DEAR BELIEVER, REFUSE TO BE SILENCED

“For I, the Lord, love justice,

I hate robbery in the burnt offering;

And I will faithfully give them their recompense

And make an everlasting covenant with them.” (Isaiah 61:8)

It’s been days since the #endsars movement started. It’s been a season of liberation with the youths demanding for justice. What excites me about this movement is how young people of different ages, religion, beliefs and tribes put aside their differences to support one cause which is to put an end to police brutality in our nation Nigeria.

I am excited at what God is doing because this is a sign that there is hope for our dear nation Nigeria, it means my generation is awake and like the Israelites, we are ready to crush down Jericho. I have seen a lot of believers who have decided to be lackadaisical about this movement because we believe that grace covers us so we are safe.

I’m not disputing the fact that grace covers us but we owe the next generation a better legacy, we cannot inherit the silence of our fathers, Jesus died for all of us and its time for a revolution. God loves justice, isn’t that why he destroyed Pharaoh and the Egyptians because they refused to let His children go (Exodus 9:1).

The next question is, what can you do to lend your voice?

THINGS TO DO

PRAY:

“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land” (2 chronicles 7:14).

This is the first thing to do, God answers prayers and we can’t deny His love. There are lots of prayer walk in cities around you, look for the nearest one and join. This battle is of the lord and we are certain He will give us victory.

Intercessors this is the time to arise and call on God for intervention. Nigeria is our country and we must do the best we can for our home, we need to ask for mercy and speak peace into the land. Let’s use our authority to seek the father’s face.

Each time believers gather to pray; something happens and we can be a great spiritual support if we choose to pray.

PROPHESY:

I’ve heard people speak negative words, things like “Nobody can help Nigeria” “You are only wasting your time” as a believer we know that our God is an expert at impossibilities and Nigeria will not be an exemption.

Let’s decree over this nation that the #endsars movement will yield good results, that an end will come to brutality and senseless killings. Let’s call forth unity and that the eyes of every police officer are opened to know that we are not fighting against them but for them. Use your words to encourage and speak positivity.

PROTEST

Nobody is against you going out to protest. It is perfectly okay for believers to protest, it’s time to remove the sentiments and face the truth. You are a citizen of this nation and you pay tax so it is your right to demand justice. It is wrong to say believers cannot protest because we are covered, remember that Joshua went to battle with the Amalekites to take over the land the Lord promised the Israelites (Exodus 17:8-13). While you are going out to protest, stay safe and don’t fight. We are advocates of peace and don’t forget to shine your light.

USE YOUR GIFTS

Designers, programmers and content creators’ whatever gift you have let us use our gifts to promote the #endsars movement. This nation needs you right now and you can’t afford to fold your arms. Play your part, use your platforms and let us fight for the peace of this nation.

CONCLUSION

“On that day the LORD will shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David, and the house of David will be like God, like the angel of the LORD going before them.” Zechariah 12:8

I am convinced that a new nation is arising, the lord is redeeming Nigeria and it’s time for the change we have all been praying for. We did not inherit the fear and silence of our fathers, we owe our children a better nation, we owe them a transformed nation and we owe them a legacy that they have a voice in Nigeria.

If you can’t be a Joshua that will go into battle then be a Moses holding the staff to help Joshua win the battle. Use your voice and let’s demand justice!

Shall we pray?

Nigeria,

We speak peace to your borders

We pray increase

We pray for passionate leaders

We ask for mercy Lord

We ask for peace and justice

We ask that an end has come to bloodshed of innocent lives

We pray you are an enviable nation

We pray your light shines for all nations to see

Everyone protesting is safe

An end has come to brutality and victimization

(Amen)

Dear Believer, refuse to be silenced the next generation is counting on you. Arise and let’s put an end to injustice in Nigeria.

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