Nigerian clerics have continued to make diverse predictions about the New Year ranging from political confusion to economic success.
The General Overseer Worldwide, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday night predicted the fall of certain “significant goliaths” in 2018.
This was just as the General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, predicted that 2018 would be a year of political confusion in Nigeria.
These were part of the prophesies which the clerics reeled out during the New Year eve watch night services in their respective churches.
Adeboye preached on Sunday night at the RCCG’s Redemption Camp, while Olukoya preached at the MFM’s Prayer City, both along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Adeboye, whose sermon centred on “Enforcing your Victory,” however, did not elaborate on the proverbial goliaths that would fall in 2018, saying, “I have to put it carefully so I am not misunderstood.”
He warned citizens not to put their trust in government, saying, “Many people will wake up to realise that their future is not in the hand of any government and as a result a lot of lost ground will be reclaimed.”
He added that “erstwhile stubborn mountains will move; while saboteurs who pretend to be friends will be disgraced and displaced.”
Adeboye also predicted that there would be less fire outbreaks around the world in 2018 but more cases of flooding.
He said though there would be misunderstandings amongst nations, they would not result into wars.
“There is need for prayers against assassination attempts globally,” he added.
Adeboye, whose sermon centred on “Enforcing your Victory,” berated the congregation for their passive attitude to prophecies and God’s promises.
He challenged members of the RCCG, and Christians in general, to possess their victories and live them with boldness and thanksgiving.
“It is one thing to be victorious and another thing is to possess it,” the cleric said.
On his own part, Olukoya warned that 2018 would be sad for those he described as rebellious characters and wasters, adding that it also portended shame for hard drugs abusers and those living carelessly.
According to the cleric, the number, 18, in spiritual terms, signifies bondage or oppression, stressing that “the pestle will defeat the mortar” in 2018.
Olukoya said God would demonstrate His raw power, kill rebellious kings and rulers, disgrace strongman of terror and fear in 2018.
He also warned of global economic downturn, but said it could be averted with “hard and serious prayers.”
He said Nigeria would require serious prayers against “the rage of academic demons and witchcrafts,” describing the year as a rough one for alcohol consumers, “with double left legs animals pursuing the hunter.”