The Pastor of the Household of God Church, Pastor Chris Okotie, has said that the recent earth tremors in Abuja were caused by the prayers of Christians.
According to the cleric, the tremors were not because Abuja is prone to earthquake as suggested by scientists, but the prayers of Nigerian saints shaking the subterranean spirits that are underground.
Okotie said that the claim by former media aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr Reuben Abati, that there were some mystical powers in Aso Rock that tend to prevent even a President with good intention from performing well in office, was absolutely in line.
This was part of the pastor cum politician’s interview with the Punch, where he maintained that in Aso Rock and in its environs, certain sacrifices had been made in the past by certain past leaders to ensure a certain favour from the deities that they were appeasing.
Okotie continued, “Dr Abati was absolutely right. Everywhere in the world, there are powers that control government.
“Ephesians 6:12 says, ‘We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, powers and the rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in the high places.’
“What happens in the seat of government is the result of operations in the subterranean spirit. For instance, in Aso Rock and in its environs, certain sacrifices had been made in the past by certain past leaders to ensure a certain favour from the deities that they were appeasing.
“What they do is to bury the sacrifices in those locations. The deities draw on the sacrifice and determine what would happen in that location because spirits are territorial.
“Even in churches where you have fake pastors, if they want to have followership, they would appease the subterranean spirits in those locations and bury their sacrifices there, and within six months of the inception of that ministry, it is flowing with people.
“There are many of them like that in Nigeria. So, that is part of the reason why governance from Abuja has been extremely difficult. What Abati said is absolutely true.
“Recently, there were tremors in Abuja and I have said this in church that it’s not because Abuja is prone to earthquake; it’s that the prayers of the Nigerian saints have begun to shake the subterranean spirits that are underground, according to the revelation we have in the scripture.
“It wasn’t a geological occurrence. It was spiritual. With the shaking of the seat of government, the end of these subterranean powers has already begun.
“My counsel to the praying Christians is that they should fire on because their prayers are being answered and that is a clear indication that God is already in this with us and that is why I said something is going to happen. That tremor is indicative of God working underground, and it’s really powerful.”