“You must attend a meeting today. All my 67 sons and daughters are attending”
“Oh dad, I thought I had told you I’m attending a CU executive meeting…
” Who is your father? The CU chairman or me? you can’t miss this okay!”
After an air splitting tense silence….
“And dad I needed to tell you something, we are in love with Favor”
You can’t court Favor. She is my spiritual daughter, you are my spiritual son. THAT WILL BE SPIRITUAL INCEST!”
It’s ridiculous! This is a version of a true story!
The hyped up ‘Spiritual parenting’ in our generation is flawless, erroneous and unscriptural.
People spontaneously descend on others and demand that they make them slaves (because the superficial relationships with an intimidating Spiritual Father is nothing but a marking scheme of slavery)
Young men and women are daily wallowing in deception of kowtowing demigods in the name of spiritual Papas and Mamas.
This deception is perpetuated by the increased ‘Bible illiteracy’
The prophecies from these spiritual leaders are taken to be gospel truth without caring to subject it to the truth in the scriptures.
Mentorship whose aim is manipulation, intimidation and fleecing is nothing but an hypnosis to witchcraf
The first-hand fruits of a man-made religion.
The early church and the church today!
Oh man! Two different churches.
Teachings today are shallow
The miracles! Artificial
We are blindfolded than we are shepherded,
We are brainwashed than we are blood washed,
We are misled than led,
Seeking men royalty than demonstrating loyalty to God.
In turns they teach speaking in tongues than they teach speaking truth.
They carry success in positive confession and declarations.
They don’t teach that bringing up Godly children doesn’t take just a positive confession but diligence in taking up that God-given privilege.
They don’t teach men that with shallow commitments, passiveness and negligence no declaration that will be a shortcut to Godly manhood.
They don’t teach young ministers (being one of them) that it doesn’t just take positive confession and terrorizing the devil in dramatization to grow into maturity.
Prophecies, Apostolic voice, laying of hands, speaking in tongues, kilometrick prayers and spiritual fatherhood are now keys to skyrocket in Spiritualism replacing spiritual disciplines like prayer, fasting, Bible study and Meditation.
Even when we are humble enough to fast without advertising it, we do it to bribe God and at its best to arm-twist Him.
We attach value no longer to character but to cars.
If he has a probox, probe him to prayer.
If he has Rolls Royce, He is a prayer bulldozer who can fix any spiritual rollercoaster!
No wonder our highly populated Christian country wallows in first-class corruption
Who is our mentor?
Jesus discipled closely 12 men and one fell out. When you want 67 spiritual sons are you Holy Ghost junior???
Discipleship must be Christ-centered. It is not an avenue for self-promotion and creating of celebrity vain glamour.
It should be aimed at depth rather than the numbers.
It is not an avenue for fame but a privilege to point others to the cross and walk them up the narrow path.
Discipleship is a great tool in Christian living but we must watch lest we build our own empires rubbing on them mentorship.
1 Peter 5:2-4
Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
By Tony Itabari