One of the elders of this great church of ours who witnessed a divine message to the elders of the church in 1984 has called our attention to that event. The cleric who has stayed off polities in the church said Celestial Church of Christ had been in crisis right from the time of Papa SBJ Oshoffa of blessed memory.
According to him, “Celestial has been in crisis even before the late pastor but he was unable to do anything about it. The people following Oshoffa then couldn’t ask question as per how and why this was this or that, it was a period where ‘Ase wa lati waju’. I remember an event in 1984 when a prophetess in the spirit asked Papa Oshoffa, “Is this the Celestial Church that I handed over to you? Is this the way I asked you to carry out this assignment?” And papa Oshoffa, in his usual manner, was said to have looked at his lieutenant, then Supreme Head, Alexandra Abiodun Bada and said “Ikeji mi, ngbo, se Ijo naa niyi? (My second in command, is this still the church?) And Baba Bada was said to have kept a straight face and couldn’t answer the rhetorical question from the late founder.
The question here is, why would Papa SBJ ask Baba Bada? He was not with him when the divine order was being given to him! Well, we need to look beyond that though, because, right now, none of us was with him, we are just being favoured to be partakers of the grace but we are not doing it right both the old and young.
If they had taken cognisance of the message and called people to order for posterity sake, maybe we wouldn’t have been in this situation. But we can not really blame Papa Oshoffa, he knew the end from the beginning and just wanted the church to move on. It was that same period the issue of Baba Owodunni, Baba Banjo hots up and even the late founder couldn’t pacify the warring aides.
Dear Celestial church members, if this is true, then, something has gone wrong someone and we all need to go back to the draw board and be that Celestial of above and not what we are now, so that it can be well with us and our church.
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