Senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries Apostle Johnson Suleman while preaching to his congregation revealed the question he kept asking himself when he was attacked, and what God showed him.
Recall that on Friday, October 21, 2022, gunmen attacked the convoy of Apostle Johnson Suleman near Auchi on his way from Benin City where he came out alive with his family.
In his words, he said,
“When we were growing up, our parents will tell us, when you get to school, don’t look for trouble. IN LIFE, THEY SAY AVOID TROUBLE. Don’t go after anybody and nobody will come after you.
“So, I grew up believing, for you to have enemies, is because of something you must have done against them. I never knew you can have enemies, who just make you enemy for nothing. And everything in Nigeria now works by connections, including hatred.
There are people that hate you on behalf of others. When I was attacked, when I got home, the first thing I said to myself, “who wants to kill me?”. I don’t do business with nobody, am not owing anybody money. For like a whole day, that was what I was thinking.
I have seen people who have come to attack me on media and I have every reason to send them to jail. I have lawyers who are ready to work free and I told them, “leave them”. So I kept asking, “who wants to kill me?”. I was worried and still thanking God for preservation.
If I offend you, I expect you to tell me before getting to the level of sending 9 assasins with M-series gun, not AK47. They knew the kind of car I was driving, so they were ready for it.
I was worried, because I tried my best. Every month I pay millions of naira to people I don’t know. We have over 200 widows we pay, we have youths we pay. We pay people even as far as Ghana, Sierra Loane, Cameroon….there are people we send money monthly.
Sometimes, I ask myself, if you attack this man, can you take care of these people? I was asking myself, until by the second day, “why am I worrying myself when I can ask the Holy Spirit”.
So, I asked the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit took me to “Genesis 4vs4-8… But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.
Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.”Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.
And the Lord ask me, who did Abel offend? And I said nobody. He said there are people that are angry with you because of what I God have done for you, not because of what you did. In life you don’t need to look for trouble before they will look for your trouble.