Urhobo Historical Society

Christmas Messages for Nigerians of All Stripes

from

N. H. Ibanga
 Eschatologist   *  Nigerian Publius


                                           To the Ruling Elite:

Thus says the Lord

Plundering and violence are before Me

There is strife, and contention arises

Therefore the law is powerless

And justice never goes forth
 

For the wicked surround the righteous

Therefore perverse judgement proceeds

You have stolen much, and enjoyed little

You eat, but do not have enough

You drink, but you are not filled with drink

You build fortresses but you are not safe

He who earns wages

Earns wages to put into a bag with holes
 

God is jealous, and the Lord avenges

And will not acquit the wicked

Consider your ways

Or I will work a wonder in your days

Which you would not believe though it were told you. 
 

To the People of the Niger Delta and the Talakawas of the Country:

Thus says the Lord

Come now, and let us reason together

Though your sins be as scarlet

They shall be as white as snow

Though they be red like crimson

They shall be as wool

If you are willing and obedient

You shall eat the good of the land
 

Destroy your carved wooden idols

Discard your mammy water

Return to Me, and I will restore your environment

And I will work a wonder in your days

Which you would not believe though it were told you. 
 

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to All.

 December 2001
 

 


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