MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES MINISTRIES
International Headquarters Lagos Nigeria
Sunday Worship Service
August 8th, 2021.
Topic: THE TRAGEDY OF THE COCKROACH CHRISTIANS
Text: Jude 1:10-13
Ministering: Dr. Daniel Olukoya (G.O MFM Worldwide)
The cockroach is one of the most hated insects on earth.
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS COCKROACH?
1. They have a world wide distribution due to accidental distribution. Some people carry their eggs in their bags, carry the small cockroaches called nymphs into their boxes and transport all over the place.
Cockroach christians, just like that normal cockroach are very large in population. Most church goers unfortunately, fall into this category.
Only a little percentage of those who go to the houses of God on Sundays have encountered Jesus. Only a low percentage of those who call themselves Christians are truly born again.
The truth is that many who claim to be born again are actually born against. How can you say you are born again and you are telling lies? Or committing fornication? Or drinking? Or smoking? Or adultery? Or fraud?
2. The cockroaches are an ancient group of insects.
These kinds of Christians stick to their old behaviour like glue. They refuse to change. All the cries of the prophets, men of God, evil things happening around us do not seem to bother them; they just stick to their old ways.
“I am myself. This is how I am. This is how I have been. That is me. Nobody can change me. When I get angry, I explode and after I have exploded, I am okay”. The Bible has no facility for that kind of thing.
Just as the cockroaches are ancient insects, if you are sticking to your old ways, you are a cockroach christian.
3. Cockroaches are always pointing their heads downwards.
These are christians who are not heavenly minded. All they want is ‘now! now!’ They are like the eagles that have become chickens.
I know that your parents might have given birth to you into deficit but simply because you were born in a manger, does not mean you must die in a manger.
>>>> I am praying for all who are here today, if your eagle has been converted to chicken, receive your deliverance now in the name of Jesus.
So, the cockroaches point their heads downwards. They are christians who do not think about heaven at all. Christians who are proper children of God think about heaven.
Your heart is always where your treasure is. If your treasure is in heaven, that is where your heart will be. If it is here you have it, that is where your heart will be.
4. Cockroaches run from light and they prefer darkness. They prefer to live and work in darkness rather than the light.
There are plenty of cockroach christians like that in the house of God. They hate the light. They do not read the Bible. They find the Bible extremely boring.
They even hide it to the extent that if it is in their bag, they hide it at the bottom of the bag; they do not want others to see that they are carrying it. They hate exposure through the word of God.
They do not like any church where they tell them “this is not good or that is not good.” There are plenty of cockroach christians in the house of God. They hate the light.
They hide from prophets because their dark secrets will be revealed. They hate the message of truth. They hate any message that challenges their conscience.
They do not like those who practice the truth because their hypocrisy will be exposed. They will go to any length to masquerade and to pretend. They are active in the darkness and the night.
Every night, they are in the cinema houses. They are with one man somewhere. They believe that because the pastor does not see them, God does not see them.
If you think there is something that God does not see, then you are the greatest fool in this universe. All those Christians who fellowship with the works of darkness, sin, bad company, occultism, worldliness are cockroach christians.
When you say “you have sinned, confess your sins” they confess the smaller sins and cover up the giant ones. They do not like Bible passages that talk about godliness, holiness, consecration, heaven or hell.
And anytime somebody is talking about rapture, they are scared. They are extra sensitive to any message that exposes their lifestyle. They are cockroach christians.
5. The cockroaches are mostly nocturnal. They are night insects.
There are christians who roam around joints at night. If you are a child of God and you are still one of those people going to night parties and dancing at night parties, they spray money on your head, heaven have mercy on you.
These christians secretly drink and smoke. When coming to church, they eat sweets or peppermint. They frequent night parties and they are always in company of familiar spirits and witchcraft powers.
They are in darkness because they are nocturnal.
Listen and listen to me very well. There are four categories of witches. There are four categories of wizards. There are four categories of familiar spirits. You may be a witch without knowing.
1. Those who are witches by decision. They decided to join them.
2. There are witches by force. They were forced into it.
3. There are witches by inheritance. That is you inherited it from somebody e.g your grandmother.
4. There are unconscious witches. They do not know, but they are there.
It is like a student that has been enrolled in school but does not attend classes: he is still a bonafide student. Certainly, if your mother is a witch and you stayed for nine months in her womb, do not deceive yourself: you are a witch.
You need to go for deliverance. Your father is a lodge member and he was the one putting food in your mouth when you were young, do not deceive yourself, you better go for deliverance.
If you check your name and find out that this is a strange name, something has gone wrong somewhere; they are just not telling you. If you check your face and see marks, and you ask them “why did you put marks on my face?”
And they say “when you were fainting as a child, we had to put marks”, you are already an unconscious familiar spirit or witch. Or you check your body and find incisions.
You cannot remember when you put them there but you find them there, on your breast area, head, tummy, bum, and you do not know how they got there. Your parents know how they got there and they know why they put it there.
These are cockroach christians; unconscious witches.
>>>> I am praying for all who are here today and you have been unconsciously initiated into what you do not like, may the good Lord deliver you in the name of Jesus.
6. They can run rapidly and they are difficult to catch.
These are intelligent sinners. They are difficult to catch. Others may get pregnant by mistake but not these ones; they are more intelligent than that.
Others may impregnate people but not these ones. They have perfected the act of not getting anybody pregnant mistakenly. Others may be getting drunk but not them. They know the level at which they will be discovered so they stop.
They refuse to understand the scriptures which say “your sins will find you out.”
Raise up your right hand to the heavenlies:
>>>> The devil will not harvest my life by the power in the blood of Jesus.
7. Cockroaches hide in very narrow holes. They are sometimes difficult to reach.
Cockroach christians do not like being exposed. In church they are always hiding. Whether they hide behind something, pillars, chair; they hide.
They try as much as possible to run away from the prophets eyes. They sit where no one can pin them down to anything.
8. Cockroaches are attracted to uncleanliness and food crumbs.
These kinds of christians prefer sinful activities to spiritually useful activities. They move close to bad environments, people, activities. They gravitate easily towards iniquities and sinfulness.
9. Cockroaches are extremely difficult to eradicate.
These are christians who are hardened sinners. They delight in just joining the crowd. They are comfortable with mixed multitudes.
10. Cockroaches adjust or adapt readily to a variety of environments. In the garage they are there, the bedroom is okay, kitchen is okay, they are adapted to various environments.
These are christians who will sing praises with you when you sing, sing disco with you when you sing. They sing the two. They adapt easily to the outside world. They dress one way in the church and another way outside.
They adapt so easily with unbelievers and when you see them you do not even know whether they are christians or not. When they are coming to church, they take great care to clean off all the danger marks on the lips, nails, and toes.
But when they go out, they change again. Those are cockroach christians.
11. Cockroaches have relatively small heads.
These are christians who are poor thinkers. They are backward thinkers. Wisdom is extremely wanting in their lives. They rarely meditate on the word of God.
They are spiritual fools because they will not sit down to read their Bibles and get information. They run from mountain to mountain. They roam all over the place. They are not intelligent and it is very sad.
12. Cockroaches are spoilers. They spoil things.
Cockroach believers are spoilers. They spoil fellowships, relationships, good characters, they come to church to spoil other people’s homes, they are cockroach believers.
14. Cockroaches create offensive odour.
These are christians who smell in the nostrils of the Almighty. They scare away heavens by their behaviour. They pollute fellowships. They antagonise the anointing and they reduce the inflow of blessings and testimonies.
This is a day to cry out to God saying *”Father, anything that is making me to stink in your nose, no matter how I like it, remove it now”*.
14. Cockroaches spread diseases.
These are christians who make others to stumble by their actions. They cause stumbling block to others. People see them and say “Ah but is this one a member of our church?”
They transfer destroying materials to other christians. They are very dangerous in the fellowships.
15. Cockroaches eat virtually anything.
These are christians who swallow all kinds of messages or semons. They swallow junk messages.
“The devil is under my feet, he is under my feet and I tell you today that if you know the devil is under your feet, say eeeeee” and everybody will say “eeeee!” They say “yeaaaa!” and everybody says “yeaaaa!”.
You are saying the devil is under your feet when you are a servant of that devil. You have just left another man’s wife in fornication and saying the devil is under your feet. These are the kinds of messages they listen to.
Some listen to sugar messages: “I say unto you, whether the devil likes it or not, you are going to the top!” You say “amen! I receive it!” and that is all you get.
You want to go to the top but your legs have been cut off. There are soft drink messages. There are alcoholic messages that people listen to. There are entertainment messages. Such people swallow anything. Such christians swallow all those kinds of messages.
16. Cockroaches are stubborn.
These christians live a life that is difficult to understand. They find it hard to completely surrender to God. And you see, cockroaches do not die easily.
In fact, let me tell you one scientific fact: You may remove the head of a cockroach and it would still be alive for days. They are difficult to kill.
No matter what the message is, some just come and it does not mean anything to them.
So, are you here this morning and you are struggling with lust? You are a cockroach christian. You love worldly music more than the music of God: cockroach christian.
– You dress in a carnal way; cockroach christian.
– You watch pornography and worldly films; cockroach christians.
– Your best friends are unbelievers; cockroach christian.
– You are full of anger and strife; cockroach christian.
– You can keep bitterness and malice for years; cockroach christian.
– You do not enjoy long prayers: cockroach christian.
– You have very poor prayer life and no Bible study at all; cockroach christians.
THE TRAGEDY OR DANGER OF BEING A COCKROACH CHRISTIAN.
1. You will just be running all over the place without having a focus spiritually *(Proverbs 28:1)*.
2. Sudden destruction *(Proverbs 29:1)*.
3. You surrender your destiny to thieves.
4. There is no divine blessing.
5. You become a spiritual dropout.
6. Closed heavens.
7. Divine displeasure: God will not be happy with the person at all.
8. Hell fire.
And that rate at which people are pumping into hell fire now is alarming and serious.
WHAT TO DO!
1. Surrender your life to Jesus.
2. Repent from all known sins. Very important.
3. You need to take God seriously.
4. Become a Bible addict.
5. Become a prayer addict.
6. Become a broken christian.
7. De-cockroach your life. (Pardon my English).
[Before Ministration Prayers By Daddy GO]
1. Dry bones of my life, rise up from the dead in the name of Jesus.
2. My star, manifest by fire in the name of Jesus.
3. O God arise and distribute sorrow to all covens assigned against my life in the name of Jesus.
[After Ministration Prayers]
1. My father, register my name in the book of your champions in the name of Jesus.
2. My life will not disgrace heaven in the name of Jesus.
3. Every voice giving instructions against my life, die in the name of Jesus.
4. Anything the grave is holding against my life, die in the name of Jesus.
5. Every bird used as an instrument against my life, die in the name of Jesus.
6. Holy Ghost fire, overshadow my life in the name of Jesus.
God bless you in Jesus name.