“Pastor, why has God continued to allow wicked people rule our nation?”
I honestly don’t think that’s the case. It’s not about God allowing wicked people rule, but about man exercising or not being able to exercise his dominion. Our dominion is expressed by the choices we make, and our choices are either evil or good.
When a candidate begins to bribe people to vote in his favour, he’s simply exercising his dominion, even though his motive would clearly be evil. Anybody who has good intentions would not bribe his way to power. Likewise, anybody who takes a bribe to vote in a leader would get more suffering than good when that leader emerges. However, taking a bribe to vote is also an exercise of dominion.
If a man decides to manipulate his way to power, that’s an exercise of dominion. Praying to God to kill such a man may not be a valid prayer point. He didn’t put himself there, he manipulated the system that supported his enthronement. Nobody can make himself president, a system has to put him in that position. How would God kill someone who didn’t put himself in power?
As Christians, our prayer point shouldn’t be against the evil person who is leading or the evil person who intends to lead, but against the system that sponsors them. Once the system fails or disappoints them, they won’t be able to perform their evil intentions. Job 5:12 says, “He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise”. That’s right! Their hands cannot perform evil if the system no longer supports them.
So our problem is the system, not the people. If we can deal with the system by the Spirit of God, then we’d stop evil people from ruling. Jesus cursed systems; we read how He cursed the fig tree that refused to bear fruit when He was hungry. By the next day, the disciples confirmed that the fig tree had dried up. That’s how it’s supposed to be, Christians are supposed to curse the evil systems that wicked rulers have continued to use to manipulate our nations.
Buying votes or taking a bribe to vote is an illegal act that is punishable by not less than one year inprisonment. Yet, we’ve never heard that a person was arrested for selling or buying votes. That’s because the system has been manipulated. Today, something that was supposed to be illegal is now a norm. To show you how bad it is in my country, instead of the government to enforce that law, they’ve been doing all sorts of things to ensure that candidates do not have access to cash before the election. Since they cannot stop them from buying votes, they want to frustrate the system. The only challenge is that their action is greatly affecting the wellbeing of our people.
Dear Christians in Nigeria, our greatest prayer now should be that God should dissapoint the corrupt systems that put wicked people in power. We may not have dominion over people, but we have dominion over systems. If we rely on our PVC alone, then I’m afraid that the system is too corrupt to allow our PVCs decide. If we pray against the system, then our PVC will work.
As I conclude, Jesus cursed the fig tree and it dried up. Nobody was able to eat fruit from it ever again. When you curse the corrupt systems in prayer, have that in mind, nobody should be able to use those corrupt systems again.
My prayer is that God will dissapoint the devices of the crafty in Nigeria so that they will not be able to perform their enterprises.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!