What is righteousness? Righteousness
means to be truthful. Absence of lies.
It means Let Your Yes means Yes and No means No.
Jesus said, anything besides YES or NO is from the Devil.
It also means to be Holy. Hebrew 12:14 says,
No one can see God without Holiness and peace.
How can this quality of righteousness exalt a nation and how can Righteousness exalt an individual person.
There is no doubt in my mind that God is the maker of the Earth and the nations.
He knows what can exalt a nation.
He knows how to make a nation great.
He also knows what can bring shame and reproach to a Nation.
How do I know this?
God reveals this to us in the book of Proverbs 14:34
“Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a reproach to any people.”Proverbs 14:34
Using this Scriptures as a scale to weigh Nigeria Against Righteousness.
This is what am saying let us put Nigerians nations on one side of the scale and Righteousness at other side of the scale.
How would Nigeria fair ?
Is Nigerians a Righteous nation?
For example, country like Switzerland has no gold, no oil, no diamonds but they have honesty and righteousness.
As result of their trust worthiness.
Everyone in all part of the world hide their money in their banks.
Abacha and many corrupt politicians hide money in Swiss bank.
Swiss produce chocolate for the world even though they did not plant a single tree.
Their example, proved God right. It is righteousness and diligence work that exalt a nation. Not abundant Natural Resources and religion.
Please join me to search for Righteousness in our Business Community, in our political nation, in our academic institutions and our Judicial System, in our Security outfit and in our Religion community maybe we can find RIGHTEOUSNESS in any of these institutions.
Let us examine some of the business practices in Nigeria.
When a Road construction company is awarded a contract for 5 million Naira. The government officials will take 65% of the money and the contractor will pocket the rest of the money. That is the reason why there is no good roads in Nigeria.
Let us go to the world of politics.
A typical politicians will borrow money from the bank or sell his fathers property to win an election.
If he is favored by the king makers he will be awarded the position regardless of whether he wins or not.
If he or she becomes the Governor, gues what?
Before he remember those who voted for him, He will diverts the tax payers funds to settle the bank debts and the debts of his godfathers.
These practices are called corruptions. It is not Righteousness. How can corruption exalt a nation?
Let us travel to the academic world in the colleges and universities. Where sex for grade is a common practice.
The female students are found in the night clubs and prostituting themselves instead of reading their books.
They will offer themselves willing to have sex with a senseless professor in an exchange for passing grade.
Their male counterparts are joining gangs and yahoo, yahoo plus plus.
Can this generation exalt the Nigerians nation? NO!
No wonder many of our students are not employable.
Please follow me to the religious nations. Do think our religion house are producing God fearing people? Not really.
Jesus Christ is the foundation of true church and he set a standard of how to worship God with the spirit and in truth.
At this time of the end Majority of the church leaders have deviated from Jesus teachings:
Let us read
You can not serve God and Mammon Jesus said. Why did Jesus compared Mammon with God? Because money have power to control people. We cannot blame Satan for all things that are happening to us.
God of Mammon is controlling many men of God. There are religious houses in every street in our country and
What is their message:
Mammon and the glory of this world.
They ignored the pattern of worship Jesus laid down for believers and started teaching Mammon’s or miracles money without working.
Jesus rejected the worship of mammon or money. Remember that Satan offered to Jesus the glory of this world if Jesus could worship Him. Jesus rejected the offer to worship money and ejected Satan in Mathew 4:8-10
Apostles Paul said, “
“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
I Timothy 6:9-10 NKJV
Because Everyone is determined to be rich at all costs, it leads to ungodly practices. In other to be rich some have misquoted the Scriptures to force their followers to part with their earnings. Promising their members Heavens while they are accumulating material riches on Earth.
Many religious the world over, particularly, in Nigeria, They are not bearing good fruits but bad fruits.
They are producing kidnappers, armed robbers, rituals killers and corrupt politicians.
In fact unrighteousness have dominated our national life.
Unless we repent before Jesus arrives.
Despite our natural resources and human capital, Nigerians are among the poorest countries in the world because of unrighteousness.
What a shame? The Bible is the truth. It is not mineral resources that exalt a people.
It is not oil,
it is not gold,
it is not diamonds,
it is not lime stone that exalt a nation.
Can I humble you? It is not religious prayers that exalt a nation.
Nigerians would have been the richest country in the world.
Russians, Hindus, Chinese people don’t pray and they are not religious yet they are better than Nigerians who are praying all days in the churches and on mountains and yet we getting poorer.
That means we are praying to the God of Mammon. God of Money is making people poor.
You shall not be poor in Jesus name.
It is Honesty, Diligence at your job. It is Righteousness that exalt a Nation.
The Nigerians politicians are not Honest
The Nigerians Government is not trustworthy
The Nigerians Educational System is sub standard
The Nigerians Security Nations are thieves.
The Nigerians religious leaders are all producing bad fruits. Bad fruits are bringing shame and poverty to our lands.
We must repent before Jesus arrives.
Even if we bring airplanes to bring all the White people to Africa and we evacuate the black people to Europe and America. In ten years Africa will become a paradise on earth. While America will become worse than Africa. Why? Because bad trees will always produce bad fruits.
The Bible says,
“And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.”Matthew 3:10
We shall not be cut down in Jesus name.
That may not be our portion in the mighty name of Jesus
Let us rise to our feet and ask God for the Spirit of Truth.
Ask Him for the spirit of Righteousness.
Ask him to give you power to create jobs.
Ask him to give business ideas to create wealth.
Ask Him for the Spirit of diligence and excellence.
Jesus Christ the son of the living God send your word of salvation
Remove sin and the reproach from our country
and let your people be blessed.
In the mighty name of Jesus Jesus.
Finally if this is your first time you’re coming to this Church and you have accepted Jesus as your savior can you raise up your hands? Raise up your hands and quickly come to the front the Prophets want to pray for you.