By Olalekan Bilesanmi
Apostle Johnson Suleman, founder of the Auchi, Edo State based Omega Fire and Miracles Ministries, is a motivational and faith-building teacher. Suleman, in this interview, shares his ‘prophecies from God to nations and individuals’ while demonstrating, that, by faith and actions of leadership, there is great hope that people will be impressed with how God affects lives and then turn to God in reality.
Specifically, he says he warned that the late APC governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, could die in the middle of election.
Your ministry appears to growing across the world, and you continue to open more, branches. What inspired this spread?
Christ Jesus is the secret of the growth of Omega Fire and Miracles Ministries. We employ this dynamic approach to winning souls for Christ and this approach regularly attracts God to the multitude because we demonstrate kindness to the people, thereby giving evangelism clearer meaning and making it more effective than mere giving sermon. The ministry is also spreading fast with “Celebration TV” which we established to take the gospel into the homes, schools, offices and businesses of millions across the world. We have achieved a lot in revealing God in His true form as well as restoring destinies in millions of homes across the world. We have charitable outreaches like ‘Voice of Fire’, ‘Turning Point’, ‘New Anointing’, ‘My Turn’, ‘Moment of Grace’, ‘Freedom Hour’, ‘Saved’, ‘Jehovah The Doctor’, ‘Power To Excel’, and several others, with which we seek to educate leaders, assist the poor, care for the sick and teach the next generation, while conducting massive charitable works. Apart from this, I write books that are not just inspirational but also teach true friendship as well as helping to develop relationships in God’s ways even as we use the approach to find a caring and creative ways to evangelize. Profits from the books are used to provide assistance to the poor, victims of disasters, and the diseased.
Apart from evangelising around the world, you are also noted for fore-telling events. Among the several you have foretold, can you tell us few?
I want to start with the latest, and that was the death of Abubakar Audu in the Kogi State election. I was at a crusade in our Houston Texas branch on November 7, 2015, when God revealed to me that a popular politician in Nigeria could die in the middle of an election.
I told the nation. Then there was the event on September 20, 2015 when I said I saw that there was going to be fresh bombings in Borno and I asked Nigerians to go into prayer. Many had believed that with the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari to power, the Boko Haram bombings were going to stop but God said not yet. Also, on Sunday October 25, 2015, I told the world that I saw an aircraft of a foreign nation crashing with no casualty. That later happened to be Dynamic Airways which caught fire but no life was lost. All the events where these prophecies were announced were aired live on our ministry’s Celebration TV. On May 29, 2015, God spoke through me and I said it that the Buhari government would fight churches. Not long after, the Kaduna State governor, El-Rufai, shut down a church in Kaduna.
This particular warning was repeated on August 28 and September 6, 2015. On June 26 and July 6, 2015, I foresaw fire outbreak and buildings collapse in Lagos, which came to pass. On that same June 26, I warned of an inferno at Onitsha market, which also came to pass, because people ignored these warnings and refused to seek God’s face over them. Also, I’m the first man of God that foresaw the demise of Chief (Mrs.) HID Awolowo. During the September Fire and Miracle Night, I did warn of the impending death of a prominent female figure that will touch the nation.
Most men of God rarely speak about their wives. Would you like to share the role of your wife in running the church?
Any victory by the family in the war against the devil is ultimately reflected in the society. For a Christian family, particularly in the leadership, the victory is mirrored on the church. Therefore, this is the result of the role a woman plays in the family and in the church. God has blessed me with a wonderful woman, a firebrand evangelist and a mass communication expert who has the rare privilege of sharing in the anointing, and who has remained steadfast and untiring at building the home, the church and society in general. She is Pastor (Mrs.) Lizzy Johnson Suleman, a mother and wife whose everyday efforts are reflecting massively in the success of the church.
What is your latest message to Nigerians?
I recall, in March this year, I told the nation that in six months’ time, Nigerians would want to stone President Buhari. The manifestation is there now. Yes, the President means well, but then, Nigerians have suffered for too long and they have become so impatient they don’t need someone to preach to them about tomorrow. They want economic miracle to start happening right now, which is understandable. I warned in my prophecies of January 2015 that the Naira would go for 200 to one US dollar. The economy has remained unstable despite the change promises and high hopes. But I foresee that the incoming year is the year of reckoning for political thieves, leaders who looted the nation’s treasury. 2016 is the year they will be called to account for their deeds.
How do you feel when people react to prophecies that do not come to pass?
According to the Bible, prophesying is to speak forth and to speak by the Spirit. These words might contain past, present and future events, instruction or warning. Depending on the type of message that comes forth; it may or may not be averted.
That is left to God. The fact that a prophecy did not come to pass does not mean that the Spirit never said it. What may happen in that instance is that necessary steps were taken; prayer and fasting, to forestall negative occurrences. And whether we believe in the prophecy or not, it does not change the fact that God truly called the servant through whom He has spoken, neither does it make God who spoke through His servant a liar.