The life and ministry of Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin is a clear indication that true prophets of God are born and not made. He recalled that as young as when he was 10 years old, he will just receive revelations of future happenings which will later turn out to be exact.
This unique gift did not come without serious challenges from family members foremost of whom was his own mother. The mother, a petty trader often scold him whenever he gives an unpalatable prophecy.
A good example recalled the man of God was when he told the mother not to go to the market because the boat she will ride in will capsize and she will lose all her goods. That happened exactly and "my mummy beat the hell out of me" recalled the prophet as he shook his head in painful memory. He was then scared of ever speaking about any revelations again after that.
The mother even went to the extend of once accusing him of wizardry. It took the intervention of his grand father who coincidentally brought Catholicism to his little village that this is a gift from God and not wizardry.
The turning point of his relationship with his mother viz-a-viz his divine gift came when he gave a succor prophecy that the mother was going to be compensated with a bountiful fish harvest that will restore all she lost in the boat mishap. Characteristically, the mother held a cain and dragged him along with a stern warning "you go die today if I no see the fish". Funny enough, they got to the river only to meet that the pond has dried up. Just as the mother wanted to descend on him again, he pointed to a patch of dried leaves ahead. When they removed the leaves, behold a large cache of fish trapped in the mud after the pond dried was found. The mother filled 3 buckets with fishes with so much more left over. She went to the village to gather more people but when they returned, not a single fish again was found. Clearly, the prophecy was for the mother and not others.
With the above background, the young Jeremiah joined the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry(MFM) as a prayer warrior. As a man propelled more by divine leading rather than the whims and caprices of GOs and church leaders, the young prophet was soon to fall out with the hierarchy of the ministry who ganged up against his manner of supernatural display of God’s power. He was ostracised. 6 months later, on realizing that they made a costly mistake, they begged him to return but by this time, like a prophets of God, he was already in the wilderness waiting for Divine directives from God and "God told me, don’t go back. I am with you". His main men threatened to leave him but according to the prophet, one with God is a majority. Prophet Jeremiah while admonishing Christendom to be united for the Gospel regretted that "the politics in Christianity today is worse than that of APC and PDP"! He thus started in a makeshift tent in Enerhen junction in Warri. From a small parlour house fellowship to a tent and finally to the mega city now called Mercy city. It obviously was an "owomowomo" movement.
The earlier church location soon became too choked due to overflow of members as the church grew in leaps and bounds. God’s gift is a crowd puller any time any day. The Story of John the Baptist had it on record in the bible that all Judea gathered unto John as he baptised in river Jordan.
Due to the mighty hand of God in the ministry, God raised virtually from nothing, men that could pull resources to acquire the massive parcel of land that was a swamp. The clearing alone cost over N80M while the sand filling gulped billions in Naira. In just 3 years, the structures in place are worth several billions with state-of-the-art-hotels.
According to the man of God, when I pray for someone, uncommon blessings follow and that is how Mercy City came to be. No loan from any bank. No government financing, just the "owomowomo" grace of God.
Several exclamatory lexicon abound in the ministration of this energetic man of God. Some of them are "owomowomo" God, describing the awesomeness of God. "Can I Pro…" always prefix prophetic declarations. Prophet Jeremiah will almost make the Biblical David go green in envy when he decides to dance to God’s Glory. Such energy and gracious dance steps!
The steps of a Prophet
The way of God is never the ways of men. Whenever God instructs his servants, the instructions may not be in tandem with human expectations. God once told a prophet to go marry a known prostitute. That is not something that will go down well with today’s realities. In another place, God instructs Jeremiah or so to publicly defecate and eat same. All to typify what will happen to the people of Israel. Such actions are capable of being misinterpreted but the servant of God is better off obeying God irrespective of men’s expectations or interpretations.
Thus, when Prophet Jeremiah visited the Holy land of Israel on a pilgrimage, he was led like other tourist to the pool of Bethsaida where Jesus performed a miracle. While there, he received a revelation that he should take the pool to Africa which he did.
Today, that pool has seen to the Almighty God healing several diseases first of which was Friday White, one of the pool attendants who was deported from abroad after several ailments were diagnosed following a bite from a spider. He had the dreaded HIV, cancer of the blood, liver failure, etc and was only abandoned to die. Along the road by a Chinese bamboo tree, the dying Friday cried out with decomposing skin and his cry caught the attention of the servant of God passing by.
Today, Friday White is hale and healthy with non of the diagnosed ailment in his system. Another instant miracle was the healing of a student of Ebonyi State University that was given up on to die from a strange skin disease. The man of God prayed in tears and a lady that has not walked for over 9 months stood up, stuttered a little and started walking and dancing.
It is a unique occurrence during service at Mercy City that the man of God will give a reverberating prophecy about someone in the congregation which will turn out to be so exact. It will be as if your life was played before him as things know to you alone will be revealed. The prophet has positively influenced several men of God today who are tapping from this unique anointing.
Thus, there is usually an annual program called "sons of the prophet" where he mentors other men of God. Several nationals from different part of the world gather for this. In fact, Mercy City is a site for religious pilgrimage of sort. All pilgrims have one common story, their lives get turned around for the better.
Mercy City is a place Nigerian Christians should find time and visit. It is worth the experience. While we admonish you to watch the full interview, we leave you with this biblical admonition. "IF THIS THING IS NOT OF GOD, IT SHALL COME TO NOUGHT, BUT IF IT BE OF GOD, THEN IT WILL BLOSSOM AND ANYONE AGAINST IT MIGHT BE FIGHTING GOD".
[Written by HC Anthony Eshemokhai - Head, Public Sector Group, NAIJ.com]