Pastor David Ibiyeomie of Salvation Ministries has enjoined Christians to be weary of persons who ask them for coconut, incense, candles, water, in order to conduct deliverance as he said such practices are alien to the Christain faith, and is not documented anywhere in the Bible.
The clergy man warned that such persons who demand for coconut are magicians, and not prophets as many are led to believe.
He further asked anyone with contrary views to show him anywhere it is recorded in the Bible that someone was asked to bring coconut or candle for deliverance of any sort.
He said: “A prophet is [one who] when you tell him your problem, he speaks God’s counsel, and it is turned. Not somebody that will say, ‘Go and bring candle, bring incense, bring water, bring coconut’, that is a magician.
“You don’t need coconut in the New Testament. If you see coconut in the Bible, I will drop my Bible. If you see coconut in this Bible, I will not preach again till tomorrow. Those are not prophets. Please don’t be deceived with nonsense.
“Did you see broom here? That is not a prophet. You mistake magicians for prophets. A prophet is the mouthpiece of God who speaks God’s counsel. They speak God’s counsel to cancel evil.”
THE WHISTLER learnt that the founder of Omega Power Ministry, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, who is resident in Port Harcourt, often conducts what they call “Coconut day” in his church.
On the said worship day, members and new comers come to the church with lots of coconut and the pastor performs series of miracles with the coconut.