Herod: A Prophetic Insight into the Soon-to Begin Judgement of the Lord & Persecution of the Nigerian Church

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 There is a judgement of the Lord coming upon the Nigerian church. A great persecution is about begin in the nation of Nigeria where corrupt church leaders will go into hiding, some will be incacerated for the washing clean of the church.


And here's what the Lord says,

"The ones who are supposed to be my priests and diviners have ate and ate and are filled up with the corruption of Baal,  so I will raise up a sore toe from within them, and this is the beginning fo the judgement of the Lord.  Leader to leader of different organizatinos will be incacerated. It is already done in heaven. The only way they can escape is to repent. For years and years they have sold elections to the highest bidder, they have sold the soul of the congregatin to the highest bigger. A great persecution is starting carefully against the church and the government of the day will begin to loook deeply into the activities of the church, and laws will be enacted. It is as it is the days of Herod. People will be happy for that first James that will be held and persecuted and thrown into jail. And Herod (the Nigerian leader) will be encouraged and do more. You cannot oppose the Herod (the Nigerian Leader) because the Herod is carrying out the ordinances of God. What happens when God is the originator of the persecution?" -

Herod The Church & Nigeria Book: Beckoning the church into repentance, humility and intercession for mercy and stability in times of the soon-to-begin judgement on the  Church


In April 2019, we first published the  HEROD: The Church & The Nigerian Church. This book calls the Nigerian Church into repentance, humility and national prayer. The prophetic book shares a collection of revelations and messsages from the Lord to the compromised Church leaders in Nigeria and the judgement of God about to be released upon the Nigerian Church. Herod: The Church & The Nigerian Church is a continuation of prophetic warnings from The Scroll & The Seal book, released in November 2018.

Nigeria is entering into a state of persecution; where the President of Nigeria will be used by the Lord to severely discipline Church leaders whoo have bowed down to Baal. As a straw placed in the foundation of the Nigerian Church which has almost become as a septic tank. The problem with the septic tank is that the content oozing and already overflowing to every domain of the community and  has become a health hazard. The hands of the Lord is set to remove the oozing odor from the Church and to the great works of cleansing from deep within the foundation.



Here's what the Lord says concerning Nigeria "I am passing through the nation of Nigeria. It is the Herod season in Nigeria It is the season when Herod is stretching forth His hands to imprison the leaders of the Church. Herod will spread forth His hands against the leaders of Nigerian Churches. For the rod of wrath is out to be laid on those who have lived in major deceit and led Godd's people astray. The corrupted Church leaders will begin to fall into obscurity and commit blunders. After I am done, The glory of God will be known cross Nigeria. No longer shall Nigeria be know as a nation of self-serving people but a nation consecrated back to the Lord" 


Who is Herod and His Mission?

Herod was the King of Judea who persecuted the Church. Herod the King killed James the brother John and also put Peter in Prison. After this persecution the word of God spread further. The spirit and authority of Herod  has been released upon the current administration of Nigeria. The current leader will be used by the Lord as a tool after the order of Herod Agrippa in the Book of Acts 12 to discipline compromised church leaders in Nigeria.  It is a season where the political ruling class will rise up against the spiritual ruling class. The only ones who will be untouched are the spiritual leaders of the Church who have not compromised on the truth of Jesus. The Lord spoke to us to blow the trumpet and say to them, those who have sold the votes to the highest bidders on Yahweh's pulpit will be severely dealt with by this administration in the 2nd term.


God's Culture of Humility and Honor

When traced back; you'll find that behind every attitude of disrespect, the spirit of pride is somewhere in hiding. Pride comes in silently; but the spirit of pride never wants to be exposed for what it is. Pride has only one goal; to dethrone rulers, to disgrace kings and to make murky of the works of the hands of strong and mighty men. God is about to teach Nigeria humility through the Church. The Lord God is about to teach the Church to walk in Leviticus 19:32 where Nigerians will learn through the Church that we all shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and we all  shall fear the Lord for He is our God.


The Nigerian Church has entered into its season of Persecution. The post presidential election era  and the happenings to follow is pictured below:

Acts 12: 1-5: Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church.  Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword.  And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread.  So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover. Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church



The Acts 12 Season Timeline in Nigeria


Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church



Church leaders will suddenly disappear or be arrested for discipline



Then he killed James the brother of John with the sword.



More arrests and threat to ministers of the gospel



And because he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to seize Peter also. Now it was during the Days of Unleavened Bread.



Because many despise the church and had questioned the church on the subject of tithing; the public will applaud disciplinary actions against leaders



So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover.



Nigerian ministers will be arrested and convicted for offences



Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church



The church will be enlightened to pray; and they will enter into intensive prayers like they did in 1993




What Does this Mean for Nigeria?

These are like the times when king Nebuchadnezzar was taken off the throne. A lot of Church played harlotry with the enemy, signing their own warrant and selling the nation into slavery. The Lord is the one who is set to declare judgment against such leaders and churches. Those who have sold the birthright of the church over a bowl of soup and have used the name of the Lord in deception and manipulation will be judged this season.

Post-election era is the time the Church needs to pray more than they did prior to election. As the era of election is over, the era of the judgement of the Lord upon the Church is just getting started. In a vision I saw the abduction of church leaders. I also saw that those who have criticized the church in the past began to applaud the disappearance of church leaders. The Lord said to me, remember Act 12 when Herod saw that he pleased the jews, he stretched forth to take Peter. The Lord said some of the church leaders will be arrested and jailed for minor offenses.



The Only  Way Out Is Humility and True Repentance

The only way out of God's judgement is repentance and extreme humility from deep within. There is no war, storm or rage that humility cannot calm. Our faith in Jesus is deeply rooted in the mystery of humility. The rawness of the power given to the Church during the divine exchange is intertwined in humility. There is no power over darkness when humility has been let out of the door. There is no worship of Yahweh without humility; otherwise, all the prideful worship is going speedily into the altars of darkness. The Church will be unable to make kings without submitting to the Lord. The Church will be unable to make new kings without respecting the current President and remembering that by the Lord Yahweh, kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just as Proverbs 8:15 reminds us. The Church needs to remember that all the actions he mighty have taken that seems unfavorable were approved by the Lord.


The Lord is calling the Church to come up higher to a His standard. Enough of spiritual lethargy, spiritual insensitivity and complacency; enough of leading the people in the ways of the world; enough of leading people out of the way of holiness. God wants us to return back to the Christ-like life we committed to at the moment of salvation when the seal of the Holy Spirit was placed upon our lives and when we were spiritually circumcised, drafted into the spiritual commonwealth of Israel as nations of priests and worshippers. Without the Church, Nigeria would not have attained independence; through the disobedience of the Church, Nigeria has entered into a deeper slavery than it was when it was held physically captive by the colonial masters.


When the church wakes up and shakes off pride, power will return to move the nation forward and Nigeria will be all changed. Christian will not be mere churchgoers; but people who have been washed clean by the Word and have become a reflection of Jesus Christ.


The remnants true emissaries of the Lord God in Nigeria who has failed to bow to Baal will together build altars to contend for the soul of Nigeria.  These are the ones whose sacrifices and worship has held the nation up until now.


The persecution is needed to wash the church clean. After the cleansing fo the Church, the nation will enter into a global revival, and Nigeria will be restored and power will return to the church. The Nigerian Church will come into repentencance and the nation will be known for humility and integrity.


This post is culled from the books: The Scroll & the Seal  and  Herod: The Church and Nigeria, both published in November 2018 and April 2019 by the EGM ministries.


About the Author

About The Ebenezer Gabriels Ministries The Ebenezer-Gabriels Ministries is the Worship Ministry of Ebenezer & Abigail Gabriels. We are sent to build and restore Yahweh's worship altars; deliver souls hindered from the worship of the Living God and raise leaders for Christ who are taught the depth of the Word of God.